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Drumnasoo, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Droim na Subh ‘ridge of the berries’

Background

Although Dremnasaty appears on the south border of ONeilan on the 1609 map, the spelling is the more 'normal' Dromnasough in the 1610 grant to William Powell (Manor of Ballyworran ie Ballyoran; CPR Jas I 165a).  Possibly –ty was a misreading of –g[h].  The four-syllabled alternative name given in two inquisitions, of Obbins in 1639 and of Cope in 1661, is presumably also a spelling corruption: ‘two thirds Dromnasough al. Dromnasonagh’ (A. Cope, died1642).  A different extra syllable appears in the 1657 church inquisition: ‘2 sess. Druminisoogh’, and Book of Survey and Distribution: Drommanasoogh (Walter Cope).  Dromshew 1659, and Dromnesool where Brownly paid hearth money in 1664 are again anomalous. 

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Dremnasaty1609Esch. Co. Map 5.29
Dromnasough (Ballyworran)1610CPR Jas I 165a
3rd vil Dromnasough al. Dromnasonagh1639Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $35 Car. I
2 sess Druminisoogh1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 234
Dromshew1659Census 1659 36
2/3rds Dromnasough al. Dromnasonagh1661Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $12 Car. II
Drommanasoogh1661BSD 50
Dromnesool1664HMR Murray (1941) 188
Drumnasoo1835Ret. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) E8
Drumnasooe1835Cess Book (OSNB) E8
~Druim na Subh ""ridge of the berries""1835J O'D (OSNB) E8
Barony
Oneilland West
Parish
Drumcree
Parish in 1851
Drumcree
Townland
None
Place name ID
10220
Place name type
T