Irish Flax Growers List 1796

From DGS member, Mike Dalton of Oregon

A flax  processing industry was established in Northern Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. By mid 19th century, the manufacture of textile goods from flax had evolved from a cottage industry throughout Ireland to industrial textile mills in the northern counties. The government scheme of June 1, 1796 was designed to encourage growth of this enterprise. Applicants with up to 5 acres of suitable land for flax cultivation were entitled to receive one spinning wheel and additional wheels for every additional 5 acres. There were some 56,000 applicants, with mostly one wheel granted.  A complete listing of this database is available on fhl microfilm # 1419442.

 

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County Fermanagh

Andrew Dalton, Derryvullan Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

Richard Dalton, Derryvullan Parish - 1 spinning wheel. 

 

County Longford

Barony of Abbeyshrule:

Andrew Dalton - 2 spinning wheels.

Thomas Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

James Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

Barony of Ardagh:

Michael Dolton - 1 spinning wheel.

James Dolton - 1 spinning wheel.

Thomas Dalton, Ardagh Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

Christopher Dalton, Ardagh parish 1 spinning wheel (2 entries later).

Barony of Granard:

Matthew Dalton - 3 spinning wheels.

John Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

Thomas Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

Patrick Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

Barony of Moydow:

Matthew Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

Barony of Rathcline:

James Dalton - 1 spinning wheel.

 

County Meath:

John Dalton, Oldcastle Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

Luke Dalton, Oldcastle Parish - 1 spinning Wheel (2 entries  later).

 

County Offaly (Kings):

John Dalton, Kilcumreragh Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

Robert Dalton, Tisaran Parish - 3 spinning wheels.

 

County Roscommon:

Francis Dalton, Kilglass Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

Peter Dalton, Termonbarry Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

John Dalton, Termonbarry Parish -  1 spinning wheel (next entry).

Henry Dalton, Kiltrustan Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

 

County Sligo:

Hugo Dalton, Dromard Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

 

County Westmeath:

John Dalton, Kill Parish - 4 spinning wheels.

John Dalton, KIll Parish - 4 spinning wheels (3 entries later).

Laurence Dalton, Kill Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

John Dalton, Killare Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

James Dalton, Rathgarve Parish - 1 spinning wheel.

 


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