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Shortly after the Crowmwellian conquest, this survey was carried out to determine the extent of existing ownership of Irish land, prior to the confiscation that was to follow. Its genealogical value is somewhat limited, as it only records the larger landowners of Gaelic and “Old English” origins. The Book of Distribution in essence took account of the families who received the confiscated land from these families, and is the first reference in Tipperary land records to such well-known families as Langley, Bowen, Sadleir, Massy, Maude and Waller.

Both records can be consulted in Tipperary Studies in hardcopy.

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