Virginia Town

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NameVirginia
Irish NameAchadh an Iúir
Logainm ID4307
CountyCavan
BaronyCastlerahan
ParishLurgan
Typetown

Virginia Town map
Virginia Town 1911

CensusPopulationHouses
182150383
1831930129
1841965149
1851859154
1861812139
1871786134
1881663116
1891562121
1901451115
1911453118

Lewis 1837

VIRGINIA, a market and post-town, in the parish of LURGAN, county of CAVAN, and province of ULSTER, 14¾ miles (S. E.) from Cavan, and 40¼ (N. W.) from Dublin; containing 930 inhabitants. It was founded in pursuance of the plan for colonising Ulster in the reign of Jas. I., when 250 acres were allotted for the site of a town to be erected between Cavan and Kells, and called Virginia, which was to have been made a borough, but has never been incorporated. The patent was originally granted to Capt. Ridgway, but was assigned to Capt. Culme, who, in 1719, had a house and large bawn in a strong situation, and there were at that time in the town eight houses built of timber and occupied by English tenants and a minister, who kept a good school. Capt. Culme also held the lands of Lough Ramor, or the manor of Chichester, comprising 1000 acres. The town, which is pleasantly situated on Lough Ramor, consists of about 130 houses and, within the last few years, has been greatly improved by its noble proprietor, the Marquess of Headfort. The market is on Thursday, and fairs are held on Jan. 24th, March 7th, April 2nd, May 11th, July 9th, Aug. 22nd, Sept. 23rd, Nov. 21st, and Dec. 20th. Here is an extensive malting and brewing establishment, and a constabulary police station; petty sessions are held once a fortnight, and a manorial court monthly, for the recovery of debts under 40s. The parochial church, situated in the town, is a new and handsome structure in the Gothic style, with a fine spire surmounted by a gilt cross. A church was built here by a loan of £2000 from the late Board of First Fruits in 1818, but soon after its completion a storm blew down the steeple, which falling on the roof completely destroyed it; and on Christmas night, 1832, the church by which it was replaced was entirely consumed by an accidental fire. Adjoining the town, and on the north side of the lake, is Virginia Park, a cottage residence of the Marquess of Headfort. The scenery of this park is extremely diversified, and its walks and drives very beautiful: the plantations are a highly ornamental feature in the landscape. Lough Ramor contains several small islands, which have recently been planted by his lordship, who has established an annual boat race on the lough and gives as a prize a cup of the value of 30 guineas. Many curiously shaped brazen pots, supposed to be Danish, were discovered in the lake a few years since, some of which are in the possession of the Marquess at Headfort House, near Kells.


Census of 1821

HouseSurnameForenameAgeRelation to HeadOccupation
1-Uninhabited---
2ArmstrongJames48-Barney Constable
2ArmstrongMary45WifeSpinner
2ArmstrongMartha16DaughterSpinner
2ArmstrongAnne13DaughterSpinner
2ArmstrongEliza11Daughter-
2ArmstrongSarah9Daughter-
2ArmstrongJohn5Son-
2ArmstrongJames3Son-
2ArmstrongRobt1Son-
3BlytheSamuel35-Half Pay Officer
3BlytheEliza38Wife-
3MaddenRose34-House Servant
4HamiltonAnthoney32-Post Master & Farmer
4HamiltonSeragh35Wife-
4McFaddenBartholoma24-Servant
4McNamaraChristor28-House Servant
4McQuadeJames17-Servant
4RobinsonGeorge24-Surgeon
5BanisterJames58-Mail Coach Guard
5CootesMartha14-Servant
5GinlyHugh40-Mail Coach Guard
5KellettElizabeth74WidowKeeper
5YoungJohn56-Mail Coach Guard
6-Not Inhabited--?
7-Unfinished And Not Inhabited---
8GibneyMary15-House Servant
8RiellyRevd John30-Catholic Clergyman
8RiellyMargret31SisterShop Keeper
8SullivanAlley17-Servant
9BeetheRose18-House Servant
9CahillPatt20-Servant
9RiellyMichl27-Shop Keeper & Farmer
9RiellyMary22WifeShop Keeper & Farmer
9RiellyMary0Daughter-
10GrahamWilliam26-Farmer & In Keeper
10GrahamFrances21WifeSeamstress
10GrahamGeorge1Son-
10LeddyJames20-Waiter
10LeddyBernard18-Chase Driver
10McQuadePabberton16-Dryman
10MullivanMary32-Kitchen Maid
10SheridanEllin26-House Maid
11BrasonSiddy22-House Maid
11DenhamJames24-Half Pay Officer
11FarrillyLaurence17-Servant
11FlemmingWilliam64-Farmer
11FlemmingJames40-Coach Clarke
11FlemmingRobt28SonLabourer
11FlemmingEliza34DaughterSeamstress
11FlemmingHariott38DaughterSeamstress
11NeillMary18-House Servant
12BradyMichl58-Land Surveyor
12BradyAlley33WifeSpinner
12BradyHugh14SonLabourer
12BradyPatt9Son-
12BradyDenis5Son-
12BradyMary12Daughter-
12BradyAlley10Daughter-
13HearyPeggy13-House Servant
13HearyJoseph0Son-
13NightCorneilus24-Nailor
13NightEliza24Wife-
13NightCatherine4Daughter-
13NightMargret3Daughter-
13NightAnne2Daughter-
14RiellyJohn60LodgerTailor
14RiellyMary48WifeSpinner
14RiellyMaria13DaughterSpinner
14RiellyJames9Son-
14WoodsLaurence40-Shop Keeper
14WoodsCatherine30WifeSpinner
14WoodsCatherine14DaughterSpinner
14WoodsMary4Daughter-
14WoodsAnne2Daughter-
15MulliganJames30-Helper
15MulliganAgnes22WifeSeamstress
15MulliganPatk7Son-
15MulliganJohn4Son-
15MulliganGeorge0Son-
15MulliganRose3Daughter-
16BerkeJames60-?
16BurkeMary65WifeSpinner
16FarrillyJames30-Wheelwright & ?
16FarrillyElinor20WifeSeamstress
16FarrillyJohn2Son-
16McCabeHenry34-Shoe Maker
16McCabeAnne25WifeSeamstress
16McCabeHenry15SonShoe Maker
16McCabeWilliam10Son-
16McCabeJohn3Son-
16McCabeElizabeth12DaughterSpinner
16McCabeMary7Daughter-
16SheridanJohn65-Labourer
16SheridanBell42WifeSpinner
16SheridanBridget18DaughterSpinner
16SheridanAnne15Daughter-
16SheridanMary11Daughter-
16SheridanEliza6Daughter-
16SheridanEllin6Daughter-
16SherridanThos13SonLabourer
16SherridanJohn9Son-
17BrownCharles40-Farmer
17BrownMartha50WifeSpinner
17MarshellAlley18Step DaughterSeamstress
17MarshellEliza15Step DaughterSeamstress
17MarshellMargret9Step DaughterSeamstress
17MarshellSibbey8Step Daughter-
17MarshellCalip7Step Son-
17QuinnAndrew20-Chaise Driver
17QuinnJane19WifeSeamstress & Farmer
18MaguireJudith20-House Servant
18McManusWilliam30-Shop Keeper
18McManusMarth25WifeShop Keeper
18McManusDavid6Son-
18McManusHenry2Son-
18McManusMary8Daughter-
19CronanJohn14-Servant
19McManusHenry54-Farmer & Shop Keeper
19McManusMartha60WifeSpinner
19McManusJane16SisterSpinner
19TormeyWalter18-Servant
20FarrellyHenry21-Baker
21MurtaghJames50-Linnen Weaver
21MurtaghAgnes26WifeSpinner
21MurtaghJohn0Son-
22SmithPatk17-Servant
22SmithLaurince18SonServant
22SpinksJane12DaughterSeamstress
22SpinksEliza7Daughter-
22SpinksCharles50-Farmer & Publican
22SpinksJane44WifeSeamstress
22SpinksCharleton21SonLabourer
22SpinksGeorge19SonLabourer
22SpinksWilliam10Son-
22SpinksThos3Son-
22SpinksMary16DaughterSeamstress
22SpinksMargret14DaughterSeamstress
23NugentElizabeth40WidowFarmer
23NugentJohn18SonLabourer
23NugentJane11Daughter-
23NugentSarah8Daughter-
24ColemanDaniell40-Labourer
24ColemanHonora30WifeSeamstress
24ColemanMary3Daughter-
24ColemanRose1Daughter-
24McEnviceMargret20-House Servant
25LynchPatt20-Carpenter
25MynaughPatt20-Journeyman Carpenter
26MynaughJohn56-Crane Master
26MynaughJudith53WifeSpinner
26MynaughCatherine28DaughterSpinner
26MynaughAnne18DaughterSpinner
26MynaughEleanor14DaughterSpinner
26MynaughMargaret12DaughterSpinner
26MynaughPatk26SonPainter & Glazier
26MynaughPhilip24SonPainter & Glazier
27DarleyCatherin19-House Servant
27LeceJames25-Nailor
27LeceAnne40WifeSeamstress
27ReynoldsPatt17-Journeyman Nailor
28MayneWilliam40-Sadler
28MayneCatherine33WifeSeamstress & Spinner
28MayneMary11Daughter-
28MayneEliza9Daughter-
28MayneCatherine7Daughter-
28MayneHariott5Daughter-
28MayneAnne2Daughter-
28MayneMartha1Daughter-
29PartlandMiles23-Butcher
29PartlandMary26WifeSeamstress
29PartlandPatt3Son-
29PartlandJane1Daughter-
30EllisWilliam40-Labourer & Out Pentioner
30EllisCatherine25WifeSpinner
30EllisLucy3Daughter-
30EllisMary1Daughter-
31McQuadeDownham50-Weaver
31McQuadeMary50WifeSpinner
31McQuadeThos25SonLabourer
31McQuadeJohn13SonLabourer
31McQuadeWilliam11Son-
31McQuadeJoseph4Son-
31McQuadeEliza19DaughterSpinner
31McQuadeMary9Daughter-
31McQuadeMartha7Daughter-
32SmithEdward58-Labourer
32SmithBridget40WifeSpinner
32SmithJames23SonLabourer
32SmithDaniell10Son-
32SmithCatherine16DaughterSpinner
32SmithMargret12DaughterSpinner
33RiellyMichl30-Brouge Maker
33RiellyMary20WifeSpinner
33RiellyCatherine1Daughter-
34O'BryanThos28-Stone Mason
34O'BryanMary24ServantSeamstress
34O'BryanCatherine7Daughter-
34O'BryanJames1Son-
35SmithTerince30-Labourer
35SmithEliza25WifeSpinner
36RiellyJames50-Labourer
36RiellyAnne18WifeSpinner
37GibneyJohn50-Farmer
37GibneyMary40WifeSpinner
37GibneyOwen20SonShoe Maker
37GibneyMargret21DaughterSeamstress
37GibneyMary16DaughterSpinner
38PartlandPatrick20-Butcher
38PartlandMathew25BrotherLabourer
39GallagherJames38-Labourer
39GallagherMargret24WifeSpinner
39GallagherJohn7Son-
39GallagherJames2Son-
40GallagherJohn26-Stone Mason
40GallagherAnne23WifeFlax Spinner
40GallagherJohn5Son-
40GallagherThomas15-Labourer
41CollinsStephen7-A Child At Nurse
41DalyNichs27-Labourer
41DalyMary29WifeSeamstress
41DalyPeter1Son-
41FitzsimmonsBridget2Step Daughter-
42-Uninhabited---
43-Uninhabited---
44IversLuke60-Shoe Maker
44IversMarcella26DaughterBlue Dyer
44IversAnn24DaughterSeamstress
44IversMary20DaughterSeamstress
44IversJames18SonShoe Maker
44IversLaurince14SonLabourer
45FarrilyMathew16-An Apprentice
45QuillenMargret18-House Servant
45SheridanJohn41-Tailor
45SheridanJane32WifeSeamstress
45SheridanBernard13SonLabourer
45SheridanJohn3Son-
45SheridanAnn7Daughter-
45SheridanJane1Daughter-
46BradlyJames50-Labourer
46BradlyPatt22SonLabourer
47BradleyThomas17SonLabourer
47FarrilyPatk30-Farmer
47FarrilyMary22WifeSpinner
47FarrilyCharles2Son-
47FarrilyMichl1Son-
47FarrilyRose3Daughter-
48GibneyJames40-Labourer
48GibneyMargret20WifeSpinner
49McNamaraBryan30-Farmer
49McNamaraAnn41-Spinner
49McNamaraCatherine12Daughter-
49McNamaraJane4Daughter-
49McNamaraMichl1Son-
50NielBridget89-Flax Spinner
50NielJames29SonLabourer
50NielCharles27SonLabourer
50NielAnn31DaughterSpinner
50ReillMary25DaughterSpinner
50ReillJames10Grand Son-
50ReillJohn6Grand Son-
50ReillCharles4Grand Son-
50ReillJames1Grand Son-
51BradyCatherine40-Spinner
51FarrillyAnne60WidowSpinner
51NailThos1Son-
52LynchPhilip26-Journeyman Black?
52McInviceSylvester22-Journeyman Black?
52NobleMargret50WidowSpinner
52NobleAlexr20SonBlack Smith
52NobleRobt12Son-
52NobleJoseph3Son-
52NoblePheaby19DaughterSpinner
52NobleJohn13SonA School Boy
52NobleJane17DaughterSpinner
52NobleEliza15Daughter-
52NobleAnne7Daughter-
54LynchJohn79-Labourer
54LynchMary60WifeSpinner
54LynchJohn34SonSchool Master
54LynchOwen19SonLabourer
55-Unfinished & Uninhabited---
56HughesPatk35-Mail Coach Guard
57-Uninhabited---
57HughesBridget20Wife-
57HughesEllen4Daughter-
57HughesMary2Daughter-
57MagoveranMary56-Lodger
58-Unfinished---
59RiellyThos40-Farmer
59RiellyMary30WifeSpinner
59RiellyJohn7Son-
59RiellyAnne3Daughter-
59RiellyLaurince2Son-
60LeddyJohn40-Labourer
60LeddyMary40WifeSpinner
60LeddyJohn16SonLabourer
60LeddyDenis5Son-
60LeddyMichl3Son-
60LeddyMargret6Daughter-
60LeddyMary9Daughter-
60LeddyAnne14DaughterSpinner
61QullianPatk45-Shoe Maker
61QullianBartholomew18SonShoe Maker
61QullianPatk16SonLabourer
61QullianMathew7Son-
61QullianEdwd5Son-
61QullianEliza12DaughterSpinner
62RiellyMichl40-Carpenter
62RiellyJudith25WifeSpinner
62RiellyAlley2Daughter-
62RiellyEdwd18SonCarpenter
63CarrollMathew20-Carpenter
63CarrollPatk15-Carpenter
64LovettPatk40-Farmer
64LovettAnne30WifeSpinner
64LovettJames14SonLabourer
64LovettGeorge16SonLabourer
64LovettPatk10Son-
64LovettMary Ann12Daughter-
64LovettMargret8Daughter-
64LovettRose6Daughter-
64LovettEliza4Daughter-
64LovettCatherine2Daughter-
64LovettEllen1Daughter-
65RamseyWilliam55-Labourer
65RamseyLeticia27WifeSeamstress
65RamseyRobt5Son-
65RamseyJames3Son-
65RamseyAbraham1Son-
66IversNicholas40-Farmer
66IversCatherine25WifeSpinner
66IversJames11Son-
66IversJohn3Son-
66IversBridget7Daughter-
66IversMary1Daughter-
67DignanPhilip33-Labourer
67DignanCatherine40WifeSeamstress
67DignanSarah11Daughter-
67DignanJohn7Son-
68BradyJohn28-Butcher
68BradyMary25WifeSeamstress
68BradyJames7Son-
68BradyPhilip5Son-
68BradyAnne2Daughter-
68RiellyAnne13Sister In LawSpinner
69RiellyMargret56-Spinner
69RiellyMichl25SonSpinner
69RiellyPeter23SonLabourer
70DalyJames30-Labourer
70DalyBridget20WifeSpinner
70DalyAnne1Daughter-
70DalyOwen2Son-
71-Uninhabited---
72SimmonsJohn30-Carpenter & Famer
72SimmonsAnne25WifeSeamstress
72SimmonsLiddy4Daughter-
72SimmonsJane2Daughter-
73-Unfinished---
74-Unfinished---
75SmithPeter52-Labourer
75SmithBridget35WifeSpinner
76HanlonFrancis45-Mail Coach Driver
76HanlonCatherine40WifeSeamstress
76HanlonMichl20SonLabourer
76HanlonRose18DaughterSeamstress
76HanlonEliza14DaughterSeamstress
76HanlonBridget11Daughter-
76HanlonMary9Daughter-
77BradyPhilip30-Servant
77ElliottJohn30-Farmer & Shop Keeper
77ElliottEliza29WifeSeamstress
77ElliottMargret5Daughter-
77ElliottJoseph3Son-
77ElliottRobt2Son-
77FitzpatrickJames27-Gardener & Planter
77RillyMary18-House Servant
78BleakleyJane60WidowSpinner
78BleakleyMartha40Daughter-
78ShegogJane16DaughterSeamstress
78ShegogMatilda15Grand ChildSeamstress
78ShegogMary13Grand ChildSeamstress
78ShegogCatherine22Grand ChildHouse Servant
80-Not Finished---
81EnnisMary20-House Servant
81MullenHenry18-Labourer
81NugentAndrew38-Shop Keeper
81NugentBridget31WifeSeamstress
81NugentWilliam3Son-
81NugentElizabeth1Daughter-
81ReynoldsLanealet27-Slater
81ReynoldsBridget26WifeSeamstress
81ReynoldsEliza4Daughter-
81TrissamSerah22WifeSeamstress
81TrissamEliza3Daughter-
81TrissamHenry30-Mail Coach Guard
82GibneyMary18-House Servant
82IversHonara25-House Servant
82RiellyMichl35-Farmer & Shop Keeper
82RiellyCatherine33WifeSeamstress
82RiellySarah12DaughterSeamstress
82RiellyMary4Daughter-
82RiellyJohn11Son-
82RiellyHugh9Son-
82RiellyJames8Son-
82RiellyHugh12Nephew-
82RiellyJohn10Nephew-
82RillyBryan18NephewServant
83LeddyBridget20-Shop Keeper
83LeddyJohn1Son-
84BeatyThos23-Private 91 Regt ?
84BelfourWilliam28-Private 91 Regt ?
84BurkeGeorge8-Servant
84CannonWilliam27-Private 91 Regt ?
84CashwellSamuell30-Sergt 91 Regt ?
84GradyPatk40-Private 91 Regt ?
84GradyJudeth36Wife-
84GradyThos2Son-
84HallThos27-Private 91 Regt ?
84HamiltonDuglas32-Corpl 91 Regt ?
84HamiltonSusan24Wife-
84HoyePeter22-Private 91 Regt ?
84JordanWilliam23-Private 91 Regt ?
84KellyWilliam26-Private 91 Regt ?
84LyonsWilliam27-Private 91 Regt ?
84McEntireJames25-Ensign 91 Regt For ?
84McGinnieDonald34-Private 91 Regt ?
84NormanCollin27-Private 91 Regt ?
84PatersonAllen26-Private 91 Regt ?
84TheymJohn20-Private 91 Regt ?
84WarrenHenry28-Deputy Carrack Master & Lives In The Barracks
84WarrenCatherine23WifeSeamstress
84WarrenHenry4Son-
85CaffryJane19-House Servant
85McMahonWalter38-Farmer & Publican
85McMahonAnn46WifeSpinner
85McMahonMary12Daughter-
85McMahonArthur11Son-
85McMahonJohn7Son-
85RiellyPatk24-Servant
86KellettRobt40-Clarke
86KellettCatherine37WifeSpinner
86KellettCharles16SonLabourer
86KellettWilliam8Son-
87GarratyPeter15-Servant
87GarriganMichl21-Servant
87MaguirePeter19-Servant
87McMahonJohn49-Farmer & Publican
87McMahonRose34WifeShop Keeper
87McMahonRose9Niece-
87NeillEliza20-House Servant
88CaffryJohn22-Servant
88CarrollTerince35-Farmer & Publican
88CarrollMary25WifeSeamstress
88CarrollMichl9Son-
88CarrollThos3Son-
88CarrollMargret7Daughter-
88CarrollEllen4Daughter-
88CarrollMary Anne1Daughter-
88GibneyCatherine20-House Servant
88GibneyBridget18-Spinner
88LeeAndrew16LodgerMusician
88SmithJudith23-House Servant
89BradyJames24-Labourer
89BradyMaria22WifeSpinner
89BradyPhilip5Son-
89BradyJames2Son-
90FarrillyArthur32-Labourer
90FarrillyAnn30WifeSpinner
90FarrillyMargret12DaughterSpinner
90FarrillyEllen3Daughter-
90FarrillyLuke10Son-
90FarrillyJohn5Son-
90FarrillyPhilip1Son-
91DolanJohn34-Labourer
91DolanJane30WifeSpinner
91DolanHugh7Son-
91DolanMary5Daughter-
91DolanMargret1Daughter-
91SmithHugh54Father In LawShoe Maker & Lodger
92CaffryJohn30-Carman & Labourer
92CaffryBridget29WifeSpinner
92CaffryAnne10Daughter-
92CaffryElliza4Daughter-
92CaffryMary2Daughter-
92CaffryEdwd7Son-
92CaffryBridget60Mother In LawSpinner & Lodger
92McDermottJohn1-A Child At Nurse
93FarrellyPhilip50-Labourer
93FarrellyMary48WifeSpinner
93FarrellyTerince14SonLabourer
93FarrellyJohn12Son-
93FarrellyBridget15DaughterSpinner
93FarrellyCatherine7Daughter-
94KeirnanFelix30-A Chelsea Pensioner
94KeirnanCatherine23WifeSpinner
94KeirnanMary5Daughter-
94KeirnanRose1Daughter-
94KeirnanThomas3Son-
94KeirnanEdwd2Son-
95GilroyJohn20-Servant Boy
95McMahonPatk32-Farmer
95McMahonMary23WifeSpinner
95McMahonJohn2Son-
95McMahonArthur1Son-
96GarriganPhilip16-Servant
96GilroyMary14-House Servant
96McMahonMary70WidowFarmer
96McMahonEllen30WifeSpinner
96McMahonJames5Grand Son-
HouseSurnameForenameAgeRelation to HeadOccupation

Tithe Applotment Books of 1824-1834

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Name Books of 1836

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Griffith’s Valuation of 1857

 

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