Names in the Land Grants
Names in the
Land Grants of Ireland
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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Second Volume to the Series
This is the second 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.
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Names in the Land Grants.
Itemized land grants to English, Scots, and Irish. Identity of the specific persons, location of lands, with historical commentary.
(107 pages) 0-940134-44-6 Footnoted. The Land Grants in this work are 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 the English (Undertakers), complete with names.
Land Grants for the Scottish (Undertakers), complete with names
Land Grants for the Servitors, complete with names
Land Grants to the Native Irish, complete with names
The names of specific persons and specific locations in the land grants is of immense interest to family researchers. The wealth of information in the footnotes brings daily history to life for us all. The land grants are of differing lengths, and one short example in Co. Tyrone follows:
Grant to Neale OQuin, gent., Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60 acres. Rent, 13 s.
We are not left with only the dry 'census' type information here. Take the example of Sir Richard Waldron, who is given with lands in the Precinct of Loughtee, in County Cavan. Below the listings of his lands we find footnotes telling us that Richard was the son of John Waldron, that he became a knight, that there is record of a petition from him in 1610, and that his son, Thomas Waldron came to live on the land there as well. This type of commentary is often given on families found in the records.
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We also find many notations on family names and the spelling of the same. Take the name Smelhome on the land record, which this book also tells us is found as Smailholme in Scotland, and as Smethorne in an inquisition in 1629. Take the name of 'Cooke', which was an alias of 'Gray' for one settler; and the name Calefield which was also spelled as Caulfield. Very helpful information if you are trying to trace someone in the family
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 second 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.
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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.