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Glebe, County Derry

Origin

An English name

Background

Glebe is the most common townland name in Ireland. The term glebe refers to land set aside for the upkeep of the clergyman of a parish (McKay 2009, 180). The 1654 reference Gartnegarne, Three quartrs of [glebe] suggests that this land unit previously belonged to the neighbouring townland of Gortgarn.

References

FK (2020)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Gartnegarne, Three quartrs of [glebe]1654Civ. Surv. iii 213
Glebe1827J O'D (OSNB) 94 CIX
Glebe Ho, res. of Thackeray1835OSM ix 51
Glenkeen, pt fmy bog converted to arable land1835OSM ix 75
hte Glebe1835OSM ix 51
the Glebe House1835OSM ix 51
Barony
Keenaght
Parish
Drumachose
Parish in 1851
Drumachose
Townland
None
Place name ID
2448
Place name type
T