GRIFFITH'S VALUATION HOUSEHOLD SURVEY
Griffith's Valuation was a count of households and land in Ireland betweenn 1847 and 1864. The 1854 index of surnames just for the parish of Kilmanaghan in County Offaly alone is very long so I have extracted and printed only the names of people listed in the townland of Lurgan below. Some of the surnames we can recognise from the 1911 Census such as Callaghan, Henson, Low and of course Stones.
Note there are two people with the surname Stones listed, one is John and one Timothy. I know already that there was an ancestor named Timothy Stones who was noted as the father of Daniel Stone on his marriage certificate.
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Kilmanaghan, County Offaly
Surname First Name Townland Parish County
Callaghan James Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Fox Michael Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Gough Joseph Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Hankinson Thomas Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Henson James Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Henson John Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Low Robert Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Mc Guire Patrick Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Stones John Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Stones Timothy Lurgan Kilmanaghan Offaly
Most common surnames in Kilmanaghan in 1854
Surname & No of Households
Note of Lowe in Griffiths Evaluation, 1854
Found in a website about the Lowe family in Ireland
Robert Low 2 plots in Lurgan, Kilmanaghan parish, Kings Co. This townland is adjacent to Ballyscarvan, with Ballynamuddagh next to it. This was Robert Lowe of Cornaher; he was born and raised his children on his farm in Lurgan. This is the farm with the stone house and stone outbuildings, and tenant's stone house in the yard, that Don Lowe visited. Robert had 61 acres, and two house-sized plots nearby.