The archives of the valuation of Ireland, 1830–65
Between 1830 and 1864, every piece of property in Ireland was valued, from houses on tiny plots of land to the great landed estates. The work of valuation created a large volume of archives that recorded the occupiers of land and houses as well as details of the location, extent and quality of their property. The valuation archives date from a period when few sources cover the whole country and are a rich resource for research ranging from family history to socio-economic study. The guide will assist researchers in understanding these complex documents.
Frances McGee worked as an archivist in the National Archives of Ireland for forty years.