townland
Baile Sceanach
genitive: Bhaile Sceanach
validated name
(Irish)
Mountheaton
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Explanatory note

Centrepoint

52.9628, -7.86408latitude, longitude
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Archival records

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Historical references

1593
Balleskeanagh
F Leathanach: 5818
1594
Ballyskenagh
COD Imleabhar: 6.67.92
1620
Ballyskenragh
CPR Leathanach: 467
1654
Ballyskinagh in the Barrony of Clonelesk
CS I Leathanach: 13
1654
Bolleskenagh
CS X Leathanach: 31.32
1655-7
Balleskenah
Reeves
DS (P)
1659
Balliskennagh
Cen. Leathanach: 441
1660c
Balleskenagh
BSD (UF) Leathanach: 53
1660c
Ballyneskenagh
RIA
BSD (UF)
1664
Ballyskeanagh
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 2 C II
1733
Ballyskenagh
Francis Heaton seized of the town and lands of Ballyskenagh for life)
CGn. Imleabhar: 85.53.59011
1750
Ballyskeanagh
S & V Leathanach: 222
1777
Mt. Eton
T&S Uimhir: 207
1801
Mount Eaton (...seat of J. Armstrong)
Stat. Surv. (UF) Leathanach: 63
1801
Mt. Eaton
Stat. Surv. (UF) Nóta: (léarscáil)
1837
Mount Heaton
The original name Ballyskina given as Ballyskeanagh in H.C. Report and County Book.
BS:AL
1837
Fancy name
OD:AL
1978
Ballyskenagh
Nóta F. Heaton changes Ballyskenagh to Mount Heaton in memory of his father. (Níl an tagairt lgh. seo cruinn
NMAJ Leathanach: XX, 197

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