Scahill Families In The Westport Area In 1856
the ninetenth century there were a number of Scahill Families
in the Westport area, i.e. the parishes of *Oughaval,
Kilmena and Aghagower.
is probable that all were related to some degree, but unfortunately
records for this part of the country are neither old enough,
nor explicit enough to allow any degrees of kinship be established.
General Valuation of Rateable Property,1856, is the first
source giving the name of landholders and tenants through out
the entire country. From this source it is apparent that there
were fourteen Scahill households around Westport, the most of
which were in the Murrisk area.
town of Westport
lies mostly in the parish of Oughaval (pronounced "Oak-wall"),
and partly in the parish of Kilmeena.
parish of Aghagower comes within a mile of the town and so,
any enquiry concerning Westport requires the records for each
of these three parishes to be searched.
In Oughaval civil parish, 1856:
Bellataleen, land in Murrisknaboll
Murrisknaboll, land in Bellataleen
Murrisknaboll, land in Bellataleen and Carrowkeeran
In Kilmena civil parish, 1856:
Inishgort, Clew Bay
In Aghagower civil parish, 1856:
Corveigh Lower, land in Codarragh South