Re: [Mid-AntrimGenealogy] Land tenure
- 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.]]Gordon]]P S We are still useing here the original acre from British use, it has never changed.----- Original Message -----From: Kathleen ConnollySent: Sunday, May 08, 2011 7:01 AMSubject: [Mid-AntrimGenealogy] Land tenureRe 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.