Tenants in Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 1816/17

Small Sources 21:  These 33 people were tenants of Thomas Lenegan in Pudding Lane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary  in 1816/17.  This is one of the main streets in the town of Thurles and is marked with a red dot in the above map.   The street  has since been renamed as ‘O’Donovan Rossa Street’.  It is unclear if the premises occupied were residences or businesses.

The rental  list is among the Lenegan Estate papers in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 497).  The name Lenegan is likely to be a variation of Leneghan.    The  family  had estates in Thurles, Co. Tipperary; and in Co. Kilkenny;  and elsewhere.  This rental also contains lists of tenants in Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.
Fig 1 below shows the tenant’s names and the yearly rent.  The full list also shows the arrears due in November 1816.  Rentals are the records of the landlord on tenants, their holdings,  and their payments.  Although these might appear to be purely business records,  many contain rich family information.  A description of rental formats and practices,  and on the  family information they can provide is in our blog Rentals as a resource for Irish family history.
The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Jas. = James, Danl. = Daniel etc.  Many of the names are common in Tipperary including Ryan, Fogarty, Murphy and Maher.  One of the unusual first names listed is Lanty Ryan.  A Lant Ryan is listed as a householder in Thurles in the Griffith Valuation (~1848),  although on a different street. The illustrations below show a section of the original rental (Fig 1)   and the Rental title page below.
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Note also that we publish a ‘Guide to Tracing your Tipperary Ancestors‘  by local historian Noreen Higgins-McHugh.  This details the sources and records available for researching ancestor in county Tipperary, and how they can be best used.     The cover of this title is shown at above left.  The list below gives the names of tenants and the annual rent for each.

Name of tenant and rent due

Widow Behan 0.11.1
Wm.  Bowden formerly Burke 1.8.5
John &  Edmd. Butler  4.0.0
William Butler 0.11.1
James Crowe 1.8.5
John Connell 0.10.0
Thoms.  Carew 0.11.1
Edmund Dwyer 0.11.1
John Fogarty  3.0.0
Jas. &  Danl.  Fogarty 1.5.0
Anthy. Feehely & partners 3.10.0
Peter Geoghegan 0.15.0
William Gleeson 1.0.0
John Hogan 1.2.9
Widow Hoolahan 3.0.0
James Herk? 1.5.0
Philip Kenna 0.15.0
Edmd. Kilmartin 0.17.1
Danl. Larkin 2.15.0
Widow Long 0.11.1
Long & Shea 2.15.0
John Murphy 3.0.0
Mary & Thoms.(?)  Maher 0.11.1
Thomas Maher 1.2.9
Thomas Markley 1.17.6
James Nowlon 2.0.0
Matthew Ryan 1.10.0
James Ryan 1.10.0
William Ryan 1.10.0
Lanty Ryan 1.0.0
Pat Scully 0.11.1
Edmond Toohey 1.0.0
Thoms. Wallace  1.5.0

Fig 2. Extratc from rental list showing tenants and rent due.

Further Tipperary and general articles in our series on Irish Family History sources include:

Tipperary Sources