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Tenants renting land from Earl Fitzwilliam in the townland of Boley, County Wicklow Ireland. 1839.

Tenants renting land from Earl Fitzwilliam in the townland of Boley, County Wicklow Ireland. 1839.

Anne Burgess has been transcribing the 1839 Fitzwilliam rentals records, and putting them into a spreadsheet for each townland, hoping in that way to construct a sort of census substatute for 1839 in southwest Wicklow.

The head tenants, where there was no personal information given - only land acreage - have not been included, as these head tenants may have lived elsewhere. For instance, Earl Fitzwilliam appears several times on some pages as a head tenant.

BOLEY 1839                
Surname 1st name Age Wife Age M child F child Servants Occup. Comments
Beaghan Patrick 55 46 2 3 2 hatter  
Keeley James 47         farmer See Keeley, Martin & Dan. for family
Doyle James 60 63 3 2   farmer  
Byrne Denis 45 38 3 3   shoemaker  
Byrne Wid. Esther   62          
Byrne James 30 40 2 3   Lodgers with Widow Esther Byrne  
Abraham Joseph 46 42 4 1   farmer  
Fox Mary   65 1 1     son a labourer
Shanks Bridget   30 1        
Donaghue Thomas 50   3 (bro.) 1 - d.i.l. 2 farmer  
Lyons Edward 60 55 2 3   b'smith  
Tallon Michael 65 68   mother & 2 dtr.   lab. mother age 92
Haskins Wm. 30 28 3     lab.  
Kerrivan James 31 28 1 1   lab.  
Dillon Patrick 52 30   1 1 farmer  
Dillon Thomas 49         lab. bro. to Pat
Doyle Edward 30   25 (bro.)       Daniel Doyle, a carpenter
Shea Patrick 16            
Doyle Wid. Sarah   70          
Doyle Patrick 48 46 1 3     rent free
Fling Wid. Mary   78 2 1   farmer George's widow
Fling James 53 40 4 4   farmer son of George
Fling John 40 32 1 4   lab.  
Fulham Richard 50 48 4 3   farmer  
Fulham Thomas 51 44 4 2   farmer  
Doyle Michael 60 52 2 3     Pauper, rent free, got liberty to build a cabin himself
Gahan John 88 80     5 farmer  
Balf Nicholas 43 45 2 2   lab.  
Balf     74         mother to Nicholas Balf
Byrne Widow   40   1      
Kavanagh Denis 35 28 1 1 1 farmer  
Fleming John 46 42 2 1*   farmer * one stepdaughter
Keeley James 47 42 1 1 8 farmer and dealer in wood and charcoal  
Kelly John 70 66 3 1   farmer  
Kelly James 65 49 3 1   farmer  
Byrne Patrick 68 24* 4     stone mason *wife to one of Pat's sons
Leybourne Widow   57 2 1 1 farmer  
James John 50 42 3 2 2 carman?  
Dowling Thomas 40 43 1 2   jobber  
Connors John 28 26   2   lab.  
Connors Patrick 26 24   1   lab.  
Murphy John 63 62 1        
Murphy Thomas 34 30       farmer  
Murphy John 29 28   2   farmer  
Ballance Richard 70           brother-in-law to Jno. Murphy Sen.
Murphy Wm. 32 24 2     farmer  
Murphy James 25         farmer  
Coe John 35 26 1 1   lab. brother-in-law to Wm. and Jas. Murphy
Newland John 60 48 6 4 4 farmer  
Byrne Wid. Esther   75          
Wilson Thomas 40 33 4 3   farmer Wilson got this [land] with his wife
Doyle Laughlin 50 52 2 2   lab.  

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