Knockglass

An Cnoc Glas

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 78703 31081

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (59 acres, 1 rood and 1 perch) all in a good state of cultivation. The inhabitants live comfortable. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of Dudly Persse, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £3.15.9½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
Lies at the N. West boundary of the parish. Is bounded by Persse Park, Ballynamockagh and Deradda in this parish and by Kilmalow in the parish of Kilgerril, Barony of Cloonmacnoon.

 

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

 

 

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 just one house in the townland of Knockglass and it was occupied and listed as being a private dwelling. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with a slate, iron or tiled roof and was a 1st class dwelling.

 

House 1: Donohue

The widow, Mary (68) lived in this house with 3 of her children, Martin (32), Michael (29) and Kate (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and John and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 8 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house, a workshop and a store. The landholder was Mary Donohue.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There was just one house in the townland of Knockglass and it was occupied and listed as being a private dwelling. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with a slate, iron or tiled roof and was a 1st class dwelling.

 

House 1: Donohue

The widow, Mary (54) lived in this house with 5 of her children, Martin (24), Anne (21), John (18), Catherine (16) and Matilda (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English and all could read and write. Mary was a farmer, Martin and John were farmer’s sons, Anne and Catherine were farmer’s daughters and Matilda was a scholar. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 8 rooms. The landholder was Mary Donohue.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Plot 1A: Norman Ashe leased 11 acres and 29 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £4.

Plot 1B: Norman Ashe leased 33 acres, 2 roods and 31 perches of land from Dudley Persse for £15 15s.

Plot 1Ba: Thomas Comer leased a house and garden of 3 roods for 15s from Norman Ashe for the garden and 10s for the house.

Plot 1b: James Martin leased a house with a small garden from Norman Ashe for 15s.

Plot 2a: Charles Masters leased a house, offices, a corn mill and land of 11 acres, 1 rood and 11 perches from Norman Ashe for £5 10s for the land and £14 for the buildings.

Plot 2b: was a vacant house belonging to Charles Masters that had an annual ratable valuation of £1.

Plot 2c: was a vacant house belonging to Charles Masters that had an annual ratable valuation of £1.

Plot 3: Henry Beausire [sic], secretary of the M. G. W. Railway Company had in fee 70 linear perches of railway line with an area of 2 acres that had an annual ratable valuation of £8 15s.

 

 

 

 

This page was added on 31/05/2022.

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