Occupants and Lessees of Houses in Kilkenny City 1808
Small Sources No. 72. This is a list of 145 persons listed as lessees or occupants of premises described as ‘Arran Estate Houses’ in the town of Kilkenny in 1808. They are listed in a rental ledger within the the extensive ‘Ormond Papers‘ collection in the National Library of Ireland. The specific file (Ms 23,811) […]
Domville tenants in Manulla area of Mayo 1833.
Small Sources 63: This is a list of 95 tenants in several townlands in western Mayo in 1833. Most of the properties are in adjoining townlands of the Civil parishes of Templemore, Manulla, Balla and Killedan, which are just east of Castlebar . A few are elsewhere in the county as indicated in […]
Labourers in Strokestown, Roscommon in 1820/21
Small Sources 58: This is a list of 66 farm and garden workers on the Pakenham-Mahon estate in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon in 1821. It is a small book included in a file entitled ‘Wages book of the Pakenham – Mahon estate‘ in the National Library of Ireland, Ms. 2598. The book was apparently kept by […]
Tenants of Farnham estate in Castlerahan Barony, Co. Cavan, 1717 – 1785.
Small Sources 41: This list of 69 tenants in 55 properties is from a rental (NLI Ms 11, 491 – 8) among the Farnham Estate papers and shows tenants with properties in County Cavan during a period from 1717 to 1785, and also the date of their leases and a synopsis of the lease terms. […]
Grand Jury Presentments
The relative shortage of Irish sources makes every record linking a name to a place useful. One of the obscure sources which can be used are the Grand Jury Presentments. Grand Juries were the forerunners of the modern County Councils. They were a panel of major landowners established in each county to make decisions on […]