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Griffith's Valuation
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Walsh names from Griffiths - by County
Selected Walsh names from Griffiths - by First Name

Griffith's Primary Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland is commonly known as Griffith’s Valuation. The valuable sidekick to this edition is The Householder’s Index to Griffith’s Valuation. Between 1848 and 1864 all the land of Ireland was surveyed, under the direction of Richard Griffith, for the purpose of establishing the level of rates (local tax) payable by each landholder or leaseholder. The Griffith Valuation lists a majority of land- or house-holders in the country giving the townland and description of the property (e.g. land; house; land and house; or house, outoffices/out buildings, and land). It also lists the landlord and the annual valuation. Because of the shortage of other records this is a very important 'census substitute', even though it does not list the age of the landholder or names of family members.

Here are the years the Valuation was completed for each Irish County. Most of the Valuation was completed after the years of the Great Irish Famine and following a large emigration from the island beginning from 1846 to 1852.

County		Years Covered
Antrim		1861-62 
Armagh		1864
Carlow		1852-53
Cavan		1856-57
Clare		1855
Cork		1851-53
Derry		1858-59
Donegal		1857
Down		1863-64
Dublin		1848-51
Dublin City	1851
.
County		Years Covered
Fermanagh	1862
Galway		1855
Kerry		1852
Kildare		1851
Kilkenny	1849-50
Laois		1858-60 (Queen's Co.)
Leitrim		1856
Limerick	1851-52
Longford	1854
Louth		1854
Mayo		1856-57
.
County		Years Covered
Meath		1855
Monaghan	1858-60
Offaly		1864 (King's Co.)
Roscomon	1857-58
Sligo		1858
Tipperary	1851
Tyrone		1860
Waterford	1848-51
Westmeath	1854
Wexford		1853
Wicklow		1852-53


The Walsh name in the Index of Griffith's Primary Valuation

Antrim
109 entries
(2844 sq. km)
Armagh
48 entries
(1254 sq. km)
Carlow
128 entries
(896 sq. km)
Cavan
44 entries
(1931 sq. km)
Clare
189 entries
(3147 sq. km)
Cork
1376 entries
(7457 sq. km)
Derry
42 entries
(2074 sq. km)
Donegal
64 entries
(4841 sq. km)
Down
115 entries
(2448 sq. km)
Dublin
569 entries
(921 sq. km)
Fermanagh
34 entries
(1691 sq. km)
Galway
731 entries
(6148 sq. km)
Kerry
367 entries
(4746 sq. km)
Kildare
200 entries
(1693 sq. km)
Kilkenny
1545 entries
(2061 sq. km)
Laois
214 entries
(1719 sq. km)
Leitrim
49 entries
(1588 sq. km)
Limerick
386 entries
(2686 sq. km)
Longford
42 entries
(1091 sq. km)
Louth
78 entries
(820 sq. km)
Mayo
1129 entries
(5585 sq. km)
Meath
105 entries
(2342 sq. km)
Monaghan
88 entries
(1294 sq. km)
Offaly
143 entries
(1999 sq. km)
Roscommon
89 entries
(2547 sq. km)
Sligo
262 entries
(1836 sq. km)
Tipperary
672 entries
(4303 sq. km)
Tyrone
29 entries
(3155 sq. km)
Waterford
893 entries
(1837 sq. km)
Westmeath
94 entries
(1838 sq. km)
Wexford
452 entries
(2352 sq. km)
Wicklow
65 entries
(2024 sq. km)

To see the above in Map format, go to the Walsh Surname Map

Also see this color version, of a Griffith's density map by parish.

Also see a barony density map made from available data from Petty's 1659 "Census"

Selected Walsh names in the Index of Griffith's Primary Valuation

Anne Bridget Catherine David Edmund Edward Ellen James
John Joseph Lawrence Margaret Martin Mary Matthew Maurice
Michael Nicholas Patrick Peter Richard Robert Thomas Walter
William . Walshe
(surname)
Welch
(surname)
Welsh
(surname)
. . .




Griffith's Valuation for the surname Walsh
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