Records of Joshua E. Peel & Son, Solicitors, Armagh, Co. Armagh, 1611-1938, relating largely to Co. Armagh estates, properties and families including title deeds (up to 1876), testamentary papers (chiefly 19th century), printed rentals, maps and particulars of sale of estates in Counties Armagh, Monaghan, Down, Antrim and Cavan, 1864-1930, papers pertaining to individual families and correspondence re emigrant claims to Co. Armagh estates, c.1876-c.1936. The archive also includes the political correspondence and papers of Joshua Peel (1886-c.1920), political agent to J.B. Lonsdale, Conservative MP for the Mid-Division of Co. Armagh 1900-1918, and other local MPs..
The collection is particularly strong in providing an understanding of the running of constituency politics and the role of an active election agent in late 19th and early 20th century Ulster politics. The collection is also rich in estate material for many parts of Co. Armagh and elsewhere for the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
c.1,115 items, 1611-1938 comprising a range of documents, volumes and maps and occupying 34 PRONI boxes.
See PRONI reference D/889 for catalogue of the papers. The catalogue is available for consultation in PRONI's Public Search Room.