Monday, 29 December 2014

Ulster Historical Foundation adds Cromwellian estate forfeiture records

From the Ulster Historical Foundation (, news of another database that has been added to the members area:

We are pleased to announce the addition of another database to our members’ section of our website, titled ‘Forfeiting Proprietors in Ireland, under the Cromwellian Settlement, 1657’.

This database of over 4,000 entries details the names of those, mostly Irish Catholics, by county and barony, whose estates were confiscated as part of the Cromwellian settlement of the 1650s.

In some cases the actual locality was recorded, in others a note describing the person was included, for example ‘killed at the siege of Derry, as a beseiger’ or ‘A Scotch Protestant, and in Arms agst, the State, in 1649’.

Counties covered were Cavan, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Fermanagh, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Londonderry, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo, Tyrone and Wexford.

This list of names has been transcribed from O'Hart’s Irish Landed Gentry when Cromwell Came to Ireland.

To acquire membership, please visit the Foundation's website (see above).

(With thanks to the UHF)


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