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Ireland
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Record Description
Record Type Valuation Office Books
Collection years 1831-1856
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index of Ireland land valuation records dating from 1831 to 1856.

These records are the original notebooks that were used when the property valuations were conducted by the Office of the General Valuation of Ireland. They are arranged by county then alphabetically by parish or townland.

This index is made available from findmypast. Associated images, as well as more information about the collection, are available on findmypast’s Griffith’s Valuation landing page.

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What Can These Records Tell me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Land valuation records

  • Land occupier’s name
  • Location, description, and monetary valuation of each land plot surveyed

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