Westquarter

An Cheathrú Iarthach

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Westquarter

Civil Parish:                              Inishbofin

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Inishbofin

District Electoral Division:    Inishbofin

Area:                                         581.13 acres / 581 acres, 0 roods, 21 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Westquarter (no records)

1670 Down Survey for Westquarter

Logainm for Westquarter

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Westquarter 

 

1911 Census for Westquarter

Overview of Westquarter in 1911.

There were a total of 24 houses in the townland of Westquarter but house 23 was in the process of being built and unoccupied and house 24 was unoccupied. All houses were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 22 was a 4th class dwelling, houses 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 16 and 17 were 3rd class and all the others were 2nd class. House 22 had 1 room and no windows, houses 16 and 17 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 3 and 11 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 4 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, houses, 1, 2, 7, 10, 12-15 and 18-21 had 3 rooms and 3 windows to the front and house 8 had 3 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 43 out buildings, 12 stables, 11 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 15 barns and 2 potato houses. There were a 113 people in the townland at that time, 57 males and 56 females. The enumerator foe the area was Const. Robert Green.

 

Halloran                                                          (additional surnames: Malley and Coursey)

Annie (74) was the head of the first house in Westquarter and she had been married for 46 years and had had 7 children, of which 6 had survived. There was no mention of her husband in this entry She shared the house with her son, Michael (29) who had been married to Catherine (27) for 2 years and they had 1 child, Mary (10mths). Also in the house at that time were a nephew, Peter Malley (9) and a niece, Jane Coursey (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Annie, Michael and Catherine spoke both Irish and English and Michael, Catherine, Peter and Jane could read and write. Annie was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Peter was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a potato house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Corbett                                                                        (additional surname: Ward)

The widow Mary (50) was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with her son, John (13) and her mother, Anne Ward (80), also a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Anne could speak both Irish and English and Mary and John could read and write. Mary was a listed as being a farmer and John was a scholar. 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.

 

McCann

John (52) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (47) and had been for 8 years and they had 3 children, Mary (7), James (5) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary and James 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.

 

Cloonan                                                                                  (additional surname: Connelly)

The widow, Mary (44) was the head of the household in house 4 and she shared the house with 6 of her children, Michael (21), Patrick (18), Anthony (14), Mary (12), Annie (11) and Stephen (5), and also in the house was Mary’s widowed mother, Mary Connelly (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All 3 Mary’s and Annie could speak both Irish and English and Mary (44), Stephen and Mary (80) could not read and all the others could read and write. Mary (44) was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman, Patrick was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Murray

Patrick (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (71) for 40 years and they had 2 children, Michael (35) and John (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael and John could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Michael and John were fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a barn and a potato house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Davis

There were 7 members of this family and the head was Michael (69) who had been married to Anne (57) for 35 years and they had had 8 children, 7 of which had survived. Five of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Patrick (27), Anthony (22), Redmond (20), Mary (19) and Marget [sic] (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke only Irish and Michael, Anne, Mary and Marget [sic] spoke both Irish and English. All the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick, Anthony and Redmond were fishermen and Marget [sic] was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Halloran

Redmond (54) shared this house with his wife of 15 years, Margaret (37) but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and they both could read and write. Redmond was listed as being a farmer. 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.

 

Tierney

The widow, Bridget (68) was the head of this household and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (34), John (25) and Annie (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Annie could speak both Irish and English and Bridget could read only while the children could all rea and write. Bridget was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman and John was a farmer’s son. 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.

 

Halloran

The widower, John (44) was the head of this family in house 9 and he shared the house with his widowed mother, Mary (76) and 3 daughters, Mary Anne (7), Ellen (6) and Katie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both John and Mary spoke Irish and English and only John could read and write. John as a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Mogan [sic]

The widow, Anne (72) shared this house with her son, Michael (40) and they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read and write. Anne was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. 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.

 

Lacey

Edward (74) was the head of this family and had been married to Ellen (64) for 30 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 3 children Patrick (29), John (25) and Martin (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, apart from John, could speak both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Edward, could read and write. Edward was a farmer, Patrick and John were fishermen and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Halloran

Fanny (55), a widow, was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 28 years and had had 11 children with 8 of those having survived. She shared the house with 5 of her children, Michael (32), Joseph (27), Martin (24), Kate (18) and Anne (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Fanny was a farmer, Michael and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Martin was a fisherman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Halloran

There were 8 members of this family and the head of the family was Patrick (62) who had been married to Mary (50) for 24 years and they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. Six of those children also lived in the house and they were, Martin (22), Michael (16), Patrick (12), Daniel (7), Jane (5) and Agnes (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (62), Mary, Michael and Patrick (12) spoke both Irish and English and Patrick (62), Martin, Michael, Patrick (12) and Daniel could read and write. Patrick (62) was a farmer, Martin and Michael were farmer’s sons and Patrick (12), Daniel and Jane were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

McCann                                                          (additional surnames: Concannon and Lavelle)

The widow, Bridget (74) was listed as the head of this household and she shared the house with her son, Owen (30), her Grandson, James Concannon (9) and a boarder, Mary Lavelle (73). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Owen and Mary spoke Irish and English and Owen, James and Mary could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and James was a scholar. 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.

 

Lacey                                                                          (additional surname: Davin)

Andrew (61) lived in this house with his wife of 25 years, Anne (60) and they had had 2 children, but sadly neither had survived. Also in the house at that time was a lodger, Ellen Davin (70), 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 Andrew and Anne could read and write and Andrew was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Murray

The widow, Bridget (67) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Patrick (28), daughter, Bridget (32) and 2 granddaughters, Ellen (5) and Kate (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (67) could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Bridget (32) could read and write. Bridget (67) was listed as being a farmer and Ellen and Kate were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lacey

There were 10 members of this Lacey family in house 17 and the head was Martin (55) and he had been married to Margret (50) for 28 years, during which time they had had 11 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, Patrick (22), Edward (20), Michael (16), Martin (14), James (11), Thomas (9), Margaret (6) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English. Thomas and Bridget could not read and all the others could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Patrick, Edward and Michael were fishermen, Martin, James and Margaret were scholars and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Baker

Lizzie (34) was listed as the head of this family and she was married, but there was no mention of her husband in this entry. She had had 7 children, John (6), Martin (2), Michael (2), Thomas (1), Bridget (10), Mary (8) and Annie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Lizzie, Bridget and Mary could read and write. Lizzie was a farmer, Martin, Michael and Thomas were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Corbett                                                                                    (additional surname: Malley)

The head of this family was Patrick (59) and he had been married to Mary (55) for 22 years during which they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Katie (17) and Anne (15), an aunt, Anne Malley (37) and Mary’s widowed mother, Anne Malley (84). They were all Roman Catholic and Anne Malley (84) was born in Co. Mayo while all the others were born on Inishbofin. Patrick, Mary and Anne (84) spoke Irish and English and Katie was listed as speaking only English. Patrick was a farmer and could read and write and Katie and Annie could also read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Schofield                                                                                 (additional surname: Coneys)

Michael (71) lived in this house with his wife Mary (64) who he had been married to for 28 years and they had had 5 children and all had survived. Three of those children lived with them and they were, Edward (24), John (23) and Michael (21) and also in the house was Mary’s widowed mother, Bridget Coneys (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the 3 sons could read and write. Michael (71) was a farmer, Edward and John were fishermen and Michal (21) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lavelle

Edward (65) was the head of this family in house 21 and he had been married to Mary (55) for 18 years and they had had 4 children and 3 had survived, Thomas (15), John (13) and Peter (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Edward was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and John and Peter 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.

 

McKendrick

The sole occupant of the last occupied house in Westquarter was the widow, Margaret (70) who was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and had no occupation. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

 

1901 Census for Westquarter  

Overview of Westquarter in 1901.

There were a total of 26 houses in the townland of Westquarter and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. Houses 22 and 26 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 16, 17 and 21 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 16, 17 and 21 had 1 room and no windows to the front, houses 3 and 18 had 2 rooms and no windows, house 12 had 1 room and 1 window and houses 1, 2, 4, 6, 13, 14, 20 and 24 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 5 and 19 had 3 rooms and 1 window, houses 10 and 23 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 7-9, 11 and 15 had 3 rooms and 2 windows and houses 22 and 25 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 16 out buildings in the first 15 houses consisting of 3 piggeries and 13 barns. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 123 people in the townland, 70 males and 53 females. The enumerator for the area was Jeremiah Coughlan.

 

Murray

Patrick (60) was the head of the first house in Westquarter and he was married to Bridget (45) and they shared the house with their son, Patrick (14) and daughter, Anne (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and the children could rea and write. Patrick (60) was a farmer, Patrick (14) was a farmer’s son and Anne was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Patrick Murray.

 

Lacey

There were 10 members of this family in house 2 and the head was Martin (43) and he was married to Margaret (37) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, John (16), George (14), Patrick (12), Edward (10), Mary (8), Michael (6), Martin (4) and James (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from the 3 youngest children could read and write. Martin (43) was a farmer, John, Michael, Martin (4) and James were farmer’s sons and George, Patrick, Edward and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Martin Lacey.

 

Scuffle

The head of this family was Edward (52) and he was married to Mary (42) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Edward (17), Mary (15), James (9) and Bridget (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English but could not read and Bridget could read only and the other children could read and write. Edward (52) and Edward (17) were fishermen, Mary (15) was a seamstress and James and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Edward Scuffle.

 

Halloran

Fanny (43) was the head of this family and she was a widow and shared the house with her 7 children, Michael (22), John (18), Joseph (16), Martin (14), Margaret (12), Kate (8) and Annie (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 3 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Annie could not read, Fanny and Kate could read only, and the others could all read and write. Fanny was a farmer, the boys were all listed as being farmer’s sons and the girls were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Fanny Halloran.

 

Tierney

John (50) lived in this house with his wife, Ellen (47) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Anne (18), Maggie (14) and John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke both Irish and English and John could not read, Ellen could read only and John (50), Anne and Maggie could read and write. John was a fisherman Anne was a seamstress and Maggie and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Tierney.

 

Mogan [sic]

The widow, Anne (56) was the head of this family in house 6 and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Michael (30), John (20), Edward (18) and Anne (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents could speak both Irish and English and Michael, Edward and Anne (15) could read and write. Anne (56) was a farmer, the boys were farmer’s sons and Anne (15) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Anne Mogan [sic].

 

Cloonane [sic]

John (55) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Mary (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Michael (10), Martin (8), Anthony (4) and Mary (2), and also John’s mother Mary (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Mary (35) and Mary (70) spoke both Irish and English, John and Martin could read only and Michael could read and write while the others could not read. John was a farmer, Anthony was a farmer’s son, Mary (2) was a farmer’s daughter, Mary (70) was a retired farmer and Michael and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Cloonane [sic].

 

Davis                                                                                       (additional surname: Toole)

There were 10 members of this household and Michael (56) was the head and he was married to Anne (45) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, John (20), Michael (18), Patrick (15), Anthony (11), Redmond (8), Mary (6) and Margaret (3) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Honor Toole (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (56), Anne and Honor spoke Irish and English and only John, Michael (18), Patrick and Anthony could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John, Michael (18) and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Honor was a retired farmer and Anthony and Redmond were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Davis.

 

Murray                                                                                    (additional surname: Cavanagh)

Patrick (50) was married to Anne (60) and they lived in the house with their sons, Michael (22) and John (19) and also in the house was a boarder, Edward Cavanagh (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Anne and Michael could speak both Irish and English and Michael, John and Edward could read and write. Patrick, Michael and John were fishermen and Edward was a fishing instructor. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and 2 barns. The landholder was Patrick Murray.

 

Corbett

John (40) was the head of the Corbett family in house 10 and he was married to Maray [sic] (30) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Bridget (3) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40) and Maray [sic] spoke Irish and English but only Maray [sic] could read and write. John (40) was a fisherman, John (1) was a Fisherman’s son and Bridget was a fisherman’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Corbett.

 

McCann

The widow, Bridget (60) was the head of the family in house 11 and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (38) and Owen (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and John could speak both Irish and English and John and Owen could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and the sons were both fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Bridget McCann.

 

McKendric [sic]

The widow, Margaret (60) was the sole occupant of house 12 and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a seamstress. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Margaret McKendric [sic].

 

Lacey                                                                                      (additional surname: Scuffle)

Andrew (50) lived in this house with his wife, Anne (40), his widowed mother, Mary (85) and a nephew, Thomas Scuffle (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Thomas, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Andrew could read only while all the others could read and write. Andrew was a fisherman, Mary was a seamstress and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Andrew Lacey.

 

Baker

The widow, Anne (60) lived in this house with her stepson, Thomas (35) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Anne was a farmer and Thomas was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Anne Baker.

 

McGreal

Patrick (70) lived in this house with his wife, Julia (55) and they could speak both Irish and English but could not read. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick McGreal.

 

Halloran

There were 6 members of this family and the head was Patrick (40) who was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Martin (11), Ellen (7), Michael (5) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English, Patrick (40) and Ellen could read only and Mary and Martin could read and write. Patrick (40) was a fisherman, Patrick (1) was a fisherman’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Patrick Halloran.

 

Halloran                                                                                  (additional surname: Tierney)

The widow, Anne (80) lived in this house with her granddaughter, Honor Tierney (10). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne spoke Irish and English and Honor could read and write. Anne was a seamstress and Honor was a scholar. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Anne Halloran.

 

Tierney

James (55) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (50) and 3 of their children, Patrick (22), Mary (18), and John (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. James and Bridget could not read, John could read only and Patrick and Mary could read and write. James was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman, Mary was a seamstress and John was listed as a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was James Tierney.

 

Halloran

The widow, Mary (56) lived in this house with her son, John (28). 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 farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Mary Halloran.

 

Lacey

Of the 8 people in this family, Edward (60) was listed as being the head and he was married to Ellen (50) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (20), Michael (18), Ellen (16), John (14), Martin (12) and Anne (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Edward, they could all read and write. Edward was a farmer, Patrick and Michael were fishermen, Ellen (16) was a seamstress, John was a farmer’s son and Martin and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Edward Lacey.

 

Coneays [sic]

The sole occupant of this house was the widow, Bridget (60) who was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a seamstress. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Bridget Coneays [sic].

 

Halloran

Redmond (42) shared this house with his wife, Margaret (28).  They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write and Redmond was a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Redmond Halloran.

 

Scuffle

Michael (60) was the head of this Scuffle family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Bridget (15), Mary (12), Edward (11), John (10) and Michael (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak Irish and English and Mary (12), Edward, John and Michael (9) could read and write. Michael (60) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Scuffle.

 

Corbett                                                                                    (additional surname: Melia)

Patrick (47) was the head of this household in house 24 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 3 daughters, Mary (10), Katie (8) and Anne (5) and also Mary’s mother, Anne Melia (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could speak both Irish and English, Katie could read only and Patrick and Mary (10) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mary (10) and Katie were scholars, Anne (5) was a farmer’s daughter and Anne (60) was a retired farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Corbett.

 

Lacey

The head of this Lacey family was Patrick (50) and he was married to Katherine (50) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mary (22), John (18) and Patrick (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and the children could all rea and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, John was a fisherman and Patrick (16) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Lacey.

 

Lacey

The sole occupant of the last house in Westquarter was Michael (62), who was a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

 

 Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Westquarter

Henry Wilberforce owned the land in the townland of Westquarter and leased 29 tenements on 485 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land.

 

Plot 1 (1). John Winter paid £2 8s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (2). James Halloran (Jas) paid £1 17s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (3). John Halloran (Frank) paid £2 13s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (4). Patrick Mongan paid £2 12s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (5). Thos Halloran (red) paid £2 12s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (6). Pat Halloran (white) paid £1 5s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 1 (7). Patrick Joyce leased a house and land for £2 12s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (8). Anthony Cloonan leased land and a house for £1 17s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (9). Thos Halloran (Frank) paid £1 10s for land and 8s for a house.

Plot 1 (10). Martin King leased a house, offices and land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 1 (11). William Halloran (white) paid £1 5s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 1 (12). Thomas Toole paid £4 5s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (13). Matthias Davin paid 17s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 1 (14). John Davin leased a house for 10s and land for £4 5s for land.

Plot 1 (15). Michael Malley leased a houses and offices for 5s and land for £1 15s.

Plot 1 (16). Patrick Davis paid £2 15s for land and 10s for a houses and offices.

Plot 1 (17). John McCann paid £2 7s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (18). Owen McCann leased land for £2 10s and a house for 5s.

Plot 1 (19). Peter Clishnin [sic] leased a house and land for £1 10s for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1 (20). Redmond Toole paid £1 5s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (21). Edward Lacy leased land for £2 10s and a house for 10s.

Plot 1 (22). Pat Holleran [sic] (Frank) paid £2 for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (23). John Lacy paid £2 10s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (24). Martin McDonough leased £2 10s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (25). John Coneys leased land for £2 5s and 7s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (26). Danl. Holleran [sic] (Fras.) paid £2 12s for land and 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 1 (27). John Corbett paid £1 5s for land and 10s for a house.

Plot 1 (28). Festus Lacy leased land for £2 8s and a house for 10s.

Plot 1 (29). James Corbett paid £1 10s for land and 10s for a house.

This page was added on 09/02/2020.

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