Estate Records, Co. Donegal

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The following are lists of estate records that exist for Co. Donegal. 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

Arran 1837-56
Petitions & proposals from tenants, Landlords or relations.
Trinity College, Dublin Mss.7604-8

Broughton 1845-46
Rentals.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T2756

CARY
18-20C
Deeds, Leases, Miscellaneous.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2649/5/1-3
1796-1914
Landlords or relations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2649/5/6

CLANWILLIAM 17th-20th Century
Landlords or relations.
National Library of Ireland. Unsorted

CONNOLLY.
1724-1831
Rentals.
National Library of Ireland Ms.17302
1772-1793
Rentals Civil parishes Drumhome, Glencolumbkille, Inishkeel, Innishmacsaint, Kilbaarron, Kilcar, Killybegs Uper, & Killymard
National Archives of Ireland M.6917 (1-17)
1782-1786 – Civil parishes Donaghmore & Urney.
National Library of Ireland Ms.17302

DONEGALL
1770-1840
Leases. Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2338G;I
1840-55
Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D652/1236-1480

ERNE 1650-1900
DeedsPublic Records Office Northern Ireland D1939/18
1848-68
Rentals.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1939/8/2

FERGUSON, Andrew
1790
Maps with Tenants names.
National Library of Ireland Ms.5023
1839-42
Rentals
National Library of Ireland Ms.8410 (2)
1840
Tenants List
National Library of Ireland Ms.8410 (3)

FORWARD, William
1727
Valuations & survey – tenants, major.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 4247
1782-1786
Maps with tenants Civil parishes of Allsaints & Burt.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 2614

GROVE 1840-44
Rentals National Library of Ireland Pos. 975

HAMILTON
1842-43
Observatoins on tenants.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 7938
1844-51
Estate accounts.
National Library of Ireland Ms.7937
1845
Maps with tenants names.
National Library of Ireland 15B.23:4-5
1846-48
Information on Relief work & committees.
National Library of Ireland Pos.3584

HART
1757-1767
Tenants – Civil parishes of Clonca & Muff.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 7885
17-20C
Deeds, Leases, Wills, Miscellaneous.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D30771 A
1758-1891
Rentals
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/A/8
19-20C
Landlords or relations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/F

HEYGATE 1851-58
Rentals, Estate accounts.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/190-1

JOHNSTON 1840-44 & 1855
Rentals
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3805/3/29-41

KNOX 1840-51
Landlords or relations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2290/1/33-59

LEITRIM 1801-57
Landlords, or relations.
National Library of Ireland Ms.13140

LESLIE
1819-1837
Tenants – Templecarn.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 5811-2
1833 & 1846
Valuation – tenants names & observations.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 5813

LONDONDERRY
1833-56
Rentals
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/H4/2-14
1840-55
Rentals
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/R3/72-87
1841
Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/M2B/1
1845-50
Surveys & reports.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/N3A/I-2
1846-48
Agents.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/N2/24
1851
Valuations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/N1/14-15

LYLE 1840
Rentals.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/95

MANSFIELD
1820-80
Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/79
1850s
Rentals, Landlords or relations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1500/79

MAXWELL 1807
Valuation with names. – Civil parishes Clonleigh & Fahan Upper
National Library of Ireland Ms.5357

MURRAY-STEWART (Stewart-Murray)
1842-43
Estate Accounts
National Library of Ireland Ms.5464
1842/45 and 47-50
Rentals – Civil parishes of Inishkeel, Kilcar, Killaghtee, Killea, Killybegs Lower & Killymard.
National Library of Ireland Mss.5465-70
1848-51
Wage Accounts
National Library of Ireland Ms.5471
1849
Rentals
National Library of Ireland Ms. 3084
1850-52
Estate Accounts
National Library of Ireland Ms.5472
1850-52 & 1855
Rentals
National Library of Ireland Mss.5473-5
1853
Rentals
National Library of Ireland Ms. 5892
1853-60
Observations on tenants & Estate Accounts
National Library of Ireland Ms.4280
1855-58
Rentals
National Library of Ireland Mss.5893-6

O’FARRELL 1756-1863
Deeds & Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D847/24/12

STEWART 1832-1904
Rentals & Estate Accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D847/21/C/9

STYLES, Charles, Sir.
1773.
Valuation & survey – Kilteevoge
National Library of Ireland Ms. 402

WICKLOW, Lord.
1780
Rentals – Allsaints, Burt, Raymoghy & TAughboyne
National Library of Ireland Ms.9582

INISHKEEL. No landlord named.
1842-43
Visiting book with observations.
National Library of Ireland Ms. 7938

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