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FERMANAGH FAMILIES - CALLAGHAN

This information has been gathered as part of the process of tracing my family history and I would always be delighted to make contact with any other researcher who wished to exchange information.
Patrick Callaghan
3/21 Eastern Road
Turramurra 2074
NSW Australia
Sydney Australia
Email: thecallaghans@goconnect.net 

The Callaghans seem to have lived in this part of Fermanagh for many years, prior to the unrest and uprisings of early 1600, the area around Fivemiletown on the Tyrone/Fermanagh border was known as Liscallaghan and was named after the family who lived there.

Phillip Callaghan married Ellen Green, (possibly around 1830) and they had at least one son Michael, who migrated to Australia in 1865. Tracing the Callaghan homeland became a lengthy process of elimination which required the recording of every Callaghan family shown in the Griffiths Valuations and the progressive narrowing of the field. This eventually led to the conclusion that Phillip Callaghan's family came from the town land of Altagoaghan, (sometimes spelt Altagohan or Altigohan). The full listing of plus the Tithes Applottment records for Altagoaghan is listed below. Altagoaghan is in the civil parish of Ahhalurcher and the Catholic parish of Aghavea.

Ellen Green's family is thought to have come from the townland of Coolbuck. 


CALLAGHAN TOWNLANDS IN COUNTY FERMANAGH

THE GRIFFITHS VALUATION RECORDS OF 1862 SHOW OTHER CALLAGHAN TOWNLANDS IN COUNTY FERMANAGH, AND THEY ARE LISTED BELOW.

PARISH OF AGHALURCHER 

Townland of Altogoaghan (S24,29)
Lot Tenant Owner Property
4A Thomas Callaghan (master) Sir V.A.Brooke House, Office, Land

4b Patrick Callaghan 
Land area 18 acres, 1 rod, 5 perches 
Rate Valuation (a) Six Pounds (b) Three Pounds

5 Patrick Callaghan (black) Sir V.A.Brooke House and Land
Land Area 9 acres, no rods, 20 perches 
Rate Valuation Three Pounds Five Shillings

6 Thomas Callaghan (red) Sir V.A.Brooke House,Office,Land

7a Reps. Phillip Callaghan Sir V.A.Brooke House and Land

7b Patrick Cassidy Reps. Phillip Callaghan House and Land
Land Area (7a/b) 20 acres, one rod, 30 perches 
Rate Valuation (7a/b) Six Pounds

8 Peter McElroy Thomas Callaghan (master) House, Office,Land 
Land Area 31 Acres, no rods, 35 perches 
Rate Valuation Seven Pounds Ten Shillings 

9a Bernard Cosker Thomas Callaghan (master) House and Land 
Land Area 51 acres, no rods, 35 perches 
Rate Valuation Six Pounds Ten Shillings 

19 Patrick Naan Thomas Callaghan House and Land 
Land Area 23 acres, one rod, 23 perches 
Rate Valuation Six Pounds Ten Shillings

20 Thomas Callaghan(Hill) Thomas Callaghan (master) House & Land 
Land Area 25 Acres, 3 rods, 28 perches 
Rate Valuation Six Pounds Ten Shillings


A full listing of all the tenants on the townland of Altagoaghan 
as shown in the Griffiths Valuation records of 1862

Lot No. Name Acreage Rate Valuation A R P £
01 Charles McElroy 04 00 25 03/00/00
02a James Burnside 16 02 25 09/05/00
02b James McElroy House & Forge 00/15/00
03 William Graham 49 03 11 18/05/00
04a Thomas Callaghan 18 01 05 06/00/00
04b Patrick Callaghan 03/00/00
05 Patrick Callaghan 09 00 20 03/05/00
06 Thomas Callaghan 12 00 10 05/05/00
07a Reps. Phillip Callaghan 20 01 30 03/00/00
07b Patrick Cassidy (Phillip) 03/00/00
08 Peter McElroy (Master) 31 00 35 07/10/00
09a Bernard Cosker (Master) 51 00 10 06/10/00
09b Edward Crudden House 00/05/00
10 William Carr 27 01 10 06/15/00
11a James McQuaid 06 03 25 
11b James McQuaid 04 03 05 05/05/00
12 Mathew Clifferty 31 01 10 06/15/00
13 Edward McElroy 13 03 10 06/00/00
14 Michael Bogue 19 02 10 04/00/00
15 Mathew McElroy 50 01 10 06/05/00
16 Charles McElroy Jnr 35 02 25 05/00/00
17a Francis McElroy 04/05/00
17b Charles McElroy Snr 35 02 15 04/05/00
18a Thomas Robinson 217 02 20 22/15/00
18b James Crudden House 00/05/00
19 Patrick Naan (Thomas) 23 01 25 06/10/00
20 Thomas Callaghan (Master) 25 03 05 06/10/00
21 Sir V. A. Brooke 06 04 35 00/15//00
23a Water
23b Water
23c Water 06 01 32 00/00/00


Tenant Owner Property

TOWNLAND MULLAGHEAD S.29,30
11a Peter Callaghan Sir V.A.Brooke House,Office,Land 
Acreage 163a, 02r, 30p 
Land Valuation 18.00.00 
Building Valuation 00.05.00
Rate Valuation 18.05.00

TOWNLAND OF TIREEGAN S.24
3b Patrick Callaghan James Dickson House and Garden
Acreage 00a, 00r, 30p
Land Valuation 00.05.00
Buildings Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 00.15.00

6 Hugh Callaghan Jas. Summerville House, Office, Land 
Acreage 15a, 02r, 30p 
Land Valuation 07.05.00
Buildings Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 07.15.00

TOWNLAND MULLAGHEAD S.29,30
11a Peter Callaghan Sir V.A.Brooke House,Office,Land 
Acreage 163a, 02r, 30p 
Land Valuation 18.00.00 
Building Valuation 00.05.00
Rate Valuation 18.05.00

TOWNLAND OF TIREEGAN S.24
3b Patrick Callaghan James Dickson House and Garden
Acreage 00a, 00r, 30p
Land Valuation 00.05.00
Buildings Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 00.15.00

6 Hugh Callaghan Jas. Summerville House, Office, Land 
Acreage 15a, 02r, 30p 
Land Valuation 07.05.00
Buildings Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 07.15.00

PARISH OF CLEENISH
TOWNLAND OF COOLBUCK (MAP REF. S22,23,28)

4B House Phillip Callaghan James Forde
House Valuation Ten Shillings
Rate Valuation Ten Shillings

PARISH OF CLONES
TOWNLAND OF CORRANNY

No. Tenant Owner Land Use 
5a James Callaghan James Hare Ctakers shop, off. ,land 
Acreage 37a, 01r, 20p 
Land valuation 09.01.00
Buildings Valuation 00.10.00
Rate Valuation 10.00.00

5b James Mulligan James Callaghan House
Building Valuation 00.05.00 
Rate Valuation 00.05.00

TOWNLAND OF ANNAGOLGAN S.36
12 John Callaghan John Madden House, Office, Land 
Acreage 12a, 00r, 04p 
Land Valuation 07.00.00 
Building Value 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 07.10.00

TOWNLAND OF CORRAGUNT S.29,30
7a Mary Callaghan John Madden House, Office, Land 
Acreage 05a, 02r, 10p 
7b Acreage 18a, 00r, 10p 
Land Valuation 01.15.00
Building Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 02.05.00 

TOWN LAND OF DRUMCOAST S.36
2a Terence Callaghan John Madden House, Office, Land
Acreage 30a, 03r, 10p
Land Valuation 14.05.00
Building Valuation 00.15.00
Rate Valuation 15.00.00

2b Charles Callaghan Terence Callaghan House 
Building Valuation 00.10.00 
Rate Valuation 00.10.00

TOWN LAND OF MULLIGANS S.36 12 Anne Callaghan John Madden House and Land 
Acreage 02a, 03r, 00p 
Land Valuation 01.10.00 
Building Valuation 00.05.00
Rate Valuation 01.15.00

13 Michael Callaghan John Madden House, Office, Land 
Acreage 10a, 00r, 20p 
Land Valuation 06.00.00 
Building Valuation 00.15.00
Rate Valuation 06.15.00

TOWNLAND OF MULLANAHINCH S.36 8 Mary Callaghan John Madden House and Land 
Acreage 02a, 00r, 28p 
Land Valuation 02.00.00
Building Valuation 00.10.00
Rate Valuation 02.10.00

TOWN LAND OF ROSSLEA TOWN S.36
10 Edward Callaghan John Madden House 
Building Valuation 02.10.00
Rate Valuation 02.10.00

TOWNLAND OF CLAHERNAGH
1 Patrick Callaghan Earl of Erne House,Office,Land 
Acreage 30a, 02r, 28p 
Land Valuation 12.15.00
Building Valuation 01.00.00
Rate Valuation 13.15.00

PARISH OF GALLOON

TOWNLAND OF LOUGHKILLYGREEN S.40

7b James Callaghan Hugh Carey House 
Building Valuation 00.10.00
Rate Valuation 00.10.00

PARISH OF MAHERACROSS

TOWNLAND OF DRUMBULCAN S.16
1b William Callaghan Edward Stewart House
Building Valuation 00.05.00 
Rate Valuation 00.05.00

PARISH OF AGHAVEA 

TOWNLAND OF AGHALUN S.28
1b John Callaghan Richard Thompson House and Garden 
Acreage 00a, 00r, 24p
Land Valuation 00.05.00
Building Valuation 00.15.00
Rate Valuation 01.00.00

In an attempt to further establish Aghalurcher as the Callaghan homeland, I researched the Tithe Applottment records which were taken in Aghalurcher in 1834. 

The tithes were taxes collected from all occupiers of land, irrespective of religion and were used to support the Church of Ireland and were greatly disliked by the largely Catholic population.

These records show two Callaghan's, Denis Callaghan with 28 acres, and Patrick, with 24 acres. The complete record showed: 

Altagohan Townland
Lot No. Name Acreage Tithes A R P Payable

001 Patrick McElroy 17 00 20 3/2d
002 James McElroy 20 1 14 4/2d
003 Edward McElroy 07 01 34 1/10d
004 James Robinson 20 00 00 4/2d
005 Thomas Robinson 35 03 30 5/6d
006 John Carothers 43 02 11 6/4d
006 John McElroy 05 00 00 3/0d 
006 John McElroy 05 00 00 3/0d
007 Denis Callaghan 28 00 00 8/2d
007 Robert Lacey 30 02 20 10/2d 
008 John McElroy 16 01 16 3/4d
008 Anne Martin 48 00 00 10/0d 
009 Patrick Callaghan 24 00 31 5/0d
009 Michael Clifford 
009 Mary McWade 19 01 20 
009 ???? Brady 14 02 20 6/4d
011 Patrick Callaghan 00 01 17 0/3d
095 Henry McElroy 06 02 10 3/5d
100 Mathew McElroy 20 03 36 4/9d 
110 John & Dennis Bogue 09 01 10 3/1d 


Submitted by Patrick Callaghan