Landlords, Tenants, Famine: The Business of an Irish Land Agency in the 1840s
Desmond Norton's fascinating study of the relationships between landlords and tenants in Ireland during the Great Famine period of the 1840s is principally based on a large uncatalogued archive in private ownership of the Stewart & Kincaid land agents. Much of the information from this unique resource is being published for the first time. Norton challenges existing assumptions about landlord-tenant relations, emigration, and land improvement during the famine decade.
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PALMERSTON IN SLIGO IN THE EARLY 1840s
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8c Kincaid correspondence 8c Kincaid dated agent Ahamlish America arrears assisted emigration Ballinruane Ballyfeeny Batty Blackwell Brennan brother Castlerea conacre Coolcullen County County Dublin County Roscommon December distrained distraint distress district drainage Dublin Earl of Howth early ejectment decrees Ennistymon eviction famine farm February Ferrall Ferrall lands Ferrall's firm Frankfort improvements indicated informed Stewart 8c Ireland Irish J. R. Stewart James John Stewart July June Kilglass landlords late lease letter to Stewart Limerick listed loan London Longford Longford town Lord Lord Palmerston Lynch March Mullaghmore Nolan November Nugent October paid Pakenham Palmerston Papers parish payment Philipstown Ponsonby poor potato reference relief committee reported to Stewart requested Robertstown Roscommon seems sent September Sherlock Sligo town Smyth Stewart 8c Kincaid Stewart wrote Stratford Strokestown surrender tenantry tenants townland undertenants Valuation Vincent Walker Westmeath William Wingfield wrote to Kincaid wrote to Stewart