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Irish Flax Grower's List, 1796 International Land Records
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Irish Flax Grower's List, 1796 International Land Records
Find your ancestor in Irish Flax Grower's List, 1796 International Land Records. This great data set is part of the International & Passenger Records subscription.
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Parish and county in which the individual grew flax

The Irish Flax Grower's List features approximately 60,000 names of flax growers in 1796.

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In 1796, the Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals who received awards for planting between one and five acres of flax. Individuals who planted one acre were awarded four spinning-wheels, and those growing five acres were awarded a loom.

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The "Flax Grower's List," reproduced on this data set, is an extremely useful genealogical record since virtually no Irish census of the nineteenth century has survived.

The principal gap in primary genealogical records of Ireland is largely attributable to Ireland's tortuous history of warfare, dispossession and eviction. Sadly, even in the 20th century Ireland's repository of genealogical records has not been safe from warfare. During the Great War of 1914-18, most of the census returns for 1871, 1881 and 1891 were pulped for the "war effort," while in the Irish Civil War of 1922 even older records were destroyed in a huge fire resulting from the conflict.

With the help of this data set, you may be able to compensate for the lack of genealogical records available for Ireland at this time. Land records are unique because they allow you to obtain an idea of your family's migration pattern and help you determine local resources to research for more information. If you are one of the nearly 70 million individuals worldwide with Irish heritage, the Flax Grower's List is an important resource.

List of Counties Covered
Counties are listed followed by the number of individuals referenced.
Antrim (1,117)   Galway (641)   Meath (1,390)
Armagh (3,026)   Kerry (888)   Monaghan (4,258)
Carlow (9)   Kildare (6)   Offaly (290)
Cavan (2,180)   Kilkenny (6)   Roscommon (2,712)
Clare (178)   Laois (4)   Sligo (1,007)
Cork (1,071)   Leitrim (1,756)   Tipperary (26)
Derry (4,784)   Limerick (171)   Tyrone (6,616)
Donegal (6,852)   Longford (2,365)   Waterford (1)
Down (2,942)   Louth (3,041)   Westmeath (1,216)
Dublin (7)   Mayo (1,848)   Wexford (8)
Fermanagh (2,190)        

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