Trean

An Trian

Roger Harrison / Forum Connemara

Townland:                                Trean

Civil Parish:                              Omey

Barony:                                     Ballynahinch

Church Parish:                         Clifden

District Electoral Division:    Cleggan

Area:                                         109.85 acres / 109 acres, 3 roods, 16 perches

 

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

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Galway Library for Trean

Logainm for Trean

NUI Galway Digital Collections for Trean

 

1911 Census for Trean

Overview of Trean in 1911

According to the house and building return in the 1911 census there were 7 houses in Trean. All were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with Thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. They are all described as private dwellings with house 7 being a 2nd class house and the rest were 3rd class. House 5 had 1 room and 1 window, house 2 had 2 rooms and 1 window, house 7 had 2 rooms and 3 windows and the others had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The out-buildings and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 15 out buildings. They consisted of 5 stables, 6 cow houses, 2 piggeries, a barn and a shed. The enumerators abstract return says that there were a total of 34 people in the towland of Trean, those being 18 male and 16 female. They were all Roman Catholic.  The enumerator for this area was Const. Edmund Moloney.

 

Higgins

The sole occupant of house 1 was Anne (40). Anne was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke both Irish and English and could read and write. There was no occupation listed for her. The house she lived in was a 2 roomed. 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and Anne was the landholder.

 

Cosgrove 

House 2 was the house of the Cosgrove family, a husband and wife, Stephen (83) and Mary (78) who had been married for 55 years and had had 10 children but only 4 had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but only Stephen could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer. Their house was a 3rd class, 2 roomed dwelling with a stable and cow house. Stephen Cosgrove was the landholder.

 

King 

The king family in house 3 had 9 members with the head of the family being John (45). He had been married to his wife Bridget (35) for 15 years and they had had 8 children and all of them had survived. They had 7 of those children living with them at that time and they were Bridget (14), Mary Anne (12), John (9), Ellie (7), Michael (5), Annie (2) and Honoria (11mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John (45) was listed as speaking Irish and English which could indicate that the others only spoke English. Michael, Annie and Honoria could not read but the others could read and write. John (45) was a farmer and Bridget (14), Mary Anne, John and Ellie were scholars. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. John King was the landholder.

 

Hetch 

The head of the Hetch family was the widow Catherin (sic) (70) and she had 3 of her children in the house with her at that time as well. They were John (29), Thomas (27) and Barbara (42). All were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Catherin (sic), they could all read and write. Johnis listed as being a farmer and Thomas an agricultural labourer. Their house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, piggery and a barn. John Hetch was the landholder.

 

Toole Family

House 5 was the home of the husband and wife John (65) and Bridget (67) who had been married for 24 years but had no children. They were born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Theu both spoke Irish and English but only John could read and write. Nothing was listed for an occupation. The house they shared was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling with and John Hetch was the landholder.

 

Hetch                        (additional surname: Fitzgerald)

The head of the Hetch family in house 6 was Martin (83) and his wife Honoria (75) and they had been married for 47 years and had had 9 children of which all survived. Living with them in the house were their son, Thomas (36) and his wife, Margaret (32) who had been married for a year and had 1 child, Patrick (2mths). Also in the house were another son Festus (27) and a visitor Martin Fitzgerald (24). All were Roman Catholic with Martin Fitzgerald being born in America and the rest in Co. Galway. Martin, Honoria, Thomas, Margaret and Festus could speak both Irish and English but nothing was listed for the other 2 so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Martin, Honoria and Patrick could not read but the others could all read and write. Martin and Thomas were farmers, Festus was a boilermaker and Martin Fitzgerald was a machinist. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a stable, cow house and a piggery. Martin Hetch was the landholder.

 

McEvilly 

There were 9 members of the McEvilly family in house 7 with the head of the family being Patrick (58) with his wife Bridget (49) who had been married for 18 years and had had 7 children of which 6 survived[i]. Also living with the in the house were their children Thomas (26), Mary Anne (17), Richard (15), Patrick (13), Walter (8), John (5) and Bridget (2). All the family was born in Co. Galway and they were Roman Catholic.  Apart from John and Bridget (2), they all spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Patrick (58) was a farmer and fisherman, Thomas was a fisherman and Richard, Patrick and Walter were scholars. They shared a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable, cow house and a shed. Patrick McEvilly was the landholder.

 

1901 Census for Trean

Overview of Trean in 1901.

According to the 1901 census there were 8 houses in the townland of Trean. All the houses were listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 6 was a 2nd class dwelling with the rest being 3rd class. House 1, 2, 4 and 5 had 2 rooms and a single window, house 3 and 8 had 2 rooms and 2 windows and house 6 had 2 rooms with 4 windows. According to the out-building and farm-steading return there were a total of 10 out buildings. They consisted of a stable, 6 cow houses, a piggery and 2 potato houses. The enumerator’s abstract return states that there were a total of 31 people living in Trean, 17 male and 14 female. The enumerator was Const. Thos O’Grady.

 

Cosgrove 

Head of this family was Stephan (sic) (70) and his wife Mary (67) along with their son, Michael (26). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Stephan (sic) and Mary were farmers with Michael being listed as a farmer’s son. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and potato house. Stephan Cosgrove was the landholder.

 

Higgins

The head of the Higgins family in house 2 was the widower Gregory (64) and he lived with his daughter Anne (28). They were both Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They both spoke Irish and English and could read and write. Both of them were listed as farmers. They shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house and Gregory Higgins was the landholder.

 

King 

House 3 was the home of the King family. Head of the family was John (32) and his wife Bridget (23). Also in the house were 3 of their children Bridges (sic) (4), Mary Anne (2) and Kate (6mths). The whole family was born in Co. Galway and was Roman Catholic. John and Bridget spoke both Irish and English, and could read and write. John was listed as a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed 3rd class dwelling and John King was the landholder.

 

Toole 

The husband and wife couple that lived in house 4 was John (50) and Bridget (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but only John could read and write. John is listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and piggery. John Toole was the landholder.

 

Hetch 

The head of the Hetch family was Martin (50) and his wife Honor (40) along with 2 of their children Festy (17) and Anne (15). All were Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English but only Fasty and Anne could read and write. Martin was listed as being a farmer with Festy, a farmer’s son and Anne, a farmer’s daughter. They lived in a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a cow house and a potato house. The landholder was Martin Hetch.

 

McEvilly 

There were 8 members of the McEvilly family in house 6 with the head of the family being Pat (40). Also in the house were his wife Bridget (34) and 6 of their children Thomas (15), Michael (13), Maryanne (7), Richard (5), Patrick (2) and Willie (5mths). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. Pat, Bridget, Thomas and Michael are all listed as speaking both Irish and English but there was nothing listed for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Richard, Patrick and Willie, they all could read and write. Pat is listed as a farmer and Thomas, a farmer’s daughter with Michael and Maryanne being scholars. They lived in a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a stable and a cow house. Pat McEvilly was the landholder.

 

Hetch 

Head of the Hetch family in house 7 was the widow Catherine (50). Living with nher in the house at that time were her sons, Michael (25), John (21) and Thomas (19). All were Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. All spoke both Irish and English and, apart from Catherine, they could all read and write. Catherine’s occupation is listed as a landholder while Michael John and Thomas were fishermen. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a cow house. Catherine Hetch was the landholder.

 

Tierney 

Head of the Tierney family was the widow Anne (60), who was a widow. Also in the hosue with her were 2 of her children Honor (24) and John (26). They were all Roman Catholic and were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke both Irish and English but none of them could read. Honor was a washerwoman and John was an farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and Catherine Hetch was the landholder.

 

Old Pension Census (1841-1851) for Trean

Winifred Coyne – Application No. C/16 5278. Winifreds application was received on 12/09/1916. Her address at the time of application was The Secy L.G.B. Edinburgh. Her parents are listed as John and Mary Coyne (Gallagher) and the head of the family with which the applicant resided was Daniel and Barbara Coyne (Lacy) There were 2 searches done and they were returned on 19/09/1916 with the note to say see over for A and B (the searches). On the second page there are hand written notes as follows:

 

40           35

John and Mary Coyne married 1835

Patt  Michl  Mary  Peter  John  Honoria

12      9         7        5         3         6/12 (6mths)

Martin

Dead                     No return for Winifred

Sheet 34 Knockbrack

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No return for Daniel and Barbara Coyne

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) for Trean

According to the Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864) the Rev. Anthony Magee leased tenements to 6 people jointly with a total of 93 Acres and 1 Rood including houses and offices. John McAveely and Mary Grodin paid £2 15s for the land and 5s for a house each and as well as that Mary Grodin also leased a pound for no charge. Thomas Clogherty and Thomas Higgins paid £2 15s for their share of the land and 10s for houses and offices each. Thomas McAveely leased land for £1 5s and for a house he paid 10s annually. Morgan Mullin leased his share of the land for £2 15s and paid 5s for a house. John Toole leased a share of land from Thomas McAveely £1 5s and then a further 5s for a house. There was also 12 Acres and 10 Perches of water.

 

1670 Down Survey for Trean

The Downs Survey name for this area was Towerskehin & Loghanna. The 1641 owner was the Catholic Edmund O’Flaharty and in 1670 the owner was the Protestant Thomas Cunny.

[i] Thomas is listed as a son but is 26, so that could indicate that he was from a previous marriage.

This page was added on 12/06/2018.

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