Derryinver

Doire Inbhir

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                  Derryinver

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                       865.49 acres / 865 acres, 1 rood, 38 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derryinver

Logainm for Derryinver

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryinver

 

1911 Census for Derryinver

Overview of Derryinver in 1911.

The 1911 census shows us that there were 22 houses in Derryinver at that time. All of the houses were occupied and they were all listed as private dwellings. All the houses were built of stone, brick or concrete and houses 18 and 19 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing while the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 7, 18, 19 and 22 were 2nd class dwellings, house 21 was a 4th class dwelling and the rest were all 3rd class dwellings. House 21 had 1 room and no window, houses 4, 6, 8-11 and 15-17 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 1, 2, 5, 12-14 and 20 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Houses 3, 7 and 22 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 18 had 2 rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 19 had 4 rooms and 5 windows. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) there were a total of 36 out buildings consisting of, 3 stables, 13 cow houses, 9 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, 3 potato houses, a shed, a store and a forge. The enumerator’s abstract form (form N) shows us that there were a total of 122 people in Derryinver, 71 male and 51 female. The enumerator was Const. John Sadlier.

 

Joyce

The head of the Joyce family in house 1 was Martin (80) who had been married to his wife, Anne (68) for 52 years and they had had 14 children but only 8 of those survived. They lived with 1of their sons, Edward (44). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Edward could read and write. Martin and Edward were listed as being farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Martin Joyce was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family was The widow Mary (80) and she lived in the house with he son Thomas (41), her daughter-in-law, Julia (50) and 3 of her grandchildren, Mary (10), Anne (8) and Michael (5). Mary and Anne were born in America and the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic except possibly Michael as there was nothing entered for him in that category. Mary (80), Thomas and Julia all spoke both Irish and English and the others spoke only English. Only Mary and Anne could read and write. Thomas was recorded as being a farmer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and Mary Connelly (sic) was the landholder.

 

Egan

The Egan family lived in house 3 and the head of the family was John (64) who had been married to his wife, Honor (60) for 38 years and they’d had had 12 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared their house with 4 of their sons, William (20), James E. (18), Robert (16) and Henry (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Honor spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that may indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Henry, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and William, James E. and Robert were listed as farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and had a cow house, piggery and fowl house. John Egan was the landholder.

 

Connelly

The head of this family was Bridget (76), a widow, and she had given birth to 2 children and they both had survived. She shared the house at that time with those 2 children and they were Thomas (40) and Katie (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Thomas was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget Connelly was the landholder.

 

Mongan

The Mongan family in house 5 consisted of 7 members. The head of the family was the widower Thomas (77) and he lived with his daughter, Bridget (40), his son, John (30) and 4 of his grandchildren, John (15), Kate (13), Thomas (12) and James (5). Apart from James, who nothing entered under that category, all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Bridget, John (30) and John (15) all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only John (15), Kate and Thomas (12) could read and write. Thomas (77) was a farmer, John (30) was listed as a farmer’s son and Kate and Thomas (12) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Tom Mongan was the landholder.

 

Kane

Head of this Kane family was Michael (45) and his wife Honor (45) who had been married for 15 years and had had 2 children and they both had survived. They lived with those 2 children and they were Thomas (14) and Hanna M. (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Michael Kane was the landholder.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: Davis)

The head of this Faherty family was Patrick (50) and his wife Anne (44) who had been married for 14 years and had had 6 children, all of whom survived. They shared their house with those 6 children, Mary (13), Catherine (11), Anne (9), Thomas (6), James (4) and John (3) and also a visitor at that time, Patrick Davis (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (50) and Anne (44) spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Anne (44), Mary, Catherine, Anne (9) and Patrick Davis could all read and write. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and had a cow house and piggery. Pat Faherty was the landholder.

 

Quigly

There were 3 members of the Quigly family in house 8 with the head of the family being the widow Mary (70) and she lived with 2 of her children Kate (26) and Thomas (25). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Kate and Thomas could read and write. Thomas was recorded as being a farmer. The 3 of them shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had 2 cow houses and a piggery. Mary Quigly was the landholder.

 

King

The head of the King family in house 9 was the widower Michael (78) and he lived with 2 of his children, Pat (50) and Peter (36). All spoke both Irish and English but only Michael and Peter could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Pat were recorded as farmers and Peter was listed as being in farming. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was a Mrs Blakes.

 

Heanue

The head of this Heanue family was Martin (35) and his wife Noria (sic) (27) and they had been married for 6 years and had had 5 children and all 5 had survived. Those children were John (5), Mary (3), Magie (sic) (2), Bridget (1) and Annie (3mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could mean that they only spoke English. Only Martin and Noria (sic) could read and write. Martin was a farmer and fisherman and John was a scholar. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Heanue was the landholder.

 

Malley / O’Malley

Head of the O’Malley family was the widower Michael (57). He lived with 4 of his children at that time and they were Bridget (24), Michael (15), Patrick (13) and Margaret (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English Only Michael (15), Patrick and Margaret could read and write. The 2 Michaels were listed as being farmers and Patrick and Margaret were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael O’Malley was the landholder.

 

McDonnell

The widow Mary (53) was the head of this family and she lived with her 7 children Thomas (36), Michael (25), Anthony (20), Valentine (19), Bridget (17), Nora (15) and Catherine (14). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from Nora and Catherine, who most likely spoke only English. With the exception of Mary, Michael and Anthony, all the family could read and write. Mary, Thomas, Michael, Anthony and Valentine were farmers and Catherine was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Mary McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Lyden                          (additional surnames: Malley and Nee)

House 13 was the home of the Lyden family and the head of the family was Patrick (70) and his wife Julia (68) who had been married for 40 years and had had 10 children but only 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their sons, Martin (30), Joseph (25) and Patrick (20) as well as 2 servants, John Malley (65), who was a widower and Michael Nee (69), who was described as being deaf and dumb. Julia was born in Co Mayo but the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Michael Nee, all spoke both Irish and English. Only Martin, Joseph and Patrick (20) could read and write. Patrick (70) was a farmer, Martin, Joseph and Patrick (20) wee farmer’s sons and John Malley and Michael Nee were farm servants. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. Pat Lyden was the landholder.

 

Lyden                          (additional surname: Sweeney)

Head of this family was John (70) who lived with his sister, Mary (59) and both were single. Also in the house with them at that time was a nephew, Patrick Sweeney (34). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John only spoke Irish and Mary and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick was an unemployed carpenter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Lyden was the landholder.

 

Coyne

House 15 was that of the Coyne family and the head of this family was Pat (51) who had been married to his wife, Margaret (40) for 21 years and they had had 10 children and all of those had survived. All of those children lived with them and they were Anthony (19), Philip (18), Thomas (15), Anne (12), Delia (10), Bartley (8), Henry (6), John (4), Patrick (3) and Peter (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat, Margaret, Anthony, Philip and Thomas all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Pat, who was described as illiterate, John, Patrick and Peter, they could all read and write. Pat, Anthony, Philip and Thomas were all farmers and Anne, Delia, Bartley and Henry, were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Coyne was the landholder.

 

Coyne

Head of the Coyne family in house 16 was Michael (70) and his wife Mary (60) who had been married for 34 years and they had had 9 children of which 8 had survived. Four of those children lived with them at that time and they were John (21), Pat (19), Philip (17) and Nora (14). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Michael and Mary were listed as illiterate but the others could all read and write. Michael, John, Pat and Philip were all farmers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a potato house and store. Michael Coyne was the landholder.

 

Diamond

The head of the Diamond family was the widower Patrick (74) and he lived with 5 of his children, Edward 914), John (12), Michael (9), Anna (8) and Margaret (4) along with his step brother, Nicholas (40). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Nicholas spoke both Irish and English while there was nothing recorded for the others which could mean that they only spoke English. Only Edward, John and Michael could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Nicholas was a farm labourer and Edward, John and Michael were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and pat Diamond was the landholder.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surnames: Connelly)

The head of the Faherty family in house 18 was John (74) and his wife Margaret (72) who had been married for 45 years and had had 11 children but only 7 had survived. They lived with their Son, Charles (31), their daughter Agnes Connelly (34) and their 2 granddaughters, Julia (9mths) and another Julia (4). Julia (9mths) was born in Dublin but the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Apart from the young Julia’s, all spoke both Irish and English but all were described as illiterate. John was a farmer and Charles was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. John Faherty was the landholder.

 

Nee                      (additional surname: Sherwood)

House 19 was that of the Nee family and the head of that family was Luke (32) and his mother Barbara (72) and they lived with a servant Alfred Sherwood (27). Alfred was born in Dublin and Luke and Barbara were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Luke and Barbara spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for Alfred which could indicate that he only spoke English. Only Luke and Alfred could read and write. Luke was a farmer and Alfred was a general servant. They all shared a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, piggery and fowl house. Luke Nee was the landholder.

 

Lyden

House 20 was home to brother and sister, Peter (38) and Nora (30). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Peter was a farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Peter Lyden was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The sole occupant of house 21 at that time was Maggie (47) and she was married and had been for 16 years and had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but was illiterate. There was no occupation for Maggie listed. She lived in a single roomed, 4th class house and Mary Quigly was the landholder.

 

King                        (additional surname: Lacey)

The head of the family in the last house in Deryyinver was Mary King (71) who was a widow. She lived with Son-in-law John Lacey (47), her daughter, Mary Lacey (40) and 8 of her grandchildren, all of whom had the surname Lacey, Mary (17), Michael (13) Cellia (sic) (15), Peter (11), John (9), Edward (8), Anne (6) and Margaret (1). Mary (17) and Cellia were born in America while the others were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Apart from Edward, Anne and Margaret, they all spoke both Irish and English. All, with the exception of Mary King and Margaret, could read and write. John (47) was a farmer and Michael, Cellia (sic), Peter, John and Edward were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Mary King was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Derryinver

Overview of Deryyinver in 1901.

The 1901 census for Derryinver shows that there were 28 buildings and all but one was occupied. House 28 was listed as a keep store and was uninhabited but the landholder was C. J. Blake. All the other houses were private dwellings. All the houses were built of stone, brick or concrete and houses 7 and 28 had slate, iron or tiled roofing but the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. House 7 was a 2nd class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 28 had 1 room and no window, house 11 had 1 room and 1 window in the front and house 12 had 1 room and 2 windows. Houses 5, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 25-27 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 7 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and all the rest had 2 rooms and 2 windows. According to the enumerator’s abstract return form (form N), there were a total of 158 people in the townland at that time, 90 male and 68 female and all were Roman Catholic. The enumerator was Const. Edward Burke.

 

Kane                            (additional surnames: Egan)

The head of the first house in Derryinver was Michl (sic) (40) and his wife Honor (32) and they lived with their son Thos (5), their daughter, Hana (sic) Maria (3) and Michl’s mother, Anne Egan (70). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michl, Honor and Anne all spoke both Irish and English but Thos and Hana Maria spoke only English. Only Michl 9 (sic) and Honor could read and write. Michl (sic) was a farmer, Thos was a farmer’s son and Hana Maria and Anne were listed as farmer’s daughters. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Kane was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The Coyne family in house 2 consisted of 11 members at that time. The head of the family was Patrick (40) and his wife Margaret (25). They lived with their 7 children, Michael (10), Anthony (8), Philip. (7), Martin (6), Thomas (4), Anne (3) and Delia (1). Also in the house at that time were Patrick’s parents, Patrick (80) and Honor (70). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Thomas, Anne and Delia, all spoke both Irish and English. Only Margaret and Michael could read and write. Patrick (40) was a farmer, Michael, Anthony, Philip, Martin and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Anne and Delia were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Coyne was the landholder.

 

Egan

There were 9 members of the Egan family in house 3 and the head of the family was John (50) and his wife, Honor (48) and they lived with their 7 sons, Patrick (19) Michl (sic) (17), Thomas (14), Willy (11), James (9), Robert (5) and Henry (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Honor spoke both Irish and English but all the others only spoke English. With the exception of Henry all the family could read and write. John was a farmer, Patrick was a seaman, Michl (sic) was listed as being in farming, Thomas, Willy and Robert were listed as scholars and James was listed as a going scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Egan was the landholder.

 

Quigly

Head of this family in house 4 was Thomas (68) and his wife, Kate (56) and they lived with 4 of their children, Katie (16), Michael (19), Thomas (15) and Patrick (10). Patrick spoke only English but the others all spoke both Irish and English. None of the family could read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (68) and Thomas (15) were recorded as being farmer’s Michael was a sailor and Patrick was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Quigly was the landholder.

 

Diamond

The head of the Diamond family in house 5 was Patrick (60) and his wife, Catherine (36) and they lived with sons, Nicholas (30)[i], Edward (4), John (3) and Michael (6mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Michael. None of the family could read. Patrick was listed as being a farmer, Nicholas, as a farm servant and Edward, John and Michael were farmer’s sons. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Diamond was the landholder.

 

Lydon                         (additional surname: Sweeney)

The head of this family was John (57) and he lived with his sister, Mary (41). Also in the house at that time were his married sister, Bridget Sweeney (52), his nephews, Patrick (20), John (18) and Michael (14) and his nieces, Maryanne (16) and Catherine (12), all of which had the surname of Sweeney. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (57), Mary and Bridget only spoke Irish, there was nothing entered for Catherine, so that could indicate that she only spoke English but the other members of the family all spoke both Irish and English. John (57), Mary and Bridget could not read but all the others could read and write. John (57) was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, Bridget was a lodger, Patrick, Maryanne and Michael were farm servants, John was a blacksmith and Catherine was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Lydon was the landholder.

 

Nee

The widow Barbara (60) was the head of this family and she lived with her daughter Mary (28) and her 2 sons, Thomas (26) and Luke (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Barbara, they could all read and write. Barbara was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas and Luke were farmer’s sons. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Barbara Nee was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

The head of this McLoughlin Family was the widow Mary (75) and in the house with her at that time were a visitor, Mary (35), her daughter, Mary (12) and her sons, Peter (13), Martin (10) and Thomas (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and apart from Mary (75) and Thomas they could all read and write. Mary (75) was a farmer and Mary (35) was a farmer’s daughter while all the others were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The sole occupant of house 9 was the widower Pat (70) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He could not read but spoke both Irish and English. He was listed as a farmer and lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and he was also listed as being the landholder.

 

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Michael (65) and his wife Mary (60) and they lived, at that time, with their son, Michael (25), and daughter, Catherine (23). All spoke both Irish and English but only Michael (25) and Catherine could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They were all listed as farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Conneely was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Head of this family was John (80) and he lived with his wife Bridget (70) and their son, Martin (25). All spoke both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was recorded as being a farmer and Martin a farmer’s son. They all shared a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

 

King

Patrick (62) was the head of this family and he was married to his wife Mary (55) and they lived with 5 of their children, Martin (28), Michael (27), Stephen (19), Mary (28) and Honor (15). All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Patrick and Mary (55) could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick was a farmer, Martin, Michael and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Mary (28) and Honor, were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick King was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of this Faherty family was John (61) and his wife Margaret (56) and they lived with 4 of their children, Bridget (26), Julia (18), Charles (20) and Peter (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Bridget, Julia, Charles and Peter could read and write. John was a farmer, Margaret was a housekeeper and the children were all farm servants. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Faherty was the landholder.

 

Lydon

The head of this Lydon family was pat (57) and his wife Julia (55) and they lived with their children, John (28), Martin (22), Michael (20), Joseph (15) and Patrick (9). Pat and Julia spoke Irish, Patrick spoke only English and the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Pat and Julia could not read but all the others could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat, John and Martin were recorded as being farmers, Julia, a wool spinner, Michael, a taylor and Joseph, a farm labourer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Lydon was the landholder.

 

Coyne

John (50) was the head of the family in house 15 and he was married to his wife Mary (50). They lived, at that time, with 3 of their children, Mary (18), Darby (16) and Martin (10).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Mary (18), Darby and Martin could read and write. John was a farmer and Darby and Martin were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Coyne was the landholder.

 

Coyne

House 16 was the home to another Coyne family and this time the head of the family was Michael (50) and his wife Mary (45). They lived with 8 of their children and they were Maria (20), Bridget (18), Margaret (16), Michael (14), John 911), Patrick (9), Philip (6) and Honor (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (50), Mary, Bridget, Margaret and Michael (14) all spoke both Irish and English while the rest only spoke English. All the family could read and write. Michael 950) was a farmer, Mary was a house keeper, Maria, Bridget, Margaret, Michael (14) and John were farm servants and Patrick and Philip were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Coyne was the landholder.

 

King

The head of this King family was Michael (65) who lived with his wife Mary (60) and their son, Pat (30). All spoke both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael was a farmer, Mary, was a farmer’s wife and Pat, a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael King was the landholder.

 

Stanton

House 18 was that of the Stanton family and the head of the family was John (53) and his wife Catherin (sic) (50) and they lived with 2 of their children, Stephen (20) and Katie (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but John could not read but the others could all read and write. John was listed as a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Stanton was the landholder.

 

Mongan

Thomas (70), who was a widower, was the head of this family and he shared the home with 3 of his children, Bridget (24), John (22) and Kate (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Kate could read and write. Thomas and John were farmers and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Mongan was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the family in house 20 was John (70) who lived with his wife Mary (60) and 3 of their children, Thomas (30), Gregory (24) and Katie (18). All spoke both Irish and English but only Gregory could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Thomas were listed as being farmers, Gregory was a basket maker and Katie was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

 

Lydon

Thomas (74) was the head of the family in house 21 and he was married to his wife, Honor (68) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Bridget (26), Honor (23) and Peter (30). Honor (68) was deaf, Bridget was described as “or dumb” and Honor (23) as “or blind”. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Bridget, Honor (23) and Peter could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget and Honor (23), were farm servants and Peter was a gardener. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Lydon was the landholder.

 

McDonnell

The head of the McDonnell family was Michael (45) and his wife Mary (38). They lived in the house with 10 of their children. They were, John (23), Michael (21), Anthony (16), Walter (15), Margaret (13), Mary (12), Valentine (9), Bridget (8), Honor (7) and Kate (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Michael (45), Mary (38) and John could not read but all the rest of the family could read and write. Michael (45) was a farmer John, Michael (21), Anthony, Walter and Valentine were listed as being farmer’s sons and Margaret, Mary (12) Bridget, Honor and Kate were recorded as farmer’s daughters. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was Martin (60) and he lived with his wife, Aamie (sic) (62) and 2 of their daughters, Katie (17) and Ellen (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Katie and Ellen could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Katie and Ellen were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and martin Joyce was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Pat (40) was the head of the family in house 24 and he lived with his wife Amaie (sic) (40) and 2 of their daughters, Mary (8) and Maggie (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Amaie (sic) spoke both Irish and English. Only Mary could read and Write. pat was a farmer, Mary was a scholar and Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Heanue was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the Faherty family was Pat (40) and his wife Anne (31) and in the house with them at that time were their daughters, Mary (2) and Catherine (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Anne spoke both Irish and English while Mary and Catherine are listed as speaking English. Only Pat and Anne could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s wife and Mary and Catherine were farmer’s daughters. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Faherty was the landholder.

 

King                            (additional surname: Lacey)

The head of the family in house 26 was Peter (70) and he lived with his wife Mary (60) and their son John (17). Also in the house were boarders, all of the Lacey family and they were, John (33), Mary (28), Celia (5), Michael (3) and Peter (2).Celia was born in America while the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Peter (70), John (17), John (33) and Mary could read and write. Peter and John (33) were farmers, the 2 Mary’s were farmer’s wives, John (17), Michael and Peter were farmer’s sons and Celia was listed as a farmer’s daughter. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter King was the landholder.

 

Malley

The last occupied house in Derryinver in the 1901 census was the home of the Malley family and the head of that family was Michael (40) and his wife Bridget (35) and they lived with 5 of their children, Bridget (14), John (12), Michael (4), Patrick (3) and Margaret (3mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only John could read and write. Michael (40) was a farmer, Bridget (35) was a farmer’s wife, Bridget (14) and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and John, Michael (4) and Patrick were farmer’s sons. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling and Michael Malley was the landholder.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryinver

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows us that the immediate lessor of this area was Henry Blake and all the tenants in this area leased tenements from him. Hamilton C. Smith leased an area of 390 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land for £25 annually. Patrick Heany (Jas) leased a house and office on 3 acres and 28 perches of land for £1 for the land and 7s for the buildings, John Conneely leased 4 acres and 1 rood of land for £1 8s and martin Conneely leased a house on 8 acres, 3 roods and 3perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the house. Patrick Heany (John) leased a house on 7 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 8s for the house and Owen Heany leased a house on 3 acres, 3 roods and 7 perches of land for £1 13s for the land and 7s for the house. George Mullen, Patrick Mullen and Bridget Conneely jointly leased and area of 12 acres and 19 perches of land. Gregory Mullen paid £2 7s for his share of the land, Patrick Mullen paid £1 12s for his share of the land and 8s for a house and Bridget Conneely paid 15s for a share of the land and 5s for a house. John Regan leased 3 acres 2 roods and 25 perches of land with a house for 15s for the land and 5s for the house. Henry Blake had 3 plots of land for himself that were of 250 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches for which he had to pay an annual ratable valuation of £9, 5 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches for 15s and 12 acres 1 rood and 25 perches of land for 5s, there was also a vacant house with an annual ratable valuation of 10s belonging to Henry Blake. Thomas Egan leased a house and office for 10s, Michael King leased a house for 10s, John Heany (Thady) leased a house on 3 roods and 20 perches of land for 5s for the land and 5s for the house. John Healy leased a house and office on16 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches of land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Martin McLoughlin leased a house on16 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land for £1 13s for the land and 7s for the house and John Connor leased a house and office on 6 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Ulick Bourke leased a house on 10 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Andrew Coyne leased a house of 4 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land for 31 for the land and 10s for the house. Honoria Diamond leased 8 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of land for £2 and a separate house for 10s. John McDonnell leased a house and offices on 6 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings, Michael King leased offices on 13 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches of land for £4 10s for the land and £6 5s for the buildings and Thomas Egan leased 7 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £2 15s. Valentine Conway and Ulick Bourke jointly leased13 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land and Valentine paid £1 17s for his share of the land and 8s for a house and Ulick Bourke paid £1 18s for his share of the land. John Mongan leased a house on 8 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for £1 17s for the land and 8s for the house. James Kelly leased 2 plots of land, the first was of 5 acres, 1rood and 10 perchesfor which he paid £1 5s and the second was of 4 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches along with a house and offices and he paid £1 3s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Peter McLoughlin leased 9 acres and 6 perches of land with a house and offices for £2 for the land and 10s for the buildings and Anthony McFadden leased a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches for £1 5s for the land and 10s for the house. James Finn leased 2 roods and 20 perches of land for 5s and Gregory Conneely leased a house on 3 acres, 1 rood and 29 perches of land for £1 for the land and 8s for the house, There was also 23 acres and 14 perches of water in Derryinver.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryinver

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Derryn. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Daniel McOwen O’Flaherty and the 1670 owner was the Protestant College of Dublin. There were 153 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 12 plantation acres of profitable land and 12 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

[i] Possibly Patrick’s son from a former marriage as Catherine is listed as only 36.

This page was added on 12/06/2018.

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