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Townland:                                  Derryrush

Civil Parish:                                Moyrus

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Carna

District Electoral Division:     Owengowla

Area:                                           1706.67 acres / 1706 acres, 2 roods, 26 perches

 

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

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1911 Census for Derryrush

Overview of Derryrush 1911

The 1911 census lists 24 buildings of which all are inhabited. All buildings are listed as private dwellings except number 21 which is recorded as a private dwelling and shop. All houses had stone brick or concrete for walls. All houses had Thatch, Wood or other Perishable materials. As roofing, all houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials except for house 21 which had iron or tiles. House 21 was a 1st class dwelling. Houses 6,7,8,10,12,23 and 24 were all 2nd class dwellings. Houses 1,2,3,4,9,11,13,15,16,17,18,19,20 and 22 were all 3rd class houses. Houses 5 and 14 were 4th class houses. Houses 1,3,4,17 and 18 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front of the house. Houses 2,9,11,13,16 and 19 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 5 and 14 had one room and no windows recorded. Houses 6,7,8,10,12,23 and 24 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Houses 15 and 20 had 2 rooms and no windows recorded.  House 21 had 4 rooms and 10 windows in the front. House 22 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. There were a total of 9 stables, 20 cow houses, 1 calf house, 7 piggeries and 4 barns. There were a total of 172 people, 83 male and 89 female. The enumerator was Const. Michael Canning.

 

Melia                                          (additional surname: Flaherty)

The first in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Patrick Melia (70) who is a widower. Living in his house at this time was his children, Martin (26), Barbara (22), Kate (18), Anne (16) and Maggie (12). Mark Flaherty (52), a servant was also living in this house at this time. Both Patrick and Mark could not read. All other occupants could read and write. All occupants have both English and Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Martin’s occupation is listed as being a farmer’s son. Maggie’s occupation is listed as being a scholar and Mark’s occupation is listed as being a farm servant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable and 2 cow houses. The landowner was Patrick Melia.

 

Melia                                            (additional surnames Cooke and Griffin)

House 2 in Derryrush had 11 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Peter (55), who had been married to his wife Bridget (47) for 26 years, during which time they had 12 children of which 10 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Annie (16), Barbara (14), Ellie (12), Honnie (10), Kate (8), Michael (3) and Agnes (1). Also living in this house was Patrick Cooke (16) who was a servant and Bridget Griffin (85), Peters mother in law. Bridget (47), Annie, Barbara, Ellie, Honnie, Kate and Patrick could all read and write. All other occupants could not read or write. Bridget (85) has Irish only. Peter, Bridget (47), Annie, Barbara, Ellie, Honnie, Kate and Patrick all have both English and Irish. All other occupants have no language listed. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Peters occupation is listed as being a farmer. Barbara, Ellie and Honnie are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 3 cow houses, a calf house and a piggery. The landowner was Peter Melia.

 

Melia

House 3 in Derryrush had 9 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Martin (60) who had been married to Honor (55) for 26 years during which time they had 9 children of which all are living. Living in their house at this time was their children Bridget (20), Martin (19), Maggie (15), Patrick (14), Honor (10), Ellen (8) and Kate (5). All of the occupants have both Irish and English. Bridget, Martin (19), Maggie, Patrick and Honor (10) can all read and write. All others could not read. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Martins (60) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Martin (19) and Patrick are both listed as farmer’s sons. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable and a cow house. The landowner was Martin Melia.

 

Melia

According to the 1911 census, house 4 in Derryrush had 7 occupants. Head of the family was William (42). He had been married to his wife Mary (37) for 17 years in which time they had 8 children of which 5 survived. Living in their house at this time was their 5 children, Thomas (15), McDara (13), Michael (11), John (4) and Maggie (1). Mary, Thomas, McDara and Michael could all read and write. All other occupants could not read. William, Mary, Thomas, McDara and Michael are all listed as having both English and Irish. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. William’s occupation is listed as being a farmer and Michael is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was William Melia.

 

Melia

House 5 had 5 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was John (78) who was married to Bridget (68) for 39 years, during which time they had 9 children of which 4 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Coleman (20), Penolope (18) and Patrick (10). Penolope and Patrick could both read and write, all others could not read. All occupants had both English and Irish listed. John’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Both Coleman is listed as being farmer’s son and Patrick is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and a barn. The landowner was John Melia.

 

Conroy

House 6 had 11 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Patrick (56). He was married to his wife Bridget (46) for 27 years during which time they had 12 children who all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children John (20), Joseph (18), Hugh (16), Michael (14), Bridget (11), Peter (9), Thomas (7), Ellen (5) and Nora (2). All occupants had both Irish and English. Patrick, John, Joseph, Hugh, Michael, Bridget (11) and Peter could all read and write. Thomas could read only and all other occupants could not read. All occupants were born in county Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. John, Joseph and Hugh are all listed as being farmers sons. Michael, Bridget (11), Peter and Thomas are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms, a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was Patrick Conroy.

Lee

House 7 in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was John (40) who was married to wife Mary (40) for 17 years, during which time they had 5 children who all survived. Living in their house at this time was Coleman (16), Bridget (15), Annie (13), John (11) and Michael (10). Both John (40) and Mary could not read. Coleman, Bridget, Annie, John (11) and Michael could all read and write. All occupants have both Irish and English. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in Co. Galway. John (40) occupation was given as being a farmer, Coleman was listed as being a farmer’s son. Annie, John and Michael are all listed as being scholars. They house they occupied was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms, a stable and a piggery. The landowner was John Lee.

 

Sullivan                                          (additional surnames: Conneely)

House 8 had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census.  The head of the family was Thomas (68), who was married to wife Mary (60) for 33 years, during which time they had 11 children of which 7 survived. Living in their house at this time was their sons Coleman (28) and Stephen (26) and their daughters Anne (20), Bridget (16) and Honor (15). Also living in their house was their granddaughter Mary Conneely (4). Only Anne and Honor could read and write, all other occupants could not read. All occupants have both English and Irish except for Mary (60). All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in Co. Galway. Thomas’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Coleman and Stephen are both listed as being farmer’s sons. The house they occupied was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms, a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Thomas Sullivan.

 

Sullivan

According to the 1911 census, house 9 in Derryrush has 4 occupants. The head of the family was the widow Anne Sullivan (70).  Living in her house at this time was her sons Peter (32) and Martin (30) and her daughter Bridget (27). All occupants could not read and all have both English and Irish listed except Anne who has only Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Anne’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Both Peter and Martin are listed as being farmer’s sons. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with two rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Anne Sullivan.

Faherty                                          (additional surnames: Joyce)

According to the 1911 census 7 people occupied house 10 in Derryrush. The head of the family was Thomas (50) who was married to wife Margaret (40) for 10 years during which time they had 4 children of which 3 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Patrick (8), Martin (7) and Mary (2). Also in their house at this time was Thomas’s mother in law Bridget Joyce (75) and a visitor Mary Joyce (26). All occupants could not read, only Mary Joyce could read. All occupants have only Irish, except for Mary Joyce who has both Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Thomas’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. There are no other occupations listed. The house they occupied was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms, a stable and a cow house.  The landowner was Thomas Faherty.

 

Mannion

House 11 had 5 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was the widow Bridget (60). Living in her house at this time was her children, Michael (25), Bridget (16), Colman (12) and Honor (10).  Bridget (16) and Honor could both read and write. All other occupants could not read. Colman and Bridget (60) both have Irish only. Michael, Bridget (16) and Honor all have both English and Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Bridget’s (60) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael is listed as being a farmer’s son. Colman is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Bridget Mannion.

 

 Mc Grath

House 12 in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head on the family was Patrick (40). He was married to his wife Honor (40) for 10 years. During this time, they had 5 children of which all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Michael (9), Mary (7), Annie (5), Honnie (2) and Thomas (1). All occupants could not read.  All occupants have both English and Irish except for Honnie and Thomas. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic.  Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Patrick Mc Grath.

 

Mc Grath

House 13 in Derryrush had 6 occupants according to the 1911 census.  The head of the family was John (46). He was married to Mary (48) for 12 years. During this time, they had 4 children of which all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (11), Nora (9), Bridget (7) and Stephen (2). Both Mary (48) and Mary (11) could read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants have both Irish and English, except Stephen. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. John’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Mary (11) and Nora are both listed as being Scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms, a stable and a cow house. The landowner was John Mc Grath.

 

Mc Grath

House 14 in Derryrush was occupied by another Mc Grath family. There were 7 occupants in this house. The head of the family was Dudly (60), who was married to his wife Honor (59) for 25 years, during which time they had 6 children of which 5 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Dudly (22), Pat (18), Peter (15), Anne (13) and John (9). Both Peter and Anne could read and write, all others could not read. All occupants have both Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landowner was Dudly Mc Grath.

 

Joyce

House 15 in Derryrush had 3 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was John (51). He was married to his wife Bridget (22) for less than one year. Living in their house at this time was his daughter Honor (15) from his first marriage. All occupants could not read and all occupants have both English and Irish. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. John’s occupation was given as farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a calf house. The landowner was John Joyce.

 

Nee

House 16 in Derryrush had 7 occupants. The head of the family was Anthony (60). He was married to his wife Anne (40) for 17 years. During this time, they had 8 children of which 7 survived. Living in their house at this time was Mary (16), Patrick (13), Kate (10), Annie (7), Bartley (5) and Joseph (2). Patrick and Kate could both read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants had both English and Irish except Joseph. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Anthony Nee.

 

Joyce                                        (additional surname: Mc Donagh)

House 17 in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Margaret (50) who was married for 30 years. She had 8 children, of which 5 survived. Living in her house at this time was her children Martin (17), Patrick (14), John (12) and Maggie (10). Also living in this house was Bartley McDonagh (33) who was a servant and Anne Joyce (70), who was a border. All occupants could read and write, except Bartley and Anne who both couldn’t read. All occupants had both English and Irish except for Anne who had only Irish. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Margaret’s occupation was given as being a farmer. Both Martin and Patrick were listed as being farmer’s sons. John and Maggie are both listed as being scholars. Bartley is listed as being a General Servant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Margaret Joyce.

 

Nee

House 18 in Derryrush had 9 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Joseph (60) who was married to Sarah (58) for 14 years during which time they had 7 children who all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Bartley (12), Mary (10), Patrick (8), Bridget (7), Joseph (4), Barbara (3) and John (6 months). Bartley could read and write; all other occupants could not read. All occupants had both English and Irish, except for Patrick who has only Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Joseph’s occupation was given as being a farmer. Bartley, Mary and Patrick are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Joseph Nee.

 

Nee                                               (additional surnames: Mc Grath)

House 19 in Derryrush had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census. Head of the family was Coleman (55), who was married to Anne (46) for 15 years during which time they had 8 children of which 5 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Bridget (12), Peter (9), Barbara (7), Michael (5) and Thomas (1). Also living in their house was Coleman’s sister in law Bridget McGrath (35). Bridget (12), Peter, Barbara and Bridget (35) could all read and write. All other occupants could not read. Thomas and Coleman both have only Irish, all other occupants have both English and Irish. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Coleman’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Bridget (12), Peter and Barbara (7) are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and a piggery.  The landowner was Coleman Nee.

 

Nee

According to the 1911 census, house 20 in Derryrush had 3 occupants. Head of the family was Patrick (59), who was married to Mary (65) for 15 years. Living in their house at this time was Patrick’s daughter Mary (18) who was the daughter of his first marriage. All occupants had both English and Irish. Both Patrick and Mary (65) could not read, Mary (18) could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Mary (18) occupation is listed as being a Crochet Worker. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Patrick Nee.

 

Melia

House 21 in Derryrush had 12 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Edward (50), who was married to his wife Ellen (46) for 19 years, during which time they had 10 children of which all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Bridget (17), Mary (16), Martin (14), Honnie (11), Maggie (9), Stephen (7), Marie (6), Patrick (3), Peter (3) and Thomas (4 months). All occupants could read and write, except for Patrick, Peter and Thomas who could not read. All occupants have both Irish and English except for Thomas. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Edward’s occupation is given as being a farmer and shop keeper. Mary, Martin, Honnie, Maggie, Stephen and Marie are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 1st class dwelling with 4 rooms, a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was Edward Melia.

 

O’Donnell

House 22 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Michael (74). He was married to his wife Bridget (68) for 31 years during which time they had 3 children who all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (26) and Michael (24). All occupants have both Irish and English. Michael (74) and Mary could both read and write. Bridget and Michael (24) could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Michael (74) occupation is given as being a farmer. Mary’s occupation is given as being a Crochert Worker and Michael (24) is listed as being a farmer’s son.  The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was Michael O Donnell.

 

Melia  

House 23 in Derryrush had 13 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Thomas (55), who was married to his wife Bridget (46) for 25 years, during which time they had 15 children of which 12 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Patrick (23), Penalope (20), Bridget (14), Thomas (13), Barbara (11), Sabina (9), Peter (7), Michael (5), Maggie Ellen (3), Annie Marie (1) and Honor Agnes (2 months). All occupants have both English and Irish except for Annie Marie and Honor Agnes. Patrick, Bridget (14), Thomas (13), Barbara, Sabina and Peter could all read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas (55) occupation is given as being a farmer. Thomas (11), Barbara, Sabina and Peter are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms, a stable and a cow house. The landowner was Thomas Melia.

 

Sullivan

The final house in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was John (47). He was married to his wife Maggie (50) for 22 years, during which time they had 4 children of which 3 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Colman (20) and John (11). All occupants have both English and Irish and all could not read. All were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. John (47) occupation is given as being a farmer. Colman is listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was John Sullivan.

 

 

1901 census of Derryrush.

The 1901 census lists 26 buildings of which all are inhabited, except number 26.  All buildings are listed as private dwellings. All houses had stone brick or concrete for walls. As roofing, all houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. Houses 2, 14 and 21 were all 2nd class dwellings. Houses 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,13,15,16,17,19,20,22,23,24 and 25 were all 3rd class houses. Houses 1, 12 and 18 were 4th class houses. Houses 1, 12 and 18 had 1 room and 0 windows in the front. House 2 had 2 rooms and 5 windows in the front. Houses 3,4,5,6,7,9,11,22,23 and 24 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 8, 10, 17 and 25 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. Houses 13, 16, 19 and 20 had 2 rooms and one window. Houses 14 and 21 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. House 15 had 1 room and 2 windows.   There were a total of 11 stables, 1 coach house, 9 cow houses, 1 calf house, 4 barns and 1 store. There were a total of 61 people, 26 male and 35 female. The enumerator was Const. Henry Carey. **

 

Walsh

The first house in Derryrush had 8 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was John (62) who was married to Mary (42). Living in their house at this time was their children Michael (16), Mary (13), Bridget (12), Hugh (9), James (5) and Anne (2 months). All occupants could not read. All occupants have Irish only except John (62) and Michael who could both speak Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. John (62) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael is listed as being a farm-labourer. Both Mary (13) and Bridget are listed as being farmers daughters. The house they occupied was a 4th class house with 1 room. The landowner was John Walsh.

 

Melia

The second house in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Edward (40). He was married to his wife Ellen (34). Living in their house at this time was their children Bridget (7), Mary (5), Martin (4), Honor (3) and Maggie (6 months). Edward and Ellen could both read and write. Bridget and Mary could both read. All other occupants could not read. All occupants are listed as having both English and Irish except for Maggie. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Edward’s occupation is given as being a Shop Keeper and Farmer. Both Bridget and Mary are listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms, a stable, a cow house, a barn and a store. The landowner was Edward Melia.

 

Nee

House 3 in Derryrush had 3 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was Coleman (40). He was married to his wife Anne (35). Living in their house at this time was their daughter Bridget (2). All the occupants could not read or write. All the occupants have both English and Irish. All the occupants were Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Coleman’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Anne is listed as being s housewife and Bridget is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a stable. The landowner was Coleman Nee.

 

Nee

House 4 in Derryrush was occupied by another Nee family. This house had 3 occupants. The head of the family was Pat (44). He was married to his wife Mary (40). Living in their house at this time was their daughter Mary (7). All occupants could read, Both Pat and Mary (40) could write. Mary (7) could not write. All occupants have both English and Irish and all were born in County Galway. Pats occupation is listed as being a farmer. Mary (40) is listed as being a housewife. Mary (7) is listed as attending school. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with a stable. The landowner was Patrick Nee.

 

Nee

House 5 in Derryrush had 5 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was Anthony (50), who was married to his wife Anne (30). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (6), Pat (4) and Bridget (2).  All the occupants could not read or write. All the occupants have both English and Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Catholic. Anthony’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Anne is listed as being a housewife. Mary, Pat and Bridget are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Anthony Nee.

 

Nee

House 6 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Joseph (35). He was married to his wife Sarah (30). Living in their house at this time was their children Bartly (2) and Mary (8 months). Both Joseph and Sarah have both English and Irish. No languages are listed for Bartly and Mary. Only Joseph could read. All other occupants could not read. All were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Joseph is listed as being a farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with a stable and a cow house.  The landowner was Joseph Nee.

 

Melia

8 people occupied the 7th house in Derryrush according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Thomas (50). He was married to his wife Bridget (37). Living in their house at this time was their children Pat (13), Monica (11), Penelope (9), Bridgett (6), Thomas (4) and Barbara (1). All occupants could not read or write. All occupants have both Irish and English. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas’s (50) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Bridget (37) is listed as being a housewife. Pat’s occupation is given as working on the farm. All other occupants are listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a stable. The landowner was Thomas Melia.

 

O’ Donnell 

House 8 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was Michael (62). He was married to his wife Bridget (56). Living in their house at this time was their 2 children Mary (16) and Michael (14). All occupants have both English and Irish. Michael (62), Mary and Michael (14) could all read and write. Bridget could not read or write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Michael (62) is listed as being an army pensioner. No other occupations are given. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was Michael O Donnell.

 

Sullivan   

House 9 in Derryrush had 5 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was James (62) who was married to his wife Anne (60). Living in their house at this time was their children Peter (26), Thomas (20) and Bridget (16). All the occupants could not read or write. All the occupants have both Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. James’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Anne is listed as being a housewife. Peter, Thomas and Bridget are all listed as working on the farm. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was James Sullivan.

 

Sullivan

House 10 in Derryrush had 5 occupants according to the 1901 census.  The head of the family was John (33). He was married to his wife Maggie (30).  Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (9), Coleman (7) and John (1). All the occupants could not read. All the occupants had both English and Irish except for John (1). All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. John (33) is listed as being a farmer and water baliff. Maggie is listed as being a House-Keeper. No other occupations are listed. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room and a cow house. The landowner was John Sullivan.

 

Sullivan

The 11th house in Derryrush had 9 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Thomas (53) who was married to his wife Mary (42). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (20), Coleman (18), Stephen (15), Nappie (10), Anne (7), Bridget (6) and Honor (4). Only Nappie and Anne could read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants have both Irish and English except for Mary (42) who has only Irish. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Thomas’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Mary (20) is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Both Coleman and Stephen are listed as being farmer’s sons. Nappie and Anne are both listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was Thomas Sullivan.

 

Mc Grath

House 12 in Derryrush had 6 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Dudley (43) who was married to his wife Honor (28). Living in their house at this time was their children Dudley (8), Patrick (6), Peter (4) and Anne (3). All occupants could not read. All occupants have both English and Irish except for Dudley (43) who has only Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Dudley (43) is listed as being a farmer. No other occupations are listed. The house they occupied was a 4th class house with 1 room. The landowner was Dudley Mc Grath.

 

Melia                                         (additional surname: Griffin)

House 13 in Derryrush had 11 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was Peter (41). He was married to his wife Bridget (39). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (14), Bridget (12), Maggie (9), Anne (8), Barbara (6), Ellen (4) and Honor (9 months). Also living in this house was Peter’s mother in law Bridget Griffin (70) and his father in law Festus Griffin (83). Bridget (39), Mary, Bridget (12), Maggie and Anne could all read and write. All other occupants could not read.  Peter, Bridget (39), Mary, Bridget (12), Maggie, Anne, Barbara and Ellen all have both English and Irish. There is no language listed for Honor. Both Festus and Bridget (70) have Irish only. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholics. Both Peter and Festus are listed as being farmers. Bridget (39) is listed as being a house-keeper. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Bridget (12), Maggie and Anne are all listed as being scholars. Bridget (70) is listed as being a nurse. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The land owner was Peter Melia.

 

Mc Grath

2 people occupied house 14 in Derryrush according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (30). He was married to his wife Honor (29). Both Patrick and Honor could not read. Both Patrick and Honor have both English and Irish. Both were born in County Galway and both are Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Honor is listed as being a house- keeper. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Patrick Mc Grath.

 

Mc Grath

House 15 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was John (34). He was married to his wife Mary (33). Living in their house at this time was their daughter Mary (1) and John’s nephew Patrick (6). Mary (33) could read and write. All other occupants could not read. John, Mary (33) and Patrick (6) all have both English and Irish. All the occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. John’s occupation is listed as being a Farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room and a cow house. The landowner was John Mc Grath.

 

Joyce                                        (additional surnames: Faherty)

House 16 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was the widow Bridget (69). Living in her house at this time was her daughter Margaret (24), her son in law Thomas (30) and her granddaughter Bridget (17). All of the occupants could not read. Both Margaret and Bridget (17) have both English and Irish listed. Bridget (69) and Thomas both have only Irish listed. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Bridget’s (69) occupation is listed as being a house-keeper. Thomas is listed as being a farm labourer and Bridget (17) is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a stable. The landowner was Bridget Joyce.

 

Joyce

House 17 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. Head of the family was John (41). He was married to his wife Mary (37). Living in their house at this time was their children Michael (10) and Honor (6). All occupants could not read. All occupants have both English and Irish except for Mary who has only Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. John’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael’s occupation is listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room and a stable. The landowner was John Joyce.

 

Mannion

The 18th house in Derryrush had 9 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Thomas (58). He was married to his wife Bridget (50). Living in their house at this time was their children Patrick (20), Mary (18), Thomas (17), Michael (15), Coleman (6), Bridget (5) and Honor (3). All occupants could not read. All occupants have both English and Irish listed as languages except for Bridget (50) who has only Irish listed. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas’s (58) occupation was given as being a farmer. Patrick was listed as being a farm-labourer. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s daughter and Thomas (17) and Michael are listed as being Farmer’s sons. The house they occupied was a 4th class house with 1 room. The landowner was Thomas Mannion.

 

Melia

House 19 in Derryrush had 9 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Martin (50). He was married to his wife Honor (38). Living in their house at this time was their children Michael (15), Mary (13), Bridget (11), Martin (9), Maggie (7), Honor (4) and Patrick (2). All the occupants have both English and Irish listed as languages. Martin (50), Honor (38), Honor (4) and Patrick all could not read. Michael, Mary and Maggie could all read. Bridget and Martin (9) could both read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Martin’s (50) occupation is given as being a farmer. Michael is listed as being a farmer’s son. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Bridget, Martin (9) and Maggie are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Martin Melia.

 

Melia

House 20 in Derryrush had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was William (22) who was married to his wife Mary (25). Living in their house at this time was their children Thomas (5) and McDara (3). All occupants have both English and Irish listed as languages. Mary could both read and write. William, Thomas and McDara all could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. William’s occupation is given as being a farmer. There are no other occupations given. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a stable. The landowner was William Melia.

 

Conroy                                                   (additional surname: Lee)

House 21 in Derryrush had 11 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (46). He was married to his wife Bridget (33). Living in their house at this time was their children Coleman (15), Pat (13), James (11), John (9), Joseph (7), Hugh (5), Michael (3) and Bridget (1). Also living in this house was Patrick’s mother in law Mary Lee (70). All occupants have both English and Irish. Patrick, Coleman, Pat, James and John could all read and write. Joseph could read only. All other occupants could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Coleman, Pat, James, John and Joseph are all listed as being scholars. Mary is listed as having no occupation. There are no other occupations given. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was Patrick Conroy.

 

Melia                                                     (additional surnames: Joyce)

House 22 has 8 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (55), who was a widower. Living in his house at this time was his children Bridget (18), Martin (19), Barbara (15), Anne (9), Catherine (6) and Margit (3). Also living in this house was the servant John Joyce (12) who was a servant. All occupants have both English and Irish. Patrick, Margit and John all could not read. All other occupants could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Bridget is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Martin is listed as being a farmer’s son. Barbara, Anne and Catherine are all listed as being scholars. John is listed as being a farm servant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a barn. The landowner was Patrick Melia.

 

Lee                                                 (additional surname: Walsh)

House 23 in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was John (36) who was married to his wife Mary (36). Living in their house at this time was their children Coleman (6), Bridget (4), Anne (2) and John (11 months). Also living in this house at this time was Bridget Walsh, a servant. All occupants could not read and all have both English and Irish except for John (11 months) and Bridget. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. There is no information given on Bridget Walsh’s religion or birthplace. John (36) occupation is listed as being a farmer. No other occupations are given.  The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was John Lee.

 

Joyce

House 24 in Derryrush had 8 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Peter (40), he was married to his wife Margaret (36). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (12), Martin (8), Patrick (5) and John (3). Also living in this house was Peters father Walter (76) and Peter’s aunt Anne (55). All occupants have both English and Irish except for Walter and Anne who both have Irish only. Margaret. Mary and Martin could all read and write. All other occupants could not read.  All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Peter and Walter are both listed as being farmers. Mary and Martin are listed as being scholars. Anne is listed as being a Wool Spinner. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Peter Joyce.

 

Melia  

The 25th house in Derryrush had 7 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was John (55) who was married to his wife Bridget (41). Living in their house at this time was their children Joseph (17), John (11), Penelope (9), Maggie (8) and Patrick (6). All the occupants could not read. All the occupants have both English and Irish. All were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. John (55) occupation is given as being a farmer. Joseph and John (11) are listed as being a farmer’s son. Penelope is listed as having no occupation. The house thy occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was John Melia.

 

House 26 was an unoccupied house. The landowner was James Sullivan.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Derryrush

Anne Lee Application No. C21 6545. Anne’ s application was received on 18/10/1924 and had an address at that time of Mrs Anne King, Moyrus, Carna, Co. Galway. Her parents’ names were given as John and Mary Lee (Burke). Her search was returned on 20/10/21.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryrush

According to Griffiths Valuation, the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co., Bryan King and Michael Kenny owned land in Derryrush. The directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. owned 1531 acres and 2 roods. This land was rented to Bryan King, who paid £36 for the land and 3s for the buildings. Bryan King rented 4 tenements to William Joyce, the first being a house on 1 acre and 32 perches of land for which he paid 9s for the land and 3s for the house, the second, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for 4s, the third, a garden of 20 perches for 1s and, lastly, 2 roods and 10 perches of gardens for 4s. Bryan King also leased 5 tenements to Michael Kenny that included 3 plots of land with areas of 1 acre and 20 perches for 11s, 1 acre, 2 roods and 30 perches for £1 5s and 1 acre for 7s. He also leased a house for 2s and 20 perches of a garden for 1s. There were also 96 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryrush

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Dereiregh (Laughavoye, Shanackenonule,  Glenan, Byrh & Inishmiskry, Clunely, Glannarud,  Knockanevodda and Shannacourragh. The 1641 owner was Ferdinando Follin, a Catholic and in 1670 the owners were the Catholic, Richard Martin and the Protestant, Sir Thompson Meredith.

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