Ballynamockagh

Baile na mBacach

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 79099 30379

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a.r.p. (267 acres, 0 roods and 29 perches), about 60 acres of which is bog, the remainder under cultivation, light and ? inhabitants, poor houses, in but middling repair. It is the property of Dudly Persse, Esqr., held by deed for ever, and pays £3.19.7½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the west of the parish, bounded by Knockloss, Persse Park, Brackernagh Persse, Gurteen and Deradda in this parish and by Carhoomore in the parish of Aughrim and Barony of Kilconnel.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Ballynamockagh.

 

 

Census of Ireland (1821- 1911)

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and the first four Irish censuses were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

 

1821:  Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no records      for Kilcloony.

1831:  The only surviving records are from Counties Antrim and Derry.

1841:  There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1851:   There are no surviving records for County Galway.

1861:  Census records for 1861 and 1871 were deliberately destroyed by the government

1881:  The records for 1881 and 1891 were pulped as waster paper during the shortages of World War I.

1901:   Full Census records are available    See below.

1911:   Full Census records are available    See below.

 

1911 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were just the 3 houses in the townland of Ballynamockagh in 1911 and all were occupied. They were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while houses 2 and 3 had just thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 2 were 2nd class dwellings and house 3 was a 3rd class. They were all listed as being a private dwelling with house 1 having 6 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 2 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 3 had 2 rooms and 2 windows. There were 12 out buildings in the townland consisting of 2 stables, a coach house, 3 cow houses, a calf house, 2 piggeries, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. There were a total of 15 people in the townland at that time, 8 males and 7 females. The enumerator foe the area was Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Newton

The head of this family in house 1 was Arthur (73) and he had been married to Anne (58) for 30 years and during that time they had had 9 children and 8 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children, Violet Jane (29), Thomas Dickson (28), Anna Eleanor (19) and Alfred James (17). They were all members of the Church of Ireland and Anne was born in Co. Westmeath while the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Arthur was a farmer, Violet Jane and Anna Eleanor were farmer’s daughters and Thomas Dickson and Alfred James were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Arthur Newton.

 

House 2: Quirke

Husband and wife, William (56) and Bridget (60) lived in this house and they had been married for 36 years but had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, and Bridget could read and write. William was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was William Quirke.

 

House 3: Huban [sic]

The head of the last house in Ballynamockagh was John (45) who had been married to Mary (36) for 12 years during which time they had had 5 children, John Joseph (12), Mary (10), Martin (7), James (5) and Kate (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke Irish and English and, apart from James and Kate, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and the 3 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Huban [sic]

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 3 houses in the townland at this time and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while houses 2 and 3 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings with house 1 having 6 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 2 had 5 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 3 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. The enumerator was Daniel Currane [sic].

 

House 1: Newton

The head of the first house was Arthur (60) who was married to Nannie (48) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Violet (20), Dickson (19), George (15), John (11), Annie (9) and Alfred (7). They were all Church of Ireland and Nannie was born in Co. Westmeath while all the others were born in Co. Galway. They all spoke only English and could read and write. Arthur was a farmer, Nannie was a housekeeper, Violet did general work, Dickson did farm work and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms. The landholder was Arthur Newton.

 

House 2: Hoban

The head of this family was John (35) who was married to Mary (29) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, John (2) and Mary (1mth). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could read and write and John (35) was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was John Hoban.

 

House 3: Quirke

William (43) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (38) and they were both born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could read and write and William was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was William Quirke.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Plot 1a: John Byrne leased 3 roods and 34 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 8s

Plot 1b: Timothy Kelly leased 3 roods and 20 perches of land from Norman Ashe for 7s.

Plot 2: George Sale leased 6 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land from Dudley Persse for 8s

Plot 3a: George Sale leased a house and offices on 78 acres and 27 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £37 for the land and £1 15s for the buildings.

Plot 4: Timothy Kelly leased 5 acres and 21 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £2 5s

Plot 5: James Quirke leased a house on 23 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £8 10s for the land and 15s for the house.

Plot 6: Patrick Lyons leased a house and office on 9 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £3 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings.

Plot 7: Dudley Persse had, in fee, 64 acres, 3 roods and 7 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £32.

Plot 8: Dudley Persse had, in fee,70 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches of bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s.

Plot 9: Norman Ashe leased 4 acres. 1 rood and 16 perches of bog from Dudley Persse for 1s.

This page was added on 02/01/2022.

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