Meaning: park of the mill
According to O Donovans Field Name books, the standard name given to the townland was Millpark and Páirc a’ mhuillin as its official Irish form. Other names given to this townland was Mill Park (By. Surveyor’s Sketch Map, County Cess Collector, Local, Mearsman and Tithe Ledger) and Millpark (Ross by) (Down Survey).
Millpark is a central townland in the parish of Ross. Millpark was bounded on the north and west by Kilbeg Upper. It was bounded south by Ballyweeaun and Fahy. It was bounded on the east by Fahy and Kilbeg Upper.
Down Survey: The Down Survey was a cadastral survey of Ireland carried out by William Petty, English scientist in 1655 and 1656. The survey was apparently called the “Down Survey” by Petty because the results were set down in maps ‘‘admeasurement down’ was used; it is referred to by that name in Petty’s will.’ (Wikipedia). The name used by the Down Survey for this village was Millpark (Ross by). There was no townland information available for Millpark.
O Donovan’s (1838): The proprietor for this village was the Earl of Leitrim and Charlemont Roshil or Dublin. The agent was Mr. James Fair of Fairhil Ross parish. The complete townland was in proprietors possession. The soil was pretty good now and was growing a good crop of oats. The townland was a long hill of an oval form and had a hut for cattle at the north east corner of the townland. There was also a stunted ash tree close to this hut. There was also an antiquity of a fort in this townland. It was situated on the boundary between Kelbeg and Ballyweeaun.
According to Griffith’s Valuation, Millpark had a total acreage of 9 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches. The total valuation for this village was £6.10s.0d. The immediate lessor for this townland was Earls of Letrim and Charlemont. The townland was comprised of one plot.
Plot 1 was composed of 9 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches. This plot belonged to Michael Higgins. Total valuation for this plot was £6.10s.0d.
Plot 1 Michael Higgins had land. The land was valued at £6.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £6.10s.0d.
There was no 1901 census found for this townland.
There was no 1911 census found for this townland.