I am researching a man, Oliver Howe, who lived near Tempo. He was a tenant
of Sir James Tennent. According to the ordinance survey, he had a second
plot of land with a home and outhouses, which he didn't live himself in but
rented to a third party. Oliver's son, Thompson Howe, later took over the
property from his father. But, I'm not sure that Oliver took over his
property from his own father.... I'd like to try to make sense about how
Oliver came to live on the land.
How did someone go about renting land during that time period?? What were
the rules and/or traditions? Is it possible that they would have moved from
a nearby townland to another townland to rent some land? Thanks in advance!