Cloonamore

Cluanach Mhór

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Cloonamore

Civil Parish:                              Inishbofin

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Inishbofin

District Electoral Division:    Inishbofin

Area:                                         686.83 acres / 686 acres, 3 roods, 13 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Cloonamore (no records)

1670 Down Survey for Cloonamore

Logainm for Cloonamore

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Cloonamore 

 

1911 Census for Cloonamore

Overview of Cloonamore in 1911.

There were 37 houses in the townland of Cloonamore and they were all occupied and and listed as being private dwellings. They all had stone. Brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 4, 5, 10, 12, 14-16, 19, 23-26, 31, 35 and 37 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14-16, 19, 21, 23-27, 29, 31, 35 and 37 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 3, 6, 7, 11, 17, 18, 20, 22, 28, 30 and 32-34 were 3rd class dwellings and houses 10 and 13 were 4th class. Houses 10 and 13 had 1 room and no windows, houses 7, 11 and 28 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 17 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 3, 6, 18, 20, 30 and 32-34 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 22 had 3 rooms and 2 windows, houses 27 and 36 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 14-16, 19, 21, 23-26, 29, 31, 35 and 37 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 40 out buildings, 7 stables, 7 cow houses, 2 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 19 barns, a potato house and 2 sheds. The enumerator for the townland was Const. Robert Quin.

 

Cunane [sic]                                                               (additional surname: Concannon)

The head of the first family in Cloonamore was Patrick (43), who had been married to Mary (36) for 9 years and during that time they had had 4 children, Michael (8), Peter (6), Mary (4) and John (2) and also in the house at that time was Mary’s mother, Bridget Concannon (70), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Mary (36) and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Michael, Peter and Mary (4) spoke only English. None of the household could read and Patrick was a farmer, Michael, Peter and Mary (4) were scholars while Bridget was a wool spinner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

King

There were 9 members of this family and Simon (61) was the head of the family and was married to Anne (48) and had been for 23 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. Seven of those children also lived in the house and they were, John (21), Ellen (17), Simon (15), Celia (14), Patrick (12), Catherine (10) and Margaret (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke both Irish and English while the children spoke only English. Simon (15) could not read, Anne could read only and all the others could read and write. Simon (61) was a farmer, John was listed as being in farming, Simon (15) was a farmer’s son and Celia, Patrick, Catherine and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cloherty

The widower, Patrick (61) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his daughter, Honor (16). Patrick was listed as being a Roman Catholic and both were born in Co. Galway. Patrick spoke both Irish and English while Honor only spoke English. Patrick could read only and Honor could read and write and Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Concannon                                                                              (additional surname: Lavelle)

Of the 7 members of this household, John (63) was listed as being the head and he had been married to Bridget (56) for 35vyears and during that marriage they had had 10 children but only 6 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Annie (20), John (17), Patrick (14) and Ellen (11) and also in the house was a nephew, Patrick Lavelle (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from John (63), could read and write. John (63) was a farmer, John (17) was a farmer’s son, Patrick (26) was a fisherman and Patrick (14) and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Barrett

The widow, Mary (82) was the head of this household and she shared the house with her widowed daughter-in-law, Bridget (37) and 2 grandchildren, Patrick (12) and Mary Anne (11). 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 also read and write. Mary was a a farmer and the children were both scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle                                                                                    (additional surname: Baker)

John (44) was listed as the head of this Lavelle family and he had been married to Margaret (34) for 9 years during which time they had had 6 children, Michael (8), Mary (7), Julia (6), John (5), Willie (3) and Bridget (6mths). Also in the house at that time were a visitor, John Baker (74), a widower, and John’s brother, Michael (42). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and more specifically, Margaret was born on Innisboffin. John (44), John Baker and Michael (42) could speak both Irish and English and Margaret could read only while Michael (8) could read and write. John (44) was a farmer, Michael (42) was a farmer’s brother and Michael (8), Mary, Julia and John (5) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

Peter (40) was the only occupant in this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he also had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

There were 8 members of this family and John (74) was listed as being the head and he was married to Sarah (55) and had been for 34 years, during which time they had had 10 children, with 9 of those surviving. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Stephen (23), Patrick (18), James (7), Bridget (13) and Sarah (10) and there was also an unspecified relative, Ann (75). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Sarah (55) and Ann spoke Irish and English and Sarah (55) and Stephen could read. John was a farmer, Stephen was a labourer, Patrick was a fisherman, James, Bridget and Sarah (10) were scholars and Ann was a maid. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Madden

The sole occupant of house 9 was Peter (73), a widower who had been married to 30 years, who spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Bofin [sic], Co. Galway. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and he had a stable and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

McHale

There were 11 members of this family and Michael (48) was the head and had been married to Kate (46) for 16 years and during that time they had had 9 children, John (14), Michael (12), Peter (9), James (6), Martin (5), Richard (2), Mary Anne (15), Bridget (11) and Kate (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (48), Kate (46) and Mary Anne spoke Irish and English and Michael (48), Kate (46), John, Peter, Mary Anne and Bridget could read and write. Michael (48) was a farm labourer and John, Peter, James, Martin Mary Anne and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

Harry (40) was the head of this family in house 11 and he had been married to Mary (30) for 7 years and they had 4 children, Martin (6), John (5), Patrick (2) and Harry (1mth) and also in the house at that time was Harry’s mother, Marget [sic] (78). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Harry (40) and Mary spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Harry (40) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Martin and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn and a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

Patrick (55) was married to Mary (54) and had been for17 years and they had no children between them but there was a daughter of Patricks (most likely from a previous marriage) in the house at that time, Mary (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both the Marys could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Tierney

There was only the one person in house 13, Martin (72) and he was a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being an old age pensioner. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scuffle

Michael (67) lived in this house with his wife of 16 years, Bridget (48) and they had ben married for 16 years and had had 2 children but only 1 had survived. They shared the house with that daughter, Annie (11) and also Michael’s sister, Margaret (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The adults all spoke both Irish and English but could not read and Annie could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Annie was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

O’Malley                                                                                (additional surname: Lavelle)

The widow Anne was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with her step son, Michael (55), her son-in-law, Peter (31), who had been married to her daughter, Annie (37) for 4 years and they had 2 children, Mary (2) and Micheal (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could speak both Irish and English and Peter and Annie could read and write. Anne was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s stepson, Peter was a farm labourer and Micheal was a farmer’s grandson. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Concannon

The widow Peggey [sic] (80) was the sole occupant of house 16 and she was a Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway. She was a farmer who spoke both Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and she had a potato house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

King

John (62) and his wife of 22 years, Bridget (52) lived in this house but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield                                                                     (additional surname: Baker)

The head of this household was James (82) and he had been married to Mary (73) for 40 years and they had had 5 children and 4 of whom had survived. They shared the house with their son, Michael (30) and their granddaughter, Mary Baker (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Mart Baker, they all spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. James was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary (7) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield                                                                     (additional surname: Connelly)

Edward (70) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife of 41 years, Annie (68) and they had had 4 children but only 2 had survived. They lived in the house with their widowed daughter, Mary Connelly (38) and 2 grandsons, Martin Connelly (4) and John Connelly (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward, Annie and Mary spoke Irish and English and Annie and Mary could read and write. Edward was listed as being a farmer, Martin was a scholar and John was listed as being a farmer’s grandson. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a fowl house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield

There were 4 members of this household and Michael (50) and he lived in the house with his sisters, Margret (58) and Mary (40) and also their widowed mother, Margret (90). 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. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Malley                                                                         (additional surname: Kerrigan)

John (49) was the head of the household in house 21. He lived in the house with his brother, William (57) and also 2 nieces, Bridgit [sic] Kerrigan (20) and Penny (18). All were Roman Catholic and John and William were born on Innisboffin, Co. Galway and Bridgit [sic] and Penny were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and apart from John, they could all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and William was a farmer’s brother. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scuffle

The widower, Michael (70) lived in this house with his daughter, Anne (29) and his son John (25). All were born on Innisboffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke Irish and English while John and Anne spoke only English. Michael could not read, Anne could read only and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Burke

The head of this Burke family was John (72) and he had been married to Bridget (66) for 45 years and during that time they had had 14 children with 12 having survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Patrick (34), Peter (22) and Celia (19). 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 Peter, who spoke only English, and, apart from Bridget, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and retired carpenter and Patrick and Peter were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Burke

House 24 was home to another Burke family and the head was Mary (36), who had been married for 10 years but there was no mention of a husband in this entry, and she had 4 children, John (9), James (8), Mary (4) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and John and James could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scoffield [sic]

William (63) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (57) and had been for 16 years and they had had 2 children, Patrick (14) and Annie (9). They were all born in Boffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. William was a farmer and Patrick and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield                                                                     (additional surname: Cloonan)

The widow, Ellen (80) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Bridget (46), her son, Patrick (39) and granddaughter, Mary Cloonan (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Mary could read and write. Ellen was listed as being a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Patrick was a fisherman and Mary was a help and did house work. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a fowl house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Linnane

The head of this Linnane family was John (47) and he lived in the house with his wife, Anne (44) and they had been married for 13 years and they had 2 children, Mary (12) and Ellen (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Anne and Mary spoke Irish and English and could read and write while Ellen spoke only English. John was a farmer and the daughters were both scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

King

There were 10 members of this King family and the head of the family was Peter (55) who was married to Margaret (35) and had been for 13 years and during which time they had 8 children, Patrick J. (12), John Jos (10), Mary Jos (9), Peter (7), James (6), Michael (4), Nora (2) and Thomas (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter (55), Patrick J. and John Jos spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English. Peter (55), Margaret, Patrick J., John Jos and Mary Jos could read and write and Peter (7) could read only. Both Peter (55) and Margaret were listed as being farmer’s and the 6 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scuffle

Peter (73) was listed as being the head of the family in house 29 and he was a widower and lived in the house with his son, Thomas (28) daughter-in-law, Mary (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter spoke Irish and English and Thomas and Mary spoke only English. Thomas and Mary could also read and write. Both Peter and Thomas were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

The widow Anne (70) lived in this house with her son, John (35) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write and Anne was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Toole

Pat (43) was married to Ellen (28) and Had been for 5 years and during that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived, Michael (4), Pat (2) and Annie (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Ellen spoke both Irish and English and Michael and Pat spoke only English but only Ellen could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Michael was a scholar and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scuffle

Peter (71) was the sole occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could speak both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Hughes

The widow, Bridget (75) lived in this house with her daughter, Bridget (40) and grandson, John (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both the Bridget’s spoke Irish and English but none of the household could read. Bridget (75) was farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s grandson. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Murray

Margaret (64), a widow, was listed as the head of this family and she had had 3 children but only 2 had survived, John (29) and Bridget (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret and John spoke Irish and English and Bridget spoke only English, but all could read and write. Margaret was a farmer and John was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Kenny                                                                         (additional surname: Conolly [sic])

There were 11 members of this household and the head was Michael (56) and he had been married to Catherine (46) for 19 years and they had 8 children, Mary (12), Sarah (11), Henry (10), Bridget (8), Katie (7), Michael (6), Ellie (3) and Norah (1) and also in the house at that time was a boarder, Bridget Conolly [sic] (71), a widow. They were all born on Boffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of the 4 youngest children, they all spoke Irish and English. Catherine, Michael (6), Ellie, Norah and Bridget could not read but all the others could read and write. Michael (56) was a farmer and the 6 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Scuffle

Peter (46) was married to Annie (45) and had been for 9 years and they had 2 children, John (7) and Mary (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Annie and John could read only and Peter was a farmer while the children were both scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Moran

The head of the last household in Cloonamore was the widow, Bridget (51) and she shared the house with 4 of her children, John (20), Annie (17), William (16) and Bridget (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (51) was listed as speaking both Irish and English but only John was listed as speaking only English. All the family could read and write and Bridget (51) was a farmer, John was a fisherman and Bridget (11) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

 

1901 Census for Cloonamore

Overview of Cloonamore in 1901

There were a total of 37 houses in the townland of Cloonamore in 1901 and all were occupied with house 6 being a shop and the others all listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 4 and 23 were 2nd class dwellings, house 12 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 12 was 1 room and no windows, houses 18 and 19 had 2 rooms and no windows in the front, houses 6, 10, 20, 24, 27, 28, 30-32, 34 and 35 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 1, 3, 5, 7-9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 25, 26, 29, 33 and 36 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in front. Houses 15, 22 and 37 had 3 rooms and 2 windows, house 4 had 1 room and 3 windows in the front and houses 2 and 23 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 24 out buildings, 4 piggeries and 20 barns. There were 155 people in the townland at that time, 75 males and 80 females. The enumerator foe the area was Jeremiah Loughlan [sic].

 

Lavelle

The widower, John (70) was the head of the first family in Cloonamore and he shared the house with his son Peter (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Peter could read and write. John was a farmer while Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Lavelle.

 

Lavelle

There were 8 members of this Lavelle family and the head was John (62) and he was married to Sarah (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Michael (18), Anne (16), Stephen (13), Mary (10), Patrick (8) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Sarah, Michael and Anne spoke Irish and English and Sarah, Michael, Stephen, Mary and Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was an agricultural labourer, Anne was a seamstress, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Stephen, Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John Lavelle.

 

Baker

John (63) was the head of this family in house 3 and he was married to Bridget (60) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Maggie (19) and son, Patrick (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and Maggie and Patrick could read and write. John was farmer, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Baker.

 

Madden                                                                       (additional surname: McHale)

The widower, Peter (61) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his daughters, Catherine (36) and Anne (34), his son-in-law, Michael McHale (33), granddaughters, Mary Anna McHale (5) and Bridget McHale (1) and 2 grandsons, John McHale (4) and Michael McHale (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Catherine, Anne and Michael (33) could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Peter was a farmer, Catherine and Anne were farmer’s daughters, Michael (33) was a farm servant, Mary Anna and Bridget were farm servant’s daughters and John and Michael (3) were farm servant’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Peter Madden.

 

O’Malley                                                                    (additional surname: Kerrigan)

Of the 6 members of this household, the widower, Peter (75) was the head and he shared the house with his sons, John (45) and William (43) and 3 granddaughters, Mary Anne Kerrigan (11), Bridget Kerrigan (9) and Penelope Kerrigan (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, John and William could speak both Irish and English and William, Mary Anne, Bridget and Penelope could read and write. Peter was a farmer, John and William were farmer’s sons and the grandchildren were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Peter Melia.

 

Lavelle

Patrick (40) and his wife, Mary (36) shared the house with their daughter, Mary (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both Mary’s could read and write. Patrick was a shopkeeper and Mary (16) was a shopkeeper’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Lavelle.

 

Scuffle

William (50) was listed as being the head of this family in house 7 and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (36), his son, Patrick (5), William’s sister, Bridget (45) and his brother, Edward (40). 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. None of the family could read. William was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a seamstress and Edward was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was William Scuffle.

 

Scuffle

There were 6 members of this Scuffle family and the head was listed as being Michael (51) who was a widower and he lived in the house with 5 of his children, Patrick (22), Anne (20), William (17), John (15) and Mary (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John and Mary, they could all speak both Irish and English and Patrick, William, John and Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Anne was a farmer’s daughter, William was fisherman and John and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Scuffle.

 

Scuffle

Michael (85) and his wife, Margaret (70) lived in this house with their children, Michael (35), Mary (30) and Margaret (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Margaret (28), all of the family could speak both Irish and English, but none of the family could read. Michael (85) was a farmer, Michael (35) was a fisherman and Mary and Margaret (28) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Michael Scuffle.

 

Lavelle                                                                        (additional surname: Scuffle)

The widower, Edward (90) shared this house his daughter, Anne (60), son-in-law, Edward Scuffle (60), Grandson, Michael Scuffle (18) and granddaughter, Maggie (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anne, Michael and Maggie could read and write. Edward (90) was a farmer, Anne was a seamstress, Edward (60) and Michael were fishermen and Maggie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Edward Lavelle.

 

Scuffle

There were 5 members of this Scuffle family and the head was Michael (50) and he was married to Bridget (28) and they lived in this house with 2 daughters, Mary (2) and Annie (9mths) and Michael’s sister, Maggie (52). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 daughters, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Maggie could read only. Michael was a farmer, Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Maggie was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Scuffle.

 

Tierney

There were 2 members of this household, Martin (60), a widower and his son, Peter (20). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Both were listed as being fishermen. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Martin Tierney.

 

Toole                                                                                       (additional surname: Tierney)

The widow, Mary (50) lived in this house with her nephew, John Tierney (20). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write. Mary was a farmer and John was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Mary Toole.

 

Scuffle

James Scuffle (70) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (50) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Michael (20) and Peter (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, a part from Peter, spoke Irish and English and Mary could not read, James could read only and the 2 sons could read and write. Kames was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was James Scuffle.

 

Toole

Patrick (40) and his wife Bridget (35) were the only occupants of house 15 and they were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both of them could read only and speak bot Irish and English and Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Lavelle

The widow, Margaret (60) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (26) and sister-in-law, Anne (60).  All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick could read only. Margaret was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Anne was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Lavelle.

 

King

John (57) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (30) and both spoke Irish and English and could read and write. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John King.

 

Concannon                                                                              (additional surname: Lavelle)

There were 10 people in house 18 in 1901 and the head of the household was John (50) who was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Maggie (18), Michael (16), Katie (12), Annie (10), John (7), Patrick (4) and Ellen (1) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Patrick Lavelle (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents spoke Irish and English and Bridget and the 4 eldest children could read and write. John was listed as being and farmer, Maggie and Ellen were farmer’s daughters, Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Patrick Lavelle was a farm servant and Katie, Annie and John (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Concannon.

 

O’Malley                                                                                (additional surname: Lavelle)

There were 3 people in this house at the time of the 1901 census, the widow, Anne (50), her step son, Michael (40) and her mother, Catherine Lavelle (90). All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the household could read. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and Anne was a farmer, Michael was a farmer servant and Catherine was a retired farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Anne O’Malley.

 

Concannon

Margaret (70), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (30) and Peter (28). 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 the sons were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Concannon.

 

Burke

There were 8 members of this Burke family in house 21 and the head of that family was John (57) who was married to Bridget (51) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (22), James (20), Michael (17), Kate (13), Peter (11) and Celia (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents spoke Irish and English. With the exception of Bridget and Celia, they could all read and write. John was a carpenter, Patrick and Michael were fishermen, James was an apprentice and Kate, Peter and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Burke.

 

Kenny

Michael (40) and his wife, Catherine (30) lived in this house with their children, Mary (1) and Sarah (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents spoke Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Michael Kenny.

 

McNamara                                                                              (additional surname: Leonard)

The head of this household was Peter (80) who was married to Anne (70) and they lived in the house with their son-in-law, John Leonard (35), their daughter, Anne (30) and granddaughter, Mary Leonard (2). 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 young Mary. John and Anne (30) could read and write and Peter was listed as being a tailor, John was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Peter McNamara.

 

Schofield

Peter (60) and his wife Anne (55) lived in this house with their son, Thos (18) and daughter, Kate (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. And both parents could speak Irish and English. They could all read and write and Peter was a farmer, Thos was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Peter Schofield.

 

King

There were just 3 members of this household, Peter (30), his wife, Maggie (23) and their 1month old son, John Joseph. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter spoke Irish and English, both parents could read and write and Peter was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Peter King.

 

Lavelle

The widow, Anne (56) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (23), Peter (21) and Anne (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Peter, they could all read and write. Anne was a farmer, John and Peter were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Anne Lavelle.

 

Moran

Michael (45) lived in house 27 with his wife, Bridget (33) and their 5 children, John (9), Mary (7), Annie (5), William (3) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents spoke Irish and English. Michael, Bridget (33), John and Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer and boat wright, John and Mary were scholars, Annie and Bridget (1) were farmer’s daughters and William was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Moran.

 

Scuffle

Peter (81) lived in house 28 with his wife, Sabina (76) and their daughter, Mary (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and Peter and Mary could read and write. Peter was listed as being a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Peter Scuffle.

 

Schofield

The widow, Mary (60) lived in this house with her son, Peter (30) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read only and she was a farmer while Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Schofield.

 

Scuffle

House 30 was home to Peter (60), who was single, and his sister, Sabina (55), also single. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Peter was a farmer and Sabina was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Peter Scuffle.

 

Concannon

The widow, Bridget (48) lived in this house with her daughter, Mary (24). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Bridget was a farmer and Mary was listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Concannon.

 

Hughes                                                                                    (additional surname: Toole)

Of the 5 members of this household, Michael (70) was the head and was married to Bridget (65) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Bridget (30), their grandson, John (5) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Bridget Toole (60). 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 John. None of the household could read and Michael was a farmer, Bridget (30) was a farmer’s daughter, John was a scholar and Bridget (60) was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Hughes.

 

Murray

The widow, Margaret (40) was listed as the head of this family in house 33 and she lived in the house with her son, John (18) and daughter, Margaret (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Margaret (40) and John spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Margaret (40) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Margaret (12) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Murray.

 

Concannon

The sole occupant of house 34 was Mary (70), a widow who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could not read, spoke Irish and English and was listed as being a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Concannon.

 

Schofield

Ellen (60) was listed as the head of the family in house 35 and she was a widow that lived in the house with her daughter, Bridget (30) and son, Patrick (28). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Ellen Schofield.

 

Cloherty

Patrick (40), a widower, was the only occupant of house 36 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could not read, spoke Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Cloherty.

 

King

The head of the last family in Cloonamore was Simon (50), who was married to Anne (38) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, John (11), Anne (10), Mary (8), Ellen (7), Simon (5), Celia (4), Patrick (2) and Catherine (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents spoke Irish and English, Simon (50), Anne (38), John, Anne (10) and Mary could read and write and Ellen could read only. Simon (50) was a farmer, John, Simon (5) and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Anne (10) and Catherine were farmer’s daughters and Mary, Ellen and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Simon King.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Cloonamore

The owner of the land in Cloonamore was Henry Wilberforce and all tenements were leased by him. The area of the land was 634 acres, 3 roods and 2 perches and each tenant had a shared of that land.

Plot 1: Mark Concannon leased a house and land for £3 for the land and £1 for the house.

Plot 2: Edward Malley leased a house, offices and land for £3 5s for land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 3: John McHale paid £3 3s for land and 17s for a house.

Plot 4: Peter Malley paid £2 15s for land and 15s for a house.

Plot 5: Peter McNamara leased land and a house for £1 15s for land and 15s for the house.

Plot 6: Michael Scuffle (Wm) paid £2 for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 7: Patrick King leased a house, offices and land for £3 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 8: Peter Scuffle (Jas) paid £1 15s for land and 10s for the house.

Plot 9: Edward Lavelle paid £2 15s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 10: Edward Lavelle jun. leased a house and land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 11: Redmond Toole leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 12: Peter Scuffle (Ned) paid £2 5s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 13: Michael Scuffle (Ned) leased a house and land for £3 5s for land and 10s for the house.

Plot 14: Michael Malley (Ned) paid 17s for land and 6s for a house.

Plot 15: John Lavelle (John) paid 13s for land and 7s for a house.

Plot 16: Mary Lavelle leased a house and land for £1 3s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 17: Edward Scuffle (Pat) leased a house, offices and land for £2 15s for the land and 13s for the buildings.

Plot 18: Mich. Lavelle (Lough) leased a house, offices and land for £2 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 19: Wm. Scuffle (Mary) paid £1 2s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 20: Peter Scuffle (Wm) paid £3 15s for land and 15s for a house and offices.

Plot 21: Patrick Concannon leased a house and land for £1 3s for the land and 5s for a house.

Plot 22: Thad Moran Jun. paid £1 7s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 23: Edward Scuffle leased a house, offices and land for £2 12s for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 24: Anne Scuffle paid £1 3s for land and 7s for a house.

Plot 25: Mich. Scuffle (Peter) leased a house, offices and land for £1 15s for land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 26: James Scuffle (Peter) paid £1 2s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 27: Austin Duffy leased a house and land for £1 3s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 28: Peter Lavelle leased a house, offices and land for £2 15s for land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 28: John Concannon paid £2 for land.

Plot 28: Michael Malley (Wm) paid £1 10s for land.

Plot 28: Wm. Malley (John) paid £1 7s for land.

Plot 28: Michel Tierney paid £1 for land

Plot 28: Henry Wilberforce had land in fee with an annual ratable valuation of £24.

 

There were also 10 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches of water in the townland.

This page was added on 09/02/2020.

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