Leagaun

Liagán

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Leagaun

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         109.53 acres / 109 acres, 2 roods, 5 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Leagaun

Logainm for Leagaun

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Leagaun

 

1911 Census for Leagaun

Overview of Leaguan in 1911

There were a total of only 4 houses in the townland of Leagaun at the time of the 1911 census. They were all occupied and were 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. House 2 was a 3rd class dwelling with the other 3 all being 2nd class. House 2 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 17 outbuildings consisting of a stable, a coach house, 4 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 3 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 2 barns and 2 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 21 people in the townland at the time of the census, 12 males and 9 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Ward

John (40) was listed as being the head of the first family in Leagaun and he was married to Bridget (39) and they had been married for 10 years and had had 6 children, of which 5 had survived. They lived in the house with those 5 children and they were, Maria (9), Patrick H. (7), Agnes (4), Catherine (2) and Elizabeth (4mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Maria was born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English and the children, with the exception of baby Elizabeth, spoke only English. Patrick H. could read only and John, Bridget and Maria could read and write. John was a farmer and Maria, Patrick H. and Agnes were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Ward.

 

Toole

The sole occupant of house 2 was Michael Toole (70), who was a widower. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could not read, could speak both Irish and English and was listed as being am farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he also had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a potato house. . The landholder was Michael Toole.

 

King

The widow Anne (50) was the head of this family and she had been married for 15 years and had had 7 children, but only 3 had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her children, John (18) and Michael (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Anne Spoke both Irish and English and the sons spoke only English but they could read and write. Anne was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Anne King.

 

Acton                                      (additional surname: Joyce)

Martin (54) was the head of the last household and he had been married to Mary (52) for 20 years and in that time they had had 7 children, John (19), Harry (18), Thomas (16), Patrick (11), Michael (9), Christopher (13) and Aileen (14). Also in the house was Mary’s other daughter from a previous relationship, Lizzie Joyce (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Mary and Thomas spoke Irish and English and the other children spoke only English. With the exception of Patrick, they could all read and write. Martin was a farmer, John and Harry were farmer’s sons and Thomas, Michael, Christopher and Aileen were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was Martin Acton.

 

1901 Census for Leagaun

Overview of Leagaun in 1901

There were 3 houses in the townland of Leagaun in 1901 and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all classed as being 3rd class dwellings. They all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. There were a total of 5 out buildings, 2 stables, a cow house and 2 barns. There were a total of 24 people in the townland at that time, 13 males and 11 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Hunt.

 

Acton                          (additional surnames: Joyce and Corbette [sic])

The head of the first household in Leagaun was Martin (36) and he was married to Mary (39) and they shared the house with 5 of Martin’s step children, Tobias Joyce (18), Anna Mary Joyce (16), Josephine Joyce (14), Gretta Joyce (13) and Lizzie Joyce (12). Also in the house were 6 children of Martin and Mary’s, M Edwd [sic] (9), Henry (8), Thomas (6), Eileen (4), Christopher (3) and Patrick (1) and also a servant, Martin Corbette [sic] (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin (36), Mary and Martin Corbette [sic] spoke Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. With the exception of Eileen, Christopher and Patrick, they could all read and write. Martin (36) was a farmer, Tobias was a farmer’s son, Anna Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Martin Corbette [sic] was a servant and Josephine, Gretta, Lizzie, M Edwd [sic], Henry, Thomas and Eileen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Martin Acton.

 

OToole [sic]

Michael (75), who was a widower, was the head of this family and he shared the house with his son, John (24) and daughter, Mary A. (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Mary A. could read and write. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Mary A. was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Michael Toole.

 

King

The head of the last family in Leagaun was James (37) and he was married to Anne (36) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Mary Anne (14), Julia (12), John Joseph (8), Agnes (7) and Michael (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except baby Michael. Mary Anne, Julia, John Joseph and Agnes could read and write. James was a farmer and Mary Anne, Julia, John Joseph and Agnes were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was James King.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Leagaun

The main immediate lessors in Leagaun were The Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co. They leased a house and offices on 31 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches of land to Henry Malone for £10 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Michael Toole leased a house and offices on 33 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches of land for £9 for the land and 10s for the buildings. Thomas Lynch and Patrick Davis jointly leased houses and offices on 57 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land for which Thomas paid £11 5s for his part of the land and 15s for a house and offices and Patrick paid £7 10s for his part of the land and 10s for a house. Daniel Nee leased a house from Thomas Lynch for 10s annually.

 

1670 Down Survey for Leagaun

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Gortloghan. The 1641 (pre Cromwell) owner was Owen Fitz Daniell O’Flaherty, a Catholic and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy, also a Catholic. There were 95 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 6 plantation acres of profitable land and 6 plantation acres were forfeited.

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