Caltrapallas

Cealtrach na Pailíse

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 71174 42726

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Michl. D. Bellew held by deed for ever. It contains a.r.p. all of which is under good cultivation. Houses are in middling repair, but the roads are in very good repair. Pays for County Cess £2. 1s. 8d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the southern part of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, is bounded by Creggaunagroagh, Kinclare and Caltra townlands in same barony and by Lisslea in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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. 

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 11 houses in the townland of Caltrapallas and that 9 of those were occupied. Houses 9 and 10 were unoccupied. The landholder of house 9 was Thomas Kane and the landholder of house 10 was Mary Lyons. Houses 5, 7 and 10 were listed as being public houses and the rest were all private dwellings. All the occupied houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 3 and 8 all had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing while all the others had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 7 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 2, 4-6, 8 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings, House 3 was a 3rd class dwelling and house 1 was a 4th class house. House 1 had 1 room and no windows, house 3 had 1 room and 1 window, House 11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 8 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front. House 6 had 5 or 6 rooms and 3 windows in the front, houses 2 and 4 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 5 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 6 windows in the front and house 7 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 7 windows in the front. There were a total of 39 out buildings in the townland consisting of 10 stables, 2 coach houses, 8 cow houses, 6 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, a barn, 2 turf houses, 7 sheds and a store. There were a total of 52 people in the townland at that time, 26 males and 26 females. The enumerator for the area was J.P. Dalton.

 

House 1: Tyrrell [sic]

The head of the first house in Caltrapallas was Thomas (74), who was single, and he lived in the house with his single brother, Michael (70). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Neither of them could read or write and both of them were listed as being labourers. The house was a 4th class single roomed dwelling. The landholder was Patrick Tyrell.

 

Houses 2: Gilmore / Curley / Griffin

John (72) was listed as the head of this household and he had been married to Ellen (70) for 36 years and they had had 4 children but only 2 had survived. They shared the house with their son, Patrick (28), his wife Bridget (28) and 2 boarders, Annie Curley (18) and Ellie Griffin (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John, Ellen and Bridget could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a shopkeeper, Patrick was a victualler and Bridget, Annie and Ellie were dressmakers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was John Gilmore.

 

House 3: Stanton

The widow Bridget (71) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Peter (24). Bridget had been married for 39 years and had had 6 children and 5 had survived. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Peter could read and write and he was a Labourer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room. The landholder was Bridget Stanton.

 

House 4: McLoughlin

Elizabeth (33) was listed as the head of this family and she had been married for 14 years and had had 5 children. There was no husband listed in this entry. She lived in the house with 4 of those children and they were, Patrick Joseph (8), Bridget Triece [sic] (5), Hannah Elizabeth (4) and Ml. John (2). They were all Roman Catholic and Elizabeth being born in Co. Limerick, Patrick Joseph, Bridget Triece [sic] and Hannah Elizabeth were born in Co. Kerry and Ml. John was born in Co. Galway. With the exception of Ml. John, they could all read and write. Elizabeth was listed as being a farmer and Patrick Joseph, Bridget Triece [sic] and Hannah Elizabeth were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a shed. The landholder was Eliza McLoughlin.

 

House 5: Murphy / Creedon / Kelly

The head of this family was John E. (44) and he was married to Kate T. (46) and had been for 13 years and they had had 7 children and all had survived. Those 7 children also lived in the house and they were, Thomas St. L [sic] (12), Michl [sic] John (11), Mary C. (11), Rita (10), Anthony (8), Joseph P. (7) and Vincent F. (6). Also in the house at that time were an assistant, Julia Agnes Creedon (23) and Mary Ellen Kelly (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except for Mary Agnes Creedon, who was born in Co. Cork. Mary Agnes Creedon was the only one listed as being able to speak both Irish and English. With the exception of Joseph P. and Vincent F., they could all read and write. John E. was a general merchant, Julia Agnes was a shop assistant, Mary Ellen was a general servant and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 10 and 12 rooms and they also had 2 stables, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house, a turf house, a shed and a store. The landholder was Peter Naughten [sic].

 

House 6: Naughten [sic]

Peter (48) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (40) for 25 years and in that time they had had 4 children, John (20), Joseph (13), Mary Kate (10) and Annie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph spoke Irish and English and the others only spoke English. They could all read and write. Peter was a farmer, John was an assistant farmer and the other children were attending school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 or 6 rooms and they also had 3 stables, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Peter Naughten [sic].

 

House 7: Devine / Kelly / Callins [sic]

The head of the household in house 7 was the widow, Celia (42), who had been married for 7 years and had had 5 children and all had survived. She shared the house with 6 unspecified relations, Mary (13), Margaret Nannie (11), Thomas (10), Joseph (7), James Kelly (69) and Katie Callins [sic] (18). They were all Roman Catholic but only Celia was listed with a place of birth and that was Co Galway. Mary, Margaret Nannie and James spoke both Irish and English and all the household could read and write. Mary, Margaret Nannie, Joseph and Thomas were all scholars and James and Katie were servants. The house was a 1st class dwelling with between 10 and 12 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Celia Devine.

 

House 8: Giblin

The head of this household was listed as being Timothy (74) and he had been married to Maria (69) for 42 years and in that time they had had 9 children, of which 8 had survived. Five of those children lived in the house with them and they were, Thomas (38), Joseph (30), Michael (28), Agnes (26) and Jane (28). They were all Roman Catholic and Timothy was listed as being born in Co. Galway and they others were all listed as being born in Galway. Timothy Spoke both Irish and English and the rest of the household spoke only English. All the family could read and write. Timothy was a cooper and farmer, Thomas was a cooper and Joseph and Michael were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Timothy Giblin.

 

Houses 9 and 10 were unoccupied.

 

House 11: Gavin

The head of the last house in Caltrapallas was the widower, John (68) and he shared the house with 4 of his children, Patrick (19), Bridget (20), Margareth [sic] (16) and Maryann (13) and also his brother, Patrick (66). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and, apart from Patrick (66), who could only read, they could all read and write. John was a farmer and Margareth [sic] and Maryann were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a shed. The landholder was John Gavin.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

According to the 1901 census there were a total of 11 houses with 10 being occupied. House 11 was unoccupied but the landholder of the house Margaret Carr. House 2 was a shop, houses 4, 6 and 8 were public houses and the rest were all private dwellings. The houses were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1, 3, 9 and 10 having thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and the others all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. Houses 4 and 8 were 1st class dwellings, houses 2, 5-7, 9 and 10 were 2nd class dwellings, house 3 was a 3rd class and house 1 was a 4th class dwelling. House 1 had a single room and no windows, house 3 had a single room and 1 window, house 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and houses 7 and 9 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front. House 10 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 4 windows in the front, houses 2 and 6 had between 7 and 9 rooms and 5 windows in the front, house 8 had between 10 and 12 rooms and 8 windows in the front, and house 4 had 13 or more rooms and 8 windows in the front of the house. There were a total of 30 out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 7 stables, 5 cow houses, 1 calf house, 4 piggeries, 3 barns, 2 turf houses, a workshop, 4 sheds and 3 stores. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 60 people in the townland at that time and they consisted of 34 males and 26 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Tyrrell

The head of the first household in Caltrapallas was the unmarried Thomas (64) and he shared the house with his brother, Michael (62), also unmarried. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English and neither of them could read. They were both listed as being carpenters. The house they lived in was a 4th class dwelling with 1 room and the landholder was John Gilmore.

 

House 2.1: Gilmore

John (60) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (49) and they shared the house with their son, Patrick (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Ellen spoke both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. John was a shopkeeper and grocer and Patrick was a shop assistant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had 2 stables and 2 sheds. The landholder was John Gilmore.

 

House 2.2: Murphy

The widow Mary (44) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with her son Thomas F. (16). They were both born in the city of Dublin and were Roman Catholic. They could both read and write. Mary was a professional nurse and Thomas F. was an apprentice to the smith trade. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they had 2 stables and 2 sheds. The landholder was John Gilmore.

 

House 3: Staunton / Connelly

The head of this household was Patrick (68) and he was married to Bridget (60) and they lived in the house with their son, Peter (15), their niece, Katie Connelly (10) and a nephew, John Connelly (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Bridget both spoke Irish and English and only Peter and Katie could read and write. Patrick was a cooper, Bridget was a housekeeper and Peter, Katie and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 1 room and they had a calf house. The landholder was Margaret Carr.

 

House 4: Lyons / Finerty [sic] / Muhan [sic] / Leonard / Hansbury / Gray

The unmarried John P. Lyons (20) was listed as the head of this household and he shared the house with 4 servants, James Finerty [sic] (22), Michl. Muhan [sic] (21), Pat Leonard (20) and Bryan Hansbury (18) and also in the house at that time was a cousin, Ellen Gray (45). They were all Roman Catholic and Ellen was born in Queens Co.[i] and the rest were all born in Co, Galway. John P., James, Michl and Bryan all spoke both Irish and English and all could read and write. Ellen was a general cook and domestic and the others were all shopkeepers. The house they lived in was a 1st class dwelling with between 13 or more rooms and they had a turf house. The landholder was Patrick Lyons.

 

House 5: Gavin

The widower, John (52) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his brother, Patrick (43) and 4 of his children, Catherine (13), Bridget (11), Patrick (9) and Margaret (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John could speak both Irish and English. Patrick (43) and Margaret could not read, John could read only and the others could all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Patrick was an agricultural labourer, Catherine was a cook domestic servant and the other children were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was John Gavin.

 

House 6: Murphy / Grealey / Cosgrove / Fahey

There were 9 members of this household and the head of the family was John D. (35) and he was married to Kate T. (37) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, Thomas (2), Mary (1), Michael (1) and Margaret (4mths). Also in the house at that time were 3 servants, Michael Grealey (20), Theresa Cosgrove (15) and Sarah Fahey (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the language heading but they could all read and write. John D. was a publican and shopkeeper, Michael Grealey was a general servant, Theresa Cosgrove was a cook domestic servant and Sarah Fahey was a nurse domestic servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 7 and 9 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a turf house, a shed and 2 stores. The landholder was Peter Naughton.

 

House 7: Naughton

The head of this Naughton family was Peter (40) and he was married to Mary (29) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, John (9), Joseph (3) and Mary (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the language heading for any of the family but they were all listed as being able to read and write. Peter was a farmer, Mary (29) was a farmer’s wife, John and Joseph were farmer’s sons and Mary (4mths) was a farmer’s daughter. 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 barn. The landholder was Peter Naughton.

 

House 8: Devine / Gilmore / Naughton / Mulryan / Henry

The head of this household was Patrick (38) and he was married to Celia (32) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Mary (3), Margaret Nannie (1) and Thomas Francis (6mths). Also in the house were a nephew, Thomas Gilmore (10) and 3 servants, Annie Naughton (16), Michael Mulryan (50) and Catherine Henry (48), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick, Celia, Michael and Catherine could speak both Irish and English and Patrick, Celia, Thomas and Annie could read and write. Patrick was a shopkeeper and publican, Thomas was a scholar, Annie and Catherine were cooks domestic servants and Michael was a general servant. The house they lived in was a 1st class dwelling with between 10 and 12 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a store. The landholder was Patrick Devine.

 

House 9: Mitchell / Casey

The widower, Patrick Mitchell (70) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his daughter, Catherine Casey (43) and 4 grandchildren, Patrick Casey, (15), Mary Casey (18), Catherine Casey (8) and John Casey (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick Mitchell could speak Irish and English but all the family could read and write. Patrick (70) and Patrick (15) were tailors, Catherine was a dressmaker, Mary was a seamstress and Catherine and John were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. The landholder was Bridget Keane.

 

House 10: Giblin

Timothy (56) was the head of the last family in Caltrapallas and he was married to Maria (43) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Thomis [sic] (24), Joseph (19), Michael (16), Agnes (14) and Jane (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Timothy spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English but all could read and write. Timothy was a cooper and farmer, Thomis [sic] and Michael were coopers, Joseph was a farm servant and Agnes and Jane were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a workshop and a store. The landholder was Timothy Giblin.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor in Caltrapallas was Sir Christopher Bellew B.T. He leased 3 tenements on 4 acres, 3 roods and 25 perches of land to Timothy Gibbon, who paid £2 5s for land and £1 for a house, Martin Tyrrell paid £1 3s for land and 15s for a house and Andrew Connor paid £1 3s for land. Andrew Connor also leased 2 plots, the first of an office on 12 acres, 1 rood and 24 perches of land for £13 for the land and 10s for the office and the second was 4 acres and 18 perches of land for £3 5s. Martin Tyrrell leased 2 acres, 1 rood and 4 perches of land for £1 17s, Patrick Gavin leased 1 acre, 3 roods and 3 perches of land for £ 1 10s and the Rev. Patrick McGovern leased 3 acres, 3 roods and 28 perches of land for £3 15s. Honoria Gilmore leased a house from the Rev. Patrick McGovern for 6s, William Kilginane [sic] leased a fair-green of 3 acres and 32 for £1 from Sir Christopher Bellew BT. and he also paid £30 for tolls of fair-green. Julia F. Rochford and Andrew Connor leased 3 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches of land from Coll [sic] Rochford for £1 6s each

 

Village of Caltra

Sir Christopher Bellew BT. leased 4 tenements in Caltra village to the following: Thomas Tyrrell leased a house and a garden of 3 roods and 32 perches for £1 6 for the garden and £1 5s for the house, Rev. Patrick Bellew BT. leased a house, offices and garden of 2 roods and 2 perches for 15s for the garden and £6 for the buildings, John Doyle leased a house with a garden of 2 roods and 4 perches for 15s for the garden and £7 for the house and Patrick Gavin leased a house, offices and a yard for £3 3s. Andrew Connor leased a house, offices and a garden of 2 roods and 18 perches from Coll [sic] Rochford for 18s for the garden and £11 for the buildings and Julia F. Rochford leased a house, offices and a garden of 2 roods and 18 perches from Margaret Fuller for 18s for the garden and £5 for the buildings.

 

There were also waste of houses &c [sic] of 1 acre, 2 roods and 10 perches with no valuation.

 

 

 

 

 

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