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Ireland, Catholic Qualification & Convert Rolls 1701-1845

During the harsh Penal Laws of the 18th century, Irish Catholics were restricted from owning property or having businesses. Many chose to either convert (at least legally) to the Church of Ireland or swear loyalty to the Crown in front of a court so that they might qualify for certain rights. Find out if your ancestors were among those who converted or pledged loyalty in the Catholic qualification and convert rolls between 1701 and 1845.

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