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The 1626 Rental of Thomond Property
by Martin Breen

A 1626 document listing the rents due to the 5th Earl of Thomond (1589-1639) is transcribed and analysed here. It sheds valuable light on the Anglicisation process in the early seventeenth century and in particular helps in understanding the process of transition of Thomond from a Gaelic lordship to an increasingly anglicised county under the stewardship of the Earls of Thomond. The Rental can be found in the Petworth House Archives, Sussex, UK and is also available on microfilm in the Clare material from the Petworth House Archives at Clare County Library's Local Studies Centre in Ennis.This article was first published in the North Munster Antiquarian Journal vol. 54, 2014, pp 1-25. Clare County Library is grateful to Martin Breen for donating this article.


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