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Townland:                                  Ard East

Civil Parish:                                Moyrus

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                           Carna

District Electoral Division:     Knockboy

Area:                                           231.76 acres / 231 acres, 3 roods, 1 perch

 

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

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Galway Library for Ard East

Logainm for Ard East

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ard East

 

1911 Census for Ard East

Overview of Ard East in 1911

The 1911 census house and building return original is torn and some of the information on it is missing. What can plainly be seen is that there were 21 houses in the townland at that time and they were all listed as private dwellings. All houses, apart from possibly house 1, that is hidden, were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls. House 1 had a slate, iron or tiled roof and houses 2-6 and 13-15 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing but the other houses can’t be seen. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 2-4 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, Houses 5, 6 and 7 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 1 had 2 rooms and 3 windows but all the others have that information missing. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) shows that there were a total of 15 out buildings and they were all cow houses. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N), although torn, shows that there were 114 people living in the townland 54 male and 60 female. The enumerator was Const. Michael Murrihy.

 

Casey

The first house in Ard East was that of the Casey family and the head of this family was John (40) and he had been married to Margaret (30) for 8 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children lived with them in the house and they were Mary (7), Bridget (6), Annie (4), John (3) and Patrick (9mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40), Margaret, Mary and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and Annie spoke only English. John 940) and Margaret could read and write, Mary and Bridget could read only and the rest of the family could not read. John (40) was a boatwright and Mary and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Casey

 

King

The head of this King family was the widower Patrick (68) and he lived with his 3 children, Mary (19), Joseph (17) and Agnes (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick was a carpenter and Joseph was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat King was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

There were 9 members of the McDonagh family in house 3 and the head of the family was John Pat (45) and he had been married to Catherine (48) for 12 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. The children all lived with them and they were Mary (10), Pat (8), John (6), Joseph (5), Michael (4), Kate (3) and Thomas (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Thomas but only John Pat, Mary, Pat and John could read and write. John (45) and Catherine were listed as being farmers and Mary, Pat and John were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Kilmartin                                 (additional surname: Canavan)

The head of this family was the widow Mary Canavan (74) and she shared the house, all with the surname Kilmartin, with her daughter, Ann (28), son-in-law, Joe (27), granddaughters, Mary (5) and Bridget (2) and grandson, John (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (74), Mary (5) and John spoke only Irish and Anne and Joe spoke both Irish and English. Joe could read only and the rest of the family could not read. Mary (74) was a farmer and Joe was a labourer. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and had a cow house. Mary Canavan was the landholder.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Larkin)

The head of this family was the widow Maggie (80) and she shared the house with her son Richard (45), her daughter, Barbara (50), who was blind, her daughter-in-law, Bridget (30), who had been married for 9 years and had had 5 children. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were Mollie (7), James (5), John (4), Pat (3) and Sarah (1) and there was also a visitor Sarah Larkin (20) in the house at that time. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie, Mary and Sarah (20) all spoke Irish and English, Richard, Barbara, Bridget, James and John all spoke only Irish. Only Mollie and Sarah (20) could read and write. Maggie was listed as being a farmer, Richard was a fisherman and Mollie and James were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Maggie McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The head of the Canavan family in house 6 was Thomas (58) and he was married to Bridget (46) and had been for 32 years and in that time they had had 7 children and they had all survived. Six of those children lived with them at that time and they were Joseph (25), Micael (sic) (23), Marcus (21), Anne (16), Kate (13) and Bridget (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, apart from Bridget (46), who only spoke Irish. Thomas and Bridget (46) could not read but all the others could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and fisherman, Joseph, Micael (sic) and Marcus were listed as being labourer and C’s, Anne was listed as being a labourer and Kate and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Tom Canavan was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The widow Bridget (80) was the head of the 10 member Canavan family in house 7. She shared the house with her son Festy, (55) and he had been married to Bridget (50) for 15 years and in that time they had had 7 children and they had all survived. Those 7 children also lived in the house and they were Mary (14), Joe (13), Pat (12), Honor (11), Tom (10), Festy (7) and Anne (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from Bridget (80), Festy (7) and Ann, who only spoke Irish. Bridget (80), Festy (55), Festy (7) and Ann could not read but all the others could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Festy (55) was a fisherman and Mary, Joe, Pat, Honor and Tom were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Canavan was the landholder.

 

King

The head of this King family was the widow Mary (60) and she lived with 5 of her children, Tom (37), Julia (25), Mark (21), Bridget (17) and Michl (sic) (14) and also 2 brother-in-laws, Michael (93) and Pat (87), both were widowers. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Michael and Pat spoke only Irish and the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Only Julia, Mark, Bridget and Michl (sic) could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Tom and Mark were fishermen and Michl (sic) was a labourer. They lived in a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mary King was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

There were only 2 people living in house 9 and the head of the family was listed as being Bridget (50), who was single and she shared the house with her cousin Coleman (45). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and Coleman spoke both Irish and English but neither of them could read or write. Bridget was a farmer and Coleman was a labourer. They lived in a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Green

The head of the Green family in house 10 was John (68) and he had been married to Maggie (44) for 20 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. Those 7 children lived with them and they were Joe (17), Bridget (15), Pat (13), Peter 98), Maggie (5), Barbara (4) and Annie (6mths). Maggie (44) and Barbara spoke only Irish and the rest all spoke both Irish and English. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie (5) could read only, Joe, Bridget, Pat and Peter could all read and write and the others could not read. John was a farmer, Joe was a labourer and Pat, Peter and Maggie were scholars. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Green was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The head of the Canavan family in house 11 was Catherine (85) who was a widow and she shared the house with her 2 sons, Mark (55) and John (52), her daughter-in-law, Bridget (34), who had been married for 3 years and in that time she had had 2 children but only 1 had survived and that children also lived in the house and was Joseph (2mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for baby Joseph. Catherine and Mark spoke only Irish and John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and only John could read and write.  Catherine was listed as being a farmer and Mark and John were farm labourers. They all shared a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Kate Canavan was the landholder.

 

Canavan                                  (additional surname: Toole)

The head of the family in house 12 was the widower Joseph (67) and he shared the house with his son Joseph (15) and his sister Mary (Mary Toole (71). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and none of them could read or write. Joseph (68) was a farmer. They all shared a 3rd class dwelling and Joe Canavan was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The sole occupant of house 13 was Mary (49) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke only Irish and could not read. Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and she had a cow house. Mary McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Green

Barbara (60) was the only inhabitant of house 14 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish and could not read. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and lived in a 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Barbara was the landholder.

 

Green

The head of this Green family was the widower Peter (45) and he shared the house with 3 of his children, John (14), Barbara (12) and Michael (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from Peter, who spoke only Irish. Peter could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Peter was a farmer and the children were all scholars. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Peter Green.

 

McDonagh

Head of the family was Joe (68) and he shared the house with his wife Catherine (70) and they had been married for 40 years but there were no children listed for them. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Joe spoke both Irish and English and Catherine spoke only Irish but only Joe could read and write. Joe was a farmer and they shared a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Joe McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Kelly

House 17 was home to Dudley (50) and his wife Kate (52) and they had been married for 12 years but there were no children listed for them. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither could read. Dudley was listed as being a farmer. They shared a 3rd class dwelling and Dudley Kelly was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The Canavan family in house 18 had 9 members and Pat (5) was the head of the family and he had been married to Mary (55) for 20 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. Those 7 children also lived in the house and they were Mary (19), Joseph (17), Bridget (15), Kate (13), Anne (12), Mark (11) and John (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Joseph, Bridget, Kate and Anne could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Joseph was a farm labourer and Kate, Anne and Mark were scholars. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling and Pat Canavan was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

House 19 was home to the Mulkerrin family and the head of the family was John (72) and he had been married to Barbara (71) for 45 years and they had had 10 children of which 7 had survived. Two of those children lived with them at the time, Barbara (31) and Ellen (27). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from John, who spoke only Irish. Only Barbara and Ellen could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of this McDonagh family was Colman (58) and he had been married to Mary (58) for 21 years and in that time they had had 6 children, all of which had survived. All those children lived in the house and they were Joseph, (20), Mary (19), Kate (18), John (16), Bab (sic) (15) and Anne (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (58) and Joseph spoke only Irish and the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Only Kate, John, Bab (sic) and Anne could read and write. Colman was listed as being a farmer, Joseph and John were farm labourers and Anne was a scholar. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling and Colman McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Green

The last house in Ard East was home to the widow Barbara (72) and her daughter, Bridget (35). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both of them spoke only Irish and neither could read or write. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and they shared a 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Barbara Green was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Ard East

Overview of Ard East in 1901

According to the census of 1901 there were 21 houses in Ard East and they were all listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All of the houses were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 21 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and all the others 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 109 people living in the townland at that time, 48 male and 61 female. The out-offices and farm-steadings return only shows records up to house 15. In those houses there were a total of 9 out buildings consisting of 6 stables, 1 cow house and 2 piggeries. The enumerator was James Murren.

 

King                            (additional surname: McDonagh)

The head of the King family in house 1 was Patt (50) and he was married to Anne (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Maggie (18), Bridget (16), Sarah (14), Mary Anne (10), Joseph (6) and Agnus (sic) (4) and also Patt’s father-in-law, Pat McDonagh (90). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Patt was a farmer and boat builder, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter, Pat was a retired farmer and Bridget, Sarah, Mary Anne, Joseph and Agnus (sic) were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery.  Patt King was the landholder.

 

McDonagh                              (additional surname: Canavan)

The head of this family was John (32) and he was married to Kate (34) and the shared the house with their daughter, Mary (8mths), Kate’s mother, Mary McDonagh (65) and a servant, Pat McDonagh (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from baby Mary. Only John, Kate and Pat could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget was listed as a retired farmeress (sic) and Pat was a farm servant. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. John McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The head of the household in house 3 was the widow Mary (60) and she lived with her daughter Anne (20). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke only Irish and they could not read. Mary was a farmeress (sic) and Anne was Farmer’s daughter. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Mary Canavan was the landholder.

 

McDonagh                      (additional surname: Canavan)

The head of the family in house 4 was the widow Margaret (60) and she lived with 3 of her children, Richard (37), Barbara (35), who was blind and Pat (32) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Mark Canavan (8). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret, Richard and Barbara spoke only Irish and Pat and Mark spoke both Irish and English. Only Mark could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmeress, Richard and Pat were farmer’s sons, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Mark was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. The landholder was Margaret McDonagh.

 

Canavan

Festy (40) was the head of this Canavan family and he was married to Bridget (33). They shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (4), Joseph (3), Patrick (1) and Honor (7mths). Festy and Bridget spoke both Irish and English Mary and Joseph spoke only Irish and there was nothing entered for the 2 younger members of the family. Only Bridget could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy was a farmer and Mary and Joseph were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festy Canavan was the landholder.

 

Canavan                                  (additional surname:McDonagh)

The head of this Canavan family was Tom (47) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Joseph (17), Mary (14), Michael (9), Kate (5), Bridget (1) and Anne (7) and also Bridget’s mother Anne McDonagh (60). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, apart from baby Bridget and only Tom and Joseph could read and write. Tom was listed as being a farmer, Joseph, a farmer’s son, Mary, a farmer’s daughter, Anne (60) was a wool spinner and Michael, Kate and Anne (7) were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. Tom Canavan was the landholder.

 

King

There were 11 members of the King family in house 7 and the head of the family was the widow Mary (40). She shared the house with 7 of her children, Tom (23), Pat (20), Barbara (18), Julia (16), Michael (5), Bridget (8) and Mark (10). Also in the house were her 2 brother-in-laws, Michael (81) and Pat (55) and her sister-in-law, Mary (50). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic although there was nothing entered for a birthplace for Julia. They all spoke Irish except Julia, who spoke both Irish and English. Mary (40) was listed as being a farmeress (sic), Tom and Pat (20) were farmer’s sons, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, Michael (81) was a retired farmer, Pat (55) was a farm labourer and Julia, Michael (50, Bridget and Mark were scholars. Only Pat (20), Julia and Mark could read and write. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was Mary King.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the Mulkerrin family was the widow Catherine (80) and she lived with her daughter, Bridget (30) and 2 of her grandchildren, Anne Moloy (sic) (13) and Barbara Moloy (sic) (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish and none of them could read. Catherine was a farmeress (sic), Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Anne and Barbara were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Catherine Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Greene

House 9 was home to the widow Bridget (87) and her daughter Barbara (40). Both of them spoke only Irish but could not read. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget was a farmeress (sic) and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. Bridget Greene was the landholder.

 

Greene

House 10 was home to another Greene family and the head of this family was John (50) and he was married to Margaret (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Joseph (6), Bridget (5), Patrick (2) and Dudley (9mths). They all were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Bridget and Patrick spoke only Irish, Margaret and Joseph spoke both Irish and English and there was nothing entered for baby Dudley. None of the family could read or write. John was a farmer and Joseph and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Greene was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The head of the Canavan family in house 11 was John (30) who lived with his brother Mark (33) and his mother Kate (80). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke Irish but could not read. John was a farmer, Mark was a farm labourer and Kate was a retired farmeress (sic). They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Canavan was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The widower Joe (30) was the head of this Canavan family and he shared the house with his brother, Martin (50), his daughter, Bridget (4), his son Joe (2) and his sister Mary (60). They all were listed as speaking only Irish and none of them could read. Joe was a farmer, Martin was a farm labourer and Bridget and Joe were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joe Canavan was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The sole occupant of house 13 was Pat (35) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He was a farmer, spoke only Irish and could not read. His house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and he was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this Mulkerrin family was John (60) and he was married to Barbara (60). They shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Barbara (20) and Ellen (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Barbara (60) only spoke Irish while Barbara (20) and Ellen spoke both Irish and English and they were the only ones to be able to read and write. John was a farmer and Barbara (20) and Ellen were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was Colman (40) and he was married to his wife, Mary (40). They lived with 6 of their children, Joseph (10), Mary (8), Kate (6), Barbara (3), John (5) and Anne (2). Colman spoke both Irish and English while the others all spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman was a farmer and Joseph, Mary (8), Kate and John were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Colman McDonagh was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of this McDonagh family in house 15.1 was Michael (85) and he lived with his wife, Barbara (80). They were both Roman Catholics and were born in Co. Galway. Michael spoke Irish and English and Barbara spoke only Irish and neither of them could read. Michael was a retired farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Canavan

The Canavan family in house 16 had as their head, Pat (40) who was married to Mary (38) and they lived with 4 of their children, Mary (7), Joseph (5), Bridget (3) and Kate (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Pat and Kate, who only spoke Irish. None of the family could read or write. Pat was a farmer and Mary (7), Joseph and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Canavan was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of this McDonagh family was Tom (79) and his wife Honor (79) and they shared the house with their children Mary (30) and Colman (28). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. Tom was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Colman was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Tom McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Greene

The Greene family in house 18 consisted of 7 people. The head of the family was Dudley (60) and he was married to Barbara (60) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Bridget (24) who was described as an imbecile, Joe (22), Anne (19), Kate (16) and grandson John (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara, Bridget and John spoke only Irish and the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Barbara, Bridget and John could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. Dudley was a farmer, Bridget, Anne and Kate were farmer’s daughters, Joe was a farmer’s son and John was a scholar. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Dudley Greene was the landholder.

 

Greene

House 19 was home to another Greene family and the head of this family was Peter (32) who was married to Bridget (31) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Colman (5), John (4), Barbara (3) and Michael (6mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from baby Michael, they all spoke only Irish and none of the family could read or write. Peter was a farmer and Colman, John and Barbara were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Greene was the landholder.

 

Kelly

The Kelly family in house 20 consisted of only 2 people, the husband and wife Dudley (33) and Kate (32). They both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholics. Dudley spoke Irish and English while Kate spoke only Irish. Dudley was a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Dudley Kelly was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of the last family in Ard East was Joe (60) and his wife Catherine (60). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joe could read and write and spoke both Irish and English, while Catherine spoke only Irish and could not read. Joe was listed as being a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Joe McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ard East

 

John Green – Application No. C/17 8246. The application was received on 29/10/1917 and an address at that time was given as Mr. John Green (Pat) Ard East, Carna, Co. Galway. His parent’s names were given as Pat and Bridget Green (Kelly). The address in 1851 was Ard East, in the parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co Galway. The search was returned on 30/10/1917, it was certified on 31/10/1917 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on 01/11/1917.

 

Martin Kerrigan – Application No. C/15 1278. The application was received on 22/02/1915 with an address of Mr. Nicholas O’Connor, Lettermore, Galway. Martin’s parents were given as Pat and Ellen Kerrigan. The 1851 address was Ard East, in the parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch Co. Galway. The search was returned on 02/03/1915, it was certified on 03/03/1915 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on 04/03/1915.

 

Maria Keely – Application No. C/20 8675. The application was received on 09/09/1920 with an address of Mrs. Maria McDonagh, Ard West, Carna, Recess, Co. Galway. Maria’s parent’s names were John and Anne Keely (Mulkerrin). An address in 1851 was Ard West, in the parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co Galway. In the left hand margin there were the hand written names: Colman, Mark, Barbara, Annie and Waffie[i] (?) (sic). There was a hand written note saying Please Re-search. The search was returned on 10/09/20 with the notes:

 

Margt (sic) Conneely 78        Head

Patt Keely                   2          Grandson

Mary Keely                 2          Granddaughter

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Also, a hand written note saying, fro 22/09/1920 see over.

On a second page the following handwritten notes were written:

 

Re-searched Ard West “Fam not found”

John Keely                  80                    Head                married 1820

Bridget    “                  80                    Wife                married 1820

Pat    “                         46                    Son                              Single

John   “                       40                    Son                                do

Mary  “                      16                    Granddaughter              do

 

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Joseph McDonagh (Pat) – Application No. C/20 4833. Application received on 06/04/19120. The address at that time was given as Ard West, Carna, Co. Galway. Parent’s names were given as Patrick and Sarah McDonagh (Keely). Residence in 1851 was Ard West, in the parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 01/05/1920, it was certified on 05/05/1920 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on 05/05/1920.

 

Mary Connor – Application No. C/15 823. Application was received on 03/02/1915. The address given at that time was Mrs. Mary Mitterr (sic), Errisbeg, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Mary’s parent’s were given as Pat and Mary Anne Connor (King). The 1851 residence was given as Errisbeg East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 04/02/1915, it was certified on 06/02/1915 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on 08/02/1915.

 

Michael Connor – Application No. C/15 1597. The application was received on 08/03/1915. The address at that time was given as Errisbeg West, Roundstone, Co. Glaway. Michael’s parents were given as Patrick and Mary Anne Connor or Conor (King). The 1851 residence was given as Errisbeg West, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 09/03/1915, it was certified on 10/03/1915 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on11/03/1915.

 

Margaret Faherty – Application No. D/10 20684. The application was received on 19/09/1910. The officer of Customs and Excise was Oughterard. Margaret’s parent’s names were given as Pat and Anne Faherty. The residence in 1851 listed the townlands of Cashel, Doonreaghan, Illion East, Illion West, Tawnaghmore and Derryvoreada, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on the 01/10/1910. Particulars found were no trace of family.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ard East

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that there were 204 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land and buildings that were leased out to 20 tenants by the Directors of Law Life Assurance Co. Those tenants were Sarah King had a house on a land for £2 10s for the land and 12s for the house, Stephen Joyce had a house on land for £2 10s for the land and 10s for the house, Matthew King had a house and office on land for £5 for the land and £1 for the buildings and John Mulkerrin had a house on land for £2 10s for the land and 12s for the house. James Mulkerrin had a house and office on land for £2 10s for the land and 12s for the buildings, Patrick King had a house and office on land for £5 for the land and 15s for the buildings, Patrick Greene had a house on land for £5 for the land and 12s for the house and Judith King had a house on land for £5 for the land and 10s for the house. Michael Mulkerrin had a house and land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the house, Michael McDonough leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 12s for the house, Peter Greene had a house on land for £5 for the land and 10s for the house, Thomas Kealy leased House and offices on land for £5 for the land and £1 for the buildings and Jn. And Wm. Canavan leased a house on land for 33 10s for the land and 12s for the house. Martin Canavan leased a house on land for £1 15s for the land and 8s for the house, John McDonough leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the house, Michael King leased a house and office for £1 15s for the land and 12s for the house and Thomas Canavan leased a house on land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the house. James McDonough leased a house and land for £2 10s for the house and 15s for the house, Patrick McDonough leased a house on land for £1 5s for the land and 10s for the house and Thomas Greene leased a house and land for £1 5s for the land and 12s for the house.

 

There was a vacant house belonging to Patrick King that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s. John Kealy leased a house and garden of 20 perches from Patrick Greene for 1s for the garden and 12s for the house. Martin McDonough leased a house from Patrick Canavan for 5s, Mark Mulkerrin leased a house from the Directors of Law Life Assurance Co. for 5s, Sarah McDonough leased a house from the Directors of Law Life Assurance Co. for 7s, Anne King leased a house from John Mulkerrin for 7s and Stephen Gildea leased a house from John and Jas Mulkerrin for 5s. Denis Hernan leased a house from the Directors of Law Life Assurance Co.  for 5s, Jn. McDonough (Dick) leased a house from John Canavan for 5s, John Kelly and Patrick Corrigan leased a  house form Thomas Kealy for 5s and Bridget McDonough leased a house from Matthew King for 5s. There were also 13 acres and 37 perches of water in the townland as well. There were also 4 islands belonging to tenants of the townland of Ard east but they were of no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Ard East

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Urrasebeg, Litter Veark, Ehariknock, Sheanbeenon, Allice, Erouellough and Ballynumgan Mountain. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owners were the Catholic Richard Martin and Thomas Lynch and the Protestant Edward Browne.

[i] Name difficult to read.

 

This page was added on 02/07/2018.

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