Tag Archives: Ejectment Books

WDYTYA Molly Shannon

Much of the focus of our research for the WDYTYA Molly Shannon episode was to try and understand the relationship between her ancestors, the Cattigan family, and their landlords, the Pikes. An article discovered in the Connaught Telegraph (9th February 1889), published on the Irish News Archive, reported that the local relieving officer presented

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Ejectment Books

Have you ever wondered why your ancestors may have suddenly and seemingly inexplicably left their family farm?  The Ejectment Books might provide an answer. The Ejectment Books contain information on cases brought before a judge at county Quarter Sessions concerning the ejectment or removal of tenants from the landholdings by their landlords or agents.

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