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Townland:                                 Gowlan East

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                       Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                          Carna

District Electoral Division:     Owengowla

Area:                                           3090.60 acres / 3090 acres, 2 roods, 15 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Gowlan East  (no records)

Logainm for Gowlan East

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Gowlan East

 

1911 Census for Gowlan East

According to the 1911 census, there was only 1 house in Gowlan East. This house had 7 occupants. This house was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 windows. There was one stable, 2 cow houses and a piggery. There were a total number of 7 people. There were 5 males and 2 females. The enumerator was Const. John Kelly.

 

O’Brien

The only house in Gowlan East had 7 occupants. The head of the family was John (62), who was married to his wife Annie (60) for 34 years during which time they had 10 children of which 9 survived. Living in their house at this time was their son Michael (24), their daughter in law Mary (22), and their sons Martin (19), Edward (17) and Peter (13). Annie could not read; all other occupants could read and write. All occupants have both English and Irish. All occupants are Roman Catholics and all were born in County Galway. John’s occupation is listed as being a farmer. Michael, Martin and Edward as all listed as being farmer’s sons. Peter is listed as being a scholar. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, one stable, 2 cow houses and a piggery. The landowner was Thomas Hazell.

 

 

1901 census for Gowlan East

According to the 1911 census, there was only 1 house in Gowlan East. This house had 7 occupants. This house was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The were a total of 10 people, 8 males and 2 females. The enumerator was Const. Michael Begley.

 

O’Brien

The only house in Gowlan East had 10 occupants according to the 1901 census. The head of the family was John (50), who was married to his wife Anne (45). Living in their house at this time was their children Mary (20), John (18), Coleman (16), Michael (14), Patrick (10), Martin (7), Edward (5) and Peter (1). John (50), Anne, Mary, John (18) and Coleman all have both English and Irish. Michael, Patrick, Martin and Edward all have only Irish. John (50), Anne, Michael, Patrick, Martin, Edward and Peter could not read. Mary, John (18) and Michael all could read only. All of the occupants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholics. John (50) occupation is given as being a farmer and herder. Mary (20) is listed as being a farmer’s daughter. John (18), Coleman and Michael are all listed as being farmers sons. Patrick is listed as a scholar and Peter is listed as being an infant. The house they occupied was a 3rd class house with 2 windows. The landowner was Thomas Hazell.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Gowlan East

Mary Key or King Application No. C20 6549. Mary’s application was received on 08/06/20 and had an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Coyne, Glashilaun, Renvyle, Clifden, Co. Galway. Her parents’ names were given as Anthony and Mary Key or King (Mulkerrins). Her search was returned on the 10/06/20.

 

John Melia  Application number 2/6. John’s application was received on the 11/Mar/22. He had an address at the time of Derryvoreada, Recess, Co. Galway. His parents were given as being Thomas and Bridget Melia (Joyce). His search was returned on the 14/03/27 with the wording ‘Found Marriage 1850 no trace’

 

John Green Application number C. 178246. John’s application was received on 29/10/17. He had an address at this time of Mr. John Green (Pat), Ard East, Carna, Co. Galway.  His parents were given as Pat and Bridget Green (Keely). His search was returned on the 30/10/17 with the word ‘Sheet 9’.

 

Martin Kerrigan Application Number C. 15 1278. Martin’s application was received on the 22/02/1915. At this time he had an address of Mr. Nicholas O Connor, Lettermore, Galway. His parents were given as Pat and Ellen Kerrigan. His search was returned on the 2/3/15. With the word ‘Sheets’.

 

Mary Connor Application No. C. 15823. Mary’s application was received on the 3/2/15.  At this time, she had an address of Mrs. Mary Mutterr, Errisbeg, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Her parents were given as Pat and Mary Anne Connor (King). Her search was returned on the 4/2/15 with the wording ‘sheet 24’.

 

Michael Connor Application No. C 15 1597. Michaels application was received on the 8/3/15. At this time, Michael had an address of Errisbeg West, Roundstone, Co. Galway. His parents were listed as being Patrick and Mary Anne Connor (King). His search was returned on the 9/3/15.

 

Margaret Faherty Application No. A 10 20684. Margaret’s application was received on the 19/Sept/10. Margaret’s address is not given. Margaret’s parents are given as Pat and Anne Faherty. Margaret’s application was returned on the 1/10/10 with the writing ‘No trace of family found.’

 

 

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

According to the Griffith Valuation (1847- 1864), Thomas Hazell owned land in Gowlan East. Thomas Hazell rented land to Smith. A total of 2943 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches. For this land, Smith paid £2 10s annually. In addition to this there were also 13 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Gowlan East

 

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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