"Barony Map of Lurg and Cole Makernan"
Bodley, Sir Josias
Outlines an area now known as Lurg and Coole between Lough Erne and Omagh. In 1609, King James I commissioned Sir Josias Bodley to survey the confiscated lands in six northern counties to enable the government to allot land to new settlers and others involved in the Plantation of Ulster. The preliminary work for the map began in the summer of 1608 when verbal information was gathered from local people to try to determine the acreage and type of confiscated land as well as the location of land owned by the Church. However, in these Ulster counties, land was calculated not in acres but in various traditional local measures which presented great difficulty for the surveyors in varying acreage size according to the district.