Monthly Archives: November 2018
Small Sources 36: This is a list of 183 tenants from the index to a rental of the Barton Estate in Tipperary. The original document is in the National Library of Ireland and contains “Rent ledgers of the estate of William Barton in Co Tipperary, 1775-1782; 1796 – 1805. NLI, Ms. 5875.” See our article here for a detailed account of rentals and their relevance. This rental does not give specific locations for the tenants, but most appear to be in the town of Fethard and the surrounding parishes. A few are indicated as being resident elsewhere. Thomas Barton bought the estate at Fethard, county Tipperary, in 1751 and the family kept possession until the 1950s. Thomas was a member of the Barton family of Fermanagh and in the 1720s he established a wine business in Bordeaux, France, which still exists as Barton & Guestier. Thomas Barton was Member of the British Parliament for Fethard until 1800. His estate in Tipperary was in the parish of Fethard (barony of Middlethird) and in the neighbouring parishes of Baptistgrange, Barrettsgrange, Coolmundry, Peppardstown, Rathcool and Redcity. The Barton residence was at Grove House near Fethard.
John Hamrock, Ancestor Network, visited the MyHeritage roadshow in Oslo this week and met up with blogger and well known US genealogist Dick Eastman. Read More