Item 7 - Annual Report 1863

Pages 61 and 62 Pages 21 and 22 Pages 33 and 34 Pages 91 and 92 Pages 9 and 10 Pages 57 and 58 Pages 31 and 32 Pages 99 and 100 Pages 89 and 90 Pages 67 and 68
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IE OCCHO DIGBY/A/7

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Annual Report 1863

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  • 1863 (Creation)

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(1833-1872)

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Annual report for year ending June 1863 containing details of rental and general management of the estate. Includes a general report describing the failure of the 1862 harvest and the subsequent loss of rental income, including the complete abandonment of arrears in many cases. Regrets that funds were not sufficient to entice tenants to emigrate as many small and middle farmers were 'compelled to stay half starving on their land, unable to pay rent or crop the ground, or to emigrate to another land, and barely able to support life on the miserable produce of the soil'.

Also discusses the completion of drainage works at Meelaghans, now let to Mr Goodbody of Tullamore, and at Ballyknockan, now let to Mr. Ridgeway. Referring to building works, the main project was the building of the new school house at Geashill. Other new buildings include the Castle offices to replace those previously burnt. Reports on the new forester, Daniel Dewer, who has had success in making the woods and plantations profitable, in particular at Clonad.

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Copyright of digital images administered by Offaly County Council Heritage Office. No reproduction online, in print or broadcast without express permission of copyright holder. Original volumes in ownership of Lord Edward Digby, 12th Baron Digby.

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