Garbally Demesne (Rural) / An Garbhaile Irish Grid: M 82425 30171
Author: Roger Harrison
DED: Ballinasloe Rural
(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
This townland contains a. r. p. (439acres, 0 roods34 perches) and all Demesne. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays £46.19.7½ County Cess.
(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
Is situated mostly in the eastern side of this parish, bounded by Iskerroe, Deer Park, Cleaghmore, Ballinasloe Town Parks, Dunlo, Brackernagh, Clancarty Mackney, Loughbound, Cah? and Glanavaddogue, Knocknagraina and Tubbergrillaan townlands.
This is a list of townlands that share a border with Garbally Demesne (Rural).
- Garbally Demesne (Urban)
- Mackney (Urban)
- Mackney (Rural)
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.
Overview of the towland
There were just 2 houses in the townland of Garbally Demesne (Rural) and they were both occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. Both were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Both were 2nd class dwellings and house 1 had 6 rooms and 6 windows to the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 6 windows. There were 9 out buildings, 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, 2 piggeries and 2 fowl houses. The enumerator for the area was Const. Timothy Kelleher.
House 1: Noone / Keogh
The head of this household was Patrick (51) who had been married to Janie (44) for 16 years but they had no children. Also in the house was a servant, Lizzie Keogh (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Patrick was born in Co. Roscommon and Janie and Lizzie were born in Co. Galway. All could read and write and Patrick was a farmer while Lizzie was a general servant domestic. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.
House 2: Mills
There were 10 members of this family and the head was James (51) who was married and had been for 23 years and during that time he had had 15 children with 12 of those surviving. There was no wife mentioned in this entry. He lived in the house with 9 of those children, Mary (20), Maggie (16), Jane (14), Eileen (13), John (12), William (10), Alfred (9), Thomas (5) and Vincent (3). All were Roman Catholic and John (51) was born in Co. Monaghan and all the others were born in Co. Galway. Eileen and John (12) could speak both Irish and English, Thomas and Vincent could not read but all the others could read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.
Overview of the townland
There were 2 houses in the townland of Garbally Demesne (Rural) and both were occupied and listed as being private Dwellings. They were both constructed of Stone, brick or concrete walls and had slate, iron or tiled roofs and both were 2nd class dwellings. House 1 had 5 rooms and 3 windows to the front and house 2 had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was Daniel Currane [sic].
House 1: Noble
The widow, Susan (51) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Thomas (21) and daughter, Fanny (16). All were members of the Irish Church and were born in Galway. They could all read and write and Susan was a housekeeper, Thomas was a stable boy and Fanny was a milliner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.
House 2: Mayne
William (67) lived in this house with his wife, Lucey (50) and they were both members of the Irish Church and William was born in Scotland while Lucey was born in Co. Westmeath. Both could read and write and William was a gamekeeper. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was the Earl of Clancarty.
The owner of the land in Garbally Demesne was the Earl of Clancarty and he had in fee, 1028 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches of land with a house, offices and gate houses that had an annual ratable valuation of £650 for the land and £150 for the buildings. There was a graveyard that the Earl was liable for half the rent of £2 10s but there was an exemption of £2 for that. There were also 11 acres, 3 roods and 11 perches of water.