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Newtownhamilton Parish, County Armagh

Origin

Background

Village is 10.5km SE of Keady

bar: Fews Upper

The village of Newtownhamilton was established c.1770 by Alexander Hamilton, a descendant of the John Hamilton from Scotland who founded Hamiltonsbawn in 1619. The parish was created in 1773 out of the neighbouring parish of Creggan. The village of Newtownhamilton is in the townland of TULLYVALLAN which is bordered by townlands named TULLYVALLAN (HAMILTON) EAST and WEST [Newtown Hamilton 1792].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 118

Additional Information

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Barony
Fews Upper
Parish
Newtownhamilton
Parish in 1851
Newtownhamilton
Townland
None
Place name ID
18250
Place name type
P