Census of 1659

There are returns available for 26 counties, and some of these returns are incomplete.  It is thought that these figures were compiled by surveyors working for Sir William Petty, Surveyor-General of Ireland, who mapped confiscated lands from 1655 to 1659. The returns indicate the number of people living in each townland, and whether they were native Irish or of English origin. 

Figures for the parish of Kilmacteigue:

Irish                            English                        Total

224                                 6                                  230

1659 chart

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