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The Original 1995 County Roscommon Database   


Ballykilcline, 1850 era

Tenants here and elsewhere started a rent strike to protest paying rent on lands owned by their families for hundreds of years. 

The British landlord brought in troops to evict them and destroy their homes.

Then they were taken to Liverpool between 1847 and 1848 and were shipped to New York.

The ship names were Creole, Metoka, Roseins, Channing, Progress and Jane Clason.

Here is the nine page record.


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Ballykilcline Family emigration Liverpoolto New York (nine pages)