Grange

An Ghráinseach

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 79977 29502

 

DED: Ballinasloe Rural.

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (212 acres, 0 roods and 21 perches) about ½ bog the remainder under cultivation. The inhabitants live comfortable. It is the property of James Egan, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £2.10.0 County Cess including Gurteen.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the S. West of the Parish, is bounded by Gurteen, Brackernagh Persse, Knockroe and Corragh in this parish and by Coolulla and Carhoomore townlands in the parish of Aughrim and Barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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 was only one house in the townland of Grange and it was a private dwelling and was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had slate, iron or tiles for roofing. It was a 1st class dwelling with 17 rooms and 9 windows in the front. The enumerator for the area was (?) McDonald.

 

House 1: Kearns

James (43) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Rose (42) for 22 years and they had had 7 children with 5 of those surviving. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were, Thomas (10), Mary (9), Jane (7), Dennis (6) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of Rose, who was born in Co. Roscommon. Apart from Dennis and Michael, they could all read and write. James was a shepherd and Thomas, Mary and Jane were scholars. They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a shed. The landholder was William Hay of Ahascragh.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There were 2 houses in the townland of Grange with only house 1 being occupied. The house was a private dwelling and constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The house was a 3rd class dwelling 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerator was Const. John Tapley.

 

House 1: Harte

The sole occupant of this house was Thomas, a single man. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could not read and was listed as being a shepherd. The landholder was Bernard Goode of Barnacraugh.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1641 – 1670)

Plot 1: James Egan had in fee (for himself) a house and offices on 156 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £60 for the land and £5 for the buildings.

Plot 2: James Dillion had in fee (for himself) a herd’s house on 48 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land that had an annual ratable valuation of £15 for the land and 5s for the herd’s house.

Plot 3A,B: There were 5 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of water.

This page was added on 05/05/2022.

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