Civil Survey 1654

The Civil Survey A.D. 1654-1656 County of Meath, Vol. V.  With Returns of Tithes for the Meath Baronies.  Prepared for publication with introductory notes and appendices. Robert C. Simington

The Civil Survey, so called because it was ordered by the Civil Authority, was taken from 1654-6 in order to value the lands in Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught assigned to satisfy the claims of soldiers for their arrears of pay during the Civil War, and of those Adventurers who made cash available in the 1640’s to pay for the war and were promised land in Ireland in return.

The following is an index of the Civil Survey for county Meath:

 Civil Survey 1654

Maps of the  Survey are available on line on Trinity College Dublin Website

http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/down-survey-maps.php