Callancruck

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Townland:                                Callancruck

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Carna

District Electoral Division:    Skannive

Area:                                         1076.12 acres / 1076 acres, 0 roods, 19 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Callancruck  (no records)

Logainm for Callancruck

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Callancruck

 

1911 Census for Callancruck  

Overview of Callancruck in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 8 houses in the townland and they were all occupied and listed as private dwellings. House 8 was a 2nd class dwelling and the others were all 3rd class dwellings. House 5 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 4 and 6 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 3 and 7 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, while house 8 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. They were all constructed with stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 12 out buildings with a stable, 7 cow houses and 4 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 44 people in the townland, consisting of 22 males and 22 females. The enumerator for this area was Const. John Kelly.

 

Keany

The head of the first family in Callancruck was Mark (51) and he was married to Maggie (48) and had been for 15 years and in that time they had had 6 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 6 children and they were John (13), Mary Anne (12), Bartley (11), Bridget (9), Mark (8) and Anne (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except young Anne. Maggie and Anne could not read but all the others could read and write. Mark (51) was a farmer and John, Mary Anne, Bartley, Bridget and Mark (8) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with 2 cow houses and a piggery. Mark Keany was the landholder.

 

Keany

The sole occupant of house 2 was Martin (58) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and Martin Keany was the landholder.

 

Keany

House 3 was another Keany household and the head of this family was Patrick (69) and was married to Anne (56) and had been for 24 years and in that time they had had 11 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 10 of those children and they were, Joseph (23), Mary (20), Mark (19), Anne (18), Patrick (16), Bridget (14), Maggie (12), Catherine (10), Peter (7) and Barbra [sic] (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of Barbra [sic]. Apart from Barbra [sic], they could all read and write. Patrick (69) was a farmer, Joseph, Mark and Patrick (16) were farmer’s sons, Mary and Anne (18) were farmer’s daughters and Bridget, Maggie, Catherine and Peter were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Patrick Keany was the landholder.

 

Keany

The only occupant of this house was the widower, Joseph (66) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. His occupation was listed as a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Joseph Keany was the landholder.

 

Keany

House 5 was home to yet another Keany family and the head of this family was Patrick (69) and he had been married to Mary (67) for 23 years and in that time they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. Those 7 children all lived with them and they were, Thomas (21), Mary (18), Kate (16), Barbara (14), Honor (12), Julia (9) and Mark (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Thomas, Mary (18), Honor and Julia could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Mary (18), Kate and Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Honor and Julia were scholars. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick Keany was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of the family in house 6 was Thomas (58) and he had been married to Mary (53) for 14 years and in that time they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. Those 3 children lived with them at that time and they were, Mary (13), Delia (12) and Thomas (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Thomas (58) was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Thomas Ridge was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this Ridge family in house 7 was the widow Mary (90) and she shared the house with her son James (30). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but only James could read and write. James was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Mary Ridge was the landholder.

 

Keany

The last house in Callancruck was home to another Keany family and the head of this family was Thomas (80) and he had been married to Bridget (75) for 48 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. Four of those children lived with them and they were, Mark (47), John (45), Thomas (41) and James (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the sons could read and write. Thomas (80) was a farmer and all the sons were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling and Thomas Keany was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Callancruck

Overview of Callancruck in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 7 houses in the townland and all were listed as private dwellings and were occupied. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and Thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 5 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. House 4 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 7 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 3 and 6 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and the others had 2 rooms and 3 window. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 33 people in the [i]townland, 16 male and 17 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Begley.

 

Ridge                          (additional surname: Gorham)

The first house in Callancruck was home to the Ridge family and the head of the family was the widow Mary (55) and she shared the house with her son, James (25) and a servant, Michael Gorham (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak only Irish and James and Michael spoke only English[ii]. Mary could not read but both James and Michael could read and write. Mary was a farmer, James was a farmer’s son and Michael was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Mary Ridge was the landholder.

 

Keaney

The head of the family in house 2 was Patrick (55) and he was married to Anne (39) and they lived with their 9 children, Joseph (13), Valentine (13), Mark (11), Mary (9), Anne (7), Patrick (4), Bridget (2), Margaret (1) and Catherine (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 3 youngest children, they all spoke both Irish and English. Only Patrick (55), Joseph, Valentine, Mark, Mary and Anne (7) could read and write. Patrick (55) was a farmer, Patrick (55), Joseph, Valentine, Mark, Mary and Anne (7) were scholars and Bridget, Margaret and Catherine were listed as being infants. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Keaney (Pat) was the landholder.

 

Keaney

The sole occupant of house 3 was Joseph (50) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could read only and spoke Irish and English and his occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph was the landholder.

 

Keaney

Martin (40) was the only occupant of house 4 and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Martin Keaney was the landholder.

 

Keaney                                    (additional surname: Foley)

The head of the family in house 5 was Mark (38) and he was married to Maggie (34) and they lived with their children, John (3), Mary A. (2) and Bartly [sic] (7mths), and also a servant, Patt Foley (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark, Maggie and Patt spoke Irish and English and John and Mary A. spoke only Irish. Only Mark, Maggie and Patt could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Patt was a farm servant and the children were all listed as being infants. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Mark Keaney was the landholder.

 

Ridge

Thomas (40) was the head of this Ridge family and he shared the house with his wife, Mary (35) and their 2 children, Mary (3) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Thomas was a farmer and Mary (3) and Bridget were listed as infants. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Ridge was the landholder.

 

Keaney

The last house in Callancruck was home to the Keaney family and the head of the family was Patrick (50) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (10), Mary (8), Catherine (7), Barbara (5) and Honor (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (40) only spoke Irish, there was nothing listed for Barbara and Honor and the others all spoke Irish and English. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas, Mary (8), Catherine and Barbara were scholars and Honor was listed as an infant. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Keany (Michl [sic]) was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Callancruck

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. were the owners of this area and Mark Keaney, Bartholomew Keany and Stephen Ridge jointly leased houses and offices on 963 acres and 3 perches of land for which, Mark and Bartholomew paid £3 5s for land and 12s for the buildings and Stephen paid £3 5s for land and 15s for buildings. There were also 69 acres 3 roods and 18 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Callancruck

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Cashel. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was the Protestant, John Brown.

[ii] Unclear how Mary could communicate with James and Michael.

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