This land survey is a record of all landowners who had at least one acre at the time. It was commissioned by the Lord Lieutenant in 1872. The survey was conducted before the wholesale transfer of land to the majority Catholic renters which was brought on by Land League agitation and various Land Acts.
The listing below is for those who gave their address in the Paulstown area. All, or some, of the land that they owned might not be in the immediate Paulstown area. The two biggest owners of land are James K. Alyward of Shankill Castle and William Flood of Paulstown Castle.
Two of the Flood family have an address given as ‘Viewmount, Gowran’, however some of Viewmount would be in the townland of Paulstown. Butler’s Grove, home of Pierse Healy is a neighbouring townland of Paulstown.
 Local Government Board. Return of Owners of Land of One Acre and Upwards, In the Several Counties, Counties of Cities and Counties of Towns in Ireland. 1876. Print.
 Ibid. p. iii