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Camderry

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Camdhoire, crooked Derry or oak wood

Camderry is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. Found at the southern boundary of the parish, Camderry joins the civil parish of Killian, Barony of Killian, County Galway.

The Down Survey Map (post Cromwell) shows Margarett and William Bourke (Catholic) owned Camderry under the name Caldraghmyhall. There were 114 plantation acres of profitable land and 114 plantation acres were forfeited.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states bog makes up the primary land type of this townland. The majority of the bog is found in the West. Tillage and pasture make up the rest of the area. There is a road passing through the south of Camderry.

Census 1841-1851

Camderry was made up of an area of 468 acres, 1 rood and 16 perches in 1841. There was a total population of 171 people in 1841, 89 were male and 82 were female. There were 28 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851, the population had decreased to 138 people, 66 of which were male and 62 were female. There was a total of 25 houses in 1851, all of them were occupied. The poor law valuation paid in 1851 was £46-0-0.

1851 Old Age Pension Search Forms

Thomas Dowd – Application Number C16 6082

Thomas applied for the old age pension on the 14th of October 1916. Thomas indicated his address as Mr. Pat Kilby, Creggs, County Roscommon. According to Thomas, he was the son of Pat and Bridget Dowd (nee Keaveny). Thomas was rewarded a pension of £15 and 9 shillings. It is noted on the extract from census return form that a search was made in the 1851 census in the townland of Camderry for someone matching Thomas, however the form is damaged, and it is unclear what occurred.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock owned the land and kept a portion of bod in fee for £3-0-0. John Loughan paid £6-10-0 for 14 acres, 2 roods and 1 perch of house, office and land. James McCaigue paid a total of £5-5-0 for 16 acres, 0 roods and 17 perches of house, office and land and 1 acre, 1 rood and 20 perches of land. Anne Dowd paid £3-0-0 for 9 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of house and land. Thos. Dowd (Fairtain) paid £3-0-0 for 11 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches for house, office and land. Patk Dowd (Mulligan), Mary Dowd and Michael Dowd each rented house and land on the same holding measuring a total of 23 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches. Patk paid £3-10-0, Mary paid £2-5-0 and Michael paid £3-5-0. James McCaigue rented house and land measuring 4 acres, 0 roods and 7 perches for £1-15-0. Patrick Dowd (Fairtain) paid £4-5-0 for 10 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of house, office and land.

Thomas Dowd and Margaret Dowd rented a total of 10 acres, 3 roods and 32 perches. Thomas paid £3-10-0 for house, office and land. Margaret paid £3-5-0 for house and land

Michael Dowd paid £2-5-0 for 5 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of house and land. Patrick Loughan paid £4-15-0 for 18 acres, 0 roods and 27 perches of house, office and land. John Loughan (Tim), Thomas Loughan, Thaddeus Loughan and Honoria Loughan all rented house and land on the same holding measuring a total of 18 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches. John paid £3-0-0, Thomas paid £1-10-0, Thaddeus paid £2-3-0 and Honoria paid £0-10-0. Patrick Loughan paid £2-5-0 for 5 acres, 3 roods and 24 perches of house and land. Margaret Dowd and Thomas Dowd each rented house, office and land on the same holding measuring a total of 25 acres, 0 roods and 2 perches. Margaret paid £1-15-0, while Thomas paid £5-15-0. Bridget Finigan and Michael Keane rented house and land on the same holding, measuring a total of 11 acres, 0 roods and 29 perches. They each paid £1-10-0. The total annual valuation of Rateable Property was £69-8-0.

Census 1901

There was a total of 23 houses in Camderry in 1901, 21 of which were occupied. There was a total population of 104 people, 48 of whom were male and 56 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: Pat Daley, Micheal Kane, Pat Doud, Edward McKaigue, John Giblin, Anne Lohan, Pat Doud, John Doud, Winifred Doud, Michael Lohan, James Doud, Pat Dowd, Pat Doud, Winifred Lohan, Margaret Lohan, Thomas Lohan, Darby Doud, John Kelly, Patt Doud, Kate Feeney and Mary Kelly. All houses were listed as private dwellings. All residents were from County Galway and all were Roman Catholics. Pat Doud owned the land on which one of the vacant houses was situated, while Martin Lohan owned the land of the other vacant house. There were at least 38 farm steadings, consisting of 4 stables, 14 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 12 piggeries and 6 barns. There were at least 19 more farm steadings, however, as a result of a missing B2 return form the building type is unclear. The census forms were collected on the 19th of April.

Pat Daley (55) was a widower. He lived with his unmarried son, Dan (26) and his 2 daughters Mary (21) and Bridget (18). Pat worked as a farmer, while Mary and Bridget were listed as farmer’s daughters. Pat could not read or write, but he spoke Irish and English. His children could and write, as well as speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Micheal Kane (68) was a widowed farmer. He lived with his married daughter Mary Lohan (36) and son-in-law Thomas Lohan (34). Mary’s occupation was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. Micheal could read and write, while his daughter and son-in-law could not read. All members of the household could speak Irish and English. The family occupied a 3rd class dwelling that had 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were using perishable material. Micheal owned the land is house was situated on along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Pat Doud (35) lived with his wife Honor (36), their 3 daughters, Mary (7), Margaret (3) and Ellen (1) and his widowed mother Mary (75). Pat was a farmer and his eldest daughter Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Only Pat and his wife could read and write, while the other family members could not read. Pat and Honor spoke Irish and English, while his mother Mary spoke Irish only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Pat owned the land his house was located on as well as 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Edward McKaigue (33) was a married farmer who lived with his wife Maggie (28) and their 3 daughters, Ellen (5), Anne (3) and Maggie (1). Ellen was recorded as a farmer’s son [sic]. Edward and his wife could read and write, while their daughters were listed as having no education. Edward and Maggie spoke Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. The McKaigue 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 perishable material was used for the roof. Edward owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Giblin (70) was widower. He lived with his married son Patt (34), daughter-in-law Kate (29) and his granddaughter Mary (1 month). John was a farmer and Patt was listed as farmer’s son. Only Patt could read and write, while John and Kate could not read. All members of the family spoke Irish and English, except Mary who was naturally too young at the time. The Giblin family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 piggery.

Anne Lohan (60) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son Martin (19) who was listed as a farmer’s son. Anne could not read or write, but she spoke Irish and English. Martin could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The roof was constructed using perishable material, but the walls were made of permanent material. Anne owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Pat Doud (82) lived with his wife Bridget (70) and their 2 unmarried sons, John (47) and Pat (32). Pat worked as a farmer and both his sons listed their occupation as farmer’s son. Only Pat (jun.) could read and write, while the other family members could not read. Bridget spoke Irish only, while her family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was located along with 2 cow houses, 1 calf house and 1 piggery.

John Doud (68) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (60) and their daughter Anne (15). Anne had her occupation recorded as farmer’s daughter. While all members of the family spoke Irish and English, only Anne could read and write.  The family occupied a 2nd class house that had 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. John owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 cow house.

Winifred Doud (60) was widow who lived with her 3 unmarried sons, Mike (23), John (21) and James (20). Winifred was a farmer and her sons were each listed as a farmer’s son. No member of the family could read except James, who could read and write. Winifred spoke Irish only, while her sons spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Winifred owned the land on which her house was located along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Michael Lohan (63) lived with his wife Mary (60) and their 2 unmarried children, Michael (20) and Elizabeth (17). Michael was a farmer, while his son’s occupation was listed as farmer’s son and his daughter’s occupation as farmer’s daughter. Neither Michael nor his wife could read or write, but both their children could read and write. All members of the Lohan family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made using permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. M. Lohan owned the land the house was situated on along with 2 cow houses, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Doud (56) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (46), their 3 sons Patt (20), Pristin (14) and Michl (10), their 3 daughters, Ellen (18), Mary (16) and Kate (6) and his widowed mother-in-law Mary Lohan (80). Patt was a farmer’s son, while Ellen was listed as a farmer’s daughter. The youngest 4 children were scholars. Mary was recorded as a retired farmer’s wife. James and his children Ellen, Mary, Pristin and Michl could read and write. The other family members could not read or write. Bridget spoke Irish only, while the rest of the family spoke Irish and English. James’ mother-in-law, Mary was listed as being blind on the census form. 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 perishable material was used for the roof. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Pat Dowd (43) lived with his wife Bridget (40), their 4 sons, John (17), Michael (14), Thomas (12) and Patrick (8) and their 2 daughters, Mary (10) and Bridget (4). Pat worked as a farmer, while Bridget was a farmer’s wife. Each son had their occupation listed as farmer’s son. Mary and Bridget were recorded as scollars [sic]. Pat could not read or write, but he spoke Irish and English. All other family members could read and write, except the youngest child Bridget, who was too young at the time. The family, except Pat, spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Pat Doud (75) was a widower. He lived with his married son James (33) and his wife Mary [sic] (28) and his sons Patrick (18 months) and William (2 months) [sic]. It is likely the relationship to the head of the family is incorrect, and Patrick and William are the sons of James and Mary. Pat worked as a farmer, while James was a farmer’s son. Patrick and William were also listed as farmer’s sons. Mary was listed as a farmer’s wife. Pat could not read or write, but he spoke both Irish and English. James and Mary could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. Patrick and William were naturally too young to read or write at the time of the census. The family lived in a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Pat owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Winifred Lohan (70) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried daughter Ellen (40), who was recorded as a farmer’s daughter. Neither Winifred or her daughter could read or write. Winfred spoke Irish only, while Ellen spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were constructed using perishable material. Winifred owned the land on which her house was situated.

Margaret Lohan (27) was married farmer who lived with her daughters, Mary (8) and Bridget (3). Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter. While neither Mary or Bridget could read or write, it is unclear if their mother could, as C Read and Write is recorded. Margaret spoke Irish and English. The family lived din a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Martin Lohan is listed as the head of the household on Form B1, so perhaps he was absent from the house on the night of the census. Martin Lohan owned the land on which the house was situated.

Thomas Lohan (50) lived with his wife Mary (35), their 4 sons, Martin (14), Tim (12), Michl (10) and Patrick (4 months) and their 3 daughters, Bridget (8), Katie (6) and Maggie (3). Thomas was a farmer, while his 5 eldest children were scholars. Thomas could not read or write, but he spoke Irish and English. Mary, Martin, Tim, Michl and Bridget could read and write, while Katie could read only. Maggie and Patrick were naturally too young to read or write at the time of the census. Mary and her 3 eldest sons spoke Irish and English. The family lived in 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 5 farm steadings.

Darby Doud (32) and his wife Mary (30) lived with their 3 daughters, Ellen (5), Mary (3) and Bridget (6 months) and Darby’s widower father Darby (60). Darby was a farmer, while his father listed his occupation as retired farmer. Ellen was a scholar. Darby could read and write, while his wife could read only. The children or his father could not read or write. Darby, his wife and his father spoke Irish and English, while the children spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Darby owned the land on which his house was located along with 5 farm steadings.

John Kelly (50) lived with wife Bridget (40), their son Pat (19) and their 6 daughters, Margaret (16), Mary (14), Ellen (12), Bridget (10), Eliza (5) and Sarah (18 months). John worked as a farmer, while Bridget was listed as a farmer’s wife. Pat was a farmer’s son and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. Mary, Ellen and Bridget were scholars. Children Margaret, Mary, Ellen and Bridget could read and write, while the rest of the family could not read or write. All members of the Kelly family spoke Irish and English, except the youngest child Sarah. The family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. John owned the land his house was situated on along with 3 farm steadings.

Patt Doud (45) lived with his wife Mary (37), their 4 unmarried sons, Thomas (15), John (10), Michl (8) and Patrick (6) and their 3 daughters, Mary (13), Bridget (11) and Maggie (2). Patt was a farmer, while his 6 eldest children were scholars. Neither Patt nor Mary could read or write, but they both spoke Irish and English. Thomas, John, Michl, Mary and Bridget could all read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. Patrick could read only, while naturally Maggie was too young to read or write. Patrick and Maggie spoke English only. The Doud family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were constructed using permanent material, while perishable material was used for the roof. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm steadings.

Kate Feeney (52) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried sons Michl Doud (30), Martin Lohan (23) and Mathias Lohan (16). Each of her sons listed their occupation as farmer’s son. All members of the family could read and write. Irish and English was spoken by every member of the household. The family lived in 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Kate owned the land on which her house was situated along with 3 farm steadings.

Mary Kelly (70) was a widow and lived alone. She worked as an eggler. Mary could read only, but she spoke Irish and English. Mary lived in a 4th class house, that had just 1 room. While the walls were made of permanent material, the roof was made of perishable material. Pat Doud owned the land on which the house was situated.

Census 1911

There were 19 houses in Camderry in 1911, all of which were occupied. There was a population of 97 people, 46 of which were male and 51 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: Patrick Dowd, Patrick Gibbin, Edward McKeague, Martin Lohan, John Dowd, Mathew Lohan, Michael Dowd, Michael Lohan, James Dowd, John Kelly, Patt Dowd, Michael Dowd, Darby Dowd, Thomas Lohan, Ellen Lohan, Patrick Dowd, Patrick Dowd, Thomas Lohan and Patrick Daly. All residents of Camderry were Roman Catholic. All were from County Galway, except Joseph Dowd who was born in America. His uncle Martin Lohan and Ann Lohan listed Ireland as their place of birth. James Dowd and his family also just listed Ireland as their birthplace. All houses were listed as private dwellings. There was a total of 60 farm steadings, comprising 9 stables, 17 cow houses, 10 piggeries, 11 barns and 13 sheds. The census forms were collected on the 14th of April.

Patrick Dowd (58) was a widower. He lived with his 2 daughters Mary (24) and Maggie (12) and his 2 sons Michael (18) and Patrick (16). Patrick was a farmer, while his sons worked as farm labourers. Maggie was a scholar. Patrick could not read or write, but he spoke both Irish and English. All his children could read and write, and they spoke English only. The family lived in 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and barn.

Patrick Gibbin (44) lived with his wife Catherine (48) and their 3 children, Mary (12), John (9) and Bridget (5). At the time of the census, Patrick and Catherine had been married for 16 years and had 3 children. Patrick was a farmer and his 3 children were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except the youngest Bridget. Patrick and Catherine spoke Irish and English, while their children spoke English only. The Gibbin family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Patrick owned the land on which house was situated as well as 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Edward McKeague (45) lived with his wife of 16 years Margaret (43), their 6 daughters, Ellen (15), Anne (13), Maggie (11), Mary (8), Katie (6) and Norah (3) and his unmarried cousin Michael (33). Edward and his cousin Michael were farmers. The children were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except the 2 youngest children. Edward, his wife and his cousin spoke Irish and English, while the children spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house that had 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while perishable material was used to construct the roof. Edward owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Lohan (30) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his widowed mother Ann (70) and his nephew Joseph Dowd (16). Ann had been married for 50 years and had 10 children before being widowed. 5 of her children were still living in 1911. Martin and Ann recorded Ireland as their place of birth rather than the county they were born in, Joseph was born in America. While Ann could not read or write, she spoke Irish and English. Martin and Joseph could read and write. Martin spoke Irish and English, while Joseph spoke English only.  The family occupied a 3rd class dwelling that had 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Martin owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Dowd (60) was a married farmer. He lived with his married brother Patrick (43) and his widowed mother Bridget (80). Bridget had been married for 62 years and had 9 children before being widowed. All members of the family could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 3 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. John owned the land on which his house was located along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Mathew Lohan (26) lived with wife Anne (25) and his mother-in-law Catherine Dowd (73). While it does not state how long Mathew and Anne had been married for, they had no children. Catherine had been married for 40 years and had 5 children before being widowed. Mathew worked as a farmer. Mathew and his wife could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. While Catherine could not read, she spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Mathew owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Michael Dowd (48) was an unmarried farmer. He lived with his single brother John (38) and his widowed mother Winifred (77). Winifred had been married 58 years and had 8 children before becoming a widow. 4 of her children were still living at the time of the census. John worked as a labourer. All members of the Dowd family could read and write. Irish and English was spoken by every member of the family. The family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was using perishable material. Michael owned the land his house was situated on as well as 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and shed.

Michael Lohan (34) lived with his wife Mary (35), their son Michael (3 months) and his widowed mother Ellen (72). Michael and Mary had been married for 1 year and had 1 child at the time of the census. Mary had been married 53 years and had 10 children before being widowed. 5 of her children were still living in 1911. Michael was a farmer. Michael and his wife could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. While Mary could not read, she spoke both Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made using perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

James Dowd (69) was a widower. He lived with his 3 unmarried children, Patrick (30), Michael (20) and Kate (16). James and his 2 sons were farmers, while no occupation was listed for Kate. All members of the Dowd family could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. Each member of the family recorded Ireland as the place of birth rather than recording the county. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. James owned the land o which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

John Kelly (69) and his wife of 33 years Bridget (53), their unmarried son Patrick (29) and their 3 daughters, Bridget (18), Elizabeth (16) and Sarah Anne (12). John and Bridget had 8 children by 1911, all of whom were still living at the time of the census. John was a farmer, while Patrick was a farm labourer. The 3 girls were scholars. While only Bridget, Elizabeth and Sarah Anne could read and write, all members of the family spoke Irish and English. The Kelly family lived in a 3rd class house that had 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. John owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patt Dowd (90) was widower. He lived with his married son James (48), daughter-in-law Mary (40), his 3 grandsons, Willie (10), Michael (8) and John (5) and his 3 granddaughters, Anne (7), Ellen (3) and Maggie (1). James and Mary had been married for 12 years and had 7 children, 6 of whom were living at the time of the census. Patt was a farmer, while James’ occupation was listed as a farmer’s son. The 4 eldest grandchildren were scholars. Patt, James and Mary could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. Willie, Michael and Anne could also read and write, but all the other children, they spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. While the roof was made of perishable material, the walls of the house were made of permanent material. Patt owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Michael Dowd (40) lived with his wife Margaret (35), their 3 daughters, Mary (7), Bridget (5) and Kate (3) and his widowed mother Kate Lohan (66). Michael and Margaret had been married for 8 years and at 3 children in 1911. Kate had been married for 44 years before being widowed and had 5 children, all of whom were living at the time of the census. Michael was a farmer, while his 2 youngest children were scholars. Kate had her occupation recorded as widow. Michael, his wife and his mother could read and write, while the children could read only. Michael and Margaret spoke both 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 made of perishable material. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Darby Dowd (78) was a widower. He lived with his married son Pat (48), wife Mary (53), 3 daughters, Ellen (16), Mary (13), Bridget (11) and Kate (8) and son Darby (5) [sic]. However, it is likely Mary is the wife of Pat and the children are the children of this couple. The census record shows Mary had been married for 17 years and had 5 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Darby was a farmer, while Pat was recorded as a labourman and Darby (jun.) was a scholar. Neither Darby, Pat or Mary could read or write but they each spoke Irish and English. Ellen and Mary (jun.) could read only, Bridget was listed as a scollar [sic], while both Kate and Darby were listed as infants and therefore could not read or write. All the children also spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was perishable material. Darby owned the land his house was located on along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Lohan (46) lived with his wife Mary (58). Thomas was a farmer. Thomas could read and write, while Mary could read only. Both Thomas and Mary spoke Irish and English. The Lohan family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. Permanent material was used to construct the walls of the house, while the roof was made of perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Ellen Lohan (44) was an unmarried woman who lived alone. Ellen did not list an occupation. While she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. Ellen lived in a 3rd class house with just 1 front window and 1 room. The walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was constructed using perishable material. Ellen owned the land her house was located on as well as 1 shed.

Patrick Dowd (56) was a widowed farmer. He lived with his 3 unmarried sons, Michael (23), Thomas (21) and Patrick (16) and his 2 daughters, Mary (17) and Bridget (13). Patrick’s 3 sons were listed as farmer’s sons, while Bridget was a scholar. While Patrick could read only, each of his children could read and write. Patrick and Michael spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The Dowd family occupied a 3rd class dwelling with 3 front windows and 1 room. Permanent material was used to construct the walls, while the roof was made of perishable material. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Dowd (47) lived with his wife of 16 years Norah (45), their 4 daughters, Mary (15), Maggie (13), Ellie (11) and Bridget (6 months) and their son Thomas (4). Patrick and Norah had 5 children, all of whom were living at the time of the census. Patrick was a farmer. Ellie and Thomas were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except the 2 youngest children, who were naturally too young at the time. Patrick spoke Irish and English, while the rest of the family spoke English only. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Perishable material was used to construct both the walls and the roof of the house. Patt owned the land on which his house was located as well as 1 cow house and 1 shed.

Thomas Lohan (58) was a married farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (44), their 6 sons, Tim (22), Michl (20), Patrick (10), Luke (9) Tommy (7) and Johnny (2) and their 3 daughters, Bridget (18), Maggie (13) and Annie (4). Thomas and Mary had been married for 25 years and had 11 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Tim and Michl were farm labourers, while Maggie, Patrick, Luke and Tommy were scholars. Thomas could not read or write, but he spoke Irish and English. Mary and her 7 eldest children could read and write. Annie and Johnny were too young to read at the time of the census. All members of the family spoke Irish and English, except the 3 youngest children who spoke English only. The Lohan family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made of perishable material. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 barn and shed.

Patrick Daly (72) was a widower. He lived with his unmarried son Daniel (34). Patrick was a farmer, while Daniel had his occupation recorded as a labourer. Although only Daniel could read and write, both Patrick and Daniel spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house that had 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Patrick owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

 

 

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