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Townland:                                  Gorteennaglogh

Civil Parish:                                Ballynakill

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                          303.31 acres / 303 acres, 1 rood, 9 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Gorteennaglogh

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NUI Galway Digital Collections for Gorteennaglogh

 

1911 Census for Gorteennaglogh

Overview of Gorteennaglogh in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were 26 houses in Gorteennaglogh at that time of which 2 were uninhabited, houses 25 and 26, but the landholder of those 2 houses was Elizabeth J. Blake. House 26 was the school but all the other buildings were listed as being private dwellings. All the buildings were constructed of stone, brick or concrete. Houses 6, 13-21 and 23 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 15, 16 and 19 were 1st class dwellings, houses 6, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23 and 25 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 1-5, 7, 8, 10-12, 22 and 24 were 3rd class dwellings and house 9 was a 4th class dwelling. House 9 had 1 room but no windows, house s 7, 8 and 10 had 1 room and 1window in the front, houses 2, 4, 11 and 12 had 2 rooms and 1 window and houses 1, 3, 5, 22 and 24 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Houses 6, 13, 20, 21 and 23 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 14 had 2 rooms and 4 windows, house 25 had 3 rooms and 4 windows, house 15 had 3 rooms and 7 windows, house 17 had 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 16 had 4 rooms and 6 window and house 19 had 5 rooms and 7 windows. According to the enumerator’s abstract return (form N), there were a total of 107 people in the townland at that time consisting of 54 male and 53 female. The out-offices and farming-steading return shows us that there were a total of 28 out buildings that consisted of 6 stables, 8 cow houses, a calf house, 4 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, a barn, a turf house, 2 potato houses, a shed and 2 stores. The enumerator for this area was Const. John Sadlier.

 

Walsh

The first house in Gorteennaglogh was that of the Walsh family and the head of this family was Micheal (44) and his wife Bridget (40) who had been married for 17 years and they’d had 6 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 6 children and they were, Kate (15), Martin (11), Marry (sic) (13), Nora (12), Julia (11) and Tommy (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Micheal, Bridget, Kate, Martin and Marry (sic) all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart for Micheal and Bridget, the family could all read and write. Michael and Martin were listed as being farmers, Marry (sic), Nora, Julia and Tommy were all scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a fowl house. Micheal Walsh was the landholder.

 

Connolly

The head of this family was the widow, Mary (58) and she lived, at that time, with 2 of her sons, Dan (25) and Michael (27). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Dan was a farmer and Michael was a fisherman. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Connelly was the landholder.

 

Davis

The sole occupant of house 3 was John (74), a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway and he spoke both Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and he was also the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick

The head of the family in house 4 was Thomas (44) and he had been married to his wife, Honor (35) for 7 years and they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. Those 4 children also lived with them and they were Edward (4), Mary (3), Patrick (1) and Julia (6mths). As well as those, Thomas’ mother, Bridget (75) also lived with them at that time. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Honor and Bridget spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others, so that may indicate that they only spoke English. They were all listed as being illiterate. Thomas was a farmer and Edward was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Thos Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Head of the Heanue family in house 5 was Tom (87) who had been married to his wife Anne (80) for 60 years and they had had 9 children of which 7 had survived. They shared their house with their son, Pat (50). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but nothing was recorded to say if they could read. Both Tom and Pat were listed as being farmers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Thos Heanue was the landholder.

 

Connolly                                 (additional surname: Quigly)

The head of this Connolly family was John (50) and he had been married to his wife Martha for 6 years and they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. Three of those children lived with them at that time and they were Mary (5), John (3) and Paul (1). John’s mother-in-law Mary Quigly (73) also lived with them. She was a widow but had given birth to 6 children of which 4 had survived. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (50), Martha and Mary (73) all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that may mean that they only spoke English. Mary (73) could not read, John (50) and Martha could read and write but there was nothing entered for the others. John (50) was a farmer and army pensioner. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house, barn and potato house. John Connolly was the landholder.

 

Connelly

The head of the family in house 7 was Joseph (45) and he had been married to his wife, Mary (34) for 7 years and they had had 4 children and all of those children had survived[i]. They shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary Anne (6), Michael (5), John (4), Patrick (3), Anne (1) and Ellen (2mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Mary spoke both Irish and English but only Mary and Mary Anne could read and write. Joseph was a farmer and Mary Anne and Michael were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Connelly was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The sole occupant of house 8 was Honoria (75) who was a widow. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. She was listed as an old age pensioner. The house she lived was a single roomed 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Connelly was the landholder.

 

Conneelly (sic)

The head of the family in house 9 was John (74) and his wife Sarah (72) and they had been married for 43 years and had had 10 children but only 6 of those had survived. Their son, Peter (21) also lived in the house at that time. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Pete could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and fisherman and Peter was a farmer. They all shared a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Connelly was listed as the landholder.

 

Kane

Edward (45) was the head of this Kane family and he had been married to his wife Annie (33) for 14 years and they had had 6 children, all of which had survived. Those 6 children also lived with them at that time and they were Patrick (12), Joseph (10), Michael (9), Tom (8), Maggie (2) and Julia (11mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was nothing recorded for Julia. With the exception of Maggie and Julia, all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered under the literacy heading. Edward was a farmer. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was Ned Kane.

 

Walsh

The head of the Walsh family in house 11 was the widow Mary (72), who had been married for 45 years and had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. She lived with 1 of her sons, Thomas (35). Both spoke both Irish and English but neither of them could read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was a labourer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary Walsh (Tom)

 

McDonnell

Head of this family was the widower Michael (73) who lived with 4 of his children, Michael (31), Maria (21), Thomas (18) and Tresa (sic) (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Maria, Thomas and Tresa (sic) could read and write. Michael (73) was a farmer and Michael (31) was a fisherman. They occupied a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Michael McDonnell was the landholder.

 

McDonnell

The head of this McDonnell family was Festy (74) and his wife Mary (70) who had been married for 40 years and had had 9 children but only 2 had survived. Their son Michael (30) also lived in the house at that time. All were Roman Catholic and Festy and Michael were born in Co. Galway, but nothing was listed for a place of birth for Mary. Faesty and Michael spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for Mary which could mean that she only spoke English. All 3 were listed as being illiterate. Festy was a farmer. The all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Festy McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname:Mullen)

The head of the Nee family in house 14 was Thos (31) and his wife Mary J. (32) and they had been married for 3 years and had had 1 child. That child was Thos J. (1) and he lived in the house along with a servant, Lizzie Mullen (15). Thos and Lizzie were born in Co. Galway, Mary J. Was born in Co. Roscommon and there was nothing entered for baby Thos J. Thos and Lizzie spoke both Irish and English but nothing was entered for the other 2. Thos was a merchant and Lizzie was a general domestic servant. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, piggery and 2 stores. Thomas Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 15 was that of the Nee family and the head of that family was the widow Mary (60) and she shared the house with her Son, Martin (22) and daughter, Barbara (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Mary was a draper. They lived in a 3 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had stable. Mary Nee was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin                            (additional surname: Joyce)

The head of this family was Martin (39) and his wife Delia (28). They had been married for 4 years but there were no children listed from that marriage. They lived with 2 of Martin’s children, Mary Agnes (10) and Lillian A. (8) and a servant Patrick Joyce (77). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Delia were listed as speaking both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. With the exception of Patrick, they could all read and write. Martin was listed as being a carpenter, Patrick, a farm general servant and Mary Agnes and Lillian A. were scholars. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable. The landholder was Martin M. Mcloughlin

 

Little

The head of the Little family in house 17 was Martin (43), who was deaf and dumb, and he lived with his wife, Barbara (39) and they had been married for 2 years and they had had 2 children, both of which had survived. Those children were Joseph (1) and Patrick (2mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing recorded under the Irish Language heading so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Both Martin and Barbara could read and write. Martin was a tailor and Delia was a tailoress. They shared a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a fowl house. Martin Little was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Head of the Joyce family in house 18 was the widow Margaret (78) who had given birth to 6 children. She lived with 2 of her sons, Myles (?) (48)[ii] and Patrick (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Margaret could read only and the 2 sons could read and write. Both Myles (?) and Patrick were farmers. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Margaret Joyce was the landholder.

 

Wallace                                   (additional surnames: Lavelle and Hynes)

The head of this family was Catherine (56) who was a widow but had been married for 17 years and had had 6 children, all of which had survived. She lived with 3 of her daughters, Mary Anne (24), Penelope Monica (22) and Sarah Jane (15) and also, a boarder William Francis Lavelle (37) and a servant, Bridget Hynes (17). William Francis was born in Co. Antrim and the others were all born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Catherine spoke both Irish and English, There was nothing entered for Bridget and the others all spoke only English. They could all read and write. Catherine was a farmer and shopkeeper, William Francis was a clergyman and Bridget was a general domestic servant. They all lived in a 5 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, cow house, calf house, a piggery, a turf house, a potato house and a shed. Catherine Wallace was the landholder.

 

Vallely

Head of the Vallely family was Edward (56) who had been married to his wife Elizabeth (41) for 18 years and they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house at that time with 4 of their sons, James John (15), Edward W. (11), Thomas P. (9) and Patrick (3). All were Roman Catholic and Edward and Elizabeth were listed as being born in Co. Galway but there was nothing listed for the others. Edward and Elizabeth both spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others under that heading so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Patrick could not read but all the others in the family could read and write. Edward was a shoemaker, Elizabeth was a dressmaker and James John, Edward W. and Thomas P. were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Edward Vallely was the landholder.

 

McDonnell

The widow Bridget (51) was the head of this McDonnell family in house 21. She had been married for 33 years and had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. She shared the house with 4 of her children, Mary (32), Patrick (29), Hannah (21) and Anne (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer. The house that they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Heanue

Head of the Heanue family in house 22 was John (65) and his wife, Mary A. (52) and they had been married for 27 years and they had had 5 children, of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were Patrick (19), Maria (18) and John (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. John (65) could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. John (65) and Patrick were farmers and John (15) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. John Heanue was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this Nee family was John (45) and his wife Norah (28) and they had been married for 3 years and had had 2 children. Those 2 children also lived with them and they were Mary (2) and Norah (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Norah (28) both spoke both Irish and English. Both John and Norah (28) could read and write. Joihn was listed as being a carpenter. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Nee was the landholder.

 

Conroy

The last occupied house in 1911 census for Gorteennaglogh was that of the Conroy family. The head of this family was Bartley (40) and he lived with his wife, Annie (53) and they had been married for 16 years and had had 2 children. Those children also lived with them and they were Mary (13) and Patrick (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Bartley was listed as a farmer, Annie was listed as a ‘schol children’ (sic) and Mary and Patrick were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bartley Conroy was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Gorteennaglogh

Overview of Gorteennaglogh in 1901.

According to the 1901 census there were 24 houses in Gorteennaglogh but house 24 was uninhabited and was the Gorteennaglogh National School and the landholder was C.J. Blake. House 20 was listed as a shop and all the other buildings were listed as private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete with houses 21, 22 and 23 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the rest only having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 20, 21, and 22 were 2nd class dwellings, house 23 was a 1st class dwelling and all the other houses were 3rd class. Houses 2, 4, 8-10 and 12-15 all had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 3, 5-7, 11 and 16-19 all had 2 rooms and 2 windows house 21 had 3 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 20 had 4 rooms and 2 windows, house 22 had 5 rooms and 5 windows and house 23 had 5 rooms and 6 windows. There were a total of 111 people living in the townland at that time consisting of 56 male and 55 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Burke.

 

Nee

The sole occupant of house 1 was John (32) and he was a Roman catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. He was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and he had a barn. John Nee was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Martin (76) and his wife, Margret (sic) (68) and they lived with their son Pat (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Martin was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Martin Joyce was the landholder.

Burke              (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of this family was Henry A. (71) and his wife Emily A. (60) and they lived with a servant, Anne Conneely. Henry A. was born in Co. Tyrone and was a member of the Irish Church, Emily A. was born in Co. Dublin and a member of the Irish Church while Anne was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. They all spoke only English and all could read and write. Henry A. was a kelp agent and Anne was a house servant. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house, piggery and a barn. Henry A. Burke was the landholder.

 

Heanue

John (50) was the head of this Heanue family and he was married to Mary Anne (44) and they lived with 4 of their children, John (5), Bessie (14), Patrick (11) and Maria (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (50) and Mary Anne spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. John (50) could not read but the others could all read and write. John (50) was a farmer, John (5) and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Bessie and Maria were farmer’s daughters. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. John Heanue was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Head of this family was Mary (45) who was married. Living with her in the house at that time were 4 of her children, Patrick (18), Kate (16), Daniel (14) and Michael (10).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all of the family could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer’s wife, Patrick and Daniel were farmer’s sons, Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a scholar. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and had a cow house. Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Walsh

House 7 was the home of the Walsh Family and the head of the family was Michael (35) and his wife Mary (31) and they lived with 4 of their children, Katie (6), Martin (4), Mary (2) and Norah (10mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and the children, apart from baby Norah, spoke only English. None of the family could read or write. Michael was a farmer and Katie was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Michael Walsh was the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick

The Fitzpatrick family lived in house 8 and the head of the family was John (68) and he lived with his wife Bridget (62) and 2 of their sons, Thomas (30) and Edward (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and Edward could read and write. It was recorded that John’s occupation was farmer H (sic), Bridget was a farmer’s wife while Thomas and Michael were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a barn. John Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Davis

John (65) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife Barbara (70). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. John was a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a barn. John Davis was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family in house 10 was Joseph (29) and his wife, Mary (25) who lived with their daughter Mary (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Mary (25) spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Joseph was a farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a barn. Joseph Conneely was the landholder.

 

Quigly

The head of the Quigly family in house 11 was Festus (60) and he lived with his wife, Mary (56) and their children Thomas (21), Martha (19) and Paul (17). All spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. they were all born in Co. Galway and were Protestant Church of Ireland. Festus was a farmer, Mary, a farmer’s wife, Thomas, a student, Martha, a farmer’s daughter and Paul was a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a barn. Festus Quigly was the landholder.

 

Kane

The head of this Kane family was Edward (35) and he lived with his wife, Anne (23) and their 2 sons, Patrick (2) and Joseph (9mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Joseph. Apart from Joseph they could all read and write. Edward was recorded as being a farmer, Anne, a farmer’s wife and Patrick and Joseph were farmer’s sons. They lived I n a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Edward Kane was the landholder.

 

Heanue

The head of this family was Thomas (75) and his wife Anne (68) and they lived with their son, Pat (26) and their daughter, Mary (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Thomas, Anne and Mary were farmers and Pat was a farmer and fisherman. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a barn. Thomas Heanue was the landholder.

 

Walsh

Thomas (68) was the head of this family in house 14 and he lived with his wife Mary (55) and 4 of their children, Gregory (27), Thomas (24), Mary (21) and Bridget (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Bridget, who spoke only English. Only Mary (21) and Bridget could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Gregory and Thomas (24) were farm servants, Mary (21) was a school mistress and Bridget was a seamstress. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a barn. Thomas Walsh was the landholder.

 

MacDonnell

The head of this family was Michael (58) and he lived with his wife, Mary (45) and 8 of their children Patrick (25), Ellen (18), Michael (16), John (14), Andrew (12), Maria (7), Thomas (4) and Theresa (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Theresa. Only Ellen, John, Andrew, Maria and Thomas could read and write. Michael (58) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Patrick, Michael (16), John and Andrew were farmer’s sons, Ellen and Theresa were listed as farmer’s daughters and Maria and Thomas were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Michael MacDonnell was the landholder.

 

Conneelly (sic)

The head of the family in house 16 was John (70) who lived with his wife Honnora (sic) (68). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither could read. John was a farmer and they lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. John Conneely is listed as the landholder.

 

McDonnell

Head of this McDonnell family was Festus (61) and he lived with his wife, Mary (45) and their sons, Michael (21), Joseph (19) and Thomas (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Michael, Joseph and Thomas could read and write. Festus was farmer, Mary, a farmer’s wife and Michael, Joseph and Thomas were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Festus McDonnell was the landholder.

 

Conneelly (sic)

The head of the family in house 18 was John (60) and his wife (Honor (50) they lived with 3 of their children, David (28), Bridget (12) and Peter (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Bridget and Peter could read and write. John and David were farmers and fishermen, Bridget and Peter had ‘nothing’ written under the occupation heading. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was listed as the landholder.

 

Mulkerrins                              (additional surnames: Conneely and Conroy)

The head of the Mulkerrins family was Michael (68) and his wife Mary (67). They lived with Michael’s sister, Catherine Conneely (64), their son-in-law, Bartley Conroy (32), their daughter, Annie Conroy (35), their granddaughter, Mary (5) and their grandson Patrick (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except for Mary and Patrick and none of the family could read. They were all listed as being farmers. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Keane)

The widow Mary (48) was the head of the family in house 20. She lived with her daughter, Anne (20), her 3 sons, Thomas (18), John (14) and Martin (11) and also 2 servants, John Keane (18) and Martin Keane (17).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The was nothing recorded under the Irish language heading for John (14) and Martin so that could indicate that they only spoke English. The other members of the family all spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Mary was listed as being a shopkeeper, Thomas, John (14) and Martin (11) were shopkeeper’s sons, John Keane was a general servant, Martin Keane was a scholar. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Mary Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surnames: Walsh and King)

The head of this Nee family was Bridget (21) and she lived with her sisters Julia (16) and Barbara (10). Also in the house at that time were 2 visitors, Ellen Walsh (31) and Mary King (27). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Ellen and Mary all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for Julia and Barbara so that may mean that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Bridget was a shopkeeper and Barbara was a scholar. They shared a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Bridget Nee was the landholder.

 

McLoughlin

The head of the McLoughlin family on house 22 was Martin (26) and his wife Mary (26) and they lived with their daughter Norah (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary both spoke both Irish and English and they could both read and write. Both Martin and Mary were listed as being shopkeepers. They lived in a 5 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin McLoughlin was the landholder.

 

Wallace                                   (additional surname: Hynes)

The last house in Gorteennaglogh in 1901 was the home of the Wallace family. The head of this family was the widow Kate (42) and she lived with 6 of her children, Patrick (16), Mary Anne (14), Monica (13), Kate (11), Michael (8) and Sarah (5) and also a servant, Barbara Hynes (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, except Sarah, but they could all read and write. Kate was a shopkeeper, Mary Anne, Monica, Kate, Michael and Sarah were scholars and Barbara was a general servant. They all lived in a 5 roomed, 1st class dwelling and Kate Wallace was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Gorteennaglogh

The Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) shows that the immediate lessors of the land in Gorteennaglogh were the Blake family, notably, Henry Blake and Herbert H. Blake. Patrick Joyce leased a house on 4 acres,2 roods and 13 perches of land from Henry Blake for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house. Henry Blake had 3 acres and 29 perches of land for himself that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 15s. The following all leased from Henry Blake. John Joyce leased a house on 5 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 8s for the houses, Gregory Conneely leased a house and office on 4 acres and 11 perches of land for £2 for the land and 10s for the buildings and Patrick Folan leased a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land for £2 8s for the land and 7s for the house. Patrick Conneely leased a house on acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of land for £2 7s for the land and 8s. Francis Fitzpatrick leased a house and offices on 3 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of land for £2 2s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Edward Mongan leased a house on 5 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land for £2 8s for the land and 7s for the buildings. John Conneely (Pat) leased a house on 4 acres, 1 rood and 436 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings and John Conneely leased a house and offices on 3 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches of land for £2 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Michael Alley leased a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches of land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house, John Mc Donnell had 2 leases, the first was for a plot of land of 3 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches that he paid £2 for and the second was for a house on 6 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land for which he paid £1 10s for the land and 10s for the house and Anthony Conneely leased ahouse on 3 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the house. Patrick Nee leased a house on 4 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house, Gregory Conneely leased a house on 3 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the house and Mary Kennaboy (sic) leased a house on 6 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land for £1 7s for the land and 8s for the house. Daniel Conneely leased a house on 6 acres and 35 perches of land for £1 7s for the land and 8s for the house, James McDonnell leased a house and office on 13 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings and Edward Gibbons leased a house on 18 acres, 3roods and 16 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Patrick Conneely and Michael Mulheeran (sic) jointly leased 13 acres and 15 perches of land plus buildings for which Patrick paid £1 5s for his share of the land and 10s for a house and Michael also paid £1 5s for his share of the land and 10s for a house and office. Walter Joyce leased a house and offices on 13 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land for £4 for the land and £1 for the buildings. There was a vacant house on the land that Walter Joyce had and that had an annual ratable valuation of £1. Patrick Hobin (sic) leased 2 plots, the first was a piece of land of 19 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches for £5 10s and a second lease of a house and a garden with an area of 20 perches for 3s for the garden and 12s for the house. Henry Joyce leased 12 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for £4 5s. Henry Blake had an area of 28 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s. The following all leased from Herbert H. Blake. Mary Glynn leased 3 acres and 29 perches of land for 15s, Anthony Heany leased 12 acres, 1 rood and 6 perches of land for £3 and Edmond Diamond leased an office on 9 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 for the land and 5s for the offices and John Rooaun (sic) leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land for £3 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Patrick Shanahan leased a house on 7 acres, 3 roods and 32 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings and John Costello had 2 leases, the first for a house and office for 10s and a second for 9 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of land for £3 5s. Patrick Folan, Francis Fitzpatrick and John Conneely (Pat) jointly leased an area of 5 acres and 2 roods of land for 15s each. Michael Flaherty leased 2 acres and 3 roods of land for £1 and John and Walter Joyce and John Conneely (Pat) jointly leased17 acres, 3 roods and 27 perches of land at 31 5s each.

 

1670 Down Survey for Gorteennaglogh

Other names for this area in the 1670 Down Survey were Keilemore, Glancarbdemore, Gortnefunshine, Rossynelee and Shanaharaghane. The 1641 owner was Edmond O’Flaharty and the 1670 owner was James Darcy, both of which whom were Catholics.

 

[i] Although it states they only had 4 children, there were 6 listed as living with them.

[ii] This name is difficult to read, but possibly Myles.

This page was added on 12/06/2018.

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