Derrymullan (Rural)

Doire an Mhaoláin

Roger Harrison

Derrymullan / Doire an Mhaoláin                                      Irish Grid: M 83796 32269

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural.

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (106 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches) all in a good state of cultivation except about 20 acres of bog. Houses and roads in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Pays £6.13.0 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the N. East of the parish bounded by Cleaghmore, Deer Park and Kilcloony townlands in this parish by the river Suck which separates it from Ashford in the parish of Creagh, Barony of Moycarne and County Roscommon.

 

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

 

 

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 4 houses in the townland of Derrymullan in 1911 and 3 of those were occupied with house 4 being empty, but the landholder was Patrick Corcoran. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and houses 1and 3 had 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front while house 2 had 4 rooms and 4 windows. There were 23 outbuildings with 6 stables, 2 coach houses, 3 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 3 dairies, 2 piggeries, 3 barns and 2 sheds. There were a total of 16 people in the townland, 7 males and 9 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.

 

House 1: McDonnell

Patrick (57) was the head of the first house in Derrymullan  and had been married to Ellen (35) for 11 years and they had had 5 children with 4 having survived. They shared the house with those 4 children and they were, Margaret (10), Mary (7), Ellen (6) and Patrick Joseph (7mths). They were all Roman Catholic with Ellen (35) being born in Co. Roscommon and the others all being born in Co. Galway. Margaret could speak both Irish and English, Patrick Joseph could not read, Ellen (6) could read only and all the others could read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a dairy, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Patrick McDonnell.

 

House 2: Jennings

The head of this Jennings family was William (85) and he was married to Mary (72) and had been for 46 years and during that time they had had 5 children with only 2 surviving. They shared the house with their son, John (38) and he had been married to Jane (37) for 9 years and they had 2 children, also in the house, William (7) and Mary Kate (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and William (85) spoke Irish and English. Mary Kate could not read, William (7) could read only and all the others could read and write. William was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Jane was a farmer’s daughter-in-law and William and Mary Kate were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was William Jennings.

 

House 3: Jennings

The widow, Hanoria [sic] (70) was the head of the last family in Derrymullan and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Lizzie (28), Peter (27) and Joseph (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and Hanoria [sic] was a farmer, Lizzie was a farmer’s daughter while Peter and Joseph were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had 3 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Hanoria [sic] Jennings.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 4 houses in the townland in 1901 and they were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all built of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and house 1 had 5 rooms and 3 windows, house 2 had 5 rooms and 4 windows, house 3 had 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 4 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. There were 19 people in the townland, 10 males and 9 females. The enumerator was David Burrane [sic].

 

House 1: McDonald

The head of the first household was Margret (60), a widow, and she shared the house with her son, Patrick (36), daughter-in-law, Ellen (35), a visitor, John (12) and 2 grandchildren, Mary (12) and Margret (8). They were all Roman Catholic with Margret (60), Patrick and John were born in Galway E.R., Ellen was born in Roscommon and Mary and Margret (8) were born in America. Margret (60) could speak both Irish and English, but could not read while all the others could read and write. Margret (60) was a housekeeper, Patrick was a farmer and carpenter, Ellen was a farmer’s wife, John was a carpenter’s son and Mary and Margret (8) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Margret McDonnell.

 

House 2: Jennings

There were 3 members of this household and the head was William (72) and he was married to Mary (45) and they shared the house with their son, John (23). They were all born in Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write and William was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was William Jennings.

 

House 3: Jennings

The head of this Jennings family was John (62) who was married to Norah, (60) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Michl. Bernd [sic] (29), Julia A. (27), Peter (23) and Joseph M. (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, and all the family could also read and write. John was a farmer, Michl. Bernd [sic] was a farmer and V.D.C., Julia A. was a farmer’s daughter, Peter was a clerk to clerk of union and Joseph M. was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John Jennings.

 

House 4: Donelan [sic]

James (60) was the head of the last family in Derrymullan and he was married to Mary (56) and they shared the house with their son, Patrick (21) and daughter, Bridget (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could speak only English and read and write. Both James and Patrick were agricultural labourers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was James Donelan [sic].

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The Earl of Clancarty was the owner and immediate lessor of all the tenements in the townland.

Plot 1A: Bridget Ryan leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land for £5 10s for the land and £1 17s for the buildings.

Plot 1B: Bridget Ryan leased 1 acre and 35 perches of land for 3s.

Plot 2A: Michael Tully leased 1 acre, 1 rood and 6 perches of land for 3s.

Plot 2B: Michael Tully paid £5 10s for 9 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of land and £1 12s for a house and office.

Plot 3: Richard Luce [sic] leased a house and 9 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land for £4 10s for the land and 15s for the house.

Plot 4: Augustine Scott leased 12 acres, 3 roods and 9 perches of land for £5 15s and a house and office for £1 5s.

Plot 5: John Jennings (of No. 4 Kilcloony) leased a house and offices on 33 acres and 23 perches of land for £14 10s for the land and £3 for the buildings.

Plot 6A: Michael Claffy [sic] paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 7 perches of land.

Plot 6B: Michael Claffy [sic] paid £4 17s for 8 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and office.

Plot 7A: Patrick McDonnell paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 7 perches of land.

Plot 7B: Patrick McDonnell leased 11 acres, 2 roods and 19 perches for £4 17s and a house and office for £1 5s.

Plot 8Aa: Bridget Craddock leased 1 acre, 1 rood and 7 perches of land for 3s and a house and office for £1 12s.

Plot 8B: Bridget Craddock leased 9 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of land for £5.

Plot 8C: Bridget Craddock paid £5 for 9 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land.

Plot 8D: Bridget Craddock paid 5s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 4 perches of land.

Plot 9A: Catherine Guinness leased 1 acre, 2 roods and 29 perches of land for 4s.

Plot 9Ba: Catherine Guinness paid £5 6s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land and £1 for a house and office.

Plot 10A: Eleanor Craddock paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 6 perches of land.

Plot 10Ba: Eleanor Craddock paid £5 10s for 9 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches of land and £1 2s for a house and offices.

Plot 11A: Bernard Fallon paid 3s for 1 acre, 1 rood and 17 perches of land.

Plot 11Ba: Bernard Fallon leased a house and offices on 9 acres and 30 perches of land for £5 2s for the land and £1 for the buildings.

Plot 12: John Jennings (of No. 6 Kilcloony) leased 12 acres and 12 perches of land for £5 10s.

Plot 13a: Patrick Tully leased a house and office on 11 acres and 36 perches of land for £5 10s for the land and £1 15s for the buildings.

Plot 14: Patrick Keily paid £5 10s for 11 acres and 36 perches of land and £1 15s for a house and office.

Plot 15: John Ryan leased a house and office on 16 acres, 1 rood 17 perches of land for £7 10s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 16Aa: Anne Egan paid £5 10s for 10 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land and £1 10s for a house and office.

Plot 16B: Anne Egan paid 5s for 2 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land.

Plot 17: There were 7 acres, 3 roods and 16 perches of water in the townland.

 

 

 

This page was added on 25/03/2022.

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *