Griffiths valuation

What is Griffiths Valuation ?

Griffith’s Valuation,is one of Ireland’s premier genealogical resources, referencing approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. Griffith’s Valuation, or Primary Valuation of Ireland, was executed under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith to provide a basis for determining taxes. This involved establishing the value of all privately held lands and buildings in both rural and urban areas in order to figure a rental rate for each unit of property. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish, with an index to townlands appearing in each volume. The original volumes of the survey are held in the National Archives, Dublin, and Public Record Office, Belfast.Griffith’s Valuation is an invaluable reference for family historians with ancestors in Ireland in part because no census material from the nineteenth century has survived. In effect, because it is the only detailed guide to where in Ireland people lived in the mid-nineteenth century and what property they owned or leased, Griffith’s Valuation serves as a census substitute for the years before, during, and after the Great Famine. Griffith’s Valuation is also a valuable record of social and economic data and includes map reference numbers that can help researchers identify and perhaps locate property on Ordinance Survey maps created before the valuations took place.Few other records can be used to identify an Irish ancestor’s exact place of origin, and only Griffith’s Valuation links an individual to a specific townland and civil parish. This is extremely important, since the first step in Irish genealogical research is to identify an ancestor’s townland and civil parish, which can lead you to ecclesiastical parish records of births and marriages.

Records in this database are indexed by:

    • Name of occupier
    • Name of leaser
    • County of residence
    • Barony of residence
    • Parish of residence
    • Townland of residence
    • In addition, pages from the Valuation may include street, subdivision, and ordinance survey page numbers, as well as a description of property, acreage, and valuation.
    • County Date of completion of survey
      Carlow 28 June 1853
      Cork 20 July 1853
      Dublin 9 July 1853
      Kerry 19 July 1853
      Kilkenny 8 July 1853
      Kilkenny City 8 July 1853
      Limerick 29 June 1853
      Limerick City 29 June 1853
      Queen’s County 28 June 1853
      Tipperary 29 June 1853
      Waterford 5 July 1853
      Waterford Borough 5 July 1853
      Dublin City 31 Oct 1854
      Kildare 18 July 1854
      Wexford 7 July 1854
      Wicklow 4 July 1854
      King’s County 2 July 1855
      Longford 6 July 1855
      Louth 5 July 1855
      Drogheda Borough 6 July 1855
      Meath 10 July 1855
      Westmeath 5 July 1855
      Clare 3 July 1856
      Galway Town 14 July 1856
      Cavan 25 June 1857
      Galway 29 June 1857
      Leitrim 6 July 1857
      Mayo 13 July 1857
      Donegal 6 July 1858
      Roscommon 1 July 1858
      Sligo 7 July 1858
      Londonderry 16 July 1859
      Tyrone 13 July 1860
      Monaghan 1 July 1861
      Antrim 10 July 1862
      Carrickfergus 10 July 1862
      Fermanagh 4 July 1864
      Down 12 July 1864
      Armagh 1 June 1865
  • Tyrone’s started in 1851, and this is was how Listamlet was then in 1860

Griffiths valuation can be accessed through askaboutIreland ,and the Family’s living in 1860 Listamlet ,can be found here ,there are three pages to be seen,

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  1. Pingback: Griffiths valuation | Listamlet ,Listamlaght

      • Yes I’m afraid it does.
        Thanks for your concern.
        It now tries to bring up a map but there’s no image just the map controls.
        Hope you have a good weekend.


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