Mounthazel

Mounthazel

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Irish Grid: M 64801 39021

 

Author: Roger Harrison

 

Description:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Is the property of Andrew Browne who holds it under a deed for ever. It contains 422a. 2r. 0p. all of which is under Demesne about 25 acres of bog which belongs to the Demesne. Roads and houses are in very good repair. Amount of County Cess £6. 5s. 8d.

 

Situation:

(John O’Donovan 1806-1861)

Lies in the western side of the parish in the barony of Tiaquin, bounded by Killooaun Browne, Killooaun, Killamude West and Killamude East and by Hampstead in the barony of Kilconnel in this parish by Moneen in the parish of Killoscobe, Tiaquin Barony.

 

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

 

 

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 6 houses in the townland of Mounthazel in 1911 and all were occupied and listed as being private dwellings. All were built of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 5 had a thatch, wood or other perishable material for roofing while the others all had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 1 was a 1st class dwelling, houses 2, 4 and 5 were 2nd class dwellings and houses 3 and 6 were 3rd class. House 1 had 13 or more rooms with 16 windows in the front, house 2 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows, house 3 had 1 room and 1 window, house 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms with5 windows, house 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 3 windows and house 6 had 1 room and 2 windows. There were 27 out buildings consisting of 12 stables, 2 coach houses, a harness room, 2 cow houses, 2 calf houses, a dairy, 2 fowl houses, a boiler house, a barn, a turf house, a workshop, a shed and a laundry. There were a total of 26 people, 15 males and 11 females. 24 were Roman Catholic, 1 was Church of Ireland and 1 was a Presbyterian. The enumerator for the area was Const. Peter Young.

 

House 1: De Stacpoole / Duke De Stacpoole / Coppinger / Rorke / Duignan /

               O’Brien / Mackie / MacDonald / Gill

The head of the first house in the townland was George (50) and he was married to Paulina Duchess (48) and had been for 27 years and they had had 6 children and they all had survived. They shared the house with 2 of their sons, George (25) and E Hubert (22). Also in the house were 7 servants, Joseph Coppinger (26), Edward Rorke (24), Bridget Duignan (28), Sarah O’Brien (21), Mary Mackie (31), Annie MacDonald (23) and Margaret Gill (20). Mary Mackie was Church of Ireland and was born in Scotland, Annie MacDonald was a Presbyterian and born in Scotland, all the others were Roman Catholic and George Duke De Stacpoole (50) was born in France, Paulina Duchess was born in Dublin, George Duke De Stacpoole (25), E. Hubert and Joseph Coppinger were born in Co. Galway, Edward Rorke was born in England, Bridget Duignan was born in Co. Cork, Sarah O’Brien was born in Co. Tipperary and Margaret Gill was born in Co. Roscommon. They could all read and write. George Duke De Stacpoole (50) was J Plate Stgrt Yorkshire Rgt., George Duke De Stacpoole (25) was a JP Lieut 3rd Comang W Rangers, E Hubert was Lieut L?ster Rgt. Joseph Cioppinger was a groom, Edward Rorke was a Chaeffeur (sic), Bridget Duignan was a cook, Sarah O’Brien was a housemaid, Mary Mackie was a parlour maid, Annie MacDonald was a maid and Margaret Gill was a kitchen maid. The house was a 1st class dwelling with 13 or more rooms and they had 10 stables, 2 coach houses, 1 harness room, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a fowl house, a boiling room, a barn, a turf house, a workshop, a shed and a laundry. Duke De Stacpoole was the landholder.

 

House 2: Brady

The head of this family was Thomas (50) and he was married to Rose (50) and there was entry for years married but they had 3 children. Those 3 children also lived in them and they were John (18), Bridget (14) and Patrick (5). They were all Roman Catholic and Thomas and Patrick were born in Co. Dublin, Rose and John were born in Co. Meath and Bridget was born in Co. Westmeath. There were no entries under the language heading but, apart from Patrick, they all could read and write. Thomas was a gardener, and Bridget was attending school. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and Duke De Stacpoole was the landholder.

 

House 3: Bolton

The sole occupant of house 3 was the widower Patrick (74) who was a Roman Catholic and was born in Co. Galway. He spoke Irish and English but could not read. His occupation was an agricultural Labourer. The house he lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and Patrick Bolton was the landholder.

 

House 4: Coppinger

The head of the family in house 4 was William (62) and he was married to Winfred (68) and they had been married for 30 years and they had 3 children. Those three children also lived with them and they were Martin (29), Daniel (28) and Delia (24). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William and Winfred spoke Irish and English and all could read and write. William and Martin were carpenters and Daniel was an agricultural Labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house and a calf house. William Coppinger was the landholder.

 

House 5: McDermott

The widower, Michael (80) was listed as the head of this family and he lived in the house with his son Thomas (35). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but could not read or write. Michael was a farmer and Thomas was a farmer’s son. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a stable. Michael McDermott was the landholder.

 

House 6: Egan

The head of the last house in the townland was John (72) and he had been married to Sebina (sic) (65) for 35 years but there were no children. They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but could not read or write. John was listed as being a farmer. The house they lived in was a single roomed, 3rd class dwelling and they had a fowl house. John Egan was the landholder.

 

1901 Census

Overview of the townland

There were a total of 5 houses in the townland of Mounthazel and 4 were occupied with house 3 being unoccupied but the landholder was Duke De Stacpoole. They were all listed as being private dwellings and were constructed of stone, brick or concrete walls and house 5 had thatch, wood or other perishable materials for roofing and all the other occupied houses had slate, iron or tiled roofs. House 5 was a 3rd class dwelling and the others were all 2nd class. Houses 1, 2 and 5 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 2 windows in the front and house 4 had between 2 and 4 rooms and 5 windows. There were a total of 5 out buildings with 3 cow houses a calf house and a barn. 12 people were in the townland at the time of this census and they consisted of 8 males and 4 females. The enumerator for the area was Const. Patrick Duffy.

 

House 1: Bolton

The sole occupant of this house was the widower Patrick (64) and he was born in Co. Galway and was a Roman Catholic. He spoke both Irish and English but could not read. He was listed as being an agricultural labourer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and the landholder was Duke De Stacpoole.

 

House 2: Egan

The head of this family was John (60) and he was married to Sabina (53). They were both born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. They both spoke Irish and English but could not read. John was listed as being a farmer. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. John Egan was the landholder.

 

House 3: Unoccupied

 

House 4: Coppinger

The head of this family was William (45) and he was married to Winifred (48) and they shared the house with 5 of their children, William (18), Annie (17), Daniel (16), Joseph (14) and Bedelia (11). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. William and Winifred spoke Irish and English and all the family could read and write. William (45) was a carpenter and farmer, William (18) was a Gardener, Annie was a farmer’s daughter, Daniel was a farmer’s son and Joseph and Bedelia were scholars. The house was a 2nd class dwelling with between 2 and 4 rooms. They also had a cow house, a calf house and a barn. The landholder was William Coppinger.

 

House 5: McDermott

The widower Michael (68) was the head of this family and he lived with his son Thomas (35). They were all born in Co. Galway and were Roman Catholic. Both spoke Irish and English but could not read. Both were listed as being Agricultural labourers. The house was a 3rd class house with between 2 and 4 rooms and they had a cow house. The landholder was Duke De Stacpoole.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

Andrew Browne owned the land in Mounthazel at the time of Griffith’s Valuation (1847-1864). He had 6 plots for himself, 50 acres, 3 roods and 9 perches of bog and plantation with an annual ratable valuation of £7 5s and 5 plantations, 2 acres and 34 perches with an annual ratable valuation of £1 15s, 1 acre, 1 rood and 20 perches with an annual ratable valuation of 17s, 1 acre and 15 perches with an annual ratable valuation of 12s, 2 acres and 3 roods with an annual ratable valuation of £2 7s and 1 rood with an annual ratable valuation of 4s. He leased a house and office on 6 acres, 3 roods and 20 perches of land to Catherine Mahon for £5 for the land and £1 18s for the buildings, he leased a house on 3 acres to Catherine Egan for 15s for the land and 2s for the house and he leased 7 acres of land to Michael Day for 15s. Catherine Mahon also leased 3 tenements for Andrew Browne, 20 acres, 2 roods and 34 perches of land for £6 15s, 29 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches of land for £2 and a house and offices on 98 acres, 2 roods and 16 perches of land for £86 for the land and £45 for the buildings. Peter Scully leased a house on 3roods and 35 perches of land for 15s for the land and 15s for the house and Thomas Tully leased 197 acres, 1 rood and 10 perches of land for £ 125 annually.

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