The Genealogy of the Following Families:
The Simon Family of Willebadessen, Germany, and its Descendants in America
The Barcant, Krogh, d'Abadie, and Related Families of Trinidad and Tobago
The Hurd and Clark Families of Kent County, Delaware and Caroline County, Maryland
The Dolan and Carr Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland; County Donegal, Ireland; and America
The McGillin Families of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Patrick DolanAbt 1805 - 1864 (~ 59 years)
Name Patrick Dolan Born Abt 1805 Gender Male Died 12 Jul 1864 Killeter, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Person ID I2066 Simon and Related Families Last Modified 20 Sep 2021
Family Mary Mullin Children + 1. Charles Dolan, b. Abt 1844, Ireland , d. 15 Jun 1907, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom (Age ~ 63 years) Last Modified 26 Jul 2016 Family ID F647 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map = Link to Google Earth
Photos Dolan, Patrick (1805-1864) - Structure from 1859 Griffith's Valuation in 2011
Google street view (2011) of structure marked in 1859 Griffith's Valuation as being leased by Patrick Dolan in Crilly's Hill Townland.
Documents Dolan Family - Tithe Applotment Survey for Crilly's Hill and Carracoghan Townlands
1828 Tithe Applotment Survey for Crilly's Hill and Carracoghan Townlands in Termonamongan Parish.
Map - Crilly's Hill Townland from 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements
Map showing Crilly's Hill Townland, which contains the village of Killeter. Lot numbers in the 1859 Griffith's Valuation, discussed in the notes, are shown on this map.
Map - Killeter Town (Crilly's Hill Townland) in 1859 Griffith's Valuation
Extract of Ordnance Survey map showing structures in what is now the town of Killeter. The houses marked "a" and "b" in Lot #2E were leased in 1859 by Patrick Dolin and Catherine Dolin, respectively.
Griffiths Valuation - Crilly's Hill and Killeter Townlands - Tenant List
Tenant list for Crilly's Hill and Killeter Townlands, from the 1859 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements.
Dolan, Patrick (1805-1864) - Death Abstract
Abstract of 1864 Irish Civil Registration death record for Patrick Dolin.
Dolan, Patrick (1805-1864) - Probate
Record of probate of the will of Patrick Dolan in the Principal Registry.
- Year of birth would be 1804-1805, according to age (59 years) in 1864 Irish Civil Registration death record for Patrick Dolin. Informant named as Charles Dolin, his son, Killeter.
- His father might have been William Dolan. See discussion of land records below.
Wife named as Mary Mullin in 1907 Scotland civil death record for son, Charles Dolan.
- Crilly's Hill Townland, County Tyrone (1859 Griffith's Valuation of Tenements). The center of the town of Killeter was in this townland, and the associated map of dwelling shows that Patrick Dolin was the tenant of a house directly in the middle of town, adjacent to buildings leased by Mary Dolin and Catherine Dolin. This building (numbered Lot #2Ea in Griffith's Valuation) was the most valuable building in the town. Given the identification of his occupation as a spirit merchant in his son's death record, it seems that he ran the local bar from this building. Patrick also leased a number of other tracts of land in this townland outside the main part of Killeter.
- Killeter, County Tyrone (1864 death record)
Merchant (1864 death record)
Spirit merchant (1907 Scotland civil death record of his son, Charles Dolan)
Full date and location given in Irish Civil Registration death record for Patrick Dolan. Informant was his son, Charles Dolan. Cause of death was typhus fever.
Full date also given in probate record.
Will of Patrick Dolin, who died 12 July 1864 in Killeter, was proved at the Principal Register on 14 September 1864 by Charles Dolin.
WHAT LAND RECORDS IMPLY ABOUT OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THIS GROUP OF DOLANS:
- The 1828 Tithe Applotment Survey for County Tyrone divides Crilly's Hill Townland into three portions.
- The first, a lot of 66 acres, 2 roods, and 17 perches (Irish land measure, this equals about 108 statute acres) was assigned to "Caldwell/McHugh." This lot is almost certainly the same as Lot #1 in Griffith's 1859 Valuation (102 statute acres), assigned to Neal Brown. He is not related to the Dolans, and we can leave this land out of the following discussion.
- The rest of the townland is divided into two other lots, marked as both being 36 acres, 3 roods, and 35 perches (Irish land measure, this equals about 59.5 statute acres). One of these lots is held solely by William Doalin. The other is held by a combination of John Tweedy, James Doalin, and a Barcklay. It is hard to match these two lots exactly to the lots in the 1859 Griffith's Valuation, but there are some clues to the underlying family relationships in the patterns of land tenancy and transfer.
- First, in the 1859 valuation, there are some mixed lots with both Dolan and Barclay tenancy. The Dolan in question here is Mary Dolan, so she seems to be the heir of the James Dolan in the 1828 Tithe Applotment Survey.
- As an aside, the Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858, on www.findmypast.com, show a record for James Dolin, Farmer, of Creely's Hill, County Tyrone, dated 21 January 1844, so he apparently died around this time. It is not clear whether Mary Dolan would have been his widow or his daughter.
- If one adds up all the lots in 1859 for which Mary Dolan and Matilda Barclay are tenants (Lots # 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8) the total land area comes to 71.8 acres, somewhat more than the 59.5 acres in the 1828 survey.
- Second, the lots held by Patrick Dolan and Catherine Dolan are very intertwined. The building in Lot 2E that served a Patrick's main business is conjoined with the residence for Catherine Dolan. When Catherine Dolan gave up her tenancy in 1862 (indicating that she probably died around this time), her successor in her tenancy in Lot #6 was Patrick's son, Charles Dolan. This would be consistent with both Patrick and her lots (Lots #2 and 6) originating from William Dolan's lot in the 1828 Title Applotment Survey. The sum of these two lots in 1859, though, was 48.9 acres, somewhat less than the 59.5 acres mentioned in the 1828 survey. Like Mary Dolan, Catherine Dolan might have been William's widow or his daughter (and thus the sister of Patrick). Since we know Patrick's approximate year of birth (1805), it appears that he likely was William's son.
- One last feature of the distribution of land in Crilly's Hill townland is the occurrence of portions of Lots 2 and 5, and Lots 3 and 6, next to one another, as if the lands in each of these pairs of lots were originally one contiguous piece of land. Thus, Lots 2B and 5B appear to be a division of a larger original lot. The same is true of Lots 2C and 5D, Lots 2D and 5C, Lots 3B and 6B, and Lots 3C and 6C. This distribution, combined with the supposition that Lots 2 and 6 were associated with William and Lots 3 and 5 were associated with James, suggests that the William and James Dolan in the 1828 Tithe Applotment Survey were brothers, and that at the death of their father they split each of his various lots in the townland rather evenly between them.