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Considine
Small Sources No. 59:   This is a list of 116 tenants from a rental of the Considine Estate,  which had properties in the Baronies of Coonagh, Co. Limerick and in the neighbouring barony of Clanwilliam, Co. Tipperary.  The rental ledger,  entitled ‘H. Considine’s Tenant Book’  is among the Considine Papers in the National Library of ...
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Roscommon Workers 1821
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 ...
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Small Sources No. 57:  This is a list of 240 tenants from the index to a rental of the Sandes Estate in North Kerry for the period 1797 to 1828. The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 1792).  It is a large ledger which, in addition to the index below,  ...
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Indian Meal
Small Sources 56: This is a list of 213 people who purchased Indian Meal from the  DeVesci Estate in the Civil Parish of Abbeyleix, Queen’s County (now Co. Laois) in July 1801. The background was that there were  significant food shortages in Ireland during this year.  Food prices had risen dramatically during the previous months, ...
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Small Sources 55:   Below is a list of 148 tenants in arrears to the Bellew estate in Galway in the years 1817-1820.   They are derived from several lists on loose pages among the Bellew papers in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 31,918). The Bellew family had extensive property in the parish of Moylough, ...
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Louth2
Small Sources 54:   This is a list of 148 servants,  tradesmen and labourers employed by Thomas Oliver Plunkett, 11th Lord Louth in the period 1801-03. Their place of employment was Louth Hall in the Civil parish of Tallanstown,  near Ardee, County Louth.  Logically, most of these workers (and particularly the labourers) would have been from the ...
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domville servants
Small Sources 53:  This is a list of 76 servants employed in two households of  the Domville family in  County Dublin in the period 1768-1795.    The records are arranged by person, and almost all are in the format ‘X was hired on (date) at (salary)‘  followed by a list of dated payments ending usually ...
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Small Sources 52: This is a list of 44 tenants on the Estate of George Lattin in the area of Naas and Mauricetown (or Morristown), Co.Kildare in the period 1753 to 1773.  Morristown is in the Civil Parish of Old Connell, and close to the town of Naas.  The original document is in the National ...
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Tom Coughlan Blog
Rental records are great sources for documenting actual family history – helping researchers understand the circumstances in which their ancestors lived.  But they have a secondary, if unintended, use as census substitutes. A comprehensive account of land rental records and their uses in family history research has been published on this site as ‘Rentals as ...
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Small Sources 51.  So on we go for another 50!     The list below contains 223 tenants of the Castle Forward Estate in the civil parishes of All Saints and Taughboyne, Co. Donegal around 1800. The original document is among the Wicklow Papers in the  National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 38,561).  It is a simple ...
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