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Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« on: Thursday 10 January 19 17:48 GMT (UK) »
I have tracked the Magrath family back to around 1700 in Cavan and got stuck. BUT. I see they had land with names like Derryvackney, Killeshandra, Drumlane, Rafian, Swilland.
I also see that 1648 and after around Killeshandra was fairly bloody and land was at the centre of it.
Any tips please on researching this? It occurs to me that following the land exchanges/leases might lead me to the family.  In know that people in general weren't necessarily recorded, but I guess land was?? ::)
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Re: Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 January 19 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Land/Property is well recorded, there is a link to Wills/Deeds in  Ireland Resources    folder.

You would need to know who they were leasing from..... or if they had Land to Lease

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Re: Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 January 19 18:56 GMT (UK) »
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=765484.0


There is also a list of Townlands too that can be searched.

Have you looked for them in Tithes or Griffith's Valuations?

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Re: Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 January 19 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Wills/Deeds only start 1708 but worth checking early ones for transfers etc to sons following a Death etc

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Re: Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« Reply #5 on: Friday 11 January 19 15:57 GMT (UK) »
Pretty sure the main landlord around Killeshandra in those times were the Hamiltons. Castle Hamilton grounds still survive in the town. It was indeed a bloody time.

Here a nice story from the 1641 rebellion in the town!

https://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ancestorsearch&id=I4504

btw - As someone from the area originally, there is only one McGrath family in Killeshandra area today who may or may not be descendants of who you are looking for.

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Re: Land in Seventeenth century Cavan
« Reply #6 on: Friday 11 January 19 18:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for the leads.  I shall go thro them carefully as I see it is research that definitely calls for a clear brain ;)
Magrath, Dublin & Lucan & Cavan
Carruthers/Crothers, Dublin
Crowe, Dublin
McClean, Dublin, Lucan, Armagh & Newry
Sharp, Wilburton & Cambridge, Cambs; Epsom, Surrey; Hampshire & London, England