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Small Sources 11:    This document lists ~100 tenants in the area of Listowel,  Co. Kerry in 1755. It is among the papers of the Earl of Listowel but the property may then have been owned by the Knight of Kerry.  It lists the property name (all appear to be townland names) and the rents due on 29th of September 1755.  Further information on the family  estate can be found here.   The high rents suggest that most tenants are gentry, or perhaps ‘middlemen’ who sublet the property to smaller tenants.  Details on rental practices is in our article on rentals which can be viewed  here.  However, the list of names in the illustration at the top (all from the village of Lixnaw) are smaller tenants.   The original document is in the National Archives of Ireland (reference  NAI M 2353) and is a single large page with six columns: 3 per tenant. The illustration shows only 3 columns.   The numbers indicate the rent in £.s.d  ( i.e. pounds, shillings and pence).

The  original document is in poor condition and there  are therefore gaps in the transcription. Question-marks indicate uncertainties;   and   ‘….’  indicates an indecipherable word.  First names are abbreviated in most cases (Jno = John, Frs = Francis etc). Townlands we have been able to identify are in the Barony of Clanmaurice, and in the PLU of Listowel, Co. Kerry.   Further Kerry  sources are available in other blogs in this series.  See our map index here.

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Tenement / Tenants name / yearly rent (£.s.d.)
Deal & Kilconolo  /  Jo. Fitzmaurice Esq  /  99.0.0
Farren Peirse  /  Ex Richd. Birch  /  30.0.0
Drummin  /  Ex. Dd. Gun  /  28.0.0
Ballybonion  /  Frs. Creagh  /  41.0.0
Kieleheny  /  Ex. Jno. Dee  /  18.0.0
Ballyeagh  /  Ex. Lt. Jno Miller  /  40.0.0
Ballyeagh Warren  /  Patt Crowly  /  12.0.0
Cashion Ferry  /  Wm. Keady (Ready?)  /  8.0.0
Balingown & Kilamiro  /  Edm. Lina…  /  25.0.0
Kiltean & Kilarada  /  Ex. Capt. Gregory  /  66.0.0
Lebanos?  /  Jas. Raymond  /  37.0.0
Balyegan  /  Ex of Jas. Raymond  /  27.0.0
Balydonogue  /  Ex of Geo. Gun  /  32.0.0
Coolkeragh  /  Ex of Alex Elliott  /  81.0.0
Shaun…ta  /  Ex Chr. Julian  /  8.0.0
Tullamore & Tullabeg  /  do.  /  85.0.0
Pullagh  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  8.0.0
Aghahotrish  /  Ex of Rd. Peirse  /  20.0.0
Gortacrussane  /  Dd. Stott?  /  40.00
Drommurrin  /  Thos. Buttler  /  41.0.0
Listowhile  /  Ex of Jas. Julian  /  110.0.0
Gortshanavoa  /  Ex of Thos Collins  /  15.0.0
Coolevana  /  Jas. Raymond  /  15.0.0
N. Div. Ilaneaneev  /  Robt. Kittson  /  10.0.0
…/ Jon. Kittson  /  91.0.0
Dromligat  /  Michl. Scanlan & Exec.
Of Patt Furnel??  /  302.0.0
Culeanilig Cregan  /  Denis Mahony  /  81.0.0

Extract from tenant list showing 3 columns of information.

Left edge of page missing for next 6 entries
…Woodland  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  30.0.0
..legan  /  Andw. Sheahan  /  90.0.0
..kanebrack  /  Thos. Quile  /  31.10.0
…onogan  /  Jas. White  /  19.10.0
…indaff  /  Ex of Rd. H…ddy  /  51.0.0
..ineirugh  /  Ex. Wm. Hi…ric  /  100.0.0
Inchmaguleragh  /  Jno. Quilter  /  12.0.0
Two Knockagowls  /  Dd. Stitt  /  53.0.0
Two Knockinunanes  /  Kerry Weir  /  51.0.0
East Billeragh  /  Robt. Purcell  /  21.10.0
West Billeragh  /  Geo. Birch  /  33.0.0
Upper Cooln…line  /  Ulisses Fitzmaurice  /  18.10.0
Lower co.  /  Thomas Purcell  /  30.10.0
Two Ballydoohig  /  Wm Raymond Esq  /  47.0.0
T…hand  /  Jno. Fitzmaurice  /  18.0.0
Dromelagh  /  Joseph Huddy?  /  47.0.0
Rathlea  /  John Coggan  /  81.0.0
Banemore & Ballygarrett  /  Richd. Collins  /  61.0.0
Island Bromadara  /  Ex. Le. Kerry Lyn  /  10.0.0
Lyeracroompana  /  Darby Carty  /  20.0.0
Gortaclogane  /  Ex. Thos. Halloran  /  30.0.0
Pullin ??  /  Exx. Thos Hanninan  /  30.0.0
…duglassey  /  Dd. Ollif & … Twiss  /  33.0.0

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Figure 2: Extract from the document showing some of the entries listed just above.

Second column starts here
Kilf..ry  /  Geo. Church  /  120.0.0
Muckinagh  /  Ex Wm. Coggan  /  31.0.0
Knockburr..  /  Kiln. Gregory Esq.  /  37.0.0
Lissah.. (Lissahane?)  /  Ex. Richd. Birch  /  31.0.0
Finuge & ..ffa..  /  Richd. Morris Esq  /  101.0.0
East Bal…uricall  /  James Weir  /  29.0.0
West Ba…ical  /  Cottiers  /  44.0.0
Ballycuskey  /  Exs. Lt Kerry Lynn  /  29.0.0
Balintohir  /  Ex Eugene ? ..gha  /  50.0.0
Knockandacurraheane  /  do./ 6.10.0
…eehan  /  James Weir  /  34.0.0
East do.  /  Richd. Copply  /  28.0.0
Inisbeg  /  Earl of Shelburne  /  24.0.0
Tullymaksherisk  /  Ex.Thos. Peirse  /  33.0.0
Ballinagara  /  Ex. Jo. Peirse  /  30.0.0
Ahabeg  /  Wm Raymond Esq  /  144.0.0
Balinvoher  /  Thos. Stack & Danl.McDermot?/ 17.0.0
Two Mackinoghs  /  Richd. Dalrimple  /  42.0.0
? Divn. Of Ballincloher  /  Thos. Stoughton Esq.  /  75.14.0
Cloghercanon?  /  Edm. Oliff  /  55.10.0
Gortadrislig  /  Richd. Sells ?  /  26.10.0
Dromroe  /  Gt. Peirse  /  23.0.0
Tullacrimeen  /  Doctr Jo. Botell  /  12.10.0
Denominations column is torn for next entries – start of place names missing
..anal  /  Jo. Twiss  /  23.0.0
.aad  /  Kerry Lyne Blk  /  17.0.0
.h  /  Ex. Harmon Fitzmaurice  /  80.0.0
Jas. Raymond  /  96.0.0
Earl of Shelburne  /  100.0.0
James Mafon (Mason?)  /  91.0.0
..oughtra  /  Henry Wilson?  /  14.10.0
..rquin  /  John Harnett  /  71.0.0
..enny  /  Wm. Sills  /  75.10.0
.. Crosbie  /  12.0.0
…uilean?  /  Do.  /  5.0.0
..ano  /  Exs. of Robt. Hilliard  /  32.11.0
.e  /  Capn. Jno Bolton  /  87.0.0
…Fenit  /  Monitor? Carey  /  90.0.0
Outward do.  /  Owen Sulivan  /  51.0.0
F…William  /  Edmd Cummane  /  6.0.0
Denominations column is torn for next entries – centre of some place names is missing
Ol..w/ Timothy Almond  /  1.0.0
Ma..se & Custom of  Ardfert Fair  /  Thos. Parks  /  7.10.0
She…ws?  /  Denis Sheheran?  /  0.16.0
HIgg..  /  Darby Crean and
Wh..ones  /  Denis Lawlor  /  1.2.0
..Knockaalig  /  ?. Fitzmaurice  /  4.10.0
Kilreany  /  Wm. Gun Esq.  /  4.0.0
Ballyonery?  /  Jon. Sta..on  /  1.0.0/
Gur…insigh  /  Kn. of Kerry  /  0.9.0
Bal..no  /  do.  /  0.3.4
Crat..Garryanna  /  Richd. Ponsonby Esq  /  7.3.8
Bal..? & Balynei..  /  ..Trinity College  /  6.13.4
Bal..  /  Ex of Robt Oliver Esq  /  8.0.0
Irr.. (Irramore?)  /  do.  /  0.3.4
Ard… & Ballinprior  /  Sn Mau:? Crosbie Ard..  /  4.0.0
De…. Lands …. & /
Lis… & Kilcloony  /  Wm. Raymond Esq.  /  100.0.0
The ….rke  /  Wm Pary  /  40.0.0
Gr….iger  /  Jno. Justice? & Jno. Cooney  /  30.0.0
L….lgera  /  James Weir  /  14.0.0

 

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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.