Tenant Records for Genealogy Information

This database contains land records for the Wrixon-Becher estate at Creagh. The surviving records list the tenants of the estate from 1803 to 1919. They cover 86 townlands in the greater Skibbereen area, with the majority from the Creagh and Tullagh parishes, including Sherkin and Cape Clear islands.


Thanks to the Donnelly family, the current owners of the estate, for allowing us to transcribe these records and making them available to the public.




The tenancy records provide important genealogy information as they record the name and townland of the occupant, the tenancy dates, the amount of rent and how it was paid and any miscellaneous comments that are given. Some comments are ambiguous but all are transcribed for reference purposes but there is no additional information available other than what is included in the database.
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With the help of our data-inputter Deirdre, and volunteers Patricia, William and Barry, Skibbereen Heritage Centre has a database of over 350,000 local records. Many of these are available to search free of charge on the links below.