Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864

Griffith's Valuation 1847-1864


Richard Griffith


The Griffith Valuation was a tax assessment mandated by the Tenement Act of 1842. A uniform "valuation" based on the productive capacity of the land and potential rental of buildings was made between 1846 and 1864 for all the taxable property in Ireland to determine the amount of tax each tenant or landlord should pay to support the poor and destitute within his "Poor Law Union". Richard Griffith was the Commissioner of Valuation when the first assessments were made and the records are known as the "Griffith's Valuation".

The records are arranged by County, Barony, Poor Law Union, Civil Parish, and Townland. In the case of Tully, the County was Fermanagh, the Barony was Clankelly, and the civil parish was Clones. The civil parish of Clones was further subdivided into a number of townlands.

The Griffiths Valuation listed each property according to a reference point on a map, and included:

The name of the "occupier" The name of the "immediate lessors" A "description of the tenement" The numbers of acres The amount of tax assessed

Tenement refers to any kind of permanent property and not to the type of apartment building that became known as a tenement today.

Frequent entries under "Tenement" were: "land", "house", "office", "yard", and "garden". All of these are self explanatory except "office". An office apparently could refer to anything from as large as a barn to as small as a pigsty. I would assume that most of the "offices" in townland were not offices in the sense that we think of them as, but were out buildings for tools and animals.

It is very clear that some people were listed with more than one "house". Maybe certain houses were sub-let to other tenants not named on the Valuation.

Media object
Last change January 22, 201316:23:02

Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Joseph Johnston
March 7, 1824
197 4 May 20, 1868
153 44 Thursday, November 27, 2014 8:05 PM
William Johnston
November 20, 1825
195 8 December 11, 1898
122 73 Killyfole, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:45 PM
Hugh Blakely
220 St Tighernach's Church of Ireland, Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
7 December 22, 1876
144 75 St Marks Church of Ireland, Aghadrumsee, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 2, 2018 8:44 PM
Elizabeth Leslie
Elizabeth Maguire
7 September 19, 1865
156 Cornagague, Corrardaghy, Rosslea, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:23 PM
John Jordan
3 Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:36 PM
John Jordan
December 27, 1818
202 Aghavea Parish, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
0 Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:04 PM
Given names Surname Age Given names Surname Age Marriage Place Last change
Media objects
Media Title Individuals Families Sources Last change
Title Individuals Families Media objects Sources Last change