Lettershanna

Leitir Seanaidh

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Lettershanna

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Clifden

Area:                                         181.22 acres / 181 acres, 0 roods, 34 perches

 

 

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

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Galway Library for Lettershanna

Logainm for Lettershanna

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Lettershanna

 

1911 Census for Lettershanna

Overview of Lettershanna in 1911

There were 3 houses in the townland of Lettershanna in 1911and 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 1 and 2 were 2nd class dwellings and house 3 was a 3rd class. Houses 1 and 2 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 3 had 3 rooms and 2 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were 6 out buildings, a stable, 3 cow houses, a piggery and a potato house. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 14 people, 7 each of males and females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Dunning.

 

Coyne

Peter (34), who was single, was listed as the head of the first house in Lettershanna and he lived in the house with his brother, Patrick (45) and his sister, Mary (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Peter was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s brother. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Peter Coyne.

 

Coyne

Michael (37) was the head of this family and had been married to Mary (31) for a year but they had no children at that time. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Coyne.

 

Gavin

There were 9 members of the last family in Lettershanna and the head was Patrick (55) and was married to Nora (53) and had been for 22 years and they had had 10 children of which 7 had survived. Those 7 children were also in the house at that time and were, Peter (20), Mary (18), Annie (16), Festus (12), Maggie (10), Martin (8) and Nora (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Nora (53) spoke Irish and English and the children, with the exception of Nora (5), spoke only English. Nora (53) and Nora (5) could not read and all the others could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Peter was a farmer’s son, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Annie, Festus, Maggie and Martin were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Patrick Gavin.

 

1901 Census for Lettershanna

Overview of Lettershanna in 1901.

There were just 2 houses in Lettershanna in 1901 and they were both occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were both constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 1 was a 3rd class dwelling and house 2 was a 2nd class dwelling. Both houses had 2 rooms with house 1 having 2 windows in the front and house 2 having 3 windows. There were 6 out buildings, 2 stables, a cow house, a calf house and 2 piggeries. There were 16 people in the townland, 9 males and 7 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Gavan

Patrick (44) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Honor (38) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Peter (10), Mary (8), Anne (6), Michael (4), Festus (2) and Margaret (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and Patrick, Mary and Anne could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Honor was a farmer’s wife and Peter, Mary and Anne were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was Patrick Gavan.

 

Coyne

There were 8 members of this family and the head was Thomas (68) who was married to Bridget (58) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Patrick (34), John (32), Mary (30), Michael (28), Peter (24) and Bridget (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Thomas and John could not read, Bridget (58) and Mary could read only and all the others could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer, Bridget (58) was a farmer’s wife, Patrick, John, Michael and Peter were farmer’s sons and Mary and Bridget (15) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Coyne.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Lettershanna

Patt Mannion – Application No. C/21 7213. Ref. No. Cen S/11/407. The application was received on 19th November 1921 with an address at that time of Lehenagh, Cachel, Galway. Patt’s parents were listed as being Anthony and Mary Mannion. The address for the 1851 search was Lettershanna, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 21st November 1921 with a handwritten note: “found Anthony and Mary Mangan [sic] married 1845. Children Mary 5yrs, Bridget 3yrs and Elizabeth 1yr”.

 

Patrick Mannion – Application No. C/21 523. Ref. No. Cen S/11/457. The application was received on 21st January 1921 with an address at that time of Victualler , Clifden, Co. Galway. Patrick’s parents were given as Anthony and Mary Mannion (Nee). The address for the 1851 search was Lettershanna, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway.

In the left hand margin there were 4 names handwritten, Mary, Bridget, Honoria and Patrick. The search was returned on 24th January 1921 with the words “Not Found”.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Lettershanna

James M. Creight [sic] leased 189 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land from Thomas Eyre for £22.

 

1670 Down Survey for Lettershanna

The Down Survey name for this area was Towrein & Littersmagh. The 1641 owner was the Catholic, Edmund O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy, also a Catholic. There were 192 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 26 plantation acres of profitable land and those 26 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

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