Bundouglas

Bun Dúghlaise

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Bundouglas

Civil Parish:                               Ballynakill

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Cleggan

Area:                                       92.44 acres / 92 acres, 1 rood, 31 perches

 

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

Logainm for Bundouglas

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Bundouglas

Map

Galway Library for Bundouglas

 

 

1911 Census for Bundouglas

Overview of Bundouglas in 1911.

According to the 1911 census there were 13 houses in Bundouglas all of which were private dwellings. All the buildings were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 2, 7 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings, house 2 was a 4th class dwelling and the rest were 2nd class. House 10 had 1 room but no windows, house 12 had 1 room and 2 windows, houses, 3,4 and 9 had 2 rooms with 1 window in the front, houses 5, 6, 8, 10 and 11 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and houses 1, 7 and 13 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return form there were a total of 17 out buildings consisting of 8 stables, 1 cow house and 8 barns. There were a total of 68 people, 35 male and 33 female. The enumerator was Const. Edmund Moloney.

 

Heanue

The head of the Heanue family in house 1 was Patrick (48) and his wife Julia (50) who had been married for 23 years and had had 6 children all of which survived. Five of those children lived with them at that time and they were Michael (17), Peter (15), Bridget (13) Maggie (11) and Ellen (9). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Patrick and Julia could not read, Ellen could read only and the rest could read and write. Patrick and Julia are listed as speaking both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the rest of the family which may indicate that they only spoke English. Patrick was a farmer, Michael was a farm servant, Peter was a farmer’s son and Bridget, Maggie and Ellen were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Patrick Heanue was the landholder.

 

Conroy

Head of the Conroy family in house 2 was John (72) who lived there with his wife Catherine (72). They had been married for 47 years and had had 10 children of which only 1 survived. Both spoke Irish and English but neither of them could read. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John ws recorded as being an agricultural labourer. Their house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and John Conroy was the landholder.

 

Malley                                     (additional surname: Heanue)

The head of the Malley family was the widow Bridget Heanue (72). Her daughter Anne (44) and Anne’s husband Peter (50) lived with her and they had been married for 21 years and had had 10 children of which 9 had survived. Their children, Bridget Heanue’s grandchildren, were Michael (20), Bridget (17), Annie (15), John (11), Martin (9), Ellen (6), Patrick (5) and Cathleen (sic) (1). Bridget(72), Anne and Peter could speak both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others so that may indicate that they only spoke English. Bridget (72), Anne, Ellen, Patrick and Cathleen (sic) could not read but the others could read and write. All were Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway. Peter and Michael are listed as being agricultural labouers and John mad Martin were Scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Bridget Heanue was the landholder.

 

Mullen

Head of the Mullen family was Martin (60) who had been married to his wife Bridget (55) for 24 years and they’d had 7 children of which 6 survived. Also in the house were 4 of their children and they were Michael (20), Bridget (16), Martin (13) and Annie (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Martin and Annie, they all spoke both Irish and English. Only Martin (13), Bridget (16) and Annie could read and write. Martin (60) and Michael were agricultural labourers and Annie was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a barn. Martin Mullen was the landholder.

 

Lacy

Head of the Lacy family in house 5 was Festy (40) and his wife Norah (35)who had been married for 17 years and they’d had 7 children all of which survived. Six of those children lived with them at that time and they were John (14), Margaret (12), Festy (10), Anne (7), Ellen (5) and Patrick (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne and Ellen spoke only English and, apart from Patrick, the rest spoke both Irish and English. Only Margaret and Festy (10) could read and write. Festy (40) was a farmer and Margaret and Festy (10) were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a barn. Festy Lacy was the landholder.

 

Davin                         (additional surname: Mullen)

The head of this household was the widower Patrick Mullen (74). Also in the house were his son-in-law Festy (45) who had been married to his daughter Margaret (50) for 10 years and had had 4 children all of which had survived. Festy and Margaret’s children also lived in the house and they were martin (9), Mary (7), Annie (5) and Honoria (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Festy and Margaret spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which may indicate that they only spoke English. None of the family could read. Patrick and Festy are listed as being farmers. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Patrick Mullen was the landholder.

 

Toole

The head of the Toole family was Martin (61) and his wife Mary (54) who had been married for 34 years and had had 11 children and 9 of those survived. Living with them were their children Peter (25), Patrick (23), Catherine (18), Ellen (15), Jane 913), Thomas (10) and Martin’s brother, Patrick (57). Martin, Mary and Patrick (57) spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All, apart from Martin, could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Peter was a farm servant, Patrick (23) was an agricultural labourer, Patrick (57) was a labourer in shipyards and Jane and Thomas were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with 2 stables. Martin Toole was the landholder.

 

Heanue

House 8 was the Heanue household and the head of the family was Gregory (53) and his wife Mary (51) who had been married for 27 years and had had 9 children but only 5 survived. Three of their children lived with them and they were Peter (15), Gregory (10) and Katie (2). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Gregory (53) and Mary could speak both Irish and English while Peter, Gregory (10) and Katie only spoke English. All are listed as being able to read and write. Gregory (53) was recorded as being a farmer, Peter, a farmer’s son and Gregory (10), a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Gregory Heanue was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The Mullen family in house 9 consisted of 7 members with the widower Joseph (86) being the head of the family. The rest of the family were his son Martin (33) and Martin’s wife Mary (35) who had been married for 7 years and they’d had 4 children, all of which survived. Those children (Joseph’s grandchildren) also lived in the house and they were John (6), Martin (4), Michael (2) and Peter (7mths). They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Joseph, Martin (33) and Mary are listed as speaking both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which may indicate that they only spoke English. Only Mary could read and write. Joseph and Martin (33) are recorded as being farmers. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a barn. Joseph Mullen was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Head of the Heanue family in house 10 was Martin (76) and his wife Anne (70) who had been married for 48 years and had had 4 children all of which survived. Two of their children, Michael (30) and Anne (26), also lived in the house with them. All spoke both Irish and English but none of them could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Martin was a farmer And Michael a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a stable and a barn. Martin Heanue was the landholder.

 

Mullin                         (additional surname: Lacy)

Only 2 people lived in house 11 and the head of the family is listed as the widow Catherine (75). Catherine had been married for 44 years and had given birth to 10 children but only 4 survived. Also in the house with her at that time was her granddaughter Mary Lacy (15). Both spoke Irish and English but only Anne could read and write. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a barn. Catherine Mullin was the land holder.

 

Haney (sic) / Heanue

House 12 was that of the Haney (sic) / Heanue[i] family. Head of the family was Thomas (40) and his wife Mary (32) who had been married for 10 years and had had 3 children, all of whom survived. Three of their children wee in the house with them and they were Thomas (9), Mary (8) and Anna (5). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas and Anna were born in America and the others were born in Co. Galway. Thomas (40) and Mary (32) spoke Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which may suggest that they only spoke English. Apart from Thomas (40), they could all read and write. Thomas (40) was a farmer and Thomas (9) and Mary (8) were scholars. The house they shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with the land holder listed as Thomas Heanue.

 

Courcey

The last house to be listed in the 1911 census for Bundouglas was that of the Courcey family. Head of the family was Michael (54) and his wife Mary (55) who had been married for 32 years and had had 6 children of which 5 survived. Four of their children lived with them at that time and they were Martin (28), Michael (25), Bridget (21) and Thomas (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Mary and Martin could not read but the rest could read and write. Michael (54) was a farmer, Martin was an agricultural labourer, Michael, Bridget and Thomas are listed as being farmer’s sons (sic)[ii] Their house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a barn. Michael Courcey was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Bundouglas

Overview of Bundouglas in 1901

The 1901 census states that there were 14 houses in Bundouglas. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. All the houses were private dwellings. With the exception of house 6, which was a 4th class dwelling, they were all 3rd class dwellings. House 6 had 1 room and no windows, house 8 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, house 7 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 1, 8 and 14 had 2 rooms and 1 window and houses 2-5 and 10-13 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. According to the enumerators abstract form there were a total of 58 people in Bundouglas consisting of 28 male and 30 female. The enumerator was Const. Thos. O’Grady.

 

Conroy

The Conroy family consisted of husband and wife John (60) and Catherine (60). Both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John is recorded as being a farmer. Their house was 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conroy was the landholder.

 

Heanue

There were 7 members of the Heanue family in house 2 with the head of the family being Pat (38). Also in the house was his wife Julia (35) and their children Mary (9), Michl (sic) (7), Peter (4), Bridget (3) and Maggie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. None of them could read, Pat and Julia spoke both Irish and English but nothing was recorded for the others which may indicate that they only spoke English. Pat was recorded as being a farmer, Julia, a house keeper and Mary a scholar. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with Pat Heanue being the landholder.

 

Heanue                                    (additional surname: Ward)

The head of this Heanue family in house 3 was Gregory (35) and his wife Mary (32). Also in the house were their children John (15), Bridget (8), Peter (5) and Mary Ward (8)[iii], a nephew, Patrick Ward (10) and Gregory’s mother Ellen (80). Apart from Peter and Mary (8) they all spoke both Irish and English but only Gregory and Mary (32) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Gregory was listed as a farmer, John was a farm labourer and Bridget and Patrick were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class delling and Gregory Heanue was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The Heanue family in house 4 had 6 members. The head of the family was Martin (60), and his wife Agnes (54). Also in the house with them at that time were 4 of their children, John (30), Michael (21), Annie (15) and Margaret (8). They all spoke both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write, however, Margaret could read only. All the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman catholic. Martin was a farmer, John and Michael were farm labourers and Margaret was a scholar. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with Martin Heanue being the landholder.

 

Mullin

The head of the Mullin Family was Martin (40) and his wife Bridget (40). Also in the haouse with them at that time were 6 of their children, John (15), Michael (11), Mary (10), Bridget (8), Martin (60 and Annie (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, with the exception of Annie, spoke both Irish and English but only Martin (40) could read and write. Martin (40) is recorded as being a farmer while John and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary and Bridget (8) were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Mullin was the landholder.

 

Baker

The Baker family consisted of only 2 people, husband and wife Tom (80) and Honor (75). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Tom is listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 1 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Tom Baker was the landholder.

 

Courcey

Head of the Courcey family was Michael (40) and his wife (Mary (43). Also in the house were 3 of their children, Martin (14), Michael (11) and Bridget (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish but the rest of the family spoke both Irish and English. Michael (40) could read and write, Michael (11) could read and the rest could not read. Michael (40) is listed as being a farmer and Michael 911) and Bridget were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Courcey was the landholder.

 

Lacey

There were 6 members of the Lacey family in house 8 with the head of the family being Festy (29). Also in the house was his wife Honor (28) and their 4 children, Mary (6), John (4), Maggie (2) and Festy (3mths). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway.Festy (29) and Honor are listed as speaking Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which may indicate that they only spoke English. Only Honor could read and write. Festy (29) was listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Festy was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The only 2 members of the Mullen family in house 9 were the widow Catherine (60) and her son Michael (21). Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Catherine is listed as being a farmer and Michael as a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Catherine was the landholder.

 

Heanue

House 10 was home to the husband and wife Michael (70) and Bridget (70). They were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. They both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Michael was listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Michael was the landholder.

 

Toole

There were 10 members of the Toole family in house 11. The head of the family was Martin (45) and his wife Mary (40). Also in the house were 7 of their children, Martin (20), Mary (17), Peter (14), Patrick (12), Catherine (8), Ellie (5) and Jane (3). In addition Martin’s mother Bridget (82) also lived with them as she was a widow. All were Roman Catholic and with the exception of Bridget, they were all born in Co. Galway. There was no entry for Bridget’s birth place. Martin (45), Mary (40), Martin (20) and Peter spoke both irish and English but nothing was enetered for the others which may indicate that they spoke only English. Catherine could read, Mary (40), Martin (20), Mary (17), Peter and Patrick could read and write and the rest of the family could not read. Martin (45) was a farmer, Mary (40) was a farmer’s wife, Martin (20) and Peter were farmer’s sons, Mary (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick and Catherine were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Toole was the landholder.

 

Toole F

Head of this Toole family was John (62) and his wife Honor (63) and also in the house was their son Patrick (33). All 3 were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Honor, as a house keeper and Patrick, as a farmer’s son. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John was the landholder.

 

Davin                          (additional surname: Mullen)

The head of the Davin family was Festy (40) and his wife Margaret (33). Also in the house was their son martin (1), Festy’s father-in-law, Pat Mullen (85), his nephew, Michl (sic) (6) and Niece, Bridget (5). Festy, Margaret and Pat Spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the others which may indicate that they only spoke English. None of them could read. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy is listed as a farmer, Margaret, a house keeper and Michl (sic), a scholar. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Festy was the landholder.

 

Mullen

The last house in Bundouglas in 1901 was that of the Mullen family. The head of the family was Joe (80) and his wife Mary (75) and also in the house were 2 of their children Martin (26) and Mary (27). They all spoke both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Joe was a farmer, Martin, a farmer’s son and Mary (27), a farmer’s daughter. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joe was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Bundouglas

Martin Toole – Application No. C/20 10753. Martin’s application was received on 10/ 12/1920 with an address of Ballinakill, Moyard, Co. Galway. Martin’s parents were given as Patrick and Bridget Toole (king). The search was returned on 11/12/1920 saying Patt and Brigid Toole Md – 1835.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Bundouglas

Accoding to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864), the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. owned the land around Bundouglas and leased tenements to a number of people. The area of that land was 88 Acres and 15 Perches. Patrick Toole leased a house and land at a rate of £3 for the land and 5s for the house, James Teirney and Bartholomew Toole leased a house and land for £1 10s for the land and 5s for the house each, William Churchill, Patrick Davis, Patrick Baker and Joseph Davin each leased a house and land for £3 for the land and 5s for the house. Patrick Halloran, Terence Sweeney and Gregory Heany Leased land at a rate of £3 annually.

 

1670 Down Survey for Bundouglas

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

[i] In the household return the name of this family is listed as Haney, however in the house and building return, Thomas Heanue is listed as the head of the family.

 

[ii] Bridget’s listing as a farmer’s son is obviously wrong and should be farmer’s daughter.

[iii] The household return says that Mary Ward is a daughter. Seeing as Patrick Ward is a Nephew, it maybe possible that Mary was a niece.

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