townland
Baile Mhic Liam
genitive: Bhaile Mhic Liam
(Irish)
Ballymacwilliam
(English)

Glossary

English townland, town, homestead

Centrepoint

53.7344, -7.75017latitude, longitude
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Historical references

c.1600?
Nether BallymcWilliam (Cahell, Donell and William O Ferall of Criegheduf)
Chan. Pl. Leathanach: E 255
c.1600?
Upper Ballymcwilliam (Cahell, Donell and William O Ferall of Criegheduf)
Chan. Pl. Leathanach: E 256
1612
Ballymacwilliam
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 3 Jac.1
1619-21
Ballymcwilliamyeightragh (Robert O’ Farroll)
CPR Leathanach: 533a
1620
Ballymcwilliamowghtra (Murrogh McTirlagh Farrall)
CPR Leathanach: 481b
1629
Ballywm. eytra
Cotton Map
1634
Ballymacwilliameightragh & Coolereagh al’ Ballereagh
Inq. Lag. Leathanach: 11 Car.1
1655
Ballimac Wm. oughter
DS
c.1660
Ballymcwiyoghter
BSD Leathanach: 146
c.1660
Ballymcwiyeighter
BSD Leathanach: 146
1668
BallymcWilliam-Eighter
ASE Leathanach: 179
1668
BallymcWilliam-Oughter
ASE Leathanach: 179
1685
B. mcWilliam
Hib. Del.
1685
BallyMcWilliam-Eighter
CG Leathanach: 33a
1723
BallymacWilliam als. BallymacWilliam Eighter
CGn. Leathanach: 40.168.24818
1723
BallymacWilliam Oughter
CGn. Leathanach: 40.168.24818
1813
Ballymacwilliam
Edgeworth
1835
Ballymacwilliam
BS:AL
1835
Baile mac Leaim, “Williamson’s town”
Quinn, E.:AL
1835
Ballimacwm. oghter
DS Ref.:AL
1835
BallimacWilliam oughter
DS Map:AL
1835
Ballimacwm. eighter
DS Ref.:AL
1835
BallimacWilliam eighter
DS Map:AL
1835
Baile Mic Uilliam, “Mac William’s town”
OD:AL
1835
...all under cultivation, the soil is good...there is a Danish fort with a Trig. station on it – known by Ballymacwilliam & another fort near the south boundary
Desc. Rem.:AL
1835
Ballymacwilliam
Edgeworth Map (AL)
1908
Baile Mhic Uilliam, “MacWilliam’s town”
MacGivney Leathanach: 43
1935
Ballymacwilliam – now corrupted to Williamstown
Grand Jury of Longford Leathanach: 61
2007
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