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Tamnaghvelton, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Tamhnach Bhealtaine ‘May field’

Background

Tamhnach Bhealtaine ‘May field’, referring to some use made at that season, (Tawnavaltiny 1610).  The custom is probably that of fires lit on hills through which cattle were driven to purify them, later transferred to midsummer alias St John’s eve, June 24th. The townland is situated where the Armagh hills begin NW of Tanderagee.

References

Kay Muhr

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tawnoughnevaltine1587cCSP Ire. 1586-1588 334
Ta[w?]nabalti[m?]e, Ta[w?]nabaltny1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Tawnavaltiny, 1 balliboe1610CPR Jas I 181a
Tawnavaltiny, manor of1610CPR Jas I 181a
Tawnavalteny 1 balliboe1639Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $32 Car. I
Taunabalton1657Inq. Arm. (Paterson) 232
Tanatvelton 120 acr''1661Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $18 Car. II
Tomavalton1661BSD 11
Tawnavelton1664HMR Murray (1941) 128
Toinanaverlin1760Rocque's Map
Tomanaver[t?]in1760Rocque's Map
Tumnavettin1760Rocque's Map
Tamnaghvelton1830cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) AE10
Tawnabaltony1834?Clergyman (OSNB) AE10
Tawnabaltony1834?Old lease(s) (OSNB) AE10
[''Tony-''baltoney]1835New Rent (Law) 4.19
~Tamhnach na bealltainne ""May-field""1835J O'D (OSNB) AE10
Tamhnach Bhealtaine ""May field""2003NIPNP replies KMtoBF
Barony
Orior Lower
Parish
Kilmore
Parish in 1851
Kilmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
18011
Place name type
T