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Offline crb83

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Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« on: Tuesday 07 July 20 17:37 BST (UK) »
I'm wondering if anyone can tell me what this is. I'm leaning towards "& Co." but i'm not exactly sure what that would mean or why it would be on here. These are from Tully, Co. Cavan and Ardegullion, Co. Longford tithe applotments. As they were 5+ years apart, the Alexander in question may be the same person (Ardegullion is 20km from Tully)
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Re: Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 17:55 BST (UK) »
Hmmm, the 'C' after the sign for 'and' is not so flourishy at the beginning as the 'C' in surnames M'Cabe, M'Clean but those start as a new letter & the ones in the abbreviations carry on from the ampersand. I cannot quite see the relevance of '& Co'; perhaps it means '& family'?
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Re: Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 17:59 BST (UK) »
Perhaps, for example, Widow Graham was one of several people who owned a plot of land.  Maybe this group of people were referred to as a company?

Widow Graham may have been the representative of the company?

Only guessing, don't actually know.
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Re: Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 19:16 BST (UK) »
&Co. It's in other Tithe Applotment books.
Added. Tenants in common
https://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/tithe-applotment-books.html
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Re: Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 19:57 BST (UK) »
Tithe Applotment Book names only 7 people in a townland where some of my ancestors held land in Griffith's Valuation. Each man's name in the Tithe Applotment Book is followed by "&Co". My families' names were not included. They might have been among "&Co".
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Re: Symbol in 1820s Tithe Applotment books
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 July 20 22:10 BST (UK) »
I have seen in some circumstances '&Co' being used as an abbreviation for etcetera.  In this context it would account for just naming the first person in a joint tenancy/tenants in common.
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