Griffith’s Valuation (Day, Dea, Dee, Godwin, O’Day, O’Dea, and O’Dee)
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These pages contain an index for each of the 23 counties of Ireland in which members of the O’Dea Clan were listed as “occupiers” of houses in Griffith’s Primary Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland.
“Griffith’s Valuation” is the best available census substitute for mid 19th century Ireland. The original volumes, published between 1848 and 1864, document the results of a vast assessment and valuation project begun under the direction of Richard Griffith in the 1830’s. The National Archives website includes a good brief description of these records. A microfiche edition produced by Irish Microforms in 1976 is the basis for the tables published here.
The names of all known householders with a surname associated with the O’Dea Clan–Day, Dea, Dee, Godwin, O’Day, O’Dea, and O’Dee–are included in the tables. Given are the name of the house occupier, the immediate lessor (landlord), the location and description of the property, and the total valuation of the holding.
Acreage, the assessed value for buildings and land (stated separately in the full record), and leases for land that did not contain a residence are omitted from the tables. Researchers who wish to obtain that data may inquire of the Clan Genealogist or consult the original record. The final column of each table references the fiche number on which the original data may be found in the microfiche edition of Griffith’s. The microfiche are numbered separately for each county.