The Conquest of Ireland: Complete 4 Volume Set



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The Conquest of Ireland, 'An Historical and Genealogical Account of The Plantation in Ulster' with names of Catholics and Protestants Affected. * Irish , Scots Irish, & English settlers from 1609 +. To Understand Ireland today - Every Man or Woman o Irish Descent Needs to have this work.'

A limited four volume archival set, hardbound and gold stamped, with decorated endsheets in each book. This is the rare record of the great change in land ownership and power in Ireland. It is the story of the old Irish families, and the new settlers. A one-of-a-kind genealogical record. The specific names and locations of the landowners are given. It is a primary source of information for those fortunate enough to refer to copies of the surviving volume by Rev. G. Hill.

Vol. 1, shows Ireland as the plan was being hatched. Volumes II, III & IV give even more specific details, right down to Pynnars record of each plot of land after the upheaval. Priceless as a record of the transfer of land to new owners in Ireland. The 19th century historical footnotes and the new IGF surname index in each volume is invaluable to researchers.

Volume 1 - The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans. (268 pages) O-940134-42-X

This outstanding book documents the families and conditions before and during the settlement of Ireland in the 17th century. Specific individuals and sources are given here, of great interest to family researchers and historians. Among items of interest to family researchers are list of jurors, rent rolls, list of those applying to undertake the settlement (undertakers), and list of soldiers. The actions taken here are still evident in Ireland today, and it would do every interested person to understand how it all began.
This volume is laid out in the following order:

Ulster Before the Fall.
The Orders to Begin the transfer of land
The Project of settling new landholders
Doubts, Delays, and problems
How The Authorities Worked
Specific Results, Names and Arrangements
(New IGF surname index).

The largest and most important volume in the series, it lays the ground work for understanding who and what was involved in this settlement of Ireland.This book documents the families and conditions before and during the settlement of Ireland in the 17th century. Specific individuals and sources are given here, of great interest to family researchers and historians. Among items of interest to family researchers are lists of jurors, rent rolls, list of those applying to undertake the settlement (undertakers), and list of soldiers. The actions taken here are still evident in Ireland today, and it would do every interested person to understand how it all began.

Volume 2 - Names in the Land Grants. (107 pages) 0-940134-44-6 Footnoted. Itemized land grants to English, Scots, and Irish. Identity of the specific persons, location of lands, with historical commentary.

The Land Grants in this work have been taken from the Patent Rolls of the reign of James I and from the printed Ulster Inquisitions. The book is most importantly arranged with the following sections:
Land Grants for English (Undertakers)
Land Grants for Scottish (Undertakers)
Land Grants for Servitors.
Land Grants to the Native Irish.

While the names and locations in the land grants will be of particular interest to family researchers, there is a wealth of information in the footnotes bringing history to life for all interested persons. The land grants are of differing lengths, and one short example in Co. Tyrone follows:
“Grant to Neale O’Quin, gent., Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60 acres. Rent, 13 s.”

Volume 3 - Londonderry Lands and Families. (101 pages) 0-940134-45-4 The infamous Londoners' plantation and settlement of Ireland. Irish septs misplaced lands and the misdeeds of some of those who took the land.....

This volume tells the story of the Londoners settlement in Ireland. The settlement included the lands of: Loughinsholin, which had previously belonged to Tyrone; the old county of Coleraine which had belonged to O’Cahane; a small portion of the county of Donegal, including the island on which the city of Derry stood; and a small portion of County Antrim adjoining Coleraine. “These were handed over to twelve London companies for plantation ... and united to form the the present county of Londonderry (Derry)”.
The chief early Irish septs of this area were the O’Cahanes (Cahan or Kane), the O’Mullanes (Mullens or Mullins), the Magilliganes (Gilligan), and the McCloskies (McClusky).



Volume 4 - A Special Census of Ireland; Pynnars Survey.(164 p) 0940134659 Report on each owner & status of his land in Armagh, Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, Fermanagh;......

Pynnars Survey gives us landholders, and the location/ condition of their property in Ireland. This includes Counties Armagh, Tyrone, Donegal, Cavan, and Fermanagh with notes on Londonderry . Originally compiled as a result of the 17th century plantation of Ireland (1609+). A landholders census of sorts, it set about to give us the results of the ‘planting’ of families from outside Ireland onto Irish lands. Here, Pynnar gives us the name and condition of “Undertakers, servitors, and principal natives” on these Ulster lands. The footnotes by Hill are of particular note, at times bringing updates into the 19th century.

A sample from a small entry follows:
“Sir Alexander Hamilton(55) the first patentee. Jane Hamilton (56), late wife to Claude Hamilton, deceased, hath 2,000 acres, called Carrotobber and Clonkine. Upon this Proportion there is a strong castle, and a Bawne of Lime and Stone thouroughly finished with her family living there”(....and in the over 1/2 page of footnotes on this family are given other inhabitants in 1629, namely George Griffin, Francis Cofyn, Stephen Hunt, and Richard Lighterfoot, all of whom had been granted deeds.)


From the works of George Hill on the 17th century settlement of Ulster (1609+), the entire text includes enlightening 19th century commentary. This 4 volume set is entitled 'The Conquest of Ireland, an historical and genealogical account of the plantation in Ulster'. It is published here complete due to its importance to Historical and Genealogical Research.

Each of the 4 volumes are Hardbound with sewn bindings for long life. All four covers are Gold Stamped and illustrated, each with different celtic lettering from the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. Decorative endsheets. Special surname index included for the first time in each book. Approx. size 7” x 10”. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation (2004). First IGF edition, First IGF printing. Limited to 200 sets. $175 for the set.

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