Loughbown

Loch Buan

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 81857 29231                Lat /Long: 53.3133, -8.27293

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (302 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches) all under cultivation of middling good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of Dudly Persse, Esqr. Held by deed for ever. Pays £9.11.6 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the South of this parish, is bounded by Garbally Demesne, Mackney, Lisscoppul, Barnaciagh, Corragh and Caher townlands.

 

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

 

 

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 just the 2 houses in the townland of Loughbown in 1911 and only house 1 was occupied. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. It was a 3rd class dwelling that had 1 room and 2 windows to the front. The enumerator for the area was Const. John G. Harte.

 

House 1: Kelly

Thomas (65) was married to Mary (50) and had been for 24 years, during which time they had had 6 children with 4 of those having survived to that time. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Mary A, (22), Thomas (21) and Michael (15). Also in the house at that time was Thomas’ brother, Michael (60). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas (65) and Michael (60) were born in Co. Roscommon while the other members of the family were all born in Co. Galway. Thomas (65) could not read, Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas (65) was a farmer and herd, Thomas (21) and Michael (15) were labourers and Michael (60) was a herd. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was James Cooke.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland.

There was only 1 house in the townland of Loughbown in 1901 and it was occupied and listed as being a private dwelling. It was constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. The house was a 3rd class dwelling that had 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front. The enumerator was Daniel Currane [sic].

 

House 1: Kelly

Thomas (45)[i] was married to Mary (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Lizzie (13), Maryanne (11), Thomas (9) and Michael (5) and Thomas’ brother, Michael (41).Thomas (45) and Michael (41) were born in Co. Roscommon and the other members of the family were born in Co. Galway and all were Roman Catholic. Thomas (45) and Michael (5) could not read, Mary could read only and the others could all read and write. Thomas (45) and Michael (41) were herdsmen and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was John Jennings.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Plot 1a: Dudley Persse had a herd’s house and 299 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches of land in fee (for himself) that had an annual ratable valuation of £176 for the land and 10s for the herd’s house.

Plot 1b: Denis Griffin leased a house from Dudley Persse for 10s.

[i] Thomas was listed as being 65 years old in the 1911 census, just 10 years later.

This page was added on 03/07/2022.

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