Papers of the Hawke family, Lords Hawke, 1682-1824 and 1832-2006, present among the Rosse Papers because of the marriage in 1870 of the Hon. Frances Cassandra Hawke, heiress of her father, the 4th Lord Hawke, to the 4th Earl of Rosse; including some naval, administrative and political papers of Admiral Sir Edward Hawke, K.B., 1st Lord Hawke, victor of the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, and First Lord of the Admiralty, 1766-71.
Draft index to Birr town leases, prepared in 2005 by Margaret Hogan. Properties are arranged by street and ordered chronologically within each street. The index (copies of which are included on a CD and diskette) also gives the name, occupation, and other particulars about the lessees.
Correspondence and other papers of the 3rd Earl of Rosse, 1829, 1832 and 1840-2003, as President of the Royal Society, Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin, Lieutenant of King's County, leading landowner there, and general public figure, excluding where physically possible correspondence of the sort concentrated in Section K.
Half-box of leases of Eden and New Eden, barony of Ballybritt, on the outskirts of Birr. The box also includes papers relating to the sale of property at 6, 7, and 8 Eden Road to Assumpta Molloy and other purchasers.
Three large folders of leases of premises in Oxmantown Mall/Place. This sub-section includes 14 files of papers relating to the sale of properties and fee farm grants in Oxmantown Mall to various purchasers.
Envelope of leases of premises in Mellsop Street, the last of them stating that it is now known as Townsend Street. [In date order.] The envelope also includes papers relating to the sale of Townsend Street fee farm grants to Michael Kearns and Gerard and Evelyn Bell.