Patches

Na Paistí

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Patches

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         154.63 acres / 154 acres, 2 roods, 20 perches

 

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

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

Map

Galway Library for Patches

Logainm for Patches

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Patches

 

1911 Census for Patches

Overview of Patches in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 6 houses in the townland and that 5 of those were occupied and listed as being private dwellings while house 6 was the Aughrus national school that had John P. Lynch as the landholder. The occupied houses had stone, brick or concrete walls and house 5 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others only had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 3 and 5 were 2nd class houses and houses 2 and 4 were 3rd class. House 4 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 2 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, houses 1 and 5 had 6 rooms and 4 windows in the front and house 3 had 5 rooms and 5 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 18 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 2 coach houses, 3 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 2 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, a barn, a turf house and 2 potato houses. There were a total of 27 people in the townland, 15 males and 12 females. The enumerator was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Lynch                                      (Additional surnames: Connolly and Burke)

The widow, Mary Anne (69) was listed as being the head of the first family in Patches and she had been married for 43 years and had had 10 children. Four of those children lived in the house with her and they were, Patrick (30), John Joseph (26), Elizabeth (23) and Delia Maria (20) and also in the house were 2 grandchildren, Martin Francis Connolly (9) and Mary Anne Burke (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Martin Francis, who was born in America. Mary Anne (69) and Patrick spoke both Irish and English and all the household could read and write. Mary Anne (69) was a farmer, Patrick and John Joseph were farmer’s sons and Martin Francis and Mary Anne Burke were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Anne Lynch.

 

Toole

Patrick (62) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Catherine (46) for 14 years and they had 3 children, Mary (13), Festus (11) and Patrick (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick could read only and the others could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a stable and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Lynch                          (additional surnames: Morgan and Connolly)

The head of this household was John Patrick (55) and he lived I the house with his wife, Bridget (43), who he had been married to for 15 years but they had no children. Also in the house were 2 of Bridget’s sisters, the widowed Celia Morgan (35) and Annie Connolly (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John Patrick was a farmer and Celia and Annie were farmer’s daughters. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John P. Lynch.

 

McDonagh

John (39), who was single, lived in the house with his sister, Honoria (45) and they were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could read only and could speak both Irish and English. John was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was John McDonagh.

 

King

There were 9 members of the family in the last house in Patches and James (44) was the head of the family and he had been married to Sarah (39) for 18 years and they had had 10 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 7 of those children and they were, James F. (12), Peter J. (10), Mark P. (8), John R. (6), Kathleen V. (4), Malachy B. (2) and Joseph M. (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kathleen V. and Malachy B. spoke only English and the others, with the exception of baby Joseph M., could speak both Irish and English. Malachy B. and Joseph M. could not read, Kathleen V. could read only and the others could all read and write. James was a national school teacher, Sarah was an assistant teacher and James F., Peter J., Mark P., John R. and Kathleen V. were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was John P. Lynch.

 

1901 Census for Patches

Overview of Patches in 1901

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland of Patches and 6 of those were occupied with house 7 being the Patches national school. All the occupied houses were private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and Thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The school had a slate, iron or tiled roof. The landholder of the school was Thomas Lynch. Houses 1, 4 and 7 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 2, 3, 5 and 6 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, house 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 4 had 5 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had 5 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 12 out buildings, 2 stables, a coach house, 3 cow houses, a calf house, 2 piggeries, a barn, a potato house and a shed. There were 22 people in the townland at that time, 10 males and 12 females.

 

Lynch

Michael (65) was the head of the first family in Patches and he was married to Mary Anne (50) and they shred the house with 5 of their children, Ellen (24), Patrick (20), John Joseph (18), Elizabeth (15) and Delia Maria (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Mary Anne was a housekeeper, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick and John Joseph were farmer’s sons and Elizabeth and Delia Maria were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn, a potato house and a shed. The landholder was Michael Lynch.

 

Whelan

The widow, Anne (50) was the sole occupant of house 2 and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She could not read but spoke Irish and English. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and she had a piggery. The landholder was Anne Whelan.

 

Toole

The head of this family was Pat (45) and he was married to Catherine (35) and they lived in the house with 2 of their children, Mary (3) and Festy (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat and Catherine could speak both Irish and English, but none of the household could read. Pat was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Pat Toole.

 

Lynch

The widower, Thomas (85) was listed as the head of the family in house 4. He lived in the house with 2 of his sons, John (44) and Joseph (26) and his daughter-in-law, Bridget (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Bridget was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Tom Lynch.

 

McDonough

The head of the household in house 5 was Pat (84) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, John (25), Margaret (23) and Ellen (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for Pat, who only spoke Irish. Pat could not read, Bridget and John could read only and Margaret and Ellen could read and write. Pat was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Margaret and Ellen were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Pat McDonough.

 

Wallace

The sole occupant in the last house in the townland was Elizabeth (78), who was unmarried. She was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She could not read, spoke both Irish and English and was a midwife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Thomas Lynch.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Patches

Edward Lynch leased a house and offices on 53 acres, 2 roods and 38 perches of land for £10 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings and 2 other plots of land, one of 50 acres, 3 roods and 27 acres for £5 10s and the other of 40 acres and 30 perches for £3, all leased from E. M. Copley. Edward Lynd leased 4 tenements on 9 acres of land to the following. Michael Toole, John Price, Thomas Toole and Michael Salmon and each paid 15s for land and 5s for houses.

 

1670 Down Survey for Patches

The 1670 Down Survey names for this area were Longcarrow and Emloughmore. The 1641 (pre-Cromwell) owner was Murrogh O Na Bullie and in 1670, the owner was James Darcy, both were Catholics.

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