Ervallagh

Oirbhealach

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Ervallagh

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Roundstone

Area:                                         396.91 acres / 396 acres, 3 roods, 25 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Ervallagh

Logainm for Ervallagh

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Ervallagh

 

1911 Census for Ervallagh

Overview of Ervallagh in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 42 houses in the townland but only 31 of those were occupied. Houses 5 and 32 to 42 were unoccupied but house 34 was listed as being built and the landholder was Martin Deveny (sic) and house 42 was the Christian Brothers National School. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1 and 30 were 1st class dwellings, Houses 4, 9 and 24 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 13, 20 and 22 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 13, 20 and 22 had 1 room and no windows, house 34 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 2, 3, 10, 12, 15-17, 19 and 23 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 6-8, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25-29 and 31 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 4, 9 and 24 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 30 had 12 or more rooms and 6 windows in the front and house 1 had 12 or more rooms with 13 windows in the front. There were a total of 56 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 3 stables, 2 coach houses a harness room, 26 cow houses, 3 calf houses, a dairy, 9 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 1 boiling house, 2 barns, 2 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop and a store. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 129 people in Ervallagh at that time consisting of 67 males and 62 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Francis McGlynn.

 

O’Corrallachtarán                               (additional surnames: Mac Airt, O Domhnalláin, O Dubhghaill, O Farragher, O Tuathall and Mac Coill )

Bráthair (brother) Sébastin (32) was listed as the head and president of this household, and he shared the house with 4 members, bráthair (brother) Dominic Mac Airt (88), bráthair (brother) Proinsias O Domhnalláin (54), bráthair (brother) Labhrás O Dubhghaill (44) and bráthair (brother) Laoiseac O Farragher (36), and also 2 servants, Eadhmon O Tuathall (20) and Seaghan Mac Coill (14). They were all Roman Catholic. The house they all lived in was a 1st class dwelling with 12 or more rooms. They had 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, 2 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop and a store. The landholders were the Christian Brothers.

 

Mongan

The head of this house was the widower John (80) and he shared the house with 3 children, Festy (30), Sarah (22) and Honor (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English and all could read and write. John was a farmer and Festy was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was John Mongan.

McDonough

Thomas (76) was the head of this family and he had been married to Ann (73) for 46 years and in that time they had had 7 children but only 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were Annie (36) and Patrick (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Ann spoke Irish and English but only Annie and Patrick could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. Thomas McDonough was the landholder.

 

King                            (additional surname: Canavan)

Martin (52) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (45) for 17 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. The lived with those 7 children and they were, Mary (16), Patrick (14), James (12), Martin (8), Maggie (6), Bridget (3) and Thomas (1) and also in the house was Martin’s sister, the widow, Margaret Canavan (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (52), Honor and Margaret all spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the children which could indicate that they all spoke English. Maggie, Bridget and Thomas could not read but all the others could read and write. Martin (52) was a farmer and Patrick, James, Martin (8) and Maggie were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 44 rooms and Martin King was the landholder.

 

House 5 was unoccupied

 

Toole

The widow Margaret (55) was the head of this family and she shared then house with 4 of her children, Martin (27), Christy (19), Mary Ellen (15) and Bridget Agnes (13). 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 Margaret, could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer and Martin and Christy were general labourers. The house they all shared was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Margaret Toole was the landholder.

 

Mongan

The head of this family was the widower Patrick (74) and he lived with his son, Michael (30) and his[i] wife, Margaret (39). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael and Margaret could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Michael was a farm labourer. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. Patrick Mongan was the landholder.

 

Woods

The head of the family in house 8 was Michael (60) and he was married to Anne (65) and they had been married for 35 years and they had had 9 children. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Michae (sic) (24), John (21), Patrick (19), Kate (18) and Ellie (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Anne spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Michae (sic) was a fisherman and John and Patrick were general labourers. They all lived in a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Woods.

 

Folan                           (additional surname: Toole)

Michael (66) was the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (57) for 25 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those children lived with them and they were, Patrick (22), John (19), Tom (17), Mary (16) and Annie (14). Also in the house was Michael’s brother-in-law, Tom Toole (69). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael. Anne, Patrick and Tom could all speak both Irish and English. All the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman, John, Tom and Tom Toole were general labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Michael Folan Sen. was the landholder.

 

Conroy

The head of this family was John (65) and he had been married to Mary A. (72) for 36 years and on that time they had had 7 children but only 3 had survived. Two of those children lived with them and they were Mark (24) and Bridget (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary A. spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for Mark and Bridget, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Mary A. could not read but the others could all read and write. John was a farmer and Mark was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. John Conroy was the landholder.

 

King

The widow Bridget (69) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (20). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English and Patrick could read and write. Both were listed as being farmers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Bridget King was the landholder.

 

Duane

Martin (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Anne (56) for 20 years and they had had 5 children of which 3 had survived. They shared the house with those 3 children and they were, Patrick (17), Mary (16) and Annie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both Parents spoke both Irish and English but could not read and the children could all read and write. Martin was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Martin Duane.

 

Devane

The head of this family in house 13 was Patrick (68) and he lived in the house with his wife of 40 years, Bridget (70) and during that time they had had 6 children and all had survived. They shared the house with their son, Martin (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Martin was general Labourer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Duane.

 

Conneely                                                                     (additional surname: Folan)

Dan (73) was the head of this household and he had been married to Honor (73) for 40 years and during that marriage they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived to that time. They shared the house with their daughter, Sara Folan (32) who had been married for 5 years, but there was no husband listed in this entry and she had had 3 children, Patrick Folan (4), Mary Folan (3) and John Folan (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Dan, Honor and Sara were born in Co. Galway, Patrick and Mary were born in America and there was no place of birth listed for young John. Dan and Honor spoke both Irish and English but could not read but Sara could read and write. Dan was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Dan Conneely.

 

Devane

Thomas (55) was married to Kate (41) and had been for 15 years and they had had 6 children, Mary (14), Martin (12), Patrick (10), Bridget (7), Annie (5) and Ellen (2) and also in the house at that time was a nephew, Matthew (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Matthew, who was born in America. Thomas and Kate spoke Irish and English and Thomas, Mary, Martin and Patrick could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Martin and Patrick were scholars and Matthew was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Devane.

 

Ward

The widow, Mary (80) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 sons, Michael (50) and Stephen (44). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Stephen could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer and Stephen was a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Ward.

 

Mannion

Patrick (70) was listed as being the head of the family in house 17 and he had been married to Norah (60) for 34 years and they had had 6 children, 5 of which had survived. They shared the house with their son, John (26) and daughter, Annie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Annie could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was a general labourer and Annie was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Patrick Mannion.

 

Mulkern

There were 10 members of this family in house 18 and the head was John (58) who had been married to Annie (48) for 21 years during which time they had had 8 children, Michael (20), Mary (18), Maggie (15), Bridget (14), Patrick (9), Annie (8), John (6) and Norah (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (58), Annie (48), Michael, Mary, Maggie and Bridget could speak both Irish and English. Annie (48) and Norah could not read, John (6) could read only and all the others could read and write. John (58) was a farmer, Michael was a farm labourer and Bridget, Patrick, Annie (8) and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Mulkern.

 

Conneely

The sole occupant of this house was John (40) who was a single man and was born in America and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Coursey                                                                       (additional surname: Seaward)

The widow, Norah (71) was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with her daughter, Norah Seaward (29), who had been married for 4 years and had 1 child, George Seaward (3) but there was no mention of her husband in this entry. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Norah (71) and Norah (29) spoke Irish and English and only Norah Seaward could read and write. Norah (71) was a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Norah Coursey.

 

Devane                                                                        (additional surname: Mongan)

Michael (30) was the head of the family in house 21 and he had been married to Honor (35) for 4 years and they had had 2 children, Stephen (2) and Patrick (1) and also in the house at that time was Honor’s sister, Bridget Mongan (68). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could speak both Irish and English and Michael and Honor could also read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Devane.

 

Devane

The sole occupant of this house was Mary (67) who was a single woman and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a domestic servant. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Michael Devane.

 

Keaney

The widower, Michael (73) was the only occupant of house 23 and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He could not read, but spoke both Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Keaney.

 

Folan

Michael (38) was listed as being the head of this household, and was single and he shared the house with his widowed sister Margaret (40) and a nephew, Simon (4). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael and Margaret were born in Co. Galway, while Simon was born in America. Michael and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Folan (Jun.)

 

Keaney

The head of the family in house 25 was Patrick (45) and he had been married to Anne (40) for 13 years and they had had 6 children, Mary (12), Pat (10), Annie (6), Honor (5), Bridget (3) and Sarah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents could speak Irish and English, but only Mary and Pat could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary and Pat were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Keaney.

 

Conroy

The widow, Mary (71) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Martin (28) and Michael (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Martin spoke both Irish and English and Michael and Martin could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Martin was a fisherman and Michael was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Conroy.

 

Conneely

Patrick (60) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (62) for 33 years and during that time they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 daughters, Nora (16) and Margaret (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick, Mary and Margaret could read and write and Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Patrick Conneely.

 

Keane

Patrick (51) lived in this house with his wife of 5 years and their daughter, Mary Ellen (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both parents could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Keane.

 

Toole

The widow, Honor (72) lived in house 29 with her son Martin (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor spoke Irish and English and Martin could read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer and Martin was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Honor Toole.

 

Hazell

(there was details of family members in this house even though it was listed as being unoccupied.)

The head of the household was Thomas Hazell and he was also listed as the landholder and from Cashel. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms. There 3 out buildings, a stable, a coach house and a cow house.

 

Price

The only person in house 31 was James (56), who was a single man, a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael O’ Donnell.

 

1901 Census for Ervallagh

Overview of Ervallagh in 1901.

There were 7 ships (boats) and 35 houses in the townland at the time of the 1901 census. House 23 was unoccupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 35 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 35 were 1st class dwellings, houses 4 and 9 were 2nd class dwellings, house 13 was a 4th class and all the others were 3rd class dwellings. House 13 had 1 room and no windows, houses 24 and 34 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 2, 3, 10, 12, 15-19, 25-28, 30, 31 and 33 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 6, 8, 11, 14 and 18-20 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 7, 21, 22, 29 and 32 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 4 and 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 1 24 rooms and 15 windows to the front and house 35 had 24 rooms and 17 windows in the front. House 35 was a monastery and all the others were listed as being private dwellings. The enumerator for the area was Const. Francis MacGlynn.

 

Ships (boats)

King

Stephen had a pookaun called Mary Anne with a tonnage of 2 ½ tons. It had the registration number 71, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

Folan

Simon had a row boat named Bee with a tonnage of 1 ton. It had the registration number 281, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

Duane

Patrick had a row boat named Delia with a tonnage of 2 tons. It had the registration number 503, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

Mongan

Patrick had a row boat named Messenger with a tonnage of 1 ½ tons. It had the registration 504, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

Duane

Martin had a pookaun names Diana with a tonnage of 3 tons. It had the registration 750, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

Conneely

Patrick had a pookaun named St Patrick with a tonnage of 3 tons. It had the registration 808, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

King

Stephen had a row boat named Messenger with a tonnage of 2 tons. It had the registration 1470, was an Irish registered fishing vessel with a home port of Ervallagh, Roundstone.

 

Toole                                                                           (additional surname: McDonagh)

The widow, Honor was the head of the first household in Ervallagh and shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (21) and Martin (17) and also a niece, Ellen McDonagh (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John, Martin and Ellen could read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Martin was a fisherman and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Honor Toole.

 

Kane

 

The widower, Patrick (41) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his mother, Mary (75), also widowed.  They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English, but only Patrick could read and write and he was listed as being farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was listed as being Patrick Kane.

 

House 3 was unoccupied.

 

Keany

John (70) shared this house with his wife, Anne (68) and they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and could speak both Irish and English but could not read. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was John Keany.

 

Keany                                                                          (additional surname: McDonagh)

Patrick (27) was the head of this household and he was married to Anne (23) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary (1) and a servant, Mary McDonagh (60), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of baby Mary, they could all speak both Irish and English, but only Anne could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Mary McDonagh was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Keany.

 

Conroy

The head of the Conroy family in house 6 was Michael (47) who was married to Mary (39) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Martin (16), Michael (12) and Bridget (10). 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 all read and write. Michael (47) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Michael (12) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Conroy.

 

Folan

Simon (70) lived in this house with his wife, Winifred (70) and 2 of their children, Michael (25) and Honor (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Simon, Michael and Honor could read and write. Simon was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Simon Folan.

 

Conneely

Patrick (47) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (45) and they shared the house with 5 daughters, Anne (16), Celia (14), Catherine (11) Honor (8) and Margaret (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Honor and Margaret, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Anne (16), Celia, Catherine and Honor could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Anne (16) was a farmer’s daughter and Celia, Catherine and Honor were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Conneely.

 

Keany

John (65) lived in this house with his wife Anne (55) and their son, Stephen (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none could read or write. John was a farmer and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Keany.

 

Keany

Michael (64) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (65) and their son, Stephen (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Simon could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Simon was listed as being a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Keany.

 

Duane

The widow, Mary (68) lived in house 11 with her daughter, Mary (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but they could not read. Mary (69) was a farmer and Mary (40) was listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Mary Duane.

 

Coursey

Thomas (65) lived in this house with his wife, Honor (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Coursey.

 

Conneely

Mary (67) was the head of this household and she was married but there was no information on a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with her son John (25). Both were Roman Catholic and Mary was born in Co. Galway while John was born in America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but neither could read. Mary was a farmer and John was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Conneely.

 

Mulkerrin

There were 7 members of this family in house 14 and the head was John (35) and he was married to Anne (30) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Michael (9), Mary (7), Margaret (5), Bridget (3) and Patrick (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Anne, Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer and a fisherman and Michael, Mary and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Mulkerrin.

 

Mannion

The head of this family was Patrick (50) and he was married to Hannah (45) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (20), John (14) and Bridget (10). 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 all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman, John was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Mannion.

 

Ward

The widow, Mary was listed as the head of this house and she shared the house with 3 of her sons, Michael (35), Stephen (30) and Tomas (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Stephen and Thomas could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Michael and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Thomas was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Ward.

 

Duane                                                                          (additional surname: Woods)

Thomas (35) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Kate (26) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mary (4), Martin (2) and Patrick (2mths) and also in the house at that time were 2 nephews, Michael Woods (12) and Mathias Woods (7). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael (1`2) and Mathias were born in America while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Thomas, Kate, Michael and Mathias could speak both Irish and English and Kate, Michael and Mathias could also read and write. Thomas was a farmer and fisherman and Michael and Mathias were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Duane.

 

Conneely                                                                     (additional surname: King)

The head of the household in house 18 was Daniel (65) and he was married to Honor (60) and also in the house at that time was a niece, Margaret King (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Margaret could read and write. Daniel was listed as being a farmer and Margaret a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Daniel Conneely.

 

Duane

There were 7 members of this household and the head was listed as being Patrick (50) and he was married to Bridget (54) and they lived in the house with 5 children, John (23), Mary (20), Festus (17), Michael (15) and Martin (12). 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 all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John and Festus were fishermen, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Michael and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Duane.

 

Duane

Martin (35) was the head of the family in house 20 and he was married to Anne (30) and they shared the house with a son, Patrick (6) and 3 daughters, Mary (5), Bridget (3) and Annie (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English but only Anne could read and write. Martin was a farmer and fisherman and Patrick and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Duane.

 

King

Stephen (63) was married to Bridget (52) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (20), Patrick (12) and Margaret (10). 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 all read and write. Stephen was a farmer and fisherman, Thomas was a fisherman and Patrick and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Stephen King.

 

Folan                                                                           (additional surname: Toole)

Of the 9 members of this household Michael (45) was the head and he was married to Anne (37) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (12), Bridget (10), John (9), Thomas (6), Mary (5) and Annie (3) and also in the house at that time was Anne’s mother, Honor Toole (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Mary and Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas could read only and Patrick, Bridget and John could read and write. Michael was a farmer and fisherman and Patrick, Bridget, John, Thomas and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Michael Folan.

 

House 23 was unoccupied.

 

O’Donnell

Thomas (58), an unmarried man, was the sole occupant of house 24 and he was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was a fisherman. Thomas and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Martin Devaney of Roundstone.

 

Woods

Michael (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (35) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Martin (14), Mary (12), John (5), Patrick (4), Catherine (2) and Ellen (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Anne, Martin and Mary could speak both Irish and English. John could read only and Martin and Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer and fisherman and Martin, Mary and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Woods.

 

Mongan

Patrick (60) was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Martin (25) and Michael (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin and Michael could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and the boys were both fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Mongan.

 

Conroy

The head of the family in house 27 was John (44) and he was married to Mary (43) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, John (22), Bridget (15) and Mark (14). 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 all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, John was a fisherman and Bridget and Mark were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Conroy.

 

Toole

There were 10 members of this family and the widow, Margaret (44) and she lived in the house with 9 of her children, Michael (23), John (22), Patrick (19), Martin (17), Margaret (11), Edward (9), Christopher (7), Mary Ellen (5) and Bridget (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. John, Patrick, Martin, Margaret (11), Edward and Christopher could read and write. Margaret was a farmer, Michael, John and Patrick were fishermen, Martin was a farmer’s son and Margaret (11), Edward, Christopher and Mary Ellen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Toole. (On the household return, form A, the head of the family was listed as being Bridget Toole.)

 

King                                                                                        (additional surname: Coursey)

Martin (40) was the head of this household and he was married to Honor (28) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mary (6), Patrick (4) and James (1) and also in the house was Honor’s brother, John Coursey (30). 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 young James. John could read only and Martin and Honor could read and write. Martin was a fisherman and farmer, Mary was a scholar and John had no occupation. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Martin King.

 

King

John (73) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (58). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read only and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John King.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (60) was married to Anne (55) and they shared the house with their son, Patrick (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Patrick could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas McDonagh.

 

Mongan

John (52) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (46) and they lived with 4 of their children, Festus (23), Sarah (16), Annie (13) and Honor (10). 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 Bridget, could read and write. John was a boatwright and farmer, Festus was a fisherman, Sarah was a farmer’s daughter and Annie and Honor were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was John Mongan.

 

Price

Brother and sister, James (35) and Anne (40) lived in this house and they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. James was a farmer and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was James Price.

 

Horan

The widow, Bridget (70) was the only occupant of house 34 and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder were the monks.

 

Edwards                                  (additional surnames: Harte, Donnelley, Coghlan, Mann, Higgins, Ward and Joyce)

The last house in Ervallagh was the monastery and the head of the household was John Edwards (37). Also in the house were Dominick Harte (75), Francis Donnelley (43), Pins Coghlan (32), Jerome Mann (61), Patrick Mullen (25) and Leo Higgins (63) who were all members of the religious order. Also in the house were 2 servants, Patrick Ward (17) and John Joyce (13). John Edwards was born in Co. Clare, Dominick Harte was born in Co. Monaghan, Francis Donnelley was born in Co. Westmeath, Pins Coghlan was born in Kings Co.[ii], Jerome Mann was born in Co. Limerick, Patrick Mullen was born in Belfast and the other three were born in Co. Galway. All were Roman Catholic. Dominick, Pins and Patrick Mullen spoke only English while all the others spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 24 rooms. The landholder were the monks.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Ervallagh

John Conry or Conroy – Application No. C/22 269. Ref No. Cen/S/11/367. The application was received on 13th January 1922 with an address at that time of Ernlough, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Johns parents were given as William and Bridget Conroy (Mulkerrin). The address for the 1851 search was Ervallagh in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 14th January 1922 with the note saying “Found married 1850, no children”.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Ervallagh

Plot 1A: The superior of the monastery leased 1 acre and 2 perches of land from Teresa Dwan [sic] for 10s.

Plot 1B: The superior of the monastery leased 20 acres and 25 perches of land from Teresa Dwan [sic] for £4 annually.

Plot 2: The superior of the monastery leased a monastery, offices and land of 31 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches from Teresa Dwan [sic] for £15 10s for the land and £13 10s for the buildings. They also had a monastery chapel at no rent.

Plot 3: John Peacon [sic] leased a house and office on 26 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches of land from Coleman R. Broughton for £10 15s for the land and £3 10s for the buildings.

 

Plot 4: Teresa Dwan [sic] leased 16 tenements on 76 acres and 30 perches of land.

Plot 4a: Stephen O’Donnell leased a house and land for £2 for his share of the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4b: Mary Price leased a house and land for £2 for the share of the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4c: Patrick Price leased a house and a share of the land for £2 for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4d: John Gorham leased a house and land for £1 for his share of the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 4e: William Maguire leased a house and office on a share of land for £3 5s for the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 4f: Anastasia Dunne leased a house and a share of land for £1 12s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 4g: Patrick Kelly paid £2 for his share of the land and 3s for a house.

Plot 4h:  Matthias Mongan paid £2 for his share of the land and 3s for a house and office.

Plot 4i: Michael king leased land, a herd’s house and an office for £1 7s for the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 4j: Martin Toole paid £1 for land and 3s for a house.

Plot 4k: Margaret McDonough paid £1 for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 4l: Patrick Gorham and Martin Dwan [sic] jointly leased a house and land for which they each paid £1 for the land and they paid 4s for the house between them.

Plot 4m: John Lyden Leased a house and land for £1 for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 4n: John King leased a house and land for £1 for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 4o: Patrick Adley [sic] leased a house and land for £1 for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 4p: Teresa Dwan [sic] had in fee a house and land that had an annual ratable valuation of £2 for the land and 15s for the house.

 

Plot 5 Rep. James Ogle leased 4 tenements on 17 acres and 36 perches of land.

Plot 5a: John Mulkerrin paid 12s for a share of land and 3s for the house.

Plot 5b: James King leased a house and land for £1 15s for his share of the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 5c: Morgan King paid £1 15s for his share of the land 5s for a house.

Plot 5d: Patrick King paid £1 5s for a share of the land and 5s for a house.

Plot 5e: was a vacant house belonging to Rep. James Ogle that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s.

Plot 6A: Rep. James Ogle had, in fee, 93 acres and 33 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £23.

Plot 6B: Rep. James Ogle had, in fee, 28 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £4.

 

Plot 7: Rep. James Ogle leased 50 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of land that had 14 tenements.

Plot 7a: Bartholomew Toole paid 5s for a share of the land and 15s for a house and office.

Plot 7b: Patrick Conrey [sic] leased a house and a share of the land for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 7c: Martin McDonough paid £2 10s for a share of the land and 3s for a house.

Plot 7d: Patrick Mulkerrin paid £2 12s for land and 5s for a house.

Plot 7e: John O’Donnell leased a house and land for £1 6s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 7f: Mary King paid 10s for a share of the land and 5s for a house.

Plot 7g: William Conrey [sic] paid £1 for a share of the land and 3s for a house.

Plot 7h: John Toole leased a house and a share of the land for 10s for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 7i: John Ward paid 10s for a share of the land and 3s for a house.

Plot 7j: John Flaherty leased a house and a share of the land for 10s for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 7k: Mary Lee leased a house and land from Patrick Toole for 18s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 7l: Patrick Toole leased a house, offices and land from Bartholomew Toole for £1 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 7m: Bridget King leased a house and land from Bartholomew Toole for £1 6s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 7: Patrick Toole (boatman) leased land from Bartholomew Toole for £1 6s.

Plot 8: Philip Keane leased a house on 1 acre, 1 rood and 15 perches of land from Rep. James Ogle for 10s for the land and 5s for the house.

 

There were also 16 acres, 1 rood and 23 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Ervallagh

The Down Survey name for this area was Evelagh. The 1641 (Pre-Cromwell) owners were Rory O’Flaharty and Jeffry Martin, both were Catholics. The 1670 (Post-Cromwell) owner was Richard Martin, also a catholic. There were a total of 463 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 24 plantation acres of profitable land and those 24 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] Presumably Michael’s wife rather than Patricks

[ii] Co. Offaly.

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