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Cushatrower

Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Cushatrower

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                         1038.78 acres / 1038 acres, 3 roods, 4 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Cushatrower

Logainm for Cushatrower

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Cushatrower

 

1911 Census for Cushatrower

Overview of Cushatrower in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 13 houses in the townland and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 6 and 9-12 were all 2nd class dwellings with the rest all being 3rd class. House 3 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 2 and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 5, 7 and 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows, houses 9-12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 6 had 5 or 6 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 19 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 5 stables, 9 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery and 3 barns. There were 19 males and 18 females living in Cushatrower at that time. The enumerator for the area was Const. Pat Conaty (sic).

 

Kelly

Patrick (76) was the head of this family and he was married to Maryanne (78) and had been for 50 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Anne (40) and Margaret (30) and also a grandson, Patrick (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and they could all read and write. Patrick (76) was a farmer and Patrick (15) was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a calf house. Patrick Kelly was the landholder.

 

McCahill

House 2 was home to the McCahill family and the head of the family was Hubert (35) and he had been married to Barbara (30) for 6 years and in that time they had had 2 children. They shared the house with those 2 children and they were John (4) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Barbara could speak both Irish and English and Hubert and Barbara could read and write. Hubert was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Hubert McCahill was the landholder.

 

King

House 3 was home to a King family and the head of the family was listed as being Patk (70) and he had been married to Barbara (46) for 25 years and they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were Michael (16) and Barbara (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael and Barbara (18) could read and write. Patk was a herdsman and Michael was an agricultural labourer. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Thomas King (Myles) was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Myles (60) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (68) for 20 years and had only 1 child. They shared the house with their son John (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Myles could not read, Mary could read only and John could read and write. Myles was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. Myles Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Michael (36) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Margaret (35) and they had been married for 6 years and they had had 2 children but, sadly, neither had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke English and Irish and could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Bridget King was the landholder.

 

King

The widow Bridget (81) was listed as the head of the family and she had had 6 children, of which 4 had survived. She shared then house with 3 of her children and they were Mary (50), Peter (45) and Bridget (40). 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. Bridget (81) was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and Bridget King was the landholder.

 

 

Ní Leanáin                              (additional surname: O Leanáin)

The widow Máire (58) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her 3 sons, Pádhraig O Leanáin (27), Seosamh O Leanáin (19), Seamus O Leanáin (17) and 2 of her daughters, Áine (15) and Nóra (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Máire could not read and the others could all read and write and all could speak Irish and English. Pádhraig was a farmer, Seosamh and Seamus were farmer’s sons and Áine and Nóra were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Lennane.

 

Leanáin

The sole occupant of house 8 was Brighid (74). She was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mary Lennane.

 

King

Hugh (70) was the sole occupant of house 9 and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. Hugh was the landholder.

 

Lee

Patrick (55) was the head of this family and he lived with his brother, Michael (53) and his sister, Ellen (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick and Michael were farmers. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Lee.

 

Keely

The head of the family in house 11 was Simon (69) and he had been married to Ellen (70) for 34 years and they had had 9 children and all had survived. They lived with their daughter, Margaret (32) and their son, Bernard (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but Bernard could only write Irish. All were listed as being able to read and write. Simon was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and Bernard was a general farm labourer. The house they all loved in was a 2nd class house and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Simon Keely.

 

ODonnell                                (additional surnames: Mulkerrin and Flaherty)

Patrick (55) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (55) for 9 years but there were no children listed. They shared the house with their nephew, Martin Mulkerrin (14) and Mary’s father, Kerrin (sic) Flaherty (76). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary and Kerrin could not read, Patrick could read only and Martin could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Martin was a scholar and Kerrin was a retired farmer. The house they all loved in was a 2nd class house and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a barn. Patrick ODonnell was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Michael (58) was the head of the last house in Cushatrower and he had been married to Margaret (58) for 33 years and they had had 7 children in that time and they all had survived. Those 7 children all lived with them and they were Bridget (31), Patrick (28), Festus (22), Mary (19), Peter (17), Annie (14) and John (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Annie and John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Margaret they could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick, Festus and Peter were listed as farmer’s sons and Annie and John were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and also had 2 stables. Michael Conneely was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Cushatrower

Overview of Cushatrower in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 14 houses in Cushatrower of which 13 were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. Houses 14 was unoccupied but the landholder was John Toole of Roundstone. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and they had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 3 and 12 were 2nd class dwellings, house 11 was a 4th class dwelling and all the others were 3rd class. House 11 had 1 room and no windows, house 5 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 5, 9 and 10 had had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 4, 7, 8 and 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 2, 3 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 14 out houses, 10 cow houses and 4 piggeries. There were a total of 57 people in the townland, 30 males and 27 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Ryan.

 

Lee

The head of the first household in Cushatrower was Pat (28) and he lived with his brother, Michael (25) and his sister, Ellen (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer and Ellen was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Pat Lee was the landholder.

 

Keely

Simon (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Helena (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, John (18), Ellen (15), Thomas (13), Peter (11), Bernard (9) and James (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Simon, Helena, John and Ellen spoke Irish and English and all of the family could read and write. Simon was a farmer, Helena was a farmer’s wife, John was a farmer’s son, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Simon Keely was the landholder.

 

ODonnell                                (additional surname: Connolly)

The head of the family in house 3 was Pat (45) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with a cousin, Bridget Connolly (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary and Bridget could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. . The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Pat ODonnell was the landholder.

 

Kelly

Pat (65) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Anne (23) and Maggie (20) and grandson, Patrick (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat, Mary and Anne spoke Irish and English. Patrick could read only and the others could all read and write. Pat was a farmer and carpenter, Mary was a housekeeper, Anne and Maggie were farmer’s daughters and Patrick was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Pat Kelly was the landholder.

 

McCahill

The head of this family was Michael (72) and he lived with his wife, Mary Jane (70) and 2 of their children, Hubert (28) and Teresa (26). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Jane was born in Kings County[i] and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Michael spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Mary Jane, Hubert and Teresa could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mary Jane was a farmer’s wife, Hubert was a farmer’s son and Teresa was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Michael McCahill was the landholder.

 

King

Pat (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (54) and they shared then house with 3 of their children, Pat (11), Barbara (8) and Michael (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat (60) spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English. Michael could read only and Pat (11) and Barbara (8) could read and write. Pat (60) was an agricultural labourer, Barbara (54) was a housekeeper and the children were all scholars. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the land holder was John King of Roundstone.

 

Joyce

Myles (40) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (48) and they lived in the house with their son, John (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Myles and Mary spoke both Irish and English and John spoke only English. None of the family could read or write. Myles was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and John was a scholar. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Myles Joyce.

 

King

The widow Bridget (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Mary (29), Peter (27), Bridget (24) and Margaret (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Peter, Bridget (24) and Margaret could read and write. Bridget (60) was a farmer, Mary, Bridget (24) and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Bridget King was the landholder.

 

Leenane (sic)

The unmarried Bridget (50) was the only occupant of house 9 and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English and could read only. He occupation was listed as a farmer. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and she also had a cow house. Bridget Leenane was the landholder.

 

Leenane (sic)

The head of the family in house 10 was Michael (40) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were, John (14), Patrick (13), Mary (11), Joseph (10), James (8), Annie (5) and Norah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael and Mary (40) could speak Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others, which may indicate that they only spoke English. Mary (40) and Norah could not read, James and Annie could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Mary (40) was a farmer’s wife, John and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Mary (11), Joseph, James and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. Michael Leenane (sic) was the landholder.

 

Molloy

The widow Bridget (80) was the sole occupant of house 11 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish and could not read and her occupation was listed as being a caretaker. The house was a 4th, class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Thomas Gorham of Roundstone.

 

King

The sole occupant of house 12 was Hugh (50) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. He was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 2nd Class dwelling and he had between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a cow house. Hugh was the landholder.

 

Connolly

The last house in Cushatrower was home to the Connolly family and the head of the family was Michl (sic) (50) and he was married to Margaret (48) and they lived with 7 of their children, Patrick (15), Festus (13), Peter (5), John (1), Bridget (16), Mary (7) and Anna (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Anna spoke only Irish and the rest, apart from baby John, spoke Irish and English. Margaret and John could not read, Anna could read only and the others could read and write. Michl (sic) was a farm labourer, Patrick and Festus were agricultural labourers, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Peter, Mary and Anna were going to school. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. Michael Conneely (sic) was listed as the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Cushatrower

The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased a number of tenements on 989 acres. 1 rood and 31 perches of land. Patrick Lee (Thom) leased land, a house and office for £3 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings, James lee leased land, a house and offices for £3 10s for the land and 5s for the buildings, Martin King (Pat) leased a house and land for £3 10s for the land and £1 for the house and Martin King (John) and John King leased land a house and offices for which Martin paid £3 18s for the land and John paid £2 18s for land and they paid 10s for the buildings between them. John McCahill leased a house, office and land for £3 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Patrick Lee (Darby) leased a house and land from Patrick Lee (Tom) for £3 10s for the land and 4s for then house, Michael Toole leased a house, offices and land from Martin King (Pat) for £3 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings and Ellen King leased a house, offices and land from James Lee for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Michael Lennan (sic) leased a house and land from Martin King (John) for £2 5s for the land and 5s for the house, Martin Corneely (sic) leased a house, offices and land from John King for £3 10 for the land and 10s for the buildings and Anne McCahill leased land, a house and offices from John McCahill for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. There was a vacant house belonging to Patrick Lee (Tom) that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s, Bartholomew Lennan (sic) leased a house on 1 acre, 3 roods and 24 perches of land from Martin King (John) for 12s for the land and 3s for the house and Mary King leased a house on 1 acre, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for 12s for the land and 3s for the house. There were also 35 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of water in the townland.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Cushatrower

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

[i] Co. Offaly

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