Ungwee

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Townland:                                 Ungwee

Civil Parish:                               Ballynakill

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Letterfrack

District Electoral Division:     Ballynakill

Area:                                           654.79 acres / 654 acres, 3 roods, 6 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Ungwee

Logainm for Ungwee

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ungwee

 

1911 Census for Ungwee

Overview of Ungwee in 1911

There were 6 houses in Ungwee in 1911 all of which were private dwellings. All the houses had stone, brick or concrete walls. House 6 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing while the rest had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 3, 4 and 6 were 2nd class houses with 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 1, 2 and 5 were 3rd class with 2 rooms and 2 windows. According to the out offices and farm-steading return there were a total of 20 out buildings which consisted of 4 stables, 6 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 4 piggeries and 1 shed. There were a total of 24 people, 13 male and 11 female. The enumerator was Const. John Hickey.

 

Moran

The only person living in house 1 was Philip (64). He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. He was a Roman Catholic born in Co. Galway. Philip was listed as a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and calf house. The landholder was Philip Moran.

 

Folan

Head of the Folan family was Pat (76) who had been married to his wife, Norah (65), for 40 years and they’d had 4 children all of which had survived. Their so John (33) was also in the house at that time. They all spoke both Irish and English but only John could read and write. All 3 were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat was recorded as being a tenant farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling with a cow house, calf house and piggery. The landholder was Pat Folan.

 

Joyce

House 3 was the Joyce household and head of the family was John (61) and his wife Eliza (54) and they had been married for 30 years and had had 12 children of which 10 survived. Six of their children lived with them and they were Peter J. (24), Patrick (23), John (22) Nara (18), Maggie (18) and Delia (16). All could read and write and John and Eliza spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that possibly meant that they only spoke English. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was listed as a farmer, Peter J. Patrick and John (22) were farmer’s sons, Nara and Maggie were farmer’s daughters and Delia was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with stable, cow house, calf house, piggery and a shed. John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Head of the Joyce family in house 4 was Patrick (94). With him in the house at that time were his son Michael (43) who had been married to his wife Catherine (35) for 8 years and had had 3 children of which 2 survived. Their children, Patrick’s grandchildren, also lived in the house and they were Mary Anne (7) and Patrick Joseph (4). Patrick and Patrick Joseph could not read but the others could both read and write. Patrick, John and Catherine spoke both Irish and English. All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Patrick is recorded as being a farmer and Michael a farmer’s son while Mary Anne was a scholar. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with cow house, calf house and piggery. The landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Lyden

The 2 members of the Lyden family were John (69) and Honor (70) who had been married for 42 years and had had 9 children of which 7 survived. Both could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house and piggery. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: O’Grearnáin (?))

Head of the Joyce family in house 6 was Brigid (68) who had been married for 35 years and had had 8 children all of whom survived. Three of her children lived with her and they were Martin (34), Brigid (18) and Nora (16) as well as the family there was a lodger Seamus (?) O’Grearnáin (?) (26). All spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer, Brigid and Seamus (?) were teachers and Nora was a scholar. The house they shared was a 2nd class, 2 roomed house with 2 stables, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

1901 Census for Ungwee

Overview of Ungwee in 1901.

There are 6 dwellings in the 1901 census for Ungwee. They all had had stone, brick or concrete walls and house 2 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing while the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable material. Houses 1 and 2 were 2nd class dwellings and the rest were 3rd class. Houses 1 and 2 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 3, 4 and 6 had 1 room and 2 windows while house 5 only had 1 room and 1 window. They were all private dwellings. There were a total of 32 people in Ungwee, 16 male and 16 female. The enumerator was Const. Edward Robinson.

 

Joyce

The Joyce family in house 1 had 12 members. The head of the family was John (48) and his wife Eliza (45). They had 10 children living with them at that time and they were Theo (20), Mary Anne (18), Michael John (16), Peter Joseph (14), Patrick (12), John William (10), Elizabeth (8), Norah (7), Maggie (6) and Delia (5). All the family could read and write and John and Eliza spoke Irish and English while the children only spoke English. John was born in Co. Galway but nothing is recorded for the rest of them. All were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer, Eliza was a house keeper, Theo and Michael John were farmer’s sons, Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter and the rest of the children were scholars. The house they shared was a 2nd class, 2 roomed house and John Joyce was the landholder,

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Trinon (?))

The head of this Joyce family was Bridget (45). She had 6 of her children living with her in the house at that time and they were Martin (21), Thomas (14), Mary (23), Agnes (11), Bridget (8) and Norah (5) as well as a boarder Michael Trinon (?) (22). All of the could read and write and Bridget (48) could speak both Irish and English while the rest could only speak English. All were Roman Catholic and Michael Trinon was born in Co. Roscommon while the rest were born in Co. Galway. Bridget was a house keeper, Martin was a farmer, Thomas, Agnes, Bridget (8) and Norah were scholars, Mary was a seamstress and Michael was a teacher. The house they shared was a 2nd class, 2 roomed dwelling. The landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

Lydon

The head of the Lydon family was John (50) and his wife Honour (45) and with them in the house were 2 of their children Annie (19) and Kate (15). They all could read and write and John and Honour spoke both Irish and English while Annie and Kate only spoke English. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was recorded as being a farmer and Annie and Kate were farmer’s daughters. The house they shared was a single room, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was John Lydon.

 

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 4 was Patrick (65) and his wife Honor (50). In the house with them at that time were their sons John (21) and Michael (19). All, apart from Michael, spoke both Irish and English. Only John and Michael could read and write. All 4 were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick is listed as a farmer and Michael and John were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class, 1 roomed house and the landholder was Patrick Folan.

 

Joyce

Another Joyce family lived in house 5 and the head of this family was Patrick (80), a widower. Living with him were his son Michael (25) and his daughter Jane (21). All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. All the family were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Patrick was a farmer, Michael, a farmer’s son and Jane was a house keeper. Their house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Joyce was the landholder.

 

Moran

The sole occupant of house 6 was Philip Moran (54). He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. Philip could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. He was a farmer. His house was a 3rd class, 1 roomed house and he was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ungwee

Robert Graham owned most of the land in this area and he leased tenements to a number of people. He leased 1 Acre and 2 Roods to Honoria Joyce which included a house. She paid 5s for the land and 5s for the house. Patrick Moran leased 68 Acres and 25 Perches from Robert Graham which also included a house for which Patrick paid 316 5s for the land and 5s for the house. Mary Conrey then leased the house from Patrick Moran for an annual rate of 10s. Michael Conneely leased 5Acres, 2 Roods and 20 Perches of land for £1. Martin O’Flaherty leased 2 Roods and 10 Perches from Edmund O’Flaherty for 5s. Patrick Joyce and Michael Heany jointly leased 22 Acres and 1 Rood from Robert Graham that included houses and offices for which the each paid £2 for the land and 8s for the buildings. Michael Joyce leased a house and 11 Acres of land from Robert Graham at a rate of £1 for the land and 5s for the house. Martin Joyce leased 17 Acres, 1 Rood and 10 Perches of land including house and offices for £3 15s for the land and 15 s for the buildings. Robert Corbett leased 38 Acres, 3 Roods and 14 Perches of land with house and offices for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Michael Mullen leased 3 Acres, 2 Roods and 20 Perches of land for 10s annually. Matthias Corbett leased 4 Acres and 3 Roods of land for an annual rate of 5s. Robert Graham held 2 plots of land for himself. They were areas of 13 Acres and 2 Roods and 465 Acres and 6 Perches. The annual ratable valuation for those plots were, for the large one £3 and the small one £2. There was also 10Acres, 1 Rood and 12 Perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Ungwee

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Umgee. The 1641 owners were O’Flahartye, Donnell Mc Owen who were Catholics and in 1670 the owner was Richard, Earl of Westmeath, also a Catholic. There were 505 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 56 plantation acres of profitable land. 56 plantation acres were forfeited.

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