Salrock

Salroc

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                              Salrock

Civil Parish:                           Ballynakill

Barony:                                  Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                      Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Cushkillary

Area:                                     292.11 acres / 292 acres, 0 roods, 18 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Salrock

Map

Galway Library for Salrock

Logainm for Salrock

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Salrock

 

 

1911 Census for Salrock

Overview of Salrock in 1911.

The 1911 census lists 11 buildings in Salrock, 9 private dwellings, a national school and a Church of Ireland. The landholder of the national school and church was captain Thomson. All the buildings had stone, brick or concrete walls, houses 3, 6,7 and 8 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The other buildings all had slate, brick or tiled roofs. House 9 was a 1st class building, houses 1,2,4,5,6 and the church were 2nd class buildings and houses 3,7,8 and the school were 3rd class. The national school had 1 room and 2 windows, house 8 had 2 rooms and a window, houses 3,4,5 and 7 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 1 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 6 and the church had 2 rooms and 4 windows, house 2 had 4 rooms and 2 windows and house 9 had 6 rooms and 8 windows. The out offices and farm-steadings return lists a total of 4 stables 2 coach houses, a harness room, 8 cow houses, 3 calf houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a turf house, a shed and 3 stores. There were a total of 38 people, 16 male and 22 female present in Salrock.

 

Coyne 

House 1 was home to the Coyne family. Head of the family was the widower Thomas (58). With him lived his sister Julia (31) and his children Mary (13), Philip (12) and Festy (6). All, with the exception of Festy, could speak both Irish and English, but only Mary and Philip could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was a fisherman and Mary and Philip were scholars. Their house was a 2nd class, 3 roomed home with a stable. Thomas Coyne was the landholder.

 

Drury               (additional surname: Coyne)

House 2 only had 2 occupants at that time. Listed as the head of the family was Pamela Elizabeth (69) and in the house with her she had a servant Maggie Coyne (20). Pamela Elizabeth could speak English and Maggie had both Irish and English and both could read and write. Pamela Elizabeth was born in Dublin and was a Protestant Episcopalian and Maggie was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman catholic. Under ‘Occupation’ Pamela Elizabeth is listed as a lady and Maggie a domestic servant. The home they shared was a 2nd class, 8 roomed building with a stable, coach house, cow house, calf house and a store. Pamela Drury was the landholder.

 

Coyne 

The Coyne family in house 3 had as its head the widow Anne (60). With her in the house were her son John (26) and daughter Anne (18). All three could speak both Irish and English and only Anne (60) could not read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne (60) is listed as a farmer with John as a farmer’s son and Anne (18) as a farmer’s daughter. They had a 3rd class, 2 roomed with a cow house. Anne Coyne was the landholder.

 

Moran 

The Moran family consisted of three members. The head of the family was the widow Mary (60) and with her she had her son John (25) and daughter Margaret (19). All had both Irish and English but only John and Margaret could read and write. All three were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary was a farmer and John, a farmer’s son. Their house was a 2nd class, 2 roomed dwelling with a cow house. Mary Moran was the landholder.

 

Coyne

The head of this Coyne family was John (36) who had been married to his wife Bridget (35) for 11 years and they had had 5 children. Their children were Thomas (10), Norah (9), Mary (7), Michael (5) and Martin (1). John and Bridget are listed as having both Irish and English. John, Bridget, Thomas and Norah could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer and Thomas and Norah were scholars. They lived in a 2nd class, 2 roomed dwelling with a cow house. John was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin        (additional surnames: Heaney)

House 6 was the home of the Mulkerrin family with John (56) as the head of the family. He was married to Lizzy (33) for 10 years and they had had 5 children. 4 of the children were in the house at this time, they were Stephen (8), Mary (7), Michael Norman (6) and Anne Maria (4). Also in the house was servant Anne Heaney (15). John, Lizzy and Anne are listed as having both Irish and English. John, Lizzy, Stephen and Anne could read and write. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. John is listed as being a gardener, domestic servant, Anne as a general household work, domestic servant. Both Stephen and Michael Norman are listed as scholars. They lived in a 2nd class, 2 roomed dwelling with a cow house and John Mulkerrins was the landholder.

 

Coyne 

House 7 was the home of another Coyne family. In this house the head of the family was martin (79) who had been married to Maggie (76) for 71 (?) years and had had 11 children of which 8 survived. 2 children lived with them and they were Peter (29) and Maggie (28). All could speak both Irish and English but only Peter and Maggie (28) could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer and Peter a farmer’s son and Maggie (28) a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 3rd class, 2 roomed house with a cow house. Martin Coyne was the landholder.

 

Keane

The Keane household in house 8 only consisted of 2 members. The head of the family was the widow Mary (73) who lived with her son Festy (36). Both had Irish and English but ony Festy could read. Both were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Both were listed as being farmers. Their house was a 3rd class, 2 roomed home with a cow house and calf house. Mary was the landholder.

 

Thomson         (additional surnames: McClelland, Coyne, Welsh)

The last occupied house was the Thomson household, Head of the family was Louisa (59) and her daughter Ruth (15). Also in the house were a visitor, Charlotte McClelland (56) and 2 servants, Mary Coyne (17) and Patrick Welsh (26). Louisa and Ruth could speak English while Mary and Patrick had both Irish and English. All could read and write except Patrick. Louisa, Ruth and Charlotte were Protestant Episcopalian with Louisa born in Co. Wicklow, Ruth born in Co. Galway and Charlotte born in Waterford. Mary and Patrick were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Louisa is listed as being a lady (retired landlord), Mary was a domestic servant and Patrick a coachman. The house was a 1st class, 8 roomed house with 2 stables, a coach house, harness room, cow house, calf house, dairy, piggery, fowl house, a turf house, shed and 2 stores. Capt. Thompson was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Salrock

Overview of Salrock in 1901.

The 1901 census lists 8 buildings in Salrock, 7 private dwellings (1 uninhabited) and Salrock national school. The landholders of the uninhabited house 7 and the national school was Captain Thompson. All the inhabited houses had stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 2 and 6 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the rest having thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 1, 3 4 and 5 were 3rd class houses, house 2 was a 2nd class house and house 6 a 1st class. Houses 1,3,4 and 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 2 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 6 had 4 rooms and 6 windows. There were a total of 26 people, 12 male and 14 female. Const. Edward Burke was the enumerator.

 

Coyne 

The head of the Coyne family in house 1 was Martin (60) who lived with his wife Margaret (50) along with their 2 of their children Peter (20) and Margaret (18). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. All had both Irish and English language but only Peter and Margaret could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Peter a farmer’s son and Margaret, a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 3rd class, 2 roomed house and Martin was the landholder.

 

Moran 

The Moran family consisted of 4 members with the widow Mary (42) being the head of the family. She had living with her, her 3 sons Pat (22), Philip (18) and John (16). All 4 could speak both Irish and English and all, except Mary, could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary was a farmer and the three boys are listed as farmer’s sons. The house they shared was a 2nd class, 4 roomed dwelling and Mary was the landholder.

 

Kane 

House 3 was that of the Kane Family. The head of the family was the widow Mary (66) who shared the house with 2 of her children Festus (24) and Anne (21). All of them could speak both Irish and English and Festus and Anne could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary was a farmer, Festus, a farmer’s son and Anne, a farmer’s daughter. The house they shared was a 3rd class, 2 roomed dwelling and the landholder was Mary Keane.

 

Coyne 

The head of the Coyne family was the widow Anne (45) who shared the house with her children Mary (20), Philip (18), John (16), Michael (12), Anne (12) and Jane (9). All had both Irish and English and only Anne (45) and Philip could not read. All the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne is listed as a farmer, Mary, a farmer’s daughter, Philip and John as farmer’s sons and Michael, Anne (12) and Jane were scholars. Their house was a 3rd class, 2 roomed dwelling and Anne Coyne was the landholder.

 

Coyne

House 5 was that of the Coyne family consisting of 4 members. Head of the family was Thomas (40) and his wife Honor (32). Also in the house at that time were their daughter Mary (3) and son Philip (1). Both Thomas and Honor had Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas is listed as being a farmer with Mary listed as a farmer’s daughter and Philip as a farmer’s son. Their house was a 3rd class, 3 roomed house and Thomas Coyne was the landholder.

 

Drury               (additional surnames: Sullivan, Hoban)

The last house in the 1901 census was that of the Drury family. Head of the family was Maurice O’Connor Drury (44). Living in the house were his sister Pamela Elizabeth (59) and 2 servants, Katherine Sullivan (22) and Annie Hoban (18). All could read and write although there is nothing listed under ‘Language’. Both Maurice and Pamela were Church of England and born in Co. Dublin while Katherine was born in Co. Galway and Anne was born in Co. Mayo and both were Roman Catholic. Maurice is listed as ? RCSI ? CPI Major late RAM Corps retired[i]. Pamela is listed as a lady. Katherine and Anne are listed as servants, the house they shared was a 1st class, 8 roomed dwelling and the landholder was Maurice O’Connor Drury.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Salrock

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) states that tenements were leased by Alexander Thompson to Patrick Moran and the Rev. W. Kilbride. Alexander Thompson had a house and offices of his own on an area of land measuring 240 Acres 3 Roods and 14 Perches. He paid a rate of £23 for the land and £17 for the buildings. Patrick Moran leased 11 Acres of land and a house and office for which he paid an annual rate of £3 for the land and 10s for the buildings. The Rev. W. Kilbride leased a house and land of 3 Acres, 0 Roods and 20 Perches. He paid 15s for the land and £4 5s for the buildings. There was an area of water of 4 Acres, 3 Roods and 34 Perches and Alexander also owned 13 islands of no agricultural value of an area of 7 Acres, 1 Rood and 3 Perches.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Salrock

The 1670 Down Survey had the names Keilemore, Glancarbdemore, Gortnefunshine,Rossynelee, Shanaharaghane for this area. The 1641 owner was Edmund O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy, also a Catholic.

 

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