Rusheennacholla

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Townland:                                Rusheennacholla

Civil Parish:                             Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                        Carna

District Electoral Division:   Knockboy

Area:                                        96.17 acres / 96 acres, 0 roods, 27 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Rusheennacholla (No records)

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Galway Library for Rusheennacholla

Logainm for Rusheennacholla

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Rusheennacholla

 

 

1911 Census for Rusheennacholla

Overview of Rusheennacholla in 1911

According to the 1911 census there were a total of only 5 houses in the townland of Rusheennacholla. All 5 were occupied and were list as being private dwellings. All were built of stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. They were all 3rd class dwellings with house 1 having 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 2 had 2 rooms and 1 window and the other 3 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 3 out buildings all of which were cow houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 33 people living in the townland at that time and consisted of 14 male and 19 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Gallagher.

Green                                  (additional surname: Madden)

The head of the family in house 1 was John (67) and he had been married to Bridget (60) for 28 years and in that time they had had 9 children and all of those children had survived. Seven of those children lived with them at that time and they were Thomas (21), Peter (19), Michael (18), Katie (16), Maggie (14), John (12) and Martin (7). Also in the house at that time was at that time was a lodger, Ellen Madden (80), who was a widow. All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Bridget and Ellen could not read, Martin could read only and the others could all read and write. John (67) was a farmer, Thomas, Peter and Michael were farmer’s sons, Ellen was a retired Cook, domestic servant and Maggie, John (12) and Martin were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. John Green was the landholder.

Ward

The head of the ward family in house 2 was Peter (68) and he had been married to Bridget (46) for 21 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 7 of their children, Peter (19), Pat (17), Stephen (15), Bridget (12), Honor (10), Mary (7) and Sarah (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except young Sarah. Peter (68), Bridget (46) and Sarah could not read but all the others could read and write. Peter (68) was a farmer, Peter (19), Pat and Stephen were farm labourers and Bridget (12), Honor and Mary were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Ward was the landholder.

Gorham

House 3 was home to the Gorham family and the head of the family was the widow Bridget (50) and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Matt (21), John (18), Norah (15), Bridget (13) and Mary (10). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English. Bridget (50) and Mary could not read but the others could all read and write. Bridget (50) was a farmer, Matt and John were farmer’s sons and Norah, Bridget (13) and Mary were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Bridget Gorham was the landholder.

Gorham

The widow Margaret (30) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her daughter Mary (8). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret could only speak Irish and Mary could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Margaret Gorham was the landholder.

Barrett                                (additional surname: Mongan)

The head of the last house in the townland of Rusheennachola was Thomas (54) and he had been married to Margaret (50) for 24 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Mary (13), Martin (11) and Barbara (7). Also in the house was a niece Delia Mongan (20). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only Thomas, Martin and Delia could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Mary, Martin and Barbara were scholars and Delia was a general domestic servant. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Thomas Barrett was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Rusheennacholla

Overview of Rusheennacholla in 1901

According to the census of 1901, there were a total of 5 houses in the townland of Rusheennacholla. All were listed as being private dwellings and they were all 3rd class houses. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. All the houses had 1 room and 1 window in the front of the house. The enumerator’s abstract return for that year (Form N) shows that there were a total of 32 people in the townland at the time of the census. That consisted of 16 male and 16 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gaffney.

Barrett

Thomas (40) was the head of this family in house 1 and he was married to Margaret (38) and they shared the house with their daughter Mary (2) and a niece Bridget (15). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget was a domestic servant and Mary was a scholar. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Barrett was the landholder.

Ward

The head of this Ward family was Peter (55) and he was married to Bridget (35) and they lived with 5 of their children, Michael (10), Peter (9), Pat (7), Stephen (5) and Bridget (4). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except Bridget (4), who only spoke Irish. Only Michael and Peter (9) could read and write. Peter (55) was a farmer and all the children were listed as being scholars. The house they lived in was a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Peter Ward was the landholder.

Gorham

The head of the family in house 3 was Richard (54) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (12), Mathias (10), John (8), Honorah (6), Bridget (5) and Patrick (1mth). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English except baby Patrick. Baby Patrick could not read, Honorah and Bridget (5) could read only and the others could all read and write. Richard was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Richard Gorham was the landholder.

Goram (sic)

The head of the family in house 4 was John (39) and he was married to Margaret (22) and they shared the house with John’s sister, Julia (40). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke both Irish and English and only John and Julia could read and write.John was a labourer and Julia was listed as a farmer sister. They all lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Gorham was listed as the landholder.

Green

The head of the 10 member Green family in house 5 was John (53) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Mary (17), Patt (15), Thomas (14), Peter (12), Michael (10), Kate (7), Margret (5) and John (2). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Margret and John (20 spoke only Irish while the others all spoke both Irish and English. John (53)’s occupation was listed as being a farmer trade, Mary and Patt were said to be in farming, Thomas, Peter, Michael and Kate were described as being attending to school and Margret and John (2) were scholars. They all lived in a 1 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Green was the landholder.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Rusheennacholla

The Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that Mary Anne Nolan leased tenements to a few people as follows. James Green leased 9 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land for 14s, Michael Ward and Catherine Green jointly leased a house each on 22 acres 2 roods and 34 perches of land for which they both paid £3 10s for the land and 6s for the houses. Patrick Gorham leased 2 plots. The first being 9 acres of land for £1 7s and the second was a house and offices on 18 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land for which he paid £5 18s for the land and 15s for the buildings. The constabulary force leased a police barracks for £4 5s and Mary Anne Nolan paid a half annual rent of £6. Mary Green leased a house and offices on 18 acres 3 roods and 31 perches of land for £5 14s and £1 for the buildings. There was an exemption of £4 5s for the police barracks and offices.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Rusheennacholla

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Rossincallew. The 1641 owner was Murragh OFlaharty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was Francis Mathews, a Protestant. There were 38 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 2 plantation acres of profitable land and 2 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

 

 

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