Residents of Abbeyleix area, Laois (Queen’s County) in 1801
Small Sources 56: This is a list of 213 people who purchased Indian Meal from the DeVesci Estate in the Civil Parish of Abbeyleix, Queen’s County (now Co. Laois) in July 1801. The background was that there were significant food shortages in Ireland during this year. Food prices had risen dramatically during the previous months, […]
Servants and Tradesmen of Lord Louth, Tallanstown, Co. Louth 1801-03
Small Sources 54: This is a list of 148 servants, tradesmen and labourers employed by Thomas Oliver Plunkett, 11th Lord Louth in the period 1801-03. Their place of employment was Louth Hall in the Civil parish of Tallanstown, near Ardee, County Louth. Logically, most of these workers (and particularly the labourers) would have resided in the […]
Servants of Domville Households in Dublin from 1768-95
Small Sources 53: This is a list of 76 servants employed in two households of the Domville family in County Dublin in the period 1768-1795. The records are arranged by person, and almost all are in the format ‘X was hired on (date) at (salary)‘ followed by a list of dated payments ending usually […]
Rental of Kilconnell Barony, Galway 1840-50.
Small Sources 49: The 150 persons named below were tenants of the Trench estate in the Civil parishes of Ballymacward, Kilconnel, Killaan and Killimordaly in the eastern part of county Galway in the period 1840-50. All were residents of one of 12 townlands: Caraholla, Caramore, Carrane, Carranebeg, Clonba, Cloonecalles, Cloonehinch, Cloonemorres, Creeva, Gortnaboha, Island Carrane, […]
Tenants of Earl of Leitrim in Carrigallen Parish, Co. Leitrim in 1829.
Small Sources No. 40. This is a list of 137 tenants on the Earl of Leitrim’s Bohey estate in 1829. An extract from the listing is in Fig 1. The circumstance would appear to be the appointment of a new land agent, Berry Norris, who compiled a statement of what was owed by tenants when […]
Marriages in Killanerin and Gorey, Wexford 1800-1807
Small Sources No. 31: This is a list of 144 Catholic marriages from 1800-1807 in the Parish of Kilanerin, Co. Wexford that have survived in a priest’s notebook found in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co.Dublin (Reference Ms.C104 – Marriages). The Catholic records of Wexford in the early 1800s are particularly poor, mainly due to […]
New Wexford Baptism records 1783-1790
Small Sources 20: This is a list of 126 Catholic baptisms that took place in Wexford (probably in the Gorey area) between 1783 and 1790. The originals are in a priest’s notebook fond in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co. Dublin (Ms. C 104 – Baptisms) during research by Ancestor Network. We thank the […]
Labourers in Co. Carlow in 1793/4
Small Sources 13: Below is a list of 111 labourers employed on the Vigors Estate at Burgage, near Leighlin Bridge, Co. Carlow in 1793/94. The names are on four separate lists all apparently written by the same farm manager or foreman (based on the handwriting) and included in the Cliff – Vigors Estate Papers […]