Ballintleva

Baile an tSléibhe

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 71122 40559

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

 Ballintleva is the property of John Blakeny held by deed for ever. It contains a. r. p. it is a flat wet country, and the land of a bad quality. Houses and roads are in middling repair, and is situated about 4 miles West of Ahascragh. It contains also about 60 acres of bog. Pays for County Cess £1. 14s. 2½d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the South of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin is bounded by Kinclare, Garryduff, Creggaunagroagh and Cloonpee in same barony, in this parish by Garrafine French in the parish of Ballymacward and by Pallas in the parish of Fohanagh in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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 Ballymacward.

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

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 8 houses in the townland of Ballintleva and they were all occupied. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 3 and 8 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. Houses 3 and 8 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front while the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 22 out buildings consisting of 5 stables, 5 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 4 barns and 3 sheds. There were 53 people in the townland at the time of the census with 32 male and 31 female. The enumerator for the area was James Dalton.

 

House 1: Kelly

The head of the first family in Ballintleva was Hugh (56) and he had been married to Julia (54) for 27 years and they had had 10 children and all had survived. They lived in the house with 6 of those children and they were, Hugh (18), Mary (16), John (12), James (9), Joseph (6) and Julia (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hugh (56), Julia (54) and Hugh (18) spoke both Irish and English and only Hugh (18), Mary and John could read and write. Hugh (56) was a farmer, Hugh (18) was a labourer and Mary, John and James were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a piggery. The landholder was Hugh Kelly.

 

House 2: Kelly

Patrick (62 was the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (55) for 23 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. Four of those children also lived in the house and they were, Winford [sic] (20), John (17), Mary (15) and James (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, apart from Winford [sic] and all, apart from Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer, John was a labourer and Mary and James were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Kelly.

 

House 3: Kelly

The sole occupant of house 3 was the widower, Philip (68). He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English, could not read and was listed as being a farmer. The house he lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and he had a shed. The landholder was Philip Kelly.

 

House 4: Gavin

There were 10 members of the Gavin family in house 4 and the head of that family was Andrew (43) and he had been married to Sarah (35) for 14 years and during that time they had had 8 children, Patrick (13), Edward (12), John (10), James (9), Mary (7), Thomas (5), Michael (3) and Willie (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Sarah could speak both Irish and English and Andrew, Sarah, Patrick, Edward, John and James could all read and write. Andrew was listed as being a farmer and Patrick, Edward, John, James and Mary were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a barn. The landholder was Andrew Gavin.

 

House 5: Booth

The head of this household was Patrick (68) and he was married to Bridget (64) and had been for 29 years and in that time they had had 8 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 sons, Pat (26), John (24), James (23), Edward (22) and Thomas (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English while the sons only spoke English. Apart from Patrick, they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Pat, John, Edward and Thomas were labourers. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Patrick Booth.

 

House 6: Kelly

Lawrence (70) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (50) and had been for 34 years and during that time they had had 8 children and 7 of those had survived. They shared the house with 5 of their children and they were, Magret [sic] (25), John (23), James (16), Michael (15) and Patrick (12). Lawrence, Ellen, Magret [sic], John and James were born in Co. Galway but there was no place of birth listed for Michael and Patrick. They were all Roman Catholic. Only Lawrence, John, Michael and Patrick could read and write. Lawrence was a farmer and Michael and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Lawrence Kelly.

 

House 7: Kelly

The head of this Kelly family in house 7 was the widow, Bridget (65) and she shared the house with her son, Michael (34), who had been married to Julia (31) for 4 years and they had had 5 children and 3 of those had survived, Delia, (4), Michael (3) and Thomas (2). Also in the house at that time was Bridget’s sister, Mary (31). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget, Michael (34), Julia and Mary all spoke both Irish and English and Delia and Michael (3) spoke only English. Bridget, Michael (34), Julia and Mary could all read and write. Michael (34) was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow houses, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Kelly.

 

House 8: Cearney [sic]

The head of the last house in Ballintleva was William (45) and he had been married to Anne (33) for 9 years and they had had 6 children, Maria (8), Bridget (7), Thomas (4), Margaret Mary (3) Anne (2) and Ellen (7mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There were no entries under the language heading. William, Anne and Maria could read and write. William was a farmer and Maria and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow houses, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was William Cearney [sic].

 

 

1901 Census

According to the 1901 census, there were a total of 8 houses in the townland of Ballintleva and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 5 and 7 were 3rd class dwellings and all the others were 2nd class. Houses 1 and 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return shows us that there were a total of 22 out buildings in the townland consisting of 3 stables, 10 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 3 barns and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 48 people in Ballintleva, 31 male and 17 female. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Carr / Carney

The head of the first house in Ballintleva was the widow Margaret Carr (60) and she shared the house with her son William Carney (28). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Margaret was listed as being able to speak both Irish and English but only William could read and write. Margaret was a farmer and William was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Margaret Carr.

 

House 2: Kelly

The widow Bridget (23)[i] was listed as being the head of the family and she shared the house with her son, Michael (48) and her daughter, Mary (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and Michael was listed as being a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Kelly.

 

House 3: Kelly

The head of this Kelly family in house 3 was Lawrence (50) and he was married to Ellen (40) and they shared the house with 7 of their children and they were, Mary (17), Magret [sic] (15), John (12), Thomas (10), James (8), Michael (6) and Patt (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Lawrence and Ellen both spoke Irish and English. Ellen, Magret [sic] and Thomas could read only, Lawrence, Mary and John could read and write and the 3 youngest children could not read. Lawrence was listed as being a farmer, Mary and Magret [sic] were farmer’s daughters, John, Michael and Pat were farmer’s sons and Thomas and James were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Lawrence Kelly.

 

House 4: Boothe [sic]

The head of this Boothe [sic] family was Patrick (50) and he was married to Bridget (47) and they lived in the house with Patrick’s sister, Mary (51) and 5 of their sons, Pat (16), John (14), James (13), Edward (12) and Thomas (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Bridget, Mary and Pat spoke both Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. Bridget and Thomas were listed as being able to read only and the others, apart from Patrick, could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and all the children were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was listed as being Patrick Booth.

 

House 5: Kelly

Hugh (45) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his wife, Julia (40) and 7 of their children, Patrick (14), Peter (12), Michael (11), Catherine (9), Hugh (7), Mary (5) and John (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hugh (45) and Julia spoke both Irish and English. Hugh (7) could read only and Patrick, Peter, Michael and Catherine could read and write. Hugh (45) was a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Peter, Michael, Catherine and Hugh (7) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house. The landholder was Hugh Kelly.

 

House 6: Kelly

Patrick (43) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Mary (38) and they shared the house with Patrick’s brother, James (45) and 5 of their children, Winnie (10), Mary (5), Patt (9), John (7) and James (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Mary (38), James (45) and Winnie spoke both Irish and English. John (7) could read only, James, (45), Mary (38), Winnie and Patt could read and write and the others could not read. Patrick was a farmer, Mary (38) was a farmer’s wife, James (45) was an agricultural labourer, Winnie, Mary (5), Patt and John were scholars and James (1) was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable and 2 cow houses. The landholder was Patrick Kelly.

 

House 7: Kelly

The head of this family in house 7 was Philip (46) and he lived in the house with his wife, Bridget (50). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and Philip could read only. Philip was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Philip Kelly.

 

House 8: Gavin

The head of the last family in Ballintleva was Andrew (36) and he shared the house with his wife, Sarah (30), his mother, Mary (70), his brother, Martin (40) and 3 of their sons, Pat (3), Eddy (2) and John (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary could speak both Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others under the Language heading. Only Andrew and Sarah could read and write. Andrew was listed as being a farmer, Sarah was a housekeeper, Martin was an agricultural labourer and Pat, Eddy and John were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery a barn and a shed. The landholder was Andrew Gavin.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Griffith’s Valuation shows us that the owner of the land in the townland of Ballintleva was Sir Christopher Bellew Bt. He leased 4 tenements on 100 acres, 2 roods and 37 perches of land to the following: Edward Boothe [sic] leased a house, offices and land for £8 18s for the land and 15s for the buildings, James Heavey [sic] leased a house, office and land for £4 9s for land and 10s for the Buildings, Michael Kelly Jun. leased a house and land for £4 9s for the land and 12s for the house and Michael Kelly leased a house, office and land for £4 9s for the land and 16s for the buildings.

 

There were 5 tenements on 61 acres, 2 roods and 28 perches of land leased to the following: John Manion [sic] leased a house, office and land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Patrick Kelly leased a house, office and land for £3 10s for the land and 10s for the buildings, Mary Kelly leased a house, office and land for £1 15s for the land and 5s for the buildings, Edward Brady leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 10s for the house and Patrick Gavin leased a house and land for £1 15s for the land and 13s for the house.

 

Thomas Stephens leased 9 acres, 2 roods and 27 perches of land for £2 6s, Thomas Mitchell leased 5 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches of land for £1 18s, Mary Ryan leased 5 acres of land for £1 2s, Thomas McGuire leased 12 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of land for £4 4s and John Madden leased 29 acres and 20 perches of bog land for £6 18s. Sir Christopher Bellew Bt. had, in fee, 73 acres and 28 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of 8s.

 

[i] Possibly a mistake in this age given the fact that her son is listed as being 48 and her daughter listed as being 21.

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