Friday, 16 September 2011

Timothy Stones in the Griffiths Valuation of Ireland

Grffith's Valuation was the first full scale vaulation of property in Ireland. It was overseen by Richard Giffith and published between 1847 and 1864. It is one of the most important surviving 19th century genealogical sources for Ireland.

The valuation can be searched at no cost at the following web page:

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/

My search for Timothy Stones, my wife Theresa's great great grandfather, came up with the following record for a Timothy Stones occupying property and land at Lurgan in the Parish of Kilmananghan, King's County (Offaly):

Timothy Stones owned a house, office and land totalling 59 acres at Lurgan. He was the lessor and his land had the annual rateable value of 30 pounds and 10 shillings. His house had the rateable value of 1 pound and 10 shillings (total for land and house was 32 pounds). 

A neighbour named John Stones also owned a house, office and land at Lurgan totalling 15 acres with a total rateable value of 6 pounds 10 shillings for land and house.

Other neighbours listed at Lurgan included John Henson, James Henson, Robert Low, Patrick Brazill, Michael Fox, Michael Mullins, Patrick McGuire, James Callaghan, Thomas Hankinson and Joseph Gough. Of these Robert Low was the largest land owner with 207 acres, with the 59 acres of Timothy Stones making him the second biggest land owner at lurgan.

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