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Townland:                                  Gowla

Civil Parish:                                Moyrus

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Carna

District Electoral Division:     Owengowla

Area:                                           3180.35 acres / 3180 acres, 1 rood, 15 perches

 

Baptism and Marriage records for Carna R.C. Parish 1821-1881

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Galway Library for Gowla

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NUI Galway Digital Collections for Gowla

 

1911 Census for Gowla

The 1911 census lists 16 buildings of which all are inhabited. All buildings are listed as private dwellings. All houses had stone brick or concrete for walls. As roofing, all houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. All the 16 houses were 3rd class houses.  Houses 1,3,4,6,7,8,10,11 and 14 had 2 rooms and 1 window. Houses 2 and 9 had 1 room and 1 window. House 5 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. Houses 12, 13, 15 and 16 have 2 rooms and 2 windows.   There were a total of 2 stables, 13 cow houses and 6 piggeries. There were a total of 91 people, 50 male and 41 female. The enumerator was Const. John Kelly.

 

Faherty

The 1st house in Gowla had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Pat (50) who was married to his wife Catherine (40) for 17 years, during which time they had 6 children who all survived. At the time of the 1911 census, all 6 children lived with them. Their children were Joseph (16), Patrick (11), Coleman (8), Bridget (5), John (4) and Mary (1 month). Pat, Catherine, Joseph and Patrick all have both English and Irish listed. Pat, Catherine, Joseph and Patrick could all read and write. All other occupant could not read. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Pats occupation is listed as tailoring. Patrick is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Pat Faherty.

 

Faherty                                         (additional surnames: Convoy)

House 2 in Gowla had 3 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was the widow Mary (78). Living in her house was her son Joseph (34) and her grandson Michael Convoy (8). Both Mary and Joseph have both English and Irish.  There is no language listed for Michael. Both Mary and Michael could not read. Joseph could read and write. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Joseph’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. No other occupations are listed. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Joseph Faherty.

 

Ridge

House 3 in Gowla had 6 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Michael (44). He was married to his wife Bridget (39) for 9 years during which time they had 4 children of which all survived. Living in their house at his time was their 4 children, John (7), Mary (4), Martin (2) and Thomas (1). Michael and Bridget both have English and Irish. Michael and Bridget could also both read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Michael’s occupation is given as being a farmer. There are no other occupations listed. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Michael Ridge.

 

Conneely

House 4 in Gowla had 3 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was the widow Barbara (77). Living in her house at this time was her son Val (45) and he daughter Mary (42). Barbara had only Irish, Val and Mary both had Irish and English. Barbara and Mary both could not read. Val could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Val’s occupation is given as being a farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Barbara Conneely.

 

Keany    

The 5th house in Gowla had 5 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Val (60) who was married to his wife Mary (61) for 32 years. During this time they had 6 children who all survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Bridget (23), Mark (21) and Anne (18). All occupants have both English and Irish. Val, Bridget, Mark and Anne could all read and write. Mary could not read. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Val’s occupation was given as being a farmer. Both Mary and Anne were listed as farmer’s daughters. Mark was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Val Keany.

 

Keany

House 6 had 11 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Val (48), who was married to his wife Bridget (33) for 12 years. During this time they had 6 children which all survived. Living in their house at this time was their 6 children John (11), Mary (10), Michael (7), Thomas (5), Patrick (3) and Val (1). Also living in the house at this time was Val (48) brother Patrick (70) and his 2 sisters Barbara (65) and Bridget (63). Val (48), Bridget (33), John and Mary all have both Irish and English. Val (48), Bridget (33), John, Mary, Michael and Patrick (70) could all read and write. All other occupants could not read. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Val (48) is listed as being a farmer. John, Mary and Michael are all listed as scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 cow houses. The landowner was Val Keany.

 

Joyce    

House 7 in Gowla had 5 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Coleman (75). He was married to his wife Bridget (70) for 45 years. During this time they had 9 children of which 4 survived. At this time 2 of their sons lived with them, Joseph (40) and Coleman (25). Also living in this house was Coleman (70) grandson Joseph (6). Joseph (40) and Coleman (25) could both read and write. All other occupants could not read. Coleman (73), Bridget, Joseph (40) and Coleman (25) all have both English and Irish. Joseph (6) has no language listed. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery.  The landowner was Coleman Joyce.

 

Keany                                        (additional surnames: Cosgrove)

House 8 in Gowla has 3 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Mary (86) who was a widow. Living in her house at this time was her daughter Mary (60) who was also a widow and her granddaughter Mary (18). All occupants have both Irish and English. Mary (18) could read and write. Mary (86) and Mary (60) both could not read. All 3 women were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. There are no occupations listed for any of the women. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Mary Keany.

 

Cosgrove

The 9th house in Gowla had 5 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Patrick (22) who was married to his wife Mary (25) for 4 years, during which time they had 4 children of which 3 survived. Living in their house at this time was their 3 children Mary (3), Martin (2) and John (1). Both Patrick and Mary (25) have both English and Irish. Mary (25) could read and write, all other occupants could not read. Patrick’s occupation is given as being a farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room and a cow house. The landowner was Patrick Cosgrave.

 

Conroy    

House 10 in Gowla had 3 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Tom (74) who was married to his wife Barbara (73) for 45 years, during which time they had 7 children of which 5 survived. Living in their house at this time was their son Michael (30). Tom and Barbara both could not read. Michael could read and write. Tom and Barbara both have Irish only. Michael has both English and Irish. All were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Tom’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael is listed as being a farmer’s son.  The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a cow house and a piggery. The landowner was Tom Conroy.

 

Conroy

House 11 had 7 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Martin (34). He was married to his wife Bridget (33) for 9 years during which time they had 6 children of which 5 survived. At the time of the 1911 survey all 5 children were living in the house. The children were Michael (8), Mary (6), Barbara (4), Martin (2) and Anne (2 months).  All occupants have both English and Irish, except Anne. Only Martin (34) could read and write, all other occupants could not read or write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholics. Martin (34) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Bridget is listed as being a farmer’s wife. Michael and Martin (2) are listed as being farmer’s sons. Mary, Barbara and Anne are all listed as farmer’s daughters. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Martin Conroy.

 

Keane  

According to the 1911 census, 3 people lived in house 12. The head of the family was Joseph (70) who was married to his wife Mary (73) for 40 years, during which time they had 7 children of which 4 survived. Living in their house at the time of the census was their son Joseph (33). Both Joseph (70) and Joseph (33) had both English and Irish. Mary had only Irish. Both Joseph (70) and Mary could not read. Joseph (33) could both read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Josephs (70) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Joseph (33) is listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with a stable and 2 cow houses. The landowner was Joseph Keane.

 

Joyce     

House 13 had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Pim (90) who was a widow. Living in her house at this time was her 2 sons Joseph (70) and Dudley (48). Also living in this house was Pims daughter in law Anne (33), Pims grandsons Joseph (5) and Patrick (1) and Pims granddaughters Mary (7) and Pim (3). Dudley and Anne could both read and write, all other occupants could not read. Pim (90), Joseph (70), Dudley (48) and Anne all have both Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Both Joseph (70) and Dudley are both listed as being farmers. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a cow house. The landowner was Pim Joyce.

 

Keany

House 14 in Gowla had 6 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Patrick (31). He was married to his wife Sarah (30) for 7 years, during which time, they had 4 children who all survived. Living in the house at this time was their 4 children Mary (6), John (5), Michael (3) and Bridget (1). Patrick could read and write, all other occupants could not read. Patrick and Sarah both have both English and Irish. No other occupants have any languages listed. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Patrick’s occupation is given as being a farmer. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and a piggery. The landowner was Patrick Keany.

 

Keany

House 15 in Gowla had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was Michael (61), who was married to his wife Maggie (55) for 29 years. During this time they had 8 children who all survived. Living in their house at that time was their children Coleman (21), Joseph (18), Bartley (16), Catherine (14), John (12) and Anne (7). Maggie could not read, all other occupants could read and write. All occupants have both Irish and English except for Anne who has no languages listed. All occupants are Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Michael’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Coleman, Joseph and Bratley are all listed as being Farmers sons. John and Anne are listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, a stable and a cow house. The landowner was Michael Keany.

 

Conneely     

The final house in Gowla had 8 occupants according to the 1911 census. The head of the family was James (56). He was married to his wife Mary (54) for 17 years. During this time, they had 7 children of which 6 survived. Living in their house at this time was their children Barbara (16), Mary (16), Patrick (11), Michael (9), Maggie (6) and Katie (2). James, Maggie and Katie could not read. All other occupants could read and write. James, Mary (54), Barbara and Mary (16) all have both English and Irish. No other occupants have any languages listed. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. James occupation is listed as being a farmer. Barbara and Mary (16) are listed as being farmer’s daughters. Patrick and Michael are listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was James Conneely.

 

1901 Census for Gowla

Overview of Gowla

The 1901 census lists 15 buildings of which all are inhabited. All buildings are listed as private dwellings. All houses had stone brick or concrete for walls. As roofing, all houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. House 1 was a 2nd class house. House 5 was a 4th class house. All the other houses were 3rd class houses. House 1 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. Houses 2,6,9 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front. Houses 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. House 4 had 1 room and 1 window. House 5 had 1 room and no windows. House 12 had 1 room and 2 windows. House 15 had 1 room and 1 window in the front. There were a total of 53 people, 26 male and 27 female. The enumerator was Const. Michael Begley.

 

Joyce

The 1st house in Gowla according to the 1901 census had 3 occupants. The head of the family was Michael (87), who was married to his wife Penelope (70). Living in their house at this time was their son Joseph (50). All the occupants could not read, and all have both English and Irish. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Michael’s occupation is given as being a farmer. Joseph is listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce

House 2 in Gowla had 7 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (60). Who was married to his wife Josephine (50). Living in their house at the time of the 1901 census was their children Joseph (12), Mary (9), Festus (5), Martin (4) and Barbara (1).  All the occupants in this house could not read. Patrick, Josephine, Joseph and Mary are all listed as having both English and Irish. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Michael is listed as being a farmer. Joseph, Mary and Festus are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Patrick Joyce.

 

Keane  

House 3 in Gowla has 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Joseph (49). He was married to his wife Mary (50). Living in their house at this time was their daughter Barbara (21) and their son Joseph (19). Both Joseph (49) and Mary could not read. Both Barbara and Joseph could read and write. Both Joseph (49) and Mary both have Irish only. Barbara and Joseph (19) have both English and Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Joseph (49) occupation is listed as being a farmer. Barbara is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Joseph (19) is listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Joseph Keane.

 

Keaney

The 4th house in Gowla had 8 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was the widow Mary (77). Living in her house at this time was her children Patrick (54), Barbara (40), Bridget (35) and Valentine (34). Also living in this house was Mary’s daughter in law Bridget, and Mary’s grandchildren John (1) and Mary (2 months). Patrick, Valentine and Bridget could all read and write. All other occupants could not read. Mary (77), Barbara and Bridget all have only Irish listed. Patrick, Valentine and Bridget all have both English and Irish. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Mary’s occupation is given as being a farmer and Patrick and Valentine are listed as being farmer’s sons. Barbara and Bridget are listed as being farmer’s daughters, Both John and Mary (2 months) are listed as being infants. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was Mary Keaney.

 

Cosgrove

The 5th house in Gowla had 3 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was James (70). He was married to his wife Mary (60). Living in their house at this time was their daughter Honor (16). All the occupants could not read, all the occupants have both English and Irish. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. James occupation is listed as being a farmer. Honor is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house they occupied was a 4th class house with 1 room.  The landowner was James Cosgrove.

 

Conroy  

House 6 in Gowla had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Thomas (62). He was married to Barbara (59). Living in their house at this time was their sons Martin (24) and Michael (21). Thomas and Barbara could not read. Martin and Michael could read and write. Thomas and Barbara both have Irish only. Martin and Michael both have English and Irish. All occupants were born in county Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Thomas’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Barbara is listed as being a farmer’s wife. Both Martin and Michael are listed as being farmer’s sons. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Thomas Conroy.

 

Keaney

House 7 in Gowla had 8 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Valentine Mark (50) who was married to his wife Mary (50). Living in their house at the time of the census was their children Patrick (20), Barbara (18), Mary Ellen (16), Bridget (14), Mark (10) and Anne (8). Mary could read, all other occupants could read and write. All occupants have both English and Irish. All were born in county Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Valentine Mark was listed as being a farmer. Patrick was listed as being a postman. Both Barbara and Mary Ellen were listed as being Farmers Daughters. Bridget, Mark and Anne were all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Valentine Keaney.

 

Connolly

House 8 in Gowla had 6 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was James (40). He was married to his wife Mary (34). Living in their house at this time was their children Barbara (6), Mary (6), Anne (4) and Patrick (1). James, Barbara, Anne and Patrick could not read. Mary (4) could read. James, Mary (34), Barbara and Mary (6) all both have English and Irish. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. James is listed as being a farmer. Barbara is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Mary (6) and Anne are listed as being scholars. Patrick is listed as being an infant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was James Connolly.

 

Conneely

The 9th house in Gowla had 3 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Barbara (65) who was a widow. Living in her house at this time was her children Valentine (36) and Mary (32). Barbara has only Irish. Both Valentine and Mary have both Irish and English. Both Barbara and Mary could not read. Valentine could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic. Barbara is listed as being a farmer. Valentine is listed as being a farmer’s son. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Barbara Conneely.

 

Connolly

House 10 had 3 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was John (36), who was married to his wife Norah (30). Also living in their house was the servant Thomas (12). Both John and Norah had both English and Irish. Thomas had Irish only. John could read and write, Norah could not write and Thomas could not read or write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. John’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Thomas is listed as being a farm servant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was John Connolly.

 

Faherty    

House 11 in Gowla had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (37). He was married to his wife Catherine (25). Also living in their house at this time was their 2 sons, Joseph (7) and Patrick (1). Both Patrick (37) and Joseph could read. Catherine and Patrick (1) both could not read. Patrick (37), Catherine and Joseph all have both English and Irish. All occupants were Roman Catholic and all were born in County Galway. Patricks (37) occupation is listed as being a farmer and a tailor. Joseph is listed as being a scholar. Patrick (1) is listed as being an infant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Patrick Faherty.

 

Keaney

House 12 had 9 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Michael (49). He was married to his wife Pinelope (sic) (40). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (15), Bridget (13), Colman (10), Joseph (8), Bartly (6), Cartin (3) and John (7 months). All occupants had both Irish and English except for Cartin and John. Pineolpe, Cartin and John all could not read. All other occupants could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Michael’s occupation is listed as being a farmer and a wool weaver. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Colman, Joseph and Bartly are all listed as being scholars. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was Michael Keaney.

 

Joyce                                        (additional surnames: Connolly)

House 13 in Gowla had 6 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Coleman (50), who was married to his wife Bridget (50). Also living in their house at this time was their children Barbara (20), Joseph (15) and Coleman (12). Also living in their house at this time was the servant Thomas Connolly (12). All the occupants have both Irish and English. Only Coleman (12) could read and write, Joseph could read. All other occupants could not read. All were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Coleman (50) occupation is listed as being a Farmer. Barbara is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. Both Joseph and Thomas are listed as being farmer’s sons. Coleman is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Coleman Joyce.

 

Faherty    

House 14 in Gowla had 4 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Patrick (63). He was married to his wife Mary (55). Also living in this house was their 2 children Joseph (24) and Bridget (30). All occupants have both English and Irish. Patrick and Mary both could not read. Joseph and Bridget both could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Patrick’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Mary is listed as being a farmer’s wife.  Joseph is listed as being a farmer’s son. Bridget is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. The landowner was Patrick Faherty.

 

Keaney

The final house in Gowla had 2 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was Maria (97) who was a widow. Also living in this house was her daughter Anne (25).  Both women couldn’t read and both have both English and Irish. Both women were born in County Galway and both were Roman Catholic. Marias occupation is listed as being a farmer. Anne is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 1 room. The landowner was Maria Keaney.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Gowla

 

Mary Keaney Application No. C24 7310. Mary’ s application was received on 23/11/21 and had an address at that time of Toombeola, Toombeola, Co. Galway. Her parents’ names were given as John and Mary Keaney (Conroy).

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Gowla

According to Griffiths Valuation, the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. and Richard Hynes owned land in Gowla. The directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. had 3082 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches which they rented to Richard Hynes. On this land there was a herds, houses and offices. For this land, Richard Hynes paid £30. John Keaney rented from Richard Hynes a house for which he paid 5s. In addition to this, there were 85 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Gowla

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Slewkiroggy. The 1641 owners were Thomas McRedmund Joyce and Murrogh McDow Flaharty, both Catholics and the 1670 owners were The College of Dublin and Maurice Thompson, both Protestant and Richard Martin, a catholic.

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