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Famine in Co. Kilkenny: Some correspondence from Lord Frankfort’s Kilkenny properties, in and near the City. The four letters are to Ld. Frankforts Solicitors, Stewards & Kincaid in Dublin, and are from Mark & Robt. Shearman who were his local agents at Keatingstown, from H.L. Harty & John Brass, dated between December 1844 – April 1848. An interesting collection, some illustrating the strife encountered by the people of the area, ‘Money for seed had to be spent on food for the family, some of whom have already pawned their clothes for food.’ As m/ss, (some with postal markings), w.a.f. (4)More details ›
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Postal History: CAHERSIVEEN PENNY POST on a free front, in Daniel O’Connell’s hand, & with his signature 1835; & a similar ditto 1839, signed by Maurice O’Connell. As postal history, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
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LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY
WITH UNIQUE M/SS ADDITIONS, 1763-1841
Military interest: A folio entitled List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery as they stood in the year 1763, with a continuation to the Present Time (Greenwich, 1815). Contains lists of officers as of 1763 (the end of the Seven Years War) and continued down to 1815 (the end of the Napoleonic Wars). Includes many Irish names.
Each entry gives name, dates from promotions from gentleman cadet to general, and “remarks” on the fate of each officer – whether he died, resigned, retired, transferred, was killed in battle, died of wounds, died of sickness etc. Many details of deaths in various battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
What makes this copy unique is that its owner, Zachary Clutterbuck Bayly, has continued the lists with insertions in his own hand, bringing the total number of names to approximately 1,800. Bayly was a native of Seend in Wiltshire, joined the RA as a gentleman cadet in 1802 aged fifteen, and retired with rank of lieutenant colonel in 1841.
An important record of army service at a significant period in military history, original cloth backed boards. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)
Ex Libris: The late Mrs. Jane de Montmorency Wright, Burnchurch, Castle Morres, Co. Kilkenny.More details ›
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Interesting Manuscript Account of the Voyage of An Irish Yacht to Scandinavia, 1872
de Montmorencey: A manuscript folio volume of 51 written pages narrating the voyage of the cutter yacht Mystery to Norway, Sweden and Denmark in the summer of 1872.
The yacht’s officers are listed as H. de Montmorency Fleming, “Owner, Skipper, General Navigator”; J.C. Fleming, “Master”; and W. de Montmorency, “Chaplain”. These were Harvey de Montmorency Fleming (aged thirty), his father John Congreve Fleming (aged sixty), both of Barracore House, Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny, and his cousin the Rev. Waller de Montmorency, rector of Kilsheelan, Co. Tipperary (also aged thirty – he became Archdeacon of Ossory in 1911). The first and second mates, boatswain, AB (able seaman) and cook cum steward are also named.
The narrative begins with the arrival of the Mystery at Cowes in the Isle of Wight on 29 June 1872, having come over from Dunmore East. It ends with her arrival at Inverness on 16 August following. During her seven-week voyage she visited Christiansand, Gothenburg (Göteborg), Elsinore (Helsingør), Copenhagen and Karlskrona. The narrative is lively and in addition to daily details of the voyage there are entertaining accounts of local customs, buildings, personalities and types of food.
The volume is profusely illustrated with photographs, lively pencil sketches by Harvey Fleming, printed maps, rubbings of Scandinavian coinage, and small engravings.
A fascinating insight into the seafaring activities and observations of a group of Anglo-Irish gentlemen in the reign of Victoria, orig. cloth backed marble boards. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)
Ex Libris: The late Mrs. Jane de Montmorency Wright, Burnchurch ; Castle Morres, Co. Kilkenny.More details ›
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Railways: – Report of the Directors and Statement of Accounts, for Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, 6 items, from 10th Aug 1863 – 8th Aug. 1888, Belfast (W. & G. Baird, & R. Carswell) 1863-1888, all orig. ptd. wrappers. Scarce. (6)More details ›
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Northern Ireland Harbour Acts: The Belfast Harbour Act, 1882, to authorize the Construction of Additional Docks and other Works, folio L. 1882, pp.[iv], 50, sewn; & 2 other items sim. for 1883; also Londonderry Port and Harbour Act, 1882, … for empowering the Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners to construct quays and other works…, folio L. 1882, 26pp sewn; & 2 other items sim. for 1920, all orig. wrappers, as a lot, w.a.f. (6)More details ›
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Co. Offaly: Rental and Particulars of the Lands of Tubrid, .. Situate in the Barony of Clonlisk, and Kings County, .. the Property of John Clarke, of Kilballyskea,.. Sold in one Lot, on Tuesday, the 11th day of Nov. 1856, oblong 8vo D. 1856., one lg. hd. cold. map, orig. ptd. wrappers. Good; together with Co. Offaly: Landed Estates Court, Ireland: In the Matter of the Arthur Hill Griffith … and others. Rental and Particulars of the Lands of Kilnabin, situate in the Barony of Kilcoursey, and King’s County, To be Sold by Public Auction on 13th June, 1871. Lg. folio folded, D. 1871, 3 full page engd. maps, hd. cold. in outline, orig. ptd., wrappers (2)More details ›
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The Greenville Estate
Co’s Tippeary & Kilkenny – Sale of Incumbered Estates in Ireland – The Estate of John Greene, M.P. Rental, Particulars, and Maps of Portions… of Moorstown and Rathmore, near Clonmel … and The Lands of Ballynooney in the Baroney of Knocktopher.. The Greenville Estate in the County of Kilkenny: … sold by Auction … 3 Nov. 1857, oblong folio D. 1857. 12 lg. & other fold. maps, hd. coloured, sewn. As a coll. of maps etc., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Documents, Letters and other Material, including printed Memorandum and Articles of Association relating to Kilkenny Woolen Mills, Ltd., Rules of Kilkenny Cabinet Makers & Joiners Society Ltd., Callan Co. Operative Dairy Society, etc., a thick bundle, interesting lot. As ephemera, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Rare Collection of Glass Slides
Mason (T.) Dame St., Dublin: A very good collection of approx. 160 glass slides, mostly of Dublin & Cork interest, including slides of Dixon’s Soap & Candle Factory, Dobbin Ogilvie & Co. Jam Makers, Patterson’s Matches & others of Dublin, and Dwyer & Co. Shirt Factory, Lee Boot Company, Ryan’s Candle Works, Wm. Egan, Silversmiths of Cork. They include very good exterior views and interior views with women and men working, groups, etc. Other industries include engineering, weaving, furniture making, coopers, carpenters, brewers etc. There are also some single items, medals and trophies awarded for various events, etc all in single envelopes. In addition there are about 65 other slides of artefact’s from the National Museum in silver, bronze, all archaeological sites, some Republican, one of Douglas Hyde, one of Olympic (sister ship of Titanic) Belfast 1910 etc. Some unidentified, some dam., but a rare collection. As a lot, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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An Irishman Dies in a French Prison, 1808
File of Documents in French and English attesting that John Hearne Dillon, native of Co. Roscommon, an Irish Gentleman, hostage and prisoner for debt in the prison at Verdun, had died there on 9 June 1808.
The documents in French are translated by Hans Christian Schott and attested by Charles Fower, Mayor of London, and William Armistead, notary public.
An unusual record of an Irishman imprisoned in France in the time of Napoleon. As m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Co’s Tipperary & Kildare – 18th & 19th Century Deeds
Five deeds on vellum relating to property in the Town of Cashel and the lands of Mooretown, Co. Kildare.
· Large indenture dated 1741/42 between Arthur and Margaret Dobbs of Dublin, Thomas Hughes and Richard Kyffin of Cashel, and the Rev. John Kearney. Cites a mortgage made in 1703 of Mooretown, Co. Kildare, by Patrick Sarsfield and his wife and son to Richard Reddy of Dublin. Traces in great detail the progress of this mortgage down to the present grant made by the Dobbs to Kearney.
· Four deeds dated 1772, 1792 and 1834 conveying property in John St. Cashel and involving the families of Lockwood and Hemphill.
These documents contain much topographical information and illustrate the complexities of land tenure in mid-18th century Ireland. A detailed list is available on request. (1)More details ›
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Co. Tipperary: Indenture between Godfrey Boate of the City of Dublin, & Samuel Rees of Lorrha, County of Tipperary, dated 1713, for a plot of ground in the village of Lorrha, on vellum, signed & sealed, & countersigned. As a m/ss., w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Letter to a Lazy Landord, 1796
Co. Offaly: A Letter dated 3 March 1796 written by F. Thompson, Dublin, to Hugh Cuolohan of Cogran, Banagher.
The writer (presumably a solicitor) berates Cuolohan in the strongest terms for failing to reply to letters or to act in his own interests in negotiations with a certain Hubert Moore. He recommends accepting an offer made by Garrett O’Moore [sic] of a mortgage on Clogran. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Letter to Lissadell from The Boer War, 1900
Co. Sligo: A fine letter in stamped envelope addressed to Mrs. Dudley Fletcher, Lissadell Parsonage, nr. Sligo. Written from Wakers Hook Ladysmith, 18 July 1900, 3 lg. pages.
The writer (signing as “Rupert”) sends Mrs. Fletcher birthday greetings. he reports that he is busy building “sangars” (Stone walls or shelter trenches) and small roads. He has been adopted by a large stray dog that “probably belonged to a rebel farmer.” He says the camps are healthy when sited on ground not previously used by troops, which “nurses enteric”. he briefly mentions “the Chinese business” (the Boxer Rebellion) and regrets he will not be sent to serve there. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Post Famine Letter
From a Cork Parish Priest to a Cork Rector, 1849
Co. Cork: Letter written by Fr. Michael Begley, P.P., to Rev. Mr. Crofton, Kinsale, 30 Oct., 1849, the writer asks for relief on the rent owed for the ground on which the chapel is built at Ballingarry, and the houses in which he holds a school, he stresses the reduced circumstances of his parishioners owning to the late Famine – hence the impossibility of building a new school An interesting and informative, 3pp letter. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Letter from a Parish Priest, 1819
Co. Tipperary: An A.L. signed and dated 24 January 1819 from T. More, P.P., Rapla (Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) to Matthew Franks of York St., Dublin.
Requests in obsequious terms and at length that Franks intercede with “her Ladyship” to obtain for him a lease of part of Rapla, as she had promised, as the former agent Mr.Cullen has been discontinued and the new agent does not know him. He stresses the terrible condition of the land – the lower part waterlogged, the upper part stripped bare and covered in beggars’ cabins – and his trouble and expense in reclaiming it. The previous tenant McCan had neglected it and he had got him dismissed. A very comprehensive 3pp letter. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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Lord Inchquin Re Election of 1776
Co. Clare: Two Letters re Elections. In the first letter, Lord Inchiquin writes from Rostellan (Co. Cork) dated March 31st, 1776 to Pierce Creagh at Dangan, Sixmilebridge (Co. Clare) re the forthcoming election, requesting that his friends vote for Mr. Dillon Massy and Mr. Edward Fitzgerald.
In the second, Creagh forwards this letter to Thomas Lysaght together with items of news. he concludes that he has “no directions about Mrs. Creagh’s Spatterdash’s [spats] but to have ’em made exactly according to ye old measurements she gave you.” Two single pages, as m/ss, w.a.f. (2)More details ›
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Land Near Waterford, 1826
Co. Waterford: Palmer (John) Large paper indenture dated 12 Jan 1826 whereby John Palmer of Waterford grants to his father Henry Palmer the lands of Kilronan in the Barony of Middle Third, which he held in trust from the Society in Dublin for Promoting English Protestant Schools in Ireland. Three large folio pages, signed at end by both Palmers. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
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County Kildare Farm Accounts, 1824 – 1827
Co. Kildare: An Account Book with m/ss entries dating from May 1824 to May 1827. The entries are given in great detail and relate to farming and domestic matters. While the writer has not been identified, he evidently lived in Co. Kildare and there are frequent references to Naas, Celbridge, Straffan, etc., and to lands at Ardrass, Castle Dillon and Black Church. As a m/ss, w.a.f. (1)More details ›