Christ Church deeds


M.J. McEnery & Raymond Refaussé, editors

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 1-85182-470-7
January 2000. 400pp.

When the Irish Public Record Office was destroyed by fire in 1922 one of the most important collections to be lost was the Christ Church deeds, which had been deposited in the office by the cathedral during the church's restoration in the 1870s. Before the destruction of the deeds, however, a calendar had been prepared detailing the contents of each document. This was partly published in the Reports of deputy keeper of the public records in the 1880s. This volume reprints this now unobtainable calendar and includes, for the first time, that part of the calendar dealing with the 17th century, which remained unpublished. This unique collection of deeds, which ranges from the late 12th to the early 18th centuries, casts light on every aspect of medieval and early modern Ireland.

Christ Church deeds