This land survey is a record of all land owners who owned 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. Of every county in Ireland there are only two landowners listed with the Buggy name, both owning land in Kilkenny.
Eliza Buggy is listed as owning 826 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches. The total valuation of this land is 352 pounds and 10 shillings. Her address is listed as Cantwell’s Court, Kilkenny. This is in the townland of
Sandford’s Court on the outskirts of Kilkenny City.
Patrick Buggy is listed as owning 64 acres, 0 acres and 10 perches. The valuation of this land is 22 pounds and 10 shillings. His address is listed as Bilboa, Coolcullen, Leighlinbridge, which is in county Carlow.
Extracts from the survey, page 35, are below
 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