Facsim of ed. published: Dublin : S.n., 1859.
|Statement||introduction by William Macafee.|
|Contributions||Griffith, Richard John, Sir, 1784-1878., Ballinascreen Historical Society.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||334|
Griffith’s Valuation House Books are the notebooks that were used by valuators to record information on the majority of the buildings of Ireland, be it dwelling house, out-office or even lavatory in order to place a rateable value on the building and these records formed part of the information-gathering process required for the completion of the Primary Valuation of Ireland. Union: The Union was introduced as the most basic unit of administration under the Poor Law system in as the Barony and Parish units were felt to be unsatisfactory because of their unequal sizes. Initially the country was divided into Unions and this was adjusted to create smaller unit sizes, so that by there were Unions are no longer in use as an administrative unit. The manuscript Revision books for Northern Ireland are held by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast. They have been digitised and are now available, free to view, on the Revision Books section of PRONI's website.. The collection is available as a fully searchable placename index to the Valuation Revision Books covering counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry. It's not a single document - Griffith's Valuation includes over books and original maps. It is a detailed record of Irish landholding surveyed from , and published between and Before , no complete set existed, simply because .
The Griffith's Valuation or the 'Primary Valuation' is a much used and valuable source in genealogical research. Published between and it provides a detailed county by county record of tax liable on land and buildings for the period. The results will show you a list of places in our Name Books and Letters Collection that match your search, and will give you the option to view the original Name Book or Letter page, a PDF version of the same document, and a map showing our best approximation of where the place is. Griffith's Valuation material (digital images and index. About Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, Griffith’s Valuation, indexed with images in this database, is one of Ireland's premier genealogical resources, referencing approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between and Click Show Name Books to show the Name Books within the current view. By clicking on any of the Name Book images which display on the map, you can access the Name Book. Understanding the Valuation and Maps. On Griffith's Valuation, the numbers and letters of reference to the maps are the connection between the Valuation and the accompanying.
Richard Griffith's Valuation is one of the great gems among Irish genealogy resources. In the absence of any surviving pre censuses, beyond a few precious fragments and transcriptions, it is the most comprehensive midth century resource available and can help direct genealogists to the exact plot of land where their ancestors lived. The published version of Griffiths valuation reflects the tenure of Irish land as it was in the middle of the last century. Clearly, the passage of time altered the situation: proprietors moved on, emigrated, died. The tax collectors had to keep an account of these changes. While Griffith's Valuation is available on a number of websites, the version you can search on Findmypast is the one developed by Eneclann Ltd, OMS Services and The National Library of Ireland and is the most complete Griffith's Primary Valuation of Ireland which includes all . A searchable placename index linking to digitised images of Valuation Revision Books covering counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone between the years to Before you start. The application is searchable by placename (city, county, parish or .