Question: In 1796 there was a listing of some inhabitants of Ireland on a flax growers list. Can you tell me how many people were included in this list, and how I might be able to search it online.
Answer: The 1796 Flax Growers list contains roughly 60,000 searchable individuals. You can search this database for free online at: http://www.failteromhat.com/flax1796.php The reason for compiling this list is explained on Failteromhat.com "Spinning wheels were awarded based on the number of acres planted. People who planted one acre were awarded 4 spinning wheels and those growing 5 acres were awarded a loom. Donegal and Tyrone had the highest number of awards".