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Townland:                                 Mullaghglass

Civil Parish:                               Ballynakill

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                          884.43 acres / 884 acres, 1 rood, 28 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Mullaghglass

Logainm for Mullaghglass

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Mullaghglass

 

1911 Census for Mullaghglass

Overview of Mullaghglass in 1911.

The 1911 census shows that there were 21 houses in Mullaghglass and all were described as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 8 and 9 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the rest had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15 and 18 were 2nd class dwellings and the rest were 3rd class. The out-office and farm-steadings return form shows that there were a total of 29 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 3 stables, 18 cow houses, 3 piggeries, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house and 2 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there was a total of 134 people in the townland at that time, 81 male and 53 female. The enumerator was Const. John Sadlier.

 

Coyne 

The first house in Mullaghglass was home to the Coyne family and the head of this family was John (47) who had been married to Mary (41) for 15 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. Those 7 children lived with them at that time and they were John (14), Thomas (12), Mary (9), Patrick (7), Peter (5), Bridget (3) and Martin (1). John (14) and Thomas were born in America and the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. John (47), Mary (41), John (14), Thomas, Mary (9) and Patrick all spoke both Irish and English while the others, with the exception of baby Martin, spoke only English. John (47), Bridget, Peter and Martin could not read but all the others could read and write. John (47) was a farmer and John (14), Thomas, Mary (9) and Patrick were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Coyne (Martin) was listed as the landholder.

 

Coyne 

House 2 was also a Coyne household and the head o fthis family was Mark (52) and he had been married to Maggie (48) for 21 years and in that time they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were Philip (18), Patrick (16), Stephan (14), Mark (12), Mary (10), Ellie (8), Martin (6) and Thomas (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark (52), Maggie, Philip, Patrick, Stephan and Mark (12) all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Mark (52) and Maggie were listed as being illiterate, Thomas could not read and the rest of the family could all read and write. Mark (52) was a farmer and fisherman, Philip and Patrick were agricultural labourers and Stephan, Mark (12), Mary, Ellie and Martin were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Mark Coyne was the landholder.

 

Gibbons 

The head of this family was Patrick (69) who had been married to Bridgid (60) for 35 years and in that time they had had 16 children and 14 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Myles (25), Dermot (23), Katie (19) and Ellie (17). All were Roman Catholic but only Patrick was listed as being born in Co. Galway and nothing was entered for the others. All spoke both Irish and English and all except Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Myles and Dermot were listed as being farmer’s sons. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and Patrick Gibbons was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

Pat (62) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (50) for 23 years and in that time they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They lived with 5 of those children and they were John (19), Michael (17), Martin (15), Mary An (sic) (12) and Thomas (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Thomas who spoke only English. Pat and Mary could not read but the rest of the family could all read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary was described as being employed at home, John and Michael were described as being employed at home as farmers, Martin was a farm servant and Mary An (sic) and Thomas were described as attending a school. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Malley

The head of this family was Patrick (66) who had been married to Brigid (50) for 15 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. Seven of those children lived in the house at that time and they were Andrew (22), Julia (20), Patrick (18), Maggie (16), John (13), Stephen (11) and Martin (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except for Stephen and Martin were there was nothing entered for them so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Patrick (66) and Brigid were described as illiterate but the rest could all read and write. Patrick (66) was a farmer, Andrew was an agricultural labourer, Patrick (18) was a farmer’s son and John, Stephen and Martin were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Pat Malley was the landholder.

 

Connolly

The head of this family in house 6 was the widower Edward (72) and he shared the house with his son Martin (30) and his daughter Nora (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Edward Connelly was listed as the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The head of this family was Charles (39) and he was married to Honor (37) and had been for 11 years and they had had 7 children in that time and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, John (9), Julia (7), Michael (6), Annie (3) and Agnes (1) and also Charles’ sister Mary (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Charles, Honor and Mary all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Michael, Annie and Agnes were listed as being illiterate but all the others could read and write. Charles was a farmer and John, Julia and Michael were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Charles Faherty was the landholder.

 

Carney 

The head of the family in house 8 was the widow Margaret (54) and she lived with 4 of her sons, Thomas (23), John (21), Peter (19) and Patrick (17). All spoke both Irish and English and apart from Margaret, they could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the sons were farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Margaret Carney was the landholder.

 

Walsh 

The head of this family was William (38) who had been married to Anne (28) for 16 years and in that time they had had 9 children of which 8 had survived. Those 8 children all lived with them and they were Maryanne (11), Patrick Joseph (9), Catherine Anne (8), Michael (7), Bridget (5), Elizabeth (3), Johanna (2) and Margaret Theresa (1). All were Roman Catholic and William and Anne were listd as being born in Co. Galway but there was nothing recorded for the others under that heading. William and Anne spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing recorded for the others and that may indicate that they only spoke English. Only William, Anne and Maryanne could read and write. William was a labour steward and Maryanne, Patrick Joseph, Catherine Anne and Michael were scholars. They lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a turf house and a potato house. The landholder was the Duke of Manchester.

 

Coyne 

House 10 was home to another Coyne family and the head of the family was the widow Mary (50). She shared the house with her 6 sons, Martin (25), Stephen (21), Philip (15), Edward (10), Patrick (8) and John (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Mary, all of the family could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Martin, Stephen, Philip and John were farmer’s sons and Edward and Patrick were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Mary Coyne (Martin) was the landholder.

 

Nee 

The head of this Nee family was the widow Bridget (55) who had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. She shared the house with her son Daniel (22). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and Bridget could read only but Daniel could read and write. Daniel was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow houses. Bridget Nee was the landholder.

 

Faherty 

House 12 was home to another Faherty family and the head of this family was Thomas (77) who had been married to Maria for 48 years and they had ahd 3 children and all of those children had survived. They shared the house with Thomas (26), Peter (22) and Anthony (19). Although there was nothing entered under the relationship heading is could be that they were their children. All were Roman Catholic and Thomas (77) and Maria were listed as being born in Co. Galway but thee was nothing recorded for the others under that heading. All spoke both Irish and English, Thomas (77) and Maria could not read, Peter could read only and Thomas (22) and Anthony could read and write. Thomas (77), Thomas (22) and Anthony were farmers and Peter was recorded as a farmer and army reservist. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had 4 cow houses. Thomas Faherty was the landholder.

 

Joyce                         (additional surname: Faherty)

The head of this family was the widow Mary (62) and she lived with 4 of her children, Patrick (23), Ellen (20) Maichael (18) and Anne (12) and also in the house at that time was a boarder, Martin Faherty (76), who was a widower. All were born in Co. Galway except Mary who was born in Scotland, and all were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, Mary and Martin could not read but the others could all read and write. Patrick and Michael were farmers, Anne was a scholars and Martin was an old age pensioner. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Mary Joyce (Ned) was listed as the landholder.

 

Joyce 

The head of this Joyce family in house 14 was the widower Michael (73) who had been married for 28 years and had had 8 children. He shared the house with his son Patrick (25). Michael was listed as being a Roman catholic but there was nothing entered for that category for Michael and both were listed as being born in Ireland. Both spoke both Irish and English and under the literacy heading both were recorded as ‘yes’. Both were listed as being farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a barn. Michael Joyce was the landholder.

Donnelly 

Pat (65) ws the head of this family and he was married to Anne (64) and had benn for 40 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 6 of those had survived. They lived with 3 of those children, Pat (23), Annie (20) and Ellen (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English Anne could not read, but all the other members of the family could read and write. Pat (65) was a farmer and Pat (23) was listed as a farmer’s son. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a potato house. Pat Donnelly (Tom) was listed as the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Faherty)

The head of this family was the widow Catherine (60). She shared her house with her son-in-law Patrick Faherty (38), her daughter, Mary A. Faherty, who had been married for 7 years and had had 5 children, and her grandchildren Mary K. Faherty (10) Bridget Faherty (10), James Faherty (6), Daniel Faherty (3) and Peter Faherty (9mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James and Daniel spoke only English and the rest all spoke both Irish and English except baby Peter. Apart from James, Daniel and Peter they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary K. and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Kate Nee was the landholder.

 

Coyne 

The head of this family was Gregory (54) and he had been married to Bridget (59) for 18 years and in that time they had had 9 children but only 7 of those had survived. They lived with 4 of those children, John (20), Bridget (17), Martin (10) and Sarah (8). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English Gregory could not read, Sarah could read only and the rest could all read and write. Gregory was a farmer and Martin and Sarah were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Gregory Coyne was the landholder.

 

 

Gibbons 

Martin (44) was the head of this family and he had been married to Sarah (36) for 13 years and in that time they had had 5 children, all of who had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children, Brigid (19), Mary A. (10), Ellen (8), John (5) and Michael (3) and also in the house at that time was Martins brother, Thomas (41). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Sarah and Thomas spoke both Irish and English while the others all spoke only English. Thomas could read only, Martin, Ellen, John and Michael could not read and the others could read and write. Martin was listed as a farmer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Martin Gibbons was the landholder.

 

Faherty                                   (additional surname: Coyne)

The head of this Faherty family was Stephen (53) who had been married to Brigid (53) for 22 years and in that time had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their sons, John (14), Stephen (11) and Charlie (9) and a step son Martin (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all but Stephen (53) could read and write. Stephen (53) was a farmer, Martin was a farm labourer and John, Stephen (11) and Charlie were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Stephen Faherty was the landholder.

 

Donnellan 

The head of the Donnellan family in house 20 was the widower Martin (68) and he had 3 of his children living with him and they were John (23), Stephen (19) and Bridget (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Martin, could read and write. Martin was listed as a farmer and John and Stephen were farmer’s sons. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Donnellan was the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The last house in Mullaghglass was that of the faherty family and the head of this family was Martin (40) and had been married to Margaret (30) for 12 years and they had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. Those 5 children shared the house with them at that time, Martin (11), Maria Agnes (9), Thomas Gregory (8), John (6) and Margaret (4) and also in the house was a servant, Michael (46). All were Roman Catholic with Martin (40), John, Margaret (4) and Michael were born in Co. Galway, Margaret (30) was born in England and Martin (11), Maria Agnes and Thomas Gregory were born in America. Martin (40) and Michael spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Martin (40) was a farmer and Michael was an agricultural labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Faherty (Tom) was listed as the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Mullaghglass

Overview of Mullaghglass in 1901.

According to the 1901 census there were 23 houses in Mullaghglass and all were described as private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 13 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the all the other houses having Thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 5 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings and all the rest were 3rd class. Houses 8, 10, 12 and 17 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 4, 6, 11, 19 and 21 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1 and 5 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 13 had 3 rooms and 5 windows. Houses 2, 3,7 ,9, 14-16, 18, 20, 22 and 23 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 148 people living in the townland at that time consisting of 82 male and 66 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Burke.

 

Malley 

The head of the family in the first house in Mullaghglass was Patrick (50) who was married to Bridget (40) and they lived with 10 of their children Michael (21), Honor (14), Anne (13), Andrew (10), Patrick (9), Julia (8), Maggie (7), Ellen (6), John (3) and Stephen (les than 1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, except baby Stephen, and only Honor, Anne and Andrew could read and write. Patrick (50) was farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Anne, Andrew, Patrick (9), Julia and Maggie were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Pat Mealia was the landholder.

 

Connelly

The head of this family was the widower Edward (60) and he shared the house with 6 of his children, Margaret (24), Patrick (20), Martin (17), James (15), Bridget (12) and Norah (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Edward and Patrick could not read but all the others in the family could read and write. Edward was farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick, Martin and James were farmer’s sons and Bridget and Norah were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Edward Conneely was listed as the landholder.

 

Gibbons 

The head of the Gibbons family in house 3 was pat (45) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 11 of their children and they were John (20), Michael (18), Thomas (16), Anne (14), James (13), Martin (12), Myles (10), Dermot (9), Julia (8), Kate (7) and Ellen (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Ellen. Pat could not read and Ellen could read but all the other members of the family could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer and John, Michael and Thomas were listed as being farmer’s sons and all the other children were listed as being scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Gibbons was the landholder.

 

Kearney 

The head of this Kearney family was the widow Bridget (47) and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, Michael (19), John (18) and Martin (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth for John. Bridget, Michael and Martin spoke both Irish and English and all 3 sons could read and write. Bridget was recorded as being a cottier Michael was an agricultural labourer and Martin was a labourer and basket maker. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was recorded as Bridget Carney.

 

Seery                       (additional surname: Coyne)

The head of the Seery family was Thomas (75) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their son Mark (16) and also in the house was Mary’s mother Julia Coyne (80). Thomas was born in Co. Longford and the others were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Julia spoke only Irish, Mary and Mark spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing listed for Thomas so that could indicate that he only spoke English. Julia could not read but all the others in the family could read and write. Thomas was a farmer. The house that they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Thomas Seery was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The head of this Coyne family in house 6 was Mark (39) and he was married to Margaret (30) and they shared the house with 5 of their sons, John (10), Philip (8), Pat (6), Stephen (4) and Mark (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except for baby Mark. Only John, Philip and pat could read and write. Mark (39) was a farmer and John, Philip and Pat were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Coyne was the landholder.

 

Joyce 

The head of the Joyce family in house 7 was Edward (48) and he was married to Mary (46) and they lived with their 6 children, Mary (17), Honor (15), Patrick (13), Ellen (11), Michael (6) and Anne (1). All spoke both Irish and English except for baby Anne. Mary and Anne could not read, Michael could read and the rest could all read and write. Edward was a farmer, Mary (17) and Honor were farmer’s daughters, Patrick was listed as being a farmer’s son and Ellen and Michael were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Edward Joyce was the landholder.

 

Donnelly 

Pat (52) was the head of the Donnelly family in house 8 and he was married to Anne (50). They shared the house with 6 of their children John (21), Mary (18), Michael (15), Pat (12), Anne (9) and Ellie (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could also read and write. Pat (52) was a farmer, John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Pat (12), Anne (9) and Ellie were scholars. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Donnelly was the landholder.

 

Joyce 

The head of this family was Martin (86), widower and he lived with his son Michael (60), also a widower, and his grandson Patrick (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Martin and Michael were farmers and Patrick was a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Joyce was the landholder.

 

Nee                                           (additional surname: Faherty)

The head of this family was the widow Kate (44) who lived with her son-in-law Patrick Faherty (23) and 2 of her daughters, Margaret (19) and Bridget (18). All spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate and Patrick were recorded as being farmers and Margaret and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Kate Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee 

The head of this Nee family was Bridget (42), a widow, and she lived with her 4 children, Michael (19), Philip (17), Annie (15) and Daniel (13).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write except Bridget who could only read. Bridget was recorded as being a farmer, Michael was a horticultural labourer, Philip was a farmer’s son, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and Daniel was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Nee was the landholder.

 

Coyne 

The head of this Coyne family in house 12 was Martin (50) who was married to Mary (40) and they shared their house with 7 of their children, Sarah (16), Martin (13), Stephen (11), Mark (9), John (7), Philip (4) and Edward (9mths). All spoke both Irish and English except baby Edward. Only Sarah, Martin (13), Stephen and Mark could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (50) was a farmer, Sarah was a farmer’s daughter, Martin (13), a farmer’s son and Stephen, Mark and John were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Coyne was the landholder.

 

Joyce 

The head of this Joyce family was John (46) who was married to Mary (36) and they lived with their 8 children, Mary A. (12), Patrick J. (11), Norah M. (9), Stephen J. (7), Bridget C. (6), Margaret T. (4), Catherine A. (2) and Ellen E. (5mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Ellen and apart from Margaret T, Catherine A. and Ellen E, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Mary A., Norah M., Stephen J. and Bridget C. were all scholars. They lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Flaherty 

The head of this Flaherty family was Patrick (40) and he lived with Mary (38) whos relationship to the head of the family was described as ‘mother’[i]. There were 6 children living the house and they were Patrick (12), Bridget (10), John (7), Michael (5), Martin (4) and Thos (4mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic although there was no place of birth entered for baby Thos. Martin spoke only English, baby Thos obviously had no language and the rest of the family spoke only Irish. All, apart from Thos were recorded as being farmers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Walsh 

House 14 was the home of the Walsh family and the head of this family was the widow Kate (40) and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Michael (14), Ellen (12), Thomas (9), Joseph (7) and Patrick (5). All spoke both Irish and English except for Patrick who had nothing entered for language. All could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate was a farmer, Michael, Thomas, Joseph and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Kate Walsh was the landholder.

 

Coyne 

The head of this Coyne family was Gregory (30) and he was married to Bridget (35). They shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (15), Honor (13), Ellen (11), John (9) and Bridget (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all except Gregory, could read and write. Gregory was a farmer, Mary, Honor, Ellen and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and John was a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Gregory Coyne was the landholder.

 

Gibbons 

Martin (31) was the head of the family in house 17 and he was married to Sarah (23) and they shared the house with Martin’s brother Thomas (29) and their 2 daughters, Bridget (2) and Mary Anne (4 mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Sarah and Thomas All spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the 2 children. Martin, Sarah and Thomas could all read and write. Martin and Thomas were listed as being farmers. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Gibbons was the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The head of this Faherty family was Stephen (40) and his wife Bridget (35) and they lived with their 5 children, Winifred (12), Mary (10), Sarah (6), John (4) and Stephen (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest, John and Stephen (2) all spoke both Irish and English. Bridget, Winifred, Mary, Sarah and John could all read and write. Stephen (40) was recorded as being a farmer and Winifred, Mary, Sarah and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Stephen Faherty was the landholder.

 

Donnellan                               (additional surname: Leonard)

The widower Martin (40) was the head of the family in house 19 and he shared it with his step daughter Anne Leonard (22) and 4 of his children, Maggie (15), John (13), Stephen (9) and Bridget (7). Anne was born in England and the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Maggie, John, Stephen and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Martin Donnellan was the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The head of the family in house 20 was Martin (65) and he was married to Kate (70). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. Martin was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Faherty was the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The head of this Faherty family was Thomas (62) and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived with their 4 sons, John (17), Peter (15), Thomas (13) and Antony (sic) (9). All spoke both Irish and English but only John, Thomas (13) and Antony (sic) could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (62) was recorded as being a farmer, John and Peter were farmer’s sons and Thomas (13) and Antony (sic) were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Faherty was the landholder.

 

Carney

House 22 was home to the Carney family and the head of this family was the widow Margaret (38) and 3 of her sons also lived in the house and they were Thomas (12), John (10) and Patrick (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas and John could read and write. Margaret was recorded as being a farmer and Thomas and John were scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Margaret Kearney was listed as the landholder.

 

Faherty 

The last house in Mullaghglass was home to another Faherty family and the head of this family was Charles (25) and he was married to Honor (19) and they lived with their daughter Mary (1mth) and Charles’ sister, Mary (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and could read and write, except baby Mary. Charles was a farmer, Mary (1mth) was a farmer’s daughter and Mary (13) was listed as a farmer’s sister. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Charles Faherty was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Mullaghglass

Patrick Faherty – Application No. C/21 2260. The application was received on 19/03/1921. Patrick’s address at that time was given as Mullaghglass, Renvyle P.O. Co. Galway. His parent’s names were given as Pat and Mary Faherty (Lyden). The head of the family in 1851 was given as Bridget Faherty. The address in 1851 was Mullaghglass in the parish of Ballynakill, in the barony of Ballynahinch Co. Galway. In the left hand margin there were the handwritten names Bridget, Honor, Mary and Patrick. The search was returned on 01/04/1921 with the note saying “not found”.

 

Michael Malley / Maille – Application No. C/16 1110 and the date that the application was received was 08/02/1916. Michael’s address at that time was Glassillaun, Derrynaclogh, Leenane, Co. Galway. His parent’s names were given as Andrew and Mary Malley (King). Residence in 1851 was given as Mullaghglass, in the parish of Ballynakill, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned 09/02/1916.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Mullaghglass

According to Griffith’s Valuation (1864-1847) the main immediate lessor was St. John L. Clowes who leased a number of tenements in the area. Thomas Joyce leased 2 tenements from St. John L. Clowes, The first being a house and office on 3 roods and 2 perches of land for which he paid 5s for the land and 10 s for the buildings and the other plot was of 5 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land that he paid £2 5s for. Peter Joyce leased a house on11 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of land for £3 13s for the land and 7s for the house, in turn, John Gibbons leased the house from Peter Joyce for 5s. The following were all tenements leased from St. John L. Clowes. Myles Gibbons leased a house and office on 6 acres, 3roods and 36 perches of land for £2 7s for the land and 8s for the buildings, John Gibbons leased a house and office on 8 acres and 6 perches of land and he paid £1 17s for the land and 8s for the land and Margaret Joyce leased a house on 10 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land for £2 3s for the land and 7s for the house. Martin Joyce leased a house and office on 5 acres, 3 roods and 7 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings, Michael McNarvy leased a house and office on3 acres, 3 roods and 21 perches of land for £1 2s for the land and 5s for the buildings and John Reynolds leased a house and office on 9 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for £3 3s for the land and 7s for the buildings. Thomas Folan and Michael Faherty leased 6 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of land for which they each paid £1 for their shared of the land and Thomas paid 5s for a house and office as well. Michael Faherty and Michael Coyne leased a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings. Patrick Faherty and Martin Coyne leased jointly, houses on 10 acres of land for which they paid£1 10s for the land and 5s for the houses each. Michael Morrin leased 8 acres of land for £2, Mary Lydon leased a house for 5s and Bridget and Andrew Mealy leased a house on 3 roods and 7 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the houses each. Thomas and Valentine Conneely jointly leased 5 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land and buildings. Thomas paid 18s for his part of the land and 7s for a house and office while Valentine paid 17s for his part of the land and 8s for a house. Valentine Conneely and Catherine Coyne jointly leased 4 acres, 3 roods and 35 perches of land with buildings and Valentine paid 15s for his part of the land and he had no buildings and Catherine paid 15s for the land and 5s for a house. James Donlan leased a house and office on 9 acres and 36 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings. St. John L. Clowes leased 751 acres and 34 perches of land from Robert J, Wilberforce for £45 annually. Patrick Gibbons leased a house from St. John L. Clowes for 5s and Thomas Donnolly leased a house on 4 acres and 2 roods of land for £1 10s for the land and 7s for the house.

 

1670 Down Survey for Mullaghglass

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Glancrawe. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Edmund O’Flaherty and the 1670 owner was The Protestant Sir Thomas Meredith.

[i] Possibly a mistake and meant to be wife as both are described as married. Maybe meant to be mother to the children but entered wrong?

This page was added on 13/06/2018.

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