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Ballynaleck, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Baile na Leice ‘townland of the ‘flagstone’

Background

Baile na Leice, featuring the element leac ‘flagstone, tile, slate’ and anglicised as Ballynaleck appears as the name of two other Irish townlands, in Cos Wexford and Mayo. The same form is also anglicised as Ballynalack in the parish of Killevy, Co. Armagh, and also in Co. Offaly (logainm.ie).


References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballinolocke1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Ballinelecke1611CPR Jas I 189a
Ballenlecke1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas. I
Ballylek1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 229
Ballanalecke1661BSD 5
Ballinleake1661Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $11 Car. II
Ballyleck1664HMR Orior 420
Ballyleck1664HMR Murray (1941) 122
Ballinaleck1830cPrentis' MS (OSNB) NB 115
Ballynaleck1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) NB 115
Ballinaleck1834?Evans's Return (OSNB) NB 115
Ballynaleck1834?Land agent (OSNB) NB 115
Baily an Leac ""The town of great stone""1835Ballymore inf. NB 115
Bal-e-nay-leck1835OSNB Pron. NB 115
~Baile na Leac ""Town of the Flags/Stones""1835J O'D (OSNB) NB 115
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Ballymore
Parish in 1851
Ballymore
Townland
None
Place name ID
14340
Place name type
T