Liscappul

Lios an Chapaill

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 82025 28440                           Lat / Long: 53.3062, -8.27036

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (182 acres, 3 roods and 36 perches) about 10 acres of which is bog, the remainder under cultivation of good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of Stephen Donnellan, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £4.16.8½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)
Lies at the southern boundary of the parish, bounded by Barnacragh, Loughbound and Mackney in this parish, by Mackney Clancarty, Glanloghaun and Urraghroe in the parish of Clontooskert and Barony of Cloonmacnoon.

 

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

 

 

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 3 houses in the townland of Liscappul and all were occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials. They were all 2nd class dwellings and houses 1 and 3 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 2 had 3 rooms and 4 windows. There were a total of 14 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 3 cow houses, 3 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 3 sheds. There were 13 people in the townland at that time, 4 males and 9 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John G. Harte.

House 1: Meheran [sic]

The widow, Margaret (67) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, John (40), Anne (26) and Kate (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write and Margaret was a farmer and John was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Margaret Meheran [sic].

 

House 2: Meheran [sic]

Mary (68), who was a widow, lived in this house with her son, Thomas (45). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Thomas could read and write and he was a farmer’s son while Mary was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Mary Meheran [sic].

 

House 3: Walsh

Isaac (49) was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary A. for 9 years, during which time they had had 5 children, Norah (8), Matilda A. (6), Letitia I. (5), Lizzie (3) and Isaac (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. Only Isaac (49). Mary A. and Norah could read and write. Isaac (49) was a farmer and Norah and Matilda A. were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Isaac Walsh.

1901 Census.

Overview of the townland.

There were 3 houses in the townland and they were all occupied and constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and houses 1 and 3 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 2 had 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 9 people in the townland at that time, 4 males and 5 females. The enumerator for the area was Daniel Burrow.

 

House 1: Walsh

Isaic [sic] (37) was the only occupant of house 1 and he was Church of Ireland and born in Co. Galway E. R. He could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Isaic [sic] Walsh.

 

House 2: Meheran [sic]

The widow, Mary (55) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 3 of her children, Thomas (36), Nanny (30) and James (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could all read and write. Mary and Nanny were housekeepers and Thomas and James were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was Mary Meheran [sic].

 

House 3: Merehan [sic]

Margaret (50) lived in this house with her son, John (28) and 2 daughters, Annie (18) and Katie (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and could read and write. Margaret was a housekeeper, John was a farmer’s son and Annie and Katie were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Margaret Meheran [sic].

 

Griffiths Valuation

Plot 1: John Joseph leased 22 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches of land from Stephen Donnellan for £13 annually.

Plot 1a: John Moran and Honor Connolly leased a house form John Joseph for £1.

Plot 1b: Margaret Fahy leased a house from John Joseph for 5s.

Plot 2A: James Kilkenny leased 1 acre, 1 rood and 32 perches of land from Stephen Donnellan for 15s.

Plot 2B: James Kilkenny leased 7 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches of land with a house and office from Stephen Donnellan for £4 for the land and 15s for the buildings.

Plot 3: Sir Thos. J. Burke, Bt. leased 14 acres and 33 perches of land from Stephen Donnellan for £10.

Plot 4: James Maherne [sic] leased a house, offices and land of 53 acres and 24 perches from Stephen Donnellan for £26 15s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 5: Michael Salmon leased a house and office on 15 acres. 1 rood and 30 perches of land from Stephen Donnellan for £8 for the land and £1 5s for the buildings.

Plot 6: William Donnellan leased a house and 6 acres and 3 roods of land from Stephen Donnellan for £3 3s for the land and 7s for the house.

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