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bailie

Overview page. Subjects: History.

In Scotland, originally the chief magistrate of a barony or part of a county, equivalent to an English sheriff. Later, a municipal magistrate, equivalent to the English alderman.

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books of Survey and Distribution

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

Manuscript volumes summarizing the Cromwellian land settlement and its modification at the Restoration. Laid out by county, barony, parish, and townland, they show the ownership of land in...

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cantred

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

A term akin to the Welsh cantref, imported by the Anglo‐Normans to describe a pre‐conquest territorial unit, reflecting political divisions existing at the time of the invasion. Thus...

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local government

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History — Politics.

A form of government in which responsibility for the regulation of certain matters within particular localities (local government areas) is delegated by statute to locally elected...

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place names

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

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The local name given to a particular location, topographic feature, settlement, or region. Studies of these names reveal a great deal about the early history and settlement of...

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townland

Overview page. Subjects: European History.

The ancient and basic unit of local government in Ireland. The average size of the 60,462 townlands is 350 acres; the range is from a little over 1 acre to over 7,000 acres.

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