Flax Growers of Ireland, 1796-Co. Meath

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. 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.

From Fáilte Romhat website:

http://www.failteromhat.com/flax/meath.php

Flax Growers of Ireland 1796