Cappanaghtan

Ceapach Neachtain, naughton’s plot

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Cappanaghtan

 

Cappanaghtan is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan barony of Longford Co Galway. It is bounded in the north by Lismakeigue and Gurtalough, on the west by Foxhall Little, on the east by Abbeygormican and Gurthmore and on the south by Drimeyre and Lurganshanny.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books gives various other spellings of this townland: Ceapa Neachtain, Cappanaughtin, Cappanaughlin, Cappanaughtin and Cappanaaghtin.

 

Down Survey map shows that this townland under the name ‘Ceappanaghten’ was owned in 1641 by Hugh Hayn, a catholic. It was owned in 1670 by Nicholas O’Hayn, a catholic. It states that there were 43 plantation acres of unprofitable land. There were 241 plantation acres of profitable land and 241 plantation acres of forfeited land.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 10 houses in Cappanaghtan in 1901. There were 55 residents in total: 32 were male and 23 were female. The heads of the households were: John Cormican, John Kelly, Thomas Whyte, John Whyte, Michael Hobbins, Michael Kennedy, Thomas Callanan, Mary Kelly, James Fahy and Mary Donnellan. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The census taken on the 3rd of April 1901 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roofs were made with perishable material except for Thomas Whyte’s. His roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

John Cormican (66) was a farmer. He was married to Hanoria (50). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 8 children. Mary (17), Anne (16), Hanoria (14), Bridget (8), Margaret (6) and Ellen (4) were listed as farmer’s daughters. John (12) and Pat (11) were listed as farmer’s sons. All the family could read and write except for Ellen. She could not read. They all spoke English with John (66) also speaking Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 3 front windows and 5 outhouses. John Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Kelly (35) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (25). She recorded her occupation as a farmer. They could read and write. They had 4 children: Peter (5), Matt (4), Maryanne (2 ½) and John (1). The children could not read. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. John Kelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Whyte (40) was a farmer. He was married to Jane (32). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 1 son. Michael was 1 year old. Listed were Thomas’s father and a female visitor. Laurence (60) was a widower. He recorded his occupation as a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. Bridget Winters (18) was single. She was listed as a farmer’s daughter. She could read and write. The rest of the household could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 6 outhouses. Thomas Whyte owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Whyte (37) was a farmer. He was married to Sara (38). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 1 son. Patrick was 3 months old. John could read and write. Sara and Patrick could not read. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 2 front windows and 7 outhouses. John Whyte owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Hobbins (31) was a widower. He was a farmer. He had 1 son. Patrick (6) was listed as a farmer’s son. He could not read. Michael could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows and 2 outhouses. Michael Hobbins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Kennedy (65) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (50). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 6 unmarried children. Patrick (24), Peter (22) and Michael (18) were listed as labourers. Mary A (20) was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Martin (16) and John (14) were scholars. The entire family could read, write and speak English. Michael (65), Mary and Patrick also spoke Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 2 outhouses. Michael Kennedy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Callanan (70) was a farmer. He was married to Kate (70). She recorded her occupation as a housekeeper. Listed were their son and grandson. Peter (37) was single. He recorded his occupation as a labourer. Michael Brogan (8) was a scholar. Michael and Peter could read, write and spoke English. Thomas and Kate could read and spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. Thomas Callanan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Kelly (50) was married. She could read and speak Irish and English. She had 4 unmarried children. All the family recorded their occupations as farmers. Mary (22) Ellen (20), Martin (18) and James (15) could read, write and speak English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms, 3 front windows and 5 outhouses. Mary Kelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

James Fahy (48) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (46). There was no occupation listed for her.  They had 6 unmarried children. John (19), Michael (15), Thomas (9) and Patrick (7) were listed as farmer’s sons. Mary (17) and Bridget (13) were listed as farmer’s daughters. James’s father in law Michael Cormican (88) was a widower. He recorded his occupation as a farmer. All the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 4 outhouses. Michael Fahy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Mary Donnellan (70) was a widow.  She was blind.  She recorded her occupation as a farmer.  She had 2 unmarried children.  Michael (32) recorded his occupation as a boot maker.  Mary (26) was listed as a farmer’s daughter.  Mary (70) could not read.  Michael and Mary (26) could read and write.  All 3 spoke English.  Mary (70) and Michael also spoke Irish.  They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 1 front window and 2 outhouses.  Mary Donlan [sic] owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 10 houses in Cappanaghtan in 1911. There were 62 residents in total: 34 were male and 28 were female. All the occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Michael Donnellan, Michael Hobbins, Thomas White, John Kelly, John Whyte, Hanoria Cormican, Michael Kennedy, Thomas Leahy, James Fahy and Catherine Callanan. The census taken on the 17th of April 1911 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. The walls were built with stone, brick or concrete. The roofs were made with perishable material except for Thomas Whyte’s. His roof was made with slate, iron or tiles.

 

Michael Donnellan (46) was a farmer. He was married for 7 years to Bridget (36). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 4 children with 4 living in 1911: Mary (6), Michael (4), Bridget (2) and John was 10 months old. Michael’s sister Mary (40) was single. There was no occupation listed for her. The 4 children could not read. The 3 adults could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms, 1 front window, 1 cow house and 1 piggery. Michael Donnellan owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Hobbins (42) was a widower. He was a farmer. He had 2 unmarried sons. Pat (15) was listed as a farmer’s son. Michael (9) was a scholar. All 3 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 barn. Michael Hobbins owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas White (55) was a farmer. He was married for 15 years to Jane (35). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 7 children with 7 living in 1911. Laurence (14), Michael (13), Mary (12), Anne (10) and Thomas (8) were scholars. Jane was 6 years old and Pat was 3 years old. Thomas and Jane could not read or write. Laurence, Michael, Mary and Anne could read. Thomas (8), Jane (6) and Pat could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 6 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 shed. Thomas White owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Kelly (43) was a farmer.  He was married for 16 years to Bridget (36).  There was no occupation listed for her.  They had 9 children with 8 living in 1911.  Listed were 7 children.  Matthew (12), Mary Anne (12), John (10), James (7) and Ellen (5) were scholars.  Michael was (2) and Katie was 7 month old.  Michael and Katie could not read or write.  The other 7 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 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.  John Kelly owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Whyte (53) was a farmer.  He was married for 15 years to Sara (55).  There was no occupation listed for her.  They had 4 children with 4 living in 1911.  Lucy (11), Pat (9) and Frank (7) were scholars.  John was 2 years old.  John (53), Lucy and Pat could read and write.  Frank could read.  Sara could not read.  They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms, 2 front windows and 1 fowl house.  John White [sic] owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Hanoria Cormican (61) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 5 unmarried children. All the family could read and write. Mary (26), Hanoria (24) and Margaret (16) had no occupations listed for them. John (22) was listed as a farmer’s son.  Ellen (13) was a scholar. Margaret and Ellen spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Hanoria Cormican owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Kennedy (79) was a farmer. He was married for 32 years to Mary (68). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 8 children with 6 living in 1911. Mary A (28) was married for 2 years. There was no occupation listed for her. Peter (30), Michael (26) and Martin (24) were recorded as farmer’s sons. They were all single. Unmarried Barney McCabe (45) was listed as a farm servant. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Michael Kennedy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Thomas Leahy (40) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married for 3 years to Mary (34).  There was no occupation listed for her. They had 2 children with 2 living in 1911. John was 3 years old and Peter was 9 months old. They were listed as farmer’s sons. Thomas’s mother in law Mary Kelly (74) was a widow. There was no occupation recorded for her. Thomas’s sister in law Ellen Kelly (30) was single. She recorded her occupation as a general domestic servant. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.  Thomas Leahy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

James Fahy (61) was a farmer. He was married for 33 years to Bridget (60). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 8 children with 6 living in 1911. All 6 were single. John (31), Michael (27), Thomas (21) and Patrick (18) were recorded as farmer’s sons. Mary (29) and Bridget (23) had no occupation listed for them. All 8 occupants could read, write and spoke 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 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.  James Fahy owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Catherine Callanan (79) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She spoke Irish and English. She could not read and write. She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 shed. Thomas Reilly of Lismacinege owned the land the house was situated on.

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