In Griffiths valuation, my ancestor is the only person designated with the title of Mr in the records for his own townland and the surrounding areas.
We were curious as to what this could mean as he obviously had some standing in the community. He owned (or maybe leased) a corn mill and was the lessor of many plots in his own and neighbouring townlands which were owned by the Lord Dillon in County Roscommon. Also upon his death an announcement appeared in Freeman's Journal
which was a national Irish paper at the time where he is also referred to as Mr.
Any thoughts as to why he would have merited this title and the national death announcement?