Over 4000 entries bearing the name “Power” are listed in Griffith’s Valuation in Co. Waterford alone. This body of work was the first full-scale valuation of land in Ireland and took place between 1847 and 1864. Owing to many important Irish documents and census returns being destroyed in a fire in 1922, Griffith’s Valuation remains one of the most important genealogical sources still in existence.
The good news is that the records are available online, with a mapping element so with a little information, you can work out where and when your land-owning or renting Power ancestor lived in Waterford.
Click here for the Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland website, run by AskAboutIreland. Drop us a line if you need any help !