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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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50 Posts
We have just published our 50th ‘small sources’ blog.   The original idea for these arose because  occasionally in our research projects for clients we come across lists of names that are too small for the big indexing companies to put on line.   Yet these lists could be vital to someone’s research.   So we publish them ...
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Small Sources No.50. This is a list of 173 tenants on the Earl of Leitrim’s Manorhamilton estate in the period 1829-36. The original document (NLI Ms. 16,978) is in the National Library of Ireland among the extensive Leitrim Papers, which contain the records of the Clements family (Earls of Leitrim) from 1749 to 1946. Other rentals ...
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Small Sources 49: The 150 persons named below were tenants of the Trench estate in the Civil parishes of Ballymacward, Kilconnel, Killaan and Killimordaly in the eastern part of county Galway in the period 1840-50. All were residents of one of 12 townlands: Caraholla, Caramore, Carrane, Carranebeg, Clonba, Cloonecalles, Cloonehinch, Cloonemorres, Creeva, Gortnaboha, Island Carrane, ...
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Small Sources No. 48.  This is a list of 78 labourers and tradesmen who worked on the Heywood Estate in Co. Laois (previously Queen’s County) in 1794. The estate is in the Civil Parish of Dysartgallen and Barony of Cullenagh. The document is a single large multi-column page headed ‘Abstract of accounts of labourers and Tradesmen ...
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Small Sources 47: This is a list of 94 tenants on the Trant estate in the area of Dovea in the Civil Parish of Loughmoe West, Co. Tipperary mainly in the period 1815-20.  Some accounts continue into the 1830s.    The rentals for these estates are included in the Trant Papers which are in the National Library of ...
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Small Sources 46: This rental is from the estate of the Earl of Drogheda in Monasterevin and Fonstown, Co. Kildare in 1772. The original is in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 12,722) and the document images (created by Ancestor Network)  are reproduced through their courtesy.  Our article on rentals and their significance for family history is ...
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Small Sources 45.   This list of 43 tenants is from a document (NLI Ms. 2119) in the Clanricarde papers in the National Library of Ireland entitled ‘List of arrears due May 1777 with the different yearly rentals from that period to November 1780 as also a list of the arrears then due … during the ...
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