School: Leatbeg (roll number 16146)

Location:
Leat Beg, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Mrs Peoples

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My Father's Farm

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1091, Page 041

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My Father's Farm
My father's farm is situated in the town-land of Glinsk. My grandfather James Carr, bought it from a man named William Peoples about the year 1850. The family lived on it then till 1873, when they were evicted by Lord Leitrim, (known as the old tyrant)
The landlord put black bulls and highland sheep to graze on it and tumbled the houses. The first owner died soon after Lord Leitrim was murdered near Milford in 1878. The heir who succeeded him was a very good man and gave the people back their land. My grandfather, John Carr got back his father's farm in 1879 as conacre then in 1881 he got owner to it right. Since that time nobody can be evicted if they pay their rent.
These are the names of the fields,
The far Bray,
The near Bray,
The near Big Field,
The far Big Field,
The Wet-land,
The Wee Field
The Garden

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Collector
John Carr
Gender
male
Informant
John Carr
Relation
grandparent
Gender
male
Age
93
Language
English
Location
Glinsk