Knockbaun

An Cnoc Bán

: Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Knockbaun

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         98.82 acres / 98 acres, 3 roods, 11 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Knockbaun

1670 Down Survey for  Knockbaun

Logainm for Knockbaun

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Knockbaun

 

1911 Census for Knockbaun

Overview of Knockbaun in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 5 houses in the townland of Knockbaun and that 4 of those were occupied, with house 5 being empty. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All 4 occupied houses were 3rd class dwellings and had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The landholder of the unoccupied house 5 was William Browne. There were 4 out buildings, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a potato house. Thirty-four people were in the townland at the time of this census, 15 males and 19 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

King                                                                            (additional surname: Cribbins)

Festy (48) was listed as being the head of the first family in Knockbaun and he had been married to Catherine (45) for 18 years and they had 5 children, Festy (17), Patrick (15), John (13), Joseph (10) and Mary Anne (3). Also in the house at that time was Catherine’s widowed mother, Mary Cribbins (86). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Festy (48), Catherine and Mary all spoke both Irish and English and Mary Anne and Mary could not read and all the others could read and write. Festy (48) was a farmer, Festy (17) was a farmer’s son and Patrick, John and Joseph were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Festy King.

 

King

The head of this household was John (50) and was married to Honor (45) and had been for 24 years and they had had 10 children with 9 of those surviving. They shared the house with 5 of those children, May (12), Margaret (8), Nora (8), Peter (6) and Sarah (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The parents spoke Irish and English and John and Sarah could not read, but the others could all read and write. John was a farmer and the 4 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John King.

 

Connolly                                                                     (additional surname: Conneely)

John (63) was listed as the head of this household of 7 members and he lived in the house with his wife of 30 years, Anne (52) and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Ellen (25), Catherine (17), Celia (15) and John (11) and also in the house at that time was Anne’s widowed father, Thomas Conneely (98). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (63) and Anne spoke Irish and English, the children spoke only English and Thomas spoke only Irish. Anne and Thomas could not read while the others could all read and write. John (63) was a farmer and Celia and John (11) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Connolly.

 

Connolly

There were 12 members of the last family in the townland of Knockbaun and the head was Lawrence (41) and he had been married to Anne (36) for 16 years and they had had 10 children with 9 having survived. Those 9 children were also in the house and they were, Mary (15), Thomas (13), Delia (11), Martin (8), Katie Anne (7) Lawrence (6), Ellen (5), Michael (3) and Celia (2). Also in the house at that time Lawrence’s widowed mother, Bridget (78). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Lawrence (41), Anne and Bridget could speak both Irish and English. Lawrence (41), Anne, Mary, Thomas, Delia, Martin and Katie Anne could read and write. Lawrence (41) was a boat builder, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Delia, Martin, Katie Anne and Lawrence (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Lawrence Connolly.

 

1901 Census for Knockbaun

Overview of Knockbaun in 1901.

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland with 6 of those being occupied and house 7 was unoccupied but the landholder was Rev. Dean Tait D.D. The houses were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 2 was a 4th class dwelling and all the other occupied houses were 3rd class. House 2 had 1 room and no windows and the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were 2 barns in the townland and there were a total of 40 people, 17 males and 23 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Martin Sweeney.

 

Davin                                                                          (additional surname: King)

James (63) was the head of this, the first, family and he was married to Mary (80). They shared the house with their son-in-law, Festus King (35), who was married to their daughter, Catherine King (33) and their 4 grandsons, Festus (7), Patt (5), John (3) and Joseph (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. James, Mary, Festus (35) and Catherine could speak both Irish and English. Festus (35) could read only and Catherine and Festus (7) could read and write. James was a farmer and Festus (7) and Patt were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was James Davin.

 

Toole

Ellen (98) was the sole occupant of house 2 and she was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Lawrence Conneely.

 

King                                                                            (additional surname: Faherty)

There were 8 members of this household and John (35) and he was married to Honor (33) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, John (13), Maria (12), Bridget (10) Elena (5) and Mary (2) and also Honor’s mother, Honor Faherty (80). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Bridget, Elena and Mary, they could all speak Irish and English. Honor (33), John, Maria and Bridget could read and write. John (35) was a farmer and John (13), Maria and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was John King.

 

Conneely

The head of this family was John (45) and he lived in the house with his wife, Anne (40) and 7 of their children, Michael (18), Mary (16), Ellen (14), Mary (12), Catherine (7), Celia (5) and John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and John (45), Michael, Ellen, Martin and Catherine could read and write. John (45) was a farmer, Michael was a farmer’s son, Mary and Ellen were farmer’s daughters and Martin and Catherine were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Conneely.

 

Conneely

Laurence (31) was the head of this Conneely family in house 5 and he was married to Anne (25) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mary (5), Thomas (3) and Delia (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Laurence was listed as being a carpenter and farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Laurence Conneely.

 

Farmer

There were 9 members of the last family in Knockbaun and the head was Robert (40) and was married to Anne (35) and they lived in the house with 7 of their children, Mary Anne (15), William (13), Margaret (11), Kate (9), Michael (7), Ellen (5) and Bridget (1). They were all Roman Catholic with Robert being born in Co. Kerry and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Anne spoke Irish and English and Ellen and Bridget could not read while the others could all read and write. Robert was a farmer, Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter and William, Margaret, Kate and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Robert Farmer.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Knockbaun

Peter Lydon leased a house and offices on 55 acres, 2 roods and 9 perches of land from Gathorn [sic] Hardy for £17 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings and Edmund Darcy leased a house and offices on 43 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land from Gathorn [sic] Hardy for £18 for the land and £2 for the buildings. There was a vacant house belonging to Edmund Hardy that had an annual ratable valuation of 10s.

 

1670 Down Survey for Knockbaun

The Down Survey name for this area was Knockavale. The 641 owner was High McBryan O’Toole, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was the Catholic James Darcy. There were 40 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 29 plantation acres of profitable land and those were forfeited.

 

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