On the one hand, historically the subject of landed estates in Ireland is fraught with contention; on the other, such records as have survived yield rich details about the lives of the landed proprietors and, although much less so, also for “middlemen” and the farming tenants. The purpose of this section is to provide historical surveys of the landed estates in the barony of Dungannon and county of Tyrone, and of the leases granted by the landed proprietors as recorded in the Registry of Deeds at Dublin from 1708ff. — See also the Select from list of landed estates, below.
The historical surveys, though not comprehensive (such is the stuff of dissertations!), draw on such resources as:
- George Hill’s An historical account of the plantation in Ulster at the commencement of the seventeenth century, 1608–1620 (Belfast: M’Caw, Stevenson & Orr, 1877);
- Robert C. Simington’s The Civil Survey A.D. 1654–1656 Counties of Donegal, Londonderry and Tyrone. Vol. III. (Dublin: The Stationery Office, 1937); and,
- The Down Survey of Ireland, 1656–1658.
Information about the leases granted by the various landed proprietors comes from an ongoing study of the deeds registered from 1708ff. This process involves:
- an exhaustive survey of the townlands and grantors indexes for the county of Tyrone, and selecting those memorials of deeds which pertain to the Barony of Dungannon;
- a careful study of each memorial in order to parse the names, domiciles, and rôles of each party to the deed, and then summarizing these data as index entries for submission to Nick Reddan’s Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland website; and
- collating the memorials for further study and presentation here on Arborealis.
- Manor of Castlecaulfeild var. Castle Caulfield (county Tyrone portion of the Manor of Charlemont)
- (other estates pending)
Source citation for this page: — Kilpatrick, Alison. Leases granted by landed proprietors in the Barony of Dungannon, county Tyrone. Online at Arborealis, arborealis.ca//records/irish-deeds/landed-estates/, accessed [insert date of access].
— Introductory notes about registered deeds and the memorials (copies) thereof
— Scope of Irish deeds covered
— Notes about the indexes provided on Arborealis :: — Surname indexes — Subject indexes
— Notes about the transcripts of memorials of Irish deeds posted to Arborealis
— List of blog articles pertaining to memorials of Irish deeds