School: Rathkenny (roll number 15483)

Location:
Rathkenny, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Tomás Mac Cárthaigh

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The Local Landlord - Baron Hussey of Galtrim

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 244

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The following were the local Landlord's
:- Baron Hussey of Galtrim
Mr. Blackburne of Tankardstown
Sir Hugh De Bathe
Lord Boyne
The Hussey family came to Ireland with Hugh De Lacy. Hugh De Lacy gave Hussey a portion of land in the district near Kilmessan in County Meath, as Hussey helped him to conquer the Kingdom of Meath. Hugh De Lacy granted Hussey the name of Baron de Hussey.
Baron Hussey had only one residence in Ireland and was at Rathkenny, but he also had a residence in Wales. Baron Hussey mostly lived in Wales but each year he used to come to Ireland for the hunting season.
Baron Hussey was a good kind Landlord but unfortunately he brought over an agent named Bund to take charge of his estates in Ireland. This man lived in Baron Hussey's house in Rathkenny. He had very little

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Collector
Owen Reilly
Gender
male
Address
Coghalstown, Co. Meath
Informant
John Tumulty
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Rathkenny, Co. Meath
Language
English