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Townland:                                Garroman

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         1949.76 acres / 1949 acres, 3 roods, 1 perch

 

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

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Galway Library for Garroman

Logainm for Garroman

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Garroman

 

1911 Census for Garroman

Overview of Garroman in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were 9 houses in the townland of Garroman. All were occupied and wee listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 3, 4 and 8 having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the other houses had slate, iron or tiles. House 9 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 1, 2 and 5-8 were all 2nd class, house 3 was a 3rd class and house 4 was a 4th class dwelling. House 4 had 1 room and no windows, house 3 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Houses 7 and 8 had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front, House 1 had 2 rooms and 6 windows, house 6 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 9 had 6 rooms and 10 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return form (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 17 out buildings in the townland consisting of 7 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 4 cow houses, a fowl house, 2 turf houses and a workshop. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 24 people in Garroman at that time consisting of 8 male and 16 female. The enumerator fore the area was Const. Martin Gilmore.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surnames: Joyce and Conway)

Morgan (34) was the head of the first family in Garroman and he was married to Bridget (30) and had been for 2 years and in that time they had had 2 children, Thomas (1) and Mary (5mths). Also in the house at that time were a servant, Mary Joyce (15) and a niece, Barbara Conway (14). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in County Galway. Apart from the 2 babies, they all spoke Irish and English and Morgan, Bridget and Barbara could read and write. Morgan was a game keeper domestic servant, Mary (15) was a farm servant domestic and Barbara was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable. Morgan Mannion was the landholder.

 

Faherty                                    (additional surname: McDonagh)

The head of this family was Joseph (35) and he lived with his sister, Mary (33) and there was also a relative in the house at that time, Mar Anne McDonagh (32). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke Irish and English and all of them could read and write. Joseph was listed as a farmer but there was nothing entered for the others. The house the all shared was a 3 roomed 2nd class dwelling with a stable and 2 cow houses. Joseph Faherty was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of the family in house 3 was the widow Mary Anne (51) and she shared the house with her 3 daughters, Annie (11), Ellen (9), Mary (7). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Mary Anne and Annie spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other 2 so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Mary, they could all read and write. Annie, Ellen and Mary were all scholars. The hose they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Mary Anne McDonagh was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The sole occupant of house 4 was Mary (80), who was single. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for her. The house she lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and Mary Anne McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Lally                           (additional Surname: Toole)

The head of this household was Mary (45) and she shared the house with a servant, Martin Toole (15). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English and Mary could read and write and Martin could read only. Martin was listed as being a shipherd (sic). They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable. The landholder was Richard Berridge of Ballynahinch.

 

Donald

The head of this family was William (60) who was married but there were no details of a wife in this census entry. He lived with his daughter, Nellie Anne (34). Both were Roman Catholic and William was born in Co. Armagh and Nellie Anne was born in Liverpool, England. Both could read and write. William was a retired farmer and Nellie Anne was a district nurse domestic servant. The house they lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a turf house. The landholder was Richard Berridge of Ballynahinch.

 

Malley

James (34) was the head of this family and he had been married to Katie (25) for 2 years and in that time they had had 1 child, Delia (1). They were all Roman Catholic and were all born in Co. Galway. Only James was listed as speaking Irish and English which could indicate that Katie only spoke English. Both James and Katie could read and write. James was a railway porter, the house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a fowl house. Richard Berridge of Ballynahinch was the landholder.

 

Lally

The head of the family in house 8 was Patrick (69) and he was married to Margaret (60) and had been for 4 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only Margaret could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Patrick Lally was the landholder.

 

Lally

The sole occupant of the last house in Garroman was Michael (41) who was single. He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He was listed as being a gardener domestic servant. The house he lived in was a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 3 stables, a coach house, a harness room, a turf house and a work shop. The landholder was Richard Berridge of Ballynahinch.

 

1901 Census for Garroman

Overview of Garroman in 1901

The house and Building return (form B.1) of the 1901 census shows that there were 10 houses in Garroman. House 10 was listed as a public building and the others were all listed as private dwellings. All the houses were occupied. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete with houses 1, 4 and 5 having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the the others having slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 8 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 1 and 4 were 3rd class. House 4 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 2 and 6 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 5 and 9 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 3 had 3 rooms and 5 windows, house 10 had 3 rooms and 6 windows and house 8 had 6 rooms and 14 windows. There were a total of 49 people in the townland, 24 male and 25 female. There were 16 out buildings. The enumerator for the area was Const. Thomas Tuohy.

 

Melia

The head of the first house in Garroman was John (50) and he was married to Bridget (45) and they lived with 4 of their children, Thomas (15), Mary (15), Ellen (10) and Joseph (8). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. John was a farmer and herd, Bridget was a housekeeper, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen and Joseph were scholars.           The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the Franciscan Monks were the landholders.

 

Lally

Michael (80) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (70) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary (26) and their son, Michael (24). They all spoke Irish and English and Mary and Michael (24) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (80) was a herd, Bridget was a housekeeper, Mary was a domestic servant and Michael (24) was a gardener. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Lally was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the household in house 3 was Michael (56) and he was married to Ellen (58) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Joseph (28), John (22), Patrick (20) and Mary (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke Irish and English and Michael could not read, Ellen could read only and the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Ellen was a housekeeper, Joseph and Patrick were farmer’s sons, John was a railway ganger and Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling and Michael Faherty was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of the family in house 4 was Joseph (50) and he was married to M Ann (40) and they shared their house with 2 of their daughters, Celia (15) and Anne (1). they were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Joseph and M Ann spoke both Irish and English and Celia spoke only English. Apart from Anne, they all could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, M Ann was a housekeeper, Celia was a scholar and Anne was listed as an infant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Lally

The head of this Lally family in house 5 was Patt (50) and he was married to to his wife, Margaret (45) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mary Ellen (19), Thomas (17), and Annie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and Patt could read only while the others could all read and write. Patt was listed as being a farmer, Margaret was a housekeeper, Mary Ellen and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Thomas was listed as a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Lally was the landholder.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Conway)

Morgan (90) was the head of the family in house 6 and he was married to Maryanne (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Morgan (22), Delia (17) and Kate (15) and also their granddaughter, Barbara Conway (2). they were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all, apart from baby Barbara, spoke both Irish and English. Maryanne could read only and Morgan (22), Delia and Kate could read and write. Morgan (90) was a farmer, Maryanne was a housekeeper, Morgan (22) was a general labourer, Delia and Kate were listed as being farmer’s daughters and Barbara was listed as being an infant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Morgan Mannion was the landholder.

 

Daly                            (additional surname: Joyce )

John (32) was the head of the family in house 7 and he was married to Becca (sic) (30) and also the house at that time were their son, James (1) and daughter Aileen (3mths) and also a domestic servant, Barbara Joyce (14). They were all Roman Catholic with John, Becca and James being born in Co. Limerick and Aileen and Barbara being born in Co. Galway. John and Becca spoke only English and Barbara spoke both Irish and English with John, Becca and Barbara being able to read and write. John was a gamekeeper, Becca was a house keeper, Barbara was a nurse domestic servant and the 2 children were recorded as being infants. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Arthur V. Hilcox (sic) was the landholder.

 

Tobin

The head of the family in this house was Thomas (38) and he was married to Kate (34) and they shared the house with 5 of their sons, Maurice (12), Thomas (10), John (7), Laurance (sic) (4) and Patrick (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas (38), Kate, Maurice and Thomas (10) were born in Co. Wicklow, John was born in Co. Westmeath, Laurance (sic) was born in Co. Roscommon and Patrick was born in Co. Galway. They all only spoke English and Thomas (38), Kate, Maurice and Thomas (10) could read and write. Thomas (38) was a railway porter, Kate was a housekeeper, Maurice, Thomas (10), John and Laurance (sic) were scholars and Patrick was listed as an infant. They all lived in a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and the landholder was Artur V. Hilcox (sic).

 

Tombe (sic)                            (additional surnames: Gibbons and Melia)

George Wm. (27) was the head of this family in house 10 and he was married to Martha (26) and they shared the house with their 2 children, Aileen (3) and Robert V. (1), a visitor, Essie (sic) Gibbons (13) and a servant, Honor Melia (17). George Wm., Martha and Aileen were born in Co. Meath and were Church of England, Robert V. was born in Co. Dublin and was also Church of England, Essie (sic) was born in Co. Meath and was a Roman Catholic and Honor was born in Co. Galway and was also a Roman Catholic. Honor spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. With the exception of the 2 children, Aileen and Robert V., they could all read and write. George Wm. was a station master, Martha was a housekeeper, Aileen and Robert V. were listed as scholars, Honor was a domestic servant and there was no occupation for Essie (sic). They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was M.G.W. Railway Company.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Garroman

Mary Leetle (sic) – Application No. C/17 8585. The application was received on 12th November 1917 with the address at that time being given as Mrs. Mary Tyrell, The Lodge, Kilkenny College. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Honor Leetle(sic) (Fahy). The address for the search was given as Derryadd, Lissoughter, Garroman, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. There was a handwritten note in the right hand margin saying “Glendollagh stands on the townland of Garroman and Recess on the townland of Lissoughter Recess is not a C.P. Name” The search was returned on the 16th November 1917.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Garroman

The directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased 1293 acres, 1 rood and 9 perches of common land to John J. Strutzer and Stephen McDonough for which John paid £5 5s for his share and Stephen paid 7s for his share of the land. In turn, John leased part of his share of the land to Patrick Larkin for 13s and to James Carr, Bartholomew Greelish, Patrick Mannon, William Mannon, James King, John Keane, Thomas Gibson and Thomas McDonough for 3s each annually. John J. Strutzer also leased 2 other tenements for the directors of the Law Life Assurance Company, one of 34 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land for £8 and another of 190 acres and 28 perches of land with offices and a house for which he paid £27 for the land and £25 for the buildings. Martin McDonough leased a house with a 20 perch garden for 1s for the garden and 7s for the house. There was a vacant house belonging to John J. Strutzer that had an annual ratable value of £2. John J. Strutzer leased houses on total of 24 acres and 28 perches of land to James Carr, Barthw (sic) Greelish, Patrick Mannon, James King, William Mannon and John Keane for which James Carr and Barthw (sic) Greelish paid £1 for the land and 4s for the house and the others paid £1 for the land and 5s for the houses. Andrew Keane leased a house from James Carr, Bartholomew Greelish, and Patrick Mannon for 5s, Patrick Larkin leased a house and offices on 49 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land from the Law Life Assurance Company for £7 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings. An area of 67 acres and 25 perches of land and buildings which had the joint immediate lessors of the Law Life Assurance Company and John J. Strutzer and Stephen McDonough leased a house and officers on some of that land from the Law Life Assurance Company for £3 for the land and 15s for the buildings and Thomas Gibson and Thomas McDonough each leased a house and offices from Stephen McDonough for £3 for land and 12s for the buildings each. There were also 1966 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches of water in the townland of Garroman.

 

1670 Down Survey for Garroman

The 1670 name for this area was Glaninagh. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was Richard Martin, also a Catholic. There were 396 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 36 plantation acres of profitable land and 36 plantation acres were forfeited.

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