Derryvealawauma

Doire Bhéal an Mháma

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Derryvealawauma

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Illion

Area:                                         1436 acres, 0 roods, 16 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Derryvealawauma

Logainm for Derryvealawauma

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Derryvealawauma

 

1911 Census for Derryvealawauma 

Overview of Derryvealawauma in 1911

There were a total of 8 houses in the townland and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and were all 3rd class dwellings. Houses 4 and 7 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 5 had 1 room with 2 windows and the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 14 out buildings consisting of, 2 stables, 6 cow houses, 5 piggeries and a barn. There were 40 people in the townland at that time, 24 males and 16 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gildea.

 

Joyce

The head of the first house in Derryvealawauna was Thomas (59) who had been married to Anne (55) for 21 years during which time they had had 8 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with those 5 surviving children, Mary (24), Bridget (23), Thomas (15), Martin (13) and Colman (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke only Irish but could not read and the children spoke both Irish and English and read and write. Thomas (59) was a farmer and Thomas (15), Martin and Colman were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

Joyce

Joseph (50) was listed as being the head of this Joyce family and he had been married to Bridget (50) for 18 years and during that time they had had 8 children with 3 surviving. They shared the house with those 3 children and they were, Mary (17), Delia (11) and Michael (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents and Michael spoke both Irish and English and the girls spoke both Irish and English and could also read and write. Joseph was a farmer and both daughters were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Joseph Joyce.

 

Joyce

There were 10 members of this Joyce family in house 3 and the head was Patrick (55) who had been married to Kate (50) for 26 years and they had had 12 children, of which 11 had survived. They shared the house with Patrick’s mother, Sarah (85), who had been married for 50 years and had had 6 children and all had survived. There was no mention of her husband in this entry. Also in the house at that time were 7 children, Festy (21), John (16), Sarah (14), Peter (12), Martin (10), Michael (7) and Thomas (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Kate, Sarah (85) and Michael spoke only Irish and the 5 eldest children spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Festy was a labourer and John, Sarah (14), peter and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Joyce

Michael (73) lived in this house with his wife of 44 years, Bridget (69) but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both spoke only Irish but could not read. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the Joyce family in house 5 was John (40) who was married to Sarah (30) and had been for 10 years and they had had 5 children with 3 of those surviving, John (9), Patrick (7) and Thomas (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (40), John (9) and Patrick spoke only Irish and Sarah could speak both Irish and English. None of the family could read and John (40) was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Joyce

Mary (74) was listed as being the head of this family and had been married for 44 years, but there was no husband listed in this entry, and she had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Martin (35) and a niece, Mary (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary (12) could read and write. Mary (74) was a farmer, Martin was a labourer and Mary (12) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Joyce

Bridget (48) was a widow who had been married for 22 years and had had 5 children, all had survived. She shared the house with those 3 children, Barbara (18), Martin (15) and Michael (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke only Irish but none of the family could read. Bridget was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

Joyce

John (55) was listed as being the head of the last house in Derryvealawauma and he had been married to Sarah (55) for 30 years and they had 2 children, Martin (27) and Thomas (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all speak only Irish but none of the family could read. John was a farmer and Martin was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

1901 Census for Derryvealawauma

Overview of Derryvealawauma in 1901.

There were a total of 8 houses in the townland and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The houses were all 3rd class dwellings. Houses 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 1 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 3 and 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 37 people in the townland at that time, 21 males and 16 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Fahy.

 

Joyce

Michael (50) was the head of the first of the Joyce families in Deryyvealawauma and he was married to Bridget (45). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read and Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was listed as being Martin Joyce[i].

 

Joyce

The head of house 2 was Thomas (40) who was married to Annie (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (11), Bridget (8), Thomas (5) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (40), Annie and Mary spoke Irish and English and Bridget, Thomas (40) and Martin spoke only English. Only Mary and Bridget could read and write. Thomas (40) was a farmer, Mary and Bridget were scholars and Thomas (5) and Martin were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

Joyce

John (60) was listed as being the head of this family and he was a widower who lived in the house with his son, Joseph (35) who was married to Bridget (34) and their 2 children, Mary (5) and Bridget (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke only Irish, Joseph and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and Mary spoke only English. None of the family could read or write. John was a farmer and Joseph was a Farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 4 was John (40) and he was married to Sarah (40) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Martin (14) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak only Irish but could not read. John was a farmer and the boys were both listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Joyce.

 

 

Joyce

Martin (30) lived in this house with his wife Bridget (25) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read and Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the Joyce family in house 6 was Patrick (45), who was married to Catherine (35) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (16), Festus (10), John (6), Sarah (4) and Peter (2). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick and Catherine were born in Galway while the children were all born in Co. Galway. Sarah and Peter could speak only English while the other members of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Patrick was a farmer, Mary and Sarah were farmer’s daughters and Festus, John and Peter were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Joyce

Patrick (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, John (17), Patk (15) and Joseph (15). 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 Patrick, who spoke only Irish. The children could all read and write and the parents could not read. Patrick was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Patk was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Patrick Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the last family in Derryvealawauma was Martin (50) and he was married to Bridget (36) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, John (10), Mary (8), Barbara (6) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The whole family spoke only Irish, but none could read or write. Martin was a farmer, John and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary and Barbara were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

 

Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) for Derryvealawauma 

Plot 1: consisted of 1385 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of mountain land. Redmond Joyce leased this land from the Provost and Fellows of T.C.D. for £4 annually and he in turn leased the land to Margaret and Thomas Joyce for which they paid Redmond £2 each.

Plot 2: Thomas Joyce leased a house and office on 13 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land from Redmond Joyce for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 3: Margaret Joyce leased a house and office on 13 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land from Redmond Joyce for £2 5s for the land and 12s for the buildings.

Plot 4a: Redmond Joyce leased a herd’s house on 21 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches of land from the Provost and Fellows of T.C.D. for £4 for the land and 7s for the herd’s house.

Plot 4b: Martin Joyce leased a house with a garden of 11 perches from Redmond Joyce for  1s for the garden and 2s for the house.

 

1670 Down Survey for Derryvealawauma

The 1670 Down Survey had 8 names for this area and they were:  Dereiregh, Laughavoye, Shanackenonule, Glenan, Byrh & Inishmiskry, Clunely, Glannarud and Knockanevodda. The 1641 owner (Pre-Cromwell) was the catholic, Ferdinando Follin and in 1670 (Post-Cromwell) the owners were Richard Martin, a Catholic, and Sir Thomas Meredith, a Protestant.

[i] The head of the family on the House and Building return was listed as being Martin Joyce.

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