King Harman Estate, Longford

In response to our request for information on Famine evictions, Neil Moxham has shared notes which were taken when researching his own family’s connection to the townland of Killenboy in County Longford. The notes are very specific to this one townland, but serve as a useful sample of the various King-Harman Collections which survive across a number of institutions. Their meticulous estate rent books exist from at least the 1830s and cover a wide area of County Longford as they were the largest landowning family in the county. In the case of this one townland, Neil believes that the most telling part is not the carefully-taken pen-and-ink inventories, but rather the scribbled pencil notes sometimes added to a name.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF IRELAND: King-Harman Collection

M1271 – “No. 15”, Rental, Newcastle Estate, Crott & Smear and Mosstown Estate, to 1st

Nov. 1845;

Killinboy    –    Robert Butler (half-year’s rent of £20 12s 6d)

William Guy (half-year’s rent of £22 18s 9d)

Robert Senter (half-year’s rent of £16 10s 0d)

John Wilson (half-year’s rent of £18 5s 11d)

Thomas Casey (half-year’s rent of £1 5s 9d)

James Clark (half-year’s rent of £1 13s 5d)

John Corrigan (half-year’s rent of £1 5s 9d)

John Clark (half-year’s rent of £1 13s 5d)

Thomas Hyland (half-year’s rent of £7 11s 2d)

John & James Hannassy (half-year’s rent of £6 18s 0d)

Patrick Hannassy (half-year’s rent of £1 5s 9d)

Catherine Murphy (half-year’s rent of £0 5s 0d)

Peter Cain (half-year’s rent of £1 5s 9d)

Thomas Trimble (half-year’s rent of £6 0s 0d)

 

M1272 – “No. 16”, Rental, Newcastle Estate, Crott & Smear and Mosstown Estate, to 1st

May 1846;

Killinboy    –    Robert Butler

William Guy

Robert Senter

John Wilson

Thomas Casey (rent arrears, “no to q in Apl. 47”)

James Clark (rent arrears, “no to q in Apl. 47”)

John Corrigan (“Corrigan gone to New Zealand”, “Robert Butler”)

John Clark

Thomas Hyland

John & James Hannassy

Patrick Hannassy (rent arrears, “no to q in Apl. 47”)

Catherine Murphy

Peter Cain (rent arrears, “no to q in Apl. 47”)

Thomas Trimble

 

M1865 – Rental, Newcastle Estate, February 1846;

Killinboy    –     Robert Butler (40 acres 2 roods – “part of Shaw’s holding”, “all in

occupation”)

John Clarke (family of 8, 1 acre 3 roods – “part of Shaw’s holding”, “new cottage walls built”)

James Clarke (family of 9, 1 acre 2 roods 10 perches – “part of

Shaw’s holding”, “new cottage walls built”)

Thomas Casey (family of 4, 1 acre 1 rood 6 perches – “part of

Shaw’s holding”, “includes father & mother preparing to build,

house down”)

John Corrigan (family of 7, 1 acre 1 rood 6 perches – “part of

Shaw’s holding”, “built a new cottage”)

William Guy (family of 9, 29 acres 3 roods – “part of Shaw’s

holding”, “built and improved”)

Mary Maguire (“occupies old house, pays no rent”)

Thomas Hoyland (family of 5, 7 statute acres 13 perches – “part of

Shaw’s holding”, “comfortable place”)

Patrick Hanisheen (family of 3, 1 acre 1 rood 6 perches – “part of

Shaw’s holding”, “agreed to build a cottage”)

John Hanisheen (family of 7)

James Hanisheen (family of 2, 7 acres – “holds jointly”, “to build a

cottage”)

Peter Kain (family of 4, 1 acre 1 rood 6 perches – “intends to build

a cottage”)

Catherine Murphy (1 rood – “a very poor cabin”, “very old uncle &

aunt”)

Robert Sunter (32 acres 1 rood 23 perches – “required to build,

occupies by grazing”)

John Wilson (family of 2, 23 acres 3 roods – “built and improved

much”, “John Wilson came late of this townland”)

Mary & Ellen Hughes (family of 4, house & 10 perches –

“pays by weaving, house down”, “These tenants were in

occupation before Wilson and was offered compensation to

give up and would not”)

James Kain (house of 2, house only – “paid no rent this 2

years”, “These tenants were in occupation before Wilson

and was offered compensation to give up and would not”,

“to go to America & house to be pulled down”)

 

 

M1866 – Rental, Newcastle Estate, for the half year ending 1 May 1847;

Killinboy    –     Robert Butler (no acreage, rent of £20 12s 6d – “+ Jn Moxham”)

John Clarke

James Clarke

Peter Cain

Thomas Casey

John Corrigan

William Guy (29 acres 3 roods)

John Hannasy

James Hannasy

Patrick Hannasy

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy

Robert Sentor

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson (23 acres 3 roods)

M1867 – Rental, No. 19, Newcastle Estate to 1 November 1847;

Killinboy    –     John Moxham (rent of £20 12s 6d)

John Clarke

James Clarke

Peter Cain

Thomas Casey

John Corrigan

William Guy

John Hannasy

James Hannasy

Patrick Hannasy

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy

Robert Sentor

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson

 

 

M1868 – No. 20, Rental, Newcastle Estate to March & May 1848;

Killinboy    –     John Moxham

John Clarke

James Clarke

Peter Cain (“gone away, given to Moxham”)

Thomas Casey (“gone away, given to Moxham”)

John Corrigan (“set to J. Moxham”)

William Guy

John Hannasy

James Hannasy

Patrick Hannasy (“set to J. Moxham”)

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy

Robert Sentor (rent reduced)

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson

M1869 – No. 21, Rent Roll, Newcastle Estate, Crott & Smear and Mosstown Estate,

ending 1st May 1848, including list of poor rates due by the Hon. LHK Harman (particularly numerous in Killinboy);

Killinboy    –     John Moxham

John Clarke (“out”, “Widow Jn. Clarke” – poor rate)

James Clarke (“out”, “Widow Jas. Clarke” – poor rate)

Peter Cain (“out”, “Peter Kain” – poor rate)

Thomas Casey (“out” – poor rate)

William Guy

John Hannasy

James Hannasy

[Patrick Hannasy on poor rate list, but no longer a tenant]

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy (“out”, “Widow Murphy” – poor rate)

Robert Sentor (rent of £16 10s)

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson

 

M1870 – Rental, Newcastle Estate, for the half year ending 1 May 1849;

Killenboy    –     John Moxham (rent of £20 12s 6d – arrears of £38)

Clarke

Clarke

Peter Cain (“now Moxham”)

Thomas Casey (“now Moxham”)

Corrigan

Guy

Hannasey

Hannasey

P Hannasey (“now Moxham”)

Thomas Hyland

Murphy

Senter

Trimble

John Wilson (“now Moxham” [sic])

 

LONGFORD COUNTY LIBRARY: King-Harman Papers

 

Poor Law Valuation (undated, probably about 1848);

Killeenboy   –  Thomas Highland (house & land, 17a 2r 38p st.)

James Hanisheen (house & land, 5a 2r 15p st.)

John Moxham (house & land, 48a 3r 27p st.)

  1. Clarke (house & land, 2a 3r 13p st.)

Thomas Fee (land, 2a 3r 14p st.)

Thomas Trimble (land, 77a 3r 27p st. [sic?])

Robert Senter (house & land, 32a 1r 23p st.)

John Wilson (house & land, 38a 32p st.)

William Guy (house & land, 48a 1r 16p st.)

 

Rental of the Newcastle Estate for the half year ending March and May 1850;

Killinboy   –    John Clarke

Judith Clarke

William Guy

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy

John Moxham

Robert Sentor

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson

John Hennessy

 

 

Rental of the Newcastle Estate for the half year ending September and November 1850;

Killinboy   –    John Clarke (“out, now Thomas Fee”)

Judith Clarke (“now Thomas Fee”)

William Guy

Thomas Hyland

Catherine Murphy (“out”)

John Moxham

Robert Sentor

Thomas Trimble

John Wilson

John Hennessy (“out”)

 

 

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