Small Sources 9: Carlow Tenants of the Knight of Kerry 1856

The list below is of the County Carlow tenants of the LaTouche estate in Carlow. These tenants signed a letter (Sept 1856) to the Knight of Kerry, Peter Fitzgerald, requesting that he not sell the properties on which they were tenants. Peter Fitzgerald had apparently recently inherited the estate from Lt. Col. Latouche, who was his uncle. The letter, and a reply, are in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 5948). The same file also includes photographs of six of these tenants (indicated below as P) but these are not associated with the letter. The signatories are not all big farmers – analysis of Griffith Valuation shows that their holdings vary from 18 to 225 acres and they are located mainly in the Civil Parish of Dunleckney, Co. Carlow. The photo is of Terrence Byrne who held 76 acres in the townland of Ballywilliamroe. As usual, if you make a connection with anyone on this list, we would be interested to hear, and we can also share the other photos.

John Evans
John Tennant (P)
Luke Agar
George Parker
John Parker
William Ruddock (P)
Robert Kehoe (P) This photo is on
Thomas Doyle
Ralph James
Patt Walshe
Michael Lawlor
Thomas Burgess
George Young
Patrick Kearney (P)
Terrence Byrne (P)
James Nolan
Edward Rose (P)
George Feltus
Michael Kehoe
Ephraim James
Jas Stewart

(Posted by Jim Ryan 5 November 2013)

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