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Townland:                                 Knockboy

Civil Parish:                               Moyrus

Barony:                                      Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Carna

District Electoral Division:    Knockboy

Area:                                         911.83 acres / 911 acres, 3 roods, 12 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Knockboy (No records)

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Galway Library for Knockboy

Logainm for Knockboy

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Knockboy

 

 

1911 Census for Knockboy

Overview of Knockboy in 1911

According to the census of 1911 there was only 1 house in the townland of knockboy and that was listed as a private dwelling. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and slate, iron or tiled roofing. It was a 1st class dwelling and had 5 rooms and 7 windows. There were a total of 9 out buildings consisting of 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house. There were a total of 3 people living in the townland at that time and they were all male. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Clarke.

Thompson                 (additional surnames: Bain and O’Halloran)

Head of this household was Douglas (24) and also in the house at that time was Percy Bain (24) and Michael O’Halloran (43). Douglas and Percy were Church of Ireland and Douglas was born in India while Percy was born in Australia. Michael was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. Michael spoke English and Irish but there was nothing listed for the other 2 which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Douglas and Percy could read and write. Douglas was a farmer, a magistrate for Co. Galway and a B.A. of Cambridge University, Percy was a B.A. of Cambridge University and Michael was a general servant. They lived I a 5 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was Douglas H. Thompson.

 

 

1901 Census for Knockboy

Overview of Knockboy in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there was only 1 house in the townland of Knockboy and it was listed as being a private dwelling. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and slate, iron or tiled roof. It was a 1st class dwelling and had 4 rooms and 7 windows. There were a total of 4 people living in the townland. There were a total of 9 out buildings consisting of a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a workshop, a store and a forge. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Scully.

Power

The head of the only family in Knockboy townland was John (53) and he was married to Marianne (45) and they shared the house with 2 of their children John (14) and Mary Honora (sic) (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Marianne spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. John (53) was a caretaker and John(14) and Mary Honora (sic) were scholars. The house thwy lived in was a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a workshop, a store and a forge. The landholder was the Bougested (?) Districts Board.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Knockboy

Griffith’s valuation (1847-1864) shows that the Directors of the Law, Life Assurance Co. were the only with land in this townland. They had 852 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £6. There were also 61 acres, 3 roods and 3 perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Knockboy

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Crosterore (Knockanegogh,Killine, Knocknegurveele). The 1641 owner was the Catholic Murragh OFlaharty and the 1670 owners were the Catholic Richard Martin and the Protestant Sir Thomas Meredith.

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