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Townland:                               Callowfinish

Civil Parish:                            Moyrus

Barony:                                   Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                        Carna

District Electoral Division:    Skannive

Area:                                       855.78 acres / 855 acres, 3 roods, 4 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Callowfinish (no records)

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1911 Census for Callowfinish

Overview of Callowfinish in 1911.

There were a total of 38 houses in the townland of Callowfinish according to the 1911 census and all, apart from houses 37 and 38 were occupied. House 37 had, as the landholder, Mary Gorham and the landholder of house 38 was Michael Devane. All houses were listed as being private dwellings and were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 16 and 28 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were listed as being 3rd class dwellings. Houses 4, 6-8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 22-26, 29, 31, 32 and 34 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, Houses 1-3, 5, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18-21, 27, 30, 33, 35 and 36 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 16 and 28 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 25 out buildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, 21 cow houses and a piggery. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 200 people in the townland, 100 male and 100 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Clarke.

 

O Donnell                               (additional surname: Gorham)

The first house in Callowfinish was home to the O Donnell family and the head of this family was John (40) and he had been married to Mary (39) for 11 years and in that time they had had 6 children and all of those children had survived. Those 6 children lived with them and they were Mary (10), Barbra (sic) (9) Sarah (6), Annie (5), John (3) and Bridget (7mths) and also John’s mother-in-law, Margaret Gorham (76), 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 Sarah could read only, Mary (39), Mary (10) and Barbra could read and write and the others could not read. John (40) was listed as being a farmer and Mary (10), Barbra and Sarah were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John O Donnell was the landholder.

 

Gorham

The widow Sarah (69) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Joseph (50). Both were born in Co, Galway and were Roman Catholic and both spoke Irish and English. Neither of them could read or write. Sarah was listed as being a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Sarah Gorham was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The widower Stephen (69) was the head of the family and he shared the house with his son, Martin (40) and Martin had been married to Barbra (sic) (35) for 10 years and they had 5 children, all of whom had survived. Also in the house were Stephen’s grandchildren, Mary (9), Patrick (7), Joseph (6), Annie (3) and Stephen (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin, Barbra and Mary could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house that they all lived in was a 2nroomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Stephen Walsh was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Dudley (53) was listed as being the head of the family and he had been married to Barbra (sic) (32) for 8 years and they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. Those 4 children lived with them and they were Edward (7), William (5), Dudley (2) and Patrick, who was under 1 month old. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby Patrick. None of the family could read or write. Dudley (53) was a farmer and Edward and William were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Dudley Conneely was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this family was Martin (40) and he had been married to Mary (48) for 11 years and in that time they had had 3 children, of which 2 had survived. Those 2 children lived with them and they were Mary (9) and Stephen (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin, Mary (9) and Stephen could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Mary (9) and Stephen were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

The Nee family lived in house 6 and the head of the family was Michael (56) and he had been married to Mary (58) for 36 years and in that time they had had 12 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of their children, Maggie (20), Martin (18), Michael (16), John (10) and Winnie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (56) and Mary spoke only Irish and the others all spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Michael (56) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son, Michael (16) was a farm labourer and John and Winnie were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Nee.

 

Gorham

The head of this Gorham family was Mark (55) and he had been married to Bridget (49) for 20 years and in that time they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. Those 4 children lived with them and they were Mark (19), Patrick (18), Barbra (17) and Bridget (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mark (55) could read only, Bridget (49) could not read and the children could all read and write. Mark was listed as being a farmer, Mark (19) and Patrick were famer’s sons and Bridget (7) was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Gorham was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Barbra (52) was listed as the head of this family and she was married and had been for 29 years but there was no record of her husband in this census entry. She had had 4 children and all of those had survived. Those children lived with her and they were John (13), Mary (12), Katie (10) and Michael (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Barbra, could read and write. Barbra was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and John, Mary and Katie were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Conneely was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family in house 9 was the widow Bridget (49) and she shared the house with 7 of her children, Mary (21), Bridget (19), Thomas (18), Patrick (16), Barbra (14), Katie (11) and John (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget (49), could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Thomas and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Katie and John were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Conneely was the landholder.

 

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 10 was Festy (75) and he had been married to Anne (60) for 40 years and they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. Three of those children lived with them and they were Festy (19), Pat (17) and Sarah (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write, except Anne, who could speak only Irish and could not read. Festy (75) was a framer and Festy (19) and Pat were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Festy Folan was the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick                              (additional surname: Gorham)

The head of this family was Festy (68) and he was married to Barbara (56) and they had been for 23 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were Edward (21), Maggie (17), Mary (14), Mark (12) and Festy (7), as well as Festy’s mother-in-law, the widow Mary Gorham (72). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Edward, who only spoke Irish. Only Maggie, Mary and Mark could read and write. Festy (68) was a farmer and Mary, Mark and Festy (7) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. Festy Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Mulkerrin)

The head of the Folan family in house 12 was Martin (59) and he was married to Kate (60) and they had been married for 30 years and in that time they had had 6 children but only 3 of those had survived. They shared the house with their 2 daughters, Mary (24) and Barbara (20) and a niece, Mary Mulkerrin (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Kate, could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Folan was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

Mark (57) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Barbara (50) for 27 years and they had had 11 children of which 9 had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were, Morgan (25), Pat (22), Barbara (16), Kate (10), Nappy[i] (9), Julia (7), Michael (4) and Delia (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway, except Mark, where there was no place of birth listed, and all were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby Delia, who was listed as having neither Irish or English. Apart from Michael and Delia, all the family could read and write. Mark, Morgan and Pat were listed as farmers and boatwrights and Kate Nappy and Julia were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mark Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The widow Mary (74) was the head of the family in house 14 and she shared the house with her son Tom (27). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Mary spoke only Irish and Tom could speak both Irish and English and only Tom could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Tom was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin                               (additional surname: O Donnell)

Festy (33) was the head of this family and he was single and shared the house with a servant, Joseph O Donnell (20). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but only Festy could read and write. Festy was a farmer and Joseph was a farm servant. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Festy Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The Head of the Mulkerrin family in house 16 was Thomas (55) and he had been married to Margaret (42) for 15 years and in that time they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. Those 8 children lived with them and they were, Sarah (14), Mary (13), Bridget (11), Annie (10), Margaret (8), Patrick (7), Barbara (5) and John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Margaret (42) and John could not read, Barbara could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Sarah, Mary, Bridget, Annie, Margaret (8), Patrick and Barbara were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Thomas Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

House 17 was home to another Mulkerrin family and the head of this family was Morgan (50) and he had been married to Winnifred (44) for 20 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. Eight of those children lived with them at that time and they were, Patrick, (17), Maggie (16), Morgan (14), Mark (12), Peter (9), Bridget (7), Coleman (5) and Winnifred (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Patrick, Coleman and Winifred (3), they could all read and write. Morgan (50) was a farmer, Mark, Peter and Bridget were attending school and the word “no” was entered in the occupation column for Coleman and Winnifred (3). The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Morgan Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The sole occupant of house 18 was Mary (73), who was single and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish but could not read. She was listed as being a farmer. The house she lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and she was the landholder.

 

Devane

House 19 was home to the Devane couple of Martin (89) and his wife, Bridget (72) whom had been married for 47 years but had had no children. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in County Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but could not read. Martin was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Martin Devane was the landholder.

 

Conway

The head of this family was Pat (55) and he was married to Barbara (52) and they had been married for 12 years and had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Those 6 children also lived with them and they were, Larry (11), Mary (10), Thomas (8), Dudley (7), Bridget (3) and Margaret (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke only Irish and the others, apart from baby Margaret, spoke both Irish and English. Only Larry, Mary, Thomas and Dudley could read and write. Pat was a farmer and Larry, Mary, Thomas and Dudley were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Conway was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Callowfinish

Overview of Callowfinish in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 40 houses and all of those houses were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 36 and 39 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class dwelling. Houses 22, 23, 36 and 39 had 1 room and no windows, houses 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 29, 31, 33 and 35 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 13, 16 and 26 had 1 room and 2 windows and houses 20, 24, 30, 37, 38 and 40 had 2 rooms and no windows. Houses 1, 3, 12, 15, 17, 27 and 34 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 2, 9 and 32 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 187 people in the townland and they consisted of 91 male and 96 female. The enumerator was Const. Michael Scully.

 

Canneely (sic)

The widow Barbara (80) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Dudley (30). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They both spoke only Irish but could not read. Barbara was listed as being a farmer and Dudley was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Barbara Canneely (sic) was the landholder.

 

O’Donnell

The head of the family in house 2 was John (30) and he was married to Mary (31) and they shared the house with their daughter Mary (3mths) and John’s mother-in-law, Margaret (65), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Margaret spoke only Irish and Mary (31) could speak both Irish and English with none of the family being able to read. John was a farmer and Margaret was a nurse. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Sarah Gorham was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the Mulkerrin family in house 3 was Michael (28) and he shared the house with his brother, Pat (18) and mother, Bridget (70), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only Irish and could not read. Michael was a farmer and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Gorham

Mark (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived with 3 of their children and they were, Mark (11), Pat (8) and Barbara (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish but could not read. Mark (40) was a farmer, Mark (11) was a farmer’s son and Pat and Barbara were scholars. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Gorham (Mark) was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family in house 5 was Michael (46) and he was married to Mary (44) and they shared the house with their children, Barbara (17), Pat (15), Mary (13), Bridget (11), Kate (9), Margaret (7), Martin (5), Michael (3) and John (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (13), Bridget, Kate, Margaret and Martin spoke Irish and English and the others, apart from baby John, spoke only Irish. Michael (46) was a farmer, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, Pat was a farmer’s son and Mary (13), Bridget, Kate, Margaret and Martin were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 6 was also home to a Nee family and the head of this family was the widower, Martin (80) and he lived with his son, Martin (29) and his daughter, Mary (32), and both children were married[ii]. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (8) and Mary spoke only Irish and Martin (29) spoke Irish and English. Only Martin (29) could read and write. Martin (80) was a farmer, Martin (29) was a farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Nee was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Martin Hugh (70) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their children, Mary (30), Catherine (27), Hugh (24), Joseph (20) and Thomas (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Mary (60), who only spoke Irish. Only Martin Hugh could read only. Martin Hugh was listed as being a farmer, Mary (30) and Catherine were farmer’s daughters and Hugh, Joseph and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Conneely (Hugh) was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Michael (40) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (10), Bridget (7), Catherine (3) and Pat (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Bridget spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only Irish. Mary and Bridget could read only and the others could not read. Michael was a farmer and Mary, Bridget and Catherine were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Conneely was the landholder.

 

Conneely

House 9 was also a Conneely home and the head of this family was Pat Bab (60) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived with their children, Bridget (7), Michael (5), John (3) and Mary (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, apart from baby Mary, spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Pat Bab was a farmer and Bridget and Michael were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Conneely (Bab) was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The head of the Walsh family in house 10 was Thomas (50) and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived with 6 of their children, Barbara (15), Anne (14), Kate (12), John (10), Martin (8) and Pat (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbara spoke both Irish and English and the others only spoke Irish. Only Barbara could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Barbara and Anne were farmer’s daughters and Kate, John, Martin and Pat were scholars. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Walsh was the landholder.

 

Walsh

Stephen (60) was listed as the head of the family and he was married to Sarah (70) and they lived with their son, Martin (30) and their daughter-in-law, Barbara (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen and Sarah spoke only Irish and Martin and Barbara spoke Irish and English. Only Barbara could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Barbara was a farmer’s wife. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Stephen Walsh was the landholder.

 

Gorham

The widow Sarah (70) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Joseph (26). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both of them spoke only Irish and could not read. Sarah was listed as being a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Sarah Gorham was the landholder.

 

Gorham

The widow Mary (65) was listed as the head of this Gorham family and she lived with her son, Mark (34). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Mary spoke only Irish and Mark spoke both Irish and English and only Mark could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Mark was a farmer’s son. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Mary Gorham was the landholder.

 

Gorham

House 14 was home to another Gorham family and the head of this family was Michael (65) and he was married to, his wife, Mary (58) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (18), Margett (sic) (16) and Barbara (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary and Thomas could read only but Michael, Margett (sic) and Barbara could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Margett (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and Barbara was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling And Michael Gorham was the landholder.

 

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was James (60) and he was married to Sarah (65) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (21), Julia (19), Pat (17) and Sarah (16) and also their grandson, Pat (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, Sarah (65) and Pat spoke only Irish and the others spoke Irish and English. Only Sarah (16) could read and write. James was a farmer, Mary, Julia and Sarah (16) were farmer’s daughters and Pat (17) and Pat (4) were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and James Conneely was the landholder.

 

Powell

There were 9 members of the Powell family in house 16 and the head of the family was Thomas (45) and he was married to Bridget (42) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were, John (13), Martin (11), Michael (9), Mary (7), Pat (5), Kerrin (sic) (3) and Bridget (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish but none of them could read. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, John, Martin, Michael, Pat and Kerrin (sic) were farmer’s sons while Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Powell was the landholder.

 

Bourke

The head of the Bourke family in house 17 was Patrick (40) and he was married to his wife, Mary (39) and they had 1 child, Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Bourke was the landholder.

 

Folan

Of the 9 members of the Folan family in house 18, the head of the family was John (45) and he was married to Mary (41) and also in the house were 7 of their children, Mark (18), Margaret (16), Pat (14), Martin (10), Mary (8), Bridget (7) and Barbara (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Mary (41) and Bridget spoke only Irish and the others, apart from young Barbara, spoke Irish and English. Margaret, Pat and Mary (8) could read only, Mark and Martin could read and write and the others could not read. John was a farmer, Mark, Pat and Martin were farmer’s sons and the girls were all farmer’s daughters. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Folan was the landholder.

 

Bourke

There was just the husband and wife couple in house 19 with John (80) as the head and his wife Mary (81). Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke only Irish and could not read. John was a cottier. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with John Bourke as the landholder.

 

Gorham

Thomas (54) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Bridget (14), Barbara (12), Margaret (10), Mark (8), Matthias (6) and Richard (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Richard, who only spoke Irish. Thomas, Bridget (50) and Richard could not read, Matthias could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Gorham was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

The sole occupant of housed 21 was Festy (24) ad 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 famer. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Festy Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

The head of this family was Morgan (60) and he was married to Margaret (60) and they shared the house with their 3 children, Bridget (9), Mary (16) and Martin (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Morgan and Margaret spoke only Irish and the children all spoke Irish and English Only Bridget and Mary could read and write. Morgan was a farmer, Bridget and Mary were farmer’s daughters and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and the landholder was Morgan Flaherty.

 

Devane

Joseph (65) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (50) and they shared the house with their children, Joseph (25), Barbara (11) and Coleman (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Barbara (11) and Coleman could read and write. Joseph (65) was a farmer, Joseph (25) was a farmer’s son and Barbara (11) and Coleman were scholars. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Devane was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

Michael John (76) was the head of the Mulkerrin family in house 24 and he was married to Margaret (80). They shared the house with their daughter-in-law, Anne (26), although there was no entry for her husband, The grandsons, Thomas (11), Pat (8) and granddaughter, Mary (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Pat spoke Irish and English and the others only spoke Irish. Pat could read only and the others could not read. Michael John was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Pat was a scholar and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Mulkerrin (John) was the landholder.

 

Gannon

The head of this family was Patrick (75) and he lived with his wife Margaret (69). Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish but could not read. Patrick was a farmer. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Gannon (Pat) was the landholder.

 

Gannon                                   (additional surnames: Cloherty)

The head of the Gannon family in house 26 was the widow Margaret (70) and she shared the house with her sons, John Cloherty (40) and James (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret and John spoke only Irish while James spoke Irish and English. None of them could read. Margaret and John were listed as being farmer’s and James was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Margaret Gannon was the landholder.

 

Folan

The sole occupant of house 27 was Mark (41) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway and spoke Irish and English but could not read. He was a shoemaker. His house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and he was the landholder.

 

Conway

The widow Mary (30) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her step daughter, Barbara (30), her step son, Laurence (1) and her son, Pat (67)[iii]. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and Barbara and Pat spoke only Irish. None of the family could read. Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Conway was the landholder.

 

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 29 was Martin (48) and he was married to Kate (48) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Pat (17), Margaret (16), Mary Anne (14) and Barbara (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Kate spoke Irish and the others spoke Irish and English. Kate could not read but the others could all read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and Mary Anne and Barbara were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Folan was the landholder.

 

Folan

House 30 was home to another Folan family and the head of this family was Festy (50) and he was married to Honor (44) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Martin (20), Bridget (18), Barbara (16), Margaret (14), Festy (11), Pat (9) and Sarah (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Honor, who only spoke Irish. With the exception of Festy (50), Honor and Sarah, they could all read and write. Festy (50) was a farmer, Martin and Festy (11) were farmer’s sons, Bridget, Barbara and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and Pat and Sarah were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festy Folan was the landholder.

 

Fitzpatrick

Festy (45) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (38) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Edward (8), Margt (sic) (5) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy, Barbara and Edward spoke Irish and English and Margt (sic) and Mary spoke only Irish. None of the family could read. Festy was a farmer and Edward was listed as a farmer’s son. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festy Fitzpatrick was the landholder.

 

Folan

Mark (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their children Mark (28), John (22) and Anne (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark (72), Anne (60) and Mark (28) spoke only Irish and John and Anne (16) spoke Irish and English. None of the family could read. Mark (72) was a farmer, Mark (28) and John were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Folan was the landholder.

 

Canneely (sic)

Martin (29) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (27) and they lived with 4 of their children, Mary (8), Thomas (6), Pat (4) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak only Irish except Bridget (1). None of the family could read or write. Martin was a farmer, Mary and Bridget (1) were farmer’s daughters and Thomas and Pat were farmer’s sons. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Canneely (sic) was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

Mark (46) was listed as the head of this family in house 34 and he was married to Barbara (38) and they lived with 7 of their, Morgan (15), Mary Anne (12), Patrick (10), Delia Magee (8), Barbara (6), Mark J. (4) and Kate (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Morgan and Mark J. spoke only Irish while the others, apart from baby Kate, spoke Irish and English. Morgan and Barbara could read only, Mark J. and Kate could not read and the others could all read and write. Mark was a carpenter and farmer, Morgan was a carpenter’s son and Mary Anne, Patrick, Delia Magee and Barbara (6) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Collins                         (additional surname: O’Keefe)

Terence (62) was the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (52) and they shared the house with Terence’s step daughters, Mary O’Keefe (22) and Annie O’Keefe (16). Catherine was born in Co. Limerick and the others were al born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Catherine, all spoke Irish and English. All, apart from Terence, could read and write. Terence was a farmer, Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Terence Collins was the landholder.

 

O’Donnell

Pat (60) was listed as the head of the family in house 36 and he was married but there was no mention of his wife. He lived with his son, Pat (17), who was also listed as being married but, again there was no mention of a wife. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke only Irish but could not read. Both were listed as being farmers. They lived in a 1 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Pat O’Donnell was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The widow Sarah (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (41), who was married to Margaret (30) and her grandchildren, Sarah (4), Mary (2) and Bridget (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas spoke Irish and English and the others, apart from baby Bridget, spoke only Irish. None of the family could read or write. Sarah and Thomas were listed as farmers and Sarah, Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Sarah Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

Thomas (52) was listed as the head of this Mulkerrin family and he lived with his sister, Mary (40). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Devane                                    (additional surname: Gannon)

The head of this Devane family was Martin (60) and he was married to Bridget (53) and they lived with a son, Martin (15) and step son, James Gannon (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (60) and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Martin (15) spoke only Irish. None of the household could read. Martin (60) was a farmer and Martin (15) and James were farmer’s sons. The house was a 1 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Martin Devane was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the last house in Callowfinish was Morgan (45) and he was married to Winnifred (35) and they lived with 5 of their children, Mary (9), Pat (7), Margaret (6), Morgan (4) and Martin (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Winnifred, Morgan (4) and Martin spoke only Irish and the others could all speak both Irish and English. Morgan (45) could read and write, Mary and Margaret could read only and the others could not read. Morgan (45) was a farmer, Morgan (4) and Martin were farmer’s sons and Mary, Pat and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Morgan Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Callowfinish

 

Bridget Flaherty – Application No. C/16 7453. The application was received on 2nd December 1916. The address at that time was Mrs. Bridget Gorham, Ardmore, Carna, Co. Galway. Bridget’s parents were given as John and Mary Flaherty (nee Gilmartin). The 1851 address was Callowfinish, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The application was returned on 6 December 1916.

 

Bridget Mulkerrin – Application No. C/16 2004. The application was received on 14th March 1916 with an address at that time of Mrs. Bridget Hernon, Rushkeenamanagh, Carna, Co. Galway. Bridget’s parents were given as Morgan and Margt (sic) Mulkerrin (Folan). The 1851 residence was Callowfinish, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 15 March 1916.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Callowfinish

Nicholas Lynch owned most of the land in Callowfinish and he leased a number of tenements on 682 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches of land. Nicholas Lynched paid £2 15s for some of that land for himself. Patrick Folan (Mark) paid £5 5s for land and 10s for a house, James, Michael and Martin Hernon paid £5 5s for land and 15s for a house and offices between them and Mark Folan paid, £4 10s for land and 8s for a house. Catherine Folan paid £4 10s for land and 6s for a house, Patrick Gannon (Patt) paid £4 10s for land and 10s for a house, Patrick Gannon (Morgan) paid £3 10s for land and 10s for a house, Morgan Mulkerrin and Patrick Mulkerrin each paid £2 12s for land and 10s for a house and Martia (sic) Hernon paid £1 10 for land. Festus Folan paid £2 for land and 5s for a house, Martin Folan paid £1 10s for land and 3s for a house, Martin Nee paid £4 17s for land and 8s for a house and Thomas Gorham paid £3 for land and 3s for a house. Sarah Gorham paid £2 12s for land and 4s for a house, Patrick Gorham paid £3 14s for land and 8s for a house, Mark Gorham paid £2 15s for land and 10s for a house and Barbara Gorham paid £2 15s for land and 5s for land. Colman Gorham paid 14s for land and 3s for a house, Martin Walsh paid £3 for land and 3s for a house, Timothy Mulkerrin paid £3 for land and 5s for a house, Colman Flaherty paid £2 15s for land and 8s for a house and office and Jeremiah Conneely paid £1 17s for land and 3s for a house. James Gannon paid £2 15s for land and 5s for a house, Michael Conneely paid 10s for land and 5s for a house and Daniel Conneely leased a house on 1acre, 1 rood and 10 perches of land from Martin Walsh for 11s for land and 4s for the house. There were also 119 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Callowfinish

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Ballenahinch. The 1641 owner was Murragh Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Sir Thomas Meredith, Protestant.

[i] Nappy was another name for Penelope.

[ii] It’s not very clear if Martin and Mary were married, and Mary should be actually a daughter-in-law, or are they married but their spouses are just not mentioned.

[iii] This has to be a mistake. Pat could not be Mary’s son if her was 67 when Mary was only 35.

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