Ballyhugh

Civil Parish of Kilmacduagh

Joseph Ennis|University of Galway|Galway County Heritage Office

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Situation:  The standard name for the townland was Ballyhugh with the Irish name being Baile Ui Aedha. Other forms of names include Ballyhu By. Surveyors Sketch Map, Ballyhue Engraved County Map. This town was located at the east end of the parish.

Description:

O’Donavon Field name books:

the proprietor of the townland was Lord Gort of Loughcootra Castle with the agent being Mr James Slater. The land was let to 11 tenants at 21 to 30 shillings per acre. The size of the farm ranged from 5 to 15 acres with the soil rocky and gravely. The crops were usually wheat, oats and potatoes. In this river on the South side of Gort is a very small island called Gortincha Guare (Gortinchaguere) from which the post town of Gort took its name. A large portion of Gort town stands on the East point of this townland.

Down survey:

The name of the townland on the down survey was Ballihine. The owner in 1641 was Sir Rodger O’Shawnussy who was catholic and the owner in 1670 was Sir Dermot O’Shaghnessy who was also catholic. There was 293 plantation acres of profitable land and 293 forfeited acres.

Griffith Valuation:

Map reference one refers to James Lahiff who had a herd’s house and land as well as an office. This was 128 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches and was worth 121 pounds and 10 shillings.

Map reference two was Michael Kane who had two plots of land. One owned by James Lahiff and one by Rep. Vicesimus Knox. The first plot was 4 acres and 4 perches and the second was 13 acres, 1 rood and 3 perches. This overall was worth 18 pounds and 15 shillings.

Map reference three was Patrick Reilly who had a herd’s house, office and land. This was 19 acres and was worth 25 pounds and 10 shillings.

Map reference four was Reverend Michael Nagle. This was land that was 7 acres, 1 rood and 27 perches. This was worth 7 pounds and 10 shillings.

Map reference five was John Forrest who had a herd’s house, office and land. This was 13 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches. Which was 16 pounds and 10 shillings.

Map reference six was Martin Nestor who had land that was 17 acres, 1 rood and 17 perches. This was 17 pounds.

Map reference seven was Denis Boland who had a Herd’s house and land. This was 24 acres and 9 perches and was worth 25 pounds and 10 shillings.

Map reference eight was Martin Kemmy. This was a herd’s house and land that was 8 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches and was 9 pounds and 5 shillings.

Map reference nine was Martin Nolan. This was land that was 8 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches. This was 9 pounds and 15 shillings.

Map reference ten was Michael Stack. This was land that 3 acres, 1 shield and 39 perches. This was 3 pounds.

Map reference eleven was Patrick Fahy who had land. This was 3 acres and 17 perches and was worth 3 pounds.

Map reference twelve was Patrick Henderson who had land. This was 8 acres, 1 rood and 32 perches and was worth 7 pounds.

Map reference thirteen was John Manton who had land that was 3 acres and 8 perches and was worth 2 pounds and 5 shillings.

Map reference fourteen was Tobias Rosengrave who had land that was 8 acres and 4 perches and worth 6 pounds and 15 shillings.

Town of Gort

Map reference fifteen contained several people, the first was John Lowrie who had a house that was worth 13 pounds. The landlord was Anne Mitchell.

The second was John McNamara who had a house and yard that was worth 13 pounds.

The third was Michael Hynes who had a house and yard that was 11 pounds.

The fourth was Martin Dolphin who had a house and office that was worth 4 pounds.

The fifth was John Quinn who had a house and yard that was worth 5 pounds and 10 shillings.

The sixth was John N. Russel who had a house office and land that was worth 13 pounds and 10 shillings.

The seventh was Bryan Ward who had a house and yard that was 3 pounds and 10 shillings.

The eighth was John Nelly who had a house office and yard that was 14 pounds.

The nineth was Thomas Plunkett who had a house, office and yard that was 11 pounds.

The tenth was Andrew Ford who had a house, office and yard that was 5 pounds and 10 shillings.

The eleventh was Anastasia Egan who had a house, office and yard and was worth 11 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twelfth was Guardians of the poor of gort union which was a dispensary. This was worth 3 pounds.

The thirteenth was Anne Connell who had a house office and yard which was 9 pounds.

The fourteenth was John Boland which was a house office and yard which was 18 pounds.

The fifteenth was John Boland who had a yard that was worth 2 pounds.

The sixteenth was Mary Connor who had a house that was worth 5 shillings.

The seventeenth was Honoria Murphy and others who had a house and was worth 5 shillings.

The eighteenth was Anthony Hynes was the house, office and yard and was worth 7 pounds.

The nineteenth was Martin Kemmy who had a house and yard that was worth 8 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twentieth was John Ready who had a house and yard that was 11 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty first was John Mangan who had a house and yard that was 11 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty second was Patrick Doogan who had a house and yard that was 6 pounds.

The twenty third was Patrick Glynn who had a house and yard that was 14 pounds.

The twenty fourth was Patrick Glynn who had a house and yard that was 15 pounds.

The twenty fifth was John Gill who had a house and yard that was 8 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty sixth was Bernard McKeon who had a house and yard which was worth 6 pounds.

The twenty seventh was Timothy McDermott who had a house and yard that was worth 9 pounds.

The twenty eighth was Andrew Molony who had a house and yard and was worth 10 pounds.

The twenty ninth was Lodgers who had a house that was worth 9 pounds.

The thirtieth was Redmond Lee who had a house, office and yard and was worth 11 pounds and 10 shillings.

The thirty first was Edward Shaughnessy who had a house and yard that was worth 16 pounds.

The thirty second was Denis Gilligan who had a house and yard that was worth 17 pounds.

The thirty third was Mary Molony who had a house, office and yard that was worth 21 pounds.

The thirty fourth was John M. Glynn was a house, office and yard that was worth 21 pounds.

The thirty fifth was the grand jury of county Galway and Anne Hynes who had the courthouse and yard and the proportionate value of tolls and customs in the parish. This was worth 73 pounds overall.

Bridge Street

The first was James Connell who had a house and yard that was worth 10 pounds.

The second was Alexander Bannatyne who had a house and yard that was worth 10 pounds.

The third was John Donohoe who had a house, yard and garden that was worth 11 pounds and 10 shillings.

The fourth was Margaret Dermody who had a house and yard and was worth 3 pounds and 10 shillings.

The fifth was vacant which was a house office and yard and was worth 12 pounds and 10 shillings.

The sixth was James Quinn who had a house, office and yard which was worth 15 pounds.

The seventh was Thomas Nolan who had a house and was worth 2 pounds and 5 shillings.

The eight was Anne Conry who had a house, office and garden which was worth 14 pounds.

The ninth was Anne Hardiman who had a house, office and yard and was 13 pounds.

The tenth was vacant which was a house, office and yard and was 12 pounds.

The eleventh was Andrew Wallace who had a house, office and yard and was worth 14 pounds.

The twelfth was Michael Kelly who had a house, office and yard and was 13 pounds.

The thirteenth was Terence Gill who had a house, office and yard and was 10 pounds.

The fourteenth was Denis Keane junior who had a house, office and yard and was 9 pounds.

The fifteenth was Edward L. Hunt who had a house, office and yard and was 20 pounds.

The sixteenth was Patrick Burke who had a house, office and yard and was worth 13 pounds.

The seventeenth was James Sleator who had a house, office, yard and garden which was 33 perches and was worth 21 pounds.

The eighteenth was William Mulville who had a house, office, yard and garden which was 1 rood and was worth 23 pounds.

The nineteenth was vacant which was a house, office and yard and was worth 17 pounds.

The twentieth was James Lahiff who had land which was 5 acres, 1 rood and 30 perches and was 11 pounds.

The twenty first was James Lahiff who had a house, office, yard and garden which was 1 rood and was worth 20 pounds.

The twenty second was vacant which was a house, office and yard and was 14 pounds.

The twenty third was Patrick Reilly was a house, office and yard which was 10 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty fourth was Thomas Ward who had a house, office and yard which was worth 14 pounds.

The twenty fifth was Martin D. Nolan who had a house, office and yard which was worth 16 pounds.

The twenty sixth was Lodgers who had a house, office and yard and was worth 7 pounds.

The twenty seventh was John Morris who had a house, office, yard and garden and was worth 14 pounds.

The twenty eighth was Mary Dobbin who had a house and yard and was worth 13 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty ninth was Rev. Timothy Shannon and had a house, office and yard and was worth 16 pounds.

The thirtieth was Michael Keane who had a house, office and yard which was worth 20 pounds.

The thirty first was Charles Bianconi who had an office and yard that was 8 pounds.

The thirty second was Michael Gorman who had a House, office and yard and was worth 11 pounds.

The thirty third was Thomas G. Fitzgerald who had a house, office and yard which was 11 pounds.

The thirty fourth was Murtagh Glynn who had a house and yard which was worth 10 pounds.

The thirty fifth was Michael Hynes which was a house and yard worth 15 pounds.

 

Queen Street

The first was the Irish church missionary society had a schoolhouse and yard which was worth 7 pounds.

The second was vacant and was a building ground of 15 perches. It was worth 10 pounds.

The third was James Sleator who had land that was 2 roods and 36 perches and was worth 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The fourth has no owner and was a church and graveyard. This was 3 perches and 10 shillings and was worth 23 pounds.

The fifth was James Sleator was a land and was 2 perches and 15 shillings. This was 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The sixth was Festus Kelly who had a yard and House and office. This was worth 13 pounds and 10 shillings.

Slippee Street

The first was Murtagh Glynn which was an office that was 2 pounds.

The second was Vacant and was a house worth 15 shillings.

The third was vacant and was a house worth 15 shillings.

 

Barrack Street

The first and second were vacant. This was a building ground and house and office. This was 6 perches.

The third was vacant and was a house, office and yard and was worth 7 pounds.

The fourth was Mary Curley who had a house and was worth 4 pounds.

The fifth was Michael Donohoe and was a house and yard that was 3 pounds and 10 shillings.

The sixth was A. O’Shaughnessy who had a house, office and yard that was 10 pounds and 10 shillings.

The seventh was Mary Cunniffe which was a house, office and yard that was 9 pounds and 10 shillings.

The eighth was Bryan Ward and James Foran which was a house and yard and was 6 pounds.

 

 

Church Street:

The first was Thomas Boland who had a house, office and yard and was worth 16 pounds.

The second was Anne O’Connor who had a house, office and yard and was 16 pounds.

The third was vacant and was a house, office and yard which was 11 pounds.

The fourth was vacant and was a house and yard and was 5 pounds.

The fifth was James Lahiff who had a yard and was 10 shillings.

The sixth was James Lahiff who had ruins and garden and was 20 perches and was 10 shillings.

The seventh had no owner and was a national schoolhouse and yard and was worth 18 pounds.

The eighth was Anne Hynes and was a house, office and yard which was 11 perches and was 12 pounds and 10 shillings.

The nineth was Reverend Michael Nagle which was a garden and was 1 rood and 22 perches and was 15 shillings.

The tenth was Vacant offices and yard and was worth 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The eleventh was Patrick Kelly who had a house and was 15 shillings.

The twelfth was Ellen Nolan who had a house and was 5 shillings.

The thirteenth was John Connolly who had a house and was 10 shillings.

The fourteenth was Bridget Malley who had a house and was 5 shillings.

The fifteenth was Bridget Burke who had a house and was 5 shillings.

The sixteenth was vacant and was ruins and a yard which was 5 shillings.

The seventeenth was Patrick Glynn who had a house, office and yard and was 10 perches and worth 3 pounds.

The eighteenth was Martin Chamberlaine who had a house and was 1 pound and 5 shillings.

The nineteenth was John Conway who had a house, yard and garden that was worth 1 pound and 15 shillings.

The twentieth was lodgers and was a house and yard that was 1 pound and 5 shillings.

The twenty first was unlisted and was ruins and yard.

The twenty second was Patrick Devany which was a house, yard and garden and was 14 perches and was 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The twenty third was Patrick Molony which was a forge, yard and garden and was 17 perches and was 1 pound and 15 shillings.

The twenty fourth was John Burke who had a house and was 1 pound and 5 shillings.

The twenty fifth was Edward Hynes who had a house, office and yard which was 26 perches and was 2 pounds and 10 shillings.

The twenty sixth was Michael Connor which was a house, office and yard and was 20 perches and was worth 3 pounds.

The twenty seventh was Bridget Hynes which was a house, yard and garden and was 28 perches and was worth 2 pounds and 5 shillings.

The twenty eighth was vacant and was a house and was 1 pound.

The twenty nineth was John Conway and was a ruin, yard and garden and was 17 perches and was worth 5 shillings.

The thirtieth was Peter Fahy who had a house and yard and was 17 perches and worth 2 pounds.

The thirty first was Thomas Connor who had a house that was 15 shillings.

The thirty second was Thomas Glynn who had a house, yard and garden that was 17 perches and was 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The thirty third was Stephen Hayes who had a house, office and yard which was 23 perches and was 2 pounds and 5 shillings.

The thirty fourth was Patrick Molony which was a house, yard and garden which was 30 perches and 1 pound and 10 shillings.

The thirty fifth was unlisted and was ruins and yard.

The thirty sixth was Michael Skerry who had a house and yard which was 16 perches and was 1 pound and 5 shillings.

The thirty seventh was Michael Connor which was a house, office and yard and was 1 pound and 15 shillings.

The thirty eighth was John Neilan was a house and was 10 shillings.

The thirty nineth was Edward Donohoe who had a house and yard and was 15 shillings.

The fortieth to forty sixth was James Lahiff who had a buildings ground which was 38 perches and was 10 shillings.

The forty seventh was Michael Connor was ruins and yard and was 15 perches and was 5 shillings.

The forty eighth was Martin Brennan which was a house, yard and garden and was 12 perches and 15 shillings.

The forty nineth was unlisted and was ruins.

The fiftieth was John Connor who had a house and yard and was 15 perches and 15 shillings.

The fifty first was Michael Hanlon who had a house and yard and was 15 shillings.

The fifty second was Martin Healy who had a house, office and yard which was 15 shillings.

The fifty third was vacant and was a house worth 8 shillings.

The fifty fourth was David Devany who had a house and yard and was 15 shillings.

The fifty fifth was vacant and was a house and was 10 shillings.

The fifty sixth was Mary Hynes who had a house and yard and was 5 shillings.

The fifty seventh was Martin Healy had a garden and was 2 shillings.

The fifty eighth was Martin Nee who had a garden that was 2 roods and 25 perches and was 1 pound.

The fifty ninth was Thaddens Mahon who had land that was 1 acre, 2 roods and 38 perches and was 2 pounds and 10 shillings.

The sixty to sixty second was vacant and was ruins.

The sixty third was a building ground and was 4 perches.

The sixty fourth was Edward McNamaru who had land that was 1 acre and 3 roods and was 2 pounds and 10 shillings.

The sixty fifth was Patrick Nee which was land that was 2 acres and 25 perches and 3 pounds.

The sixty sixth was Daniel Brodie which was a house and was 10 shillings.

The sixty seventh and eighth was vacant building grounds and was 6 perches.

The sixty ninth was Michael Nielan was a house, forge and yard and was 1 pound and 15 shillings.

The seventieth was James Lahiff who had a garden that was 2 roods and 30 perches and was 1 pound.

The seventy first and second was vacant and was a building ground.

The seventy ninth was vacant and was a building ground and was 8 perches.

The eightieth was Thomas Nestor who had land that was 2 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches and was 4 pounds.

The eighty first was Reverend Joseph Bermingham who had a garden that was 1 rood and 8 perches and was 15 shillings.

The eighty second was Margaret Burke who was a house and yard and was 2 pounds.

The eighty third was Martin Nestor was a house and office and was 1 rood and was 3 pounds.

The eighty fourth was Lodgers was a house and was 1 pound and 5 shillings.

The eighty fifth to ninety sixth was vacant building grounds and was 1 rood and 35 perches and was a pound.

The ninety seventh was John Gallery was a garden and was 1 rood and 35 perches and was 1 pound.

The ninety eight was Tobias Rosengrave was a house and yard and was 10 pounds and 10 shillings.

The ninety ninth was vacant was a house and yard and was 3 pounds.

The one hundredth was vacant house and yard and was 3 pounds.

The one hundredth and one was John Hewson was a house and yard and was 18 perches and was 9 pounds.

The one hundredth and second was Reverend Joseph who had a house and yard and was 1 acre and 4 perches and was 22 pounds.

The one hundredth and third was unlisted and was a chapel and yard and was 30 pounds.

Nuns Island-Lane

The first was Patrick McDonnell was a house and 10 shillings.

The second was Margaret Coleman was a house and was 5 shillings.

The third was Peter McGrath was a house and was 10 shillings.

The fourth was Bridget Shaughnessy who had a house and garden and was 1 rood and was 1 pound.

The fifth was vacant and was a building ground of 5 perches.

The sixth was unlisted ruins.

The seventh was John Hynes that was a house of 5 shillings.

The eighth was Thomas Kelly who had a house that was 5 shillings.

The nineth was Maria Shes who had a house that was 5 shillings.

The tenth was Richard Echlin who had a house and garden that was 5 shillings.

The eleventh was James Shields was a house and garden that was 10 shillings.

The twelfth was Sarah Byrne who had a house and garden that was 10 shillings.

The thirteenth was Catherine Corneally who had a house and was 3 shillings.

The fourteenth was Mary Shaughnessy who had a house and garden and was 5 shillings.

The fifteenth was unlisted ruins.

The sixteenth was Edward Ford and was a house and yard and was 10 shillings.

The seventeenth was Fergus Mullen which was a house, yard and garden and was 10 shillings.

1901 census

There was four households in the region in 1901 with the fourth being uninhabited. There was 11 peoples living there and with all being roman catholic. The houses had stone or brick walls and had thatch or wood rooves with 2 to 4 rooms.

The head of family of house one was William Quinn (70) who was a farmer and lived with his wife Bridget (59) and daughter Bridget (29). William and the younger Bridget could read and write, and all spoke Irish and English. They had a cow house, piggery and shed.

The head of family of house two was John Whelan (45) who was a labourer and lived with his wife Sarah (45) and son Daniel (17). Sarah and Daniel could read and write, and all spoke Irish and English. They had a piggery and fowl house.

The head of family of house three was Michael (58) a labourer and lived with his wife Mary (48) and his children. Peter (14), Marget (12), Michael (8) and Martin (4). They could all read and write except Martin and the parents spoke Irish and English and the rest English. They had a cow house and barn.

1911 census

There were ten households in the region in 1911 with only five being inhabited. There were 26 people living in the area all being roman catholic. All the homes had the same features as 1901. House 7 through 9 were uninhabited but all had a piggery and turf house.

The head of family of house one was Martin Nelly (53) who was a herdsman and lived with his wife Bridget (43) and children. Moris (11), Christopher (10), Bridget (9), Kathleen (8), Patrick (6), Peter (5), Gertrade (4) and Anne (3) and infant Teresa. All the children above 3 went to school. Only Bridget, Moris and Kathleen could read and or write. Only Bridget was listed speaking Irish and English. They had a barn.

The head of family of house two was Bridget Quinn (73) who was a widow farmer that lived with her daughter Bridget (33). Both could read and write and spoke Irish and English. They had a cow house, piggery and fowl house.

The head of family of house three was Michael Walsh (70) who was a farm servant and lived with his wife Mary (61) and son Martin (17). Only Martin could read and write and Michael and Mary spoke Irish and English and Martin English.

The head of family of house five was Michael Farrell (46) who was an army pensioner and lived with his wife Margaret (48) and family. Stepchild Margaret (25) and foster child Mary Lally (10). They could all read and write except Michael. They had a piggery and turf house.

The head of family of house six was Joseph Kelly (30) who was a victualler and lived with his wife Ellen (29) and their family. They lived with Thomas (6), Peter (4), James (1) and brother Matthew (42). All the adults could read and write. They had a piggery and turf house.

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