Beaghcauneen

Beitheach Cháinín

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Beaghcauneen

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Derrylea

Area:                                         662.14 acres / 662 acres, 0 roods, 22 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Beaghcauneen

Logainm for Beaghcauneen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Beaghcauneen

 

1911 Census for Beaghcauneen

Overview of Beaghcauneen in 1911

There were 5 houses in the townland of Beaghcauneen with 1 house, house 5, being unoccupied. The landholder of house 5 was Michael Horton. They were all listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 3 were 3rd class and houses 2 and 4 were 2nd class. Houses 1 and 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 2 and 4 between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 17 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 2 coach houses, 4 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 3 piggeries and 2 fowl houses. There were a total of 11 people in the townland, 5 males and 6 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.

 

Tracey

The widower Michael (80) was listed as the head of this family and he had had 4 children, but only 2 had survived. He lived in the house with his son, John (40), his daughter-in-law, Bridget (35), who had been married for 5 years and they had had 2 children, Mary (5) and Ellen (2), who also lived in the house at that time. They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Co. Clare and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Michael, John and Bridget could all speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Tracey.

 

Madden

The only occupant of house 2 was John (33). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could speak both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being an agricultural farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was John Madden.

 

Conroy

The widow, Bridget (68) was listed as the head of this household and she had had 7 children but only 4 had survived. She lived in the house with her Michael (39). Michael was born in America and Bridget was born in Co. Galway and both were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Conroy.

 

Heanue

The head of the last family in Beaghcauneen was the widow, Julia (58) and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Mary E. (20) and John H. (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Julia was a farmer, Mary E. was a dressmaker and John H. was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Julia Heanue.

 

1901 Census for Beaghcauneen

Overview of Beaghcauneen in 1901

According to the 1901 census, there were a total of 6 houses in the townland and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3 and 4 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 3 and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 9 out buildings consisting of a stable, 5 cow houses, 2 piggeries and a fowl house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 24 people in the townland at that time, 13 males and 11 females. The enumerator for the area was sergeant William O’Sullivan.

 

Tracey

The head of the first family in Beaghcauneen was Michael (65), a widower and he lived in the house with his son, John (30). They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael was a farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Tracey.

 

King

Peter (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Delia (40) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Annie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and Peter could speak both Irish and English. Peter was a farmer, Delia was a farmer’s wife and Annie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was Peter King.

 

Heanue

Julia (38), a widow, was listed as being the head of this family in house 2 and she shared the house with 6 of her children, Patrick (17), Thomas (15), Festus (13), Bridget (12), Mary (10) and John (8). 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 Julia, could read and write. Julia was a farmer, Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Julia Heanue.

 

Nee

Festus (43) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Maria (30) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Joseph (6), Mary (4), Annie (2) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for baby Michael. Festus and Maria could speak both Irish and English and read and write and Joseph could read only. Festus was a farmer, Maria was a farmer’s wife, Joseph was a scholar, farmer’s son and Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Festus Nee.

 

Conroy

The widow, Bridget (50) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with 3 of her children, Michael (27), Bridget (20) and Mark (17). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in America and the others were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget (50), could read and write. Bridget (50) was a farmer, Michael and Mark were farmer’s sons and Bridget (20) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Conroy.

 

Staunton

The head of the last household in Beaghcauneen was Michael (55) and he shared the house with his wife Mary (55). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Staunton.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Beaghcauneen

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the immediate lessor for Beaghcauneen was Richard Foreman. He had 502 acres and 3 roods of land in fee with an annual ratable valuation of £6 5s. Michael Staunton leased a house on 13 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches of land for £1 for the land and 7s for the house. Patrick Heaney and John Mongan jointly leased houses on 25 acres and 11 perches of land for £1 for the land and 4s for the houses each.

 

Rebecca Bodkin leased a house on 10 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £1 8s for the land and 12s for the house, Timothy Lyden leased a house on 7 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land for 10s for the land and 10s for the house and Patrick Collins leased a house on 32 acres and 14 perches of land for £2 12s for the land and 8s for the house. There were also 72 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Beaghcauneen

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Emloghowere. The 1641 owners were the Catholics, Donnogh O’Doone and James O’Doone and in 1670 the owner was Edward Geaghegan, also a Catholic.

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