Ballynahinch

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Ballynahinch

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Roundstone

District Electoral Division:     Bencorr

Area:                                           755.31 acres / 755 acres, 1 rood, 10 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Roundstone R.C. Parish 1872-1881

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Galway Library for Ballynahinch

Logainm for Ballynahinch

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ballynahinch  (no records)

 

1911 Census for Ballynahinch

Overview of Ballynahinch in 1911

There were 6 houses in Ballynahinch according to the 1911 census, all of which were recorded as being private dwellings. Richard Beridge was the landholder of all the houses. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 2 and 6 were 1st class dwellings and the rest were 2nd class. House 4 had 2 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 3 and 5 had 3 rooms and 5 windows and house 6 had 4 rooms and 6 windows. House 1 had 4 rooms and 4 windows while house 2 had 6 rooms and 14 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 24 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 3 coach houses, 2 harness rooms, 3 cow houses, 4 fowl houses,  a barn, 2 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop, a store, a forge and a laundry. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 50 people in the townland, 24 male and 26 female. The enumerator was Const. John Kelly.

 

McCracken 

The head of the first house in Ballynahinch was James (42) who had been married to Ellen Mary (38) for 15 years and in that time they had had 9 children. They shared the house with their children, Edith Eliza (14), Albert Edward (13), Frank James (11), Robert Charles (10), Violet Emily (6), Eva Mary (5), Jessie Elizabeth (2), Lilly Hettie (1) and George Alexandra (under 1mth). They were all Presbyterian. James was born in Co. Down, Ellen Mary and Edith Eliza were born in England and the rest were born in Co. Galway. There was nothing recorded under the Irish Language heading for any of them so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Jessie Elizabeth, Lilly Hettie and George Alexandra could not read but the others could all read and write. James was a land steward and gardener and Edith Eliza, Albert Edward, Frank James, Robert Charles, Violet Emily, Eva Mary, Jessie Elizabeth were all listed as being scholars. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge

 

Berridge (2) (3) (4)                 (additional surnames: Barrett, Bridget, Chisholm, Cummins, Dalwigk (sic), Dempecy (sic), Jeffries, Joyce, Keath (sic), Kemp, Mann, McClelland, Porter, Price and Sherlock)

The head of the Berridge family was Richard (40) and he had been married to Eulalia (sic) (30) for 6 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those children, Anne (5), Robert (3), Eulalia (sic) (1) and Richard (3mths). As well as the immediate family, there was also Richard’s brother-in-law Werner Dalwigk (sic) (48) and his sister, Lilian Dalwigk (sic) (44) and they had been married for 23 years and they had had 1 child that had survived. The rest of the household was made up of servants and they were, Samuel McClelland (39), who had been married for 16 years and had had 7 children of which 6 had survived, Agnes Dempecy (sic) (48), Florence Porter (27), Emily Jeffries (29), Elizabeth Keath (sic) (19), May Sherlock (18) and Ellen Mann (26). There was also Frances Price (27), Clara Kemp (29), Louisa Barrett (22), Lilian Bridget (17), Finlay Chisholm (42), Michael Cummins (22) and Patrick Joyce (20). The Berridge family were all Roman Catholic as were Agnes Dempecy (sic), Michael Cummins and Patrick Joyce. Finlay Chisholm was a Presbyterian and all the other members of the household were Church of England. As there was nothing recorded under the Irish Language heading for any of them, it could indicate that they all spoke only English. Anne, Robert, Eulalia (sic) (1) and Richard Berridge could not read but all the others could read and write. Richard Berridge’s occupation was listed as DL, Werner Dalwigk was a Baron, Lilian Dalwigk was a Baroness, Samuel McClelland was a butler domestic servant, Agnes Dempecy (sic) was a nurse domestic servant, Florence Port was a cook domestic servant and Emily Jeffries, Elizabeth Keath (sic), May Sherlock and Ellen Mann were listed as being housemen domestic servants, Francis Price was a nurse domestic servant and Clara Kemp was a ladies maid. Louisa Barrett was a kitchen maid domestic servant, Lilian Bridget was a gallery maid and domestic servant, Michael Cummins was described as being in pautry domestic servant and Patrick Joyce was a groom domestic servant. Eulalia Berridge was born in America, Robert Berridge, Michael Cummins and Patrick Joyce were born in Co. Galway and Werner Dalwigk was born in Germany. Samuel McClelland was born in Fermanagh, Lilian Bridget was born in Wales, Finlay Chisholm was born in Scotland and all the rest of the household were born in England. They all lived in a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had 4 stables, 3 coach houses, 2 harness rooms, 3 cow houses, 4 fowl houses,  a barn, 2 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop, a store, a forge and a laundry. Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Trimble

The head of this family was the widower Edward (41) and he had been married for 24 years and had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. He shared the house with 2 of his sons, Richard (19) and Mark (9). All were Roman Catholic and Edward was born in Co. Fermanagh and Richard and mark were born in Dublin City. There was nothing recorded under the Irish Language so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Mark could read and Edward and Richard could read and write. Edward was an electrician, Richard was a wine porter and Mark a scholar. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was then landholder.

 

Keane 

The head of this Keane family in house 4 was Thomas (40) who had been married to Mary (46) for 11 years and they had had 4 children of which 3 had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Katie (10), Hugh (7) and John (5). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Co. Galway, Mary was born in Co. Armagh and the children were all born in Co. Wicklow. Thomas spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the rest of the family. John could not read but the others could all read and write. Thomas was a gardener domestic servant and Katie and Hugh were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Bolton 

The head of the Bolton family was Richard (33) and he had been married to Sophia Harriet (33) for 7 years and they had had 4 children, all of which had survived. Those 4 children lived with them at that time and they were Sarah Jane (5), Eillie Rechal (sic) (4), George Henry (2) and Richie (10mths). They were all Church of Ireland and Richard and Sophia Harriet were born in Co. Wexford and the children were all born in Co. Galway. There was nothing recorded for any of them under the Irish Language heading so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Richard, Sophia Harriet and Sarah Jane could read and write. Richard was listed as being a farm servant and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Cummins                               (additional surname: MacGreevy)

The head of the last house in Ballynahinch was Pat (45) who lived with his sister, Mary (42) and a boarder, Peter MacGreevy (24). They were all Roman Catholic and Peter was born in Co. Roscommon and Pat and Mary were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke English and could read and write. Pat was a gamekeeper, Mary was a housekeeper and Peter was a forester. They all shared a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Ballynahinch

Overview of Ballynahinch in 1901.

The house and buildings return form from the 1901 census shows that there were 6 houses in the townland, all of which were occupied and were listed as private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 6 was a 1st class dwelling and the rest were all 2nd class. House 1 had 2 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 4 had 2 rooms and 5 windows, house 3 had 3 rooms and 5 windows, houses 2 and 5 had 3 rooms and 6 windows and house 6 had 6 rooms and 8 windows. There were a total of 36 people living in the townland at that time, 18 male and 18 female.

 

Chisholm                                (additional surname: Keely)

The first house in Ballynahinch was home to 2 servants, Finlay Chisholm (33) and Patrick Keely (19). Finlay was a Presbyterian and was born in Scotland while Patrick was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke both Irish and English and both could read and write. Finlay was a coachman domestic servant and Patrick was a postman domestic servant. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

McCracken 

The head of the family in house 2 was James (32) and he was married to Ellen M. (27) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Edith E. (4), Albert E. (3), Frank J. (1) and Robert C. (7mths). They were all Presbyterian and James was born in Co. Down, Ellen M. was born in England and the children were born in Co. Galway. There was nothing listed for them under the Irish Language heading so that could mean that they all spoke English only. Only James and Ellen M. could read and write. James was a gardener and steward and Edith E and Albert E. were scholars and Frank J. and Robert C. were listed as infants. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Christian 

The head of the family in house 3 was John (48) and he was married to Sarah (34), and they lived with 6 of their children, John Thos (10), Mary Ellen (9), Margaret (6), Sarah Anne (5), Michael Joe (2) and Edward (8mths). They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Kildare, Sarah was born in Co. Mayo and the children were all born in Co. Galway. Michael Joe and Edward could not read, Mary Ellen, Margaret and Sarah Anne could read only and John, Sarah and John Thos could read and write. John was a pensioner R.I.C., John Thos, Mary Ellen, Margaret and Sarah Anne were scholars and Michael Joe and Edward were listed as infants. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Miller 

The head of the Miller family in house 4 was James (49) and he was married to Janet (44) and they lived with 8 of their children, Christina (21), Hugh Arthur (12), Mabel (11), Janet (10), Fredrick (7), Hermione (5), Philip Albert (2) and Evelyn (9). They were all Church of Ireland and James, Janet (44) and Christina were born in Scotland, Hugh Arthur, Mabel, Janet (12) and Evelyn were born in Co. Carlow and Fredrick and Hermione were born in Co. Kildare. There was nothing entered for any of the family under the Irish Language heading so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Philip Albert could not read, Fredrick and Hermione could read only and the rest could all read and write. James was listed as being a gamekeeper domestic servant, Hugh Arthur, Mabel, Janet (12), Fredrick, Hermione and Evelyn were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Goodeve 

The head of the Goodeve family was Henry (47), who was a widower and he shared his house with 5 of his children, Florance (sic) Louisa (19), Thomas Henry (17), Alberta Beatrice (17), Hettie Maud (14) and Ernest Edward (12). They were all Church of England and were born in England. They could all read and write. Henry was a naval pensioner and electrician, Florance (sic) was a housekeeper, Thomas Henry was a general labourer and Alberta Beatrice, Hettie Maud and Ernest Edward were scholars. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Mathews                                 (additional surnames: Daly, Conneely and Keilly)

House 6 was the last house in Ballynahinch and was home to a secretary and 3 servants, Arnold Mathews (32), Rose Daly (43), Mary Conneely (21) and Mary Keilly (19). Arnold was Church of England and born in England, the other 3 were all Roman Catholic and Rose was born in Co. Meath and the other 2 were born in Co. Galway. Mary Conneely could speak both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other 3 so that could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Arnold was a secretary, Rose was a housekeeper domestic, Mary Conneely was a housemaid domestic and Mary Keilly was a scullery maid domestic. They lived in a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and Richard Beridge was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ballynahinch

Ellen Burke – Application No. C/17 5495. The application was received on 25/07/1917 with an address at that time of Mrs. Michael Joyce, Letterfrack Co. Galway. Ellen’s parent’s names were given as Michael and Bridget Burke (Doyle). The 1851 address was given as Roundstone Town, in the townland of Ballynahinch, in the parish of Moyrus, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway.  The search was returned on 27/07/1917.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ballynahinch

According to the Griffith’s valuation (1847-1864) the main immediate lessor of the townland of Ballynahinch was the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. and they had a castle and offices on 659 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £115 for the land and £35 for the buildings. There was also 130 acres, 3 roods and 31 perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Ballynahinch

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Ballenahinch. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Murragh O’Flaharty and the owner in 1670 was the Protestant Sir Thomas Meredith. There were 2723 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 204 plantation acres of profitable land and 204 plantation acres wee forfeited.

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