Brackernagh Clancarty

Breacarnach (Clancarty)

Roger Harrison

DED: Ballinasloe Urban

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. all of which is in a good state of cultivation. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty held by deed for ever. Houses and roads in good repair. It pays £2. 13. 1½ County Cess including Dunlo.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the east of this parish, bounded by Garbally Demesne, Dunlo, Moher and Mackney townlands.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Brackernagh Cloncarty.

 

 

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 a total of 8 houses in the townland and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. The houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 2, 6 and 7 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while houses 3-5 and 8 had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 1, 6 and 7 were 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 6 and 7 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 1 and 3 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2 and 5 had 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 4 had 5 rooms and 5 windows and house 8 had 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows that there were a total of 34 out buildings, 5 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 6 cow houses, 2 dairies, 4 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, a barn, 4 turf houses, 6 sheds and a store. The enumerator’ abstract return shows that there were a total of 45 people in the townland, 22 males and 23 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Jno. [sic] G. Harte.

 

House 1: Killalea

The head of the first family in Brackernagh Clancarty was Michael (53) and he had been married to Mary (53) for 30 years and they had had 15 children, but only 7 had survived. They lived in the house with 4 of their sons, Michael (18), John (12), Thomas (10) and James (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was no entry under the language heading, which could indicate that they spoke only English. All, apart from Michael (53), could read and write. Michael (53) was a cattle dealer, Michael (18) was a labourer and the other sons were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Michael Killalea.

 

House 2: Nevin

John (46) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 15 years, during which time they had had 9 children and 6 of those had survived. Those 6 children also lived in the house and they were, Lillie (11), Kathleen (9), Emily (7), John N. (5), Josephine (3) and Frank (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Lillie and Kathleen spoke Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. With the exception of Josephine and Frank, they could all read and write. John was an attendant in Asylum and the 4 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a piggery, a turf house and a shed. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 3: Muldarry [sic]

The widow, Maria (58) was the head of the family in house 3 and she had been married for 32 years and had had 5 children with 3 of those surviving. She lived in the house with her daughter, Annie M. (31) and son, Thomas W, (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and Annie M, was a milliner and Thomas W. was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a dairy and a fowl house. The landholder was Maria Muldarry [sic].

 

House 4: Orr

Robert (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he had been married to Sarah (59) for 30 years and had 5 children, Annie Eliza (26), Sarah Jane (24), Mary Emily (22), Rachel Matilda (22) and James Robert (28). They were all Presbyterian and Robert, Sarah, Annie Eliza and James Robert were born in Co. Monaghan while the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Robert and James Robert were carpenters, Annie Eliza and Sarah Jane were dressmakers and Rachel Matilda was a milliner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Robert Orr.

 

House 5: Kelly

Francis (59) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (40) and had been for 10 years during which time they had had 4 children with 3 of those having survived, Eleana Catholeen [sic] (7), Bridget Teresa (5) and William Patrick (3). Both parents could read and write and Francis was a R.I.C. pensioner and the 2 eldest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had 2 cow houses, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Francis Kelly.

 

House 6: Pepper

There were 6 members of the family in house 6 and the head was Edith (38), who had been married 20 years and had 5 children, but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. Those 5 children also live in the house and they were, William (19), Frank (17), Richard (15), Alfred (13) and Edith (11). They were all Church of Ireland and Edith (38) was born in Co. Monaghan and the children were born in Co. Galway. All the children could read and write and William was a clerk and Richard, Alfred and Edith (11) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Edith Pepper.

 

House 7: O’Shea

Thomas (30) was the head of this family and he had been married to Elizabeth (29) for 8 years and they had 4 children, Rita (6), Patrick (5), William (2) and Austin (6mths). They were all Roman Catholic and Austin was born in Co. Galway while all the others were born in Dublin City. Both parents could read and write and Thomas was a general draper and Rita and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was the Rev. J.M. Aldridge.

 

House 8: Aldridge / Higgins / McLoughlin.

The head of the last family in Brackernagh Clancarty was John Mullings Aldridge (65) and he was married to Mary Dunboyne Aldridge (55) and had been for 36 years and they had had 1 child. They shared the house with 2 general servants, Mary Anne Higgins (20) and Lizzie McLoughlin (36), who had been married for 10 years and had 1 child. John Mullings and Mary Dunboyne were Church of Ireland and Mary Anne and Lizzie were members of the Roman Church. John was born in Somerset, England and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and John Mullings was the clergyman dean of Longford, Mary Anne was a house maid domestic servant and Lizzie was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms and they had 5 stables, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a dairy, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house, 2 sheds and a store. The landholder was the Rev. J.M. Aldridge.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 11 houses in the townland of Brackernagh Clancarty and 10 of those were occupied, house 11 was unoccupied. They occupied houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1-3, 6, 7 and 10 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2 and 10 were 1st class dwellings, houses 3-7 and 9 were 2nd class dwellings and house 8 was a 3rd class dwelling. Houses 6-8 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 4, 5 and 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 3 had 4 rooms and 4 windows, House 1 had 5 rooms and 5 windows, house 2 had 6 rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 10 had 22 rooms and 10 windows in the front. There were 51 people in the townland at that time, 26 males and 25 females. The enumerator was Const. Andrew U. Mooney.

 

House 1: Troy / Huston / Robb

John (54) was listed as being the head of the first house in Brackernagh Clancarty and he was married to Margaret (55) and 2 boarders, Francis Huston (28) and Albert Robb (21). John, Margaret and Francis were Church of Ireland and Albert was a Roman Catholic. John was born in Co. Carlow, Margaret was born in Co. Leitrim, Francis was born in Londonderry and Albert was born in Co. Mayo. They could all read and write and John was a house holder and Francis and Albert were bank officials. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and the landholder was John Troy.

 

House 2: Kennedy / Lyate [sic]

The head of this household was William (54) and was married to Bridget (47) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Laurence (17), Louisa (13), James (11), Charles (7) and Frances (5) and also in the house at that time was a boarder, John W. Lyate [sic] (57). John W. was a member of the Irish Church and the others were all Roman Catholic. Laurence was born in Co. Roscommon, John W. was born in Queens Co[i]. and the others were all born in Kings Co[ii]. Charles and Frances could read only, John W. could read and write badly and the others could all read and write. William was a foreman stone cutter and John W. had an income from interest on money to cattle trading. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Sheridan.

 

House 3: Gamble / Havanagh [sic]

There were 6 members of this household and the head was Charley (40) and he was married to Bridget (38) and they lived in the house with 3 of their daughters, Josephine (14), Teresa (12) and Hannah (7) and also a lodger, Peter Havanagh [sic] (50). They were all Roman Catholic and Charley was born in Co. Meath and the others were all born in Kings Co.[iii]. They all spoke only English and all, apart from Hannah, could read and write. Charley was a stone cutter, Josephine and Teresa were scholars and Peter was a quarryman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Sheridan.

 

House 4: Craddock

Joseph (46) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Eliza (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Neither of them could read and Joseph was a stone cutter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Joseph Craddock.

 

House 5: Muldarry [sic]

Patrick (62) lived in this house with his wife, Maria (47) and 2 of their sons, Patrick John (16) and Thomas Wm. (8). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Westmeath, Maria was born in Co. Roscommon, Patrick John was born in Queens Co.[iv]. All could read and write and Patrick was a house agent, and the sons were both scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Muldarry [sic].

 

House 6: Ewing

The head of this family was Richard (37) and he was married to Bessie Amelia (39) and they shared the house with 4 daughters, May (12), Elsie (9), Eileen (7) and Silvia (5). They were all Protestant Church of Ireland and Richard was born in Armagh City, Bessie Amelia was born in Cork City, May was born in Westmeath and the other children were all born in Roscommon. With the exception of Silvia, they could all read and write. Richard was a land agent’s assistant and May, Elsie and Eileen were listed as at school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Muldarry [sic].

 

House 7: Murphy

Michael (33) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (25) and they shared the house with 2 of their sons, Peter (4) and Francis Jos. (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Michael was born in Co. Wexford, Margaret was born in Co, Meath and the sons were born in Co, Galway. Both parents could read and write and Michael was a head groom domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was H.B. St George.

 

House 8: Griffin

The widow, Isabella (29) was listed as the head of this family and she lived in the house with her daughter, Mary Jane (11) and son, John (8). They were all members of the St John’s Irish Church. Isabella was born in Co. Cavan and the children were born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Isabella was a housekeeper while the children were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and the landholder was H.B. St George.

 

House 9: Pepper

Edith (29) was listed as the head of this family and she was married but there was no husband mentioned in this entry. She lived in the house with 5 of her children, William (9), Francis (7), Richard (5), Alfred (3) and Edith (8mths). They were all Church of Ireland and Edith (29) was born in Co. Down, Francis (7) was born in Armagh and the others were born in Galway. Only William could read and write. William, Francis and Richard were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was H.B. St George.

 

House 10: St George / Wyndrum [sic] / Slater / Quirke / Brennan / Ferguson / Crozier

The head of this family was not listed in this entry but living in the house were a son, Avenal (6), a daughter, Evelyn (3), a servant nurse, Charlotte Wyndrum [sic] (40), 4 servants, Mathew Slater (35), Mary Quirk (35), Mary Brennan (22), Kate Ferguson (49) and a visitor, George Crozier (26). Avenal, Evelyn, Charlotte and Mathew were Church of Ireland, Mary (35) and Mary (22) were Roman Catholic, Kate was Church of Scotland and George was Protestant Episcopal A M M Church of Ireland. Avenal, Evelyn and George were born in Dublin, Charlotte was born in Wicklow, Mathew was born in Sligo, Mary (35) was born in Galway, Mary (22) was born in Kilkenny and Kate was born in Dundee. Evelyn and Mary (35) could not read and all the others could read and write. Avenal was a scholar, Charlotte was a nurse, Mathew was a butler, Mary (35) was a housemaid, Mary (22) was a kitchen maid, Kate was a cook and George was a land agent. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 22 rooms and the landholder was H.B. St George.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The main immediate lessor in the townland of Brackernagh Clancarty was the Earl of Clancarty and he leased all the tenements in the townland unless otherwise mentioned. Henry Whately [sic] leased a house and offices on 1 acre, 2 roods and 15 perches of land for £1 15s for the land and £6 5s for the buildings and William Bennett leased a house and offices on 1acre, 1 rood and 4 perches of land from Anne Lambert for £1 5s for the land and £3 10s for the buildings. Patrick Craddock paid 15s for a garden and £1 15s for a house, Francis Madden paid £2 for a quarry of 1 acre and Hugh McManus paid 10s for 1 rood and 34 perches of land and £1 5s for a quarry of 1 rood and 30 perches. Maryanne Nugent paid £1 for 3 roods and 34 perches of land and £2 10s for a house and office, Edward O’Flynn paid £1 for 3 roods and 34 perches of land and £3 10s for a house and offices and also £6 10s for 6 acres and 9 perches of land. Anne North leased a house and offices on 3 roods and 34 perches of land for £1 for the land and £4 10s for the buildings, James Johnston paid £1 for 3 roods and 34 perches of land and £1 15s for a house and Michael Griffin paid £1 for 3 roods and 34 perches of land and £1 for a house and Jane Charles paid £1 for a 3 roods and 34 perches of land and £2 for a house. Edward White paid £5 10s for 5 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of land, Miss L. Trench paid £9 for 9 acres and 37 perches of land and Henry Gascoyne paid £26 for 26 acres, 3 roods and 14 perches of land and 5s for a herd’s house and offices and also 12s for 14 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches of land. There was a vacant house belonging to Henry Gascoyne that had an annual ratable valuation of £1, Michael Sheil leased a house and offices from Henry Gascoyne for £1 10s and William Leahy paid 15s for 3 roods of land. Patrick Hanly [sic] leased 6 acres and 14 perches of land for £4 and Patrick Craddock paid £3 5s for 4 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches of land.

 

1670 Down Survey

[i] Co. Laois

[ii] Co. Offaly

[iii] Co. Offaly

[iv] Co. Laois

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