Esker

An Eiscir

Roger Harrison

 

 

Esker / An Eiscir                                           Irish Grid M 67948 39669

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

The townland of Caranna or Carrownea Lower is in the civil parish of Ballymacward, in the barony of Tiaquin and the County of Galway.

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books state that this townland is the property of Andrew Browne, Esq., who holds it under a deed for ever. It is flat and dry and well cultivated. Houses in middling repair. It is situated about a mile S. West of Ahascragh. Amount of County Cess is £4. 9s. 8d.

 

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806 – 1861)

 

Is situated mostly in the northern part of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Killaghaun, Lisheen, Creggaun, Garrafine, Scarreth, Lisskeel East, Liskubward, Lisskub West and Alloon Lower.

 

This is a list of townlands that share a border with Esker.

 

 

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 the townland

There were a total of 21 houses in the townland of Esker and house 21 was the National School and was not occupied, but the others were all occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. All the houses had stone, brick or concrete walls and houses 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 14 and 19 had slate, iron or tiled roofs while all the others had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 2, 5, 8, 11, 12 and 20 were 3rd class dwellings while all the others were 2nd class. House 8 had 2 rooms and 1 window, houses 2, 5, 11, 12 and 20 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, houses 3, 9, 10, 13, 15 and 17-19 had 2 rooms and 3 windows. Houses 4 and 16 had 2 rooms and 4 windows, house 1 had 2 rooms and 5 windows, house 6 had 3 rooms and 3 windows and house 7 had 5 rooms and 4 windows in the front. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 101 out buildings consisting of 27 stables, 3 coach houses, a harness room, 22 cow houses, 6 calf houses, 18 piggeries, 5 fowl houses, a boiling house, 13 barns, 2 turf houses, a potato house, a workshop, 2 sheds and a forge. The Enumerator’s abstract return (form N) shows that there were a total of 96 people in the townland consisting of 53 male and 43 female. The enumerator for the area was John Gallagher.

 

House 1: Finnerty

The first house in Esker was home to the Finnerty family and the head of the family was the widower Mark (43) and he shared the house with 4 of his children, John (16), Mary (14), Delia (12) and Martin (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing listed under the language heading but the whole family could read and write. Mark was listed as being a farmer and the children were all scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, cow house, a calf house, piggery, a fowl house and a barn. Mark Finnerty was the landholder.

 

House 2: Guinan (sic)

Michael (45) was the head of this family and he had been married Ellen (32) for 13 years and in that time they had had 6 children ad all of those children had survived. Those 6 children all lived with them and they were, Thomas (12), John (11), James (10), Mary (8), Catherine (7) and Michael (3) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s brother, John (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There were no languages listed for any of the family but, apart from young Michael (3), they could all read and write. Michael (45) was a farmer, Thomas, John (11), James, Mary and Catherine were scholars and John (35) was a labourer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, cow house, a calf house, piggery, a fowl house and a barn. Michael Guinan (sic) was the landholder.

 

House 3: Murphy

John (65) was listed as the head of this family and he had been married to Mary (55) for 35 years and they had had 9 children, of which only 7 had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their children, Thomas (28) and Annie (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They all spoke only English and they could all read and write. John was a farmer, Thomas was a labourer and Annie was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. John Murphy was the landholder.

 

House 4: Donoghue

Patrick (61) was the head of this family in house 4 and he was married to Ellen (62) and they had been for 21 years and they had had 4 children and 3 of those had survived. They lived with 2 of those children and they were, John (25) and Norah (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Ellen spoke Irish and English but only John and Norah could read and write. Patrick was a herd and John was a labourer. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. Michael Conneely was listed as the landholder.

 

House 5: Fahy

The head of this family was the widower, John (73) and he lived with 2 of his sons, Gilbert (31) and John (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (73) spoke Irish and English and the 2 sons spoke only English and it was only them that could read and write. John (73) was a shepherd and Gilbert and John (26) were agricultural Labourers. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was O.B. Lynch.

 

House 6: Manning / McLoughlin

House 6 was home to the Manning family and the head of this household was Hubert (52) and he had been married to Mary (48) for 10 years and they had had 4 children of which 3 had survived. Those 3 children lived with them and they were, John (9), Michael (8) and Josephine (5). Also in the house was a servant, Bridget McLoughlin (73), who was a widow. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget was listed as being able to speak Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others. Apart from Bridget, the whole family could read and write. Hubert and Mary were national teachers, the children were all scholars and Bridget was a domestic servant. The house they all lived in was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn. The landholder was Hubert Manning.

 

House 7: Lynch

Owen B. Lynch (38) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his brother[i], Mary E. (36) and 2 sisters, Eleanor (34) and Louise (32). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All spoke only English and could read and write. Owen B and Mary E were listed as farmers. The house was a 5 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had 5 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 6 cow houses, a calf house, 5 piggeries, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a turf house, a potato house and a workshop. The landholder was O.B. Lynch.

 

House 8: Byrne / Fahy

The head of this family was the widow Anne (71) and she shared the house with her brother-in-law, James (73), 2 of her sons, Patrick (35), John (32) and her niece, Annie Fahy (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Anne and James could speak Irish and English but all the family could read and write. Anne, Patrick and John were farmer’s, James was an agricultural labourer and Annie was a scholar. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had 4 stables and a barn. Annie Burns was listed as the landholder.

 

House 9: Carr / Green

The widow Catherine Green (60) was the head of this family and she had been married for 36 years but the number of children was not listed. She shared the house with other members of the family, all had the surname Carr. Her daughter Mary (33) who had been married to Patrick (40) for 3 years and they had 3 children, Mary (2), Kate (1) and Bridget (6mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Catherine and Patrick could speak Irish and English and only Catherine, Mary (33) and Patrick could read and write. Catherine, Mary (33) and Patrick were farmers. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a stable, cow house and barn, Catherine Green was the landholder.

 

House 10: Tierney

Michael (71) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (54) and had been for 26 years and in that time they had had 6 children and all of those had survived. They shared the house with 3 of those children, Martin (24), Delia (20) and Denis (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke Irish and English and Martin was listed as speaking only English but there was nothing entered form the others. They could all read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house a piggery and a barn. Michael Tierney was the landholder.

 

House 11: Dempsey

The head of the family in house 11 was Thomas (40) and he shared the house with his sister, Nora (35) and his niece, Mary (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Nora could speak Irish and English and could read and write. Thomas was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a cow house and a piggery. Thomas Dempsey was the landholder.

 

House 12: Mitchell / Ward

Owen Ward (34) was the head of this household and he shared the house with his Brother-in-law, John Mitchell (40) and he had been married to Owen’s sister, Julia (32) and they had been married for 3 years and they had had 3 children, but only 1 had survived. Their son, and Owen’s nephew, also lived in the house and he was Gerrard (5mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered under the Irish Language heading but all, except baby Gerrard, could read and write. Owen was a farmer. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn. Owen Ward was the landholder.

 

House 13: Lane / Raftery

Thomas (25) was the head of the family in house 13 and he shared the house with his sisters, Julia (26) and Maggie L. (20), his brother, Patrick (22) and his uncle, Patrick Raftery (43). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick Raftery spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others and all, apart from Patrick Raftery, could read and write. Thomas was listed as a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a piggery and a barn. Thomas Lane was the landholder.

 

House 14: Kitt

The head of the Kitt family in house 14 was the widower Martin (70) and he shared the house with his son, Martin (36), who had been married to Bridget (43) for 16 years and they had had 5 children but only 3 of those had survived. Those 3 children also lived in the house and they were Annie (15), Joseph (12) and Elizabeth (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin could speak both Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Martin was a listed as being a farmer and Annie, Joseph and Elizabeth were scholars. The house was a 3 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a turf house. Martin Kitt was the landholder.

 

House 15: O Brien

The head of this O Brien family was Bridget (26), who was single, and she shared the house with 2 of her sisters, Lizzie (20) and Annie (14) and her brother, John (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Annie was listed as being able to speak Irish and English and all the family could read and write. Bridget was a farmer and John and Annie were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house. Bridget O Brien was listed as being the landholder.

 

House 16: Brien (sic)

The head of the Brien family in house 16 was Michael (73) and he had been married to Bridget (70) for 44 years and they had had 5 children of which 4 had survived. They shared the house with their son, John (40), their daughter, Annie (35) and a cousin, Henry (37). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael and Bridget were listed as speaking Irish and English and only John, Annie and Henry could read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, John was an agricultural labourer and Henry was a labourer. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. Michael O’Brien was listed as being the landholder.

 

House 17: Noone

Daniel (54) was listed as being the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (55) and had been for 33 years and they had had 7 children and all of those had survived. They lived with 2 of their sons, James (28) and Denis (18). All were Roman Catholic and Bridget was born in Co. Roscommon while the others were all born in Co. Galway. Only Daniel and Bridget were listed as speaking Irish and English but they could all read and write. Daniel was a farmer and James and Denis were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable. Daniel Noone was the landholder.

 

House 18: Dooley

House 18 was home to the Dooley family and the head of this family was Thomas (51) and ha had been married to Bridget (60) for 26 years and they had had 7 children and 6 of those children had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were Mary Ann (25), Stephen J. (21), Bridget (40)[ii] and Thomas (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas (51) and Bridget (60) spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate they only spoke English. They could all read and write. Thomas (51), Stephen J. and Thomas (18) were blacksmiths and Mary Ann and Bridget (40) were listed as daughters. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a forge. Thomas Dooley was the landholder.

 

House 19: McKeigue

Patrick (65) was head of the family and he had been married to Ellen (50) for 19 years but there were no children listed in the “children born” and “children living” columns[iii]. They did share the house with, 2 listed children, a daughter, Mary Kate (21) and a son, Matt (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick and Ellen could speak Irish and English but they could all read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Mary Kate was a farmer’s daughter and Matt was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable and a cow house. Patrick McKeigue was the landholder.

 

House 20: O Brien (sic)

The Last house in Esker was home to the O Brien family and Michael (64) was the head and he had been married to Bridget (55) for 26 years and they had had 6 children of which 5 had survived. They lived with 2 of their sons, Patrick (24) and Thomas (22). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Michael and Bridget could speak Irish and English and all, apart from Bridget, could read and write. Michael was a farmer and Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house and a piggery. Michael O’Brien was listed as then landholder.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 20 houses in the townland of Esker and all were occupied except house 20, but that house had Hubert J. Manning as the landholder. They were all listed as being private dwellings. All the occupied houses were built of stone, brick or concrete and houses 4, 6, 9 and 19 had slate, iron or tiled roofs and the others all had just thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 4 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 16 to 18 were 3rd class and all the others were 2nd class dwellings. Houses 16 to 18 had 2 rooms and 2 windows in the front, Houses 1-3, 5, 7, 9-15 and 19 had 2 rooms and 3 windows, house 3 had 3 rooms and 3 windows, house 6 had 6 rooms and 3 windows and house 4 had 6 rooms and 6 windows. There were 82 out buildings but there are only records for houses up to house 15. The enumerator was Const. John Kelly.

 

House 1: Mason / O Brien

The head of the household in house 1 was Thomas (72) and he was married to Maria (62) and they shared the house with Their daughter, Anne Maria (31), their son, Richard Fred (26) and a niece, Eliza O Brien (26). They were all born in Co. Galway and were members of the Church of Ireland. Only Thomas could speak Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others. The whole family could read and write. Thomas was recorded as being a farmer, Anne Maria and Richard Fred were listed as assisting on the farm and Eliza was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Thomas Mason was the landholder.

 

House 2: Guinan

The head of this family was Michael (40) and he was married to Ellen (30) and they shared the house with 3 of their sons, Thomas (4), John (3) and James (1) and also in the house were Michael’s brother, John (32) and his sister, Maria (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael could read only, Ellen, John (30) and Maria could read and write and the others could not read. Michael was a farmer, Thomas was a scholar, John (32) was a farm servant and Maria was listed as a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Guinan was the landholder.

 

House 3: Murphy

The head of this family was John (55) and he was married to Mary (43) and they shared the house with 5 of their children and they were John (15), Margaret (13), Thomas (11), Mary Ellen (9) and Anne (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, except Anne, who had no place of birth entered. John (55) and Mary spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the other members of the family. Anne could not read, Mary Ellen could read only and the others could all read and write. John (55) was a farmer, John (15) was a farmer’s son and Margaret, Thomas and Mary Ellen were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Murphy was the landholder.

 

House 4: Donohoe

Patrick (53) was the head of this family and he was married to his wife, Ellen (45) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, John (19), Honoria (17) and Mary (15). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Ellen spoke Irish and English but there was no entry for the children. Patrick could read only, Ellen could not read and the children could all read and write. Patrick was a shepherd, John and Honoria were farm servants and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 6 roomed, 1st class dwelling and the landholder was Michael Connolly.

 

House 5: Fahey

John (50) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Maria (50) and they shared the house with 2 sons, Gilbert (21) and John (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John (50) could speak Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Maria, Gilbert and John (17) could read and write. John (50) was a shepherd and Gilbert and John (17) were farm servants. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Mary Lynch was the landholder.

 

House 6: Lynch / Whyte

The head of the family in house 6 was Henry (70) and he was married but there was no mention of his wife, although Letelia (sic) (60) was listed as his mother[iv]. They shared the house with 5 children, Sophia (27), Helen (26), Henry (25), Anen[v] (sic) (28) and Louisa (21) and also in the house was a servant, Margaret Whyte (50). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with the exception of Letelia (sic), who was Church of Ireland. Margaret spoke Irish and English and the others all spoke only English. All, apart from Margaret, could read and write. Henry was a farmer, Sophia, Helen and Louisa were farmer’s daughters and Henry (25) and Anen (sic) were farmer’s sons. Margaret was a general servant (domestic). The house was a 6 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Mary Lynch was the landholder.

 

House 7: Kelly

Laurence (30) was listed as the head of this family and he was married to Dealia (sic) (29) and they shared the house with 3 of their children, Maria (4), Dealia (sic) (3) and John (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Dealia (29) spoke Irish and English while the others, apart from John, spoke only English. Only Laurence and Dealia (29) could read and write. Laurence was a farmer and Dealia (29) was a housekeeper. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Laurence Kelly was the landholder.

 

House 8: Byrne

The head of the Byrne family in house John (74) and he was married to Anne (53) and they lived with 3 of their children, Katie (28), Patrick (26) and John (25) and John’s brother, James (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (74), Anne and James spoke Irish and English. All the family could read and write. John (74) was a farmer, Katie was a farmer’s daughter, Patrick and John (25) were farmer’s sons and James was a farmer’s brother. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Byrne was the landholder.

House 9: Greene / Crehan / Craig

The widow Catherine (47) was the head of the family in house 9 and she lived with 2 of her daughters, Mary E. (22) and Annie (21) and 2 unspecified relatives, Ellen Crehan (13) and Timothy Craig (69) who was a widower. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Catherine and Timothy spoke Irish and English and the others spoke only English. They could all read and write. Catherine was listed as being a farmer, Mary E. was a farmer’s daughter, Annie was a dressmaker, Ellen was a scholar and Timothy was an army pensioner. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Catherine Greene was the landholder.

 

House 10: Tierney

The head of this family was Michael (58) and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Martin (13), Michael (6), Patrick (4), Denis (2mths) and Delia (16). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (58) spoke Irish and English and all the others spoke only English. Apart from Patrick and Denis, they could all read and write. Michael (58) was a farmer, Bridget was a housekeeper, and all the children, except baby Denis, were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Michael Tierney was the landholder.

 

House 11: Ward

The head of the Ward family in house 11 was the widow Bridget (61) and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Owen (25), Margaret (19), Katie (16) and Lizzie (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget spoke Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others. All the family could read and write. Bridget was a farmer, Owen was a farmer’s son, Margaret and Katie were farmer’s daughters and Lizzie was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Bridget Ward was the landholder.

 

House 12: Dempsey

The head of the Dempsey household was the widower Patrick (70) and he shared then house with his son, Thomas (30), His daughter, Hanoria (sic) (27) and a niece, Mary (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English. Apart from Patrick, all could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, Thomas was a farmer’s son, Hanoria (sic) was a farmer’s daughter and Mary was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick Dempsey was the landholder.

 

House 13: Lane / Raftery

The widower John (60) was the head of this family and he shared the house with 5 of his children, Julia (20), Thomas (18), Patrick (16), Katie (14) and Martin (12) who was described as being an idiot and dumb. Also in the house was John’s brother-in-law, Patrick Raftery (65). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John and Patrick Raftery could speak Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others. All, apart from Martin and Patrick Raftery, could read and write. John was listed as being a farmer, Julia was a farmer’s daughter, Thomas and Patrick (16) were farmer’s sons, Katie was a scholar and Patrick Raftery was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and John Lane was the landholder.

 

House 14: Kitt

The widower Martin (55) was the head of this family and he lived with 3 of his sons, Francis (28), Thomas (25) and Patrick (21), his daughter, Bridget (31), who was married but there was no mention of a husband, 2 granddaughters, Annie Mary (5) and Elizabeth (14 days) and a grandson, Martin Joseph (3). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Martin, Francis, Thomas and Bridget spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others. Martin was a farmer, Francis, Thomas and Patrick were farmer’s sons and Annie Mary and Martin Joseph were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and the landholder was Martin Kitt.

 

House 15: Brien

The head of the Brien family in house 15 was Thomas (50) and he was married to Lizzie (45) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Bridget (18), Mary (16), Lizzie (10), Maggie (8), John (7) and Annie (4). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas, Lizzie (45), Bridget and Mary spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that there only spoke English. Thomas and Lizzie (45) could not read, John and Annie could read only and the others could read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Bridget and Mary were farmer’s daughters and the other children were all scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, second class dwelling and Thomas Brien was the landholder.

 

House 16: Brien

House 16 was home to another Brien family and the head of this one was Michael (48) and he was married to Bridget (45) and they lived in the house with 5 of their children, Patrick (16), Martin (15), Thomas (13), Mary (11) and Honoria (6). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael and Bridget spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others. Michael could not read, Thomas and Honoria could read only and the others could all read and write. Michael was listed as being a farmer, Patrick and Martin were farmer’s sons and the other children were all scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Michael Brien was the landholder.

 

House 17: Noone

Daniel (45) was the head of this family and he was married to Bridget (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, James (19), Bridget (15), Agnes (13), Annie (11) and Denis (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic with the exception of Bridget (40), who was born in Co. Roscommon. Only Daniel was listed as speaking Irish and English but all the family could read and write. Daniel was a farmer, James was a farmer’s son and the other children were all scholars. The house they all shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Daniel Noone was the landholder.

 

House 18: Dooley

The head of this family was Thomas (40) and he was married to Bridget (42) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary A. (16), Hanoria (sic) (15), Stephen F. (13), Bridget (11) and Thomas (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Thomas (40) and Bridget (42) were listed as speaking Irish and English. All of the family could read and write. Thomas was a blacksmith and all the children were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Thomas Dooley was the landholder.

 

House 19: McKeigue (sic)

The head of the last family in Esker was Patrick (49) and he was married to Ellen (40) and they lived with their children, John (20), Patrick (19), Mary (15) and Matthew (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick (49) and Ellen could speak Irish and English, but all the family could read and write. Patrick (49) was a farmer, John and Patrick (19) were farmer’s sons, while Mary and Matthew were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and Patrick McKeigue was the landholder.

 

 

[i] Listed as brother but obviously should be sister.

[ii] Difficult to read on the census entry, possibly could be 20?

[iii] Although there were no children listed in the “children born” and “children living” columns, there were 2 children listed in the census entry. Possibly from a previous marriage?

[iv] Possibly a misunderstanding? Maybe Henry’s wife and mother to the children. Can’t be Henry’s mother as she is 10 years younger than him.

[v] Difficult to read name on the original.

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