Toombeola

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Toombeola

Author: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

 

Townland:                                Toombeola

Civil Parish:                              Moyrus

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Roundstone

District Electoral Division:    Derrycunlagh

Area:                                         507.05 acres / 507 acres, 0 roods, 7 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Toombeola

Logainm for Toombeola

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Toombeola (no records)

 

1911 Census for Toombeola

Overview of Toombeola in 1911

There were a total of 5 houses in Toombeola in 1911 but only 4 were occupied with hous 5 being the Toombeola national school. The other houses were all listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1 and 3 were 3rd class dwellings and houses 2 and 4 were 2nd class. The houses were all constructed on stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1 and 3 having Thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and houses 2 and 4 having slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 1, 3 and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 3 out buildings in the townland consisting of 2 stables and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 15 people in the townland, 7 males and 8 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patt Conaty (sic).

 

Canavan

The head of the first family in Toombeola was Martin (36) who had been married to Honor (46) for 15 years and in that time they had had 6 children but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with those 4 children and they were, Patrick (13), John (10), Mary (6) and Celia (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Mary and Celia, all of the family could speak both Irish and English, Honor could not read, Celia could read only and the others could all read and write. Martin was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling and had between 2 and 4 rooms and Martin Canavan was the landholder.

 

MacDonald                             (additional surname: Glenn)

The head of this family was the widower Joseph (60) and he shared the house with 2 of his nephews, George Glenn (19) and Gerald Glenn (15). Joseph was born in Co. Galway, George was born in Co. Kildare and Gerald was born in Co. Cork. All were Church of Ireland. There was no language listed but they could all read and write. Joseph was a postmaster, George was an assistant in the Post Office and Gerald was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a shed. Joseph MacDonald was the landholder.

 

Flaherty

Michael (31) was the head of this family and he was married to Annie (29). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Michael Flaherty.

 

MacDonald                             (additional surnames: Goonan and Mannion)

Elizabeth (55) was the head of the last family in Emlaghmore and she lived with her cousin Mary (75), a boarder, Mary Goonan (21) and a servant, Brigid Mannion (19). All were Roman Catholic and Mary Goonan was born in Co. Mayo and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Mary (75) could not read, Elizabeth could read only and Mary Goonan and Brigid could read and write. Mary Goonan was a teacher and Brigid Mannion was a general domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Joseph MacDonald was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Toombeola

Overview of Toombeola in 1901

There were a total of 7 houses in Toombeola in 1901 but house 5 was unoccupied and was the Toombeola national school. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings. The occupied houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete and houses 2 and 3 slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 4 had 1 room and no windows, house 7 had 1 room and 1 window, Houses 1, 3 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows and house 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 15 people in the townland, 9 males and 6 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Ryan.

 

Kelly

Joseph (60) was the head of the family in the first house and he was married to Bridget (75). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English and could not read or write. Joseph was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Joseph Kelly was the landholder.

 

MacDonald

The head of this family was Joseph (50) and he was married to Jane (49). Both were Church of Ireland and Joseph was born in Co. Galway and Jane was born in England. They could both read and write. Joseph was a postmaster and Jane was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Joseph MacDonald of Toombeola.

 

MacDonald

Bessie (42) was the sole occupant of house 3 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Joseph MacDonald of Toombeola.

 

Canavan                                  (additional surname: Toole)

Martin (21) was the head of the family and he was married to Honor (20) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Pat (3) and John (9mths) and also Honor’s mother, Bridget Toole (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Honor and Bridget spoke Irish and English but none of them could read or write. Martin was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s wife and Pat and John were famer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a single roomed, 4th class dwelling and the landholder was Joseph Kelly of Toombeola.

 

Flaherty                                  (additional surname: Cloherty)

The head of house 6 was Bridget (50), who was married but there was no listing for a husband. She shared the house with her son, Michael (18) and a servant, Michael Cloherty (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Michael (18) spoke Irish and English and Michael (16) spoke only Irish. Only Michael (18) could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Michael (18) was a farmer’s son and Michael Cloherty was a farm servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Bridget Flaherty was the landholder.

 

Halloran                                  (additional surname: Joyce)

The widower Pat (70) was the head of the family and he lived with his grandson, Michael Joyce (15). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Both were listed as being shepherds. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class house and the landholder was Frank Connolly of Clifden.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Toombeola

John Robertson leased a herd’s house, a fishery and offices on 228 acres, 1 rood and 14 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £10 for the land and £5 for the buildings. William Robertson leased a house and offices on 209 acres, 3 roods and 19 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company for £30 10s for the land and £3 5s for the buildings. There were also 23 acres, 2 roods and 22 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Toombeola

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Tombeala. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Evanon (sic) Boy McHugh and in 1670 owner was the Protestant, Sir Thomas Meredith. There were 299 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 15 plantation acres of profitable land and 15 plantation acres were forfeited.

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