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From: "Linda Merle" <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Townlands
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 14:03:48 -0700
Yes, townlands changed names, townlands disappeared, new townlands appeared. Townlands came into existence before any
records that we have. They continue to change. In Northern
Ireland, the Ordinance Survey memoirs will occasionally note
changes, but the Northern Ireland Placename series is sure to.
Alas, you are in Donegal. Look for a history of the civil
parish. The Placename series notes how the name changed
throughout time too, but, alas you aren't researching there.
Best of luck!
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Barbara Braswell <>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 13:50:26 -0700 (PDT)
>A question: Were some townlands created from other
>I ask this because the townland of Drumcrow (sic) in
>Taughboyne Pa. Co. Donegal (became part of the
>Abercorn Estate in 1707) is not mentioned in the 1654
>Civil Survey of the area, although all the other
>townlands surrounding it are named, nor in any of the
>early Irish leases and deeds(1629- )I have read. By
>1718 when Abercorn had a survey map drawn the name
>finally does appear. Although I still have more
>records and letters to read I was just curious if
>anyone would know about the possibility of one
>townland, for some reason, being split into two. I
>know if this were the case during the Abercorns' time
>it would be documented but possibly not if it was done
>earlier - altho these deeds are very particular and
>I'm feeling very sorry for poor little Drumcrow!
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