Callow

An Caladh

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Callow

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Bunowen

Poor Law Union:                     No Records

Area:                                         943.60 acres / 943 acres, 2 roods, 15 perches

 

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

Map

Galway Library for Callow

Logaimn for Callow

NUI Galway Digital Collection for Callow

 

1911 Census for Callow

Overview of Callow 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 Callow the 33 houses were listed as houses 104 to 136.

 

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 33 houses in the townland of Callow and all were occupied with the exception of house 113. All were listed as being private dwellings except for house 113, which was the Callow National School. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 106 and113 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 114 and 117 were 4th class dwellings, houses 104, 105, 110-112, 115, 118, 121-128, 130, 131, 133, 135 and 136 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. Houses 114 and 117 had 1 room and no windows, houses 104 and 131 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 113 had 1 rom and 4 windows in the front and houses 112, 115, 118, 124 and 125 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 105, 110, 111, 121-123, 126-128, 130, 133, 135 and 136 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 106-109, 116, 119, 120, 129, 132 and 134 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 44 out buildings in the townland consisting of 7 stables, 27 cow houses, 9 piggeries and a turf house. There was a total of 157 people, 89 males and 68 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Daniel Brougham.

 

Conneely

The head of the first family in Callow was Stephen (73) and he had been married to Mary (72) for 50 years and they had had 9 children, but only 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with their grandson, Martin (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Martin could read only and Stephen and Mary could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Martin was a scholar. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surname: Toole)

John Conroy Bartley (50) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (32) for 5 years and in that time they had had 4 children, Martin (14), Michael (9), John (6)[i], Maggie (2), and also in that house at that time was a visitor, Bridget Toole (75). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Maggie and Bridget could not read, John could read only and all the others could read and write. John (50) was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s wife, Martin, Michael and John (6) were farmer’s sons and Maggie 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.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Connolly)

The head of this family was James (40) and he was married to Delia (30) and they shared the house with their niece, Margaret Connolly (8). 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. James was a farmer and Margaret was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Gould

Martin (58) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (47) for 16 years and in that time they had had 5 children, Michael (14), Patrick (10), Mary (9), Bridget (8) and Martin (6). They were all Roman Catholic but only Martin had a place of birth listed and that was Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Martin, who only spoke English. Only Michael, Patrick and Mary could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Michael, Patrick, Mary and Bridget 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.

 

McDonagh

Patrick (55) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (40) for 13 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were, Mary (12), John (10), Peter (9), Annie (6) and Agnes (3). 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 Annie and Agnes who both only spoke English. Anne, Mary, John and Peter could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Peter and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Jas McDonagh.

 

King

The widow Bridget (80) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her widowed son Michael (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read and write. Michael was a fisherman. 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

The widow Bridget (76) was the sole occupant of this house and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Melia

John (79) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (69) for 30 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. The lived in the house with 2 of those children, Hannah (27) and John (26) and also 2 grandchildren, William (7) 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 could read and write. John (70) was a farmer, Hannah was a farmer’s daughter, John (26) was a farmer’s son and William and John (8) 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.

 

Conneely

The widower, Martin (66) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived with 2 of his daughters, Winnie (17) and Ellen (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Winnie and Ellen could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Winnie and Ellen were farmer’s daughters. 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                              (additional surname: Nee)

Bridget (75) was the head of this household and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Catherine Nee (10). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Catherine could read and write. Catherine was a scholar. The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Burke

The head of this family was the widower Michael (46) and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Anne (14), Bridget (13), John (11) and Norah (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, except Michael, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget, John and Norah 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.

 

King

Bryan (87) was listed as being the head of this family in house 116 and he had been married to Catherine (77) for 70 years[ii]. They had 9 children and 6 of those survived. They lived in the house with their son, John (35) and their daughter-in-law Margaret (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Margaret could read and write. Bryan was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

Folan

The widower, Patt (75) was the sole occupant of this house. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was a farmer. The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and he had a piggery. The landholder was John Melia.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 118 was the widower Patt (73) and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Thomas, (16), Patrick (14), Stephen (12) and Celia (10). All were Roman Catholic but only Patt was listed with a place of birth and that was Co. Galway. Only Patt was listed as speaking Irish and English but all could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Thomas and Patrick were farmer labourers and Stephen and Celia 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.

 

Malley

The head of this family was Michael (72) and he had been married to Mary (70) for 46 years and they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Patrick (38), John (35), Nora (32) and Michael (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michel (72), Mary, Patrick and John spoke Irish and English and Nora and Michael (29) spoke only English. They could all read and write. Michael (72) and John were farmers, Mary was a housekeeper, Patrick and Michael (29) were carpenters and Nora was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malley

The head of this household was Thomas (48) and he lived with his brother, Patrick (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. They were both farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Malley

Patrick (69) was listed as the head of the family in house 121 and he was married to Annie (67) and had been for 39 years and in the time they had had 11 children, of which only 6 had survived. Two of their daughters lived with them and they were, Annie (20) and Maggie (17). 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. Patrick was a farmer, Annie was listed as a farmer’s daughter and Maggie was listed as a farmer’s son, although it was likely meant to be a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

King

John (60) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (52) for 15 years and in that time they had had 7 children, Mary (14), Michl (sic) (12), Margaret (11), Anne (9), Martin (8), Thomas (1) and Delia (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Thomas and Delia, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Mary, Michl, Margaret, Anne and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

King

Simon (69) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (59) and had been for 25 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Mary (19), Martin (18), Anne (16) and Bridget (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Anne (59) could not read but all the other members of the family could read and write. Simon was a pensioner from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Martin was a farm labourer and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surname: Davis)

Bartly (44) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (44) for 19 years and they had had 8 children, Mary (18), Martin (16), Stephen (15), Annie (13), Michael (10), John (7), Patrick (5) and Catherine (2) and also in the house at that time was Bridget’s mother, Bridget Davis (94), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and apart from Patrick, Catherine and Bridget (94), they all could read and write. Bartly was a farmer and Stephen, Annie, Michael and John 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.

 

McDonagh

The widow Mary (74) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Martin (27). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. Martin was a labourer. 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.

 

McDonnell

Matthias (72) and he had been married to Mary (57) for 21 years and they had had 5 children, Thomas (20), John (18), Mary (16), Michael (13) and Margaret (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Matthias was a farmer, Thomas and John were farm labourers and Margaret was a scholar. 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.

 

Malley

The widow Anne (68) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Martin (31). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Martin was a farm labourer. 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.

 

Corbett                                    (additional surname: Mitchell)

The widower, Martin (80) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son-in-law, John Mitchell (38), who had been married to Martin’s daughter, Honor Mitchell (34) for 8 years and his grandchildren, Martin Mitchell (7), Michael Mitchell (6), John Mitchell (5) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (80), John (38), Honor and Martin (7) spoke Irish and English while the others only spoke English. Only John (36), Honor and Martin (7) could read and write. Martin (80) was a farmer, John (36) was a farm labourer and Martin (7) was a scholar. 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.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (55) was the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (54) for 20 years and they had had 6 children but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their children, John (18), Mary (16) and Festus (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Ellen could read only while all the others could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and shopkeeper, John was a farm labourer and Festus was a scholar. 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.

 

Malley

Head of this family was Peter (62) and he had been married to Barbarra (sic) (62) for 36 years and they had had 9 children, of which 7 had survived. They lived with 3 of their sons, Peter (20), Martin (17) 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, apart from Barbarra (sic), they could all read and write. Peter (62) was a farmer, Peter (20) and Martin were farmer’s sons and John was a scholar. 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.

 

Malley

Martin (59) was the sole occupant of house 131 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Peter Malley.

 

OFaharty (sic)

Daniel (76) was listed as the head if this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they had been married for 22 years and in that time they had had 5 children and 3 of those had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Daniel was an ex national school teacher and Mary was a national school teacher. 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

The head of the family in house 133 was John (50) and he had been married to Delia (47) for 21 years and they had had 8 children, Thomas (20), Mary (19), Annie (17), James (13), Michael (11), John (9), Martin (7) and Andrew (5). 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. John (50) was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters and the other children were all 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.

 

Melia

Martin (44) was listed as the head of the family in house 134 and he had been married to Anne (40) for 13 years and they had had 9 children, Thomas (13), Mary (12), Annie (11), Festus (9), John (8), Bridget (7), Peter (5), Michael (2) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Michael and Martin (1) spoke only English and the others could all speak both Irish and English. Martin (44), Anne, Thomas, Mary and Annie could read and write. Martin (44) was a farmer and Thomas, Mary, Annie, Festus and John 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.

 

Gould

The head of this family was Patrick (62) and he had been married to Anne (50) for 12 years and they had had 6 children, but only 4 had survived. Those 4 children also lived in the house and they were, Mary (10), John (7), Thomas (4) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Bridget spoke only English and the others could all speak both Irish and English. Only Anne, Mary and John could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary and John 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.

 

McHugh                                  (additional surnames: Conneely and Corbett)

The head of the last house in Callow was Michael (32) and he had been married to Norah (30) for 1 year and they had 1 child, Festus (3mths). Also in the house at that time were 2 lodgers, Valentine Conneely (40) and Honor Corbett (67). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, apart from baby Festus, and only Michael and Norah could read and write. Michael and Valentine were labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed.

 

 

1901 Census for Callow

Overview of Callow in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 35 houses in the townland and all houses, except for house 35, were occupied and were listed as private dwellings. House 35 was the Callagh National School. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4, 6, 11-14, 20, 25, 26 and 30 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 21 and 33 were 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 21 and 33 had 1 room and no windows, house 34 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 7 and 17 had between 2 and 4 rooms and had 1 window, houses 2, 3, 8-10, 15-19, 22-24, 27-29, 31 and 32 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and 1, 4, 6, 11-14, 20, 25, 26 and 30 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 44 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 25 stables, 15 cow houses, 3 calf houses and 1 piggery. There were 140 people in the townland at the time of the census, 77 males and 63 females.

 

McDonagh

The head of the first family in Callow was James (30) and he was married to Ellen (30) and they shared the house with their niece, Annie (6). They were all Roman Catholic and James and Ellen were born in Co. Galway while Annie was born in America. James and Ellen spoke both Irish and English. James and Annie could read and write. James was a farmer and Annie 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 calf house. The landholder was James McDonagh.

 

Gould

Martin (44) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Anne (30) and they shred the house with 3 of their children, Michael (4), Mary (3) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Anne spoke Irish and English and only Martin could read and write. Martin 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 stable. The landholder was Martin Gould.

 

McDonagh

Patt (40) was listed as the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Annie (28) and they lived with their daughter Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt and Annie spoke Irish and English but only Annie could read and write. Patt was a farmer. 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 Patt McDonagh.

 

King

The widow Bridget (68) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with her son, John (18). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Bridget King.

 

McDonagh

The head of the family in house 5 was Martin (80) and he lived with his wife, Bridget (80). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Martin was a farmer. 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 Martin McDonagh.

 

Malley

John (70) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (57) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Michael (21), Hannah (18) and John (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. John (70) was a farmer Michael was a farmer’s son and Hannah and John were listed as being farmer’s daughters (sic)[iii]. 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 Malley.

 

Conneely

Stephen (62) was the head of the family in house 7 and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with Michl (sic) (18). 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. Stephen and Mary were listed as being farmers and Michl (sic) 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. The landholder was Stephen Conneely.

 

Conroy

John (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (26) and they shared the house with their son, Martin (4) and John’s mother, Margaret (85), 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, apart from Martin, who only spoke English. Only John and Margaret (26) 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 cow house. The landholder was John Conroy.

 

King

Bryan (69) was listed as the head of the family in house 9 and he was married to Kate (65) and they lived in that house with their son John (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. Bryan was a farmer and John was listed as being 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. The landholder was Bryan King.

 

McDonagh

Patt (80) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Mary (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Patt could read and write. Patt was a farmer. 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 Patt McDonagh.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Patt (60) and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with 6 of their sons, Peter (18), Festy (16), Martin (10), Thomas (9), Patrick (4) and Stephen (1). 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 the 2 youngest, Patrick and Stephen. Apart from Stephen, they could all read and write. Patt was listed as being a farmer, Peter, Festy and Martin were farmer’s sons and Thomas was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patt Joyce.

 

Melia

Michael (60) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were, Patrick (23), Michael (21), Norah (16) and John (18). 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 (60) was a farmer, Patrick was a carpenter, Michael (21) and John were farmer’s sons and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Melia.

 

Melia

The unmarried Mary (80) was listed as being the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Patt (50) and Thomas (33). 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 listed as being a farmer and Patt and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary Melia.

 

Melia

House 14 was home to another Melia family and the head of this family was Patt (50) and he was married to Anne (48) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Celia (20), Patt (18), Delia (12), Annie (9) and Maggie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Maggie. They could all read and write. Patt (50) was a farmer, Celia was a farmer’s daughter, Patt (18) was a farmer’s son and Delia, Annie and Maggie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patt Melia (Val).

 

King

The head of the family in house 15 was John (40) and he was married to Anne (35) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mary (3), Michael (2) and Maggie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Anne and Mary could speak Irish and English and John and Anne could read and write. John 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 John King.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: King)

The head of the family in house 16 was widow Mary (70) and she shared the house with her granddaughter Margaret King (11) and grandson Martin King (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary spoke both Irish and English but only Margaret and Martin could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Margaret and Martin were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surname: Davis)

Bartley (32) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (32) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (8), Martin (6), Stephen (5), Annie (2) and Michael (6mths). Also in the house was an unspecified occupant, Bridget Davis (80), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bartley, Bridget (32) and Bridget (80) spoke Irish and English. All of the family could read and write, except Michael and Bridget (80). Bartley was a farmer and Mary and Martin were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Bartley Conroy.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: King)

Bridget (42) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her nephew John King (22). 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. Bridget was a housekeeper. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Duane.

 

Duane

The widow Mary (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Stephen (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Stephen could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Duane.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was Mary (63), who was listed as being married but no husband was listed. She shared the house with her son, Martin (19). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary McDonagh.

 

Folan

The sole occupant of house 21 was the widower Patt (58) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and as listed as being a retired farmer. The house he lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling. The landholder was Mary McDonagh.

 

McDonnell                              (additional surname: Corbett)

Matt (60) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Tom (10), John (8), Mary (6), Michael (3) and Maggie (1) and also in the house was Matt’s sister-in-law, Honor Corbett (45). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Matt, Mary (40) and Tom spoke Irish and English and Mary (40), Tom, John and Mary (6) could read and write. Matt was a farmer and Tom, John and Mary (6) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Matt McDonnell.

 

McDonagh

The head of the family in house 23 was Thomas (40) and he was married to Ellen (38) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children and they were, Michael (14), John (8), Mary (6) and Festy (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Ellen and Michael spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Festy, could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and John and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas McDonagh.

 

Melia

The widow Nancy (62) was listed as the head of this household and she lived with her son Martin (19). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both could speak both Irish and English and they could both read and write. Nancy was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Nancy Melia.

 

Corbett

The widower Martin (70) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his daughter, Honor (23) and his son, Peter (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Honor and Peter could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Corbett.

 

Malley

The head of the family in house 26 was Peter (51) and he was married to Barbarra (sic) (50) and they lived in the house with their 8 children, Michael (24), Patrick (21), Mary (19), Anne (15), Stephen (13), Peter (10), Martin (7) and John (3) and also in the house at that time was Peter’s brother, Martin (47). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Martin (7) and John. Barbarra (sic) and John could not read, Martin (7) could read only and all they others could read and write. Peter (51) was a farmer, Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary and Anne were farmer’s daughters, Stephen, Peter (10), Martin (7) and John were scholars and Martin (47) was a general labourer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Peter Malley.

 

ODonnell

The widow Margaret (58) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Peter (26), Michael (22), Thomas (20) and Mary (17). 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. Margaret was a farmer, Peter, Michael and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Margaret ODonnell.

 

Melia

The widower, Tom (67) was listed as the head of this family in house 28 and he lived in the house with his son, Martin (32), daughter-in-law, Anne (30) and 3 grandchildren, Thomas (2), Mary (1) and Anne (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Martin and Anne (30) could speak both Irish and English and Martin, Anne and Thomas could read and write. Tom was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Tom Melia.

 

Conneely

Mary (60), a widow, was listed as being the head of this family and she lived with 3 of her sons, Val (28), Thomas (24) and Festy (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Mary was a farmer and the boys were all farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: Mullen)

Daniel (64) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Mary (42) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Elizabeth M. (10), Ellen (9) and Danl (sic) Louis (4) and also a nephew, Michl (sic) D. Mullen (19). 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. Daniel and Mary were national school teachers, the children were all listed as being scholars and Michl (sic) D. had no employment. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was listed as Thomas McDonagh.

 

Gould

Patk (51) was the head of the family in house 31 and he was married to Anne (26) and they had one child, Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patk and Anne spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Patk was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patk Gould.

 

Conneely

Martin (50) was the head of this family and he was married but there was no wife listed in this entry. He lived in the house with 4 daughters, Honor (12), Ellen (4), Margaret (10) and Winefred (sic) (6). 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 Martin, could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Honor worked on the farm and Ellen, Margaret and Winefred (sic) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Conneely.

 

Corbutt (sic)

The sole occupant of house 33 was Mary (56) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read and she was listed as being a housekeeper. The house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and there was a piggery. The landholder was Thomas McCullaghty (sic) of Roundstone.

 

Toole

Bridget (58) was the sole occupant of the last house in Callow and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and there was a stable and a cow house. Bridget was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Callow

Patrick Gould – Application No. C/20 6341. Ref. Cen S/11/ 293. The application was received on 31st May 1920 with an address at that time of Calla, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Patrick’s parent’s names were given as Pat and Mary Gould (Geary). The 1851 address for the search was Callow, in the Parish of Ballindoon, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co, Galway. In the left hand margin, there was a handwritten note of the following names: Thos 7, Martin, Mary 5 and Babe 11 months. The search was returned on 1st May 1920[iv] with the handwritten note: Found parents married 1841, no son Patrick.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Callow

William Smythe was the main immediate lessor in the townland of Callow at this time. He leased 24 tenements on 810 acres and 32 perches of land. Patrick Goold (sic) paid £1 10s for land and 4s for a house and office, Valentine Mealy, Bartholomew Conrey (sic) and William Greene each paid £3 15s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Patrick King (Hugh) paid £4 10s for land and 10s for a house and Michael Conrey (sic) paid £2 5s for land and 3s for a house annually. Valentine Conneely paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house, Festus Mealy paid £2 5s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Patk. Mealy (Festus) paid £2 5s for land and 6s for a house, Michael Davis paid 32 5s for land and 10s for a house and offices and John Conneely paid £2 5s for land and 6s for a house. Mary Conneely paid £2 5s for land and 7s for a house, John Joyce paid £4 10s for land and 7s for a house and offices, Jeremiah Greene paid £4 10s for land and 10s for a house and offices, Bryan King (Festus) paid £4 10s for land and 3s for a house and Patrick King (Bryan) paid £4 10s for land and 10s for a house. Bryan King (Patrick) paid £4 for land and 8s for a house, Thomas McDonough paid £2 for land and 6s for a house, Stephen Mullin paid £3 for land and 8s for a house and Sarah O’Donnell paid £3 for land and 6s for a house. Patrick McDonough paid £1 10s for land and 6s for a house, Barth, Conrey (sic) (Festus) paid £1 10s for land and 6s for a house and office and John Mealy paid £3 for land and 8s for a house. Margaret Burke leased a house from William Smythe for 7s. Cornelius Harigan (sic) leased a house from Patrick King (Bryan) for 10s. There was a vacant house belonging to John Mealy that had an annual ratable valuation of 10s. There was a graveyard of 1 rood and 25 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of 2s. William Smythe owned 9 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of 18s and there were 177 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of water in the townland. There was an exemption of 2s for the graveyard.

 

1670 Down Survey for Callow

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 Geoghegan, also a Catholic.

[i] Martin, Michael and John most likely from a previous marriage.

[ii] Most likely wrong, as that would mean that Catherine would have married at the age of 7.

[iii] Obviously John would be a farmer’s son

[iv] Most likely a mistake and should be 1st June 1920.

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