Garraunbaun

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Townland:                                  Garraunbaun

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Ballynakill

Area:                                           169.35 acres / 169 acres, 1 rood, 16 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Garraunbaun

1670 Down Survey for Garraunbaun

Logainm for Garraunbaun

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Garraunbaun

 

1911 Census for Garraunbaun

Overview of Garraunbaun in 1911.

There were 7 houses in Garraunbaun in the 1911 census, all of which were inhabited and recorded as private dwellings. All had stone, brick or concrete walls. Houses 1 and 2 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the rest only had thatch, wood or other perishable material. House one was a 1st class house, house 3 was a 3rd class house and the rest were 2nd class. House 1 had 6 rooms and 8 windows in the front, house 2 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 3 had 1 room and 1 window and all the rest had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There was a total of 26 out building that consisted of 3 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 5 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 3 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, a barn, 2 turf houses and 2 sheds. There were a total of 31 people in Garraunbaun, 17 male and 14 female. The enumerator was Const. John Hickey.

 

Duane                          (additional surnames: Mullen and Tierney)

The head of the Duane family was Bernard Jas (70) and his wife Barbara (72). They had been married for 45 years and had had 7 children all of which survived. Their daughter Mary Theresa (44) lived with them along with Thomas Mullen (30) and Catherine Tierney (17). Bernard Jas and Barbara could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and Barbara was born in Co. Mayo while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Bernard Jas was a retired farmer and Mary Theresa was a farmer’s daughter while Thomas was a coachman, domestic servant and Catherine was a house maid domestic. The house they lived in was a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling with a stable, 2 coach houses, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house and a shed. The landholder was Bernard Duane.

 

Conneely                     (additional surnames: O’Brien)

The Conneely family in house 2 consisted of 3 members with the head of the family being the widow Mary (98). With her in the house at that time were her daughter Catherine O’Brien and her grandson John (11). Catherine had been married for 18 years and had had 4 children all of which survived. All could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a fowl house. The landholder was Bernard Duane.

 

McDonnell

The sole occupant of house 3 was Gregory (83), a widower. He could speak both Irish and English but could not read. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. His house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a turf house. The landholder was Bernard Duane.

 

Lyden

There were 9 members of the Lyden family in house 4. The head of the family was Thomas (54) and his wife Julia (51) who had been married for 25 years and had had 12 children of which 9 had survived. Living in the house at that time were their children Patrick (23), Kate (14), Michael (12), Joseph (10), Thomas (8), James (5) and Thomas’ mother-in-law Mary (87). Thomas 954), Julia and Patrick could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing listed for the others. With the excepyion of James and Mary they could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (54) was a farmer and Patrick a farmer’s son. Kate, Michael, Joseph and Thomas (8) were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, calf house and a shed. Thomas Lyden was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Head of the Conneely family was Joseph (55) with his wife Honer (sic) (48). They had been married for 26 years and had had 8 children but only 4 survived. 3 of their children lived with them and they were John (15), Maggie (8) and Norah (5). Joseph could speak both Irish and English while the others could speak only English and only John and Maggie could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph is listed as being a farmer and John a farmer’s son. Honer was listed as home duteys (sic) and Maggie and Norah were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Joseph Conneely.

 

Keane                          (additional surnames: Moran)

House 6 was that of the Keane family and consisted of 5 members. Head of the family was Festus (36) and his wife Mary (37) who had been married for 5 years and had had 3 children of which 2 survived. Their 2 children lived with them and they were Patrick (1) and Festus (8mths) and also they had a boarder Mary Moran (73) also in the house at that time. Festus, Mary (37) and Mary (73) could speak both Irish and English but only Festus and Mary (37) could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus is recorded as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house, a calf house and piggery. Festus Keane was the landholder.

 

Holleran

The head of the Holleran family was the widow Bridget (58) who had given birth to 5 children of which 4 survived. 2 of her children lived in the house with her at that time and they were Patrick (17) and Thomas (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick and Thomas could read and write. Bridget is listed as being a farmer and Patrick and Thomas as farmer’s sons. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, calf house and piggery. Bridget Halleron was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Garraunbaun

Overview of Garraunbaun in 1901

There were 10 houses in Garraunbaun in the 1901 census but only 8 were inhabited, houses 9 and 10 were not inhabited. All the houses had stone, brick or concrete walls, Houses 2 and 10 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing while the rest had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 1 to 7 were 3rd class dwellings, 8 was a 4th class, 9 a 2nd class and 10 a 1st class dwelling. Houses 1 to 4 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, houses 5 and 7 had 1 room and 1 window, house 8 had no room and 1 window, house 6 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 9 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 10 had 4 rooms and 8 windows. There were a total of 10 out buildings that comprised of 2 stables, 6 cow houses and 2 piggeries. There were a total of 45 people, 23 male and 22 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Robinson.

 

Holleran

Head of the Holleran family was Patrick (55) and his wife Bridget (45) and with them in the house were their children Bridget (16), John (12), Mary (11), Patrick (7) and Thomas (4). They could all speak both Irish and English with the exception of Thomas, who could only speak English. Bridget (45) and Thomas could not read but the rest of the family could both read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick is listed as a farmer, Bridget (45), as a house keeper, Bridget (16), a house assistant, John and Mary were farm assistants and Patrick and Thomas were scholars. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Patrick Holleran was the landholder.

 

Conneely                     (additional surnames: O’Brien)

House 2 was the home of the Conneely family. The head of the family was John (80) and his wife Mary (70). With them in the house at that time were their children Michael (53), Cathrien (sic) (34) and their grandchildren Jullia (sic) O’Brien (7), Mary O’Brien (4), Margaret O’Brien (2) and John O’Brien (10mths). John, Mary, Michael, Cathrien (sic) could all speak both Irish and English. Jullia (sic) and Mary O’Brien could speak only English. The only member of the family that could read and write was Jullia (sic), all the others could not read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John(80) was a farm laibourer (sic), Mary (70) was a house keeper, Michael was a laibour (sic), Cathrien (sic) was a house assistant and Jullia (sic) was a scholar. They lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and piggery. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

King

House 3 was home to the King family with John (56) as head and his wife Mary (50). Their children also lived with them and they were Martin (20), Patt (sic) (18), Tom (16), John (14) Daniel (12), Honoria (sic) (9) and Catherine (7). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. All had both Irish and English languages and all, except John (56) and Mary could read and write. John (56) and Mary were recorded as being stewards, Martin was a carman, Patt (sic) was a rural postman, Tom and John were farm labourers and Daniel, Honoria (sic) and Catherine were scholars. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. The landholder was John King.

 

Conneeely

House 4 was the homestead of the Conneely family which consisted of 4 members. Head of the family was Joseph (50) and his wife Honor (36) and with them in the house were their children Mary (7) and Sarah (10mths). Joseph and Honor could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph is listed as being a farmer and Mary a scholar. They occupied a 1 room, 3rd class dwelling with cow house. Joseph Conneely was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Only 2 people lived in house 5 with the widow Annie (60) being the head of the family and her son Martin (18). Annie could not read but could speak both Irish and English and Martin could speak only English but could read and write. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Annie is recorded as a farmer’s wife and Martin a farmer’s son. They shared a 1 room, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Annie Conneely was the landholder.

 

Lyden                          (additional surnames: Moran)

The Lyden family in house 6 consisted of 11 members. Head of the family was the widow Honor (60). Living with she had her son Thomas (43) and his wife Julia (36). Also, there was a servant, Mary Moran (50) and Honor’s grandchildren William (12), Mary (11), John (9), Patrick (7), Kate (4), Michael (2) and Joseph (1mth). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor, Thomas, Julia and Mary Moran could speak both Irish and English but nothing is recorded for the others. Only Thomas, Julia, William, Mary, John and Patrick could read and write. Thomas is recorded as being a farmer, Mary Moran, as a general servant and William, Mary, John and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a stable and cow house. Honor Lyden was the landholder.

 

Duane

The sole occupant of house 7 was Bridget (60). Bridget was a widow and could speak both Irish and English but could not read and write. She was a Roman Catholic and Born in Co. Mayo. She is recorded as being a farmer and lived in a 1 room, 3rd class dwelling. She was also the landholder.

 

McDonnell

The last house in Garraunbaun was that of the McDonnell family. Head of the family was the widower Gregory (72) and living with him were 2 of his children, Bridget (17) and Martin (15). Gregory is recorded as being able to speak both Irish and English but he could not read. Bridget and Martin could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Gregory was a gardener and Martin a farm labourer. They lived in a 4th class dwelling and the landholder was Thomas Russell.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Garraunbaun

Charles P. Archer leased 121 Acres and 27 Perches of land from Robert Graham which also included herd’s houses and office. He paid an annual ratable valuation of £44 for the land and £1 for the buildings. He then leased 2 houses, 1 each to John Joyce and Bartholomew Halloran, for 7s each. Thomas Eastwood leased 15 Acres and 30 Perches from Robert Graham and he paid £8 annually. Robert Diamond leased a house and office from Thomas Eastwood for £1. The Rev. William Flannelly leased 2 plots of land from Thomas Eastwood, the larger plot being of 14 Acres and 2 Roods that included a house and offices. The second, smaller plot was of 1 Acre, 1 Rood and 14 Perches. For the larger plot he paid £5 10s for the land and £2 for the buildings and for the smaller plot of land he paid 15s. Robert Graham leased a R. C. Chapel that had a ratable annual valuation of £8 but this was exempt from payment. Thomas P. Archer leased a house to Thomas Bell for 5s and Matthias Burke leased 2 Acres of land from Robert Graham for an annual rate of 15s. In addition there was 17 Acres, 2 Roods and 10 Perches of water.

 

 

 

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