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Penders Census of Londonderry City 1659

Commonly refered to as Penders Census the following has been transcribed from A Census of Ireland 1659, with Supplementary Material from the Poll Money Ordinances 1660-1661edited by Séamus Pender, and published in book form by The Stationery Office  Dublin in 1939.

The 1659 census, does not give the names of individuals in any townland – other than those of the titulado { The term titulado, which appears through these returns, refers to the principal person or persons of standing in a locality ; Such a person could have been, a nobleman, baronet, gentleman, esquire, military officer or even an adventurer. A Titulado may have been a land-owner, but did not necessarily own land it being leased on a long term lease.

Londonderry City and suburbs and ye pte of the Liberties lyeing on ye North side of ye River of Loughfoyle

Principal Irish Names & their Number : O Dogherty, 5 ; McLaughlin, 4 ; Whyte, 3
English & Scots : 572
Irish : 480
Total citizens: 1052

Templemore Civil Parish

{Silver}Street  Shipquay Street
No. of People: 52
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names:

Colonel George Gorges ; Samuel Hill, Esqr. ; Henry Osborne and John Plunkett, gents ; John McKinny, John Burnside and James Lenox, marchants

part of Slieur{Silver}streete {now Shipquay St}
No. of People: 37
English & Scotts : 22 ; Irish : 15
Tituladoes Names: Thomas Bourke, Esqr. ; Robert Trueman, Henry Osborne, John Gifford, Robert Houston and Samuel Norman, gentlemen ; Robert Carter, collector at ye Custome House.

The back of Silver Street { Now Magazine St}
No. of People: 32
English & Scotts : 23 ; Irish : 9

Diamond Street ? {no idea}
No. of People: 14
English & Scotts : 10 ; Irish : 4
Tituladoes Names: James Hobson, John Craig and Thomas Moncriefe, marchants

Without Ship Gate {Bishop St outside the walls}
No. of People: 4
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 0

part of ye Diamond
No. of People: 23
English & Scots : 18 ; Irish : 5
Tituladoes Names: Thomas Cole, Esqr. & Henry Finch, Esqr.; Gervius Squire, gentleman ; George Squire & Robert Morrison, merchants

part of ye Diamond
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 4
Tituladoes Names: James Fisher & James Wilson, Merchants

(part) of Butchers Streete or the Shambles
No. of People: 36
English & Scotts : 27 ; Irish : 9
Tituladoes Names : John Gamble, Marchant

Without Butchers Gate{Outside Butchers Gate in later years to become Fahan St}
No. of People: 65
English & Scotts : 31 ; Irish : 34

part of Pump Street {So named because of its 17th century well and water source {still there}
No. of People: 38
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names: Hugh Thompson, gent

(part) of Ferrygate Streete
No. of People: 26
English & Scotts : 18 ; Irish : 8
Tituladoes Names: Symon Pitt, Esqr. & William Fowler, Mcht(merchant)

part of Ferrygate Streete {Ferryquay St}
No. of People: 44
English & Scotts : 35 ; Irish : 9
Tituladoes Names: John Hanford & Robert Lawson, Esqrs. ; Peter Lawson & Nathaniel Drew, gentlemen ; William Rodgers & James Rodgers, Merchants

At Ferry Gate {Ferryquay St}
No. of People: 7
English & Scots : 2 ; Irish : 5

Without Ferrygate {Ferryquay St outside the walls, later to become in the 19th century what is now Carlisle Rd
No. of People: 119
English & Scotts : 75 ; Irish : 44
Tituladoes Names: Henry Conway, Esqr. ;

William Gardner & Henry Gardner, Merchants

part of ye Diamond {The Diamond}
No. of People: 20
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names: John White & Hugh Edwards, Marchts(Merchants)

part of Bishop Gates Streete
No. of People: 26
English & Scotts : 13 ; Irish : 13

The lane to ye Ould Church {London St?}
No. of People: 8
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 4

Pte(part) of Bishop Gate streete {Bishop St within}
No. of People: 84
English & Scotts : 58 ; Irish : 26
Tituladoes Names: Luke Esqr., Major of Derry ; Sir. Baptist Staples Baronet, John Reiues, gent, ; John Godbold and William Hepburne, Esqrs. ; Henry Simkins, John Campsie and James Wilkins, Marchants(Merchants) ; Mathew Draper,(merchant)

Part of Pump streete{Pump St}
No. of People: 124
English & Scotts : 58 ; Irish : 66


Tituladoes Names: James Nesmith, Henry Neile and John Denny, Marchants(Merchants)

The suburbs

Elogh  {Elagh}
No. of People: 12
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 8
Tituladoes Names: Peter Benson, gentl.(gentleman)

Ballynegallagh {Galliagh upper and lower}
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 3 ; Irish : 12

Cragan{Creggan}
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 3 ; Irish : 12

Ye five Ballyboes of Leruske? {No idea where this is}
No. of People: 28
English & Scotts : 5 ; Irish : 23

Ballymagroty {Ballymagroarty}
No. of People: 34
English & Scotts : 9 ; Irish : 25
Tituladoes Names: William Latham, gent.

Cosquin {Coshquin}
No. of People: 19
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 8

Termonbakagh {Termonbaca}
No. of People: 17
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 6

Mullenan Mollenan
No. of People: 19
English & Scotts : 12 ; Irish : 7

Killea ½ quarter
No. of People: 24
English & Scotts : 7 ; Irish : 17

Ballyoughrie{Belloughry}
No. of People: 7
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 3

Ballygoane {Ballymagowan}½ quarter {Northland}
No. of People: 12
English & Scotts : 6 ; Irish : 6

Shantallow
No. of People: 27
English & Scotts : 16 ; Irish : 11

Ballyneshelloge {Ballynashallogue} quarter land
No. of People: 12
English & Scots : 6 ; Irish : 6

Ballinagard {Ballynagard or Culmore}
No. of People: 11
English & Scots : 2 ; Irish : 9

Ballygarwell ?
No. of People: 25
English & Scots : 0 ; Irish : 25

 


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