Brackernagh Persse

An Bhreaceanach

Roger Harrison

 Irish Grid: T 13539 53629

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (108 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches) all of which is under cultivation. It is the property Dudley Persse, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Houses and roads in good repair. It pays £4.1.3½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
Is situated in the west of this parish, bounded by Persse Park Knockroe, Grange and Ballynamookagh townlands.

 

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

 

 

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 2 houses in the townland of Brackernagh Persse in 1911 with only house 1 being occupied. Both houses were listed as being private dwellings and house 1 was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had a roof of thatch, wood or other perishable material. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerator was Const. Timothy Kellegher.

 

House 1: Coghlan

The head of the only house in Brackernagh Persse was Daniel (69) and he had been married to Mary (70) for 42 years and they had had 7 children with 6 of those having survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Patrick (38), John (36) and Ellen (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and all could read and write. Daniel was a shepherd, Patrick and John were shepherd’s sons and Ellen was a shepherd’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Capt. W. A. Persse.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There was just the 1 house in the townland in 1901 and it was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had a roof of thatch, wood or other perishable materials. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The enumerator was David Curran.

 

House 1: Coughlan

The head of this family was Daniel (55) and who was married to Mary (54) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Patrick (28), John (26), Kate (22) and Ellen (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Daniel could read only, Mary could not read and the children could all read and write. Daniel, Patrick and John were herds and Kate and Ellen were housekeepers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Daniel Coghlan.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Plot 1a: Dudley Persse had, in fee (for himself) a herd’s house and land of 108 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches that had the annual ratable valuation of £61 5s for the land and 15s for the herd’s house.

Plot 1b: Patrick Rush leased a house from Dudley Persse for 10s.

 

 

This page was added on 02/02/2022.

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