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Townland:                                Lehanagh South

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         970.51 acres / 970 acres, 2 roods, 1 perch

 

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

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Galway Library for Lehanagh South

Logainm for Lehanagh South

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Lehanagh South

 

1911 Census for Lehanagh South

Overview of Lehanagh South in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 29 houses in the townland of Lehanagh South and all, apart form house 27, were occupied and were listed as private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 1 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 17 and 21 were 4th class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 17 and 21 had 1 room and no windows, Houses 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 22, 26 and 28 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 4, 7, 8, 14, 16, 18-20, 23-15 and 29 all had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 11 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had 3 rooms and 6 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm steadings show that there were a total of 40 out buildings in the townland consisting of a stable, 26 cow houses, 9 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 2 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 135 people in the townland at that time, 73 male and 62 female and all were Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kelly.

 

Kelly                           (additional surnames: OBrien and Nee)

Joseph D. (63) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary A. for 32 years and the had had 8 children of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Katie J. (23), Ellie (19) and Lizzie (17) and also in the house at that time were and boarder, Cissie M. OBrien (sic) (20) and a servant, Annie Nee (16). All the household were Roman Catholic with Mary J. being born in America, Cissie M. being born in Co. Limerick and the others all being born in Co. Galway. There was nothing entered for Joseph D. and Ellie under the Irish language, which could indicate that they only spoke English but all the others spoke both Irish and English. They could all read and write. Joseph D., Mary A., Ellie and Cissie M. were all national school teachers, Katie J. was a shop assistant, Lizzi was a scholar and Annie was a general servant (domestic). The house they all lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd  class dwelling with 2 cow houses and a fowl house. Joseph D. Kelly was the landholder.

 

Keane                          (additional surname: Connor)

The widower Festy (72) was the head of this family and he lived with lodger Eddie Connor (58). Both were Roman catholic and Festy was born in Co. Galway and Eddie was born in Co. Mayo. Both could speak Irish and English but only Eddie could read and write. Festy was a farmer and Eddie’s occupation was listed as a tramp. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a fowl house. Festy Keane was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: Cloherty)

The head of the family in house 3 was the widow Bridget (77) and she shared her house with her son-in-law, Patrick Cloherty (34), her daughter, Barbara Cloherty (30) and her 2 grandsons, John Cloherty (6) and John Cloherty (2). All were Roman catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All the adults spoke both Irish and English but only Barbara could read and write. Patrick (34) was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Patrick Cloherty was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this Nee family was the widow Kate (60) and she lived with 3 of her children, Joseph (20), Michael (17) and Annie (16). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Joseph was listed as being a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Kate Nee was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this family was Mary (68) who was a widow and she lived with 2 of her sons, Patrick (23) and Joseph (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and could not read and Patrick and Joseph could both rad and write and could speak both Irish and English. There was no occupation listed for any of the family. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Mary Ridge was teh landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this family in house 6 was Mary (76), who was a widow and she shared the house with her son-in-law, Michael (50), her daughter, Winnie (34), 2 grandsons, Patrick (9) and Joseph (2) and her granddaughter, Mary (1). they were all Roman catholic and were Born in Co. Galway. Mary (76), Michael and Winnie all spoke both Irish and English but only Winnie and Patrick could read and write. Michael as a farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Michael Nee was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the Joyce family in house 7 was the widow Honor (80) and she lived in the house with her son John (54) and daughter-in-law, Winnie (47) who had been married for 26 years and had had 11 children of which 9 had survived, also in the house were Honor’s grandchildren, Martin (20), Mary (17), John (14), Colman (10), Joseph (8) and Peter (4). All were Roman catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Honor spoke only Irish while John, Winnie, Martin and Mary spoke both Irish and English. Honor, Winnie and Peter could not read but the other members of the family could all read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and John, Colman and Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

House 8 was home to another Joyce family and the head of this family was Joseph (65) and he was married to Margaret (48) and had been for 31 years and in that time they had had 11 children and all of those children survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were John (18), Michael (16), William (13), Thomas (11), Patrick (8) and Margaret (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of young Margaret (5), they could all speak both Irish and English and read and write. Joseph was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and William, Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, 2 cow houses and a piggery. The landholder was Joseph Joyce.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the family in house 9 was Patrick (78) and he was married to Bridget (74) and had been for 40 years and in that marriage they had had 2 children and both of those children had survived. Both were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke Irish and English but could not read. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Bridget was a wife. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with 2 cow houses. Patrick Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 10 was home to husband and wife Daniel (51) and Mary (48) and they had been married for 19 years but there was no children listed in this census entry. The both spoke Irish and English but could not read. They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Daniel’s occupation was listed as a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Daniel Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this Nee family was the widow Mary (74) and she shared the house with her son, Martin (36) who had been married to Mary (34) for 9 years and they had had 6 children in that time and all of those had survived. Those 6 children were also in the house and they were Martin (8), Mary (6), Daniel (5), Bridget (4), Annie (3) and John (2). They were all listed as being Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Mary (74), Martin (36), Mary (34), Martin (8) and Mary (6) all spoke both Irish and English. Martin (36), Mary (34), Martin (8) and Mary (6) could all read and write. Martin (36) was listed as being a farmer and Martin(8) and Mary (6) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a piggery. Mary Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 12 was home to another Nee family and the head of this family was Thomas (52) and he was married to Babrba (sic) (48) and had been for 26 years and in the time of that marriage they had had 6 children and 5 of those children had survived. They lived with those 5 children and they were Patrick (25), Colman (23), John (21), Mary (18) and Peter (16). They all spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Babrba (sic), they all could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and were all born in Co. Galway. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick, Colman and John were recorded as being farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Nee.

 

Nee

Michael Nee Tom (55) was the head of the family in house 13 and he had been married to his wife Mary (40) for 21 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. Six of those children lived in the house with them and they were John (17), Mary (15), Dudley (14), Annie (13), Michael (11) and Barbra (sic) (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (55), Mary (40), John (17) and Mary (15) could all speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary (40), all the household could read and write. Michael (55) was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Dudley, Annie, Michael (11) and Barbra (sic) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Michael Nee Tom was the landholder.

 

Griffin

The widow Bridget (70) was the head of this family in house 14 and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (35) and Thomas (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All 3 spoke Irish and English but could not read. John and Thomas were recorded as being farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Bridget Griffin was the landholder.

 

Faherty

Stephen (63) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (64) and had been for 28 years and in the time of that marriage they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Patrick (26), John (24), Michael (20), Mary (17), Joseph (16) and Barbra (sic) (14). All spoke both Irish and English but only Stephen, Mary (17), Joseph and Barbra (sic) could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Stephen’s occupation was recorded as tailoring and Barbra (sic) was a scholar. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Stephen Faherty was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of this Faherty family in house 16 was John (73) who had been married to Margeret (sic) (76) for 35 years and they had had 6 children and 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Margeret (sic) (25). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Margeret (sic) (25) could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. John Faherty was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the family in house 17 was the widower Margeret (sic) (63) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Stephen (24) and Mark (20). They were all Roman catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Margeret (sic) spoke only Irish bit the 2 boys spoke both Irish ans English. Only Stephen could read and write. Both the boys were listed as farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 4th calss dwelling with a cow house. Margeret Faherty was the landholder.

 

Lydon                          (additional surname: Nee)

Patrick (39) was the head of the family in house 18 and he had been married to Mary (35) for 5 years and in that time they had had 4 children, William (4), Mary (3), Margeret (sic) (1) and Annie (1mth). Also in the house at that time was a visitor, Mary Nee (68). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary (35) spoke both Irish and English and Mary Nee spoke only Irish. Only Mary (35) could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. They house they were all in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick Lydon was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the household in house 19 was John (51) and he had been married to Bridget (46) for 21 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children also lived with them in the house at that time and they were Dudley (20), Patrick (18), Joseph (16), Mary (14) and Annie (10). All the family spoke both Irish and English and, apart from John and Bridget, they could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a boot maker and Mary and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Nee was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of the Mulkerrin family in house 20 was Daniel (62) and he had been married to Honor (60) for 37 years and in that time they had had 11 children of which only 6 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Bridget (27) and Annie (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Daniel, they could all read and write. Daniel was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Daniel Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Hart

Thomas (75) was listed as the had of this family and he shared the house with 2 of his sisters, Mary (70) and Catherine (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Thomas was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling. Thomas McDonagh was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (67) was listed as being the head of this family in house 22. He shared the house with his widowed sister-in-law, Mary (50) and nephews, Patrick (21), John (19) and Colman (17) and also his niece, Maggie (16). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Mary, could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with 2 cow houses, a piggery and a potato house. Thomas McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the household in house 23 was Joseph (67) and he had been married to Mary (65) for 30 years and in that time they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. Two of their children lived with them at that time and they were John (26) and Norah (19). They all spoke both Irish and English and Mary could read only but the others could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house. Joseph Faherty was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the family in house 24 was Colman (73) and he had been married to Barbra (sic) (74) foe 40 years and in that time they had had 2 children, both of which had survived. The daughter Barbra (sic) (32) also lived with them at that time. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Barbra (32) could read and write. Colman was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Colman Faherty was the landholder.

 

O’Loughlin

The head of this family was the widow Margaret (76), who had had 8 children but only 5 of those had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her children, Bartly (sic) (38) and Kate (36). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Bartly was listed as being a farmer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with 2 cow houses. Bartley O’Loughlin was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The sole occupant of house 26 was the widower Stephen (75). He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish ans English but could not read. His occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a potato house. Stephen Faherty was the landholder.

 

King

The head of this household was Joseph (62) and he was married to Honor (60) and had been for 30 years and in the time of that marriage they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. Three of those children lived with them at that time and they were Bridget (21), Joseph (16) and Bartley (12). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Apart from Bartley (12), they could all speak Irish and English and, apart from Honor, they could all read and write. Joseph (62) was listed as being a farmer, Joseph (12) was listed as being a farmer’s son and Bartley was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Joseph King was the landholder.

 

King                            (additional surname: Curren)

The head of the family in house 29 and the last house in Lehanagh South was the widower Martin (63) and he lived with his son John (18) and a servant, Colman Curren (13). they were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Martin was a farmer, John was listed as a farmer’s son and Colman was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin King was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Lehanagh South

Overview of Lehanagh South in 1901

According to the census of 1901 there were 31 houses in the townland at that time and all the houses were occupied and recorded as being private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of Stone, Brick or concrete walls and all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 11 and 15 were 2nd class dwellings and al the others were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 9, 10, 16, 17, 19-21, 23, 24, 26, 28 and 29 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, house 5 had 1 room and 2 windows, houses 7, 12, 13, 25 and 27 had 2 rooms and 1 window. Houses 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 14, 18, 22 and 31 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 2 and 15 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 11 had 3 rooms and 2 windows. There were a Total of 172 people in the townland, 82 male and 90 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Begley.

 

Joyce

The first house in Lehanagh South was home to the Joyce family and the head of this family was John (40) and he was married to Winifred (33) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Honor (14), Thomas (12), Patrick (12), Martin (9), Mary (7), John (60) and Coleman (1). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of John (6) and Coleman, they all spoke both Irish and English. Apart from John (40), Winifred and Coleman, they could all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s daughter, Thomas, Patrick, Martin and John (6) were scholars and Coleman was recorded as being an infant. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and John Joyce was teh landholder.

 

Nee

The head of the Nee family in house 2 was John (40) and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived in the house with John’s sister, Mary (45) and 5 of their children, Dudly (sic) (10), Pat (8), Joseph (6), Mary (4) and Ann (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (45) spoke only Irish and all the others spoke Irish and English with the exception of baby Ann. Only Dudly (sic) could read only. John (40) was a shoemaker and farmer, Mary (45) was recorded as being in farming, Dudly (sic) was a scholar, Pat and Joseph were shoemaker’s sons and Mary (4) and Ann were shoemaker’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Nee (Will) was listed as the landholder.

 

Mulkern

Daniel (48) was the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Honor (46) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were Barbra (sic) (24), Bridget (19), Honoria (17), Michael (16), Annie (14), Patrick (12) and Dan (9). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Daniel, Honor, Barbra (sic) and Bridget all spoke Irish and English while the others only spoke English. Daniel and Dan could not read but the others could all read and write. Daniel was a farmer, Barbra (sic), Bridget and Honoria were farmer’s daughters and Michael, Annie and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Daniel Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Nee

The Nee family in house 4 had Michael (65) as the head of the family and he was married to Katherine (55) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Thomas (18), Mary (16), Joseph (13) Honor (9), Michael (4) and Annie (3). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Michael (65) spoke only Irish, Katherine, Thomas, Mary and Joseph spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family. Only Thomas, Mary, Joseph and Honor could read and write. Michael (65) was a farmer, Thomas and Joseph were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Honor was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Nee (Tom) was listed as the landholder.

 

Griffin

The head of this family was the widow Bridget (61) and she lived with 5 of her children, Coleman (28), John (23), Thomas (21), Honor (18) and Margaret (15). They all spoke both Irish and English but only Coleman, Honor and Margaret could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget was a farmer, Coleman, John and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Honor and Margaret were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Bridget Griffin was the landholder.

 

Nee

The head of this family in house 6 was John Nee Patt (40) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with their daughter Barbara (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all speak both Irish and English but only Barbara could read and write. John was a farmer and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Nee Patt was the landholder.

 

Nee

Michael (40) was the head of the family in this house and he was married to Mary (35). They shared the house with 6 of their children and they were Bridget (11), John (9), Mary (6), Dudly (3)Annie (2) and Michael (1). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway, Ireland. Dudly and Annie spoke only English and the others all spoke both Irish and English with the exception of baby Michael. John and Mary could read only, Michael (40) and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Mary(35) was listed as being in farming, Bridget, John and Mary (6) were scholars, Dudly and Michael (1) were F sons and Annie was listed as receiving instruction. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Nee (Michl) was the landholder.

 

King

House 8 was home to another King family and the head of this one was Joseph (460 and he was married to Honora (sic) (40) and they lived in the house with their children, Martin (17), Bridget (12), Annie (7) and Joseph (4). They could all speak both Irish and English with the exception of Joseph (4) and Joseph (46), Martin, Bridget and Annie could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Honora (sic) were listed as farmers, Martin was a farmer’s son and Bridget and Annie were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph King was the landholder.

 

King

The head of this King family was the widower Martin (40) and he lived with his 5 children, Annie (17), Michael (15), Martin (12), Barbara (9) and John (7). They were all Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. They could all speak both Irish and English and all of them could read and write. Martin (40) was a farmer, Annie was a farmer’s daughter, Michael and Martin (15) were farmer’s sons and Barbara and John were scholars. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin King was the landholder.

 

Lydon

The widower Peter (60) was the head of the family in house 10 and he lived with his daughter, Bridget (22) and son, Peter (20). They all spoke both Irish and English and Bridget and Peter (20) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter (60) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Peter (20) was a farmers son. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Lydon was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 11 was home to another Nee family and this family had Thomas (45) listed as the head of the family. He was married to Barbar (sic) (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (14), Dudley (12), Coleman (10), John (8), Mary (6) and Peter (4). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in County Galway. They could all speak both Irish and English but only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was recorded as being a farmer, Barbar (sic) was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and all the boys were listed as being farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Thomas Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee                              (additional surname: McDonagh)

The head of this family was Peter (74) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their son-in-law, Michael (29) and their daughter, Winnifred (sic) (24). Also in the house was a servant, Michael McDonagh (18). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All the household spoke both Irish and English but only Peter and Winnifred (sic) could read and write. Peter and Michael (29) were listed as being farmers and Michael (18) was a farm servant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Nee was the landholder.

 

Ridge

The head of this Ridge family was James (75) and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Dudly (18), Patrick (15) and Joseph (12). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. James and Mary only spoke Irish while the sons aould speak both Irish and English. James was a farmer, Dudly was a farmer’s son and Patrick and Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and James Ridge was the landholder.

 

Faherty

Joseph (48) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (42) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Kate (16), John (15), Mary (10) and Honor (8) and also Joseph’s mother, Mary (92). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family spoke both Irish ans English and all, apart from Mary (92), could read and write. Joseph was recorded as being a farmer, Kate was a farmer’s daughter, John was a farmer’s son and Mary (10) and Honor were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Faherty was the landholder.

 

Kelly                           (additional surname: Joyce)

House 15 was home to the Kelly family and the head of the family was Joseph D. (53) who was married to Mary A. (43)and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John F. (14), Ellen (12), Joseph (11) and Lizzie (8) and also a servant, Barbara Joyce (17). Mary A. was born in U S America and the other s were all born in Galway. All were Roman Catholic. Joseph D. and Barbara were listed as being able to speak both Irish and English while there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. With the exception of Barbara, they could all read and write. Joseph D. and Mary A. were national school teachers, John F., Ellen, Joseph and Lizzie were scholars and Barbara was a general servant domestic. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Joseph D. Kelley was the landholder.

 

Faherty

The head of the family in house 16 was Coleman (62) who was married to Barbara (50) and they lived with 2 of their daughters, Barbara (14) and Margaret (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Barbara (50), could read and write. Coleman was a farmer and Barbara (14) and Margaret were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Coleman Faherty was the landholder.

 

McDonough

The sole occupant of house 17 was the widower Michael (71). He was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He could speak both Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being a farmer. The house he occupied was a single roomed, 3rd class house and he was the landholder.

 

O’Loughlen (sic)

The widow Margaret (70) was recorded as being the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Bartly (sic) (30) and her daughter, Kate (28). they were all Roman catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They could all speak both Irish and English but only Bartly (sic) and Kate could read and write. Margaret was a farmer, Bartly (sic) was a farmer’s son and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Margaret O’Loughlen (sic) was the landholder.

 

Faherty

John (62) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (64) and the lived with their 3 daughters, Mary (26), Maggie (23) and Barbara (20). They could all speak both Irish ans English but only the daughters could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s wife and the girls were all listed as being farmer’s daughters. The house they all shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Faherty was then landholder.

 

Faherty

House 20 was home to another Faherty family and the head of this family was Thomas (60) and his wife was Bridget (54) and they shared the house with 5 of their sons, Peter (20), Coleman (18), Stephen (16), Mark (14) and Thomas (12). All the family were Roman Catholic and were born in Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and only Coleman, Stephen, Mark and Thomas (12) could read and write. Thomas (60) was a farmer, Peter, Coleman and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Mark and Thomas (12) were scholars. The house they shared was a single roomed, 3rd class house and Thomas Faherty was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was Joseph (50) and he was married to Margaret (40) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Annie (18), Peter (15), Joseph (13), John (9), Bridget (11), Michael (5), William (3) and Thomas (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were all Roman Catholic. With the exception of baby Thomas, they all spoke Irish and English. Margaret could read only, Joseph, Annie, Peter, Joseph (13), John and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. Joseph (50) was a farmer, Annie and Peter were listed as farmer’s daughters (sic) and Joseph (13), John, Bridget and Michael were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mulkern (sic)

The head of this Mulkern family was Patt (65) and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (60), their daughter, Mary (24) and son, Patrick (22). They all spoke Irish and English and Bridget, Mary and Patrick could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patt Mulkern was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

Matthias (65) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Mary (69) and their son, Barthly (sic) (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all speak Irish and English but only Matthias could read and write. Matthias was listed as being a farmer and Barthly (sic) was a farmer’s son. They all live in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Matthias Sullivan was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

Michael (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (31) and they shared the house with their 5 daughters, Annie (11), Sarah (9), Mary (8), Bridget (5) and Maggie (2). They all were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All, apart from Bridget and Maggie, could speak Irish and English and with the exception of Michael and Maggie, they could all read and write. Michael was recorded as being a tailor and farmer, Annie, Sarah, Mary and Bridget were scholars and Maggie was listed as being an infant. They all loved in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Nee

House 25 was home to the Nee family and the head of this household was Daniel (40) and he lived with his wife, Mary (33). they were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Daniel was a farmer and they lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Daniel Nee was the landholder.

 

Nee

The widow Mary (64) was the head of the family in house 26 and she shared the house with her son , Martin (26) and her daughter, Anne (24). they could all speak both Irish and English but only Martin and Anne could read and write. They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Mary was recorded as being a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. They all loved in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Nee was the landholder.

 

Faherty

Stephen (60) was the head of the family in house 27 and he was married to Bridget (52) and they shared the house with Their son, Mark (20). All spoke Irish and English bit could not read. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen was a farmer and Mark was listed as being a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Stephen Faherty was the landholder.

 

Harte

The head of the family in house 28 was Thomas (56) and he shared the house with 2 of his sisters, Mary (54) and Catherine (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke both Irish and English but only Catherine could read only. Thomas was a farmer, and Mary and Catherine were listed as being farmer’s sisters. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Margaret O’Loughlen was the landholder.

 

Faherty

Stephen (45) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived with their 6 children, Bridget (15), Patrick (14), John (12), Mary (8), Joseph (5) and Barbara (3). The whole family were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Joseph and Barbara spoke only English and the pothers spoke bot Irish and English. Mary (40), Bridget, John and Mary (8) could read and write. Stephen was a tailor and farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a farmer’s son and John, Mary (8) and Joseph were scholars. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Stephen Faherty (Tailor) was the landholder.

 

Keane

Festus (60) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife Mary (65). they were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Both of them could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Festus was was a farmer. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and the landholder was Festy Keane.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (54) was listed as the head of the last family in Lehanagh South and he was single but shared the house with his sister, Mary (36), who was a widow and 7 nieces and nephews, Mary (16), Thomas (14), Elizabeth (12), Patrick (10), John (9), Coleman (7) and Margaret (5). The whole family were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English and Mary (36) could not read, Margaret could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper and the children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Thomas McDonagh was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Lehanagh South

Bridget Conroy – Application No. C/17 2255. the application was received on 12th March 1917 with an address at that time of Mrs. Bridget Nee, Ardnagreevagh, Renvyle, Galway. The 1851 address was given for the search was Lehanngh North, Lehanagh South, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 15th March 1917.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Lehanagh South

According to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased 902 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land that was shared between a number of tenements. On that land John J. Robertson leased a herd’s house, offices and land for £16 for the land and £1 for the buildings, Daniel Nee leased a house and land for £2 for land and 8s for a house, he in turn, leased houses and land to Patrick McDonough for £1 for the land and 6s for a house and to John Faherty (John) for £1 for land and 5s for a house. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased tenements to John Nee for £2 10s for land and 10s for a house, Bridget Nee paid £1 5s for land and 6s for a house, Daniel Nee (Martin) and Patrick Nee paid £2 for land and 8s for a houses, John Faherty (Michael) paid £4 for land and 15s for a house and offices. Patrick McDonough paid £3 for land and 10s for a house, Stephen Faherty paid £1 for land and 7s fore a house, Patrick O’Hara paid £4 for land and 15s for a house and offices, Patrick King leased a house and land from Patrick Conneely, on the same land, for £2 for the land and 8s for a house, John Joyce paid £1 for land and 5s for a house, Walter Joyce and Michael Joyce paid 10s each for land and the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company kept a part of that land for themselves for which it had an annual ratable valuation of £20. John J. Robertson leased houses to Luke King, Cecilia Faherty, Thomas O’Donnell, John Harte and Timothy McDonough for 5s each annually. Bridget Nee leased a house to Catherine Ridge for %s, Daniel Nee (John) had a vacant house with an annual ratable valuation of 5s and Anne Kilmartin leased a house from Daniel and Patrick Nee for 5s. There were also 19 acres, 3 roods and 21 perches of water in the townland. There were 2 islands with no agricultural value belonging to the tenants of Lehanagh South as well.

 

1670 Down Survey for Lehanagh South

The 1670 name for this area was Lehanagh. The 1641 owner was Murragh O’Flaharty, who was a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Richard Martin, also a Catholic. There were 481 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 68 plantation acres of profitable land and 68 plantation acres were forfeited.

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