Greenville

An Baile Glas

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 69387 44077

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Greenville is the property of Michael D. Bellew held by deed for ever It contains a.r.p. all of which is under cultivation except about 15 acres of low wet bog. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for Co. Cess £9. 5s. 4d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Greenville lies in a N. West part of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin is bounded by Caltra, Lissnagree, Course, Crannagh, Gollagh and Islands townlands in said barony, in this parish, by Bovinion and Balldeeny South in the parish of Moylough and barony of Killian.

 

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

 

 

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 12 houses in Greenville and 11 of those were occupied with house 12 being empty. All the house were listed as being private dwellings. They wee all built of Stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had a slate, iron or tiled roof and the others all had only thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing. Houses 1, 2 4-6 and 8-11 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 3 and 7 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 4-6 and 8-11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 1 had 5 rooms and 4 windows in the front. There were a total of 52 outbuildings in the townland and they consisted of 10 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 14 cow houses, a calf house, 9 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 10 barns and 3 sheds. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were 59 people in the townland at the time, 27 males and 32 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. John Moran.

 

House 1: Cunniff

The head of the first family in Greenville was Patrick (57) and he was married to Julia (39) and had been for 17 years and they had had 8 children but only 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children lived in the house with them and they were, Patrick (15), Margaret Mary (9) and Julia (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (57) and Julia (39) spoke Irish and English. Patrick (15), Julia (39) and Margaret Mary could read and write. Patrick (57) was a farmer, Patrick (15) was a farmer’s son, Julia was a wife and Margaret Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they also had a stable, 3 cow houses, a calf house, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Cunniff.

 

House 2: Cunniff

Martin (63) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (45) for 20 years and they had had 9 children, Mary (18), Owen (17), John (16), Edward (13), Pat (11), Martin (11), Thomas (9), Margaret (7) and James (5) and also in the house was Martin’s sister, Margaret (36). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward and James spoke English only and all the other members of the family spoke both Irish and English. Mary, Owen, Edward and James could not read and all the others could read and write. Martin (63) was a farmer and John, Pat, Martin (11), Thomas and Margaret were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Martin Cunniff.

 

House 3: Conheeny [sic]

The head of the household in house 3 was the widow Kate (72) and she had had 7 children and 6 had survived. She shared the house with 2 of her children, Michael (37) and Maggie (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke Irish and English and Michael and Maggie could read and write. Kate was a housekeeper and Michael was a farmer.  The house they all lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Kate Conheeny [sic]

 

House 4: Clarke

John Martin (44) was the head of this family and he was a single man and he shared the house with his sister Mary (46). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. John Martin was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house and a barn. The landholder was John Clarke (Martin).

 

House 5: Niland

The head of the family in house 5 was John (54) and he had been married to Norah (52) for 28 years and in that time they had had 10 children and 9 had survived. They shared the house with 6 of those children, Michael (18), Margaret (16), Norah (14), Julia (12), Patrick (10) and Katie (8). 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, Michael was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was John Niland.

 

House 6: Clarke

John P. (45) was the head of this family and he had been married to Kate (32) for 1 year and they had 1child, Bridget (3mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John P. spoke Irish and English and he and Kate could read and write. John P. was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Clarke (Pat).

 

House 7: Mannion / Clarke

Lawrence (38) was the head of this household and he was married to Marie (32) and had been for 6 years and they had 3 children, Mary (4), Ellen (3) and Margaret (2) and also in the house was Marie’s widowed mother, Ellen Clarke (71) who had had 3 children and all had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Lawrence and Ellen (71) spoke Irish and English and Marie was listed as speaking only English. Lawrence, Marie and Ellen (71) could all read and write.  Lawrence was a farmer and Mary was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Lawrence Mannion.

 

House 8: Geraghty

The head of this family was Edward (60) and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 30 years and in that time they had had 6 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children and they were, John (24), Bridie (18) and Ellie (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English with the exception of John, who spoke only English. Edward could read only and the others could all read and write. Edward was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Bridie and Ellie were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Edward Geraghty.

 

House 9: Clarke

There were 6 members of this Clarke household and the head of the family was Thomas (42) and he had been married to Mary (50) for 16 years and they had had 3 children, Pat (14), John (13) and Thomas (11) and also in the house at that time was Thomas’ widowed mother, Sabina (80), who had had 10 children but only 6 of those had survived. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and all, apart from Sabina, could read and write. Thomas (42) was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Clarke.

 

House 10: Clarke

The head of this Clarke family was Pat (78) and he was married to Anne (60) and had been for 34 years and they had had 2 children, John (32) and Mary (20). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Anne, John and Mary (20) could read and write. Pat was a farmer and John was a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Pat Clarke.

 

House 11: Barrett / Clarke / Miscoe [sic]

The head of the last occupied house in Greenville was Patrick (30) and he was married to Delia (26) and they shared the house with Patrick’s widowed mother Jane (72), a niece, Mary Clarke (15) and a servant, Pat Miscoe [sic] (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Jane spoke Irish and English, Jane and Mary could not read, Delia could read only and Patrick and Pat could read and write. Patrick was a farmer and Pat was a farm labourer. The house they lived in 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 Patrick Barrett.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1901 census shows that there were a total of 12 houses in the townland of Greenville and that they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 1 had a slate, iron or tiled roof while the others all had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2 ,4, 6, 7 and 10 -12 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. House 9 had 3 rooms and no windows, houses 3, 5, 8 and 11 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 6, 7, 10 and 12 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows, house 1 had 4 rooms and 4 windows and house 4 had 5 rooms and 5 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 40 outbuildings in the townland and that they consisted of 11 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 12 cow houses, 5 piggeries and 9 barns. There were 63 people in the townland at the time of this census, 30 males and 33 females. The enumerator for the area was Thos E. Ennis.

 

House 1: Cunniffe / Toole

Patrick (50) was the head of the first family in Greenville and he was married to Julia (29) and they shared the house with 2 of their children, Patrick John (5) and Owen (5mths) and also a boarder, Anthony Toole (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Julia could speak both Irish and English and Julia and Anthony could read and write. Patrick was listed as being a farmer, Julia was a farmer’s wife, Patrick John and Owen were farmer’s sons and Anthony was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Patrick Cunniffe.

 

House 2: Cunnife

The head of this family was Martin (45) and he was married to Ellen (35) and they lived in the house with 6 of their children, Mary (8), Owen (7), John (5), Edward (2), Martin (1) and Pat (1) and also Martin’s sister, Margaret (34). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Ellen and Margaret spoke both Irish and English. Edward, Martin and Pat could not read, Owen and John could read only and the other members of the family could read and write. Martin was a farmer. Ellen was a wife, Mary, Owen and John were scholars and Margaret was a servant. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Martin Cunniffe.

 

House 3: Conheeney [sic]

The widow, Kate (58) was the head of this family in house 3 and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Mary (26), Michael (23), Julia (20), Maggie (18) and Martin (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke both Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. None of the family could read and there were no occupations listed. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Kate Conheeney [sic].

 

House 4: McGrath / Colahan [sic]

The head of the household in house 4 was Edward (60) and he was married to Kate (51) and also in the house at that time was Kate’s sister, Anne Colahan [sic] (61), who was a widow. They were all Roman Catholic and Edward was born in Co. Mayo and Kate and Anne were born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Edward was a national teacher, Kate was a housekeeper and Anne was an assistant housekeeper. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 5 rooms and they also had 2 stables, a coach house, a harness room, 2 cow houses and a barn. The landholder was Edward Browne.

 

House 5: Clarke

Michael (43) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his brothers, Andrew (36) and John (32) and a sister, Mary (34). 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. Michael was a farmer and Andrew and John were Agricultural labourers. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Michael Clarke.

 

House 6: Clarke / Niland

The head of the family in house 6 was the widow, Mary Clarke (80) and she lived in the house with her son-in-law, John Niland (46), her daughter, Honoria Niland (44), her daughter-in-law [sic], Bridget Niland (18)[i] and 7 children, Mary Niland (16), Michael Niland (10), John Niland (8), Margaret Niland (6), Nora Niland (4), Julia Niland (2) and Patrick Niland (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary Clarke and John (46) could speak both Irish and English. Margaret and Nora could read only and John (46), Honoria, Bridget, Mary, Michael and John (8) could all read and write. John (46) was a farmer, Honoria was a farmer’s wife and Michael, John, Margaret and Nora were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Mary Clarke.

 

 

House 7: Clarke / McLoughlin

John (30) was listed as the head of this family and he was a single man and lived in the house with his sister, Margaret (32) and his uncle, Thomas McLoughlin (76). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and read and write. John was a farmer, Margaret was a housekeeper and Thomas was a retired sergeant in the R.I.C. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was John Clarke.

 

House 8: Clarke

The head of this household was the widow, Ellen (50) and she shared the house with 2 of her daughters, Maria (21) and Margaret (19). 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. There were no occupations listed. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Ellen Clarke.

 

House 9: Geraghty

Edward (50) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Kate (18), Mary (15), John (13), Annie (10), Bridget (8) and Ellen (5). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Edward and Bridget (40) spoke both Irish and English and the children all spoke only English. Bridget (40), Kate, Mary and John could read and write. Edward was a farmer, Bridget was listed as being a wife, Kate, Mary, Annie and Bridget (8) were listed as being daughters and John was listed as being a son. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable and a barn. The landholder was Edward Geraghty.

 

House 10: Clarke

House 10 was home to another Clarke family and the head of this family was the widow, Sabina (70) and she lived in the house with her son, Thomas (32), her daughter-in-law, Mary (40) and 3 grandsons, Patrick (5), John (3) and Thomas (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Sabina, Thomas (32) and Mary all spoke both Irish and English but only Thomas (32) could read and write. Thomas (32) was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s wife and Patrick, John and Thomas (1) were farmer’s sons. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Sabina Clarke.

 

House 11: Clarke

The head of the family in house 11 was Pat (60) and he was married to Anne (40) and they lived in the house with their son, John (17), their daughter, Mary (8) and an aunt, Ellen (65). They were all born in Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, with the exception of Ellen, who only spoke Irish. Anne, John and Mary could read and write. Pat was a farmer, John was an agricultural labourer, Ellen was a servant and Mary was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they also had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Pat Clarke.

 

House 12: Barrett / Clarke

The head of the last house in Greenville was James (50) and he was married to Jane (50) and they lived in the house with their son Patrick (21) and 2 nieces, Mary Clarke (7) and Jane Clarke (5). They were all Roman Catholic and James, Jane (50) and Patrick were born in Co. Galway and Mary and Jane (5) were born in England. James, Jane (50) and Patrick spoke both Irish and English and Patrick and Mary could read and write. James was a farmer, Jane (50) was a wife, Patrick was a son and Mary and Jane (5) were scholars. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they also had a stable, a coach house, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was James Barrett.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

John F. Browne leased a house and offices on 281 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches of land from Sir Christopher Bellew Bt. for £162 for the land and £5 10s for the buildings. John F. Browne, in turn, then leased to the following: Owen Cunniffe leased a house on 9 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land for £3 13s for the land and 10s for the house, Peter Tyrell leased a house, offices and a corn mill on 36 acres, 2 roods and 29 perches of land for £10 10s for the land £13 10s for the buildings and Michael and Thomas Conheeny [sic] jointly leased 5 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of land for which they paid £1 16s each and Michael also leased a house for 7s. John F. Browne owned a house and offices on 75 acres, 2 roods and 23 perches of land £1 10s for the part of the land he used and 18s for the buildings, he then leased 7 tenements on the same land to the following: Martin Clarke paid £6 for land and £1 for a house and offices, John Clarke paid £8 5s for land and £1 5s for buildings, Michael Clarke paid £4 for land and £1 2s for buildings and John Brandon paid £4 15s for land and 16s for buildings. Laurence Clarke paid £9 15s for land and £1 5s for buildings, Patrick Clark and Mrs Clarke each paid £3 10s for land and £1 5s for buildings. Thomas Gavin, Thomas Collins and James Kilginane [sic] jointly leased 1 acre and 20 perches of land from John F. Browne for 2s each and Felix Quinn leased a house for 7s and 2 roods and 30 perches of land for 5s from Peter Tyrell.

 

1670 Down Survey

The 1670 Down Survey name for this area was Gortinniova. The 1641 (pre Cromwell) owner was the Protestant, Christopher Petit and in 1670 (post Cromwell) the owner was the Catholic, George French. There were 43 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 26 plantation acres of profitable land and 26 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

[i] Possibly a granddaughter

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