Cave

Céibh

Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

Cave / Céibh                             Irish Grid: M 66050 35508

 

Author: Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

 

Cave is a townland in the Civil Parish of Ballymacward in the barony of Kilconnell and the County of Galway.

 

Description:

 

Is the property of Ross, Esq. by deed for ever, it contains 590a. 1r. 0p. There is a small portion of bog in the North part of this townland. The remainder arable of a middling quality. Pays for County Cess £15. 2s. 1d.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with the townland of Cave.

 

 

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 7 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings with house number 7 uninhabited. All houses had stone or brick walls, and roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material. Three dwellings were recorded as 2nd class and three as 3rd class. There was a total of 19 people living in the townland of which 12 were male and 7 were female. Eleven males and 5 females were Roman Catholics and one male and two females were members of the Church of Ireland. Only 3 heads of households were also the landowners.

 

House 1: Noone

The head of the household was John Noone a 52-year-old married agricultural labourer who lived with his wife, Sarah (39) and son Michael 11 months. They had been married for 3½ years and had 1 child. They were all Roman Catholic, both adults could read and write and came from County Galway. Both parents spoke both Irish and English. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof was thatched. The landowner was Susan Parker of Alloonbaun.

 

House 2: Kelly

The head of the household is recorded as 75-year-old widow Catherine Kelly. She had been married for 50 years and had 8 children only 3 of whom were still living. She lived with her unmarried son Michael (28) an agricultural labourer. Catherine could neither read nor write and Michael could do both. The two of them were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. There is no record of languages spoken in the household. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the roof thatched. The landowner was Susan Parker and the census form was signed by Catherine Kelly using her mark which was witnessed by Constable Kyne.

  

House 3: Nevin

The head of the family was 70-year-old married farmer Francis Nevin who lived with his wife Anne (71) and family. They had been married for 39 years and had 8 children, 6 of whom were still alive. Anne Nevin came from Kings County. Also in the house were their unmarried sons John (30) and William (28), both farmer’s sons and their daughter, Kate A. (23) also single and for whom no occupation is listed. All the occupants were Roman Catholic, could read and write and, except for Anne, all came from County Galway. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof thatched. Francis Nevin is also recorded as the landowner.

 

House 4: Kelly

This household was headed by 28-year-old farmer, Bernard Kelly who lived with his brother, Thomas (22) a farmer’s son and his sister Bridget (29). All three siblings were unmarried, could read and write, were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The is no language proficiency recorded for any of the occupants. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof thatched. Bernard Kelly is also recorded as the landowner.

 

House 5: Murphy/Parker

The head of the household was 66 years old widowed farmer, Mary Jane Parker. She had been married for 43 years and had 5 children all still living. She lived with her unmarried daughter Caroline (40) and her son Henry John (35) a single farmer. All three could read and write and were members of the Church of Ireland. Mary Jane Parker originated in County Westmeath and her children were from County Galway. Also in the household was a 30-year-old farm servant, Micheal Murphy, an unmarried Roman Catholic who could read and write, came from County Galway and spoke both Irish and English. No language proficiency is given for the others. The house is described as 2nd class private dwelling with 4 rooms and 5 windows. Mary Jane Parker was also the landowner.

 

House 6: Broderick

The head of the household was 76-year-old widowed agricultural labourer, Martin Broderick who shared the house with his unmarried son Thomas (45), also an agricultural labourer. Neither could read or write and Martin is recorded as speaking both Irish and English. Both were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and I window. The census was signed by Martin Broderick using his mark which was not witnessed. The landowner was Mary Jane Parker.

House 7: uninhabited

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of townland

There were 7 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. All houses had roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material while 5 houses had stone or brick walls with two having walls of mud or wood. Two dwellings were recorded as 2nd class and five as 3rd class. There was a total of 31 people living in the townland of which 16 were male and 15 were female. Roman Catholics consisted of 14 males and 12 females whilst the other 2 males and 3 females were members of the Church of Ireland.

 

House 1: Noone

The head of the household was Michael Noone a 70-year-old married farmer who lived with his wife, Anne (70), a housekeeper and unmarried son John (38) a farm labourer. Neither Michael or Anne could read or write and they spoke both Irish and English. Their son John was able to read and write and also spoke Irish and English. All three were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof was thatched. The landowner was also the head of the household, Michael Noone who signed the census form using his mark which was witnessed by Sgt. Wilson.

 

House 2: Kelly

The head of the household is recorded as 40-year-old widowed housekeeper, Catherine Kelly. She lived with her unmarried son Michael (17) a farm labourer. Catherine could neither read nor write and spoke both Irish and English. Michael could both read and write. The two of them were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were made of wood or mud and the roof thatched. The landowner was John R. Parker of Alloonbaun.

  

House 3: Nevin

The head of the family was 60-year-old married farmer Francis Nevin who lived with his wife Annie (62) and family. Also in the house were their unmarried sons John (28) and William (26), whose occupations are given as farming and their daughters, Anne M. (24) and Kate A. (22) also single and for whom no occupations are listed. With the exception of wife Annie who originated in County Westmeath, all the occupants came from County Galway. They were Roman Catholic, could read and write and spoke English. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were stone or brick and the roof thatched. Francis Nevin was also the landowner.

 

House 4: Kelly

This household was headed by 65-year-old married farmer, James Kelly who lived with his housekeeper wife, Bridget (50) and their family consisting of daughter Bridget (19) and sons Bernard (17), John (15) and Thomas (2). Bernard’s occupation is given as farming, his brothers as scholars and no occupation is recorded for sister Bridget. All three siblings were unmarried. All the occupants could read and write, were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway and all spoke both Irish and English. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 1 window. The walls were stone or brick and the roof thatched. James Kelly is also recorded as the landowner.

 

 House 5: Baker

The head of the family was Martin Baker, a 38-year-old married farm labourer who lived with his housekeeper wife Catherine (24) and their two daughters Mary K (2) and Ellen A (1). Also in the household was Martin’s 50-year-old brother, Daniel Baker, an unmarried farm labourer. Both the head of the household and his wife could read and write and spoke both Irish and English. All the occupants were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were of stone or brick and the roof thatched. The landowner was William Parker.

 

House 6: Murphy/Parker

The head of the household was 66 years old married farmer, William Parker. Who lived with his wife Mary (40) and their family – unmarried daughters Caroline (28) and Maud M. (26) and son Thomas W. (24) a single farmer. All five could read and write and were members of the Church of Ireland and spoke both English and Irish. All are recorded as being from County Galway. Also in the household was a 28-year-old farm labourer, William Burke an unmarried Roman Catholic who could read and write and came from County Roscommon. The house is described as 2nd class private dwelling with 4 rooms and 5 windows. William Parker was also the landowner.

 

House 7: Broderick

The head of the household was 67-year-old married farm labourer, Martin Broderick who shared the house with his wife Mary (66), a housekeeper as well as their unmarried daughter Bridget (30) who was blind. also an agricultural labourer. None of the occupants could read or write and Martin and Mary are recorded as speaking both Irish and English. All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 3rd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and I window. The walls were of wood or mud and the roof thatched. The census was signed by Martin Broderick using his mark which was witnessed by Sgt. Wilson. The landowner was William Parker.

 

 

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