Census of Ireland c.1659

The ‘census’ is available for every county in Ulster...

The census of 1659 is not a census in the true sense of the word as it contains only the names of individuals termed ‘tituladoes’ (mainly those with title to land) and the total number of English and Irish resident in each townland (Scots were usually counted with English).

An edition of the census by Seamus Pender entitled, A Census of Ireland circa 1659, with supplementary material from the poll money ordinances, was published in 1939 by the Stationery Office, Dublin, on behalf of the Irish Manuscripts Commission (recently reprinted). This includes a breakdown of the figures for each county and an index of both personal names and place names.

The ‘census’ is available for every county in Ulster with the exceptions of Cavan and Tyrone.