Bunowen Beg

Bun Abhann Beag

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Bunowen Beg

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Bunowen

Poor Law Union:                     No Records

Area:                                          590.71 acres / 590 acres, 2 roods, 33 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Bunowen Beg

Map

Galway Library for Bunowen Beg

Logaimn for Bunowen Beg

NUI Galway Digital Collection for Bunowen Beg

 

1911 Census for Bunowen Beg

Overview of Bunowen Beg in 1911

In the DED of Bunowen the houses in the census were listed sequentially through the whole DED and, so, in the townland of Bunowen Beg the 36 houses were listed as houses 66 to 101.

 

There were a total of 36 houses in the townland of Bunowen Beg and all were occupied, except house 92, and all were listed as being private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 66 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 68, 70.73, 80, 85, 91 and 97 were 2nd class dwellings and all the other houses were 3rd class. Houses 74, 81, 87, 89 and 96 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 69, 79, 86 and 100 had 1 room and 2 windows, house 71 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window and houses 67, 72, 75-78, 82-84, 88, 90, 92-95, 98, 99 and 101 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 68, 70, 73, 80. 85, 91 and 97 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 66 had 5 or 6 rooms and 8 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 53 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 9 stables, 33 cow houses and 11 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 161 people, 90 males and 71 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant. Daniel Brougham.

 

Sweeney

The head of the first household in Bunowen Beg was Thomas (57) and he had been married to Ellen (45) for 12 years and they had had 5 children, all of who had survived. They lived with those 5 children and they were Mamie (11), Eleanor (9), Patrick J. (7), John Antony (4) and Agnes (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except John Antony and Agnes, who only spoke English. John Antony and Agnes could not read, Patrick J. could read only and the others could all read and write. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Donnell

The widow Bridget (71) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Mary Anne (29). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and 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 stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Donnell

The head of this family was Michael (57) and he was married to Mary L. (43) and they had been married for 16 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke both Irish and English and Mary L. spoke only English. Both could read and write and Michael 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.

 

Sweeney

The head of the family in house 69 was Festus (32) and he had been married to Catherine (34) for 2 years and at that time they had no children. They were both Roman Catholic and Festus was born in Co. Galway and Catherine was born in Co. Mayo. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Festus was a rigger. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Sweeney.

 

McDonagh

Martin (65) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 29 years and they had had 3 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Ellen (23). 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. Martin was a farmer and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. 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

The widow Mary (55) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children and they were John (22), Peter (20), Annie (17) and Mattie (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John, Peter and Annie could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John, Peter and Mattie were farmer’s sons and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

King                                        (additional surname: Dishails (sic)

The head of the family in house 72 was the widow Bridget (82) and she shared then house with her daughter, Bridget Dishails (sic) (48), also a widow, and her son, Michael (38). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget (82) was born in Clifden and Bridget (48) and Michael were born in Bunowen. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget (48) and Michael could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was the widow Winefred (sic) (71) and she shared the house with her son Christopher (32). Both were Roman Catholic and Winefred (sic) was born in Co. Galway and Christopher was born in America. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Christopher was a farm labourer. 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.

 

King

Valentine (79) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (66) and had been for 43 years and they had had 13 children of which 11 had survived. They lived in the house with 4 of their sons, Thos. (38), Patrick (25), John (24) and Peter (20).  All of the family were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only the sons could read and write. Valentine, John and Peter were farmers and Thos and Patrick were blacksmiths. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

King                                        (additional surname: King Mich)

The head of this family in house 75 was Michael King Mich (50) and he had been married to Anne (53) for 23 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with Michael’s widowed mother, Celia (90) and 6 of their children, Mark (22), Ellen (18), Bridget (17), John (15), Patrick (14) and Tommie (12). All were Roman Catholic but only Michael had a place of birth listed and that was Co. Galway. Michael, Anne and Celia spoke Irish and English and the children all only spoke English and it was only them that could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick and Tommie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

King

Michael King (Patt) (48) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (40) for 20 years and in that time they had had 13 children but only 9 had survived. They lived in the house with 7 of those children and they were, Michael (19), Mary (17), Bridget (16), Bryan (14), John (9) Mark (5) and Peter (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Peter. Apart from Mark and Peter, they could all read and write. Michael (48) was a farmer and John 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.

 

King

The head of this family was John (72) and he had been married to Ellen (72) for 20 years and they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was 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

Martin (36) was the head of the family in house 78 and he had been married to Mary (30) for 8 years and they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 children all lived with them and they were, Mary Elizabeth (6), Patrick (5), John (4), Anne (2) and Margaret (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English and Mary Elizabeth, Patrick, John and Anne spoke only English. Only Martin and Mary could read and write. Martin 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.

 

Conneely

Valentine (72) was listed as being the head of the family in house 79 and he had been married to Mary (72) for 45 years and they had had 9 children and they all survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, John (35) and Michael (26) and 2 grandchildren, Patk Joseph (10) and Patrick (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Patrick, who only spoke English. Only John, Michael and Patk Joseph could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and Patk Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

McCann

The widow Mary (69) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children and they were, John (25), Thomas (23) and Annie (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John, Thomas and Annie could read and write. There were no occupations listed. 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.

 

Collins                                     (additional surname: King)

The head of this family was listed as being Julia (40) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Margaret King (12). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. There were no occupations listed. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed.

 

Reilly

Mark (62) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (51) for 39 years and they had had 6 children and 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Michael (16) And Annie (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Annie could read and write. Mark was a farmer and Annie 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. There was no landholder listed.

 

Connelly                                             (additional surname: Connelly Martin)

Michael Connelly Martin (50) was listed as being the head of the family in house 83 and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 20 years and in that time they had had 12 children but only 7 had survived. Those 7 children lived in the house with them and they were, Michael (18), Stephen (16), Mary Anne (14), Delia (12), John (10), Mark (8) and Barbara (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Barbara. Apart from Michael (50) and Barbara, they could all read and write, Michael (50) was a farmer and Delia, John and Mark were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Connelly Martin

The sole occupant of house 84 was Thomas Connelly Martin (66), who was a widower, and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read and 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.

 

Guy

The widow Mary (73) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Thomas (40) and Martin (36). They were all Roman Catholic but only Mary had a place of birth listed, Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. There were no occupations listed. 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.

 

Connelly

The head of this family was John (70) and he had been married to Mary (68) for 43 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Peter (38) and Michael (21). 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. John (70) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Connelly

The sole occupant of this house was Patrick (65) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed.

 

Flaherty

Catherine (58) was the head of the family and she had been married for 26 years and had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. There was no listing for her husband in this entry. She shared the house with 4 of her children and they were, John (22), Martin (27), Mary (20) and Ellen (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin and Ellen could read and write. There were no occupations listed. 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.

 

Lavery

The widower Mark (59) was listed as being the head of this family in house 89 and he lived with 7 of his children and they were, Mark (20), Anne (14), Michael (12), John (10), Patt (8), Lizzie (6) and Maggie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth for Maggie. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except young Maggie. Apart from Lizzie and Maggie, they could all read and write. Mark (59) was a farmer, Mark (20) was a farmer’s son and Michael, John and Patt were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conroy

Thomas (50) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (50) for 30 years and they had had 10 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Mark (17), John (14), Michael (11), Ellen (8) and Stephen (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary, Mark, John and Michael spoke Irish and English. Thomas, Mark, John and Michael could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Donnell

Thomas (35) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (26) for 2 years and they had 1 child, Thomas John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas spoke Irish and English and Margaret spoke English only. Thomas and Margaret could both read and write and Thomas was 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.

 

Guy

The head of the family in house 93 was Martin (55) and he had been married to Mary (50) for 23 years and they had had 8 children but only 6 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 4 of those children and they were Michael (19), William (18), Martin (16) and Anne (10). 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. Martin (55), Michael, William and Martin (16) were farmers and Anne 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. There was no landholder listed.

 

Lyttle (sic)                                           (additional surname: Omalley (sic))

Michael (74) was the head of this family in house 94 and he was married to Bridget (69) and had been for 50 years and in that time they had had 11 children but only 7 had survived. They lived in the house with 3 of those children, Anna Maria (25), Joseph (24) and Katie (23) and also a niece, Nora Catherine Omalley (sic) (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael could read only and all the others could read and write. Michael was listed being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Little

The widow Winnifred (82) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Thomas (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Thomas was 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.

 

Little

Owen (56) was the head of this family and he lived with his brother, John (52). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Both were listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. Winifred Little was the landholder.

 

Sweeney

The head of this Sweeney family was the widower, Patrick (72) and he lived with 4 of his children, John (30), Michael (35), Mary (29) and Peter (27). 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 Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and John, Michael and Peter 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 piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Burke

Thomas (73) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (72) and they had been married for 40 years and in that time they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Mark (39), Mary (36), Thomas (34), Patrick (32) and 3 grandchildren, Mary (16), Margaret (5) and Catherine (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mark, Mary (36), Patrick and Mary (16) could read and write. Thomas (73) was a farmer, Mark, Mary (36), Thomas (34) and Patrick were listed as farmer’s sons, although Mary would obviously be a daughter, Margaret and Catherine were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Guy

John (50) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (42) for 18 years and they had had 6 children, Patrick (17), John (15), Mary (12), Bridget (8), Martin (5), Honor (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Honor. Apart from Martin and Honor, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and John, Mary and Bridget were scholars. 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

Thomas (45)[i] was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (60) for 40 years and had had 2 children and they had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Annie (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary spoke Irish and English and Annie only spoke English and Thomas and Annie could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Shields

The head of the last house in the townland was Andrew (77) and he had been married to Bridget (68) for 50 years and in that time they had had 13 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Thomas (22) and their daughter, Ellen (21). They were all Roman Catholic and Andrew was born in Co. Tipperary while all the others were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Andrew, who only spoke English. All could read and write. Andrew was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

 

 

1901 Census for Bunowen Beg

Overview of Bunowen Beg in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were 39 houses in the townland and that all the houses, except house 39, were occupied. The landholder of the unoccupied house 39 was Joseph Gorham of Clifden. All houses were listed as being private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1 and 2 had slate, iron or tiled roofs, while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 10, 16, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 and 31 were 2nd class dwellings, house 9 was a 4th class dwelling and all the other houses were 3rd class. House 9 had 1 room and no windows, Houses 13 and 34 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 4 and 19 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 6-8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33 and 35-38 had between 2nnd 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 10, 16, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 and 31 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and houses 1 and 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 66 out-buildings in the townland consisting of 28 stables, 18 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 4 piggeries, 7 barns, a workshop, 2 sheds and a forge. There were a total of 199 people, 102 males and 97 females. The was 1 church of Ireland member and all the others were Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kane.

 

Brownell

The sole occupant of the first house in Bunowen Beg was Sarah (59), who was a widow. She was born in Co. Dublin and was a member of the Irish Church. She could read and write and was listed as being a housekeeper. The house she lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Sweeney.

 

Sweeney                                  (additional surname: ODonnell)

The head of this family was Thomas (32) and he was married to Ellen (28) and they shared the house with their daughter, Mary (1) and a boarder, Patrick J. ODonnell (28). They were all born in Co. Galway, except Patrick J. who was born in Co. Down and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas spoke Irish and English and, apart from Mary, they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick J. was an assistant light keeper. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Sweeney.

 

Neil                             (additional surname: King)

The widow, Honor (70), was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son-in-law, Michael King (38), her daughter, Margaret King (30) and 6 grandchildren, Michael King (9), Honor King (8), Mary King (6), Bridget King (5), Bernard King (3) and Margaret King (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor (70), Michael (38), Margaret (30), Michael (9) and Honor (8) all spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Michael (38), Margaret (30), Michael (9) and Honor (8) could read and write. Honor (70) was a farmer, Michael was a general labourer and Michael (9) and Honor (8) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Honor Neill.

 

Collins

The widow Bridget (65) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Julia (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget only spoke Irish and Julia could speak both Irish and English but only Julia could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Julia was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Bridget Collins.

 

Collins

Tom (44) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (36). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could both read and write. Tom was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Tom Collins.

 

Whelan                                   (additional surname: McDonagh)

The widow Bridget (58) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her grandson, Stephen McDonagh (1). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could speak both Irish and English, but could not read. Bridget was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Whelan.

 

Conneely

Valentine (45) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, John (26) and Michael (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Valentine, they could all read and write. Valentine was a farmer and John and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Valentine Conneely.

 

King

John (56) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (52) and they shared the house with Ellen’s sister, Anne (71). 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. John was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. The landholder was John King.

 

Darcy

The widow Bridget (82) was listed as the head of this family in house 9 and she shared the house with her daughter Bridget (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (82) spoke only Irish and Bridget (40) spoke Irish and English. Only Bridget (40) could read and write. Bridget (82) was a housekeeper and Bridget (40) was a domestic servant cook. The house they lived in was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Valentine Conneely.

 

McCann

Martin (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (52) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Joseph (28), Annie (18), John (16) and Tommy (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Mary and Joseph spoke Irish and English and all could read and write, except Mary who could read only. Martin was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Joseph and John were farmer’s sons, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and Tommy was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin McCann.

 

Burke                                      (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the family in house 11 was Thomas (42) and he was married to Sarah (45) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (12), Mary (11), James (10), Sark (sic) (7) and Ellen (4) and also in the house at that time was Sarah’s mother, Sarah Conneely (70), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (42), Sarah (45), Thomas (12), Mary and James spoke both Irish and English and Sarah (70) spoke Irish only. Apart from Ellen and Sarah (70), they could all read and write. Thomas (42) was a farmer and Thomas (12), Mary, James and Sark (sic) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Burke.

 

Reilly

John (80) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (60) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Ellen (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Ellen spoke Irish and English and Mary only spoke Irish. None of the family could read. John was a farmer and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John Reilly.

 

Rielly (sic)

Mark (50) was the head of this family in house 13 and he was married to Mary (45) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Barbara (13), Ellen (9), Michael (5) and Anne (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Michael and Anne. Only Mark, Ellen and Michael could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen and Michael were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable. The landholder was Mark Reilly.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was the widow Sarah (82) and she shared the house with her son, a widower, Tom (41), her granddaughter, Mary (17) and grandson, John (15). 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. Sarah was a farmer and Tom was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Sarah Conneely.

 

Conneely

Michael (30) was the head of the family in house 15 and he was married to Bridget (25) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Michael (7), Stephen (6), Mary Anne (4), Delia (2) and John (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (30) and Bridget spoke Irish and English, but only Bridget could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Conneely.

 

Guy

The head of this family was the widow Mary (65) and she lived with 5 of her children, John (32), Thomas (26), Martin (28), Edward (17) and Annie (15). 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 Mary, could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, John, Thomas, Martin and Edward were farmer’s sons and Annie was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Guy.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Rielly (sic) )

John (52) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary Rielly (sic) (52) and they lived with 6 of their children and they were, John (28), Peter (26), May (21), Ellen (18), Mark (16) and Thomas (13), their grandson, Michael (10) and John’s brother, Patrick (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all of John and Mary’s children could read and write. John (52) was a farmer, John (28), Peter and Mark were farmer’s sons, Mary (21) and Ellen were farmer’s daughters, Thomas was a scholar and Patrick was a general labourer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Flaherty

The widow Catherine (50) was the listed as the head of this family in house 18 and she lived in the house with 6 of her children, Martin (20), Mary (18), Anne (15), Maggie (13), Ellen (11) and John (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Catherine, Mary and John could not read and all the others could read and write. Catherine was a farmer, the sons were all listed as farmer’s sons and the daughters were farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Catherine Flaherty.

 

Lavery

Mark (40) was the head of this house and he was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (12), Mark (10), Mary (8), Honoria (6), Michael (2), Anne (4) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark (40), Mary (30), Bridget and Mark (10) spoke Irish and English. Mark (40), Mary (30), Bridget, Mark (10) and Mary (8) could read and write. Mark (40) was a farmer and Bridget, Mark (10) and Mary (8) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mark Lavery.

 

 

Conroy                                                (additional surname: Conneely)

Thomas (40) was the head of the family and he was married to Mary (40) and 8 of their children also lived with them and they were, Thomas (19), Bridget (17), Martin (14), Mary (12), Patt (9), Mark (7), John (4) and Michael (2) and also in the house was Mary (40)’s mother, Mary (60), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (40), Mary (40), Thomas (19), Bridget, Martin and Mary (12) spoke Irish and English, Patt, Mark and John spoke only English and Mary (60) spoke only Irish. With the exception of John and Michael, they could all read and write. Thomas (40) was a farmer, Thomas (19) and Martin were listed as being farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Mary (12), Patt and Mark were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Conroy.

 

O’Donnell

The head of the family in house 21 was John (60) and he was married to Bridget (55) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, John (26), Thomas (24), Jane (21) Patrick (19) and James (15). 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 Bridget, could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, John (26), Thomas, Patrick and James were farmer’s sons and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John O’Donnell.

 

Guy

Martin (40) who was married to Mary (35) was the head of the family in house 22 and they lived with 6 of their children and they were Bridget (12), John (11), Michael (9), William (7), Martin (5) and Anne (4mths) and also in the house was Martin’s brother, Michael (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William and Martin (5) spoke only English and the others, with the exception baby Anne, all spoke Irish and English. Anne and Michael (30) could not read, Martin (5) could read only and all the others could read and write. Martin (40) was a farmer, Michael (30) was a wool weaver and Bridget, John, Michael (9), William and Martin (5) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Guy.

 

Little

The head of this family was Michael (58) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Peter (19), Anne M. (17), Joseph (15), Kate (12) and James (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Kate and James, they all spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Michael, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Peter and Joseph were farmer’s sons, Anne M. and Kate were farmer’s daughters and James was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Little.

 

Little

The head of this family was the widow Winifred (60) and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, Thomas (29), Owen (35) and John (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the sons could read and write. Winifred was a farmer and the sons were all listed as farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Winifred Little.

 

Sweeney

Patrick (65) was the head of the family and he was married to Mary (50) and also in the house were 4 of their children, Michael (24), Martin (21), John (20) and Annie (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary could read only, and the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael, Martin and John were farmer’s sons and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Sweeney.

 

Burke

Thomas (64) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Marget (sic) (62). They shared the house with 5 of their children, Mark (27), Mary (24), Bridget (22), Thomas (20) and Patrick (18). Also in the house at that time was a granddaughter, Marmie (sic) (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (64), Marget (sic), Mark and Mary could speak both Irish and English. Thomas (64), Marget (sic) and Thomas (20) could not read, Mark could read only and all the others could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mark, Thomas (20) and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Marmie (sic) was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Burke.

 

Guy

John (35) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Honor (28) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Patrick (7), John (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (35) and Honor spoke Irish and English and all, apart for baby Mary, could read and write. John (35) was a farmer and Patrick and John (4) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Guy.

 

Sweeney

The head of this family was Thomas (68) and he lived with his wife, Mary (44) and their 2 children, Bridget (15) and Anne (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Anne. They could all read and write. Thomas and Mary were farmer’s, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Anne was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Sweeney.

 

O Donnell

Michael (42) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife Mary L. (32). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael O Donnell.

 

O Donnell

Michael (64) was listed as being the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife Bridget (52) and their children Mary A. (24), John (22) and Nora (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael and Bridget were shopkeepers and John was a teacher. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a barn. The landholder was Michael O Donnell.

 

McDonough

The head of the family in house 31 was the widower John (88) and he shared the house with his son, Martin (51), his daughter-in-law, Bridget (41) and his grandchildren, Mary (16), Anne (14) and Ellen (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John could read only and all the others could read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne and Ellen were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was John McDonough.

 

Conneely

The widow Winifred (57) was the head of this family and she lived with her son, Christopher (22). They were both Roman Catholic and Winifred was born in Co. Galway and Christopher was born in America. They could speak both Irish and English and they could read and write. Winifred was a farmer and Christopher was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a barn. The landholder was Winifred Conneely.

 

Shields

Andrew (67) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (61) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were, Eliza (24), Andrew (19), Thomas (13) and Ellen (11). 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. Andrew (67) was a farmer, Eliza was a farmer’s daughter, Andrew (19) and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Ellen was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Andrew Shields.

 

Corbett

The head of this family was Patt (72) and he lived with his wife, Barbara (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke only Irish and neither could not read. Patt was a retired farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Mat Conneely.

 

King

The head of the King family in house 35 was Michael (40) and he was married to Anne (38). Seven of their children also lived in the house and they were, Mark (12), Mary (10), Ellen (8), Bridget (6), John (4) Pat (3) and Thomas (1) and also in the house at that time was Anne’s mother Celia (78), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Anne and Celia spoke Irish and English. Michael, Anne, Mark and Mary could read and write, while Ellen and Celia could read only. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

King

Valentine (70) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with their children, Thomas (21), Norah (19), Patrick (15), John (13) and Peter (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Valentine and Mary could not read but all the others could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and Thomas was a blacksmith. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery a barn and a forge. The landholder was Valentine King.

 

King                                        (additional surname: Dishael (sic))

The head of this King family was the widow Bridget (80) and she shared the house with her daughter, Bridget Dishael (sic) (31), also a widow, and her son, Michael (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. Bridget was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. And they landholder was Bridget King.

 

Conneely

Matt (44) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (46). They lived in the house with 6 of their children, Mary (16), Margaret (14), John (12), Peter (11), Anne (9) and Matt (4). 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 Anne and Matt (4). Matt (44), Margaret, John and Peter could read and write. Matt (44) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Margaret, John and Peter were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. And they landholder was Mat Conneely.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Bunowen Beg

The main immediate lessor in Bunowen Beg was William Smythe and he leased a number of tenements in the townland. Patrick Leetle (sic) leased a house on 41 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land for £5 5s for the land and 7s for the house, Michael Leetle (sic) leased a house and office on 30 acres, 1 rood and 23 perches of land for £ 10s for the land and 7s for the buildings, Patrick McDonough leased a house on 14 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and 4s for the house and Patrick Devane leased a house on 12 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house. John Neal leased 51, 1 rood and 28 perches of land for £5, Michael Heeney (sic) and James Sweeny jointly leased houses and offices on 64 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land for which they both paid £5 for the land and 10s for the buildings each. Daniel Sweeny leased a house from James Sweeny for 5s and there was a vacant house belonging to Michael Heeney (sic) with an annual ratable valuation of 8s. William Smythe leased 18 tenements. Martin Halloran and John Reilly jointly leased houses and offices on 14 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches of land for which they each paid £2 5s for the land and Martin paid 8s for a house and James paid 7s for a house and office. Andrew Sheil leased a house of 9 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and 7s for the house, Patrick Darcy leased a house (in progress) on 31 acres and 10 perches of land for £8 10s for the land and Mark and Martin King leased 35 acres and 3 perches of land and Mark leased a house (in progress) for which he paid £5 for the land and Martin a house on that land for which he paid £5 for the land and 8s for the house. John McDonough leased a house and office on 20 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land for £5 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Mark King leased a house and office for 8s, Michael Devan leased a house for 7s, John O’Donnell leased a house on 10 acres and 32 perches of land for £3 for the land and 10s for the house and John Gorham leased a house on 12 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 8s for the house. Sabina O’Donnell leased a house on 17 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches for £5 10s for the land and 10s for the house, Thomas Conery (sic) leased a house on 8 acres and 37 perches of land for £2 8s for the land and 10s for the house, John Burke leased 12 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches of land for £3 16s. Thomas Conneely and Andrew Heeney jointly leased houses on 11 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land for which they each paid £1 16s for the land and 4s for the houses. Michael Early and Michael Nee jointly leased a house on 9 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land for which Michael Early paid £1 for the land and 3s for a house and Michael Nee paid £1 15s for his shared of the land. There was a vacant house belonging to William Smythe with an annual ratable valuation of 6s, Martin Conneely and Thomas Guy leased houses and offices on 12 acres, 1 rood and 1 perch of land for which Martin paid £1 16s for the land and 6s for the buildings and Thomas paid £1 16s for the land and 4s for the house and John McDonough leased 13 acres, 1 rood and 19 perches of land for £1 12s and Anne Flanagan leased a house from John McDonough on that same land for £1 12s for the land and 15s for the house. William Smythe leased the last few tenements. Owen McCann leased a house and office on 21 acres and 8 perches of land for £6 4s for the land and 8s for the buildings, John Collins and Michael Devane jointly leased 11 acres and 1 rood of land with houses and John paid £1 15s for the land and 5s for a house and Michael paid £1 15s for his share of the land and 10s for a house. Thomas Goan (sic) and Michael Whelan leased houses on 12 acres and 7 perches of land for which they each paid £1 16s for land and Thomas paid 4s for a house and Michael paid 10s for his house, John Neal leased 5 acres and 18 perches of land for £1 10s, Patrick King leased a house on 7 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land for £2 8s for the land and 10s for the house and the Irish Church Mission Society leased a school house on 3 roods and 30 perches of land for 4s for the land and 2s for the school house. There were also 59 acres and 6 perches of water. There was an exemption for the Irish Church Mission Society. There were 20 islands belonging to the tenants of Bunowen Beg that had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Bunowen Beg

The 1670 Down Survey shows that the 1641 owner was the Catholic Murrogh O’Flahartye and in 1670 the owner was Edward Geoghegan, also a Catholic.

[i] Age most likely to be wrong given that they had been married for 40 years. Possibly should be 65?

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