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Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary 1654 pt 1.pdf
Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary pt 2.pdf
Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary pt 3.pdf

The Book of Distribution of the County of Tipperary. 1654

Title

The Book of Distribution of the County of Tipperary. 1654

Subject

The Book of Distribution of the County of Tipperary. 1654 Shortly after the Crowmwellian conquest, this survey was carried out to determine the extent of existing ownership of Irish land, prior to the confiscation that was to follow. Its genealogical value is somewhat limited, as it only records the larger landowners of Gaelic and “Old English” origins. The Book of Distribution in essence took account of the families who received the confiscated land from these families, and is the first reference in Tipperary land records to such well-known families as Langley, Bowen, Sadleir, Massy, Maude and Waller.

Description

A manuscript copy of 'The Book of Distribution of the County of Tipperary' also known as the 'Book of Survey and Distribution' of 1654. This copy was taken in 1860 by Maurice Lenihan (Proprietor of the Limerick Reporter and Tipperary Vindicator) from a copy taken by the Reverend James O'Carroll of Clonoulty. Co. Tipperary from a 1833 copy taken by Patrick Leahy & Sons (Civil engineers) Clonmel which was taken from an 1805 Kennedy of Ormond copy taken from an earlier Kennedy copy of 1718.
Note: Part 1. page 68 is not in the book however two folded pages are bound into page 69. Part 3 is missing page 155

Creator

Sir William Petty (original)

Publisher

Digitised by Tipperary Studies

Date

1654

Contributor

copied by Maurice Lenihan

Format

3 PDF files. Pt 1 - 26MB; Pt 2 - 54MB; Pt 3 - 43MB

Language

English

Type

Manuscript book

Coverage

County Tipperary

Original Format

Hard cover bound manuscript book

Files

Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary 1654 pt 1.pdf
Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary pt 2.pdf
Book of Distribution of Co Tipperary pt 3.pdf

Citation

Sir William Petty (original) , “The Book of Distribution of the County of Tipperary. 1654 ,” Tipperary Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://www.tippstudiesdigital.ie/items/show/5376.