Murvey

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Murvey

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Roundstone

Area:                                         1161.53 acres / 1161 acres, 2 roods, 4 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Murvey

Logainm for Murvey

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Murvey

 

1911 Census for Murvey

Overview of Murvey in 1911

There were a total of 31 houses in the townland of Murvey but 3 of those were unoccupied. House 17 was a 1st class dwelling that had Alice Mallane [sic] as the landholder, house 18 was a 3rd class dwelling with Patrick Gorham as the landholder were both unoccupied and house 31 was the Murvey National School. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 16, 17, 25 and 16 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 16 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 2, 12, 15, 17, 22 and 24-28 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class dwellings. Houses 3, 5, 11 and 20 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 19 and 29 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 6, 14 and 18 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 1, 4, 7-10, 13, 21, 23 and 31 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 2, 12, 17, 22 and 24-28 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 56 out buildings, 12 stables, 24 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 16 piggeries and a turf house. There were 152 people in the townland at that time, 77 males and 75 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Francis McGlynn.

 

Folan

Festy (46) was listed as the head of the first family in Murvey and he had been married to Sarah (40) for 19 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Patrick (16), Michael (13), Celia (10), Brigid (8), Annie (6) and Margaret (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Margaret could not read, Annie could read only and all the others could read and write. Festy and Patrick were farmers and fishermen and Michael, Celia, Brigid and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Festy Folan.

 

McDonough

John (64) was married to Barbara (61) and had been for 27 years during which time they had had 10 children with 9 of those surviving. Five of those children were in the house at this time and they were, Patrick (18), Anne (23), John (16), Bridget (15) and Thomas (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. John (64) was a farmer, Patrick was a farm labourer and John (16) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John McDonough Sen.

 

McDonagh

The widow, Mary (86) was listed as the head of this household and she lived with her son, James (52). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Mary was a farmer and James was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Mary McDonagh.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Michael (71) and he had been married to Ellen (60) for 38 years and during that marriage they had had 10 children and all had survived until this time. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Michael (37), Joseph (20), Agnes (17) and John (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael (71) was a farmer, Michael (37) and Joseph were farm labourers and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Gorham

Dudley (58) lived in this house with his wife of 16 years, Catherine (48) but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could also read and write. Dudley was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Dudley Gorham.

 

Gorham

There were 4 members in this household and the head was Michael (69) and he had been married to Mary (63) for 28 years and they had had 5 children with only 3 surviving. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Valentine (28) and Mary (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Valentine was a farm hand and fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and piggery. The landholder was Michael Goram [sic].

 

Mannion

The widower, Valentine (69) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Patrick (25), Norah (22), John (19) and Michael (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Valentine was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and John and Michael were farm labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Val Mannion.

 

Mannion

There were 12 members of this family in house 8 and the head was Marin (52) and he had been married to Sarah (48) for 25 years and during that marriage they had had 11 children with all surviving. They shared the house with 10 of those children, Martin (24), Patk. (20), Maggie (18), Michael (16), Delia (14), Sarah (9), John (11), Peter (6), Anne (3) and Lizzie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Anne and Lizzie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Martin (52), Anne and Lizzie, they could all read and write. Martin (52) was a farmer, Martin (24) was a general labourer, Patk. and Michael were farm labourers and Sarah (9), John and Peter were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Martin Mannion Martin.

 

Mannion

Martin Mannion John (52) was married to Mary (48) and had been for 26 years and they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children, Mary (22), John (20), Val (17), Annie (15), Festy (12), Martin Mannion John (10) and Thomas (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of young Thomas, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Martin John (52) and Thomas, all could read and write. Martin John (52) was a farmer, John was a fisherman and Festy, Martin John (10) and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Mannion John.

 

Mannion

Thomas (50) was the head of this family and had been married to Barbara (48) for 22 years and during that time they had had 9 children and all had survived to that time. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were Martin (21), Anne (17), Michael (14), Barbara (12), John (10), Catherine (6), Bridgid [sic] (4) and Thomas (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridgid [sic] and Thomas, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas (50), Martin, Anne, Michael, Barbara (12) and John could read and write. Thomas (50) was a farmer, Martin was a farm hand and a fisherman, Michael was a farm labourer and Barbara and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

Folan

The widow, Mary (70) was the sole occupant in house 11 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and she had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Folan.

 

Mannion

Michael (60), a widower, was the head of the family in house 12 and he shared the house with 6 of his children, Patrick (22), Thomas (20), Sarah (18), Michael (16), Val (14) and Stephen (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Michael (60) was a farmer, Patrick and Thomas were fishermen and Michael (16), Val and Stephen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Mannion.

 

Conroy

The widow, Anne (50) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 6 of her children, James (23), John (20), Michael (14), Annie (11), Joseph (8) and Maggie (5). 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 young Maggie. Maggie could not read, Joseph could read only and all the others could read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmer, James, John and Michael were farm labourers and Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Annie Conroy.

 

Joyce

Mary (55), who was unmarried, lived in this house with 2 of her sisters, Maggie (43) and Ann (39). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Ann could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Audley

Valentine (74) was the head of the family in house 15 and he had been married to Bridget (65) for 38 years and during that time they had had 10 children with 8 of those surviving. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, Val (25) and John (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Valentine spoke only Irish and Bridget spoke both Irish and English. With the exception of Valentine, all could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and Val and John were general labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Val Audley.

 

House 16 was unoccupied.

 

Burke                                                                          (additional surname: Gorham)

Edward (75) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (75) for 50 years and had had 8 children but only 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Annie Gorham (36) and he had been married to Patrick Gorham (29) for 7 years and they had 3 children, Mary (6), Delia (3) and Annie (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Delia and Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. The 3 grandchildren could not read, Mary (75) could read only and the others could all read and write. Edward was a farmer, Patrick was a farm labourer and Mary (6) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Edward Burke.

 

House 18 was unoccupied.

 

Gorham
The widow, Mary (55) shared this house with 4 of her children, Michael (25), Thomas (23), Mary (20) and Owen (16). 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. Mary (55) was a farmer, Michael, Thomas and Owen were farm labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Gorham.

 

Coyne

Thomas (80) lived in this house with his wife of 50 years, Honor (79) and they had had 7 children and all had survived. Also in the house at that time was their son, Michael (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and Michael was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Coyne.

 

King

Peter (55) was the head of this household and he had been married to Honor (53) for 34 years and they had had 9 children with all having survived until this time. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Michael (30), Brigid (18), Nora (16), Barbra (13) and Peter (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only the 4 youngest children could read and write. Peter was a farmer, Michael was a fisherman and Barbra and Peter were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Peter King.

 

Burke

There were 8 members of this household and the head was Michael (58) who was married to Margret (56) and had been for 32 years and they had had 10 children and 9 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, Anne (24), Patrick (20), Michael (18), Thomas (14), Peter (14) and Delia (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael (58) was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman, Michael (18) was a farm labourer and Thomas, Peter and Delia were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Burke.

 

Folan

John (33) lived in this house with his sister, Julia (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write and John was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery. The landholder was John Folan.

 

McInerney

The widow, Alice (73) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with 3 children, Mary (37), Patrick (35) and Brigid (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Alice was a farmer and Patrick was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery. The landholder was Alice McInerney.

 

Conroy

The head of this family was James (66) and had been married to Mary (60) for 25 years and they had had 8 children, but only 4 had survived and they were, Patrick (24), Mary (21), Festy (17) and Annie (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. James was a farmer and Patrick and Festy were farm labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery. The landholder was James Conroy.

 

Coyne                                                                          (additional surname: Devaney)

Patrick (54) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Delia (42) for 14 years but had no children. Also in the house at that time was a niece, Delia Devaney (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Delia (42) spoke both Irish and English and could read and write and Delia (7) could read only. Patrick was a farmer and grocer and Delia (7) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Coyne.

 

Coyne

The widow, Mary (74) was the only occupant of house 27 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could read only and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and she had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Coyne.

 

Keaney

Thomas (34) had been married to Mary (31) for 5 years and during that time they had had 3 children, Thomas (4), Mary (2) and Ellen (11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak Irish and English and read and write and Thomas (34) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Keaney.

 

McDonough                                                                (additional surname: Sullivan)

John (46) was the head of this family and Annie Sullivan (42) was listed as being his wife but no length of that marriage was listed. They had had 8 children with 7 surviving and they were, Mary (15), Sibina [sic] (13), Bridget (11), Martin (9), Annie (7), Maggie (5) and Nora (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from young Nora, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Annie, Maggie and Nora, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Martin and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was John McDonough Jun.

 

Gorham

Festy (69) was the head of the last family in Murvey and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 25 years and they had had 4 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Martin (23), Mary (20) and Patrick (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Festy was a farmer, Martin was a general labourer and Patrick was a farm labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festy Gorham.

 

 

1901 Census for Murvey

Overview of Murvey in 1901

There were a total of 36 houses in the townland of Murvey in 1901 with 5 being unoccupied. The unoccupied houses were house 30, the national school, houses 33 and 34 that had Mrs Hallam of London as the landholder, house 35 with the landholder being Michael Conroy and house 36, that Mary Mongan was the landholder of. The occupied houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 19 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 6-8, 14, 19, 23 and 24 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 11 and 27 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3-5, 21, 29 and 31 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 9, 10, 12, 18, 25 and 28 had 3 rooms and 1 window in the front. House 16 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 1, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 26 and 32 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 6-8, 14 and 19 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and houses 23 and 24 had 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 173 people in the townland at that time, 89 males and 84 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Charles Laidley [sic].

 

McDonagh

There were 11 members of the household in house 1 and the head was listed as John (48) who was married to Barbara (44) and they shared the house with 9 children, Mary (16), Annie (14), Ellen (12), Barbara (9), Celia (8), Patrick (7), John (5), Bridget (4) and Thomas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Barbara (44), John (5), Bridget and Thomas could not read, Patrick could read only and all the others could read and write. John (48) was a farmer and the 7 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Joyce

The head of this household was Michael (50) and he was married to Ellen (41) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Michael (25), Annie (19), Nora (16), Margaret (12), Joseph (10), Agnes (7) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Agnes could read only. Michael (50) was listed as being a farmer, Michael (25) and John were farmer’s sons, Annie and Nora were farmer’s daughters and Margaret, Joseph and Agnes were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Joyce Mick.

 

McDonagh

The widow, Mary (70) lived in this house with her son, James (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only James could read and write. Mary was a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Mary McDonagh.

 

Gorham

Dudly [sic] (52) shared this house with his wife, Catherine (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Both were listed as being farmer’s. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Dudly [sic] Gorham.

 

Gorham

Michael (55) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (40) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Valentine (12), Bridget (10) and Mary (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and the children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Michael Gorham.

 

Mannion

The widower, Valentine (56) lived in house 6 with 5 of his children, Sarah (17), Patrick (13), Honora (9), John (7) and Michael (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Valentine spoke only Irish and the children all spoke both Irish and English. Valentine and Michael could not read while all the others could read and write. Valentine was a farmer and mason, Sarah was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick, Honora and John were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Valentine Mannion.

 

Mannion

There were 9 members of this household in house 7 and the head was Martin (39) and he was married to Sarah (32) and they shared the house with 7 children, Martin (14), Mary (11) Patrick (10) Margaret (8), Michael (6), Delia (4) and John (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Delia and John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Margaret could read only and Sarah, Mary and Patrick could read and write. Martin was a farmer and the 5 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Martin Mannion.

 

Mannion

Martin (40) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (35) and they lived in the house with 6 children, Michael (12), Mary (10), John (9), Valentine (7), Anne (5) Festus (2) and also in the house at that time was Martin’s widowed mother, Sarah (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Sarah, who was born in Co. Mary. Sarah spoke only Irish and the others, apart from young Festus, could speak both Irish and English. Valentine could read only and Mary (35), Michael, Mary (10) and John could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Michael, Mary (10), John and Valentine were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Martin Mannion John.

 

Mannion

Thomas (35) was the head of this Mannion family and he was married to Barbara (34) and the shared the house with 5 children, Martin (10), Mary (8), Anne (6), Michael (4) and Barbara (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from young Barbara, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Thomas and Martin could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and Martin, Mary and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

Conroy

There were 9 members of this family in house 10 and the head of the family was listed as being Michael (40) who was married to Anne (34) and they lived in the house with their children, Bridget (16), James (12), John (10), Mary (8), Michael (4) and Anne (1) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s widowed father, Michael (92). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (92) spoke only Irish and Michael (40), Anne (34), Bridget, James, John and Mary spoke Irish and English. Anne (34), Bridget, James, John and Mary could read and write. Michael (40) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and James, John and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Conroy.

 

Mannion

Michael (45) was married to Honor (35) and they shared the house with 6 of their children and they were, Patrick (13), Thomas (10), Sarah (8), Michael (6), Valentine (5) and Stephen (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from baby Stephen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick, Thomas and Sarah could read and write. Michael (45) was a farmer and Patrick, Thomas, Sarah and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Michael Mannion.

 

Folan

Michael (72) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (65) and their son Joseph (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Joseph spoke both Irish and English while Mary spoke only Irish and Joseph could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Folan.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was Michael (90) who was married to Catherine (66) and they lived in the house with 2 of their children, Anne (24) and Margaret (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English with Anne and Margaret being able to read and write. Michael was a farmer and Anne and Margaret were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Mongan

Mary (70), a widow, was the head of this household and she lived with 3 of her children, Bridget (30), Stephen (23) and Honor (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Stephen and Honor could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Bridget and Honor were farmer’s daughters and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Mary Mongan.

 

Gorham

The widow, Mary (40) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 6 of her children, Patrick (20), Bridget (17), Michael (15), Thomas (13), Mary (11) and Owen (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary (40) and Owen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary (40) was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Michael, Thomas and Mary (11) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Mary Gorham.

 

King

There were 11 members of the household in house 16 and the head of the family was listed as being Peter (44) and he was married to Honor (40) and they shared the house with 9 of their children, Patrick (22), Michael (20), John (16), Mary (13), Thomas (10), Bridget (7), Honor (5), Barbara (3) and Peter (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 youngest children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. The 6 eldest children could all read and write. Peter (44) was a farmer, Patrick was a fisherman, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary, Thomas, Bridget and Honor (5) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Peter King.

 

Burke

Michael (45) was married to Margaret (40) and they lived in this house with 8 of their children, John (18), Joseph (12), Michael (10), Petter [sic] (4), Thomas (4), Mary (20), Anne (14) and Delia (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Thomas and Delia spoke only English and all the others spoke both Irish and English. Delia could not read, Petter [sic] and Thomas could read only and all the others could read and write. Michael (45) was a farmer and, apart from Delia, all the children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Burke.

 

Audley

Val (60) was the head of the Audley family in house 18 and he was married to Bridget (45) and they lived with 5 of their children Honor (20), Val (16), Michael (14), John (12) and Jocie [sic] (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Val (60) spoke only Irish, Michael John and Jocie [sic] spoke only English and all the others spoke Irish and English. Val (60) and Jocie [sic] could not read and the others could read and write. Val (60) was a farmer, Val (16) was a farmer’s son and Michael John and Jocie [sic] were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Valentine Audley.

 

Conroy

The head of the family in house 19 was James (50) who was married to Mary (40) and they lived with 4 of their children, Patrick (14), Festus (10), Mary (8) and Anne (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Anne, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick, Festus and Mary could read and write. James was a farmer and Patrick Festus and Mary were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was James Conroy.

 

Folan

There were 4 people in house 20, John (65) who was married to Bridget (55) and they shared the house with 2 children, Julia (25) and John (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Julia and John could read and write. John was a farmer, Julia was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Folan.

 

Burke

Edward (70) was married to Mary (65) and they lived with their daughter, Annie (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Edward Burke.

 

Connerney [sic]

Of the 4 members of this family, the head was the widow, Alice (58) and she lived with 3 of her children, Mary (24), Patrick (23) and Bridget (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Alice was listed as being a farmer’s wife, Mary and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Alice Connerney [sic].

 

Coyne

Patrick (42) and his wife, Mary (30) lived in house 23. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and grocer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Coyne.

 

Coyne

Michael (74) was married to Mary (59) and they lived in this house with their son, Stephen (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael could not read, Mary could read only and Stephen could read and write. Michael ws a farmer and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Coyne.

 

Keany

The head of the family in house 25 was John (76) and he was married to Honor (50) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Thomas (24) and Michael (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the sons could read and write. John was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Keany.

 

McDonagh

John (28) was married to Anne (26) and they shared the house with 3 daughters, Mary (4), Sabina (2) and Bridget (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and could read and write. John was listed as a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John McDonagh.

 

Sullivan

The widower, James (68) was the sole occupant of house 27. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was James Sullivan.

 

Gorham

Festus (50) was the head of the family in house 28 and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 3 children, Martin (11), Mary (8) and Patrick (5) and also Festus’ widowed mother, Margaret (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret spoke only Irish, Festus, Bridget, Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Festus was a farmer and Martin, Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Festus Gorham.

 

Coyne

Thomas (68) was married to Honor (60) and they lived in the house with 2 sons, John (27) and Michael (24) and a daughter, Margaret (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could read and write. Thomas was a shepherd, John was an agricultural labourer and Michael was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Mrs Alice Hallan of London.

 

House 30 was unoccupied.

 

Lee

Honor (40), who was unmarried, was the sole occupant of house 31 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co, Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Honor Lee.

Folan

The head of the last occupied house in Murvey was Festus (32) and he was married to Sarah (29) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Mary (8), Patrick (6), Michael (3) and Celia (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus, Sarah, Mary and Patrick spoke Irish and English. Mary and Patrick could read only and Festus and Sarah could read and write. Festus was listed as being a framer and Mary and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Festus Folan.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Murvey

John McDonough – Application No. C/17 3931. Ref No. Cen S/11/419. The application was received on 19th May 1917 with an address at that time of Murvey, Roundstone, Co. Galway. John’s Parents were listed as being Patrick and Mary McDonough (Malony). The address for the 1851 search was Murvey, in the Parish of Moyrus, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. There was a hand written note in the right hand margin saying:

 

“No C.R. >1851 available for search, therefore 61 and 71 are not in existence. Later census returns are with R.G. but are confidential.”

 

The search was returned on 22nd May 1917 with the note “Not Found”

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Murvey

Plot 1: Daniel Lyons leased 1051 acres and 27 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for which he paid £80 annually.

Plot 1a: John King paid £3 5s for land and 5s for a house to Daniel Lyons.

Plot 1b: Valentine McDonough leased a house, offices and land from Daniel Lyons for £5 for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 1c: Thomas Dwan [sic] paid £2 10s for land and 12s for a house to Daniel Lyons.

Plot 1d: Martin Ridge paid £2 10s for land and 7s for a house to Daniel Lyons.

Plot 1e: Michael Keane leased a house and land from Daniel Lyons for £4 3s for the land and 7s for the house.

Plot 1f: Christopher Collins leased a house and land from Daniel Lyons for £3 2s for land and 3s for the house.

Plot 1g: Michael McDonough paid £4 3s for land and 5s for a house to Daniel Lyons.

Plot 1h: Michael Mongan leased a house and land from Daniel Lyons for £5 for the land and 10s for the house.

Plot 1i: Martin Ridge (Peter) leased a house and land from John King for £1 12s for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 1j: Patrick McDonough paid £2 10s for land and 3s for a house to Thomas Dwan [sic].

Plot 1k: John Gorham paid £2 10s for land and 5s for a house to Martin Ridge.

Plot 1l: Michael Conrey [sic] paid 10s for land and 7s for a house to Christopher Collins.

Plot 1m: Edward Burke leased a house and land from Christopher Collins for 10s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 1n: Matthias Gavin paid 8s for land and 3s for a house to Christopher Collins.

Plot 1o: Martin Gorham leased a house and land from Christopher Collins for 8s for the land and 3s for the house.

Plot 1p: Owen Gorham and James O’Donnell jointly leased a house and land from Michael McDonough for which they each paid 8s for the land and 2s for the house.

Plot 1q: Michael Folan leased a house and land from Michael Keane for 15s for the land and 5s for the house.

Plot 1r: William Mettin leased a house from Daniel Lyons for 12s.

 

There were 38 acres and 5 perches of water in the townland as well.

 

1670 Down Survey for Murvey

The Down Survey name for this area was Marwie. The 1641 (Pre-Cromwell) owner was Connor Oge O’Downe, a Catholic, and in 1671 (Post-Cromwell) the owners were Richard Martin, Edward Geoghegan and Thomas Lynch, all Catholics. There were 3012 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 327 plantation acres of profitable land and those were forfeited.

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