December 27, 2016 Genealogy Research No Comments
Small Sources 14: This list of small farmers is derived from 2 documents in Ms. 8344 in the National Library of Ireland, entitled “Rent ledger of lands in Co. Tipperary the property of the Maunsell (?) family, 1848”.   Despite the title, Tippthe properties are in the townland of  Carrig Beg (403 acres; spelt Carraghbeg in the document) which is in the Parish of Castletown, Co. Limerick. A map and further information is here.   It is on the Tipperary border and in the Poor Law Union of Tipperary.
The two source documents are (a) a rental with a list of 22 tenants, and (b) a separate letter from Michael Ryan (presumably the land-agent)  to the landlord detailing the “..number of acres in tillage and meadowing in Castletown” dated Oct. 24 1849. The latter document contains almost all of the same persons as the rental, but the final three on the list below are additional to the rental list and may have taken up tenancies in the interim. The file also contains rent receipts which clearly show the location of the properties as being Carrig Beg.
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Thomas Crowe
John Ryan
Mary Ryan (Widow Ml.)
John Maher
William Ryan
Denis Berrane
James Stapleton
John Stapleton
Denis Stapleton
William Coffey  (Coffy in agent’s letter)
Denis Coffey
Connor Gorman  
(listed as ‘Cornelius’ in the agent’s letter)
John Berrane
Patk. Berrane
Denis Anderson
Patk. Anderson
Thomas Hammersly   (Hamersly in agent’s letter )
James O’Brien
Widow Buckley  
(noted as ‘Honora’ in agent’s letter)
William Power
James Doyle
Mary Ryan
Michl. Fraley (?)
Jas. Maher
Widow Birrane
John Crowe

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Written by Jim Ryan
Dr Jim Ryan is a writer and publisher who has been active in Irish genealogy for the past 35 years. His books include: Irish Records- sources of family and local history; Tracing your Dublin Ancestors (Flyleaf Press 2009); Irish Church Records (Flyleaf 2001); Sources for Irish Family History (Flyleaf 2001), and Tracing your Sligo Ancestors (Flyleaf 2012). He writes blogs and articles for Ancestor Network and Irish Roots, and previously for In-Depth Genealogist, and Irish America. He has lectured extensively to genealogy conference and societies.