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Quarterland, County Down

Origin

Eng. quarter + land; earlier Ir. An Cheathrú Riabhach 'the brindled quarter'

Background

The original name In Irish is clearly An Cheathrú Riabhach 'the brindled quarter' and that the name was understood as deriving from ceathrú may be indiacted by one of the Raven Maps of Clandeboye which records the townland as ‘The quarter of Carrowr[e]gh’ in 1625. A map of 1745 owned by S. Crawford appears to have been the first source to partially translate the name as Quarterland, and by the 1830s this English version had become the usual name. 

References

KM, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference

Carrireagh

1659cCensus 1659 84
(?)Carrowreagh1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 57
Carowregh1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 61
Carrowrgh, The quarter of1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 58
(?)Carrowreagh1661BSD 63
Quarterland1745Map in poss. S. Crawford (OSNB) 36/56
Quarterland1810Wm. Map (OSNB) 36/56
Quarterland1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) 36/56
Barony
Dufferin
Parish
Killinchy
Parish in 1851
Killinchy
Townland
None
Place name ID
12313
Place name type
T