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Will Abstracts: Land Commission Records.

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Will Abstracts: Land Commission Records

Under the provisions of the Land Purchase Acts, which subsidized the purchase of smallholdings by the tenants who occupied them, it was necessary for those wishing to sell to produce evidence of their ownership to the Irish Land Commission. As a result, over 10,000 wills were deposited with the Commission, the majority from the nineteenth century, but many earlier. The National Library holds a card index to the testators. The original documents are currently in the process of being transferred to the National Archives.
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