Tawnaghbaun

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Townland:                                Tawnaghbaun

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Moyrus

Area:                                         294.07 acres / 294 acres, 0 roods, 11 perches

 

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

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

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Galway Library for Tawnaghbaun

Logainm for Tawnaghbaun

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Tawnaghbaun (no records)

 

1911 Census for Tawnaghbaun

Overview of Tawnaghbaun in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 12 houses in Tawnaghbaun with them all being listed as private dwellings and, apart from house 12, they were all occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. House 6 was a 2nd class dwelling, houses 7 and 10 were 4th class and the others were all 3rd class dwellings. Houses 7 and 10 had 1 room and no windows, houses 1, 2, 5, 8, 9 and 11 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 3 and 4 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 6 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) shows that there a total of 12 out buildings in the townland consisting of 8 cow houses and 4 piggeries. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 47 people consisting of 26 male and 21 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Kelly.

 

Conroy

House 2 was home to the Conroy family and the head of the family was Michael (39) and he had been married to Bridget (44) for 12 years and in that time they had had 4 children and all had survived. Those 4 children lived with them at that time and they were Mary (11), Colman (9), Patrick (7) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Bridget and Mary all could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a cow house and a piggery. Michael Conroy was the landholder.

 

Walsh

Cormack (80) was the head of the family and he was married to Mary (70) and they had been married for 51 years and they had had 3 children, all of whom survived. They shared then house with their son, Joseph (38) and their daughter-in-law, Bridget (37). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Joseph and Bridget could read and write. Cormack was a pensioner 88 Connaught Rangers and Joseph was a farmer. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Cormack Walsh was the landholder.

 

Lee                              (additional surname: Ward)

Paul (75) was the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Bridget (73) and they had been married for 31 years and they had had 2 children and both of those had survived. They shared the house with their son Paul (29) and a servant, Katie Ward (17). All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Bridget, who only spoke Irish. Paul (75), Paul (29) and Katie could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Paul (75) was a farmer, Paul (29) was a farmer’s son and Katie was a general servant domestic. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a piggery. Paul Lee was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was the widower John (45) and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Festy (11) Michael (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 could read and write with the exception of Mary. John was a farmer and Festy and Michael were scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Walsh was the landholder.

 

Ridge                                      (additional surname: Nee)

House 5 was home to the Ridge family and the head of this family was Patrick (46) and he was married to Mary (45) and had been married for 8 years but had no children together. Mary did, however, have at least 3 children from a previous marriage and they were Colman Nee (19), Maggie Nee (17) and Patrick Nee (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Colman, Maggie and Patrick (17) could read and write. Patrick Ridge was a farmer and Patrick Nee was a scholar. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Patrick Ridge was the landholder.

 

Connolly                                  (additional surname: Folan)

There were 10 members of the household in house 6 and the head of the family was Michael (71) and he had been married to Mary (63) for 36 years and in that time they had had 11 children, of which, 10 had survived. They shared the house with 7 of those children, Bridget (31), Patrick (28) Norah (22), John (20), Michael (18), Thomas (16) and Sarah (14) as well as a servant, Peter Folan (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Peter, who spoke only Irish. Apart from Mary and Peter, they could all read and write. Michael, Patrick and John were carpenters and Peter was a general servant domestic. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. Michael Connolly was the landholder.

 

Flynn

Mary (76) was the only occupant of house 7 and she was single. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read or write. There was occupation listed for. The house she lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and there was no landholder listed.

 

Barrett                         (additional surname: Conneely)

The head of the family in house 8 was John (40) and he had been married to Maggie (34) for 18 years and in that time they had had 5 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were Mary (17), Maggie (14), Patrick (11), John (10) and Bridget (6). Also in the house on that day was a visitor Mary Conneely (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except young Bridget. Mary (17) could read only, Maggie, Patrick and John could rea and write but the others could not read. John was listed as being a farmer, Mary (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Maggie (14), Patrick and John were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Barrett was the landholder.

 

Conneely

Peter (77) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son Patrick (38). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Peter Conneely was the landholder.

 

Mongan

Mary (72), who was single, was the sole occupant of house 10 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke only Irish but could not read. There was no occupation listed for her. The house she lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and there was no landholder listed.

 

ODonnell

The last house in Tawnaghbaun was home to the ODonnell family and the head of the family was the widower Michael (75) and he shared the house with his daughter, Mary (24). Both were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house. Michael ODonnell was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Tawnaghbaun

Overview of Tawnaghbaun in 1901

According to the census of 1901 there were 15 houses in the townland. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were all occupied. Houses 12-15 were constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials for walls and the other houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls. All the houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 9 was a 2nd class dwelling, houses 12-15 were 4th class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 12-15 had 1 room and no windows, houses 7, 10 and 11 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 2 and 5 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 9 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 75 people in the townland, 34 male and 41 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Michael Begley.

 

ODonnell

The head of the first household in Tawnaghbaun was Michael (60) and he was married to Mary (54) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Stephen (19), Mary (16) and Maggie (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Stephen was a farmer’s son, Mary (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Maggie was a scholar. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael ODonnell was the landholder.

 

Keaney                                    (additional surnames: Ridge and Nee)

The head of this family was the widow Honor (80) and she shared the house with her son-in-law, Patrick Ridge (40), he daughter, Mary Ridge (33) and 5 grandchildren, all with the surname of Nee, Colman (8), Mary (8), Anne (6), Margaret (4) 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 of Honor, who only spoke Irish. None of the family could read or write. Honor and Patrick were farmers, Colman, Mary and Anne were scholars and Patrick was listed as being an infant. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Honor Keaney was the landholder.

 

Joyce

Walter (70) was the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Michael (20) and Joseph (17). 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. Walter was a farmer and Michael and Joseph were farmer’s sons. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Walter Joyce was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Conroy)

The head of the Conneely family in house 4 was Peter (64) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their son, Patrick (28) and a servant, Anne Conroy (10). All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Anne was a general servant domestic. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Peter Conneely was the landholder.

 

Barrett                         (additional surname: Nee)

John (39) was the head of the family in house 5 and he was married to Maggie (34) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Anne (8), Mary (6), Maggie (4), Patrick (2) and John (1). Also in the house at that time was an unspecified relative, the blind widow, Bridget Nee (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (39), Maggie (34), Anne and Mary spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. None of the family could read or write. John (39) was a farmer and Anne, Mary and Maggie (4) were schollars (sic). The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Barrett was the landholder.

 

Connolly                                 (additional surname: Folan)

The head of the Connolly family in house 6 was Michael (60) who was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 10 of their children and they were Bridget (23), Mary (21), Patk (sic) (19), Sybia (17), Maggie (16), Honor (14), John (12) Michael (10), Thos (sic) (8) and Sarah (4). Also in the house at that time was a servant Patk (sic) Folan (75). 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 Thos (sic) and Sarah, who only spoke English. Mary (21), Sybia, Thos (sic) and Sarah could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael (60) was a house carpenter and farmer, Bridget and Mary (21) were farmer’s daughters Patk (19) and Patk (75) were listed as doing work on farm and Maggie, Honor, John, Michael (10), Thos (sic) and Sarah were Scollars (sic). The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Connolly was the landholder.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surname: Gorham)

Michael (28) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (26) and they shared the house with their daughter Mary (10mths), Michael’s brother, Stephen (18), a servant, Michael (15) and an unspecified relative, Bridget Gorham (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except baby Mary. Only Michael (28) and Stephen could read and write, although Bridget could read only. Michael (28) was a farmer, Mary was listed as being an infant, Stephen was a farmer’s brother, Michael (15) was a farm servant and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Conroy was the landholder.

 

Walsh

The head of the family in house 8 was Cormack (80) and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son Joe (29) and their daughter-in-law, Bridget (29). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Joe could read and write. Cormack was a farmer and Joe was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Cormack Walsh was the landholder.

 

Lee                              (additional surname: Folan and Mulkern)

Paul (60) was head of this family and he was married to Bridget (55) and they shared the house with a step son, Patt Folan (22), 2 sons, John (20), Paul (18), a visitor, Sarah Folan (13) and a boarder, Feddy (sic) Mulkern (80). All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except Bridget, who inly spoke Irish. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Sarah could read and write, Bridget and Feddy (sic) could not read and the others could all read only. Paul (60) was a farmer, Patt, John and Paul (18) were farmer’s sons, Sarah was a farmer’s daughter and Feddy (sic) was a fishmonger. They all lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Paul Lee was the landholder.

 

Walshe

John (35), the head of the family, was married to Margaret (30) and also in the house at that time were their 2 children, Festy (2) and Michael (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Margaret spoke both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Festy and Michael were listed as being infants. They lived in a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and John Walshe was the landholder.

 

Mulkerrin

The head of this family was the widow Sabina (40) and she lived with their 5 children, Bridget (10), Mary (8), Honor (5), Michael (3) and Anne (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Sabina and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Sabina could read could read only, Bridget and Mary could read and write and the other children could not read. Sabina was listed as being a farmer, Bridget, Mary and Honor were scholars and Michael and Anne were infants. They lived in a 3rd class dwelling and Sabina Mulkerrin was the landholder.

 

Mongan

Mary (50) was the only occupant of house 12 and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. She had no occupation listed. She lived in a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Conroy)

The widow Mary (65) was listed as the head of this family and on the night of the census there were 2 visitors, Honor Conroy (40) and Thomas Conroy (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Honor spoke Irish and English but could not read. They had no occupation. They lived in a 1 roomed, 4th class house and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Flynn

The sole occupant of house 14 was Mary (68), a widow, and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. She lived in a 1 roomed, 4th class house and the landholder was Richard Berridge.

 

Walshe

Margaret (70) was the only one living in house 15 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. The house she lived in was a 4th class house and Richard Berridge was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Tawnaghbaun

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) shows that there was an area of 259 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land that had a number of lessors and tenants. The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company leased land, house and offices to John Joyce for £1 for land and 15s for the buildings, James Flynn leased a house and land from Patrick Lee for £1 12s for the land and 6s for the house, Stephen Mongan leased a house and land from James Flynn for £1 12s for the land and 5s for the house. Mark Conneely leased land and a house from Stephen King for £1 8s for the land and 8s for the house, Andrew McDonagh leased land and a house from Stephen King for 16s for the land and 6s for the house, Mary Joyce leased a house and land from John Joyce for £2 for land and 5s for a house, Martin Toole leased a house and land from John Joyce for £2 for land and 10s for the house and Margaret Devine leased a house and land from Martin Toole for £1 for land and 5s for a house. Thomas Conneely leased a house and land form John Joyce for £3 for land and 8s for a house, John Nee leased a house and land from Thomas Conneely for £1 for land and 5s for the house. Martin Joyce and Patrick Lee each leased land from John Joyce for £1 each, Michael Keane leased land from Patrick Lee for £1, Bridget Nee leased land from James Flynn for 16s, Stephen King leased land from John Joyce for £1, Margaret Kilmartin leased land from Stephen King for 16s and Patrick Joyce (Festus) leased land from John Joyce for 10s. Martin Walsh, Michael Gorham and Martin Ward leased land from Patrick Joyce (Festus), for 10s each and Michael Folan leased land from Martin Toole for £1.

 

 

1670 Down Survey for Tawnaghbaun

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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