Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Griffith's Valuation and Tithe Applotment Books now online at Ancestry

Ancestry has just made the Griffith's Valuation and Tithe Applotment Books available online at

Griffith's Valuation was taken between 1848 and 1864 across the whole island and names about a million individuals, providing a substitute for the censuses for the island during this period which largely no longer exist.

The Tithe Applotment records date from 1824 - 1837 and record the results of a survey taken to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of Ireland, the established church until 1869. The Tithe Applotment records are for the six counties of Northern Ireland only - Antrim, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Londonderry.



Jim Flack said...

Chris - When finding info 'from' the Tithe Applotment records, eg: "William, Sr. Flack.
Location: Armagh, Loughgilly, Brackagh
Year: 1834"

Is this just for a 'Head of House' only - or could there be 2 different records for a father and son if they BOTH were landowners in their own right. I hope this makes sense.

Chris Paton said...

Hi Jim,

The tithes were paid by landholders only, so yes, head of household only. It was a very unfair tax, and paid mainly by the poorest in society. If William junior and William senior owned land separately, then they may both have been liable for a payment.