Emlagh

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Emlagh

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         312.34 acres / 312 acres, 1 rood, 13 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Emlagh

Logainm for Emlagh

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Emlagh

 

1911 Census for Emlagh

Overview of Emlagh in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 21 houses in the townland of Emlagh, 19 of which were occupied. House 20 was the Sillerna Irish Church Missions school and house 21 was the Sillerna Church of Ireland church and the landholder was the Rev. Jas B. Shea. All the other houses in the townland were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 16, 17 and 19 all had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 3 was a 4th class dwelling, houses 1, 2, 5, 6, 10-12, 18 and 19 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. House 3 had 1 room and no windows, houses 6 and 19 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 1, 2, 5, 10-12, 17 and 18 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 7-9 and 13-15 all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 16 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front of the house. There were a total of 41 out buildings consisting of 9 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 9 cow houses, a calf house, 8 piggeries, a fowl house, 10 potato houses and a workshop. There were 86 people in the Emlagh at that time, 49 males and 37 females. 5 males and 5 females were Church of Ireland and the others were all Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Toole

The head of the first family in Emlagh was Stephen, 38 and he was married to Ellen (38) and had been for 10 years and they had had 5 children, John (9), Festy (8), Mary Jane (6), Michael (4) and Bridget (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Michael and Bridget, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael and Bridget could not read, Festy and Mary Jane could read only and Stephen, Ellen and John could read and write. Stephen was a farmer and John, Festy and Mary Jane were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Stephen Toole (Festy).

 

Sullivan

Patrick (42) was the head of the household in house 2 and he had been married to Catherine (40) for 11 years and they had had 5 children, Mary (9), Thomas (8), Michael (6), Mathias (4) and Patrick (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (42) and Catherine could speak both Irish and English and Patrick (42), Mary, Thomas and Michael could read and write. Patrick (42) was a farmer and Mary, Thomas and Michael were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Sullivan.

 

Connelly

The widower, Edward (82) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with his son Patrick (28). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. Edward was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 4th class dwelling with just 1 room. The landholder was Edward Sullivan.

 

Toole

Thomas (62) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (55) for 20 years and they had 6 children, Thomas (19), Patrick (18), Michael (14), John (8), Mary (17) and Maggie (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (62) and Mary (55) spoke both Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. Apart from Mary (55), the family could all read and write. Thomas (62) was listed as being a farmer, Thomas (19) was a farmer and post boy, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Mary (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Michael, John and Maggie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Toole.

 

Toole

There were 6 members of this family and Patrick (45) was the head of the family and he had been married to Bartria [sic] (44) for 14 years and they had had 4 children, Mary (15), Michael (14), Honour (10) and Julia (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bartria [sic] spoke Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. Patrick and Julia could not read but the others could all rea and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer and Mary, Michael and Honour were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Toole

The sole occupant of this house was Michael (70), who was single. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Michael Toole.

 

Cloherty

The head of this family in house 7 was Patrick (48) and he had been married to Margaret (47) for 20 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house with them and they were, Joseph (16), Thomas (15), John (13), Mary (18), Annie (8) and Honoria (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and the children, with the exception of Honoria, spoke only English. Honoria could not read but the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Joseph was in farming and Thomas, John, Mary and Annie were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Cloherty.

 

Lacey

Michael (69) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Julia (55) and they had been married for 14 years and they had had 3 children, Mark (13), Michael (11) and Festy (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Michael (69) could not read, Julia could read only and the children could all read and write. Michael (69) was a farmer while all the children were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

McCann                                  (additional surname: Conroy)

The head of this family was John (54) and he had been married to Maryann (66) for 29 years and in that time they had had 6 children, of which 4 had survived. one of those children also lived in the house and he was, John Joe (20) and also there was a servant, Maryann Conroy (14). They were all listed as being Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Antrim while the other members of the family were all born in Co. Galway. Only Maryann (66) spoke Irish and English but all the household could read and write. John was a farmer, John Joe was a farmer’s son and Maryann (14) was a general servant domestic. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John McCann.

 

Halloran

The head head of the Halloran family in house 10 was the widow, Ellen (68) who had been married for 45 years and in that time she had had 9 children but only 6 had survived. She lived in the house with 2 of her grandchildren, Thomas (15) and Martin (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Ellen could speak both Irish and English and it was only the grandchildren that could read and write. Ellen was a farmer and Thomas and Martin were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a potato house. The landholder was Ellen Halloran.

 

Conroy

Michael (69) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Julia (54) for 32 years and they had had 8 children and all of those had survived. Four of those children also lived in the house with them at that time and they were, Michael (27), Thomas (24), Annie (15) and Ellen (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the household, apart from Ellen, spoke both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Michael (69) was a farmer, Michael (27) and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Annie and Ellen were farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Conroy.

 

Sammon [sic]                         (additional surname: Lydon)

Peter (44) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Mary (35) and had been for 6 years and they had had 4 children, Mary (5), Patrick (4), Bridget (2) and John (2mths) and also in the house at that time was Peter’s mother-in-law, the widow Bridget Lydon (73) who had been married for 46 years and had had 6 children, of which 4 had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Peter, Mary (35) and Bridget all spoke both Irish and English and Mary (5) and Patrick were listed as speaking English only. Peter, Mary (35) could read and write and Bridget could read only. Peter was a farmer, Mary (5) and Bridget (2) were farmer’s daughters and Patrick and John were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Peter Sammon [sic].

 

Toole

The head of this Toole family in house 13 was the widower, Stephen (64) and he shared the house with 2 of his children, Martin (33) and Bridget (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Stephen was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Stephen Toole (Pat).

 

Toole

Patrick (34) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (20) an dthey shared the house with Patrick’s brother, Michael (32). 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 and Michael were both farmers. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Toole (Stephen).

 

Molloy                                    (additional surnames: Connolly and Toole)

The head of this household was Patrick (71) and he had been married to Margaret (73) for 46 years and in that time they had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They lived in the house with their son-in-law, John Connolly (21), their daughter, Anne Connolly (25) and their grandson, Thomas G. Toole (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, except Patrick, could read and write. Patrick and John were farmers, Anne was a farmer’s wife and Thomas G. was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Molloy.

 

Shea                            (additional surnames: Armstrong and Cornwall)

James Bartley (41) was listed as the head of this household and he was married to Jane Elizabeth (32) and had been for 10 years and they had had 5 children and all of those had survived. Four of those children were in the house at the time of this census and they were, Arthur Percival (9), Ernest Frederick (8), Nora Margaret (5) and James H. Sylvester (2). Also in the house were a visitor, Rebecca Armstrong (58) and a servant, Julia Martha Cornwall (20). They were all Church of Ireland and James Bartley was born in Co. Cork and the others were all born in Co. Roscommon. James Bartley spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. With the exception of Nora Margaret and James H. Sylvester, they could all read and write. James Bartley was a clerk in holy orders, Arthur Percival, Ernest Frederick and Nora Margaret were scholars and Julia Martha was a domestic servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house and a work shop. The landholder was the Rev. Jas B. Shea.

 

Hutton

The only occupant of house 17 was William (20), who was single. He was Church of Ireland and was born in Dublin City. He could read and write and was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house he lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was the Rev. Jas B. Shea.

 

Coyne

House 18 also only had one occupant, Anne (72) and she was a widow. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer’s wife. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Toole (Stephen)

 

Brady

Adeline (24) was the sole occupant of the last house in Emlagh and she was born in Queens Co.[i] and was a member of the Irish Church. She could read and write and was listed as being a school mistress. The house she lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was the Rev. Jas B. Shea.

 

 

1901 Census for Emlagh

Overview of Emlagh in 1901

The census of 1901 shows that there were a total of 21 houses in the townland and that 19 were occupied. House 20 was the Protestant church and the landholder was the Rev. B.C. Irwin and house 21 was the protestant school and also had the Rev. B.C. Irwin as the landholder. All the other houses were listed as being private dwellings with house 16 also being a shop. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 12, 18, 20 and 21 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the other houses all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 4, 13, 16, 18, 20 and 21 were 2nd class dwellings and all the rest were 3rd class. Houses 3 and 10 had 1 room and 1 window, houses 2, 5 and 19 all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 6-9, 11, 12, 14, 15 and 17 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, 1, 4, 13, 16 and 20 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 21 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows and house 18 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front. Between houses 1 and 15 there were 13 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, 4 cow houses, 4 barns and a potato house. There were a total of 84 people in the townland at that time, 49 males and 35 females. The enumerator for the area was Constable Peter Hunt.

 

Toole

The head of the first family in Emlagh was Festus (70) and he was married to Margaret (70) and they shared the house with their son Stephen (28) and daughter-in-law, Ellen (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Stephen and Ellen could read and write. Festus was a farmer and Stephen was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Festus Toole.

 

Tool

Pat (35) was the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (28) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Mary (2), Michael (1) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Barbara could speak both Irish and English but none could read or write. Pat was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Toole Pat.

 

Toole

The sole occupant of house 3 was Michael (50). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. Michael was listed as being a farmer who could speak both Irish and English and read and write. The house that he lived in was a 3red class dwelling with a single room. Michael was also listed as the landholder.

 

Cloherty

Of the 9 members of this household, Patrick (82) was the head of the family and he lived in the house with wife Barbara (65), Their son, Patrick (33), their daughter-in-law, Margaret (29) and 5 grandchildren, Mary (8), Joseph (7), Thomas (5), John (3) and Ellen (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (82), Barbara, Patrick (33) and Margaret all spoke Irish and English and Patrick (33), Margaret and Mary could read and write. Patrick (82) was a farmer, Patrick (33) was a farmer’s son and Mary and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Pat Cloherty.

 

Halloran

The widow, Ellen (52) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Michael (25) and Simson (13), her daughter, Maggy (18) and 2 grandchildren, Thomas (5) and Martin (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the grandchildren, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Michael, Simson and Maggy could read and write. Ellen was listed as being a farmer, Michael and Simson were farmer’s sons, Maggy was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Ellen Halloran.

 

Lacey

The head of this family in house 6 was Michael (52) and he was married to Julia (40) and also in the house were 3 children, Bridget (16), Mark (3) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (52), Julia and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Mark and Michael (2) spoke only English. Julia could read only, Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. Michael (52) was a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

McCann

John (38) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary A. (42) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Michael (18), Levina [sic] (12) and John J. (9). 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. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Levina [sic] was a farmer’s daughter and John J. was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was John McCann.

 

Conroy

Michael (55) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Julia (48) and they lived in the house with their 5 children, Michael (10), James (9), Tom (7), Annie (4) and Ellen (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (55), Julia and Michael (10) spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael (55) was a farmer and James and Tom were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Conroy.

 

Toole                           (additional surname: Murray)

The head of this family was Stephen (44) and he was married to Julia Murray (43) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Martin (22), Patrick (14) and Delia (10) 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. Stephen was a farmer and all the children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Stephen Toole.

 

Melia

The only occupant of house 10 was Mary (70), 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 was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Mary Melia.

 

Coyne

Anne (47) was listed as being the head of this family and she was married but there was no husband listed in this entry. She shared the house with 2 of her sons, Martin (20) and Michael (18). They were all Roman Catholic and Anne was born in Co. Galway, Martin was born in England and Michael was born in Scotland. Anne spoke both Irish and English but only the sons could read and write. Both Martin and Michael were fishermen. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Coyne.

 

Gibbons

Joseph (37) was the head of this household and he was married to Margaret (34) and they lived in the house with their son, John Wm. (15). They were all members of the Church of Ireland and were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. J, Joseph was a school master, Margaret was a housekeeper and John Wm. was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Toole.

 

Toole

The head of this family was Patrick (75) and he was married to Mary (64) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Anthony (25), Patrick (22) and Michael (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick (75) could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick (75) was a farmer and all the sons were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Pat Toole.

 

Conneely

The widower, Ned (70) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with 2 of his sons, John (22) and Pat (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Pat could read and write. Ned was a farmer and John and Pat were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Ned Conneely.

 

Toole

Thomas (39) was the head of this family in house 14 and he was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Thomas (7), Patrick (6), Michael (2), Mary (4) and Maggie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (39) and Mary (40) spoke Irish and English. Thomas (7) could read only, Thomas (39) could read and write and the rest of the family could not read. Thomas (39) was a farmer and Thomas (7) and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Thos. Toole.

 

King

The sole occupant of house 16 was Henry (30). 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 grocer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Henry King.

 

Sullivan                                   (additional surname: Dwane [sic])

Patrick (30) was the head of this household and he was married to Catherine (23) and they lived in the house with 2 of Catherine’s brothers, Mathias Dwane [sic] (17) and Frank Dwane [sic] (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Catherine, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mathias and Frank were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Sullivan.

 

Irwin                           (additional surnames: Robinson and Parsons)

The head of this household was Benjamin C.B. (27) and also in the house at that time were his sister, Mary E. (20), a visitor, Lillian Robinson (23) and a daughter-in-law, Sarah Parsons (60)[ii]. Lillian was Church of England and was born in England and the others were all Church of Ireland and born in Co. Galway. Sarah spoke Irish and English. With the exception of Sarah, they could all read and write. Benjamin B.C. was a clergyman, Lillian was a governess and Sarah was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms. The landholder was Benjamin B.C. Irwin.

 

Molloy                                    (additional surname: Toole)

Pat (57) was the head of the last household in Emlagh and he shared the house with his wife, Margaret (56), his step daughter, Mary Toole (23), their children, Mark (17) and Anne (15) and their granddaughter, Mary Toole (11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Mary Toole (11mths), who was born in America. With the exception of Mary (11mths), all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Pat and Mary (11mths), they could all read and write. Pat was a farmer, Margaret and Mary (23) were housekeepers and Mark and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Molloy.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Emlagh

The owner and immediate lessor of the land in Emlagh at this time was the Rev. Christopher R. Lighton Bt. and he was the immediate lessor unless otherwise stated.

 

Stephen Toole leased 2 plots, the first was a house and offices on 9 acres. 1 rood and 30 perches of land for £ 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings, and the second was 4 acres, 2 roods and 35 perches of land for 10s. Edmund Conneely and Thomas Cloherty (Mack) jointly leased houses on 10 acres, 2 roods and 3 perches of land for which they paid £2 for land and 5s for the houses each. They also jointly leased 5 acres, 2 roods and 1 perch of land for 3s each.

 

Thomas Cloonan and Anne Malley jointly leased houses on 8 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 5s for the houses each. They also leased 5 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for 3s each. Patrick Cloherty leased a house and offices on 15 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches of land for £5 for the land and 10s for the buildings and also a second plot of land of 5 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land for 5s.

 

John Tool (Lawrence) leased a house on 10 acres and 27 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 5s for the house and also 4 acres and 15 perches of land for 5s. Cecilia Duane leased a house and offices on 12 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings and also 4 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches of land for 5s. Festus Toole leased a house on 13 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land for £3 5s for the land and 10s for the house and also 4 acres, 1 rood and 35 perches of land for 5s. Austin and Patk Maley [sic] leased a house on 15 acres and 28 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the house.

 

James Toole and James McDonnell leased houses on 10 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land for which James Toole paid £1 17s for land and 8s for the house and James McDonnell paid £1 18s for the land and 7s for his house and they also leased 4 acres, 3 roods and 13s for 2s each. Thomas King leased a house on 10 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches of land for £4 for the land and 10s for the house and also he leased 5acres and 18 perches of land for 3s. The Rev. Hyacinth Darcy leased 4 acres, 3 roods and 34 perches of land for £2 5s.

 

The Rev. Sir Christopher R. Lighton Bt. had 7 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £2 5s and also 11 acres and 3 roods of bog with an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Patrick McDonnell and John Lacey leased houses on 17 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land for which Patrick paid £1 10s for the land and 5s for his house and John paid £1 10s for the land and 7s for his house. Patrick Gallagher leased a house from Patrick McDonnell for 8s.

 

John King (Dan), Michael Halloran and John Shannon leased houses on 22 acres, 3 roods and 38 perches of land for which they each paid 18s for the land and John King (Dan) and Michael Halloran paid 7s for their houses and John Shannon paid 5s for his house. Laurence Toole, Laurence King and Martin Conneely leased Houses on 24 acres and 3 roods of land for which they all paid 18s for land and the 2 Laurence’s paid 7s each for their houses and Martin paid 5s for his. The Rev. Sir Christopher R. Lighton Bt. had 10 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £3 and also another plot of 10 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of 5s. Gartside [sic] Shea leased 19 acres and 35 perches of bog for 10s.

 

The Irish Church Mission Society leased a school house and offices on 2 roods and 30 perches of land for 7s for the land and 3s for the buildings and the church leased a church and graveyard of 2 roods and 35 perches for 5s for the graveyard and £10 for the church.  There were also 3 acres, 1 rood and 38 perches of water in the townland. There were exemptions for the Irish Church Missions Society of 7s for land and £3 for the school house and office and the church of 5s for the graveyard and £10 for the church.

 

1670 Down Survey for Emlagh

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Umma. The 1641 owner (pre Cromwell) was the Catholic Began McMurrogh O’Flahertye [sic] and in 1670 the owners were the Catholic, James Darcy and the Protestant, John Brown. There were 192 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 64 plantation acres of profitable land and 64 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

[i] Co. Laois

[ii] Possibly a mistake considering the ages of Benjamin C.B. (27) and Sarah (60).

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