Small Sources 19:  This is a list of 91 tenants is from the index to a Trant estate rental in Dovea, Co. Tipperary (Civil Parish of Inch)  in 1837.  The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 1757.  Information on the Trant family and their estates  is in the Landed Estates Database.  The Trant family were originally from  Co. Kerry but moved in the early 1800s to this estate in Dovea, Co. Tipperary. They continued to own land in Kerry until the 1820s and a separate blog lists some of their Kerry tenants in 1791.   The rental contains details of rents charged, payments made and (usually) the location of the holding.

TippThe illustration above shows an extract from the index to the rental listing the tenants’ names and a page number.   Each of the indicated pages contain information on the rents paid and the ways in which payment was made.  For instance, many tenants paid their rent in the form of labour on the estates of the landlord. The illustration below shows the debit page from the account of tenant William Egan Smith.   A full account of rental practices is in our article on Rentals.     Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to  conduct further research on these individuals or 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.   Note also that there is a  handy map-based index to all of our blogs available here.  These free blogs contain  records  not available elsewhere including 9 blogs for Co. Tipperary sources.

Patrick Lowery
Michl. Meara
William Maher
Widow Maher, of James
Andrew and Philip Maher
Patrick Meagher
Patt Magrath
Laurence Meagher
Michl. K..?
James Maher
Larence (sic) Purcill
Patrick Purcill
Michael Peters
Edmd. Purcill
John Pulmer (?)
Peter Trotter
Robt. Shiels ?
James Ryan
Martin Ryan
William Ryan
Thomas Ryan
Michael Toohey
Thomas Tracey
John Robson
Wm.? Whelan
White,  Representif of Egan

Rental of estates of John F Trant circa Dovea, Co. Tipp, 1837-54, & notes of wages etc 1854-71.

Extract from rental of Trant estate in Dovea


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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.