The Landowners of Ireland. An Alphabetical List of the Owners of Estates of 500 acres or £500 Valuation and Upwards, in Ireland, with the Acreage and Valuation in Each Country. And also Containing a Brief Notice of the Education and Official Appointments of Each Person, to which are Added his Town and Country Addresses and Clubs. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. First Edition. Pp xxviii, 486. Publisher's red buckram boards, lettered in gilt. Light shelf-wear to covers, contents bright & clean.
This work provides a valuable companion to Griffith’s Valuation as it gives details of land ownership between the completion of Griffith’s Valuation and the redistribution of land under the Land Acts of the late nineteenth century. In addition to the name of the landowner, the county in which land is held, the extent of land held and valuations thereon.
Hussey also provides some interesting biographical information on a large proportion of the landowners noted, which is likely to have originated with the landowners themselves. This information is predominantly biographical in nature and includes government appointments, gentlemen's clubs, marriage details, addresses, family seat and so on.