The subject of this thesis is ‘Landed society in mid-eighteenth century County Down’. For the purposes of the research mid-eighteenth century means 1740 to 1780, although, where necessary, documentation from the 1730s or 1790s is cited to supplement arguments. The thesis aims to provide an overview of the personal and public persona of the eighteenth-century provincial gentry class in Ireland and so provide a background to the burgeoning historiography that is emerging on this topic.
|Date of Award||Jul 2000|
- Queen's University Belfast
|Supervisor||David Hayton (Supervisor)|