Creggauns

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Creggauns

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

Na Creagáin, rocky place

Creggauns is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. The townland can be found in the east of Kilbegnet parish, joining the parish of Fuerty, Barony of Athlone, County Roscommon.

The Down Survey Map (post Cromwell) showed John Bourke (Catholic) owned Creggauns in 1670. The survey showed there were 156 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 185 acres of profitable land. 185 plantation acres were forfeited.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books notes a road travelling from Creggs to Roscommon passes through Creggauns. The book states that in the North West of Creggauns there is a portion of bog. According to O’Donovan’s Field Names, in the South East there is a village by the name of Ballagh na Calltania, however the spelling is questioned. The rest of Creggauns is made up of tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

According to the census records, Creggauns consisted of 226 acres, 2 roods and 11 perches. The population was 237 people in 1841, 124 were male and 113 were female. By 1851, the population had decreased to 140 people, 70 were male and 70 were female. The 32 houses in Creggauns were all occupied. The poor law valuation paid in 1851 was £73-10-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock kept a portion of land measuring 166 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches in fee along with 11 cottiers house paying £71-0-0. Allen Pollock paid £12-5-0 for house, office, cottier’s house and land measuring 41 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches. William Monaghan paid £4-10-0 to Allen Pollock for house, office and land on the same holding. Peter Waldron rented 0 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of house and garden from Allen Pollock. He paid £0-10-0. John Lewis paid £3-5-0 for 4 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches for house and land. Allen Pollock, in fee, along with Patrick Nolan jointly rented land measuring 13 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches. Allen paid £7-10-0 and Patrick paid £2-10-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £80-16-0.

Census 1901

There were 7 houses in Creggauns in 1901, all of which were occupied. There was a total population of 40 people, 22 of which were male and 18 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: Michael Noone, Patrick Nolan, Patrick Noone, John Morrisey, Bridget Lohan, Peter Kelly and Martin Ward. All residents were from County Galway, except Martin and Ellen Ward, who listed their birthplace as County Roscommon. All residents were Roman Catholic. Each house was listed as a private dwelling. There was a total of 8 farm steadings, comprising 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 6 fowl houses. The census forms were collected on the 16th of April.

Michael Noone (50) lived with his wife Jane (49), their 3 sons, Michael (27), Martin (14) and Peter (12) and their 3 unmarried daughters, Sarah (25), Bridget (20) and Margaret (18). Ann Kelly (39) was a visitor to the house on the night of the census. Michael and his eldest son, Michael, were labourers. Martin and Peter were scholars. Ann was a general domestic servant. Neither Michael or his wife could read or write, yet each of their children could read and write. Ann could read only. Each person in the household spoke English only. According to the census form, Michael (Sen.) was blind. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 4 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were made of permanent material. There was 1 cow house and 1 fowl house. Hubert Satchwell was the landholder.

Patrick Nolan (44) and his wife Mary (50) lived with their unmarried daughter Bridget (17) and their 4 sons, Thomas (16), John (12), James (10) and Patrick (7). Patrick worked as an agricultural labourer and his eldest son Thomas was an agricultural labourer. The other children were scholars. All members of the Nolan family could read and write. Irish and English was spoken by each member of the family except the 2 youngest children, James and Patrick.  The Nolan family occupied a 2nd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 4 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Hubert Satchwell owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Patrick Noone (60) was an agricultural labourer. He lived with his wife Margaret (50) and their 4 unmarried children, Patrick (26), Thomas (24), Margaret (20) and Cornelious (14). Patrick and Thomas also worked as agricultural labourers. Margaret’s occupation was listed as daughter, while Cornelious was a scholar. Patrick could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. His wife could not read; however, she spoke both Irish and English. Each of their children could read and write but spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house that had 2 front windows and 4 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were made of permanent material. Hubert Satchwell owned the land the house was situated on, as well as 1 fowl house.

John Morrisey (26) was an unmarried agricultural labourer. He lived with his 4 unmarried brothers, Patrick (24), Thomas (21), Michael (17) and James (16) and his 3 unmarried sisters, Mary (28), Nannie (18) and Bridget (10). Patrick, Thomas and Michael also worked as agricultural labourers. Mary’s occupation was recorded as a housekeeper, while Nannie was listed as a sister. James and Bridget were scholars. Each of the siblings could read and write. No language was listed for any family member, suggesting they spoke English only. The Morrisey family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 4 rooms. Both the walls and the roof of the house were constructed using permanent material. Hubert Satchwell owned the land on which the house was located along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Bridget Lohan (80) was a widow who lived alone. Bridget worked as a collier. While she could not read or write, she spoke both Irish and English. Bridget lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. Hubert Satchwell owned the land on which the house was situated.

Peter Kelly (44) lived with his wife Maria (43) and their 3 children, Michael (7), Thomas (5) and Bridget (3). Peter was an agricultural labourer, while his eldest child, Michael, was a scholar. While both Peter and his wife could read and write, none of their children could read at the time of the census. Peter and Maria spoke Irish and English, yet no language was listed for their children, suggesting they spoke English only. The Kelly family occupied a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 4 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Hubert Satchwell owned the land the house was situated on as well as 1 fowl house.

Martin Ward (55) lived with his wife Ellen (59) and their 2 unmarried daughters Bridget (20) and Annie (17). Martin described his occupation as an agricultural labourer/labouring man. Bridget and Annie were recorded as agricultural labourer’s daughters. Martin and Ellen listed their birthplace as County Roscommon, while the birthplace of their daughters was County Galway. While neither Martin or Ellen could read or write, their daughters could read and write. Each member of the family spoke English only. The Ward family lived in a 3rd class house that had 2 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made of perishable material. There was 1 fowl house. Hubert Satchwell was the landholder.

1911 Census

There was a total of 7 houses in Creggauns, 6 of which were occupied. There was a population of 22 people, 14 were male and 8 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: Patt Nolan, Michael Noone, John Morrisey, Martin Ward, Dominick Daly and Peter Kelly. All residents were born in County Galway, except Annie Ward who was born in County Roscommon. All residents were Roman Catholic. Each house was listed as a private dwelling. The walls and roof of each house were made of permanent material. There was a total of 7 farm steadings, comprising 1 piggery and 6 sheds. The census forms were collected on the 13th of April.

Patt Nolan (40) with wife Mary Kelly (43), their unmarried daughter Bridget (23) and their 4 unmarried sons, Thomas (22), John (21), James (19) and Patrick (17). At the time of the census, Patt and Mary had been married for 24 years and had 5 children. Patt and his 3 eldest sons worked as agricultural labourers, while Patrick was a post boy. All members of the family could read and write. Each member of the Nolan family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Hubert Satchwell of Moneenroe owned the land the house was situated on along with 1 piggery.

Michael Noone (68) was a widower. He lived with his unmarried children Celia (28) and Martin (22). Michael had been married 30 years and had 11 children, before becoming a widower. 7 of his children were living in 1911. Michael was a retired labourer, while Martin worked as an agricultural labourer. While Michael could not write, his children could both read and write. The family spoke English only. The Noone family occupied a 2nd class dwelling with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. There was 1 shed. Hubert Satchwell of Moneenroe was the landholder.

John Morrisey (38) was an unmarried farm labourer. He lived with his 2 unmarried sisters, Mary (40) and Bridget (17). Each of the siblings could read and write. The family spoke English only. The Morrisey siblings lived in a 2nd class house that had 2 front windows and 2 rooms. There was also 1 shed. Hubert Satchwell of Moneenroe owned the land the house was situated.

Martin Ward (77) was a widower. He lived with his unmarried daughter Annie (26). Martin had been married for 45 years and had 6 children before being widowed. 5 of his children were living in 1911. He worked as a farm labourer. Both Martin and Annie could read and write. Martin spoke Irish and English, while Annie spoke English only. Annie’s place of birth was listed as County Roscommon. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Martin owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 shed.

Dominick Daly (30) was an unmarried tailor. Patrick Kilcommons (19) was a boarder. Patrick was also an unmarried tailor. Both Dominick and Patrick could read and write, as well as speak Irish and English. The pair lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Dominick owned the land his house was situated on along with 1 shed.

Peter Kelly (50) lived with his wife of 18 years Mary (49) and their 3 children, Michael (17), Thomas (15) and Bridget (14). Peter worked as an agricultural labourer, while his 3 children were scholars. All members of the Kelly family could read and write. No language was recorded for the family, suggesting they spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Hubert Satchwell of Moneenroe owned the land the house was located on along with 1 shed.

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