November 24, 2017 Genealogy Research No Comments

Small Sources 24. This small list shows 30 Labourers on the Devonshire Estate, Lismore, Co. Waterford in 1850. Lists of workmen are useful as they tend to be difficult to find in the records. The names were extracted from several documents in the a file of accounts of the Devonshire Estate in the National Library of Ireland, which show the dates worked and payments made to each worker on dates in 1850.    Most are also tenants on the estate and paying their rent through labour.    The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Michl. = Michael, Wm. = William etc . The originals are in National Library of Ireland Ms. 43,760/1.     Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals or others in these estate papers and/or to obtain copies of the original. Click here and quote ‘Waterford SS24’ in the subject line.

John Power
Wm. Ahern
Jas. Nugent (Neugant in 1 list)
Michl. Roach
Ned Neil
Michl. Walsh
Thos Sheehan
James Lee
Patt Ryan
Michl. Flail
Mary Lyons
Alley Ahern
Peggy Sweeney
Mary Riley
Peggy Lyons (Peg in some lists)
Peggy Bryan (Peg in some lists)
Pat Walsh
James Mansfield
Morris Power
Dainel Brayan
Dick Broderick
Nelly Falley
Narey Falley
Mary Colman
John Landers
Darby Griffin
Pat Colliert
James Ferguson
James Conners

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Written by Jim Ryan
Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher who has been active in Irish genealogy for the past 35 years. His books include: Irish Records- sources of family and local history; Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf 2001); Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf 2001), and Tracing your Sligo Ancestors (Flyleaf 2012). He writes blogs and articles for Ancestor Network and Irish Roots, and previously for In-Depth Genealogist, and Irish America. He has lectured extensively to genealogy conference and societies.