Civil Parish: Moyrus
Church Parish: Roundstone
District Electoral Division: Moyrus
Area: 2123.51 acres / 2123 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches
Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Cappaghoosh (no records)
Overview of Cappaghoosh in 1911.
There was only 1 House in Cappaghoosh according to the 1911 census. It was a private dwelling and was a 3rd class dwelling. It was built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. It had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of out buildings and they were a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There were a total of 5 people in the townland at that time, 2 male and 3 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gildea.
The head f the family in the only house in Cappaghoosh was Thomas (75) and he had been married to Mary (71) for 52 years and in that time they had had 11 children and all of those had survived. They lived with 3 of those children and they were Michael 950), Mary (40) and Ellen (22). They all were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway and all of them could speak both Irish and English. None of the household could read. Thomas was a farmer and Michael was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Thomas Joyce was the landholder.
Overview of Cappaghoosh in 1901.
There were 2 houses in Cappaghoosh in 1901 and both were occupied and were private dwellings. They were both built of stone, brick or concrete walls with thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 1 was a 3rd class dwelling and house 2 was a 4th class. House 1 had 2 rooms and 2 windows while house 2 had 1 room and no windows. There were a total of 9 people living in the townland, 3 male and 6 female. The enumerator for the area was Martin Fahy.
Joyce (additional surname: Gibbons)
The heads of this family was Thomas (62) and he mas married to Mary Gibbons (55) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (24), Patrick, (20), Norah (18), Katie (16), Ellen (13) and Martin (12). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Katie, Ellen and Martin spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English. Apart from Thomas and Mary (24), they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Katie, Ellen and Martin were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.
The sole occupant of house 2 was Bridget (50) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. Her occupation was a caretaker. The house she lived in was a 1 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.
The Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. Leased 1906 aces, 3 roods and 16 perches of land to John J. Robertson for £30 annually. On that land there were 2 vacant houses belonging to him 1 with an annual ratable valuation of 5s and the other 6s. There were also 253 acres, 3 roods and 21 perches of water in the townland.
The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Ballenahinch. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Murragh O’Flaharty and the 1670 owner was Sir Thomas Meredith.