Gannoughs

Na Gainmheacha

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                               Gannoughs

Civil Parish:                            Omey

Barony:                                   Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                       263.70 acres / 263 acres, 2 roods, 32 perches

 

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

 

Map

Galway Library for Gannoughs

Logainm for Gannoughs

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Gannoughs

 

1911 Census for Gannoughs

Overview of Gannoughs in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 25 houses in the townland at that time and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 25 had slate, iron or a tiled roof and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 8, 11 and 25 were class as 2nd class dwellings, house 21 was a 4th class dwelling and all the rest were 3rd class. House 21 had 1 room and now windows, house 14 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 7, 9, 22 and 23 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13, 15-20 and 24 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. Houses 1, 8, 11 and 25 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) shows that there were a total of 51 out buildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, 11 cow houses, 3 calf houses, 9 piggeries, 4 fowl houses and 21 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total 116 people in the townland at the time of the census and those consisted of 63 males and 53 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Heanue

Patrick (66) was listed as the head of the first house in Gannoughs and he had been married to Margaret (60) for 30 years and in that time they had had 5 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Patrick (20) and Annie (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Margaret, Patrick (20) and Annie could read and write. Patrick (66) was a farmer, Patrick (20) was a farmer’s son and Annie was a farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Heanue.

 

Gordon                                    (additional surname: Baker)

The head of this family was Festus (34) and he was married to Mary (32) and had been for 2 years and they had had 2 children, Mary (1) and Patrick (1mth). Also in the house at that time was Festus’ mother, Bridget (74), a widow and a visitor, Anne Baker (71), also a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 2 children, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Festus and Mary (32) could read and write. Festus was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Anne was a nurse. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Festus Gordon.

 

Molloy                                    (additional surname: Connelly)

Patrick (85) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (80), who he had been married to for 20 years but had no children, and a visitor, Mary Connelly (72), a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Patrick, who was born in Co. Clare. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Patrick was a farmer and Mary was a domestic servant. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Molloy.

 

Davis

The head of this family was William (34), who was single, and he shared the house with his sister, Bridget (50). Both were Roman Catholic and William was born in Co. Galway and Bridget was born in Galway. They could speak both Irish and English but only William could read and write. William was a farmer and Bridget was a domestic. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a calf house and a potato house. The landholder was William Davis.

 

Conroy

Michael (41) was listed as being the head of this family in house 5 and he had been married to Margaret (40) for 11 years and they had had 6 children with 5 of those having survived. Those 5 children also lived in the house and they were, Mary (15), Annie (9), Bridget (9), Margaret (6) and Michael (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (41), Margaret (40) and Mary all spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from Margaret (6) and Michael (3), could read and write. Michael (41) was a farmer and Annie and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Conroy.

 

Cosgrove

The head of this family was Thomas (76) and he had been married to Bridget (74) for 52 years and in that time they had had 10 children, but only 5 had survived. The lived in the house with 1 of their sons, Gregory (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Gregory could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Gregory was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Cosgrove.

 

McDonnell                                          (additional surname: O’Malley)

Michael (46) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Bridget (54) for 16 years and they had 6 children, Mary (15), Annie (14), Patrick (13), Margaret (11), Festus (10) and Thomas (8) and also in the house at that time was Bridget’s brother, Thomas O’Malley (47). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Michael and Bridget, could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas (47) was a farmer servant and Patrick, Margaret, Festus and Thomas (8) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michael McDonnell.

 

Cosgrove

The head of this family was John (45) and he was married to Honor (45) and had been for 22 years and they had 9 children. Eight of those children lived in the house with them at that time and they were, John (22), Michael (18), Bridget (15), Anne (13), Patrick (11), Barthley [sic] (9), Thomas (5) and Honor (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was no language listed for Barthley [sic], Thomas and Honor (2) but the others could all speak both Irish and English. All, with the exception of Thomas and Honor (2), could read and write. John (45), John (22) and Michael were farmers and Anne, Patrick and Barthley [sic] were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Cosgrove.

 

King

The widower, Michael (52) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, Patrick (30) and 2 of his daughters, Agnes (19) and Maria (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was a farmer and Michael was a fisherman. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael King.

 

King

Andrew (46), a widower, was the head of this household in house 10 and he shared the house with his son, Patrick J. (12) and his daughter, Mary (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Andrew and Patrick J. spoke Irish and English and could read and write and Mary could read only. Andrew was a farmer and Patrick J. and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Andrew King.

 

Conroy

The head of this family was Patrick (65) and he had been married to Bridget (54) for 36 years and they had had 9 children, all of whom had survived. They lived in the house with 5 of those children, Festus, (20), Michael (17), Ellen (15), James (13) and Patrick (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (65) and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and Michael, Ellen, James and Patrick (9) could read and write. Patrick (65) was a fisherman and farmer, Festus and Michael were fishermen and James and Patrick (9) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Conroy.

 

King                            (additional surname: Gavan)

Patrick (76) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (70) and had been for 48 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. They shared the house with their son Patrick (26), their daughter, Bridget (34) and a granddaughter Anne Gavan (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick (26) and Bridget (34) could read and write. Patrick (76) was a farmer, Patrick (26) was a farmer’s son, Bridget (34) was a farmer’s daughter and Anne was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick King.

 

King

There was another King family in house 13 and the head of this family was Myles (90) and he had been married to Eliza (74) for 57 years and they had had 13 children and 9 had survived. They were both Roman Catholic and Myles was born in Co. Galway while Eliza was born in Co. Roscommon. They could both speak both Irish and English but could not read. Myles was a retired farmer and fisherman. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Myles King.

 

King

The widow, Mary Anne (75) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 49 years and had had 12 children of which 7 had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Peter (34) and her granddaughters, Mary Anne (5) and Bridget (2). They were all Roman Catholic and Mary Anne (75) was born in Co. Clare, Peter was born in Co. Galway and the grandchildren were born in Scotland. Mary Anne (75) and Peter spoke both Irish and English but only Peter could read and write. Both Mary Anne (75) and Peter were listed as being farmers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with only 1 room and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Mary Anne King.

 

King

The head of this King family was John (34) and he was married to Bridget (32) and had been for 6 years and they had 3 children, Mary Anne (5), Martin (2) and Patrick (under 2mths). Also in the house at that time was John’s brother Thomas (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John spoke Irish and English and only Bridget could read and write. John was a fisherman and farmer and Thomas was a fisherman. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John King.

 

Cloonan

John (68) was the head of the family in house 16 and he was married to Anne (56) and had been for 21 years and they had had 5 children, Thomas (19), Mary Anne (17), Peter (14), Patrick (13) and Festus (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Patrick and Festus, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Festus, they could all read and write. John and Thomas were listed as being farmer’s and Peter and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Cloonan.

 

Melley [sic]

The widow Mary (74) was listed as the head of this household and she had been married for 45 years and had had 5 children but only 3 had survived. Two of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Patrick (40) and John (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and John could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Patrick and John were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Mary Melley [sic].

 

Conroy

The head of the family in house 18 was Festus 66 and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (49), who he had been married to for 31 years and they had had 10 children and all had survived. Also in the house at that time were 5 of those children, Thomas (22), Martin (17), Ellen (15), Kate (13) and Patrick (10). 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 Bridget, they could all read and write. Festus was a farmer, Thomas and Martin were fishermen and Kate and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Festus Conroy.

 

Cannon

John (37) was the head of this family and he had been married to Briget [sic] (29) for 1 year but had no children at the time of this census. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was John Cannon.

 

Cannon                                                (additional surname: Cloonan)

There were 8 members of this family in house 20 and the head of that family was Festus (45) and he had been married to Anne (40) for 17 years and they had had 8 children with 6 of those surviving. Those 6 children also lived in the house with them and they were, Michael (16), John (14), Peter (12), Patrick (7), Mary Cloonan [sic](4) and James (<11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anne, Michael, John and Peter could read and write. Festus was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son and John, Peter and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Festus Cannon.

 

Cannon

The only occupant of house 21 was Thomas (73), who was single. He was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a retired farmer. The house he lived in was a 4th class dwelling with a single room. The landholder was Frank Cannon.

 

Cannon

The widower, Frank (80) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his son John (36). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read or write. Frank was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Frank Cannon.

 

Roache [sic]

Michael (50) lived in house 23 with his wife, Mary (52) and they had been married for 8 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Michael was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was listed as Michael Roche.

 

Cloonan

John (50) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (33) for 13 years and had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were, Bridget (12), Mary (10), Sarah (6), Martin (3) and Anne (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Margaret, Bridget and Mary all spoke both Irish and English. John could read only, Margaret, Bridget and Mary could read and write and the others could not read. John was a farmer and Bridget and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was listed as John Cloonan.

 

De Courcy

John (63) was listed as the head of the last family in Gannoughs and he had been married to his wife, Bridget (57) for 2 years. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was listed as bein  a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was John De Courcy.

 

 

 

1901 Census for Gannoughs

Overview of Gannoughs in 1901

Details of the houses in Gannoughs in 1901 are only given for houses 1-17. However, there were a total of 32 occupied houses. Of the first 17 houses, they were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Of those houses, houses 2, 8 and 16 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 2, 8 and 16 had 1 room and no windows, houses 3, 4, 6, 10 and 14 had 1 room and 1 window, house 17 had between 2 and 4 rooms and no windows and houses 1, 5, 7, 9, 10-13 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window. There were a total of 149 people in the townland, 75 males, and 74 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Hunt.

 

Cannon

The head of the first family in Gannoughs was Frank (62) and he was married to Anne (60). They shared the house with 4 of their children, John (20), Thomas (19), Maggie (33) and Bridget (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and none of the family could read. Frank was a farmer, John and Thomas were farmer’s sons and Maggie and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Frank Cannon.

 

Cannon

The widow, Catherin (70) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Festy (40), her daughter-in-law, Anne (30) and 3 grandsons, Michael (5), John (4) and Peter (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherin, Festy and Anne spoke both Irish and English but only Anne could read and write. Catherin was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 4th class dwelling with a single room. The landholder was Catherin Cannon.

 

Cannon

Anne (70), a widow, was listed as the head of this household and she shared the house with her grandniece, Bridget (9). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Anne was listed as being a farmer. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling. The landholder was Anne Cannon.

 

King

The head of this family was Julia (35) and she was married but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. She lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Pat (14) and John (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the sons could read and write. Julia was a farmer and Pat and John were farmer’s sons. The house was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling. The landholder was Julia King.

 

Cannon

The only occupant of house 5 was Thomas (65) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He was listed as being a farmer but could not read and spoke both Irish and English. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Tom Cannon was the landholder.

 

Conroy

There were 12 members of this household and the head of the family was listed as being Festy (50) and was married to Bridget (50). They lived in the house with 10 of their children and they were, John (21), Michael (18), Bridget (17), Tom (12), Mary Ann (14), Magy [sic] (11), Martin (7), Elley [sic] (4), Katy (3) and Pat (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the 4 youngest, Martin, Elley [sic], Katy and Pat, they could all speak both Irish and English. Only Festy, John, Michael and Tom could read and write. Festy was a farmer and fisherman, John and Michael were farmer’s sons, Bridget (17) was a farmer’s daughter and Tom, Mary Ann, Magy [sic] and Martin were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room and the landholder was Festy Conroy.

 

Cannon                                    (additional surname: Mannion)

The head of this family in house 7 was the widow, Bridget (70) and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Frank (22), Michael (20), Honor (18) and Pat (16) and also in the house at that time was a niece, Mary Mannion (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Mary, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Bridget and Mary, they could all read and write. Bridget was listed as being a farmer with Frank, Michael and Pat being farmer’s sons, Honor was a farmer’s daughter and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a barn. Bridget Cannon was the landholder.

 

King

Mary (75), a widow, was the sole occupant of house 8. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for Mary. The house was a 4th class dwelling with only 1 room and the landholder was Mary King.

 

Maley [sic]                                        (additional surname: Connor)

Michael (65) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (56) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, Patt (30) and Peter (22) and also a grandson, John Connor (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with the exception of John, who was born in America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patt and Peter could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patt, Peter and John were all farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was listed as being Michael Melia.

 

Cloonan

The head of the family in house 10 was John (50) and he was married to Ann (35). They lived in the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (7), Mary A. (6), Peter (3) and Patrick (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John and Ann could speak Irish and English and also read and write. John was a farmer and Thomas was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room and they also had a barn. The landholder was John Cloonan.

 

King

The widow Mary (55) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, John (23), Martin (21), Tom (18) and Mary (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Tom could read and write. Mary was a farmer, John, Martin and Tom were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter (although listed as a farmer’s son). The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Mary King.

 

King

James (70) was the head of this King family and he was married to Mary (60) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary (14) could read and write. James was a farmer and Mary (14) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was James King.

 

King

House 13 was home to another King family and the head of this family was Myles (76) and he was married to Eliza (60) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Honor (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Honor could read and write. Myles was listed as being a farmer and Honor was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Myles King.

 

King                                        (additional surname: Mannion)

Pat (65), who was married to Bridget (60) was the head of this family. They lived in the house with 3 of their children, Bridget (25), Ellen (20) and Patrick (16) and also a niece, Maria Mannion (2). 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 young Maria. Only Ellen could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Bridget and Ellen were farmer’s daughters and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room and they had a cow house. The landholder was Pat King Michael.

 

Conroy

The head of the family in house 15 was Pat (50) and he was married to Bridget (50) and they lived with 6 of their children and they were, Kate (16), Thos (13), Festy (11), Michael (9), Ellen (4) and James (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Pat, Bridget, and Kate spoke Irish and English. Only Kate and Thos could read and write. Pat was listed as being a farmer, Kate was a farmer’s daughter, Thos was a farmer’s son and Festy and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Pat Conroy.

 

Roche

The only occupant of house 16 was the widow Bridget (65) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for her. The housed was a 4th class dwelling ad had only the 1 room. The landholder was Pat Conroy.

 

Roche

Margaret (80), a widow, was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Michael (17) and her daughter, Anne (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Margaret was a farmer and Michael was a fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 And 4 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Roche.

 

King

The head of this family was Michael (60) and he was married to Mary (40) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Mary A. (18), Pat (19), Martin (17), John (12), Agnes (7), Maria (2) and Maggy (9). 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 Agnes and Maria. Only Michael could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Mary A. was a farmer’s daughter, Pat and Martin were farmer’s sons and John, Agnes and Maggy were scholars. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings (form B2) are missing.

 

Cosgrove

John (31) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Honor (30) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children and they were, John (12), Mary Anne (10), Michael (7), Bridget (5), Anne (2) and Patrick (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridget, Anne and Patrick all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget, Anne and Patrick could not read, Michael could read only and all the others could read and write. John (31) was a farmer and John (12), Mary Anne and Michael were scholars. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

McDonnell

The head of this family in house 20 was Tom (70) and he was married to Mary (70) and they shared the house with their son, Michael (33), their daughter-in-law, Bridget (32) and 5 grandchildren, Mary (5), Annie (4), Patk (3), Maggey [sic](2) and Festy (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Mary (70), Michael, Bridget and Mary (5) spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Tom was a farmer and  Mary was a scholar. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Flaherty

The widow Jane (60) was listed as being the head of the family in house 21 and she shared the house with 2 of her children. Mary (30) and Michael (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Jane was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Cosgrove

The head of this household was Tom (67) and he was marrieds to Bridget (61) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Stephen (24), Bridget (21) and Gregory (21). 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. Tom was a farmer, Stephen and Gregory were farmer’s sons and Bridget (21) was a farmer’s daughter. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Cloonan

The widower, James (71) was the head of this household and he lived with his son John (35), his daughter-in-law, Maggy (25) and 2 granddaughters, Bridget (2) and Mary (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, John and Maggy spoke Irish and English but only John and Maggy could read and write. James was a farmer. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Gordon

The widow Bridget (64) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 sons, Patrick (32) and Festus (22) and 2 grandsons, John (14) and Patrick (11). They were all Roman Catholic with John and Patrick (11) being born in the United States and Bridget, Patrick (32) and Festus were born in Co. Galway. Bridget, Patrick (32) and Festus spoke Irish and English and, apart from Bridget, they could all read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Patrick (32) was a farmer’s son, Festus was a fisherman, John was a farm labourer and Patrick (11) was a scholar. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Molloy

There were only 2 people living in house 25 and they were Pat (70) and his wife, Bridget (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Pat was a farmer. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Davis

William (75) was the head of this family and he was a widower. He shared the house with 4 of his children, Bridget (30), William (24), Frank (22) and Mary (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget (30) could not read, William (75) and Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. William (75) was a farmer, William (24) and Frank were farmer’s sons and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Davis

The widow, Margaret (60) was the sole occupant of house 27. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could speak both Irish and English, could not read and there was no occupation listed for her. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Conroy

The head of this family in house 28 was Michael (30) and he was married to Maggie (28) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Mary (4) and Patrick (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Patrick, they all spoke Irish and English but only Michael and Maggie could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Maggie was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

Cannon

The sole occupant of this house was the unmarried Mary (56) and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co, Galway. She spoke both Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a housekeeper. The information from the house and building return (form B1) and the out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B2) are missing.

 

King

The widower, Pat was listed as being the head of this family and he shared the house with 5 of his children, Magie [sic] (16), Patrick (19), John (13), Ellen (11) and Aby (8). 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 Aby. All the children could read and write. Pat was a fisherman and John, Ellen and Aby were scholars. The information from the house and building return (form B1) is missing.

 

Heanue

The head of the Heanue family in house 31 was Pat (55) and he was married to Margaret (42) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Maggie (17), Bridget (13), Patrick (11) and Annie (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Margaret spoke Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. Pat could not read, Annie could read only and the others could all read and write. Pat was a farmer, Margaret was a dressmaker, Bridget and Annie were schoolgirls and Patrick was a schoolboy. They had a cow house but the information from the house and building return (form B1) is missing.

 

Dishell

The head of the last house in Gannoughs was Pat (80) and he was married to Bridget (70) and they shared the house with their son, Thomas (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Thomas could read and write. Pat was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. They had a cow house but the information from the house and building return (form B1) is missing.

 

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Gannoughs

Matthew Clisham – Application No. C/17 48. Ref. No. Cen S/11/451. The application was received on 2nd January 1917 with an address at that time of Mourneen, Cleggan P.O., Co. Galway. Matthew’s parents were listed as being Tom and Maggie Clesham [sic]. The address for the 1851 search was Gannoughs, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 9th January 1917 and a copy was dispatched to the applicant on 10th January 1917.

 

Anne King – Application No. C/22 1643. Ref. Cen S/11/452. The application was received on 23rd March 1922 with an address of Miss A. Mulkern, Claddaghduff, Clifden, Co. Galway. Anne’s parents were given as John and Julia King (Mullin). The address for the 1851 search was Gannoughs, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on the 27th March 1922 with the words “? Married 1850 no trace applicant”.

 

John Cloonan – Application No. C/21 4853. Ref. No. Cen S/11/463. Application was received on 30 July 1921with the address of Gannoughs, Claddaghduff, Clifden. John’s parents were given as Pat and Winifred Cloonan (Mullen). The address for the 1851 search was Rusheen and Gannoughs, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 2nd August 1921.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Gannoughs

There were 2 main immediate lessors in the townland of Gannoughs, Thomas Eyre and William Coneys.

 

Thomas Eyre leased 4 tenements to the following: John Scully leased 109 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land for £25, John King Pat leased a house and 1 rood and 20 perches of a garden for 5s for the garden and 5s for the house, George Hehey [sic] leased a house and a garden of 10 perches for 2s for the garden and 5s for the house and Patrick Gordon leased a house and 10 perches of a garden for 2s for the garden and 5s for the house.

 

William Coneys leased 24 tenements on 113 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches of land to the following: Anne Flaherty paid £1 for her land and 5s for a house and office, Frank Cunningham and John King (Michael) each paid £1 for land and 5s for houses, Patrick Frewell [sic] paid £1 10s for land and 5s for a house and office, John Davis paid £1 for land and 5s for a house and Michael Frewell [sic] paid £3 for land and 5s for a house and office. Henry Conry paid £1 for land and 5s for a house, Mary King paid £1 for land and 5s for a house, Bridget Malone paid £1 for land and 5s for a house and office, Patrick Cunningham paid £2 5s for land and 5s for a house and office and Thomas Clesham [sic] paid £1 for land and 5s for a house. Patrick Conry and John Conry each paid £1 10s for land and 5s for houses, Patrick Molloy and James Kung each paid 15s for land and 5s for houses, Festus Conry paid £1 10s for land and 5s for a house and Michael King and Patrick Roche each paid £1 10s for land and 5s for houses. George Heney [sic] paid £1 10s for land, Patrick Gordon paid 15s for land and Mary King (Martin) paid 10s for land.

There were 10 acres and 39 perches of water in the townland and 4 islands, measuring 4 acres 2 roods and 3 perches, belonging to the tenants of Gannoughs that had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Gannoughs

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Ackerisbege, Lardaduath, Emlaghbege, Shannaghare. The 1641 owners (Pre Cromwell) were the Catholics, Edmund McMurrogh and Fagrart O’Flahartye and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy, also a Catholic.

 

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