Mackney (Rural)

Meacnaigh

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 82958 29138                          Lat / Long: 53.3125, -8.25641

 

DED: Ballinasloe (Rural)

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

This townland contains a. r. p. (77acres, 3 roods and 27 perches) all under cultivation, but about 2 acres. It is of good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. It is the property of the Earl Clancarty. Held by deed for ever. Pays £3.13.8 County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the S. East of this parish, bounded by Lisscoppul, Loughbound, Garbally Demesne, Brackernagh, Clancarty and Moher in this parish and by Mackney Clancarty in the parish of Clontooskert in Cloonmacnoon barony.

 

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

 

 

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

(Listed as ‘Hackney’ in this census)

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 8 houses in the townland of Mackney and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. House 7 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8 were 2nd class and houses 2 and 3 were 3rd class dwellings. House 3 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, house 2 had 3 rooms and 2 windows and house 4 had 3 rooms and 3 windows. House 5 had 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 1 had 5 rooms and 3 windows to the front, house 1 had 5 rooms and 3 windows, house 8 had 7 rooms and 5 windows and house 7 had 10 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were 50 out buildings consisting of 10 stables, 2 coach houses, 10 cow houses, 4 dairies, 7 piggeries, 6 fowl houses, 4 barns, a workshop and 6 sheds. There were a total of 41 people in the townland, 21 males and 20 females.

 

House 1: Rourke / Keenan

Thomas (58) was listed as being the head of this household and he had been married to Mary (59) for 27 years and during that time they had had 4 children of which 3 had survived. They shared the house with their son, William (26) and also a servant, Mary Anne Keenan (29). They were all Roman Catholic with Mary Anne being born in Co. Galway and the Rourke family being born in Kings County[i]. With the exception of Mary Anne, they could all read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer and shopkeeper, William was a farmer’s son and Mary Anne was a domestic servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had 2 stables, a coach house, a cow house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Rourke.

 

House 2: Coffey

There were 7 members of this family and the head was Pat (46) who was married to Kate (42) and had been for 17 years and they had 6 children all of whom had survived and they lived with 5 of those, Denis (15), Thomas (13), Norah (11), Henry (6) and James (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Pat, Henry and James could not read but the others could all read and write. Pat was a farmer, Denis was a general servant and Thomas and Norah were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Pat Coffey.

 

House 3: Grey

The widow, Jane (48), was listed as the head of this household and she had been married for 23 years and during that marriage she had had 5 children and 4 of those had survived. She shared the house with 3 of those children, Joseph (18), Letitia (16) and Jane (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. All of the family could speak only English and could read and write. Jane was listed as being a farmer, Joseph was a draper’s assistant and Jane (14) was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Jane Grey.

 

House 4: Burke

There were 8 members of the Burke family in house 4 and Patrick (55) was the head of the family and had been married to Kate (34) for 14 years and they had had 6 children, Mary (13), Delia (13), Cathern [sic] (11), John (9), Margret (7) and Martin (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Kate, Margret and Martin they all spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Martin, could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a carpenter and joiner and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a workshop and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Burke.

 

House 5: Colohan [sic]

Patrick (56) lived in this house with his wife of 12 years, Margrt [sic] (55). They had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and they could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a dairy, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Patrick Colohan [sic].

 

House 6: Joseph

George (73) had been married to Elizabeth (51) for 32 years and during that marriage they had had 11 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, Francis (22), George (19), William (16), Isabella (17), Martha (13) and Robert (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. They all spoke only English and could read and write. George (73) and Francis were farmers and William, Marta and Robert were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was George Joseph.

 

House 7: Wiley

Robert Jorris [sic] (36) lived in this house with his brother, Robert E. (27) and sister, Elizabeth M. (21). They were all members of the Irish Church and Robert Jorris [sic] was born in America while his siblings were both born in Co. Galway. Robert Jorris [sic] was a farmer and Richard E. was S. I. horse (yeomanry). The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and they had 3 stables, a coach house, 2 cow houses, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Robert J. Wiley.

 

House 8: Rourke / Leonard

The widower, William (60) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with 3 of his children, Mary C. (5), Kathleen (4) and John J. (2) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Margaret Leonard (48). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, with the exception of William, who was born in Kings County[ii]. Only Margaret could read and write and William was a farmer and Margaret was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a dairy, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was William Rourke.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the Townland

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland in 1901 and 6 of those were occupied, with house 7 being empty but the landholder was Thomas Rourke. The occupied houses were all private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1 and 2 had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while the other houses had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 6 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 3, 4 and 5 were 2nd class and houses 1 and 2 were 3rd class dwellings. House 2 had 2 rooms and 2 windows to the front, house 1 had 3 rooms and 2 windows, house 5 had 4 rooms and 2 windows, house 3 had 5 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 4 had 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 6 had 10 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were 42 people listed in the townland at that time, 18 males and 42 females.

 

House 1: Coffey / Curley

Pat (40) lived in this house with his wife Katie (31). Also in the house were 4 of their children, Briget [sic] (6), Denis (5), Thomas (3) and Noria [sic] (1) and Katie’s widowed mother, Nora Curley (62). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and Pat, Katie and Briget [sic] could read and write. Pat was a farmer, Briget [sic] was a scholar, Denis and Thomas were farmer’s sons, Noria [sic] was a farmer’s daughter and Norah was had no employment. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Coffey.

 

House 2: Grey / Sinclair

The widow, Jane (38) shared this house with 4 of her children, Thomas (12), Joseph (8), Lettetia [sic] (6) and Jane (4) and also her brother, William Sinclair (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. With the exception of young Jane (4), they could all read and write. Jane (38) was a housekeeper, William was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and the landholder was Jane Grey.

 

House 3: Burke / Deely [sic]

Patrick (41) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his wife, Catherine (28), 3 daughters, Mary (3), Bridget (2) and Cathern [sic] (1) and also a ‘visitor-in-law’, Ellen Deely [sic] (8). They were all born in Co. Galway, Ireland and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke Irish and English while the others spoke only English. Patrick, Catherine ad Ellen could read and write. Patrick was a master carpenter, Catherine was a house worker and Ellen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Burke.

 

House 4: Colohan [sic] / Deely [sic]

Patrick (47) lived in this house with his wife, Margaret (45) and also in the house at that time was Margaret’s widowed mother, Mary Deely [sic] (88). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Mary had no employment. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and the landholder was Patrick Colohan.

 

House 5: Joseph

George (60) was married to Eliza (40) and they shared the house with 10 of their children, Sarah Jane (20), Mary (18), Margaret (16), John Henry (15), Elizabeth (14), Francis (12), George (9), Isabella (7), William (5) and Martha (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Church of Ireland. They spoke only English and all, apart from William and Martha could read and write. George (60) was a farmer, Eliza was a farmer’s wife, Sarah Jane, Mary, Margaret and Isabella were farmer’s daughters, John Henry and William were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and the landholder was George Joseph.

 

House 6: Weily [sic]

Of the 8 people in this household Henry Samuel (54) was the head and he was married to Anne (51) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Robert J. (26), Samuel H. (24), Maria Jane (19), Richard E. (17), Charles J. (13) and Elizabeth M. (11). They were all Church of Ireland and Henry Samuel was born in Co. Meath, Anne was born in Co. Derry, Robert J. and Samuel H. were born in America and the other children were all born in Co. Galway. All could read and write. Henry Samuel was a farmer, Robert J., Samuel H. and Richard E. were farmer’s sons, Maria Jane was a farmer’s daughter and Charles J. and Elizabeth M. were scholars. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 10 rooms and the landholder was Henry Wiley.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864)

The earl of Clancarty was the immediate lessor of all tenements in Mackney

Plot 1: Henry Gascoyne paid £39 10s for 45 acres and 36 perches of land and £36 for a house and offices.

Plot 2: The Earl of Clancarty had a plantation in fee (for himself). The plantation was 2 acres and 6 perches in area and had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s.

Plot 3: Thomas Gill leased a house and offices on 8 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land fro £39 10s for the land and £36 for the buildings.

Plot 4A: William H. Burke leased a house and offices with 26 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land for £16 15s for the land and £7 for the buildings.

Plot 4B: William H. Burke leased 5 acres, 3 roods and 32 perches of land for £4 10s.

Plot 5: William H. Burke leased a house and offices on 18 acres, 2 roods and 24 perches of land for £11 15s for the land and £4 for the buildings.

Plot 6: Patrick Curley paid £6 for 9 acres, 3 roods and 37 perches of land and £1 10s for a house and office.

Plot 7: William Charles leased a house with 5 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches for £3 10s for the land and £1 5s for the house.

Plot 8: John Clayton leased a house with 9acres, 3 roods and 15 perches of land for £6 10s and £1 5s for the house.

Plot 9: Thomas Heritage paid £4 15s for 7 acres and 3 roods of land and £2 15s for a house and offices.

Plot 10: James Comer leased 3 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for£1 15s.

Plot 11: John Joseph leased a house and office with 24 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches of land for £13 for the land and £1 10s for the buildings.

Plot 12: Patrick O’Malley leased a house and offices and 30 acres, 2 roods and 30 perches of land for £19 15s for the land and £8 10s for the buildings.

[i] Co. Offaly

[ii] Co. Offaly

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