Aughrus Beg

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Townland:                                Aughrus Beg

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         497.48 acres / 497 acres, 1 rood, 37 perches

 

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

 

Map

Galway Library for Aughrus Beg

1670 Down Survey for Aughrus Beg

Logainm for Aughrus Beg

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Aughrus Beg

 

1911 Census for Aughrus Beg

Overview of Aughrus Beg in 1911

The 1911 census shows us that there were a total of 20 houses in Aughrus Beg and that that they were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with house 6 having slate, iron or a tiled roof and all the others having just thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 7, 9, 10 and 16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 5, 8, 11-13 and 20 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, Houses 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 15, 17 and 19 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front of the houses and house 18 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 35 out buildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, a coach house, 12 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 3 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 12 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 106 people in the townland at that time with 58 males and 48 females and all were Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Molloy

The head of the first family in Aughrus Beg was Patrick (68) and he had been married to Mary (65) for 40 years and they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter Johanna (21). 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. Patrick was a farmer and Johanna was a Farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Molloy.

 

Earley [sic]                             (additional surname: King)

The widow, Sarah (65), who had been married for 31 years, was listed as the head of this household and she lived in the house with her nephew, John King (35). They were both Roman Catholic and Sarah was born in Co. Galway and John was born in Scotland. Only Sarah could speak both Irish and English but both could read and write. Sarah was a farmer’s wife and John was a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Sarah Earley.

 

Walsh

Patrick (56) was listed as the head of this family in house 3 and he had been married to Bridget (38) for 18 years and in that time they had had 7 children and all had survived. Those 7 children were also in the house at that time and they were, Mary (17), Bridget (15), Ellen (14), Kate (12), Patrick (9), Sarah (6) and Michael (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (56) and Bridget (38) spoke Irish and English and, apart from Patrick (56), Sarah and Michael, they could all read and write. Patrick (56) was a farmer and fisherman and Mary, Bridget (15), Ellen, Kate and Patrick (9) were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Walsh.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was Anthony (57) and he had been married to Bridget (58) for 31 years and they had had 7 children and all of those had had survived. Five of those children lived in the house with them and they were, Michael (22), Patrick (22), Bridget (19), Anthony (17) and Mary (13). Also in the house at that time was Anthony’s father, Michael (96). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anthony (57), Bridget (58), Mary and Michael (96) all spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of Michael (96), could read and write. Anthony (57) was a farmer, Michael (22), Patrick and Anthony (17) were farmer’s sons, Bridget (19) was a farmer’s daughter, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and scholar and Michael (96) was a retired farmer and fisherman. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a fowl house. The landholder was Anthony Walsh.

 

Walsh

The widower, Anthony (49) was the head of this Walsh family and he had been married for 7 years and had 5 children, of which 4 had survived. Those 4 children lived with him and they were, Anthony (13), Michael (12), Catherine (10) and Mary (9). 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. Anthony was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Anthony Walsh.

 

Davis

John (52) was the head of the family in house 6 and he had been married to Bridget (50) for 22 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared then house with 5 of those children, Patrick (18), Thomas (12), Katie (20), Bridget (10) and Johanna (8). 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. John was a farmer and fisherman, Patrick was a fisherman and Thomas, Bridget (10) and Johanna were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was John Davis.

 

Connelly

The head of the family in house 7 was The widow, Eliza (75) and she had been married for 52 years and had had 2 children but only 1 had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Michael (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Eliza was a farmer’s wife and Michael was a farmer and fisherman. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Eliza Connelly.

 

Hauley [sic]

House 8 had 8 family members and the head of the family was Patrick (64) and he had been married to Catherine (50) for 29 years and they had had 8 children and all had survived. Six of those children lived in the house with them and they were, James (14), Mary (17), Patrick (13), Bridget (10) and Michael (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (64), Catherine and James. Apart from Patrick (64), Catherine and Michael, they could all read and write. Patrick (64) was a farmer and fisherman, James was a fisherman, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Hauley.

 

 

Feeney

The widow Mary (66) was the head of this family and she had been married for 35 years and she had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. She lived with her sons, Michael (32) and Martin (30). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Scotland and Mary and Martin were born in Co. Galway. Mary could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Mary was a farmer’s wife and the sons were both farmers and fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Mary Feeney.

 

Dishell

Michael (74) was the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (71) for 50 years and they had had 8 children, but only 4 had survived. They shared the house with their son Michael (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael (35) could rea and write. Michael (74) and Michael (35) were listed as being farmers and fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Dishell.

 

Murray

The head of the family in house 11 was the widow Mary (74), who had been married for 50 years and had had 10 children of which 8 had survived. She shared the house with 4 of those children and they were, Mary (32), John (30), Annie (20) and Stephen (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Mary (74), they could all read and write. Mary was listed as being farmer and John and Stephen were farmers and fishermen. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Murray.

 

Coneys

Michael (50) was the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (40) for 15 years and the had had 5 children, Mary Margt [sic] (14), Elizabeth (13), Martin (12), Teresa (5) and Michael (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael (50) and Bridget could speak both Irish and English. Michael (50), Bridget and Teresa could not read, Michael could read only and the other children could all read and write. Michael (50) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and the children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Coneys.

 

Molloy

The head of this family was John (74) and he had been married to Bridget (70) for 48 years and they had had 9 children and 8 had survived. Two of their sons lived in the house with them at that time and they were Stephen (40) and John (26). 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 John (26), who only spoke English. Both Stephen and John (26) could read and write. John (74) and John (26) were farmers and Stephen was a fisherman. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Molloy.

 

Davis

Stephen (38) was listed as the head of this household and he had been married to Margaret (33) for 14 years and they had had 4 children and 2 had survived. They lived in the house with those 2 children and they were, Patrick (10) and Ellen (7). They were all Roman Catholic and Stephen and Margaret were born in Co. Galway and the children were born in America. Stephen and Margaret spoke Irish and English while Patrick and Ellen spoke only English.  Margaret could read only and the others could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and Patrick and Ellen were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Stephen Davis.

 

Coneys

The widower George (65) was the head of the family in house 15 and he shared the house with 2mof his children, Bridget (20) and John (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and John could read and write. George was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and John was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was George Coneys.

 

Halloran

The head of the family in house 16 was Thomas (47) and he was married to Mary (45) and had been for 20 years and in that time they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Bridget (16), Patrick (12), Jane (9), Rose (7) and Ellen (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary could speak both Irish and English, Bridget was listed as speaking only English and there was nothing entered for the others. Mary could not read, Rose and Ellen could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Patrick and Jane were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Halloran.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: Canning)

Thomas (52) was listed as the head of this household and he had been married to Jane (45) for 19 years and they had had 9 children and 8 had survived. Seven of those children also lived in the house and they were Patrick (16), Mary (14), Michael (9), John (8), Honor (7), Thomas (4) and Festy (2) and also in the house at that time was Jane’s brother, John Canning (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (52), Jane and John Canning could speak both Irish and English and the others, apart from young Festy, could speak only English. Jane, Patrick, Mary, John (8) and Honor could all read and write. Thomas (52) and John (50) were farmer’s, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Mary, Michael John (8) and Honor were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Davis.

 

Coneys                                    (additional surnames: Freyer [sic] and Davis)

Geoffrey (41) was the head of the household in house 18 and he shared the house with his brother, James F. (30), his sisters, Delia (45) and Teresa M. Freyer [sic] (38) and a servant, Hannah Davis (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Hannah. They could all read and write. Geoffrey and James F. were farmers, Teresa M. was a national school teacher and Hannah was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was George Coneys.

 

King

Michael (70) was the head of the household in house 19 and he had been married to Mary (69) for 42 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 9 had survived. They shared the house with 5 of their sons, Martin (30), Owen (26), Patrick (24), John (21) and Michael (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael (70) and Mary could read only and the sons could all read and write. Michael (70) was a farmer and the sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Murray                                                (additional surname: Ward)

The head of the last family in Aughrus Beg was John (76) and he had been married to Mary (74) for 44 years and they had had 8 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 2 grandchildren, Michael Ward (21) and Thomas (14). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Michael and Thomas could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Thomas was listed as a scholar son. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Murray.

 

1901 Census for Aughrus Beg

Overview of Aughrus Beg in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 24 houses in the townland and that houses 11, 12 and 20 were unoccupied. The landholder of house 11 was Michael Walsh, the landholder of house 12 was Mary Sweeney and the landholder of house 20 was Michael Coneys. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings. All of the occupied houses were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 5, 6 and 21 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 4, 11 and 12 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 4 had 1 room and no windows, house 9 had 1 room and 1 window, house 20 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows in the front and houses 3, 7, 13-16, 18, 22 and 23 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 1, 2, 8, 10, 17, 19 and 24 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 5, 6 and 21 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) show that there were 12 outbuildings in the first 15 houses, but there were records for the others. Those included 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 5 barn and a potato house. There were a total of 111 people in the townland and they consisted of 59 males and 52 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Hart.

 

King

Michael (60) was the head of the first house in Aughrus beg in 1901 and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with their 6 children, Martin (23), Bridget (18), Owen (16), Patrick (14), John (12) and Michael (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with Michael specifically being listed as being born in Aughrisbeg, Co. Galway. Michael (60), Mary, Martin and Bridget spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Martin, Owen and Patrick were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and John and Michael (10) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Murrey [sic]

John (60) was listed as the head of this family and was married to Mary (56) and the lived in the house with their son, Martin (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. John was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was John Murrey [sic].

 

Walsh

There were 10 members of this household and the head of the family was Anthony (42) who was married to Bridget (42). They lived in the house with Bridget’s father, Michael (75), who was a widower, and their 7 children, Patrick (19), Martin (17), Michl [sic] (12), Pat (12), Bridget (10), Anthony (8) and Mary (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (75), Anthony (42), Bridget (42) and Patrick could speak both Irish and English. Michael (75), Bridget (42), Anthony (8) and Mary could not read but all the others could read and write. Michael (75) and Anthony (42) were farmers, John was a farmer’s son and Michael (12), Pat, Bridget and Anthony (8) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a piggery. The landholder was Michael Walsh.

 

Walsh

Pat (40) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (35) and they had 4 daughters living in the house and they were Mary (6), Bridget (5), Ellen (3) and Catherine (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Bridget (35) spoke both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Pat was a farmer and Mary and Bridget (5) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Pat Walsh.

 

Earley                         (additional surnames: King and Currin [sic])

The widow, Sarah (40) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her widowed mother-in-law, Bridget (78), a nephew, John King (23) and a servant, Anthony Currin (86) who was a widower. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Sarah and John could read and write. Sarah was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Anthony was a farmer’s servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Sarah Earley.

 

Molloy

Patrick (50) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (48) and they shared the house with 3 of their daughters, Maggie (18), Sarah (14) and Johanna (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. Patrick was a farmer and the children were all farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Molloy.

 

Walsh

The widower, Anthony (75) was the sole occupant of house 7 and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he also had a barn. The landholder was Anthony Walsh.

 

Davis

The head of this family in house 8 was John (45) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Mary Anne (11), Katie (9), Patrick (8), Thomas (3) and Bridget (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Bridget (40) spoke both Irish and English and the children, with the exception of baby Bridget, spoke only English. Thomas and Bridget (4mths) could not read but all the others could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Mary Anne, Patrick and Katie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a Barn. The landholder was John Davis.

 

Coneys

George (81) was the head of this family and he was married to Honor (80). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. George was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was George Coneys.

 

Hanly [sic]

Of the 9 members of the Hanly [sic] family in house 10, Pat (45) was listed as the head and he was married to Catherine (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were, John (15), James (13), Rose A. (12), Patkt [sic] (6), Mary (8), Anthony (4) and Bridget (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family, apart fromPatkt [sic], Anthony and Bridget, could speak both Irish and English and John, James, Rose A. and Mary could read and write. Pat was a farmer, John and James were farmer’s sons and Rose A., Patkt [sic] and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Hanly [sic].

 

Conneely

The widow Lizzie (71) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Michl [sic] (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Lizzie was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michl [sic] Conneely.

 

Dishell

Michael (70) was listed as the head of this family in house 14 and he was married to Ellen (60) and they lived in the house with their son, Michl [sic]. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Michl. [sic] could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Michl [sic] was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Michael Dishell.

 

Murry [sic]

The head of this household was John (63) and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived in the house with5 of their children, Tom (21), John (18), Honor (16), Annie (13) and Stephen (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Annie and Stephen could read and write. John (63) was a farmer, Tom and John (18) were farmer’s sons, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Annie and Stephen were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn and a potato house. The landholder was John Murry.

 

Feeney

The widow Mary (45) was the head of this family and also living in the house at that time were 4 of her sons, Martin (20), Patk (16), Michl [sic] (22) and John (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michl [sic] could read and write. Mary was a farmer and the sons were all listed as being farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Mary Feeney.

 

Coneys

The widower, George (43) and he lived in the house with his daughter Bridget (11) and son, John (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  But none of the family could read. George was a farmer and John was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was George Coneys.

 

Molloy

John (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (45) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Stephen (24) and John (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only John (18) could read and write. John (60) was a farmer and Stephen and John (18) were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was John Molloy.

 

Coneys

There were 6 members of the Coneys household in house 19 and the head of the family was listed as being Michael (40) and he was married to Bridget (35) and also in the house were 3 of their children, Mary M. (5), Lizzie (4) and Martin (2) and a servant, Mary (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and Mary M., Lizzie and Mary spoke only English. Only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Mary M, Lizzie and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Michael Coneys.

 

Coneys

Victoria (55), a widow, was the head of this family and also in the house at that time were 4 of her children, Delia (35), Geoffrey (30), Teresa M. (27) and James F. (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Victoria could speak Irish and English but all the family could read and write. Victoria was a farmer and land lady, Geoffrey and James F. were farmer’s sons and Teresa M. was a national school teacher. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Victoria Coneys.

 

Halloran                                  (additional surname: Melia)

Tom (35) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (10), Bridget (7), Maggy (4) and Patt (2) and also in the house at that time was Tom’s mother-in-law, Maggy Melia (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Mary (35), Mary (10) and Maggy (80) spoke both Irish and English but only Mary (10) could read and write. Tom was a farmer and Mary (10) and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Halloran.

 

Murry

The widow, Bridget (50) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Mark (25) and daughter, Bridget (21). They were all Roman Catholic and they were all born in Co. Galway, with Bridget (50), specifically in Kingstown. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget (21) could read and write. Bridget (50) was a farmer’s wife, Mark was listed as a son and Bridget (21) was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Bridget Murry.

 

Canning                                  (additional surnames: Davis and Grimes)

The head of the last house in Aughrus Beg was the widower, John (68) and he shared the house with his daughter Mary (50), his sons, Pat (40) and John (35), Son-in-law, Tom Davis (40) who was married to his daughter, Jane Davis (30) and their children, Patk Davis (5), Mary Davis (4), Anna Davis (3) and Michl [sic] Davis (5mths) and also John’s Grandson, Arthur Grimes (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Arthur, who was born in England. John (68), Mary (50), Pat, John (35), Tom and Jane spoke both Irish and English and Patk Davis spoke only English. John (68) was a farmer, Pat and John (35) were farmer’s sons and Patk Davis and Mary Davis were scholars. John Canning.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Aughrus Beg

Martin Collins – Application No. C/16 3978. Ref Cen S / 11 / 373. The application was received on 5th July 1916 with an address at that time of Rev. J.J. Hayes, The Presbytery, Houghton-le-Spring, R.S.O., Co. Durham. Martins parent’s names were given as Patrick and Bridget Collins (King). The address for the purpose of the 1851 search was Aughrus Beg, Aughrus More, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. It looks as though there was an additional search done under Errisbeg, Moyrus. There was a handwritten note in the right hand margin saying:

“J.(?) P.F.S. There is a townland of Ballyconneely in the civil parish of Ballindoon, barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway but there is no C.P. of Ballykineely [sic] in Galway. There is no townland called ‘Arrismore’ in Galway. There is, however, a townland called Errisbeg in Moyrus C.P., barony & county as above. Full and Exact (? Unreadable) as to the places of residence of the family in 1851 should be stated and also the names of the children in order.”

The search was returned on 6th July 1916 with the words “not found”

 

Bridget Coohill – Application No. C/17 2771, Ref. Cen S/11/431. The application was received on 31st March 1917 with an address of Miss A. Mulkern, Claddaghduff, Clifden Co. Galway. Bridget’s parents were listed as being Eddy and Bridget Coohill, nee Heffernan. The address given for the 1851 search was Aughrus More, Aughrus Beg, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 4th April 1917 with the words “Not Found”.

 

George Murphy – Application No. C/20 10930. Ref. Cen S/11/433. The application was received on 18 December 1920 with an address of Messrs R.J. Connolly & Sons, Solicitors, Clifden, Co. Galway. George’s parents were Ned and Mary Murphy (King). The address for the 1851 search was Aughrus More, Aughrus Beg, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co Galway. In The left hand margin there was a handwritten note of names:

 

“John 5

George

Pat

Tom

Peter

Mary

Michael 2”

The search was returned on 24th December 1920 with the note saying, Edward and Mary Murphy married 1845. No return of George.

 

George Coneys – Application No. C/22 1645. Ref. Cen/S/11/430. The application was received on 23rd March 1922 with an address Miss A. Mulkern, Claddaghduff, Clifden, Co. Galway. Georges’ parents were Tom and Mary Coneys. The address in 1851 for the search was given as Aughrus Beg, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 27th March 1922 with the words “Not Found”.

 

Pat Hanly [sic]– Application No. C/22 1644. Ref. Cen/S/11/ 432. The application was received on 23rd March 1922 with an address Miss A. Mulkern, Claddaghduff, Clifden, Co. Galway. Pat’s parents were James and Bridget Hanly [sic] (Nee). The address in 1851 for the search was given as Aughrus Beg, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 29th March 1922 with the words “Not Found”

 

George Murphy – Application No. C/17 222. Ref. Cen/S/11/435. The application was received on 5th January 1917 with an address of Tamnaghmore, Recess, Co. Galway. His parents were Ned and Mary Murphy (King). The address in 1851 for the search was given as Aughrus More, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 9th January 1917 with the hand written note saying: “Edward and Mary Murphy married 1845, John 5, Michael 2, no return of George”

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Aughrus Beg

William P. and Anthony Coneys jointly leased 15 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for which William paid £1 8s and Anthony paid £1 7s, and they also leased a second plot from the same of 46 acres and 30 perches of land for which they each paid £1. William P. Coneys leased a house and office on 7 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £4 for the land and £4 for the buildings. John King leased a hiuse from William P. Coneys for 5s, William Coneys leased 1 acre, 2 roods and 10 perches of land from the Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for 15s, William Coneys leased 20 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land from Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. for £3 and, in turn, leased a house and land to Andrew Conneely for £1 10s for the land and 5s for the house.

 

John King, John Roche and Michael Conroy jointly leased 17 acres, 1 rood and 18 perches of land from William Coneys and they paid £1 5s each and Anthony Coneys leased 2 plots of land from William Coneys, the first of 15 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches for £3 and the second of 18 acres and 20 perches of land for £5 15s.

 

William Coneys leased 13 tenements on 61 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land to the following: Matthias Mullin, Thomas Coyne and George Coneys each leased land and buildings for which they each paid £1 10s for land and 5s for buildings, Mary O’Brien, Michael Walsh, Patrick and Michael Cosgrove each leased houses and land for which they each paid £1 for the land and 5s for the houses. Anthony Walsh and Thomas Lacey [sic] each paid £1 5s for land and 5s for houses, John Morris paid £1 5s for land and 5s for a house and office, Thomas Davis paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house and Myles King paid 15s for land and 5s for a house annually. Charlotte Maley [sic] paid 5s for land and 5s for a house and John Conroy and John Mougan [sic] each paid 31 for land and 5s for houses. Anthony Coneys leased a house and offices from William P. Coneys for £1 and Patrick Gordon leased a house, offices and land, again from William P. Coneys, for £5 for the land and £1 for the buildings.

 

Patrick Gordon leased 18 tenements on 122 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land to the following: Michael O’Brien and Tobias King paid £1 7s for land and 5s for houses, Thomas Ward, Martin Cloonan, Roger O’Brien, James Hanly [sic], Gregory Conneely and Anthony Conneely paid £1 2s for land and 5s for houses. Richard Dishell and Sarah Hughes paid £1 5s for land and 5s for houses and William Ward, Patrick Hanly [sic], Patrick Newell, Mark Toole and Thomas Coneys each paid 15s for land and 5s for houses. Martin Cloonan (John) paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house and Henry Rogers and Phelim [sic]Toole paid 15s for land and 5s for houses.

 

Edward King and James Coneys jointly leased houses on 17 acres and 33 perches of land from William P. Coneys for which Edward paid £1 15s for land and 10s for a house and James paid £1 15s for land and 5s for a house. There were also 98 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of water in the townland. There were 59 islands belonging to the tenants of Aughrus Beg totalling 13 acres and 20 perches that had no agricultural value.

 

This page was added on 18/06/2018.

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