Lahaghglass South

An Lathach Ghlas Theas

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Lahaghglass South

Civil Parish of Kilbegnet

An Lathach Ghlas Theas, green lough or puddle

Lahaghglass South is situated in the civil parish of Kilbegnet, Barony of Ballymoe, County Galway. The townland is located 50 chains South West of Creggs Village in the townland of Creggs.

The Down Survey Map indicates the Down Survey name was Balliglasse alias Killbognet. The 1670 (Post Cromwell) owners of Lahaghglass South were John Lord Kingston (Protestant) and Lord Kingston (Protestant). There were 160 plantation acres of profitable land and 160 plantation acres were forfeited.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states there is no feature of note in the townland of Lahaghglass South. The land is made up of tillage and pasture.

Census 1841-1851

According to census 1851, Lahaghglass South consists of 118 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches. The 1841 population was 51 people, 22 were male and 29 were female. There were 7 houses, all of which were occupied. By 1851 the population had decreased to 28 people, 15 of whom were male and 13 were female. There were 6 houses in 1851 and all were occupied. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £35-5-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1847-1864

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Allen Pollock was the immediate lessor of the land. Patrick Connoran paid £1-5-0 for 3 acres, 0 roods and 11 perches of land.

Martin Lohan and Thomas Hegarty each rented house and land on the same holding, with Martin paying £3-17-0 and Thomas paying £3-10-0.

Barthw. Fitzmaurice and Andrew Muldoon jointly rented 10 acres, 0 roods and 39 perches of land, each paying £1-15-0.

Andrew Muldoon paid £3-10-0 for land measuring 7 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches. Barthw. Fitzmaurice rented house, offices and land measuring 7 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches for £4-15-0.

Thomas Hegarty and Patrick Hegarty jointly rented 4 acres, 3 roods and 17 perches of land, Thomas paid £0-15-0 and Patrick paid £1-10-0.

Patrick Hegarty paid £2-10-0 for 4 acres, 0 roods and 33 perches of house, office and land. Patrick Cunniffe paid £2-0-0 for house, office and land measuring 3 acres, 0 roods and 0 perches. Michael Naughton rented house, office and land measuring 8 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches for £4-10-0.

Patrick Hegarty (jun.) paid £3-15-0 for 6 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of house and land. Andrew Donnellan paid £4-10-0 for house, office and land measuring 10 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches. Michael Blighe rented house and land measuring 6 acres, 0 roods and 35 perches for £2-15-0. James Lynch paid £2-15-0 for 6 acres, 0 roods and 35 perches of house, office and land.

Patrick Hegarty (jun.) and Michael Naughton jointly rented land measuring 9 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches, each paying £1-0-0. Andrew Donnelan, Michael Blighe and James Lynch jointly rented 14 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches of land. Andrew paid £1-0-0, while both Michael and James paid £0-15-0.

Allen Pollock kept 1 acre, 3 roods and 19 perches of cottier’ house and gardens in fee worth £0-15-0. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £50-12-0.

Census 1901

There were 6 houses in Lahaghglass South in 1901, all of which were occupied. The total population was 20 people, 10 were male and 10 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: John Lynch, Bridget Lohan, Bridget Donelan, Pat Nolan, John Naughton and Bridget Hegarty. All inhabitants were born in County Galway and all were Roman Catholic.

Each house was listed as a private dwelling. There were 12 farm steadings consisting of 4 stables, 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries and 2 barns. The census forms were collected on the 10th of April.

John Lynch (73) lived with his wife Margaret (63) and their unmarried son James (29). John worked as a farmer and James was listed as a farmer’s son. John and James could read and write, while Margaret could not read. All members of the 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. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 piggery.

Bridget Lohan (50) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried son James (26). Bridget worked as a farmer and James was a farmer’s son. Neither Bridget or James could read or write. Bridget spoke Irish and English, while James spoke English only. The family occupied a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated on along with 1 stable.

Bridget Donelan (65) was a widow who lived with her 2 unmarried children, Thomas (32) and Bridget (24). Bridget was a farmer and Thomas was listed as a farmer’s son, while Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. All members of the family could read and write, and each spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. The walls and the roof of the house were made using permanent material. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated on along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Pat Nolan (76) was unmarried and lived with his widowed sister Celia Mannion (72). Pat listed his occupation as a sawer. Both Pat and Celia could read and write, and they each spoke Irish and English. The siblings lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 3 rooms. Perishable material was used to build the walls and the roof of the house. Pat owned the land on which his house was situated.

John Naughton (76) lived with his wife Bridget (62), their son James (26), their married daughter Ellen Griffin (36) and their 3 grandchildren, Martin Griffin (12), Ellen Griffin (10) and Mary Griffin (4). There is no record for Ellen’s husband on this form. John was a farmer, James was listed as a farmer’s son and Ellen was a farmer’s wife. Martin and Ellen (10) were scholars. Only James, Martin and Ellen (10) could read and write, while Ellen (36) could read only. John, his wife and their 2 children spoke Irish and English, while their grandchildren spoke English only. 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. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Bridget Hegarty (65) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 unmarried sons John (35) and Martin (25). Both John and Martin were listed as farmer’s sons. All members of the family could read and write. Irish ad English was spoken by every member of the family. The Hegarty 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. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Census 1911

There were 6 houses in Lahaghglass South in 1911, all of which were occupied. The total population was 24 people, 14 were male and 10 were female. The heads of the households were as follows: John Naughton, Thomas Donnellan, Bridget Hegarty, Bridget Lohan, James Lynch and Bernard Mannion. All residents were born in County Galway, unless stated otherwise. All were Roman Catholic.

All houses were listed as private dwellings. There was a total of 24 farm steadings consisting of 3 stables, 6 cow houses, 1 calf house, 5 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 1 barn and 6 sheds. The census forms were collected on the 6th of April.

John Naughton (87) lived with his wife Bridget (80), their unmarried son James (30), married daughter Ellen Griffin (40) and their 3 grandchildren, Martin Griffin (21), Mary Griffin (15) and Rose Griffin (7). John and Bridget had been married for 60 years and had 7 children, all of whom were living in 1911. Although there is no record her Ellen’s husband here, she had been married for 24 years and had 4 children, all of whom were living in 1911. John worked as a farmer and both James and Martin were labourers. Mary and Rose were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except Bridget who could not read. Each person spoke Irish and English, except Rose who spoke English only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. The walls of the house 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, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Donnellan (41) was an unmarried farmer who lived alone. Thomas could read and write and spoke Irish and English. Thomas lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used to construct the walls and the roof of the house. Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Bridget Hegarty (75) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 unmarried sons, John (44) and Martin (30), married daughter Bridget Cuddy (46), son-in-law Peter Cuddy (55) and grandson Patrick Joseph Cuddy (6). Bridget had 8 children, 7 of whom were living in 1911. Bridget (46) and Peter had been married for 7 years and had 1 child. Bridget (75) and Peter worked as farmers. John worked as a farm labourer and Martin was listed as a labourer. Patrick Joseph was a scholar. Only Martin, Peter and Bridget (46) could read and write, while Bridget (75) and John could read only. Each member of the family 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 perishable material was used for the construction of the roof. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 shed.

Bridget Lohan (75) was a widow who lived with her 2 unmarried sons James (40) and Edward (38). Bridget had been married for 42 years and had 5 children before being made a widow. Bridget worked as a farmer and both James and Edward were listed as labourers. Only Edward could read and write. All members of the family spoke Irish and English. The Lohan family occupied a 2nd class dwelling with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Permanent material was used for both the walls and the roof of the house. Bridget owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

James Lynch (40) was an unmarried farmer who lived alone. James could read and write, and he spoke both Irish and English. He lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and just 1 room. The walls of the house were made of permanent material, while the roof was made using perishable material. James owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

Bernard Mannion (47) lived with his wife of 13 years Mary (44) and their 4 children, Winifred (12), John (10), Bernard (8) and Mary (10 months). Bernard worked as a farmer and his 3 eldest children were scholars. All members of the family could read and write, except baby Mary who naturally could not read at the time of the census. Each member of the family spoke English only. Bernard (47) was born in County Galway, but his wife and his 3 eldest children were born in England. Baby Mary was born in Ireland, but the county is not specified. The family lived in a 3rd class house with just 1 front window and 1 room. Permanent material was used for the walls of the house, while the roof was made using perishable material. Bernard owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 shed.

This page was added on 10/07/2020.

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