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- The local landlord long ago was Mr Atkinson. The Atkinson’s were planters, who came over from England about the year 1607 or 1608 to Ireland. They were very bad landlords and they were hated as much in their day as their memory has been hated ever after. If the landlord came in a tenant’s house house and saw a flower pot in the window or even smelled meat he would think that that was too much of a luxury for them to have so he would increase the rent and when the rent was very high the poor tenant could not afford to pay it so the landlord would send round his bailiff and other men to evict the tenant. Those who come round were(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.