Caher

An Chathair

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 81155 29926

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (66 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches) all in a good state of cultivation. It is the property and ? of James Dillon, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £2.19.4¾ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the western side of this parish bounded by Knockroe, Glannavaddogue, Garbally Demesne, Loughbound and Corragh townlands.

 

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

 

 

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 Caher with just 1 being occupied but both were listed as being private dwellings. House 1 was occupied and was constructed of stone. Brick or concrete walls and a slate, iron or tiled roof. It was a 1st class dwelling with 13 rooms and 11 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Boden

The head of the family in the only house in Caher was Alexander (60) who had been married to Mary (55) for 33 years and they had had 12 children, all of whom had survived to this time. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Alexander (24), Mary Isabel (22), Joseph Hillis [sic] (18), Esther Elizabeth (16), Elizabeth McMurray (11) and Margaret (9). All were Presbyterian and Alexander (60) and Mary were born in Co. Londonderry and the children were all born in Co. Galway and they could all read and write. Alexander (60) was a farmer, Alexander (24) and Joseph Hillis [sic] were farmer’s sons, Mary Isabel and Esther Elizabeth were farmer’s daughters and Elizabeth McMurray and Margaret were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 13 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a potato house and a store. The landholder was Alexander Boden.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 2 houses in the townland but only house 1 was occupied. It was a private dwelling and was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and slate, iron or tiles for roofing. It was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and 11 windows to the front. The enumerator for the area was David Curran.

House 1: Boden / Berryman / Fitzpatrick / Reilly / Tiege [sic] / Coleman

The head of this household was Alexander (52) and he was married to Mary (42) and they lived in the house with 8 of their children, Alexander (14), Mary (12), George (10), Joseph (9), Ellen (8), Ester (6), Eliza (2) and Margret (2mths). Also in the house were a sister-in-law, Ellen Berryman (34) and 4 travellers, Bernard Fitzpatrick (30), Patrick Reilly (24), Michael Tiege [sic] (30) and James Coleman (24). The 4 travellers were all Roman Catholic while the others were all Presbyterian. Alexander (52) and Mary (42) were born in Co. Derry, Alexander (14), Mary (12), George, Joseph, Ellen, Eliza and Margret were born in Co. Galway E.R., Ellen was born in Co. Derry, Bernard and Patrick were born in Co. Cavan, Michael was born in Co. Mayo and James was born in Co. Roscommon. All could read and write. Alexander (52) was a farmer, Alexander (14), Mary (12), George, Joseph, Ellen (8) and Ester were scholars, Ellen Berryman was a housekeeper and Bernard, Patrick, Michael and James were tea travellers. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and they had 3 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a store. The landholder was Alexander Boden.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Plot 1: Samuel Wade leased a house, offices and a gate lodge on 66 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land from the Earl of Clancarty for £43 for the land and £17 for the buildings.

This page was added on 02/02/2022.

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