I had a librarian research "The conquest of Ireland : an historical account of the
plantation in Ulster at the commencement of the seventeenth century". Nothing there for
our variants. Only covers Northern Ireland, so maybe Jeff's suggestion of looking at The
National Archives in Kew is still a good idea for other parts of Ireland.
--- In email@example.com, "mhbowes11" <martha.bowes@...> wrote:
> I couldnt' get it through my public library interlibrary loan because it doesn't circulate
> from the limited libraries in the US that have it. I'm going to try calling some public
> libraries and see if they'll look up the names for me and make copies for the cost of
> copies and postage. This source is our best bet for zeroing in on a comprehensive list
> Bowes (and variants) who were undertakers. Here's what Irish Roots says about the
> volume and all the sources it relied on:
> Rare Manuscripts and State Papers
> The best source to inform serious researchers on this period that
> we have available is "The Conquest of Ireland: An Historical Account of
> the Plantation in Ireland". It is a rare work documenting the settlement,
> right down to the names of the old and new landholders.
> The author introduces his work as follows "The contents of this
> volume (vol. 1), may be described.. as a compilation from State Papers
> relating to the Plantation of Ulster
the Calendars of the Carew Manuscripts,
> and of other important collections of Irish State Papers". Before the Carew
> Manuscripts little was known of the seven year struggle (1595 - 1602). For a
> time before 1588 English rule was actually rather mysteriously popular, and
> Shane O'Neill was finally defeated in 1567 by the O'Donnells rather than the
> Wild Geese
> This period of time in Ireland created many `Wild Geese". Those fleeing
> Ireland for a time, perhaps vowing to return in triumph one day.
> This included the Irish nobility such as O'Neill and O'Donnell, as well as
> many who joined the armed forces of other countries as a result of exile
> from Ireland. The term `wild geese' has been used for several similar periods in Irish
> The plantation records around these events were of such value and
> variety, that Hill prepared a history based upon and including these
> manuscripts. The records were taken from the Patent Rolls of the
> Period, the Inquisitions of Ulster, The Barony Maps of 1609, and other
> original sources. The publication of this history and those documents
> is of inestimable value to us today.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Allen Bowes <bowes2000@> wrote:
> > It's a long chance but similar information may be available via the National Archives
> Kew, near London
> > --- On Tue, 27/1/09, Diane Bowe <dianebowe2002@> wrote:
> > From: Diane Bowe <dianebowe2002@>
> > Subject: Re: [bowesgenealogy] Listing Undertakers in the Plantation Period
> > To: email@example.com
> > Date: Tuesday, 27 January, 2009, 8:39 PM
> > http://www.alibris. com/booksearch? binding=&mtype=&keyword=Conquest+
> of+Ireland% 3A+An+Historical +Account+ of+the+Plantatio n+in+Ulster+
> > Â
> > It shows up on alibris if anyone has the cash!!
> > --- On Tue, 1/27/09, mhbowes11 <martha.bowes@ one-name. org> wrote:
> > From: mhbowes11 <martha.bowes@ one-name. org>
> > Subject: [bowesgenealogy] Listing Undertakers in the Plantation Period
> > To: bowesgenealogy@ yahoogroups. com
> > Received: Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 1:51 PM
> > Does anyone want to take on a good project? This source (vol. 2) gives names of the
> > people who came to Ireland as part of the plantation, including where the land was
> > were granted and what country they came from, and sometimes additional
> > It's not in one of the many libraries local to me, but maybe is to someone interested
> > researching this? I'd like to record everything we can find in there about Bowes,
> > and other variants who came to Ireland during the Plantations. Let me know if you
> > help. I'm guessing there won't be too many entries once we get our hands on the
> > but who knows?
> > http://www.irishroo ts.com/id4055. htm
> > ___
> > Volume 2 - Names in the Land Grants.
> > Itemized land grants to English, Scots, and Irish. Identity of the specific persons,
> > of lands, with historical commentary.
> > (107 pages) 0-940134-44- 6 Footnoted. The Land Grants in this work are taken
> > Patent Rolls of the reign of James I and from the printed Ulster Inquisitions. The
> > most importantly arranged with the following sections:
> > Land Grants for the English (Undertakers) , complete with names.
> > Land Grants for the Scottish (Undertakers) , complete with names
> > Land Grants for the Servitors, complete with names
> > Land Grants to the Native Irish, complete with names
> > The names of specific persons and specific locations in the land grants is of
> > interest to family researchers. The wealth of information in the footnotes brings
> > history to life for us all. The land grants are of differing lengths, and one short
> > in Co. Tyrone follows:
> > Grant to Neale OQuin, gent., Ballineloughy, one balliboe, containing 60 acres. Rent,
> > Important Notations We are not left with only the dry 'census' type information here.
> > Take the example of Sir Richard Waldron, who is given with lands in the Precinct of
> > Loughtee, in County Cavan. Below the listings of his lands we find footnotes telling
> > that Richard was the son of John Waldron, that he became a knight, that there is
> > of a petition from him in 1610, and that his son, Thomas Waldron came to live on
> > land there as well. This type of commentary is often given on families found in the
> > records. (see index at end of listing)
> > Name Changes We also find many notations on family names and the spelling of the
> > same. Take the name Smelhome on the land record, which this book also tells us is
> > found as Smailholme in Scotland, and as Smethorne in an inquisition in 1629. Take
> > name of 'Cooke', which was an alias of 'Gray' for one settler; and the name Calefield
> > which was also spelled as Caulfield. Very helpful information if you are trying to
> > someone in the family.
> > ____
> > Photocopies of the relevant pages would be great if possible. I may try to get
> > interlibrary loan, but I will be out of town for a while so I'm not sure I should order
> > anything else with them.
> > Cheers, Martha
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