Newgrove, An Cheathru bhui, yellow quarterland

Civil Parish of Kilreekill

Author: Jo Kelly/Galway Rural Development (GRD).

Newgrove

Newgrove is situated in the civil parish of Kilreekill. It lies north of the centre of the parish and is bounded by Ballantubber West, Ballantubber East, Ballanlaur, Carna, and Doon. It is also bounded by Cloonmain and Carra in the parish of Killoran.

 

O’Donovan Field Name Books gives 1 other spelling of this townland: New Grove.

 

Down Survey Map shows this land under the name ‘Templegall’ was owned by Walter Browne, a catholic in 1641.  It was owned by Thomas Smith, a protestant in 1670.  It states there were 11 plantation acres of unprofitable land, 108 plantation acres of profitable land and 108 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 16 houses in Newgrove in 1901. 1 house was uninhabited. It was owned by Michael Halloran. The other 15 houses had 58 residents in total: 32 were male and 26 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Bridget Hawkins, Patrick Hawkins, Michael Cormican, Michael Halloran, Michael Cunniffe, Patrick Flaherty, John Clarke, John Duane, John Cavanagh, Thomas Brien, Anne Dolan, Anne Mannion, Martin Mannion, Thomas Rogers and Thomas Irwin. The census taken on the 4th of April 1901 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete.  John Clarke’s, John Duane’s and Anne Mannion’s roofs were made with slate, iron or tiles. The other roofs were made with perishable material.

 

Bridget Hawkins (53) was a widow. She was a farmer. She could speak Irish and English. She had 4 unmarried children: Patrick (26), Maggie (20), Joseph (18) and James (16). Bridget could read. The rest of family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.Bridget Hawkins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Hawkins (35) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (32). They had 5 children: Mary (9), Annie (6), Martin (4), Kate (2) and John (9 months). The 4 youngest children could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. Patrick Hawkins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Cormican (40) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (40). They could speak Irish and English. They had 4 children. Mary Anne (11), Patrick (10) and Delia (8) were scholars. Kate (5) could not read. Michael could read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Michael Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Halloran (76) was a widower. He was a farmer. He could speak Irish and English. He had 4 unmarried children: Mary (34), Catherine (26), Michael (24) and Thomas (22). The entire family could read and write. They live in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. Michael Halloran owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Cunniffe (60) was a widower. He was a farmer. He had 5 unmarried children: John (30), Kate (25), Patrick (23), Joseph (17) and Bridget (15). Michael’s brother Patrick (63) was single. He and Michael could speak Irish and English. They could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 stable and 1 cow house. Michael Cunniffe owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Flaherty (62) was a farmer. He could not read. Boarder Bridget Flaherty (50) could read and write. They were both single. They could speak Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Patrick Flaherty owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Clarke (43) was a shepherd. He could speak Irish and English. He was married to Jane (40). They had 5 children. Mary (16), John (14), Bridget (12), Patrick (10) and Ellen (8) were scholars. Michael (30) was single. He was recorded as a farm servant. He could read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Patrick Davy of Woodbery owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Duane (58) was a shepherd. He was married. He had 2 unmarried children: Maggie (19) and James (18). The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 1 front window, 1 stable and 1 cow house. Michael Fahy of Streamstown owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Cavanagh (63) and his brother Patrick (52) worked as blacksmiths. Their sister Margaret (65) was recorded as a housekeeper. All 3 were single. Their sister Mary (60) was married to John Quinn (62). All 5 could speak Irish and English. John Quinn was recorded as a labourer. He and Mary had 3 unmarried children. Patrick (25) was recorded as a labourer. Michael (20) was recorded as a blacksmith. Bridget (28) had no occupation recorded. John Cavanagh’s niece Kathleen C Smyth (7) was a scholar. Michael, Bridget and Kathleen C could read and write. John and Patrick Cavanagh could read. The rest of the family could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 piggery and 1 forge.  John Cavanagh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Brien (72) was a widower. He could speak Irish and English. His son Patrick (30) was single. He was recorded as a labourer. He could read and write. Thomas could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Thomas Brien owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Dolan (50) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 3 unmarried children: Delia (19), Michael (21) and William (17). The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Anne Dolan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Mannion (48) was a widow. She could read and write. Her son John C (25) was a farmer. She also had 3 daughters: Kate (23), Annie (21) and Teresa (17). All 4 were single.  John Delaney (52) was single. He was a farm servant. He could not read or write. The family lived in a 1st class house with 7 rooms and 6 front windows. There were 14 outhouses: 3 stables, 1 coach house, 1 harness room, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 potato house, 1 shed and 1 store. Anne Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Martin Mannion (56) was a farmer. He was married to Jane (52). They had 5 unmarried children. Joseph (23) was a postman. Maria (22) was a seamstress. William (26), Martin (21) and Patrick (16) had no occupations recorded. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Martin Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Rogers (70) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (61). They could speak Irish and English. Their son Patrick (37) was a stone mason. Visitor Thomas Keenan (38) was a carpenter. He and Patrick were single. Patrick could read and write. The other 3 occupants could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Thomas Rogers owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Irwin (62) was a widower. He was a farmer. He could speak Irish and English. He had 2 unmarried children: Mary Anne (21) and William (18). They could read and write. Thomas could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thomas Irwin owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 15 houses in Newgrove in 1911. There were 54 residents in total: 28 were male and 26 were female. All residents were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Bridget Hawkins, Michael Cormican, Patrick Hawkins, Michael Halloran, Patrick Flaherty, Michael Cunniffe, John Duane, John Clarke, John Kavanagh, Patrick Brien, Anne Dolan, Anne Mannion, Martin Mannion,Catherine Coffey, Thomas Irwin. The census taken on the 3rd of April 1911 show the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. John Duane’s, John Clarke’s and Anne Mannion’s roofs were made with slate, iron or tiles. The rest of the roofs were made with perishable material.

 

Bridget Hawkins (65) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had been married for 40 years. She had 8 children with 6 living in 1911. Listed were 2 children: Margaret (24) and James (22). Her brother in law John Hawkins (75) was a carpenter. All 3 were single. They could read and write. Bridget could not read or write. The entire family could speak English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery. Bridget Hawkins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Cormican (58) was a farmer. He was married for 20 years to Mary (60). They could speak Irish and English. They had 4 children with 4 living in 1911. Their children: Mary Anne (19), Patrick (18) and Kate (17) were single. They could read, write and speak English. Michael could not read or write. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery. Michael Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Hawkins (47) was a farmer. He was married for 22 years to Mary (45). They had 12 children with 6 living in 1911. Mary B (19) and Martin (14) were single. Michael (8), John (10) and Kate (12) were scholars. Kate and Annie (1) could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. All the family except for Annie could speak English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 barn. Patrick Hawkins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Hallern (33) could speak English. Michael and his siblings Thomas (30), Mary (45) and Catherine (35) were single. All 4 occupants worked as farmers. They could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Michael Halloran owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Flaherty (75) was a farmer. He could not read or write. His cousin Bridget (65) could read and write. They were both single. They could speak Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Patrick Flaherty owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Cunniffe (73) and his brother Patrick (77) were farmers. They could speak Irish. Patrick was single. Michael was a widower. He had 6 unmarried children: John (40), Mary (38), Patrick (33), Michael (32), James (29) and Bridget (26). His grandson Michael Kilkenny (4) was a scholar. He could not read or write. John could read. The rest of the family could read and write. The entire family could speak English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. Michael Cunniffe owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Duane (63) was married. He was a farmer. His sister Mary (70) was single. They could read, write and speak English. They lived in a 2nd class house 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery. John Duane owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Clarke (58) was a farmer. He was married for 26 years to Jane (52). They had 5 children with 5 living in 1911. Mary (24), John (22), Bridget (20), Patrick (18) and Ellie (16) were single. The entire family could read, write and speak English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. John Clarke owned the land the house the house was situated on.

 

John Kavanagh (70) was a farmer and blacksmith. His brother Patt (67) was a blacksmith. Their sister Mary Quinn (75) had been married for 40 years. She had 7 children with 6 living in 1911. Listed were 4 children: Bridget (45), Margaret (40), Patt (38) and Michael (30). Mary was a widow. The rest of the family were single. Patt (38) was recorded as a labourer. Michael was a blacksmith. Kathleen Clare Smyth (17) was John’s grandniece. The entire family could speak English. John, Mary and Patt (67) also spoke Irish. Mary could not read. John and both Patt’s could read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows.  There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 forge.  John Kavanagh owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Brien (38) was a farmer. He was married for 1 year to Lelia (23). They could read, write and speak English. Their daughter Mary Teresa was 9 months old. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Patrick Brien owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Dolan (64) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had been married for 36 years. She had 6 children with 5 living in 1911. Her son William (25) was single. They could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery. Anne Dolan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Anne Mannion (70) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had been married for 40 years. She had 8 children with 5 living in 1911. Her children: John Charles (37) and Theresa (26) were single. Patrick McLoughlin (75) was a widower. He was a farm labourer. The entire family could read, write and speak English. They lived in a 1st class house with 8 rooms and 9 front windows. There were 9 outhouses: 2 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn, 1 shed and 1 store. Anne Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Martin Mannion (72) was a farmer. He could speak English. He was married for 38 years to Jane (66). They had 8 children with 7 living in 1911. Listed were 4 unmarried children. William (36) and Martin (31) were farmers. Joseph (33) was a postman. Maria (30) had no occupation recorded. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Martin Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Catherine Coffey (85) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had been married for 53 years. She had 6 children with 4 living in 1911. Her son Edward (35) was married to Sarah (23). They could read and write. Catherine could not read or write. All 3 occupants could speak English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 calf house. Catherine Coffey owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Irwin (75) was a widower. He was a farmer. His son John (45) was single. His son William (30) was married for 1 year to Annie (30). Their daughter Marie was 9 months old. All 4 adults could read, write and speak English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 barn.  Thomas Irwin owned the land the house was situated on.

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