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This is a small list we found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford. It shows 37 labourers or workmen on the Thomas Meyler Estate in the townland of Harristown, Parish of Kilcavan, Wexford in 1850. It is in a Workmen’s account book which shows the dates worked and payments made to each worker in May 1850. Payments vary from 4d (pence) to 12d (12 pence, which equals 1 shilling) per day with women at 4d and most males paid 6d plus. Lists of workmen are useful as they tend to be difficult to find in the records. They are arranged in couples or family groups as indicated below with one page per individual or group (with some exceptions as in the illustration).
The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 5356. As usual, if you make a connection with anyone on this list, we would be interested to hear. 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 SS5’ in the subject line.
April 25th 1808.
This list of 91 tenants is from the index to a Trant estate rental in Dovea, Co. Tipperary (Civil Parish of Inch) in 1837. The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 1757. Information on the Trant family and their estates is in the Landed Estates Database http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie. The rental contains details of rents charged, payments made and (usually) the location of the holding. Read More
Our publishing arm, Flyleaf Press, has been publishing a series of ‘Small Sources’ on its blog page for several years. These are lists of names which are too small to attract the attention of most of the guides. Nevertheless, these names can be gold-dust to someone out there. We are going to continue this list on the Ancestor Network site from now on, and we will also be moving the earlier blogs from the Flyleaf site to here, so keep an eye out for some quirky lists, and for some names of interest to you. Read More