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Crossmaglen is a townland and town of 324 statute acres and 27 perches about 8 miles north of Dundalk and 14 west of Newry. In the Tithe Applotment Books of 1828 the area is recorded as 161 acres 1 roods and 36 perches (Plantation Irish measure). It is bounded on the north by Urcher, on the east by Monog and Sheiland, on the south by Moybane and Lissaraw, on the west by Creevekeeran and on the northwest by Rathkeelan. There is a separate page for that part of the town of Crossmaglen which is in the townland and that which in the townland of Rathkeelan.
Name of Townland
See 'Town and Townland of Crossmaglen'.
Ordnanace Survey Name Books: Creggan Parish (2)
CROSSMAGLEN (OSNB ii 17): The town of Crossmaglen is situated in the North of this td. This is a Market and Fair Town. A part of the village enters into the td. of Monog and Rathkeelan. The new R.C. Chapel is built in the former.
The rateable valuation includes the value of property in both the townland and that part of the town of Crossmaglen in the townland, but excluding the valuation for that part of the town in the townland of Rathkeelan. The changes in the valuation is shown in the Crossmaglen Town page.
The 1837 Townland Valuation recorded only houses worth £5 or more a year. There is a substantial list of property owners recorded in respect of Crossmaglen. Also recorded is a statement that there were 58 houses exempt. That this mainly refers to the Town of Crossmaglen is testified, not only by the numbers involved but also by reference to an unfinished meeting house. It is not possible to distinguish those properties appropriate to the townland alone. Therefore the 1837 list is contained in the Crossmaglen Town Page.
Grifiths Valuation records the owner of most of the townland and town as Thomas P. Ball.
Census of Ireland 1901
1901 Census information in respect of "Dundalk Road" (an address not used in other sources) is included in the household and population figures for the townland though shown as a separate group in House and Land Holders Table below. In Census of Ireland 110 persons were enumerated in 21 households; a ratio of 5.2 people per household. The total number of rooms occupied was 65; a ratio of 3.1 rooms per household and 1.7 persons per room. One of the households occupied 6 rooms; two occupied 5 rooms; five occupied 4 rooms; four occupied 3 rooms; seven occupied 2 rooms and two had a single room. Seven of the houses were thatched.
Native Irish Speakers
Of the 21 households enumerated in the Census, three contained a total of five native Irish speakers, all on the Dundalk Road. Since theirs was the last generation to have been born into a predominently Irish speaking environment, their names, occupations and ages are recorded here.
Of the group, three could read and write, one could read and one could neither read nor write.
Names of House and Land Holders (3)
The following table sets of the names of those who owned or rented houses and land on the townland at the time the valuation records or population censuses were compiled.
|Barry John||Ball Esq. Samuel||Carney Stephen||Carrol Michael||Cassidy Joseph||Armstrong William||Brogan A.|
|Bickerstaff Widow||Caroll Nicholas||Corr William||Hale James||Clarke Thomas||Cassidy Joseph||Caragher Francis J.|
|Brown John||Ellis John||Duffy Anne||Hale Jonathan||Cumiskey James||Clarke T.||Casey ?|
|Buchanan John||Finegan Hugh||Ellis John||Hale Joseph||Duffy Mary||Clarke Thomas||Cash ?|
|Camaway Terence||Goodfellow Samuel||Hale (Nicholas) Richard||Hale Samuel||Duffy Michael||Donaldson James||Clarke T.|
|Cullin William||Gordon Michael||Hale James Jun.||Hale William||Durkan Walter||Duffy Michael||Cumiskey Patrick|
|Donaldson Alexander||Hale James||Hale James Sen.||McCardle Patrick||Hale Caroline||Duffy Patrick||Devlin ?|
|Donaldson Widow||Hale James||Hale Jane||McCardle Philip||Hale James||Fee P.J.||Donaldson James|
|Donaldson William||Hale Nicholas||Hale Jonathan||Morris Thomas||Hale Joseph||Gilford J.||Duffy Michael|
|Hillan Patrick||Hale Richard||Lennan Thomas||Shields James||Hearty Joseph||Hale William||Duffy Patrick|
|Hillan Widow||Hale William||Lennon Anne||Shields Lawrence||Hughes James||Hanratty James||Fee P.J.|
|Keenan Dennis||Hamilton Johnston||McArdle Denis||Stephens John||Hughes Patrick||Harvey John||Hale William|
|Keenan Patrick||Hanratty Hugh||McArdle James||Hughes Peter||Hearty Coleman||Hanratty ?|
|Lennan Owen||Kearney James||McArdle Philip||Dundalk Road||Kelly Albert G.||Hearty Joseph||Hanratty James|
|Little Adam||Lannen Bryan||McEntaggart Peter||Bray James||McAllister Robert||Hughes Ellen||Harvey John|
|Makkin James||Lannen Thomas||Shiels Anne||Kerns Patrick||McArdle James||Hughes Joseph||Hearty Catherine|
|McCullagh George||Largey Michael||Shiels Francis||Martin John||McEntee Francis||Hughes Patrick||Hearty Coleman|
|McCullagh Samuel||Mackin Patt||Stephens John||McAllister Thomas||McGarroll Mary||Kearney Margaret||Keegan Mary|
|McCullagh William||McAlister James||Waters Owen||McEnaney Bryan||McShane Mary||Keegan Mary||Kirk Leo|
|McGill Bryan||McAnulty Hugh||McEneaney Peter||Quigley Michael||McAllister John||Martin ?|
|McGrane Dennis||McArdle Dennis||Land||Morgan James||Shiels John||McArdle Henry||McAllister John|
|McIlvine David||McArdle Patt||Stitt William||Shields Patrick||Shiels Patrick||McArdle James||McAllister William|
|McKnight Josh||McArdle Rose||McConville James||Reilly Annie||Smith John||McCusker Michael||McCune Trevor|
|McManus Patrick||McArdle Simon||McQuillan Patrick||Stephens George||McEntee Francis||McCusker Michael|
|McShane Hugh||McArdle Simon||Hale (Richard) Richard||McEntee John||McEntee ?|
|Moffit Samuel||McArdle Widow||Carney Eleanor||Land||McGarrell Mary||McEntee Hugh Joseph|
|Smith William||McArdle Widow James||Gordon Francis||Coyne Felix Claude||McNamee Patrick||McEntee John|
|Stephens William||McConville Hugh||McDonnell Jeremiah||Fitzpatrick Patrick||McNamee Patrick||McEvoy Morgan|
|Tomson William||McGragh Sally||McConville Patrick||Gibson Martha||McShane James||McNamee patrick|
|O'Hanlon John||Hale William||McShane Patrick||McNamee Patrick|
|O'Hare Owen||Martim Margaret||Morris Thomas||McNamee Patrick|
|Shields Frank||Martin Patrick||Newell John||McShane James|
|Shields Patt||McAllister James||O'Callaghan Patrick||McShane Patrick|
|Stephens George||McArdle Michael||O'Neill Vincent||Morgan Eugene|
|Stephens George||McConville Francis||Patton James||Morris Thomas|
|Stephens John||McConville Michael||Quigley Mary J.||Newell John|
|Stephens Thomas||McConville Patrick||Regan Gilbert||O'Callaghan Patrick|
|Stephens William||Ritchie Robert||Patton James|
|Ward John||Rush J.J.||Quigley J.|
|Rush S.||Quigley Mary J.|
|Shields Joseph||Quinn ?|
|Shields Patrick||Regan Gilbert|
|Stephens George||Ritchie Robert|
|Stephens John.||Rush J.J.|
|Ball Reps Thomas P.||Shields Patrick|
|Duffy Mary||Shiels G.|
|Fitzpatrick Patrick||White Edward|
|McAllister James||Ball Reps Thomas P.|
|McCardle Patrick||Fitzpatrick Patrick|
|McConville Catherine||Martin Patrick|
|McConville Patrick||McAllister James|
|McShane Patrick (Square)||McCardle Patrick|
|Rodgers Patrick||McConville Patrick|
|McShane Patrick (Square)|