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Townland:                                Scrahallia

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         217.45 acres / 217 acres, 1 rood, 31 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Scrahallia (no records)

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Galway Library for Scrahallia

Logainm for Scrahallia

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Scrahallia

 

1911 Census for Scrahallia

Overview of Scrahallia in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 11 houses in the townland of Scrahallia. They were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All houses were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 4 had slate, iron or tiles for roofing and all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 4 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 1, 5-8 and 10 were 2nd class, houses 3, 9, and 11 were 3rd class dwellings and house 2 was a 4th class dwelling. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form N) shows that there were a total of 21 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 10 cow houses, 5 piggeries and a turf house. There were a total of 57 people in the townland and they consisted of 28 male and 29 female.

 

ODonnell                                (additional surname: Lynch)

The head of the first household in Scrahallia was John (74) who was married to Bridget (68) and they had been married for 35 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their children, Steven (23), Annie (20) and Sarah (18) and also an unspecified relative, Magaret (sic) (80), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Mageret (sic), who only spoke Irish. Only Stephen, Annie and Sarah could read and write. John was a farmer, Stephen was a farmer’s son and Annie and Sarah were farmer’s daughters. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwellings and they had a cow house and a piggery. John ODonnell was tehn landholder.

 

Daven

The head of this family was Barbra (34), who was married and had been for 7 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those children had survived. Her husband was not mentioned in this census record. She lived with those 4 children and they were Mary Anne (6), John (4), Annie (1) and Joseph (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Barbra was listed as speaking both Irish and English. None of the family could read or write. They all lived in a single roomed, 4th class dwelling with a cow house. Barbra Daven was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Martin (50) was the head of this family in house 3 and he had been married to Mary (50) for 22 years and in that time had had 5 children but only 3 of those children had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were Patrick (21), Bridget (19) and Joseph (16). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable. Martin Joyce was the landholder.

 

Hughes                                    (additional surname: Connelly)

The head of this household was Agnes (26) and she shared the house with a domestic servant, Mary Connelly (35). They were both Roman Catholic and Agnes was born in Co. Down and Mary was born in Co. Galway. Mary was listed as speaking Irish and English and both could read and write. Agnes was a nurse and Mary was a cook domestic servant. They lived in a 4 roomed, 1st class dwelling and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room and turf house. The landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Joyce

Patrick (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (48) and had been for 20 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were Patrick (18), Annie (15), John (12), Joseph (9) and Michael (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick (50), Bridget and Patrick (18) were listed as speaking both Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate they only spoke English. Patrick (50), Patrick (18), Annie and John could read and write. Patrick (50) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick (18) was a farmer’s son and John and Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Joyce Michael.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Festus (70) and he was married to Mary (65) and they had been married for 40 years and during that time they had had 10 children, 9 of which had survived. Two of those children lived with them and they were Joseph (22) and Norah (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. Festus was listed as being a farmer, Joseph was a farmer’s son and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Festus Joyce was the landholder.

 

Geary

House 7 was home to the Geary family and the head of this family was Pat (52) and he had been married to Bridget (52) for 30 years and they had had 11 children, of which 9 had survived. They shared the with 5 of those children, Michael (22), Kate (15), Anne (12), Sarah (8) 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 all, apart from Patrick, could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Anne and Sarah were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Pat Geary was the landholder.

 

Joyce

There was another Joyce family in house 8 and the head of this family was the widower Michael (82), and he lived with his son, Joseph (37) and he had been married to Mary (35), who also lived in the house, for 5 years but there were no children listed. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael was a farmer and Joseph was farmer’s son. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Michael Joyce Senior was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Michael (50) was the head of the family in house 9 and he was married to Kate (60) and had been married for four 22 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all of those children had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their sons, Peter (19), Stephen (17) and Patrick (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the sons could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Peter and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Patrick was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Michael Joyce Junior was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 10 was Patrick (40) and he had been married to Mary (27) for 7 years and they had had 4 children, all of whom had survive. They shared the house with those children and they were Mary (6), Michael (4), John (3) and Annie (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick and Mary (27) could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick Joyce John was the landholder.

 

Geary

The head of the last family in Scrahallia was the widow Mary (78) and she shared the house with Her son John (37) who was married to Barbra (30), and had been for 10 years and they had had 5 children, and those 5 children, Mary’s grandchildren, Maggie (9), Patrick (7), Annie (5), Michael (3) and Honor (9mths) also lived in the house. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (78), John, Barbra and Maggie spoke Irish and English and only John and Maggie could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Maggie was a scholar. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Mary Geary was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census for Scrahallia

Overview of Scrahallia in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 11 houses in the townland at that time. They were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 5 had a roof of slate, iron or tiles while the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 5 was a 2nd class home while all the others were 3rd class. Houses 3 and 7 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 6 and 10 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 2, 4, 8, 9 and 11 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 5 had 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 58 out buildings in the townland with 29 male and 29 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Begley.

 

Joyce

The head of the first family in Scrahallia was Festus (60) and he was married to Mary (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (19), Mary (17), Anne (15), Joseph (12) and Norah (10). 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. Festus was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Mary (17) and Anne were farmer’s daughters and Joseph and Norah were scholars. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Festus Joyce was the landholder,

 

Joyce

The second house was also home to a Joyce family and the head of this family was Martin (30) and he was married to Mary (28) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Patrick (10), Bridget (8), Joseph (6) and Ellen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English while the children all spoke only English. All, apart from Joseph and Ellen could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Patrick, Bridget and Joseph were scholars and Ellen was listed as being an infant. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Martin Joyce was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of this Joyce family was the widow Mary (60) who shared the house with her son Patrick (30). Both were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 1 roomed, 3rd class house and Mary Joyce was the landholder.

 

O Donnell

The head of the household in house 4 was John (58) and he was married to Bridget (52) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Thomas (21), Patrick (19), Joseph (17), Stephen (14), Margaret (10), Anne (7) and Sarah (5). With the exception of Sarah, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from John, Bridget and Sarah, they could all read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John was a farmer, Thomas, Patrick, Joseph and Stephen were farmer’s sons and the girls were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John O Donnell was the landholder.

 

Hynes

John (60) was the only occupant of this house and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Clare. He spoke Irish and English and could read and write. He was a manager of an oyster fishery. He lived in a 4 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Davin

The head of the family in house 6 was the widow Mary (50) and she shared the house with her son Joseph (28). Both were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Joseph could read and write. Nary was listed as being a farmer and Joseph was a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Mary Davin was the landholder.

 

Joyce

House 7 was home to another Joyce family and the head of the family was Michael John (30) who was married to Kate (35). They lived with 4 of their sons, John (13), Peter (10), Stephen (8) and Patrick (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Patrick. Only John and Peter could read and write. Michael John was a farmer and John, Peter and Stephen were scholars. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Joyce John was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Michael Ned (70) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (65) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (36), Martin (26), Joseph (23) and Margaret (20). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the family, except Bridget, could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael Ned was a farmer, Mary and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and Martin and Joseph were farmer’s sons. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Joyce Ned was the landholder.

 

Geary

The head of this Geary family was Patrick (40) and he was married to Bridget (35) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (15), Michael (13), Bridget (9), Ellen (6), Kate (4) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Ellen, Kate and Anne, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Mary, Michael and Bridget (9) could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Michael, Bridget (9) and Ellen were scholars and Anne was listed as being an infant. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Geary was the landholder.

 

Greary

The head of this Geary family was the widow Mary (60) and she shared the house with her widowed son, John (30) and her 2 grandchildren, Mary (6) and John (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young John (4). Only John (30) could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John (30) was a farmer’s son and Mary (6) was a scholar. The house they shared was a 2m roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Mary Geary was the landholder.

 

Joyce

The head of the last family in Scrahallia was Patrick (34) and he was married to Bridget (30) and they lived with 5 of their children, Mary (12), Sarah (10), Patrick (7), Anne (5) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby John. Apart from Bridget and John, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was listed as an infant and then other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Joyce was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Scrahallia

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor for the townland of Scrahallia was the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. They had a total of 191 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of land with a number of tenements. Peter Joyce leased land and a house for £2 5s for the land and 6s for the house, Michael McDonagh paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house. Patrick Geary then leased land and a house from Michael McDonagh and paid £2 5s for the land and 5s for the house. Patrick Joyce then leased a house on some land from Peter Joyce for £2 5s for land and 6s for the house. Michael Joyce paid £1 10s for land and 6s for a house from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co., he then leased a house and land to Myles Joyce for £1 10s for land and 10s for the house. John Joyce also leased land and a house from Michael Joyce for £1 10s for land and 5s for the house. Myles King leased a house and land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £1 3s for the land an £1 10s for the house, he then leased a house and land to Thomas Joyce for £2 5s for land and 5s for the house and finally, Myles King leased a house and land to Martin Keany for £1 3s for the land and 5s for the house.

 

1670 Down Survey for Scrahallia

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Slewkiroggy. The 1641 owners were Thomas Redmund Joyce and Murrogh McDow Flaharty, both were Catholics. The 1670 Owners were the College of Dublin and Maurice Thompson, both Protestant and Richard Martin, a Catholic.

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