These consist of:
The Flaxgrowers List was compiled in 1796. It lists about 60,000 individuals who received a grant for growing flax, one of Ireland's chief crops in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In 1796, the Board of Trustees of the Linen and Hempen Manufacturers of
Ireland wanted to encourage the growth of flax and hemp seed. To do this,
they awarded spinning wheels, reels or looms, in proportion to the acreage
sown. As a result of this incentive, many landowners allocated part of their
land to flax and hemp crops. County inspectors were appointed to receive
claims from the growers and county lists were published as official
documents of the Board.
Ulster had 64.6% of the wheels, the remaining were distributed throughout Ireland. (No records exist for Dublin and Wexford. Either they received no wheels or, the records have been lost.)
Only one copy of the records is known to survive and is now part of a special collection or rare books held in the Linen Hall Library of Belfast.
The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled in the 1820's and list all those
paying tithe to the established church. The information gives the name,
townland of residence and parish, and is laid out on a county basis.
A complete index to all land and property holders in Ireland. This CD
covers the period 1848 - 1864.