Roeillaun

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Roeillaun

Civil Parish:                               Ballynakill

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Rinvyle

Area:                                          37.43 acres / 37 acres, 1 rood, 28 perches

 

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

1901 Census for Roeillaun (no records)

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

Map

Galway Library for Roeillaun

1670 Down Survey for Roeillaun

Logainm for Roeillaun (no records)

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Roeillaun (no records)

 

1911 Census for Roeillaun

Overview of Roeillaun in 1911.

The census of 1911 shows that there were only 4 houses in this townland and all were occupied and were described as private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with on thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. They were all 3rd class dwellings and houses 2 and 4 had only 1 room and 1 window, house3 had 2 rooms and 1 window while house 1 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) shows that there a total of 5 out buildings consisting of 3 cow houses and 2 calf houses. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 29 people living in Roeillaun at that time, 18 male and 11 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Hickey.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Roeillaun was Edward (59) and he had been married to Sarah (50) for 27 years and in that time they had had 12 and 11 of those had survived. They shared the house with 9 of those children and they were Michael (22), Martin (20), Kate (18), Patrick (16), John (14), Peter (12), Ellie (9), Eddie (6) and James (2) and also in the house at that time was Mary (97), described as grandmother. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby James, who only spoke English. James and Mary could not read, Eddie could read only and the rest could all read and write. Edward was listed as being a farmer, Michael. Martin and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Kate was listed as a farmer’s daughter, James was listed as a baby and John, Peter, Ellie and Eddie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a calf house. Edward Joyce was the landholder.

 

Lyden 

The head of this family was John (71) who ws married to Annie (63) and had been for 21 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were Michael (26), John (20), William (17), Margret (15), Kate (13) and Martin (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Kate and Martin for which there was no entry so that could indicate that they only spoke English. John (71) and Annie could not read but all the other members of the family could read and write. John (71) was a farmer, Michael, John (20) and William were farmer’s sons, Margret was a farmer’s daughter and Kate and Martin were scholars. The house they all shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Lyden was the landholder.

 

Cribben 

The head of the Cribben family in house 3 was the widow Bridget (76) who had given birth to 9 children but only 6 of those had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her sons, Thomas (42) and Michael (23). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Thomas and Michael were listed as farmer’s sons. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a calf house. Bridget Cribben was the landholder.

 

Joyce 

The head of the last house in Roeillaun was Stephen (30) and he was married to Sarah (32) and had been for 9 years and in that time they had had 4 children of which 3 had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Mary (9), Patrick (8) and Annie (4) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Michael (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen, Sarah and Michael all spoke both Irish and English, however, there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Mary, Patrick and Michael could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and fisherman, Michael was a farm servant and Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Stephen Joyce was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Roeillaun

According to Griffith’s valuation the main immediate lessor in Roeillaun was Henry Blake. He jointly leased 36 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of land with houses and offices to William Lydon, Patrick Coyne, Patrick Scahill and Mary Scahill. William had a house and he paid 12s for his share of the land and 5s for the house, Patrick Coyne had a house and office for which he paid 10s and he also paid £1 15s for his share of the land. Patrick Scahill had a house and office and he paid £3 for his share of the land and 10s for the buildings and Mary Scahill had a house for 5s and also paid 13s for her share of the land.

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