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The Ten Towns of Lecale
« on: Sunday 09 June 24 04:22 BST (UK) »
I have been reading the work of Francis Chambers, he talks of the Ten Towns of Lecale being -

'Tobermoney, Upper Ballyhossett, Lower Ballyhossett, Lower Grange, Middle Grange, Upper Grange, Upper Ballyclander, Lower Ballyclander, Ballygallum, & Ballymote'.

Please can anyone help with which 'Grange' he is referring to? I am trying to make a map of the ten towns, but I am stuck with his referral to Grange as there are a number of places with it in the name.

I believe I descend from the MARTYNS that received 30 acres in the debenture of the Ten Towns that some loyal Presbyterians received in thanks from the Government.

Please, if I have the terminology wrong, could you correct me. I am struggling to understand what all this means.

Any help would be very welcome as I am trying to write a mini article on my MARTINS of Tobermoney.

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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 June 24 08:53 BST (UK) »
You can find Ballyclander and Ballyhossett on this map created by RosDavies. No doubt if you search her website you should find the others. The 10 towns are mentioned (see under Ballygallum). They don’t appear to have all been adjacent to each other.

https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~rosdavies/genealogy/MAPS/BallyculterBalleeTownlands.htm
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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 June 24 09:29 BST (UK) »

The Ballymote townland is quite close to Downpatrick, and interestingly it has three townland names defined as Upper, Middle and Lower.
Here's Ballymote Middle with Upper to the west and Lower to the east.

https://www.townlands.ie/down/lecale-upper/down/downpatrick/ballymote-middle/

See https://www.townlands.ie/


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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 09 June 24 09:54 BST (UK) »

From hanes teulu's link, the 'The Ten Towns of Lecale' appear to be the following-

" The Ten Towns" are Bally warren, Tobermoney, Mill Quarter of Do., Upper Ballyclander, Lower Ballyclander, Grange Walls, Grange Ban, Corn-Mill of Do., Ballyhossett, Milltown of Do., Ballygallum and Lower Ballymote.


Researching: Cuthbertson – Co. Derry, Scotland & Australia; Hunter – Co. Derry; Jackson – Co. Derry, Scotland & Canada; Scott – Co. Derry; Neilly – Co. Antrim & USA; McCurdy – Co. Antrim; Nixon – Co. Cavan, Co. Donegal, Canada & USA; Ryan & Noble – Co. Sligo

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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 June 24 09:57 BST (UK) »
https://jpeldridge.blogspot.com/2017/03/lands-in-ballygallum.html

The above article mentions an "Ash Rainey".

This newspaper snippet (Downpatrick Recorder, 31 Oct 1868) mentions a "Thomas Ash" under column heading "The Ten Towns"

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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 09 June 24 10:10 BST (UK) »

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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #7 on: Monday 10 June 24 01:15 BST (UK) »
Thank you all, so very much, that has given me a lot of info to work through.


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Re: The Ten Towns of Lecale
« Reply #8 on: Monday 10 June 24 07:28 BST (UK) »
Another reference (below) explains why Grangewalls was split into Upper Grange, Lower Grange, etc.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/26951125