Derrylea

Doire Liath

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Derrylea

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Derrylea

Area:                                         1628.12 acres / 1628 acres, 0 roods, 19 perches

 

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derrylea

1670 Down Survey for Derrylea

Logainm for Derrylea

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derrylea

 

1911 Census for Derrylea

Overview of Derrylea in 1911

There were a total of 11 houses in the townland and they were all listed as being private dwellings and were all occupied. They were all built with stone, brick or concrete walls and house 10 had slate, iron or a tiled roof while the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 8 was a 3rd class dwelling while all the others were 2nd class. Houses 1-7, 10 and 11 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 8 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There 40 outbuildings in Derrylea, 10 stables, 11 cow houses, 9 piggeries, 7 fowl houses and 3 barns. The enumerator’s abstract shows that there were a total of 62 people in the townland at that time, 28 males and 34 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Boland.

 

Coyne

The head of the first family in Derrylea was Joseph (40) and he had been married to Anne (35) for 2 years and they had 1 daughter, Mary Ellen (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents spoke both Irish and English and read and write. Joseph was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Joseph Coyne.

 

Lyden                                                                          (additional surname: Halloron [sic])

Patrick (45) was listed as being the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (40) for 11 years and during that time they had had 5 children, John (10), Mary (8), Norah (6), Ellen (3) and Michael (6mths). Also in the house at that time was a lodger, Ellen Halloron [sic] (69). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen Halloron [sic] spoke only Irish, Ellen (3) spoke only English and, with the exception of baby Michael, the others all spoke Irish and English. Patrick, Mary (40), John and Mary (8) could read and write and all, apart from baby Michael, were listed as being farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Lyden.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Conneely)

There were 4 members of this household and the head was listed as being John (78) who had been married to Barbara (74) for 60 years and in that time they had had 9 children, of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with their son, Michael (29) and a grandson, Patrick Conneely (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was John Joyce Sen.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Faherty)

The head of the family in house 4 was Thomas (50) and he had been married to Mary (31) for 11 years during which time they had had 3 children, Mary Anne (10), Margaret (9) and Norah (6) and also in the house at that time was a lodger, Patrick Faherty (74), who was a widower. 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 Norah. Thomas, Mary Anne, Margaret and Patrick could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and the daughters were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

McDonagh

Mary (71) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 24 years and had had 3 children, all of whom had survived at that time. The was no mention of a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with 2 of her children, Matrin [sic] (23) and Mary Anne (20) and also a servant, Michael (70). 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. Mary was a farmer, Matrin [sic] was a farmer’s son and Michael was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Mary McDonagh.

 

McDonagh                                                                  (additional surname: King)

The head of the family in house 6 was Michael (30) and he lived in the house with his wife of 1 year, Monica (20) and they had 1 daughter, Mary Anne (2mths) and also in the house at that time was Monica’s sister, Mary M. King (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from baby Mary Anne, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary M. was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael McDonagh.

 

Conneely

There were 10 members of this Conneely family with the widow Anne (74) being listed as the head of that family. She shared the house with her son, Michael (42) who was married to Mary (39) and had been for 11 years during which time they had had 7 children, Delia (11), John (9), Mary (7), Peter (5), Anne (4), Norah (2) and Festus (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne (74), Michael, Mary (39) and Delia spoke Irish and English, Mary (7) could read only, Mary (39), Delia and John could read and write and the others could not read. Anne was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s daughter and Delia, John and Mary (7) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Anne Conneely.

 

Fitzpatrick                                                                               (additional surname: Bannon)

Valentine (59) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (54) and had been for 20 years and they had had 6 children and 5 had survived. Four of those children were also in the house and they were, Peter (16), Mary (14), Bridget (12) and Nora (6) and also in the house at time was a nephew, John Bannon (9). They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in America while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Nora and John spoke only English and the others spoke both Irish and English. Nora could read only and all the rest of the family could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and all the children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was Val Fitzpatrick.

 

Connelly                                                                                 (Additional surname: Connolly)

Micheal (70) was listed as being the head of the family in house 9 and he lived in the house with his wife of 31 years, Barbara (50) and they had had 16 children but only 7 of those had survived. Five of those children lived in the house and they were Mary Connolly (18), Patrick Connolly (15), Peter Connolly (13), Thomas Connolly (7) and Barbara Connolly (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary, Patrick and Peter could read and write. Micheal was a small farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Peter and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Micheal Conneely.

Joyce

The Joyce family in house 10 consisted of 6 members and the head was Peter (39) and he was married to Mary (37) and had been for 6 years and they had 4 children, Michael (5), Sarah (4), John (2) and Joseph (10 weeks). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Peter was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Peter Joyce.

 

Joyce

Husband and wife, John (74) and Mary (69) lived in the last house in Derrylea. They had been married for 49 years and had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Joyce (Jun).

 

1901 Census for Derrylea

Overview of Derrylea in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 9 houses and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4, 5 and 6 were 2nd class dwellings and 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 were 3rd class. Houses 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 6 had 3 rooms and 2 windows and houses 4 and 5 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 25 out buildings in the townland consisting of 5 stables, 8 cow houses, 6 piggeries, 5 fowl houses and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total 53 people in Derrylea at that time, 24 males and 29 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. William Lavelle.

 

Lyden                                                                                      (additional surname: Mannion)

Patrick (35) was the head of the first family in Derrylea and he was married to Mary (27) and they shared the house with Patrick’s brother, Festus (25), his sister, Mary (21), a son Jno [sic] (4mths) and an Aunt, Mary Mannion (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Jno [sic]. Patrick, Mary (27) and Patrick could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Festus and Jno [sic] were farmer’s sons, Mary (21) was a farmer’s daughter and Mary Mannion was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Pat Lydon.

 

Joyce                                                                                       (additional surname: Conneely)

John (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (60) and they shared the house with their son, Michl [sic] (18), a daughter, Maggie (15) and a granddaughter, Anne Conneely (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Maggie and Anne could read and write. John was a farmer, Michl [sic] was a farmer’s son, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter, and Anne was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Jno [sic] Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                                                       (additional surname: Toole)

The head of this Joyce family in house 3 was Thomas (33) and he was married to Mary (20) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary Anne (1mth) and Mary’s sister, Honor Toole (18). 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 Mary Anne. Thomas could read and write and was listed as being a farmer and Mary Anne and Honor were listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

McDonogh [sic]                                                                      (additional surname: Connolly)

There were 7 members of this household and the widow Mary Anne (50) was listed as the head of the family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Annie (28), Michael (25), John (22), Martin (20) and Mary (18) and also an unspecified relative, Martin Connolly (11). 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. Mary Anne was a farmer, Annie and Mary were farmer’s daughters, Michael, John and Martin (20) were farmer’s sons and Martin (11) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery. The landholder was Mary Anne McDonagh.

 

Connolly                                                                                 (additional surname: McHugh)

The widow Anne (50) was the head of this household and she shared the house with her son, Michael (24), daughter-in-law, Mary (21), daughter, Sarah (20), granddaughter, Delia (6mths) and a nephew, John McHugh (17). 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 Delia. Mary, Sarah and John could read and write. Anne was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Sarah and Delia were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a fowl house. The landholder was listed as being Anne Conneely.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was John (62) and he was married to Mary (58) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Peter (27), Kate (19), Anne (14) and Winifred (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John and Mary could read only but the children could all read and write. John was a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son, Kate and Anne were farmer’s daughters and Winifred was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, and piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Jno [sic] Joyce.

 

Conneely

Of the 10 members of this household, Michael (50) was listed as being the head and he was married to Barbara (36) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children, Bridget (18), John (14), Martin (10), Kate (9), Mary (8), Patrick (7), Peter (3) and Agnes (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Barbara, Bridget, John, Martin, Kate and Mary could speak both Irish and English. Patrick could read only and Bridget, John, Martin, Kate and Mary could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Bridget and Agnes were farmer’s daughters, John and Peter were farmer’s sons and Martin, Kate, Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, and piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Conneely.

 

Conneely

John (55) was the sole occupant of house 8 and he was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he had a piggery. The landholder was Jno [sic] Conneely.

 

Fitzpatrick                                                                               (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the last household in Derrylea was the widow, Bridget (80) and she shared the house with her son, Valentine (38) who was married to Mary (32), 2 other sons, Thomas (9), Peter (7), 2 daughters, Mary (5) and Bridget (1) and a servant, John Conneely (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridget (1) and Mary (5), all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas could read only and Valentine, Mary and John could read and write. Bridget (80) was a farmer, Valentine was a farmer’s son, Thomas and Peter were scholars, Mary and Bridget (1) were farmer’s daughters and John was a farm servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Fitzpatrick.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derrylea

According to the Griffith’s Valuation, Samuel Jones was the owner of the land in Derrylea.

 

Plot 1a: Samuel Jones had this plot in fee and it was a herd’s house and offices on 1490 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £31 for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 1b: Alexander Denison leased a house from Samuel Jones for 10s.

Plot 1c: William McDermott leased a house from Samuel Jones for £1

 

There were 143 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derrylea

Names attributed to this area in the 1670 Down Survey were, Dereiregh (Laughavoye, Shanackenonule, Glenan, Byrh & Inishmiskry, Clunely, Glannarud, Knockanevodda and Shannacourragh. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Ferdinando Follin and in 1670 the owners were the Catholic, Richard Martin and the Protestant, Sir Thomas Meredith. There were 3678 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 218 plantation acres of profitable land and those 218 plantation acres were forfeited.

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