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Townland:                                  Derryherbert

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                       544.13 acres / 544 acres, 0 roods, 20 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Derryherbert

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NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryherbert

1670 Down Survey for Derryherbert

 

 

1911 Census for Derryherbert

Overview of Derryherbert in 1911

According to the 1911 census, there were a total of 16 houses in the townland of Derryherbert. All wee occupied and were recorded as private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 7, 9 and 16 having slate, iron or tiled roofs and the rest having thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. House 9 was a 1st class house, houses 1, 3, 7, 12, 13 and 16 were 2nd class houses and the rest were 3rd class. Houses 2, 4-6, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 7, 12, 13 and 16 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 3 had 2 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 9 had 3 rooms and 8 windows. Form B2, the out-offices and farm-steadings return, shows that there were a total of 42 out buildings consisting of 11 stables, 12 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 7 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, 4 potato houses, a shed and a store. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 66 people in the townland at that time, 31 male and 35 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Sadlier.

 

Egan

House 1 was home to the Egan family and the head of that family was Thomas (72) an his wife Anne (70) who had been married for 3 years but Anne was listed as having 7 children of which 5 had survived[i]Thomas had been listed as being married for 30 years, but that seems to have been crossed out. They lived with their son, Edward (22). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Edward was listed as being a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Thos. Egan was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

The head of the McLoughlin family was the widower Michael (86) and he lived with his son, John (37) and 2 daughters, Maggie (26) and Ellen (22). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and John spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the 2 girls so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Miachael was a farmer and John a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with cow house. Michael Mcloughlin was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

The head of this McLoughlin family was the widow Catherine who had been married for 58 years and had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. She lived with 2 of her children, Mary (54) and Denis (38) and 3 grandsons, Paul (17), Peter (16) and John J. (5). Paul was born in Canada, Peter was born in New York and the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Catherine, Mary and Denis all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others and that could mean that they only spoke English. Catherine and John J. could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Catherine and Denis were recorded as being farmers and Peter and John J. were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, potato house, shed and a store. Catherine Mcloughlin was the landholder.

 

Coyne              (additional surname: Conroy)

The heads of the Coyne family in house 4 was Martin (36) and his wife Norah (38) who had been married for 9 years and had had 5 children and they had all survived at that time. They lived with those 5 children Mary Anne (8), Norah (7), John (5), Kate (3) and Maggie (6mths) and a nephew, John Conroy (17) and a niece, Mary E. Conroy (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Norah (38) both spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family so that could indicate that they only spoke English. John Kate and Maggie were listed as illiterate but the rest could all read and write. Martin was recorded as being a farmer, John (17) was an agricultural labourer and Mary Anne, Norah (7), John and Mary E. were all scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, cow house, piggery and a fowl house. Martin Coyne was the landholder.

 

Cawley

House 5 was home to the Cawley family and the head of that family was John (66) and he had been married to his wife Kate (48) for 17 years and they had had 7 children and they had all survived at that time. They lived with those 7 children and they were Mary K. (15), Anne E. (14), James (13), Bridget (11), Hanora (sic) (8), Michael (7) and Ellen (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Kate both spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others, so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Michael and Ellen could not read but the rest of the family could all read and write. John was a farmer and James, Bridget, Hanora, Michael and Ellen, were all scholars. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was john Cawley.

 

Cawley

The sole occupant of house 6 was Michael (53). He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Michael was a farmer and he lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and had stable and a cow house. Michael Cawley was the landholder.

 

Toole

House 7 was that of the Toole family and the head of that family was Thomas (50) and his wife, Julia (47) who had been married for 12 years and had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. They live with those 4 children and they were Laurence (7), Michael (5), Julia (4) and Thomas (2). Only Thomas (50) and Julia (47) spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the children so that could indicate that they only spoke English. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Thomas 950) and Julia (47) could read and write. Thomas (50) was a farmer and Laurence was a scholar. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house and a potato house. Thos Toole was the landholder.

 

Connelly

The head of the Connelly family was John (52) who had been married to his wife Bridget (50) for 27 years and they had had 12 children and 10 of those had survived at that time. They shared the house with 7 of those children, Peter (19), Bridget (18), Patrick (16), Kate (13), Joe (11), Maggie (7) and John Gregory (5) and also John’s mother, Mary (78), who had been married for 60 years and had 7 children of which 4 had survived, she was now a widow. Also in the house was a visitor, Catherine (76). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of John Gregory they all spoke both Irish and English. John, Bridget (50), Mary and Catherine were listed as illiterate but the others could all read and write. John was a farmer, Peter and Patrick, farmer’s sons and Kate, Joe and Maggie were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, calf house, piggery and a potato house. John Connelly was the landholder.

 

Curly                           (additional surname: McLoughlin)

Pat (65) was the head of this family in house 9 and he had been married to his wife, Honor (66) for 40 years and they had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. They lived with their son, Martin (25) and their granddaughter, Nora Kate McLoughlin (11). Apart from Nora Kate they all spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Honor, could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat was a farmer and shop keeper and Martin was a farmer. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 2 stables, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. Pat Curly was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family was Patrick (72) and his wife Mary (65) who had been married for 27 years and they’d had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They shared their house with 4 of those children, Nora (19), Luke (17), Kate (14) and Martin (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Mary, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Luke was a labourer and Kate and Martin were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Pat Nee was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the Faherty family in house 11 was Thomas (44) and his wife Mary (50) and they had been married for 18 years and had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived with them and they were John (12), Mary (16), Bridget (14), Annie (8) and Nappy (6). Nappy spoke only English but the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Mary (50) and Nappy could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was a farmer, Mary (50) was a samestress (sic)[ii] and John, Bridget, Annie and Nappy were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and had a stable. Thomas Faherty was the landholder.

 

Staunton                      (additional surname:Heanue)

Head of the Staunton family in house 12 was John (69) and his wife, Catherine (74) and they had been married for 46 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They lived with their daughter Julia Agnes Heanue (35), who was also married and had been for 8 years and had had 3 children and they had all survived. Those children also lived in the house at that time and they were Mary Agnes Heanue (7), Catherine Anne Heanue (5) and Elizabeth Heanue (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John and Catherine spoke both Irish and English, and there was nothing recorded for the others in the house under the language heading, so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Julia Agnes could read and write, the others were listed as illiterate. John was a farmer and Mary Agnes was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. John Staunton was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

The head of this McLoughlin family in house 13 was Peter (24) and he lived with his brothers, Martin (20) and Thomas (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Martin spoke both Irish and English while Thomas spoke only English. All 3 could read and write. Peter and Martin were listed as farmers and Thomas was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. Peter McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Only the husband and wife couple lived in house 14 and the head of that family was Patrick (60) and his wife Anne (50). They had been married for 21 years and had had 2 children but only the 1 survived. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Both of them were listed as being farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they also had a cow house. Patrick Heanue was the landholder.

 

Connelly

Head of the family in this Connelly household was Stephen (42) and Mary (42) who had been married for 9 years and they’d had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were Stephen (8), Thomas (7), John (4), Joseph (3) and Julia (5mths). As well as those, Stephen’s brother, Patrick (29), also lived with them. Stephen (8) and Thomas were born in America but the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Stephen (42), Mary and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Stephen (42), Mary and Patrick were the only ones that could read and write. Stephen (42) was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer labourer and Stephen (8) and Thomas were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with cow house. Stephen Connelly was the landholder.

 

Connor

The head of the last house in Derryherbert in 1911 was the widow Barbara (76) and she had given birth to 7 children and all of those had survived. She lived with her daughter, Honoria (39) and her son, Michael (35). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Honoria and Michael could read and write. There was nothing entered under occupation for any of them. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they also had a cow house. Barbara Connor was the landholder.

 

 

 

1901 Census for Derryherbert

Overview of Derryherbert in 1901.

According to the 1901 census, there were 14 buildings in the townland of which 13 were occupied. House 14 was the Derryherbert Roman Catholic chapel, and the one building that was uninhabited, and the rest were all private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 7 and 8 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and the rest had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 70 people in the townland, 38 male and 32 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Burke.

 

Toole                           (additional surname: Heanue)

The head of the first family in Derryherbert was Thomas (38) and his wife, Julia (30) and they lived with their two nephews, Laurence (19) and John (18), their 2 nieces, Mary (15) and Bridget (13) and a boarder, Michael Heanue (90), who was a widower. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Michael, who only spoke Irish. Apart from Michael, they could all read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Julia, a farmer’s wife, Laurence and Michael, farm servants, John, a letter carrier and Mary and Bridget wee scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Toole was the landholder.

 

Connolly                                 (additional surname: Price)

The head of the family in house 2 was John (37) and his wife, Bridget (35) who lived with John’s mother, Mary (70) and 8 of their children, Mary (15), Annie (14), Bridget (?)[iii], Kate (4), Michael (12), Peter (10), Patrick (6) and Joseph (3mths). As well as those, Thomas’ father-in-law also lived with them and he was John Price (70). John Price spoke only Irish but the rest of the family all spoke both Irish and English. Only John (37), Mary (15), Annie, young Bridget, Michael and Peter could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (37) was a farmer, Bridget (35) was a farmer’s wife, Mary (70) was a farmer’s mother, Joseph was a farmer’s son, John Price was a farm servant and all the rest of the family were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Connolly was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

Head of the McLoughlin family was the widower, Michael (70) and he lived with 4 of his children, Michael (30), John (25), Maggie (16) and Ellen (13). The 2 Michaels and John all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family so that could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (70) and John were farmers, Michael (30) was a shoemaker, Maggie was a housekeeper and Ellen was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

Egan

House 4 was home to the Egan family and the head of this family was Thos (55) and his wife Anne (48) and they lived with their children, Edward (14) and Elizabeth (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thos and Anne both spoke both Irish and English while Edward and Elizabeth spoke only English. Only Edward and Elizabeth could read and write. Thos was a farmer and Edward and Elizabeth were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thos Egan was the landholder.

 

Cawley

The record for this family in this census doesn’t seem to be available. However, in the enumerators return, it shows that there were 2 males living in this house and the name Cawley can be got from the house and building return (form B1), which shows that the head of the family was Michael Cawley and he was also the landholder.

 

McLoughlin                            (additional surname: Sherwood)

The head of the McLoughlin family in house 6 was Martin (73) and his wife, Kate (68) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Mary (36) and Denis (23) and a servant, Alfred Sherwood (16). Apart from Alfred, all spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Alfred was born in Dublin but the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Martin was listed as a farmer, Mary, a farmer’s daughter, Denis, a farmer’s son and Alfred, a farm servant. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

Connor

Husband and wife couple lived in house 7 and the head of the family was John (78) and he lived with his wife, Barbara, (75). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither of them could read. John was listed as being a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Connor was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family was Patrick (62) and he lived with his wife, Mary (45) and 7 of their children, Patrick (17), Anne (15), Maggie (11), Norah (8), Luke (6), Kate (3) and Martin (11mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (62), Mary, Patrick (17) and Anne all spoke both Irish and English and the others, apart from baby Martin, only spoke English. Only Patrick (62), Patrick (17), Anne, Maggie and Norah could read and write. Patrick (62) was listed as a farmer, Mary, a housekeeper, Patrick (17), a labourer, Anne was listed as doing house work and Maggie, Norah and Luke were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick Nee was the landholder.

 

Finn                             (additional surnames: Moran and McLoughlin)

There were only three people living in house 9. Listed as the head of the family was Thomas Finn (56) and he shared the house with William Moran (20) and Annie McLoughlin (21). William was born in England and the other 2 were born in Co. Galway and all of them were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas and William were farmers and Annie was a dressmaker. Thomas Finn was the landholder.

 

Curly                           (additional surname: Heanue)

The head of the family in house 10 was Patrick (55) who lived with his wife, Honoria (56), his 3 sons, Thomas (24), Joseph (18) and Martin (13), as well as a servant, Mary Heanue (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Honoria both spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke English. Honoria and Mary could not read but the other members of the household could all read and write. Patrick, Thomas and Joseph were recorded as being farmers, Mary was a farm servant and Martin was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Curly was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the Faherty family was Thomas (26) who was married to Mary (30) and they lived with 2 of their children, Mary (6) and Bridget (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary both spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the 2 girls, so that may indicate that they only spoke English. Only Thomas and Mary (6) could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary (30) was a farmer’s wife and Mary (6) and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling and Thomas Faherty was the landholder.

 

Cawley                        (additional surname: McDonnell)

Head of the Cawley family in house 12 was John (46) who, lived with his wife, Kate (37), 4 of his children, Mary Kate (6), Anne (5), James (3) and Bridget (1) and also, a servant, Anne McDonnell (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Kate and Anne (16) all spoke both Irish and English and there was nothing recorded for the others which could mean that they only spoke English. John, Kate and Anne (16) could read and write. John was listed as a farmer, Mary Kate, Anne (5) and Bridget and Anne (16), as farmer’s daughters and James, as a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Cawley was the landholder.

 

Coyne

Head of the last family in Derryherbert in 1901 was the widower, John (70) and he lived with 3 of his sons, Martin (24), Pat (20), and Anthony (18). John and Martin both spoke both Irish and English while Pat and Anthony only spoke English. John could not read but the others could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All 4 were listed as being farmers. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Coyne was the landholder.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryherbert

According to Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) the only lessor in Derryherbert was Henry Blake and he leased a number of tenements to people in the area. Messrs Blake leased 2 plots of land, the first being of 341 acres and 2 roods at an annual rate of £6 and the second being of 3 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches for 10s. Henry Blake leased a Roman Catholic chapel and yard with an area of 1 rood and 20 perches for 5s for the land and £5 15s for the chapel. John Connor leased 11 acres and 30 perches of land for £1 15s, John Cawley leased a house and office on 10 acres and 7 perches of land for which he paid £2 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Patrick Shanahan leased 2 plots of land, the first being of 3 acres, 1 rood and 1 perch for which he paid £1 and the second of an area of 3 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches for £1 2s annually. Thomas Conroy leased 2 plots, one of 1 acre, 2 roods and 15 perches including a house and offices for which he paid12s for the land and 8s for the buildings, and the second was of 2 acres and 19 perches of land for 15s. Gilbert Heany leased 2 plots, the first was of 1 acre, 2 roods and 4 perches of land for 10s and the second was a house and office on 2 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land and for that he paid 13s for the land and 7s for the buildings. Martin Coyne leased a house and office on 31 acres and 20 perches of land and he paid £8 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Martin McLoughlin leased 71 acres of land for £6 10s and Michael Joyce leased a house and offices on6acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings. Patrick Shanahan leased 5 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of land with an office for 15s for the land and 5s for the office and James Finn leased 10 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land with a house for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house. Patrick Joyce and Patrick Hoban jointly leased 12 acres, 1 rood and 4 perches of land including houses and offices and for that they paid £1 7s for the land and 8s for the buildings each. George Conneely leased 4 acres and 22 perches of land for 15s annually. Michael Heany leased a house on 3 acres, 3 roods and 21 perches of land for 15s for the land and 5s for that house, Peter McLoughlin leased 8 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land with a house for £2 for the land and 10s for the house and John Egan leased house on 8 acres of land for £3 for the land and 15s for the house annually. There was 8 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches of water and the church had an exemption of 5s for the land and £5 15s for the building.

 

[i] Possibly from a former marriage?

[ii] Most likely a seamstress.

[iii] Bridget’s age was unreadable.

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