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Index to County Louth Title Deeds (1665-1882)

This is a Name Index to over 1,200 Title Deeds that have been abstracted or transcribed and printed in the County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal in various articles over the past ninety years. Among the deeds there are also a small number of Wills and Marriage Settlements and these have also been included. Most of the earlier transcriptions to appear in the Journal were taken from the books in the Land Registry in Henrietta Street, Dublin, starting with Book I. There was perhaps an ambition that all the Louth Title Deeds would eventually be extracted and printed. Some cold water was poured on this idea by the Registrar of Deeds, as quoted by the Editor in the 1941 edition of the Journal, who advised that there were 583,046 deeds in total (for all Ireland) and 889 books running from 1708 to 1832. Fr. Murray, before his death, had extracted deeds up to Book XVIII at which point the project was abandoned. Most of the deeds printed in later editions of the Journal were abstracts of counterpart deeds discarded from the Roden Estate Office when it was moved from Dundalk. The deeds were thankfully salvaged by Mr. Redmond Magrath (1853-1933) and many of these can now be found in the Louth County Archives. Fr. McIvor returned to the Registry of Deeds to transcribe the appropriate documents in his “Historical Notes” series, in-depth Townland surveys of remarkable scope.
There are probably other articles in other journals of which I am not aware. In this context it is worth mentioning, of course, the Dowdall Deeds, edited by Charles MacNeill & A.J. Otway-Ruthven, published by the Irish Manuscripts Commission in 1960.

The Index is available on this website in two formats
Surname Order & Number Order:

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Number Order :

The Number order is provided for those who wish to know what other names are contained within a Title Deed. To access a particular name in the Number Order section, take a note of the last number in the “Surname Order” entry and click on the appropriate link on the web page.
Please note that usually the person's address as stated in the Title Deed, also occupation or any other relevant information.




For the purposes of this Index, the following Journal articles were referenced:
  1. Anonymous, "Some Eighteenth Century Dundalk Leases". VI, 2, (1926), 88-9
  2. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VII, 2, (1930), 168-73
  3. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VII, 3, (1931), 402-6
  4. Rev. L.P. Murray,"Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VII, 4, (1932), 488-95
  5. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VIII, 1, (1933), 52-60
  6. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VIII, 2, (1934), 193-209
  7. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", VIII, 3, (1935), 283-8
  8. Rev. L.P. Murray, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth", X, 1, (1941), 63-6
  9. Joseph Martin, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Some Dundalk Deeds 1707-1843", X, 2, (1942), 138-48
  10. Joseph Martin, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds, 1724-1843", X, 3, (1943), 245-50
  11. Edward MacLysaght, "Documents at Red House Ardee", X, 3, (1943), 251-256
  12. James McGuirk, "Old Drogheda Title Deeds", XI, 1, (1945), 58-60
  13. Rev. Dermot McIvor, "Abstract of Deeds, Rathlust, Anaglog & Hunterstown", XI, 2, (1946), 121-142
  14. Rev. Dermot McIvor, "A Drogheda Deed of 1809", XI, 3, (1947), 206-8, Illustrated
  15. Rev. Dermot McIvor, "Historical Notes on the Townlands of Drakestown and Kilpatrick", XII, 1, (1949), 21-81
  16. Rev. Dermot McIvor, "Historical Notes on the Townlands of Paughanstown, Roestown and Hacklim", XII, 3, (1951), 129-196
  17. Rev. Dermot McIvor, "Historical Notes on Millockstown and Blakestown", XIII, 2, (1953), 68-123
  18. Rev. Diarmuid MacIomhair, "Caraher of Cardistown Family Papers", XVI, 3, (1967), 169-190
  19. Rev. Diarmuid MacIomhair, "The Family of Hatch of Ardee", XVI, 4, (1968), 205-223
  20. Maureen Wilson, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds 1718-1856”, XX, 1, (1981), 51-6
  21. Maureen Wilson, "Shewell's Lane, Lord Limerick's Demesne Wall, and the Elgee Family", XXII, 1, (1989), 49-53
  22. Noel Ross, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds: Seatown 1808-1819", XXIV, 2, (1998), 296-304
  23. Noel Ross, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds: Dowdallshill 1808 -1819", XXV, 3, (2003), 351-361
  24. Noel Ross, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds: Seatown and Upper Seatown, 1808-1819", XXVI, 4, (2008), 609-623
  25. Noel Ross, "Old Title Deeds of County Louth: Further Dundalk Deeds: The Merches and Soldiers Point", XXVII, 1, (2009), 133-149
I will do any reasonable requests for look-ups. Members of the Society can access the Journal online at www.jstor.org.