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Townland:                                 Aillebrack

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Bunowen

Poor Law Union:                     No Records

Area:                                         649.85 acres / 649 acres, 3 roods, 15 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Ailebrack

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1911 Census for Aillebrack

Overview of Aillebrack in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 39 houses in the townland with house 39 being unoccupied and was the Aillebrack national school. House 2 was listed as the coastguard station and all the other houses were listed as being private dwellings. House 2 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 28, 29, 32, 33, 36 and 37 were 2nd class dwellings, house 9 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 2, 12, 18, 20, 22, 28, 33, 36, 37 and 39 all had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 9 had 1 room and no windows, houses 7, 10, 13 and 16 had 2 room and 1 window in the front, Houses 11, 12 and 39 had 1 room and 2 windows. Houses 24, 30, 34, 35 and 38 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 4-6, 8, 15, 18-21, 23, 25-27 and 31 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 14, 17, 22, 28, 29, 32, 36 and 37 all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 33 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows and house 2 had 5 or 6 rooms and 17 windows.  There were a total of 55 out buildings consisting of 1 stable, 1 coach house, 35 cow houses, 13 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 1 boiling house and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 178 people in the townland and that consisted of 94 males and 84 females. 92 males and 81 females were Roman Catholic and 2 males and 3 females were of a Protestant religion. The enumerator for the area was Sergt. Daniel Brougham.

 

Cloherty

The widow Jane (80), who had been married for 53 years, was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, William (35), her daughter, Hannah (33) and grandson, Michael (9). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. William was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Pearce

This house was listed as the coastguard station and the head of the family that lived there was Henry (42) and he had been married to Eleanor (38) for 16 years and they had had 3 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 3 children, and they were Dorothy (13), Eleanor (9) and John (2). They were all Protestant Epscoplian (sic) and John was born in Co. Galway and the others were all born in England. They all spoke only English, except baby John. Apart from John, they could all read. Henry was with the HM Coastguard, Eleanor (38) was bank P C (CG) and Eleanor (9) and Dorothy were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a fowl house, a boiling room and a shed. The landholder was the Admiralty.

 

 

Duane

Patt (76) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Nora (71) for 44 years and in that time they had had 12 children and 9 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their son John (40), their daughter, Jane (29) and Nora’s brother, William McDonough (73). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Nora, could read and write. Patt, John and William were farmers. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling, and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malley

Stephen (81) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (76) and they had been married for 50 years but they had no children. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Stephen was a farmer. The house they shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Melia

The head of this Melia household was the widower Martin (57) and he shared the house with his widowed grandfather, Tom (103) and 4 of his children, Delia (20), Anne (19), Winnie (17) and Patrick (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Tom and Martin were listed as being farmers, Delia, Anne and Winnie were farmer’s daughters and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Thomas (70) and he had been married to Ellen (67) for 42 years and in that time they had had 10 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Festus (35) and Joseph (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Festus and Joseph were farmer’s sons. The house they shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Early

Coleman (69) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his sister, Mary (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but neither of them could read. Coleman was a farmer. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling. There was no landholder listed.

 

King

John (49) was head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (46) for 22 years and they had had 6 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Delia (15), Maggie (13), Thomas (10), Julia (8) and Annie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Annie, who only spoke English. Apart from Annie, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Maggie, Thomas and Julia were scholars. The house they shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Devane                                    (additional surname: Whelan)

The head of this family was John (65) and he was married to Catherine (42) and they had been married for 14 years and had 3 children, John (9), Mary (7) and Bridget (4) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Bridget Whelan (73), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Bridget (4). Only John (9) could read and write. John (65) was a farmer. The house was a single roomed, 4th class house with a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Burke                          (additional surname: McDonagh)

Festy (52) was the head of this household and he lived with his nephew, John McDonagh (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but only John could read and write. Festy was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house was a single room, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

Festy (40) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Norah (40) for 5 years and they had had 3 children, Mary (4), Festy (2) and Annie (2 weeks). They were all Roman Catholic but there was only a place of birth for Festy (40) and that was Co. Galway. Festy (40), Norah and Mary spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Festy (40) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a single room, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

The sole occupant of this house was Bartly (79) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read and his occupation was listed as being a labourer. The house was a single room, 3rd class house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malia (sic)

The widower Stephen (50) was the only resident in this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read and his occupation was listed as being a labourer. The house was a single room, 3rd class house and he had a cow house. The landholder was listed as being Mary Burke.

 

Malley

The head of this Malley was the widow Celia (71) and she shared the house with her son, John (40) and he was married to Honor (30) and had been for 7 years and in that time they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were Mary (6), Margaret (5), Thomas (4), Anne (3), Bridget (1) and Honora (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne, Bridget and Honora were listed as speaking English only while the others spoke both Irish and English. John, Honor, Mary and Margaret could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary, Margaret, Thomas and Anne were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Melia

Michael (69) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Celia (70) for 46 years and in that time they had had 9 children, but only 4 of those had survived. Also in the house at that time were 3 of their sons, John (35), Mark (29) and Martin (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Mark and Martin were fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was Matt (61) and he had been married to Anne (53) for 22 years and they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their sons, Bartly (19), John (16) and Matt (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the sons could read and write. Matt (61), Bartly, John and Matt (14) were all general labourers. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Cloherty                                  (additional surnames: Gorham, O Donnell and Keely)

Michael (56) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (49) for 20 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. Those 9 children all lived in the house and they were, Mary (19), Michael (17), Bridget (15), John (13), Valentine (12), Joseph (9), Catherine (8), Margaret (5) and Anne Maria (3). Also in the house were 3 boarders, Mark Gorham (21), Pat O Donnell (24) and Joseph Keely (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherine, Margaret and Anne Maria spoke only English and the others all spoke Irish and English. Margaret and Anne Maria could not read but the others could all read and write. Michael (56) was a farmer, Mary (49) was a farmer’s wife, Mary (19), Bridget, Catherine, Margaret and Anne Maria were farmer’s daughters, Michael (17), John, Valentine and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Mark Gorham, Pat O Donnell and Joseph Keely were net menders. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Rilley (sic))

John (36) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Rose A. (40) for 10 years and in that time they had had 5 children but only 3 had survived. Those 3 children lived in the house with them and they were Annie (8), Hannah (4) and Joseph (2) and also in the house was a cousin, Mary Rilley (sic) (70). They were all born in Co. Galway except for Rose A., who was born in Glasgow and all were Roman Catholic. John, Rose A. and Mary spoke Irish and English. Only Rose A. could read and write. John was a farmer and Annie and Hannah were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Burke

The head of this family was Mary (60), a widow and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (30), Jane (24) and Bartly (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the children, which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Sweeney

There were 5 members of this Sweeney family and the head of the family was John (40) and he had been married to Jane (30) for 7 years and they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Martin (6), Patrick (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Jane spoke Irish and English. Apart from baby Mary, they could all read and write. John was a farmer, Martin and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Sweeney.

 

Sweeney

The widow, Mary (77) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (48) and daughter, Mary (38). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary (38) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Neill

The widow, Bridget (72) was the head of this family and she lived with 2 of her sons, Mark (40) and Stephen (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Bridget was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

Peter (50) was listed as the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (35) for 11 years and they had had 6 children. They lived in the house with those 6 children and they were, Mary Anne (10), Elizabeth (9), Delia (7), George (5), Teresa (2) and Ellen (5mths). All were Roman Catholic and Peter and Mary were born in Co. Galway but there was no place of birth listed for the children. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Ellen. Only Peter, Mary Anne and Elizabeth could read and write. Peter was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was Mark (55) and he had been married to Mary (40) for 16 years and they had had 8 children but only 3 had survived. Two of those children lived with them and they were Bridget (12) and Marcus (5). They were all Roman Catholic but only Mark was listed as being born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young Marcus. Mark, Mary and Bridget could all read and write. Mark was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Sweeney                                  (additional surname: McDonough)

Thomas (75) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (68) and had been for 33 years and in which time they had had 6 children. Four of those children lived in the house with them and they were, Bartly (31), Patrick (29), John (24) and Bridget (26) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Mary Anne McDonough (14). They were all Roman Catholic but only Thomas was listed as being born in Co. Galway. Thomas spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Bartly, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Mary Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Melia

The widow, Mary (74) was the head of this family and she lived with her son, James (32). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only James could read and write. There was no occupation listed for either of them. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malia

Festy (40) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his sister, Anne (34) and his brother, Michael (24). They were all Roman Catholic but only Festy had a place of birth listed and that was Co. Galway. Festy spoke Irish and English and none of the family could read. Festy was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

Valentine (72) was listed as the head of this household and he had been married to Sabina (67) for 41 years and in that time they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were Mary (35), James (33), Peter (24) and Valentine (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Valentine (72) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Neill

The head of this O’Neill family was Michael (44) and he shared the house with his 2 brothers, John (48) and Valentine (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and John and Valentine were farm labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

McHugh

The sole occupant of this house was Patt (72) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway and he spoke Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McDonagh

John (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Sabina (72) for 38 years and they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Bridget (36), John (30) and Michael (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Sabina, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Sabina was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Lydon                          (additional surname: Geraghty)

Patrick (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Julia (63) and had been for 40 years and in that time they had had 12 children but only 8 had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Delia M. Geraghty (39), who was married but there was no husband listed, she had been married for 6 years and had 2 children. Also in the house were their son, Stephen T. (30), another daughter, Margaret M. (19) and 2 grandchildren, Mary Agnes Geraghty (5) and William J. Geraghty (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except the 2 grandchildren. They were all listed as being able to read and write, except young William J. Patrick and Stephen T. were farmers, Delia M. was a national teacher and Mary Agnes was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a coach house, cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

McHale

The head of this family was Patrick L. (44) and he was married to Joanna (46) and they had been married for 22 years and they had had 12 children but only 8 had survived. Seven of those children lived with them and they were, Alice (19), Mary Kate (14), Joanna (16), Louisa (13), Joseph (9), John (5) and Christina (3). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick L. was born in Co. Mayo, Joanna (46) was born in Co. Kerry and all the children were born in Co. Galway. Patrick L. and Joanna (46) spoke Irish and English and, with the exception of Christina, they could all read and write. Patrick L. and Joanna (46) were national teachers and all the children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a fowl house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McHugh Tom

The sole occupant of this house was Patt (44), a widower. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English but could not read. His occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McHugh

John (46) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and had been for 10 years and they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were, John (9), Thomas (7), Mary Anne (5), Martin (3) and Mark (2). They were all Roman Catholic but only John (46) was listed as being born in Co. Galway and the others had no place of birth entered. Apart from Martin and Mark, they all spoke Irish and English but only Bridget and John (9) could read and write. John (46) was a farmer and John (9) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Keaney

The widower Patrick (75) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with 3 of his children, Anne (43), John (38) and Patt (36). They were all Roman Catholic but only Patrick was listed with a place of birth and that was Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conneely

Thomas (77) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (78) for 51 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. Four of those children lived with them and they were John (47), Matt (45), Margaret (40) and Honor (35). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas was the only one that had a place of birth listed and that was Co. Galway. Thomas spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McKeogh

The sole occupant of the last house in Aillebrack was Martin (46) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read and he was listed as being a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patt Duane.

 

 

1901 Census for Aillebrack

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 41 houses in Aillebrack. House 41 was the Aillebrack National School, so was unoccupied, but all the other houses were listed as being private dwellings and occupied. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 37-40 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 5, 6, 21, 26, 30, 32, 34 and 36-40 were 2nd class dwellings, house 13 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 13 had 1 room and no windows, house 17 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 10, 16, 19 and 28 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33 and 35 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 2, 5, 6, 21, 24, 26, 30, 32, 34 and 36 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. Houses 38, 39 and 40 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows, house 37 had 5 or 6 rooms and 6 windows and house 1 had between 7 and 9 rooms with 4 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 69 out buildings in the townland and that they consisted of 27 stables, 18 cow house, 9 calf houses a piggery, 2 barns, 4 turf houses, 7 sheds and a store. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kane.

 

McHale                                   (additional surname: Flaherty)

The head of the first house in Aillebrack was Patrick L. (34) and he was married to Joanna (36) and they lived with 5 of their children Martin Andrew (10), Alice (9), Joanna (6), Mary Kate (4) and Louisa (3) and also there was a servant, Bridget Flaherty (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick L. was born in Co. Mayo, Joanna (36) was born in Co. Kerry and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Patrick L., Joanna (36), Martin Andrew, Alice and Bridget spoke Irish and English and, apart from Louisa, they all could read and write. Patrick L. was a first grade national school teacher, Joanna (36) was an assistant national school teacher. The children were all scholars and Bridget was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John McHugh.

 

McDonagh

John (62) was the head of this family and he was married to Subina (sic) (60) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Bridget (35), Mark (23), John (20) and Michail (sic) (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Subina (sic), they could all read and write. John (62) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and the sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Malley

Stephen (33) was the sole occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as a farmer and shoemaker. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a stable. Stephen Malley was the landholder.

 

McHugh

Pat (60) was the only occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house and a calf house. Patrick McHugh was the landholder.

 

O’Neill

Valentine (64) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Jane (63). They shared the house with 3 of their sons, Michael (35), Valentine (21) and Patrick (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Valentine (64) was listed as being a farmer and the sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. The landholder was Valentine O’Neill.

 

Malley

The head of this family in house 6 was James (60) and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son, James (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the 2 James’ could read and write. James (60) was a farmer and James (22) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. James Malley was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Conneely Nell)

Tom Conneely Nell (60) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Anne (60) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (33), Matt (30), Maggie (26) and Honor (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Tom was a farmer, John and Matt were farmer’s sons and Maggie and Honor were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a shed. Tom Conneely (Nell) was the landholder.

 

Melia                                      (additional surname: Melia George)

The head of this family was John Melia George (58) and he was married to Bridget (55) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were, Festy (30), Anne (24), Michael (14) and Jane (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Jane could read and write. John was a farmer, Festy and Michael were farmer’s sons, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Jane was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. John Melia (George) was the landholder.

 

Melia

Celia (58) was the head of this family and although she was listed as being married, there was no entry for her husband. She lived in the house with 2 of her sons, John (29) and Stephen (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Celia was a farmer and John and Stephen were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. Celia Melia was the landholder.

 

Keaney

Patk (64), a widower, was the head of this family in house 10 and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Anne (32), John (28) and Patk (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patk (64) was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and John and Patk (25) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Patk Keaney was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Val (55) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Celina (50) and they shared the house with 6 of their sons, James (21), Matt (20), Mark (18), Michael (14), Peter (12) and Val (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Matt and Michael spoke Irish and English and all the others only spoke Irish and all could read and write. Val (55) was a farmer, James, Matt, Mark and Michael were farmer’s sons and Peter and Val (10) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Val Conneely was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The widow Mary (80) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Bartley (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke both Irish and English but only Bartley could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and Bartley was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Burke

The head of this family was the widow Mary (80) and she shared the house with her son, Martin (55). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Mary was a housekeeper and Martin was a general labourer. The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and the landholder was Patrick Lydon.

 

Burke                                      (additional surname: McDonagh)

The widow Anne (50) was the head of this household and she lived with her son, Festy (30), her widowed son-in-law, Festy McDonagh (30) and her grandson, John McDonagh (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Festy Burke could read and write. Anne was a farmer, Festy Burke was a farmer’s son and Festy McDonagh was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Anne Burke was the landholder.

 

Melia

Michael (50) was the head of the family and he was married to Celia (50) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (23), Jane (19), Mark (17) and Martin (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Celia, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John and Mark were farmer’s sons, Jane was a farmer’s daughter and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Michael Melia was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Conroy)

The head of this Conneely family was Matt (44) and he was married to Anne (40) and also in the house at that time were 6 of their children, Jane (10), Bartley (8), Patrick (7), John (5), Matt (4) and Michael (3) and also a nephew, Michael Conroy (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of young Michael. Only Anne, Jane, Bartley and Patrick could read and write. Matt was a farmer, Michael (24) was a farm labourer and Jane, Bartley and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Matt Conneely was the landholder.

 

Early

Coleman (30) was listed as the head of this household and he lived with his sister, Mary (32). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Coleman was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s sister. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room and Coleman Early was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Tom (60) and he was married to Ellen (52) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Festy (23), Joseph (18), Winifred (15), Anne (13) and Tom (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Ellen, could read and write. Tom was listed as being a farmer, Festy and Joseph were farmer’s sons, Winifred was a farmer’s daughter and Anne and Tom were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Tom Conneely was the landholder.

 

Melia

Tom (61) was the head of this family and he was a widower. He lived with his son, Martin (44), also a widower, and 6 grandchildren and they were Mary (10), Delia (9), Anne (8), Winifred (7), Honoria C. (5) and Patrick J. (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Martin, Mary and Delia could speak Irish and English and all, except Martin and Patrick J., could read and write. Tom was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Mary, Delia, Anne, Winifred and Honoria C. were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Tom Melia was the landholder.

 

Melia

Stephen (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Stephen Melia was the landholder.

 

McHugh

The head of the McHugh family in house 21 was Festus (57) and he was married to Hannah (44) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Patt (16), Mary (13) and John (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Hannah, they could all read and write. Festus was a farmer, Patt was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and John was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Festus McHugh was the landholder.

 

King

The head of this King family was the widow Bridget (70) and she lived with her son John (35), her daughter-in-law, Bridget (35) and 4 grandchildren, Mary (10), Delia (5), Maggie (3) and Thomas (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (70), John, Bridget (35) and Mary spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Bridget (70) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Bridget King was the landholder.

 

Duane                                      (additional surname: McDonough)

Patt (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Nora (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, John (29), Stephen (26), Miceal (sic) (26), Festy (18), Thomas (13), Jane (20) and Bridget (16) and also in the house at that time was a brother, Willm (sic) McDonough (55). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Nora could read only and all the others could read and write. Patt was a farmer, John, Stephen, Miceal (sic) and Festy were farmer’s sons, Jane and Bridget were farmer’s daughters, Willm (sic) was a lodger and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Patt Duane was the landholder.

 

McHow

The widow Mary (70) was listed as being the head of the family and she lived with her son, Martin (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and Martin spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. Mary was a housekeeper and Martin was a general labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Patt Duane was the landholder.

 

Cloherty

The head of this family was Denis (70) and he was married to Jane (60) and they shared the house with their son, William (28) and daughter, Hannah (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Denis was a farmer, William was a farmer’s son and Hannah was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Denis Cloherty was the landholder.

 

Reilly                                      (additional surname: Conneelly)

The head of this family was Martin (50), who was unmarried, and he lived with his brother, Edward (48), a niece, Roseanne Conneely (26) and a lodger, John Conneely (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Roseanne and John could read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Ellen Reilly.

 

Cloherty

Michael (43) was listed as the head of the household and he was married to Mary (37) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Mary (9), Michael (8), Bridget (5), John (3), Val (2) and Joseph (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (43), Mary (37), Mary (9), Michael (8) and Bridget spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Michael (43) was a farmer and Mary (9), Michael (8) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Cloherty.

 

Neill

Mark (89) was the head of this family in house and he was married to Bridget (70) and they lived with 3 of their children, Mark (47), Bridget (46) and Stephen (44). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mark (89) and Stephen could read and write. Mark (89) was a farmer, Mark (47) and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Bridget (46) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mark Neill.

 

Sweeney

The widow Mary (60) was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (35), John (30) and Mary (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary (60) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Mary (25) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mary Sweeney.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was Peter (26) and he was married to Mary (23) and the lived with their daughter, Mary (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Mary (23) spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Peter was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. They had a stable and a shed. The landholder was Peter McDonagh.

 

McDonagh

Mark (40) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Mary (30) and they lived in the house with 3 daughters, Mary (5), Bridget (2) and Jane (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark and Mary (30) spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Mark was a farmer and all the daughters were listed as farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. They had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Mark McDonagh.

 

Sweeney

Thomas (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (56) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Festy (21), Bartley (18), Patrick (17), Mary (16), Bridget (15) and John (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Festy, Bartley and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget (15) and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. They had a stable and the landholder was Thomas Sweeney.

 

McHugh

John (36) was married to Bridget (29) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John McHugh.

 

McHugh

The widow Bridget (70) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (30) and Thomas (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick and Thomas could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Bridget McHugh.

 

Burke

The widow Mary (40) was the head of this family in house 35 and she shared the house with her son John (20) and her daughter Jane (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Mary Burke.

 

Lydon

Patrick (61) was the head of this family and he was married to Julia (49) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Stephen Thomas (20), Mathew Joseph (18), Daniel Albert (11), Teresa Kate (15) and Margaret Mary (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and shopkeeper, Stephen Thomas and Mathew Joseph were farmer’s sons, Teresa Kate was a monitress (sic) and Daniel Albert and Margaret Mary were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a store. Patrick Lydon was the landholder.

 

May

John (46) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Elizabeth (41) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mabel (15), John (13) and Rosa (12). John (46) and Elizabeth were Church of Ireland and the children were church of Ireland. John (46) and Elizabeth were born in England and the children were all born in Co. Kerry. They could all read and write. John (46) was a chief boatman in the coast guard, Elizabeth was a housekeeper and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Charles J. Blake of Marlborough.

 

Chalcraft (sic)

James (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Edith Fanny (33) and they shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Dorothy N. (5), Maude K. (3) and Margaret H. (1). They were all Church of England and James and Edith Fanny were born in England, Dorothy N. and Maude K. were born in Co. Clare and Margaret H. was born in Co. Galway. They all spoke English only and James and Edith Fanny could read and write. James was in the coast guard. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Charles J. Blake of Marlborough.

 

Woodward

The head of this family was Thomas (42) and he lived with his wife, Emily (30) and their 5 children, Laura (13), Florence (12), Albert (9), Fannie (8) and Emily (6). Thomas was a Presbyterian and the others were all Church of Ireland. Thomas and Emily were born in England, Laura, Florence, Albert and Fannie were born in Co. Mayo and Emily (6) was born in Co. Donegal. Emily (6) could read only and all the others could read and write. Thomas was a comd. boatman in the coast guard and all the children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Charles J. Blake of Marlborough.

 

King

Walter (33) was the head of the last house in Aillebrack and he was married to Mary Anne (29) and they lived in the house with 3 of their sons and they were Daniel James (4), Walter (2) and Jacob Baden (4mths). They were all Church of England and Walter (33) was born in England, Mary Anne and Jacob Baden were born in Wales and Daniel James and Walter (2) were born in Co. Galway. Walter (33) was Mary Anne could read and write. Walter (33) was a coast guard boat (sic). The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Charles J. Blake of Marlborough.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Aillebrack

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor in the townland of Aillebrack was Valentine O’C. Blake. Valentine had, in fee, 190 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £2 17s and also a store with an annual ratable valuation of £2 15s. He leased 5 tenements on the same plot of 125 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land, for which they all paid £25 between them for that land. Martin Reilly and Patrick Conneely leased houses for 7s each, Mary Carroll leased a house for 3s, Michael McDonough leased a house and office for 15s and Martin Reilly leased a house 4s annually. Mark Reilly and Bartholomew McDonough leased tenements on 22 acres and 5 perches of land for which they each paid £4 13s. Mark leased a house om that land for 10s and Bartholomew leased a house and offices for £1. Michael Naughton and Thomas Mealy leased 24 acres and 21 perches of land for £5 8s each and Michael also leased a house and an office for 10s annually.

 

The next tenement had 7 tenants on 87 acres and 13 perches of land which combined had an annual ratable valuation of £20. Thomas Conneely, Michael Keane and Margaret Mealy also leased houses for 8s each, Matthias Cloherty leased a house and offices for £1, Martin Gorham leased a house for 10s and Martin Sweeny and Peter Burke each leased houses for which they paid 10s.

 

Martin Sweeny (John) leased a house for 10s. There was a vacant house with an annual ratable valuation of 10s belonging to Martin Sweeny. Martin Carroll leased a house from Martin Sweeny for 7s. Valentine O’C. Blake leased 8 tenements on 56 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land to the following: Honoria Cloherty and Valentine Cloherty each leased a house, offices and land for which they each paid £3 for their land and 15s each for the buildings, John Cloherty leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house and Patrick Gibbons leased a house, office and land for £2 5s for the land and 12s for the buildings. Martin Naughton leased a house and land for £3 for the land and 15s for the house, Michael Mongan leased a house and land for £3 for the land and 10s for the house, Thomas King leased a land for £3 and Margaret Duane leased a house and land for £1 8s for the land and 7s for the house.

 

James Fortune leased a house and garden of 30 perches from Honoria Cloherty for 2s for the garden and £1 for the house, Thomas Perry leased a house from Thomas King for £1, Patrick Ryan leased a house from Thomas King for 12s and Thomas Spelman leased a house from Margaret Duane for £1. The board of Customs leased a coast guard watch house from Honoria Cloherty for 8s, Honoria paid the half annual rent. Thomas King leased a house and offices from Valentine O’C. Blake for £1.

 

There were 8 tenements leased on a plot of 62 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land from Valentine O’C. Blake. Martin McCann leased a house, office and land for £2 8s for the land and 15s for the buildings, James McCann leased a house, office and land for £2 8s for the land and 10s for the buildings, John McCue leased a house and land for £2 8s for the land and 7s for the house and Matthias Conneely leased a house and land for £2 4s for the land and 7s for the house. John Gorham leased a house, office and land for £1 18s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Martin Mealy leased a house office and land for £5 12s for the land and 12s for the buildings, Thomas Mealy leased a house and land for £5 12s for the land and 10s for the house and John McDonough leased a house and land for £2 10s for the land and 7s for the house.  There was a vacant house belonging to Valentine O’C. Blake with an annual ratable valuation of 12s.

 

There were also 23 acres, 3 roods and 12 perches of water in the townland.

 

There was an exemption of 8s for the coast guard watch house.

 

1670 Down Survey for Aillebrack

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Alebracke and Iland Vrrah. The owner in 1641 was Murrogh O’Flahartye (sic) and in 1670 the owner was Edward Geoghehan (sic). There were 294 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 20 plantation acres of profitable land and 20 plantation acres were forfeited.

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