Tipperary & Waterford tenants of the Woulfe Mansfield Estate

Small Sources No. 18:    This list of 131 tenants is from the index to a rental of the Woulfe & Mansfield estate in the period 1783–1811.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 original is in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 9632).  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

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Hanah Anderson
Walter Butler
Bessborough, Lord, now Earl of Ormond
Jno. Briscoe
John Bryan
Edmund Bourk
William Bolan
Thomas Bryan
Thos Butler & partners for part of Gragavalla
John Bradshaw, Attorney
Michael Burke & ..?
Michael Burke
William Connor
Daniel Connory
Michael Cullinan
Hu Cane ..?
Felix Cleary
Joseph Coppinger now James Power?
Michael, John and James Cusack, and Danl. Kiely
Thos. Cooney
Lord Clonmel
John Delahunt now Jams? Neel?
Jas. Deehy
Patk. & Darby Deady
Widow Shee
Lord Dunsany
Pat ? Downey, Butcher
John Fling
John Fleming now Michl. his son
James (Jerm?) Farrell
Danl Fling
Michl. Fleming
Tho. Fleming
Pierce Fleming
Danl. Fling
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
Darby Hurly
John Hearn
Laur.ce Jephson & Hickey
John Kelly
Andw & John Kirwan for Pat Kirwan
Widow Jones
John Keily & Richard Hylan for part of Newtownlennan…
Kilnonerha tenants 88 & 89
Richd. Kennedy see J. O’Neills acct..
Pat Kirwan
Rev. Willm Lonergan
Thoms Lonergan
James Lynch Chandler now Pat Downey
James Lynch for Sam Skelton
Philip Mortimer
Magrath, Mulloolly
Patk McNamara
John Magrath
Denis Magrath
James Magrath
Phil & Rd. Mara
Thos. Mandeville
John McCullagh
John Mansfield
Richd Mara
Philip Mara
Thomas Newcomen ..Lord Clonmel
Michael Nowlan for a passage to a dwelling now held from Jas. O’Donnell
Corn. O’Callaghan
Wm. Organ & Keily
Joseph O’Donnell
Maurice O’Donnell
James O’Neill, Grocer
Cath Power
Richard Power now John
Thom Power, cooper
Jno. Purcell Brewer now ?? O’Donnell
Wm Power Gow.
Owen Phelan
Laurce. Power
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
John Quonaham
Robt & Pat Quinlan
Patrick Quirk
Phineas Riall
John Ryan
Rent Role of leases from Thos Newcomen & Jno. Briscoe Rathgormuck
James Ryley
Saml. Skelton now Jas(?) Lynch
John Slattery
James Sause
Jas. Skehan
Widow Shee and James Shee
Cath Skehan
Darby Sullovan
James Skehan
Paul Slattery Carrickbeg
Rich Sause
John Tredenham for Lower Derrygrath, Kilmoresha, Newtownlennan
Thoms Tobin
Wm. Vass
Walter Whelan
Wm & J(?) Wall ?
Thoms. White ?
Michael Welsh
Ns Woulfe his heirs
Willm. Walsh
Thoms. Woods
Francis White
Thos Whelan & Thos Mullins
Isaac Withers
Charles William Wall
Michael Walsh reps for rent charge on Mardike in Brioghane
Thoms? White

Extract from index to rental, courtesy of National Library of Ireland




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