Killooaun (Browne)

Cill Dhubháin (Browne)

Roger Harrison

Irish Grid M 64981 37952

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Bernard Browne who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 128a. 2r. 21p. all of which is arable of a very good quality. Houses and roads are in good repair. Amount of County cess £6. 9s. 8s.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the West of this parish in the barony of Tiaquin, is bounded by Mount Bernard, Killooaun Eyre, Killooaun and Mount Hazel in same barony and by Hampstead in the barony of Kilconnel.

 

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

 

 

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 3 houses in the townland of Killooaun (Browne) and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1 and 2 were 2nd class dwellings and house 3 was a 3rd class. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 14 out buildings consisting of a stable, 3 cow houses a calf house, 2 piggeries, 3 fowl houses, 3 barns and a shed. There were a total of 15 people in the townland at that time, 10 males and 5 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Young.

 

House 1: Connor

Patrick (63) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (57) and had been for 33 years and in that time they had had 13 children and 12 of those had survived. They shared the house with 4 of those children and they were John (25), Ellie (17), Willie (14) and Joseph (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others so that could indicate that they only spoke English. Only Patrick could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was a farmer’s son, Ellie was a farmer’s daughter and Joseph 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. Patrick Connor was the landholder.

 

House 2: Connor

The head of this family was Michael (52) and he shared the house with 2 of his sisters, Susan (55) and Mary (44) and his brother, James (41). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they also had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. Michael Connor was the landholder.

 

House 3: Hession

William (72) was the head of this family and he was married to Anne (50) and had been for 28 years and they had had 7 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 3 of their sons, William (21), Thomas (16) and James (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only William (72) spoke Irish and English but all could read and write. William (72) was a farmer, William (21) and Thomas were farmer’s sons, and James was a scholar. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn. William Hession was the landholder.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were 3 houses in the townland of Killooaun (Browne) and all were occupied and were listed as being private dwellings. Houses 1 and 2 were 2nd class dwellings and house 3 was a 3rd class. All the houses were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1 and 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows in the front and house 3 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows. There were a total of 7 out buildings in the townland consisting of 2 stables, 2 cow houses, a piggery and 2 barns. There were a total of 20 people in the townland, 13 males and 7 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Duffy.

 

House 1: Connor

The head of the first house was Patrick (49) and he was married to Bridget (45) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, John (15), Martin (15), Honor (10), Ellen (8), William (5) and Joseph (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that they only spoke English. Patrick, John, Martin and Honor could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John and Martin were farmer’s sons and Honor was a scholar. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a piggery. Patrick Connor was the landholder.

 

House 2: Connor

Michael (45) was the head of this family and he lived with his sisters, Suzan (sic) (45) and Mary (35) and his brother, James (33). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English but Only Mary could read and write. Michael was a farmer, Suzan (sic) was a dressmaker, Mary was a housekeeper and James was a farmer’s brother. The house was a 3rd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms, and they had a stable, a cow house and a barn. Michael Connor was the landholder.

 

House 3: Hussin

The head of this family was William (58) and he was married to Ann (40) and they shared the house with 6 of their children, Martin (15), Willy (13), John (11), Thos. (9), Elizza (sic) (7) and James (2). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic, although there was no place of birth listed for James. Only William could speak Irish and English. James could not read, John, Thos. And Elizza (sic) could read only and the others could all read and write. William was a farmer, Martin was a farmer’s son and Willy, John, Thos. And Elizza (sic) were scholars. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable and a barn. The landholder was listed as being William Hession.

 

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Thomas Tully leased 128 acres, 2 roods and 21 perches of land from Andrew Browne for £74 annually and Mary Galvan leased a house from Andrew Browne for 7s.

 

This page was added on 18/03/2020.

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