Boggauns

Na Bogáin

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Boggauns

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Na Bogáin, soft lands

Boggauns can be found in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, in the Ballymoe barony of County Galway. Boggauns is located to the extreme South West of the parish joining the parishes of Kilkerrin, Barony of Tiaquin and Killian, Barony of Killian, County Galway.

The Down Survey Map has no information available on the townland of Boggauns.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books describes Boggauns as having bog located round the boundaries. There is a road passing from South West to North East through the townland. The remaining land is tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

In 1851, Boggauns was made up of 416 acres, 0 roods and 26 perches. The population in 1841 consisted of 56 people, made up of 25 males and 31 females. By 1851, the population had decreased to a total of 47 people, 22 males and 25 females. There were 7 houses, all of which occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £20.

1851 Old Age Pension Search Forms

Mary Crehan – Application Number C17 6130

Mary applied for the old age pension on the 14th of August. According to Mary, her address was Mr. James V Bruen, Glennamaddy, County Galway. Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Crehan. Mary’s application for pension was successful.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, there was a total of 416 acres, 0 roods and 26 perches in Boggauns. Allen Pollock leased to Mary Brennan the total land area, which included a house and office. Michael Murray lived with Mary Brennan. The value of the land was £27.

Census 1901

The 1901 census showed there was a total of 4 households in Boggauns. There was 37 people, 20 of which were male and 17 were female. The heads of the households were Andrew Kelly, Pat Kelly, Michael Hurley and Daniel Hurley. Each person in Boggauns on the night of the census were Roman Catholic. Everyone in the townland was from County Galway, except Martin and Eliza Kelly, who were born in New York City. The houses were recorded as private dwellings.  The census forms were collected on April 5th. There were 11 farm steadings, comprising 4 stables, 4 cow houses, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Andrew Kelly (49) lived with his wife Mary (40) and their 8 children, Lizzie (20), Julia (17), James (15), Bernard (13), Mary E. (10), Margaret (8) Andrew (5) and Martin (2). Andrew was a farmer and Mary listed her occupation as farmer’s wife. Lizzie and Julia were farmer’s daughters, while James was a farmer’s son. Bernard, Mary E., Margaret and Andrew were scholars. All members of the Kelly family could read and write, except Andrew who could read only and Martin, who naturally was too young at the time. Irish and English was spoken by each family member, apart from Martin who spoke English only.

The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was perishable. Andrew owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 stable, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Pat Kelly (30) was a married farmer who lived with his wife Ellen (28) and their son Thos (7) and their 4 daughters, Julia (6), Eliza (4), Mary (2) and Margaret (8 months). Peter Kelly (5) was listed as a visitor. The 2 eldest children, Thos and Julia, along with Peter were scholars. Pat and his wife could read and write, while Thos and Peter could read only. The other children in the house could not read or write. Pat and his wife spoke Irish and English, while no language was listed for the children. Thos is described as deaf and dumb.

The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated as well as 1 stable, 2 cow houses and 1 barn.

Michael Hurley (45) lived with his wife Catherine (39) and their 10 children, Maria (16), Margaret (15), Thomas J. (13), Hanorior (11), William (9), Katie (8), Michael (6), John P. (4), Martin J. (2) and Peter (6 months). Mary Kelly (26), Martin Kelly (7) and Eliza Kelly (3) were visitors on the night of the census. Martin and Eliza were born in New York City. Michael was a farmer and his wife described her occupation as house work [sic]. Maria and Margaret were farmer’s daughters, while John P., Martin J. and Peter were listed as farmer’s sons. Thomas J., Hanorior, William, Katie, Michael and visitor Martin were scholars. Mary Kelly recorded her occupation as agricultural labourer’s wife and Eliza was an agricultural labourer’s daughter.

Michael, his wife, their 6 eldest children and visitor Mary could read and write. Michael and visitor Martin could read only, while John P., Martin J., Peter and Eliza were naturally too young to read at the time. Michael, Catherine, Maria, Margaret and Mart spoke Irish and English.                                                      The Hurley family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was located as well as 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Daniel Hurley (50) was a widower. He lived with his 3 unmarried sons, James (18), John (15) and Patrick (12). Daniel was a farmer, and James and John recorded their occupation as farmer’s sons. Patrick was a scholar. All members of the family could read and write. Irish and English was spoken by everyone. The family occupied a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and roof of the house were made using permanent material. Daniel owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Census 1911

There was a total of 4 households in Boggauns in 1911, all of which were listed as private dwellings. There was a total population of 31 people, 17 were male and 14 were female. The heads of the households were Patrick Kelly, Michael Hurley, Daniel Hurley and Andrew Kelly. All the residents were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic. The census forms were collected on the 13th of April. The census forms showed there were 21 farm steadings made up of 4 stables, 4 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 3 piggeries, 1 fowl house 3 barns and 4 sheds.

Patrick Kelly (44) was a married and lived with his wife of 18 years Ellen (45), their 6 daughters Julia (16), Elizabeth (15), Mary (13), Ellen (10), Kate (10) and Bridget (7) and son Frank (5). Patrick and his wife had 10 children, 8 of whom were living at the time of the census. The 5 youngest children were scholars. Patrick was a farmer, and his wife and 2 eldest children also described their occupation as farmers. All members of the family could read and write, except the youngest 2 children, who could read only. Patrick, his wife and their 3 eldest daughters spoke Irish and English.

The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was perishable. Patrick owned the land his house was located on, as well as 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Hurley (62) lived with his wife Catherine (52) and their 7 sons Thomas (23), Willie (18), Michael (16), John (15), Martin J. (14), Peter (11) and Bernard (9) and 2 daughters Katie (17) and Secelia (6). At the time of the census, Michael and Catherine were married for 28 years and had 12 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Michael was a farmer and his 3 eldest sons worked as farm labourers. The 5 youngest children were scholars. All members of the Hurley family could read and write. Each person spoke Irish and English, except the youngest, Secelia who had no language listed for her, suggesting she spoke English only.

The family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Michael owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Daniel Hurley (67) was a widower and lived with his son James (29), wife Katie (31) [sic] and 2 grandchildren, Mary (3) and John (1). James and Katie had been married 4 years and had 2 children in 1911. Daniel was a farmer and his son James worked a farm labourer. Daniel, James and Katie could read and write, while naturally the children were too young at the time of the census. Daniel, James and Katie spoke Irish and English.

The family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made of permanent material. Daniel owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Andrew Kelly (61) lived with his wife Mary (56) and their 4 unmarried children, Bernard (23), Andrew (16), Martin (13) and Margaret (18). Andrew and Mary had been married 34 years and had 11 children, all of whom were living, at the time of the census. Andrew was a farmer, while his son Bernard was a constable R. J. C. and Andrew described his occupation as a labourer. Martin was a scholar in 1911. All members of the family could read and write. Andrew, his wife and their youngest son spoke Irish and English. The Kelly family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while perishable material was used to construct the roof. Andrew owned the land his house was located on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

 

 

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