Errisbeg East

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Errisbeg East

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Roundstone

Area:                                        1445.78 acres / 1445 acres, 3 roods, 4 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Errisbeg East

Logainm for Errisbeg East

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Errisbeg East

 

1911 Census for Errisbeg East

Overview of Errisbeg East in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 15 houses in the townland and that 14 of those were occupied. House 15 was unoccupied but the landholder was the Rev. G. Gleeson. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete with house 15 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the others all having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 were all 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 2 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 4, 6, 7, 11 and 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 3 had 5 or 6 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were atotal of 39 out buildings in the townland consisting of 9 stables, 14 cow houses, a calf house, 6 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, a barn, a potato house and 4 sheds. There were 71 people in the townland at the time of this census and they consisted of 71 people, 38 males and 33 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Francis McGlynn.

 

Nee

The head of the first family in Errisbeg East was Peter (60) and he had been married to Margret (43) for 20 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 9 children Mary (19), John (19), Thomas (17), Patrick (14), Martin (10), Peter (8), Joseph (5), Margret (3) and Micheal (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter (60) and Margret (43) both spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Peter (60), Mary, John, Thomas, Patrick and Martin could read and write. Peter (60) was a farmer and John, Thomas, Patrick and Martin were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Peter Nee.

 

Conneely

Michael (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Annie (35) and had been for 15 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 8 children[i] and they were, Mary (14), Martin (12), Delia (10), Michael (8), Maggie (8), Ellen (6), Annie (3) and Stephen (6mths) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s mother, Mary (73). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (50) and Mary (73) spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Michael (50), Maggie and Mary (73) could read only, Annie (35), Mary (14), Martin and Delia could read and write and the others could not read. Michael (50) was a farmer, Mary (14), Martin, Delia and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Conneely.

 

Ward

The head of this family was John (66) and he had been married to Annie (67) for 31 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were Frederick Charles (21), Alfred Edward (19), Mary Maurice (17) and Patrick Percy (15). They were all Church of Ireland and born in Co. Galway. John and Annie could speak both Irish and English. Under the literacy heading Mary Maurice and Patrick Percy were listed as scholars and the others could read and write. John was a farmer, Frederick Charles and Alfred Edward were general labourers and Patrick Percy was listed as being a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Ward.

 

ODonnell                                            (additional surnames: Griffin and Joyce)

The head of this family was Martin (35) and he had been married to Ellen (29) for 7 years and in that time they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. They lived with those 4 children, Mary (5), Bridget (3), Norah (2) and Joseph (1mth) and also in the house at that time were Martin’s mother-in-law, the widow Sabina Griffin (74) and a visitor, Ellen Joyce (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Martin and Sabina were listed as speaking Irish and English and only Martin, Ellen (29) and Ellen Joyce could read and write. Martin was listed as a farmer. The house they all shared was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Martin ODonnell.

 

King

James (45) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (30) for 10 years and they had had 6 children. Those 6 children lived with them and they were, Mary (8), Annie (7), Maggie (5), Martin (4), Thomas (2) and James (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only James (45) and Margaret could speak Irish and English and only James (45) and Mary could read and write. James (45) was a farmer and a fisherman and Mary and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. Lames King was the landholder. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.

 

King

The head of this family in house 6 was Edward (38) and he shared the house with his nephew, Peter (18). They were both Roman Catholic and Edward was born in Co. Galway and Peter was born in Pennsylvania USA. Edward spoke Irish and English and both of them could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Peter was a farm labourer. The house they shared was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, 4 cow houses, a calf house, a fowl house and a barn. Edward King was the landholder.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Devine)

John (47) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (37) for 12 years, but there were no children listed. Also in the house were Bridget’s mother, Mary Devine (75), a widow, and a niece, Mary Devine (10). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Devine (10) was born in US America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Mary (10). Apart from Mary (75), they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Mary (10) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. John Folan was the landholder.

 

Lydon                                      (additional surname: Keane and McGrail)

The head of this family was Patrick (75) and he was married to Mary (72) and had been for 22 years but there were no children listed. They shared the house with a step daughter, Mary Keane (30), step sons, Michael Keane (25) and Patrick Keane (25) and 2 visitors, Joseph McGrail (11) and Austin McGrail (7). They were all Roman Catholic and Joseph and Austin were born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Apart from Joseph and Austin, they could all speak Irish and English. Michael, Joseph and Patrick (23) could read and write. Patrick (75) was a farmer and Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a potato house and a shed. Patrick Lydon was the landholder.

 

Peacan (sic)

John Philip (70) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Celia (42) for 21 years and they had had 5 children. Those 5 children lived with them and they were, John Philip (19), Charles Patrick (18), William Martin (16), Mary Josephine (15) and Ellen (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John Philip (70) and Celia spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. John Philip (70) was an artist, John Philip (19), Charles Patrick and William Martin were farm labourers and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a fowl house. John P. Peacan was the landholder.

 

Toole

The widower Patrick (86) was listed as the head of this family and he lived with his son, Thomas (45) and Thomas’ wife, Bridget (40).  All of the family could speak both Irish and English. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick could read only and Thomas and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Thomas was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Courcey

Kate (35) was the head of the family and she was listed as being married for 9 years and had 3 children, but there was no mention of her husband. She shared the house with 3 of her children, Thomas (7), Mary Sarah (5) and James (4). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Philadelphia and the other 3 were born in Co. Galway. James could read only and the others could all read and write. Kate was a farmer’s wife and the children were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. Kate Courcey was the landholder.

 

King

The head of the household in house 12 was Patrick (33) and he was married to Bridget (48) and had been for 4 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. Patrick King was the landholder.

 

Griffin                                     (additional surname: Lee)

The head of this family in house 13 was Michael (82), who was a widower and he lived with his son, Pat (40) who had been married to Bridget (36) for 10 years and they had had 7 children. Those seven children also lived in the house and they were Mary (9), Michael (8), Margaret (6), Patrick (4), John (3) and Thomas (1). There was also a servant, Honor Lee (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (82), Pat, Bridget and Honor spoke Irish and English Pat, Bridget, Mary and Michael (8) could read and write. Michael (80) was a farmer, Pat was a shepherd, Mary and Michael (8) were scholars and Honor was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. Michael Griffin was the landholder.

 

Folan                                       (additional surname: King)

Then widow Celia (73) was listed as the head of the family and she shared the house with his son, Francis (32) and his wife, Norah (32) and they had been married for 1 year but had no children. Also in the house was a nephew, Bernie King (15). They were all Roman Catholic and Bernie was born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Celia, Francis and Norah spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Celia, could read and write. Francis was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. Celia Folan was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Errisbeg East

Overview of Errisbeg East in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 14 houses in the townland but house 14 was unoccupied but the landholder was James King. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings and they were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4, 5, 8 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 1, 6, 10, 11 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 3, 7 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows, house 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. Houses 5, 8 and 13 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 67 people in the townland at that time, 38 males and 29 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Charles Laidley (sic).

 

Conneely

The widow Mary (60) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Michael (28), her daughter-in-law, Annie (24) and 3 grandchildren, Mary (3), Martin (2) and Bridget (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (60), Michael and Annie spoke both Irish and English but only Michael and Annie could read and write. Mary (60) was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Mary Conneely was the landholder.

 

Nee

Peter (38) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (30) and they lived with 5 of their children, Mary (9), John (8), Thomas (6), Patrick (4) and Martin (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Margaret and Mary spoke Irish and English and only Peter and Mary could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Mary, John and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Peter Nee was the landholder.

 

Ward

The head of the 3rd family was John (45) and he was married to Anne (48) and they shared the house with 6 children and they were, William (18), John (14), Frederick (11), Alfred (10), Mary (8) and Percy (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Alfred, Mary and Percy, they all spoke Irish and English. Apart from Mary and Percy they could all read and write. John was a farmer, William was a farmer’s son and all the other children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and John Ward was the landholder.

 

Griffin                         (additional surname: Brazil)

The head of this family was Thomas (67) and he was married to Sabina (62) and they shared the house with their son John (26), their daughter, Ellen (18) and a niece, Ellen Brazil (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Ellen Brazil. Only John and Ellen (18) could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Ellen (18) was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen Brazil was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Thomas Griffin was the landholder.

 

King

Patrick (78) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (76) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Edward (31) and Margaret (26) and also a nephew, Peter (14). All were Roman Catholic and Peter was born in U S America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Apart from Peter, they all spoke Irish and English. Patrick could not read, Peter could read only and the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Edward was a farmer’s son, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and Peter was a scholar. The house was 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and the landholder was Patrick King.

 

Duane                          (additional surname: Folan)

The widow Mary (50) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son-in-law, John (30) and daughter, Bridget (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John and Bridget could read and write. Mary was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms. Mary Duane was the landholder.

 

Lydon                          (additional surname: Keane)

Patrick (55) was the head of the family in house 7 and he was married to Mary (50) they lived with 2 step sons, Michael Keane (21) and Patrick Keane (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only the step sons could read and write. Patrick (55) was a farmer and Michael and Patrick Keane were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and Patrick Lydon was the landholder.

 

Peacan

John Philip (60) was listed as the head of the family and he was married to Cecelia (33) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, John Philip (10), Charles Patrick (8), William Martin (7), Mary Josephine (6) and Ellen (3). John Philip (60) was born in Dublin and the others were all born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Apart from Joh Philip (60), they all spoke Irish and English. Ellen could not read, William Martin and Mary Josephine could read only and the others could all read and write. John Philip (60) was an artist figure painter and landscape and all the children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Kane of Emallagh.

 

Toole

Patrick (77) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (67) and they shared the house with their son, Thomas (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Thomas could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and Patrick Toole was the landholder.

 

Bolton                         (additional surname: Toole)

The head of this family was James (81) and he was married to Mary (80) and they shared the house with their son John (40), their daughter, Bridget (34) and their grandson, Martin Toole (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and James, Bridget and Martin could read and write. James was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and James Bolton was the landholder.

 

Griffen (sic)

The head of this family was the widower Michael (72) and he shared the house with his son, Patrick (28), Daughter-in-law, Bridget (25) and daughter, Catherine (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Michael, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Catherine was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and Michael Griffin was listed as then landholder.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: King)

Stephen (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Celia (56) and they lived with 3 of their children, Michael (27), Francis (21) and Celia (17) and also a nephew, Bernard King (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except Bernard, who was born in America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Michael, Francis and Celia (17) could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer, Michael and Francis were farmer’s sons, Celia (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Bernard was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Stephen Folan.

 

Coursey (sic)

The widow Celia (90) was the head of the last family in Errisbeg East and she lived in the house with 4 of her grandchildren, John (18), Margaret (15), Bridget (12) and Annie (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Celia spoke only Irish and the grandchildren all spoke Irish and English. Celia could not read, but all the grandchildren could read and write. Celia was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Margaret, Bridget and Annie were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and the landholder was James Coursey of Roundstone.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Errisbeg East

Mary Connor – Application No. C/15 823. Ref. Cen S/11 374. The application was received on 3rd February 1915 with an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Mitten Errisbeg, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Mary Anne Connor (King). The residence at the time of the search was Errisbeg East, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 4th February 1915.

 

Michael Connor – Application No. C/15 1597. Ref. Cen S/11 375. The application was received on 8th March 1915 with an address of Errisbeg East, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Michael’s parent’s names were given as Patrick and Mary Anne Connor or Conor (King). The address for the search was Errisbeg East, Errisbeg West, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 9th March 1915.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Errisbeg East

The main immediate lessor for the townland of Errisbeg East were the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company and they leased a number of tenements. The tenants of the townlands of Errisbeg East, Errisbeg West and Roundstone leased 1056 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of land for £13 10s. Thomas Adams leased a house on 1 acre, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for 6s, Rev. Edward O’Malley leased 6 acres and 22 perches of land for £1 15s, Patk. King of Roundstone leased 58 Acres of land for £9 annually and there was a vacant house and office belonging to Patrick King with an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Dennis Kelly leased a herd’s house and office on 21 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £2 for the land and 7s for the buildings, John Flahery (sic) leased a house on 1 acre and 5 perches of land for 6s for the land and 3s for the house. Patrick lowry (sic) leased houses on 19 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches of land for which he paid £3 for part of that land and leased the houses and the rest of the land to Thomas Lowry and Thad O’Donnell for which Thomas paid 14s for land and 3s for a house and Thad paid £1 10s for land and 5s for a house. Anthony Nee leased a house and office on 1 acre, 2 roods and 15 perches of land from Edmund Toole for 9s for the land and 5s for the buildings. John Sheil, Edmund Toole, Patk. King (Proctor) and John Corneely (sic) Jointly leased houses and offices on 75 acres and 17 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for which John Sheil and Edmund Toole paid £3 15s for land and 5s for buildings each, Patk. King paid £7 10s for land and £1 for the buildings and John Corneely (sic) paid £3 15s for land and 7s for the buildings. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company also had 155 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £35. There were also 74 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Errisbeg East

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Lishotra and Estimacon. The 1641 owner was Murragh O’Flaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owners were Maurice Thompson and John Hawes, both Protestant.

[i] The census entry states that only 7 children survived so there is some discrepancy, but maybe the eldest may have been from a previous marriage?

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