Report on the progress of eviction in Meath, Nation, 12 June 1852

Although considered a prosperous agricultural county, parts of Meath were devastated by the Great Famine. Who were the evictors and why they did move to evict people from the land? They included 15 families on the Somerville estate at Brownstown in November 1848 and 30 families at the Balfour estate at Kells in October 1849.


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