Terence Boyle is listed in Griffiths Valuation of 1864 as farming 11 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land in the townland of Legmoylin. The landlord was Walter McGough Bond who owned most of the land in the 342 acre townland. Terences' son, John, was active in the Land League, which was successful, through the Land Acts of the 1890's, in transferring ownership to the tenants. Terence's brother, Edward (Ned) Boyle, gave his name to the lane (loanin) which runs from Ballynaclosha through Tullydonnell. He is listed in Griffith's Valuation as leasing a house and 5 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches from John Murphy who owned all of the land (247 acres) in Tullydonnell (Gage). In 1861 Terence rented 15 acres 1 rood and 15 perches in Tullydonnell (Gage). He must have died some time before 1873 when this land was registered to another son, Michael who in 1883 also acquired Ned Boyle's land (but not the house on the land). He subsequently disposed of this but I have yet to find out when or to whom. Michael's daughter, Alice, was murdered in the house on this land in 1927 by her husband, Dan Reel, who then killed himself. The land passed to Michael's nephew, James Dolan and subsequently to Peter Boyle, whose daughter, Majella McEntegart, now lives on the land.
The land in Legmoylin was left to Terence's eldest son, Patrick, and then to his grandson Michael who never married and after whose death it went to Felix Boyle, Michael's nephew. It has since been sold.
This tree is not complete. At present I do not know my great great grandmother's name but according to the late Peter Boyle she was Hughes from Mullaghbane. With the exception of John and Mary Boyle (my grandparents), only sketchy information is available on the first three generations and their descendants. For example, in the 1911 Census John and Jane report that they had 11 children. So far I have identified only 6 of them. Not all dates of birth are known so the order is likely to be incorrect. It is based on the 1901 and 1911 Censuses of Ireland and the personal recollections of relatives. Terence's children in orange, grandchildren in olive; great-grandchildren in blue; great-great grandchildren in green; subsequent generations in black. The tree will be updated as additional data is received. For information on individuals visit the Family Name Index.
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