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Ballyrobert, County Down

Origin

Ir. Baile Roibeird ‘Robert’s townland’

Background

Ballyrobert townland is on the coast north-east of Craigavad.  The name is clearly Baile Roibeird ‘Robert’s townland’ but the bearer of this Anglo-Norman name has not been identified.  The townland belonged to the old church of Craigavad.  Another place of the name in Co. Antrim contained a church, a grange of Muckamore, which was recorded in Latin in the Papal Taxation of Irish churches c.1306: Ecclesia de Dalnach cum capella de Ville Roberti (EA 5n)

Seahill station (NI Railways) and Glencraig Primary School are located in this townland.

References

K. Muhr, 2009; with additions PT, 2012.

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballirobbert1605CPR Jas I 73a
Ballirobert1616CPR Jas I 343a
Ballirobert1616CPR Jas I 340a
Ballirobert1620Ham. Patent [1620] xx
Balle-Robert1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xlii
Bally-Robert1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxxi
Ba: Robert1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 6
Balle Robert1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 2, 3
Ballerobert1627CPR Chas I 228
Ballerobert1630Ham. Patent [1630] xi
Ballerobert1630Ham. Patent [1630] xiii
Ballenobert1645Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car. I
Ballerobart1645Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car. I
Ballerobbert1661BSD 127
Ballerobart1662Inq. Ult. (Down) $23 Car. II
Bally-Robert1681Ham. Copy Rental 109
Ballyrobert1810Wm. Map (OSNB) No. 29
Ballyrobert1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) No. 29
Robert''s town1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 29
Barony
Castlereagh Lower
Parish
Holywood
Parish in 1851
Holywood
Townland
None
Place name ID
6561
Place name type
T