Cartron

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Townland:                                  Cartron

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Ballynakill

Area:                                       240.20 acres / 240 acres, 0 roods, 31 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Letterfrack R.C. Parish 1821-1886

1901 Census for Cartron (no records)

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

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Galway Library for Cartron

1670 Down Survey for Cartron

Logainm for Cartron

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Cartron

 

 

1911 Census for Cartron

Overview of Cartron in 1911

The 1911 census for Cartron only lists 2 houses. Both houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had slate, iron or tiles for roofing. Both were 2nd class houses with house 1 having 3 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 2 having 2 rooms and 2 windows. There was a total of 13 out buildings according to the out offices and farm-steadings return. These comprised of a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house, 2 sheds and a laundary. There was a total of 7 people living in Cartron, 3 male and 4 female. The enumerator was Const. Edmund Moloney.

 

Beattie                         (additional surname: Melia)

The head of the Beattie family in house 1 was John (33) and his wife Magretta (32) who had been married for 4 years and had had 2 children. Sharing the house with them were their children Jessie Rebecca Agnes (3) and Thomas William (1). Also in the house with them was a servant Nora Melia (13). Nothing is listed under ‘Irish Language’[i]. John, Magretta and Nora could read and write, the 2 younger members of the family could not read. Nora was a Roman Catholic, John and Magretta were Presbyterians and the Jessie Rebecca Agnes and Thomas William were members of the Protestant Episcopalian Irish Church. John and Magretta were born in Tyrone and the rest in Co. Galway. John is listed as being a land steward (domestic servant) and Nora as being a nurse & (scholar) (sic). They lived in a 3 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house, 2 sheds and a laundary. The landholder was Catherine ?[ii]

 

Francey

Head of the Francey family was Samuel (31 and his wife Rebecca (34) who had been married for 1 year. Both had English as a language and could read and write. Samuel was born in Co. Cavan and Rebecca in Co. Tyrone and both were Presbyterians. Samuel is recorded as being a coachman (domestic servant). The house they lived in was a 2nd class, 2 roomed house. The landholder was Catherine ?[iii]

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Cartron

According Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) Robert Graham owned the land in this area. He leased tenements to Joseph Reville and James Beresford. Joseph leased 99 Acres, 3 Roods and 19 Perches of land on which there were a house and offices. He paid £25 for the land and £8 for the buildings. James leased 93 Acres, 1 Rood and 14 Perches of land which included a house and offices for which he paid £23 for the land and £3 for the buildings. There was also 47 Acres, 3 Roods and 31 Perches of water.

 

[i] Probably indicates that they spoke only English

[ii] Surname difficult to decipher. Possibly Trullach

[iii] Surname difficult to decipher. Possibly Trullach

This page was added on 17/07/2018.

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