Corskeagh Trench

Corrsheachach

Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

Sometimes Transcribed as French

 

Corskeagh Trench / Corrsheachach                                              Irish Grid: M 65314 34364

 

 

Author: Mike Kelly/Galway Rural Development

 

 

Description:

 

Is the property Frederick E. Trench, Esq. held by deed for ever. It contains 334a. 3r. 11p. about ½ of which is bog, the remainder is arable of good quality. The houses are very few in number and in bad repair. £4 County cess in included with that of Garrafine in page 33.

 

 

Situation:

 

The townland lies in the S. West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Curskeagh Daly and Kinreask townlands in same barony, by Cave and Moyarwood in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Corskeagh Trench.

 

 

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 5 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. All houses had stone or brick walls, and 2 roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material while the other 3 were slated. All dwellings were recorded as 2nd class. There was a total of 24 people living in the townland of which 9 were male and 15 were female. All were Roman Catholics. The heads of the households were also the landholders.

 

House 1: Boyle/Mullen

The head of the household was John Boyle a 49-year-old married and farmer who lived with his wife, Bridget (47) and their family. They had been married for 3 years and had 1 child who was still living. Their daughter was 2-year-old Mary Elizabeth and also in the house was John Boyle’s mother-in-law, 82-year-old widow, Mary Mullen. She had been married for 50 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still living. They were all Roman Catholic, and came from County Galway. Only John and his wife read and write. There are no details of languages spoken recorded. 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 census form was signed by John Boyle using his mark which was witnessed by Constable Kyne.

 

House 2: Kenny

The head of the household is recorded as Patrick Kenny, a 47-year-old married shepherd who lived with his wife, Mary Anne aged 37. They had been married for 10 years and had 6 children all still living. The family consisted of sons John (7) and Patrick (5) as well as daughters Mary Anne (9), Maggie (5), Ellen (2½) and 6 days old Bridget. The 2 eldest children are recorded as scholars who both could read and write as well as their parents. All were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. There is no record of languages spoken in the household. Head of the family, Patrick could not read while wife Catherine was able to read and write. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the roof of slate.

 

House 3: Coakley/Kenny

The head of the family was 75-year-old widow Julia Coakley who could neither read nor write. She had been married for 50 years and had 3 children, 2 of whom were still alive. Also in the house was her grand-daughter, Margaret Kenny (16), a scholar who could read and write. Both were Roman Catholic and 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 was slated. Despite not being able to read and write, the census form was signed by Julia Coakley without her mark.

 

House 4: Kelly

This household was headed by 73-year-old widow, Anne Kelly. She had been married for 54 years and had 12 children with 3 still living. Also in the house was her son, John (42) a shepherd, her daughter-in-law Kate Kelly aged 40. They had been married for 12 years and had 5 children all still living. The children were grandsons James (9), Francis (3) and nine month old Michael as well as grand-daughters Mary (11) and 6-year-old Teresa. All occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of the three youngest children. Head of family, Anne Kelly 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 thatched.

 

House 5: Kenny

The head of the family was Margaret Kenny (74), a widow who could neither read nor write but spoke both Irish and English. She had been married for 45 years and had 3 children all still living. Also in the house was her son Michael (35) and unmarried agricultural labourer who could both read and write. Both were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 2 rooms and 2 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the rood was thatched. The census for was signed by Margaret Kenny using her mark and was witnessed by Constable P. Kyne

 

 

1901 Census

 

Overview of townland

There were 4 houses in total in this townland, all of which were built and are recorded as private dwellings. All houses had stone or brick walls, and 3 had roofs of thatch, wood or other perishable material while the other one was slated. All dwellings were recorded as 2nd class. There was a total of 14 people living in the townland of which 5 were male and 9 were female. All were Roman Catholics. The heads of the households were also the landholders except for house number 2 where Margaret Kenny was the head of household and the landowner was Richard Kelly.

 

House 1: Mullin

The head of the household was Patrick Mullin a 65-year-old married and farmer who lived with his wife, Mary (66) a housekeeper. They were both Roman Catholic and came from County Galway. Only Patrick was able to read and write and they both spoke English and Irish. 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.

 

House 2: Kenny

The head of the household is recorded as Margaret Kenny, a 61-year-old widowed housekeeper who lived with her sons Patt (30), a married shepherd and Mick who was a 24-year-old unmarried farm labourer as well as daughter-in-law Marianne (25) an assistant housekeeper. All were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and could read and write except for Margaret who is listed as not being able to read. She could, however, speak both English and Irish while the others spoke only English. The house is described as a 2nd class private dwelling with 2 rooms and 3 windows. The walls were made of stone or brick and the roof of slate. The landowner is listed as Richard Kelly.

 

 

House 3: Coakley/Kenny

The head of the family was 63-year-old married farmer William Coakley who lived with his wife Julia (50) and both could neither read nor write. Also in the house was their grand-daughter, Margaret Kenny (6), who could not read or write either. All three were Roman Catholic and came from County Galway and both William and Julia could speak English and Irish. 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 slated. The census form was signed by William Coakley using his mark which was witnessed by Sgt, Wilson.

 

House 4: Kelly

This household was headed by 62-year-old widow, Anne Kelly who gave her occupation as farmer. Also in the house was her son, John (32) a herd, her daughter-in-law Catherine Kelly aged 30 a housekeeper and grand-daughter Mary aged 9 months. Also in the house was unmarried boarder Bridget Shallow aged 70. All occupants were Roman Catholic, came from County Galway and all could read and write with the exception of the child and Miss Shallow. Head of family, Anne Kelly and Bridget Shallow 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 thatched. Anne Kelly was also the landowner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was added on 21/11/2019.

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