Kill

An Chill

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Kill

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         273.14 acres / 273 acres, 0 roods, 22 perches

 

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

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Kill  (no records)

Map

Galway Library for Kill

Logainm for Kill

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Kill

 

1911 Census for Kill

Overview of Kill in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were 13 houses in Kill and that 11 of those were occupied with houses 5 and 12 being empty. The landholder of house 5 was the Congested District Board and house 12 had Patrick Malone as its landholder. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 2, 3 and 4 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses, 2-4, 8, 11 and 13 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 1, 7, 9 and 10 were 3rd class dwellings and house 6 was a 4th class dwelling. House 6 had 1 room and no window in the front, houses 1 and 10 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 7 and 9 had 1 room and 2 windows and the rest of the houses had between 1 and 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 13 out buildings consisting of 8 cow houses, 4 piggeries and a potato house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 40 people in the townland at that time, 16 males and 24 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

Joyce

The sole member of the first house in Kill was John (40) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could read and write and was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house. The landholder was John Joyce.

 

Conneely

The widow, Mary Anne (25) was the head of this family and shred the house with 3 of her children, Mary (5), John Jas (3) and Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary Anne could read and write and she was listed as a farmer’s widow. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Mary Anne Conneely.

 

Conroy                                                                        (additional surname: Wallace)

There were 6 members of this house hold and the head was Denis (65) and he had been married to Ellen (64) for 38 years and they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived at that time. They shared the house with their son, Peter (30), their widowed daughter, Margaret Wallace (24) and 2 grandchildren, Patrick Wallace (4) and John Joseph Wallace (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Denis and Ellen spoke Irish and English and Denis and Margaret could read and write. Denis was a farmer and Peter was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Denis Conroy.

 

Madden

Martin (35) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Maggie (28) and Martin’s mother, Bridget (74). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Martin and Maggie spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer.  The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Martin Madden.

 

House 5 was unoccupied

 

Corbett

The widow Mary (86) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her daughter, Bridget (48). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house. The landholder was Mary Corbett.

 

Ward

Michael (34) was the head of the family in house 7 and he had been married to Julia (34) for 4 years and during that time they had had 2 children, Mary (3) and Annie (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Julia could read and write and Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Ward.

 

King

There were 7 members of the King family in house 8 and the head of the family was Patrick (49) who was married to Honoria (40) and had been for 16 years and they had had 4 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Bridget (15), Mary (8) and Maggie (3). Also in the house were Patrick’s brother, Michael (25) and also his widowed mother, Margaret (78). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Honoria and Margaret spoke both Irish and English and Michael and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Michael was a general labourer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Patrick King.

 

King

The widower, Andrew (73) was the only occupant of house 9 and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English but could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house. The landholder was Andrew King.

 

Heanne [sic]

Husband and wife, John (75) and Anne (66) shared this house and they had been married for 47 years and during that time they had had 8 children and 6 of those had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Heanue Sen.

 

O’Malley                                                                    (additional surname: Stuffle [sic])

There were 10 members of this household and the head was Patrick (60) and he had been married to Anne Maria (46) for 24 years and they had had 9 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 6 of those children, John (17), Bridget (19), Jane (12), Annie (10), Catherine (7) and Alice (4). Also in the house at that time were Anna Maria’s parents, John Stuffle [sic] (78) and Bridget Stuffle [sic] (74) who had been married for 55 years and had had 8 children, but only 4 had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Anne Maria, John (78) and Bridget (74) spoke Irish and English. Anne Maria and Alice could not read, Bridget (74) could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John (17) was a farmer’s son, Jane, Annie, Catherine and Alice were scholars and John (78) was a retired farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Patrick O’Malley.

 

House 12 was unoccuopied.

 

Heanue

The head of the last family in Kill was John (42) and he was married to Bridget (22) and they shared the house with John’s mother, Ellen (77). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen spoke both Irish and English. John could not read, Ellen could read only and Bridget could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John Heanue Jnr.

 

1901 Census for Kill

Overview of Kill in 1901

There were a total of 15 houses in the townland of Kill with 13 0f those being occupied. House 2 was unoccupied and the landholder was Thomas Conroy and house 15 was the Irish Church. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 12 and 13 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had only Thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 12 was a 1st class dwelling, house 13 was a 2nd class dwelling and all the others were all 3rd class. House 10 had 1 room and 1 window in the front, houses 9 and 14 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 7 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 12 had 10 rooms and 7 windows in the front and all the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 21 out buildings consisting of a stable, a coach house, a harness room, 4 cow houses, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, 8 barns, a turf house and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 44 people in the townland at that time, 21 males and 23 females. 2 males and 1 female were Protestant and the others were all Roman Catholic. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Sweeney.

 

Madden

The widow, Bridget (60) was the head of the first household in Kill and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Martin (22) and Patt (18). 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. Bridget was listed as being a farmer and both boys were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The householder was Bridget Madden.

 

House 2 was unoccupied

 

King

Andrew (55) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (50) and they shared the house with 2 daughters, Mary (18) and Catherine (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Andrew, they could all read and write. Andrew was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Catherine was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The householder was Andrew King.

 

Corbett

The head of this family was Mary (60) and she was married but had no husband listed in this entry. She lived in the house with her daughter, Bridget (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Mary was listed as being a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The householder was Mary Corbett.

 

King                                                                            (additional surname: Ward)

Patt (60) was the head of the household in house 5 and he was married to Margaret (60) and they lived in the house with their son, Michael (25) and a lodger, Michael Ward (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael Ward could read and write. Patt was a farmer, Michael King was a farmer’s son and Michael Ward was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a barn. The householder was Patt King.

 

Conroy

There were 8 members of this household and the head was listed as being Denis (50), who was married to Ellen (40) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Bartly (22), Peter (20), Mary Anne (17), Margaret (15) and Nora (10) and also in the house at that time was Denis’ brother, Thomas (54). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Thomas, who was Church of Ireland. Denis, Ellen, Bartly and Thomas spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Ellen, could read and write. Denis, Ellen and Thomas were listed as being farmers, Bartly and Peter were farmer’s sons, Mary Anne and Margaret were farmer’s daughters and Nora was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a barn. The householder was Denis Conroy.

 

Ward

The widower, James (88) was the head of this household and he lived with his daughter, Eleanor (38). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Protestant Church of Ireland. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. James was a farmer and Eleanor was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms with a cow house and a barn. The householder was James Ward.

 

Connelly                                                                     (additional surname: Toole)

The widow, Bridget (67) and she shared the house with her son, Thomas (24) and a lodger, John Toole (71), a widower. 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. Bridget was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and John was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The householder was Bridget Connelly.

 

Heanue

Patt (70) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (70) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, John (30) and Anthony (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read.  Patt was a farmer and both sons were listed as being farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a barn. The householder was Patt Heanue.

 

Heanue

John (63) was the head of the family in house 10 and he was married to Anne (55) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Bridget (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Bridget could rea and write. John was listed as being a farmer and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The householder was John Heanue.

 

Stuffle [sic]                                                                 (additional surname: Mally [sic])

There were 11 members of this household and the head was John Stuffle (66) who was married to Bridget (60) and they lived in the house with Daughter, Anne Mally (33) and she was married to Patt Mally (40). Also in the house were 7 grandchildren, all with the surname Mally, Michael (12), Mary (10), Bridget (8), John (6), Ellen (4), Jane (2) and Anne (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John Stuffle, Bridget Stuffle, Anne, Patt, Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English. Anne (33), Ellen, Jane and Anne (1mth) could not read, Bridget (60) could read only and the others could all rea and write. John (66) and Patt were farmers and Michael, Mary, Bridget (8) and John (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house and a barn. The householder was John Stuffle.

 

Thomson                                                         (additional surnames: Gill and Bevey [sic])

There were 10 members of this household and the head was Cllie H. (?)[i] (60) and he was married to Louisa (70) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Emily (28), Louisa (20), Olive (19), Alex J. D. (18), Violet (12) and Rose (11). Also in the house at that time were 2 servants, Emily Gill (40) and Agnes Bevey [sic]. All the Thomson’s were members of the Irish Church, with Cllie H. [sic], Emily and Louisa (20) were born in Co. Dublin, Louisa (70) was born in Co. Wicklow, Alex J.D. was born in Queen’s County[ii], Emily Gill was born in Whitchurch, England and was a member of the Church of England Olive, Violet, Rose and Agnes Bevey [sic] were born in Co. Galway and Agnes was a Roman Catholic. Cllie H. [sic] and Agnes could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Emily Gill, could read and write. Cllie H. [sic], Louisa (70), Emily, Louisa (20), Olive and Alex J.D. were listed as having no profession, Violet and Rose were scholars, Emily was a servant (Parlourmaid [sic]) and Agnes was a servant cook. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house and a shed. The householder was C.H. Thomson.

 

Keane                                                                          (additional surname: Walsh)

Martin (21) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with a lodger, John Walsh (62), a widower. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin spoke Irish and English and John spoke only English but neither could read. Martin was a shepherd and John was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The householder was C.H. Thomson.

 

Joyce

The head of the last house in Kill was Thomas (70) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with their son, John (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms with a cow house and a barn. The householder was Thomas Joyce.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Kill

Griffith’s Valuation shows that the owner of the the land in the townland of Kill at that time was John E. Adamson and he had 274 acres and 15 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £75. On that land he had a house and offices with an annual ratable valuation of £5 and also a boatman’s house and offices with a valuation of 10s. Bartholomew Dishel [sic] leased a house from John for 8s. There was also an island belonging to the tenant with an area of 6 perches, bit it had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for  Kill

The 1670 name for this area was Kille. The 1641 owners (Pre-Cromwell) were the Catholic, Ulick Burke, Earl of Clanricard and the Protestant, Earl of Clanrickard and in 1670 (Post-Cromwell) the owner was the Earl of Clanrickard, a Protestant. There were 41 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 100 plantation acres of profitable land and those 100 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] Difficult to read the name.

[ii] Co. Laois.

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