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Local History about County Mayo

1901 Townlands of Mayo

  • List of Townlands

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Census 1901/1911

  • Unfortunately, the 1901/1911 census records are the only complete set of census records available today as previous records were destroyed. These are now available free of charge online and they can offer lots of useful information for your research.

    1901/1911 Census Records of Ireland: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

     
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Griffith's valuation

  • The Primary Valuation (also known as Griffith’s Valuation) was published between 1847 and 1864. There is a printed valuation book for each barony or poor law union in the country showing the names of occupiers of land and buildings, the names of persons from whom these were leased and the amount and value of the property held.

    Griffith's Valuation searchable database: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/

     

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GRIFFITHS VALUATION 1848-1864

  • Griffiths Valuation

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Tithe Applotment Books

  • The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland (the main Protestant church and the church established by the State until its dis-establishment in 1871). There is a manuscript book for almost every parish in the country giving the names of occupiers, the amount of land held and the sums to be paid in tithes.

    As no complete set of census returns survives for the period before 1901, these records can provide a partial substitute.

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Tithe Applotments for Mayo 1823 -1837

  • About the Tithe Applotments

    Tithes were a tax on agricultural produce which was payable by the occupiers of agricultural land.  They were the main source of income for the parish clergy of the Church of Ireland (the largest Protestant church and the church established by law).  However, in many parishes a large part of the tithes were ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. 

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Topographical Dictionary

  • This topographical dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland.

    The publication is part of works on England, Scotland and Wales, which together form Topographical Dictionaries of the three aforementioned countries and Ireland.

    A genealogist would find this very useful, while it would provide an important tool for those wanting to find out more without having to delve into historical manuscripts. The dictionary gives a unique picture of Ireland before the Famine.

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