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Re: [Mid-AntrimGenealogy] Land tenure

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  • Gordon Crooks
    Kate: Are you saying that 20 acres in 1800 equaled 40 acres today, I am a little confused over this. I have not been following the measurement stuff back and
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      Kate: Are you saying that 20 acres in 1800 equaled 40 acres today, I am  a little confused over this. I have not been following the measurement stuff back and forth closely.]
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      P S We are still useing here the original acre from British use, it has never changed.
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      Re land tenure - see the Tenant Right campaign headed by Rev J B Armour, Ballymoney and you will find that the tenant got the right to buy out his leasehold. I'm not sure of dates but about 1900-1910. Many farmers were still paying off their leases in the 1950s.
      Congratulations to Liam on his Maths lesson. I had to learn those tables at school. All forgotten but may I add that a 20 acre farm in the 1800 was a comfortable size and 40 acres + and you would have been wealthy, unless it was mountain or bog land.
      Kate

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