Knock

An Cnoc

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Knock

Civil Parish:                              Inishbofin

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Inishbofin

District Electoral Division:    Inishbofin

Area:                                         395.20 acres / 395 acres, 0 roods, 32 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Knock (no records)

1670 Down Survey for Knock

Logainm for Knock 

 

1911 Census for Knock

Overview of Knock in 1911

There were a total of 28 houses in the townland of Knock and 3 of those were unoccupied at the time of this census. Houses 8, 24 and 26 were unoccupied with house 26 being in the process of being built. There were all listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 2, 5, 10, 13-16 and 25 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others all had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 1, 2, 5-7, 10, 11, 13-16 and 25 were 2nd class dwellings and the other houses were all 3rd class. House 27 had 2 rooms and no windows in the front, houses 12, 17-19 and 23 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 9 and 22 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and houses 4, 20, 21 and 28 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 7 and 16 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, houses 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13-15 and 25 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 21 out buildings in the townland, 7 stables, 3 piggeries, 9 barns, a turf house and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 115 people in the townland, 66 males and 49 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Robert Green.

 

Schofield

The widower, Patrick (51) was listed as being the head of the first household in Knock and he lived in the house with his daughter, Eileen (17). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Eileen could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn and a turf house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Powell                                                                         (additional surname: Faherty)

The head of this household was the widower, John (74) and he shared the house with his son, Patrick (37) and 4 grandchildren, Thomas (22), Anne (20), Martin (14) and Festus (10). They were all Roman Catholic and John and Patrick were born in Co. Galway and the grandchildren were all born in Scotland. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Festus, who spoke only English. None of the family could read. John was a retired fisherman, Patrick and Thomas were fishermen and Martin and Festus were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Darcy

The widow, Mary (60) was the head of this family and she had been married for 38 years. She shared the house with 2 of her sons, Patrick (33) and Martin (13). They were all born in Co. Galway, Inishbofin and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and the sons spoke only English and only Martin could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Concannon

There 6 members of this family and the head was Michael (61), who was married to Mary (51) and had been for 30 years and during that time they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, James (25), Maggie (15), Martin (13) and Mary (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English while the children spoke only English. Michael could read only and the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, James was a fisherman and Maggie, Martin and Mary (11) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Hughes                                                                                    (additional surname: Scuffle)

John (73 was the head of this family and he was a widower and shared the house with his son, Peter (34), his son-in-law, John Scuffle (30) who was married to John’s daughter, Anne Scuffle (30) and they had been married for a year and had 1 daughter, Mary Scuffle (9mths). Also in the house were a further 2 sons of John, Michael (30) and Martin (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of baby Mary and Martin, the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Martin could read and write. John (73) was a farmer, Peter, John (34) and Michael were fishermen and Martin was a mason. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Tierney

James (32) was the head of the family in house 6 and he had been married to Jane (29) for 10 years and during that time they had had 5 children, Patrick (8), Michael (7), James (6), Anne (4) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James could speak both Irish and English and with the exception of Anne and John, they could all read and write. James was a farmer and the 4 eldest children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Tierney

The head of this household was listed as being John (59) and he had been married to Bridget (39) for 16 years and they had 2 children, Peter (15) and Bridget (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English while the children spoke only English and all, apart from John, could read and write. John was a farmer and 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.

 

House 8 was unoccupied.

 

Conaly [sic]

John (45), who was single, was the head of this family and he shared the house with his sister, Annie (49). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Both were listed as being farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cloherty

The head of this Cloherty family was Michael (59) and he had been married to Mary (56) for 28 years and they had had 9 children of whom 8 had survived. They shared the house with 5 of their children, John (25), James (12), Bridget (20), Mary (17) and Honor (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Mary (56) and John spoke both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and James and Honor were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Hughes

Michael (77) was the head of the Hughes family in house 11 and he was married to Mary (71) and had been for 60 years[i] and they had had 3 children, but the record states that 5 had survived[ii], Martin (43), who was a widower, John (36), Michael (29), Bridget (33) and Patrick (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Michael (77) was a farmer, Martin and Patrick were fisherman, John was a labourer and Michael (29) was also a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Clogherty

There were just 3 occupants of this house and the head of the household was the widower, Patrick (87) who shared the house with his son, Patrick (40) and daughter, Ellen (32). 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. Patrick (87) was a retired seaman, Patrick (40) was a fisherman and Ellen was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle                                                                                    (additional surname: Scuffle)

There were 9 members of this household with Anthony (57) being listed as the head and he was married to Margaret (54) and had been for 34 years during which time they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. Six of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Anthony (21), Peter (19), John (17), Michael (15), Bridget (28) and Ellen (13), and also in the house was Margaret’s brother, Patrick Scuffle (60). 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. Anthony (57) and Patrick were farmers, Anthony (21) and Peter were fishermen, John was a farmer’s son and Michael and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Clogherty

Thomas (59) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Maggie (45) for 6 years and they had 3 children, John (24), Pat (18) and Bridget (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Bridget spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Thomas, could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John and Pat were fishermen and Bridget 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.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Scholfield [sic])

Patrick (41) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 16 years, Mary (54) and they had 3 children, Michael (14), John (12) and Mary (8). Also in the house at that time was a mother-in-law, Mary Scholfield [sic] (85). Mary Scholfield [sic] was born on Owey [sic] Island, Co. Galway and the others were all born on Innis Boffin, Co. Galway and all were Catholic. With the exception of young Mary (8), all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary (54) and Mary (85) could read only and the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Toole

Michael (32) was the head of this family and was married to Maggie (28) and had been for 3 years and they had 3 children, Annie (2), Mary (2) and Katherine (9mths) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s mother, Katherine (69), who had been married to Patrick (78) for 47 years and had had 8 children of which only 4 had survived. They were all born on Innis Boffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (32) spoke only English and Patrick and Katherine (69) spoke Irish and English. Katherine (69) could read only and Michael and Maggie could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick was a retired farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield

There were 5 members of this family in house 17 and the head was Peter (61) who was a widower and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Margaret (20), Peter (18), Ellen (16) and Patrick (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter (61) spoke Irish and English and Margaret spoke English. All the children could read and write. Peter (61) was a farmer, Peter (18) was a fisherman and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield

The widow, Mary (60) lived in this house with her daughter, Annie (18). They were both born on Innis Boffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and Annie could speak only English but both could read and write. Mary was a housekeeper and farmer and Annie was a housekeeper. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Ward

Martin (75), a widower, lived in this house with his son John (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Both were listed as being fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Tierney                                                                                    (additional surname: Toole)

The widower, John (66) shared this house with his sister-in-law, Mary Toole (63). They were both born on Innis Boffin, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Tierney

Patrick (51) was the head of the Tierney family in house 21 and he had been married to Bridget (28) for 3 years and during that time they had had 2 children with 1 having survived, Patrick (7mths) and also in the house at that time was another son of Patrick’s, Michael (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could speak both Irish and English and Bridget spoke only English. All, apart from baby Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, while Michael was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cunnan [sic][iii]

Mark (72) was the head of this family and had been married to Bridget (68) for 42 years and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Michel [sic] (32) and Ellen (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Ellen could read and write. Mark was a fisherman farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Michel [sic] was a fisherman farmer’s son and Ellen was a helper in the house and farm. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cunnane [sic]

The widower, Edward (74) lived in this house with his son, Michael (40) and Daughter, Mary (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Michael was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 24 was unoccupied

 

Cloherty

The head of the family in house 25 was Festus (42) and he had been married to Anne (29) for 11 years and they had 5 children, Bridget (10), Mary Anne (9), Honor (6), John (4) and Festus (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Festus (42), Anne, Bridget and Mary Anne were born on Innis Boffin, Co. Galway and Honor, John and Festus (1) were listed as being born in Co. Galway. Festus (42) was listed as speaking only English and Bridget and Mary Anne could read and write. Festus (42) was a farmer and the 4 eldest children 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.

 

House 26 was unoccupied

 

Hughes

The sole occupant of house 27 was Martin (56) and he was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He could not read but spoke Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Holleran

Patrick (70) was the head of the last house household in Knock and he had been married to Mary (68) for 40 years and they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Patrick (32) and a daughter, Kate (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick (70) could read only and Patrick (32) and Kate could read and write. Patrick (70) was a farmer and Patrick (32) was a farmer and fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

 

 

1901 Census for Knock

Overview of Knock in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 35 houses in the townland and that they were all occupied. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone. Brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 15-17 and 26 were 2nd class dwellings, house 22 was a 4th class dwelling and all the rest were 3rd class dwellings. House 22 had 1 room and no windows, houses 6, 21 and 24 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 1, 3-5, 7, 8, 13, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27-29, 31-35 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 2, 9 and 10 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Houses 11, 12, 14 and 18 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 16 and 26 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and houses 15 and 17 had 3 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 23 out buildings in the townland of knock and they consisted of 7 piggeries, 13 barns, a shed and 2 stores. There were a total of 176 people in the townland, 94 males and 82 females. The enumerator for the townland was Const. Jeremiah Coughlan.

 

Tierney

The sole occupant of the first house in Knock was Michael (50) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He was a fisherman, could not read and spoke both Irish and English. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Tierney.

 

Halloran                                                                                  (additional surname: Scuffle)

The head of this household was Patrick (55) who was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (25), Patrick (23) and Kate (14) and also in the house at that time was an aunt, Margaret Scuffle (88), 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 and Patrick (55) could read only, Mary could not read and the others could all read and write. Patrick (55) was a farmer, Michael and Patrick (23) were farmer’s sons, Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Margaret was a retired farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Halloran.

 

Cunnane

Mark (55) was the head of this family and was married to Bridget (50) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Michael (22), Margaret (20) and Ellen (16). 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, Margaret and Ellen could read and write and the parents could not read. Mark and Michael were fishermen, Margaret was a seamstress and Ellen was a fisherman’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mark Cunnane.

 

Cunnane                                                                                  (additional surname: Conneely)

The widower, Edward was listed as being the head of this household and he lived in the house with 3 of his children, Patrick (30), Michael (25) and Mary (20) and also 2 grandchildren, Paul Conneely (10) and Joseph Conneely (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward spoke both Irish and English but only Mary, Paul and Joseph could read and write. Edward was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Paul and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Edward Cunnane.

 

Connelly                                                                     (additional surname: Concannon)

Martin (70) was listed as being the head of this household and he was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their grandson, James (15) and granddaughter, Maggie Concannon (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and James could read only while Maggie could read and write. Martin was a farmer, James was an agricultural labourer and Maggie was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Martin Connelly.

 

Connelly

Mary (86), a widow, lived in this house with her sister, Anne (78). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Mary was a retired farmer and Anne was a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Connelly.

 

Conneely                                                                                 (additional surname: Powell)

Festus (60) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (53), 2 of their children, John (23) and Ellen (15) and a boarder, Michael Powell (36). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John, Ellen and Michael could read and write. Festus was a farmer, John and Michael were fishermen and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Festus Conneely.

 

Lavelle

Michael (55) shared the house with his wife, Mary (53). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Michael Lavelle.

 

Powell                                                                                     (additional surname: Flaherty)

John (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (62) and they lived in the house with their son, Patrick (27) and 2 nieces, Mary Flaherty (14) and Annie Flaherty (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With exception of Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary (62), Mary (14) and Annie could read and write. Both John and Patrick were fishermen and Mary (14) and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Powell.

 

D’Arcy

There were 4 members of this household and the head was Michael (49) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Patrick (17) and John (12). 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, Mary could not read and Patrick and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick and John were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Michael D’Arcy.

 

Concannon

There were 9 members of this Concannon family in house 11 and the head was Michael (48) and was married to Mary (36) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (17), Thomas (16), James (14), Patrick (12), Maggie (5), Martin (3) and Mary (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English and Bridget, Thomas, James and Patrick could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Bridget, Maggie and Mary (3mths) were farmer’s daughters, Thomas was a farmer’s son[iv], Martin was also a farmer’s son and James and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Concannon.

 

Toole

Patrick (68) was married to Catherine (53) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (22), Mary Anne (18) and Annie (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Mayo and all the others were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary Anne and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Hughes

Michael (60) was married to Mary (50) and they shared this house with 5 of their children, Martin (30), John (24), Bridget (22), Michael (20) and Patrick (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John and Patrick could read only and Bridget and Michael (20) could read and write. Michael (60) was a Farmer, Martin, John and Michael (20) were fishermen, Bridget was a seamstress and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Michael Hughes.

 

Scuffle

The head of this family in house 14 was listed as being Patrick (53) who was married to Mary (46) and they lived in the house with 2 daughters, Mary (15) and Anne (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary (15) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mary (15) was a farmer’s daughter and Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Scuffle.

 

Cloherty

Patrick (66) was a widower, and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Patrick (31), Nora (25), Ellen (22) and James (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Patrick (66) and Patrick (31) spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Both Patricks and James were fishermen, Nora was a dressmaker and Ellen was a seamstress. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Cloherty.

 

Lavelle                                                                                    (additional surname: Scuffle)

There were 12 members of this household and Anthony (45) was listed as the head and he was married to Margaret (42). They shared the house with 9 of their children, Thomas (21), Bridget (19), Mary (18), Patrick (16), Anthony (10), Peter (8), John (6), Michael (4) and Ellen (2) and also in the house at that time was Margaret’s brother, Patrick Scuffle (48). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of John, Michael and Ellen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael and Ellen could not read, John could read only and all the others could read and write. Anthony (45), Thomas and Patrick were fishermen, Bridget and Mary were seamstress’, Anthony, Peter and John were scholars, Michael was a fisherman’s son, Ellen was a fisherman’s daughter and Patrick Scuffle was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Anthony Lavelle.

 

Prendergast

Margaret (40) was listed as being the head of this family and was married but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. She lived in the house with 9 of her children, Mary Anne (19), Maria (17), James (14), Michael (10), Thomas (7), Patrick (4), Bridget (3), Jane (2) and Richard (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret could speak both Irish and English and she, along with Thomas, could read only and Mary Anne, Maria, James and Michael could read and write. Margaret was a shop keeper, Mary Anne, Bridget and Jane were shopkeeper’s daughters, Maria was a seamstress, James, Patrick and Richard and Michael and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Prendergast.

 

Joyce                                                                                       (additional surname: Schofield)

Patrick (41) lived in this house with his wife Mary (35), 2 sons, Michael (4) and John (1) and also Mary’s widowed mother, Mary Schofield (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The adults could all speak both Irish and English with Patrick being able to read and write and Mary Schofield could read only. Patrick was a farmer, Michael and John were farmer’s sons and Mary (65) was a retired farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Schofield

The head of this family in house 19 was Peter (45) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (18), John (16), Anne (14), Maggie (10), Peter (7), Ellie (4) and Patrick (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents could speak Irish and English. Patrick could not read, Peter (45), Peter (7) and Ellie could read only and all the others were able to read and write. Peter was listed as being a farmer, Bridget, Anne and Maggie were farmer’s daughters, John and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Peter and Ellie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Peter Schofield.

 

Ward

Martin (50) lived in this house with his wife, Maggie (48) and their son, John (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, Martin was a farmer and John was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Ward.

 

Ward

The widow, Anne (65) shared this house with her daughter, Mary (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Mary could also read and write. Anne 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 Anne Ward.

 

Barrett

The sole occupant of house 22 was Anne (70), who was single. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She was a dressmaker, could read only and spoke both Irish and English. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Tierney.

 

Tierney

Of the 5 members of this family, John (55) was the head and he was married to Jane (53) and they lived in the house with 3 children, Margaret (17), Anne (15) and Peter (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John could read only while the others could all read and write. John was a fisherman, Margaret was a seamstress, Anne was a scholar and Peter was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Tierney.

 

Joyce

Bridget (60) was the only occupant of house 24 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She was a seamstress, could not read and could speak both Irish and English. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Tierney.

 

Tierney

The widower, Patrick (37) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with 5 of his children, Peter (15), Mary Anne (13), Anne (11), Michael (9) and Kate (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke both Irish and English and Kate could read only while all the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Peter and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary Anne, Anne and Kate were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Tierney.

 

Barrett                                                                                     (additional surname: Connelly)

The widow, Bridget (29) lived in house 26 with 2 sons, Peter (3) and Patrick (2), her daughter, Mary (6mths), her widowed mother, Mary (62) and there was also a visitor, Mary Connelly (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could speak both Irish and English and Mary (62) and Mary (9) could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Peter and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary (6mths) was a farmer’s daughter, Mary (62) was a retired farmer and Mary (9) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Barrett.

 

Schofield

The head of the family in house 27 was Patrick (44) who was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Bridget (18), John (17), Mary (15), Maggie (13) and Ellen (7). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget and John were born in Scotland while all the others were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Ellen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick could read only and Mary (15) and Maggie could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget and Mary (15) were farmer’s daughters, John (17) was a farmer’s son and Maggie and Ellen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Schofield.

 

Tierney                                                                                    (additional surname: Burke)

John (40) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (26), their son, Peter (5), their daughter, Bridget (2) and also in the house at that time was a boarder, John Burke (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40), Bridget and John Burke could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John (40) was a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son, Bridget (2) was a farmer’s daughter and John Burke was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Tierney.

 

Cloherty

Thady (80) was listed as being the head of the family in house 29 and he was married to Mary (79) and they shared the house with their son, Festius [sic] (40), their daughter-in-law, Anne (22) and a granddaughter, Bridget (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thady, Mary and Festius [sic] spoke both Irish and English. Mary could read only and Anne could read and write. Thady was a Farmer and Festius [sic] was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thady Cloherty.

 

Conneely

The widow, Maggie (70) shared this house with her daughter, Anne (30) and son, John (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Maggie was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Maggie Conneely.

 

Hughes

Martin (40), who was in-married, lived in this house with his nephew, James (16). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and James could read only. Martin was a farmer and James was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Hughes.

 

Hughes

The widower, John (60) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Peter (22), Annie (19), Michael (19) and Martin (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Peter and Annie could speak both Irish and English. Annie, Michael and Martin could read and write. John was a farmer, Peter and Michael were fishermen, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Hughes.

 

Tierney

Patrick (60) and his wife Anne (58) lived in this house with 2 of their sons, Patrick (24) and James (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both sons could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and James was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Tierney.

 

Cloherty

The widower, Thomas (36) lived in this house with 3 of his children, John (14), Patrick (8) and Nora (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and John spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Thomas was a fisherman, John was a fisherman’s son and Patrick and Nora were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Cloherty.

 

Cloherty

There were 11 members of the last family in Knock and the head was Michael (40) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children, Patrick (17), John (16), Thomas (14) Michael (12), Bridget (10), Mary (8), Nora (5) and James (3) and also in the house was Michael’s father, Thomas (70). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick, John, Thomas and Michael (12) were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Bridget, Mary, Nora and James, they could all speak both Irish and English. Apart from Mary (40), Nora, James and Thomas, they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick, John, Thomas and James were farmer’s sons, Michael (12), Bridget and Mary (8) were scholars, Nora was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas (70) was a retired famer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Cloherty.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Knock

Henry Wilberforce owned the land in the townland of Knock and was the immediate lessor of all the tenements.

 

Plot 1 (1-31) had an area of 325 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches and they were 31 tenements.

 

Plot 1 (1): Martin Hughes paid £3 17s for land and 13s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (2): Michael Hughes leased a house and land for £2 5s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (3): James Tierney (east) paid £3 for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (4): Anne Barrett leased a house and land for £2 2s for the land and 8s for the house.

Plot 1 (5): Thaddeus Malley leased a house, offices and land for £2 12s for the land and 8s for the buildings.

Plot 1 (6): Michael Tierney paid £2 for land and 12s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (7): Thomas Schahell [sic] leased a house and land for £1 2s for the land and 8s for the house.

Plot 1 (8): Matthias Tierney leased a house and land for £1 18s for the land and 7s for the house.

Plot 1 (9): John Kinnealy paid £1 3s for land and 7s for the house.

Plot 1 (10): Philip Kerrigan paid £1 12s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 1 (11): Michael Cunnane leased a house and land for £1 7s for the land and 8s for the house.

Plot 1 (12): Patrick Barrett leased a house and land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (13): James Kinnealy paid £2 for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (14): Gregory Walsh paid £1 7s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 1 (15): Michael Clogharty [sic] leased a house and land for £2 10s for the land and 15s for the house.

Plot 1 (16): Michael Clogharty [sic] (Jun) leased a house and land for £1 10s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (17): Andrew Concannon paid £2 15s for land and 15s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (18): Joh Tierney paid £3 for land and 15s for a house.

Plot 1 (19): John Cunnane paid £1 5s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (20): Michael King leased a house and land for £2 for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (21): Margaret King paid £2 10s for land and 15s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (22): James Scuffle leased a house and land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (23): Anthony Scuffle paid 31 18s for land and 7s for a house.

Plot 1 (24): John King paid £1 5s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (25): Honoria Poole leased a house and land for £1 17s for land and 8s for the house.

Plot 1 (26): Michael Scuffle leased a house and land for £1 5s for land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (27): Patrick Tierney paid £2 10s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (28): Jas Tierney (beach) paid £1 for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (29): Edward Scuffle paid £1 8s for land and 7s for a house.

Plot 1 (30): Philip Coyne paid £1 for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 1 (31): Hugh Clogharty [sic] leased house and land for £1 7s for the land and 8s for the house.

Plot 1 (31): Henry P. Hildebrand also leased land on this plot and paid £5 15s.

Plot 1 (32): Thaddeus Toole leased a house for 10s

Plot 1 (33): Thomas Clogharty [sic] leased a house with a garden of 1 rood and 25 perches for 5s for the garden and 15s for the house.

Plot 1 (34): John Concannon leased a garden of 3 roods for 5s.

 

Plot 2: Henry P. Hildebrand paid £4 10s for 37 acres of land.

 

There were also 2 acres, 1 rood and 19 perches of water in the townland.

[i] Possibly wrong as that would mean that Mary was only 11 when she got married.

[ii] Possibly a mistake

[iii] Possibly Curran

[iv] Was listed as being a farmer’s daughter, but most likely a mistake.

This page was added on 09/02/2020.

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