Lecarrow

An Leithcheathrú

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 74282 45436

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Lord Ffrench who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 119 acres, 1 rood and 10 perchers, about 8 acres of which is rocky pasture, the remainder hilly and dry, arable. The houses and roads are in good repair. It pays £2. 12. 3½ Co. Cess.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is situated in the eastern side of this parish in the barony of Kilconnel bounded by Currafarry, Lissnaclossagh, Ballyvoneen and Ticooly Carr in same barony and by Ticooly O’Kelly in the barony of Tiaquin.

 

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

 

 

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

There were a total of 7 houses in the townland of Lecarrow and they were all occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed with stone, brick or concrete and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. All of the houses were 2nd class dwellings and had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were a total of 29 out buildings, 4 stables, 6 cow houses, a calf house, 4 piggeries, a fowl house, 4 barns and 9 sheds. Forty-one people lived in the townland, 23 males and 18 females. The enumerator was James P. Dalton.

 

House 1: Moran

The head of the first family in Lecarrow was Patrick (71) and he had been married to Mary (54) for 35 years and they had had 8 children and all had survived. They shared the house with 4 of their children, John (30), Patrick (20), Lizzie (18) and Annie (16). Patrick was listed as being Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway and also spoke Irish and English, but there were no details on the others. All could read and write and Patrick (71) was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Patrick Moran.

 

House 2: Kelly / Murray

The widow, Mary Kelly was the head of this family and she had been married for 41 years and had had 9 children but only 5 of those had survived. She shared the house with her son-in-law, John (46) who was married to Mary’s daughter, Bridget (46) and they had been married for 13 years and had had 7 children, Thomas (12), Mary (10), Lizzie (10), Patrick (8), John (6), Michael (4) and Celia (2) and also in the house was Mary’s daughter, Celia (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (73) and John (46) spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Both Mary (73) and John (46) were listed as being farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Murray.

 

House 3: Fallon

Of the 5 members of this household, Archibald (40) was the head and he had been married to Margaret (44) for 14 years and had 3 children, Mary Ellen (8), Michael (7) and Cecelia (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak only English and all could read and write. Archibald was a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was Archy [sic] Fallon.

 

House 4: Nee

The head of this family in house 4 was Michael (81), a widower, and he had been married for 40 years and had had 9 children but only 5 had survived. He shared the house with his son, Thomas (41), who had been married to Bridget (33) for 2 years and they had 1 child. Also in the house were another son, Martin (21) and a nephew, Patrick (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke Irish and English and Bridget and Martin could read and write. Michael and Thomas were farmers. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a piggery and a shed. The landholder was Michael Nee.

 

House 5: Brien / Smyth

The widower, James (72) was the head of this family and he had been married for 38 years and had had 2 children but only 1 had survived, Margaret (41). Also in the house at that time was a cousin, John Smyth (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both adults spoke Irish and English and James could read only and Margaret could read and write. James was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and had 2 sheds. The landholder was James Brien.

 

House 6: McHugh

The widow, Mary ((82) was the head of this family and she had been married for 40 years and in that time she had had 4 children and all had survived. He shared the house with his son, Patrick (46), his daughter-in-law, Bridget (45) and they had been married for 12 years and had had 8 children and 4 of those had survived, John (11), Patrick (7), Andrew (4) and James (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary spoke Irish and English and Patrick (46), Bridget, John and Patrick (7) could read and write. Mary was a farmer’s wife and Patrick (46) was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had 2 cow houses, a fowl house and a shed. The landholder was Patrick McHugh.

 

House 7: Mannion

The head of the last family in Lecarrow was John (45) and he lived in the house with his sister, Mary (43), his brother, Patrick (41) and another sister, Anne (37). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Mary spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a farmer and Patrick was a labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Mannion.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 7 houses and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. They were all 2nd class dwellings and all had 3 rooms and 3 windows in the front. There were 20 out-buildings in the townland, 3 stables, 5 cow houses, 5 piggeries, a fowl house, 4 barns and 2 sheds. Thirty-four people lived in the townland, 16 males and 18 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick McCann.

 

House 1: Mannion

The head of the first family in Lecarrow was Patrick (67) and he was married to Bridget (57) and they shred the house with 4 of their children, John (39), Mary (37), Bridget (33) and Anne (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Mary, Bridget (33) and Anne were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable and a barn. The householder was Patrick Mannion.

 

House 2: McHugh

The widow, Mary (70) was the head of this family and she lived in the house with her son, Patrick (36), her daughter-in-law, Bridget (35) and a grandson, John (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Patrick and Bridget could read and write. Mary was a farmer and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house and a piggery. The householder was Mary McHugh.

 

House 3: Bryan

James (54) was the head of the family in house 3 and he was married to Mary (58) and they shared the house with their daughter, Margaret (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English. Mary could not read, James could read only and Margaret could read and write. James was a farmer and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The householder was James Bryan.

 

House 4: Nee

There were 5 members of the Nee family in house 4 and the head of that family was Michael (65) who was married to Catherine (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Thomas (30), John (15) and Martin (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke both Irish and English but could not read. Thomas and John could read and write and Martin could read only. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Thomas was an agricultural labourer and John and Martin were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The householder was Michael Nee.

 

House 5: Fallon

Archd [sic][i] (30) and his wife, Margaret (31) lived in this house. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They could both read and write and Archd [sic] was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The householder was Archibald Fallon.

 

House 6: Kelly / Murray

The head of this household was Thomas Kelly (70) who was married to Mary (63) and they shared the house with their son-in-law, John Murray (35), their daughter, Bridget (35) and 3 grandchildren, Thomas Murray (2), Elizabeth Murray (5mths) and Mary Murray (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Apart from the grandchildren all of the family could speak both Irish and English and Thomas could read only while John, Mary (63) and Bridget could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, John was a farm servant, Mary (63) was a farmer’s wife and Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The householder was Thomas Kelly.

 

House 7: Moran

Patrick (51) was the head of the last house in Lecarrow and he was married to Mary (45) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Martin (14), Margret (12), Patrick (9), Lizzie (7) and Nannie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick (51) could speak Irish and English. Lizzie and Nannie could not read, Patrick (9) could read only and all the others could read and write. Patrick (51) was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and all the other children were listed as being scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and had a barn. The householder was Patrick Moran.

 

Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864)

The immediate lessor for the townland of Lecarrow was Martin Ffrench and he owned 5 acres, 1 rood and 25 perches of bog that had an annual ratable valuation of £1 10s and he leased tenements to the following:

 

Martin Moran leased a house and office on 22 acres and 14 perches of land for £12 10s for the land and 15s for the buildings, John Carr paid £14 for 36 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land and Martin Kelly and John Mitchell each paid £1 for a shared of 5 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land. Martin Kelly leased 4 tenements, 2 acres and 15 perches of land for £1 2s, 3 acres and 10 perches of land for £1 12s, 3 acres and 10 perches of land for £1 13s and a house and office on 2 roods and 32 perches of land for 8s for the land and 10s for the buildings. John Mitchell paid £7 for 12 acres, 3 roods and 10 perches of land and 15s for a house and office, Thomas Nee paid £1 10s for 2 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches of land and 10s for a house and Patrick Brien paid £1 15s for 3 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land and 15s for a house. John McCue leased a house and office on 8 acres and 22 perches of land for £4 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings, John Galvan leased a house and office on 9 acres, 3 roods and 23 perches of land for £5 for the land and 10s for the buildings and Honoria Curley paid 1s for a garden of 15 perches and 9s for a house.

 

[i] Archibald

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