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Lurgan Tax records

Lurgan Church Cess Records - 1693

Church Cess was an annual local tax imposed upon every family in a parish to help with the upkeep of the Established Church ie the Church of Ireland irrespective of what religion the person happened to be.

Each family in town and country was assessed on its potential to contribute to the local tax which could be regarded as corresponding to the later Poor Law Rate and even today’s Rateable Valuation. At times it was known as Poll Tax and was very unpopular. Suffice to state that local taxes paid to the representatives of one particular religious denomination by all others could never have been a popular state of affairs.

In this list ninety-nine household heads are detailed for Lurgan town. But it would be wrong to assume that there were therefore only ninety-nine families living in Lurgan, in 1693, since every population contains families and individuals unable to contribute, ie the blind, the elderly and infirm, the crippled and the orphaned.

NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR

AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED

Mr Robert Martin

0s - 10d

Mr Nathaniel McCormick

0s - 6d

Madam Habersham

1s - 0d

William Bell

0s - 6d

John Porter

0s - 6d

Leiut. Smith (Thompson)

0s - 4d

Thomas Kain

0s - 4d

James Fforbus

0s - 3d

Widow Compton

0s - 4d

Alice Thamie

0s - 6d

George Hoyle

0s - 8d

Thomas Walker

0s - 10d

George Fox

0s - 8d

John and Thomas Turner

1s - 0d

John Clarke

0s - 2d

Henry Semple

0s - 4d

Torrence Murphy

0s - 6d

Widow Johnston

0s - 4d

William Taylor

0s - 8d

Bryan Gaynir

0s - 8d

Widow Blackburn

0s - 4d

William Wallace

0s - 4d

John Hamilton

0s - 3d

Alice Matthews

0s - 8d

Henry Ginniffe

0s - 8d

John Hoyle

0s - 6d

Thomas Mulligan

0s - 4d

John Wilson

0s - 4d

John Neis (or Neir)

0s - 3d

Ezkiall Bullock

0s - 6d

George Bullock

0s - 6d

Henry Mizror ?

0s - 4d

Widow Hamilton

0s - 4d

Alex Spence

0s - 6d

Henry Douglas

0s - 6d

Charles Kaine

0s - 6d

John Porter

0s - 6d

James Allen

0s - 3d

Thomas Johnston

0s - 4d

Thomas Bunting

0s - 3d

William Spence

0s - 3d

William Marshall

0s - 6d

Thomas Taylor

0s - 3d

John Addyson

0s - 2d

Henry Spence

0s - 6d

Widow Lawllis

0s - 4d

Widow Barrab ?

0s - 6d

Widow Hodgson (Robert)

1s - 0d

Thomas Turner

1s - 0d

Saudard Ssi-b (Lennon)

0s - 8d

Alex Patterson

0s - 3d

William John Smith

1s - 0d

John Titterington

1s - 0d

Ambrose Hodgson

0s - 4d

Thomas Wainwright

1s - 0d

James Morton

0s - 6d

Robert Hoop

1s - 0d

William Porter

1s - 0d

Lawrence Hobbs

0s - 6d

George Straitton

0s - 6d

Francis Wallace

0s - 2d

Geroge Leggatt

0s - 4d

John Lawtherdale

0s - 6d

George Johnston

1s - 0d

John Donaldson

0s - 6d

Thomas Trimble

0s - 4d

William Logan

0s - 6d

William Waddy

0s - 6d

Richard Bamber

0s - 8d

William Hall

0s - 8d

Sandard Shidls?

0s - 8d

Jacob Turner

0s - 8d

William Roley

0s - 6d

John Hoop

0s - 10d

Widow Matthews

0s - 3d

Robert Robinson

0s - 8d

William Robinson

0s - 4d

John Hoath

0s - 9d

James Jamison

0s - 2d

Shane O'Neill

0s - 3d

Darby Maglaughlan

0s - 2d

Thomas Pattison

0s - 2d

Widow Walker

0s - 4d

Widow Haddon

0s - 3d

William McMahon

0s - 4d

William Brooks

0s - 10d

Butcher

0s - 2d

Robert McCowan

0s - 2d

William McMurray

0s - 6d

Widow Clarkson

0s - 3d

Robert Richey

0s - 3d

George Slowall

0s - 4d

Mason

0s - 2d

John Turkington

0s - 4d

William King

0s - 8d

Alec Noble

0s - 4d

Broggor

0s - 2d

William McCiorr

0s - 2d

Thomas Walker

0s - 4d

Our thanks to Frank McCorry{c} for the use of this information.

 


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