Thursday 19 January 2012

Sampson Papers from Clare catalogued

Clare County Archives has added a catalogue description of the Sampson Papers to its site, covering 1790-1970. The Sampson family was based at Williamstadt House in the county:

The papers in this collection cover a date span of 1790 to 1970, with the majority of the papers dating from 1920 to 1960. They comprise of some original but mainly copy legal papers including deeds, leases, conveyances, marriage settlements and wills, along with a number of maps, bills, and receipts,and a great deal of correspondence between Kerin, Hickman and O’Donnell, solicitors of the Sampson’s and various state bodies and commercial companies on behalf of individual members of the Sampson family.

The majority of the lands referred to in conveyances, leases and settlements as well as in litigation and testamentary papers relate to Sampson property located in County Clare, and concentrated in the baronies of Tulla Upper and Lower. Prior to 1898 parts of County Clare located in the north east of the county and now in the barony of Tulla Upper were situated in County Galway in the barony of Leitrim, and are referred to as such in earlier documents. Other lands referred to in these documents relate to property acquired by the Sampson’s outside the county including lands at Rodeen Upper, barony of Lower Ormand, Co. Tipperary, and the lands of Bal Ivor, in the barony of Garrycastle, Co. Offaly.

The full catalogue description is available at;37550425;37550425

(With thanks to @archivesireland via Twitter)


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