Killooaun

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Irish Grid M 62767 37421

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Bernard Browne who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 106a. 1r. 0p. nearly one half of which is bad, the remainder arable of very good quality. Amount of Co. Cess £6. 9s. 8d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the western side of the parish in the barony of Tiaquin bounded by Killamude West, Mount Hazel, Killooaun Browne and Killooaun Eyre in this parish and by Caltrakreen in the parish of Killascobe in said barony.

 

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

 

 

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

The 1911 census shows that there were a total of 6 houses in the townland of Killooaun. The houses were all occupied and were listed as private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. House 5 was a 3rd class dwelling while the others were all 2nd class. House 5 had 1 room and 1 window in the front and the houses all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 27 out buildings consisting of 3 stables, 6 cow houses, 2 calf houses, 5 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 4 barns and 5 sheds. There were a total of 18 people of which 10 were male and 8 were females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Young.

 

House 1: Mannion / Dunleavy

The head of the first family in Killooaun was John (62) and he was married to Julia (64) and had been for 24 years but they had no children. They shared the house with a nephew, Denis Dunleavy (14). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Julia spoke Irish and English and all of them could read and write. John was a farmer and Denis was a scholar. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a calf house and a cow house. The landholder was John Mannion.

 

House 2: Murray

The head of this family was Thomas (68) and he had been married to Anne (67) for 40 years and they had had 9 children but only 5 had survived. They lived in the house with their son, Lawrence (38) and he had been married to Essie (31) for just 1 year and they had had no children at that time. They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Essie and all, apart from Thomas, could read and write. Thomas was a farmer and Lawrence was a farmer’s son. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. The landholder was Thomas Murray.

 

House 3: Cooke

The head of this family was Thomas (72) and he had been married to Ellen (69) for 44 years and they had had 11 children and 10 of those had survived. They shared the house with their daughter, Ellen (23). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and Ellen (69) and Ellen (23) could read and write. Thomas was an agricultural farmer and Ellen (23) was a farmer’s daughter. The house they all lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had cow house, a piggery. a barn and a shed. The landholder was Thomas Cooke.

 

House 4: Dooley / Kealy

Mary (74) was listed as the head of this family and she was married and had been for 49 years and she had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived, but there was no mention of her husband. She shared the house with her grandson, Thomas Kealy (9). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English and only Thomas could read and write. Thomas was a scholar. The house they lived in was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Mary Dooley.

 

House 5: Roche

The head of the family in house 5 was widower Mattew (sic) (57) and he lived with 2 of his sons, Patrick (27) and James (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and only Patrick and James could read and write. Mattew (sic) was a farmer and the 2 sons were farmer’s sons. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with a single room and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and 2 sheds. The landholder was Mattew (sic) Roche.

 

House 6: baintreabac Ni Eidhin / O h-Eidhin / Ni Eidhin / Hynes

The head of the last house in Killooaun was Catríona (62), a widow and she had been married for 25 years and had had 6 children, of which 5 had survived. She shared the house with 3 of her children, Éadhmonn (31), Catríona (21) and Bernard (19). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except Bernard. Only Bernard could read and write. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a shed. Catherine Hynes was listed as the landholder.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 7 houses in the townland in 1901, although there were 2 house No. 1’s listed, and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. They were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 (b) and 4 were a 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 1 (b) and 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and the others all had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows. There were 23 out buildings, 2 stables, 7 cow houses, 5 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 4 barns and 3 sheds. There were a total of 29 people, 15 males and 14 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Duffy.

 

House 1(a): Mannion

The widow Honor (70) was the head of this family and she shared the house with her son, John (50) and her daughter-in-law, Julia (48). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only John and Julia could read and write. Honor was listed as being a farmer, John was a farmer’s son and Julia was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. Honor Mannion was the landholder.

 

House 1(b): Roche

Matthew (43) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (45) and they shared the house with 4 of their children, John (18), Mary (16), Thomas (13) and James (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Matthew, Anne and John spoke Irish and English and, apart from Matthew, they could all read and write. Matthew was a farmer, John was an agricultural labourer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas and James were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was Matthew Roche.

 

House 2: Dooley

The head of the third house was Mary (58), who was listed as being married but there was no record here of a husband. She shared the house with her son Patrick (25). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke only English and only Patrick could read and write. Mary was a farmer’s wife and Patrick was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a barn and a shed. Mary Dooley was the landholder.

 

House 3: Cooke

Thomas (58) was the head of this family and he was married to Ellen (50) and they lived with 3 of their children, Kate (18), Michael (16) and Ellen (13). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Thomas and Ellen spoke Irish and English and the children spoke only English. Apart from Thomas, they all could read and write. Thomas was a farmer Kate was a farmer’s daughter, Michael was a farmer’s son and Ellen (13) was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. Thomas Cooke was the landholder.

 

House 4: Hynes

The head of the 4th household was the widow Kate (50) and she shared the house with 4m of her children, Edward (21), Mary (15), Bridget (12) and Bernard (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Kate spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. Kate was a farmer, Edward was an agricultural labourer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter and Bridget and Bernard were scholars. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Kate Hynes was the landholder.

 

House 5: Mannion

The head of this family was the widow Marget (sic) (70) and she shared the house with 2 of her sons, John (32) and Bryan (30). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English and John and Bryan could read and write. Marget (sic) was a farmer and John and Bryan were farmer’s sons. The house was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was listed as Margaret Mannion.

 

House 6: Murray / Clarke

Thomas (50) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (52) and they lived with their daughter, Kate (21) and their son John (14) and also a lodger, James Clarke (40). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English, except James. Apart from Thomas, they could all read and write. Thomas was a farmer, Kate was a farmer’s daughter, John was a scholar and James was a masion (sic). The house was a 2nd class dwelling and they had between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. Thomas Murray was the landholder.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Andrew Browne had 20 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches of bog with an annual ratable valuation of 1s. Andrew Browne leased a number of tenements. Denis Dunleavy leased a house on 4 acres, 2 roods and 6 perches of land for £1 5s for the land and 5s for the house, Mary Brophy leased a house on 3 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £1 10s for the land and 5s for the house, Thomas Tully leased a herd’s house on 31 acres and 7 perches of land for £19 for the land and £1 5s for the herd’s house and Martin Costello leased a house and offices on 14 acres, 1 rood and 20 perches of land for £9 5s for the land and 15s for the buildings. Bridget Stove and Patrick Keating each leased a house for 5s each and John Mannion had a house on 32 acres, 1 rood and 7 perches of land with an annual ratable valuation of £4 5s for the land and 10s for the house.

 

This page was added on 17/03/2020.

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