Estate Records, Co. Derry (Londonderry)

The following are lists of estate records that exist for Co.Derry. There are a few ‘categories’ of records, rent rolls or leases are probably the most useful for any family history researcher or maps that include tenants names. These are the type of estate records for which references are usually found. There are however, other types of esate records which may prove of use such as account books, petitions and proposals from tenants, lists of landlords families and also vouchers or receipts. These can be overlooked when creating any list of estate records.

For the most part, estate records remain in their original manuscript form. These have not to the best of my knowledge been filmed by any organisation outside Ireland or England. Copies of some of these records are held in repositories in Dublin, but the majority are held by PRONI. The Latter Day Saints Library does hold some estate records on film or copies of books written about landlords.

This page lists the the names of the landlords, (bold) and some records existing for their estates – the manuscript or film numbers all refer to material held in Ireland. Where there is only one reference for any Landlord, then the years covered are beside the Landlords name. Where there is more than one reference then the Landlords name is at the top of any grouping and the years listed with each manuscript reference under that name.

The estates that your ancestors lived on (if they did) may at times be found by checking through the Tithes Applotment/Griffiths Valuation lists for the parish or county.

An explanation of estate records with index for other counties

The Following abbreviations are used:
PRONI : Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
NAI : National Archives, Ireland (Dublin)
NLI: National Library Ireland (Dublin)

Article

Alexander 1800-75
Deeds & Miscellaneous,Tenants correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1491

Beresford 1852
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/84

Bruce 19C
Rent Rolls, Maps, Estate & wage accounts, Landlords or relations
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1514/2

Clothworkers’ Company 19C
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts, Agents & Landlords, Estates.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.146

Cutlers’ Company 1850
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/9

Dawson 1849-67
Rent Rolls, Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/40

Drapers’ Company
18-19C
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/F
18-20C
Agents & landlords
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/G
19C
Estates
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/C
1819-96
Surveys, reports & valuations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/N
1820-1903
Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/B
1821-90
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/K
1843-55
Petitions & proposals from tenants
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/J /16-27
1844-S2
Petitions & proposals from tenants, Agentrs correspondance.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/E/2/5-S
1847-52
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/M/1/1-2

Dyers’ Company 1824-68
Estate accounts, Agents correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/10

Fishmongers’ Company 19th Century
Estate accounts and diaries
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/17-20

Gage 1847-49
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/188
1850
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/189

Garvagh 1730-1890
Deeds & leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/35
1815-1930
Rent rolls, Accounts & Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/20-23
1839-47
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/17

Grocers’ Company
1834-78
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 9B /2-4
Grocers’ Co. 1840-66
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 9B

Hart 17th-20th Century
Deeds, Leases, Wills, Miscellaneous
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077 / A
1758-1891
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/A/8

19-20C
Landlords correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/F;G;I8

Henderson 1784-1860
Rent Rolls, Maps, Deeds, Landlords correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/117

Heygate 1851-58
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/190-1

Heyland 1852-54
Deeds
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/82

Hezlett, Hogg 1846-54
Deeds, Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/143-53

Hezlett 1848-53
Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/199-202

Irish Society 17th-19th Centuries
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9A
1847
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D573/6

Ironmongers’ Company 1610-1886
Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T2161
19-20C
Leases, estate diaries
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 145
1842-43
Surveys & reports, Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2211/7-9;11

Irwin 1809-62
Demesne & farm accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T3607/4

Joiners’ Company 1754-86
Deeds, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/15

King 1846-1847,1854-1855
Wage accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/1

Kyle 18th-19th Centuries
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1170/1

Londonderry 1833-56
Rent Rolls Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/H4/2-14

Lyle 1760-1925
Rent Rolls, Maps, Deeds & wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI550/92-6
McCausland 17-20C
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI550/41-57

McKay 1843-52
Deeds, Miscellaneous
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T1561

Martin 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI500/105-7
1820-1910
Rent Rolls, Deeds, Leases, Wills, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/111-12

Mercers’ Company 1840-58
Accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D974/7-10

Newton 1837-1913
Rent Rolls, Accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D847 /17 /H/5

Ogilby 1713-1850
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/2

Ogilby,Orr 1852-53
Deeds, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/19

Orr 1846-74
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3010/3/1-62

Pakenham 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D971/1

Ranfurly 1853
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D467/246

Salters’ Company 1853-96
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/15

Scott 1639-1845
Deeds, Leases,
National Archives of Ireland, 1049/1
Scott, Sankey 1839-54
Accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/7

Strafford 18th-20th Centuries
Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI062/1/11-13
18-20C
Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI062/1/16
1734-1837
Surveys & reports, Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/1/14
1838-83
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/1/2

Templemore 1842/46-47
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T3303/6/1

Miscellaneous Landlords 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T810

Miscellaneous Landlords 18th-20th Centuries
Rent Rolls, Surveys & reports, Deeds, Leases, Wills.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D476; T877

Miscellaneous Landlords 1813-71
Deeds, Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T624

Published
Desertmartin Estate Rentals, ‘Derriana’, 1981-2.
Magherafelt & Ballinderry parishes – tenants lists. (Aghaskin, Ballyheifer, Ballylifford & Ballymilligan) 1752-1930. South Derry Historical Society Journal Vol. 1 No. 2