Irish Flax Growers, 1796
The Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals in 1796.
Spinning wheels were awarded based on the number of acres planted. People who
planted one acre were awarded 4 spinning wheels and those growing 5 acres were
awarded a loom. Donegal and Tyrone had the highest number of awards. Dublin and Wicklow were not included in this list. These
extracts contain the name, parish and county. The barony was listed instead of
the parish in a few of the records. Also known as the Spinning Wheel
list or the Flax Growers Bounty. If you would like to view all the records for
one county in one file click here
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