Ballynahattina

Baile na hAitinne

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 66470 44043

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of John Blakeny (Capt. Galbeth – crossed out) held by deed for ever. It contains a. r. p. about 25 acres of which is bog, the remainder is flat and dry, arable of middling good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays to County Cess £2. 9s. 4d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the S. West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin is bounded by Meelick and Lehanagh townlands in this parish and by Curgerry Eeghter in the parish of Killoscobe in the same Barony.

 

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

 

 

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 Killosolan.

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 13 houses, of which, 12 were occupied. House 4 was unoccupied but the landholder was John McQuire. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings and they were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 6, 8, 9 and 11-13 were 2nd class dwellings with the others all being 3rd class. Houses 1,3, 5, 7 and 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There 58 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 8 stables, 3 coach houses, 12 cow houses, 5 calf houses, 11 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 9 barns and 8 sheds. There were a total of 67 people in the townland at the time of the census, 32 males and 35 females. The enumerator was Const. John Moran.

 

House 1: Naughton

The only occupant of the first house in Ballynahattina was Thomas (45), who was a single man. He was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway, He could read and write, spoke both Irish and English and was a framer. He lived in a 3rd class house and had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Naughton.

 

House 2: Wade

Hugh (46) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (48) for 15 years and they had had 3 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 2 of those children, Mary Delia (11) and Norah (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Hugh and Mary spoke only English and the children spoke Irish and English but all of the family could read and write. Hugh was a farmer and the children were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Hugh Wade.

 

House 3: Kelly

The widow, Mary (74) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 3 of her children, Thomas (40), Ellen (35)[i], who was married, and Ellen (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Kelly.

 

House 4: Unoccupied

 

House 5: Geraghty

The head of this Geraghty family was John (50) and he had been married to Mary (53) for 25 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. Four of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Thomas (20), James (17), Mary (13), Patrick (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a farmer, Mary (53) was a farmer’s wife, Thomas and James were farmer’s sons and Mary (13) and Patrick were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Geraghty.

 

House 6: Raftery

Of the 10 members of this Raftery family the head of the family was Stephen (50) and he was married to Ellen (45) and had been for 22 years during which time they had had 9 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 8 of those children and they were, John (20), Mary (19), Thomas (16), Laurence (13), Delia (10), Nonie (8), Ellie (5) and Stephen (9mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Ellen (45), Laurence and Delia spoke both Irish and English and all the others were listed bas speaking only English. With the exception of baby Stephen, they could all read and write. Stephen (50) was a victualler and farmer, John was an insurance agent, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Laurence, Delia, Nonie and Ellie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Stephen Raftery.

 

House 7: Sweeney

The widow, Mary (60) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Michael (38 and Thomas (30) and Thomas had been married to Ellen (36) for 13 years and they had had 7 children, who also lived in the house, and they were, Mary Ellen (12), Patrick (10), Catherine (8), Honoria (6), Bridget (4), John (2) and Julia (2mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridget, John and Julia, they could all speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Mary, the whole family were listed as being able to read and write[ii]. Michael and Thomas were farmers and Mary Ellen, Patrick, Catherine, Honoria and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Sweeney.

 

House 8: Ward

John (44) was the head of this household and he lived in the house with his wife, K. Catherine (40), who he had been married to for 16 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was John Ward.

 

House 9: Noone

The head of this family in house 9 was Laurence (74) and he had been married to Nora for 34 years and they had had 10 children and all had survived. Half of those children lived with them at that time and they were, Andrew (24), Katty [sic] (22), Nora (20), Maggie (16) and Teresa (13). 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. Laurence was a farmer, Andrew was a farmer’s son, Katty [sic} was a national school teacher, Nora was a farmer’s daughter and Maggie and Teresa were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Laurence Noone.

 

House 10: Noone

Michael (44) was the head of this family in house 10 and he had been married to Margaret (44) for 10 years and they had had 1 child, Andrew (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Margaret spoke only English and could read and write. Both Michael and Margaret were listed as being farmers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Noone.

 

House 11: Gorman

There were 3 people living in house 11 and the head of the household was Michael (73) and he was married to Bridget (68) and had been for 43 years and in the time they had had 10 children but only 8 had survived. Their son Patrick (26) also lived with them. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Bridget could not read, Michael could read only and Patrick could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Gorman.

 

House 12: Conheeney

John (57) was the head of this family in house 12 and he had been married to Maria (53) for 25 years and they had 12 children of which 10 had survived. Eight of those children also lived in the house and they were, Luke (23), Nora (20), Thomas (18), John (16), Michael (12), Martin (11), Sibina [sic] (9) and Bridget (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no religion listed for Bridget. John (57) and Maria spoke both Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. The whole family could read and write. John (57) was a labourer and farmer, Luke and Thomas were farm labourers and John (16), Michael, Martin, Sibina [sic] and Bridget were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Conheeny.

 

House 13: Lyons

The head of the last household in the townland was William (56) and he had been married to Ellen (54) for 25 years and in that time they had had 7 children and 5 of those had survived. Four of those surviving children lived in the house as well and they were, William (17), Thomas (15), Delia (14) and Elly [sic] (13). 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. William (56) was a farmer, William (17) was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was William Lyons.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 14 houses in the townland of Ballynahattina but house 14 was unoccupied but the landholder was John Lyons. All the houses were listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12 and 13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and all the others had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 51 out buildings in the townland, consisting of 9 stables, 13 cow houses, 4 calf houses, 11 piggeries, a fowl house, 9 barns and 4 sheds. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Smyth.

 

House 1: Naughton

The sole occupant of house 1 was Thomas (30) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic, He could not read, spoke Irish and English but had no occupation listed. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he also had a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Naughton.

 

House 2: McQuire

The head of this family was John (25) and he lived in the house with his sister, Bridget (23). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but neither could read. John was a farmer and agricultural labourer and Bridget was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a shed. The landholder was John McQuire.

 

House 3: Lyons

The head of the family in house 3 was the widower, John (73) and he shared the house with his sons, William (45), John (36), daughter-in-law. Ellen (42) and 5 grandchildren, William, (9), Thomas (6), Cathrine [sic] (14), Bridget (3) and Ellen (2). They were all members of the Catholic Church and were born in Co. Galway. Bridget and Ellen (2) spoke only English and the others could all speak both Irish and English. John (73), Bridget and Ellen (2) could not read, Thomas could read only and the others could all read and write. John (73) was a farmer, William (45) and John (36) were farmer’s sons and William (9), Thomas and Cathrine [sic] 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 barn. The landholder was John Lyons.

 

House 4: Kelly

Michael (60) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (58) and they lived in the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (31), John (17), Ellen (23) and Bridget (21). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all the children could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Thomas was an agricultural labourer, John was a farmer’s son and Ellen and Bridget were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Kelly.

 

House 5: Wade

The head of this family was Patrick (40), who was un-married and he lived in the house with his brother, Hugh (36), his sister, Mary (32) and a niece, Mary Delia (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from baby Mary Delia, all of the family could speak both Irish and English, but only Hugh and Mary could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Hugh was a farmer’s brother. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Wade.

 

House 6: Geraghty

There were 8 members of this family and the head of the family was listed as being John (40) and he as married to Mary (42) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Michael (14), John (12), Thomas (10), James (7), Mary (4) and Patrick (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, James and Mary (4) spoke only English and the others, with the exception of baby Patrick, spoke both Irish and English. Mary (4) and Patrick could not read, James could read only and the others could all read and write. John (40) was a farmer, Mary (42) was a farmer’s wife and Michael, John (14), Thomas and James were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Geraghty.

 

House 7: Raftery

There were 8 members of this household in house 7 and the head of the family was Stephen (37) and he was married to Ellen (33) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, John (10), Mary (9), Patrick (7), Thomas (5), Lawrence (3) and Teresia [sic] (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Stephen, Ellen and John spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from the 2 youngest, could read and write. Stephen was listed as being a farmer and John, Mary, Patrick and Thomas were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Stephen Raftery.

 

House 8: Sweeney

The widow, Mary (50) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with 5 of her children, Michael (28), Ellen (24), Thomas (22), Mary Ellen (2) and Patrick (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary, Michael, Ellen and Thomas spoke Irish and English, but only Michael, Ellen and Thomas could read and write. Mary was listed as being a farmer and Michael and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Sweeney.

 

House 9: Ward

There were only the 2 people in house 9, husband and wife, John (30) and Catherine (34). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only John could read and write. John was a farmer and Catherine was a farmer’s wife. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was John Ward.

 

House 10: Noone

Of the 10 members of this Noone family, Laurence (65) was the head and he was married to Honoria (45). Also lived in the house at that time were 8 of their children, Patt (22), Mary (20), Andrew (17), Katty [sic] (14), Nonie (12), Michael (10), Margaret (7) and Teresa (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Margaret and Teresa spoke only English and the rest could speak both Irish and English. They could all read and write. Laurence was a farmer, Honoria was a farmer’s wife, Patt and Andrew were farmer’s sons, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Lawrence Noone.

 

House 11: Conheeny [sic]

The head of this household was John (45) and he was married to Maria (40) and they lived in the house with their children, James (14), Luke (13), Nonie (11), Thomas (9), Patrick (8), John (6), Michael (2) and Martin (10mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (45) and Maria spoke both Irish and English and the children, with the exception of baby Martin, spoke only English. John (6), Michael and Martin could not read, Thomas and Patrick could read only and the rest on the family could all read and write. John was a farmer and the rest of the family, except Michael and Martin, were listed as being scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Conheeny [sic].

 

House 12: Gorman

Michael (55) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (50) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Patt (16) and Ellen (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael, Bridget and Patt spoke Irish and English, Bridget could read only and Michael, Patt and Ellen could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patt was a farmer’s son and Ellen was listed and being at school, a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Gorman.

 

House 13: Noon

The head of the last house in Ballynahattina was the widow, Mary (56), who lived with her son, Michael (35), daughter-in-law, Margaret (37) and another son, John (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Michael and John were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Noone.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

James Galbraith leased 2 plots from John H. Blakeney, the first was 33 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of bog land for 2s annually and the second was 70 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches of land for £40. James Galbraith then leased tenements to the following: Mary Lahy [sic] paid 3s for a 1 rood and 20 perches garden and 15s for a house and office, John Lyons paid 10s for 4 acres and 35 perches of land and 8s for a house and office and Michael Gavin leased a house and offices on 9 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches of land for £3 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings. Sibby [sic] Ward leased a house with a 1 rood and 36 perches garden for 3s for the garden and 7s for the house, Timothy Gavin leased 3 roods and 30 perches of land for 2s and also a house with a garden of 30 perches from William Killginnane [sic] for 2s for the garden and 5s for the house and Judith McQuire leased 4 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for 15s. James Ryan leased a house on 5 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land for £1 for the land and 5s for the house, Catherine Wade leased a house and office on 15 acres, 3 roods and 18 perches of land for £5 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Michael Geraghty and John Raftery jointly leased houses and offices on 23 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land for which they each paid £5 10s for land and Michael paid 10s for a house and offices and John paid 5s for offices. Andrew Noone Jun. leased a house and offices on 22 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land for £13 for the land and 15s for the buildings, John Gormly [sic] leased a house and offices on 7 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 5s for the land and 12s for the buildings and Patrick Noone paid £12 for 19 acres and 29 perches of land and £1 5s for a house and offices. James Conheeny [sic] paid £9 for 16 acres, 1 rood and 5 perches of land and 15s for a house and office, William Killginnane [sic] leased a house and office on 11 acres and 22 perches of land for £6 10s for the land and £1 for the buildings and John Raftery leased a house on 3 acres and 11 perches of land for which he paid “3 2s for the land and 15s for the house annually. Michael Geraghty leased 6 acres and 30 perches of land for £2 18s, Thaddeus Raftery leased a house on 5 acres, 3 roods and 29 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the house and, finally, Michael Geraghty leased 8 acres and 7 perches of land for £4.

 

[i] Ellen was listed as being married so, quite possibly, could have been a daughter-in-law because there was another daughter listed by the same name.

[ii] It could be presumed that at least the 2 youngest children could not read.

This page was added on 03/02/2021.

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