County Leix/Laois/Queens Records
|Tithe Applotments||Land Owners||Graveyard Inscriptions|
|Griffith's Valuation||Civil Registration||Specific Surnames|
|Commericial Directories||Freeholders||Miscellaneous Records|
|GV Field, House, etc. Books|
'Pender's Census' with number of English and Irish living
in each townland and principal Irish names in each barony. Edited by
Seamus Pender in 1939. Records the names of persons with title to land.
The number of people in County Queens and in each barony:
1766 Religious Census: The largest religious census was conducted in 1766, when each Church of Ireland minister was requested to provide a listing of the members of each denomination in his parish. Although some were completed as requested, many ministers provided only the details on Church of Ireland parishioners, and omitted Catholics, Presbyterians, etc. Others provided a complete survey of all local inhabitants, including family names and the numbers of children in the household. In County Leix only the Householders of Parish of Lea exists.
Tithe Applotments: A unique land survey taken as a way
to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of
Ireland, the Tithe Applotment Books represent a virtual census for
pre-Famine Ireland. In the original enumeration, each landholder was
recorded along with details such as townland, size of holding, land
quality and types of crops. (parishes are civil parishes)
House, Quarto, Tenure, Field & Miscellaneous Books: The vaulation of all property and agricultural land in Ireland was a process which took almost 50 years. The records which were generated in the carrying out of his work culminated in the published Valuation of Ireland whose popular name was that of the man, Richard Griffith, who personally organized and directed the whole effort (see above). The unpublished notebooks of the Valuers who performed their tasks under detailed instructions laid down by Griffith have, in most cases, survived and provide a considerable amount of supplementary information that is available in the published Valuation Books. These notebooks have been divided into the following categories: House, Quarto, Tenure, Field and Miscellaneous Books. Some of these notebooks contain information recorded 10 or 15 years before the published valuation. Such records, together with the Tithe Applotment Books, give rare and valuable insights into people and society in pre-famine Ireland.
Griffith's Valuation: The Griffith's Valuation
references individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and
1864. Since no Irish census of the nineteenth century has survived,
Griffith's Valuation is of extreme importance. Like the tithes, it lists
the head of household, townland and land information.
Registers: Include baptisms, marriages and death
records of the church.
County Laois Baptismal & Birth Records,
submit your records, see other records that may relate to your family;
Church of Ireland records,
extracted from the original church registers and contributed to the
website by Sharon Haggerty,
(these include many names other than Meredith)
from all over mentioning County Leix, Laois or Queen,
Civil Registration: Civil registration began in Ireland for non-Catholic marriages in 1845, and then for all births, marriages and deaths in 1864. All events are registered in Registrar Districts (old Poor Law Union boundaries).
Assorted County Leix Flynn births, 1866 to 1875
John Hayes' website. Landowners in Ireland by county in alphabetical order. The names and address of every land owner in Ireland 1876 who had at least one acre of land. These files are PDF and text format.
Encumbered Estate of Peter Gale Esqr, Barony of Slievemargy,
includes Ashford, Gales Hall, Raheen, see maps in Facts &
Maps section, Source: FHL# 0258813
Specific Surname Records for County Leix/Laois/Queens
County Leix Flynn births,
1866 to 1875
List of Freeholders of Co. Leix, gives name, address
and date of registration
Freeholders in the Queen's County from 1 Jan 1758 - 1 Dec 1775
Petitioners for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors - 1783