Lissoughter

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Lissoughter

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         1346.93 acres / 1346 acres, 3 roods, 28 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Lissoughter

Logainm for Lissoughter

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Lissoughter

 

1911 Census for Lissoughter

Overview of Lissoughter in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were 21 houses in Lissoughter with house 21 not being occupied as it was the courthouse. Houses 1 and 20 were hotels, house 17 was the post office. Houses 1, 18 and 20 were 1st class dwellings, Houses 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16, 17 and 19 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 2, 5, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 were 3rd class dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 4, 15-18 and 20 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 5 had 2 rooms and 1 window, Houses 2, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 14 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 and 19 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 17 had 3 rooms and 4 windows. House 18 had 3 rooms and 8 windows, house 16 had 4 rooms and 4 windows, house 15 had 5 rooms and 4 windows, house 1 had 6 rooms and 9 windows and house 20 had 6 rooms and 14 rooms. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 43 out buildings in the townland consisting of 16 stables, 2 coach houses, 13 cow houses, 2 fowl houses, 4 sheds, 1 store, 1 electric power house, 1 engine house, I car house, a motor house and a bicycle house. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 114 people in Lissoughter consisting of 56 males and 58 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Gilmore.

 

Naughton                                (additional surname: Kilevan (sic))

Patrick (40) was the head of the first house in Lissoughter and he lived with his sister, Catherine (29) and a servant, Patrick Kilevan (sic) (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the Irish Language heading. They could all read and write. Patrick (40) was a hotel manager and Patrick (29) was a coachman domestic servant. The house was 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had 2 stables, a coach house and a shed. Patrick Naughton was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was the widow Mary (73) and she shared the house with her son Martin (29). Both were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but neither could read or write. Martin was recorded as being a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Mary Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Stephen (59) was listed as the head of this family in house 3 and he was married to Bridget (40) and had been for 24 years and in that time they had had 5 children and 4 of those children had survived. Those 4 children lived with them and they were Mary (13), Bridget (7), Norah (5) and Margret (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Norah and Margret, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget could read only, Mary could read and write and the others could not read. Stephen was a farmer and Mary and Bridget were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable. Stephen Joyce was the landholder.

 

Rafferty                                  (additional surname: Thompson)

John (48) was listed as the head of the family in house 4 and he lived with his brother, Harry (30) and a servant, Maria Thompson (69) who was a widow. They were all Roman Catholic with John being born in Co. Galway, Harry was born in New York USA and Maria was born in Co. Mayo. They could all read and write but there was nothing entered un the Irish Language heading, which could indicate that they only spoke English. John and Harry were stone cutters and Maria was a house maid domestic servant. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house, 2 sheds and an engine house. The landholder was John Rafferty.

 

Devane                                    (additional surname: Connelly)

The head of the Devane family in house 5 was Patrick (73) and he had been married to Annie (70) for 33 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with Patrick’s sister-in-law, Bridget Connelly (72), who was a widow, and 2 of their sons, Martin (30) and Patrick (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick (10) could read and write. Patrick (73) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Patrick (10) was scholar. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. Patrick Devane was the landholder.

 

Joyce

There were 10 members of the Joyce family in house 6 with the head of the family being Festy (65) who had been married to Barbara (60) for 17 years and in that time they had had 9 children of which 8 had survived. Those 8 children lived with them and they were Stephen (14), Mary (13), John (12), Bridget (8), Patrick (6) Penial (sic) (5), Festy (3) and Barbara (1). 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 with the exception of the 2 youngest children, Festy (3) and Barbara (1). John could read only, Stephen and Mary could read and write and the others could not read. Festy (65) was a farmer, Stephen was a farmer’s son and Mary, John, Bridget and Patrick were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house with 2 stables. Festy Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Toole)

The head of the Joyce family in house 7 was Thomas (45) who had been married to Barbara (40) for 12 years and they had had 3 children of which 2 had survived. They lived with their daughters Bridget (3) and Barbara (1) and also 2 step sons, Patrick Toole (12) and John Toole (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridget and Barbara (1), all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Thomas, Patrick and John could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick and John were scholars. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, a cow house and a car house. Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

Mongan

The Mongan family in house 8 had as its head Michael (60) who had been married to Annie (39) for 10 years and they had had 4 children and they all had survived. They shared the house with their 4 daughters and they were Mary (7), Annie (5), Barbara (4) and Margret (1). Apart from Barbara and Margret, all of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Annie (39) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Michael Mongan was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 9 was Joseph (50) and he had been married to Maria (51) for 30 years and they had had 9 children of which 7 had survived. They shared the house with those 7 children and they were John (24), Patrick (22), Michael (20), Mary (16), Martin (13), Joseph (10) and Bridget (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read only, Mary could read and write but all the others could not read. Joseph (50) was a farmer John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Patrick was a railway labourer and Mary, Martin, Joseph (10) and Bridget were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with 2 stables. Joseph Joyce was the landholder.

 

Melia                          (additional surname: Joyce)

The widow Bridget (71) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Ellen Joyce (23) and Joseph Joyce (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Ellen and Joseph could read and write. Ellen was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house that they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Melia.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was the widow Annie (60) and she shared the house with her son Thomas (26). Both were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Thomas was a general labourer. The housed they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Annie Joyce was the landholder.

 

Sullivan

There were 14 members of the Sullivan family in house 12 and the head of the family was the widower Patrick (70) and he lived in the house with his son, Michael (46) who was married to Honar (sic) (30) and had been for 12 years and they had had 9 children and all of those had survived. There were 10 grandchildren of Patrick’s listed, however, and they were Peter (11), Patrick (8), Michael (7), Martin (6), Bridget (5), Thomas (3), Annie (1), Norah (1mth), John (16) and Margret (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Thomas, Annie and Norah all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Michael (46), Peter, John and Margret could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael (46) was a farmer’s son and, apart from Thomas, Annie and Norah, all the children were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Patrick Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Kelly

The sole occupant of house 13 was the widow Mary (60) and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for her. The house she lived in was a 2 roomed, 3d class dwelling and Mary Kelly was the landholder.

 

Joyce

House14 was home to another Joyce family and the head of this family was the widow Bridget (100) and she shared the house with her son Patrick (40), a widow, and 3 grandchildren, Bridget (19), Norah (16) and Martin (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish, Patrick, Bridget and Norah spoke Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget and Norah were farmer’s daughters and Martin was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

Higgins                                   (additional surname: Nugent)

Daniel (27) was the head of this family and he had been married to Lizzie (38) for 4 years and they had had 2 children and they both had survived. They lived with their 2 sons, Daniel (3) and Michael (1) and 2 step children, Chrisdena (sic) Nugent (9) and James Nugent (7). All were Roman Catholic with Chridena (sic) being born in Dublin City, James was born in Co. Meath and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Daniel (27) spoke both Irish and English. James could read only, Daniel (27), Lizzie and Chrisdena (sic) could read and write and the others could not read. Daniel (27) was a railway labourer and Chrisdena (sic) and James were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 5 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had 2 stables, a coach house, 3 cow houses and a fowl house. The M.G.W.R. Company were the landholders.

 

McGann

The head of this family was the widow Elizabeth Hunter (60) and she shared the house with her daughter, Lily (22). They were both Church of Ireland and Elizabeth Hunter was born in Co. Galway while Lily was born in Co. Clare. Both could read and write. Lily was a nurse domestic servant. The house they shared was a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. The landholders were the M.G.W.R. company.

 

Smith                          (additional surname: Miller)

The head of this family in house 17 was Albert Abdale (sic) (38) and he was married to Hannah Caroline (43) and had been for 8 years but there were no children recorded. They shared the house with a niece May Victoria Miller (22). They were all Methodists and Albert Abdale (sic) was born in London England, Hannah Victoria was born in Toombeola, Co. Galway and May Victoria was born in Recess, Co. Galway. They could all read and write. Albert Abdale (sic) and May Victoria were post office assistants and Hannah Caroline was a sub postmistress. The house they all lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholders were M.G.W.R. company.

 

Shields                         (additional surnames: Galway and Acheson (sic))

There were 11 members of the family in house 18 and the head of the family was Benjamin William (40) and he was married to Mary Ellen (42) and had been for 15 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. Those 6 children lived with them and they were Elizabeth Ellnet (sic) (14), Margret Violet (13), John Richard Victor (12), Robert Albert (9), Benjamin William (7) and Edward James (3). Also in the house at that time was Benjamin William’s (40) mother-in-law, Elizabeth A. Galway (70), his sister-in-law, Elizabeth A. Acheson (38), who had been married for 11 years and had 1 son, John Edward Acheson (10). They were all Church of Ireland. Benjamin William (40) was born in Co. Cavan, Mary Ellen and Elizabeth A. Galway were born in Co. Tipperary, Elizabeth Ellnet (sic), Margret Violet, Richard John Victor and John Edward Acheson were born in Co. Dublin, Robert Albert was born in Co. Westmeath, Benjamin William (7) and Elizabeth A. Acheson were born in Kings Co.[i] and Edward James was born in Co. Mayo. With the exception of Edward James, they could all read and write. Benjamin William (40) was the railway station master and Elizabeth Ellnet (sic), Margret Violet, Richard John Victor, Robert Albert, Benjamin William (7) and John Edward were scholars. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 1st class dwelling. The landhoders were M.G.W.R. company.

 

Higgins                                   (additional surnames: Connelly and Mannion)

The head of the family in house 19 was James (60) and he had been married to Bridget (62) for 30 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their children, Barbara (17) and Patrick (15) and also in the house were a servant, John Connelly (20) and a boarder, Michael Mannion (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Barbara and Patrick, the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Barbara, Patrick and Michael could read and write. James and Michael were railway labourers, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick was a scholar and Jphn was a farm servant domestic. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with 2 stables and a cow house. James Higgins was the landholder.

 

Macarthy (sic)                        (additional surnames; Daly, Logan, Brien, Smith, Kinsella, Power, O Reilly Ryan,                                                    Bradley and Blakeney)

The head of this household was May (36) and she shared the house wither sister, Emelie (sic) (24), 8 servants, Ellie Agnes Daly (27), Annie Logan (40), Sarah Brien (24), Janet Smith (20) John Kinsella (34), William Power (28), Annie O Reilly (33) and John Ryan (21). There were also 2 visitors, William George Bradley (31) and Robert J. Blakeney (52). May, Emelie, Walter George and Robert J. were members of the   Church of Ireland and the others were all Roman Catholic. May and Elemie were born in Co. Armagh, Ellen Agnes Daly was born in Galway, Annie Logan was born in Co. Westmeath, Sarah and Janet were born in Co. Wicklow, John Kinsella was born in Dublin City, William power was born in Queens Co.[ii], Annie O Reilly was born in Co. Dublin, John Ryan was born in Co. Kilkenny, Walter George was born in Belfast and Robert J, Blakeney was born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Ellen Agnes spoke both Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. May was a hotel manageress, Emelie was an assistant hotel manageress, Ellen Agnes was a book keeper, Annie was a cook domestic servant, Sarah Brien was a Kiotchen (sic) domestic servant, Janet was a house maid domestic servant, John Kinsella was a gardener domestic servant, William Power was a general servant, Annie O Reilly was a waitress domestic servant, John Ryan was an asst galdene (sic), Walter George was a warehouse maid (sic) domestic servant and Robert J. was gentleman land agent retired. The house was a hotel of 6 rooms and a 1st class dwelling a shed, store, electric power house, a motor house and a bicycle house. The landholder was the M.G.W.R. company.

 

1901 Census for Lissoughter

Overview of Lissoughter in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 24 houses in the townland of Lissoughter. Houses 23 and 24 were unoccupied. House 1 was a post office and shop, house 2 was a hotel, house 5 was a private dwelling and shop and the others were all listed as being private dwellings. House 5 was constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The other houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 11 and 21 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing. The other houses in the townland only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2 and 21 were 1st class dwellings, houses 1, 3-6, 8, 10, 11, 13 and 17 were 2nd class, houses 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18-20, 23 and 24. Houses 15 and 22 were 4th class dwellings. Houses 15 and 22 had 1 room and no windows, houses 16 and 23 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 18-20 and 24 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 3, 6, 10, 13 and 17 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and house 11 had 2 rooms and 4 windows. House 8 had 3 rooms and 5 windows, houses 1 had 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 5 had 4 rooms and 5 windows, house 21 had 4 rooms and 11 windows and house 2 had 6 rooms and 18 windows in the front. There were a total of 107 people in the townland consisting of 49 male and 58 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Thos. Tuohy.

 

McMurray                              (additional surnames: Sloane, Miller, McGann and Sullivan)

The widow Jane (82) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter, Hannah C. (28), a telegraphist, Hannah J. Sloane (22), Granddaughters, Mary J. Miller (13) and Kathleen M. McGann (13) and a servant, Michael Sullivan (22). Jane, Hannah C, Mary J and Kathleen M. were Methodists, Hannah J. was a member of the Irish Church and Michael was a Roman Catholic. Jane was born in Co. Down, Hannah J. was born in Co. Leitrim and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and only Michael was listed as being able to speak Irish and English as there was nothing entered for the other members of the house hold. Jane was recorded as being a farmer, Hannah C, was a sub postmistress, Hannah J. was a telegraphist, Mary J. and Kathleen M. were scholars and Michael Sullivan was a station manager. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Jane McMurray was the landholder.

 

Stacey                                     (additional surnames: Smith, Ford, Tyndall, Donnelly, Gorton and Joyce)

The head of this household was Jessey (sic) Gorton (46) and she shared the house with a clerk, Annie Stacey (23), 5 servants, Albert Smith (28), Mary Ford (29), Mary Jane Tyndall (25), Annie Donnelly (21) and Bridget Joyce (22). Annie Stacey and Albert Smith were members of the Irish Church, Jessy Gorton was a member of the Church of England and all the others were Roman Catholic. Annie Stacey was born in Co. Waterford, Albert Smith and Jessey (sic) Gorton were born in London, Mary Ford was born in Co. Dublin, Mary Jane Tyndall was born in Co. Kildare, Annie Donnelly was born in Co. Leitrim and Bridget Joyce was born in Co. Galway. Bridget spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English and, apart from Bridget Joyce, they could all read and write. Annie Stacey was a bookkeeper domestic servant, Albert was a hotel porter domestic servant, Mary Ford, Mary Jane Tyndall, Annie Donnelly and Bridget Joyce were general servants and Jessey Gorton was a hotel manager ss. The building was a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and the landholders were the M.G.W. railway company.

 

Sullivan                                  (additional surnames: McDonagh and Griffin)

The widow Margaret (80) was the head of this family in house 3 and she shared the house with her son, Michael (34), her daughter-in-law, Mary (29) and 2 boarders, Patrick McDonagh (20) and Coleman Griffin (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Michael Patrick and Coleman could read and write. Margaret was a farmer, Michael was a farmer and shopkeeper, Mary was a housekeeper, Patrick was a car driver and Coleman was a labourer. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Margaret Sullivan was the landholder.

 

Maher                         (additional surname: Kineavy)

John (50), a widower, was recorded as the head of this household and he shared the house with a servant, John Kineavy (18). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Both of them were car drivers. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and there was no entry for the landholder.

 

McGann

The head of the family in house 5 was Patrick (48) and he was married to Lizzie (47) and the lived with their 3 daughters, Lillie (12), Ethel (10) and Dorothy (8). The whole family were Methodists and Patrick was born in Mayo, Lizzie was born in Mountshannon, Co. Galway, Lillie was born in Kilrush, Co. Clare, Ethel was born in Recess, Co. Galway and Dorothy was born in Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Patrick spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. They could all read and write. Patrick was a shopkeeper, Lizzie was a house keeper and the children were all scholars. The house they all shared was a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholders were M.G.W. railway company.

 

Higgins

The head of this family was James (41) and he was married to Bridget (46) and they shared the house with their 5 children, Mary (18), Martin (16), Anne (12), Barbara (9) and Patrick (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from James Bridget and Patrick, they could all read and write. James was a farmer and ganger on M.G.W. Railway, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne, Barbara and Patrick were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and James Higgins was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The family in house 7 was led by Michael (42) and he shared the house with his sister servant, Barbra (sic) (52). Both were all born in Co. Galway in Ireland and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer and Barbra (sic) was a servant. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Michael Joyce was the landholder.

 

Navish (sic)                            (additional surname: Conneely)

There were only 2 people in house 8 and the head of that household was the widow Barbra (sic) (50) and she shared the house with a boarder, Joseph Conneely (26). Both were Roman Catholic and Barbra (sic) was born in Co. Galway and Joseph was born in Co. Longford. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Joseph could read and write. Barbra was a farm servant and Joseph was a Engineman on M.G.W. Railway. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and the landholders were M.G.W.R. company.

 

Joyce

House 9 was home to another Joyce family and then head of the family was Thomas (60) who was married to May (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Richard (30), Martin (20) and Honor (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Richard and Honor could read and write. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce               (additional surnames: Griffin and Clarke)

The head of this Joyce family was Stephen (40) and he was married to Bridget (30) and they lived in the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary (3) and Margaret (8mths), 2 boarders, Martin Griffin (35) and Michael Clarke (60) and an unspecified female, Bridget (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen, Bridget (30) and Bridget (13) spoke both Irish and English while Martin and Michael spoke only English. Mary and Margaret could not read, Bridget could read only and the others could all read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer, Bridget (30) was a housekeeper, May and Margaret were listed as being infants, Martin was a labourer (general), Michael was a stone cutter and Bridget (13) was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and Stephen Joyce was the landholder.

 

Rafferty                                   (additional surname: Gillespie)

 

The head of the household in house 10 was Peter (60), who was married but there was no entry for his wife in this house at that time. Also in the house at the time of this census was his son, Peter (21) and a housekeeper, Annie Gillespie (60). All the household were Roman Catholic with Peter (60) being born in Co. Galway, Peter (30) being born in the United States and Annie being born in Co. Tyrone. There was nothing entered for languages for any of them. Only the 2 Peters could read and write. Peter (60) was a contractor, Peter (30) was an engine fitter at works and Annie was a general servant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 12 was the widow Mary (80) and she shared then house with her son-in-law, Festus (40), her daughter, Barbara (31), Grandsons, Stephen (4) and John (10mths) and granddaughter, Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Mary and John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. None of the family could read or write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Festus was a framers son, Barbara was a housekeeper, Stephen was a scholar and Mary and John were listed as being infants. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festus Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce                           (additional surname: Thornton)

The widow Penelope (60) was the listed as being the head of the family in house 13. She shared with her son, Thomas (30), Daughter-in-law, Barbara (25), a servant, Michael (12) and a visitor at that time, Margaret Thornton (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas and Margaret could read and write. Penelope was listed as being a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Barbara was a housekeeper, Michael was a farm servant and Margaret was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Thomas Joyce was the landholder.

 

Mongan

House 14 was home to the Mongan family and the head of the family was listed as the widower, Thomas (80) and he shared the house with his son, Michael (34) and daughter-in-law, Anne (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Thomas was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Anne was a housekeeper. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Mongan was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 15 was Joseph (50) and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared then house with 5 of their children, John (13), Patrick (11), Michael (9), Martin (4) and Mary (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Martin, who only spoke Irish. None of the family could read or write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary was a housekeeper, John, Patrick, Michael and Martin were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a single roomed, 4th class house and Joseph Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

House 16 was home to another Joyce family and the head of this family was widow Mary (82) and she shared then house with her daughter, Anne (39), also a widow and her grandchildren, Thomas (16), Mary (13), Bridget (12) and Martin (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but Bridget could read only, Mary (13) could read and write and the others could not read. Mary (82) was a housekeeper, Anne was a farmer, Thomas and Mary were listed as farmer’s sons, although Mary was obviously a farmer’s daughter, and Bridget and Martin were scholars. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Joyce was the landholder.

 

Sullivan                                  (additional surnames: Shaughnessy and Toole)

There were 11 members of the household in house 17 with the widower Patrick (62) as the head of the family and he shared the house with his sons, Michael (30) and Festus (33), his daughter-in-law, Honor (20) and 5 grandchildren, John (6), Margaret (5), Peter (3), Mary (2) and Patrick (14 days). Also in the house at that time were a boarder, Patrick Shaughnessy (6) and a servant, John Toole (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of baby Patrick. Only Michael and Patrick (60) could read and write. Patrick (62) was a farmer, Michael and Festus were farmer’s sons, Honor was a housekeeper, John (6), Margaret, Peter and Mary were scholars, Patrick (14 days) was an infant, Patrick Shaughnessy was listed as a time keeper our (sic) man and John Toole was a servant (general). The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Sullivan was then landholder.

 

Kelly

The sole occupant of house 18 was Mary (30), who was married but her husband is not mentioned in this census entry. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic who spoke Irish and English but could not read. She was listed as being a farmer. The house she lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Kelly was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 19 was Festus (61) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared then house with 3 of their children, Bridget (24), Patrick (22), who was a widower, and Honor (18) and their grandson Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby Martin. None of the family could read or write. Festus was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, Bridget and Honor were farmer’s daughters, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Martin was an infant. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festus Joyce was the landholder.

 

Devane

The head of the household in house 20 was Patrick (60) and he was married to Anne (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Martin (20), Barbara (19), Mary (12), Bridget (10) and Patrick (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English Bridget could read only, Mary could read and write and the other members of the family could not read. Patrick (60) was listed as being a farmer, Anne was a housekeeper, Martin was a farmer’s son, Barbara was a farmer’s daughter, and the other children were all scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Patrick Devane was the landholder.

 

Gorham

The widow Honor (56) was listed as the head of this family in house 21 and she shared the house with her daughter, Mary (35). Both were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both of them could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Callaghan                                (additional Surname: Walsh)

The widow Anne (60) was the head of the household in the last house in Lissoughter and she lived with her sister, Margaret Walsh (58), both were listed as being deaf. Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic but they could not read. Neither of them had an occupation. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Lissoughter

Annie Joyce – Application No. C/17 4687. The application was received on 20th June 1917 with an address at the time of Lissoughter, Recess, Co. Galway. Annie’s parent’s names were given as Martin and Mary Joyce (Mongan). The 1851 address was Lissoughter, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 25th June 1917 and 2s was awarded.

 

Mary Leetle – Application No. C/17 8585. The application was received on 12th Nov 1917 with an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Tyrell, The Lodge, Kilkenny College. Mary’s parents were given as Pat and Honor Leetle (Fahy). The address for 1851 search listed 4 townlands, Garroman, Lissoughter, Derryadd East and Derryadd West. All in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. A handwritten note in the right hand margin says “ “Glendollagh” stands on the townland of Gorroman and Recess on the townland of Lissoughter Recess is not a CP[iii] name.” The search was returned on 16th Nov 1917 and 2s was awarded.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Lissoughter

The Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) shows that the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company were the main immediate lessors in Lissoughter. They leased 783 acres, and 31 perches of land and buildings to Patrick Joyce for £9 for the land and 5s for the houses and offices. Patrick, in turn, leased houses and some of the land to John Joyce for £4 10s for land and 5s for a house and to Patrick Joyce Jun. for £4 10s for land and 4s for a house. William Andrews leased 510 acres and 10 perches of land with a hotel and offices from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for an annual rent of £8 for the land and £12 for the buildings. The Constabulary Force leased a police barracks, yard and gar. on 1 rood and 23 perches of land for 2s for the land and £4 5s for the buildings. William Andrews paid a half annual rent of £7. The Wesleyan Methodist School leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 30 perches of land which had a house and office for 12s for land and £2 15s for the buildings. There were 88 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches of water in the townland. There were exemptions for the police barracks, yard and gar. and the Wesleyan Methodist school house and offices.

 

1670 Down Survey for Lissoughter

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Lishotra & Estimacon. The 1641 owner was listed as Murragh O’Flaharty, a Catholic and the 1670 owners were Maurice Thompson and John Hawes, both Protestant. There were 5797 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 167 plantation acres of profitable land and 167 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i]              Co. Offaly

[ii]              Co. Laois

[iii]             Civil Parish

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