Russell, Lord John (1792-1878), British Prime Minister

Sharman Crawford Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Estate and political papers of the Crawford, Sharman and Sharman-Crawford families of Co. Down, c.1717-1920. Of particular significance are the papers of William Sharman-Crawford (1781-1861), MP for Dundalk, 1835-1837, and Rochdale, 1841-1852. Consisting of correspondence and memoranda, 1830-61, this section of the collection charts the development and progress of Crawford’s political career and i ...

Records of the Irish Encumbered Estates

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Records of the Irish Encumbered Estates, 1849-1858. The Encumbered Estates Acts of 1848 and 1849 allowed the sale of Irish estates which had been mortgaged and whose owners, because of the savage effects of the Great Famine, were unable to meet their obligations. It was intended that English investors would be attracted to buy Irish estates and thereby give the stagnant Irish agriculture new life ...

Abercorn Papers

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

Estate, family and political papers of the Hamilton family, Dukes of Abercorn, of Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone, c 1219-1963. Containing approx. 30,000 documents, the Abercorn papers are amongst one of the most important landed estate collections held by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. It comprises comprehensive series of title deeds, leases, rentals, maps, accounts, correspondence etc rel ...