Cushatrough

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Cushatrough

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         501.10 acres / 501 acres, 0 roods, 16 perches

 

 

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

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Cushatrough

Map

Galway Library for Cushatrough

Logainm for Cushatrough

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Cushatrough

 

1911 Census for Cushatrough

Overview of Cushatrough in 1911

There were a total of 16 houses in Cushatrough in 1911 and 15 of those were occupied with house 16 being the Cushatrough national school with the landholder being Anthony Connelly. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 10, 12 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings with all the others being 3rd class. Houses 1, 4, 9 and 14 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 46 out buildings in the townland consisting of 7 stables, a coach house, 12 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 8 piggeries, 5 fowl houses, 7 potato houses and a store. There were 61 people in the townland at that time, 24 males and 37 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Conneely

Anthony (68) was listed as the head of the first family in Cushatrough and he had been married to Mary (50) for 26 years but there were no children listed. They shared the house with a niece, Bridget King (16) and Anthony’s widowed mother, Mary (95). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Anthony was listed as being a farmer, Mary (50) was a farmer’s wife, Bridget was a Farmer’s daughter and Mary (95) was a farmer’s wife also. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Anthony Conneely.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was Patrick (74) and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (70) who he had been married to for 45 years and they had had 9 children, of which 5 had survived. Also in the house at that time were 2 of those children, Bridget (26) and Patrick (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (74) and Mary spoke both Irish and English and Bridget and Patrick (18) spoke only English and could read and write. Patrick (74) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick (18) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Walsh.

 

Walsh

Martin (65) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (61) and they had been married for 27 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Martin could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Martin Walsh.

 

King

Michael (47) was the head of this household and he lived with his widowed mother, Bridget (82) who had been married for 57 years and had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. Also in the house was a nephew, Michael (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael (14) could read and write. Michael (47) was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Michael (14) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

Joyce

The head of the family in house 5 was Peter (42) and he had been married to Margaret (36) for 8 years and they had had 4 children, Thomas (7), Gabriel (5), Catherine (3) and Mary (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and Thomas, Gabriel and Catherine spoke only English. Peter, Margaret and Thomas could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Peter Joyce.

 

Cribbins

The head of the Cribbins family in house 6 was Thomas (72) and he had been married to Mary (64) for 40 years and they had had 9 children but only 4 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their daughter, Ellie (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary spoke both Irish and English and Ellie spoke only English. Thomas could read and write and Mary and Ellie could read only. Thomas was a farmer and Ellie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Cribbins.

 

Heffernan

The widow Mary (52) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married for 32 years and had had 7 children, 6 of whom had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her sons, James (21) and Michael (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke both Irish and English and the boys only spoke English. Only James and Michael could read and write. Mary was a farmer and housekeeper and James and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Heffernan.

 

King                            (additional surnames: Joyce and Ward)

Festus (32) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to (31) for 4 years and they had had 2 children, Mary (3) and Delia (1) and also in the house at that time were Nora’s mother, Celia Joyce (74) and a visitor, Mary Ward (75), both were widows. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festus, Celia and Mary Ward could speak both Irish and English and Nora spoke only English. Only Festus and Nora could read and write. Festus was a farmer, Nora, Celia and Mary (75) were farmer’s wives and Delia and Mary (1) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festus King.

 

Reilly

The head of the family in house 9 was John (71) and he had been married to Catherine (72) for 44 years and they had had 6 children and 5 had survived. They shared they house with 3 of those children, John (40), Margaret (29) and Bridget (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (71), Catherine and John (40) spoke both Irish and English and Margaret and Bridget only spoke English. Catherine could not read, John (71) could read only and the children could read and write. John (71) was a farmer, John (40) was a farmer’s son and Margaret and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was John Reilly.

 

Cloonan

Michael (67) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (68) and had been for 42 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Maggie (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English but only Maggie could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a fowl house, a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Cloonan.

 

Davis

Joseph (55) was the head of this family in house 11 and he had been married to Bridget (58) for 20 years and they had had 5 children and they had all survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were, Mary (19), Delia (17), Maggie (14), Stephen (11) and Annie (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Stephen and Annie, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Bridget and Annie, they could all read and write. Joseph was a farmer, Mary and Delia were farmer’s daughters and Maggie and Stephen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Joseph Davis.

 

Conway

The widow, Honor (80) was the head of this family and she had been married for 28 years and had 16 children, of which only 9 had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Peter (44). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English with Honor being able to read only and Peter able to read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer’s wife and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. The landholder was Honor Conway.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Hollern)

The head of the family in house 13 was Patrick (76) and he had been married to Mary (73) for 57 years and they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. Also in the house at that time were their daughter, Margaret (35) and their granddaughter, Mary Hollern (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary (8) was born in Scotland and the others were all born in Co. Galway. Patrick and Mary (73) both spoke Irish and English and Margaret and Mary (8) spoke only English. Only Margaret and Mary (8) could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and Mary (8) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Conneely.

 

Mulkerrin

Martin (55) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his widowed mother, Bridget (75) who had been married for 55 years and she had had 5 children but on 2 had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Martin was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Martin Mulkerrin.

 

Davis                           (additional surname: O’Malley)

Richard (46) was the head of the last family in Cushatrough and he had been married to Ellen (42) for 6 years and they had had 4 children, Mary M. (5), William P. (4), Teresa (2) and Richard (1) and also in the house at that time was a niece, Ellen O’Malley (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all only spoke English and Richard (46), Ellen (42) and Ellen (15) could read and write. Richard (46) was a farmer, Mary M. and Ellen O’Malley were farmer’s daughters and William P. was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a potato house and a store. The landholder was Richard Davis.

 

 

1901 Census for Cushatrough

Overview of Cushatrough in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total 17 houses in the townland and 16 were occupied with house 17 being the national school and the landholder was J. W. King. House 2 was a private dwelling and shop and the others were all private dwellings. Houses 2 and 16 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 17 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3, 4 and 6-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 5, 14 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 16 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 2 had 5 or 6 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Between houses 1 and 15 there were 21 out buildings consisting of 2 stables, a coach house, 9 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 7 barns. There were a total of 69 people in the townland at that time, 31 males and 38 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Hunt.

 

Connelley [sic]                                   (additional surnames: Faherty and King)

Anthony (55) was the head of the first house in Cushatrough and he was married to Mary (35) They shared the house with Anthony’s widowed mother, Mary Faherty (70) and a niece, Bridget King (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anthony and Mary (70) spoke Irish and English and Mary (35) spoke only Irish. None of the household could read. Anthony and the 2 Mary’s were listed as being farmers and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Anthony Conneely.

 

King

The head of this family was J.W. (38) and he was married to Delia (36) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Mary Anne (14), John J. (11), Catherine (10), Pete A. (8), Patrick W. (5), Delia Josephine (2) and Margaret J. (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Delia spoke both Irish and English. Patrick W., Delia Josephine and Margaret J. could not read, Pete A. could read only and the others could all read and write. J.W. was a farmer and Grocer and Mary Anne, John J., Catherine, Pete A. and Patrick W. were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, and a piggery. The landholder was J.W. King.

 

Coyne

The widow Mary (50) was the head of this family and she lived with her son, Michael (22) and a granddaughter Mary Anne (18). 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 was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Coyne.

 

Mulkerin

The widow, Bridget (60) was listed as being the head of the family in house 4 and she lived with her son, Martin (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Bridget was a farmer and Martin was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Bridget Mulkerin.

 

Walsh

Martin (35) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (33) and they shared the house with Martin’s sister, Margret (64), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin and Mary spoke both Irish and English and Margret spoke only Irish but only Martin could read and write. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Martin Walsh.

 

Walsh

Pat (60) was listed as the head of the household in house 6 and he was married to Mary (44) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Stephen (22), Thomas (20), Bridget (13) and Patrick (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer, Stephen and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Bridget and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Walsh.

 

King

Pat (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Honour (34) and they lived in the house with their son, Michael (4) and daughter, Mary (2) and also in the house at that time was a visitor, Bridget King (60), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Honour spoke both Irish and English and Bridget could speak only Irish. None of the household could read or write. Pat was a farmer and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Pat King.

 

Heffern [sic]

The head of this household in house 8 was Pat (48) and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary (40) and 5 of their children, Mary (19), Anne (15), John (12), James (10) and Michael (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from James and Michael, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer Mary was a farmer’s daughter, and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as Pat Heffernan.

 

Cribbins

There were 4 members of this household and Thomas (61) was listed as being the head of the family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary (22) and Ellen (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Mary (50) spoke both Irish and English while the daughters spoke only English. With the exception of Mary (50), they could all read and write. Thomas and Mary (50) were listed as being farmers, Mary (22) was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was listed as being Tom Gibbons.

 

Toole

The only occupant of house 10 was Mary (39), who was listed as being married. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a shopkeeper and farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Toole.

 

Joyce

John (68) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Sarah (62) and they shared the house with their son. Peter (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. John was a farmer and Peter was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Reilley

John (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Catherine (60) and they lived in the house with Their son, John (28) and daughter, Bridget (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic.  John (60) and Catherine could speak both Irish and English and all, except Catherine, could read and write. John (60) was a farmer, John (28) was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Reilly.

 

Cloonan

There were 6 members of this household and Michael (53) was the head of that family and he lived in the house with his wife, Mary and their children, Festus (18), Mary Anne (16), John (14) and Maggie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Festus was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Michael Cloonan.

 

Davis

Joe (36) was the head of the family in house 14 and he was married to Bridget (35) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (8), Bridget (6), Maggy (3) and Stephen (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Joe and Bridget (35) could speak Irish and English and only Mary and Bridget (6) could read and write. Joe was a farmer and Mary and Bridget (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Joe Davis.

 

Conway

The widow, Honor (70) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son Peter (32). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Honor was a farmer and Peter was a framers son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Honor Conway.

 

Conneely                                 (additional surname: Gerarghty [sic])

The head of the last house in Cushatrough was Pat (65) and he was married to Mary (60) and they shared the house with their daughter, Margt [sic] (22) and a boarder, Hugh Gerarghty [sic] (31). They were all Roman Catholic and Hugh was born in Co. Mayo and the others were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Pat could not read, Mary could read only and Margt [sic] and Hugh could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Margt was a farmer’s daughter and Hugh was a NI Teacher. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Conneely.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Cushatrough

Thomas Toole – Application No. D/10 20760. Ref Cen S/11/465. The application was received on 19th September 1910. No address was given for that time. The office for custom and excise was Clifden. Thomas’ parents were John and Barbara Toole. The address for the 1841 search was Streamstown (or Barratrough) and Cushatrough, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 21st October 1910 with the words: “Thomas Toole, aged 12 years living with Thomas Mullen. No return of parents”.

 

Thomas Toole – Application No. D/10 20761. Ref. Cen S/11/466. The application was received on 19th September 1910 with no address for that time. The office for custom and excise was Clifden. Thomas’ parents were John and Barbara Toole. The address for the 1841 search was Streamstown (or Barratrough) and Cushatrough, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 01 October 1910 with the words: “Not Found”.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Cushatrough

The immediate Lessor for the townland was the Rev. Anthony Magee. William Davis leased a house and offices on 26 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches of land for £9 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings and Thomas Conneely leased a house on 20 acres and 13 perches of land for £4 for the land and 10s for the house. The Rev. Anthony Magee had a plot in fee (for himself) of 7 acres and 5 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £4 10s.

 

The Rev. Anthony Magee had a herd’s house and offices on 445 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches of land which he kept part of that land for himself and leased 6 tenements on it. The herd’s house and offices had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s and the land hand an annual ratable valuation of £17. John Baker leased a house, offices and land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Thomas Mullins paid £6 for land and 10s for a house and offices, William Corbett and Henry Corbett each paid £3 for land and 10s for houses and buildings, Mary Mailly [sic] paid £3 for land and 7s for a house and William Davis paid £3 10s for land.

 

There were also 2 acres of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Cushatrough

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Cossaniteragh. The 1641 owner (Pre Cromwell) was Brian McMurrough O’Flahartye, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the Protestant, John Brown. There were 503 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 66 plantation acres of profitable land and 66 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

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