Carrownea

Alúin Bhán

Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

Carrownea/ Alúin Bhán     Irish Grid M 68313 37145

  

Author: Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

 

The townland of Carrownea is in the civil parish of Ballymacward, in the barony of

Killconnell and the County of Galway.

 

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 Ballymacward.

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 townland

There were 2 houses in total in this townland, both of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. Both houses had stone or brick walls, and 1 had a roof of slate, iron or tiles whilst the other was thatched. Both dwellings were recorded as 2nd class. There was a total of 10 people living in the townland of which 6 were male and 4 were female and all were Roman Catholic. There was a total of 10 out buildings listed for the townland which comprised of 1 stable, 2 cow houses, 1 calf house, a piggery, fowl house, barn, turf house and 2 sheds.

 

House 1: Dowling/Verdon

The head of the household was William E. Dowling, a 41-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife Mary (35). They had been married for 11 years and had no children. They were both Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could read and write. They were joined in the household by 21-year-old unmarried domestic servant Margaret Verdon. Margaret was also Roman Catholic and from County Galway but was unable to read or write. The house is described as 2nd class having stone or brick walls and a slate, iron or tin roof. The house had 3 rooms and 6 windows. There were 8 outbuildings consisting of a stable, cow-house, calf-house, piggery, fowl house barn and a turf shed. William Dowling was also the landowner.

 

 House 2: Griffin

The head of this household was 48-year-old Patrick Griffin, a married shepherd who lived with his wife Annie (39) and their family. They had been married for 15 years and had 5 children, four of whom were still living. The family was made up of sons Thomas (13), James (7) and John Joe (5) and daughter Mary aged 11 who were all described as scholars. Also in the house was Patrick’s brother 40-year-old Martin Griffin, an unmarried tailor. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of head of the family Patrick. No language proficiency is given except for Patrick who spoke both Irish and English. The house was 2nd class with walls of stone or brick and a roof of thatch and had 2 rooms and 3 windows. The landowner is listed as William E. Dowling.

 

1901 Census

Overview of townland

There were 2 houses in total in this townland, both of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. Both houses had stone or brick walls, and 1 had a roof of slate, iron or tiles whilst the other was thatched. One dwelling was recorded as 1st class and the other as 3rd class. There was a total of 8 people living in the townland of which 5 were male and 3 were female and all were Roman Catholic except Joseph Dowling who was Church of Ireland.

 

House 1: Dowling/Manlin

The head of the household was Joseph Dowling, a 60-year-old widowed farmer. Also in the house was unmarried servant Thomas Manlin (30). Both men could read and write. Joseph Dowling was Church of Ireland and came from County Wicklow while Thomas Manlin was Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as 1st class having stone or brick walls and a slate, iron or tin roof. Joseph Dowling was also the landowner.

 

House 2: Griffin

The head of this household was 60-year-old Mary Griffin, a blind widow. Also in the family were her sons Patrick (38) a married herd and Martin (28), an unmarried tailor as well as daughter-in-law Anne Griffin, a housekeeper aged 29 and her grandchildren Thomas (4) and Mary (1). No language proficiency is given except for Mary Griffin who is recorded as speaking both English and Irish. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. Martin Griffin was the only family member who could read and write. The house was 3rd class with walls of stone or brick and a roof of thatch and had 2 rooms and 2 windows. The landowner is listed as Joseph Dowling.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

 

 

This page was added on 21/11/2019.

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