Cloonnacartan

Cúil na Ceártan

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Cloonnacartan

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Illion

Area:                                         1627 acres, 2 roods, 14 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Cloonnacartan

Logainm for Cloonnacartan

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Cloonnacartan

 

1911 Census for Cloonnacartan

Overview of Cloonnacartan in 1911

There were a total of 16 houses in the townland of Cloonnacartan and all were occupied. House 1 was a hotel, house 15 was a public house and all the others were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 15 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 1, 3, 9-12, 14 and 16 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 5 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 4, 6-8 and 13 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 9, 10 and 16 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, 3, 11, 12 and 14 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 1 had 5 rooms and 5 windows and house 15 had 7 rooms and 8 windows. There were a total of 36 out buildings, 16 stables, 15 cow houses, 4 calf houses and a turf house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 78 people, 39 each of males and females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Gilmore.

 

Joyce

Martin (53) was listed as the head of the first house in Cloonnacartan and he was single and shared the house with his sisters, Margret (57) and Celia (55) and also a niece, Eliza (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

The sole occupant of house 2 was Michael (64) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he had a stable and 2 cow houses. The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

There were 9 members of this family and the head was John (75) who had been married to Mary (72) for 47 years and they had 1 son, Pat (33) who had been married to Mary (35) for 11 years and they had had 6 children with 5 of those surviving and they were Thomas (9), Mary (7), John (5), Norah (2) and Patrick (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of baby Patrick. Thomas and Mary (7) could read only and Pat and Mary (35) could read and write. John (75) was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and Thomas and Mary (7) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a calf house and a turf house. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Staunton

The widow, Mary (72) lived in this house with 2 of her children, Thomas (35) and Norah (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Norah could read and write. Thomas was a farmer’s son and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Mary Staunton.

 

McGrath

Bridget (84), who was a widow, lived in this house with her son, Patrick (40) and her daughter, Margret (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read. Patrick was a farmer’s son and Margret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget McGrath.

 

Staunton

Philip (73) was married to Mary (74) and had been for 40 years, during which time they had had 6 children, all having survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, John (38) and Patrick (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Philip was a farmer and the boys were both listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Philip Staunton.

 

McGrath

The head of this family was Martin (40) who had been married to Annie (40) for 11 years and they had had 2 children, Bridget (4) and Mary (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Martin McGrath.

 

Joyce

There were 9 members of this family and the head was listed as being Festy (55) who had been married to Annie (44) for 24 years and they had had 10 children, of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children and they were, Patrick (21), Mary (17), Bridget (15), Ellen (12), Selia (9), John (7) and Annie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of young Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read. Festy was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget, Ellen and Selia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Festy Joyce.

 

Burke

John (45) lived in this house with his wife of 7 years, Ellen (50) but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John Burke.

 

 

Joyce

John Joyce (Michael) (60) had been married to Mary (56) for 28 years during which time they had had 9 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children, Patrick (20), Thomas (18), John (16), Peter (13), Festy (10), Mary (7) and Martin (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of young Martin. Thomas, John (16) and Peter could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons and John (16), Peter and Festy were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Joyce Michael.

 

Joyce

The widow, Margret (72) lived in this house with her son, Patrick (42) who had been married to Bridget (30) for 1 year but they had no children. Also in the house were 2 further daughters, Margret (21) and Ellen (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the 3 youngest children could read and write. Patrick was a farmer’s son and Margret (21) and Ellen were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Margret Joyce.

 

Joyce

There were 10 members of this Joyce family and the head was Stephen (60) and he had been married to Mary (60) for 29 years and they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with Mary’s sister, Bridget (56), 6 of their children, John (22), Patrick (19), Barbara (17), Annie (15), Thomas (11) and Bridget (4) and also an unspecified relative, Festy (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas spoke only Irish and, apart from Bridget (4), all the rest of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Patrick, Barbara, Annie and Thomas were scholars and Festy was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had 2 stables, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Stephen Joyce.

 

Gibbons

The widower, Thomas (66) was the only occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could speak both Irish and English, could read only and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he had a stable. The landholder was Thomas Gibbons.

 

Gibbons

The widow, Honor (68) was the head of this household, and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Michael (24), James (21) and Ellen (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Ellen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael and James could read and write. Michael and James were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Honor Gibbons.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Scanlon)

The widow Mary (66) was the head of the household in house 15 and she lived in the house with 5 of her children, Patrick (44), Tom (30), Readmond [sic] (26), Nora (22) and Bartlay [sic] (20). Also in the house at that time were a granddaughter, Jessie Scanlon (13) and a servant, Pat (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Jessie, who was born in New York, U.S.A. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Jessie. All the household could read and write. Patrick and Readmond [sic] were postmen, Tom and Bartlay [sic] were farmer’s sons, Jessie was a scholar and Pat was a farm servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 7 rooms and they had 3 stables and 2 cow houses. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Thornton

The head of the last house in Cloonnacartan was John (25) and he lived with his wife of 1 year, Mary (25) and they had no children at that time. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Thornton.

 

 

1901 Census for Cloonnacartan

Overview of Cloonnacartan in 1901

There were a total of 17 houses in the townland with all, apart from house 3, being occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 3, 4, 12 and 14 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 17 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 13 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 5-11, and 15 had 2 rooms and 2 windows to the front, house 16 had 5 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 12 and 14 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had 4 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 83 people in the townland consisting of 48 males and 35 females. The enumerator for the townland was Const. Thomas Tuohy.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Cloonnacartan was John (52) and he was married to Mary (52) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Pat (34), Thomas (24), William (18), Redmond (16), Bartholomew (12) and Norah (14) and also a servant, Michael (46). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Michael, who spoke only Irish. Apart from Michael, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and shopkeeper, Pat, Thomas, William and Redmond were listed as farmer’s sons, Bartholomew was a scholar, Norah was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

Thornton

The widow, Barbara (40) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (16) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read. Barbara was a farmer and the boys were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Barbara Thornton.

 

House 3 was unoccupied

The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

Martin (41), who was unmarried, was the head of this household and he shared the house with his sister, Celia (43) and a servant, Michael (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael could read only while Martin and Celia could read and write. Martin was a farmer, and Michael was a farmer servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family in house 5 was John (66) who was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Patrick (22) and Mary (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, apart from Mary, who spoke only Irish and Patrick and Mary (26) could read and write. John was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Mary (26) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

McGrath                                                                                  (additional surname: Conroy)

The widow, Bridget (60) lived in this house with her son, Pat (30), her daughter, Margret (25) and 2 granddaughters, Bridget Conroy (11) and Mary (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget (60) and Pat spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Bridget was a farmer, Pat was a farmer’s son and Margret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Bridget McGrath.

 

Staunton

Philip (50) shared this house with his wife, Mary (43) and 5 children, John (22), Thomas (20), Patrick (17), Mary (19) and Philip (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Thomas, Mary (19) and Philip (15) could read and write. Philip (50) was a farmer, Mary (19) was a farmer’s daughter and the boys were all farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Philip Staunton.

 

McGrath

Martin (35) lived in house 8 with his wife, Anne (34). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read and Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin McGrath.

 

Joyce

Festus (36) lived in house 9 with his wife, Anne (30) and 5 of their children, Barbara (12), Patrick (10), Mary (6), Bridget (4) and Ellen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus and Anne spoke both Irish and English and the 4 eldest children spoke only Irish and none of the family could read. Festus was a farmer, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Festus Joyce.

 

Melia

Peter (84), a widower, was the head of this family and he lived with his son Martin (48) and daughter, Ellen (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Martin spoke Irish and English and Ellen spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Peter was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Peter Melia.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was John (40) who was married to Mary (34) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Bridget (14), Michael (11), Patrick (9), Thomas (7), John (5), Peter (4) and Festus (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of baby Festus, but none of the family could read. John (40) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

Joyce

John (60) was listed as the head of this family and was married to Margaret (43) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (21), Honor (22), John (18), Bridget (13), Margaret (12) and Ellen (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only John (18) could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and the girls were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was Stephen (32) who lived in the house with his wife, Mary (30) and 5 of their children, Mary (12), John (8), Patrick (6), Barbara (4) and Anne (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but none of the family could read. Stephen was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Stephen Joyce.

 

Gibbons

Michael (59) was listed as the head of this family in house 14 and he was married to Honor (52) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Elly [sic] (19), Martin (19), Honor (17), Michael (15) and James (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael (59) could read only, Honor (52) could not read and the children could all read and write. Michael (59) was a farmer, Elly [sic] and Honor (17) were farmer’s daughters, Martin and Michael (15) were farmer’s sons and James was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Gibbons.

 

Gibbons

The sole occupant at the time of this census was Thomas (49) who was listed as being married but there was no mention of his wife in this entry. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could read only and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Gibbons.

 

Staunton

The widow, Mary (55) was listed as the head of this household and she lived in the house with 4 of her children, Mary (20), Ellen (17), Honor (16) and Thomas (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Mary (55) was a farmer, the girls were all listed as farmer’s daughters and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Mary Staunton.

 

Joyce

The head of the last family was listed as being Bridget (35) and she was married but there was no husband listed in this entry. She lived with 2 of her sons, Pat (14) and Festus (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read. None of the family had any occupation. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) for Cloonnacartan

The immediate lessor for all the tenements in Cloonnacartan was Redmond Joyce.

 

Plot 1a: Thomas Joyce leased a house and office on 396 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of land (which he shared with Peter and Thomas Melia) for which he paid £2 for the land and 4s for the buildings.

Plot 1b: Peter and Thomas Melia leased a house and office on 396 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches of land (which they shared with Thomas Joyce) for which they paid £2 for their share of the land and 3s for the buildings.

Plot 2a: Cummin [sic] McGrath leased a house on 119 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land (which he shared with Mary McGrath) for £1 for the land and 4s for the house.

Plot 2b: Mary McGrath leased a house on 119 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land (which she shared with Cummin [sic] McGrath) for £1 for her share of the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 3: William Joyce paid £10 for 725 acres and 7 perches of land and £2 10s for a house and offices.

Plot 4a: Patrick Gibbons leased a house on 133 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches of land (which he shared with Thomas Mongan) for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4b: leased a house on 133 acres and 7 perches of land (which he shared with Patrick Gibbons) for £1 5s for the land and 3s for the house.

 

There were also 194 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Cloonnacartan

The Down Survey name for this area was Collovoynish. The 1641 (Pre-Cromwell) owner was Jeffry Martin who was a Catholic and in 1670 (Post-Cromwell) the owner was Sir Thomas Meredith, who was a Protestant. There were 600 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 68 plantation acres of profitable land and those 68 plantation acres were forfeited.

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