Old photographs Old photos of Moville and the surrounding areas.

Maps Old maps of the two parishes in Moville.

Books Read a history of Moville, and see other references to the area.

Lewis' Topographical Dictionary Extracts from the Topographical Dictionary published in 1837

FHC Records Family History Centre (LDS) film references for Moville records


Moville Farmers
The Hernan family, farmers in Carrowtrasna and Stroove

Spinning Wheel.Premium Entitlement List

Flax Growers Bounty List - 1796

In the 18th Century Ulster gained a worldwide reputation as a producer of fine linen, which is made from flax. From time to time, the Government introduced incentives to encourage more people to grow flax.

In 1796 the Irish Linen Board published a list of people who had received bounties for planting flax. This was known officially as the “Spinning Wheel Premium Entitlement List”, but was generally called the “Flax Growers Bounty List”. Only the name and civil parish of the beneficiary was recorded, and there is no further detail available.

Over 60,000 people in Ireland received incentives, of which over 40,000 were based in Ulster. Donegal and Tyrone had the highest number of recipients, reflecting the importance of flax in the local economy. People planting one acre of flax received four spinning wheels, and those who planted five acres received a loom.

The following records are available for Moville:

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