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Griffiths valuation
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I wonder if anybody can help me understand the Griffiths valuation. I was able to find my ancestor in the Griffiths valuation 1857 in a little village near Laghy in Donegal. I know he was a farmer and died in this village some 30 years later. I find him now in this same village in the Griffiths valuations under the category 'townlands & occupiers.' He is recorded for 2 properties (both being 'house, office and land'). The 'immediate lessor'  however is somebody different and for 1 of the properties seems to be a relative (due to having the same surname). I cannot however find my ancestors name as a lessor in this village. My questions now:
1. Was the occupier the owner of the property or does it mean he held a long term lease and sublet the property?
2. Could he still have lived in the village even though he doesn't appear as a lessor in that particular village?
3. Does 'house, office and land' refer to a farm?
Thank you for any help

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Re: Griffiths valuation
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 November 17 12:30 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Griffiths valuation
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Re: Griffiths valuation
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 November 17 22:19 GMT (UK) »
Thank you that was very helpful

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Re: Griffiths valuation
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 November 17 23:03 GMT (UK) »
Easier than trying to explain.....  ;D