Clifden (Main Street)

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Clifden (Main 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

Map

Galway Library for Clifden

Logainm for Clifden

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Clifden

 

1911 Census for Main Street

Overview of Main Street in 1911

The census of 1911 shows that there were a total of 34 houses in Market Street and 3 houses, house 15, that was in the process of being built, house 19 and house 34 were unoccupied. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 1 was the R.I.C. barracks, house 3 was a private hotel, house 5 was a bicycle shop, houses 6, 7, 10, 11, 20, 23, 30 and 33 were public houses, house 8 was a chemist shop and house 9 was a shoemakers and shop. Houses 12 and 17 were licensed hotels, houses 18 and 32 were listed as being victualler’s houses, houses 22 and 25-28 were grocery shops and the other houses were all listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1, 12, 17, 20, 23-25, 30 and 31 were 1st class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. House 14 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 13 and 26 had 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 28 had 4 rooms and 4 windows and houses 4, 5, 7-9, 21, 27, 29 and 32 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 2 had 5 or 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 22 had 5 or 6 rooms with 5 windows in the front and houses 3 and 11 had 8 rooms and 4 windows in the front. Houses 6, 10 and 33 had 8 rooms and 5 windows in the front, houses 24 and 30 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 23 had 11 rooms and 11 windows, house 12 had 20 rooms and 10 windows in the front, house 17 had 22 rooms and 12 windows in the front and house 1 had 16 rooms and 17 windows in the front. There were 36 out buildings consisting of 12 stables, a coach house, 3 cow houses, 5 piggeries, a fowl house, 6 turf houses, 2 potato houses, 2 sheds, 1 store and 3 others. There were 142 people in Main Street at that time, 68 males and 74 females. 61 males and 70 females were Roman Catholic and 6 males and 4 females were Protestant. The enumerator was Const. Jas Barrett.

 

House 1 was the R.I.C. Barracks

Connell

(House 1.1)

The head of this family was J. who was a Head Constable in the R.I.C. and is listed in house 1.2. His wife was Nannie J. (45) and they had been married for 25 years and had had 7 children with 5 of those having survived. They shared this part of the house with 3 of their children, Elizabeth M. (23), Emily J. (15) and Vincent J. (13). They were all Roman Catholic and Nannie J. and Elizabeth M. were born in Co. Mayo and the other 2 children were born in Co. Galway. They could all read and Elizabeth M. was a national school teacher, Emily J. was a monitress in the national school and Vincent J. was a scholar. The house was a 1st class dwelling and had 16 rooms and they had a stable and a turf house. The landholder was the Revd. Dr. Harte.

 

R.I.C. Barracks

(House 1.2)

Members of the R.I.C. were only listed by initials for security reasons, but some could be identified by using other sources such as enumerators.

 

  1. C. (Connell) (56) was a head constable who was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Limerick. He was married (see Connell above), could read and write and was a farmer’s son before joining the R.I.C. J.B. (38) was a constable and he was born in Co. Kerry and was a Roman Catholic. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. J Mc. (41) was a sergeant who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Sligo. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. J.B. (38) was a constable and was born in Co. Sligo and was a Roman Catholic. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. P.D. (36) was also a constable and was born in Co Roscommon and was a Roman Catholic. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. M.M. (Martin Moran) (34) was a Roman Catholic was born in Co. Galway ER and was listed as being a constable. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. J. Mc. (32) was a constable, was born in Co. Cork and a Roman Catholic. He was married, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. M.B. (23) was a constable and was born in Co. Mayo and a Roman Catholic. He was single, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a farmer’s son. W.V.G. (23) was a constable and a Roman Catholic who was born in Co. Roscommon. He was single, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C., he was a clerk. The house was a 1st class dwelling and had 16 rooms and they had a stable and a turf house. The landholder was the Revd. Dr. Harte.

 

Cain

The head of this family was Charles (35), who was married to Rebecca (32) and had been for 13 years and they had 4 children, Charles Reginald (11), Victor Henry (9), Helen Elizabeth (5) and Grace Kathleen (8mths). They were all Protestant Church of Ireland and Charles was born in Co. Dublin, Rebecca, Charles Reginald and Victor Henry were born in Co. Meath and Helen Elizabeth and Grace Kathleen were born in Co. Galway. With the exception of baby Grace Kathleen, they could all read and write. Charles worked as an engineer with the G.P.O. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Thos. McWilliams.

 

Wrin                                                    (additional surname: Connolly)

John (56) was the head of this family and he had been married to Catherin (50) for 26 years and had had 10 children, of which 9 had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Lillie (18), William (13) and Margaret A. (10) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Andrew Connolly (81). They were all Roman Catholic, with John being born in Co. Kerry, Catherine, William and Margaret A. were born in Co. Galway, Lillie was born in Co. Clare and Andrew was born in Co. Westmeath and all could read and write. John spoke both Irish and English. John was a hotel proprietor, Andrew was a retired sergeant in the R.I.C. and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Thos. McWilliams.

 

McWilliams                                       (additional surname: Croscen (?) )

The widow, Mary Anne (84) was listed as being the head of this household and she shared the house with her daughter, Celia (52) and 3 lodgers, William John Walter Croscen [sic] (?) (35) and he had been married to Adelena Croscen [sic] (?) (28) for 4 years and they had 1 child, John Frederick Croscen [sic] (?) (2). Mary Anne and Celia were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway and the others were all Church of Ireland and were born in England. Mary Anne spoke both Irish and English and all, with the exception of young John Frederick, could read and write. William John Walter was a clerk wireless telegraph. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary A. McWilliams.

 

Meeghan

The head of this family was Mary (30), who had been married for 10 years, although there was no husband mentioned in this entry, and they had 3 children, James (9), John (7) and Peter (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and James could read and write. There was no occupation listed. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had 2 stables. The landholder was Thomas Joyce (?).

 

McCormack                                        (additional surname: Nee)

Philip (64) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 26 years, Lizzie (51) and they had had 2 children but neither had survived. Also in the house was a servant, Sarah Nee (14). They were all Roman Catholic and Philip was born in Co. Cavan with the other 2 being born in Co. Galway. Both Lizzie and Sarah could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Philip was a publican and Sarah was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Thos. Joyce (?).

 

Davis                                                   (additional surnames: O’Malley and Lyden)

Michael (48), who was single, was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with his sister, Julia (36), his brother-in-law, Martin O’Malley (32) and a cousin, Barbara Lyden (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was a publican and Martin was a shop assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was M. Davis.

 

Moran

Ernest D. (25) was the head of this family and he was married to Jessie (21) but there was no details on for how long or how many children they had. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke only English and both could read and write. Ernest D. was a chemist. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Lydon.

 

King                                        (additional surname: Heanue)

The widow, Bridget (77) was listed as being the head of this family and she had been married for 28 years and had had 3 children. She shared the house with her son, john (52), her daughter, Mary (47) and a servant, Margaret Heanue (14). 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. Bridget was a housekeeper, John was a shopkeeper, Mary was a lady and Margaret was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was John M. Lyden.

 

Cottingham

The sole occupant of house 10 was Thomas (32) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a publican. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. The landholder was Michl Lyden.

 

Lyden                                      (additional surname: Cribbins)

Patrick (45) was listed as being the head of this household and he was unmarried and lived in the house with his brother, Michael (30), his sister, Nora (28) and a boarder, Mary Cribbins (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English and all could read and write. Patrick was a shopkeeper and Mary was a dressmaker. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had 2 stables and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Lyden.

 

Lyden                                      (additional surnames: Connolly and Heanue)

There were 6 members of this household and the head was Michael (75) and he was married to Mary (71) and had been for 40 years and in that time they had had 8 children, of which 5 had survived. They lived in the house with their daughter, Katie (35) and 3 servants, Bridget Connolly (19), Rodger Lyden (20) and Bridget Heanue (17). 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 Katie, and all could read and write. Michael was a hotel proprietor while Bridget Connolly, Rodger Lyden and Bridget Heanue were domestic servants. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 20 rooms and they had a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was Michael Lyden.

 

Moran

Martin (34) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret Mary (27) for 3 years and they had 2 children, Mary Ellen (2) and Margaret Mary (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary Margaret, who was born in Co. Kerry. Both parents could read and write and Martin was a constable in the R.I.C.  The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John M. Lyden.

 

Gaffney

Mary Gaffney (28) was listed as being the head of this family and she was married and had been for a year and had 1 child, Mary Josephine (1mth). There was no mention of her husband in this entry. Also in the house was a visitor, Sitty [sic] (18). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary was born in Co. Mayo, Mary Josephine was born in Co. Galway and Sitty [sic] was born ion Co. Sligo. Margaret and Sitty [sic] could read and write. There were no occupations listed in this entry. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John M. Lyden

 

House 15 was unoccupied

 

McDonagh

Cornelius (81), who was a widower, was the head of this family. He lived in the house with 2 sons and 2 daughters, Thomas (38), John (34), James (25), Delia (30) and Mary (40). 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. Cornelius was a shopkeeper, Thomas was a tall[i] collector [sic] and John was a car driver. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Cornelius McDonagh.

 

Power              (additional surnames: McCann, Alywood [sic], Carrick, Conroy and Cole)

There were 6 members of this household and all were single and they were Josephine Power (35), Josephine McCann (20), 3 servants, Margaret Alywood [sic] (50), Mary Carrick (21), Bridget Conroy (17) and a boarder, James Alex Cole (29). James Alex was a Methodist and born in Co. Antrim, the others were all Roman Catholic and Josephine (35) was born in Co. Waterford, Josephine (20) was born in Co. Louth, Margaret was born in Co. Dublin and Mary and Bridget were born in Co. Galway. Mary Carrick spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Josephine (35) was a manageress, Josephine (20) was a book keeper, Margaret was a waitress, Mary was a house maid, Bridget was a cook and James Alex was an inspector of national schools. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 22 rooms and they had a motor house. The landholder was Josephine Power.

 

Walsh                                                  (additional surname: Fitzpatrick and Trevors [sic])

The widow, Bridget (65) and she shared the house with her son, Michael (35) and 2 boarders, Michael Fitzpatrick (45) and George Trevors [sic] (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All, apart from Bridget, could read and write. Michael Walsh was a victualler and Michael Fitzpatrick and George were painters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John Lynch.

 

House 19 was unoccupied

 

King

The widow, Mary Ellen (69) was the head of the family and lived with 5 of her children, Edward J. (27), Annie (28), Mary (24), Margaret (23) and Bridget (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary Ellen could speak Irish and English and all could read and write. Edward J, was a grocer and spirit merchant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 7 rooms. The landholder was Mary King.

 

Gorham

Mary (55) was the sole occupant of house 21 and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write but there was no occupation listed. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Maria Gorham.

 

Casey

James (66) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (42) for 15 years and they had had 3 children and 2 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 2 children and they were, Mary (14), John (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from John, all could read and write. James was a general grocer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Jas Casey.

 

Clancey                       (additional surname: McGonigal, McBride, Clarke, Coyne, Holleran [sic] and Gibbons)

 

Patrick (36) was listed as the head of this household and he lived with his brothers, Michael (40) and William A. (30), who was married to Grace (23) and had been for 2 years and they had 1 child, Mary Josephine (1). There were 4 boarders, Frank McGonigal (44), William McBride (29), Mary Clarke (22) and John Gibbons (32) and also 3 servants, Maggie Coyne (26), John Coyne (19) and Edward Holleran [sic] (32). William was a member of the Irish Church and born in Co. Antrim while all the others were Roman Catholic with Grace and Mary Josephine were born in Co. Meath, Frank was born in Co. Sligo, Mary Clarke was born in Dublin and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Patrick, Michael, William A. and John Coyne spoke Irish and English and Patrick, Michael, William A. and Grace could read and write. Patrick, Michael and William A. were merchants, Frank, William and Mary were painters, John (19) and Edward were servants and John Gibbons was a carpenter. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a turf house, a potato house and a boiling house. The landholder was Patrick Clancey.

 

McDonnell                              (additional surnames: Higgins and Conneely)

The widower, Alexander (60) was listed as being the head of this household and he lived with his son, John Joseph (21), a nephew, Alexander Higgins (21) and a servant, Mary Conneely (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Alexander (60) was a hotel keeper, Alexander (21) was an apprentice to carpentry and Mary was a waitress. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms and they had a turf house and a shed. The landholder was Alex McDonnell.

 

Ward                                       (additional surnames: Coyne Luddon, Walsh and Joyce)

Michael (27) was the head of this household and he was single and lived in the house with his sister, Agnes (34), 2 cousins, Annie Coyne (24) and Bridget Coyne (22), and also Bernard Luddon (22), John Walsh (18) and Delia Joyce (16). All were Roman Catholic and Bernard and John were born in Co. Mayo and the rest were born in Co. Galway. Apart from John, all spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a grocer, Annie was a shop girl, Bernard and John were shopmen (grocers) and Delia was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a store. The landholder was M. Ward.

 

Coyne

The sole occupant of house 26 was Nora (58), who was single. She was Roman catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a shopkeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Nora Coyne.

 

Halloran                                  (additional surnames: Courcy and Lally)

George (63) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Honor (57) for 33 years and they had had 9 children, 8 of which had survived. They lived in the house with 3 of their children, John (24), Delia (20) and Frank (13). Also in the house at that time were a boarder, Thomas Courcy (69), who was a widower who had been married for 43 years and had had 3 children and all had survived, and also a granddaughter, Mary Lally (4). They were all Roman Catholic and George, Honor and John were born in Co. Galway but there was no place of birth listed for the others. George, Honor and John spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English and all the household, with the exception of young Mary Lally, could read and write. George was a hardware shopkeeper, Thomas and John were labourers, Delia was a dressmaker and Frank was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a shed. The landholder was George Halloran.

 

Sullivan

James (46) was listed as the head of this family in house 28 and he had been married to Ellen (39) for 15 years and in that time they had had 7 children, 6 of which had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were, Patrick (14), John (13), Thos (8), Mary (5), James (3) and William (2). They were all born in Clifden, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James (46), Ellen, Patrick and John spoke Irish and English and could read and write. James (46) was a mason. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was John O. King.

 

Corbett                                    (additional surname: King)

The head of this household was Patt (73) and he was married to Honor (60) and had been for 26 years and they had had 4 children, 3 of which had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Mary Ellen (19) and a boarder, Anne King (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patt and Honor spoke both Irish and English, Mary Ellen spoke only English and all the household could read and write. Patt was a mason, Mary Ellen was a seamstress and Anne was a dressmaker. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was John O. King.

 

Earls                                        (additional surnames: King and Kirr ?[ii])

Colman (45) was the head of the household and he was married to Bridget (50) but there were no details entered as to for how long or how many children they had. They shared the house with a niece, Nora King (23) and 2 boarders, James King (60) and David Kirr (?) (50). David was a member of the High Church of England and was born in Belfast and the others were all Roman Catholic with Nora being born in America and the other 3 all born in Co. Galway. Colman and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Colman was a publican, James was a surveyor and David was a mason. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Colman Earls.

 

Emerson

Martin was the head of this family and this information was got from the signature at the bottom of household return form but there was no information entered in the main body of the return for him. His wife was Katie (33) and they had been married for 13 years and had had 4 children and 2 had survived. She lived with those 2 children Charles (12) and Harold (?) (5). They were all Roman Catholic with Katie being born in Co. Galway and the sons being born in America. Katie and Charles could read and write and the 2 sons were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Katie Emerson.

 

Nee

Thos (35) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (26) for 22 years[iii] and had 2 children. They shared the house with those 2 children, Mary (19)[iv] and Michl John (8mths) and also a lodger, John (74). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults could speak Irish and English and Thos and Bridget could read and write. Thos was a victualler. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John J. Darcy.

 

Darcy                                      (additional surnames: Clancy and Philips)

The head of the last household in Main Street was the widower, John (65) and he shared the house with his widowed sister, Anne Honoria Clancy (63), a niece, Winifred Frances (36) and a servant, Margaret Philips (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Winifred Frances, who was born in India. Winifred Frances spoke only English and the others spoke Irish and English. Margaret could not read, John and Anne Honoria could read and write English and Winifred Frances could read and write English and Hindustani. John was a grocer, Anne Honoria was a grocer’s assistant, Winifred Frances was a lady and Margaret Philips was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John Darcy.

 

1901 Census for Main Street

Overview of Main Street in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 47 houses in Main Street and that 3 of those houses were unoccupied, houses 42, 46 and 47. Houses 1, 4, 12, 15, 20, 21, 24 and 25 were public houses, houses 3, 6-10, 22, 23, 29, 31 and 32 were shops, house 5 was the R.I.C. Barracks and houses 11 and 14 were lodging houses. Houses 26 and 30 were hotels, house 37 was the National Bank, house 46 was the Wesleyan Church and all the others were listed as private dwellings. Houses 1, 3-5, 12, 13, 20, 26, 29, 30, 37 and 38 were 1st class dwellings, houses 2, 6-11, 14-16, 18, 19, 21-25, 27, 28, 31-36, 39-41 and 43-45 were 2nd class dwellings and house 17 was a 3rd class dwelling. House 17 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house 35 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 7, 8, 16, 27, 28, 34 and 36 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and houses 19 and 39-41 had 5 or 6 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 2, 9, 11, 14, 23, 27, 28 and 33 had between 5 and 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Houses 32 and 43 had 6 rooms and 4 windows, houses 18, 22 and 31 had 7 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 10 and 25 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front of the house, houses 15, 24 and 44 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front, houses 21 and 45 had 10 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 29 had 10 rooms and 6 windows in the front. Houses 12 and 38 had 12 rooms and 8 windows, house 4 had 11 rooms and 14 windows in the front, house 20 had 11 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 26 had had 20 rooms and 9 windows in the front, house 1 had 13 rooms and 15 windows, house 30 had 33 rooms and 16 windows in the front and house 5 had 15 rooms and 17 windows in the front. There were 70 out buildings consisting of 21 stables, 6 coach houses, 2 harness rooms, 2 cow houses, 9 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, a barn, 13 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop, 4 sheds, 6 stores and a laundry. There were 201 people in Main Street at this time 100 males and 101 females. The enumerator was Sergeant William O’Sullivan.

 

King

The head of the first family in Main Street was the widow Mary Ellen (55) and she lived in the house with 7 of her children, Annie (23), Cornelius (22), Edward (21), Mary (19), Margaret (18), Delia (17) and John (15). 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. Mary Ellen was a spirit merchant, Cornelius was a draper assistant, Edward and Mary were shop assistants and Margaret Delia and John were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 13 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Vasey                                                  (additional surname: Reilly)

There were 8 members of this household and the head was listed as being Martin Joseph (39) and he was married to Winifred Teresa (38) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Margaret Mary (13), Christina (9), Patrick Francis (7), Winifred Teresa (5) and Bridgid Gertrude (2) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Bridget Reilly (13). They were all Roman Catholic and Martin Joseph and Winifred Teresa (38) were born in Co. Roscommon and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Martin Joseph and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Bridget could read only, and with exception of Winifred Teresa (5) and Bridgid Gertrude, the others could all read and write. Martin Joseph was a national school teacher, Margaret Mary, Christina and Patrick Francis were scholars and Bridget was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Casey                                                             (additional surname: Connolly)

James (52) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (32), their son, John J. (2) and a servant, Margaret Connolly (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both adults could speak both Irish and English and, apart from baby John J., they all could read and write. James was a shopkeeper and Margaret was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 9 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Gorham                                   (additional surnames: King, Conroy, Hawkins, Connor and Connolly)

The head of this household was Joseph (70) and he shared the house with 2 daughters, the widow, Teresa King (67) and Maria (50), 2 assistants, Martin Conroy (24) and Michael Hawkins (18) and 2 servants, Mary Connor (20) and Patt Connolly (21). They were all born in Clifden, Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the household could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Joseph was a grocer and J.P., Mary was a general servant domestic and all the others were assistants in the shop. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms with a stable and a turf house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

R.I.C. Barracks

House 5 was the R.I.C. Barracks and was divided into 2 parts.

 

Greene

House 5.1

The head of the family in this part of the house was William (48) (details in house 5.2) and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (40) and 7 of their children, William Patk (12), Cathe [sic] Ellen (11), Mary Bridget (9), Michl Joseph (8), Rose Anne (6), Jas Francis (4) and Thos John (2). They were all Roman Catholic with Bridget being born in Co. Monaghan, William Patk, Cathe [sic] Ellen, Mary Bridget and Michl Joseph were born in Co. Leitrim and Rose Anne, Jas Francis and Thos John were born in Co. Galway. William Patk and Michl Joseph could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Jas Francis and Thos John, they could all read and write. All the children with the exception of Thos John were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 16 rooms with a stable, a barn, turf house and a laundry. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 5.2

Members of the R.I.C. were only listed by their initials but some names can be gathered from other sources such as the enumerators.

 

  1. G. (William Greene) (48) was the head constable who was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Fermanagh. He could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. J.M. (40) was a sergeant, and married, who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Cork W.R. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. T.F. (23) was a constable who was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Sligo. He could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. W. L. (33) was a constable, a Roman Catholic and born in Mayo. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. J.M. (42) was constable and he was born in Co. Kerry and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. J.J.M. (30) was a constable, a Roman Catholic and was born in Sligo. He spoke Irish and English, could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. D. McS. (40) was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Kerry and was a constable. He could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. R.W. (31) was a member of the Irish Church, was born in the County of Kings (Co. Offaly). He could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. P.H. (38) was a constable, born in Co. Roscommon and was a Roman Catholic. He could read and write and before joining the R.I.C. he was a farmer’s son. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 16 rooms with a stable, a barn, turf house and a laundry. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Ward                                                   (additional surname: Coyne)

The head of this household was Agnes (26) and she lived in the house with her brother, Michael (22) and a cousin, Annie Coyne (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Agnes was a general merchant and Annie was a shop assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms with a workshop. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Earls                                                    (additional surnames: King and Fox)

Colman (35) was listed as being the head of this family in house 7 and he was married to Bridget (40) ad they shared the house with a niece, Norah King (13) and a lodger, Annie Fox (40). They were all Roman Catholic and Colman and Bridget were born in Co. Galway, Norah was born in America and Annie was born in Co. Donegal. Colman and Bridget spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Colman was a shopkeeper, Norah was a scholar and Annie was a general domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms with a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Coyne

The sole occupant of house 8 was Nora (42) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was a shopkeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms with a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Halloran

George (52) was the head of the family and he was married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. He lived with 4 of his children, Nora (18), Celia (15), Michl (12) and Helena (5). They were all Roman Catholic and George, Michl. and Helena were born in Co. Galway and Nora and Celia were born in America. George could speak both Irish and English, Helena could read only and the others could all read and write. George was a shopkeeper and Michl and Helena were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms with a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Bruen [sic]                                          (additional surname: Coyne)

The widower Thomas (45) was listed as the head of the household in house 10 and lived in the house with a servant, Thomas Coyne (36). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Thomas (45) could read and write. Thomas (45) was a shopkeeper and Thomas (36) was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Corbett                                                (additional surname: King)

Of the 6 members of this household, Patt (60) was listed as being the head and he was married to Norah (48) and also in the house at that time were 3 of their children, John (14), Delia (13) and Mary E. (9) and also a boarder, Michael King (55). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the adults spoke Irish and English and all the household could read and write. Patt was a mason, Michael was an agricultural labourer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

O’Donovan                             (additional surnames: Mullen, Connolly, Carthey [sic], Cullen, Madden and Clancey)

Timothy (21) was listed as the head of this household and was married to Mary (20) and they shared the house with a servant Lizzie Connolly (17), 4 boarders, John Carthey [sic] (30), Michael Cullen (34), John Madden (45) and Pat Clancey (29) and there was also a visitor, Monica Mullen (48). They were all Catholic and Timothy was born in Co. Tipperary, Mary and Monica were born in Co. Galway, Lizzie was born in America and the 4 boarders were all born in Co. Wicklow. Timothy and Lizzie were listed as speaking only English and Mary and Monica spoke Irish and English. All could read and write and Timothy was a publican, Lizzie was a general servant domestic and John (30), Michael, John (45) and Pat were fishermen. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms and they had 2 stables and a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Moffett

The only occupant of house 13 was James (45), who was listed as being married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. He was a member of the Church of Ireland and was born in Co, Donegal. He was a coachman, domestic servant and could read and write. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 7 rooms and had a turf house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cummins                                            (additional surnames: Kilraine [sic] and Moore)

Patrick (72) was the head of this household and he was married to Rebecca (84) and they lived in the house with their granddaughter, Ellen Kilraine [sic] (15) and a boarder, James Moore (30). Patrick, Rebecca and Ellen were Roman Catholic and James was a Protestant, Irish Church. Patrick was born in Co. Mayo, Rebecca and Ellen were born in Co. Galway and James was born in Co. Londonderry. Patrick and Rebecca spoke Irish and English and Patrick and Ellen could read and write. Patrick was an army pensioner Pt2 88 Reg., Ellen was a scholar and James was a steed groom C.D.B.[v]. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

D’Arcy                                                (additional surnames: Fogarty, Winters and Conroy)

The widower, John (53) was the head of this household and he lived with his cousin, Patrick Fogarty (46) and 2 servants, Mark Winters (19) and Honor Conroy (60). They were all Roman Catholic and Mark was born in Co. Mayo while all the others were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a Chief Quartermaster Royal Navy retired and spirit (?) merchant, Patrick was an ex sergeant R.I.C. pensioner, Mark was a shop assistant and Honor was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms and had a shed. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Collins                                                            (additional surname: Fitzpatrick)

There were 4 members of this household and the head was Michael (66) and he was married to Margaret (60) and they shared the house with their son, Michael (26) and granddaughter, Kate Fitzpatrick (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (66) and Margaret spoke Irish and English and all, with the exception of Margaret, could read and write. Michael (66) was a blacksmith master, Margaret was a charwoman, Michael (26) was a blacksmith and Kate was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and had a stable. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Hawkins

Daniel (60) was head of the family in house 17 and was married to Margaret (45) and they lived with their son, Daniel (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret spoke Irish and English and Daniel (60) was the only one to read and write. Daniel (60) was a baker, Margaret was a fish monger and Daniel (8) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 18 was divided into 2 parts, 18.1 and 18.2

McWilliam                                                     (additional surnames: King and Nee)

(House 18.1)

The head of the family in this part of house 18 was the widow, Mary Anne (60) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Celia (32), Thomas (29) and Georgina (24). Also in the house were an adopted daughter, Mary Jos King (16) and a servant, Michael Nee (14). 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. Celia was listed as having no occupation, Thomas was a contractor builder, Georgina and Mary Jos were dressmakers and Michael was a general servant domestic. This part of house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms and the house had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lawless

(house 18.2)

The sole occupant of this part of the house was Kathleen (26) and she was born in Co. Dublin and was a Roman Catholic. She could read and write, speak Irish and English and was a district nurse. This part of house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room and the house had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Brennan                                                          (additional surname: Conry)

George (75) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Catherine (82) and they shared the house with a servant, Mary Anne Conry (16). George was a member of the Protestant Irish Church and was born in County Armagh and Catherine and Mary Anne were Roman Catholics and Born in Co. Galway. Catherine spoke Irish and English and all 3 could read and write. George was a civil engineer surveyor and Mary Anne was a domestic house maid. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had 3 stables. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 20 was divided into 2 parts, 20.1 and 20.2

McCormick                                                     (additional surname: Joyce)

(house 20.1)

Philip (53) was the head of this household and he was married to Lizzie (41) and they shared the house with a servant, Bridget Joyce (15) and there was also a visitor, Lizzie Joyce (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Philip, they could all speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Philip was a spirit merchant, Lizzie (41) was a housekeeper and Bridget was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling and this part of the house had 11 rooms and the house had a stable, a turf house and a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Palmer

(house 20.2)

John (52) was the only occupant of this part of the house and he was born in England and was a member of the Church of England. He could read and write and was a retired South American merchant. The house was a 1st class dwelling and this part of the house had 2 rooms and the house had a stable, a turf house and a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Davis                                                               (additional surname: Holleran)

There were 6 members of this household at that time and the head was the widow, Bridget (67) and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Julia (34), Mark (30) and Michael (37) and also in the house at that time were 2 servants, Maggie Holleran (22) and Katie Davis (16). 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. Bridget was a retired farmer, Julia was a seamstress, Mark was a farmer, Michael was a spirit merchant and Maggie and Katie were general servant (domestic). The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a shed and a store. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lydon

The widow, Mary (70) lived in this house with her daughter, Margaret (45). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Mary was a shopkeeper and Margaret was a shop assistant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

King

John M. (40) was lived in house 23 with his widowed mother, Bridget (65). They were both Roman Catholic and John M. was born in Co. Galway and his mother was born in Co. Mayo. They could speak both Irish and English and John M. could read and write while Bridget could read only. John M. was a shopkeeper and shoemaker master and Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Kneafsey [sic]

John M. (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen T. (69) and they shared the house with their daughter, Ellen T. (28) and a grandson Ambrose M. (6). They were all Roman Catholic and John M. was born in Co. Mayo, Ellen T. (69) was born in Co, Galway, Ellen T. (28) was born in Co. Clare and Ambrose M. was born in Dublin City. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Ambrose M. could read only and all the others could read and write. John M. was a shopkeeper and publican, Ellen T. (69) was a housekeeper, Ellen T. (28) was a spinster and Ambrose M. was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lyden                                                              (additional surname: ODonnell)

There were 4 members of this family and Patrick (32) was listed as a son of the head of the family, but there was no head listed. He shared the house with his brother, Michael (24), sister, Nora (20) and a servant, Mary ODonnell (26). 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 spirit merchant, Michael and Nora were shop assistants and Mary was a general domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Lyden                                                  (additional surnames: Davis, Lysaught [sic], King and  Kerigan [sic])

The head of this household was Michl (66) and he was married to Mary (61) and they lived with 2 of their daughters, Kate (30) and Mamie (20) and also in the house at that time were 4 servants, Annie Davis (17), Michael Lysaught [sic] (22), Thomas King (19) and Julia Kerigan [sic] (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Thomas King, they could all read and write. Michl was a hotel proprietor, Annie was a housemaid domestic servant, Michael was a waiter in hotel, Thomas was a boots in hotel [sic] and Julia was a kitchen maid domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 20 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Cawan [sic]                                         (additional surnames: Duffy, Salmon and Hackett)

Of the 5 members of this family the head was listed as being Charles M. (26) who lived in the house with his sister, Mary (18) and 3 boarders, Patrick Duffy (27), Richard Salmon (25) and James E. Hackett (25). Richard Salmon was born in Co. Galway and was a member of the E Church, the others were all Roman Catholic and Charles M. and Mary were born in Co. Cavan, Patrick was born in Co. Longford and James E. was born in Co. Monaghan. Charles M., Mary and Richard spoke Irish and English and Patrick and James E. spoke only English. Charles M. was a railway good’s clerk, Patrick and James E. were railway potters and Richard was an engine cleaner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Nolan                                                  (additional surnames: Goff and Hunt)

The head of this household in house 28 was John (68) and he was married to Kate (60) and they shared the house with their daughter, Delia (20) and 2 boarders, Michael Goff (25) and James Hunt (45). They were all Catholics and John was born in Co. Carlow, Kate was born in Co. Cork, Delia and Michael were born in Co. Galway and James was born in Dublin City. John, Delia and James spoke only English and Kate and Michael spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a retired coachman, Delia was a dressmaker, Michael was a plumber and James E. was an organ tuner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

McDonagh

With 8 members of this family, Cornelius (68) was the head and he was married to Bridget (53) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Thomas (30), John (27), Cornelius (20), James (15), Mary (32) and Delia (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Cornelius (68) was a shopkeeper and farmer, Thomas and James were farmer’s sons, John and Cornelius (20) were car drivers, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Delia was a shop assistant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

O’Sullivan                                          (additional surnames: King, Kennedy, Kelly, Heanue and Adamson)

May O’Sullivan (26) was listed as being the head of this household and also in the house were 4 servants, Mgt. King (21), Anne Kennedy (45), Jennie Kelly (25) and Michael Heanue (19) and also a visitor, Arthur Adamson (28). Arthur was a member of the Protestant Church of Ireland and was born in Co. Westmeath and the others were all Roman Catholic and May was born in Co. Cork, Mgt. and Anne were born in Co. Kilkenny, Jennie was born in Dublin City and Michael was born in Co. Galway. Michael spoke Irish and English and, a part from Anne, they could all read and write. May was a manageress of a hotel, Mgt. was a book keeper of hotel, Anne was a cook in the hotel, Jennie was a housemaid in hotel domestic servant, Michael was a waiter in the hotel domestic servant and Arthur was listed as a land commissioner. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 33 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Walsh

The head of the Walsh family in house 31 was Walter (61) and he was married to Bridget (46) and they shared the house with their son, Michael (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Walter and Michael were victuallers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

King

Andrew (34) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (26) and they lived in the house with Their son, Patrick (2) and daughter, Mary (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Andrew was a shopkeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Young

Andrew (42) and his wife, Elizabeth (30) lived in house 33 and they were both Presbyterian and Andrew was born in Co. Donegal while Elizabeth was born in Co. Mayo. Both could read and write and Andrew was a Sergeant in the R.I.C. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Hogarty

Margaret (30) was the head of this family and she was married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She shared the house with 3 of her children, Peter (5), Margaret Mary (3) and Patrick Jas (6mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Margaret and Peter were born in Co. Mayo and Margaret Mary and Patrick Jas were born in Co. Galway. Peter could read only and Margaret could read and write. Margaret was a housekeeper and Peter and Margaret Mary were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Toole

Thomas (60) lived in house 35 with his wife, Anne (70) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Thomas was a boatman and Anne was a fishmonger. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Mangan [sic]

The head of this family in house 36 was listed as being Kate (32), who was married but there were no details in this entry of a husband. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, Denis (8), Eugene (7), Mary M. (4), Johanna B. (3) and Kate (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Kate (32) was born in Co. Clare while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Kate (32) could speak both Irish and English and Kate (32), Denis and Eugene could read and write. Kate was listed as being a housekeeper and Denis, Eugene and Johanna B. were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Ruttledge                                                        (additional surname: Burke)

Campbell (47) was the head of this family and he was married to Anna Kathleen (43) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, William Lett (14) and Leslie Campbell (4) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Kate Burke (20). Kate Burke was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway while the others were all Church of Ireland and Campbell was born in Co. Mayo, Anna Kathleen was born in Co. Wexford and Leslie Campbell was born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Campbell was a bank manager, Anna Kathleen was listed as a wife and Kate was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 9 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Gorham                                               (additional surnames: Sloper [sic], Hughes and Burk)

Patrick Charles Gorham (50) was the head of this household and he shared the house with 2 servants, Mary Hughes (60) and Patrick Burk (20) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Cornelius Sloper [sic] (55). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary was born in Kilonoin [sic], Co. Mayo, Cornelius was born in Galway, Co. Galway and Patrick Charles and Patrick were born in Clifden, Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick Charles and Cornelius could read and write. Both Patrick Charles and Cornelius were general practitioners, Mary was a general servant domestic and a coachman domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Feeney

Patrick J. (60) was the head of the family in house 39 and he was married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. He lived in the house with 4 of his children, Ellen (17 years, 3mths), Peter (15 years and 3mths), John (11 years and 9mths) and Rose (9). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick J., John and Rose were born in Co. Galway and Ellen and Peter were born in Essex, England. Patrick J. could speak Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. They could all read and write and Patrick J. was an army pensioner, Peter was a telegraph messenger and John and Rose were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Finneran [sic]

There were 6 members of this family and the head was Thomas (47), who was married to Elizabeth (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (7), Margaret (5), Thomas (3) and Usella [sic] (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Elizabeth, who was born in England. Thomas spoke Irish and English and Margaret could read only and Thomas, Elizabeth and Mary could read and write. Thomas was a plasterer and Mary, Margaret and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

O’Neil

The widow Bridget (80) lived in this house with her daughter, Mary (22) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Bridget was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 42 was unoccupied.

 

Emmerson

Ellen (63), who was listed as being married but had no husband listed in this entry, was the head of this family. She shared the house with her daughter, Anne (40) and son, Charles (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Ellen was a housekeeper, Anne was a dressmaker and Charles was a carpenter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a piggery. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Brett                                                                (additional surname: Kerrins)

Thomas Brett (33) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with a servant, Bridgid Kerrins (40). They were both Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Co. Mayo and Bridgid was born in Tuam, Co. Galway. They could speak both Irish and English and Thomas could read and write. Thomas was a Catholic clergyman C.C. and Bridgid was a general servant maid domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

Conlin [sic]

The head of the last family in Main Street was William (69) and he was married to Mary Jane (58) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Elizabeth (33) and Olive Irene (19). They were all Methodists and William was born in Co. Monaghan, Mary Jane was born in Kings County[vi], Elizabeth was born in Co. Armagh and Olive Irene was born in Co. Westmeath. They could all read and write and William was a Methodist minister, Elizabeth was a housekeeper and Olive Irene was a teacher of music, French and mathematics. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a turf house. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

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 Main Street (North)

The Grand Jury of County Galway had a sessions house and yard that had an annual ratable valuation of £30, the Constabulary Force leased a police barrack, offices, yard and small garden from Martin R. Hart for £20 and Martin R. Hart leased a garden of 10 perches, with some ruins from Thomas Eyre for 5s. Michael McDonogh [sic] leased a house from Martin R. Hart for £1 and William H. Suffield leased a house, yard and a small garden from Jerome Hanlon for £6. Mary King leased 4 tenements to the following: Rev. Hyacinth Darcy leased an office for 5s, George Brennan leased an office and a garden of 16 perches for 7s for the garden and 8s for the office, there was a vacant house with an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s and Anne Whelan paid £2 10s for a house. Thomas Eyre leased 3 tenements to the following: George Brennan leased a house, yard and garden of 1 rood and 10 perches for £1 for the garden and £8 for the house, Thaddeus Prendergast paid £6 10s for a house yard and small garden and Patrick Lyden paid £4 10s for a house, yard and small garden. Bartholomew Carr leased a house, yard and small garden from Michael Lydon for £5 5s, Winifred Molloy leased a house with a garden of 10 perches from Peter Lydon for 5s for the garden and £1 10s for the house and Patrick Nee leased a house from Thomas Eyre for £2 5s. Ellen McDonnell leased a garden of 10 perches from Peter Lydon for 5s, Patrick Halloran leased a house with a garden of 10 perches, again, from Peter Lydon for 5s for the garden and £2 10s for the house and the Rev. Hyacinth Darcy leased a house and yard with a garden of 28 perches for 15s for the garden and £14 5s for the house. Thomas Ebbitt [sic] leased a house, yard and garden on 36 perches from Thomas Eyre for 15s for the garden and £7 5s for the house, Mary Carr leased a house, yard and garden of 28 perches from Bidelia [sic] Bodkin for 15s for the garden and £8 15s for the house and she also leased a house and garden of 27 perches from Thomas Eyre for 15s for the garden and £26 5s foe the house. James Butler paid £5 5s for a house and yard to Thomas Lynch, James Ferguson leased a house and yard from John Gaynor for £4 15s, John King leased a house from Thomas Eyre for £12 and James Darcy leased a house and a yard from John Mogan [sic] for £12. Martin R. Hart leased a house and yard from Patrick Lynch for £18, John Hanlon paid £5 10s to Thomas Carr for a house and yard, James McDonnell paid £3 10s to Thomas Carr for a house and yard and Patrick Flaherty leased a house and yard from William Harland for £2 5s. Alick [sic] McDonnell paid £2 5s to Thomas Eyre for a house and yard, Martin Codyre [sic]leased a house and yard from Anthony Gorham for £5 10s and John Conneely Leased a house and garden of 10 perches from Ellen Mohan for 5s for the garden and £3 5s for the house. Patrick Walsh leased a house from Ellen Mohan for £1 5s, Roger Flaherty leased a house, again, from Ellen Mohan for £1 5s, Thaddeus Prendergast £1 to Thomas Eyre for a house and small garden and George McWilliams leased a a house and small garden from Thomas Eyre for £5 5s. Martin Darcy paid £5 10s to Matthew Coneys for a house, yard and small garden and John Hannify [sic] leased a house from Thomas Eyre for £1 5s.

 

[i] Possibly Tax Collector ?

[ii] Difficult to read.

[iii] Obviously a mistake given their ages.

[iv] Possibly 1.9 years or 1 year 9 months, again, given the age of the parents.

[v] Possibly C.P.B. (Connemara Pony Breeders)?

[vi] Co. Offaly

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