Monday, August 23, 2010

Griffith's Valuation

The Primary Valuation was the first full-scale survey of property-occupiers and a valuation of property in Ireland. It was overseen by Sir Richard Griffith and published between 1847 and 1864. It is one of the most important surviving 19th century Irish genealogical sources because it records every landowner and lists almost every head of household for each county in Ireland in a period shortly after the famine.

The following information is given: The townland address and householders name; the name of the person from whom the property is leased; a description of the property; the acreage and the valuation. In cases where there are many identical names in an area, they are usually distinguished by name of father or color of hair being shown in parentheses.

See Griffith's Valuation on the Ask About Ireland website.

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