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Townland:                                  Ardnagreevagh

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                       175.35 acres / 175 acres, 1 rood, 16 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Letterfrack R.C. Parish 1821-1881

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Galway Library for Ardnagreevagh

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NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ardnagreevagh

 

1911 Census for Ardnagreevagh

Overview of Ardnagreevagh in 1911

In the 1911 census there were 20 houses in Ardnagreevagh, all of which were listed as private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls. Houses 13 and 16 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the rest of the houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4-7, 10, 12-14 and 16 were 2nd class dwelling s with the rest being 3rd class. House 3 had 2 rooms and no windows, house 15 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 8, 9, 11 and 17-20 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and the rest had 2 rooms and 3 windows. According to the out-buildings and farm-steadings return there were a total of 53 out buildings in the townland at that time. They consisted of 12 stables, 12 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 13 piggeries, 9 fowl houses, 5 barns, 3 potato houses and 3 sheds. The enumerator’s abstract return states that there were a total of 108 people in Ardnagreevagh of which 62 were male and 46 were female. They were all Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Cormick.

 

Nee                              (additional surnames: Sherlock)

The head of the Nee family was Peter (29) who lived in the house with his sisters Mary A. (32) and Bridget (21). Also in the house at that time was a servant John Sherlock (30). John Sherlock was born in England and the other members of the house hold were born in Co. Galway. All were Roman Catholic. Peter, Mary A. and Bridget are listed as speaking both Irish and English but there is nothing listed for John, which would indicate that he only spoke English. They could all read and write. Peter was a farmer and John was a farm servant. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable cow house, calf house, piggery, fowl house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was Peter Nee.

 

Flaherty

House 2 was the Flaherty household and the head of the family was Peter (58) and his wife Julia (55). They lived there with their children John (29), Stephen (27), Patrick (24), Mary (20), Anne (17), Thomas (11) and their grandson John (8). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Apart from Thomas and John (8) they all spoke both Irish and English and could all read and write with the exception of Peter, who could read only. Peter was listed as being a farmer, John (29) and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary and Anne were farmer’s daughters, Stephen was a butler domestic servant and Thomas and John (8) were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Peter Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

The head of the family in house 3 was Michael (33). Also living in the house at that time was his wife Anne (23), who he had been married to for 8 years and they had had 4 children all of which had survived. Three of those children also lived in the house with them and they were Martin (5), Mary Anne (2) and Patrick (2mths). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Michael and Anne were listed as speaking both Irish and English and could read and write. The children had nothing entered under language, so that may indicate that those that were old enough spoke only English. They were also listed as not being able to read. Michael is listed as being a shopman grocer and martin was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Keane

The head of the Keane family in house 4 was Patrick (69) and his wife Mary (69) who had been married for 38 years and had had 8 children of which 6 survived. Also living in the house with them at that time were 2 of their children, Anne (34) and Michael (23). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All of the family spoke both Irish and English but only Anne and Michael could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Michael as being a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house, piggery and fowl house. The landholder is listed as Pat Keane (Michael).

 

Coyne

House 5 was the Coyne household and the head of the family was the widower Patrick (78). Also living in the house with him were his nephew Martin (45), his daughter-in-law Bridget, who had been married for a year and had 1 child, that child also lived in the house and was Patrick (1mth). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Patrick (78) and Martin spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which could indicate that Bridget spoke only English. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a stable, a cow house, piggery, fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Martin Coyne.

 

Keane

Head of the family in house 6 was John (70) and his wife Bridget (60) who had been married for 40 years and had had 8 children of which 7 survived. Also in the house with them were their 2 sons Daniel (19) and Philip (16). John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English but nothing was recorded for Daniel or Philip so that may mean that they only spoke English. Only Daniel and Philip could read and write. John was recorded as being a farmer with Daniel and Philip being farmer’s sons. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Keane.

 

Keane

The head of this Keane family was Thomas (54) and his wife Ellen (54) who had been married for 30 years and they’d had 8 children of which 7 had survived. Four of their children lived in the house with them and they were Anne (18), Patrick (24), John (14) and Catherine (11). Thomas, Ellen and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Ellen could read only but the rest could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Thomas was a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Catherine was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a stable and a piggery. Thomas Keane was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the family in house 8 was the widow Bridget (82) who had given birth to 6 children with 5 surviving. Her children Mary (56), also a widow and who had had 1 child, John (54) and Peter (50) also lived in the house. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English but only Peter could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and John and Peter were famer’s sons. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Bridget Conneely was the landholder.

 

Keane

House 9 was the Keane house hold and the head of the family was the widower John (60). Also in the house at that time were 4 of his children John (27), Eleanor (15), Daniel (17) and Francis (13). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English but only Eleanor, Daniel and Francis could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, John (27) and Daniel were farmer’s sons and Francis was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house and a barn. John Keane was the landholder.

 

Keane

The head of this Keane family was Martin (53) and his wife Honoria (50) who had been married for 28 years and had had 9 children with 7 of those surviving. Four of those children lived with them in the house and they were Patrick (16), Bridget (13), John (10) and Julia (6). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Martin, Honoria and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they spoke only English. Only Patrick, Bridget and John could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Bridget and John were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a stable, cow house, piggery and fowl house. Martin Keane was the landholder.

 

Mongon

House 11 was the Mongon household with the head of the family being John (45) who had been married to his wife Bridget (55) for 21 years and they’d had 7 children of which only 4 had survived. Those 4 children lived in the house with them and they were Michael (18), Martin (14), John (13) and Mary Anne (9). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John (45), Bridget, Martin and John (13) spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing listed for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. With the exception of Bridget, they could all read and write. John (45) was a herd and farmer Michael was listed as being a herd and farmer’s son and Martin, John (13) and Mary Anne were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, piggery and a fowl house. John Mongon was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 12 was that of the Nee family and the head of the family was Thomas (74) with his wife Bridget (65) who had been married for 40 years and had had 10 children but only 6 of those had survived. Thomas suffered from Asthma. Three of their daughters lived in the house with them and they were Honoria (19), Julia (17) and Barbara (16). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Apart from Barbara, they all spoke both Irish and English and only Honoria, Julia and Barbara could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a piggery and a fowl house. Thomas Nee was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen family was Michael (68) who was married to Bridget (68) for 36 years and they’d had 10 children of which only 6 had survived. Also in the house with them at that time were 2 of their children Peter (27) and Delia (17). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All the family spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was listed as a farmer and Peter as a farmer’s son. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, calf house, piggery, a fowl house, potato house and a shed. Michael Mullen was the landholder.

 

Conneely

House 14 was the Conneely household and the head of the family was Martin (60) with his wife Sarah (50) who had been married for 32 years and had had 9 children of which 8 had survived. Also in the house were 5 of their children, John (23), Bridget (20), Peter 915), Margaret (11) and Martin (5). The whole family were Roman Catholic and were born in Co Galway. Martin (60) Sarah, John and Bridget could speak both Irish and English but there was no entry for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Sarah and Martin (5) could not read but the others could read and write. Martin (60) was listed as being a farmer and John and Peter were farmer’s sons with Margaret being a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, piggery and a fowl house. Martin Conneely was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The Heanue family in house 15 had John (70) as the head of the family. The lived with his wife Mary (56) and they had been married for 32 years and had had 8 children and all had survived. Also in the house were 3 of those children, Patrick (18), John (16) and Anne (14). They all spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick, John (16) and Anne could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (70) was a farmer and herd and Patrick and John (16) were farmer’s sons. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, a piggery and potato house. John Heanue was the landholder.

 

Baker

Head of the Baker family was the widow Mary who had given birth to 7 children but only 2 had survived. Living with her in the house were her son Bartley (50) and her grandchildren Mary Kate (8), Patrick (6), Michael (4) and Bartley (1). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway, although under birthplace, Mary is listed as Irish and English. Mary and Bartley (50) spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which could mean that they only spoke English. Michael and Bartley (1) could not read but the others could all read and write. Bartley (50) was listed as a farmer and Patrick, Michael and Bartley (1) were listed as farmer’s sons. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Bartley Baker was the landholder.

 

Keane

Another Keane family lived in house 17 and the head of the family was Anthony (76), a widower along with 2 of his daughters Margaret (35) and Bridget (23). They were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and Margaret and Bridget could read and write. Anthony is listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Anthony Keane was the landholder.

 

Keane

The head of the Keane family in house 18 was the widow Anne (50) who had given birth to 6 children but only 4 had survived. Also in the house with at that time were those 4 children Michael (22), Mary Anne (15), Patrick (12) and Joseph (4). All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Anne, could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Anne was listed as being a farmer, Michael, a farmer’s son and Patrick and Joseph were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Anne Keane was the landholder.

 

Malley                                     (additional surname: McNamara)

The head of the Malley family was Austin (70) and his wife Bridget (64) who had been married for 42 years and had had 10 children but only 6 of those had survived. Also in the house with them were 2 of their children Austin (23) and Bridget (24) along with their granddaughter Ellen McNamara (14). All were Roman Catholic and Ellen was born in Co. Mayo and the rest in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget (64), could read and write. Austin (70) was a farmer and Austin (23) was listed as a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, piggery and barn. Austin Malley was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The last house in Ardnagreevagh was that of the Canavan family. Head of the family was Thomas (43) and his wife Margaret (44) who had been married for 16 years and had had 9 children all of whom survived. Those children also lived with them and they were Martin (14), Patrick (12), James (10), John (8), Peter (4), Michael (2), Mary Anne (15), Maggie (7), Ellie (6). All were Roman Catholic and were born in County Galway. Thomas, Margaret, Martin and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but there was no entry for the others which may indicate that they spoke only English. With the exception of Peter and Michael they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and mason, Martin, Peter and Michael were farmer and mason’s sons. Patrick, James, John, Maggie and Ellie were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a fowl house. Thomas Canavan was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Ardnagreevagh

Overview of Ardnagreevagh in 1901.

According to the 1901 census for Ardnagreevagh there were 20 houses, all listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 7 and 18 were 2nd class dwellings, house 3 was a 4th class and the rest were 3rd class dwellings. House 3 had 1 room but no window, houses 15017 and 20 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 2, 7 and 18 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and the rest had 2 rooms and 2 windows. According to the enumerator’s abstract return, there were a total of 70 people living in the townland of which 39 were male and 31 female. The enumerator was Const. Peter Carre.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family in house 1 was Patrick (61) and his wife Mary (48). Also in the house at that time were 5 of their children Norah (24), Mary A. (20), Peter (18), Julia (15) and Bridget (13). All of the family spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Patrick and Mary, they all could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Norah, Mary A., Julia and Bridget were famer’s daughters and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Nee was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

The head of the Flaherty family was Peter (47) and his wife Julia (47). Also in the house with them at that time were 7 of their children Michl (sic) (23), John (18), Patrick (13), Hanor (sic) (12) Mary (8), Anne (5) and Thomas (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Thomas, all the family spoke both Irish and English and of those, Peter and Julia could read and the others could read and write. Peter, Julia, Michl (sic) and John were described as being in farming and Patrick, Hanor (sic), Mary and Anne were Scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Peter Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Kane

House 3 was the home of the Kane family with the head of the family being Michl (sic) (60) who lived with his wife Mary (65). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both of them spoke both Irish and English but could not read. There were both listed as being farmers. The house they shared was a single roomed, 4th class house and Michl (sic) Kane was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of this Kane family was the widower Anthony (68) and living in the house with him were his son Gregory (20) and a servant Bridget (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All 3 spoke both Irish and English but only Gregory could read and write. Anthony is listed as a farmer, Gregory as a farmer’s son and Mary as a farm servant. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Anthony was the landholder.

 

Cannavan (sic)

The Cannavan family lived in house 5 and the head of that family was Thomas (32) along with his wife Margaret (30) and their Children Mary Anne (5), Martin (4), Patrick (2) and (1mth). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Patrick and James they all spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and Margaret could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Margaret was a housekeeper, Mary Anne and Martin were scholars and Thomas and James were farmer’s sons. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Cannavan was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of the Kane family in house 6 was John (59) who lived with his wife Bridget (43) and their 7 children John (21), Michael (19), Maryanne (16), Peter (14), Martin (11), Daniel (8) and Philip (5). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Maryanne was a farmer’s daughter and Peter, martin and Daniel were scholars. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Maryanne, Peter, Martin and Daniel could read and write. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Kane was the landholder.

 

Malley

House 7 was the Malley household. The head of the family was Austin (72) and his wife Bridget (54). Also in the house were 8 of their children, Thomas (27), Stephen (17), Austin (12), John (9), Mary (20), Anne (15), Bridget (13) and Ellen (4). All the family spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget (43) and Ellen, could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Austin (72) was listed as a farmer, Thomas and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Austin (12), John, Mary, Anne, Bridget (13) and Ellen were sholors (sic)[i]. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Austin Malley was the landholder.

 

Keane

The head of the Keane family in house 8 was Andrew (40) who lived with his wife Anne (30) and 3 of their children Michl (sic) (12), Mary Anne (8) and Patrick (4).they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Andrew was listed as a farmer and Michl (sic) and Mary Anne were scholars. Apart from Patrick, they all spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Andrew Keane was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                (additional surnames: Kane)

There were 6 members of the Conneely family in house 9 with the widow Bridget (70) being the head of the family. Also in the house were 4 of her children Mary Kane (44) John (34), Peter (35) McDonagh (30) and her grandson Pat Kane (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Pater, McDonagh and Pat could read and write. Bridget was a housekeeper, Mary was a servant, John and Peter were weavers and McDonagh and Pat were labourers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Conneely was the landholder.

 

Baker

John (70) was the head of the family in house 10 and lived with his wife Mary (66) and 2 of their children Bartley (35) and Honoria (25). They were all born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and, apart from John, could all read and write. John was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Bartley was a farmer’s son and Honoria was a farmer’s daughter. They shared as a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Baker was the landholder.

 

Heanue

John (55) was the head of the Heanue family in house 11 and lived there with his wife Mary (40) and 7 of their children Ellen (18), Bridget (16), Margaret (12), Bartley (10), Patrick (8), John (5) and Anne (3). All the family spoke both Irish and English but only John (55), Bridget, Margaret, Bartley and Patrick could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. John (55) was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Ellen and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Margaret, Bartley and Patrick, were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Heanue was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of this Kane family was Thomas (40) who lived with his wife Ellen (40) and 6 of their children Pat (12), John (4), Bridget (15), Ellen (10), Anne (8) and Catherine (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas is listed as a farmer, Pat, as a farmer’s son and John, Bridget, Ellen (10) and Anne were scholars. Apart from Anne and Catherine, they all spoke both Irish and English but only Ellen (10) and Anne could read and write. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Kane was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of this Kane family was Patrick (60), who shared the house with his wife Mary (50) and 5 of their children Pat (26), Michael (13), Anne (20), Mary (16) and Honoria (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Michael and Honoria could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and all the children were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick Kane was the landholder.

 

Mongan

House 14 was that of the Mongan family. Head of this family was John (30), who lived with his wife, Bridget (40) and 4 of their children Thomas (9), Michael (8), Martin (4) and John (1). John (30), Bridget, Thomas and Martin spoke both Irish and English but only John (30), Thomas and Michael could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. John (30) was listed as a farmer and Thomas and Michael were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Mongan was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 15 was the Nee household. The head of this family was Thomas (55) and his wife Bridget (45). Also in the house with them at that time were 5 of their daughters, Bridget (15), Ellen (10), Honor (9), Julia (7) and Barbara (5). They all spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Thomas and Bridget (45), they all could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget (15) was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen, Honor, Julia and Barbara were scholars. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class home and Thomas Nee was the landholder.

 

Kane

John (50) was the head of the family in house 16. He lived with his wife Margaret (50) and 7 of their children John (16), Michael (14), Martin (12), Daniel (6), Francis (2), Anne (10) and Magie (sic) (8). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English but only John, Martin, Anne and Magie (sic) could read and write. John was a farmer, Margaret was a housekeeper, and all the children were listed as sholors (sic)[ii]. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Kane was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of the Kane family in house 17 was Martin (38) and he shared the house with his wife Honor (40) and 6 of their children Mary (16), Anne (13), Sarah (10), Patrick (6), Bridget (3) and John (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke English and the rest, apart from baby John, spoke both Irish and English but on Anne and Sarah could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Honor was a housekeeper, Mary and Anne were listed as farming and Sarah, Patrick and Bridget were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Kane was the landholder.

 

Mullin

House 18 was that of the Mullin family and the head of the family was Michael (44) who lived with his wife, Bridget (45) and 5 of their children, Tom (24), Henry (20), Peter (18), Magie (sic) (16) and Delia (7). Michael, Bridget and Tom spoke both Irish and English and the others spoke only English and none of them could read. They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Michael was a farmer and butcher, Tom, Henry and Peter were farmer’s sons, Magie (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and Delia was a scholar. Their house was 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Mullin was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family was Martin (47) and his wife Sarah (36) who lived with 7 of their children, Mary (18), Sarah (15), Anne (15), John (11), Delia (7) Peter (4) and Margaret (7mths). Apart from the 2 youngest members of the family, Peter and Margaret, they could all speak both Irish and English and those could all read and write, except Sarah (36). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Martin was listed as a farmer, Sarah (36), as a housekeeper, Mary and Sarah (15) were farmer’s daughters and Anne, John and Delia were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Conneely was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The Coyne family in the last house in Ardnagreevagh, were husband and wife Patrick (54) and Anne (57). Both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Anne as a farmer’s wife. Their house was 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ardnagreevagh

Anne Kane – Application No. C/17 4190. The application was received on 31/05/1917. Anne gave an address of Miss Nora Flaherty, Ardnagreevagh, Renvyle Co. Galway. Her parent’s names were given as Mark and Anne Kane. The search was returned on 02/06/1917.

 

John Kane – Application No. C/20 3100. The application was received on 24/02/1920. John’s address at that time was given as Ardnagreevagh, Renvyle, Clifden, Co. Galway. His parent’s names were given as Tom and Ellen Kane (Heanue). In the left hand margin were 4 names that were hand written, John, Bridget, Mary and Thos. In the right hand margin there was a hand written note. The note is difficult to read but says something like “Inquire whether applicant is the eldest child and whether he lived ? ? with his parents during childhood. If the latter is the case, ? ? be given “ That note was crossed out. The search was returned on 26/02/1920 with the note, “Found Thomas and Ellen Cane, married 1845 daughter Bridget 2 yrs and a son ¼ months old no Christian name given”

 

Honor (or Nora) Healy – Application No. C/20 6209. The application was received on 26/05/1920. The applicants name was given as Honor (or Nora) Healy (C. 70 yrs). The address at that time was given as Mrs Honor Walsh, Kielkyle, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. Honor’s parent’s names were given as John and Nelly Healy.The address in 1851 was Derryinver, Derrylahan, Ardnagreevagh, Ballynakill, Ballynahinch Co. Galway. In the right hand margin there is a handwritten note “Mary 2 Honor 9/12 “. In the left hand margin there are 2 handwritten notes. One saying “If not, ask for exact place of res. in 1851 inform as below” The 2nd note says “Derrylough n.i. as a ? name in the C.P. of Ballinakill, Co. Galway” The search was returned on 28/05/1920.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ardnagreevagh

According to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864), Henry Blake leased a number of tenements in the townland of Ardnagreevagh. Thomas Keane leased 2 plots, 1 of 8 Acres and 33 Perches of land with a house and a 2nd of 1 Acre and 33 Perches of land for which the annual rate was £3 8s for the land and 15s for the building on the first plot and 7s for the land on the second plot. James Conneely leased 2 plots of land with no buildings. The first plot was of 5 Acres and 4 Perches and the second was of 1 Acre, 1 Rood and 4 Perches. He paid £2 10s for the first plot and 10s for the second. Michael Coyne leased 2 plots, one of 3 Acres and 2 Perches and the other of 3 Roods and 32 Perches, both had no buildings. He paid £1 9s for the first plot and 6s for the second. Marcus Keane leased 2 plots, the first was of 3 Acres, 1 Rood and 37 Perches of land with a house and offices and the second of 2 Roods and 32 Perches of land only. He paid £1 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings on the first plot and 5s for the second plot of land. Peter Conneely leased 2 plots of land, 1 of 2 Acres, 3 Roods and 2 Perches of land and one of 2 Roods and 32 Perches of land with a house. He paid £1 5s for the first plot and 5s for the second plot of land with 10s for the house. Geoffrey Heany leased 6 Acres and 17 Perches of land for £2 15s. Martin Nee leased 2 plots of land, the first being of 4 Acres, 2 Roods and 3 Perches and the second of 1 Acre, 3 Roods and 25 Perches. He paid £2 5s for the first plot and 10s for the second. Patrick Conneely (Francis) leased 3 Acres, 1 Rood and 6 Perches of land for £1 10s. Thomas Kelly leased a house and office from Henry Blake for 15s. Martin Mullen leased an area of 12 Acres, 2 Roods and 9 Perches of land including a house and office. He paid £3 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings. John Ruddy leased 10 Acres, 2 Roods and 9 Perches of land for £1 10s. Messrs Blake leased 2 plots of land, one of 56Acres, 2 Roods and 1 Perch and another of 9 Acres, 2 Roods and 27 Perches. The larger plot had an annual ratable valuation of £20 and the smaller one £3. Michael King leased an area of 3 Acres, 1 Rood and 6 Perches of land including a house for which he paid an annual rate of £1 5s for the land and 5s for the house. John Baker leased 7Acres and 34 Perches of land with house and offices from Messrs Blake for an annual rate of £3 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings. Thomas Kelly leased 5 Acres, 2 Roods and 24 Perches from Messrs Blake for £2 10s. Timothy Healy leased 6 Acres, 1 Rood and 15 Perches from Messrs Blake including a house and office for £3 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings. Simon Heany leased 6 Acres, 3 Roods and 15 Perches from Messrs Blake including a house and office for £3 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Ardnagreevagh

Some of the names of this area in the 1670 Down Survey were Keilemore, Glancarbdemore, Gortnefunshine, Rossynelee and Shanaharaghane. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Edmund O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy, also a Catholic.

 

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