Griffiths Valuation 1848-1864
Irelands Valuation office conducted its first survey of
property ownership in Ireland from 1848 to 1864. This survey
became known as "Griffiths Valuation" after Richard Griffith
who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the
amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. This involved determining the value of
all privately held lands and buildings in rural as well as urban areas to figure the rate at which each unit of property could be rented year
after year. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish with an index to the townlands
appearing in each volume. Griffith's Valuation can be used as an excellent
census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as censuses prior to 1901
This information is not complete, it is a work in progress.
My thanks to Sharon Cook for providing this information.
Irish Ancestors shows county maps of the civil parishes associated with the Griffiths Valuation.
Detailed maps of civil parishes for Cork can be found at Cronin Families of Cork web site.