Glenbrickeen

Gleann Bricín

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Glenbrickeen

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         564.79 acres / 564 acres, 3 roods, 6 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Glenbrickeen

Logainm for Glenbrickeen

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Glenbrickeen

 

1911 Census for Glenbrickeen

Overview of Glenbrickeen in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 13 houses and that 12 of those were occupied with house 10 being empty at that time. They were all listed as being private dwellings and all had stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 3-6 and 9 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were 3rd class. Houses 1-3, 7, 8 and 11-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front while houses 4-6 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. The landholder of the unoccupied house 10 was John Burke. There were a total of 27 out buildings in the townland, 8 stables, 12 cow houses, 4 piggeries, 2 potato houses and a car house. A total of 56 people were in the townland at this time, 32 males and 24 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. James Barrett.

 

Hanlon                                                            (additional surname: Gavin)

There were a total of 10 members of the first household in Glenbrickeen and the head of the family was Daniel (73) and he had been married to Mary (67) for 36 years and during that time they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Mary Anne (33), Thomas (29), Stephen (26) and Bridget (18), also in the house were a brother, John (70), a nephew, Daniel (32), a granddaughter, Bridget Gavin (12) and a grandson, Thomas (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Daniel (73) and John were born in Co. Mayo and all the other were born in Co. Galway. Daniel (73) and Mary could not read, John could read only and all the others could both read and write. Daniel (73) ws listed as being a farmer, Thomas, Stephen and John were farm labourers, Daniel (32) was a farm servant and Bridget (12) and Thomas (8) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Daniel Hanlon.

 

Conneely

John (50) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (45) for 9 years and they had had 6 children, Mary (8), Patk. (7), Bridget (4), Stephen (2), John (3) and Anne (9ths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. John (50) was a farmer and Mary (8) and Patk. were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was Patk (71) and he lived in the house with his wife of 40 years, Anne (69) and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived until this time. They lived with their daughter, Maggie (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patk and Anne spoke Irish and English and Patk and Maggie could read and write. Patk was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a car house. The landholder was Patk Walsh.

 

Coyne

John (43) was the head of this family in house 4 and he had been married to Honor (23) for 5 years and they had had 3 children, son, Antnie [sic] (4), Mary (3) and Martin (1) and also in the house was John’s widowed father, Micheal (73). They were all Roman Catholic and Micheal was born in Co. Mayo and all the others were born in Co. Galway. John, Honor, Antnie [sic] and John spoke Irish and English and Mary and Martin spoke only English. None of the family could read and John was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Coyne (Michl).

 

Coyne

John Coyne Tom (65) was listed as the head do this family and he was married to Margt (45) and had been for 26 years and in that time they had had 12 children, 10 of which had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children, John (19), Thos. (18), Mary (13), Sarah (9), Martin (7), Andrew (6), Patk (3) and Jas (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (65), Margt, John (19) and Thos spoke Irish and English and John (19), Thos, Mary and Sarah could read and write. John (65) was a farmer, John (19) and Thos were labourers and Martin and Andrew were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Coyne Tom.

 

Thornton

The head of this family was Thomas (65) who had been married to Anne (60) for 38 years and they had had 10 children, 9 of which had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Peter (19), Annie (17), Julia (14) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Peter was a farm labourer, Annie was a dressmaker and Julia and Martin were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Thornton.

 

Coyne

Michael (31) was the sole occupant of house 7 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He was able to speak both Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Michl Coyne.

 

Nee

John (66) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (56) and had been for 28 years and during that time they had had 2 children, Peter (20) and Mary (25). 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 John, could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Peter was a farm labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was John Nee.

 

Nee

The widow, Ellen (56) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Michael (26), Peter (22) and Norah (18). 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. Ellen was a farmer’s wife, Michael and Peter were farm labourers and Norah was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Ellen Nee.

 

House 10 was Unoccupied

 

Gonnon [sic]

Stephen (80) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (67) for 46 years and in that time they had had 6 children, of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children and they were, Pat (30) and Anne (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Pat and Anne could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Stephen Gannon.

 

Burke

John (43) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (32) and had been for 13 years and they had had 5 children but only 4 had survived, John (12), Thomas (9), Mary (7) and Bridget (4). 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 Bridget. With the exception of John (43) and Bridget, they could all read and write. John (43) was a farmer, Mary (32) was a farmer’s wife, John (12) and Thomas were farm labourers and Mary (7) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Burke.

 

Burke

The head of the last family in Glenbrickeen was James (74) who was married to Bridget (78) and had been for 48 years during which time they had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. They shared the house with one of those children, Festy (40). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget was born in Co. Mayo while James and Festy were born in Co, Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and James and Festy could read and write. James was a farmer and Festy was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Jas Burke.

 

1901 Census for Glenbrickeen

Overview of Glenbrickeen in 1901

According to the 1901 census there were a total of 13 houses in the townland of Glenbrickeen and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 6 and 7 were 2nd class dwellings and all the other houses were 3rd class. House 6 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, House 7 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and all the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 27 out buildings consisting of 6 stables, 8 cow houses, 6 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 5 barns. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 62 people in the townland at the time of the census, 32 females and 30 males. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Hanlon                                                (additional surnames: Gavin and ODonnell)

The head of the first family in Glenbrickeen was Daniel (60) and he was married to Mary (48) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Mary Anne (22), Philip (20), Thomas (17), Stephen (14), Honor (12) and Bridget (10). Also in the house were Mary’s widowed mother, Nappy ODonnell (80), granddaughter, Bridget Gavin (4) and Daniel’s brother, John (50). They were all Roman Catholic and Daniel and John were born in Co. Mayo and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Nappy spoke only Irish and all the others, with the exception of Bridget Gavin, spoke Irish and English. Daniel, Mary, Nappy and Bridget (4) could not read and all the others could read and write. Daniel and John were listed as being farmers, Mary and Nappy were a farmer’s wives, Mary Anne, Honor and Bridget (10) were farmer’s daughters, Philip, Thomas and Stephen were farmer’s sons and Bridget Gavin was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Daniel Hanlon.

 

Conneely

John (30) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his brother, Stephen (20) and sister, Mary (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Stephen and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer, Stephen was a farmer’s son and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Walsh

The head of this family was Patrick (60) and he was married to Anne (55) and they lived in the house with 3 of their children, Margaret (19), John (17) and Patrick (15). 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. Patrick (60) was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s wife, Margaret was a farmer’s daughter and John and Patrick (15) were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Patrick Walsh.

 

Coyne                                                                                      (additional surname: Ruane)

Of the 6 members of this household, Michael (61) was the head and was married to Mary (55) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, John (32) and Michael (22) and 2 grandsons, John Ruane (5) and Thomas Ruane (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael (22) could read and write. Michael (61) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, John and Michael (22) were farmer’s sons and John and Thomas Ruane were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Coyne.

 

Coyne                                                                                      (additional surname: Kane)

Margaret (36) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there was no information on a husband in this entry. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, Michael (15), Delia (12), John (8), Thomas (7) and Mary Bridget (3) and also Margaret’s widowed mother, Margaret Kane (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Mary Bridget, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Margaret (36), Mary Bridget and Margaret (65) could not read, John and Thomas could read only and Michael and Delia could read and write. Margaret (36) and Margaret (65) were farmer’s wives, Michael was a farmer’s son, Delia was a farmer’s daughter and John, Thomas and Mary Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was John Coyne.

 

Thornton

There were 11 members of this family in house 6 and the head of the family was Thomas (48) and he was married to Anne (47) and they lived in the house with 9 of their children, Patrick (17), Bridget (15), Thomas (14), Margaret (12), Catherine (11), Peter (9), Anne (7), Julia (4) and Martin (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Julia and Martin, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas (48), Julia and Martin could not read, Anne could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas (48) was a farmer, Anne (47) was a farmer’s wife, Patrick and Thomas (14) were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and all the other children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Thornton.

 

Lyden

The widow, Mary (73) was the only occupant of house 7 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Mayo. She spoke Irish and English, could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was Mary Lyden.

 

Nee

John (50), who was married to Margaret (46) was the head of this family and they lived in the house with 2 of their children, Mary (14) and Peter (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. John could not read, Peter could read only and Margaret and Mary could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Margaret was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The landholder was John Nee.

 

Gannon                                                                                   (additional surname: Burke)

The head of the Gannon household in house 9 was Stephen (50) and he was married to Mary (50) and they lived with 3 of their children, Patrick (22), Anne (19) and Margaret Anne (17) and also a granddaughter, Bridget Burke (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of young Bridget, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Stephen, Mary and Bridget could not read, Anne and Margaret Anne could read only and Patrick could read and write. Stephen’s occupation was listed as being a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Anne and Margaret Anne were farmer’s daughters and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Stephen Gannon.

 

Burke

James (64) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (65) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Festus (30) and Martin (26). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget was born in Co. Mayo while the others were born in Co. Galway. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could not read, James could read only and the children could both read and write. James was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Festus and Martin were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was James Burke.

 

Lyden                                                                          (additional surname: Burke)

The widow Margaret (70) was the head of this household and she shared the house with 2 servants, John Burke (33), Mary Burke (20) and a young boy described as “adopted”, John Burke (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of young John, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Mary could read and write. Margaret was listed as being a farmer, John was a farm servant, Mary was a general servant domestic. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a stable. The landholder was Margaret Lyden.

 

Nee

Ellen (40), a widow, was the head of the family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Patrick (25), Peter (19), John (12), Bridget (10) and Honoria (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Ellen and Honoria could read and write and the others could read and write. Ellen was listed as being a farmer, Patrick and Peter were farmer’s sons and John, Bridget and Honoria were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Ellen Nee.

 

Joyce                                                                           (additional surname: Carr)

The head of the last household in Glenbrickeen was Stephen (23) and he was married to Bridget (22) and they shared the house with their daughter, Mary (6mths) and also Bridget’s widowed mother, Mary Carr (56). 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 baby Mary. Stephen was a farmer and Bridget and Mary were listed as being farmer’s wives. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Stephen Joyce.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Glenbrickeen

John King (1847-1848) – Application No. C/17 5496. Ref No. Cen S/11/453. The application was received on 25th July 1917 with an address at that time of Main Street, Clifden, Co. Galway. John’s parents were given as Michael and Mary King (Mannion). The address for the 1851 search was Glenbrickeen, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on the 27th July 2017.

 

Jane Lydon –Application No. C/15 7294. Ref. No. Cen S/11/454. The application was received on 15th Dec 1915 with an address at that time of Mrs. Jane Cullen, 22 Cable Row, Ships Lane, Wrekenton near Gateshead on Tyne. Jane’s parents were given as being Michael and Mary Lydon. The address for the 1851 search was Glenbrickeen, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. In the left hand margin there is a hand written note mentioning the following names: Bridget 13, Patrick 10, Honoria 7, Jane 5, Mary 2, Margaret, Kate and Ann. The search was returned on 23rd Dec 1915.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Glenbrickeen

Griffith’s Valuation shows that Thomas Lydon was the immediate lessor in the townland of Glenbrickeen and all tenements were leased from him. The tenants of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 leased 422 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land for £6 10s. John Dowdy, Festus Joyce, Thomas Cowan and John King jointly leased 33 acres, 2 roods and 10 perches of land for which John Dowdy and Festus Joyce each paid £2 10s, Thomas paid £3 7s and John King paid £1 13s and John Dowdy and Thomas Cowan paid 8s for houses and an office and Festus and John King paid 7s each for houses.

 

Michael Kane, Bartholomew Kane, Martin Joyce and Bridget Moghan [sic] jointly leased 31 acres, 3 rood and 10 perches of land for which Michael and Martin each paid £2 5s, Bartholomew paid £3 and Bridget paid £1 10s. On top of that, Michael paid 7s for a house, Bartholomew paid 8s for a house and office and Martin paid 5s for a house. Bridget Moghan [sic] Owen King and Michael King jointly leased 29 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of land form which Bridget paid £3, Owen paid £3 13s and Michael paid £2 3s. Bridget also paid 10s for a house and office, Owen paid 7s for a house and Michael paid 7s for a house and office.

 

Patrick King, Bridget Flaherty, Festus Burke and Michael Lydon jointly leased 32 acres and 29 perches of land for which they each paid £2 10s and Patrick and Bridget also paid 5s each for houses, Festus paid 7s for a house and Michael paid 8s for a house. William Dunne leased 8 acres and 39 perches of land for 10s. There were also 9 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of water in the townland.

 

1670 Down Survey for Glenbrickeen

The Down Survey name for this area was Glanbrickin. The 1641 owners (pre-Cromwell) were the Protestant, Earl of Clanrickard and the Catholic, Ulick Burke, Earl of Clanricard. In 1670 (post Cromwell), the owner was the Protest, Earl of Clanrickard. There were 225 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 43 plantation acres of profitable land and those 43 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

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