Ardaun West

Ardán

Tomas O Flatharta

Ardaun West
Tomas O Flatharta
Ardaun West
Tomas O Flatharta

Meaning: a small height or hi

Names:

According to O Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name given to the townland was Ardaun West and Ardán was its official Irish form. The village was also known as Ardaun (Local, County Cess Collector), Ardan (County Map), Ardane (Rev. Michael Waldron, P.P., Tithe Ledger), An tArdán Thiar (logainm.ie) and An Ardáin Thair (logainm.ie).

According to Coimisiúin na Logainmneacha (logainm.ie), Ardaun West had an island called Sheegan (Oiléan na Chnaipe) and a minor feature called Inishdauwee Shallows (Tanaí Inis Dáith Bhuí).

Situation:

This town land is located on the south side of the Cong parish. It is bounded on the north by the townlands of Ballymaglancy and Carrowheekeen, bounded in the west by Dooray, bounded on the south by Lough Corrib and on the east by Arduan East.   

Description:

Down Survey:

The Down Survey was a cadastral survey of Ireland carried out by William Petty, English scientist in 1655 and 1656.The survey was apparently called the “Down Survey” by Petty because the results were set down in maps; ‘admeasurement down’ was used; it is referred to by that name in Petty’s will”. (Wikipedia). The name used by the Down Survey was Ardane. In 1641, the owner for this townland was Sir Thomas Blake who was a Protestant. In 1670 the owner was John Darcy who was a Catholic. There was 175 acres of profitable land and 175 acres were forfeited.

O’ Donovan’s (1838):

In 1838, the proprietors for Ardaun West were Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont. The agent for this townland was Mr. James Fair of Farhill. The townland was composed of 210 acres, 0 roods and 16 perches according to O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838). The townland is located in the Parish of Ross, Co. Galway. The rent in the village was 16 to 21 shillings per acre with no leases. Farms ranges from 4 to 14 to 28 acres. The soil in the townland was not good and had swamps. It produced middling crops of potatoes and flax but very poor oats and wheat. The Co. Cess paid 11½ d. per acre half yearly. There were no antiques. Name of island seen on Lough Corrib viz. Booyawore, Sheegaun or Illaunachnappa or Button Island, Boya-veg, Incheeyivell, Innishdaweemore, Innishdauiveebeg and Illaunribbeen, Rueillaun (as per transcribed from O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books.).

Griffiths Valuation:

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Arduan West had a total acreage of 210 acres, 1 rood and 12 perches. The total valuation for this townland was £84.8s.0d. Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont were the immediate lessors for plots 1,2,3,4,5,6a, 7,8,9,10, 11,12, 13,14 and 15. Martin Finnty was the immediate lessor for plot 6b and Alexander Lambert was the immediate lessor for plot 16. Ardaun West was divided into 16 plots.

 

Plot 1 was composed of 3 acres, 2 roods and 5 perches. This plot belonged to John Fox. Total valuation for this plot was £1.0s.0d.

Plot 1 John Fox had land valued at £1.0s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £1.0s.0d.

 

Plot 2 was composed of 10 acres, 3 roods and 22 perches. This plot was divided into two sub-plots. The first plot was owned by Martin Lyden and the second by James Fox. Total valuation for this plot was £2.5s.0d.

Plot 2 Martin Lyden had a house and land. The land was valued at £1.0s.0d. and the house at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.5s.0d.

Plot 2 James Fox had land. The land was valued at £1.0s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.0s.0d.

 

Plot 3 was composed of 13 acres, 0 roods and 15 perches. This plot belonged to Catherine Walsh. Total valuation for this plot was £5.5s.0d.

Plot 3 Catherine Walsh had land which was valued at £5.5s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £5.5s.0d.

 

Plot 4 was composed of 13 acres, 0 roods and 3 perches. This plot belonged to Anthony Sarsfield. Total valuation for this plot was £5.0s.0d.

Plot 4 Anthony Sarsfield had land valued at £5.0s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £5.0s.0d.

 

Plot 5 was composed of 12 acres, 1 rood and 33 perches. This plot was divided into two sub-plots. The first plot belonged to Thomas Connolly and the second plot was owned by Patrick Mannion. Total valuation for this plot was £3.15s.0d.

Plot 5 Thomas Connolly had a house and land. The land was valued at £1.15s.0d. The house was valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.0s.0d.

Plot 5 Patrick Mannion had land. The land was valued at £1.15s.0d. Total valuation for this sub plot was 1.15s.0d.

 

Plot 6 consisted of 32 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches. This plot was divided into two sub-plots a and b. a belonged to Martin Flanty and b belonged to Thomas Cunniam. Total valuation for this plot was £11.15s.0d.

Plot 6 a Martin Flanty had a house, office and land. The land was valued at £11.0s.0d. The house and office was valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £11.10s.0d.

Plot 6 b Thomas Cunniam had a house. The house was valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £0.5s.0d.

 

Plot 7 was composed of 4 acres, 2 roods and 20 perches. This plot belonged to Patrick Murphy. Total valuation for this plot was £1.15s.0d.

Plot 7 Patrick Murphy had a house and land. The land was valued at £1.10s.0d. The house was valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £1.15s.0d.

 

Plot 8 was composed of 7 acres, 3 roods and 30 perches. This plot was subdivided into two plots. The first plot was unlabelled the second plot was labelled 12 b according to the Griffiths Valuation. Both sub-plots belonged to Edmund Walsh (Wm.). Total valuation for this plot was £4.5s.0d.

Plot 8 Edmund Walsh (Wm.) had land. The land was valued at £4.0s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £4.0d.0s.

Plot 8 12b Edmund Walsh (Wm.) had a house valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £0.5s.0d.

 

Plot 9 consisted of 7 acres, 3 roods and 5 perches. This plot belonged to Edmund Walsh (Mick.). Total valuation for this plot was £4.0s.0d.

Plot 9 Edmund Walsh (Mick) had a house and land. The land was valued at £3.12s.0d. and the house at £0.8s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £4.0s.0d.

 

Plot 10 consisted of 7 acres, 2 roods and 32 perches. This plot was sub-divided into two sub- plots. The first plot was unlabelled and the second plot was labelled 11c according to Griffith’s valuation. Both plots were owned by Michael Walsh (James). Total valuation for this plot was £5.10s.0d.

Plot 10 Michael Walsh had land valued at £5.0s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £5.0s.0d.

Plot 10 11c Michael Walsh had a house valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £0.10s.0d.

 

Plot 11 consisted of 3 acres, 0 roods and 29 perches. This plot was sub-divided into three sub-plots a, a and b according to the Griffiths Valuation. The first a was owned by Catherine Walsh. The second a was owned by Edward Conroy. b was owned by Patrick Walsh (James). Total valuation for this plot was £3.3s.0d.

Plot 11 a Catherine Walsh had a house valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £0.10s.0d.

Plot 11 a Edward Conroy had a house and land. The land was valued at £1.17s.0d. and the house at £0.8s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.5s.0d.

Plot 11 b Patrick Walsh (James) had a house valued at £0.8s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £0.8s.0d.

Plot 12 was composed of 5 acres, 3 roods and 31 perches. This plot was sub-divided into a and d according to Griffiths Valuation. a was owned by James Walsh (Mick.) and d was owned by Anthony Sarsfield. Total valuation for this plot was £3.10s.0d.

Plot 12 a James Walsh (Mick.) had a house and land. The land was valued at £2.10s.0d. and the house at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation of this sub-plot was £3.0s.0d.

Plot 12 d Anthony Sarsfield had a house. The house was valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £0.10s.0d.

Plot 13 consisted of 9 acres, 0 roods and 25 perches. This plot was divided into 2 sub-plots. The first plot was labelled c and the second pot was unlabelled. Both plots belonged to Patrick Walsh. Total valuation for this plot was £3.10s.0d.

Plot 13 c Patrick Walsh had a house valued at £0.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £0.5s.0d.

Plot 13 Patrick Walsh had land valued at £3.5s.0d. Total valuation for this sub-plot was £3.5s.0d.

 

Plot 14 was composed of 11 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches. This plot belonged to Michael Walsh (Mick). Total valuation for this plot was £4.10s.0d.

Plot 14 Michael Walsh (Mick) had a house and land. The land was valued at £4.2s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.8s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £4.10s.0d.

 

Plot 15 consisted of 42 acres, 0 roods and 34 perches. This plot belonged to Anthony Coyne. Total valuation for this plot was £15.5s.0d.

Plot 15 Anthony Coyne had land valued at £15.5s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £15.5s.0d.

 

Plot 16 was composed of 25 acres, 0 roods and 3 perches. This plot belonged to Peter Gaynard. Total valuation for this plot was £10.0s.0d.

Plot 16 Peter Gaynard had land valued at £10.0s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £10.0s.0d.

 

Census 1901

The Census of 1901 indicated there were 11 inhabited houses. There was 19 males and 22 females in this village and everyone in this village was Roman Catholic according to the Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N). There were 28 Out-offices and Farm-Steadings in this village according to the Return of Out-offices and Farm-Steadings form (Form B.2). According to Form B.2. there were 4 stables, 6 cow houses, 1 calf house, 8 piggeries, 7 barns and 2 sheds in total in this village.

 

House 1- James Flannery

James Flannery (84) lived in house numbered 1 with his son and granddaughter. His son was John (30) and his granddaughter was Mary Halloran (17). James was a farmer and John was a labourer. James could not read or write, the rest of the family could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with two rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

 

House 2-Patrick and Mary Walsh

Patrick (45) and Mary (35) Walsh lived in house 2 with their daughter, Mary A (3). Patrick was a farmer. Mary could read and write. Patrick could read only and Mary could not read or write. Mary A was too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with two rooms. They had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 3-Catherine Burke

Catherine Burke (55) resided in house numbered 3 with their son, Peter (21). Catherine was a farmer and Peter was a labourer. Catherine could not read or write. Peter could read and write. Catherine spoke Irish only, Peter spoke Irish and English. Both Peter and Catherine were born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 4-Catherine Burke

Catherine Burke (57) resided in house numbered 4 with their four children. Their children were Bridget (28), Mary (26), Peter (24) and Thomas (22). Catherine was a farmer. Peter and Thomas were labourers. Catherine could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Catherine spoke Irish only; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 5-Julia Sarsfield

Julia Sarsfield (66) lived in house numbered 5 with her nephew-in-law and niece. Julia’s nephew-in-law was Martin Varrily (31) and her niece was Anne Varrily (20). Julia was a farmer and Martin was a labourer. Anne could read and write. Martin could read only. Julia could not read. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was from Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms. They had a piggery.

 

House 6-Patrick M. Walsh and Bridget Walsh

Patrick M. (38) and Bridget (27) Walsh resided in house numbered 6 with their four children. Their children were Alice (7), Mary (6), Martin (3) and Catherine (1). Patrick M. was a farmer. Alice and Mary were scholars. Bridget was able to read and write. Patrick M., Alice and Mary were able to read only. The rest of the household could not read or write. Martin and Catherine were too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. It was not stated where Catherine was born. Patrick was born in Mayo and the rest of the household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had no out-offices or farm-steadings.

 

House 7-Margaret Cahalane

Margaret Cahalane (70) resided in house 7 with her son, Edward (40). Margaret was a farmer and Edward was a labourer. No one in this household could read and write. Both Margaret and Edward spoke Irish only. Both of them were born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had no out-offices or farm-steadings.

 

House 8-Thomas Walsh

Thomas Walsh (70) occupied house 8 with his two sisters. His two sisters were Ellen (72) and Julia (65). Thomas was a farmer. No one in this household could read or write. Thomas and Julia spoke Irish and English. Ellen spoke Irish only. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms. They had no out-offices or farm-steadings.

 

House 9-Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh (70) lived in house 9 with her son-in-law, daughter and two grandchildren. Her son-in-law was Thomas Joyce (29). Her daughter was Catherine Joyce (27) and her grandchildren were John Joyce (2) and Patrick Joyce (2 months). Mary was a farmer and Thomas was a labourer. Thomas and Catherine were able to read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Thomas and Catherine spoke Irish and English. Mary spoke Irish only. John and Patrick were too young to talk. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 10-James and Mary Mannion

James (60) and Mary (50) Mannion resided in house 10 with their five children. Their children were Mary (20), Peter (18), James (16), Thomas (14) and Ellen (12). James (Snr.) was a farmer. Peter and James were labourers. Thomas and Ellen were scholars. The parents could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 11-Mary Connelly

Mary Connelly (70) occupied house 11 with her son James (32). Mary was a farmer and James was a labourer. James could read and write while Mary could not read or write. Mary spoke Irish only. James spoke Irish and English. Both of them were born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a barn.

 

House 12-Anne Lydon

Anne Lydon (60) lived in house numbered 12 with their four children. Their four children were John (21), Michael (17), Joseph (15) and Kate (19). Anne was a farmer. John and Michael were labourers. Joseph was a scholar. Anne could read only, the rest of the household could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

 

Census 1911

Ten years later the census questions were expanded to include the following: Particulars as to Marriage (which included – completed years the present marriage has lasted, children born alive to present marriage, total children born alive to this marriage, and children still living); if Deaf and Dumb, Dumb only, Blind, Imbecile or Idiot, Lunatic. There are 13 houses in Ardaun West. There were twelve households and one unhabited house. Mary Sullivan owned the unhabited house and there was a cow house there. There is no mention of three households who were there in 1901. These households were Flannery, Burke and Manning. There were also new three new households of Seahill, Murphy and Philban in 1911. Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic. There were inconsistent age gaps between the 1901 Census and the 1911 Census.

 

House 1-Thomas and Catherine Joyce

Thomas (39) and Catherine (42) Joyce occupied house 1, previously numbered house 9, with their five children and Catherine’s mother, Mary Walsh (80). Their five children were John (12), Patrick (10), Martin (7), Michael (5) and Sarah (1 month). Mary was a widow. Thomas and Catherine were married for 14 years, had five children and all five of them had survived until 1911. Thomas was a farmer. John and Patrick were scholars. Thomas and Catherine could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Sarah was too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. They had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 2- Edward Caherlane

Edward Caherlane (called Cahalane in 1901) (50) resided in house 2, previously numbered house 7; There was no mention of Margaret Cahalane. Edward was a farmer. Edward could not read or write and spoke Irish and English. Edward was born in Galway. He lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms. He had no out-houses or farm-steadings.

 

House 3-Martin and Annie Varley

Martin (41) and Annie (32) Varley (called Varrily in 1901) lived in house 3, previously numbered house 5, with their seven children. Their seven children were James (9), Thomas (8), Martin (6), Anthony (5), Micheal (4), Stephen (2) and Patrick (1). There was no mention of Julia Sarsfield in this 1911 census. Martin (Snr.) and Annie were married for 10 years, had eight children and seven of them had survived until 1911. Martin (Snr.) was a farmer. James, Thomas and Martin were scholars. Annie, James, Thomas and Martin could read and write. Martin (Snr.) could read only. The rest of the household could not read or write. Micheal, Stephen and Patrick were too young to talk or spoke English only. The rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 4-Patrick and Bridget Walsh

Patrick (48) and Bridget (37) Walsh resided in house 4, previously numbered house 6, with their six children. Their six children were Alice (17), Mary (15), Peter (7), Bridget (5), Catherine (3) and Patrick (3 months). There was no mention of Martin or Catherine (1) in this 1911 census. Patrick (Snr.) and Bridget (Snr.) were married for 18 years, had eight children and seven of them had survived until 1911. Patrick (Snr.) was a farmer. Mary and Peter were scholars. The parents with Alice, Mary and Peter could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Catherine and Patrick (Jnr.) were too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Patrick (Snr.) was born in Mayo; the rest of the household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms. They had a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 5- Patrick and Ellen Seahill

Patrick (29) and Ellen (26) Seahill occupied house 5, this was a new household in 1911, with their three children. Their children were Michael (3), Patrick (2) and Delia (1). Patrick (Snr.) and Ellen were married for 5 years, had four children and four of them had survived until 1911. Patrick (Snr.) was a labourer. The parents could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. The parents spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household was too young to talk. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with four rooms. They had a piggery.

 

House 6-Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy (73) occupied house 6, this was a new household in 1911, with her son Denis (25). Mary was a widow. Denis was a labourer. No one in this household could read or write. Mary and Denis spoke Irish and English. Mary was born in Mayo and Denis was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with four rooms. They had a piggery.

 

House 7-Kate Burke

Kate (called Catherine in 1901) Burke (72) resided in house 7, previously numbered house 4 in 1901, with her four children. Her four children were Bridget (34), Mary (32), Peter (31) and Thomas (30). Kate was a widow. Kate was a farmer. Kate could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Kate spoke Irish only; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

 

House 8-Catherine Burke

Catherine Burke (70) occupied house 8, previously numbered house 3, with her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Her son was Peter (31), her daughter-in-law was Honor (30) and her grandchildren were John Burke (2), Catherine Burke (1) and Martin Walsh (13). Catherine (Snr.) was a widow. Peter and Honor was married for 3 years, had 2 children and both of them survived until 1911. Catherine (Snr.) and Peter were farmers. Martin was a farm servant. Catherine (Snr.), John and Catherine could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. John and Catherine (Jnr.) were too young to talk,. Catherine spoke Irish only. The rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed.

 

House 9-Patrick and Mary Walsh

Patrick (60) and Mary (52) Walsh lived in house number 9; they previously lived in house numbered 2 in 1901, with their three children. Their children were Mary Anne (called Mary A. In 1901) (12), Michael (9) and James (8). Patrick and Mary were married for 14 years, had three children and all three of them survived until 1911. Patrick was a farmer. Mary Anne, Michael and James were scholars. Everyone in this household could read and write and spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

 

House 10-William and Mary Philban

William (40) and Mary (35) Philban occupied house 10, this was a new household in 1911, with their son, William (4). William (Snr.) and Mary were married for less than a year. This household did not fill in the children section of the ‘Particulars as to marriage’ in Household Return form (Form A). William (Snr.) was a farmer. William (Jnr.) was too young to read or write. The rest of the household could read and write. William (Jnr.) was too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

 

House 11- Mary Manning

Mary Manning (was called Mannion in 1901) (69) resided in house 11; this house was previously numbered house 10, with their five children. Their five children were Bridget (30), Mary (28), John (26), James (24) and Ellen (20). There was no mention of James (60), Peter or Thomas in this 1911 census. Mary (Snr.) was a widow. Mary (Snr.) was a farmer. John and James were farm labourers. Mary (Snr.) could not read or write, the rest of the family could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a shed.

 

House 12-Anne Lyden

Anne Lyden (called Lydon in 1901) (74) lived in house numbered 12; this house was previously numbered 12 in 1901, with her two children Martin (41) and John (30). There was no mention of Michael, Joseph and Kate. Anne was a widow. Anne was a farmer. Martin and John were farm labourers. Anne could not read or write, the rest of the family could read and write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. Everyone in this household was born in Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

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