HC Deb 02 June 1908 vol 189 cc1717-8
MR. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for South Somerset, as representing the President of the Board of Agriculture, whether, seeing that the book of surveys and distributions at present in the Record Office, Dublin, are the abstracts of the Civil Survey of 1640 and the Down Survey of 1654–6, and therefore the counterpart of the Down Survey maps which have just been issued by the Ordnance Survey, Ireland, the Government will see its way to publish, as a State Paper, the book of surveys and distributions.


The abstracts of the surveys and distributions of the Civil and Down Surveys are contained in twenty large volumes, of 400 pages each. The books show the lands distributed and the names of the persons to whom the lands were granted; the whole work is in ordinary manuscript and there are no maps or sketches attached. It is not proposed to publish them in the manner suggested.