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Rental for John’s Hill, Waterford in 1831-40: Small Sources No. 7.

These 17 waterford John's hilltenants are listed in the ‘Ledger Accounts’ of the Paul Estate.  It also shows the annual rental amount.   John’s Hill is now part of Waterford city but at the time would have been outside the city.  The houses are of very variable sizes as is evident from the rental amounts which vary from £1 to £155.    The original ledger  is in the Paul Estate records in the National Library of Ireland NLI: Ms. 12,985.  The Paul Estate had holdings in several counties, principally Kerry and Carlow but also some holdings in County Waterford.  Further information on the estates of this family can be found on the Landed Estates Database.

The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Patk. = Patrick, Edwd. = Edward etc.     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 ‘Waterford SS7’ in the subject line.

Rev W. Kennedy      – £60
R. Watson Esq         – £18.9.2
J. King Esq.              – £4.2.2
Patk Hanly                – £15
W.E. Cummins        – £26
William Walsh         – £40
William Quan          – £15.19.9
Geo. Moran              – £19.3.1
Patrick Conry          – £2.15.5
Phil Hennessy         – £3.10.0
Patk. Daly                – £4.15.0
Edwd. Leake           – £1.5.10
W.R.Fennessy        – £32
Ellen Power           – £4
Thos. Sheppard Esq.   – £155
W. Edwd. Cummins    – £14
Paul Heany                  – £33

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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