Small Sources No. 18: 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.
This list of 131 tenants is from the index to a rental of the Woulfe & Mansfield estate in the period 1783–1811. The original is in the National Library of Ireland, Ms. 9632. The Woulfe & Mansfield families had separate estates in Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary (Woulfe) and Rathgormuck, Co. Waterford (Mansfield). In 1785 Elizabeth Woulfe married John Mansfield and the estates were combined. Further information on the estates is in the Landed Estates Database. The rental covers separate lands in the two counties, but they were managed as one, so the index includes tenants from both estates. The full details of holdings, rents, payments etc can be found in the rental. Note that this only includes names listed in the index. An example of the index is at the end of this blog showing tenant names and the page number of each of their accounts. The full account gives the rent due and the payments made. The example above is the debit side of the account of John treadinham who rented property at Kilnaresha in 1787 for £119.17.7 for each half-year. This man was obviously a major landholder or possibly a ‘middle-man’ who sublet this property to smaller tenants. Further information on land rental practices can be found in our article here. Names of further tenants can be found in the original rental records as the nominal tenants often act on behalf of groups in an area. The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Jno. = John, Wm. = William etc. Other useful information in the index (e.g. occupations, property names etc) is also included. The index has been ‘updated’ in places to show that the property has passed to another tenant. For example Joseph Coppinger now James Power suggests that the property of Coppinger is now occupied by James Power.
Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct research on these individuals or to obtain copies. Click here and quote ‘Tipperary SS18′ in the subject line. Note also that we publish a ‘Guide to Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors‘ by local historian Noreen Higgins-McHugh.
Name of tenant
Bessborough, Lord, now Earl of Ormond
Thos Butler & partners for part of Gragavalla
John Bradshaw, Attorney
Michael Burke & ..?
Hu Cane ..?
Joseph Coppinger now James Power?
Michael, John and James Cusack, and Danl. Kiely
John Delahunt now Jams? Neel?
Patk. & Darby Deady
Pat ? Downey, Butcher
John Fleming now Michl. his son
James (Jerm?) Farrell
James Griffin, Dec.. James Nowlan
Patt Grace for R Kennedy holdings
Edmd. HartelyRev. Nichs. Herbert
Rich. Heelan for Rafter and Corbet’s part
Richd. Hylan& Jno Keily for Jno Brown’s part
Laur.ce Jephson & Hickey
Andw & John Kirwan for Pat Kirwan
John Keily & Richard Hylan for part of Newtownlennan…
Kilnonerha tenants 88 & 89
Richd. Kennedy see J. O’Neills acct..
Rev. Willm Lonergan
James Lynch Chandler now Pat Downey
James Lynch for Sam Skelton
Phil & Rd. Mara
Thomas Newcomen ..Lord Clonmel
Michael Nowlan for a passage to a dwelling now held from Jas. O’Donnell
Wm. Organ & Keily
James O’Neill, Grocer
Richard Power now John
Thom Power, cooper
Jno. Purcell Brewer now ?? O’Donnell
Wm Power Gow.
Edmd. Power of Gurteen
Wm Power of Ballyden
Patrick Power for the lodge
John Power Betty? Late Richd Power
Ellen Power for house
Robt Power Tanner
Execs. of Saml. Pim, now Joshua Pim and John Davis
Robt & Pat Quinlan
Rent Role of leases from Thos Newcomen & Jno Briscoe Rathgormuck
Saml. Skelton now Jas(?) Lynch
Widow Shee and James Shee
Paul Slattery Carrickbeg
John Tredenham for Lower Derrygrath, Kilmoresha, Newtownlennan
Wm & J(?) Wall ?
Thoms. White ?
Ns Woulfe his heirs
Thos Whelan & Thos Mullins
Charles William Wall
Michael Walsh reps for rent charge on Mardike in Brioghane
Other articles in our series on Irish Family Sources:
- Petty Sessions– the records of local courts
- Grand Jury Presentments – records of local councils on payments for public works and staff
- Rentals – management of tenants by estates and the records created
- Middle names – the use (or non-use) of second or middle names in Irish records
- How comprehensive are Irish Civil Records?
- Catholic Church Records
- Travellers’ accounts of Ireland in the 18th and 19th centuries
- Census returns in Gaelic or Irish language
- 50+ blogs with names extracted from manuscript source. A handy map index to these is available here.