Lehid

Leithead

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Lehid

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

Area:                                         188.13 acres / 188 acres, 0 roods, 20 perches

 

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

Old pension Census (1841-1851) for Lehid (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Lehid

Logainm for Lehid

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Lehid

 

1911 Census for Lehid

Overview of Lehid in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 7 houses in the townland and they were numbered houses 50-56. They were all occupied at that time and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 3rd class dwellings. House 51 had 1 room and 2 windows in the front, houses 53 and 54 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows in the front, houses 50 and 56 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 52 and 55 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 14 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 6 stables, 2 cow houses, a calf house and 5 piggeries. There were a total of 43 people in the townland at that time, 25 males and 18 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. 61317 Michael Rooney.

 

King

The head of the first family in Lehid was Martin (64) and had been married to Honor (40) for 13 years and in that time they had had 7 children, and all had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Mary (10), Annie (9), Martin (5), Norah (3), Mark (1) and Thomas (<2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (64) and Honor spoke both Irish and English and only Martin (64) and Mary could read and write. Martin (64) was a farmer and Mary and Annie were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Malley

Valentine (50) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (52) for 19 years and in that time they had had 5 children, of which 4 had survived. Those 4 children were also in the house at the time of this census and they were, Patrick I. (17), Valentine (15), Mark (13) and John (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 Valentine (50), could read and write. Valentine (50) was a farmer, Patrick I. and Valentine (15) were farm labourers and Mark and John were scholars. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class house with a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was Thomas (37) and he was married to Barbara (33) and they had been married for 16 years and they had had 9 children but only 6 had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were, Michael (13), John (10), Thomas (9), Ellen (6), Barbara (3) and Martin (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (37), Barbara (33), Michael, John and Thomas (9) all spoke both Irish and English. Michael, John and Thomas (9) could all read and write. Thomas (37) and Barbara (33) were listed as being famers and Michael, John and Thomas (9) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Diamond

The widow, Mary (71) was listed as being the head of this family in house 53. She shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (31) and Valentine (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the 2 sons could read and write. Both of the sons were fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a calf house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

King                            (additional surname: Kearns)

The head of this household was the widow Margaret (60) and she lived in the house with 5 of her children, Valentine, (32), Martin (24), Annie (20), Mark (18) and Owen (15). Also in the house at that time were Margaret’s sister-in-law, Wenefred [sic] Kearns (65), who was a widow, and 2 unspecified relatives, Valentine Kearns (70) and Margaret Kearns (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth for Margaret (30). All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Margaret (30). Apart from Margaret (60), Valentine and Wenefred [sic], they could all read and write. Valentine was a farmer and Martin, Mark and Owen were fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

McDonagh

Martin (79) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (72) for 48 years and in that time they had had 4 children, Patrick (31), Annie (28), Martin (26) and Bridget (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (79), Anne and Patrick all spoke Irish and English and the others only spoke English. All, apart from Anne, could read and write. Martin was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Conneely

The widow Margaret (71) was listed as being the head of the last family in Lehid and she shared the house with her daughter, Margaret (27) and her son, John (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a labourer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

1901 Census for Lehid

Overview of Lehid in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 9 houses in the townland and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all 3rd class houses and constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, while the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were 20 outbuildings with 4 stables, 9 cow houses and 7 piggeries. Form N, the enumerator’s abstract return, shows that there were a total of 41 people in the townland at the time of this census, 23 males and 18 females. The enumerator for the area was Jeremiah Rahilly [sic]

 

King

The head of the first household was Martin (38) and he was married to Honora (27) and they shared the house with their daughter, Mary (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Martin and Honora could speak Irish and English and also read and write. Martin was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin King.

 

Melia

Val (35) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (36) and their 3 sons, Patrick (7), Val (5) and Mark (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val (35) and Bridget spoke both Irish and English, but only Bridget and Patrick could read and write. Val (35) was a farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Val Melia

 

Malley

The head of the third household in Lehid was Martin (65) and he was married to Anne (60) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Festus (24) and Annie (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Festus and Annie could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Festus was a farmer’s son and Annie 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 Martin Malley.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Melia)

The widow Mary (62) was the head of this family in house 4 and she shared the house with her son, Peter (30) and grandson, Mark Melia (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mark could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son and Mark was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Conneely

The head of this household was Thomas (40) and he lived in the house with his wife, Barbara (30) and their son, John (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Barbara spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Conneely.

 

Diamond

The widow Mary (56) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (20) and John (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. Mary was a farmer and the sons were both listed as being farmer’s sons. 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 Mary Diamond.

 

King

Margaret (45), a widow, was listed as the head of this family in house 7 and she lived with 5 of her children, Val (18), Martin (14), Anne (10), Mark (7) and Owen (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret, Val, Martin and Anne spoke Irish and English. Margaret and Val could not read, Owen could read only and Martin, Anne and Mark could read and write. Margaret was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne, Mark and Owen 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 Margaret King.

 

Conneely

Michael (65) was listed as being the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Margaret (47) and their children, Mary (27), Delia (20), Margaret (19), John (17), and Ellen (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mary, Delia and Margaret (19) were famer’s daughters, John was a farmer’s son and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Conneely.

 

McDonagh

The head of the last house in Lehid was Martin (65) and he was married to Anne (50) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (27), Pat (20), Martin (17), Anne (14) and Bridget (12). 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. Martin (65) was a farmer, Thomas, Pat and Martin (17) were farmer’s sons and Anne 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 McDonagh.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Lehid

Martin Hart leased a house on 165 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £40 for the land and 10s for the house. Patrick Mealy leased a house from Martin Hart for 12s and Mark Davis leased a house from Martin Hart also for 12s.  There were also 25 acres and 3 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Lehid

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Ballyloy. The Catholic, Loughlin O’Loy was the owner in 1641 and in 1670 the owner was Edward Geoghegan, also a Catholic. There were 174 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 14 plantation acres of profitable land and 14 plantation acres were forfeited.

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