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Kerry Tenant Rent Books

Kerry Tenant Rent Books

This final excerpt  of Land Rentals, explains about the records or  Rent Books that were kept to record payments due on the land rented. There is also comprehensive coverage of what records exist and how to access them. These are  some of the questions that my colleague Jim Ryan of Flyleaf Press and Ancestor Network has answered […]

Kerry Landlords – Browne Lord Kenmare

Kerry Landlords – Browne Lord Kenmare

The title Earl of Kenmare (Lord Kenmare) was created in 1801.  Long before this, around 1555, Sir Valentine Browne was granted over 6000 acres in county Kerry after the Desmond Rebellion. The Brownes were a Catholic family and like all Irish Catholic families their fortunes and the size of their estates fluctuated over the centuries […]