Griffith’s Primary Valuation Records, Co. Cork

From the 1820s to the 1840s a complex process of reform attempted to standardise the basis of local taxation in Ireland. The first steps were to map and fix administrative boundaries through the Ordnance Survey and the associated Boundary Commission. The next step was to assess the productive capacity of all property in the country in a thoroughly uniform way. Richard Griffith, a geologist based in Dublin, became Boundary Commissioner in 1825 and Commissioner of Valuation in 1827. The results of his great survey, the Primary Valuation of Ireland, were published between 1847 and 1864. The valuation is arranged by county, barony, Poor Law Union, civil parish and townland, and it lists every landholder and every householder in Ireland.


Occupier_sur_nameImmediate_lessorTownlandCounty
William PerrottThe Ladies BoyleAbbeymahonCork
Stephen Perrott x 2The Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
Thomas Perrott x 2The Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
William Perrott x 2The Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
David Perrott x 3The Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
Mathew Perrott, Reps ofThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
Nicholas PhilipsThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
Patrick PowerThe Ladies BoyleCregganeCork
Catherine ReganThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Jeremiah ReganThe Ladies BoyleCregganeCork
John ReganThe Ladies BoyleCregganeCork
Michael ReganThe Ladies BoyleAbbeymahonCork
Michael ReganThe Ladies BoyleGarraneCork
Timothy ReganThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
John Regan, Reps ofThe Ladies BoyleCregganeCork
Michael Regan, senThe Ladies BoyleCregganeCork
John RiordanThe Ladies BoyleGrange MoreCork
John RiordanThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Patrick SantryThe Ladies BoyleCurrahevern, EastCork
Cornelius SextonThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Jeremiah SextonThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
John SextonThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Laurence SextonThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Margaret Sexton (Cornelius)The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Margaret Sexton (Jeremiah)The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Daniel Sexton x 4The Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Daniel SullivanThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
John SullivanThe Ladies BoyleCurrahevern, EastCork
Laurence SullivanThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Margaret SullivanThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Michael SullivanThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Timothy SullivanThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Tim. Sullivan (Buohan)The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
William Sullivan (Buohan)The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Corn. Sullivan (Boher)The Ladies BoyleGrangebegCork
Honoria Sullivan (buohan)The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
John Sullivan (Buohan) x 2The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Michael Sullivan (Buohan) x 2The Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Jer. Sullivan (Denis)The Ladies BoyleGarraneCork
Jer. Sullivan (Michael)The Ladies BoyleGarraneCork
James ToohigThe Ladies BoyleAghmanister & SpitalCork
John WheltonThe Ladies BoyleCurrahyCork
John WheltonThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
Matthew WheltonThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Michael WheltonThe Ladies BoyleLislevaneCork
Patrick WheltonThe Ladies BoyleLislevane VillageCork
Ellen Whelton x 2The Ladies BoyleLislevane VillageCork
Edward WhiteThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
James WhiteThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
James WhiteThe Ladies BoyleGrange MoreCork
John WhiteThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
John WhiteThe Ladies BoyleGrange MoreCork
John WhiteThe Ladies BoyleGrangebegCork
John WhiteThe Ladies BoyleLehenaghCork
John & James WhiteThe Ladies BoyleGrangebegCork
Maurice WhiteThe Ladies BoyleGrangebegCork
Patrick WhiteThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
Patrick & John WhiteThe Ladies BoyleArdgehaneCork
James White x 2The Ladies BoyleGrangebegCork
Maurice White x 2The Ladies BoyleGrange MoreCork
Patrick Young, Esq.The Ladies BoyleGarraneCork
Richard FlemmingWhelton, CorneliusLislevane VillageCork
Laurence NewsonWhelton, JohnLehenaghCork
Timothy KeoghaneWhelton, MichaelLislevaneCork
Daniel CrimminsWhite, EdwardArdgehaneCork
Cornelius DonovanWhite, EdwardArdgehaneCork
William FalveyWhite, EdwardArdgehaneCork
Michael ConnellyWhite, JamesArdgehaneCork
John DonovanWhite, JamesArdgehaneCork
Michael DowneyWhite, JamesGrange MoreCork
John SullivanWhite, MauriceGrange MoreCork
Florence HollandYoung, Plummer, Esq.GarraneCork
Michael MinihaneYoung, Plummer, Esq.GarraneCork

My tables are sorted alphabetically by Occupiers’ name – any Immediate Lessor may be listed numerous times throughout a parish. Immediate Lessor names are not sorted alphebetically

In those instances when a person is listed twice in the same townland and the Immediate lessor was the same for each entry I have the occupiers name once and indicated how many times that name occurs in that townland beside it.

I have excluded the name of Immediate Lessors of Vacant properties when that person was already listed as being an Immediate Lessor in the same townland. The names of Immediate Lessors of vacant properties are included if that person was not listed as an Immediate Occupier previously in that townland.

In those instances when a person is listed twice in the same townland and the Immediate lessor was the same for each entry I have the occupiers name once and indicated how many times that name occurs in that townland beside it. I have excluded the name of Immediate Lessors of Vacant properties when that person was already listed as being an Immediate Lessor in the same townland. The names of Immediate Lessors of vacant properties are included if that person was not listed as an Immediate Occupier previously in that townland.

The Immediate Lessor is the person who owns or leases the property from the Landholder. The Occupier is the person who leases the land from the Immediate Lessor. The Occupier, in turn, may sub-let part of the property that they are listed as being the Occupier of, in which case, their name is then listed in the Immediate Lessor column. You need to see the original pages of the Griffiths Valuation which lists the type of property being leased.