Names in the Land Grants in Northern Ireland: From the Plantation of Ulster

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Irish Roots Cafe, 2004 - Ireland - 108 pages
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This is the second volume to the set entitled, ‘Conquest of Ireland, An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ireland.’  It contains the record of the great change in land ownership and power in Ireland. It tells the story of the old Irish families losing their land, and the new settlers who assumed it. A one-of-a-kind genealogical record. The specific names and locations are given. It is a primary source of information.

Names in the Land Grants:
Itemized land grants to English, Scots, and Irish. Identity of the specific persons, location of lands, with historical commentary. (107 pages) 0-940134-44-6 Footnoted. The Land Grants in this work are taken from the Patent Rolls of the reign of James I and from the printed Ulster Inquisitions. The book is most importantly arranged with the following sections:

Land Grants for the English (Undertakers), complete with names.
Land Grants for the Scottish (Undertakers), complete with names
Land Grants for the Servitors, complete with names
Land Grants to the Native Irish, complete with names

The names of specific persons and specific locations in the land grants is of immense interest to family researchers. The wealth of information in the footnotes brings daily history to life for us all. The land grants are of differing lengths, and one short example in Co. Tyrone follows:
Grant to Neale OQuin, gent., Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60 acres. Rent, 13 s.

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Page 269 - Ballynasse, with 300 acres in demense, and a Court baron to hold forever as of the Castle of Dublin, in common socage and subject to the conditions of the Plantation of Ulster,
Page 259 - Carte by all succeeding authorities, and Carte originally overlooked, or was not aware of the fact that, although the tenure by knight's service was at first intended to be imposed on all undertakers of large proportions, it was exchanged afterwards, at Chichester's urgent solicitation, for that of free and common socage. Every undertaker's lands were erected, by the terms of his grant, into a manor, with certain manorial rights and privileges, including at first the power of establishing courts...

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Editor of the Montgomery Manuscripts and author of 'An Historical Account of the MacDonnells of Antrim' and An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster'

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