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ST GEORGE, Sir Richard St George Mansergh (maps and rent rolls of the estate of Sir Richard St George)

Senate House Library, University of London -- Special Collections

Overview

Descriptions and maps of farms and villages in Cork, Kilkenny, and Tipperary. Useful to local historians with an interest in that area.

Detailed usage description

The collection contains maps and rental information of estates owned by Sir Richard St George. Farms and villages are described and in several cases mapped to the level of individual fields. In a few cases tenants are also named, but unless you are very lucky this is unlikely to be useful as a family history resource.

This would be a useful resource for local historians wishing to find some contextualisng detail about farms in the counties of Cork, Kilkenny and Tipperary. The maps are very well drawn and detailed and therefore it shouldn't be difficult to match the estates described in this volume to modern landmarks.

How to tell if the collection is useful

If you send a query to stating that you are interested in MS 133 and giving the name of the farm or village you are interested in, then they will respond with whether it is refered to in the volumes.

If you plan to email the archivist with a query we suggest that you read our tutorial on how to do this most effectively.

Access arrangements

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More Information

The catalogue number for this collection is MS 133. A collection level description of this collection is available on AIM25.

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Abstracting information

Usage Themes Geographic area covered Size of collection Dates
  • Local history
  • Contextualising information
  • Pictorial history
  • Agricultural history

Ireland, the counties of Cork, Kilkenny, and Tipperary.

One volume containing three maps. About 40 people are named in the rental information.

1775

Glossary

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