A return of the Hearths fireing places and stoves within the county….for establishing revenue for his Majesty…Note: McGillaspick was the principal spelling of the Gillespie name in this time period.
BARONY OF ENESHOWEN
Moville Parish (108 households 198 hearths, 19 pounds, 16 shillings) 26
- John Gillespie of Crehenan.
Donagh Parish (75 hearths, 7 pounds 10 s) Later called Donaghmore Parish
- Byran McGillespick of Carrowmore
BARONY OF KILMACRENANA
Kilmacrenan Parish (83 hearths, 8 pounds 6 shillings
- Owen McGillaspick of Garcharron
Cornwall Parish (143 hearths, 14 pounds 6 shillings)
- Bryan McGillispick of Pollan
BARONY OF BANNAGH & BOYLAGH
Killbegs Parish (63 households, 67 hearths, 6 pounds 14 s)
- Shan M’Gillespick of Kilterny
- Owen McGillaspick of Glangess
Glencolumbkiile (78) & Kilcar Parish (24) (73 hearths, 7 pounds 6 sh.)
- Neale McGillespick
- Mangnis McGillespick
- Foriagh Mail M’Gillespick
Templecrone Parish (17 hearths, 1 pound 14 s)
Hugh M’Gillespick of Maghrtyermon
Kilbarren Parish (89 hearths, 8 pounds 18 s)
?Neece McGillissy of Forecossy
No Gillespies with hearths to tax in Parishes of: Aghanunshen, Augnis (e.g. Ramelton), Clandahurka, Clonca, Clondevaddoge, Clonleigh, Clonmany, Culdaff, Desertegney, Donoughmore, Drumhome, Enniskeel, Enver, Fawthen, Garan, Killaghty, Killgarvan, Killomard, Leek, Lettermacward, Innishmacsaint, Mevagh, Muff, Raphoe, Raymoghy, Stranorlar, Taghboyned, Templecarine, Templemore, Tullaghfernem. Tullagobegley, & Ray.
The highlighted parishes indicate a Gillespie presence 192 years later, from Griffiths’ Valuation records 1857.