Cleaghmore

Cliathach Mhór

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 84469 31605

 

DED: Ballinasloe Urban

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (91 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches) all under cultivation a considerable portion of it is inundated in the winter by the overflow of the River Suck. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty, held by deed for ever. Pays £3.13. 6 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the east of the parish bounded by Ballinasloe Town Parks, Garbally Demesne, Deer Park and Derrymullen in this parish, by the river Suck which separates it from Ashford and Cleaghbeg in the parish of Creagh in the Barony of Moycarne, County Roscommon.

 

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

 

 

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 31 houses in the townland of Cleaghmore and 30 of those were occupied with house 31 being unoccupied which was the Mount Pleasant Boarding School and the landholder was the Earl of Clancarty. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and 22, 23 and 25-30 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the others all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 1, 5 and 7-14 were 1st class dwellings, houses 2-4, 6, 15-17, 19-21, 24, 29 and 30 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 18, 22, 23 and 25-28 were 3rd class. Houses 18 and 28 had 2 rooms and 1 window in the front, houses 16, 19, 22, 23 and 25-27 had 2 or 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, House 30 had 5 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 29 had 6 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 4 windows. House 4 had 5 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 17 had 8 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 15 had 12 rooms and 4 windows in the front, house 24 had 4 rooms and 5 windows, house 3 had 5 rooms and 5 windows, house 20 had 7 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 6 had 8 rooms and 5 windows in the front and houses 5 and 7 had 10 rooms and 5 windows in the front. Houses 1, 8 and 9-13 had 13 or more rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 14 had 16 rooms and 6 windows in the front. There were a total of 86 out buildings consisting, 10 stables, 9 coach houses, 3 harness rooms, 6 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 4 piggeries, 25 fowl houses, 12 turf houses, 6 potato houses, a workshop, 3 sheds and 5 stores. A hundred and thirty people were listed as being in the townland at that time, 49 males and 89 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: Ashe / Smith / Quirk / Reilly

The head of the first household in Cleaghmore was the widow, Margaret Ashe (50) and she shared the house with 2 boarders, Albert M. Smith (30) and Michael Quirk (25) and also a servant, Mary Reilly (19). Margaret and Albert M. were Episcopalian and Michael and Mary were Roman Catholic. Margaret was born in Co. Down, Albert M. was born in Co, Dublin, Michael was born in Co. Tipperary and Mary was born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Albert M. and Michael were bank officials and Mary was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a fowl house, a turf house and a shed. The landholder was Margaret Ashe.

 

House 2

House 2 was divided into 2 parts 2.1 and 2.2

House 2.1: Goode / Fallon

The widow, Mary Goode (74) shared this part of the house with her niece Margaret Fallon (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary could speak Irish and English but could not read and Margaret could read and write. Mary was a housekeeper and Margaret was a dressmaker. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had 2 fowl houses. The landholder was Margaret Ashe.

 

House 2.2: Coghlan

The sole occupant of this part of the house was the widow, Margaret (75). She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. She could read and write and was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had 2 fowl houses. The landholder was Margaret Ashe.

 

House 3: Harrington

Thomas (79) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife of 16 years, Maria (70) but they had no children. They were both Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Co. Tipperary and Maria was born in Co. Galway. Both could read and write and Thomas was a pensioner from the post office and Maria was a housekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a fowl house. The landholder was Margaret Ashe.

 

House 4: Glynn

The head of this family was Martin (67) and he had been married to Kate (69) for 44 years and during that time they had had 9 children and 7 of those had survived. They were both Roman Catholic and Martin was born in Co. Roscommon while Kate was born in Co. Mayo. They could speak both Irish and English and read and write. Martin was ex R.I.C. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms. The landholder was Margaret Ashe.

 

House 5

House 5 was divided into 2 parts, 5.1 and 5.2. This house seems to be a boarding house for a school or college.

House 5.1: Watson / Kenny

There were 3 people in this part of the house and they were all single, Mary Caroline McWhinny Watson (19), Eileen Elizabeth Kenny (14) and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta Kenny (11). Mary Caroline McWhinny Watson was a Presbyterian and Eileen Elizabeth Kenny and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta were Church of Ireland. They could all read and write and Mary Caroline McWhinny Watson was a mistress and Eileen Elizabeth Kenny and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta Kenny were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a stable, a turf house and a potato house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 5.2: Garret / Watson / Kenny / Shields

The head of this part of the house was Margaret Peat (59), who was married and had been for 30 years and had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. There was no mention of a husband in this entry. She shared the house with her daughter, Clementina Mary (29), an assistant, Mary Caroline Watson (19), a mistress boarding Eileen Elizabeth McWhinny Kenny (14), a pupil boarding, Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta Kenny (11) and a servant, Margaret Shields (22). Margaret Peat, Clementina Mary and Mary Caroline Watson were Presbyterian, Eileen Elizabeth McWhinny Kenny and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta Kenny were Church of Ireland and Margaret Shields was a Roman Catholic. Margaret Peat was born in Co. Monaghan, Clementina Mary was born in Co. Antrim, Mary Caroline and Margaret Shields were born in Westmeath and Eileen Elizabeth McWhinny and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta were born in Co. Tipperary. They could all reads and write and Clementina Mary was a school principle, Mary Caroline was a music mistress, Eileen Elizabeth McWhinny and Reta [sic] Margaret Henrietta were scholars and Margaret Shields was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a stable, a turf house and a potato house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 6: Dequetregan [sic] / Baker

The widow, Sophie (60) was the head of this household and she had been married for 38 years and lived in the house with a servant, Margaret Baker (24). They were both Roman Catholic and Sophie was born in Bermuda and Margaret was born in Co. Galway. Sophie was listed as being able to speak British and both could read and write. Margaret was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a stable, a turf house and a potato house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 7: Moran/ Sproule [sic]

The head of the family in house 7 was John (45) and he had been married to Catherine (41) for 19 years and they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, Margaret Mary (17), Sybil Elizabeth (10), Gerald Hall (7), Thomas Alphonsas [sic] Patrick (4) and Sheila Patricia (11mths) and a servant, Belinda Sproule [sic] (18). They were all listed as being Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Limerick, Catherine was born in Co. Wicklow, Margaret Mary, Sheila Patricia and Belinda were born in Co. Galway and Sybil Elizabeth, Gerald Hall and Thomas Alphonsas [sic] Patrick were born in Co. Tyrone. Apart from Thomas Alphonsas [sic] Patrick and Sheila Patricia, they could all read and write. John was a county surveyor, Sybil Elizabeth and Gerald Hall were scholars and Belinda was a general servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was John Moran.

 

House 8: Armstrong / ?[i] / Briscoe / McDermott

Elliot (70) was the head of this household and he was married to Louisa (49) and had been for 18 years but they had no children. They shared the house with a daughter, Jane (47) and 3 servants, Bridget (?) (54), Mary Briscoe (29) and Thomas McDermott (29). Elliot, Louisa and Jane were members of the Irish Church and the others were all Roman Catholic. Elliot was born in Co. Roscommon, Louisa was born in London, Jane and Bridget were born in Roscommon, Mary was born in Co. Galway and Thomas was born in Co. Cork. They could all read and write. Elliot was a land agent J.P., Bridget was a cook domestic servant, Mary was a housemaid domestic servant and Thomas was a groom domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 17 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a fowl house, a potato house and a store. The landholder was E.G. Armstrong.

 

House 9: LePoer Trench [sic] / Feenan / White

The widow, Elizabeth (88) was the head of this household and she shared the house with a companion, Anabella E. Feenan (22), a visitor, Frances Feenan (20) and a servant, Kate White (20). Elizabeth, Anabella E. and Frances were Church of Ireland and Kate was a Roman Catholic. Elizabeth and Kate were born in Co. Galway and Anabella E. and Frances were born in Co. Kildare. They could all read and write and Anabella E. and Frances were companion housekeepers and Kate was a general servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms and they had a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was E. LePoer Trench

 

House 10: Doran / Murray

There were 3 members of this household and the head was listed as being John Joseph, who was listed as being married, but there was no mention of his wife in this entry.  He lived in the house with his widowed mother, Mary (71) and a servant, Mary Murray (28). They were all Roman Catholic and John Joseph was born in Waterford City, Mary (71) was born in Co. Kilkenny and Mary (28) was born in Co. Galway. Mary (28) could not read, Mary (71) could rad only and John Joseph could read and write. John Joseph was a post master and Mary (28) was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was John Doran.

 

House 11: Elliot / Gillespie / Whelan / Kilkelly

Of the 8 people in this house the head of the household was listed as being William (53) and he had been married to Annie Gilmour (51) for 28 years and they had 3 children, Robert (27), George Maxwell (23) and Oliver Gilmour (21). Also in the house were a visitor, John Marchbank [sic] Gillespie (20) and 2 servants, Andrew Whelan (30) and Mary Bridget Kilkelly (29). Andrew and Mary Bridget were Roman Catholic and Andrew was born in Co. Kildare and Mary Bridget was born in Co. Galway and the others were all Presbyterian with William being born in Co Armagh, John Marchbank [sic] was born in England and the others were all born in Co. Kildare. Mary Bridget spoke Irish and English and they could all read and write. William and Robert were Presbyterian Ministers, George Maxwell and John Marchbank [sic] were medical students, Oliver Gilmour was an under graduate, Andrew was a coachman and labourer and Mary Bridget was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 16 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was William Elliot.

 

House 12: Budham Thornhill / Ryan / Heapy (?)[ii]

The widower, Laurence (61) was the head of this household and he shared the house with a cook, Kate Ryan (76) and a servant, Elizabeth Heapy (?) (29). Laurence was a member of the Church of Ireland and Kate and Elizabeth were Roman Catholics. Laurence was born in France, Kate was born in Co. Tipperary and Elizabeth was born in Co. Cork. They could all read and write and Laurence was a retired colonel J.P., Kate was a cook domestic servant and Elizabeth was a parlour maid. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a fowl house and, turf house, a potato house and a store. The landholder was L. B. Thornhill.

 

House 13: Holmes

Joseph Edward Leo (51) was listed as the head of this family was married to Anna Louisa (48) and they had been married for 26 years and had had 4 children and 3 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their daughters, Mary Ethel (21) and Millicent Josephine (18). They were all Roman Catholic and Joseph Edward Leo and Anna Louisa were born in England and Mary Ethel and Millicent Josephine were born in Co. Wexford. They could all read and write and Joseph Edward Leo was a county inspector R.I.C. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 14 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was J.E.L. Holmes.

 

House 14: Martin / Bagnall / Giddis [sic] / Campbell

The head of the family in house 14 was James (67) who was married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. Also in the house at that time was his daughter, Euphemia H. (40), who had been married for 13 years and had 2 children, but no husband was listed in this entry, one of their daughters lived in the house as well, Edith M. (12). James’ widowed sister, Elizabeth Giddis [sic] (76) was also in the house along with a servant, Rose Campbell (20). Rose was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway and the others were all Presbyterian and James and Elizabeth were born in Co. Sligo, Euphemia H. was born in Co. Galway and Edith M. was born in Westmeath and they could all read and write. James was a land valuer and surveyor, Edith M. was attending school and Rose was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 16 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a harness room, a cow house, a fowl house, a turf house, a potato house, a shed and a store. The landholder was James Martin Sen.

 

House 15: Martin / Small

James (44) was the head of this family and he had been married to Lydia J. (38) for 12 years and they had 1 child, Kathleen (11) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Jane Small (22). Jane was a Roman Catholic and born in Galway, the others were all Church of Ireland and James was born in Sligo, Lydia J. was born in Canada and Kathleen was born in Galway. They could all read and write and James was a land surveyor, Kathleen was a scholar and Jane was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 12 rooms and they had a coach house, a fowl house, a turf house, a potato house and a store. The landholder was James Martin Jnr.

 

House 16: Cunningham

John (54) was the head of this family and he had been married to Rebecca (34) for 2 years and had 1 child, Edward Michael (1) and also in the house was a daughter, Kathleen (16)[iii]. They were all Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Roscommon, Rebecca and Edward Michael were born in Co. Galway and Kathleen was born in Co. Mayo. John, Rebecca and Kathleen could read and write and John was a railway foreman and Kathleen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a fowl house. The landholder was the M.G.W. Railway Co.

 

House 17: Coyne

There were 8 members of this family and the head was Martin J. (40) and he was married to Bridget (34) and had been for 14 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 6 children, Thos J. (13), Josephine K. (10), Bridget E. (8), Mary M.L. (6), Florence N. (4) and Nadelina F. [sic] (1). They were all Roman Catholic and Martin J., Bridget, Thos J. and Nadelina F. were born in Galway, Florence N. was born in Meath and the others were born in Longford. Thos J. and Josephine K. spoke Irish and English and all, with the exception of the 2 youngest, could read and write. Martin J. was a railway agent and the children, apart from baby Nadelina F., were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a workshop, a shed and a store. The landholder was the M.G.W. Railway Co.

 

House 18: O’Grady

There was only the 1 person living in this house, Mary Kathleen (25), a widow and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Mayo. She could read and write and was listed as being a telegraphist and Rly booking clerk. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms. The landholder was M.G.W. Railway Co.

 

House 19: McLoughlin

Owen (34) was the head of this family and was married to Margaret (28) and had been for 12 years and they had had 7 children but only 3 had survived. Those 3 children were also the house at that time and they were, Owen (6), Bridget (3) and Patrick (6mths). The whole family were Roman Catholic and Owen (34) was born in Co. Wicklow, Margaret was born in Co. Westmeath and the children were all born in Dublin City. Only the parents could read and write and Owen (34) was a railway foreman. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was M.G.W. Railway Co.

 

House 20: Rezin [sic]

John (63) lived in this house with his wife of 39 years, Jane (58) and during that marriage they had had 12 children, of which 10 had survived. Three of those children were also in the house at that time, Isabel (21), Elsie (19) and Louie (16). They were all Presbyterian and John and Jane were born in Scotland and the children were born in Co. Galway. All could read and write. Owen was a tailor cutter and Isabel and Elsie were book keepers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 and they also had a piggery, a fowl house, a turf house and a potato house. The landholder was John Rezin [sic].

 

House 21: McDonnell

There were 9 people in house 21 and the head was Thomas (51) who was married to Kate (50) and had been for 24 years, during which time they had had 10 children, of which 8 had survived. Seven of those children also lived in the house, William (22), Francis (20), Delia (18), Kate (16), Agnes (13), John (4) and Patrick (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Thomas, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Francis, Delia, Kate, Agnes and John spoke Irish and English and Patrick could read only and all the others could rea and write. Thomas, William and Francis were carpenters, Kate was a housekeeper and the 5 youngest children were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas McDonnell.

 

House 22: Small

John (30), who had been married to Julia (28) for 2 years lived in this house but they had no children. They were both Roman Catholic and John was born in Co. Galway and Julia was born in Co. Roscommon. Both spoke only English and could read and write and John was listed as being a general labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 23: Harrison

The widow, Mary (50) was listed as being the head of this family and she shared the house with 6 of her children, Arthur (15), James (13), Joseph (11), Patrick (9), Mary (7) and Francy [sic] (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph and Patrick spoke Irish and English and Francy [sic] could not read, Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. Mary was a housekeeper, James was a telegraph messenger and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was Mary Harrison.

 

House 24: Gallagher / Kelly / Murphy

Bridget (38), a widow, was the head of this household and she shared the house with her sister, Annie Kelly (50) and a boarder, George Murphy (19). They were all Roman Catholic and Bridget and Annie were born in Co. Galway and George was born in Co. Louth. Annie spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Both Bridget and Annie were housekeepers and George was a railway clerk. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was Bridget Gallagher.

 

House 25: Burke / Goldsbury [sic]

Of the 9 people in this household, Michael (34) was the head and he had been married to Annie (31) for 11 years and they had 6 children, Mary Katleen [sic] (10), Norah (9), Patrick (7), Annie (5), Michael Joe (3) and Thomas (1) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s sister-in-law, Mary Goldsbury [sic] (26). They were all Roman Catholic and Annie (31) and Mary were born in Co. Tipperary, while all the others were born in Co. Galway. Annie (5), Michael Joe and Thomas could not read, Patrick could read only and all the others could read and write. Michael was an agricultural labourer, Mary was a dressmaker and Mary Katleen [sic], Norah and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 26: Higgins / Gallagher

Thomas (51) was married to Eliza (45) and had been for 22 years and in that time they had had 1 child, Peter F. (15) and also in the house was a lodger, Patrick Gallagher (26). All were Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Co. Roscommon, Eliza and Peter F. were born in Co. Galway and Patrick was born in Co. Sligo. They could all read and write and Thomas was a farmer, Peter F. was a carpenter and Patrick was a railway porter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was Thomas Higgins.

 

House 27: Gannon / Neville

The widow, Kate (77) was listed as the head of this household and she shared the house with her nephew, Anthony Neville (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke both Irish and English and she could read only while Anthony could read and write. Kate was a housekeeper and Anthony was listed as being an engine driver in the water works. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was Kate Gannon.

 

House 28: Glynn

The sole occupant of house 28 was Mary (50), who was single and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She could read only and there was no occupation listed for her. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 and they also had a fowl house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.

 

House 29: Boardman / Campion / O Doherty

Annie (46), who was a widow, lived in this house with her daughter, Emily Alice (18) and 2 boarders, Ann Campion (90) and Kathleen O Doherty (20). Annie and Emily Alice were Church of Ireland and Ann and Kathleen were Methodists. Annie was born in Co. Wexford, Emily Alice and Ann were born in Co. Galway and Kathleen was born in Co. Tipperary. They could all read and write and Emily Alice and Kathleen were grocers assistants. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 and they also had a piggery, a fowl house and a turf house. The landholder was Anne Boardman.

 

House 30: Craughwell

The head of the last occupied house in Cleaghmore was Bryan (40) who lived in the house with his brother, John (30). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write and Bryan was an engine driver at the railway station and John was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 and they had a piggery. The landholder was Bryan Craughwell.

 

1901 Census

 

House 1: Cary / Sexton

Henry John Litton (41) was the head of the first household in Cleaghmore and was married to Catherine Frances Jane (39) and they shared the house with their daughter, Frances Renee Litton (8), their son, Thomas Falkland Litton (4) and also a servant, Isabella Sexton (20). They were all Church of Ireland and Henry John Litton was born in Trim, Co. Meath, there was no place of birth listed for Catherine Frances Jane, Frances Rennee Litton was born in Dublin City, Thomas Falkland Litton was born in Kildare, Co. Kildare and Isabella was born in Boylerstown[iv], Co. Kildare. Apart from Thomas Falkland Litton, they could all read and write. Henry John Litton was a district R.I.C. inspector, Frances Renee Litton was a scholar and Isabella was a Domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 9 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 2: Le Poer Trench / Ligertwood [sic] / Maguire / Gervin [sic]

The widow, Matilda Sophia (76) was listed as the head of this household and she lived in the house with her daughter, Elizabeth Emily (47), a companion, Annie Hay Ligertword [sic] (60), a domestic, Mary Maguire (20) and a servant, Bridget Gervin [sic] (16). Matilda Sophia and Elizabeth Emily were Church of Ireland, Annie Hay was Church of Scotland and Mary and Bridget were Roman Catholic. Matilda Sophia was born in Jersey, Elizabeth Emily and Bridget were born in Co. Galway, Annie Hay was born in Scotland and Mary was born in Co. Westmeath. They could all read and write. Matilda Sophia and Elizabeth Emily had an income from dividends, Annie Hay was a companion and Bridget and Mary were domestic servants. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 11 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 3: Armstrong / Barton / Askins / Nolan / Monahan

The head of this household was E.G., but there was no other information on him in this entry. Others in the house were E.G.’s widowed mother-in-law, Rhoda Barton, his daughter, Jane (37), a servant, Sarah Askins (26), a cook, Bridget Nolan (26) and a groom, Michael Monahan (30). Rhoda and Jane were Church of Ireland and Sarah, Bridget and Michael wee Roman Catholic. Rhoda was born in Antrim, Jane was born in Roscommon, Sarah was born in Wexford, Bridget was born in Westmeath and Michael was born in Galway. All, apart from E.G., could read and write and Sarah was a housemaid domestic servant, Bridget was a cook domestic servant and Michael was a groom domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 13 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 4: Coxwell-Rogers [sic] / McCrory / Cox / McGowan

There were 6 members of this household and Henry Annesley (46) was the head and he was married to May Georgina (29) and they shared the house with their son, Norman Annesley (4) and 3 servants, Margaret McCrory (29), Hannah Cox (25) and Kate McGowan (21). Henry Annesley, May Georgina and Norman Annesley were Church of England, Margaret and Hannah were Church of Ireland and Kate was a Roman Catholic. Henry Annesley born in England, May Georgina and Norman Annesley were born in Dublin, Margaret McCrory was born in Belfast, Hannah was born in Co. Cavan and Kate was born in Co. Leitrim. Norman Annesley could not read but all the others could read and write. Henry Annesley was a county inspector with the R.I.C., Margaret was a nurse domestic servant, Hannah was a cook domestic servant and Kate was a house parlour maid. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 5: Kempster [sic] / Manning

The head of the family in house 5 was W. Henry (57), who was married to Eliza A. (57) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Jenny (20) and a servant, Jane Manning (24). Jane was a Roman Catholic and the others were all Church of Ireland. Eliza A. was born in Bermuda and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and W. Henry was a civil engineer and architect and Jane was a general servant domestic. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 6: Caulfield / Murray

Deborah (31), who was single, was listed as the head of this household and shared the house with a servant, Margaret Murray (19). Deborah was a Presbyterian and born in Co Antrim while Margaret was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. Both could read and write and Deborah was a national school teacher and Margaret was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 8 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 7: Glynn

The sole occupant of house 7 was Kate (56) who was listed as being married but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Mayo, she spoke Irish and English and could read and write. There was no occupation listed for Kate. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 8: Harrington

Thomas (65) lived in this house with his wife, Maria (55) and they were both Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Tipperary and Maria was born in Galway. Both could read and write and Thomas was listed as being a pensioner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 9: Ashe / Spellman / Grey

The widow, Margaret (44) was the head of this family and lived in the house with 3 daughters, Mary (19), Ruby (10) and Annie (6), a servant, Maria Spellman (35) and a visitor, Mary Grey (78). Maria was a Roman Catholic and the others were all Church of Ireland. Margaret and Mary (78) were born in Co. Down and the others were all born in Co. Galway. They could all read and write and Ruby and Annie were scholars while Maria was a general servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. There was no landholder listed.

 

House 10: Woodside / McKee / Kelly

John Hill Woodside (34) was the head of this family and he was married to Dina (30) and they shared the house with their daughter, Mary Hill Woodside (5) and 2 servants, John Kennedy McKee (45) and Bridget Kelly (22). Bridget was a Roman Catholic and the others were all Presbyterian and John Hill was born in Antrim, Dina was born in Armagh, Mary Hill and Bridget were born in Galway and John Kennedy was born in Down. They could all read and write and John Hill was a Presbyterian minister, Mary Hill was a scholar, John Kennedy was a gardener and coachman and Bridget was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. The landholder was Jno [sic] Woodside.

 

House 11: Kennedy / Walsh / McCabe / Maddock

John (77) was the head of this this household and he was married to Mary A. M. (77) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary Elizabeth (38) and 3 servants, John Walsh (28), Catherine McCabe (25) and Delia Maddock (23). John (77) was a Unitarian Presbyterian, Mary A.M. and Mary Elizabeth were Church of Ireland and John (28), Catherine and Delia were Roman Catholics. John and Mary A.M. were born in Dublin, Mary Elizabeth was born in Longford, John Walsh was born in Co. Mayo, Catherine was born in Ballinasloe and Delia was born in Co. Kilkenny. They could all read and write and John (77) was a retired agent of bank, Mary A.M. and Mary Elizabeth were listed as being ladies, John Walsh was a servant, Catherine was a cook and Delia was a house parlour maid. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. The landholder was Jno [sic] Kennedy.

 

House 12: Fowler / Dempsey / Daly / Kelly

The widow, Kate W. (54) was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her daughter, Elsie (22) and son Charles (18) and 3 servants, Bridget Dempsey (30), Bridget Daly (24) and Michael Kelly (25). All the Fowler family were Church of Ireland and Kate W. was born in Co. Sligo and Elsie and Charles were born on Co. Galway. Bridget Dempsey, Bridget Daly and Michael were Roman catholic and Bridget Dempsey and Michael were born in Co. Galway and Bridget Daly was born in Westmeath. All could read and write and Kate W. was an income derived from land and C [sic] Charles was an undergraduate T.C.D., Bridget (30) was cook, Bridget (24) was a parlour maid and Michael was a groom. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 12 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 13: Goodwyn [sic] / Exhain

William Charles (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Olivia Charlotte (55) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mabel (18) and a grandson, William John Shaw Exhain (9). William Charles was Church of England and born in London, England, the others were all Church of Ireland with Olivia Charlotte being born in (?) Kings Co.[v] and Mabel and William John Shaw were born in Parsonstown, Co. Dublin[vi]. They spoke only English, but they could all read and write. William Charles was aa Architect and Surveyor, Olivia Charlotte was listed as a lady, Mabel was listed as being at home, and William John Shaw was listed as being at academy. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 14: Breakey / Cashel / Mansfield / Tyrell Smith / O’Driscoll / Martin / O’Halloran

Sydney A.S. (30) was listed as the head of this household and he lived in the house with Thomas Breakey (33), 7 boarders, Sidney Crawford Cashel (28), Alfred Mansfield (20), George Tyrell Smith (18), Patrick Jos O’Driscoll (17), James Martin Jr (40) who was married to Lydia Jane Martin (28) and Kathleen Jane Martin (6mths) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Catherine O’Halloran (25). Sydney and Thomas were Presbyterian and were born in Ballinasloe, Sidney Crawford and Alfred were Church of Ireland and born in Dublin, George was a Roman Catholic born in Africa, Patrick Jos. Was a Roman Catholic and born in Tipperary, James, Lydia Jane and Kathleen Jane were Church of Ireland with James being born in Sligo, Lydia Jane was born in Canada and Kathleen Jane was born in Ballinasloe, as was Catherine, who was a Roman Catholic. With the exception of baby Kathleen Jane, they could all read and write. Sydney A.S. was a teacher, Thomas was a boarder, Sidney Crawford was an electrical engineer, Alfred was an improver electrician, George was an improver electrical engineer, Patrick was an apprentice electrician, James was a land valuer and Lydia Jane was listed as a lady. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 15: Martin / Bagnall / Gavan

The head of this family was listed as being James, who was married but there was no mention of a wife in this entry. Also in the house at that time were 2 daughters, Edith G. (22) and Louisa M. (19), a granddaughter, Edith M. Bagnall (2) and a servant, Molie [sic] Gavan (17). James, Edith G. and Louisa M. were Presbyterian with James being born in Co. Sligo and the daughters being born in Co. Galway. Edith M was an Episcopalian and born in Co. Westmeath and Molie [sic] was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Edith M., they could all read and write. James was a contractor and surveyor and Molie [sic] was a domestic servant. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 15 rooms. The landholder was Jas Martin.

 

House 16: Clinton

There were 7 members of this family in house 16 and the head of the family was John (42) and he was married to Amelia (32) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Eva Maud (14), Christopher R. (12), John Henry (8), Elizabeth S. (6) and Richard W. (2). They were all Roman Catholic and John and Amelia were born in Co. Westmeath, Elizabeth S. was born in Co. Roscommon and the others were born in Co. Mayo. They all spoke only English and, apart from Richard W., could read and write. John was a railway foreman porter and the children, with the exception of Richard W., were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 17: Doyle

The head of the Doyle family in house 17 was Michael (37) and he was married to Catherine (28) and they shared the house with 4 daughters, Mary (9), Catherine (7), Bridget (5) and Marcella (2). They were all Roman Catholic with Michael and Catherine (28) being born in Co. Westmeath, Catherine (7) being born in Co. Dublin and the other children all being born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Bridget and Marcella, they could all read and write and Michael was listed as being a railway porter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 18: Craughwell

Patrick (75) lived in this house with his wife, Bridget (60) and 2 of their sons, Bernard (30) and John (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and Patrick was a farmer, Bernard was an engine driver and John was a labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms. The landholder was Patrick Craughwell.

 

House 19: Higgins / McArdle / Hickey

Thomas (42) was the head of this household and was married to Eliza (39) and they shared the house with their son Peter (5), Eliza’s widowed mother, Anne McArdle (83), 2 nephews, Patrick McArdle (16) and Michael McArdle (14) and a boarder, Michael Hickey (55), a widower. They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas was born in Co. Roscommon, Eliza, Peter and Michael (14) were born in Co. Galway, Anne was born in Co. Wicklow and Patrick and Michael (55) were born in Co. Dublin. Peter could not read, Anne could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas was a pensioner, Peter was a scholar, Patrick was a shop assistant, Michael (14) was a labourer and Michael (55) was a railway porter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 20: Delaney / Mitchell

There were 8 members of this household and the head of the family was John (55) and he was married to Honoria (57) and they shared the house with Their married daughter, Ellen Mitchell (25), 2 of their sons, John (20) and Martin (18) and 3 grandchildren, Christopher Mitchell (3), Norah Mitchell (1) and Patrick Mitchell (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of John (55), who was born in Kings Co.[vii]. John (55) and Honoria spoke both Irish and English and Honoria, Ellen, John (20) and Martin could read and write. John (55 and the 2 sons were listed as being labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

 

House 21: Charles

There were 2 occupants of house 21, Edward (46) and his wife, Fanny (44). Both were Church of Ireland and Edward was born in Roscommon and Fanny was born in Westmeath. Both could read and write and Edward was a coach builder and Fanny was a cook. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 22: Beegan

Thomas (35) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary Anne (27) and they lived in the house with 2 of their sons, James Francis (2) and Thomas Joseph (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, apart from Mary Anne, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Both parents could read and write and Thomas was listed as being an attendant in the D. L. asylum. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

House 23: Glynn

The sole occupant of last house in Cleaghmore was Mary (39) and she was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. She could not read and was listed as being a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms. There was no landholder listed for this property.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The main immediate lessor in Cleaghmore was the Earl of Clancarty and he will be the immediate lessor in the following unless otherwise stated.

 

Bridget Ryan and Bridget Craddock jointly leased 3 plots of land, the first was of 7 acres and 2 roods for which they paid £6 2s, the second, 7 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches for which they paid £7 and the third was an area of 1 rood and 29 perches for 8s annually. Henry Beausire [sic], the Sec. of the M.G.W. Railway Co., had in fee a railway (68 lin. Per.) of 4 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches that had an annual ratable valuation of £8 10s. John Jennings paid £7 for 7 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches of land, Michael Barrett and James Johnston had 10 acres, 1 rood and 8 perches of land in fee that had an annual ratable valuation of £4 10s each and Patrick Craughwell and Mary Gannon jointly leased houses and an office on 3 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches of land for which Patrick paid £1 5s for land and 10s for a house and Mary paid £1 5s for land and  £1 10s for a house and office. John McArdle leased a house and offices on 3 acres and 18 perches of land for £3 10s for the land and £2 15s for the buildings. Francis Dolan leased 2 houses on 1 acre, 1 rood and 2 perches of land and he in turn leased half that land and a house to Anne Egan and they each paid 15s for the land and Anne paid £1 10s for her house and Francis paid £1 5s for his house. Andrew Montgomery leased 2 tenements, the first was a house and offices on 1 rood and 30 perches of land for which he paid £1 for the land and £13 for the house and offices and the second was 3 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for which he paid £4 15s. There was a vacant house with a small garden belonging to Norman Ashe that had an annual ratable valuation of £3 10s, John Foster and others paid £3 for a house and small garden to Norman Ashe, John Darcy paid £3 for a house and yard to Norman Ashe, the Rev. McNevin [sic] Bradshaw leased an office from Norman Ashe for 15s, there was a vacant house and offices with a garden of 1 acre, 1 rood and 13 perches belong to Norman Ashe that had an annual ratable value of £2 10s for the garden and £11 for the buildings and there was a waste plot on lot 8 of 1 rood and 23 perches that had no ownership.

 

The Hon. Mrs Le Poer Trench leased a house and small garden for £23, the Hon. Robert Le Poer Trench paid £21 for a house and small garden and there was a waste plot on lot 9 that had no ownership and had an area of 1rood and 20 perches. Elizabeth Caulfield leased 7 acres 3 roods and 35 perches of land for £7 10s, Mary Mullen leased a house from Elizabeth Caulfield for 10s and Catherine Browne paid £14 for 15 acres and 8 perches of land. Patrick Kelly leased a house and office with a garden of 16 perches for 3s for the garden and £3 2s for the buildings, Thomas Raftery leased a house with a garden of 16 perches for 3s for the garden and £1 7s for the house and the Earl of Clancarty had 3 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land in fee that had an annual ratable valuation of £2 10s. Matthew Jennings paid £3 for 3 acres, 1 rood and 22 perches of land, Captain James Bell paid £5 10s for 3 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land and Clarissa Coogan paid 31 for a garden of 3 roods and 18 perches and £2 for a house. Mary Moclare [sic] leased a house with a garden of 2 roods and 10 perches for 10s for the garden and £1 5s for the house, John Lyons paid 10s for a garden of 2 roods and 9 perches and £1 10s for a house and Patrick Dalton paid 15s for a garden of 2 roods and 24 perches and £1 10s for a house. Richard Sharpe leased a a house and offices with a garden of 3 roods and 16 perches from Joseph Sinclair for £1 5s for the garden and £7 for the buildings, the Earl of Clancarty had a gate lodge and 23 acres, 3 roods and 6s perches of land in fee that had an annual ratable valuation of £29 for the land and £6 10s for the gate lodge and Edward Blake paid £10 annually for 10 acres, 1 rood and 9 acres of land. There were also 15 acres and 24 perches of the River Suck in the townland.

[i] Unreadable

[ii] Possibly Healy

[iii] Most likely from a previous marriage of John.

[iv] Possibly Mylerstown ?

[v] Co. Offaly

[vi] Parsonstown is in Co. Offaly. Possibly a mistake?

[vii] Co. Offaly

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