Rossadillisk

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Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                 Rossadillisk

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Sillerna

Area:                                         188.29 acres / 188 acres, 1 rood, 6 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Rossadillisk

Logainm for Rossadillisk

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Rossadillisk

 

1911 Census for Rossadillisk

Overview of Rossadillisk in 1911

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 28 houses in Rossadillisk and that they were all occupied and were private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 5 and 28 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the rest all had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 5, 9, 19, 20, 24 and 28 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 1, 2, 14-16, 18, 25 and 26 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 3, 4, 6-8, 10-13, 17, 21-23 and 27 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and 9, 19, 20 and 24 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. House 5 had 5 rooms and 6 windows and house 28 had 9 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 48 out-buildings in the townland, consisting of 5 stables, 2 coach houses, 8 cow houses, 8 piggeries, 3 fowl houses and 22 potato houses. There were a total of 145 people in the townland, 72 males and 73 females. The enumerator for the area was Sergeant Andrew Young.

 

Halloran

The widow Mary (73) was the head of the first family in Rossadillisk and she had been married for 50 years and had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. She lived in the house with 4 of those children, Patrick (32), Thomas (30), Edmund (28) and Margaret (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary and Patrick spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Mary was a farmer, Patrick, Thomas and Edmund were farmer’s sons and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Mary Halloran.

 

Toole

There were 10 members of the Toole family in house 2 and the head of the family was Michael (42) who had been married to Bridget (42) for 18 years and they had had 8 children, Michael (17), John (15), Mary (13), Anne (11), Thomas (8), Martin (6), Festy (3) and Mark (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (42) and Bridget both spoke Irish and English and the all the children, with the exception of baby Mark, spoke only English. Bridget, Michael (17), John, Mary, Anne and Thomas could read and write. Michael (42) was a farmer and fisherman, Michael (17) and John were farmer’s sons and Mary, Anne and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Toole.

 

Murray                                                (additional surname: Powell)

Maggie (31), who was a widow, was the head of this family and she had been married for 6 years and had had 3 children, Festus (9), Mary (7) and Norah (6). Also in the house was Maggie’s widowed mother, Mary Powell (74) who had been married for 44 years and in that time had had 9 children but only 5 had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Maggie and Mary (74) spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Maggie, Festus and Mary (7) could read and write. Maggie was listed as being a farmeress, the children were all scholars and Mary (74) was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Murray.

 

Feeny                                     (additional surname: Davis)

The head of this household was Mary (73) and she shared the house with a nephew, Patrick Davis (28). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Patrick could read and write. They were both listed as being farmers. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Mary Feeny.

 

Coneys

John (49) was the head of the family in house 5 and he shared the house with his wife, Bridget (47) and they had been married for 17 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was a farmer and shopkeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Coneys.

 

Toole                                                   (additional surname: Murray)

The head of the family in house 6 was John (74) and he had been married to Barbria [sic] (68) for 34 years and they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with their son-in-law, Martin Murray (31) who had been married to their daughter, Janes (31) for 3 years and they had had 2 children, Thomas (18mths) and Mary Jane (under 1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family, apart from the grandchildren, could speak both Irish and English and Martin and Jane could read and write. John was a farmer, Martin was a fisherman and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was John Toole.

 

Lacey                                      (additional surname: Cosgrove)

There were 10 members of this household and the head of the family was Val (68) and he had been married to Anne (60) for 39 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with 6 of their grandchildren, Thomas (31), Michael (29), Catherine (19), Rosanne (16), Val (14) and Martin (11) and also 2 granddaughters, Mary Cosgrove (7) and Ellen Cosgrove (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Ellen, who was born in America. Val (68), Anne, Thomas, Michael and Catherine could all speak Irish and English and Rosanne, Val (14) and Martin spoke only English. Thomas, Michael, Catherine, Val (14), Martin and Mary could read and write. Val (68) was a farmer, Thomas and Michael were farmer’s sons, Catherine and Rosanne were farmer’s daughters and Val (14), Martin and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Val Lacey.

 

Sullivan

Anne (78), a widow who had been married for 53 years and had had 9 children of which 6 had survived. She lived with her son, Mark (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Mark could read and write. Anne was a farmer’s wife and Mark was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a potato house. The landholder was Anne Sullivan.

 

Lacey                                      (additional Surname: Halloran)

Of the 3 members of this household, the widower, Patrick (?) (74) was listed as being the head of the family. He lived in the house with his son-in-law, Michael Halloran (40) and his daughter, Margaret (33) and they had been married for 9 years but had no children.  All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Michael and Margaret could read and write. Both Patrick and Michael were farmer’s and Margaret was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Lacey.

 

Halloran                                  (additional surname: McDonnell)

Bridget (74) was listed as being th head of the family in house 10 and she was a widow who had been married for 55 years and had had 10 children, of which only 6 had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Martin (33), her daughter, Ellen (29), her niece, Delia McDonnell (16) and a boarder, Michael (79), who was a widower. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Martin and Delia could read and write. Bridget was a farmer’s wife, Martin was a farmer’s son, Ellen and Delia were farmer’s daughters and Michael was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a potato house. The landholder was Bridget Halloran.

 

Toole

There were just the 2 people in house 11 at this time and they were Bridget (67), who was married, and had been for 45 years and had had 9 children of which 7 had survived. There was no husband mentioned in this entry, she lived in the house with her son, Mark (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither of them could read. Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Mark was a farmer’s son and fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Bridget Toole.

 

Murray                                                (additional surname: Kane)

Mary (60), a widow, was the head of this household and she had been married for 40 years and had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. She lived with her son, John (26) and her niece, Margaret Kane (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Margaret could read and write. Mary was a farmer’s wife, John was a fisherman and Margaret was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Murray.

 

Lacey

House 13 was home to the Lacey family and the head of that family was Michael (67) and he had been married to Honor (60) for 38 years and they had had 7 children but only 3 of those had survived. Two of those children lived in the house with them and they were, Martin (28) and Bridget (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Bridget could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Martin was a farmer and fisherman and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

Lacey

There were 9 members of this Lacey family and the head of the family was Mark (60) and he had been married to Margaret (40) for 14 years and they had had 7 children, Patrick (13), Mary Anne (11), Stephen (9), Julia (7), Annie (5), Margaret (3) and Math (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Margaret (3) and Math, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Patrick, Mary Anne and Stephen could read and write. Mark was a farmer and fisherman, Margaret (40) was a farmer’s wife and Patrick, Mary Anne and Stephen were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Mark Lacey.

 

Cannon                                                (additional surname: Davis)

The widower, John Davis (75) was the head of this household and he had been married for 20 years and had had 6 children but only 2 of those had survived. He shared the house with his son-in-law, Michael (50), who had been married to his daughter, Julia (55) for 23 years and they had 6 children, John’s grandchildren, and they were, Mary (22), Johnny, (19), Michael (17), Maggie (14), Bridget (10) and Annie (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with the exception of Mary and Johnny, who were born in America. John, Michael and Julia spoke both Irish and English and the others spoke only English. Michael, Mary, Maggie and Bridget could read and write. John was a farmer, Michael was a farmer and labourer, Julia was a farmer’s wife, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, Johnny and Michael were farmer’s sons and Maggie and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michail [sic] Feeney (Pat).

 

Feeney

There were 12 members of this household and Michael (43) was listed as the head of the family and he had been married to Honor (42) for 19 years and they had had 10 children, Mary May (18), Patrick (15), Bridget (13), Mark (10), Peter (6), Ellen (9), Michael (4), Festy (2), Thomas (6mths) and John (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (43) and Honor could speak both Irish and English and the children, with the exception of baby Thomas, spoke only English. Peter, Michael (4), Festy and Thomas could not read and the rest could all read and write. Michael (43) was a farmer, Mary May was a farmer’s daughter and Patrick, Bridget, Mark, Ellen and John were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michail [sic] Feeney (Pat).

 

Feeney

Patrick (55) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margret (56) for 30 years and they had had 8 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Festy (29), Thomas (24), Ellen (20), Bridget (18), Margret (18) and Michael (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Margaret (56), Festy and Thomas spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English. All the children could read and write. Patrick (55) was a farmer, Festy and Thomas were farmer’s sons and fishermen, Ellen, Bridget and Margret (18) were farmer’s daughters and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Feeny.

 

Feeney

Michael John (89) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife of 57 years, Ellen (84) and they had had 1 child. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read or write. Michael John was a farmer and fisherman and Ellen was listed as a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Feeney.

 

Addley [sic]                            (additional surnames: Thruel [sic] and Cloonan)

The head of this family was Barbara (40) who had been married for 12 years, but there was no mention of her husband in this entry, and they had 2 children, Bridget (11) and John (9) and also in the house at that time were a niece, Kate Thruel [sic] (15) and Barbara’s widowed mother, Bridget Cloonan (74). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, a part from Bridget, they could all read and write. Barbara was a dressmaker, Bridget (74) was a farmer’s wife and Bridget (11), john and Kate were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was John Cloonan.

 

Cloonan

John (35) was the head of this family and he had been married to Margaret (30) for 7 years and they had had 5 children but only 3 had survived. Two of those children were in the house at the time of the census and they were, Bridget (4) and Lizzie (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Margaret spoke Irish and English but none of the family could read. John was a farmer and fisherman and Margaret was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John Cloonan.

 

Lacey

Of the 8 members of this Lacey family, the widow Mary (50) was listed as being the head of the family. She had been married for 28 years and had had 9 children, of which 7 had survived. She shared the house with 6 of those children, Mark (25), Patrick (23), Martin (20), Margaret E. (12), George (10) and William (5) and also in the house was a stepson, John (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret E., George and William spoke only English and the others all spoke both Irish and English. Apart from Mary and William, they could all reads and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer, Mark, Patrick, Martin and John were all farmers and fishermen and Margaret E. and George were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Lacey.

 

Sullivan

Margaret (35), who was single, was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her brother, Michael (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and both could read and write. Margaret was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s son. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Margaret Sullivan.

 

Feeney

The head of this household was Mary (73), who had been married for 50 years and had had 6 children and 3 of which had survived. She lived in the house with her son, Val (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Val could read and write. Mary was a farmer’s wife and Val was a farmer and fisherman. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a piggery, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Mary Feeney.

 

Lacey

Michael Lacey (B) (66) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (46) for 23 years and they had 7 children. They shared the house with 5 of those children and they were, Annie (18), Michael (16), John W. (14), Margaret (12) and Ellen (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (66) and Ellen spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. With the exception of Michael (66), they could all read and write. Michael (66) was a farmer and boat write [sic], Annie was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a potato house. The landholder was Michael Kacey (B).

 

Halloran

There were 5 members of this household and the head of the family was Patrick (70) and he had been married to Anne (57) for 30 years and they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. They lived in the house with 3 of those children, Martin (22), Bridget (19) and John (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and fisherman, Anne was a farmer’s wife, Martin was a farmer’s son and fisherman, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and John was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Halloran.

 

Lacey

House 26 was home to the Lacey family and the head of that family was John (55) who had been married to Honor (45) for 22 years and in which time they had had 8 children. Seven of those children lived in the house with them and they were, John (19), Ellen (15), Bridget (13), Michael (9), Thomas (7), Annie (5) and Martin (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John (55) and Honor could speak both Irish and English. Michael and Thomas could read only, Ellen and Bridget could read and write and the others could not read. John (55) was a farmer and Fisherman, Honor was a farmer’s wife, John (19) was a fisherman, Ellen was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget, Michael and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John Lacey

 

Halloran

Thomas (77) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (72) for 51 years and in that time they had had 10 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Martin (27) and Jane (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and both Martin and Jane could read and write. Both Thomas and Martin were farmers and fishermen and Jane was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Thomas Halloran.

 

Freyer                                      (additional surname: Taffey)

Samuel (89) was the head of the last family in Rossadillisk and he had been married to Celia (78) for 61 years and they had had 9 children and all had survived. Also in the house was a servant, Marien [sic] Taffey (18). Samuel was born in Co. Antrim and was a member of the Church of Ireland while Celia and Marien were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Samuel and Marien [sic] spoke only English and Celia spoke both Irish and English. All 3 could read and write. Samuel was a retired gentleman farmer and Marien [sic] was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms and had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a fowl house and a potato house. The landholder was Samuel Freyer.

 

 

1901 Census for Rossadillisk

Overview of Rossadillisk in 1901

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 32 houses and all were occupied and where listed as being private dwellings and house 1 was also a shop. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 22 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 23 and 32 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 11 and 19 were 4th class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 11 and 19 had 1 room and no windows, houses 21 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 6, 12, 13, 15-18, 27 and 28 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 1 window in the front and houses 2-5, 7-9, 14, 20, 22, 25, 26 and 29-31 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. House 1 had 2rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 23 had 5 rooms and 3 windows and house 32 had 5 rooms and 3 windows. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 29 out buildings consisting of 4 stables, a coach house, 5 cow houses, 2 piggeries, 5 barns, 11 potato houses and a store. There were no details of houses 16 to 29. There were 173 people in the townland at the time of the census and they consisted of 85 males and 88 females. All were Roman Catholic except for 1 Church of Ireland. The enumerator for the area was Constable Peter Hunt.

 

Coneys                                                (addition al surname: Kane)

The head of the first family in Rossadillisk was John (37) and was married to Bridget (30) and they shared the house with their niece, Mary Kane (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could rerad and write. John was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a store. The landholder was John Coneys.

 

Lacey

The head of this family was Val (60) and he was married to Anne (45) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children, Tom (20), Michael (18), Bridget (17), Maggy (13), Ellen (12), Katie (10), Martin (3) and Val (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Martin and Val (1). Tom, Michael, Bridget, Maggy, Ellen and Katie could read and write. Val (60) was a farmer, Tom was a farmer’s son and Maggy, Ellen and Katie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Val Lacey.

 

Toole                                       (additional surname: Cloonan)

John (63) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Barbara (53) and they shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Jane (20) and Ellen (14) and also a nephew, Patrick Cloonan (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only the 2 daughters could read and write. John was a Farmer and Patrick was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was John Toole.

 

Sullivan                                   (additional surnames: Halloran and Kane)

The widow, Anne ((?) possibly 61) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 2 of her sons, Mark (24) and Michael (22), a granddaughter, Bridget Halloran (9) and a servant, Thomas Kane (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Bridget, who was born in America. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, with the exception of Anne, they could all read only. Anne was listed as being a farmer, Mark and Michael were farmer’s sons, Bridget was a scholar and Thomas was a servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Anne Sullivan.

 

Halloran

The head of the family in house 5 was Tom (60) and he lived with his wife, Mary (50) and their 5 children, John (23), Ellen (19), Martin (16), Patk (12) and Jane (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Jane, all of the family could speak both Irish and English. John, Martin, Patk and Jane could all read and write. Tom was a farmer and Patk and Jane were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Tom Halloran.

 

Lacey

There were 7 members of this family in house 6 and the head of the family was John (35) and he was married to Honor (30) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Mary (11), John (6), Ellen (4), Bridget (2) and also John’s sister, Mary (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (35), Honor, Mary (11) and Mary (28) could all speak Irish and English, but only Mary (28) could read and write. John (35) was a farmer and Mary (11) and John (6) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John Lacey.

 

Halloran

Pat (58) was the head of this Halloran family in house 7 and he was married to Anne (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Annie (16), Mary (14), Maggy (12), Martin (10), Bridget (8) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except for young John. Only Mary, Maggy and Martin could read and write. Pat was a farmer and Maggy, Martin and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Pat Halloran.

 

Lacey                                      (additional surname: Marris [sic])

With 9 members of this household, Michael (62) was listed as being the head of the family and he lived in the house with his wife, Ellen (40), their children, Bridget (11), Mary (9), Annie (7) Michael (5), John (3) and Maggey (1) and also Ellen’s widowed mother, Ellen Marris [sic] (70). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Ellen (70), who was born in Co. Kerry. Michael (62), Ellen (40), Bridget and Ellen (70) could all speak both Irish and English. Only Bridget and Mary could read and write. Michael (62) was a farmer and Bridget, Mary and Annie were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

Sullivan

Bridget (56), a widow, was listed as being the head of this family in house 9 and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Margaret (36), Thomas (20), Michael (16) and Ellen (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with Bridget being listed specifically as being born in Rosaddisk [sic]. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Margaret and Ellen were farmer’s daughters and Thomas and Michael were farmer’s sons[i]. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Bridget Sullivan.

 

Lacey

Mark (53) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (43) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, John (23), Mark (12), Patrick (9), Martin (7), Mary (5) and Magg E. [sic] (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mark (53), Mary (43), John, Mark (12) and Patrick could speak both Irish and English, but only John, Mark (12) and Patrick could read and write. Mark (53) was a farmer, John and Mark (12) were farmer’s sons and Patrick, Martin and Mary (5) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Mark Lacey.

 

Halloran

There were just 2 people in house 11 and they were Michael (60) and he was married to Honor (58). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but could not read. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Halloran.

 

Cloonan

John (80) was the head of this family and he lived with his wife, Margaret (71). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was John Cloonan.

 

Feeney

The head of this family was Michael (24) and he was married to Honor (26) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Mary (7), Patk (5), John (2) and Bridget (3) and also Michael’s father, Festy (75). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Honor, Mary and Festy spoke both Irish and English. But none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and Mary and Patk were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Festy Feeney.

 

Feeney

There were 12 people in the Feeney household and Michael (78) was the head of the family and he was married to Ellen (78) and they shared the house with their son Patrick (47), their granddaughter-in-law [sic], Margret (42), their Grandson-in-law [sic], Festy (19) and 7 grandchildren, John (17), Thomas (13), Mary (12), Ellen (8), Bridget (7), Margret (4) and Michael (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Margret (4) and Michael (8mths), all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Festy, Thomas and Mary could read and write. Michael (78) and Pat were farmers and Thomas, Mary Ellen (8) and Bridget were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a potato house. The landholder was Michael Feeney.

 

Canning                                  (additional surname: Davis)

The head of this family was Michael (36) and he was married to Julia (40) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Mary (10), John (8), Michael (7), Margaret (4) and Bridget (8mths) and also Julia’s widowed father, John Davis (64). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (36), Julia, Mary and John (64) all spoke both Irish and English, but only Michael (36) could read and write. Michael (36) and John (64) were listed as being farmers and Mary, John (8) and Michael (7) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Canning.

 

Cloonan                                  (additional surnames: Toole and Audley)

Michael (70) was listed as the head of this household in house 16 and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (68), There son, Michael (21), 3 grandchildren with the surname Toole, Stephen (7), Kate (6) and Mary (9), Son-in-law, John Audley (23), daughter, Barbara Audley (26) and granddaughter, Bridget Audley (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Kate and Bridget (1), all of the family could speak both Irish and English. Only Michael (21), John and Barbara could read and write. Michael (70) and John were farmers, Barbara was a dressmaker and Stephen, Kate and Mary were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Cloonan.

 

Lacey

The widow, Julia (65) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Mark (30), her Daughter-in-law, Maggy (28) and 2 grandchildren, Patk (3) and Mary A. (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Julia, Mark and Maggy all spoke both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Julia was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Julia Lacey.

 

Murry                                                  (additional surname: Keane)

Tom (58) was the head of this family and he was married to Mary (48) and they shared the house with their son, John (15), a niece, Maggy Keane (3) and a nephew, James Keane (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Tom, Mary and John could speak both Irish and English but none of the household could read. Tom was a farmer and James was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Thomas Murray.

 

Mulkerrin

The widower, Michael (65) was the head of this family and he lived with his son, Michael (15). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Michael (65) was a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with a single room. The landholder was Michael Mulkerrin.

 

Tool

The head of this family in house 20 was Patrick (55) and he was married to Bridget (45) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Pat (26), Stephen (17), Val (20), Mark (18) and Bridget (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Pat, Stephen, Val and Bridget (12) could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Pat, Stephen, Val and Mark were farmer’s sons and Bridget (12) was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Toole.

 

Lacey

There were 5 members of this family and the head of the family was Michael (50) and he was married to Honor (40) and also in the house were 3 of their children, Martin (19), Bridget (14) and Ellen (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Bridget and Ellen could read and write. Michael was a farmer and boatwright, Martin was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s daughter and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Lacey.

 

Halloran                                              (additional surname: McDonnell)

The widow, Bridget (63) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, Martin (23), daughters, Ellen (20) and Bridget (27), a niece, Bridget McDonnell (6) and M. Lara McDonnell (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Bridget McDonnell. None of the household could read or write, Bridget was listed as being a farmer, Ellen and Bridget were farmer’s daughters and M. Lara was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Halloran.

 

Lacey

Patrick (60), who was married to Mary (50) was the head of this household and they lived in the house with their daughter Maggie (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Maggie could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Pat Lacey.

 

Keane

The head of this family was Anne (38), who was married but there was no mention of her husband in this entry. She lived in the house with 4 of her children, Michael (18), John (13), Bridget (9) and Pat (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Pat, all of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Michael could read and write. Anne was a herd and Bridget was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Sam Freyer.

 

Cloonan

There were only 2 people in this house, the widower, Martin (62) and his son, John (26). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. Martin was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Martin Cloonan.

 

Feeney

Pat (55) was the head of this family in house 26 and he was married to Mary (53) and they lived with their son Val (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Pat and Val could read and write. Pat was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Pat Feeney.

 

Halloran

Of the 5 members of this family, the widow, Mary (60) was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Pat (32), Edmond (28), Tom (30) and Margaret (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read or write. Mary was a farmer, Pat, Edmond and Tom were farmer’s sons and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Halloran.

 

Toole

Michael (33) was the head of the family in house 28 and he was married to Bridget (30) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Michl (7), John (5), Mary A. (2) and Annie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke both Irish and English, but none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer and Michl was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Toole.

 

Feeney

The head of this family was Michael (63) and he lived with his wife, Mary (63) and 3 of their children, John (26), Honor (30) and Mary (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but none of the family could read. Michael was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Honor and Mary (35) were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Michael Feeney.

 

Murray

Michael (30) was the head of this family in house 30 and he was married to Maggie (20) and they had 1 child, Festy (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Maggie could speak both Irish and English but none of them could read. Michael was listed as being a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Michael Murray.

 

Lacey

The sole occupant of house 31 was Mary (63), who was a widow. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She spoke both Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was Mary Lacey.

 

Freyer                                                  (additional surname: Cloghan [sic])

Samuel (70) was the head of the last house in Rossadillisk and he was married to Cecelia (65) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Mary Cloghan [sic] (19). Samuel was born in Co. Antrim and was Church of Ireland, while Cecelia and Mary were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Cecelia spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Samuel was listed as being a gentleman farmer and Mary was a servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Samuel Freyer.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Rossadillisk

Barbara Cloonan – Application No. D/10 20762. Ref No. Cen S/11/458. The application was received on 19th Sept 1910 with the Officer of Customs and Excise, Clifden 1. Barbara’s parents were given as being Anthony and Mary Cloonan. The 1841 address for the search was Rossadillisk, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 1st Oct 1910 but particulars were not found.

 

Mary Conneely – Application No. D/10 20764. Ref No. Cen S/11/459. The application was received on 19th Sept 1910 with the Officer of Customs and Excise, Clifden 1. Mary’s parents were John and Margaret Conneely. The 1841 address for the search was Rossadillisk, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 1st Oct 1910 with the note “Mary aged 1 year and 6 months”.

 

Mary Conneely – Application No. D/10 20765. Ref No. Cen S/11/460. The application was received on 19th Sept 1910 with the Officer of Customs and Excise, Clifden 1. The 1851 address for the search was Rossadillisk, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 1st Oct 1910 with the note “Mary aged 8 years”.

 

Mary Anne Halloran – Application No. C/22 1613. Ref No. Cen S/11/461. Application was received on 22nd March 1922 with an address at that time of Mrs. Mary Anne Mullin, Knockbrack, Cleggan P.O., Co. Galway. Mary Anne’s parents were Michael and Kitty Halloran (Morgan). The address for the 1851 search was Rossadillisk, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 24th March 1922 with the note “Found married 1838, no daughter Mary Anne”.

 

Michael Lacey – Application No. C/17 6224. Ref. No. Cen S/11/462. The application was received on 16th August 1917 with an address at that time of Miss A. Mulkern, Claddaghduff P.O., Clifden, Co. Galway. Michael’s parents were John and Honor Lacey. The address for the 1851 search was Rossadillisk, in the Parish of Omey, in the Barony of Ballynahinch, Co. Galway. The search was returned on 22nd Aug 1917.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Rossadillisk

The Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor in the townland was the Rev. Sir Christopher R. Leighton, Bart., and all tenements were leased from him, unless otherwise stated. Gartside [sic] Shea leased a herd’s house on 40 acres and 3 perches of land for £17 for the land and £1 for the herd’s house, William Lacey leased 12 acres, 2 roods and 13 perches of land for £3 5s and Bridget Lacey, and John McDonnell each leased a house from William Lacey for 5s each. Thomas Murray, Simon Halloran and Matthew Lacey jointly leased 10 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches of land for which they each paid £1, William Lacey leased a house for 10s, Festus and Michael Feeney jointly leased houses on 9 acres of land for £1 10s for the land and 5s for houses each and Matthew Halloran leased a house for 5s. Thomas Murray leased a house for 5s, Michael Davis and John McDonnell jointly leased a house on 6 acres and 25 perches of land for £1 5s for the land each and Michael paid 5s for a house and Simon Halloran, Matthew Halloran and Patrick Sullivan jointly leased houses on 6 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for 15s each for the land and 5s each for their houses. Bartholomew Lacey and Michael Gannon leased houses on 7 acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land for which they each paid £1 10s for their share of the land and 5s each for houses, Stephen Halloran, Edward Halloran and James Halloran each leased houses for 5s and John Conneely and John Lacey jointly leased 8 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches of land with houses for £1 10s each for the land and 5s each for their houses. Bridget and Peter Conneely each leased houses from John Conneely for 5s, John Molloy leased 10 acres and 2 roods and land for £1 5s, Michael Halloran and Martin Toole leased 21 acres and 11 perches of land with houses and offices for £2 10s for the land each and 5s for the buildings each and John Molloy and Edward Lacey each leased houses for 5s. Festus Feeney, Michael Gannon, Michael Halloran, Martin Toole and John Conneely jointly leased 12 acres and 5 perches of land for 3s each, William Lacey and others leased 14 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches of land for 15s and Michael Feeney, Michael King and John Toole jointly leased 26 acres and 39 perches of land and each had a house for £1 15s each for the land and 5s each for the houses.

 

There were also 44 islands totaling 9 acres and 3 roods belonging to tenants of Rossadillisk that had no agricultural value.

 

1670 Down Survey for Rossadillisk

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Rassdullen. The 1641owner was Owen McDonnell Roe O’Flaherty and in 1670 the owner was James Darcy. There were 10 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 46 plantation acres of profitable land and those 46 plantation acres were forfeited.

[i] All the children were listed as being Farmer’s daughters in the original census return

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