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Town of Lurgan Cess records

Lurgan Parish Church Cess Records - 1693

Church Cess was an annual local tax imposed upon every family in a parish to help defray Church of Ireland obligations. Each family in town and country was assessed on its apparent potential to contribute to the local tax which might well be regarded as corresponding to the latter-day Poor Law Valuation Rate. Local taxes paid to the representatives of one religious denomination by other non related denominations both Protestant and Catholic were very unpopular.

In the list which follows, ninety-nine household heads are detailed for Lurgan town. But it would be imprudent to assume that there were therefore only ninety-nine families dwelling in Lurgan, in 1693, since every population unit contains families and individuals unable to contribute to a social obligation, that is, the blind, the aged, the incurable sick, the crippled and the orphaned.

NAME OF CONTRIBUTOR

AMOUNT CONTRIBUTED

Mr Robert Martin

0s - 10d

Mr Nathaniel McCormick

0s - 6d

Madam Babersham

1s - 0d

William Bell

0s - 6d

John Porter

0s - 6d

Leiut. Smith (Thompson)

0s - 4d

Thomas Kain

0s - 4d

James Fforbus {Forbes}

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

Torrance 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/Weir)

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 Lawliss

0s - 4d

Widow Barrab

0s - 6d

Widow Hodgson (Robert)

1s - 0d

Thomas Turner

1s - 0d

Saudard (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 Stratton

0s - 6d

Francis Wallace

0s - 2d

George Leggatt

0s - 4d

John Lawtherdale

0s - 6d

George Johnston

1s - 0d

John Donaldson

0s - 6d

Thomas Trimble

0s - 4d

William Loggan

0s - 6d

William Waddy

0s - 6d

Richard Bamber

0s - 8d

William Hall

0s - 8d

Sandard Shiels

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 Malaughlan

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 Richy

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 McCorr

0s - 2d

Thomas Walker

0s - 4d

{c} Frank McCorry

 


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