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Townland:                               Carna

Civil Parish:                             Moyrus

Barony:                                    Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                        Carna

District Electoral Division:   Knockboy

Area:                                         1112.86 acres / 1112 acres, 3 roods, 17 perches

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

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1911 Census for Carna

Overview of Carna in 1911

According to the census of 1911 there were a total of 37 houses in Carna at that time. 31 of those houses were inhabited with houses 32 -37 being unoccupied. House 32 was the lace school and the landholder was the C.D. Board, house 33 was the Dispensary and the landholder was Martin Mongan and house 34 was the Count House and the landholder was the C.D. Board. House 35 was Carna National School and the landholder was Martin A. Mongan, house 36 was the R.C. Chapel and the landholder was the Rev. McHugh and house 37 was a private dwelling with the landholder was Sarah Folan. House 28 was a hotel, house 30 was the R.I.C. Barracks and all the others were listed as private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 2, 5, 7, 12, 16-18, 20 and 17-31 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the other houses all had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 16, 18, 20, 27, 28 and 30 were 1st class dwellings, houses 1, 8, 11 and 21 were 3rd class dwellings and all the other houses were 2nd class. Houses 1 and 8 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, Houses 2, 11 and 21 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 3, 5-7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 22-26 and 19 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 13 had 2 rooms and 4 windows, and houses 12 and 31 had 3 rooms and 2 windows. House 4 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 17 had 3 rooms and 5 windows, houses 20 and 30 had 4 rooms and 6 windows, house 18 had 4 rooms and 7 windows, house 16 had 4 rooms and 8 windows, house 27 had 6 rooms and 9 windows and house 28 had 6 rooms and 12 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) shows that there were a total of 59 out buildings in Carna at that time and they consisted of 16 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 25 cow houses, 7 piggeries, a fowl house, a turf house, a shed, 4 stores and a forge. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 175 people in the townland at that time, 92 male and 83 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Clarke.

Mulkerrin

The head of the first family in Carna in 1911 was Michael (70) and he had been married to Mary (60) for 37 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Patrick (31), John (19) and Norah (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary could only speak Irish and the children could all speak both Irish and English. Only John and Norah could read and write. Patrick and John were both farm labourers. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling. The landholder was Martin A. Moran.

Sullivan

The head of this family was Mary (36) who had been married for 10 years and in that time she had had 5 children and 4 of those had died. There was no entry for her husband. She lived with her 4 children and they were Richard 99), Gilbert (7), Mary (6) and Helen (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary (36) was born in Co. Galway and the children were all born in America. Mary (36) spoke both Irish and English while the children, with the exception of baby Helen, all spoke only English. Gilbert could read only while Mary (36) and Richard could read and write. All the children were listed as being scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin A. Moran was the landholder.

Curran

The head of the Curran family was Martin (71) and he had been married to Mary (56) for 34 years. The number of children that they had was not entered but they lived with 3 children, Colman (18), Maggie (15) and Martin (14). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Martin (71), who only spoke Irish. Only the children could read and write. Martin (71) was a farmer, Colman was listed as a farmer’s son and Martin (14) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Martin Curran was the landholder.

Lyden                                  (additional surnames: Lyden and Lee)

The head of the household in house 4 was the widower Martin Lyden (74) and he shared the house with a servant, Sarah Folan (40)i who had been married for 10 years and had had 2 children, both of whom survived. Also in the house were another servant Joseph Folan (32), 2 boarders, Martin Folan (7) and Mary Kate Folan (5) and another servant, John Lee (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Martin (7) could read only, Martin (74), Joseph and John could read and write. Martin (74) was a retired farmer, Sarah was a farmer, Joseph was a farm servant, Martin (7) was a scholar and John was a general servant. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 2 cow houses and a piggery. The landholders were C.D. Board.

Burke

Colman (55) was the head of the family in house 5 and he had been married to Mary (50) for 16 years and in that time they had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. Those 4 children lived with them and they were Bridget (14), Mary (12), Patrick (10) and Kate (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Colman was a farmer, and the children were all scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Colman Burke was the landholder.

Mulkerrin

House 6 was home to the Mulkerrin family and the head of the family was Thomas (70) and he had been married to Mary (78) for 37 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They lived with 5 of those children and they were Mary (35), Thomas (33), Margaret (31), Bridget (28) and Kerianii (sic) (25). All spoke both Irish and English and Thomas, Mary (78) and Mary (35) could not read but the others could all read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Thomas and Kerian (sic) were farmer’s sons and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Thomas Mulkerrin was the landholder.

Ridge

The head of the Ridge family in house 7 was Colman (36) and he had been married to his wife, Anne (28) for 7 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. All those children lived with them and they were Kieran (6), Thomas (5), Mary Anne (3) and Colman (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Colman and all were listed as being able to read and write. Colman (36) was a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a cow house. Colman Ridge was the landholder.

Green                                   (additional surname: Lynch)

The head of the family in house 8 was listed as the widow Kate (78) and she shared the house with her daughter Mary Lynch (42), also a widow. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic Kate spoke only Irish and Mary spoke both Irish and English. Kate could not read and Mary could read only. There was nothing listed for occupations. They shared a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat ward was the landholder.

Ward

Pat Ward was the head of the family in house 9 and he was a widower. He shared the house with his daughter-in-law Mary (33), who was a widow, and his 2 grandchildren Patrick (5) and Mary (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but none could read. Pat was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Ward was the landholder.

Geary                                 (additional surname: Keaney)

The widower John (61) was the head of this family and he lived with 5 of his children, Joseph (21), Michael (19), Colman (16), John (14) and Bridget (12) and his sister-in-law Annie Keaney (29). All spoke both Irish and English and John (61) and Joseph could not read but the others could all read and write. John (61) was a farmer, Joseph, Michael and Colman were farmer’s sons, John (14) and Bridget were scholars and Annie was a housekeeper. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. John Geary was the landholder.

Folan

The head of this Folan family was the widow Mary (95) and she lived with her son Patrick (30), her son Festy (27), her daughter-in-law Monica (30) who had been married for 13 years and in that time had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 grandchildren also lived in the house and were Mary (12), Joseph (10), Patrick (8), Sarah (6) and Ellen (2). All spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick (30), Festy, Mary (12), Joseph and Patrick (8) could read and write. Mary (95) was a farmer Patrick (30) was a farmer’s son and, Mary (12), Joseph and Patrick (8) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Mary Folan was the landholder.

O’Reilly

The head of this family was John M. (47), who shared the house with 2 of his nieces, Bridgid (33) and Nora Sheila (18). All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. All the family was Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Mayo. John M. was a clergyman, Bridgid was a housekeeper and Nora Sheila was a scholar. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. The landholders were the C.D. Board.

Lyden

The head of the his Lyden family was Joseph (47) who had been married to Kate (47) for 21 years and in that time they had had 9 children and all of those had survived. They lived with 7 of those children and they were Ellie (20), James Michael (15), McDarra (sic) (13), Joseph (12), Kathleen (10), Jeanne (8) and John (6). All were born in Co. Galway except Kate, who was born in Co. Roscommon, and all were Roman Catholic. Kate and John only spoke English while the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Joseph (47) and John could not read but all the other members of the family could read and write. Joseph (47) was a blacksmith and farmer, Kate and Ellie were national school teachers, James Michael was a blacksmith and all the other children were scholars. They all lived in 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a forge. The landholder was Joseph Lyden.

Lyden                                 (additional surnames: Geary and Sweeney)

The head of this family was the widow Anne (72) and she shared the house with her daughter, Mary Anne (35), her daughter Bridget Geary (30), who was married and had been for 5 years and in that time she had had 3 children and all of those had survived. There was no husband listed on this census page. Also in the house were her grandchildren, James Joseph Geary (4), Mary Geary (3) and John Geary (1). There was also a boarder, Margaret Sweeney (28) and a visitor, Sarah Geary (73) who had been married for 41 years and had had 7 children of which 6 had survived. All were born in Co. Galway, apart from Margaret, who was born in Co. Sligo, but all were Roman Catholic. Apart from baby John, all spoke both Irish and English but only Mary Anne, Bridget and Margaret could read and write. Anne was listed as being a famer, Bridget, as a farmer’s daughter and Margaret was a crotchet lace teacher. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Anne Lyden.

Caufield

House 15 was home to the Caufield family and the head of this family was James (65) and he had been married to Mary (67) for 19 years and they had had 5 children and all of whom had survived. Three of those children also lived with them at that time and they were John (14), Barbara (13) and Maggie (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only the children could read and write. James was a farmer and the children were all scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. James Caufield was the landholder.

Cloherty                            (additional surname: Ridge)

The Cloherty family in house 16 consisted of 6 members with the head of the family being the widower Laurence (59) and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Martin (19), Michael (15) and Maggie (14) and also a boarder Sarah (20) and a servant Mary Ridge (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, apart from Sarah, who only spoke English. They could all read and write. Laurence was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son, Maggie was a scholar, Sarah was a post office assistant and Mary was a servant domestic. They all shared a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a store. Laurence Cloherty was the landholder.

Berry                                  (additional surname: Carey)

The head of the family in house 17 was James (72) and he had been married to Sarah (66) for 42 years and in that time they had had 11 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their children, Michael (40) and Helena (27) and also their grandson Henry James Carey (4). All the family was Roman Catholic and Henry James was born in Co. Leitrim and the others in Co. Galway. Henry James spoke only English but the rest all spoke both Irish and English and Henry James could not read but all the others could read and write. James was a farmer and Michael was a farmer and mason. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. James Berry was the landholder.

Moran                                 (additional surnames: Higgings (sic) and Ridge)

The head of the family in house 18 was Martin A. (40) and he had been married to Bridget (42) for 13 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Three of those children lived with them and they were James M. (11), Michael A. (8) and John (5) and also in the house were 2 servants, Myles Higgings (sic) (70) and Maria Ridge (20). Martin A. was born in Co. Clare and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Martin A. was a shopkeeper and farmer, the children were all scholars and Myles and Maria were farm servants. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had 2 stables, a cow house and a store. Martin A. Moran was the landholder.

Geraghty

Patrick (51) was the head of the family in house 19 and he had been married to Mary (37) for 15 years and in that time they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Those 6 children lived with them and they were Richard John (14), Michael (12), Ellon (sic) (10), Mary Bridget (9), Patrick (7) and Annie (4). Mary and Mary Bridget were born in Co. Mayo and the rest were born in Co. Galway. They were all Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Annie, they could all read and write. Patrick was a shopkeeper and farmer and all the children were listed as being scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, second class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Pat Geraghty was the landholder.

Mylotte                               (additional surnames: McDonagh, OBrien (sic) and Nee)

House 20 was home to the Mylotte family and the head of the family was Martin (36) and he had been married to Mary Kate (29) for 1 year and at that time they had had no children. They shared the house with 3 servants, Delia McDonagh (19), Michael OBrien (sic) (18) and John Nee (36). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, apart from Michael who spoke only Irish. Michael could not read but the others could all read and write. Martin was a merchant and farmer, Delia was a domestic servant, Michael was a general servant and John was a carpenter. They all shared a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a store. Martin Mylotte was the landholder.

Keane

The head of the Keane family in house 21 was Patrick (69) and he was married to his wife Julia (56) and had been for 36 years and in that time they had had 12 children and 9 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Julia (22), Nora (20), Sarah (19), Patrick (17) and Katie (15) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, John (7). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Patrick (69) could not read, Julia (56) could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. Patrick (69) was a general labourer, Patrick (17) was a postman and John was a scholar. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a piggery. James Berry was the landholder.

Folan                                    (additional surnames: Kelly and King)

The head of the family in house 22 was Colman (50) who was married to Mary (29) and had been for 5 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house Colman’s his mother Mary (74), 3 of their children, Mary (4), Colman (3) and McDara (2) and also 2 boarders, John Kelly (40) and Thomas King (62). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic except John Kelly, who was born in Dublin City. Apart from John Kelly, they all spoke both Irish and English. Only John Kelly and Thomas King could read and write. Colman (50) was a farmer, John Kelly was a plasterer and Thomas King was a painter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and piggery. The landholder was Colman Folan.

Keaney

Patrick (73) was the head of the family in house 23 and he had been married to his wife Bridget (72) for 40 years and they had had 1 child but that child was no longer living. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke only Irish and Bridget spoke both Irish and English. Neither of them could read. Patrick was a farmer. They loved in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Pat Keaney was the landholder.

Conneely                             (additional surname: Walsh)

House 24 was home to the Conneely family and the head of the family was Patrick (56) and he was married to Margaret (66) and had been for 26 years and in that time they had had 2 children and both had survived. Those 2 children lived with them and they were Patrick (21) and Mary Anne (22) and also in the house was, an aunt, Barbara Walsh (78).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Barbara could not read, Margaret could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick (56) was a farmer and shoemaker and Patrick (21) was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and had a stable and a cow house. Pat Conneely was the landholder.

Keaney

The head of this family in house 25 was the widow Norah (68) who shared the house with her son Mark (24). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Norah spoke only Irish while Mark could speak both Irish and English and only Mark could read and write. Norah was listed as being a farmer and mark, as a farmer’s son. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Norah Keaney was the landholder.

Gorham

Martin (71), a widower, was the head of the family in house 26 and he shared the house with 3 of his sons, Joseph (29), Patrick (15) and Kerran (sic) (12). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Martin who spoke only Irish. Joseph could read only and Kerran (sic) could read and write and the other 2 could not read. Martin was a farmer, Joseph was a farmer’s son and Kerran (sic) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Martin Gorham was the landholder.

Mongan                               (additional surnames: Folan, Lydon, Conneely and Geary)

The head of the family in house 27 was Martin (61) and he had been married to Honor (55) for 21 years and in that time they had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with their son, James (20) and 4 Servants, Michael Folan (64), Pat Lydon (18), Michael Conneely (15) and Bab (sic) Geary (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Honor, James and Michael Folan all spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke Irish. Only Martin, Honor and James could read and write. Martin was a farmer, James was a scholar, Michael (64), Pat and Michael (15) were labourers and Bab (sic) was a servant. They all shared a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had 2 stables, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a fowl house. Martin Mongan was the landholder.

Mongan                              (additional surnames: Chambers and Bax)

The head of this Mongan family was Joseph (30) and he shared the house with his sisters, Agnes (24) and Monica (22) and 3 visitors, Thomas Chambers (22) and Arnold Bax (27) and Elsa Bax (25). Joseph and Agnes were born in Galway, there was no entry for Monica, Thomas Chambers was born in Mayo, Arnold Bax was born in Surrey, England and Elsa Bax was born in Cologne, Germany. Arnold and Elsa Bax were English Catholics and the others were all Roman Catholic. Arnold and Elsa spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Thomas was an agricultural worker, Arnold was a musical composer and Elsa was listed as single. They all shared a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and Martin Mongan was the landholder.

McDonagh

The head of this family in house 29 was Peter (70) who had been married to Catherine (55) for 5 years but there were no children listed. The lived with 3 daughtersiii, Mary (16), Margaret (13) and Barbara (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Margaret and Barbara were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Peter McDonagh was the landholder.

Muldoon

The head of this family was John (43) and he had been married to Nellie J. (30) for 12 years and in that time they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. They lived with those 3 children and they were, Charles J. (10), Kathleen A. (8) and John P. (7). There was nothing entered under the language heading for any of them but they could all read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in Leitrim, Charles J. was born in Kerry and the rest were all born in Galway. John was listed as a farmer’s son, although he was a sergeant in the R.I.C. (see R.I.C. Barracks below). Nellie J. was a housekeeper and the children were all scholars. The landholder was the C.D. Board.

R.I.C. Barracks

Members of the R.I.C. only went by their initials in the census although some names can be found by looking at the enumerators and other families. The name was J.M. (John Muldoon) who was a Sergeant but was a farmer’s son before enlisting in the R.I.C., He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Leitrim and he could read and write. J.Q. was a Constable who could read and write, was a Roman Catholic and was born in Donegal. He was a farmer’s son before enlisting in the R.I.C. D.K. was a constable and he was born in Tipperary and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before enlisting in the R.I.C. J.C. (James Clarke) was a constable and was born in Cavan and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before enlisting in the R.I.C. The building was a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, a coach house, a turf house and a shed. The landholder was the C.D. Board.

Walsh                                  (additional surname: Caulfield)

The last house in Carna was home to Mary (34) and she lived with a servant, Mary Caulfield (16). They were both Roman catholic and Mary Walsh was born in Kings Countyiv and Mary Caulfield was born in Co. Galway. Mary Walsh spoke only English while Mary Caulfield spoke both Irish and English and both could read and write. Mary Walsh was a hospital nurse and Mary Caulfield was a domestic servant. The house they shared was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. The landholder was the C.D. Board.

 

1901 Census for Carna

Overview of Carna in 1901

There were 29 houses in Carna according to the census of 1901. House 29 was the R.I.C. Barracks, 1 of the houses was a public house and all the others were listed as private dwellings. All the houses were occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and 10 of the houses had slate, iron or tiled roofs and all the rest had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Four of the houses were 1st class dwellings, 5 houses were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Four houses had 1 room and 1 window, 6 houses had 1 room and 2 windows, 2 houses had 1 room and 3 windows, 1 house had 2 rooms and 1 window and 6 houses had 2 rooms and 2 windows. One house had 3 rooms and 2 windows, 1 house had 3 rooms and 3 windows, 1 house had 3 rooms and 4 window, 1 house had 4 rooms and 2 windows, 1 house had 4 rooms and 4 windows, 1 house had 4 rooms and 5 windows, 2 houses had 6 rooms and 6 windows, 1 house had 7 rooms and 6 windows and 1 house had 20 rooms and 12 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return show that, up to house 15, there were a total of 35 out buildings consisting of 10 stables, 7 cow houses, 11 piggeries, 6 barns and a forge. There were a total of 148 people living in Carna at that time, 78 male and 70 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gaffney.

Note:

The house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) do not match with family names listed for the houses in this census for Carna. For that reason, details of rooms and classes of houses belonging to those names, along with the out buildings cannot be reliably listed here.

Curran

The head of the first family in Carne in 1901 was Martin (57) and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Pat (20), Mark (16), Michael 14), Colman (8), Martin (4), Bab (sic) (17), Nora (10) and Maggie (8). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Under the occupation heading, Martin (57) was listed as being a farmer and Pat, mark, Michael, Colman and Martin (4) were listed as sons and Bab (sic), Nora and Maggie were listed as daughters.

Mulkerrin

The head of the household in house 2 was Thomas (60) and he was married to Mary (56) and they share the house with their 5 children, Mary Anne (22), Thomas (21), Maggie (17), Martin (16) and Kieran (15). All spoke both Irish and English and only Maggie, Martin and Kieran could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Under the occupation heading, Thomas (60) was a farmer and Mary Anne and Maggie were listed as daughters and Thomas (21) Martin and Kieran were listed as sons.

Lydon                                  (additional surnames: Folan, Curran and Walsh)

Martin (70), who was married but had no wife listed, was listed as the head in this house. He shared the house with 4 servants, Joe Folan (23) and he was married to Saragh (sic) (26), Joe Walsh (26) and Pat Curran (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Joe Walsh and Pat Curran could not read but the other 3 could all read and write. Martin was a farmer and all the others were listed as domestic servants.

King

The head of the family in house 4 was Richard (24) and he shared the house with his sisters Teresa (18) and Fanny (12) and his brother Joseph (15). All were Catholic and Teresa was born in Clifden Co. Galway and the others were all born in Carna, Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Richard was a farmer, Teresa and Fanny were farmer’s daughters and Joseph was a farmer’s brother.

Mongan                             (additional surnames: Lyden, Donan (sic), OKell (sic), Folan, Joyce, Curran, Syden                                                (sicand Brown)

The head of this family was Martin (50) and he was married to Honoria (48) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Joseph (21), Mary Kate (19), Agnes (17), Monica (15) and James (14). Also in the house at that time was Martins brother-in-law, Patrick Lyden (46), 2 lodgers, Philip Donan (sic) (41) and Hugh OKell (sic) (42) and 5 servants, Michael Folan (46), John Joyce (24), Mary Curran (23), Martin Syden (sic) (26) and Bridget Brown (49). They were all Roman Catholic and Philip Donan was born in Co. Kerry, Hugh OKell (sic) was born in Co. Cork and all the others were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Martin was a farmer and hotel prope (sic), Joseph, James and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Mary Kate, Agnes and Monica were farmer’s daughters. Philip Donan (sic) was a clerk to C.D.B., Hugh OKell (sic) was a testing instructor, Michael Folan was a fisherman, John Joyce, Mary Curran and Martin Syden (sic) were agricultural labourers and Bridget Brown was a domestic servant.

Connoly (sic)                     (additional surname: Cautney (sic))

Patrick (45) was the head of the family in house 6 and was married to Margaret (50) and they shared the house with their 2 children, Patrick (10) and Mary (11) and a servant, William Cautney (sic) (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English, except William who was listed as deaf and dumb but all the household could read and write. Patrick (45) was a shoemaker, Patrick (10) and Mary were scholars (sic) and William was a shoemaker and domestic servant.

Ryan                                   (additional surname: Concannon)

James (41) was listed as the head of the family in house 7 and he shared the house with a servant Bridget Concannon (35). Both were born in Co. Mayo and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and both could read and write. James was a Roman Catholic curate and Bridget was a domestic servant.

Cloherty                            (additional surname: Lavery)

The head of the family in house in house 8 was Laurence (46) and he was married to Norah (42) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Martin (9), Mary Anne (7), Michael (5) and Maggie (3). There were also 2 visitors, Bridget (13) and Mary Lavery (55). All spoke both Irish and English, except Maggie and apart from Michael, Maggie and Bridget they could all read and write. Laurence was a general merchant and farmer, Martin, Mary Anne, Michael and Bridget were all scholars.

Kearney

The head on the family in house 9 was Pat (60) who shared the house with his wife Bridget (61). Both spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat was a farmer.

Carroll

The head of this family was Sarra (sic) (60), who was a widow and she lived with her daughter Catherin (25). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but only Catherin could read and write. Sarra (sic) was a farmer and Catherin was a farmer’s daughter.

Berry

The head of the Berry family in house 11 was James (59) who was married to his wife Sarah (50) and they shared the house with 6 of their children Michael (29), Edward (18), Eveleen (sic) (16), James (14), John (12) and Kathleen (11). All spoke both Irish and English and all of them could read and write. James (59) was born in Co. Mayo and the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. James (59), Michael and Edward were farmers and Eveleen (sic), James (14), John and Kathleen were all scholars.

Geraghty

The head of the Geraghty family was the widower Edward (72) and he shared the house with his son, Pat (38), daughter-in-law Mary (30), daughter, Ellen (28), and grandchildren, Edward (7), Richard (3), Michael (1) and Ellen (3mths). Mary was born in Co. Mayo and the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Michael and Ellen were listed as speaking only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English and only Pat, Mary, Ellen and Edward (7) could read and write. Edward (72) was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter, Edward (7), Richard and Michael were listed as being scholars.

Mulligan

The sole occupant of house 13 was Mary (26) who was married but there was no listing of her husband. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was a shopkeeper.

Caufield

There were 6 members of the Caulfield family and the head of the family was James (40) who was married to Mary (40). They shared the house with 4 of their children and they were Mary (5), John (4), Barbara (3) and Maggie (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from Maggie who was listed as only speaking Irish. None of the family could read and write. James was a farmer, Mary (40) was a farmer’s wife, Mary (5), Barbara and Maggie were farer’s daughters and John was a farmer’s son.

Lyden                                (additional surnames: Nangle (sic) and Sweeney)

The head of the Lyden Family was the widow Anne (50) and she shared the house with her daughter Mary Anne (20), a servant Maggie Nangle (sic) (20) and 2 boarders, Maggie Sweeney (20) and Jane Sweeney (16). Maggie and Jane Sweeney were born in Co. Sligo but the rest were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and apart from Anne, they could all read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmer, Mary Anne and Jane Sweeney were Irish crotchet lace makers, Maggie Nangle (sic) was a general servant domestic and Maggie Sweeney was an Irish crotchet lace teacher.

McHugh                             (additional surname: Gavin)

Michael (44) was listed as the head of this household and he shared the house with and servant, Ellen Gavin (40). Both were born in Co. Mayo and were Roman Catholics. Both spoke both Irish and English and they could both read and write. Michael was a R.C. clergyman and Ellen was a housekeeper.

Foley

The widow Mary (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with3 of her children and they were Colman (30), Anne (26) and Kerran (sic) (22). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from Mary, who only spoke Irish. Mary was a farmer, Colman and Kerran (sic) were farmer’ sons and Anne was listed as a farmer’s daughter.

Moran                                  (additional surnames: McDonagh and Russell)

The head of the Moran family in house was Martin (29) and he was married to his wife, Bridget (30) and they shared the house with their son, James (1), a servant, Barbara McDonagh (27) and a lodger, Robert H. Russell (30). Robert H. was born in Co. Louth and was a member of the Irish Church, the others were all Roman Catholic and Martin was born in Co. Clare and the other 3 were all born in Co. Galway. Martin, Bridget and Barbara all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Martin, Bridget and Russell H. could read and write. Martin was a merchant, Barbara was a servant girl and Robert H. was a sorting clerk and telegraphist.

Ward

The head of the Ward family in house 19 was the widower Pat (65) and he shared the house with 3 of his sons, Michael (28), Stephen (20) and Martin (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Pat, could read and write. They were all listed as farmers.

Folan

The Folan family in house 20 consisted of 6 members and the head of the family was the widow Mary (65) and she lived with her sons, Pat (29), Festy (27), her daughter-in-law, Morakery (sic) (26), her daughterv Mary (1) and Sonvi Joe (6mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (65) spoke only Irish and Pat, Festy and Morakery (sic) spoke both Irish and English. Mary (65) was listed as being a farmer, Pat, Festy and Joe were listed as being sons, Morakery (sic) was listed as a daughter-in-law and Mary (1) was listed as a daughter under the occupation heading.

Folan

The widower Michael (60) was the head of this Folan family and he shared the house with his son John (40) and his daughter Margaret (37). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and none of them could read. Michael and John were farmers and Margaret was listed as a daughter.

Garey

John (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (30) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were Patrick (12), Joseph (10), Michael (7), Colman (6), John (5) and Bridget (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. John (35) was listed as a farmer, Bridget (30), a farmer’s wife, Patrick, a farmer’s son, Joseph, Michael, Colman and John (5), scholars and Bridget as a farmer’s daughter.

Connelly

The sole occupant of this house was Saragh (sic) (50). She was a Roman catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Her occupation was listed as a heard (sic).

Keaney

Then head of this Keaney family was Stephen (62) and he was married to Honor (60) and they lived with 3 of their children, Anne (19), Patrick (14) and Mark (12). All spoke both Irish and English and only Anne, Patrick and Mark could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen was a farmer, Honor, a farmer’s wife, Anne, a farmer’s daughter, Patrick, a farmer’s son and Mark was a scholar.

Greene

House 25 was home to Catherin (70), who was a widow and lived alone. She was a Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish and could not read and her occupation was listed as domestic servant.

Mulkerrin

Michael (54) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (45) and the lived with their 6 children, Patk (sic) (20), Sarah (18), Thomas (16), Barbara (14), John (12) and Emily (5). All were born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke only Irish, Patk (sic), Sarah, Thomas and Barbara spoke both Irish and English and John and Emily spoke only English. Barbara could read only, Patk (sic) and Thomas could read and write and the others could not read. Michael was listed as being a labourer, Mary was a charwoman, Patk (sic) was a journeyman labourer, Sarah was a domestic servant and the other children were all scholars.

Connelly

The head of this family was Cathern (sic) (80) and she lived with her sister Saragh (77). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither could read. Cathern’s (sic) occupation was listed as a heard.

Lyden

The Lyden family in house 28 consisted of 9 members and the head of the family was Joseph (35) and his wife Kate (35) and they shared the house with their niece, Julia (16) and 6 of their children, Mary (9), Maggie (7), James Michael (5), McDarra (sic) (3), Joseph (2) and Kathleen (11mths). All were Roman Catholic and Kate was born in Co. Roscommon while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Kate, McDarra (sic) and Joseph spoke only Irish and the others, with the exception of baby Kathleen, spoke Irish and English. McDarra, Joseph (2) and Kathleen could not read, James Michael could read only and the rest of the family could all read and write. Joseph (35) was a blacksmith, Kate was a teacher, Julia was a blacksmith’s niece, Joseph (2) was a blacksmith’s son, Kathleen was a blacksmith’s daughter and the other children were all scholars.

Dempsey                            (additional surname: Clarke)

The head of the family was Alex (40) who was a widower (see R.I.C. Barracks below) He lived with his son Alex James T. (8) and 2 visitors were in the house at that time and they were William Clarke (41) and Bridget Clarke (40). There was nothing entered under the Irish Language heading, so that could indicate that they only spoke English but they could all read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and Alex James T. was born in Co. Mayo and William and Bridget were born in Co. Mayo. Alex James T. was a scholar, William was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s wife.

R.I.C. Barracks

The R.I.C. members were only listed with initials but some names can be found from other sources like the enumerators. A.D. (Alex Dempsey) (40) was a widower and was a Sergeant and was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Mayo. He could read and write and was a shop assistant before joining the R.I.C. M.S. (43) was a widower and a constable. He was born in Co. Kildare and was a Roman Catholic He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. P.G. (Patrick Gaffney) (31) was married and was a constable. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Roscommon. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. C.K. (20) was unmarried and a constable. He was born in Co. Wexford and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and was a scholar before joining the R.I.C. P.M. (23) was unmarried and was a constable. He was a Roman catholic and was born in Co Longford. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Carna

Michael Canavan– Application No. C/21 558. The Application was received on 22/01/1921 and the address at that time was given as Ballinakill, Lettermore P.O. Co. Galway. Michael’s parents were given as Michael and Barbara Canavan (mother married a second time to Pat Cloherty). The 1851 residence (A) was Carna in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch Co. Galway. The mother’s second residence (B) was Lettermore, in the Parish of Ballynakill. The search was returned on 22/01/1921 with the note saying ‘not nound A&B’.

Barbara McDonagh – Application No. C/20 8074. The application was received on 12/08/1920 and had an address at that time of Innislackin, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Barbara’s parents were given as Michael and Bridget McDonagh. The 1851 residence was given as Carna in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 12/08/1920 with the note ‘not found’.

Maria Coyne – Application No. C/17 8981. The application was received on 27/11/1917. The address at that time was given as Mrs. Maria Folan, Killkerrin, Carna, Co. Galway. Maria’s parents were given as James and Mary (Conneelly (sic)) Coyne. The 1851 residence was given as Kilkieran, Carna, in the parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 29/11/1917 and notes to say the following: James and Mary Coyne married 1840, no return of Maria. Also in the right hand margin was the note: Patt 7, Coleman 4, Michl (sic) 1 (dead) sheet 40X.

Mary Curran – Application No. C/17 1741. The application was received on 23/02/1917. The address at that time was given as Mrs. Mary Flaherty, Kilkerrin, Carna, Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Bridget Curran and also her grandparents were James and Bridget Curran. The residence in 1851 was Kilkieran, Carna, in the Parish on Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin there was a handwritten note giving the names Patrick, Mary, James or John, Martin, Bridget and Kate. The search was returned on 27/02/1917 with the handwritten notes as follows: Patt and Bridget Curran married 1842. No return of Mary. Patt 5, John (dead) sheet 21X. (b) no return of grandparents.

Mary KeaneyApplication No. C/21 7310. The application was received on 23/11/1921 the address at that time was Toombeola, P.O., Toombeola, Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as John and Mary Keaney (Conry) and in 1851 they resided with Patrick and Mary Keaney (Mulloy), grandparents. The residence in 1851 was Carna, Gowla, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the right hand margin there was a handwritten note as follows:

Patrick ?                 5 yrs

Thos        dead       3    “

Mary –

The search was returned on 24/11/1921 and the note: found married 1844 no daughter Mary (?) grandparents NF

Mary Cooke Application No. C/17 8958. The application was received on 26/11/1917. The address at that time was given as Mrs. Mary Mulkerrin, Kilkerrin, Carna, Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as Thos. Cooke (Watt) and Bridget Cooke (Flaherty). The residence in 1851 was given as Carna, Kilkerrin, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 29/11/1917 with the note: Thomas and Bridget Cooke married 1840, no issue, sheet 2X

Mary Curran – Application No. C/21 7064. The application was received of 12/11/1921. The address given for that time was Mr. M.J. Kelly, Carna Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as Patk Curran (James) and Bridget Curran. The address in 1851 was Carna, Kilkerrin, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin the following names were given: Pat 5

John          Dead

Mary –

Martin –

Bridget –

Kate –

The search was returned on 14/11/1921 with the note: Found married 1842 no daughter Mary sheet 21X.

Thomas Walsh – Application No. C/17 591. The application was received on 17/01/1917. The address given at that time was Kilkerrin, Carna, Co. Galway. Thomas’ parents names were given as John and Maria Walsh nee Burke. The residence in 1851 was Carna, Kilkerrin, in the Parish on Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 23/01/1917 with the handwritten notes:

Found                   John Walsh       81        Head

Married to           Penny    “           77         Wife

                               John      “          36          son           Died 1849

                             Thomas   “          2        grandson

Sheet 39X

Peter Connolly – Application No. C/17 2535. The application was received on 21/03/1917 and an address was given as Middle Street, Forresters Hall, Galway. Peter’s parents were given as Bartley and Margaret Connolly (Tierney). The residence in 1851 was given as (A) Carna, (B) Finish Island, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 31/03/1917 with the words ‘not found’.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Carna

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. leased houses and offices on964 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land to Richard Hynes for £12 for the land and £2 for the buildings, Michael McDonough for £12 for land and £1 15s for buildings and Rev. Edward O’Malley for £8 for land and £1 5s for the buildings. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. also leased a R.C. Chapel and yard of 1 rood for £8 and Michael McDonough leased a pound. John Smyth leased a house from Michael McDonough for 6s, Patrick Davis leased a house and a garden of 20 perches for 2s for the land and 3s for the house and John Madden leased a house from Michael McDonough for 5s. Thomas Madden leased a house from Richard Hynes for 5s, there was a vacant house belonging to Richard Hynes with an annual ratable valuation of 6s. Thomas Madden and Patrick Greelagh (sic) jointly leased 3 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches for land for which they paid 10s each for the land and Patrick paid 3s for a house as well. John Madden, Patrick Greelagh (sic) and Patrick Mulkerrin jointly leased 3 acres of land for which John Madden paid 2s for his share and the other 2 paid 1s each. There were also 100 acres and 28 perches of water in the townland of Carna.

 

1670 Down Survey for Carna

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Carme & Sydogh. The 1641 owner of this area was Jeffry Martin and in 1670 the owner was Richard Martin, both were Catholics. There were 1122 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 59 plantation acres of profitable land and 59 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

 

i Possibly married to Joseph and their children could possibly be Martin and Mary Kate.

ii Possibly meant to be Kieran.

iii Most likely form a previous marriage of Peters as Peter and Catherine were only married for 5 years.

iv County Offaly

v Most probably granddaughter and daughter of Morakery.

vi Most probably grandson and son of Morakery

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