Foxhall Little

Sonnach Beag, Small fox

Foxhall Little

 

Foxhall Little is situated in the civil parish of Abbeygormacan, barony of Longford Co Galway. It is bounded on the north by Mullamore, on the east by Lismakeigue and Cappanaughtin, on the west by Foxhall and part of Liscoyle and on the south by Liscoyle and Drimeyre.

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books give other spellings of this townland: Sonach Beag, Little Foxhall and Sunnaghbeg.

 

The Down Survey map under the names ‘Allygormocane & Mulishe Abby Land’ shows that the Earl of Clanrickard, a protestant owned the land in 1641. It was owned by Ulick, Earl of Clanricard, a catholic and the Earl of Clanrickard a protestant in 1670.

 

Census 1901

 

There were 11 houses in Foxhall Little in 1901. There were 66 residents in total: 33 were male and 33 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: William Bowes, Michael Doyle, Ellen Manning, John Coyne (big), John Coyne (little), Patrick Dillon, John Kilkenny, Pat Dillon, James Dillon, Martin Burke and William Kinsella. 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 of perishable material except for William Kinsella’s. It was made of slate, iron or tiles.

 

William Bowes (50) was a farmer. He was married to Kate (40). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 8 unmarried children. Patrick (18) and Mary (17) had no occupations recorded for them. Willie (15), Thomas (14), Kate (13), Margaret (11), John (9) and Michael (5) were scholars. The youngest 4 children could read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. William Bowes owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Doyle (56) was a farmer. He was married to Anne (56). There was no occupation listed for her. They spoke Irish and English. They had 7 unmarried children. Martin (29) and John (25) were listed as farmer’s sons. Mary (27) and Anne (21) recorded their occupations as seamstresses. Sarah (18), Margaret (16) and Catherine (14) were scholars. All the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Michael Doyle owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Ellen Mannion (54) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 5 unmarried children. Michael (29), Pat (27) and William (26) were listed as farmer’s sons. Mary (24) and Ellen (18) were listed as farmer’s daughters. All the family could read, write and spoke English. Ellen (54) also spoke Irish. 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. Ellen Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Coyne (40) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (38). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 2 young children. Mary was 2 years old and Catherine was 8 months old. They could not read. John and Bridget could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery and 1 barn. John Coyne Big owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Coyne (55) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (45). There was no occupation listed for her. They spoke Irish and English. They had 4 unmarried children. John (14), Mary Anne (12), Michael (7) and Ellen (4) were scholars. Bridget could not read. Ellen could read only. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. John Coyne Little owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Dillon (82) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (70). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 3 unmarried sons. James (43), Martin (42) and Thomas (25) recorded their occupations as farmers. All 3 could read and write. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed. Patk Dillon Senior owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Kilkenny (45) was a farmer. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Bridget (42). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 6 unmarried children. Mary (19) and Margaret (17) recorded their occupations as seamstresses. Patrick (14), Sarah (9) and Michael (4) were scholars. Martin was 2 years old. He could not read. Michael could read only. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl and 1 barn. John Kilkenny owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Pat Dillon (46) was a farmer land surveyor. He spoke Irish and English. He was married to Delia (34). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 4 children.  Mary (14) and Patk (7) were scholars. Bridget was (3) and Sarah was (1). They could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 4 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. Patk Dillon Junior owned the land the house was situated on.

 

James Dillon (35) and his brother Patrick (33) were farmers. Their sisters Annie (28) and Margaret (26) recorded their occupations as house work. Their cousin Nora Madden (15) also worked within the household.  All the occupants could read, write and speak English. They were all single. 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. James Dillon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Martin Burke (72) was a farmer. He was single. He spoke Irish and English. His sister in law Rose (45) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She had 4 unmarried children. Thomas (19) was listed as a labourer. There was no occupation listed for Martin (17). Margaret (16) and John (12) were scholars. Martin (17) could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. Martin Burke owned the land the house was situated on.

 

William Kinsella (63) was a widower. He was a farmer. He could read, write and spoke Irish and English. He lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 4 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 shed. William Kinsella owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 11 houses in Foxhall Little in 1911. 1 house was uninhabited. It was owned by Delia Dillon of Foxhall. It had 1 cow house. The other 10 houses had 54 residents in total: 30 were male and 24 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholic. They were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: Martin Dillon, John Coyne Juonir, William Bowes, James Dillon, Ellen Manning, Michael Doyle, Patrick Dillon, John Coyne, John Kilkenny and Rose Burke. The census taken on the 10th and 11th 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 of perishable material.

 

Martin Dillon (52) was a farmer. His brother James (53) was a farm servant. They were both single. Martin could read only. James could read, write and spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn. Martin Dillon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Coyne (53) was a farmer. He was married for 19 years to Bridget (53). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 2 children with 2 living in 1911. Mary (13) had no occupation listed for her. Katherine (10) was a scholar. All 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 barn. John Coyne (Jr) owned the land the house was situated on.

 

William Bowes (67) was a widower. He was a farmer. He had 5 unmarried children. There were no occupations listed for Mary (26) and Margaret (19). William (27), John (18) and Michael (16) were listed as farmer’s sons. All the family could read and write. William (67), Margaret, John and Michael spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. William Bowes owned the land the house was situated on.

 

James Dillon (48) was a farmer. His brother Patrick (46) was a farm servant. There was no occupation listed for their sister Margaret (43). All 3 were single. Their niece Margaret Whelan was 11 years old. All 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. James Dillon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Ellen Mannion (70) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 3 unmarried sons. Michael (40), Patrick (38) and William (37) were listed as farmer’s sons. All the family could read, write and spoke English. Ellen also spoke Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 6 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn. Ellen Mannion owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Michael Doyle (67) was a farmer. He was married to Anne (67). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 5 unmarried children. Martin (39), John (35) and Thos (30) were listed as farmer’s sons. Sarah (28) and Kate (24) had no occupations recorded for them. All the family 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 fowl house and 1 barn. Michael Doyle owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Patrick Dillon (57) was a farmer. He was married for 24 years to Delia (44). There was no occupation listed for Delia. They had 11 children with 7 living in 1911. Mary (19) had no occupation listed for her. Patrick (18) was listed as a farmer’s son. They were both single. Bridget (13), Sarah (11) and Rose (9) were scholars. Michael was 6 years old and Margaret was 4 years old. They could not read. The other occupants could read and write. Patrick (18), Bridget and Sarah spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms, 3 front windows and 1 stable and 1 cow house. Patrick Dillon owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Coyne (72) was a farmer. He was married for 35 years to Bridget (50). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 12 children with 9 living in 1911. Listed were their 4 unmarried children. John (21) and James (18) were listed as farmer’s sons. Helena (17) had no occupation listed for her. Michael (14) was a scholar. All the family could read and write. John (72), Bridget and Michael spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 3 outhouses: 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. John Coyne owned the land the house was situated on.

 

John Kilkenny (56) was a farmer. He was married for 30 years to Bridget (53). There was no occupation listed for her. They had 9 children with 7 living in 1911. Listed were 5 unmarried children. Patrick (23) and Michael (18) were listed as farmer’s sons. Mary (25) and Sarah (19) had no occupations recorded for them. Martin (13) was a scholar. All the family could read and write. John and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. There were 5 outhouses: 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn. John Kilkenny owned the land the house was situated on.

 

Rose Burke (55) was a widow. She was a farmer. She had 3 unmarried children. Thomas (30) and John (22) were listed as farmer’s sons. Margaret (25) had no occupation recorded for her. Rose’s nephew Michael Dillon was 4 years old. Rose and Michael could not read.  Thomas, Margaret and John 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. Rose Burke owned the land the house was situated on.

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