Errisbeg West

Iorras Beag Thiar

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Errisbeg West

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Roundstone

Area:                                         1177.66 acres / 1177 acres, 2 roods, 25 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Errisbeg West (no records)

Logainm for Errisbeg West

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Errisbeg West

 

1911 Census for Errisbeg West

Overview of Errisbeg West in 1911

There were 15 houses in the townland of Errisbeg West in 1911 and they were all 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. Houses 1, 3, 6-8, 14 and 15 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 9 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 4, 5 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and had had 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 3, 6-8 and 13-15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 40 outbuildings consisting of 10 stables, 9 cow houses, 14 piggeries, 6 fowl houses and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 59 people in the townland at that time, 33 males and 26 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Francis McGlynn.

 

Bolton

Michael (63) was the head of this family and he had been married to Barbara (52) for 32 years and they had had 9 children but only 8 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were Mary Anne (26), Ellen (19), Barbara (17) and Patrick (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Bolton.

 

King

The head of this family was Bryan (38) and he had been married to Brigid (38) for 15 years and they had 7 children. Six of those children lived in the house at that time and they were Annie (14), Michael (11), Sarah (8), Nora (5), Patrick (1mth) and Bernard (1mth) and also in the house at that time was Bryan’s brother, Mark (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bryan, Brigid, Annie and Mark spoke Irish and English. Sarah, Nora, Patrick and Bernard could not read, Michael and Mark could read only and Bryan, Brigid and Annie could read and write. Bryan was a fisherman and farmer, Michael and Sarah were scholars and Mark was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and also had a cow house and a piggery. Bryan King was the landholder.

 

Mitten

The widower William (69) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, John (27) and his daughter, Margaret (36). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. William was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was William Mitten.

 

Connor

Mathew (67) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Anne (64) and they had been married for 27 years and they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared then house with 6 of those children and they were, Patrick (26), Michael (22), Mathew (20), Mary (18), Delia (15) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mathew (67), Anne, Delia and Thomas spoke Irish and English. All the family could read and write. Mathew (67) was a farmer, Patrick, Michael and Mathew (20) were farm labourers and Thomas 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 and a fowl house. The landholder was Mat Connor.

 

Mitten

The widow Mary (70) was head of the family in house 5 and she shared the house with her Annie (27) and her son, George (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Annie and George could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a fowl house. Mary Mitten was the landholder.

 

McDonagh                              (additional Surname: King)

The head of this family was John (87) who had been married to Bridget (78) for 55 years and they had had 6 children and all, of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Michael (46), their daughter, Anne (35) and their granddaughter Mary King (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John and Bridget could read only and the other 3 could all read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farm-hand and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

King

Patrick (39) was the head of the family in house 7 and he had been married to Mary (43) for 15 years and they had had 5 children. They lived with their 5 children and they were Michael (13), Mary (11), John (9), Patrick (6) and Martin (3) and also in the house was an unspecified relative, Bridget (74). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (39) and Mary (43) spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Patrick (6), Martin and Bridget could not read and the others could all read and write. Patrick (39) was a farmer and Michael, Mary (11) and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a stable, piggery, fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Patrick King.

 

Cullinane

Michael (57) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Winifred (63) and they had been married for 35 years and they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They lived with 3 of those children, Delia Agnes (29), Cornelius Patrick (23) and Johanna Mary (20) and also a grandson Michael (11). All were Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Co. Cork, Winifred and Delia Agnes were born in Co. Mayo, Cornelius Patrick and Johanna Mary were born in Co. Galway and Michael was born in Scotland. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a school master, Delia Agnes was a teacher, Cornelius Patrick was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms with a cow house. Michael Cullinane was the landholder.

 

King

Morgan (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Winifred (72) and they had been married for 42 years and in that time they had had 6 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were Bryan (22) and Thomas (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Morgan and Winifred could not read, Bryan could read only and Thomas could read and write.  Bryan and Thomas were farm labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Cullinane.

 

Connor

Michael (68) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (67) for 36 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. John (28), their son, also lived in the house. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Anne spoke Irish and English. Michael and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and John was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Connor.

 

King

The widow Kate (65) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, John (26), Owen (19) and Thomas (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Kate could read only and the sons could all read and write. Kate was a farmer and the sons were all farm-hands. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. Kate King was the landholder.

 

Ridge

John (68) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (64) and they had been married for 31 years and had had 5 children. They shared the house with 2 of their daughters and they were Ellen (18) and Nora (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Ellen (64) and Ellen (18) spoke Irish and English but only Ellen (18) could read and write. John was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a fowl house. John Ridge was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

Patrick (70) was the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (51) for 22 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children also lived in the house and they were Patrick (21). Francis (19) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget could read only while the others could all read and write. Patrick (70) was a farmer, Patrick (21) and Francis were farm labourers and Thomas was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Patrick McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Lavery

The head of this family was Patrick (60) and he had been married to Bridget (30) for 10 years and they had 3 children. Those 3 children also lived with them and they were John (8), Bridget (4) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget (30) spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. Patrick Lavery was the landholder.

 

King

Michael (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Delia (30) and they had been married for 1 year and at that time they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Michael 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 piggery. The landholder was Michael King.

  

 

1901 Census for Errisbeg West

Overview of Errisbeg West in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 16 houses in the townland of Errisbeg West with 15 of those being occupied. House 16 was unoccupied but the landholder was Edward Connolly of Roundstone and there were 2 families living in house 2. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofs. Houses 3, 9, 10 and 15 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 1, 5, 13 and 14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 4, 6-8, 11 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 3, 9, 10 and 15 had between and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was Const. Charles Laidley (sic).

 

Bolton

Michael (50) was the head of the first family in Errisbeg West and he was married to Barbara (40). They shared the house with 7 of their children, Thomas (21), Mary Anne (19), Margaret (17), Hanora (13), Ellen (10), Barbara (7) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except young Patrick. With the exception of Patrick, they could all read and write. Michael as a farmer and fisherman, Thomas was a fisherman, Mary Anne and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and Hanora, Ellen and Barbara (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Michael Bolton was the landholder.

 

King

Bryan (26) was the head of the first family living in house 2 and he was married to Bridget (25) and also living with them were their 2 daughters, Annie (4) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Bryan and Bridget spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Bryan was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Honor King was the landholder.

 

King

Honor (70), a widow, was the head of the second family in house 2 and living with her was her son Mark (20). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak Irish and English but only Mark could read and write. Honor was a farmer and Mark was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Honor King was the landholder.

 

Mitten

The widower William (45) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Margaret (19), John (17), Annie (14) and William (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. William (45) was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, John was a fisherman and Annie and William (10) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was William Mitten.

 

Connor

Head of this family was Mathias (38) and he was married to Annie (35) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children and they were, Patrick (14), John (13), Martin (11), Michael (9), Mary (7), Delia (4), Thomas (3) and Honora (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Delia, Thomas and Honora, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Mathias was a farmer and Patrick John, Martin, Michael and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Mathias Connor was the landholder.

 

Mitten

George (63) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (56) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Anne (18), Martin (16) and George (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. George (63) was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s daughter, Martin was a fisherman and George (12) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was George Mitten.

 

King

Patrick (29) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (30) and he shared the house with their son, Michael (3), their daughter, Mary (1) and Patrick’s aunt, Bridget (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although Mary (30)’s religion was just listed as being “religion”. Patrick and Mary (30) spoke Irish and English and Michael spoke only English. Only Patrick and Mary (30) could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick King.

 

Cullinane

The head of this family was Michael (47) and he was married to Winifred (51) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were John (24), Daniel James (17), Mary Kate (15), Cornelius Patrick (13) and Johanna Mary (10). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Co. Cork, Winifred, John, and Daniel James were born in Co. Mayo and the others were born in Co, Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was a teacher of national school, John was a fisherman and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick King.

 

Connor                                    (additional surname: McDonagh)

The widow Mary Anne (76) was listed as the head of this family and she lived with a servant, Sarah McDonagh (18). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English and both could read and write. Mary Anne was a farmer and Sarah was a servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Connolly of Roundstone.

 

Lavery

Patrick (35) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife Bridget (21). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and spoke Irish and English. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Lavery.

 

McDonagh

The head of the McDonagh family in house 10 was Patrick (46) and he was married to Bridget (37) and they share the house with 3 of their sons, Patrick (10), Francis (9) and Thomas (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Patrick (46) and Bridget spoke Irish and English but only Patrick (46), Patrick (10) and Francis could read and write. Patrick (46) was a farmer and Patrick (10) and Francis were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick McDonagh.

 

Ridge                          (additional surname: King)

The head of this family was John (52) and he was married to Ellen (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (17), Mary (16), Ellen (7) and Honor (6) and also in the house at that time was John’s mother, Mary King (83), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Mary King, who only spoke Irish. Honor could read only and John (17), Mary and Ellen (7) could read and write. John (52) was a farmer, John was a fisherman, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen and Honor were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John Ridge.

 

King

Owen (48) was the head of this family and he was married to Catherine (45) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were Michael (22), John (16), Owen (13) and Margaret (9). 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 Owen (48), could read and write. Owen (48) was a farmer, Michael (22), John was a farmer’s son and Owen (13) and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Owen King.

 

Connor

Michael (52) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (50) and the shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Michael (22), John (19), Anne (15), Honor (12) and Celia (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Anne, they could all read and write. Michael (52) was a farmer, Michael (22) and John were fishermen, and Anne (15), Honor and Celia were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Connor.

 

King

Morgan (42) was the head of this family and he was married to Winifred (42) and they shared the house with 4 of their children and they were John (24), Bryan (12), Thomas (10) and Mary (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Morgan was a farmer, John was a fisherman and Bryan, Thomas and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Connor.

 

McDonagh

The head of the last family in Errisbeg West was John (75) and he was married to Bridget (62) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children and they were Michael (30), John (27) and Anne (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, except Bridget, could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer, John was a fisherman and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John McDonagh.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Errisbeg West

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 West

The main immediate lessor was the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company. The tenants of the townlands of Errisbeg West, Errisbeg East and Roundstone leased 613 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £6. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased 5 tenements on 92 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land. John McDonagh leased a house, offices and land for £5 5s for the land and 7s for the buildings, James McDonagh leased a house, offices and land for £3 15s for the land and 5s for the buildings, Thomas King Leased a house, offices and land for £1 18s for the land and 5s for the buildings and Francis McDonough leased a house, offices and land for a house, offices and land for £3 15s for the land and 5s for the buildings. Thomas King, in turn, leased a house, offices and land to Matthias Guorm (sic) for £1 18s for the land and 5s for the buildings. Valentine Guorm (sic) leased a house and land for £3 15s for the land and 5s for the house and the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company paid in fee, £3 for land.

 

Valentine McDonough leased a house with a 1 rood and 6 perches garden from Francis McDonough for 2s for the garden and 3s for the house. Owen King and Patrick King (Michael) jointly leased houses and offices on 40 acres and 18 perches of land for which Owen paid £8 for land and 10s for the buildings and Patrick paid £4 for land and 7s for buildings. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased 3 tenements on 46 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches of land. On that land, Michael Griffin leased a house and land for £1 10s for the land and 5s for the house, Mark King leased a house, office and land for £3 for land and 5s for the buildings and Bryan King (hill) leased a house and land for £3 for the land and 12s for the house. In turn, Mark King leased houses and land to Martin Burke and James Conry for which they each paid 15s for land and 3s for the houses. Also, in turn, Bryan King leased a house and land to Patrick Mangan (sic) for £1 for the land and 3s for the house.

 

The Irish Church Mission Society leased a school house from Mark King for £3 10s and which mark king was liable for a half annual rent of £4. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased 3 tenements on 37 acres and 19 perches of land. Patrick Connor Jun. leased a house, offices and land for £3 for the land and 15s for the buildings, Anthony Stokes leased a house and land for £3 for the land and 10s for the house and Patrick Connor leased a house and land for £2 10s for the land and 10s for the house. In turn, Patrick Connor Jun. leased land to Thomas King for 10s. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company owned 2 plots of land, the first being od 1 acre, 2 roods and 10 perches with an annual ratable valuation of 8s, and the second, of 5 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £1 12s, they also had a vacant house and office with an annual ratable valuation of 15s. Bryan King leased a house, offices and 13 acres and 25 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £3 10s for the land and 12s for the buildings. Patrick Lowry leased a house and offices on 10 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £1 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings. He, in turn, then leased land to Thomas Lowry and Thaddens (sic) O’Donnell for which Thomas paid 7s and Thaddens (sic) paid 15s. Patrick King leased 165 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land room the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £45. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company owned a 83 acres, 1 rood and 13 perches of a strand with an annual ratable valuation of 15s. There were also 3 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of water in the townland. Exemptions were for the Irish Church Mission Society of £3 10s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Errisbeg West

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.

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