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Limerick Labourers 2 Ms 605 (590x640)

Small Sources 3: Labourers in Shanagolden, Co. Limerick 1808.

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This is a sLimerick Labourers Ms 605 (323x640)ource we found in research for a new edition of ‘Tracing your Limerick Ancestors’. It is a list of labourers working on the Spring-Rice Estate, Mount Trenchard, Limerick (Shanagolden area) on 5 dates from April to July 1808. Labourers are among the most difficult people to trace as they will typically not be listed as landholders.   The original account book is in the National Library of Ireland,  Ms. 605. The payment to each person is also included in the original.
The names are abbreviated: Jno = John; Michl. = Michael; Wm = William, Mau = Maurice etc. No first name is listed for a few, and some are only indicated as ‘Son’ or ‘daughter’. Some names are also repeated on the different days.  Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to  conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Limerick SS3′  in the subject line.
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April 25th 1808.
Richd. Shaughnessy
Richd. Flanigan
Mau. McMahon  
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Kerry:  List of Pupils at Tarbert Charter school NLI  Ms 17,935 (5).

Small Sources 2: Tarbert (Co. Kerry) schoolchildren in 1809

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This list Kerry: List of Pupils at Tarbert Charter school 1809. NLI Ms 17,935 (5).of 39 schoolchildren in Tarbert, Co. Kerry in 1809 was originally posted on the Flyleaf Press blog in Aug 2013.  The original is in the National Library  among the Dr. Michael Quane Papers (Ms. 17,935) which are titled  ‘Letters and papers of Commissioners of Education in Ireland relating to Erasmus Smith foundations’.   The document is a single page headed  ‘A list of the Scholars educating (sic) at the English school founded at Tarbert by the Governors of Erasmus Smith’s Schools. May 1809‘ and is  signed by Aust? Martin,  who may have been the teacher.  An unusual name on the list appears to be ‘Fowlone’ which is reportedly a variant of Folan (see www.johngrenham.com).
If you make a connection, we would love to hear about it.  Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to  conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Kerry SS2′  in the subject line.

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Wex Labourer payments Symes Estate,  Wingfield 1857-9

Small Sources 1: Wexford Estate Workers and Suppliers 1856

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This was our very first ‘Small Sources’, originally posted on our Flyleaf Press web-page in 2013,  but now being repeated on  this page.   This list is of those mentioned in the farm accounts of the Wingfield Estate in the Wex Labourer payments Symes Estate, Wingfield 1857-9Civil Parish of Kilpipe, near Gorey Co. Wexford in 1856-57. They include day-labourers, suppliers and a few customers for farm produce. The original manuscript is in the National Library of Ireland Ms 19,004.  The item supplied or purchased is also noted as this may be useful.  For instance,  Robert Leggett supplied the farm with ‘ointment to cure a cow’, salt and oatmeal which suggests he was a local retailer.  Labourers and small tradesmen are particularly difficult individuals to find in the records so hopefully this list may be useful to someone. If you can make a connection, please let us know.    Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to  conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Wexford SS1′ in the subject line.

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Thurles Tipperary tenants

Small Sources 20: Tenants in Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1816/17

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These 33 people were tenants of Thomas Lenegan in Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary  in 1816/17.  This is one of the main streets in the town but has since been renamed ‘O’Donovan Rossa Street’.  It is unclear if the premises were residences or businesses.   The list is among the Lenegan Estate papers in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 497).  Lenegan had estates in Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny;  and elsewhere.
The list below shows the tenant’s names and the yearly rent.  The full list also shows the arrears due in November 1816.  The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Jas. = James, Danl. = Daniel etc.  One of the unusual names listed is Lanty Ryan.  However,  a Lant Ryan is listed as a householder in Thurles in the Griffith Valuation (~1848),  although on a different street. The illustrations show a section of the original rental (above) and the Rental title (at end).
Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to  conduct further research on these individuals or obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Tipperary SS20′ in the subject line.

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