Shannakeela

Seanadh Chaola

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Shannakeela

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Illion

Area:                                         1904 acres, 2 roods, 31 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Shannakeela

Logainm for Shannakeela

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Shannakeela

 

1911 Census for Shannakeela

Overview of Shannakeela in 1911.

There were a total of 18 houses in Shannakeela in 1911 and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 13 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 12, 13 and 16 were 2nd class dwellings and all the rest were 3rd class. Houses 14 and 18 had 1 room and 1 window, house 6 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, Houses 1, 2, 5, 7-9, 15 and 17 had 2 rooms and 2 windows to the front, houses 3, 4 and 13 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses and houses 12 and 16 had 3 rooms and 3 windows.  The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 38 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 18 cow houses, 4 calf houses, 7 piggeries, 2 barns and 3 potato houses. There were 115 people living in the townland, 57 males and 58 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Gildea.

 

Joyce

There were 10 members of the first family in Shannakeela and the head was Michael (53) who had been married to Mary (40) for 22 years and during that time they had had 10 children with 9 of those having survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, Delia (17), Michael (15), John (12), Annie (12), Eliza (7), Patrick (7), Ellen (3) and Margaret (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of the 2 youngest children, they could all speak both Irish and English. Mary, Delia, Michael (15), John, Annie and Eliza could read and write and Patrick could read only. Michael (53) was a farmer and all the children, apart from Ellen, were listed as being scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce

Martin (73) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (73) for 26 years and they had had 5 children with 4 of those surviving. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Michael (22) and Norah (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary spoke only Irish and Michael and Norah could speak both Irish and English and only Norah could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Michael was a labourer and Norah was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: McCahill)

Martin Joyce (John) (75) was the head of this household and was married to Mary (76) and had been for 50 years and had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with their son, Thomas (43) and 5 nieces, Mary Ellen McCahill (20), Mary Anne (14), Bridget (12), Margret (10) and Norah (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary Ellen McCahill, who was born in America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Martin and Mary, they could all read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer, Thomas was a labourer and Mary Anne, Bridget, Margret and Norah wee scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Martin Joyce John.

 

Joyce

Isaac (80) was the head of this Joyce family and he had been married to Bridget (71) for 40 years and they had had 11 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Anne (36), Michael (32), Patrick (25) and Festy (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Isaac spoke only Irish and the rest of the family spoke both Irish and English. Apart from Isaac, the whole family could read and write. Isaac was a farmer, Michael was a milesman and Patrick and Festy were labourers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Isaac Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: O’Connor)

There were 9 members of this household and the head was Thomas (45) and he had been married to Mary (28) for 11 years and they had had 9 children and 6 had survived. They shared the house with 5 children, Mary (6), Joseph (5), Margret (3), John James (2) and Annie (<1). Also in the house at that time were a boarder, Margaret O’Connor (22) and a visitor, Norah (28). All were Roman Catholic with Margaret O’Connor and Norah Joyce being born in Co. Clare and the others all born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Margaret, John James and Annie, they could all speak both Irish and English. Thomas, Mary and Joseph could read only, Mary, Margaret and Norah could read and write and the others could not read. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Mary and Joseph were scholars and Margaret and Norah were teachers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Joyce.

 

Joyce

Michael (78) lived in this house with his wife of 52 years, Norah (76) and during their marriage they had had 7 children with 6 having survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Mary (51) and son, Martin (49). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and Martin was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Flaherty)

The widower, Richard (72) was the head of this household who had had 11 children of which 10 had survived and he shared the house with 2 of those children, Martin (29) and Ellen (26) and a visitor, Michael Flaherty (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Richard spoke only Irish and the others spoke both Irish and English and Ellen and Michael could read and write. Richard was a farmer, Martin was a labourer and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Richard Joyce.

 

Melia

John (48) was the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (42) for 19 years and during that marriage they had had 12 children with only 7 surviving. Those 7 children were also in the house at that time and they were listed as Mary Anne (17), Bridget (16), John (14), Patrick (10), Peter (7), Joseph (2) and Martin (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Joseph and Martin, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. John (48) and Peter could read only and Mary Anne, Bridget, John (14) and Patrick could read and write. John was a farmer and the 5 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Melia.

 

Joyce

John (81) was listed as the head of this Joyce family and he had been married to Annie (46) for 19 years and had had 6 children, of which 5 had survived, Maggie (17), Mollie (14), Sarah (12), Annie (9) and Richard (7) and also in the house was a visitor, Sarah (43). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and apart from John, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Sarah (12), Annie (9) and Richard were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

King

John (74) lived in this house with his wife of 41 years, Catherine (73) and during their marriage they had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read and John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John King.

 

Kearney

The sole occupant of house 11 was Bridget (74), who was single. 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 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Bridget Kearney.

 

Joyce

Mary Anne was listed as the head of this Joyce family in house 12 and she was single and lived in the house with her brother, Patrick (49) and sister, Norah (41). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Norah could read and write. Mary Anne was a farmer, Patrick was a labourer and Norah was a seamstress. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Mary Anne Joyce.

 

Lynch

There were 8 members of this family and the head was Thomas (46) who had been married to Mary (35) for 14 years, during which time they had had 8 children and all had survived. Six of those children also lived in the house at that time and were, Anna Louise (12), Patrick Joseph (9), Maurice Francis (5), John Isidore [sic] (4), Thomas Henry (2) and Elizabeth Magdalen (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary, Anna Louise and Patrick Joseph spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Maurice Francis and John Isidore [sic] spoke only English. Thomas was a platelayer and Anna Louise, Patrick Joseph and Maurice Francis were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Lynch.

 

Joyce

The widow, Mary was the head of this family and had been married for 14 years and had had 8 children with 6 having survived. She shared the house with 5 of those children, Michael (17), Bridget (14), Norah (12), Anne (10) and Margaret (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and Michael, Bridget, Norah and Anne spoke both Irish and English. Mary was a farmer and the 4 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Joyce

There were 10 members of this family in house 15 and the head was listed as being John Joyce (John) (48) and had been married to Bridget (38) for 16 years and had had 9 children, with 8 surviving. Those 8 children also lived in this house and they were, Peter (15), Martin (13), Mary (12), Michael (10), John (9), Ellen (7), Norah (5) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (48), Ellen and Norah spoke only Irish and all the others, apart from young Patrick, spoke both Irish and English. Bridget could read only and Peter, Martin, Mary, Michael and John (9) could read and write and were listed as being scholars, while John (48) was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house and a barn. The landholder was John Joyce (John).

 

Joyce

Joseph (53) was the head of the family in house 16 and was married to Maria (33) and had been for 15 years and during that time they had had 7 children, Patrick (13), Myles (12), Mary (10), Peter (8), John (6), Joseph (3) and Sarah (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Joseph (3) and Sarah, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Joseph (3) and Sarah could not read, John could read only and all the others could read and write. Joseph (53) was a farmer and publican and Patrick, Myles, Mary, Peter and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Joe Joyce.

 

Joyce

Of the 11 members of this family, Festus (45) was listed as the head and he had been married to Mary (40) for 18 years and during that time they had had 10 children with 9 of those surviving. They lived in the house with Festus’ mother, Barbara (80), who was a widow but had been married for 60 years and had 10 children, of which 6 had survived. Also in the house at that time were 8 of their children, Michael (16), Mary (12), Thomas (10), Festus (9), Stephen (6), Patrick (4), Peter (3) and Martin (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus and Mary (40) spoke Irish only and Barbara, Michael, Mary (12), Thomas and Festus (9) spoke Irish and English. Only Mary (12), Thomas and Festus (9) could read and write. Festus (45) was a farmer and the 6 eldest children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festus Joyce.

 

Joyce

The widow, Mary (65) was the head of the last household in Shannakeela and she had been married for 35 years and had had 7 children with 6 having survived. She shared the house with her daughter, Anne (20) and son, John (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke only Irish and the children spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

1901 Census for Shannakeela  

Overview of Shannakeela in 1901.

There were a total of 18 houses in the townland of Shannkeela and 17 of those were occupied with house 2 being empty. House 3 was a public house, house 9 was a shop and all the others were listed as being private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 9 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 3, 4, 6-9, 12 and 18 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 2, 10, 11 and 13-17 were 3rd class dwellings and house 5 was a 4th class. House 5 had 1 room but no windows, house 17 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 10, 13, 14, and 15 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 9, 11, 16 and 18 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1, 6, 7 and 12 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, houses 3 and 8 had 3 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 4 had 4 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 106 people in the townland at that time, 49 males and 57 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Fahy.

 

Joyce

The head of the first household in Shannakeela was Isaac (60) and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 8 of their children, Thomas (37), John (27), Annie (25), Michael (20), Norah (17), Bridget (15), Patrick (12) and Festus, (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget (50) and Annie, could read and write. Isaac was a farmer, Thomas and John were railway milesman, Michael and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Norah and Bridget (15) were farmer’s daughters and Festus was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Isaac Joyce.

 

House 2 was listed as being unoccupied.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Folan)

Joseph (43) was the head of this family and he was married to Maria (23) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Patrick (4), Myles (2) and Mary (8mths) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Ellen Folan (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak both Irish and English and they, along with Ellen, could read and write. Joseph was a farmer and publican and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Myles Joyce.

 

Joyce

(additional surnames: Barlow, Higgins, Gallagher, Hayes, Lydon and Malley)

The widow, Ellen (65) was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Mary Anne (35), Patrick (32), Bridget Angella [sic] (26) and Michael Frederick (24), 4 boarders, Mary Higgins (25), Richard Gallagher (26) Patrick Hayes (35) and Christopher Lydon (24) and a servant, Colman Malley (17). They were all Roman Catholic and Richard was born in Co. Mayo, Patrick was born in Co. Cork, Christopher was born in Co. Sligo and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Mary and Christopher spoke only English while the others could all speak both Irish and English. Colman could not read, Ellen could read only and the others could all read and write. Ellen and Patrick were listed as being farmers, Mary was a national school teacher, Richard and Patrick were tea agents, Christopher was a machine agent and Colman was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Ellen Joyce.

 

Joyce

Martin (65) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (31) and they lived with their children, Thomas (21), Mary (15), Margaret (12), Annie (9), John (6) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception Mary (31), who could speak only Irish. Thomas, Margaret and Annie could read and write. Martin was a farmer and Thomas was a labourer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                               Additional surname: Mulkerrin)

Richard (50) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (26), Martin (20) and Ellen (18) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Joseph Mulkerrin (56). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke only Irish and all the others could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Joseph, they could all read and write. Rischard, Bridget, Thomas and Martin were listed as being farmers and Joseph was a carpenter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Richard Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 7 was Michael (65) who was married to Honor (64) and they shared the house with 3 children, Mary (40), Martin (37) and Annie (30) and also a grandson, Tobias (3). 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 Tobias. Only Michael could read and write and he was a farmer, Martin and Tobias were farmer’s sons and Mary and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce

John R. (35) was the head of this household and he was married to Annie (34) and the lived in the house with 3 of their daughters, Margaret (7), Mary (5) and Sarah (2), Annie’s father, Myles (80) and 2 servants, Stephen (19) and Julia (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret, Mary and Sarah spoke only English while all the others spoke both Irish and English Annie, Margaret, Mary and Myles could read and write. John R. was a farmer and shopkeeper, Margaret and Mary were scholars, Stephen was a Labourer and Julia was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John R. Joyce.

 

Lynch                                                              (additional surname: Flaherty)

Thomas (32) was the head of this household and was married to Mary (26) and they lived in the house with 2 daughters, Anne Louisa (2) and Mary Agnes (7mths) and also a servant, Kate Flaherty (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Mary and Kate spoke Irish and English and Anne Louisa spoke only English and Thomas, Mary and Kate could rea and write. Thomas was a railway ganger and Kate was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholders were the Midlands Great Western Railway Co.

 

King

John (61) lived in this house with his wife, Catherine (55). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was John King.

 

Melia

John (37) was the head of the Melia family in house 11 and he was married to Honor (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary Anne (8), Bridget (5), John (4) and Sarah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (37), Honor, Mary Anne and Bridget spoke Irish and English and John (4) spoke only English and only Mary Anne could read and write. John (37) was listed as being a famer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was John Melia.

 

Carney

Mathias (58) lived in this house with his sister, Bridget (60). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and Mathias could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Mathias Carney.

 

Joyce                                                               (additional surname: OMaley [sic])

The widow, Baby Barbara (70) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her son Festy (35), her daughter-in-law, Mary (30) and 5 grandchildren, Michal [sic] (5), Mary (3), Thomas (1), Mary OMaley [sic] (18) and Bridget OMaley [sic] (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Festy could read and write. Baby Barbara was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Barbara Joyce.

 

Joyce

Joseph (39) lived in this house with his wife, Mary (30) and 4 of their children, Mary (8), Michael (6), Bridget (3) and Norah (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Joseph and Mary (30) could read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary (8), Bridget and Norah were farmer’s daughters and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Joseph Joyce.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: McCahill)

Martin (64) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Mary (60) and they lived in the house with 2 sons, Thomas (30) and Pat (20) and 2 grandchildren, Mary McCahill (10) and Bridget (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Thomas and Mary McCahill could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Thomas and Pat were farmer’s sons and Mary McCahill and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Martin Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of the Joyce family in house 16 was Mary (40) and she was married but her husband was not mentioned in this entry. She shared the house with 4 of her children, Mary (14), Michael (11), Bridget (8) and Norah (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (40) and Mary (14) spoke Irish and English while the other children spoke only English and only Mary (14) could read and write. Mary (40) was a farmer, Mary (14) was a scholar, Michael was a farmer’s son and Bridget and Norah were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Mary Joyce.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was listed as being Michael (40) and he was married to Mary (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary Kate (10), Delia (7), Michael (4) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (40), Mary, Mary Kate and Delia could speak both Irish and English and also read and write. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Michael Joyce.

 

Joyce

The widow, Ellen (61) was the head of the last family in Shannakeela and she lived in the house with her son, John (40), daughter-in-law, Bridget (30) and 4 grandchildren, Peter (5), Martin (3), Mary (1) and Michal (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen, John and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Peter, Martin and Mary spoke only English with Bridget being able to read and write. Ellen was listed as being a farmer, John, Peter, Martin and Michal were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Ellen Joyce.

 

Griffiths Valuation (1847-1864) for Shannakeela 

Plot 1AB: There were 11 tenements in this area that consisted of 1700 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of mountain land.

Margaret Joyce paid £1 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Myles Joyce paid 10s to Margaret Joyce.

John Joyce (Dick) paid 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Thaddeus Clancy paid 15s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Martin Lynch paid 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Patrick Carney paid £1 to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Thomas Joyce paid 15s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

John Joyce (Ned) paid £1 to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Barbara Mangan [sic] paid 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Mark Clancey paid 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

John Joyce (Peggy) paid 10s to the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

Plot 1Aa: Christopher Kelly leased a house and office and a garden of 15 perches from Margaret Joyce for 1s for the garden and 4s for the buildings.

Plot 2a: Patrick Carney leased a house and offices on a share of 38 acres and 24 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. He paid £3 for the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 2b: Martin Lynch leased a house and offices on a share of 38 acres and 24 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.  He paid £1 10s for the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 3a: John Joyce (Ned) leased a house and offices on a share of 17 acres, 1 rood and 26 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. He paid £1 12s for the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 3b: Thomas Joyce leased a house and offices on a share of 17 acres, 1 rood and 26 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.  He paid £1 4s for the land and 7s for the buildings.

Plot 3c: Barbara Mangan [sic] leased a house and office on a share of 17 acres, 1 rood and 26 perches of land from John Joyce (Ned) for 16s for the land and 7s for the buildings.

Plot 4: Thaddeus Clancey leased a house and offices on 4 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.  He paid 18s for the land and 4s for the buildings.

Plot 5a: Mark Clancey leased a house and offices on a share of 20 acres, 1 rood and 2 perches of land from John Joyce (Dick) for £1 10s from the land and 5s for the buildings.

Plot 5b: John Joyce (Peggy) leased a house and offices on a share of 20 acres, 1 rood and 2 perches of land from John Joyce (Dick) for £1 10s for the land an 4s for the buildings.

Plot 6A: Margaret Joyce leased 2 acres and 13 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for 3s and she in turn leased some of that land to Myles Joyce for 1s annually.

Plot 6B: Margaret Joyce leased 6 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £1 1s and she in turn leased some of that land to Myles Joyce for 7s.

Plot 6Ca: Margaret Joyce leased a house and offices on 24 acres and 28 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £3 12 for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 6Cb: Myles Joyce leased a house, offices and land from Margaret Joyce for £1 4s for the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 7Aa: John Joyce (Dick) leased a house, offices and 15 acres and 37 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £1 for the land and 12s for the buildings.

Plot 7B: John Joyce (Dick) leased 3 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for 6s.

Plot 8: Michael Joyce leased a house, offices and 2 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches of land from John Joyce (Dick) for 7s for the land and 3 s for the buildings.

Plot 7Ab: Michael Joyce leased a garden of 10 perches from John Joyce (Dick) for 1s.

Plot 7Ba: Michael Joyce leased a garden of 30 perches from John Joyce (Dick) for 1s.

Plot 1Ab: Michael Joyce leased garden of 12 perches from Margaret Joyce for 1s.

 

There were also 72 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Shannakeela

The Down Survey names for this area were Urrasebeg, Litter Veark, Ehariknock, Sheanbeenon, Allice, Erouellough and Ballynumgan Mountain. The owner in 1641 was the Catholic, Murragh O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owners were Richard Martin, Thiomas Lynch, both Catholics and Edward Browne, a Protestant.

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