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No Room on the Estate

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Full title: Surplus people: the Fitzwilliam Clearances 1847-1856

Creator / Author: Jim Rees

Item Type / Page count: Book / 156p (168p)

When Published: 2000 (Re-issued 2014)

Publisher / Place of Publication: The Collins Press / West Link Park, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork.

About: During the Irish Famine Period, a number of landlords persuaded or coerced their tenants into emigrating from Ireland. In West Wicklow, a major clearance of about 6,000 persons took place from the Coolattin Estate of Lord Fitzwilliam. These men, women and children ended up in the Canadian districts of Quebec and New Brunswick. This book details the circumstances of the clearout and gives some account of how the displaced families managed in Canada.

ID number(s): 1898256934 / 9781898256939 / 9781848892040

Contents: Introduction — Coolattin Estate — Life on the Coolattin Estate 1830-1845 — The Poor Law — Crisis: 1845-6 — Shedding the Surplus — Life in the ‘Tween Decks — Quebec — New Brunswick — 1850-6 — Conclusion — Appendices — Endnotes — Bibliography.

WW Connection #1: The Coolattin Estate comprised 80,000 acres in South-West Wicklow and amounted to around one-fifth of the total area of County Wicklow.

Extra #1: includes several illustrations and maps.

Extra #2 Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

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