He transplanted much of his tenantry to found a dairy farm in 1842, only to return home, ruined, in the following year.
At the time of the famine, he made valiant efforts to stop his tenantry starving.
The landlords have never been castigated for ousting their tenantry .
They actively discouraged emigration, fearing the loss of their workforce and tenantry .
he was addressed by his tenantry as ‘squire’
tenantry became almost a form of indentured servitude
The duke's wealth was squeezed from rents and extracted from a starving tenantry .
He could have made a profit in such an economy, as opposed to looking for a rent increase of 70 per cent from the long suffering tenantry .
The onerous task of distributing seed potatoes to the tenantry has just been completed.
Most of the tenantry chose to pay the rent rather than face being served with ejectment writs.