|This townland has been mapped on OSM, click the following link to see : Mount Darby|
It is worth noting that there is a hill in the area called Mounty Darby, however, we have not found any records of how or why it came to be named.
While researching this townland we found a reference to a townland called Kildermott which would suggest a church in the area. However, no evidence seems to exist.
1823 Church of Ireland Census
The following is an extract from a survey of the North-West Division of Clones Parish.
|Johnston, John & Mary||0||2|
|Johnston, William & Mary||1||0|
Griffiths Valuation 1862
|John Graham||Robert Mayne||House, Offices & Land|
|Patrick Smith||John Graham||House|
|John Venson||John Graham||House|
|Francis Johnston||Robert Mayne||House (In progress) & Land|
|George Wiggins||Francis Johnston||House|
|Margaret Fox||Francis Johnston||House|
|Head of Family||Landholder (if different)|
|John Kells||William Johnston|
Surnames in 2005
The landlord of both Strananerriagh and Mount Darby was Robert Mayne who lived in Dublin. The Mary J.S.Woodwright in the Turbary documents was a daughter. In the following Irish Land Commission document she is joined by two others probably other relatives.
This document was lent to us by the Howe family. It relates to his farm in Mount Darby which in 1901 Census was occupied by John Graham. Like the vast majority of farmers in Ireland at that time he did not own his farm as nowadays but rented it from a landlord. One of the provisions of the 1881 Land Act was to set up a Land Commission which fixed a fair rent by arbitration. The rent for Mr Grahams’farm of 32a:1r:32p in Mount Darby was £11.0.0 before he successfully appealed.
Wm Johnston whose farm was next along the road and who was a schoolboy when Graham’s were there.