Derrigimlagh

Deirgimleach

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Derrigimlagh
Roger Harrison

Townland:                                Derrygimlagh

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Errislannan

Area:                                         2711.55 acres / 2711 acres, 2 roods, 8 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derrigimlagh

Logainm for Derrigimalagh

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derrigimlagh

 

1911 Census for Derrigimlagh

Overview of Derrigimlagh in 1911

Note: The houses in Derrigimlagh were listed as being from 230 to 303.

There were a total of 74 houses in the townland of Derrigimlagh in 1911. Houses 257 to 262 were unoccupied but the landholder was G. Marconi, house 292 was unoccupied and the landholder was J. Kendall, Building 302 was the Ballyconneely national school and Building 303 was the Protestant Episcopalian Church, both were unoccupied. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings with the exception of house 243, which was the Irish Church Mission Society school. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 241, 243, 244, 254-262, 264, 271, 292, 302 and 303 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 243, 244 and 254 were 1st class dwellings, houses 241, 242, 246, 247, 249, 251, 255-262, 264, 265, 271, 276, 277, 278, 282, 284, 292, 302 and 303 were all classed as being 2nd class dwellings while all the others were listed as being 3rd class. Houses 233 and 298 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 230-232, 237, 267, 275 and 288 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 234-236, 238-240, 245, 248, 250, 252, 253, 263, 266, 268-274, 279-28, 283, 285-287, 289-291, 293-297 and 299-301 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 246, 247, 249, 255, 265, 276-278, 282, 284 and 302 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 256-264 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front, houses 241 and 242 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 302 had 5 or 6 rooms and 5 windows, house 244 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 6 windows in the front, house 292 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 4 windows, house 243 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 254 had 13 or more rooms and 9 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 131 out-buildings in the townland consisting of 29 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 59 cow houses, 18 piggeries, 10 turf houses, a workshop, 4 sheds, 2 stores, a forge, a condenser house, a transmitting house, a coal store and an engine house. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 363 people in the townland at the time of the census, 191 males and 172 females. 159 males and 150 females were Roman Catholic, 23 males and 22 females were Church of Ireland, 7 males were other Protestant faith and there was also 2 male Baptists. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Daniel Brougham.

 

Mullan (sic)

John (62) was listed as the head of this family in the first house in Derrigimlagh and he had been married to Catherine (48) for 23 years and in that time they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, Patrick (22), Catherine (12), Thomas (10), John (8), James (6), Margaret Ellen (4), Alice (3) and Bridget (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and Catherine (48), Alice and Bridget were Roman Catholic and the others were all Protestant Episcopalian. John (62), Catherine (48), Patrick and Thomas spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. John (8) could read only and John (62), Patrick, Catherine (12) and Thomas could read and write. John (62) and Patrick were farm labourers and Catherine (12), Thomas, John (8), James and Margaret Ellen were scholars. 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 the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Molloy

The head of this family was William (46) and he had been married to Delia (42) for 21 years and in that time they had had 9 children and all had survived. They shared the house with William’s widowed mother, Judy (76) and 4 of their daughters, Alice Maud (14), Frances Bertha (5), Edith Hilda (4) and Ethel Beatrice Violet (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Protestant Episcopalian. William, Delia and Judy spoke both Irish and English. Frances Bertha could read only, William, Delia and Alice Maud could read and write and the others could not read. William was a Marconi worker, labourer in MRM and Frances Bertha and Edith Hilda were scholars. 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 the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Burke                          (additional surname: Early)

The widower Thomas (76) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his daughter, Jane Early (50) and his granddaughter, Norah Early (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Protestant Episcopalian. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was a labourer. 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 the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Parsons

The sole occupant of house 223 was Sarah (73), a widow. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Protestant Episcopalian. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholders were the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Thornton

Michael (70) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (50) for 16 years and they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 2 children and they were, Anne (13) and Patrick (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read only and Anne and Patrick could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Anne and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Burke

Patrick (63) was listed as the head of the household in house 235 and he had been married to Honor (43) for 19 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. Those 8 children also lived with them in the house and they were Margaret (18), Barbara (16), Bridget (14), John (11), Kate (8), Thomas (6), Patrick (3) and Festus (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (63), Honor, Margaret, Barbara and Bridget spoke Irish and English and John, Kate, Thomas and Patrick (3) spoke only English. Kate could read only, and Margaret, Barbara, Bridget and John could read and write. Patrick (63) was a farmer, Margaret and Bridget were farmer’s daughters, Barbara was a domestic servant and John and Kate were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Wickham

The head of this family was Festy (43) and he was married to Jane (32) and had been for 11 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children also lived in the house and they were Mary (7), Anne (4) and Bridget (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy and Jane could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Festy was a farmer and Mary and Anne were scholars. 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 Jas B. Joyce.

 

Conneely

John (99) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Julia (97) and they had been married for 60 years and in that time had had 3 children but only 1 had survived. They shared the house with 2 grandchildren, Festus (20) and John (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (99), Festus and John (19) spoke both Irish and English and Julia spoke only Irish. Only Festus and John (19) could read and write. John (99) was a farmer and Festus and John (19) were general labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Vaughan

The widow, Anne (74) was listed as the head of this family in house 240 and she lived in the house with 2 of her children, Thomas (36) and Annie (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Annie could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Annie 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 cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Mulleague                               (additional surname: Osborne)

There was no head of the family listed for house 241, just 2 daughters, Bridget J. (22) and Eileen M. (17) and also a niece, Della May Osborne (13). 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 J. was a national school teacher and Eileen M. and Della May were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was the Canon McAlpine.

 

McNiffe

The head of the McNiffe family in house 242 was the widower, Timothy (71) and he shared the house with 7 of his children, William (27), John (25), Alexander (20), Maud (16), Fanny (15), Frederick (13) and Alfred (9). Timothy was born in Co. Sligo and the children were all born in Co. Galway and all were Protestant Episcopalian. Timothy spoke both Irish and English and all the children spoke only English. They could all read and write. Timothy was a shoemaker, William was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Alexander was a general labourer and Maud, Fanny, Frederick and Alfred were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Burke

Patrick (41) was the head of this family and he had been married to Leonora (35) for 9 years and they had had 4 children, Maud (8), Helen (7), Francis (6) and Cyril (4). Leonora was born in Co. Cork and the others were all born in Co. Galway and all were Protestant Episcopalian. Patrick could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Cyril, they could all read and write. Patrick and Leonora were both school teachers and the children were all scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with between 10 and 12 rooms and they had a cow house and a turf house. The landholder was the Irish Church Mission Society.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Mullen)

The head of this family was Thomas (68) and he was married to Frances Anna (36) and they had been for 15 years and they had 1 child, Evelyn Stewart (11). They also shared the house with a servant, Anne Mullen (16). Frances Anna was born in Co. Wicklow and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They were all Protestant Episcopalian. Thomas spoke both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Thomas was listed as being a Clergymen of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Ireland, Evelyn Stewart was a scholar and Anne was a servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was the Irish Church Mission Society.

 

Kearns

Bartley (52) was the head of the family in house 245 and he had been married to Margaret (47) for 20 years and they had had 7 children, of which, 5 had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were Joseph (16), Katie (18), Mary E. (12), Thomas (10) and Agnes (7). They were all Catholic and Bartley, Margaret, Thomas and Agnes were born in Ireland and Joseph, Katie and Mary E. were born in America. Bartley and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and the children only spoke English. They could all read and write. Bartley was a farmer, Joseph was a farmer’s son, Katie was a farmer’s daughter and Mary E., Thomas and Agnes were scholars. 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 for this house.

 

King

Edward (62) was listed as being then head of this household and he was married to Mary (60) and had been for 32 years and they had had 9 children, of which 7 had survived. There were 7 other people also listed in the house at that time, presumably, the 7 children, Michael (30), Bartly (26), Peter (23), Edward (16), Mary (28), Annie (19) and Norah (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward (62) and Mary (60) spoke Irish and English and then others all spoke only English. Edward (62) could not read and the other members of the family could all read and write. Edward (62), Michael, Bartly, Peter and Edward (16) were farm labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: Heaney)

The head of this Davis family in house 247 was Thomas (68) and he had been married to Bridget (62) for 35 years and they had had 5 children, but on 3 had survived. They shared the house with an aunt, Annie Heaney (60) and 2 of their children, Annie (30) and Delia (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget, Annie (30) and Delia could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Annie (30) and Delia were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Folan

Thomas (67) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (60) and had been for 36 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survive. They shared the house with 4 of their children, Anne (19), John (17), Michael (15) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Anne (19) and Thomas could read and write. Thomas (67) was a farmer and John, Michael and Thomas (13) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Wickham)

Mark (75) was the head of this family and he had been married to Kate (72) for 44 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. They shared the house with their son, Pat (25), their daughter, Kate (25), their grandson, Michael Wickham (13) and their granddaughter, Bridget Wickham (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for Bridget. Mark, Kate and Pat spoke Irish and English but only Michael and Bridget could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son, Kate (25) was a farmer’s daughter and Michael and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Lee

The head of this family was James (40) and he had been married to Bridget (43) for 21 years and in that time they had had 10 children. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were, Delia (17), Patrick (14), Michael (12), Ellie (13), Julia (8), James (6), Thomas (5) and Ellie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and James (40), Bridget, Delia, Patrick, Michael and Ellie could read and write. James (40) was a farmer, Delia was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Michael, Ellie, Julia and James (6) 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 for this house.

 

Cottingham                             (additional surnames: Coyne and Conneely)

The head of this household was the unmarried, Patrick (35) and he lived with his sister, Annie (38) and 2 servants, Pat Coyne (42) and Patt Conneely (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the household could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Pat Coyne, they all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Pat and Patt were general labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a shed. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Hopkins

The widow, Catherine (76) was the sole occupant of house 252. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and she had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Kane

Michael (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (50) for 31 years and they had had 14 children and 11 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, John (20), Norah (16), Patrick (15), Sarah (12), Thomas (7) and Philip (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Honor, Thomas and Philip, they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, John and Patrick were general labourers and Sarah, Thomas and Philip 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 for this house.

 

George                                  (additional surnames: Round, Tomlinson, Witt, Stan, Franklin, white and Walsh)

The head of this household, and the engineer-in-charge, was Edward George (27) and also in the house were, Henery (sic) Round (29), who was a visitor, 5 boarders, Noel Tomlinson (24), Bertram Witt (23), Austin Stan (24), Charlie Franklin (30) and Richard White (26). Also in the house were 2 servants, Delia Walsh (19) and Sarah Walsh (22). Edward George, Noel Tomlinson, Bertram Witt and Richard White were Church of England, Charlie Franklin was a Baptist and Delia Walsh and Sarah Walsh were listed as being Church of Rome. Edward, Noel, Bertram, Austin, Charlie and Richard were listed as being born in England, Henery (sic) was born in Kingswinford, England and Delia and Sarah were born in Galway. Delia and Sarah spoke Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. They could all read and write. Delia and Sarah were domestic servants and all the others were electrical engineers. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 13 or more rooms and they had a workshop, a store, a forge a condenser house, a transmitting house, a coal store and an engine house. The landholder was G. Marconi.

 

Willey                         (additional surname: Bray)

The head of this household was William John (39) and he had been married to Emily Jane (32) for 13 years and they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Emmie (8) and Phillis (3), Emily’s brother, Ernest Bray (21) and William’s brother Henry (36), who had been married for 14 years and he had 3 children, but there was no wife listed in this this entry. All were listed as being Church of Ireland and William John was born in Cornwall and the others were listed as being born in England. They all spoke English only and, apart from Phillis, they could all read and write. William John was a carpenter, Earnest was a wireman, Henry was a fitter and Emmie and Phillis were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a turf house and a shed. The landholder was G. Marconi.

 

McCauley

(additional surnames: Crainey, Johnston, Ton, Thomas, Duffy, Gallagher, McCarthy and Helps)

The person at the top of the list of people in house 256, and listed as being a boarder, was George Ed Macauley (26) and he shared the house with Fredk J. Crainey (sic) (24), John F. Johnston (29), Robt (sic) May Ton (50), William Thomas (53), James Duffy (27), Charles Gallagher, (25), William McCarthy (39) and William Helps (47). George Ed was born in Westmeath and was Church of Ireland William Thomas and William Helps were members of the Church of England and William Thomas was born in Cornwall and William Helps was born in Wiltshire, Robt (sic) May Ton and James Duffy were Roman Catholic and Robt (sic) May had no place of birth listed and James was born in Dublin. The others had no religion listed but Fredk J. (sic) Crainey (sic) was born in Cavan, John F. Johnston was born in Dublin, Charles Gallagher was born in Co. Dublin and William McCarthy was born in Limerick. They all spoke only English and George Ed could read and write. George Ed was a clerk, John F. was a carpenter, William Thomas was a rigger, James Duffy was a plumber, William McCarthy was a carpenter and William Helps was a cook. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was G. Marconi.

 

Houses 257 to 262 were unoccupied

 

Feeney

Peter (25) was listed as the head of this family in house 263 and he had been married to Bridget (36) for 6 years and they had 3 children, Rosetta (5), John (2) and Patrick (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Peter was born in England and the rest of the family were all born in Co. Galway. Bridget spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. Only Peter and Bridget could read and write. Peter was an engine driver and Rosetta and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was George Dunn.

 

O’Rourke

Thomas (37) was the head of this family and he had been married to Maria (23) for 1 year and they had had 1 child. They shared the house with 3 children[i], John (10), James (5) and Laurence (7mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Tipperary, Maria and Laurence were born in Co. Galway Connemara and John and James were born in England. Maria spoke Irish and English and apart from baby Laurence, the others all spoke English only, Thomas, Maria and John could read and write. Thomas was a mechanical engineer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was George Dunn.

 

Guy

The widower, Thomas (57) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 2 of his sons, Peter (23) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas (57) was a farmer, Peter was a labourer and Thomas (13) 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 for this house.

 

Conneely

Thomas (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (60) for 40 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Patrick (20), Valentine (17), Martin (17) and Annie (14). 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. Thomas was a farmer, Patrick, Valentine and Martin 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 and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McDonagh

The widow Anne (66) was the sole occupant of house 267 and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and there was a cow house. The landholder was Martin Cottingham.

 

Flaherty

Michael (40) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Kate (40) for 16 years and they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. Those 4 children also lived in the house at that time and they were Mary (15), Honor (9), Ellen (6) and Thomas (3), Ellen (6) and Thomas (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for young Thomas, who only spoke English. Only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary, Honor and Ellen 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 for this house.

 

Conneely

The sole occupant of this house was John (53) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Folan Derby)

Michael Folan Derby (80) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (81) and they had been married for 60 years and they had had 5 children, but only 2 of those had survived. They shared the 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 none of them could read. Michael was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Goggins                                  (additional surname: Mannion)

There were 12 members of the household in house 271 and the head of the household was Patrick (60) who had been married to Bridget (57) for 36 years and they had had 14 children and 10 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 7 of their children, Susan (18), Patrick (16), William (14), Anne (12), Mary (9), Michael (7) and Sarah Mannion (25), who had been married to Michael Mannion (30) for 3 years and they had 2 children, Thomas Mannion (2) and Mary Mannion (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Thomas and Mary Mannion, who were listed as speaking only English. Apart from Bridget, Susan, Thomas and Mary Mannion, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Susan was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick and William were farmer’s sons, Michael Mannion was an engineer fitter and Anne, Mary (9) and Michael (7) were scholars. 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 for this house.

 

Connolly

The widow Barbara (52) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, John (22) and 2 of her daughters, Bridget (16) and Annie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. John was a general labourer. 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 for this house.

 

Thornton

The head of this family in house 273 was the widow, Bridget (55) and she lived in the house with 4 of her children, Annie (23), Michael (21), Patrick (18) and Winnifred (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English, but the children only spoke English. Only Annie, Patrick and Winnifred could read and write. Annie and Winnifred were farmer’s daughters and Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Folan

John (64) was the head of this Folan family and he lived with his wife, Sarah (63) and they had been married for 40 years and they had had 9 children but only 6 had survived. 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 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 for this house.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Folan Patt)

John Folan Patt (56) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to his wife, Bridget (56) for 32 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were Dudley (21), Thomas (18) and Julia (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Dudley. Only John, Dudley and Julia could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Dudley and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Julia 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 for this house.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Folan Darby)

The widower John Folan Darby (66) was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his son-in-law, William (45), who had been married to his daughter, Bridget (42) for 20 years and they had had 7 children of which 5 had survived, and they also lived in the house and they were, John (15), Mary (12), Michael (9), Patrick (6) and James (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only William, John and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer, William and John were farmer’s sons and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow, Sarah (75) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Stephen (33) who was married to Sarah (32) and had been for 8 years and they had 4 children, John (7), Stephen (6), Michael (5) and Thomas (2). They were all Roman Catholic and Sarah (75), Stephen (33) and Sarah (32) were born in Co. Galway but there were no places of birth listed for the grandsons. Sarah (75), Stephen (33) and Sarah (32) could read and write and only Sarah (75) could speak Irish and English. Stephen (33) was a farmer, Sarah (32) was a farmer’s wife and the grandchildren were all scholars. 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 for this house.

 

Guy

John (54) was listed as being the head of the family in house 278 and he had been married to Mary (50) for 29 years and in that time they had had 10 children but only 6 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Thomas (19), Martin (16), Sarah (14) and Peter (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John could speak both Irish and English but there were no entries for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Peter, they could all read and write. John was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Thomas was a general labourer and the other children were all scholars. 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 for this house.

 

Coyle

Paul (66) was the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (50) for 22 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were, Patrick (21), Martin (18), Mary (15), Michael (12) 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, except Mary (50), could read and write. Paul was a herdsman, Patrick. Martin and Mary were listed as being general labourers and Michael and Anne 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 for this house.

 

Conneely

This Conneely family had, as its head, the widow, Mary Conneely (Patt) (68) and she shared the house with 2 of her children, John (48) and Catherine (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Catherine could read and write. John was farmer’s son and Catherine was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Lee

The widow, Honor (80) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Michael (36), who had been married to Marey (sic) (34) for 3 years and they had 1 child, Molley (sic) (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Molley (sic). Michael and Marey (sic) could read and write. Michael was a farmer’s son and Marey (sic) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Malley

The head of this family was Mark (57) and he had been married to Mary (55) for 28 years and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Four of those children lived with them at that time and they were Mary (27), Edward (23), Thomas (22) and Annie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway, except for Thomas, who was born in America and all were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Mary (27) was a farmer’s daughter, Edward was an engine driver and Thomas was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Wallace

Michael (40) was the head of this family in house 283 and he was married to Honor (40) and had been for 18 years and they had had 7 children in that time and all had survived. They lived in the house with those 7 children and they were, Mary (16), Annie (14), Bridget (10), Honor (9), Margaret (6), Winfred (4) and Ellen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Ellen. Mary, Annie, Bridget and Honor (9) could read and write. Michael was a general labourer and Bridget and Honor (9) 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 for this house.

 

Kearns                                     (additional surname: Malley)

The head of this family was Patrick (57) and he had been married to Julia (51) 31 years and they had had 11 children, of which 9 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, John (20), Margaret (17), Julia (15), Annie (12), James (9) and Maria (6) and also in the house was Patrick’s mother-in-law, Catherine Malley (88), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Julia (51) were listed as speaking both Irish and English and all, apart from Catherine, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was a general labourer, Margaret and Julia (15) were farmer’s daughters and Annie, James and Maria were scholars. 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 for this house.

 

Curran

Patrick (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (34) for 5 years and they had had 3 children, Anne (4), John (2) and Anthony (1) and also in the house at that time was Patrick’s brother, Michael (32). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick and Mary were born in Co. Galway and Anne, John and Anthony were listed as being born in Galway. Patrick and Mary spoke Irish and English and Anne and John spoke only English. Only Mary could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Anne was a scholar and Michael was a general 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 for this house.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: McDonagh)

Michael (70) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (60) for 13 years but there were no children listed. They shared the house with Michael’s step children, Thomas McDonagh (20) and James McDonagh (18). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was listed as being born in Co. Galway, but there was no place of birth entered for the others. Michael spoke both Irish and English and only Thomas and James could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Thomas and James were general labourers. 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 for this house.

 

King

Patrick (45) was the head of the family in house 287 and he had been married to Mary (40) for 9 years and they had had 5 children, Mary (8), Briget (sic) (6), Margaret (5), Anne (4) and Sarah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary (40) spoke Irish and English and Mary (8) was listed as speaking only English, there was nothing entered for the others. Only Patrick, Mary (40) and Mary (8) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary (8), Briget (sic) and Margaret 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 for this house.

 

Conneely

The widower Patrick (48) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his sons, Patrick (20), Michael (18), John (13) and James (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Patrick (20) and John could read and write. Patrick (48), Patrick (20) and Michael were general labourers and John 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 for this house.

 

Thornton

Martin (40) was the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (22) for 2 years and they had 2 children, John (3) and Mary (2). They were all Roman Catholic but no place of birth was listed for any of them. Martin and Bridget spoke Irish and English and they were all listed as being able to read and write. Martin 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 for this house.

 

Early

John (54) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (53) for 23 years and in that time they had had 8 children, of which 6 had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Honor (20), Bridget (18), Katie (12), Maggie (9) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Honor, Bridget (18), Katie and Maggie could read and write. John was a farmer, Honor and Bridget (18) were farmer’s daughters and Katie and Maggie 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 for this house.

 

Faherty

The widower Thomas (57) was listed as then head of his family in house 291 and he shared the house with 6 of his children, Tom (21), Festus (19), Michael (13), John (12), Mary (17) and Annie (16). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Tom spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English. They could all read and write. Thomas was a gamekeeper, Tom and Festus were general labourers and Michael and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Lydon

Michael (73) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (70) and they had been married for 46 years and they had had 11 children but only 8 had survived. They lived in the house with 3 of those children, Martin (32), William (22) and Mary (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Anne, could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Martin and William were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Flaherty

Valentine (52) was the head of this household and he was married to Celia (52) and had been for 29 years and they had had 8 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children and they were, John (21), Patrick (16), Bridget (14), Margaret (12), Thomas (9), Annie (6) 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 John, Patrick, Bridget and Margaret could read and write. Valentine was a farmer, John was a general labourer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Margaret 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 for this house.

 

Gorham

The head of this family in house 295 was Patrick (74) who married to Margaret (75) and they had been married for 60 years and they had had 8 children but only 4 had survived. They lived with their daughter, Maryanne (35), their grandson, Thomas (16) and 2 granddaughters, Celia (14) and Bridget (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Maryanne was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas and Bridget 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 for this house.

 

Wickham

The sole occupant of house 296 was the widow Catherine (79) and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. 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 for this house.

 

Nee

Thomas (69) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (48) for 30 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 8 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of their sons, Thomas (19), Patrick (17), Michael (15), William (13), Festus (11) and Stephen (9). 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, they could all read and write. Thomas (69) was a farmer, Thomas (19), Patrick and Michael were farmer’s sons and William, Festus and Stephen were scholars. 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 for this house.

 

Early

The widow Margaret (74) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Peter (36) and daughter, Ann (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Peter could read only. Margaret was a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son and Ann was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the family in house 299 was Martin (47) and he lived with his cousin, Festy (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Martin was a farmer and Festy was a 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 for this house.

 

Mulkerrin                               (additional surname: Cannon)

The head of this house hold in house 300 was Michael (71) and he had been married to Anne (74) for 32 years and they had only 1 child. They shared the house with their son-in-law, Patrick Cannon (32), whom had been married to their daughter, Kate Cannon (34) for 6 years and they had had 3 children, Mary (4), Bridget (3) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Anne, Patrick and Kate could speak both Irish and English and the others could only speak English. Only Michael could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was a general labourer and Mary and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Mulkerrin.

 

Cottingham                             (additional surname: Connolly)

The head of the last occupied house in Derrigimlagh was Martin (40) and he had been married to Anne (36) for 13 years and in that time they had had 5 children, John (12), Mary (10), Patrick (7), Thomas (6) and Bridget Agnes (2). Also in the house was a servant, Martin Connolly (29). 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 Connolly, could read and write. Martin (40) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Mary, Patrick and Thomas were scholars and Martin Connolly was a general labourer. 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 for this house.

 

1901 Census for Derrigimlagh

Overview of Derrigimlagh in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total 73 houses in the townland of Derrigimlagh and 4 of those were unoccupied. House 49 was unoccupied but the landholder was George M. Williams of Clifden, house 56 was unoccupied and the landholder was Edward Kendall of Ardagh, house 64 was the Ballyconneely National School and the landholders were the Irish Church Missions Society and house 73 was the Irish Mission Church and the landholders were also the Irish Church Missions Society. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings and were occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 6,7 and 9 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the other houses all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 6 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 5, 7, 8, 9 and 26 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 70 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 65 and 67 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2-4, 10-25, 27-63, 66, 68, 69, 71 and 72 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 7, 8 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows and house 6 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 6 windows in the front. There were a total of 378 people in the townland consisting of 184 males and 194 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kane. There were 95 outbuildings, consisting of 45 stables, 38 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 2 piggeries, 3 barns and 2 turf houses.

 

Mullen

The head of the first house in Derrigimlagh was John (42) and he was married to Catherine (32) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Pat (12), Mary (9), Anne (6), Thomas (10 mths) and Catherine (3). They were all Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. John (42) and Catherine (32) spoke both Irish and English. Mary could read only, and John and Pat could read and write while the others could not read. John was a general labourer and Pat, Mary and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was the Irish Church Mission Society.

 

Thornton

Michael (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Michael (24), Thomas (15), Maggie (13), Annie (4) and Patrick (6 mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except for the 2 youngest, Annie and baby Patrick. Only Michael (24), Thomas and Maggie could read and write. Michael (60) was a farmer, Michael (24) and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Maggie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Michael Thornton.

 

Molloy

The head of the family in house 3 was William (34) and he was married to Delia (30) and they lived in the house with 5 daughters, Annie (11), Maggie (9), Emily (7), Maude (5) and Gertrude (1) and also William’s widowed mother, Judy (61). They were all Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. William, Delia and Judy spoke Irish and English. Emily could read only and William, Delia, Annie and Maggie could read and write. William was a coachman domestic servant and Annie, Maggie, Emily and Maude were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Early                           (additional surname: Burke)

The widower Thomas Burke (65) was the head of this family and lived in the house with his widowed daughter, Jane (40) and 4 grandchildren, Katie (14), Margaret (13), George (11) and Norah (6). They were all Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway, except Norah, who was born in America. Thomas and Jane could speak both Irish and English and Norah could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and the grandchildren were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Thomas Burke.

 

Kane

Michael (45) was the head of the family in house 5 and he was married to Honor (43) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children and they were, Michael (18), Annie (12), Bridget (8), John (10), Honor (6), Pat (5) and Sarah (3). They were all Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. Michael (45), Honor (43) and Michael (18) spoke Irish and English. Bridget and John could read only and Michael (45), Michael (18) and Annie could read and write. Michael (45) and Michael (18) were general labourers and all the other children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Nee                              (additional surnames: Ruddle (sic) and Billett (sic))

Thomas (58) was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Frances Anna (28), their daughter, Emelyn (sic) Stewart (2) and 2 servants, Mary Ruddle (sic) (22) and Rosia Billett (sic) (14). They were all Church of Ireland and Thomas and Emelyn (sic) Stewart were born in Co. Galway, Frances Anna was born in Co. Wicklow, Mary was born in Limerick City and Rosia (sic) was born in Co Kerry. Thomas could speak both Irish and English. All, apart from baby Emelyn (sic) Stewart, could read and write. Thomas was the rector of Errismore, Mary was a general servant, domestic and Rosia (sic) was a nurse domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

Somers

The head of this family was Frederick William (26) and he lived in the house with his wife, Emma (27), 2 of their sons, Edgar Harold (1) and William Herbert (7mths) and a domestic servant, Sarah Elizabeth (60). They were all members of the Irish Church. Frederick William was born in Dublin City, Emma was born in Queen’s County[ii], Edgar Harold and William Herbert were born in Co. Galway and Sarah Elizabeth was born in Co. Kildare. Frederick William, Emma and Sarah Elizabeth spoke only English and could read and write. Frederick William was an undergraduate T.C.D. student, Emma was a teacher and Sarah Elizabeth was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was the Irish Church Missions Society.

 

McNiffe

Timothy (49) was the head of this family and he was married to Laura (36) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, William (17), John (15), Edith (13), Laura (11), Alexander (9), Maude (6), Fanny (5) and Frederick (3), Timothy’s brother, Stenson (sic) (63) and his sister, Jane (56). They were all Church of Ireland and Timothy, Stenson (sic) and Jane were born in Co. Sligo and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Timothy and Jane spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Frederick could not read and Fanny could read only, and all the others could read and write. Timothy was a farmer, Stenson (sic) was a bootmaker and all the children were listed as being scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a turf house. The landholder was Timothy McNiffe.

 

Mulleague (sic)

The head of this family was Kate Mary (40), who was listed as being married, but there was no husband listed in this entry. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, Mary Kate (15), Patrick Joseph (14), Bridget Josephine (12), Anne Mary (11) and Eileen (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Kate Mary and Mary Kate were national school teachers and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Timothy McNiffe.

 

Flaherty

Morgan (70) was listed as being the head of this family in house 10 and he was married to Bridget (44) and the lived in the house with 5 of their children, Pat (19), James (14), Thomas (11), Mary (7) and Edmond (4). Morgan was a Roman Catholic and the others were all Church of Ireland and all, except for Edmond, were listed as being born in Co. Galway. Morgan, Bridget and Pat spoke Irish and English. Mary could read only, and Pat, James and Thomas could read and write. Morgan was a farmer, Bridget was a wife, Pat was a farmer’s son and James, Thomas and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Morgan Flaherty.

 

Bourke

The head of this household was Patrick (52) and he was married to Honor (30) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Anne (14), Barbara (6), Bridget (4), John (6 mths) and Maggie (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Honor and Anne all spoke Irish and English. Anne could read only, Barbara and Annie could read and write and the others could not read. Patrick, Honor and Annie were listed as being farmers and Barbara, Bridget and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Bourke.

 

Bourke

James (67) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (62) and they shared the house with their son Myles (29). All were Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. James and Myles were farmers and Anne was listed as being a wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was James Bourke.

 

Burke

Martin (61) was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his step-mother, Julia (94). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin could speak both Irish and English and Julia only spoke Irish and neither of them could read or write. Martin 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. The landholder was James Burke.

 

Pirl (sic)

Stephen (73) was the head of this family in house 14 and he was married to Anne (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Stephen could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Anne was listed as being a wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Stephen Pirl.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Burke)

The head of this family was John (60) and he was married to Julia (63) and they shared the house with their widowed son, John (37) and 4 of their grandchildren, Festy (14), Mary (12), John (10) and Mary Burke (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60), Julia, John (37) and Festy could speak Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. The grand children could all read and write. John (60) was a farmer, John (37) was a farmer’s son and Mary and John (10) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John Conneely (Andrew).

 

Vaughan

The widow, Anne (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Tom (27), Bridget (19) and Sarah (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Sarah could read and write. Anne was a farmer, Tom was a farmer’s son and Bridget and Sarah were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Anne Vaughan.

 

Wickham

Thomas (60) was the head of this family in house 16 and he was married to Julia (45) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, John (21), Anne (17), Bridget (15), Winifred (12), Festy (10) and Jane (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Festy and Jane. Julia could not read and all the others could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Anne and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Winifred, Festy and Jane were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Wickham.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this family was Michael (60) and he was married to Anne (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Mulkerrin.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow Mary Mulkerrin Jno (sic) (72) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son Martin (30). 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 was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Mulkerrin (Jno).

 

Wickham

The head of this family in house 20 was James (70) and he was married to Kate (60) and they shared the house with their son Festy (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Festy could read and write. James was a farmer and Festy was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was James Wickham.

 

Gorham

Pat (58) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their grandchildren, Mary Anne (20), Bridget (6) and Tom (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Margaret spoke Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary Anne was a seamstress and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Gorham.

 

Gorham

Anne (30) was listed as being the head of the family and was listed as being married but there was no husband listed in this entry. She shared the house with 4 of her daughters, Mary (10), Anne (8), Margaret (6) and Celia (4). They were all Roman Catholic and Anne (30), Margaret and Celia were born in Co. Galway and Mary and Anne (8) were born in America. Anne (30) spoke Irish and English and only Anne (8) and Margaret could read and write. Anne (30) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Anne (8) and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Anne Gorham.

 

Flaherty

Val (36) was the head of the family in house 23 and he was married to Celia (30) and they lived with 3 of their children, Pat (5), Bridget (3) and Maggie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val and Celia could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Val was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Val Flaherty.

 

Lydon

The head of this family was Michael (60) and he was married to Anne (58) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Martin (20), Mary (14), Winnie (8), Willie (13) and Joe (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Anne spoke Irish and English but only Mary and Winnie could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Martin, Willie and Joe were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Winnie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Lydon.

 

Hopkins

The widow, Mary (60) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Mark (20) and daughter, Anne (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Mark could speak Irish and English and only Anne could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Hopkins.

 

Faherty

The head of the household in house 26 was Thomas (37), a widower, and he lived with 4 of his children, Thomas (12), Festus (11), Mary (9) and Annie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Thomas (37) could speak Irish and English. Thomas (37), Thomas (12) and Festus could read and write. Thomas (37) was a gamekeeper and Thomas (12) and Festus were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Edward Kendall of Ardagh.

 

Early

The head of this Early family was John (55) and he was married to Bridget (48) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (11), Honor (9), Bridget (7), Patrick (5) and Katie (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget (48) spoke Irish and English, but only the children could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary, Honor and Bridget (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Early (Jno).

 

Conroy                                    (additional surnames: Conneely, Connolly and King)

The widow Anne (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughters, Anne Connolly (32) and Honor King (39), both where married but there were no husbands mentioned in this entry. Also in the house was Anne’s son, Martin (27) and 5 grandsons, Pat Conneely (10), Michael Conneely (8), Martin Conneely (6), John King (1) and John Conneely (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne (60), Anne (32), Honor and Martin (27) spoke Irish and English. Honor, Martin (27), Pat and Michael could read and write. Anne (60) was a farmer, Martin (27) was a farmer’s son and Pat and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Anne Conroy.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of this family was the widower Michael (66) and he shared the house with his son Michael (18) and 2 grandchildren, Mary Anne Conneely (12) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (66) and Michael (18) spoke Irish and English And Michael (18) and Mary Anne could read and write. Michael (66) was a farmer. Michael (18) was a farmer’s son and Mary Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Faherty.

 

Nee

Thomas (50) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children and they were, Martin (16), Bridget (12), Thomas (9), Pat (7), Michael (5), William (4), Festy (1) and Stephen (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (50) and Bridget (35) spoke both Irish and English. Bridget (35), Martin, Festy and Stephen could not read and all the others could read and write. Thomas (50) was a farmer, Bridget (35) was a farmer’s wife. Martin was a farmer’s son and Bridget (12), Thomas (9), Pat, Michael and William were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Thomas Nee.

 

Brennan

Val (35) was listed as being the head of this family in house 31 and he was married to Anne (26) and they had 5 children[iii], John (17), Pat (13), Michael (12), Mary (9) and Kate (4). They were all Roman Catholic and John and Michael were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Val, Anne and John spoke both Irish and English and only Pat, Michael and Mary could read and write. Val was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Pat, Michael and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Val Brennan.

 

Faherty

The head of this family in house 32 was Michael (50) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived in the house with their son, James (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s wife and James was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Michael Faherty.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow Mary (60) was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Festy (26), Kate (21), Anne (19), Norah (18) and John (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Festy, Kate and Anne spoke Irish and English and only Festy and Kate could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Festy and John were farmer’s sons and the girls were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary Mulkerrin.

 

Gorham                                   (additional surname: Curran)

The widower John (70) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his nephew, Michael Curran (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was a farmer and Michael was a farm servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was John Gorham.

 

Kerrins (sic)                            (additional surname: Melia)

The head of the family in house 35 was Pat (40) and he was married to Julia (43) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Mary Ellen (18), Pat (12), John (10), Maggie (6), Julia (4) and Annie (1) and also in the house at that time was Julia’s widowed mother, Kate Melia (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Mary Ellen, who was born in America. With the exception of Maggie, Julia (4) and Annie, they all spoke both Irish and English. Julia (43), Mary Ellen, Pat (12), John and Maggie could read and write. Pat (40) was a farmer, Mary Ellen was a farmer’s daughter, Pat (12) was a farmer’s son and John and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Pat Kerrins (sic).

 

Heanue

The head of this Heanue family was the widow, Mary (80) and she shared the house with her daughter Anne (42). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Mary was a farmer and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mary Heanue.

 

Early                           (additional surname: Wallace)

John (80) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (69) and the lived in the house with their son-in-law, Michael Wallace (40), their daughter, Honor Wallace (37) and 3 granddaughters, Mary Wallace (5), Honor Wallace (3) and Bridget Wallace (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Mary (69), Michael and Honor spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. John was a farmer, Michael was a general labourer and Honor was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Early.

 

King

The head of the King family in house 38 was Edward (50) and he was married to Mary (46) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Mary (20), Michael (19), Badley (sic) (14), Peter (12), Annie (10), Honor (8) and Edward (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Honor and Edward (6) and, apart from Edward (50), they could all read and write. Edward (50) was a farmer, Mary (20) was a farmer’s daughter, Michael, Badley (sic) and Peter were farmer’s sons and Annie, Honor and Edward (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Edward King.

 

Davis

Thomas (55) was the head of this Davis family and he was married to Bridget (45) and they shared the house with their daughter, Bridget (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Bridget (45) spoke Irish and English and Bridget (16) spoke only English. Thomas could not read, Bridget (45) could read only and Bridget (16) could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Bridget (16) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Davis.

 

Malley

The head of this household was Mark (48) and he was married to Mary (44) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Manie (sic) (17), Ellie (15), Eddie (13), Thomas (12), Patrick (6) and Annie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Patrick and Annie. Apart from Patrick and Annie, they could all read and write. Mark was a farmer, Manie (sic) and Ellie were farmer’s daughters, Eddie was a farmer’s son and Thomas, Patrick and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Mark Malley.

 

Lee

The head of this family was John (80) and he was married to Honour (sic) (70) and they lived with their son. Michael (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. John was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Lee.

 

Conneely

The head of the family in house 42 was the widow, Mary Conneely (Pat) (52) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (35), Mark (18) and Kate (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mark and Kate could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John and Mark were farmer’s sons and Kate was a farmer’s daughter, although she was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Coyle

Paul (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (35) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Pat (11), John (9), Marlin (sic) (7), Mary (5), Michael (3) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Paul, Mary (35) and Pat could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing listed for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Paul could read and write. Paul was a farmer and Pat, John, Marlin (sic) and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Paul Coyle.

 

McDonagh

Dick (75) was then head of this household and he was married to Bridget (66) and they lived with their son, Gregory, (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Gregory could read and write. Dick was a retired farmer and Gregory was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Cottingham.

 

Guy

John (46) was listed as the head of this family in house 45 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Bridget (15), Delia (12), Thomas (8), Martin (6), Celia (4) and Peter (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Mary, Bridget and Delia spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer and Bridget, Delia, Thomas and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Guy.

 

Mulkerrin

John Mulkerrin Tom (70) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Sarah (62) and they lived with their son Michael (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Sarah and Michael could read and write. John was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Mulkerrin.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Folan)

The head of this family in house 47 was William (30) and he was married to Bridget (30) and they shared the house with their son John (4) and their daughter, Mary (1) and also in the house were 2 of Bridget’s sisters, Mary Folan (18) and Sarah Folan (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only William and Bridget spoke Irish and English and none of the family could read. William was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was William Conneely.

 

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 48 was John Pat (48) and he lived with his wife, Bridget (40) and their 5 children, Pat (17), John (15), Duddly (sic) (8), Thomas (6) and Julia (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for Julia. John Pat, Bridget, Pat and John could speak both Irish and English but only John Pat could read and write. John Pat was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and John, Duddly (sic) and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Folan (Pat).

 

Cottingham                             (additional surname: Ennis)

Michael (62) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with their son, Patt (27) and a boarder Thomas Ennis (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Patt could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patt was a farmer’s son and Thomas was a carpenter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Cottingham.

 

Cottingham

Martin (32) was listed as being the head of this household and he was married to Annie (27) and they lived with 2 of their children, John (1) and Mary (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Annie spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Martin was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Cottingham.

 

Folan

John (50) was the head of the family in house 52 and he was married to Sarah (48) and they shared the house with 2 of their children and they were Licy (sic) (13) and Maggey (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Sarah, could read and write. John was a farmer and Licy (sic) and Maggey were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Folan.

 

Thornton

John (60) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (43) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Anne (14), Michael (12), Ellen (10), Patrick (8) and Winnie (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 Patrick and Winnie. Anne, Michael, Ellen and Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer, Anne, Michael, Ellen and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Thornton.

 

Conneely

Barbara (40) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there was record of a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, Martin (15), John (13), Maggie (11), Bridget (6) and Anne (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara, Martin, John and Maggie spoke Irish and English and only Maggie could read and write. Barbara was a farmer, Martin and John were farmer’s sons and Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Barbara Conneely.

 

Goggins

Patrick (45) was listed as the head of this family in house 55 and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 8 of their children and they were, James (15), Bridget (14), Maggie (12), Searia (sic) (10), Susan (8) Pat (6), William (4) and Anne (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Pat, William and Anne, they could all speak Irish and English, but only Patrick, Bridget (40), James and Bridget (14) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, James was a farmer’s son, Bridget (14) and Maggie were farmer’s daughters and Searia (sic), Susan and Pat were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Goggins.

 

Conneely

Sabina (71) was listed as being the head of this family and she was listed as being married but there was no entry for a husband. She lived in the house with her son, John (40). 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. Sabina was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Sabina Conneely.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the family in house 58 was Bridget (50), who was married but there was no entry for a husband, she shared the house with her son, Pat (22) and a boarder, Margaret Conneely (70), 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 but none of the household could read. Bridget was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Folan.

 

Stanton

Martin (36) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (29) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Patrick (5), Annie (7) and Ellen (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. None of the family could read. Martin was a farmer, Patrick and Annie were scholars and Ellen was listed as being a child. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Stanton.

 

Guy                             (additional surname: Relly (sic))

The head of this family was the widower Tom (42) and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, John (20), Peter (14), Honor (12) and Thomas (3) and also 3 unspecified relatives, George (89) and Anne (90), who were married, and Tom Relly (sic) (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Thomas, who only spoke English. Tom (42), Peter, John and Honor could read and write, George could read only and the others could not read. Tom (42) was a gardener, John, Peter and Tom (60) were labourers and Honor and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Tom Guy.

 

Hopkins

Thomas (69) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (67) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Thomas (22) and Festy (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Thomas (22) and Festy could read and write. Thomas (69) was a farmer and Thomas (22) and Festy were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Hopkins.

 

Joyce

Patrick (40) was listed as the head of this family in house 62 and he was married to Mary (38) and they shared the house with 7 children, Mary Anne (17), Bridget (15), John (13), Patrick (12), Thomas (9), Martin (4) and Micheal (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Anne, Bridget and Patrick were born in Scotland while the others were all born in Co. Galway. Patrick (12), Thomas and Martin Spoke only English and the others, apart from baby Micheal, spoke Irish and English. Only Bridget, John and Patrick (12) could read and write. Patrick (40) was a farmer, Mary Anne and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and John, Patrick (12) and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable. The landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Conneely

The head of the family in house 63 was Tom (60) and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, John (16), Thomas (12), Martin (4), Valentine (4), Patrick (8). Bridget (14) and Annie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Mary, John and Thomas spoke both Irish and English and Mary, John, Thomas, Patrick and Bridget could read and write. Tom was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Thomas, Martin, Valentine, Patrick and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Tom Conneely.

 

Fee / Lee?

James (34) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (35) and their 6 children and they were, Mary (10), Ellen (8), John (7), Patrick (4), Delia (2) and Miachel (sic) (8 months). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Patrick, Delia and Miachel (sic), they all spoke both Irish and English. James, Bridget, Mary and John could read and write. James was a farmer, Mary and Ellen were listed as being farmer’s daughters and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable and a cow house. The landholder was James Lee.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Wickham)

Mark (64) was the head of this household and he was married to Kate (50) and they lived with their son Pat (24), their daughter, Mary Wickham (30), who was married but there was no entry for a husband, and 2 grandchildren, Michael Wickham (2) and Bridget Wickham (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the grandchildren, they could all speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Mark was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Mark Conneely.

 

Folan

The sole occupant of house 67 was Mary (60), a widow, and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Folan (Ml).

 

Folan

Thomas Ml. (40) was the head of this family in house 68 and he was married to Anne (38) and the lived in the house with 5 of their children, Pat (12), Anne (10), John (7), Michael (5) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas Ml., Anne (38), Pat and Anne (10) spoke both Irish and English but only Anne (10) and John could read and write. Thomas Ml. was a farmer and Pat, Anne (10), John and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Folan (Ml.)

 

Kerrins

The head of the Kerrins family in house 69 was Bartley (40) and he was married to Margaret (36) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Katie (8), Joe (7) and Mary (2). They were all Roman Catholic with Bartley and Margaret being born in Co. Galway and the children being all born in America. Bartley and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Mary, could read and write. Bartley was a farmer and Katie and Joe were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable. The landholder was Bartley Kerrins.

 

Folan

The widow, Honor (90) was the only occupant of this house and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholders were the Irish Church Mission Society.

 

Early

The widow, Margaret (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Peter (24), Kate (16) and Anne (15). 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. Margaret was a farmer and herd, Peter was a farmer’s son and Kate and Anne were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Margaret Early.

 

Keaveny

The sole occupant of the last house in Derrigimlagh was Patrick (38) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a caretaker. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was George Dunne of Ardagh.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derrigimlagh

The Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. leased 25 tenements of land on 1414 acres and 5 perches of mountain land. Patrick Folan (Pat) paid 8s, Patrick Folan (Tom) paid 7s, Austin Mulkerrin, John lee and Francis Devane each paid 10s, Richard McDonough paid 8s and Patrick King paid 16s. John King Paid 7s, Thomas Heenagh (sic), Michael Barry, Thomas Heenagh (sic) and Thomas Clancy each paid 4s, James Folan and John Lee each paid 5s, Valentine Reilly and Thomas Wickham each paid 6s John King paid 18s and Michael Wickham paid 10s. John Flynn paid 8s, Festus Early 5s, John Somers paid 5s, Michael Mealy paid £1 2s, Peter Hopkins paid 10s, Patrick Early paid £1 and John McCue paid 5s.

 

Patrick Folan (Pat) leased a house and office on 40 acres and 31 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £8 for the land and 15s for the buildings, Patrick Folan leased 5 houses to, Morgan Conneely and Thaddeus Conneely for 7s each, Bridget Folan for 8s, William Goggins for 6s and Patrick King for 5s. Patrick Folan (Tom) and Thomas Cottenham (sic) jointly leased a house on 28 acres and 38 perches of land for which they both paid £3 10s each for the land and a total of 12s for the house. Michael Thornton leased a house from Patrick Folan (Tom) for 8s, John Thornton leased a house from Patrick Folan (Tom) for 7s, Austin Mulkerrin leased a house and office on 62 acres, 1 rood and 29 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £9 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings and there was a vacant house belonging to Austin Mulkerrin with an annual ratable valuation of 8s. Bartholomew Ward and Thomas Curran leased houses from Austin Mulkerrin for 5s each, John Lee leased a house and offices on 35 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £8 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Thomas Conaboy (sic) leased a house from John Lee for 5s and Francis Devane leased a house and offices on 10acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £10 for the land and 15s for the buildings.

 

Michael Murray, Patrick Murray, John Murray and John Mulkerrin leased house from Francis Devane for which Michael paid 10s, Patrick paid 8s and John Murray and John Mulkerrin each paid 5s. Richard McDonough leased a house on 61 acres, 1 rood and 1 perch of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £7 10s for the land and 5s for the house and Patrick King Leased a house and offices on 55 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £16 10s for land and 15s for the buildings. John Mealy leased a house and offices from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for 12s, Peter Heeny (sic) leased a house and offices from Michael Berry for 15s, Michael King leased a house from John Mealy for 6s and James Nee leased a house, also from John Mealy for 5s. Martin Lee leased a house from Patrick King for 6s, Michael Berry leased a house and offices from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for 13s, Thaddeus Heeny (sic) leased a housed and offices the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for 12s, John King leased a house on 26 acres, 2 roods and 1 perch of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £6 10s for the land and 8s for the house. Thomas Heenagh (sic) and Michael Berry jointly leased 28 acres and 11 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £3 10s each, Thomas Heenagh (sic) and Thomas Clancy jointly leased houses and an office on 28 acres and 3 roods of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for which they each paid £3 12s for the land and 8s for the buildings and James Folan and John Lee jointly leased houses on 38 acres and 31 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for which they each paid £4 10s for the land and 10s for the houses.

 

Thomas Conneely leased a house from James Folan for 7s, Valentine Reilly and Thomas Wickham jointly leased houses and offices on 40 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for which they each paid £6 for the land and Valentine paid 4s for buildings and Thomas paid 7s for his buildings. John King leased a house and offices on 50 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £18 for the land and £1 for the buildings, Thomas Clancy leased a house and offices from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for 10s and Michael Wickham leased a house and offices on 26 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £10 5s for the land and 8s for the buildings. Patrick Halloran leased a house from Michael Wickham for 10s, Thomas Diamond leased a house from Michael Wickham for 7s and John Flynn leased a house and offices on 25 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £7 16s for the land and £1 10s for the buildings.

 

The Irish Church Mission Society leased a school house on 8 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches of land from the Rev. Alex K. C. Dallas for £3 19s for the land and £5 for the school house. The Rev. Alex K.C. Dallas owned 32 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of land which has an annual ratable valuation of £10. The Rev. Alex K.C. Dallas leased 5 houses for which Margaret McConnell and Festus Flanagan each paid 7s, Jane Noone and Catherine Berry each paid 5s and Mark Conry paid 6s. Festus Early and John Somers jointly leased houses on 25 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for which they each paid £3 15s for the land and Festus paid 3s for his house and John paid 5s for his house. Michael Mealy leased a herd’s house on 63 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £22 for the land and 2s for the herd’s house, Peter Hopkins and Patrick Early jointly leased houses and offices on108 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for which Peter paid £9 for his share of the land and 8s for the house and Patrick paid £18 for his part of the land and 12s for his buildings. John McCue leased 20 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £3 and a R.C. Chapel leased they R.C. Chapel and a 1 acre and 1 rood yard from the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. for £2 15s. There were also 353 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches of water in the townland.

 

There were exemptions for the Irish Church Mission Society’s school house and land of £3 10s for the land and £5 for the school house and for the R.C. Chapel and yard of £2 15s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derrigimlagh

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

[i] John and James were probably from a previous marriage of Thomas’

[ii] Co. Lois

[iii] Possibly a mistake on children’s ages. If Anne was the mother, she would have only been 9 when she had John. Previous marriage maybe?

This page was added on 11/06/2018.

Comments about this page

  • Hello – this info is great and much more than I have managed to find anywhere else.

    My Grandfather was Patrick Christopher Flaherty(Son of Valentine) born 21 or 23 Sept 1928 to Pat Flaherty and Mary Lyden who married 2ndJan 1923.

    All lived on a farm in Derrigimlagh (as on your info)

    I am struggling to find the information on Pat and Mary’s children (Patrick C Flaherty, Possibly Hannah and Michael siblings)

    Any help I would be forever Thank you,

    Hayley Malone

    By Hayley Malone (10/08/2020)

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