Derrynacleigh

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Townland:                                 Derrynacleigh

Civil Parish:                               Ballynakill

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Cushkillary

Area:                                       1070.18 acres / 1070 acres, 0 roods, 28 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Derrynacleigh

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NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derrynacleigh

 

 

1911 Census for Derrynacleigh

Overview of Derrynacleighin 1911.

In the 1911 census there are 7 households listed in the townland of Derrynacleigh with a total of 47 occupants, of which 26 were male and 21 female. There were 7 buildings recorded and all were listed as private dwellings. All buildings had stone, brick or concrete walls. Only 2 of the houses had slate, iron or tile roofing with the others having thatch, wood or other perishable materials. One of the houses had 4 rooms and 7 windows in the front, 4 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, 1 had 2 rooms with 3 windows and there was one with 2 rooms, but no windows. There was 1 1st class, 1 2nd class and 5 3rd class dwellings. Between all the houses there were 2 stables, 7 cow houses, 4 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 1 store.

 

Coyne            (additional surnames: Kilcoyne)

The Coyne family consisted of the head of family, Michael (65) and his wife, Anne (44) and they had been married for 20 years. They’d had 10 children of which 6 had survived. They had 3 sons and a daughter living with them at this time, John (12), Michael (10), Patrick (8) and Annie (3). Also living with them was a cousin Anne Kilcoyne (60) who is listed as being married for 26 years and had 2 children, neither her husband or children are listed in this household. All are listed as being Roman Catholic and had a birth place listed as Co. Galway. Anne, John and Michael (10) are listed as being able to read and write, with rest not able to. Michael (65) was a farmer, John (12), Michael (10), Patrick (8) and Annie (3) are listed as scholars, with Anne Kilcoyne being listed as a servant. They lived in a 3rd class, 2 roomed house and Michael Coyne was the landholder. This census form was collected 05/04/191. They also had a cow house and a fowl house.

 

Faherty            (additional surnames: Conor)

The Faherty family consisted of Pinnie[i] (72) and a widow. Her son, John (35) and Michael Connor (12), listed as illegitimate. All were Roman Catholic and could not read. Pinnie could speak Irish and John and Michael could speak both Irish and English. Both Pinnie and john are listed as being farmers. They lived in a 3rd class, 2 roomed house and Pinnie was the landholder. This census form was collected 05/04/1911. This household had a cow house and a piggery.

 

Faherty

The widowed Mary (76) was the head of the family. With her in the house were her son Patrick (40) and his wife, Kate (45). They had been married for 20 years and had had 8 children of which 7 survived. 6 of those children, Mary’s grandchildren, also lived in the house, they were Maichael (18), Anthony (17), Mary (15), John (9), Sarah (7) and Cathleen (5). All the family were Roman Catholic with a birthplace listed as Co. Galway. Mary could speak Irish and all the others could speak Irish and English. Mary Patrick and Cathleen are listed as not being able to read or write with Kate, John and Sarah being listed as being able to read. Michael, Anthony and Mary could read and write. Mary and Patrick are listed as being farmers, Anthony as a farmers son and Michael as a post boy. They lived in a 3rd class, 2 roomed house and Mary Faherty was the landholder. Census for collected 05/04/1911. The O’Faherty’s also had a cow house.

 

Joyce

The 1911 census shows that the Joyce family consisted of the head of the family Patrick (50) and his wife Bridget (47). They were married for 29 years and had a total of 10 children of which 8 survived. All 8 were living with them at that time. They were Bridget (28), Thomas (13), Michael (12), Catherine (10), Patrick (8), Peter (6), Matin (4) and Stephen (2). They were all Roman Catholic. None of the family could read Patrick, both Bridget’s, Thomas, Michael and Catherine are listed as able to speak both Irish and English. Patrick’s (50) occupation was listed as herd and Thomas, Michael, Catherine and Patrick (8) are listed as scholars.They lived in a 3rd class 2 roomed house and the landholder was Michael O’Neill. There was also a cow house and a piggery.

 

O’Neill            (additional surnames: Tighe)

The 1911 census lists 4 people living in house 5. The head of the family was Mary (69), a widow. With her she had her son Patrick (34) and daughter Sarah Jane (24) along with a Michael Tighe (24) who’s relationship to the head of the family is described as Tea Dealer. Mary was married for 34 years and had a total of 9 children of which 5 survived. All members of this household could read and write, speak both Irish and English and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Patrick and Sarah Jane were born in Co. Galway and Michael Tighe was born in Co. Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class 3 roomed house and Mary was the landholder. They also had 1 stable, 1 cow house and piggery.

 

Gibbons

In the 1911 census the Gibbons family consisted of 8 members living in house 6. The head of the family was Patrick (44) and his wife Mary (40) who had been married for 14 years and had had 8 children of which 6 survived. Their children were Bridget (10), Kathleen (9), Michael (7), Norah (5), Austin (3) and Patrick (1). Patrick, Mary, Bridget and Kathleen are listed as being able to read and write. The others could not. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway with Patrick, Mary and Bridget listed as being able to speak Irish and English. Patrick’s occupation is listed as publican and farmer and Bridget and Kathleen listed as scholars. They live in a 1st class 9 roomed dwelling and Patrick was the landholder. They also had 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 pigery and a store.

 

Lyden

The Lydon family consisted of 6 members of which Patrick (60) was the head of the family and his wife Catherine (50) who had been married for 12 years and had 5 children which all survived. Their children living in the house in 1911 were Michael (10), John (8), Mary (5) and Sarah (2). All, with the exception of Sarah, are listed as being able to speak Irish and English. Patrick, Mary and Sarah are listed as being not able to read or write. Catherine and Michael could read and write and John could read only. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farm labourer and Michael and John were scholars. They lived in a 2nd class 2 roomed dwelling and the landholder was Colonel Lambert. They also had a cow house and a fowl house.

 

 

1901 Census for Derrynacleigh

Overview of Derrynacleigh in 1901.

The 1901 census for Derrynacleigh lists 7 households with a total of 36 people, 18 male and 18 female. The enumerator was Constable Patrick Flannery. All of the houses were listed as private dwellings with all 7 having stone, brick o concrete walls. Only 2, houses 5 and 6, had slate, iron or tiled roofs, with the rest having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2,3,6 and 7 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 1 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house had 1 room and 2 windows and house 5 had 4 rooms with 7 windows. With all that calculated it meant that there were 5 3rd class, 1 2nd class and 1 1st class dwellings.

 

Faherty            (additional surnames: Conor)

The Faherty household (house 1) in 1901 consisted of 4 members. Head of the family was Winnie (55), a widow, and her children John (21) and Maggie (17) and also her grandson Michael (2). Winnie could only speak Irish and John and Maggie could speak both Irish and English. All were Roman Catholic and none could read or write. Winnie is listed as a land owner, John as a farmers Son and Maggie as a farmers daughter. They lived in a 3rd class 2 roomed house.

 

Faherty

The Faherty household (house 2) had 8 members. The head of the family was Patrick (32) and with him, his wife Kate (40). They had 3 sons and a daughter living with them in the house, they were Patrick (10), Michael (8), Anthony (6) and Mary (4). Also living with them were Patrick’s parents Anthony (70) and Mary (80). All were Roman Catholic and could speak both Irish and English, but Patrick (32) and his Parents Anthony and Mary and their son Anthony could not read or write. Patrick (10) and Michael could read and write and kate is listed as read only. All are listed as having a birth place of Co. Galway. Patrick (32) is listed as a farmer and Partick (10) and Michael were scholars. They lived in a 3rd class 2 roomed home.

 

Walsh

House 3 in the 1901 census for Derrynacleigh was that of the Walsh family in which there were 6 members. The head of the family was the widow Sarah (46) and her 5 children Thomas (23), Bridget (18), John (16) Sarah (12) and Julia (10). All wee Roman Catholic and could speak both Irish and English and had a birth place of Co. Galway. Sarah (46) and Thomas could not read but the other children read and write. Their occupations are listed as Sarah (46) was a herd, Thomas was a herd’s son, Bridget a herd’s daughter, John a postman, Sarah (12) and Julia were scholars. They lived in a 3rd class 2 bedroomed house and the landholder was Michael O’Neill.

 

O’Neill

The O’Neill family lived in house 4 as listed in the 1901 census. The head of the family was the widow, Mary (52) and 3 of her children Parick (26), Annie (20) and Sarah (16). All were Roman Catholic and could read and write. Mary, Patrick and Annie are listed as having both Irish and English and Patrick, Annie and Sarah were born in Co. Galway and their mother Mary in Co. Mayo. Mary’s occupation is listed as a farmer, Patrick a farmers son and Annie and Sarah as farmers daughters. They lived in a 2nd class 3 roomed house and Mary was the landholder.

 

Gibbons          (additional surnames: Coyne)

The Gibbons family home had 4 people living in it. They were Patrick (30), the head of the family, his wife Mary (27), their daughter Bridget (1) and a servant, Mary Coyne (17). They were all born in Co. Galway with the exception of Mary who was born in Co. Mayo. Both Patrick and Mary’s occupations are listed as publicans and farmers and Mary Coyne as a domestic servant. They were all Roman Catholic, could read and write and were able to speak both Irish and English with the exception Bridget who was only a year old. They had a 1st class building with 8 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Gibbons.

 

Lydon

The 1901 census lists the Lydon family dwelling as having 4 family members. Head of the family Patrick (45), his wife Kate (32) and their son Patrick (1), also living with them was Patrick’s brother John (38). Patrick is listed as a Caretaker and John as a postman. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could not read but both Kate and John could read and write and all three could speak both Irish and English. The lived in a 2nd class 2 roomed dwelling and the landholder was [Guy] B. Lambert esq.

 

Coyne

The 1901 census lists 6 members of the Coyne family living in house 7. They are family head Michael (45), his wife Anne (30) and their children Stephen (9), Mary (7), John (1) and Michael (3 months). All the family were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Only Anne could read and write and Michael, Anne, Stephen and Mary could speak both Irish and English. Michael was a farmer and Stephen and Mary were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Coyne was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Derrynacleigh

John Gibbons – Application No. C22 1859. John Gibbons applied for his pension on 03/04/1922 and at that time gave an address of Glendavock, Drummirr, Westport Co. Mayo . Johns parents were Austin and Bridget Gibbons (nee O’Neill). On 12/04/1922 his parents were found to be married with one son John (2) in 1844. The application was certified on 13/04/1922 and a pension of 2s was awarded.

 

Patrick Lydon – Application No. C21 8011. Patrick Lydon applied for his pension on 28/12/1921 giving his address at that time as Derrynaclough, Leenane, Co. Galway. Patricks parents were Patrick and Honor (nee Coyne) and in 1851 lived in Derrynacleigh, Glencraff Co. Galway. Search was returned on 09/01/1922 and a pension of 3s was awarded.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derrynacleigh

According to Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) Alexander Thompson leased tenements to Alexander Lambert, Austin Gibbons and Marcus S. Blackden. The land leased to Alexander Lambert had an area of 95 Acres, 3 Roods and 21 perches and he paid an annual rate of £7. He then leased a house to each of John McDonnell and Michael Cribbins on his land. John McDonnell paid an annual rate of 7s and Michael Cribbins paid 8s for the houses. Austin Gibbons had land of 60 Acres, 3 Roods, 25 perches for which he paid an annual rate of £5 10s. On that land he had a hpouse and offices for which he paid an additional rate of 15s. Marcus S. Blackden had a land area of 902 Acres, 0 roods, 24 Perches which he paid an annual rate of £32 on that land he had a house that he paid an extra £1 per year. He also leased a house and offices to John Keane at an annual rate of 10s

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Derrynacleigh

In The 1670 Down Survey Derrynacleigh was also known as Dirrenchillyn & Tullegihy. The owner in 1641 was Rory O’Flahartye who was a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Richard Earl of Westmeath, also a Catholic. There were 888 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 57 plantation acres of profitable land and 57 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

[i] Pinny is a local name for Penelope

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