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[4qd-bannvalley] Making the research leap to Scotland

On 22-Jul-06, at 7:55 PM, Steven Smyrl wrote:

> Hi All,
> I seem to recall that about 20 years ago I had some research done
> in records
> held by the Drapers Company in London. these records for their estates
> around Kilrea and were lists of names from a mixture of late 18th
> and early
> 19th century rent and tenant rolls. Does this ring any bells with
> anyone?
> Cheers,
> Steven

I think I was wrong on this ... it was more likely the Mercers who
were the landlord at Kilrea.  There were some buildings constructed
at Kilrea by the Mercers, including a hotel which, in turn, housed
the agent to the Mercers' Company where the rents were received (Ref.
Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland: Parishes of County Londonderry
VIII: 1830, 1833-7, 1839: East Londonderry; Vol. 27, reprint pub. in
1994 by The Institute of Irish Studies, QUB).  I think this seals the


> (cut)
> I believe it was the Drapers who were the landlords at Kilrea ... ?
> Not sure, though, what these records might turn up.
> Cheers,
> Alison