Silverhill

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Townland:                                Silverhill

Civil Parish:                              Ballindoon

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Doonloughan

Area:                                         169.57 acres / 169 acres, 2 roods, 10 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Silverhill

Logainm for Silverhill

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Silverhill

 

1911 Census for Silverhill

Overview of Silverhill in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 3 houses in the townland of Silverhill and they were numbered 18-20. They were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all listed as being 2nd class dwellings and all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 15 outbuildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 3 fowl houses and 3 barns. There were 9 males and 7 females in the townland at that time. The enumerator for that area was Const. 61317 Michael Rooney.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: O’Connor)

Patrick (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (58) for 27 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 had survived. Those 5 children lived with them and they were, James (25), Michael (19), Annie (23) Cissie [sic] (21) and Margaret (17) and a cousin Martin O’Connor (22) was also in the house at that time. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, James, Michael and Martin were labourers and Margaret was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

Duane

The head of this family was the widower, Patrick (70) and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Thomas (36), Festus (32), Norah (24) and Francis (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

King

The head of the last house in Silverhill was the widow Mary (77) and she lived in the house with her son, James (50) and daughter Julia (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. James was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this house.

 

 

1901 Census for Silverhill

Overview of Silverhill in 1901

There were 3 houses in the townland, all were occupied and 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 and had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 10 out buildings, 3 stables, 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries and a potato house. There were a total of 17 people in the townland at that time, 9 males and 8 females. The enumerator foe the area was Const. Jeremiah Rahilly [sic].

 

McDonogh [sic]

The head of the first household was Patt (50) and he was married to Honor (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Mary (19), Delia (16), James (14), Anne (12) 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 all could read and write. Patt was a farmer and shopkeeper, Mary, Delia and Anne were farmer’s daughters and James and Patrick were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patt McDonagh.

 

Duane

Patrick (56) was the head of this family in the second house in Silverhill and he was married to Celia (40) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (27), Festus (24), Norah (16) and Francis (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Patrick, who only spoke Irish. All, apart from Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas, Festus and Francis were farmer’s sons and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in 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 Patrick Duane.

 

King

The widow Mary (60) was listed as being the head of the last family in Silverhill and she lived in the house with 3 of her children, James (35), Mark (25) and Julia (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary was a farmer, James and Mark were farmer’s sons and Julia was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in 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 King.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847 -1864) for Silverhill

Valentine O’C Blake was the immediate lessor in the townland and he leased 7 tenements on 146 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches of land to the following: Mark King and John Coyne paid £10 for land and 15s for a house and offices each, Michael McCue paid £4 for land and 5s for a house and John Mealy, Thomas Sweeney, Patrick McCue and Anthony Mealy each paid £4 for land. There were also 13 acres and 27 perches of water in the landholder.

 

1670 Down Survey for Silverhill

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Emloghowere. The 1641 owners were Donnogh

O’Doone [sic] and James O’Doone, both Catholics and in 1670 the owner was Edward Geoghegan, also a Catholic.

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