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Townland:                                 Dooyeher

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Carna

District Electoral Division:    Knockboy

Area:                                         370.37 acres / 370 acres, 1 rood, 19 perches

 

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

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1911 Census for Dooyeher

Overview of Dooyeher in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 28 houses in the townland of Dooyeher and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 26 had slate, iron or tiled roofing while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 8, 14-19, 22 and 26 were 2nd class dwellings and all the rest were 3rd class. House 2 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 1, 5-7, 10, 11 and 13 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 4, 9, 12, 24, 25 and 28 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 8, 14-19 and 22 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 26 had 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (Form B2) shows that there were a total of 25 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 18 cow houses and 3 piggeries. The Enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 141 people in the townland at that time consisting of 78 male and 63 female. 70 male and 57 female were Catholic and 8 male and 6 female were Protestant. The enumerator was Const. Michael Murrihy.

Burke

The head of the family in house 1 was the widow Bridget (70) and she shared the house with her daughter Mary (30). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke only Irish and neither of them could read. Bridget was listed as a farmer. They both shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Burke was the landholder.

Burke

House 2 was also home to a Burke family and the head of this family was the widow Ellen (48) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Ned (18), Coleman (16) and Sarah (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Ellen, who spoke only Irish. Ellen could not read but the children could all read and write. Ellen was a farmer, Ned was a labourer and Coleman and Sarah were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Ellen Burke was the landholder.

Folan                                   (additional surname: Cloherty)

The widow Ann Cloherty (72) was the head of the family in house 3. She shared the house with her son-in-law Martin (31) who had been married to Kate (27) for 9 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were Annie (8), Mary (6), Joseph (4), Patrick (3) and John (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Patrick spoke only Irish, baby John had nothing entered for a language and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Ann could read only and only Martin, Annie and Mary could read and write. Ann was listed as being a farmer and Martin was a farm labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Ann Cloherty was the landholder.

King

The head of the King family in house 4 was the widow Mary (80) and she lived with 2 of her grandsons, Albert (15) and Edgar (13). Mary was a Roman catholic and was born in Galway and Albert and Edgar were Church of Ireland and born in Wales. Mary spoke only Irish and Albert and Edgar spoke both Irish and English and only Albert and Edgar could read and write. Both Albert and Edgar were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary King was the landholder.

Burke

The head of this family was Mary (56), who was a widow and had been married for 35 years and in that time she had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. She shared the house with 2 of those children, Patrick (26) and Barbara (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. All spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick and Barbara could read and write. Patrick was a boatman and Barbara was a scholar. They all lived in a 2w roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was the Rev. Canon William Cormack D.D.

Burke

The Burke family in house 6 consisted of 11 members and the head of the family was Patrick (61) who had been married to Mary (40) for 20 years and in that time they had had 9 children and all of those had survived. All of those children lived with them and they were Martin (20), Patrick (18), Maggie (16), Mary (14), Edward (11), Michael (8), Richard (5), Norah (3) and Joseph (5mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Patrick (61), Martin, Patrick (18), Maggie, Mary (14), Edward and Michael could all read and write. Patrick (61) was a farmer, Martin and Patrick (18) were Labourers and Mary (14), Edward and Michael were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. Pat Burke (Richard) was the landholder.

Burke

The head of this Burke family was Joseph (45) and he was married to Nora (44) and had been for 23 years and in that time they had had 7 children all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were Val (19), Edward (16), Mary (14), John (10), Richard (6) and Peter (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Joseph and Peter, they could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Val and Edward were labourers and John and Richard were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Joe Burke was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 8 was Joseph (59) and his wife Bridget (55) and they had been married for 33 years and had had 7 children all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Joseph (27), Maggie (22), Patrick (18) and Kate (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all apart from Joseph (59) and Bridget could read and write. Joseph (59) was listed as a farmer, Joseph (27) and Patrick, farmer’s sons and Maggie and Kate, Farmer’s daughters. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and had a stable and a cow house. Joe Folan was the landholder.

Lydon

The Lydon family in house 9 consisted of 8 members and the head of the family was the widow Mary (71) and she shared the house with her son Mich (36) who had been married to Maggie (31) for 5 years and in that time they had had 3 children and they had all survived. Also in the house were 5 of her grandchildren, John (8), Kate (8), McDara (4), Michail (sic) (3) and Martin (6mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michail (sic) spoke only Irish and there was nothing entered for baby Martin but the rest all spoke both Irish and English. Only Mary, Mich, John and Kate could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and Mich was a fisherman. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Lydon was the landholder.

King

James (31) was the head of the family in house 10 and he had been married to Annie (25) for 6 years and in that time they had had 3 children. Those children also lived in the house and they were Joseph (5), John (3) and James (10mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English apart from baby James. Only James (36) and Annie could read and write. James was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and James king was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the 9 member Folan family was the widow Bridget (76) and she shared he house with her sons Thomas (44) and John (41), he daughter-in-law, Maggie (39) who had been married for 10 years ad in that time they had had 5 children and they all had survived. Those 5 grandchildren also lived in the house and they were Patrick (9), Joseph (7), Coleman (5), Mary (3) and Barbara (10mths). All spoke both Irish and English except the 2 youngest children and only John, Patrick and Joseph could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget was listed as being a farmer, Thomas and John, Fishermen and Patrick, Joseph and Coleman were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Bridget Folan was the landholder.

O Donnell

The widow Mary (89) was the head of the family in house 12 and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Pat (39) and Eeilen (sic) (35).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Pat and Eeilen (sic) could read and write. Mary and Pat were listed as being farmers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had cow house. Mary O Donnell was the landholder.

King

The head of the family in hose 13 was Val (73) who had been married to Katie (75) for 52 years and in that time they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. Both of them were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val spoke both Irish and English and Katie only spoke Irish. Only Val could read and write and he was a farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Val King was the landholder.

Corbett

Val (52) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary for 20 years and in that time they had had 9 children, but only 2 had survived. Those 2 children also lived in the house and they were Michl (sic) (19) and Pat (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Michl (sic) could read and write. Val was listed as being an farmer and Michl (sic) and Pat were listed as farmer’s sons. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Val Corbett was the landholder.

Green

The head of the 8 members of the Green family was Patrick (56) who had been married to Barbara (54) for 30 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. Six of those children also lived with them and they were John (26), Patrick (23), Bridget (17), Joseph (15), Honor (12) and Valentine (6). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Barbara could not read, Valentine could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick (56) was listed as being a farmer, John and Patrick (23) were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph, Honor and Valentine were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Pat Green was the landholder.

Ferron (sic)

The widow Barbara (80) was the head of the family in house 16 and she shared the house with her son Harry who had been married for 5 years and in that time he had had 3 children but his wife is not listed her. His three sons, Barbara’s grandsons, also lived in the house and they were James (8), Pat (6) and Michael (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Michael could not read, Pat could read only and the others could all read and write. Barbara and Harry were listed as being farmers and James and Pat were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Barbara Ferns was listed as the landholder.

Burke                                  (additional surname: King)

The head of this household was the widow Mary (74) and she shared the house with her granddaughter, Sarah King (12). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and only Sarah could read and write. Mary Spoke only Irish and Sarah spoke both Irish and English. Mary was a caretaker and Sarah was a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Pat Green was the landholder.

Burke                                   (additional surnames: King)

The widow Margaret (82) was the head of the family in house 18 and she lived with her 2 sons, Michl (sic) (52) and Tom (47) and also her granddaughter May King (27). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret spoke only Irish and the rest all spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Margaret was listed as a being a farmer and Michl (sic) and Tom were listed as farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and had a stable and a cow house. Margaret Burke was the landholder.

Burke 

The head of this Burke family was Edmond (44) who had been married to Monica (39) for 11 years and they had 4 children and all had survived. Those 4 children also lived with them and they were Penelope (8), Pat (6), Joe (5) and Bridget (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edmond, Monica and Penelope all spoke both Irish and English and Pat and Joe only spoke Irish. Only Edmond, Monica and Penelope could read and write. Edmond was a farmer and pat was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Edmond Burke was the landholder.

King

The head of this family was John (68), who was blind. He shared the house with his niece Anne (20). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither could read. John was listed as being a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John King was the landholder.

Conneely

The head of the Conneely family was Patrick (69) who had been married to Bridget (60) for 40 years and in that time they had had 5 children and of those had survived. They shared the house with their son Michael (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all 3 could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Michael was a labourer. They all lived in 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Pat Conneely was the landholder.

Burke

House 22 was home to the Burke family and the head of the family was Pat (61) and he had been married to Margaret (60) for 25 years and in that time they had had 9 children all of which had survived. Seven of those children lived with them at that time and they were Peter (24), Margaret (20), Bridget (18), Edward (16), Catherine (15), Ellon (sic) (13) and Pat (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Margaret (20), they could all read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer, Peter and Edward, farmer’s sons, Margaret (20), Bridget and Catherine, farmer’s daughters and Ellon (sic) and Pat were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat Burke was the landholder.

Burke

House 22 was home to another Burke family and the head of this family was Ann (70), a widow and she lived with her son Martin (40) who was married to Mary (35) and had been for years and they had 2 children and both survived. Those 2 children also lived with Ann and they were Mary (3) and Joseph (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ann, Martin and Mary (35) spoke both Irish and English and Mary (3) spoke only Irish. Ann could read only and Martin and Mary (35) could read and write. Ann was a farmer and Martin was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Ann Burke was the landholder.

Barrett

The widow Honor (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Colman (28), Pat (26), Martin (22), Maggie (17) and Michl (sic) (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Honor could read only and Martin, Maggie and Michl (sic) all could read and write. Honor was listed as a farmer, Colman, Pat and Martin were fishermen, Maggie was crochet and Michl (sic) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Honor Barrett was the landholder.

Burke

The widower Michael (74) was the head of this Burke family and he shared the house with his daughter Bridget (43) and son John (40). All were born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. All spoke both Irish and English and Bridget and John could read and write. Michael wa a caretaker and John was a boatman. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholder was Rev. Canon William Cormack D.D.

King

Valentine (46) was the head of the family and he had been married to Mary (44) for 18 years and they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. Three of those children lived with them and they were Maude (17), William (8) and Frederick (6). All were Church of Ireland and Mary was born in England and the rest were all born in Co. Galway. Valentine spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Valentine was listed as a pensioner R.H.A. and William and Frederick were scholars. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Val king was the landholder.

Geary

Mary (50) was the only occupant of house 27 and she was a member of the Church of Ireland and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. She was listed as being a farmer. Her house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and she was the landholder.

Folan

The head of this Folan Family in the last house in Dooyeher was the widow Ellen (76) and she lived with her daughter Kate (33) who was married and had been for 9 years and in that time she had 3 children and all of those had survived. Also in the house was Ellen’s son, John (30) and 3 of her grandchildren, Mary Ellen (8), John (6) and Anne (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Anne. Ellen could not read, Kate, John (30) and Mary Ellen could read and write and John (6) could read only. Ellen was a farmer, John (30) was a labourer and Mary Ellen and John (6) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Ellen Folan was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Dooyeher

Overview of Dooyeher in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were 34 houses in the townland of Dooyeher and 33 were occupied with house 11 being uninhabited but the landholder was Margaret Burke. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone. Brick or concrete walls and house 2 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 1st class dwelling, house 14 was a 2nd class and all the others were 3rd class dwellings. House 11 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 3-6, 9, 12, 15, 17-20, 23, 24 and 30-34 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 1, 8, 10, 13, 16, 21, 22 and 25-29 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 7 and 14 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 2 had 3 rooms and 7 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return only lists up to house 22 but in those houses there were a total of 24 out buildings consisting of 8 stables, 8 cow houses and 8 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 152 people in the townland at that time, 77 male and 75 female. 67 male and 70 female were Catholic and 10 male and 5 female were Church of Ireland. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Murren.

Folan

The head of the family in the first house in Dooyeher was John (83) and he was married to Ellen (66) and they shared the house with their daughter, Kate (23) and their son John (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except John (83), who only spoke Irish. Only Kate could read and write. John (83) was listed as being a farmer, Kate, a farmer’s daughter and John (19), a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. John Folan was the landholder.

King                                    (additional surname: Courey (sic))

The head of the King Family in house 2 was Val (38) who was married but his wife was not listed here, He lived with 3 of his children, Maude (7), Albert (5) and Edgar (3) and also a boarder, John D. Courey (sic) (30). All were Church of Ireland and Albert and Edgar were born in Wales and the rest born in Co. Galway. Val and John D. spoke both Irish and English and the children only spoke English. Edgar could not read, Albert could read only and the others could read and write. Val was listed as being a grocer, John D. was a agent and Irish mission while the children were all listed as being scholars. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 1st class house with a cow house. Arthur manning was the landholder.

King

The head of this King family was Pat (40) and he was married to Mary A. (25) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Bridget (5), Thomas (3) and John (1). They were all Church of Ireland and born in Co. Galway. Pat and May A. spoke both Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. Only pat and Mary A. could read and write. Both Pat and Mary A. were listed as being labourers and the children were all listed as being scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Arthur Manning was the landholder.

Barrett

The head of the Barrett family in house 4 was Pat (40) and he was married to Honor (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were Colman (17), Pat (15), Anne (13), Martin (11), Mary (9), Maggie (7) and Michael (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Pat (40), Colman, Pat (15) and Michael could not read but all the others in the family could read and write. Pat 940) was a farmer, Colman and Pat (15) were listed as farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Pat Barrett was the landholder.

Burke                                 (additional surname: McDonagh)

The widow Anne (55) was the head of the family in house 5 and she shared the house with her son Martin (25), daughter Honor (20) and her mother, Mary McDonagh (82). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Martin and Honor could read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmeress, Martin, a farmer’s son, Honor, a farmer’s daughter and Mary was a retired farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Anne Burke was the landholder.

King

John (60) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife Mary (60). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and only John could read and write. John was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling and they had a piggery. John King was the landholder.

Burke

This Burke family had 12 members and the head of the family was Pat (45) and his wife, Margaret (44) and they lived with 7 of their children, Peter (14), John (12), Mary A. (10), Maggie (8), Bridget (6), Katie (4) and Ellon (sic) (2). Also in the house were Pat’s mother Mary (80), his sister-in-law, Mary (50) and a nephew, Peter (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could speak both Irish and English and only Pat, Margaret Peter (14) and Mary A. could all read and write, Peter (9) could read only and the others could not read. Pat was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s wife, Mary (80) was listed as mother of head of the family and all the others, apart from Mary (50), were scholars. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Pat burke was the landholder.

Conneely

Then head of the Conneely family in house 8 was the widow Barbra (50) and she shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Honor (20) and Mary (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbra spoke only Irish and Honor and Mary spoke both Irish and English but only Honor could read and write. Barbra was listed as being a farmeress and Honor and Mary were farmer’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Barbara Conneely was listed as the landholder.

Conneely

The head of this Conneely family was Pat (60) and he was married to Bridget (44) and they shared the house with their 4 children, Simon (26), Pat (21), Micheal (19) and Bab (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Bab, could read and write. Pat (60) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Simon, Pat (21) and Micheal were farmer’s sons and Bab was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Pat Conneely was the landholder.

Burke                                   (additional surname: King)

The head of this Burke family in house 10 was the widow Margaret (67) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Michael (40) and Tom (35) and also her granddaughter Mary King (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except for Margaret, who only spoke Irish. Michael could read only and the rest could not read. Margaret was listed as being a farmer, Michael and Tom were farmer’s sons and Mary was a general servant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a piggery. Margaret Burke was the landholder.

Kelly

House 12 was home to the Kelly family and the head of this family was the widower Pat (40) and he shared the house with 5 of his children, Pat (16), Mary (14), Maggie (12), Ned (8) and McDarria (sic) (7). All spoke both Irish and English and Pat (16), Mary and Maggie could read and write and Ned could read only. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. pat (40) was a farmer, Pat (16) was listed as being a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and Pat Kelly was the landholder.

Burke                                   (additional surname: King)

The head of this Burke Family was the widow Mary (65) and she shared the house with her son Stephen (45) who had Dectiner (sic) entered under the specified illnesses headingi. Also in the house was a visitor, Maggie King (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Simon and Maggie could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Simon, as a farmer’s son and Maggie was a scholar. The house that they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Burke was the landholder.

Ferron

James (65) was the head of this family in house 14 and he was married to Barbara (60) and they shared the house with their son Henry (29). James and Henry were born in Co. Armagh and Barbara was born in Co. Galway and all 3 were Roman Catholic. James spoke only English but Barbara and Henry spoke both Irish and English and all 3 could read and write. James and Barbara were listed as farmers and Henry was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house and a piggery. James Ferrins (sic) was listed as being the landholder.

Greene

The head of this 12 member Green family was Pat (42) and he was married to Barbra (42) and they lived with 9 children, Colman (19), Mary (17), John (15), Michael (13), Pat (12), Barbra (7), Bridget (5), Joe (3) and Anne (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Pat (42), Colman, Mary, John and Barbra (7) could read and write. Pat (42) was a farmer, Colman, Michael, Pat (12) and Joe were farmer’s sons, Mary, and Anne were farmer’s daughters and Barbra (7) and Bridget were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Pat Greene was the landholder.

Corbett

Val (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (33), and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Michael (8) and Mary (6), who was described as dumb and blind. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val and Mary (33) spoke both Irish and English and Michael spoke only Irish. None of the family could read. Val was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house the all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Val Corbett was the landholder.

King

The head of this King family was Val (61) and he was married to Catherine (62) and they lived with their son James (20). Val was Church of Ireland and Catherine and James were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke Irish and English but only Val and James could read and write. Val was listed as being a farmer and Catherine and James were labourers. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Val King was the landholder.

O’Donnell

House 18 was home to the O’Donnell family and the head of that family was the widow Mary (60) who shared the house with her son Pat (30). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary only spoke Irish and Pat could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Mary was a farmeress and Pat was a farmer’s son. The house they both shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary O’Donnell was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 19 was John (26) and he was married to Maggie (27) and they lived with John’s mother, Bridget (63) and his brother, Tom (33). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Bridget, who only spoke Irish. Only John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Tom was a labourer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. John Folan was the landholder.

King

The widow Mary (76) was the head of this family and she shared the house with blind son John (48) and her niece, Anne (9). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John could speak Irish and English but the other 2 could only speak Irish. None of the family could read or write. Mary was a farmeress, John was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary King was the landholder.

Lyden

The head of the family in house 21 was John (60) and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with their son Michael (25). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and Mary and Michael could read and write. The house that they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Lyden was the landholder.

Folan

House 22 was home to the Folan family and the head of the family was Joe (50) and he was married to Bridget (45) and they lived with their 8 children, Bridget (22), Martin (21), Mary (19), Joe (17), Anne (14), Maggie (12), Pat (9) and Kate (5). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke Irish and English and Joe (50), Bridget (45), Bridget (22) and Kate could not read but all the other members of the family could read and write. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Joe Folan was the landholder.

Burke

Head of the 7 member family in house 23 was Joe (35) and he was married to Honor (35) and they shared the house with their children Joe (12), Val (8), Ned (6), Mary (3) and John (11mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby John. Only Joe (12) and Val could read and write. Joe (35) was a farmer and Joe (12), Val, Ned and Mary were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joe Burke was the landholder.

Burke

Another Burke family lived in house 24 and the head of this family was Pat (45) and his wife (30) and they shared the house with their children Martin (8), Pat (6), Maggie (4), Mary (2) and Edward (6mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Pat (45) and Martin could read and write. Pat (45) was a farmer and Martin, Pat (6), Maggie and Mary (2) were listed as scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Burke was the landholder.

King

Husband and wife, Pat (72) and Mary (70) lived in house 25. Both spoke both Irish and English but only Pat could read and write. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both were listed as being farmers. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3d class house and Pat King was the landholder.

Burke

House 26 was home to another Burke family and the head of this family was the widower Michael (63) and he shared the house with his children, Bridget (30), John (26) and Martin (24). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Michael, they could all read and write. Michael was a land farmer, Bridget was listed as a farmer’s daughter and John and Martin were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house. The Rev. Arthur Manning was the landholder.

Cloherty

The head of the Cloherty family in house 27 was Pat (65) and he was married to Anne (63) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mark (19), Kate (17) and Honor (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Mark could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer, Mark was a farmer’s son and Kate and Honor were farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Pat Cloherty was the landholder.

Conneely

John (69) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (62). They lived in the house with their son James (24). All spoke both Irish and English but only John could read and write. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and John was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Conneely was the landholder.

Burke

The head of this Burke family in house 29 was Ned (33) and he was married to Monica (23) and they shared the house with Ned’s mother, Bridget (65) who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ned and Monica spoke Irish and English and could read and write and Bridget spoke only Irish and could not read. Ned was listed as a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Ned Burke was the landholder.

O’Donnell

The widow Bridget (65) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Honor (24) and her son Michael (19). Bridget spoke only Irish and Honor and Michael spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The hose they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Bridget O’Donnell was the landholder.

Burke

House 31 was home to another Burke family and in this case the head of the family was Thomas (45) and he was married to Ellen (35). Four of their children also lived with them and they were Ned (7), Colman (5), Sarah (2) and John (11mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas spoke Irish and English and all the others, apart from baby John, spoke only Irish and only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Ellen was listed as a housekeeper and Ned was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Burke was the landholder.

Burke

The widow Bridget (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter Mary (20). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Bridget was listed as being a farmeress and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they both lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Burke was the landholder.

Nevis

Julia (55), a widow, was the head of the family and she lived with her son Patrick (30). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic but neither of them could read. Patrick was listed as being a carpenter. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and there was no landholder listed.

Geary

The widow Mary (80) was the head of the family in the last house in Dooyeher and she shared the house with her daughter Mary (54). Both spoke both Irish and English and neither could read. Mary (80) was Roman Catholic and Mary (54) was a member of the Church of Ireland and both were born in Co. Galway. Mary (80) was a farmer and Mary (54) was a farmer servant. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Geary was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Dooyeher

Patrick Burke – Application No. C/21 2273 and the application was received on 19/03/1921 and was a dual application for Patrick and Edward Burke. The address of the applicants at that time was Patrick Burke (Richard) Dooyeher, Carna, Co. Galway. The applicant’s parents were given as Richard and Mary Burke (King). The 1851 address was given as Dooyeher, in the parish of Moyrus, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 22/03/1921 with the handwritten note:

Richard and Mary Burke married 1845

Edward 2yrs

No return of Patrick

Sheet 34

This was certified on 23/03/1921 and a note was dispatched to the applicants address as to the non-find of Patrick.

Edward Burke – Application No. C/21 2273 and the application was received on 19/03/1921 and was a dual application for Patrick and Edward Burke. The address of the applicants at that time was Patrick Burke (Richard) Dooyeher, Carna, Co. Galway. The applicant’s parents were given as Richard and Mary Burke (King). The 1851 address was given as Dooyeher, in the parish of Moyrus, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 22/03/1921 with the handwritten note:

Richard and Mary Burke married 1845

Edward 2yrs

No return of Patrick

Sheet 34

This was certified on 23/03/1921 and a note was dispatched to the applicants address as to the non-find of Patrick.

Bridget Earls – Application No. C/21 3054. The application was received on 22/04/1921 and the address at that time was given as Mrs. Bridget Connolly, Dooyeher, Carna Co. Galway. Her parent’s names were given as Simon and Honor Earls (Lydon). The 1851 address was Dooyeher, in the parish of Moyrus, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the right hand margin there was a handwritten note saying:

  1. Lived with his father Patrick Earls

First 3 years of marriage

(referring to parents)

  1. Lived with her father Thomas Lydon

Applicant born first year of marriage

Mother may be called by her maiden name as is custom in Co. Galway.

The search was returned on 25/04/1921 with the hand written note:

Patrick Earl 54 Head Married 1824

Mary “ 47 Wife

Simon “ 24 Son Not Married

Sheet3X

Also hand written in the right hand margin was the note:

Household of S&H Earls not found. Simon E is returned as unmarried and living with his parents in Dooyeher and Honor L is returned as unmarried and living with her parents in Moyrus, but app does not appear on either form.

On a second page there is a further handwritten note:

Thomas Mary Lydon married 1822

Honor 20 “ not married

Sheets Moyrus.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Dooyeher

The Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co., Patrick King and the Rev. Patrick Miney (sic) jointly owned 334 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land which they leased out to a number of tenants. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. leased land and buildings to the following people: Patrick Conneely leased a house and land for £ for the land and 10s for the house, John Lalley leased a house and land for £1 17s for the land and 10s for the house, Patrick Earls leased a house and land for £2 16s for the land and 8s for the house. Colman Gorham leased a house and land for £1 12s for the land and 5s for the house, Edward Burke leased a house, offices and land for £3 3s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Richard Burke leased a house and land for £1 4s for the land and 8s for the house and Simon Earls leased a house and land for 18s for the land and 4s for the house. James Parle (sic) leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 8s for the house, Colman Burke leased a house and land for £ for the land and 10s for the house, Joseph burke leased a house and land for £5 5s for the land and 10s for the house and Patrick King leased a house, offices and land for £17 5s for the land and £1 15s for the buildings. Patrick King then leased a house and land to Thomas McDonagh for £1 8s for the land and 5s for the house. The Rev. Patrick Miney (sic) then leased the following tenements on his share of the land to Austen Conneely for £4 12s for land and 8s for a house, Patrick Burke for £1 18s for land and 10s for a house, Matthias Geary for £2 2s for land and 5s for a house, John and Michael Geary for £2 2s for the land and 6s for a house and John Conneely for £1 15s for land and 8s for a house. Simon Conneely paid £1 5s for land and 5s for a house, John Greene and John Lowry each paid £1 5s for land and 8s for a house, Martin King paid £1 15s for land and 6s foe a house, Patrick Cloherty paid 32 10s for land and 10s for a house and Luke Folan paid £1 5s for some land. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. paid £36 for land that they had for themselves. There was also a vacant house that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Patrick King Sen. leased a house from Austin Conneely for 6s, Patrick Connor leased a house from John Conneely for 6s, Peter Clarke leased a house from the Rev. Patrick Miney (sic) for 12s and the national school leased a school house and teacher’s house from Rev. Patrick Miney (sic) for £2 15s. Thomas King leased a house form Rev. Patrick Miney (sic) for 6s, Honoria Barrett leased a house from Edward Burke for 5s, Patrick Burke (Bryan) leased a house from James Parle (sic) for 5s, Margaret Folan and Patrick Keane each leased a house from Patrick King for 5s. There were also 12 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches of water in the townland. There was an exception of £2 15s for the national school and teacher’s house.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Dooyeher

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

 

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