Richard Griffith and His Valuations of Ireland: With, An Inventory of the Books of the General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland, Conducted ...

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 2000 - Reference - 108 pages
This is an extremely useful and comprehensive illustrated dictionary of heraldic terms, a necessity whether one's interest is that of an artist, engraver, heraldist, librarian, or genealogist. Elvin's book is as useful today as it was 110 years ago when the author wrote that the "aim of the present work is not to furnish an account of the antiquity and progress of Heraldry, but to provide as succinctly as possible, and in Alphabetical order, a list of the terms met with in the Science, with their appropriate Illustrations."
The outstanding feature of this book is the set of 47 plates (done by Elvin) depicting over 2,500 illustations of the various heraldic charges, with blazonings, arranged by subject headings such as "Badges," "Bend," "Chevron," "Cross," and the like, thus providing a complete dictionary of terms, each term having an exact reference to a matching illustration. As a result, the identification of unrecognized charges is easy.
 

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Contents

THE BOUNDARY AND ORDNANCE SURVEYS
3
The Ordnance Survey Townland Index Map
8
The Ordnance Survey Memoirs
9
THE TOWNLAND VALUATION ACT OF 1826
12
The Machinery of the Townland Valuation
13
The Poor Law Act of 1838
22
Parliament Reexamines
26
THE TENEMENT VALUATION ACT OF 1846
28
Rundale Occupancy in the Valuation
53
Building Structures
54
The Use of Agnomens
55
Unnamed Occupiers
59
Legal Terms
62
The Purchase of Land
65
Glossary
67
Ordinance Survey Memoirs
69

The Valuation Documents of the 1846 Act
31
The Printed Poor Rate Valuation of 1846
32
The Poor Rate Appeal Process
35
Annual Revision of the 1846 Poor Rate Valuation
38
THE TENEMENT VALUATION ACT OF 1852
40
The 1852 Act Appeals Process
41
Annual Revision of the 1852 Valuation
43
A SOURCE OF GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION
48
Seeking Genealogical Information
49
Appendix No 3 Townland Valuation Field Books Containing Lot Occupier Names
70
Appendix No 4 Administrative Divisions
72
Dates of Published Townland Valuations
74
Tenement Valuation Commencement and Completion Dates 18461864
75
Issue Dates of Unions for Rating Purposes
76
Completion Dates of Counties under 15 16 Vict Cap 63
78
A INVENTORY OF THE BOOKS OF SIR RICHARD GRIFFITHS GENERAL VALUATION OF RATEABLE PROPERTY IN IRELAND CONDUCT...
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