Civil Parish: Ballynakill
Church Parish: Letterfrack
District Electoral Division: Ballynakill
Area: 2653.92 acres / 2653 acres, 3 roods, 26 perches
Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Addergoole (no records)
Overview of Addergoole in 1911.
The 1911 census lists 9 buildings of which 7 were inhabited in Addergoole. The 2 houses that were uninhabited were house 7 and house 9, with the landholder of these 2, as well as all the buildings in Addergoole, was the Duke of Manchester. All the houses were recorded as being private dwellings. All houses had stone, brick or concrete for walls. The roofing material on house 1 was thatch, wood or other perishable material and the others had slate, iron or tiles. Houses 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 5 and 6 were 3rd class. House 1 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 2 had 3 rooms and 1 window, house 3 had 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 4 had 2 rooms and 4 windows, house 5 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house 6 had 1 room and 1 window and house 8 had 2 rooms and 5 windows. The out offices and farm-steadings return records there were a total of 2 stables, 4 cow houses, 4 calf houses, a piggery, 83 fowl houses, a boiling house, 3 barns, a turf house, a workshop, 9 sheds, 8 stores, a forge, 2 incubator houses, a larder and a saw mill. There were a total of 22 people, 14 male and 8 female. The enumerator was Const. Theo Casey.
The Hastings family consisted of 4 members according to the 1911 census. Head of the family was Patrick (60) who had been married to his wife Catherine (59) for 33 years in which time they had had 10 children of which 7 survived, Living in the house at that time were two of their children, Dominick (26) and Angela (12). Patrick and Catherine are listed as having both Irish and English as languages and Patrick could read and the others could both read and write. All the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a forester, Dominick’s as being a motor driver and Catherine was a scholar. The house they occupied was a 2nd class, 3 roomed dwelling, with a cow house. The landholder was the Duke of Manchester.
The Clark family consisted of 6 members headed by Charles Andrew (29) who had been married for 8 years to his wife (?) (30) and they’d had 4 children all of which survived. At the time of the 1911 census their 4 children lived with them and they were Charles Williams (7), Harry (5), Mabel Emmeline (3) and Lilian Mary (2). They all had English as a language and Charles Andrew, his wife and Charles Williams are listed as being able to read and write. All were born in England and were members of the Church of England. Charles Andrew was a poultry exporter and Charles Williams and Harry were scholars. They occupied a 2nd class, 6 roomed dwelling with a barn and and 2 stores. The landholder was the Duke of Manchester.
The only listed inhabitant of house 3 in Addergoole was James (25) a poultry farmer (manager). James could read and write and was the a member of the Church of Ireland, but nothing is listed for where he was born or what language(s) he had. He lived in a 2nd class, 14 roomed house with 83 fowl houses, a turf house, 2 stores and 2 incubator houses. The Duke of Manchester was the landholder.
House 4 in Addergoole at this time also only had the 1 occupant, that being Michael (47), who is listed as being married. Michael could read write and had both Irish and English languages. He was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic. His occupation is listed as a land steward. He lived in a 2nd class, 2 roomed house with 2 stables, 2 cow houses, 4 calf houses, a piggery, a boiling house, 2 barns, a workshop, 9 sheds, 4 stores, a forge, a larder and a saw mill. The Duke of Manchester was the landholder.
Dunn ( additional surnames: Waller and Kelly )
House 5 housed 3 servants Joseph Dunn (27), Joseph Waller (26) and Owens Kelly (14). Joseph Dunn could read while the other two could both read and write. Joseph Dunn was born in Co. Armagh and was a member of the Irish Church, Joseph Waller was born in Scotland and a member of the Church of Ireland and Owens was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. All three were game keepers. They shared a 3rd class, 2 roomed house and the landholder was the Duke of Manchester.
Nee ( additional surnames: Kane )
House 6 had 3 more servants, Thomas Nee (19), Patrick (16) and Michael Kane (16). All three were cowmen. All three could read and write and had both Irish and English language. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house they occupied was a 3rd class, 1 roomed dwelling and the landholder was the Duke of Manchester.
Aspell ( additional surnames: Staunton )
House 7 in the 1911 census for Addergoole was unoccupied so house 8 was the Aspell household. Head of the family was Bridget (22), who was married but her husband is not listed in this household at this time. Living in the house with her were her daughter Nora (9 mths), her sister-in-law Anne (38) and her nephew John William Staunton (15). There is nothing listed for any of them under language, Anne could read and both Bridget and John William could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John William is listed as being a general labourer. The house they occupied was a 2nd class, 2 roomed house with a cow house and the landholder was the Duke of Manchester.
Overview of Addergoole in 1901.
The 1901 census for Addergoole lists 10 buildings. Houses 1,3,4,6 and 8 were listed as lodging houses and houses 2,5,7,9 and 10 were private dwellings. All buildings had stone, brick or concrete for walls and houses 7 and 9 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2,3,5,6,8 and 10 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 1,4,7 and 9 were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 1 and 4 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, houses 7,8 and 9 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 2 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, houses 6 and 10 had 3 rooms and 2 windows, house 5 had 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 3 had 4 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 3 cow houses, 2 piggeries, a fowl house, a boiling house and a turf house. There were a total of 38 people, 22 male and 16 female. The enumerator was Const. Thomas Burke.
The sole occupant of house 1 in Addergoole in 1901 was Thomas (60). Thomas could not read and had not listing under ‘Language’. He was Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Wexford. His occupation is listed as a labourer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class, 1 roomed house, listed as a lodging house, and the Landholder was Mitchel Henry.
Aspell (additional surnames: Staunton )
The Aspell household had 9 members at the time of the 1901 census. Head of the family was Anne (61). In the house with her at that time were her son James (33), Daughter Anne (31), Sons John (29) and Tom (25), daughter-in-Law Winifred (23), daughter Ellen (3mths)[i], son Willie (20) and grandson John W. (4). Anne (61) was born in Co. Monaghan, Winifred was born in England and the other members of the household were born in Co. Galway, All were Roman Catholic. There was no listings for any of them under ‘Language’. Anne (61), Anne (31), Ellen and John W. could not read but all the others could both read and write. The 2 Anne’s are listed as washer women, Tom, a painter, Winifred, a seamstress, Willie, a farmer and John W. was a school boy. They shared a 2nd class, 7 roomed house with a cow house and Mitchel Henry was the landholder.
House 3 was occupied by John, who was listed as a servant under ‘relation to Head’. He was born in Co. Galway and a Roman Catholic. He could speak both English and Irish and could also read and write. His occupation is listed as a farm steward. The house he lived in is listed as a lodging house, a 2nd class, 7 roomed building with the landholder being Mitchel Henry.
Brady (additional surnames: McDonnell )
Living in house 4 were Maggie (24), and Mary McDonnell (21), both listed as being servants under the ‘Relation to Head’ heading. Both Maggie and Mary could read and write but nothing is listed under ‘Languge’. Both were Roman Catholic, Maggie was born in Co. Cavan and Mary in Co. Galway. Maggie was a laundary maid and Mary was a dairymaid. The house they shared was a 3rd class, 1 roomed house described as a lodging house and the landholder was Mitchel Henry.
House 5 was the home of the Hastings family that consisted of 8 members. Head of the family was Patrick (46) and his wife Catherine (42). In the house with them they had 6 of their children and they were Thomas (18), Dominick (16), John (14), Bridget (11), Nora (9) and Angela (2). Patrick and Catherine are listed as having both Irish and English and all except Angela could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick was a forester, Thomas, Dominick and John were labourer’s and Bridget and Nora were scholar’s. Their house was a 2nd class, 6 roomed house with fowl house, boiler house and a turf house. The landholder was Mitchel Henry.
According to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) Robert Graham owned the land of Addergoole. He retained 1695 Acres, 3 Roods and 30 Perches of bog for himself for which he paid an annual rate of £20. He leased 913 Acres and 30 Perches to Thomas Eastwood who had a house, offices, gate lodge and other buildings for which he paid £34 for the land and £20 for the buildings annually. Martin O’Flaherty also leased tenements off Robert Graham. He leased 45 Acres, 1 Rood and 35 Perches of land at an annual rate of £1. There was also 4 Acres and 9 Perches of water.
[i] Judging by the age of the head of the family, Anne, possibly Ellen would be a granddaughter and not daughter.