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Patent of Brownlow's Derry 1629

Brownlow House

The death of John Brownlow in 1616, left his son William in the enviable position of becoming the owner of two plantation manors consisting of 9,000 acres. Lord Caulfields survey in 1622 stated that William was living in Dewcorran. In the same year William applied to the court of King Charles I for a re-grant of the two estates.

On 15 December 1622 William Brownlow was knighted by Sir Henry Cary, Viscount Falkland, Lord Deputy of Ireland. In 1623 William was appointed High Sheriff of County Armagh. On 29 June 1629 the re-grant was written into law uniting the lands of Doughcorn and Balleynemoney to form the Manor of Brownlows Derry. William went on to represent Armagh in Parliament in 1639.

At the same time a patent was issued for a market every Friday at Ballylurgan and two fairs on the Feast of St. James and Feast of St. Martin. By this time the town had become a place of importance in the social life of the area and gives Lurgan's markets and fairs an ancestry of over three hundred and twenty years.

The Patent of Brownlow's Derry granted to William Brownlow by Charles I, acknowledges the town of BallyLurgan. The Patent also declared that Brownlow may lawfully grant the townlands of Kinago, Clanrolla, Clankillvoragh, Drumnakerne, Derrytagh, Ballinary, Derryadd, Deryinver, Derrytrasna, Ardmore, Derrytagh, Ballinamoney and the moiety of Monbrief unto any person including the Irish.

By 1883, the Brownlow estate, of 15,276 acres, was worth 20,589 a year. This consisted of the manors of Brownlowsderry and Richmount, the component townlands of which are listed in the table below:

TOWNLAND PARISH BARONY MANOR
Aghacommon Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Aghnacloy Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Ardmore Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Ballyblagh Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Ballymacateer Magheralin Iveagh Lower, Upper Half Brownlowsderry
Ballynamony Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Ballynarry Tartaraghan ONeilland West Brownlowsderry
Beconnell Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Clankilroragh Magheralin ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Clanrola Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Cornakinnegar Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derry Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derryadd Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derryinver Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derryloste Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derrylisnahavilin Magheralin ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derrytagh Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Derrytagh North Montiaghs ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Donagreagh Magheralin ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Dongher Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Drumnamoe Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Drumnakelly Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Drumnykerne Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Killyaghy Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Kinnegoe Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Knocknashane Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Knockramer Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Legaghory Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Liscorran Shankill ONeilland West Brownlowsderry
Lurgantarry Shankill ONeilland West Brownlowsderry
Monbrief Shankill ONeilland West Brownlowsderry
Silverwood Seagoe ONeilland East; Brownlowsderry
Tannaghmore North Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tannaghmore South Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tannaghmore East Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tannaghmore West Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Taughrane Magheralin Iveagh Lower, Upper Half Brownlowsderry
Tirsogue Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Toberhewny Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tullydagan Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tullygalley Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Tullyronnelly Shankill ONeilland East Brownlowsderry
Turmayra Seagoe ONeilland East Brownlowsderry

See our Townlands and Parishes Index HERE

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