Lisgub East

Lios Gioba Thoir

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Lisgub East / Lios Gioba Thoir                               Irish Grid M 69506 38564

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

The townland of Lisgub East is in the civil parish of Ballymacward, in the barony of Kilconnell and the County of Galway.

 

The townland shares boundaries with the following townlands:

 

Census of Ireland 1821 – 1911

The first full population census of Ireland was taken in 1821 and every ten years thereafter and the first four were arranged by county, barony, civil parish and townland.

 

1821: Only some fragments for small parts of county Galway survive. There are no   surviving 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 11 house in the townland of Lisgub East and that they were all private dwellings and were all occupied. Houses 6 and 7 were constructed of mud, wood or other perishable materials for walls and had the others all had stone, brick or concrete walls and all the houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 6 and 7 had 2 rooms and no windows, houses 2 and 9 had 2 rooms and 2 windows, house 1 had 2 rooms and 4 windows and all the others had 2 rooms and 3 windows in the front. Houses 6 and 7 were 4th class dwellings, houses 2 and 9 were 3rd class dwellings and the others were all 2nd class. The out-offices and farm-steadings return (form B.2) shows that there were a total of 41out buildings in the townland and they consisted of 6 stables, 7 cow houses, 7 piggeries, 6 fowl houses, 5 barns, a workshop, 8 sheds and a store. The enumerator’s abstract return shows that there were a total of 48 people in the townland at that time, 27 male and 21 female. The enumerator for the area was James P. Dalton.

 

House 1: Costello

The widow Bridget (51), who had been married for 26 years and had had 10 children, of which 7 had survived, was listed as the head of this family. She shared the house with 6 of those children and they were, Michael (24), Timothy (22), Thomas (17), Delia (15), Edward (11), James (11), and her brother-in-law, Thomas (71). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Bridget was the only one listed as speaking Irish and English, which could indicate that the others only spoke English. All, apart from Thomas (71), could read and write. Michael, Timothy and Thomas (22) were farmers, Delia, Edward and James were scholars and Thomas (71) was a labourer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, 2 piggeries, a fowl house, a barn and 2 sheds. The landholder was Bridget Costello.

 

House 2: Connell

The head of the 2nd house in Lisgub East was the widower Patrick (65), who had been married for a year and had had 1 child. He shared the house with his son, John (31) and his sister, Mary (73). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All could read and write. Patrick and John were carpenters. They all shared a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a workshop. The landholder was John W. Comyn.

 

House 3: Keane / Carroll

James (44) was listed as the head of this family and he shared the house with his brother, Thomas (40), his sister, Mogret (sic) (38), 3 nephews, John Carroll (22), Martin Carroll (20) and Michael Carroll (18) and also a niece, Ellen (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only James, Thomas and Ellen were listed as speaking Irish and English, but all could read and write. James was a herd, Thomas was an assistant herd, John was an assistant in a shop and Michael and Martin were labourers. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, 2 cow houses, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a shed and a store. The landholder was John W. Comyn.

 

House 4: Crehan

The head of this family was John (70) and he had been married to Kate (55) for 35 years and they had had 12 children, all of whom had survived. They shared the house with 5 of those children, James (32), Agness (sic) (19), Anne (17), Lizzie (13) and Michal (sic) Joseph (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John and Kate spoke Irish and English and there was nothing listed for the others, which may indicate that they only spoke English. John and Kate could not read, but the children could all read and write. John and James were farmers and Anne, Lizzie and Michal (sic) Joseph were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a shed and a store. The landholder was John Crehan.

 

House 5: Byrne

The widow Anne (63) was listed as the head of this family and she shared the house with 4 of her children, Patrick (35), Maria (32), John (29) and Anne (17). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Anne (63) and Patrick could speak Irish and English but all the family could read and write. Anne (63) was listed as being a farmer, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons and Anne (17) was a scholar. They house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Anne Byrne.

 

House 6: King

The sole occupant of house 6 was the widow Hanora (sic) (75) and she was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. She spoke Irish and English but could not read. There was no occupation listed. The house was a 2 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Hanora (sic) King was the landholder.

 

House 7: McEvoy

The widow Mary (80) was the head of this family and she lived with her son, Charles (34). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary spoke Irish and English, but both could read and write. There was no occupation listed for either of them. The house was a 2 roomed, 4th class dwelling and Mary McEvoy was the landholder.

 

House 8: Costello

The head of this family was John (50) and he was married to Magaret (sic) (52) and they had been married for 23 years and they had had 6 children and 5 of those had survived. They shared the house with those 5 children and they were Mary (19), John (17), Bridget (16), Kate (14) and Edward (10). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. There was nothing entered for any of them under the Irish Language heading which might indicate that they only spoke English. They could all read and write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed. The landholder was listed as being John Costello.

 

House 9: Cassidy

The head of the family in house 9 was Peter (62) and he had been married to Kate (48) for 9 years but they had no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only John could speak Irish and English but both could read and write. Peter was a farmer. The house they shared was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a fowl house. Peter Cassidy was listed as the landholder.

 

House 10: Conheeny (sic)

The head of this family was John (71), who was unmarried, and he lived with his niece, Honora (40) and 2 illegitimate males, William (17) and James (12). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Honora could speak Irish and English and all could read and write. John was a farmer and William was a labourer. The house they all loved in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed. The landholder was John Conheeny (sic).

 

House 11: Morrow

The head of the last household in the townland was Joseph (50) and he shared the house with his sister, Mary (40). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Joseph spoke Irish and English but could not read. There was no language listed for Mary but she could read and write. Joseph was a farmer. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a fowl house and John Morrow was the landholder.

 

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

The census of 1901 shows that there were 12 houses in the townland and that they were all listed as being private dwellings and were all occupied. Houses 2, 4, 9 and 12 were constructed of mud, wood or other perishable material while the others were all constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and all the houses had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing. Houses 1, 2, 5-7, 10 and 11 were 2nd class dwellings and the others were all 3rd class. Houses 3, 4, 8, 9 and 12 had 2 roomed and 1 window in the front and the other houses all had 2 rooms and 3 windows. There were a total of 36 out buildings listed consisting of 6 stables, 6 cow houses, a calf house, 12 piggeries, a fowl house, 6 barns and 4 sheds. The enumerator for the area was Constable John Kelly.

 

 

House 1: Costello

The head of the first family in Lisgub East was Michael (47) who was married to Bridget (41) and they shared the house with 7 of their children, Michael (14), Timothy (12), Mary (10), Thomas (7), Delia (5), Edward (1) and James (1) and also in the house at that time was Michael’s brother, Thomas (58). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Michael (47) and Bridget spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the others which could indicate that, at least, some of them spoke only English. Delia could read only, Edward, James and Thomas (58) could not read and the others could all read and write. Michael (47) was a farmer, Thomas (58) was a farm labourer and all the children, except the twins, Edward and James, were scholars. 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. Michael Costello was the landholder.

 

House 2: Keane / Carroll

The head of this family was the widow Mary (63) and she shared the house with 4 of her children, James (30), Thomas (28), Margaret (26) and Martin (24) and also 3 of her grandchildren, John Carroll (13), Martin Carroll (11) and Michael Carroll (9). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Mary was listed as speaking Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others, which could indicate that they only spoke English. Apart from Mary, they could all read and write. Mary, James, Thomas, Margaret and Martin (24) were farm labourers and John Carroll, Martin Carroll and Michael Carroll were all scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was listed as being John W. Comyn (sic).

 

House 3: King

James (64) was the head of this family and he shared the house with his wife, Honoria (66). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both could speak both Irish and English and Honoria could read only. James was a pensioner from the 10th Fort Regent. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a stable, a piggery and a fowl house. The landholder was James King.

 

House 4: McEvoy

Patrick (76) was the head of the family in house 4 and he was married to Mary (68) and they lived with their son Henry (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick and Mary spoke Irish and English. Patrick could read and write, Mary could read only and Henry could not read. Patrick was a farmer and Henry was an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling with a piggery. Patrick McEvoy was the landholder.

 

House 5: Burns

The widow Anne (48) was the head of this family and she shared the house with 6 of her children and they were Patrick (24), Maria (21), John (17), Thomas (15), Timothy (11) and Annie (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Only Anne and Patrick could speak Irish and English and there was nothing entered for the others under the language heading. All the family could read and write. Anne was a farmer’s widow, Patrick and John were farmer’s sons, Maria was a farmer’s daughter and Thomas, Timothy and Annie were scholars. The house they all lived in was a 2 roomed, 2nd class house and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was Anne Burns.

 

House 6: Crehan

The head of the Crehan family in house 6 was John (54) and he was married to Kate (42) and they lived with 8 of their children, James (21), Julia (17), Katie (11), Johney (sic) (9), Aggie (7), Annie (5), Lizzie (3) and Michael (1). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John and Kate spoke Irish and English and all, apart from Lizzie and Michael, could read and write. John was a farmer, James and Michael were farmer’s sons, Julia and Lizzie were farmer’s daughters and Katie, Johney (sic), Aggie and Annie were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, cow house, piggery, fowl house and a shed. The landholder was John Crehan.

 

House 7: Costelloe

John (46) was the head of this family and he was married to Margaret (40) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, Mary (9), John (8), Bridget (6), Kate (5) and Edward (4mths). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. John (46) and Margaret spoke Irish and English. Edward could not read, John (8), Bridget and Kate could read only and the rest of the family could read and write. John (46) was a farmer and Mary, John (8), Bridget and Kate were scholars. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed. The landholder was John Costelloe.

 

House 8: Cassidy

Peter (50) was then head of this household and he lived with his mother Meary (sic) (81), who was a widow. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English. Peter could read and write while Meary(sic) could read only.Peter was a farmer and Meary (sic) was a cook domestic servant. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a piggery. Peter Cassidy was the landholder.

 

House 9: Crehan

The sole occupant of house 9 was Thomas (50) and he was a Roman Catholic and born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. His occupation was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house he lived in was a 2 roomed, 3rd class dwelling and he had a piggery. Thomas Crehan was the landholder.

 

House 10: Morrow

The head of the Morrow family was the widower William (87) and he shared then house with 3 of his children, Joseph (45), Mary (32) and Robert (25). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William and Joseph spoke Irish and English. William could read only, Joseph could not read and Mary and Robert could read and write. William was a farmer and Joseph and Robert were general labourers. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling with a piggery and William Morrow was the landholder.

 

House 11: Conheeney (sic)

The widower Timothy (63) was the head of the family in house 11 and he lived with his brother, John (57), his daughter, Honoria and grandson, William (7). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. All of the family could speak both Irish and English except William. William could read only while the others could all read and write. Timothy was a farmer, John was a farm servant, Honoria was a farmer’s daughter and William was a scholar. The house was a 2 roomed, 2nd class dwelling and they had a cow house, a piggery and a barn. Timothy Conheeney (sic) was the landholder.

 

House 12: Carr

The head of the last house in Lisgub East was the widower Patrick (58) and he shared the house with 2 of his children, John (20) and Kate (18). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Patrick spoke Irish and English but there was nothing entered for the children Only John and Kate could read and write. Patrick was a farmer, John was a farm labourer and Kate was a farmer’s daughter. The house was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with a piggery and Patrick Carr was the landholder.

 

 

 

 

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