Ballyvoneen

Baile an Mhóinín

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 75067 44928

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Ffrench held by deed forever. It contains a.r.p. all of which is arable and pasture with exception of about 60 acres of bog. Roads and houses are in good repair. It pays £0. 18. 6½ County Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the east of this parish in the barony of Kilconnel is bounded by Loughaunbwee, Ticoolycarrr, Lecarhoo, Lissnaclossagh: and Castle Ffrench townlands in this parish and by Castle Ffrench West and O’Killeen in the parish of Ahascragh all in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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 11 houses and that 10 of those were occupied. House 5 was the national school and was unoccupied. All the occupied houses were listed as being private dwellings. House 6 was constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials for walls. The other houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 4, 7 and 11 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while the others all had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1-4, 7, 9 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings, houses 8 and 10 were 3rd class dwellings and house 6 was a 4th class dwelling. House 10 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 8 and 9 had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 1-3 and 11 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 4 had 4 rooms and 4 windows and house 7 had 7 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 43 outbuildings in the townland at that time, 8 stables, 10 cow houses, 8 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 4 barns, a workshop and 10 sheds. There were a total of 59 people, 28 males and 31 females. The enumerator for the area was J.P. Dalton.

 

House 1: Crehan

The head of the first family in Ballyvoneen was James (65) and he had been married to Mary (59) for 32 years and they had had 10 children and 7 of those had survived. Four of those children also lived in the house and they were, Kate (24), Thomas (19), Lawrence (14) and Michael (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All the family could speak only English and could read and write. James was a general labourer, Thomas was a labourer and Lawrence and Michael were attending school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was James Crehan.

 

House 2: Shaughnessy / Barrett

Bridget (67) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 39 years and had had 8 children but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She shared the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (32), John (28) and Julia (22) and also a niece, Katie Barrett (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Patrick and John were farm labourers and Katie was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Bridget Shaughnessy.

 

House 3: Loughnane

There were 11 members of this family and Michael (42) was listed as the head and he was married to Anne (40) and had ben for 15 years and they had had 10 children with 9 of those surviving. All those children were in the house at that time and they were, Patrick (14), Mary Kate (13), John (11), Kelly (10), Bridget (8), Anne (5), Christina (3), Thomas (2) and Agness [sic] (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Mary, Kate, John, Kelly, Bridget and Anne (5) spoke Irish and English and they, along with their parents, could read and write. Michael (42) was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Michael Loughnane.

 

House 4: Murphy

Edward (60) and his wife, Mary Agnes lived in this house and they had been married for 5 years but had no children. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could read and write and Edward was a teacher pensioner. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they also had 2 sheds. The landholder was Edward Murphy.

 

House 5: Unoccupied

 

House 6: McCormack / Geraghty

John McCormack (67) was the head of this household and he lived with his niece, Mary Geraghty (7). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John spoke Irish and English but could not read and Mary could read and write. John was a farmer. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was John McCormack.

 

House 7: Kilduff

The head of the family in house 7 was Timothy (56) and he had been married to Kate (52) for 17 years and they had 6 children, Patrick (16), Mary (15), Maggie (13), John (12), Katie (10) and Michael (8). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Timothy, Kate and John spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Timothy was a farmer and carpenter, Patrick was a labourer and Maggie, John, Katie and Michael were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms with a stable, cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a workshop. The landholder was Tim Kilduff.

 

House 8: Hannon

Michael (59) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (54) and had been for 22 years and they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They lived in the house with 5 of those children, Mary (21), Thomas (19), James (15), Delia (12) and Edward (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Bridget and Mary, they could all speak both Irish and English. All could read and write. Michael was a farmer but there were no occupations listed for the others. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms with a stable, cow house, a piggery, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was Michael Hannon.

 

House 9: Crehan

There were 10 members of this household and Patrick (49) was the head of the family and was married to Bridget (37) and had been for 11 years and had they had had 8 children and 7 had survived, John (10), Mary Delia (8), Sebina [sic] (7), James (6), Kate (4), Joseph (3) and Lizzie (2) and also in the house at that time was Patrick’s sister, Magret [sic] (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary Delia spoke Irish and English. Only Bridget, John, Mary Delia, Sebina [sic] and James could read and write. Patrick was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms with a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Crehan.

 

House 10: Kilduff

The head of this Kilduff family was Lawrence (72) who had been married to Ellen (70) for 36 years and they had had 4 children and they had all survived. Two of those children also lived in the house at that time, Patrick (35) and Magaret [sic] (25). They were all Roman Catholic with Ellen being born in Co. Roscommon and the rest of the family being born in Co. Galway. Lawrence and Ellen spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Lawrence was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms with a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was Lawrence Kilduff.

 

House 11: Kilduff / Mannion

The head of the last family in Ballyvoneen was John (67) and he had been married for 16 years, but was now a widower, and had had 6 children with 5 of those surviving. He shared the house with his sister, Anne (59), his son, Tim (20) and a niece, Margaret Mannion (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Margaret was born in America and the others were all born in Co. Galway. John and Anne spoke Irish and English and all, apart from John, could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms with a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Kilduff.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 12 houses in the townland of Ballyvoneen and that 10 of those were occupied. Houses 9 and 10 were unoccupied with house 9 being the Castleffrench national school (Male) and house 10 was the Castleffrench female national school. The occupied houses were all listed as being private dwellings. House 12 was constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials for walls while all the others were built of stone, brick or concrete walls. Houses 1, 3 and 8 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 11 was a 4th class dwelling, houses 4 and 12 were 3rd class dwellings and all the other were 2nd class. House 11 had 1 room and no windows, houses 4 and 12 had 3 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 3 and 5-7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 8 had 4 rooms and 4 windows, house 3 had 5 rooms and 3 windows and house 1 had 7 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 27 outbuildings according to the out-offices and farm-steadings return. They consisted of 6 stables, 5 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 7 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 2 barns, a workshop and a shed. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 54 people in Ballyvoneen at that time and they consisted of 29 males and 25 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Kilduff

The head of the first family in Ballyvoneen was Timothy (40) and he was married to Catherine (40) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Patrick (6), Mary (4), Margaret (3) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic and both parents could speak both Irish and English and could also read and write. Timothy was a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Mary and Margaret were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 7 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a workshop. The landholder was Timothy Kilduff.

 

House 2: Hannon

Michael (40) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Mary (11), Thomas (9), Patrick (7), James (5), Delia (2) and Edward (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael could speak Irish and English a Michael, Bridget, Mary, Thomas and Patrick could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, James and Edward were farmer’s sons, Delia was a farmer’s daughter and Mary, Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Hannon.

 

House 3: Kilduff

Of the 6 members of this family, the widower, John (56) was the head and he shared the house with 5 children, John (19), Pat (16), Maggie (22), Mary (13) and Tim (10). John (56) spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. The children could all read and write. John (56) was a farmer, John (19) was a carpenter, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was John Kilduff.

 

House 4: Kilduff

The head of this Kilduff family was Laurence (61) and he was married to Ellen (50) and they lived in the house with 3 daughters, Bridget (21), Annie (19) and Margaret (16). They were all Roman Catholic and Ellen was born in Co. Roscommon and the others were all born in Co. Galway. The parents spoke Irish and English and the daughters spoke only English. All the family could read and write. Laurence was listed as being a farmer, Ellen was a farmer’s wife, Bridget and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Margaret was a scholar. 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 fowl house. The landholder was Laurence Kilduff.

 

House 5: Crehan

Patrick (38) was the head of this household and he was married to Bridget (28) and they had 1 son, John (9mths) and also in the house at that time was Patrick’s sister, Maggie (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke Irish and English and he and Bridget could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Bridget was a farmer’s wife and Bridget was a farmer’s sister. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable. The landholder was Patrick Crehan.

 

House 6: Shaughnessy

Bridget (50) was the head of this family and she was married, but there was no mention of a husband in this entry. She shared the house with 2 sons, Patrick (22) and John (18) and also a daughter, Julia (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget could speak both Irish and English and the children spoke only English, but all could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Julia was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Shaughnessy.

 

House 7: Loughnane / Kerrigan

There were 7 members of this household and Michael (31) was the head and was married to Anne (29) and they had 3 children, Patt (3), Mary Kate (2) and John (9mths) and also in the house at that time were Michael’s sister, Annie Kerrigan (28), a widow, and a niece, Bridget Kerrigan (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of the 2 babies, they could all speak only English and the adults could all read and write. Michael was a farmer, Anne was a farmer’s wife and Annie was a farmer’s sister. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Loughnane.

 

House 8: Murphy / Hardiman

The head of this family was the widower, Michael (49) and he shared the house with his son-in-law, John Hardiman (25), his daughter, Nora Delia Hardiman (21), son, Willie (21) and daughter, Kathleen (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Edward was a national school teacher, John was a carpenter, Mora Delia was a teacher’s daughter, Willie was a teacher’s son and Kathleen was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms. The landholder was George Churcher [sic].

 

House 9: Unoccupied

House 10: Unoccupied

 

House 11: Crehan

There were 9 members of this family and James (51) was listed as being the head and he was married to Mary (48) and they lived in the house with 7 children, Bridget (18), John (16), Kate (13), James (10), Thomas (8), Laurence (5) and Michael (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from Laurence and Michael, they could all read and write. James (51) was a farmer, Laurence and Michael were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and they had a stable and a piggery. The landholder was James Crehan.

 

House 12: McCormack

The only occupant of house 12, the last house in Ballyvoneen, was John (50) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway and he spoke Irish and English, could not read and was a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and he had a stable and a cow house. John McCormack was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The immediate lessor in Ballyvoneen was James Thorngate and he was the lessor for all the tenements in the townland. James Loughnan [sic] paid £11 for 16 acres, 3 roods and 1 perch of land, Patrick Barrett paid £14 10s for 27 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land and James Thorngate had 57 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of bog land in fee (for himself) that had an annual ratable valuation of £1. James Crehan leased 20 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for £11 10s, Michael Shaughnessy, Patrick Noone, Malachy Clinton and Patrick Kilduff jointly leased 46 acres, 2 roods and 39 perches of land for which they each paid £5 5s and Patrick Kilduff leased 2 tenements, the first was a house and office on 13 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches of land for £6 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings and the second was a garden of 1 rood and 5 perches for 5s. John Rogerson leased a house and office on 8 acres, 1 rood and 37 perches of land for £3 15s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Bridget Kilduff paid 2s for a garden of 1 rood and 8 perches and 5s for a house, Patrick Galvin leased a house on 6 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of land for £3 for the land and 5s for the house. Peter McCormack leased 2 tenements, a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 25 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and 5s for the house and the second, 1 acre, 1 rood and 16 perches of land for 10s and lastly, John Crehane [sic] also leased 2 tenements, the first was a house on 6 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches of land for £4 for the land and 15s for the house and the second was 1 acre, 1 rood and 16 perches of land for 10s.

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