Pollacapple

Civil Parish of Athenry

Mary Doherty, Athenry Active Retirement

Pollacapple

The Down Survey Map

1641 Sir Thomas Blake owned this townland and

in 1670 Walter Blake was the owner.

Both men were Protestant.

 

O’Donovans Field Name Books

Other forms of this townland

Pollacapple (Pollacapple changed to Pollacappul)

Poll a’Chapuill

Poulaghhoppul B.S. Sketch Map

Poulacapul Barony Map

Poulacappul County Map

Poulacapple VestryBook 1826

Description

It is the property of Lord Oranmore, containing 172 statute acres all under cultivation. This land is let from 10 -15 shillings per acre.

Situation

1 ¼ miles N.E. Of Athenry bounded by Monivea parish, East by Gloves West,South by Kingsland South and West by Kingsland North and Caherroyan.

 

Tithe Applotment Books 1827.

 Pat Coleman held 105 acres.

 

Griffiths Valuation 1855

Timothy Callan held 47 acres of land including a house and office from Directors of the Alliance Insurance Company, the immediate lessors.

John Linskey held 32 acres of land including a house and offices and cottiers house from the Directors of the Alliance Insurance Company, immediate lessors.

Michael Linskey held 44 acres of land including a house and offices from the Directors of the Alliance Insurance Company, immediate lessors.

Michael Grealish held 21 acres of land including a house and offices from the Directors of the Alliance Insurance Company, immediate lessors.

John Cohen held 10 acres of land including a house and offices from the Directors of the Alliance Insurance Company, immediate lessors.

 

1901 Census.

House 1

Martin Linskey (37), head of household was a farmer who was married to Bridget (34). Catherine Linskey (60) widow, was Martins mother and she lived with them. Both parents could read and write, and all 3 adults spoke Irish and English. They had 2 daughters Delia Mary (5) and Kate (3). County Galway was their birthplace and they were Roman Catholic. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 windows and 3 rooms. There were 4 out offices on the holding.

House 2

Michael Gill (58) head of family was married to Bridget (47), neither of them could read. Their son Patrick (18) lived with them, he could read and write and they all spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. Their house was 2nd class and it had 3 windows and 3 rooms. They had 1 out office.

House 3.

Michael Grealish (48), head of family was a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but could not read. His wife Winny (50) could read and write and spoke Irish and English. They had 4 children – John (18), Patt (16), Norah (14)  and Thomas (12). John spoke Irish and English; he and his siblings could read and write. The 2 youngest children were scholars. All were born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house was 2nd class and it had 3 windows and 2 rooms. They had 5 out offices.

House 4

Patrick Callanan (58) head of household was a farmer and was married to Mary Anne (46). They had 7 children 4 sons and 3 daughters – Timothy (22), Stephen B (17) a scholar, John Joe (14) a scholar, Michael (10) a scholar, Margaret (20), Ellen M (6) a scholar and Mary (1). The parents and their family, apart from the 2 youngest girls, could read and write. They were all born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 windows and 3 rooms. There were 6 out offices.

 

1911 Census

House 1

Patrick Callanan (73) head of family, a farmer, married to Mary Anne (57) for 37 years. They had 10 children, 8 of whom were alive. Timothy (34), Nell (17) and May (12) were scholars. All the family could read and write, the parents spoke Irish and English, and their children spoke English. They were all born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house was 2nd class and it had 3 windows and 4 rooms. There were 6 out offices – a stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house, barn and a shed.

House 2

Martin Lynskey (46), head of family, a farmer, was married to Bridget (42) for 16 years and they had 3 daughters. Catherine (71) lived with them. She was Martins mother, widowed, and she could not read. Martin and his daughters could read and write. Delia Mary (15), Catherine (13) and Anna Maria (8), were scholars. They were all born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house was 2nd class, it had 3 windows and 3 rooms. There were 5 out offices – a stable, piggery, cow house, turf house and a barn.

House 3

Michael Gill (61) head of family, and a farmer was married to Brigid (70) for 37 years and they had 5 children 3 of whom were alive. Brigid was blind, she and her husband spoke Irish and English. Patrick (24), their son, spoke English and was not married. No one in this family could read. They were born in County Galway and were Roman Catholic. The house was 2nd class, it had 3 windows and 3 rooms. There was 1 out office – a piggery.

House 4.

Michael Grealish (63) head of family, a farmer, was married to Winnifred (66) for 31 years, they spoke Irish and English. They had 4 children – John (28), Patrick (26), Norah (22) and Thomas (22). None of them were married and they could read and write. Michael could not read, and his wife could read and write. John also spoke Irish and English. The house was 2nd class and it had 3 windows and 3 rooms. There were 3 out offices – a stable, cow house and piggery.

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