Maum

An Mám

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Maum

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Errislannan

Area:                                         298.50 acres / 298 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Maum

Logainm for Maum

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Maum

 

1911 Census for Maum

Overview of Maum in 1911

There were a total of 17 houses in the townland of Maum in 1911 and 16 of those were occupied.  House 17 was unoccupied but the landholder was Edward Keane. The houses were all listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4, 5, 7-9, 11 and 12 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 6 and 13 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, House 14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 1-3, 10, 15 and 16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 9, 11 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 5 had 5 or 6 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 4, 7 and 8 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there was a total of 46 out buildings and they consisted of 10 stables, 11 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 11 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, 3 barns and 4 turf houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 66 people in the townland at that time, 38 males and 28 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: King)

The head of the first household in Maum was the widow Mary (69) and she shared the house with her granddaughter Julia King (17). They were both Roman Catholic and Mary was born in Co. Galway and Julia was born in America. Mary spoke both Irish and English but only Julia could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Julia was a farm servant. 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 Mary McDonagh.

 

Dowd

Michael (56) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (54) for 32 years and they had had 11 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, John (21), Stephen (19), Peter (16), Francis (13), Annie (12) and Martin (8) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s brother, John (69). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary, Martin and John (69), they all could read and write.  Michael was a wool weaver, John (21) and Peter were farm labourers, Stephen was a fireman, Francis was a cook, Annie and Martin were scholars and John (69) was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Dowd.

 

Walsh

The head of house 3 was Martin (32) and he was married to Mary (36) and had been for 10 years and in that time they had had 6 children, Michael (9), Dudley (8), Mary (6), Patrick (4), John (3) and Stephen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary (36) could speak both Irish and English and only Mary, Michael and Dudley could read and write. Martin (32) was a farmer and Michael and Dudley were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Martin Walsh.

 

Folan

Stephen (63) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (69) and had been for 13 years[i]. They shared the house with a son, Thomas (31), a daughter-in-law Mary (27), and 3 granddaughters, Honor (5), Delia (3) and Cassia (1). They had been married for 6 years and had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. They were all Roman Catholic and Mary was born in Co. Louth, Honor was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Stephen, Catherine and Thomas spoke Irish and English. Only Thomas and Mary could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Thomas was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Stephen Folan.

 

Conneely

John (82) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (76) and had been for 54 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Martin (53) and Patrick (43), 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 or write. John was a farmer and Martin and Patrick were farm labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Folan

Honor (64), who was single, was the sole occupant of house 6 and she was born in Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was a house servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

King                            (additional surname: Dowd)

Michael (52) was the head of this family in house 7 and he had been married to Mary (52) for 27 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (24), Stephen (22), Mary (16), Festy (13) and Anne (11) and also Mary’s (52) brother, Thomas Dowd (57). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for Mary (52). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary (52), they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas, Stephen and Thomas Dowd were farm labourers, Mary (16) was a house servant and Festy and Anne were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Davin

John (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Celia (70) for 45 years and they had had 11 children and 8 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their son Patrick (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was John Davin.

 

Joyce

The widow Mary (69) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Joseph (32), who had been married to Honor (27) for 1 year and her granddaughter, Mary Anne (3 mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Mary Anne. All the adults could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Joseph was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Keane

The widower, Edward (67), headed this household, he had had 4 children but only 2 had survived. He lived in the house with his son Patrick (33) who had been married to Annie (33) for 1 year and they had 1 child, Patrick (8 mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for baby Patrick. Only Patrick (33) could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Patrick (33) was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Edward Keane.

 

Conneely

Andrew (67) was the head of the family in house 11 and he had been married to Bridget (65) for 38 years and they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, James (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and James could read and write. Andrew was a farmer and James was a tailor. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Andrew Conneely.

 

Nee

The head of this family was Martin (74) and he had been married to Bridget (71) for 45 years and they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They lived with 2 of their sons, Michael (32) and Martin (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Martin (25) could read and write. Martin (74) was a farmer and Michael and Martin (25) were stonemasons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Martin Nee.

 

Joyce

Patrick (68) was the only person listed in this house although he was listed as being married and had 2 children but only 1 had survived. There was no mention of his wife in the entry. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and he had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Conroy

The widow Mary (72) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Patrick (25).  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 Patrick was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Conroy.

 

Feeney

The widow, Margaret (79) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Vall (sic) (34), who was married to Mary (29) and had been for 1 year.  All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Margaret could not read and Vall (sic) and Mary could read only. Margaret was a farmer and Vall (sic) 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 potato house. The landholder was Margaret Feeny.

 

Sullivan

The widow, Catherine (74) was the head of the last family in Maum and she lived with her son, Michael (28) and her daughter, Julia (25). 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 or write. Catherine was a farmer and Michael was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Catherine Sullivan.

 

1901 Census for Maum

Overview of Maum in 1901.

There were a total of 18 houses in the townland of Maum and 17 of those were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. House 4 was unoccupied but the landholder was Patrick Joyce. The houses were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 6 and 9-14 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 1-3, 5, 7, 8, 15, 17 and 18 were 3rd class dwellings and house 16 was a 4th class dwelling. House 16 had 1 room and no windows, house 8 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 1 and 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 3, 5, 15, 17 and 18 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 6 and 9-14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There was a total of 38 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 10 cow houses, 14 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 9 potato houses. There was a total of 41 people in the townland at the time of the census, 26 males and 15 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant William Sullivan.

 

Conroy

Patrick (90) was the head of the first family and he was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their son Patrick (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick only spoke Irish and Mary and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Patrick (90) was a farmer and Patrick (14) 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 piggery. The landholder was Patrick Conroy.

 

McDonough

The head of this family was the widow, Mary (50), and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Patrick (34), Thomas (25), Martin (15), Sarah (18) and Margaret (12) and also in the house at that time was a grandson, Thomas (4). All were Roman Catholic and, apart from Thomas (4), who was born in America, they all were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Thomas (4). Mary and Sarah could read only, Thomas (25) and Martin could read and write and the others could not read. Mary was a farmer, Patrick, Thomas (25) and Martin were farmer’s sons and Sarah and Margaret were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Mary McDonough.

 

Dowd

The head of the family in house 3 was Michael (43) and he was married to Mary (41) and the lived in the house with 8 of their children, Bridget (18), Patrick (16), John (11), Stephen (9), Peter (6), Francis (4), Annie (3) and Mary Ellen (5 mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Mary, Bridget, John and Stephen spoke both Irish and English. Stephen could read only, Michael, Patrick and John could read and write, and the others could not read. Michael was a wool weaver and farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and John 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. The landholder was Michael Dowd.

 

Walsh

Martin (22) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (26). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Mary 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 Walsh.

 

Folan

Stephen (48) was the head of this family in house 6 and he was married to Katie (50). They were both Roman Catholic and Stephen was born in Errislannan, Co. Galway and Katie was born in Faul, Co. Galway. They could speak both Irish and English, but they could not read. Stephen was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Stephen Folan.

 

Connolly

John (75) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (63) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Martin (40) and Mark (19). 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. John was a farmer and Martin and Mark were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Connolly.

 

Folan

Honor (52) was the head of this household and she shared the house with her nephew, Thomas (19). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Honor was a general servant domestic and Thomas was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Connolly.

 

Nee

Martin (64) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Michael (25) and Martin (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Martin (18) could read and write. Martin (64) was a farmer and Michael and Martin (18) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Nee.

 

Keane

The head of this family was Edward (50) and he was married to Catherine (60) and they shared the house with their son Patrick (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Edward Keane.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Davin)

The widower, Thomas Davin (70) was the head of this family in house 11 and he shared the house with 2 of his grandsons, Joseph (24), Pat (24) and his widowed daughter, Mary (50). 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 was a farmer, Joseph and Pat were farmer’s grandsons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Davin.

 

Conneely

Andrew (50) was the head of this family in house 12 and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 4 of their sons, Patrick (20), Thomas (13), Andrew (11) and Peter (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Andrew (50) could read only while all the others could read and write. Andrew (50) was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Thomas, Andrew (11) and Peter were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Andrew Conneely.

 

Dowd                          (additional surname: King)

Patrick (90) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (80) and they lived with their son-in-law, Michael King (42), their daughter, Mary King (41) and 5 grandchildren. Thomas King (15), Stephen King (11), Festus King (3), Bridget King (10) and Mary King (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick, Mary (80), Mary (41), Festus and Mary (5) could not read while the others could all read and write. Patrick and Michael were farmers, Mary (41) was a farmer’s daughter, Thomas was a farmer’s grandson and Stephen, Bridget and Mary (5) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Dowd.

 

Davin

John (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Celia (55) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, John (21), Honor (20), Patrick (19), Agnes (18), Celia (17) and Julia (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Celia (55) could read only and all the others could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, John (21) and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Honor, Agnes, Celia (17) and Julia 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. The landholder was John Davin.

 

Ward

John (80) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their daughter, Honor (15) and 3 grandchildren, William (9), Mary (8) and Margaret (5). They were all Roman Catholic and William and Mary (8) were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. John, Mary (60), Honor and William could speak Irish and English and Mary (8) could read only and Honor and William could read and write. John was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and William and Mary (8) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was John Ward.

 

Sullivan

The head of this family was Joseph (56) and he was married to Catherine (56) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Annie (15), Julia (13) and Michael (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 the family could read or write. Joseph was a farmer, Catherine was a farmer’s wife, Annie and Julia were farmer’s daughters and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a piggery. The landholder was Joseph Sullivan.

 

Feeney

Michael (80) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (68) and they lived with their son, Valentine (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Valentine could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s wife and Valentine was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Michael Feeney.

 

Conneely

John (70) was the head of the last family in Maum and he was married to Honor (50) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Michael (19) and Julia (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Julia could read and write. John was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s wife, Michael was a farmer’s son and Julia 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 John Conneely. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Maum

The main immediate lessor in the townland of Maum was Anthony Morris. He owned a herd’s house on 56 acres and 6 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £5 for the land and 4s for herd’s house. Martin Lydon leased a house on 14 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land from Anthony Morris for £1 for the land and 4s for the house. Anthony Morris owned a further 9 acres and 1 rood of land with an annual ratable valuation of 6s, Patrick Conneely, Patrick Dowd and Mary Gorham jointly leased houses and offices on 60 acres and 23 perches of land for which they all paid £1 15s for the land and Patrick Conneely and Patrick Dowd paid 5s for buildings and Mary Gorham paid 10s for her buildings. Thomas Davin and Michael Folan jointly leased houses and an office on 33 acres, 3 roods and 9 perches of land for which Thomas paid £2 4s for his share of the land and 8s for a house and Michael paid £1 2s for his share of the land and 10s for a house and office. There was a vacant house belonging to Thomas Davin with an annual ratable valuation of 7s. Anthony Morris leased 7 tenements, William Conneely leased a house and offices on 31 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of land for £2 12s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Thomas Folan leased a house on 24 acres, and 20 perches of land for £3 for the land and 10s for the house, Edward Coleman leased a house and office on 19 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches of land for £2 5s for the land and 6s for the house and Stephen Clancy leased a house on 18 acres, 3 roods and 38 perches of land for £1 13s for the land and 5s for the house. Thomas McDonough leased a house on 20 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land for £1 13s for the land and 5s for the house, Patrick Conrey (sic) leased 12 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land for 15s and Patrick McCormick leased 2 plots of land, the first of 3 roods and 14 perches for 1s and the second was 1acre and 23 perches of land for 2s. There were also 1 acre, 2 roods and 29 perches of water in the townland. There were 3 islands belonging to Richard Foreman of 3 roods and 16 perches and 3 islands belonging to Dominick E. Browne of 37 perches, all of which had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Maum

The Down Survey name for this area was Currassane. The owner in 1641 was Murrogh O’Flahartye, who was a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the Protestant, Edward Browne. There were 133 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 1 plantation acre of profitable land and 1 plantation acre was forfeited.

[i] Possibly a second marriage judging by the age of the children, the short length of the present marriage and the fact that there were no children listed.

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