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Townland:                                Moyrus

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                        Carna

District Electoral Division:   Knockboy

Area:                                        1329.16 acres / 1329 acres, 0 roods, 24 perches

 

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

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1911 Census for Moyrus

Overview of Moyrus in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 26 buildings in the townland of Moyrus. House 23 was the Moyrus National School and the landholder was P.G. McGlew, house 24 was the Moyrus Mission School and the landholder was Rev. Cannon McCormack D.D., house 25 was the Moyrus Protestant Church and the landholder was Rev. Cannon McCormack D.D., and house 26 was the R.I.C. Barracks. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings. With the exception of houses 22-25, all the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 5-7, 15-21 and 26 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3 and 21 had 1 room and no window, houses 1, 10, 11 and 19 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 12, 13 and 18 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14-17, 20 and 21 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and houses 6 and 7 had 4 rooms and 8 windows. Houses 6 and 7 were 4th class, houses 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 14-17, 20 and 26 were 2nd class, houses 1, 10-13, 18 and 19 were 3rd class and houses 3 and 21 were 4th class dwellings. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 20 out buildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, 15 cow houses and 2 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 86 people at that time in the townland of Moyrus, 43 male and 43 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Murrihy.

Keane

The head of the first house in the townland of Moyrus was Martin (69) and he shared the house with his brother, Patrick (69) and his sister, Mary (65). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke only Irish and Patrick and Mary spoke both Irish and English. Patrick could read only. Martin was a farmer and Patrick was a wool weaver. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Martin Keane was the landholder.

Lyden

The head of the Lyden family in house 2 was John (83) and he was married to Mary (73) and had been for 42 years and in that time they had had 6 children of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Martin (36) and Anne (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary spoke only Irish and Martin and Anne spoke both Irish and English and they were only ones to be able to read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Martin was a farmer’s son and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Lydon was listed as the landholder.

Keaney

The sole occupant of house 3 was Mary (77) and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish but could not read. She was a shopkeeper. Her house was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and John Lydon was the landholder.

ODonnell (sic)

The head of this family was the widow Bridget (78) and she shared the house with her son Michl (sic) (21). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and Michl (sic) spoke both Irish and English. Michl (sic) was the only one to be able to read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer and Michl was a labourer. They both shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Bridget ODonnell was the landholder.

O’Donnell

Patrick (66) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (64) for 36 years and in that time they had had 8 children but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Anne (28) and Bridget (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Anne and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Patrick O’Donnell was the landholder.

McClelland

The sole occupant of house 6 was John (47). He was a member of the Church of Ireland and was born in Queens Countyi. He could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. He was a school teacher. He lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was the Rev. Cannon McCormack D.D.

ODonnell

There were 3 people living in house 7 and the head of the family was the widow Catherine (65) and she shared the house with 2 of her children, Honor (22) and Owen (21). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Honor and Owen could read and write. Catherine was listed as being a publican and farmer, honor was a farmer’s daughter and Owen was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Catherine ODonnell was the landholder.

King

There were 12 members of the King family in house 8 and the head of the family was Festy (60) and he had been married to Maggie (50) for 23 years and in that time they had had 12 children and 10 of those had survived. Those 10 children lived with them and they were Mary (22), Stephen (19), Honor (17), Patrick (16), Simon (15), Barbara (13), Tom (11), Maggie (9), Festy (5) and Bridget (3). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. There was nothing entered for Bridget under the literacy heading but Maggie (50), Mary and Festy (5) could read only and the others could all read and write. Festy (60) was listed as a farmer, Stephen was a labourer and Simon, Barbara, Tom, Maggie (9) and Festy (5) were all scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Festus King was the landholder.

King

The head of the family in house 9 was Colman (68) and he had been married to his wife Ann (60) for 35 years and in that time they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were Pat (19), Annie (18) and Barbara (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Ann, could read and write. Colman was a farmer and Pat was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Colman King was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 10 was John (80) and he had been married to Mary (76) for 30 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Two of those children lived with them at that time and they were John (26) and Kate (22). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (80) and Mary spoke only Irish and John (260 and Kate spoke both Irish and English but only John (26) could read and write. John (80) was a farmer and John (260 was a rural postman. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. John Folan Pat was listed as the landholder.

McDonagh

The head of this family was Joseph (27) and he had been married to Mary (30) for 7 years and in that time they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. Those children also lived in the house and they were Mary (6), Maggie (4) and Pat (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Pat. Only Joseph and Mary (30) could read and write. Joseph was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Honor Folan was the landholder.

Lydon

Thomas (44) was the head of the Lydon family in house 12 and he was married to Bridget (34) and had been for 13 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Four of those children lived with them at that time and they were Michl (sic) (12), Tom (10), James (3) and Colman (9mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except for James, who only spoke Irish and there was nothing entered for baby Colman. With the exception of James and Colman, they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Michl (sic) and Tom were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Thomas Lydon was the landholder.

Folan

The head of this Folan family was Pat (31) and he had been married to Maggie (50) and had been for 7 years and they had had 2 children May (6) and Pat (11mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat (31) spoke both Irish and English, Maggie and May spoke only Irish and there was nothing entered for baby Pat. Only Pat (31) could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Pat Folan was the landholder.

McCormack

House 14 was home to the McCormack family and the head of this family was the widow Barbara (69) and she shared the house with her 2 sons, Patrick (31) and Michael (30). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. All 3 were listed as being farmers. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Barbara McCormack was the landholder.

Curran                                 (additional surname: Casey)

The head of the Curran family in house 15 was Michael (52) and he had been married to Honor (40) for 16 years and in that time they had had 3 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with their 3 children, Mary (15), Joe (6) and Colman (3). Also in the house was Honor’s mother, Mary Casey (75), a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Honor and Mary (15) spoke both Irish and English while the others spoke only Irish. Only Honor and Mary (15) could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary (75) was a visitor. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Curran was the landholder.

Curran

The head of this family was Martin (67) and he had been married to Mary (65) for 10 years and in that time they had had 4 children, all of which had survived. There were 5 children listed and they were Bridget (8), Barbara (7), Honor (6), Maggie (3) and Joe (20)ii. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Barbara and Honor all spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke Irish. Barbara and Honor could read only and Bridget could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Joe was a labourer and Bridget, Barbara and Honor were scholars. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Martin Curran was the landholder.

Conroy

The widower Martin (80) was head of this family and he shared the house with his daughter Barbara (40) and his son Bartley (30). All spoke both Irish and English. Martin and Barbara spoke only Irish and Bartley spoke both Irish and English and Bartley was the only one that could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Bartley was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin Conroy was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 18 was John (74) and he had been married to Barbara (730 for 48 years and in that time they had 6 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with their son Martin (32). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All only spoke Irish and none of the family could read or write. John was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Folan Michl (sic) was the landholder.

Lydon                                   (additional surname: Folan)

The head of the family in house 19 was the widow Barbara (74), who was blind and she shared the house with her daughter Mary (40), her daughter Barbara Folan (30) who was married to Tom Folan (30) and they had been married for 2 years but there were no children listed. Mary was born in America and the others were all were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Barbara (74) and Tom spoke only Irish and Mary and Barbara (30) spoke both Irish and English. None of the family could read. Barbara (74) was a farmer and Tom was a labourer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Barbara Lydon was the landholder.

Barrett

The widow Nappieiii (67) was the head of this family and she shared the house with son Dudley (17). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither could read. Nappie was a caretaker and Dudley was a farm servant. They both lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. John Lydon was the landhodler.

Folan

The sole occupant of house 21 was Honor (71). She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish but could not read. Honor was listed as being a farmer. The house she lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling with a cow house. Honor Folan was the landholder.

R.I.C. Barracks

The last house in the townland of Moyrus was the R.I.C. Barracks. Only initials are listed in the census. M.M. (Michael Murrihyiv) (52) and was born in Co. Clare and a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. M.B. (22) was born in Co Roscommon and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. and M.L., who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Kerry. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. The barracks was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Pat Folan was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Moyrus

Overview of Moyrus in 1901

According to the 1901 census there were a total of 25 houses in the townland. House 1 was a public house, house 6 was a private dwelling and a shop, house 12 was the Moyrus National School, House 14 was the Moyrus Church of Ireland Mission School and house 24 was the R.I.C. Barracks. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 11, 12 and 14 were unoccupied but the landholder of house 11 was Martin Keane, the landholder of house 12 was C. O’Donnell and the landholder of house 14 was the Rev. Arthur Manning. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete and houses 1, 6, 12, 14-17, 24 and 25 had slate, iron or tiled roofing while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. House 9 had 1 room and no windows, houses 5, 8 and 20 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 7, 10, 11, 18, 19 and 23 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2-4, 1, 21 and 22 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 16, 17 and 25 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, houses 12, 13 and 24 had 2 rooms and 4 windows, house 1 had 3 rooms and 8 windows, house 6 had 4 rooms and 8 windows and house 15 had 5 rooms and 8 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 16 out buildings, but there are only listings for the first 15 houses. In those 15 houses there were 9 stables, 4 cow houses and 3 piggeries. There were a total of 122 people living in the townland of Moyrus with 57 male and 55 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Murren.

O’Donnell

The head of the first house in Moyrus townland was the widow Catherine (50) and she shared the house with her children, Pat (28), Michl (sic) (20), Anne (18), John (16), Honor (14) and Owen (11). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Catherine, who only spoke Irish. Catherine, Michl (sic) and John could not read but all the others could read and write. Catherine was listed as being a farmer and shopkeeper, Pat, Michl (sic) and John were Famer’s sons and Anne and Honor were farmer’s daughters and Owen was listed as being a scholar. They all lived in a 3 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 2 stables, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Catherine O’Donnell.

O’Donnell

Pat (59) was the head of this family in house 2 and he was married to Honor (54) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were Mary (20), Anne (16), Val (14), Barbara (12) and Bridget (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Honor, who only spoke Irish. Pat, Honor and Mary could not read while all the others could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer, Mary and Anne were farmer’s daughters, Val was a farmer’s son and Barbara and Bridget were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Pat O’Donnell was the landholder.

King

The head of the King family in house 3 was Colman (36) and he was married to Anne (44) and they shared the house with 6 of their children Michael (20), Bridget (17), Anne (10), Mary (14), Barbara (6) and Pat (12).All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Anne (44), Bridget and Barbara could not read but all the others could read and write. Colman was a farmer, Michael and Pat were listed as being farmer’s sons, Bridget, Mary and Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Anne (10) was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Colman King was the landholder.

King

The head of this King family was Festus (45) and he was married to Maggie (30) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children and they were Mary (12), Stephen (10), Pat (8), Honor (6), Simon (4), Barbra (sic) (2) and Thomas (4mths). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of baby Thomas. Simon, Barbra (sic) and baby Thomas could not read, Festus and Maggie could read only and the others could read and write. Festus was a farmer and Mary, Stephen, Pat and Honor were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and Festy King was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the family in house 5 was John (80) and he was married to Mary (55) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, John (15) and Catherine (13). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (80) and Mary spoke only Irish and John (15) and Catherine spoke both Irish and English but only John (15) could read and write. John (80) was listed as being a farmer and John (15) was a farmer’s son. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and John Folan was the landholder.

Kinton                                 (additional surname: O’Malley)

The head of the family in house 6 was Thomas W.P. (43) and he was married to Margaret A. (40) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Samuel M.B.J. (9), Mary L.A. (8) and Thomas W.F. (5). Also in the house at that time was a boarder, Patrick O’Malley (28). Thomas W.P. was born in England, Patrick was born in Co. Mayo and the others were all born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Thomas W.F., could read and write. Thomas W.P. was a farmer, Samuel M.B.J., Mary L.A. and Thomas W.F. were scholars and Patrick was Time Keeper C.D.B. They all lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 2 stables. T.W.P. Kinton was the landholder.

Casey

Michael (30) was the head of the family in house 7 and he was married to Bridget (19) and they shared the house with Michael’s mother Cathran (sic) (69). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Cathran (sic), who only spoke Irish. Only Bridget could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Cathran (sic) was a retired farmeress. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable. Michael Casey was the landholder.

Lydon

There were 6 members of the Lydon family in house 8 and the head of the family was John (80) and he was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their 4 children, Martin (26), Mary (23), Bridget (21) and Anne (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary (63) spoke only Irish and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Only Martin could read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and the girls were farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Lydon was the landholder.

Keaney                                (additional surname: Castelo (sic))

Mary Keaney (63) was listed as the head of this household and sharing the house with her was her aunt, Sarah Castelo (sic) (70). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both only spoke Irish and could not read. There was no occupation listed for either woman. The house they shared was a single roomed, 4th class house and Mary Keaney was the landholder.

Keane

Pat (50), who was blind, was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his brother, Martin (44) and his sister, Mary (32). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Pat was a farmer waver, Martin was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery and Martin Keane was the landholder.

Burke

House 13 had 9 family members and Festus (60) was the head of that family and was married to Mary (43) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were Patrick (18), Martin (16), Bernard (12), Mary Anne (9), Honor (5), Margaret (5) and Barbara (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. All spoke both Irish and English with the exception of Barbara, who only spoke English. Festus and Barbara could not read, Mary could read only and all the others could read and write. Festus and Mary were farm servants and all the children were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was the Rev. Arthur Manning.

Manning

The head of the house in house 15 was Arthur (53) and he was married to Emily (54) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Eleanor E. (19) and Samuel D. (15). Emily was born in Rochester, England and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They were all members of the Church of Ireland. Arthur spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English and they could all read and write. Arthur was a clergyman in the Church of Ireland, Eleanor E. was an undergraduate R.U.S. and Samuel D. was a scholar. They all lived in a 5 roomed, 1st class dwelling with 2 stables. The Rev. Arthur Manning was the landholder.

Curran

Michael (35) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife, Norah (28). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English but only Norah could read and write. Michael was a farmer and the house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Curran was the landholder.

Curran

Martin (50), who was a widower, was the head of the 5 member family in house 17 and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Mary (20), Andrew (18), Colmn (sic) (16) and Josph (sic) (14). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Andrew spoke both Irish and English and the others only spoke Irish. Mary and Andrew were listed as being able to read and the others could not read. Martin was listed as a farrmer (sic), Mary was listed as a farmer’s due (sic) and the boys were all listed as farmer’s sons. They lived in a 2 roomed 2nd class dwelling and Martin Curran was the landholder.

Folan

The head of the Folan family in house 18 was John (60) and he was married to Barbra (sic) (60) and the lived with 2 of their children, Tom (18) and Bridget (16). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke both Irish and English while the others only spoke Irish and none of the family could read. John was a farmer, Tom was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Folan was the landholder.

Lydon

The head of the Lydon family in house 19 was Anthony (65) and he was married to Barbra (sic) (70) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (30), Joe (27), Mark (21) and Barbra (sic) (19). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Barbra (sic) (70), who only spoke Irish. Only Mark could read and write. Anthony was a farmer, Mary and Barbra (sic) (19) were farmer’s daughters and Joe and Mark were farmer’s sons. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Anthony Lydon was the landholder.

McCormack

Mark (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbra (sic) (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Pat (21), Michael (19) and Mary (17). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke only Irish and the others all spoke Irish and English. Only Pat could read and write. Mark was a farmer, Pat and Michael were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mark McCormack was the landholder.

Folan

The head of this Folan family was Patrick (70) and he was married to Catherine (54) and the lived with their 4 children, Patrick (19), Joseph (17), Anne (17) and Margaret (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (70) and Catherine spoke only Irish and all the others spoke both Irish and English. Only the children could read and write. Patrick (70) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick (19) and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Anne and Margaret were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Folan was the landholder.

Lydon

Thomas (32) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (24) and they had 1 child, Michael (1). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and baby Michael spoke only English. Thomas could read only and Bridget could read and write. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling. Tom Lydon was the landholder.

Lydon

Martin Lydon (74) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Bridget (68). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and Martin spoke English and Irish while Bridget spoke only Irish. Martin was listed as being a farmer.

Folan                                    (additional surname: McDonagh)

The head of this family in house 23 was Honor (40) and she shared the house with her nephew, Joe McDonagh (20). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. Honor was a farmeress and Joe was a labourer. The lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Honor Folan was the landholder.

R.I.C. Barracks

House 24 was the R.I.C. Barracks and the members of the R.I.C. were only listed by initials. W.J.M. (43) was the sergeant and was a Presbyterian and born in Co. Down. He could read and write and was a clerk before joining the R.I.C. J.M. (James Murren) was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Sligo. He could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. J.E. was a Roman Catholic and from Co. Westmeath. He could read and write and was a shop assistant before joining the R.I.C. and M.A. who was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Tipperary. He could read and write and was a commission agent before joining the R.I.C. The building was a 2 roomed, 2nd class building and Martin Mongan was the landholder.

Conroy

The head of the last family in Moyrus townland was the widower Martin (69) and he lived with 2 of his children, Barbra (sic) (27) and Bartley (18). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Barbra spoke both Irish and English and Bartley spoke only Irish. Only Bartley could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Barbra was a farmer’s daughter and Bartley was a farmer’s son. They all shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Martin Conroy was the landholder.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Moyrus

Norah Folan– Application No. C/17 6770. The application was received on 03 Sept 1917 and the address given at that time was Moyrus, Carna, Co. Galway. Norah’s parents names were given as being Pat and Mary Folan (Lydon). The address in 1851 was Moyrus in the Parish of Moyrus, in the barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway.

Martin (Tom) Lyden – Application No. C-22 1785. The application was received on 30 March 1922 with an address at that time was Mrs Mary Burke Dooye Her (?), Carna, Co. Galway. Martins parents were given as Thomas and Mary Lyden (Mongan). The address in 1841 was Moyrus in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 03 April 1920v with the handwritten notes saying “Thomas and Mary Lydon married 1820 Martin 9, Mary 12, Norry (sic) 7, Kitty 6, Bridget 5, Fanny 4 months”.

Michael Lydon – Application No. C/17 1272. The application was received on 09 Feb 1917 and the address at that time was given as Mr. Martin A. Moran, D.C. Carna, Connemara, Co. Galway. Michael’s parents were given as William and Margaret Lydon (Jennings). The address given for 1851 was Moyrus in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on the 10 Feb 1917.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Moyrus

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that The Lord Bishop of Tuam leased houses and offices on 1062 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £66 10s for the land and £1 10s for the buildings and a further Herd’s house and offices for £1 5s to Alexander Thompson. Alexander Thompson leased houses to Thomas Gregory, Patrick Casey, Bryan Glynn, Patrick Glynn, John Folan, John Keane and Thomas Folan for 5s each. He leased a house and offices on 16 acres of land for £4 for the land and 12s for the buildings to Bartholomew Gorham. Dudley O’Donnell leased a house on 13 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land from Alexander Thompson for £2 for the land and 7s for the buildings, Patrick King leased a house on 30 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land for £ 12s for the land and 5s for the house. Patrick Folan leased 39 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches of land from Alexander Thompson for £5 and a further house and offices for £1. There was a vacant house belonging to Patrick Folan with an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Thomas Lydon leased a house and offices on 16 acres and 21 perches of land from Alexander Thompson for £3 5s for the land and £1 for the buildings, Alexander Thompson also leased a house and office on 15 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land for £3 15s for land and 12s for the buildings to John Folan Sen. John Folan Sen. had a vacant house with an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Patrick Laurie leased a house from John Folan Sen. for 6s, John Conneely leased a house from Alexander Thompson for 5s. Charles Lydon and James Folan jointly leased houses and offices on 25 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land from Alexander Thompson for which Charles paid £2 14s for the land and £2 6s for the buildings and James paid £1 7s for land and 8s for the buildings. Lastly, John Folan leased a house on 13 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches of land for £1 2s for the land and 5s for the house from Alexander Thompson. There were also 75 acres and 22 perches of water in the townland.

1670 Down Survey for Moyrus

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Moyreish and the 1641 owner was the Archbishop of Tuam, a Protestant and in 1670 the owner was also the Archbishop of Tuam. There were 4624 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 277 plantation acres of profitable land.

 

i County Laois

ii Probably from a previous marriage of Martins

iii Old name for Penelope

iv The enumerator for the area.

v The application date was 1922 so this date is possibly a mistake with the year.

 

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