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The Ireland 1796 Flax Growers List

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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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".


Posted by David Lambert at 04/06/2011 11:36:52 PM | 


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