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Emlaghmore

Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Emlaghmore

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                         1867.68 acres / 1867 acres, 2 roods, 28 perches

 

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

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

Map

1670 Down Survey for Emlaghmore

Galway Library for Emlaghmore

Logainm for Emlaghmore

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Emlaghmore (no records)

 

1911 Census for Emlaghmore

Overview of the townland in 1911

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland of Emlaghmore and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. The houses were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4 and 6 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 2, 3, 5 and 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms with 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 4 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms with 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 15 out buildings with 5 stables, a coach house, 6 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 41 people in the townland consisting of 27 males and 14 females. The enumerator for the area was Constable James Bolard (sic).

 

Mannion

Peter (36) was head of the first family in Emlaghmore and he had been married to Bridget (30) for 9 years and they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with those 4 children and they were, Martin (8), Thomas (6), Mary (4) and Anthony (1) and also in the house was Bridget’s brother, Thomas (17). Peter, Bridget and Thomas (17) spoke Irish and English. Martin Thomas (6) and Thomas (17) could read and write. Peter was a milesman (sic) on the railway, Thomas (17) was a farm labourer and Martin and Thomas (6) were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Peter Mannion was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was John (70) and he had been married to Margaret (60) for 31 years and they had had 8 children but only 5 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Bridget (20), Michael (18), James (16), Mary (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English John and Margaret could not read but the children could all read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Patrick (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (70) for 46 years and they had had 9 children but only 3 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 3 children and they were, Michael (45), Thomas (30) and Sarah (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Bridget could not read but the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Sarah was a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. Patrick Joyce was the landholder.

 

King

The head of the family in house 4 was Martin (73) who was listed as being married but there was no wife mentioned in this entry. Two of his children also lived in the house and they were, Mary (11) and Stephen (9). They were all Roman Catholic and Martin and Mary were listed as being born in Galway. No place of birth was given for Stephen. Martin was listed as speaking Irish and English. None of the family could read. Martin was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. Martin King was the landholder.

 

King                            (additional surname: Mannion)

Patrick (55) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (35) for 11 years and they had had 6 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Martin (10), Patrick (8), Michael (6), Lawrence (2) and John (1) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Michael Mannion (54). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (55) and Mary spoke Irish and English. Only Patrick (55), Mary, Martin and Patrick (8) could read and write. Patrick (55) was a farmer, Michael Mannion was a farm servant and Martin and Patrick (8) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Patrick King was the landholder.

 

King

The widow Bridget (77) was listed as the head of this family and she shared then house with her son, Michael (39), her daughter-in-law, Mary (37), and they had been married for 8 years and they had 3 children who also lived in the house and they were Thomas (6), Bernard (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Michael and Mary (37) spoke Irish and English. Only Michael could read and write, although Bridget and Mary (37) could read only. Bridget was a farmer, Michael, Thomas and Bernard were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and also had a stable and a cow house. Bridget King was the landholder.

 

Mannion

John (60) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margret (60) for 40 years and in that time they had had 11 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, James (20), Joseph (15), Margaret (14) and Peter (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Only Joseph, Margaret and Peter could read and write. John was a farmer, James and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Margaret and Peter were scholars. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house and a cow house. John Mannion was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Emlaghmore

The 1901 census shows that there were 7 houses in Emlaghmore and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 5, 6 and 7 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 2 and 4 were 3rd class dwellings and house 1 was a 4th class. House 1 had 1 room and no windows, house 2 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 3, 5, 6 and 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 37 people in the townland at that time consisting of 20 males and 17 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. William Lavelle.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Emlaghmore was John (40) who was married to Maggy (35) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Tom (16), Barbara (13), Bridget (10), Michael (6), James (4) and Mary (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Maggy, Tom, Barbara and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Michael, James and Mary spoke only English. Only Tom and Barbara could read and write. John was a farmer, Tom, Michael and James were farmer’s sons, Bridget and Mary were farmer’s daughters and Barbara was a scholar. The all lived in a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The widower John (85) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his daughter Mary (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The both spoke Irish and English but could not read. John was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 3 was Pat (60) and he was married to Bridget (55) and they lived with 5 of their children and they were, Michael (30), Bridget (20), Sarah (16), Thos. (13) and Barbara (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget (55) could not read, Barbara could read only and all the others could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Bridget (20) and Sarah were farmer’s daughters and Thos and Barbara were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Pat Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The sole occupant of house 4 was Peter (45). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English and could read and write. His occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and Peter was the landholder.

 

King

Martin (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (38) and they lived with their daughter, Mary (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary (38) spoke Irish and English but none of them could read. Martin was a farmer and Mary (2mths) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and Martin King was the landholder.

 

King                                        (additional surname: Mannion)

The widow Bridget (60) was listed as the head of this family. She shared the house with 3 of her sons, Patk (37), Michael (28) and John (21), who was married to Mary (24) and they had 1 son, Martin (4mths). Also in the house at that time were a visitor, Martin Mannion (12) and a servant, Michael Mannion (36). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of baby Martin. Martin (4mths) and Martin Mannion could not read but the others could all read and write. Patk was a shepherd, Michael was a plate layer, John was a farmer’s son, Martin (4mths) was a shepherd’s son, Martin (12) was a scholar and Michael Mannion was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Bridget King was the landholder.

 

Mannion

John (40) was listed as the head of the last family in Emlaghmore and he was married to Margaret (40) and they shared then house with 6 of their children, Bridget (19), Rebeca (sic) (14), James (10), Thomas (6), Joseph (4) and Margaret (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Joseph and Margret (1). Only Rebeca could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget and Margret (1) were farmer’s daughters, James, Thomas and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Rebeca was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and John Mannion was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Emlaghmore

Griffith’s Valuation shows that The Directors of the Law Life Assurance company leased 4 tenements on 1552 acres and 1 rood of land. Laurence King leased land, a house and offices for £5 4s for the land and 12s for the buildings, Patrick Dwan (sic) leased a house and land for £5 4s for the land and 10s for the house, Michael Mealy leased a house and land for £2 12s for the land and 5s for the house and Patrick Coyne leased a house and land for £5 4s for the land and 3s for the house. James Conneely leased a house and land form Michael Mealy for £2 12s for the land and 5s for the house. There were also 183 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of water in the townland.

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