Clifden (Hulk Street)

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Clifden (Hulk Street)

Townland:                                Clifden

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         335.93 acres / 335 acres, 3 roods, 28 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Clifden

Logainm for Clifden

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Clifden

 

1911 census for Hulk Street

Overview of Hulk Street in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 40 houses in Hulk Street and that 34 of those were occupied. House 12 had Patrick Downey as the landholder, the landholder of house 23 was Andy King, the landholder of house 37 was Henry Connolly, houses 39 and 40 had Peter O’Toole as the landholder. House 1 was a lodging house, houses 17 and 36 were public houses, house 19 was a private dwelling and shop, house 35 was a shop, house 27 was a solicitor’s office, house 39 was a forge and house 40 was a shed and all the others were listed as being private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 24 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the others all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 15 and 16 were 3rd class dwellings and all the other houses were 2nd class. Houses 15 and 16 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, Houses 3, 4, 7, 8 and 12 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 6, 11, 13, 14, 24. 26, 30 and 31 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 21, 27-29 and 32 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. Houses 5, 9, 20, 22, 35 and 38 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 10, 18, 19 and 33 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front, houses 25 and 34 had 5 or 6 rooms and 5 windows, house 17 had 6 rooms and 6 windows and houses 1 and 36 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 13 out buildings in Hulk Street and they consisted of 3 stables, 2 fowl houses, 4 turf houses, a shed, a store, a forge and a solicitor’s office. There were 145 people in Hulk Street, 77 males and 68 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jas Barrett.

 

Walsh                                      (additional surnames: Harvey, Doyle and C?ter[i])

Mary (72), who was single, was listed as the head of the first household and she shared the house with her niece, Mary Harvey (16), a boarder, Laurence Doyle (30) and an un-legible male aged 19 years. They were all Roman Catholic and Mary (72) was born in Co. Galway, Mary (16) was born in Scotland, Laurence was born in Co. Kildare and the un-legible person was born in Co. Meath. Mary (72) could speak both Irish and English and Mary (16) spoke only English. All of the household could read and write. Mary was a lodging house keeper, Laurence was a railway porter and the un-legible maned person was a railway clerk. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms and also had a stable, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was Paul McCabe.

 

House 2 was unoccupied

 

Glynn

Coleman (42) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (43) for 17 years and they had 2 children, Joseph (17) and Bridget (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and the parents could speak both Irish and English. The children could read and write and Coleman was listed as being a tailor. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Davis.

 

O’Hara

The head of this family was listed as being Bernard (68) and he had been married to Mary (66) for 29 years and they had had 1 child. Both were Roman Catholic and Bernard was born in Co. Roscommon and Mary was born in Co. Galway. Mary spoke both Irish and English and neither of them could read. Bernard was a general labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Martin Davis.

 

Malley                                    (additional surnames: Tumey [sic] and Corbett)

The head of this household was the widow, Ellen (72) and she shared the house with 2 lodgers, Anne Tumey [sic] (90), also a widow, and Bridget Corbett (69). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the household could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. None of the household had any occupations. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Martin Davis.

 

Davin

The widow, Mary (64) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 of her sons, John (21) and Michl (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the sons could read and write. Both the sons were listed as being labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John Connolly.

 

Brennan

Husband and wife, Valentine (78) and Anne (80) lived in house 7. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Valentine could read and write and he was a dealer in fish. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John Connolly.

 

Joyce

The sole occupant of this house was Bridget (71), who was a widow. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could speak both Irish and English, could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Joyce.

 

Stanton

Michael (70) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Ann (53) who had been married for 5 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  Michael could speak only English and Ann spoke both Irish and English with only Michael being able to read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Michael Stanton.

 

Mannion

Martin (73) was the head of the family in house 10 and he was married to Norah (50) and had been for 12 years and in that time they had had 4 children and 2 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 2 children and they were, Martin Joseph (8) and Ellen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for baby Ellen. Martin and Norah spoke both Irish and English and Martin Joseph spoke only English. Martin could read and write and was listed as being a grocer, while Martin Joseph was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Lydon.

 

Downey

Of the 4 members of this family, Patrick (69) was listed as the head and he was a widower. He shared the house with 3 children, Edward (27), Peter (24) and Mary Kate (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the 3 children could read and write. Patrick was a railway (?). The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Downey.

 

Cooke                                      (additional surnames: Daly and Joyce)

The widow, Kate (75) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her daughter, Annie Daly (40),who was married for an unknown number of years and had 3 children, her son[ii], John Daly (3) and a lodger, Honor Joyce (75). They were all Roman Catholic and Kate was born in Co. Louth, Annie was born in Liverpool, John was born in Co. Dublin and Honor was born in Co. Galway. Honor spoke both Irish and English and Annie could read and write. Kate was a barrack servant R.I.C. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Jas Mullen.

 

Fitzpatrick                                           (additional surname: Collins)

John (63) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 34 years, Mary (53) and they had 6 children, all of whom had survived. Also in the house were their son, John (17) and Mary’s mother, Margaret Collins (73). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. John (63) was a coach body maker and John (17) was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Edward King.

 

Faherty

There were 10 members of this family and the head was listed as being John (42) and he had been married to Bridget (41) for 18 years and they had had 9 children and 8 had survived. Those 8 children also lived in the house and they were, John (17), Margaret (14), Mary (12), Joseph (10), William (8), Patrick Francis (6), Michael James (3) and, as yet, an unnamed infant (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (42) and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Patrick Francis, Michael James and the unknown infant, could read and write. John (42) was a coachsmith, John (17) was a labourer and Mary, Margaret, Joseph, William and Patrick Francis were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Edward King.

 

Conroy

Michael (37) was the head of this household and he had been married to Bridget (30) for 15 years and had had 8 children, of which 5 had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their children, John (10), Michael (9), Bridget (8) and Martin (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (37) could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Bridget (30) and baby Martin, they could all read and write. Michael (37) was a tinsmith and John, Michael (9) and Bridget (8) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Jas Mullin.

 

McDonagh

The widow, Catherine (74), who had been married for 49 years and had had 9 children with 8 of those had survived, was the sole occupant of house 16 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could speak both Irish and English. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Jas Mullin.

 

O’Toole

Peter (61) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (50) for 16 years and they had had 3 children, Helena Kate (16), Henry C. (14) and Maggie Teresa (13). 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. Peter was a licensed publican and farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable and a store. The landholder was Peter O’Toole.

 

Horan

John Joseph (62) was listed as the head of this household and he was a widower and lived in the house with his daughter, Maggie Jane (29) and son, John Joseph (25). They were all Roman Catholic and John Joseph (62) was born in Co. Roscommon and the children were born on Co. Galway. They could all read and write and John Joseph (62) was a journalist retired from R.I.C., Maggie Jane was a dressmaker and John Joseph (25) was a solicitor’s general clerk. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was John J. Horan.

 

Mannion                                              (additional surname: McGrath)

There were 8 members of this household and the head of that household was Thomas (42) and he was married to Ellie (38) and had been for 12 years and they had had 8 children, of which 6 had survived. The lived in the house with 5 of those children, Patrick Joseph (11), Francis Thomas (8), John James (4), Ellie (1) and Bridget (1mth) and also in the house was a visitor, Mary McGrath (78). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Ellie and Patrick Joseph spoke both Irish and English. Thomas, Ellie, Patrick and Thomas Francis could read and write. Thomas was a hardware merchant and Patrick Joseph and Francis Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

Thornton

The widow Anne (65) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (34), Michael (32) and Mary Anne (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Anne was a housekeeper and the sons were tailors. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

McDonagh

Thomas (40) was the head of this family in house 21 and he was married to Mary (39) and they had been for 20 years and they had 4 children, Mary (17), Bridget (15), Patrick (10) and Thomas (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas (40), Mary (39) and Thomas (8) were born in Co. Galway, Mary (17) was born in Renton, Scotland, Bridget was born in Dumbarton, Scotland and Patrick was born in Clifden Co. Galway. Thomas (40) and Mary (39) spoke both Irish and English and Mary (17) was listed as speaking only English. All, apart from Mary (39), they could all read and write. Thomas (40) was a bicycle mechanic and Bridget, Patrick and Thomas (8) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Andy King.

 

McDonough                                        (additional surname: Canavan)

Stephen (60) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Kate (60) and had been for 30 years and had had 7 children but only 4 had survived. The lived in the house with their son, Stephen (25) and 2 boarders, Maud Canavan (6) and Patrick Canavan (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen (60) spoke Irish and English. Stephen (60), Kate and Stephen (25) could read and write. Stephen (60) was a car owner, Stephen (25) was a postman and Maud and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Stephen McDonough.

 

House 23 was unoccupied

 

Joyce

The widow, Margaret (75) was the head of this household and lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Martin (40) and John (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the sons could read and write. Margaret was a housekeeper, Martin was a farmer and John was a car driver. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Joyce.

 

Lyden                                      (additional surnames: Hawkins, Flynn, Burke and Tyagh [sic])

There were 9 members of this household and all were single. Maggie (28) was the head of the household, she lived with 2 brother, Thomas (29), John (25), a sister, Norah (19), 2 cousins, McDarra (22) and Mary Hawkins (28) and also 3 boarders, Thomas Flynn (30), Thomas Burke (25) and Michael Tyagh [sic] (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie and Thomas (29) spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Maggie was a housekeeper, Thomas (29) and John were blacksmiths, McDarra was a labourer and Thomas (30), Thomas (25) and Michael were travelers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Maggie Lyden.

 

Greaney

The head of the Greaney family in house 26 was Martin (83) and he had been married to Mary (84) for 60 years and they had 1 child, Denis (45). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Denis spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Martin was a retired shoemaker and Denis was a catholic curate. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

Fallon

Edward James (47) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. He shared the house with 4 of his children, Edward Henry (17), Irene Mary (15), Trevanion Charles (12) and Norman Cecil (7). They were all Church of Ireland and Edward James was born in Co. Kerry and the children were all born in Co. Galway and they could all read and write. Edward James was retired from the R.I.C., Edward Henry was an apprentice slater and plasterer and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

King

John (35) was the head of this family and he had been married to Delia (32) for 5 years and they had 3 children, Mary (4), Josephine (2) and John (9mths). They were all Roman Catholic and John (35), Delia and John (9mths) were born in Co. Galway and Mary and Josephine born in Co. Galway. Delia spoke both Irish and English and she, and John (35) could read and write. John (35) was a painter and Delia was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

Greene                                    (additional surname: Conneely)

Of the 4 members of this household, George (31) was the head and he was married to Catherine (36) and had been for 7 years and in that time they had had 2 children and 1 had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Frances Josephine (6) and a servant, Bridget Conneely (13). They were all Roman Catholic and George was born in Co. Meath, Catherine was born in Co. Wicklow and Frances Josephine and Bridget were born in Co. Galway. Frances Josephine could read only and the other 3 could read and write. George was a watchman, Catherine was a nurse and Frances Josephine and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

Colohan [sic]

Patrick (32) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (26) and had ben for 8 years and they had 3 children, Mary (7), Matthias (5) and Patrick (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could rea and write and Patrick was a farmer and Mary and Matthias were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

Canavan

Of the 5 members of this family, Thomas (36) was the head and he had been married to Kate (24) for 7 years and they had 3 children Mary (6), Stephen (5) and Patrick (3). They were all Roman Catholic and Kate was born in Co. Westmeath and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Thomas spoke Irish and English and both he and Kate could read and write. Thomas was a coach painter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

King

The head of this King family was John (34) and he had been married to Bridget (27) for 3 years and they had 2 children, Allen Joseph (3) and Delia (1) and also in the house was John’s mother, Norah (77), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Norah could speak both Irish and English and the adults could all read and write. John was a carpenter master, Bridget was a housekeeper and Norah was an assistant housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Pat O’Hara.

 

Boylan

Philip (64) was the head of the household in house 33 and was married to Bridget (49) and had been for 24 years and had had 6 children but only 3 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, James (16) and Mary Frances (14). They were all Roman Catholic with Philip being born in Co. Cavan and the others all born in Co. Galway. Bridget could speak both Irish and English and both children could read and write. Philip was a dealer in confectionary, James was a blacksmith’s apprentice and Mary Frances was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Bernard J. Lee.

 

McCarthy

There were 4 members of the McCarthy family in house 34 and the head of that family was Jeremiah (32) and he shared the house with his wife of 2 years, Bridget (26), their daughter, Mary (1) and a sister, Bridget (14). They were all Roman Catholic and Jeremiah and Bridget (14) were born in Co. Cork, Bridget (26) was born in Co. Mayo and Mary was born in Co. Galway. With the exception of baby Mary, they could all read and write. Jeremiah was a R.I.C. constable and Bridget (14) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was Bernard J. Lee.

 

Mannion

Patrick (59) who was married to Annie (48) for 8 years, was the head of the family and they had 4 children, Martin (7), Patrick (6), Joseph (4) and Annie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (59) and Annie (48) spoke Irish and English. Annie (48) and Martin could read only and Patrick (59) could read and write. Patrick (59) was a victualler and C (?), Annie (48) was a shopkeeper, Martin and Patrick (6) were scholars, Joseph was listed as an infant, and Annie (3) was listed as not going to school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Bernard J. Lee.

 

O’Neil

There were just the 2 people living in house 36, Martin (40) and an unspecified relative, Ellen (34). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Ellen could read and write. Martin was a publican and shopkeeper and Ellen was a shopkeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. The landholder was Martin O’Neil.

 

House 38 was unoccupied

 

Kane

The sole occupant of the last house in Hulk Street was the widower, John (73). He was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Bernard J. Lee.

 

 

1901 census for Hulk Street

Overview of Hulk Street in 1901

There were a total of 42 buildings in Hulk Street in 1901 and 30 of those were occupied. Houses 12, 14, 16-18, 21, 25, 33, 35-37 and 39 were unoccupied. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 15, 24 and 42 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while all the others had a slate, iron or tiled roof. Houses 1 and 13 were 1st class dwellings, houses 2-11, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26-30, 31, 32, 38, 40 and 41 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 24 and 42 were 3rd class. House 42 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 24, 27-29, 40 and 41 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 7, 8, 15 and 38 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 3, 23, 30, 31, 32 and 34 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front. House 6 had 5 rooms and 4 windows in the front, houses 4, 5 and 19 had 5 or 6 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 20 had 6 rooms and 6 windows, houses 3, 22 and 26 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 1 had 10 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were 26 outbuildings consisting of 6 stables, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, 3 piggeries, 10 turf houses, 2 sheds, a store and a forge. There were 140 people 71 males and 69 females. The enumerator for the area was sergeant William Sullivan.

 

Connolly                                 (additional surnames: Cain, Joyce and Connelly)

Frank J. was the head of the first household in Hulk Street and he was unmarried and lived in the house with brother, Henry G. 19 and 3 servants Thomas Cain (45), Martin Joyce (18) and Bridget Connelly (22). Frank J., Henry G and Thomas were born in Clifden, Co. Galway, Martin was born in Illion House (?) and Bridget was born in Roundstone, Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Frank J. and Henry G. could read and write. Frank J. was a cattle and home dealer, Henry G. was a solicitor’s apprentice, Thomas was a drove and C (?), Martin was a stable boy and Bridget was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house and a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Mannion

The widower, Patrick Anthony (45) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, John (14), Julia (12), Anthony (10) and Ellen (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick Anthony was born in Lettershana, Co. Galway and the children were all born in Clifden, Co. Galway. Patrick Anthony spoke both Irish and English. Ellen could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick Anthony was a victualler and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had 2 stables, a piggery and a store. There was no landholder listed.

 

Cloonan

Patrick J. was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with  4 of their children, Mary A. (16), John J. (14), Delia (12) and Edward (9). They were all born in Clifden, 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 Bridget. Patrick J. was a clerk and shop merchant, Bridget was a shopkeeper and spirit dealer, Mary A. was a dressmaker and the other 3 children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms and they had a stable and a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Browne

Of the 9 people in this house, William Henry (42) and was married to Elizabeth A. (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Charlotte E. (15), William Victor (13), Emily B. (9), Arthur W. (7), Cecil Henry (5), Eleanor Maude (3) and Eva Margaret (1). They were all Church of Ireland. Elizabeth A. was born in Co. Wicklow, Eleanor Maude was born in Co. Mayo, Eva Margaret was born in Co. Galway and all the others were born in Dublin City. Apart from Eleanor Maude and Eva Margaret, they could all read and write. William Henry was a railway guard, Elizabeth A. was a housekeeper and Charlotte E., William Victor, Emily B., Arthur W. and Cecil Henry were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Copperwhite                                       (additional surname: Fahy and Connolly)

Robert (60) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Delia (33) and 2 nieces, Maggie Fahy (24) and Mary Connolly (12). They were all Catholic and Robert was born in Co. Kildare and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They all spoke only English and could read and write. Robert was a railway engine driver, Maggie was a barmaid and shop assistant and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Horan

The widower, John J. (52) was the head of this family in house 6 and he lived in the house with 4 of his children, Maggie Jane (19), Anna Maria (18), Lizzie Kate (17), Charles M. (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except John J., who was born in Co. Roscommon. Lizzie Kate and Charles M. spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. John J. was a law clerk and R.I.C. pensioner, Maggie Jane was a Milliner and dressmaker and Lizzie Kate and Charles M. were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Murray                                    (additional surname: Burke)

There were 9 members of this household and Festy (58) was the head of the family and he was married to Mary (age unreadable) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (21), John (18), Martin (12), Tom (11), Honor (7) and Festy (4) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Bridget Burke (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy (58), Mary and Bridget spoke Irish and English and the rest spoke only English. Tom could read only and Festy (58) could read and write and the others could not read. Festy (58) was a farm labourer, Mary was a housekeeper, Patrick was a general labourer, John was a carman, Martin and Tom were listed as school boys and Honor was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

McCormack

The widower, Martin (65) was the head of the family and shared the house with his widowed daughter, Delia (40) and daughter, Mary (10). All 3 where Roman Catholic with Martin and Delia being born in Co. Galway and Mary being born in America. Martin and Delia spoke both Irish and English and all 3 could read and write. Martin was an agricultural labourer, Delia was a housekeeper and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

Garvey

There were 7 members of this family with Alexander (51) being listed as the head of the family and he was married to Norah (47) and they lived in the house with 5 children, Mary Jane (19), Julia Anne (18), Alexander (13), William (11) and Hannah (8). They were all Roman Catholic, except Allexander (51), who was Church of Ireland, with Alexander (51) being born in Co. Cavan, Norah and Julia Anne being born in Co. Cork and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They all spoke only English and could read and write. Alexander (51) was an ex sergeant in the R.I.C., Norah was doing household work, and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Connor

Mark (46) was the head of the family in house 10 and he was married to Bridget (37) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mary An [sic] (10), John (9) and Mark (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary An [sic] was born in America and the other members of the family were all born in Co. Galway. Bridget spoke both Irish and English and Mark (46), Mary An [sic] and John spoke only English and could read and write. Mark (46) was a blacksmith master, Bridget was a cook domestic servant and Mary An [sic] and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

 

Fallon

Ellen Jane (29) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, Sarah Jane (10), Edward Henry (7), Irene Mary (5), Richard William (3) and Trevanion Chas (1). They were all Church of Ireland and Ellen Jane was born in Co. Kerry while all the children were born in Co. Galway. Irene Mary could read only and Ellen Jane, Sarah Jane and Edward Henry could read and write. Ellen Jane was a housekeeper and the 4 eldest children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 12 was unoccupied

 

Lyden                                      (additional surname: Cullivane [sic] (?))

Margaret (25), who was unmarried, and she lived in the house with 2 of her brothers, Thomas (23) and John (20), a sister, Norah (10), a boarder, Agnes Cullivane (?)[iii] (15) and also a visitor, Mary E. (15). They were all Roman Catholic and Agnes was born in Co. Mayo and the others were all born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Norah and Agnes, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Margaret and Agnes were listed as being dressmakers, Thomas and John were blacksmiths and Norah and Mary E. were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a piggery and a forge. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 14 was unoccupied

 

Joyce

Patrick (80) was the head of this Joyce family and he was married to Margaret (70) and they shared the house with 3 children, Martin (28), Bridget (25) and John (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Martin and John were listed as farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 16 was unoccupied

 

House 17 was unoccupied

 

House 18 was unoccupied

 

Sullivan

There were 9 members of the family in house 19 and the head of the family was William (43) and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (35) and 7 children, Robert (13), William H. (11), Mary (10), John J. (6), Henrietta (4), Eveline (3) and Adelaide J. (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Robert and William H. could speak both Irish and English. Eveline and Adelaide J. could not read, Henrietta could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. William was a sergeant in the R.I.C. and Robert, William H., Mary, John J. and Henrietta were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a shed. There was no landholder listed.

 

O’Toole

Peter (50) was listed as the head of the O’Toole family in house 20 and he was married to Margaret (35) and they lived with 3 children, Helen Kate (6), Henry Clay (5) and Margt [sic] Teresa (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Margaret spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Margt [sic] could not read, Henry Clay could read only and the others could read and write. Peter and Margaret were spirit dealers and shopkeepers and the children were listed as being attending school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable and a shed. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 21 was unoccupied

 

McDonough

Of the 8 members of the McDonough family, the head was Stephen (50) and he was married Catherine E. (50) and they lived with 6 of their children, Patrick J. (19), Mary T. (17), Michael J. (15), Stephen E. (13), Francis (11) and John (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Stephen was a mail car contractor, Patrick J. was a mail car driver, Mary T. was a monitress [sic] (national school), Michael J. and Stephen E. were post boys and Francis and John were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Thornton

The widow Anne (60) was the head of the family and lived with her children, Michael (21), Thomas (14) and Mary (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Anne could not read and the children could all read and write. Anne was a housekeeper, Michael was a tailor, Thomas was a scholar and Mary was a housemaid domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Davin                          (additional surname: Coyne)

There were 9 members of this household and the head was John (60) and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Mary (20), Maggie (15), Patrick (13), John (11), Peter (9) and Michael (7) and also Mary (40)’s father, Peter Coyne (80), a widower. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60), Mary (40), Mary (20), Maggie and Patrick spoke both Irish and English and Peter (80) spoke only Irish. Only Maggie and John (11) could read and write. John (60) was an army pensioner Ptc 81 St Reg., Mary (20) was a general servant domestic and Maggie and John (11) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 25 was unoccupied

 

Walsh                                      (additional surnames: Cawley, Folan and Purcell)

Mary (49), who was unmarried, was the head of this household and she shared the house with a boarder, Patrick Cawley (69), a widower, a servant, Honor Folan (17) and a visitor, Mary Purcell (70). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Purcell was born in Co. Mayo while the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Mary Purcell, could read and write. Mary Walsh was a lodging house keeper, Patrick was a retired national school teacher and Honor and Mary Purcell were general servant domestics. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Connelly                                             (additional surname: Gibbons)

The widow Margaret (50) was listed as the head of this household and she shared the house with a servant, Bridget (17) and a boarder, William Gibbons (24). They were all Roman Catholic and William was born in Co. Mayo and Margaret and Bridget were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only William could read and write. Margaret was a lodging house keeper, Bridget was a general servant domestic and William was a baker. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Glynn

The head of this family was Coleman (36) and he lived with his wife, Mary (38) and their children, Joseph (5) and Bridget (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents could speak Irish and English but none of the family could read. Coleman was a tailor-master. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Malley                                                 (additional surnames: Burke and Reilly)

The widow Ellen (66) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her son, Thomas (19), a boarder, Bridget Burke (76), a widow, and a lodger, John Reilly (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Thomas and John could read and write. Ellen was a lodging house keeper, Thomas was a tailor, Bridget was a fruit seller and John was a butcher’s assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 30 was divided into 2 homes

McDonough

House 3.1

The widow Bridget (70) was the sole occupant of this part of the house and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read.

 

Cooke                                                  (additional surname: Daly)

House 3.2

The widow Catherine (45) was the head of the family and she shared the house with her married daughter, Annie Daly (23) and her granddaughter, Levenia [sic] (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Catherine was born in Co. Louth, Annie was born in England and Levenia [sic] was born in Co. Galway. Annie could read and write and Catherine was listed as being a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 33 was unoccupied

 

Lysaght [sic]                                       (additional surnames: Downey and Grealish)

This household had 3 members with the widow, Bridget (48) being the head and she shared the house with 2 lodgers, Austin Downey (43) and Patrick Grealish (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Austin could not read, Patrick could read only and Bridget could read and write. Bridget was a housekeeper, Austin was a bill poster and Patrick was a general labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Houses 35, 36 and 37 were unoccupied

 

Downey                                              (additional surname: Garry)

There were 8 members of this household and the head of the household was Patrick (60) and he was married to Maria (44) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, John J. (19), Edward A. (17), Peter H. (15), Patk Thos, (13) and Mary K. (11) and also in the house was Maria’s brother, Timothy Garry (46). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Maria and Timothy spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick and Edward A. were listed as being carters, Maria was a dressmaker, John J. was a postman, Timothy was a mechanical engineer and Peter H., Patk Thos and Mary K were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 39 was unoccupied

 

Fitzpatrick

John (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (41) and they lived in the house with 3 children, Norah (18), Maggie E. (15) and John James (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. John was a coach maker and the children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Joyce

The head of this family was Martin (38) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Mary (9), John (7), Martin (5), Patrick (4), Bridget (3) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents could speak both Irish and English. Martin (38), Bridget (40) and Mary could read and write and John could read only. Martin was a shoemaker master and Mary, John, Martin (5) and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

Conroy                                    (additional surname: Grogan)

The head of the last family in Hulk Street was Michael (26) and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (20), their daughter, Mary Anne (3), their son, John (9mths), Brother-in-law, Thomas Grogan (18) and John (60). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (60) could speak Irish and English, but only Thomas could read and write. Michael was a tinsmith and John (60) was a tinsmith master. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. There was no landholder listed.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Clifden

 

Bridget Beamon – Application No. C/20 9934. Ref No. Cen S/11/441. The application was received on the 3rd of November 1920 with an address at that time of Church hill, Clifden. Bridget’s parents were given as Festy and Ellen Beamon (Ward). The address for the 1851 search was Clifden, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. A hand written note in the right hand margin says “Chapel lane Barragh (?) is a street name in Clifden in 1850 and not in list of householders”. The search was returned on the 8th November 1920 with the words “Fam not found”.

 

Bridget Joyce – Application No. D/10 24144. Ref. No. Cen S/11/443. The application was received on 29th September 1910 with an address of Ballina. Bridget’s parents were John and Bridget Joyce. The address for both 1841 and 1851 searches was Hill St or Bach St, Clifden in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway (seems as though there was some confusion of the address). The search was returned on 7th November 1910 with the words “no trace in Back St. No Hill St. in bundle”

 

Bridget Nugent – Application No. D/10 24144. Ref. No. Cen S/11/445. Application was received on 29th September 1910 with an address of Ballina. Bridget’s parents were listed as being Geo and Celia Nugent. The address for the 1841 and 1851 searches was Clifden, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 4th November 1910 with the words “Townland uninhabited” and “No Trace in 1841”.

 

Margaret Walker Steenson [sic] – Application No. C/21 1974. Ref. No. Cen S/11/446. The application was received on 8th March 1921 and had an address of Mrs. M.W. McAdorney [sic], 67 Weir Street, Belfast. Margaret’s parents were James and Jane Steenson (Mahood) and they lived with Blake, Renville Castle, Clifden. The address for the 1851 search was Clifden, Clifden Demesne or Clifden Town, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin the names Mary, Anne, Eliza and Jane were written. The search was returned on the 4th April 1921 with the words “No trace of James and Jane Steenson. Found Thos and Bridget Blake, shoemaker, no trace applicant”.

 

Peter Higgins (born 1831) – Application No. C/21 7029. Ref. No. Cen S/11/442. The application was received on 10th November 1921with an address at that time of Mr. Timothy Kyne, Ross, Headford, Co. Galway. Peter’s parents were Michael and (?) Higgins. The address for the 1841 search was Clifden Demesne or Clifden Town, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 11th November 1921 with the words “Found Michl and Catherine Higgins married 1809. Children, Michael 15yrs, Mary Nee 7yrs, cousin” and also “This is the only family of Higgins in Clifden”

 

Mary Leetle [sic]– Application No. C/17 764. Ref. No. Cen S/11/444. The application was received on 22 January 1917. The address at that time was Mrs. Mary Tyrell, West End, Bundoran. Mary’s parents were Pat and Honour Leetle [sic] nee Fahey. The address for the 1851 search was Clifden or Clifden Demesne, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the right hand margin there was a hand written note saying “Birth certs of persons born in Ireland prior to 1864 are not procurable as public regn. of births in Ireland did not commence until that year.” The application was returned on 26th January 1917 with the words “Not found”.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Hulk Street (West)

Bridget Lee leased a houses and yard from the Superior of the Franciscan Brothers for £6, Michael Nolan leased a house and small garden from Alexander McDonnell for £3, Patrick Mullen leased a house to lodgers for £3 10s and Patrick Mullin leased a house with a garden of 13 perches from Thomas Eyre for 5s for the garden and £3 5s. John Conneely leased a house and small garden from Thomas Eyre for £3 5s, Roger Coyne leased a house and small garden to lodgers for £1 10s, Roger Maley [sic] leased a house to lodgers for £2 and Timothy Maley [sic] leased a house and small garden to lodgers for £2. Redmond Joyce leased an office and small garden from Thomas Eyre for £1, there was a vacant house and small garden belonging to Thomas Eyre that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 and Lewis lysaght [sic] leased a house and small garden from Patrick Corbett for £2 annually, Michael Lysaght [sic] leased a house and small garden from Patrick Corbett for £3, Patrick Coosey [sic] leased a house and small garden from Margaret Corbett for 10s and Margaret also leased a house and small garden to lodgers, also for 10s. Patrick Cribbin leased a house from Thomas Eyre for 10s, Patrick Mullen leased an office and small garden for 10s from Thomas Eyre, Michael Hanify [sic] leased a house and forge from Thomas Eyre for 10s and Patrick Grady leased a house, a forge and small garden for 15s. Judith Browne had a house that was free but had an annual ratable valuation of 10s and Patrick Browne had a forge that was free but had an annual ratable valuation of 10s. There 2 vacant houses belonging to John Griffin and each had an annual ratable valuation of 15s. James Ward leased a house and yard from Michael Lee for £2 15s, William Harland leased a house to lodgers for £3, Mrs. Corbett leased a house and yard to lodgers for 10s. William Harland leased 3 tenements to the following: William Moran paid 5s for a house and yard, Jeremiah Mullen paid 7s for a house and yard and John Feeney paid 8s for a house and yard. John Griffin leased a garden of 18 perches from Thomas Eyre for 7s, Bridget Joyce leased a house from Thomas Joyce for £2 and Eliza Joyce leased a house to lodgers for £2 10s. Thomas Eyre leased the final 3 tenements to the following: Michael Nee leased a pound of 10 perches, he also leased a house for 15s and John and Peter Mullen paid £25 for 1 acre, 2 roods and 5 perches of land (Fair Green), customs of markets and tolls of fairs.

 

[i] Possibly Carter?

[ii] Possibly Annie’s son rather that Kate’s son given her age. Kates grandson.

[iii] Surname is difficult to read on the original census return

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