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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Descriptive List published for McMahon Collection

A Descriptive List of the McMahon Collection has been published and can be downloaded from the Clare County Library and Archives website.

The McMahon Collection consists of papers from an auctioneering and estate agency business dating between the 17th to 20th centuries and is one of the Archives's largest collections of primary source documents. It provides a fascinating insight to local history, genealogy, land acquisition and social history, with records including correspondence, deeds, leases, rental account listings, marriage settlements, wills, account registers and probate valuations.

The main content of material relates to rental accounts from the Rental Account Books which give tenants' names and addresses, valuation, rents and arrears. It also contains items relating to ejectment decrees and notices to quit estates through the county.