Private acts of parliament

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An act for sale of part of the estate of Thomas Lord Baron of Caher

An act for sale of part of the estate of Thomas Lord Baron of Caher

This is a small collection of local interest private acts of parliament ranging from 1695 to 1905. An individual (wealthy, influential and of course male) who for example wanted a divorce or who wanted to undo some family arrangement about property had to finance a private act of parliament to achieve his ends.

The various acts range from an act concerning fines in the County Palatine of Tipperary  (1695), sales of estate lands (18th & 19th Century), dissolving a marriage (1825), building railways (1846 - 1880) and management of Poor Law Unions in Tipperary (1884). One consequence of the struggle over New Tipperary and the Barrymore estate was that leases were broken and a private act of parliament was required to reach settlement (1905)


Names mentioned

Thomas, Lord Cahir

Lord Hutchinson (Knocklofty)

Stephen Earl of Mount Cashel

Viscount Hawarden

Maurice Moore & Diana Moore (later Lady Clare)

Richard Sparrow (Clonmel)

Earl of Glengall

Baron Barrymore

Physical characteristics

1 archive box


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Added by Tipperarystudies | Last updated on: 03 June 2019