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Lisboy, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Lios Buí ‘the yellow ringfort’

Background

This is a fairly straightforward name consisting of the element lios ‘fort’, which is modified by the adjective buí ‘yellow’ and is relatively common as an Irish place-name. There is no feature in the townland which corresponds to lios. However, this is not uncommon since these features were usually earthen ones, easily obliterated by modern agricultural practices. In all there are fourteen townlands named Lisboy, most of them in the north of Ireland and including four in Co. Tyrone.

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Lisboy1615Inq. Ult. (Down) $4 Jas 1
Lisboy1619Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $4 Jac I
Lisboy1621CPR Jas I 536a
Lisboy1621CPR Jas I 536a
Lysboy al1633Inq. Ult. (Down) $40 Car 1
Lysboy al Killagawragh1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car I
al Killagowragh1633Inq. Ult. (Down) $40 Car 1
Lisboy1639Inq. Ult. (Down) $50 Car 1
Lisboy1650cInq. Ult. (Tyrone) $50 Car I
Lissaboy1655cCiv. Surv. 301
Lissaboy1655cCiv. Surv. iii 301
Lisaboy1666HMR Tyr. (2) 243
Lisaboy1666HMR Tyr. (2) 243
Lisboy1829Inq. Ult. (Down) $50 Car 1
Lisbuoy1834cOSNB: gen. sources 7
~Lios Buidhe/Yellow Fort1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 7
~Lios Buidhe ""yellow fort""1936TNCT 39
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Donaghmore
Parish in 1851
Donaghmore
Townland
None
Place name ID
20666
Place name type
T