Galwally, County Down
Ir. An Gallbhaile ‘foreigners’ townland’
In this case, the ‘foreigners’ referred to are likely to have been the Anglo-Normans. Galwally is now a very small townland measuring only 74 acres but in the 1851 Census it is recorded as measuring 224 acres. Clearly a large area (including Annadale Avenue) has been transferred from Galwally into the neighbouring townland of Ballynafoy.
ReferencesP. McKay, 2009
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|1333||Inq. Earldom Ulster 139|
|1777||Taylor & Skinner 5b|
Galbhaile ""foreigners town""
|1834c||J O'D (OSNB) E 124|
Gallbhaile ""foreigner''s townland""
|1991||NIPNP posters Belfast|
Gallbhaile, 'foreign settlement', or simply Gallbhuaile, 'stone cattle-enclosure'
|2005||Muhr, K. 2005 14|
|Balligallvally||1605||Inq. Ult. (Down) $2 Jac I|
|Balligalvally||1605||CPR Jas I 73a|
|Ballenegalwally||1623||Ham. Copy Inq.  xxxiii|
|Ballyvullvally||1625||CPR Chas I 66|
|Ballegalwally||1630||Ham. Patent  xiv|
|Galvally||1657||Inq. Down (Reeves1) 127|
|Galivally||1659c||Census 1659 88|
|Balligalvally||1663||Sub. Roll Down 286|
|Gallwally||1745||Map of Down (OSNB) E 124|
|Galwally||1810||Wm. Map (OSNB) E 124|
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