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Donated Material: Court Reports and Legal Records (including Evictions)
Ejectment Books of County Clare 1816-1835
The Ejectment Books are a summary record of ejectment cases before the Circuit Court. In order to evict their tenants legally, landlords had to receive a judgement in their favour from the Circuit Court. County Clare has the most complete set of ejectment records of any county in Ireland. Each book contains the names of evicted tenants, landlords and their attorneys, the location of farms and sometimes details of leases and grounds for seeking eviction. There are seventeen surviving books for Clare for the period 1816-1850 and twenty-eight books for 1850-1914. Two books are listed as missing. The Ejectment Books are held in the National Archives in Dublin.
This resource consists of extracts from the first six
of the early Ejectment Books of County Clare and covers the period 1816-1835
and contains over 4,500 records. (Ejectment Books ID/40/16 – ID/40/32).
Details included here are the name of the tenant (Defendant), the location,
parish and barony of the holding and the name of the landlord (Plaintiff).
The records are arranged alphabetically by tenants’ surnames. The
project was initiated and executed by Nicola Jennings who kindly donated
her work to Clare County Library for this website.
Clare County Library is grateful to Nicola Jennings for donating this material.
The Ejectment Books are given here by Civil Parish. Where no parish was given in the originals, a parish has been guessed at, based on the townland, tenant and landlord information given in the case. Where there are no records for a parish there is no link below.