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Kerry Landholders 1876

Kerry Landholders 1876

Here are the names and addresses of every landholder in Kerry in 1876 who had at least one acre.  This is a really interesting  list of those who owned rather than those who tenanted Kerry land at the end of the nineteenth century.  The main fact that strikes me  when I read down the names […]

Emigrant Ship from Dingle 1847

Emigrant Ship from Dingle 1847

This is a record newly come to light, thanks to Dr Conor Brosnan’s research. Dingle Historical Society hosted an illustrated talk on The Great Famine in the Dingle Peninsula delivered by Dr Brosnan, in the Skellig Hotel, Dingle on 13th August last. To a packed house of more than 300 people, Dr Brosnan gave a […]

Kerry to Denver & Back to Co. Kerry

Kerry to Denver & Back to Co. Kerry

From Denver County to County Kerry: An American Adoptee Explores Her Irish Roots (Part I)     I first met Marsi in 2017 when at Lorna Moloney Clans & Surnames Conference in Nenagh.  Lorna asked me if I could give any help to one of the groups who was exploring her probable Irish ancestry. As one […]

O’Sullivan-Glannie Kerry

O’Sullivan-Glannie Kerry

  I get a lot of email queries asking about different branches of the O’Sullivan (Sullivan) families in Kerry.  See an earlier blog with an overall summary. Today I have a first-hand account of a number of the O’Sullivan branch names from the Kilgarvan area and their home locations from Sean O’Sullivan of Tuosist. The […]

Fitzmaurices, Lords of Kerry, Barons of ...

Fitzmaurices, Lords of Kerry, Barons of Lixnaw

The Fitzmaurice family were established in Kerry c.1235.   Next Sunday 28 April 2019, Lixnaw Heritage & Historical Group are holding a conference, examining the history of this important clan.  I am currently researching and writing a book provisionally titled The Fall of The Fitzmaurices: The Demise of Kerry’s First Family, and  I will be one […]

Kerry Land & Tenant Rentals

Kerry Land & Tenant Rentals

Ancestor Network.ie Very few Kerry Estate or Kerry Tenant Rentals have been digitised but details of some are available in various archives. During the 18th and 19th centuries, Kerry became predominantly owned by English landlords and by Anglo-Irish families who were granted land in return for various services.  These lands or estates were typically divided […]

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 […]

 
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