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Kerry Tenants of the Earl of Listowel 1755: Small Sources 11

This document lists ~100 tenants in the area of Listowel,  Co. Kerry in 1755. It is among the papers of the Earl of Listowel but may then have been owned by the Knight of Kerry.  It lists the property name (all appear to be townland names) and rent due on 29th of September 1755. Further information on the family  estate can be found here.   The high rents suggest that most tenants are gentry, or perhaps ‘middlemen’ who sublet the property to smaller tenants.  However, the list of names in the illustration at the top (all from the village of Lixnaw) are smaller tenants.   The original document is in the National Archives of Ireland (reference  NAI M 2353) and is a single page with six columns: 3 per tenant. The illustration shows only 3 columns.   The numbers indicate the rent in £.s.d ( i.e. pounds, shillings and pence).

The document is in poor condition and there  are therefore gaps in the transcription. Question-marks indicate uncertainties;   ‘….’  indicates an indecipherable word. First names are abbreviated in most cases (Jno = John, Frs = Francis etc). Townlands we have been able to identify are in the Barony of Clanmaurice, and in the PLU of Listowel, Co. Kerry.

Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals or to obtain copies. Click here  and quote ‘Kerry SS11’ in the subject line.  Flyleaf Press also have a guide to research in Kerry – see here.

Tenement / Tenants name / yearly rent (£.s.d.)
Deal & Kilconolo  /  Jo. Fitzmaurice Esq  /  99.0.0
Farren Peirse  /  Ex Richd. Birch  /  30.0.0
Drummin  /  Ex. Dd. Gun  /  28.0.0
Ballybonion  /  Frs. Creagh  /  41.0.0
Kieleheny  /  Ex. Jno. Dee  /  18.0.0
Ballyeagh  /  Ex. Lt. Jno Miller  /  40.0.0
Ballyeagh Warren  /  Patt Crowly  /  12.0.0
Cashion Ferry  /  Wm. Keady (Ready?)  /  8.0.0
Balingown & Kilamiro  /  Edm. Lina…  /  25.0.0
Kiltean & Kilarada  /  Ex. Capt. Gregory  /  66.0.0
Lebanos?  /  Jas. Raymond  /  37.0.0
Balyegan  /  Ex of Jas. Raymond  /  27.0.0
Balydonogue  /  Ex of Geo. Gun  /  32.0.0
Coolkeragh  /  Ex of Alex Elliott  /  81.0.0
Shaun…ta  /  Ex Chr. Julian  /  8.0.0
Tullamore & Tullabeg  /  do.  /  85.0.0
Pullagh  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  8.0.0
Aghahotrish  /  Ex of Rd. Peirse  /  20.0.0
Gortacrussane  /  Dd. Stott?  /  40.00
Drommurrin  /  Thos. Buttler  /  41.0.0
Listowhile  /  Ex of Jas. Julian  /  110.0.0
Gortshanavoa  /  Ex of Thos Collins  /  15.0.0
Coolevana  /  Jas. Raymond  /  15.0.0
N. Div. Ilaneaneev  /  Robt. Kittson  /  10.0.0
…/ Jon. Kittson  /  91.0.0
Dromligat  /  Michl. Scanlan & Exec.
Of Patt Furnel??  /  302.0.0
Culeanilig Cregan  /  Denis Mahony  /  81.0.0
Left edge of page missing for next 6 entries
…Woodland  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  30.0.0
..legan  /  Andw. Sheahan  /  90.0.0
..kanebrack  /  Thos. Quile  /  31.10.0
…onogan  /  Jas. White  /  19.10.0
…indaff  /  Ex of Rd. H…ddy  /  51.0.0
..ineirugh  /  Ex. Wm. Hi…ric  /  100.0.0
Inchmaguleragh  /  Jno. Quilter  /  12.0.0
Two Knockagowls  /  Dd. Stitt  /  53.0.0
Two Knockinunanes  /  Kerry Weir  /  51.0.0
East Billeragh  /  Robt. Purcell  /  21.10.0
West Billeragh  /  Geo. Birch  /  33.0.0
Upper Cooln…line  /  Ulisses Fitzmaurice  /  18.10.0
Lower co.  /  Thomas Purcell  /  30.10.0
Two Ballydoohig  /  Wm Raymond Esq  /  47.0.0
T…hand  /  Jno. Fitzmaurice  /  18.0.0
Dromelagh  /  Joseph Huddy?  /  47.0.0
Rathlea  /  John Coggan  /  81.0.0
Banemore & Ballygarrett  /  Richd. Collins  /  61.0.0
Island Bromadara  /  Ex. Le. Kerry Lyn  /  10.0.0
Lyeracroompana  /  Darby Carty  /  20.0.0
Gortaclogane  /  Ex. Thos. Halloran  /  30.0.0
Pullin ??  /  Exx. Thos Hanninan  /  30.0.0
…duglassey  /  Dd. Ollif & … Twiss  /  33.0.0

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Second column starts here
Kilf..ry  /  Geo. Church  /  120.0.0
Muckinagh  /  Ex Wm. Coggan  /  31.0.0
Knockburr..  /  Kiln. Gregory Esq.  /  37.0.0
Lissah.. (Lissahane?)  /  Ex. Richd. Birch  /  31.0.0
Finuge & ..ffa..  /  Richd. Morris Esq  /  101.0.0
East Bal…uricall  /  James Weir  /  29.0.0
West Ba…ical  /  Cottiers  /  44.0.0
Ballycuskey  /  Exs. Lt Kerry Lynn  /  29.0.0
Balintohir  /  Ex Eugene ? ..gha  /  50.0.0
Knockandacurraheane  /  do./ 6.10.0
…eehan  /  James Weir  /  34.0.0
East do.  /  Richd. Copply  /  28.0.0
Inisbeg  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  24.0.0
Tullymaksherisk  /  Ex.Thos. Peirse  /  33.0.0
Ballinagara  /  Ex. Jo. Peirse  /  30.0.0
Ahabeg  /  Wm Raymond Esq  /  144.0.0
Balinvoher  /  Thos. Stack & Danl.McDermot?/ 17.0.0
Two Mackinoghs  /  Richd. Dalrimple  /  42.0.0
? Divn. Of Ballincloher  /  Thos. Stoughton Esq.  /  75.14.0
Cloghercanon?  /  Edm. Oliff  /  55.10.0
Gortadrislig  /  Richd. Sells ?  /  26.10.0
Dromroe  /  Gt. Peirse  /  23.0.0
Tullacrimeen  /  Doctr Jo. Botell  /  12.10.0
Denominations column is torn for next entries – start of place names missing
..anal  /  Jo. Twiss  /  23.0.0
.aad  /  Kerry Lyne Blk  /  17.0.0
.h  /  Ex. Harmon Fitzmaurice  /  80.0.0
Jas. Raymond  /  96.0.0
Earl of Shelburne  /  100.0.0
James Mafon (Mason?)  /  91.0.0
..oughtra  /  Henry Wilson?  /  14.10.0
..rquin  /  John Harnett  /  71.0.0
..enny  /  Wm. Sills  /  75.10.0
.. Crosbie  /  12.0.0
…uilean?  /  Do.  /  5.0.0
..ano  /  Exs. of Robt. Hilliard  /  32.11.0
.e  /  Capn. Jno Bolton  /  87.0.0
…Fenit  /  Monitor? Carey  /  90.0.0
Outward do.  /  Owen Sulivan  /  51.0.0
F…William  /  Edmd Cummane  /  6.0.0
Denominations column is torn for next entries – centre of some place names is missing
Ol..w/ Timothy Almond  /  1.0.0
Ma..se & Custom of  Ardfert Fair  /  Thos. Parks  /  7.10.0
She…ws?  /  Denis Sheheran?  /  0.16.0
HIgg..  /  Darby Crean and
Wh..ones  /  Denis Lawlor  /  1.2.0
..Knockaalig  /  ?. Fitzmaurice  /  4.10.0
Kilreany  /  Wm. Gun Esq.  /  4.0.0
Ballyonery?  /  Jon. Sta..on  /  1.0.0/
Gur…insigh  /  Kn. of Kerry  /  0.9.0
Bal..no  /  do.  /  0.3.4
Crat..Garryanna  /  Richd. Ponsonby Esq  /  7.3.8
Bal..? & Balynei..  /  ..Trinity College  /  6.13.4
Bal..  /  Ex of Robt Oliver Esq  /  8.0.0
Irr.. (Irramore?)  /  do.  /  0.3.4
Ard… & Ballinprior  /  Sn Mau:? Crosbie Ard..  /  4.0.0
De…. Lands …. & /
Lis… & Kilcloony  /  Wm. Raymond Esq.  /  100.0.0
The ….rke  /  Wm Pary  /  40.0.0
Gr….iger  /  Jno. Justice? & Jno. Cooney  /  30.0.0
L….lgera  /  James Weir  /  14.0.0

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‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball. see here

About Jim Ryan

Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher on Irish genealogy. His book ‘Irish Records’ (Ancestry Inc., now Turner Publishing) is a standard guide. His other books include: Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf 2001); Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf 2001), and Tracing Sligo Ancestors (Flyleaf 2012). He has lectured extensively at genealogy meetings and his research interests include church records and Rentals. He writes blogs and articles for In-Depth Genealogist (http://theindepthgenealogist.com), and also a blog for www.flyleafpress.ie.

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