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The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
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The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans with names of Catholics and Protestants Affected.
by the Rev. George Hill
* Includes Irish , Scots Irish, & English settlers from 1609 +.
A one of a Kind resource


Includes Rare Land Owner Records and Historical Notations

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Master Volume to the Series

This is the first volume to the set entitled, ‘Conquest of Ireland, An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ireland.’. It is hardbound and gold stamped, with decorated endsheets. It contains the record of the great change in land ownership and power in Ireland. It tells the story of the old Irish families losing their land, and the new settlers who assumed it. A one-of-a-kind genealogical record. The specific names and locations 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. Rare Manuscripts & State Papers

The author introduces his work as follows "The contents of this volume (vol. 1), may be described, in general terms, as a compilation from State Papers relating to the Plantation of Ulster... the Calendars of the Carew Manuscripts, and of other important collections of Irish State Papers". Before the Carew Manuscripts little was known of the seven year struggle (1595 - 1602). For a time before 1588 English rule was actually rather mysteriously popular, and Shane O'Neill was finally defeated in 1567 by the O'Donnells rather than the government.

The plantation records around these events were of such value and variety, that Hill prepared a history based upon and including these manuscripts. The records were taken from the Patent Rolls of the Period, the Inquisitions of Ulster, The Barony Maps of 1609, and other original sources. The publication of this history and those documents is of inestimable value to us today. All Lands Lost Quoting the text we find that:
"With only two, or perhaps three exceptions, every native landlord, and every native tenant within the bounds of the six counties was dispossessed and displaced; and although a few of both classes were afterwards permitted to share slightly in the great land-spoil, it was only in some other and less attractive localities than their own".
Indeed many would eventually come to the shores of North America and other foreign lands as a result of this loss.
Of the main families the records show that the Maguires (or McGuires) who occupied Fermanagh; The O'Hanlons who occupied ONealan and Orior; The Macanas or the McCanns of Clann Breasail (Clanbrazill); and the MacMahons of Monaghan; the ORiellys, the O'Cahans and others, had a long and distinguished history. How had several families in the area 'disappeared' by the 19th century ?

Volume 1 shows Ireland and her families as they were before the fall, and as the plantation began. The 19th century historical footnotes are a history unto themselves. The new surname index added to this volume is invaluable to researchers. The latter is available only in this edition, published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation. Due to its historical importance, this volume has been printed and made available on its own.

- The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans.

(268 pages) O-940134-42-X. This outstanding work gives us information on individual families and conditions before and during the settlement of Ireland in the 17th century. Specific individuals and sources are given, of great interest to family researchers and historians. These specifics are lacking in other books and resources. Among items of interest to family researchers are the lists of jurors, the rent rolls, and the lists of those applying to undertake the settlement (undertakers), and the lists of soldiers. The actions taken on the land then, are still evident today. If you would understand Ireland, you need to understand how this all began. (See Index at end of listing).
This volume includes the following sections:

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 Names, Results 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.

Specific list of jurors and list of those with lands are given thusly
"6th July, 1609.. applications are made by: James Carmichaell, of Pottieshaw, in name of David Carmichaell his son, with Mr. John Ross, burgess of Glasgow, as cautioner, 1,000 acres".
"George Murray, of Bruchtoun,with Alexander Dumbar, of Egirnes...2,000 acres".

The Final Word

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

This volume is Hardbound with a sewn binding for long life. The cover is Gold Stamped and illustrated with celtic lettering from the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. Decorative endsheets. Special surname index included for the first time. Approx. size 7'' x 10''. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation (2004). First IGF edition, First IGF printing.


 


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