Small Sources 19: This is a list of 91 tenants is from the index to a Trant estate rental in Dovea, Co. Tipperary (Civil Parish of Inch) in 1837. The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 1757. Information on the Trant family and their estates is in the Landed Estates Database. The Trant family were originally from Co. Kerry but moved in the early 1800s to this estate in Dovea, Co. Tipperary. They continued to own land in Kerry until the 1820s and a separate blog lists some of their Kerry tenants in 1791. The rental contains details of rents charged, payments made and (usually) the location of the holding.
The illustration above shows an extract from the index to the rental listing the tenants’ names and a page number. Each of the indicated pages contain information on the rents paid and the ways in which payment was made. For instance, many tenants paid their rent in the form of labour on the estates of the landlord. The illustration below shows the debit page from the account of tenant William Egan Smith. A full account of rental practices in Irish estates is in our article on Rentals. 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 ‘Tipperary SS18′ in the subject line. Note also that we publish a ‘Guide to Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors‘ by local historian Noreen Higgins-McHugh. Note also that there is a handy map-based index to all of our blogs available here. These free blogs contain records not available elsewhere including 9 blogs for Co. Tipperary sources.
Denis (?) Carrol ?
Patrick Brian and son
Widow Corrogan (usually spelled Corrigan)
Denis Carrol ?
David Cu… (Currigan?)
Laurence Corrigan ?
Widow CareyMichl. C…y
Thos. Hines ?
James and Wm. Gleeson
Wm Smith Egan
Philip Egan, N White
John Fogarty junior
John & William Fogarty
Mr Philip Fogarty
Patrick Fogarty And…
Patt Fogarty Gate
William Hall, Taylor
John Maher Buchr (Butcher?)
Widow Maher, of James
Andrew and Philip Maher
Larence (sic) Purcill (usually spelled Purcell)
John Pulmer (?)
Robt. Shiels ?
White, Representif of Egan
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 map index to these is available here.