Realities of Irish Life; By W. Steuart Trench, Land Agent in Ireland to Marquis of Lansdowne, Marquis of Bath, and Lord Digby. with Illustrations by H

Realities of Irish Life; By W. Steuart Trench, Land Agent in Ireland to Marquis of Lansdowne, Marquis of Bath, and Lord Digby. with Illustrations by H

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...they could from the improved systems of husbandry which were there adopted. I have not any accurate knowledge of the details with reference to the process of taking up the land for the purpose of establishing this model farm; but I was given to understand that it had been taken into the landlord's hands in the famine years of 1848 and 1849. Although a considerable portion of it had then lain vacant, yet to form a compact farm, lying well together and fit for the purposes designed, it was necessary to make several small changes and consolidations, and to remove some of those tenants whose land lay contiguous to the model farm and was required for its completion. These tenants were placed in other holdings on the estate; yet from these changes, which were absolutely necessary to the establishment of the proposed design, some ill-will appears to have been created towards Mr. Bateson. Such was the account of the matter which I heard at the time from apparently reliable sources, and I have every reason to believe that the account was substantially true. The spirit of disaffection, which has been already described, was not confined to the district of Carrickmacross: it extended into the county of Armagh, and the town and neighbourhood of Crossmaglen obtained an unenviable notoriety. Castleblaney had hitherto been quiet, but it was P determined that the ramifications of the Ribbon Confederacy should extend there also; and Mr. Bateson being an improver, and, above all, having established a model farm (a precedent which it was thought might lead to other and more important innovations), it was arranged that he should be ' put out of the way.' I had no eye-witness in his case, such as was afforded me by a strange accident in my own trial, to describe the...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236545788
  • 9781236545787