Ballynew

An Baile Nua

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                   Ballynew

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Cleggan

Area:                                       525.15 acres / 525 acres, 0 roods, 23 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ballynew (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Ballynew

1670 Down Survey for Ballynew

Logainm for Ballynew

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ballynew

 

 

1911 Census for Ballynew

Overview of Ballynew in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were 21 buildings in the townland of Ballynew with one of them, house 21, being uninhabited and being in process of being built. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings but house 2 was also a shop. All the houses had stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 2 had Slate, iron or tiles for roofing with the other houses having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 1st class dwelling. Houses 1, 4-7, 15, 18 and 20 were 2nd class dwellings with the others being 3rd class. Houses 8 and 9 had 1 room and 1 window, house 10 had 1 room but no window, houses 11 and 13 had 2 rooms and 1 window. Houses 3, 7, 14, 16 and 17-20 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 4-6, 12 and 15 had 2 rooms with 3 windows, house 1 had 4 rooms and 5 windows, house 2 had 4 rooms and 7 windows. House 21, which was being built, had 6 windows but mention of the number of rooms. According to the out office and farm-steadings return form there were a total of 38 out buildings. These consisted of 11 stables, a coach house, 12 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 6 piggeries, a fowl house, 3 barns, a potato house and a store. There were a total of 55 people, 30 male and 25 female. 29 of the males were Roman Catholic and 1 was Church of Ireland with 24 if the females being Roman Catholic and 1 being Church of Ireland. The enumerator was Const. Edmund Moloney.

 

Millea

There were just the 2 members of the Millea family in house 1. Husband and wife William (76) and Jessie (70) who had been married for 49 years and had had 7 children of which only 4 survived. Both could read and write with William speaking both Irish and English and Jessie only speaking English. Both were Church of Ireland and William was born in Co Kilkenny and Jessie in Scotland. William was listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 4 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house, 2 calf houses, a piggery and a fowl house. William Millea was the landholder.

 

Reidy                                     (additional surnames: McLoughlin and Lacey)

Head of the family in house 2 was John (60), a widower. Living in the house with him at that time were his daughter Annie McLoughlin (27) who had been married to her husband Thomas (39) for 4 years and they’d had 3 children all of which had survived. Those children were John Joseph McLoughlin (3), Mary Mclaoughlin (1) and Thomas McLoughlin (6mths). As well as these there was a servant Ellen Lacey (17). The 3 children could not read but the others could read and write. All, with the exception of the 3 children, spoke both Irish and English. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John was a farmer, Thomas (39) was a national teacher and Ellen was a general servant domestic. The house they lived in was a 2nd class, 4 roomed dwelling with a stable, a coach house, a cow house, 2 calf houses, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was John Reidy.

 

Reidy

The Reidy family consisted of 8 members with Patrick (48) as the head of the family. Living with him was his wife Mary (48) who he had been married to for 19 years and they had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and were Thomas (18), Martin (16), Mary Anne (14), John (12), Patrick (8) and Robert (4). All, with the exception of Robert, spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Mary and Robert could read and write. All 8 were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Patrick (48) was a farmer, Thomas was a general servant domestic and Mary Anne, John and Patrick (8) were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Reidy was the landholder.

 

Sweeney                                  (additional surname: Lee)

The head of the Sweeney family was the widower John (71) who had been married for 40 years and had had 10 children with 9 of those surviving. In the house at that time were his daughter Annie (20) and a visitor John Lee (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. John was listed as a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was John Sweeney.

 

Coyne

This Coyne family in house 5 consisted of only 2 people, the widow Bridget (69) and her son Michael (29). Both could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael is listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a barn. Bridget was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Moran)

Head of the Nee family in house 6 was Patrick (63) and his wife Mary (56) and they had been married for 34 years and had had 10 children of which 9 survived. Five of those children lived with them at that time and they were John (28), Brigid (20), Patrick (18), Nora (16) and Peter (12). Also living with them was their granddaughter Anna Moran (4). Anna spoke only English and could not read while all the others could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. All were Roman Catholic with Anna being born in America and the rest in Co. Galway. Patrick (63) is recorded as being a farmer, John and Patrick (18) were farmer’s sons, Bridig and Nora were farmer’s daughters and Peter was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Patrick Nee was the landholder.

 

McDonnell

House 7 was the McDonnell house hold. The head of the family was Michael (78) and his wife Bridget (73) who had been married for 52 years and had had 8 children of which 6 survived. In the house with them at that time was their son-in-law Thomas (33), their daughter Catherine (32) who had been married for 7 years and had had 4 children but only 1 survived, and their granddaughter Annie Teresa (2). Annie Teresa could speak only English while the rest of the family spoke both Irish and English. Catherine and Thomas were the only members of the family that could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Michael and Thomas were listed as being farmers. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with a stable, cow house and piggery. Michael McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The couple that lived in house 8 were Thomas (84) and his wife Bridget (72). They had been married for 22 years but there were no children listed. Both spoke Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Both were Roman Catholic with Thomas being born in Co. Galway and Bridget in Co. Mayo. Thomas was an agricultural labourer. Their house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas was the landholder.

 

Mullen                                    (additional surname: Clancy)

The Mullen family in house 9 consisted of 9 members. Head of the household was Michael (51) who had been married to his wife Bridget (49) for 11 years and they’d had 4 children together and all survived. Living with them in the house were 3 of Michael’s step sons John Clancy (19), Thomas Clancy (17) and Joseph Clancy (14). As well as those, their 4 children also lived there and they were Mary Agnes (10), Delia (8), Honoria (5) and Andrew (3). All were Roman Catholic with John, Thomas, Joseph and Mary Agnes being born in America and the rest being born in Co. Galway. Michael, John, Thomas and Joseph were Agricultural labourers and Mary Agnes and Delia were scholars. Michael, Honoria and Andrew could not read but the rest could read and write. Michael and Bridget spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others[i]. Their house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Mullen was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen family in house 10 was John (39) and his wife Ellie who had been married for 3 years but had no children. Living in the house with them was John’s mother Mary (77). All spoke both Irish and English with John and Ellie being the only ones that could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and barn. John Mullen was the landholder.

 

Davis

The head of the Davis family was Anthony (52) and his wife Bridget (54) who had been married for 26 years and had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. Four of those children lived with them at that time and they were John (21), Patrick (15), Maggie (12) and Bridget (9). All were Roman Catholic and, with the exception of John, who was born in America, they were all born in Co. Galway. All of them could read and write, with Anthony, Bridget (54) and John speaking both Irish and English and the rest only speaking English. Anthony and John were listed as being farmers and Patrick, Maggie and Bridget (9) were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Anthony Davis was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Then head of this Mullen family was the widow Bridget (74) who had given birth to 5 children but only 4 survived. Two of those children lived with her, Thomas (38) and Maria (28). All spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and Maria could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were members of the Church of Ireland. Thomas was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable. Bridget Mullen was the landholder.

 

Mullin

House 13 was another Mullen household. The head of this family was the widow Julia (68) who had been married for 32 years and had had 10 children of which 8 survived. Living with her at that time were 4 of her children Gregory (33), Thomas (30), Maggie (18) and Martin (16). All spoke both Irish and English and all, except Julia, could read and write. All were Roman Catholic but only Julia is listed under the birthplace column an she was born in Co. Galway. Gregory and Thomas are recorded as being farmers and Martin was a farm servant. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Julia was the landholder.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: Feeney)

Head of the Davis family in house 14 was the widow Mary (76) who had had 8 children but only 5 had survived. Living with her in the house at that time was her son Tom (49) and her niece Mary Feeney (12). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Mary Feeney spoke English while the other 2 spoke both Irish and English. Mary (76) could not read but Tom and Mary Feeney could read and write. Tom was listed as being a farmer and Mary Feeney was a scholar. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Mary Davis was the landholder.

 

Higgins

House 15 was the Higgins household. Head of the family was John (71) and his wife Honour (66) who had been married for 40 years and had had 6 children all of which survived. Two of those children lived with them and they were Anne (25) and Hounour (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. John is recorded as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with stable. John Higgins was the landholder.

 

Coyne

Head of this family was the widower John (74). In the house with him were his daughter Mary (43), son-in-law Michael (47), daughter Catherine (42), who had been married for 13 years and had had 5 children and 4 of those survived. Also in the house were those grandchildren John (12), Mary (10), Patrick (5) and Bridget (2). John (74), Mary (43), Michael, Catherine and John (12) spoke Irish and English. Catherine, John (12) and Mary (10) were the only ones that could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (74) was listed as a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer and the 4 children were all scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. John Coyne was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The Mullen family in house 17 consisted of 3 members. Head of the family was Martin (72) who had had 7 children of which only 3 survived. In the house with him were 2 of his children Thomas (33) and Bridget (26). All spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and Bridget could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Martin was a farmer and Thomas a farm servant. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Martin Mullen was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The sole occupant of house 18 was John (40). He was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. John spoke Irish and English but could not read. He is listed as being a farmer and lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. He was also the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen family was Michael (42) who had been married to Mary Anne (30) for 3 years and they’d had 2 children but only 1 survived. That child lived with them and was Henry (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholics. Both Michael and Mary Anne spoke Irish and English and all 3 were recorded as being able to read and write[ii]. Michael is recorded as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house. Michael was the landholder.

 

Heanue                                   (additional surname: Connolly)

The last inhabited house in Ballynew was that of the Heanue family. Head of the family was John (45) and his wife Anne (53) who had been married for 10 years. Also in the house at that time was John’s 1st cousin Margaret Connelly (50). All spoke both Irish and English and could not read. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway John was recorded as being a farmer. Their house was a 2roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a piggery. John Heanue was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Ballynew

Overview of Ballynew in 1901.

There were 20 buildings in Ballynew in 1901 according to the census of that year. House 1 was a private dwelling and shop, house 3 was a school and the rest are recorded as being private dwellings. The landholder for the school was William Millen. All the buildings were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1 and 2 having slate iron or tiled roofs and the rest having thatch, wood or other perishable materials. House 4 was a 4th class house, houses 1, 2 and 10 were 2nd class dwellings and the rest were 3rd class. House 1 had 2 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 2 had 4 rooms and 5 windows, house 10 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 4 had 1 room but no windows. Houses 5, 9 and 20 had 2 rooms and 1 window and houses 6-8 and 11-19 all had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerators abstract form only lists houses 1 to 11but in those houses there were a total of 52 people of which 22 were male and 30 female. 19 male and 25 female were Catholic and 3 male and 5 female were Church of Ireland. The enumerator was Const. Thos O’Grady.

 

Riedy                          (additional surnames: Burler and Coyar)

Head of the Riedy family in house 1 was John (50) and his wife Celia (59). Also living with them was their daughters Mary N. Burler?[iii] (24) and Annie (16), a visitor Martin (6) and servant John Coyar?[iv]

 

Millen

The Millen family consisted of only the 2 members. Head of the family was William (68) and his wife Jessie (62). William was born in Co. Kilkenny and Jessie in Scotland and they were members of the Church of Ireland. Both could read and write but nothing was listed under the Irish language column so that could suggest that they only spoke English. William is recorded as being a farmer. Their house was a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and William was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The sole occupant of house 4 (house 3 was the school and unoccupied) was Maggie (50). She was a member of the Church of Ireland and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Her house was single roomed, 4th class dwelling, and the landholder was William Millen.

 

Teirney                                    (additional surname: Flannery / Flannery)

There were 2 people living in house 5. The head of the household was Sally Teirney (80), and a boarder, Honor Flannery (or Flamery) (55). Both were Members of the Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but only Honor could read and write. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and William Millen was the landholder.

 

Nee

The Nee family in house 6 consisted of 9 members. Head of the family was Pat (50), and his wife, Mary (45). Seven of their children lived with them and they were John (17), Catherone (sic) (15), Ellen (13), Bridget (10), Patrick (6), Norah (4) and Peter (2). All were Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway. Norah and Peter could not read, Patrick could only read and the rest could read and write. Pat and Mary could speak both Irish and English. Pat is recorded as being a farmer with John being a farmer’s son, Catherone (sic) being a farmer’s daughter and Ellen, Bridget and Patrick were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Nee was the landholder.

 

McDonnell                              (additional surname: Heanue)

House 7 was that of the McDonnell family. Head of the family was Michael (65) and his wife Bridget (63) along with his daughter Catherine (21) and Mary Heanue (15), granddaughter to no 2(sic) and Bridget Heanue (11), granddaughter to no 2(sic). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, with the exception of Bridget McDonnell, they could all read and write. Michael is listed as being a farmer, Catherine was a farmer’s daughter and Mary and Bridget Heanue were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen family in house 8 was Thomas (65) and his wife Mary (60). Living with them were 4 of their children Anthony (28), John (23), Anne (19) and Bridget (25). All spoke both Irish and English but only Anthony and John could read and write. All the family were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Thomas was a farmer, Anthony and John wee farmer’s sons and Anne and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. Their house was a 2 roomed 3rd class house and Tom Mullen ?[vi] was the landholder.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: Mullin)

Head of the Davis family was Anthony (40) and his wife Bridget (38). In the house with them at that time was Bridget’s mother, also Bridget (83) who was a widow and their children Mary (13), Anne (11), Patrick (8) and Margaret (1). Mary and Anne were born in America and the rest were born in Co. Galway and they were all Roman Catholic. Anthony, and the 2 Bridget’s, spoke both Irish and English with the rest only speaking English. Only Anthony, Mary and Anne could read and write. Anthony was listed as being a farmer, Mary was a farm labourer and Anne and Patrick were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Anthony Davis was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen Family in house 10 was Matthew (72) and his wife Bridget (56) along with their son Thomas (28). All 3 spoke both Irish and English and Matthew and Thomas could read and write. They were all members of the Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. Matthew was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper and Thomas was a farm labourer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Matthew was the landholder.

 

Mullen                                    (additional surname: Davis)

The head of this Mullen family was the widow Julia (59). Eight of her children lived with her and they were Gregory (22), Thomas (20), Martin (6), Mary (24), Bridget (17), Ellie (11), Maggie (9) and two nephews also lived with them, Richard Davis (16) and John Davis (15). All the Mullen’s could speak both Irish and English and apart from Julia and Martin they all could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and, apart from Richard and John, are listed as being born in Co. Galway. Julia is listed as being a land holder, Michael was a farm servant, Gregory was a fisherman, Thomas was a farmer and Ellie and Maggie were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Julia Mullen was the landholder.

 

Davis                           (additional surname; Feeney)

House 12 was that of the Davis family. Head of the family was the widow May (60) and in the house with her at that time was her son Tom (35), Nephew, John (12) and granddaughter May Feeney (1). May Davis and Tom were Church of Ireland while John and May Feeney were Roman Catholic. John was born in America and the others were born in Co. Galway. May Davis and Tom spoke both Irish and English while John and May Feeney could only speak English. May Davis could read, Tom could read and write but John and May Feeney could not read. May Davis was a landholder, Tom was a farm labourer and John is listed as having no occupation. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and May Davis was the landholder.

 

 

Higgins

Head of the Higgins family was John (52) and his wife Honour (47). Also in the house at that time were their children Tom (20), Anne (14) and Honour (10). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John is listed as being a farmer, Tom, a farmer’s son, Anne, a farmer’s daughter and, Honour, a Scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Higgins was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The head of this Mullen family was Martin (84) and his wife Bridget (80). Also in the house were 2 of their children Barbara (27) and John (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Barbara and John could read and write. Martin is listed as being a farmer and John a farm labourer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Mullen and ?[vii] were the landholders.

 

Mullen                                    (additional surname: Mullen Mick (sic))

House 15 was that of another Mullen family. The head of this family was Martin Mullen Mick (sic)(51). His wife was Bridget (48). Also in the house at that time were their children Peter (23), Thomas (21) and Bridget (10). All the family spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and Bridget (10) could read and write. All the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer, Peter and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Bridget (10) was a farmer’s daughter. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Mullen was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The Coyne family had the widow Bridget (54) as the head of the family. Living with her were 4 of her children, Terence (26), Michael (19), Mary Anne (18) and Patk (sic) (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Bridget is listed as being a landholder, Terence and Michael, as farm labourers, Mary Anne, as a farmer’s daughter and Patk as a scholar. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Coyne was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The head of this Coyne family was the widower John (65). Sharing the house with him were 4 of his children, Catherine (31), John (14), Michael (36) and Mary (32). They were all Roman Catholic but no birthplace is given. Apart from John (14), all the family spoke Irish and English but only Catherine could read and write. John and Michael were farmers and Mary is listed as a farmer’s daughter. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Coyne was the landholder.

 

Reidy

The head of the Reidy family in house 18 was Pat (38) and his wife Mary (38) along with 3 of their children, Mary Anne (5), John (3) and Peter (10mths). All the family were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Only Pat could read and write and only Pat and Mary are listed as speaking Irish and English. Pat is recorded as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and pat Reidy was the landholder.

 

Sweeney

The head of the Sweeney family was John (58), who was a widower. Seven of his children also lived in the house and they were James (25), Catherine (22), Honor (20), Michael (18), Martin (16), Terence (11) and Anne (10). All the family spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John was listed as being a farmer, Catherine and Honor were farmer’s daughters, Michael and Martin were farmer’s sons and Terence and Anne were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Sweeney was the landholder.

 

Mullen                                    (additional surname: Cain)

The last house in ballynew in 1901 was that of the Mullen family. Head of the family was John (70) and his wife Bridget (70) along with their daughter Annie (30) and their grandchildren Bridget Cain (14) and John (2). They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. With the exception of John, they all spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. John is recorded as being a farmer, Catherine, was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget (14) was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Mullen was the landholder.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ballynew

According to the Griffith’s valuation (1847-1864) for Ballynew, the immediate lessors for much of the land were the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. They leased a number of tenements to a number of people. The first plot of land with an area of 421 Acres, 3 Roods and 8 Perches was divided between 25 tenants. Patrick Faherty had a house and land for £2 10s for the land and 5s for the house, Terence Sweeney paid £4 3s for land and 7s for a house and offices, Gregory Heany also had land, house and offices for which he paid £3 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings. Michael King paid £1 12s for land and 5s for a house, Michael Ryan paid £1 13s for land and 5s for a house, Michael Mullen paid £1 12s for land and 5s for a house. Stephen Mullen paid £3 5s for land and 7s for a house, Francis Mullen paid £1 13s for land and 5s for a house, Owen Sweeny and Patrick Gibbons paid £3 5s for land and &s for a house each. Patrick Halloran leased land, offices and a house for £4 8s for the land and 7s for the buildings. James Vaughan paid £3 5s for some land and 5s for a house annually. John Teirney (Nichs.) (sic) had a house and land for £2 5s for the land and 5s for the house, Patrick Teirney (Nichs.) (sic) paid £4 8s for land and 7s for a house and forge. Mathias Cosgrave paid £1 13s for land and 5s for a house, Stephen Cosgrave paid £3 3s for land and 7s for a house and John Cosgrave paid £1 12s for land and 5s for a house. Patrick King leased land and a house for £3 5s for the land and 5s for the house. Michael Cosgrave had a house, office and land for which he paid £3 5s for the land and 8s for the buildings, Robert Reidy paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house, Peter Reidy paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house and office. Patrick Reidy and Thomas Nee paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house each. Henry Hildebrande leased land for £18 annually and William Cottigham leased land for £3 5s annually. The Directors of |the Law Life Assurance Co. had land for themselves that they paid £6 annually. The Irish Church Mission Society lease a school house from Owen Sweeney that had an annual ratable valuation of £1.Michael Grogan and Margaret Barrett leased a house each off Henry Hildebrand (sic) for 5s each. Martin Mullen leased a house for 5s from The Directors of |the Law Life Assurance Co. Peter Teirney leased a house for 5s, John Cottingham leased a house from Stephen Cosgrave for 5s. John Teirney (Nicholas) leased a house to John Teirney for 5s, James Teirney Jun. leased a house from Patk Teirney (Nicholas) (sic) for 5s and there was a vacant house belonging to Stephen Cosgrave that he had to pay 5s for. James Teirney Sen., Patrick Teirney, Margaret Cosgrave, Mary Loyden (sic) and Philip McDonnell all leased house from The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for 5s. Patrick O’Toole, James Teirney, Bartholomew Toole (sic), William Churchill, Patrick Davis, Patrick Baker, Joseph Davin, Patrick Halloran, Terence Sweeney and Gregory Heany all jointly leased 56 Acres, 1 Rood and 32 Perches of mountain land from The Directors of |the Law Life Assurance Co. for £2 between them. There was also 15 Acres, 2 Roods and 16 Perches of water in Ballynew. There was an exemption of payment of £1 for the Irish Church Mission Society’s school house.

[i] May indicate they only spoke English.

[ii] Being only 2 years old, stating that Henry could read and write maybe a mistake.

[iii] Very difficult to read this surname on the household return form. Possibly Butler? Also states that she is not married.

[iv] Difficult to read this surname on the household return form.

[v] This surname is difficult to read on the census household return

[vi] The landholder’s name was Tom Mullen and something else, but difficult to read.

[vii] Martin Mullen and another name are listed as the landholders but the second name is difficult to read.

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