We're pleased to announce the programme for our one-day meeting on ‘The Land agent in Transnational Context’, Saturday 24th October 2015, 10am-4.30pm at University of Dundee. Complete programme details below.
The Land Agent in transnational context: an interdisciplinary summit
University of Dundee, Dalhousie Building (Old Hawkhill), place 2F13
Saturday 24 October, 10am – 4.30pm
Welcome to this conference, which was organised by the European Forum for the research of nation Houses and Landed properties, led by its lovers the Centre for research of Historic Irish homes and Estates, Maynooth University, the Institute the Study of Welsh Estates at Bangor University, and the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures at University of Dundee and University of Stirling, and integrating the Yorkshire nation House Partnership together with Thames Valley Country home Partnership.
Dr Lowri Ann Rees, ‘”he's certainly the most difficult subject it is possible to really imagine or that we ever endured to deal with”: the relationship between landlord and representative, a south-west Wales example, 1841-47’
Mr Malcolm Bangor-Jones, ‘The part of this small property authoritative within the nineteenth century north-west Highlands’
Dr Annie Tindley, ‘Castle Government’: the psychologies of land ownership and administration in north Sutherland, c. 1860-1911
Dr Ciaran Reilly, ‘A land company company through the Irish Revolution, 1912-23: William J. H. Tyrrell, an instance research’
Mr Einion Thomas, ‘J.E.Vincent, Lord Penrhyn’s unofficial representative, and the Royal Commission on Land in Wales, 1893 -1896’
Professor Ewen Cameron, ‘Factoring in element on state-owned land in Scottish Highlands, 1897 to the 1920s’
2.30-4.00: Session 3: the unforeseen roles and contexts associated with Land Agent
Seat: Dr Lowri Ann Rees
Dr Daniel Cook, ‘The Dean’s known reasons for perhaps not creating at Drapier’s Hill (1730)’
Dr John MacGregor, ‘The aspect and railroad marketing within the Scottish Highlands – the western Highland Railway’
Mr Finlay McKichen, ‘Peter Fairbairn: Highland element and Caribbean plantation manager’
4.00-4.15: finishing discussion/remarks
4.30: casual beverages on Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
Abstracts for the documents
Dr Lowri Ann Rees, University of Bangor, ‘”He is certainly the most difficult subject it is possible to really imagine or that we ever had to deal with”: the connection between landlord and agent, a south-west Wales example, 1841-47’
By centering on the private letters of Thomas Herbert Cooke, land agent to the Middleton Hall property in south-west Wales between 1841 and 1847, this report will think about the fraught relationship might exist between broker and landlord. His employer, Edward Abadam, was a source of much disappointment and misery for Cooke, but his letters also provide a fascinating understanding of the working lifetime of the agent, what sort of property ended up being handled, so when an outsider, their impression regarding the neighborhood. Cooke also found himself in south-west Wales during the level of Rebecca Riots, and together with his workplace, had been singled out because of the rioters and accused of obtaining high levels of rent and oppressing the tenantry. The aim of the paper therefore should emphasize the value and restrictions of private correspondence as a source whenever learning the role associated with land agent.
Dr Ciaran Reilly, Maynooth University, ‘A land agency company during Irish Revolution, 1912-23: William J. H. Tyrrell, a case research’
Supplying a free of charge reference in 1896, an Irish landlord praised William J.H. Tyrrell (1853-1933) for their ‘ability to manage problematic tenants’ and remarked that he possessed ‘a thorough understanding of the character of Irish tenants’. However, like many Irish land representatives social memory was specifically unkind to Tyrrell just who survived a number of assassination attempts during their life time. A dynamic user in south Unionist groups for more than forty many years; Tyrrell was also a member associated with the Orange Lodge, a Freemason, a magistrate and justice regarding the serenity. The case of Tyrrell illustrates that quite often it was the general public roles which representatives performed which finally generated the condemnation they received. It was definitely through of revolutionary period whenever Tyrrell became a target of numerous IRA battalions and his residence Ballindoolin survived a number of assaults. This paper examines Tyrrells agency during the innovative many years, 1912-23.
Mr Einion Thomas, University of Bangor, ‘J. E. Vincent, Lord Penrhyn’s unofficial representative, and Royal Commission on Land in Wales, 1893 -1896’
This paper will analyze the effect of this work regarding the 1893 Land Commission in Wales, with certain mention of Lord Penrhyn and his ‘unofficial’ representative, J. E. Vincent, concentrating on their particular response to the Commission in theory and rehearse inside switching rural Wales for the 1890s.