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Townland:                                Lettershinna

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         4435.66 acres / 4435 acres, 2 roods, 25 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Lettershinna

Logainm for Lettershinna

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Lettershinna

 

1911 Census for Lettershinna

Overview of Lettershinna in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 14 houses in the townland of Lettershinna. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were all occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or pother perishable materials for roofing. Houses 12 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 1, 4 and 9 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 12 and 13 had 2 windows and 2 rooms and the others all had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The pout-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 21 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 13 cow houses, 3 piggeries and 2 car houses. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 56 people in the townland at that time, 29 males and 27 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kelly.

 

Mannion

The head of the first house in Lettershinna was John (43) and he was married to Bridget (39) and had been for 8 years and in that time they had had 3 children of which all had survived. They shared the house with those children and they were Anthony (7), Pat (6) and Mary (1mth) and there was also a relative in the house at that time, Mary (90), a widow. They were all Roman Catholic and Born in Co. Galway. John, Bridget and Mary (90) could speak both Irish and English but only John and Bridget could read and write. John’s occupation was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had 2 cow houses. John Mannion Anthony was listed as being the landholder.

 

Joyce

House 2 was home to the Joyce family and the head of this family was Thomas (36) and he had been married to Bridget (27) for 1 year and at that time they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. They both shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had 2 cow houses. Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

John (35) was the head of this Joyce family and he had been married to Bridget (28) for 3 years and in the time of that marriage they had had 2 children, Mary (2) and Barbara (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. John was recorded as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The head of the household in house 4 was Joseph (48) and he had been married to Annie (50) for 20 years but there were records in this census of any children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Joseph could read and write. Joseph’s occupation was listed as being a farmer. They house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Joseph Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mannion

There were 8 members of this Mannion family in house 5 and the head of the family was Patrick (50) and he had been married to Mary (45) for 20 years and they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were Michael (19), Bridget (16), Annie (14), Thomas (9), Maggie (7) and Patrick (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young Patrick (5). With the exception of Patrick (50) and Patrick (5), they could all read and write. Patrick (50) was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Annie, Thomas and Maggie were scholars. They house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Patrick Mannion was the landholder.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Mannion Pat)

Joseph Mannion Pat (48) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and had been for 17 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children lived with them and they were Martin (16), Bridget (13), Mary (12), John (8) and Annie (5). With the exception of Annie and John they could all speak both Irish and English but only Martin, Bridget and Mary (12) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Martin, Bridget and Mary (12) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with and Joseph Mannion Pat was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The head of this family in house 7 was John (50) and he was married to Barbara (49) and they had been married for 16 years and they had had only 1 child and that child had survived. They shared then house with their son John (14) and their nephew, Michael (5), Michael was born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway and all the family were Roman Catholic. Apart from John (14), all of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John (14) could read and write. John (50) was listed as being a farmer and John (14) was a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and John Mannion was the landholder.

 

Mannion

This family in house 8 had, as its head, Pat (56) and he had been married to Barbara (33) for 14 years and in that time they had had 3 children and all of those had survived[i]. They shared the house with 4 children, Patrick (19), Joseph (12), Mary (9) and Morgan (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Mary and Morgan, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Pat, Patrick, Joseph and Mary could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Joseph and Mary were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Pat Mannion Senior was the landholder.

 

Mannion

There were 6 members of the Mannion family in house 9 and the head of the family was Martin (40) and he had been married to Mageret (sic) (38) for 12 years and in the time they had had 5 children, all of which had survived. Four of those children were in the house at that time and they were Mary (11), Patrick (7), Martin (5) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (40) and Mageret (sic) spoke both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Martin (40) was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Mannion was the landholder.

 

Toole

Festy (31) was the head of this family in house 10 and he had been married to Annie (32) for 6 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those had survived. Those children also lived in the house with them and they were Patrick (5), John (4), Bridget (2) and Festy (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy (31) and Annie spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Festy (40) was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Festy Toole was the landholder.

 

King

Colman (50) was the head of this King family and he had been married to Honor (45) for 9 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Mary (6), Nappy[ii] (4) and Agnes (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Colman and Honor spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Colman was a farmer and they all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Colman King was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

There were 9 members of the McDonagh family in house 12 and the head of that family was the widow Honor (80) and she shared the house with her son, James (44), her daughter in law, Annie (35) who had been married for 8 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. Those 5 children. Honor’s grandchildren, also lived in the house and they were Michael (7), Mary (6), Colman (4), Patrick (3) and Norah (1) and also another granddaughter, Mary (14). They were all Roman Catholic, Mary (14) was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Honor, James and Annie spoke both Irish and English but only James and Annie could read and write. James was a farmer and Michael, Mary (6) and Mary (14) were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. Honor McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Molloy

Joseph (33) was the head of this family and he had been married to Annie (31) for just 1 year and they had 1 child, Mary (3mths) and they shared then house with Joseph’s brother, John (44). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write except baby Mary. Joseph was a farmer and John’s occupation was listed as tailoring. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Joseph Molloy was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The head of the last family in Lettershinna was Michael (68) and he had been married to Annie (68) for 35 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. Five of those children lived with them at that time and they were Willie (20), Katie (17), Delia (15), Maggie (12) and Annie (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Annie (68), could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Willie was a farmer’s son, Katie and Delia were farmer’s daughters and Maggie and Annie (10) were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Michael Mannion was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Lettershinna

Overview of Lettershinna in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 13 houses in the townland and they were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house12 having slate, iron or tiles for roofing and the others all having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 5, 10 and 12 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. House 2 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 1, 4, 6-9, 11 and 13 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 5 and 10 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 3 and 12 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 63 people in the townland, 33 male and 30 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Begley.

 

Joyce

The widow Anne (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (28), Thomas (25) and Honor (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne spoke only Irish but the others all spoke both Irish and English and only Thomas and Honor could read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmer, John and Thomas were farmers sons and Honor was a farmer’s daughter. Then house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Anne Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mannion

The widow Mary Anthony (65) was listed as being the head of this family and she shard the house with her daughter, Margaret (32) and her son, John (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Margaret and John could read and write. Mary Anthony was a farmer, Margaret was a dressmaker and John was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 1roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Mannion (Anth) was then landholder.

 

King                            (additional Surname: Keilly)

The head of this family in house 3 was Luke (73), who was a widower, and he lived with his sons, Coleman (30) and Joseph (29) and daughter, Annie (20) and also a servant, Patrick Keilly (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Joseph and Annie could read and write. Luke was a farmer, Coleman and Joseph were farmer’s sons, Annie was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farm servant. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Luke King was the landholder.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Mannion Patt)

The widow Mary Mannion Patt (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Martin (30), her daughter-in-law, Margaret (27), granddaughter Mary (1) and niece Margaret (12). All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby Mary but only Martin and Margaret (12) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (60) was listed as being a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son, Mary (1) was listed and being an infant and Margaret (12) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Mannion (Patt) was the landholder.

 

Molloy                         (additional surnames: King and Nee)

The head of this Molloy family in house 5 was Patrick (62) and he was married to Annie (60) and they shared the house with their 3 sons, John (30), Joseph (24) and Thomas (19) and 2 visitors, John King (9) and Annie Nee (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Patrick, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John (30) was a tailor, Joseph and Thomas were farmer’s sons, John (9) was a scholar and Annie Nee was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Molloy was the landholder.

 

Mannion                                 (additional surname: Mannion Patt)

The head of the family in house 6 was Patrick Mannion Patt (40) and he was married to Barbara (30) and they shared then house with 4 of their children, Bridget (10), John (8), Patrick (6) and Joseph (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (40) Barbara, Bridget and John spoke both Irish and English. Patrick (40) and Patrick (6) could read only, Bridget and John could read and write and the other could not read. Patrick (40) was a farmer, Bridget, John and Patrick (6) were scholars and Joseph was an infant. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Mannion was the landholder.

 

Mannion

There were 5 members of the Mannion family in house 7 and the head of that family was Joseph (35) and he was married to Mary (30) and they lived with 3 of their children, Martin (5), Bridget (3) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Mary (30) spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Joseph was a farmer, Martin was a scholar and Mary (1) was an infant. The house thy all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Joseph Mannion was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Joseph (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (24) and they had 2 children, Mary Anne (4) and Maggie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Anne spoke both Irish and English but only Anne could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary Anne was a scholar and Maggie was listed as being an infant. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Joseph Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mannion

House 9 was home to another Mannion family and the head of this family was Patrick W. (45) and he was married to Mary (35) and they had 5 children, Michael (8), Mary (7), Bridget (5), Anne (3) and Thomas (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick W., Mary (35), Michael and Mary (7) spoke Irish and English and only Mary (35), Michael and Mary (7) could read and write. Patrick W. was a farmer, Michael, Mary (7) and Bridget were scholars and Thomas was listed as being an infant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick Mannion was the landholder.

 

Mannion

Joseph A. (40) was listed as the head of the family and he lived with his wife, Anne (39). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and Joseph A. could read only. Joseph A. was listed as being a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Joseph A. Mannion was the landholder.

 

McDonagh

The head of this family was the widow Honor (69) and also in the house at that time were 3 of her sons, James (30), Martin (20) and Patrick (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the 3 sons could all read and write. Honor was a farmer, James and John were farmer’s sons and Patrick was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Honor McDonagh was the landholder.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Quinn)

Coneys (?)[iii] (22) was listed as the head of the family and he shared the house with a servant, the widow Winifred Quinn (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Winifred could speak both Irish and English but only Coneys (?) could read and write. Coneys (?) was a clerk of petty sessions and Winifred was a housekeeper. The house they lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Mannion

There were 9 members of the Mannion family in the last house in Lettershinna and the head of that family was Michael (45) and he was married to Anne (35) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Patrick (19), Mary (17), William (14), John (12), Honor (10), Kate (7) and Anne (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young Anne (4). Anne (4) could not read, Michael could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick and William were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and John, Honor and Kate were scholars. They house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Mannion was the landholder.

 

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Lettershinna

Folan – Ref No. Cen S/11/4C5. The pension application was for a search in the 1851 census. At that time the applicant lived in Lettershinna, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co, Galway. The name Mannion was also mentioned.

 

Mannish (sic) – Ref No. Cen S/11/406. The pension search was for the 1851 census. In 1851 the applicant lived in Lettershinna, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co, Galway. The name Nee was also mentioned.

 

Mannion – The ref No. Cen S/11/407. The application for the search was in Lettershinna, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co, Galway in the 1851 census.

 

Honor Mannion – Application No. C/20 3341. The application was received on 28th February 1920 with an address at that time of Mrs. Honor Mulkerrin, Cashel, Galway.Honor’s parents were given as Anthony and Mary Mannion (Nee). The residence in 1851 was given as Lettershinna, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 25th March 1920 with the hand written note saying “Not found. Found Anthony and Mary Mangan, married 1845 Mary 5 Bridget 3 Elizabeth 1”

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Lettershinna ,

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company owned the land of an area of 3933 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches and they leased a number of tenements on that land. They leased land, a house and offices to Michael Conneely (Lawrence) for £3 15s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings. Michael Conneely (Lawrence) then leased a house and land to each of Thomas Mannion and Stephana Beirne (sic) for which Thomas paid £1 15s for the land and 5s for the house and Stephana paid £3 10s for land and 5s for the house. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased land, a house and offices to Anthony Mannion for £9 for land and £1 for the buildings, Michl. Conneely (John) paid £9 for land and 15s for the house and offices and Michl. Mannion (John) paid £2 5s for land and 12s for the buildings. Michael Mannion (John), in turn, then leased land a house and offices to Michl. Mannion (Michl.) for £3 8s for land and 12s for the buildings. Michl. Mannion (John) also leased land, house and offices to Patrick Mannion for £3 8s for land and 12s for the buildings. Robert Rynd (sic), Nathl. Hone, Joseph Hone and Capt. Hamilton leased a house from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £2 annually. There were also 162 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches of water in the townland.

[i]              There were 4 children listed and they were only married for 16 years so Patrick could have been from a previous marriage.

[ii]              Nappy was a local name for Penelope

[iii]             Name difficult to read.

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