Rathbaun

An Ráth Bán

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid: M 69754 42062

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property Michl. D. Bellew held by deed for ever. It contains 269 acres, 0 roods and 2 perches. all of which is under good cultivation. Houses and roads are in good repair. Pays for County Cess £0. 12s. 4d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the South of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Gortavally, Coarse and Kinclare townlands in this parish and by Creggaun in the parish of Ballymacward in the same barony.

 

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

 

 

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 15 houses in the townland of Rathbaun and they were all occupied at the time of this census. They were all listed as being private dwellings. All of the buildings were built of stone, brick or concrete walls with houses 1, 6 and 14 having slate, iron or tiled roofs and all the other houses had only thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 4-6, 9 and 11-14 were 2nd class dwellings and all the others were 3rd class. Houses 1, 3, 7, 8, 10 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 4, 5, 9 and 11-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front, house 6 had 4 rooms and 5 windows in the front and house 14 had 6 rooms and 6 windows. According to the out-offices and farm-steadings return, there were a total of 49 out buildings consisting of 11 stables, 13 cow houses, 11 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 7 barns, a turf houses and 3 sheds. There were 51 people, 26 males and 25 females. The enumerator was John Gallagher.

 

House 1: Keane

The head of the first family in Rathbaun was John (36), who was single, and he lived with his widowed mother Siberia (69), who had been married for 38 years and had 7 children but only 3 of those had survived. Also in the house was John’s sister, Honoria (40). 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. 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 John Keane.

 

House 2: Clarke

John (40) was the head of this family and he lived in the house with his sister, Julia (32). They were both born in Co. Galway E.R. and were Roman Catholic. Both could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a turf house. The landholder was John Clarke.

 

House 3: Gavin

There were 4 members of this household and the head was the widow, Catherine (68) and she lived with 3 of her children, Thomas (32), Mary (19) and Michael (18). They were all born in Co. Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and could read and write. Catherine was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Michael was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Catherine Gavin.

 

House 4: Cullinane

Thomas (80) was the head of this family and he had been married to Ellen (73) for 45 years and they had had 8 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Bridget (43), Michael (33) and Annie (28). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Ellen and Bridget spoke Irish and English and the children could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Michael was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas Cullinane.

 

House 5: McLaughlin

Thomas (63) was listed as being the head of this family and he lived with his wife of 34 years, Sabina (70) and they had 3 children and 2 had survived. Those children lived in the house with them and they were, Mary (31) and Thomas (28). They were all born in Co. Galway E. R. and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could speak Irish and English and all, apart from Thomas (63), could read and write. Thomas (63) was a famer and Thomas (28) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable and a cow house. The landholder was Thomas McLaughlin.

 

House 6: Kilroy

Of the 9 members of the Kilroy family in house 6, Michael (47) was the head and he had been married to Mary (42) for 18 years and they had 7 children, Thomas (17), Catherine (14), Mary (12), Patrick (11), Michael (7), John (5) and Martin (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Mary (12) and Patrick spoke both Irish and English. Martin could not read, John could read only and all the other members of the family could read and write. Michael (47) was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son and Catherine, Mary (12), Patrick and Michael (7) were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. The landholder was Michael Kilroy.

 

House 7: Naughton

The widow, Elizabeth (58) was the head of this family and lived in the house with 3 of her children, Patrick (21), Margaret (18) and Timothy (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Elizabeth spoke both Irish and English but only the children could read and write. Elizabeth was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Margaret and Timothy were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Elizabeth Naughton.

 

House 8: Naughton

There were 5 members of this family and the head of the family was John (31) and he had been married to Winifred (27) for 3 years and they had 3 children, Michael (2), Christphour [sic] (1) and Patrick (1mth). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents could read and write and John was a listed as being a farmer. 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 John Naughton.

 

House 9: O Neill

The head of the household in house 9 was Martin (58) and he had been married to Margaret (48) for 20 years and had had 8 children with 7 of those surviving. Those children were also in the house and they were, Patrick (19), Lawrence (18), Mary Ellen (16), Annie (15), Bridget (12), John (10) and Maggie (7). Only Martin had a religion listed and that was Roman Catholic but they were all born in Co. Galway. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Martin could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Patrick and Lawrence were farmer’s sons and Annie, Bridget, John and Maggie were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Martin O Neill.

 

House 10: Nee

The sole occupant of house 9 was Patrick (63) and he was a Roma Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke both Irish and English, could also read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and Patrick was the landholder.

 

House 11: Carr

Thomas (38) was the head of this family and was married to Mary (31) for 1 year but had no children. They shared the house with Thomas’ widowed mother, Ellen (68) and 2 of his sisters, Margaret (25) and Annie J. (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Ellen spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Ellen, could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Thomas Carr.

 

House 12: Crosby

There were 10 members of this household and the head of the family was Michael (54) and he lived in the house with his wife of 21 years and they had had 10 children and 8 of those had survived. Those 8 children also lived in the house and they were, Margaret (20), Patrick (17), Michael (15), John (13), Mary Delia (11), James (9), Thomas (8) and Kathleen (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. With the exception of Thomas and Kathleen, all of the family could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son and Michael (15), John, Mary Delia, James, Thomas and Patrick were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Crosby.

 

House 13: Crosby

House 13 was home to another Crosby family and the head of this family was John (67) and he had been married to Katie (58) for 35 years and they had had a total of 6 children and 5 had survived. Three of those children also lived in the house at that time and they were, Patrick (27), Helena (23) and Katie (12). John, Katie (58) and Katie (12) spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John and Patrick were farmers and Katie (12) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Crosby.

 

House 14: Mannion / Nolan

The widower, Thomas (49) was the head of this family and he lived with 5 of his children, Lizzie (14), Mary D. (11), Christina (9), Patrick (7) and Thomas P. (5) and also Thomas’ grandmother, Bridget Nolan (71). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Thomas P. spoke English only and the others could speak both Irish and English and all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and the children were scholars. . The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 6 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Mannion.

 

House 15: Egan

The sole occupant of the last house in Rathbaun was Patrick (40) and he was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway E.R. He could read and write and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Pat Egan.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 15 houses in Rathbaun in 1901 and all were 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 all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 7-9 and 11-13 were 2nd class dwellings and the rest were all 3rd class. Houses 3-6, 10, 14 and 15 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 2, 7-9 and 11-13 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 1 had 3 rooms and 5 windows in the front. There were a total of 47 outbuildings consisting of 6 stables, 14 cow houses, a calf house, 12 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 8 barns and a shed. There were 61 people in the townland, 24 males and 37 females. The enumerator was Const. John Kelly.

 

House 1: Keane

John (66) was the head of the first family in Rathbaun and he was married to Sibina [sic] (55) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Honoria (28), John (25) and Mary (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. John (66) was a farmer, Sibina [sic] was a farmer’s wife, Honoria and Mary were farmer’s daughters and John (25) was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Keane.

 

House 2: Clarke

The head of this family was the widow, Bridget (75) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, Martin (36), John (34) and daughter, Julia (27). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English and the children could all read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Martin and John were farmer’s sons and Julia was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Bridget Clarke.

 

House 3: Gavin

The widow, Catherine (41) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 5 of her children, Thomas (18), Julia (15), Ellen (12), Mary (8) and Michael (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Catherine could speak both Irish and English but all could read and write. Catherine was a farmer widow, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Julia was a farmer’s daughter, and Ellen, Mary and Michael were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a calf house and a piggery. The landholder was Catherine Gavin.

 

House: Cullinane

Thomas (63) was the head of the family and he was married to Ellen (56) and they lived in the house with 5 children, Bridget (27), Ellen (25), Michael (21), Annie (18) and Mary (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both parents spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget, Ellen (25) and Annie were farmer’s daughters, Michael was a farmer’s son and Mary was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas Cullinane.

 

House 5: McLoughlin

Thomas (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Sibina [sic] (51) and they lived in the house with their daughter, Mary (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Sibina [sic] spoke both Irish and English and Sibina [sic] and Mary could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Thomas McLoughlin.

 

House 6: Canavan / Kelly / Gilmore

The widow, Mary A. was listed as the head of this household and also in the house at that time were a servant, Bridget Kelly (14) and a visitor, Ellen Gilmore (61). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write, and Mary A. was a national school teacher pensioner and Bridget was a domestic servant. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary A. Canavan.

 

House 7: Neill

Martin (50) was the head of the family in house 7 and was married to Margaret (35) and they lived in the house with Martin’s widowed father, Lawrence (90) and 5 of their children, Patrick (9), Lawrence (7), Mary Ellen (6), Annie (4), Bridget (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Margaret and Lawrence (90) spoke Irish and English and Martin, Margaret, Patrick, Lawrence (7) and Mary Ellen could read and write. Martin was a farmer, Lawrence (90) was a retired farmer, Bridget 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 cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Martin Neill.

 

House 8: Carr

Thomas (70) was listed as being the head of the Carr family in house 8 and he was married to Ellen (50) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Thomas (24), Margaret (18) and Patrick (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (70), Ellen and Thomas (24) spoke Irish and English and Margaret and Patrick spoke only English. The children could all read and write. Thomas (70) was a farmer, Thomas (24) and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Carr.

 

House 9: Naughton / Tansey

Of the 5 members of this household, the widower, Michael (64) was the head and he shared the house with 3 of his children, John (20), Michael (16) and Mary (13) and also a servant, Bridget Tansey (66). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke Irish and English but could not read and the children could all read and write. Michael (64) was a farmer, John and Michael (16) were farmer’s sons, Mary was a scholar and Bridget was a general servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Michael Naughton.

 

House 10: Naughton

There were 7 members of this Naughton family and the widow, Elizabeth was listed as being the head and she shared the house with her daughters, Bridget (15), Kate (11), Margaret (10) and sons, Matthew (17), Patrick (13) and Timothy (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Elizabeth, Matthew, Bridget and Patrick spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Elizabeth was a farmer’s widow, Matthew was a farmer’s son, Bridget was a farmer’s son and the others were all scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Elizabeth Naughton.

 

House 11: Crosbie / Kelly

Michael (42) was the head of this household and he was married to Mary (31) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Margaret (10), Patrick (7), Michael (5), John Francis (3) and Mary Delia (1) and also in the house at that time was a servant, Michael Kelly (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, but only Michael (42) and Mary could speak Irish and English. Michael (42), Mary, Margaret, Patrick and Michael Kelly could read and write. Michael (42) was a farmer, Margaret, Patrick and Michael (5) were scholars, John Francis was a farmer’s son, Mary Delia was a farmer’s daughter and Michael Kelly was a farm servant. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Michael Crosbie.

 

House 12: Crosbie

The head of this family was John (52) and he was married to Kate (41) and also in the house were 5 of their children, Bridget (22), Annie (17), Patrick (16), Helena (12) and Katie (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Kate spoke both Irish and English and all, apart from baby Katie, could read and write. John was a farmer, Bridget and Annie were farmer’s daughters and Patrick and Helena were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was John Crosbie.

 

House 13: Nolan / Mannion

Bridget Nolan (55), a widow, was the head of this household and she lived in the house with her son-in-law, Thomas Mannion (40), her daughter, Mary Mannion (30) and 3 granddaughters, Elizabeth Mannion (4), Mary Delia Mannion (2) and Christina Mannion (8mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget and Thomas spoke Irish and English and Bridget, Thomas and Mary could read and write. Bridget was a farmer’s widow, Thomas was a farmer and Mary, Elizabeth, Mary Delia and Christina were farmer’s daughters. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Bridget Nolan.

 

House 14: Egan

Michael (72), who was a widower, lived in this house with his daughter, Delia (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael spoke both Irish and English and could read only while Delia could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Delia was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 3 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. The landholder was Michael Egan.

 

House 15: Nee

The only occupant of the last house in Rathbaun was Patrick (52) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He could read and write, speak both Irish and English and was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with 2 rooms and he had a cow house. The landholder was Patrick Nee.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

The Griffith’s Valuation shows that the main immediate lessor in the townland of Rathbaun was John H. Blakeney and he was the lessor in the following, unless otherwise stated.

 

Ellen Kelly leased a house and office on 5 acres and 10 perches of land for £2 10s for the land and £1 2s for the buildings, Michael Finn paid £10 10s for 19 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land and 10s for a house. Roderick Kealy leased a house for 6s and jointly leased 13 acres and 27 perches of land with Luke Higgins for £6 12s. They also jointly leased 4 acres and 12 perches of land for 18s on which Luke Higgins also leased a house for 6s. John Coffey paid £5 5s for 9 acres, 1 rood and 34 perches and 10s for a house, Richard Costello paid £5 15s for 10 acres, 2 roods and 33 perches of land and 12s for a house and office, Thomas Garvan [sic] paid £2 for 3 acres, 3 roods and 13 perches of land and 10s for a house and Martin Horan paid £2 10s for 4 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches of land. Patrick Egan paid £2 5s for 4 acres, 1 rood and 2 perches of land and 7s for a house, Patrick Crosbie and John Crosbie jointly leased houses and offices on 31 acres, 1 rood and 28 perches of land for which they each paid £7 10s and Patrick paid £1 for a house and offices and John paid 12s for house and office. Bridget Leech leased a house from Patrick Crosbie for 4s. Patrick Curley leased 10 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches for £6 5s, Patrick McQuire leased 2 tenements, the first being a house and office on 11 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches of land for £5 15s for the land and 12s for the buildings, and the second was 5 acres, 1 rood and 15 perches of land for £1 5s. Laurence Neill, John New and Thomas Smith jointly leased 16 acres, 2 roods and 2 perches of land for £3 2s each and Laurence and Thomas paid 6s each for houses and John paid 8s for a house and office and they also leased 9 acres, 2 roods and 15 perches of land for £3 between them.

 

Patrick Mitchell leased a house on 15 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches of land for £6 15s for the land and 10s for the house. Bridget Carr and John Geraghty jointly leased 7 acres, 2 roods and 26 perches of land for £2 each and john also leased a house on that land for 5s, they also had 4 acres, 3 roods and 4 perches of land for £1 between them. Patrick Noone leased a house and offices on 14 acres, 2 roods and 15 perches of land for £6 12s for the land and 15s for the buildings, Thaddens [sic] Naughton and Patrick Kelly jointly leased 20 acres, 2 roods and 18 perches of land for £4 12s each and Thaddens [sic] paid 6s for a house on that land and Patrick paid 6s for a house. Patrick Curley leased a house and offices on 17 acres, 1 rood and 9 perches of land for £9 5s for the land and £1 5s for the buildings, Martin Clarke leased a house and offices on 14 acres and 3 perches of land for £7 12s for the land and 15s for the buildings and Honoria Kane leased a house and office on 5 acres, 3 roods and 6 perches of land for £3 5s for the land and 10s for the buildings. John Lohan leased a house with a garden of 1 rood and 10 perches for 4s for the garden and 8s for the house, Patrick Kenny leased a house and office on 4 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of land for £2 15s for the land and 10s for the buildings and Thomas Ormsby paid 17s for 2 acres and 27 perches of land.

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