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Townland:                                Derryadd East

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:     Moyrus

Area:                                          433.37 acres / 433 acres, 1 rood, 18 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Derryadd East

Logainm for Derryadd East

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryadd East

 

1911 Census for Derryadd East

Overview of Derryadd East in 1911

The townland of Derryadd East had 8 houses and all were listed as private dwellings and were occupied. All of the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 3 was a 2nd class dwelling and the others were all 3rd class. House 4 had 1 room and 1 window, house 8 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 2 and 5-7 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 3 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 13 out buildings according to the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) and they consisted of 5 stables, 7 cow houses and a piggery. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 50 people in the townland at the time of this census. There 21 male and 29 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Gilmore.

 

Sullivan

The head of the family in the first house in Derryadd East was the widower John (73) and he lived with his son, Patrick (29), daughter-in-law, Mary (30), his grandson, Patrick (3) and granddaughter Mary (1). Patrick and Mary (30) had been married for 4 years and in that time had had 2 children and both of those had survived. All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Apart from the grandchildren they all spoke Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick was a railway labourer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

The head of this Sullivan family was Martin (60) and he was married to Rebecka (30) and had been for 20 years[i] and in that time had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. Those children lived with them and they were Mary Anne (20), Patrick (17), Honor (15),Barbara (12), John (11), James (8), Margaret (6), Martin (3) and Ellen (2mths). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Martin (60), Rebecka, Patrick, Honor and Barbara spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered under that heading for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Rebecka, Patrick, Honor, Barbara, John and James could read and write but the others couldn’t. Martin (60) was a farmer, Mary Anne and Honor were farmer’s daughters, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Barbara, John and James were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 3 was Peter (72) and he had been married to Margret (71) for 40 years and in that time they had had 10 children of which 8 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their children, John (23), Barbara (19) and Nora (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke Irish and English and, apart form Margret, they could all read and write. Peter was listed as being a farmer. John was a postman, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Nora was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with 3 cow houses. Peter Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was the widow Mary (70) and she shared the house with 2 of her children, John (23) and Barbara (20). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke Irish ans English but only John and Barbara could read and write. John was a farmer’s son and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Mary Joyce Patt was listed as the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Annie (45) who had been married for 11 years but there was no entry for her husband in the census for this house. In the time she had been married she had had 3 children and all had survived. Those children also lived in the house at that time and they were Bridget (10), John (8) and Peter (7). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Peter, they all spoke both Irish and English but only Bridget and John could read and write. All 3 of the children were listed as being scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Annie Joyce was the landholder.

 

Folan

John (35) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (39) for 10 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. All 5 of those children lived with them and they were Mary (8), Bridget (6), Margret (4), Norah (3) and Ellen (1). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. John and Mary (39) were listed as being able to speak both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the children which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only John and Mary (39) could read and write. John was a farmer and Mary (8) and Bridget were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Folan was the landholder.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Joyce Patt)

Thomas Joyce Patt (72) was the head of this family in house 7 and he had been married to Catherine (50) for 28 years and in that time they had had 10 children and all of those had survived at that time. Eight of those children lived with them and they were Michael (24), John (22), Barbara (18), Joseph (14), Katie (14), Sarah (12), Margaret (10) and Ellen (4). They all were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke Irish and English and, apart form Catherine, Michael and Ellen, they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Michael was a railway labourer, John was a gardener domestic servant, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph, Katie, Sarah and Margret were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with 2 stables and a piggery. Thomas Joyce Patt was the landholder.

 

Green

The head of the last family in Derryadd East was Joseph (34) and he had been married to Mary (50) for 9 years and in that time they had had 3 children and all of those had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Stephen (6), John (2) and Annie (10mths). They all were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph, Mary and Stephen spoke both Irish and English but only Joseph could read and write. Joseph was a farmer and Stephen was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Joseph Green was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Derryadd East

Overview of Derryadd East in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 8 houses in the townland of Derryadd East and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All the houses were 3rd class dwellings with house 5 having 1 room and 1 window and all the others having 2 rooms and 2 windows. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 39 people in the townland at that time, 16 male and 23 female. The enumerator for the read was Thomas Tuohy.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Derryadd East was the widow Mary (61) and she lived with her daughter Mary (30). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but only Mary (30) could read only. Mary (61) was a farmer and Mary (30) was a farmer’s daughter. Hey ;lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Coyne)

Thomas (43) was the head of this family and he was married to Kate (35) and they lived with their 8 children, Honor (Step Daughter) (17), Bridget (14), Michael (12), John (10), Barbara (7), Joseph (5), Kate (5) and Sarah (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, with the exception of Sarah, spoke both Irish and English. Thomas, Kate (35), Michael and John could read only, Honor and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. Thomas was a farmer, Kate (35) was a housekeeper, Honor and Bridget were Farmer’s daughters. Michael, John, Barbara, Joseph and Kate (5) were scholars and Sarah was listed as being an infant. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

 

Folan

The sole occupant of house 3 was John (22) who 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 and lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. He was also the landholder.

 

Joyce

Thomas (35) was the head of this family in house 4 and he was married to Anne (35) and they lived with their Bridget (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Thomas and Anne spoke Irish and English but neither could read. Thomas was a farmer, Anne was a housekeeper and Bridget was listed as an infant. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The widow Mary (43) was the head of this Joyce family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Margaret (20), Patrick (16), Maryanne (10) and Barbara (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and only Patrick, Maryanne and Barbara could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Maryanne and Barbara were scholars. They all lived in a 1 roomed 3rd class dwelling and Mary Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was Peter (60) and he was married to Margret (46) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were Michael (19), Festus (16), Subina (sic) (12), John (10), Barbra (sic) (7) and Honor (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English except Honor, who only spoke English. Margret and Honor could not read but all the others could read and write. Peter and Michael were farm servants, Margret was a housekeeper, Festus was a general labourer and Subina (sic), John, Barbra (sic) and Honor were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Joyce was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

The head of this Sullivan family in house 7 was the widower John and he shared the house with his son Pat (20) and his daughter Bridget (18). They were all Roman catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Pat and Bridget could read and write. John was a farm servant, Pat was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

the head of the last family in Derryadd East was Martin (48) and he was married to Rebbecca (sic) (30) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Delia (10), Morgan (8), Patrick (16), Barba (sic) (14) and John (12). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway and all spoke both Irish and English. Only Rebbecca (sic), Delia and Morgan could read and write. Martin was a farm servant, Rebbecca (sic) was a housekeeper, Delia, Morgan, Patrick and Barba (sic) were scholars and John was listed as being an infant. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Derryadd East

Thomas Mannion – Application No. C/21 604. The application was received on 24th January 1921with the address at that time of Mr. Val Mannion, Cloonisle, Toombeola, Co. Galway. Thomas’s parents were given as Michael and Mary Mannion (King). The 1851 address was given as Cloonisle, Derryadd, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 27th January 1921 with the handwritten note “Not Found”

 

Mary Leetle (sic) – Application No. C/17 8585. The application was received on 12th November 1917 with the address at that time being given as Mrs. Mary Tyrell, The Lodge, Kilkenny College. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Honor Leetle(sic) (Fahy). The address for the search was given as Derryadd, Lissoughter, Garroman, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. There was a handwritten note in the right hand margin saying “Glendollagh stands on the townland of Garroman and Recess on the townland of Lissoughter Recess is not a C.P. Name” The search was returned on the 16th November 1917.

 

John Green – Application No. C/17 8246 and was received on 29th October 1917. John s address at that time was given as Mr. John Green (Pat), Ard East, Carna, Co. Galway. John’s parents names were given as Pat and Bridget Green (Kelly). The 1851 address was given as Ard East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 30th October 1917.

 

Martin Kerrigan – Application No. C/15 1278. The application was received on 22 February 1915 with an address at that time of Mr. Nicholas O’Connor, Lettermore, Galway. Martin’s parents were given as Pat and Ellen Kerrigan. The 1851 address was given as Ard East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 2nd March 1915.

 

Mary Connor – Application No. C/15 823. The application was received on 3rd February 1915 with an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Mitten (sic), Errisbeg, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Mary Anne Connor (King). The address for the search was given as Errisbeg East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 5th February 1915 and certified on 6th February 1915.

 

Michael Connor – Application No. C/15 1597. The application was received on 8th March 1915 with an address at that time of Errisbeg West, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Michael’s parents names were Given as Pat and Mary Anne Connor or Conor (King). The address for the search was given as Errisbeg East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 9th March 1915.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryadd East

John Joyce leased houses and offices on 407 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. and he, himself, paid £1 15s for land and 10s for buildings. In turn, John Joyce leased houses, offices and land to Patrick Joyce Jun. and Thomas Joyce for £1 15s for land and 10s for buildings each. John Joyce also leased a house with a 2 rood and 20 perches garden to Patrick Joyce Sen. for 7s for the garden and 3s for the house. James Sullivan leased a house with a 20 perch garden from John, Thomas and Patrick Joyce Jun. for 2s for the garden and 3s for the house annually. There were also 13 acres and 2 roods of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryadd East

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Slewkiroggy. The 1641 owners were Thomas Redmond Joyce and Murrogh McDow Flaharty, both Catholics and the 1670 owners were the Protestant College of Dublin and Maurice Thompson and the Catholic Richard Martin.

[i]              This is possibly a mistake as Rebecka was listed as only 30 which would mean she married at the age of 10 and had their first child at the age of 10?

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