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Landlords and Tenants in Mid-Victorian Ireland

W. E. Vaughan


This book investigates the relations between landlords and tenants in Ireland between the great famine and the land war. Based on a remarkably wide range of primary sources, most notably collections of estate papers, it is a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis. It explores evictions, rents, tenant rights, estate management, agrarian outrages, and tenants' resistance to landlords. The book questions many assumptions about landlord-tenant relations that have previously been uncritically accepted.

Keywords: landlords, tenants, Ireland, great famine, land war, evictions, rents, tenant rights, estate management, agrarian outrages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203568.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. E. Vaughan, author
Trinity College, Dublin

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End Matter

Appendix 1 Eviction Statistics, 1849–1887

Appendix 2 Civil Bill Ejectments and Ordinary Civil Bills, 1866–1886

Appendix 3 Counties Ranked According to Evictions, 1851–1880

Appendix 4 Counties Ranked According to Evictions during Four Periods, 1849–1882

Appendix 5 Fieris, Haberes, and Warrants Issued to Special Bailiffs for the Ejectment of Cottiers and Town Tenants, 1863–1886

Appendix 6 The Movement of Rents on Eleven Estates

Appendix 7 Arrears on Twelve Estates

Appendix 8 Rent Receipts on Twelve Estates

Appendix 9 Agricultural Output, Rents, Potatoes, and the Cost of Labour, 1850–1886

Appendix 10 The Tenement Valuation

Appendix 11 The Trinity College, Dublin Leasing Powers Act (14 & 15 Vict., c. cxxviii (1 Aug. 1851))

Appendix 12 Rents Based on the TCD Leasing Powers Act

Appendix 13 Alternative Methods of Increasing Rents, 1850–1886

Appendix 14 Counties Ranked According to Valuation of Land per Acre, Percentage of Land under Tillage, and Valuation of Holdings

Appendix 15 Counties Ranked According to Quality of their Rural Housing in 1851 and 1881

Appendix 16 Counties Ranked According to the Quality of their Land and Houses

Appendix 17 Compensation under Sections 3, 4, and 7 of the Land Act, 1870

Appendix 18 Expenditure on Nine Estates, 1850–1880

Appendix 19 Agrarian Outrages and Other Outrages Returned by the Constabulary, 1844–1893

Appendix 20 Counties Ranked According to Serious Crime, 1851–1880

Appendix 21 Counties Ranked According to Agrarian Outrages, 1851–1880

Appendix 22 Counties Ranked According to Agrarian Outrages Committed during Four Crises, 1848–1882

Appendix 23 Spearman Ranking Coefficients of County Ranks

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