Bohaun

Bothán

Tomas O Flatharta

Tomas O Flatharta

Names :

According to O Donovans Field Name books, the standard name given to the townland was Bohaun and Bothán was its official Irish form.  Other names given to this townland were Bohawn (County Cess Collector,Mearsman), Bohane (Rev. Michl. Heaghty P.P., Tithe Ledger) and Boghaun (Local).

 

According to Coimisiúin na Logainmneacha (logainm.ie), Bohaun had an island called Dooneen Island (An Dúinín).

 

Situation:

Bohaun is a central townland in the Parish of Ross.  Bohaun is bounded on the north by Lough Mask.  It is bounded west by Drishaghaun and Crimlin East.  It is bounded south by Crimlin East.  It is bounded east by Cloughbrack Upper.

 

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 for this village was Glantreige, Banuban alias Bohan in Bohan alias Mahanna (as per transcribed from Down Survey).  In 1641, the owner of this townland was Murrogh McBrien O Flahartye who was Catholic.  In 1670, the owner was the College of Dublin, which was Protestant.  There was 107 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 15 plantation acres of profitable land.  15 plantation acres were forfeited.

 

O Donovan’s (1838): The proprietor for this village was James Gildea, Esq., Clooncormack near Hollymount.  The agent for this village was Thomas Fair, Esq., Roundfort. The village was held under lease by the tenants of the village. The rent for the village was £40 per year.  The soil in the village was part steep mountain heathy mixed and pasturable with a large part sloping from the steep mountain towards Lough Mask mostly spent and arable mountain.  The crop of oats in the village was middling but some of the potatoes were totally failed.  Co. Cess paid 11¼ d. per acre for 30 acres.  There was a straggling village called Illaun na Kellew.

 

Griffiths Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Bohaun had a total acreage of 443 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches.  The total valuation for this village was £31.4s.0d.  The immediate lessor for this townland was James Gildea. The townland was comprised of one plot.

 

Plot 1 was comprised of 443 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches.  This plot was divided into 9 sub-plots labelled a to i.  a was owned by Thomas Lydon, b was owned by John Mannion, c was owned by William Carney, d was owned by Micheal Flynn, e was owned by James Feenick, f was owned by Matthew Kerrigan, g was owned John Kerrigan, h was owned by James Laffey and i was owned by Micheal Laffey.  Total valuation for this plot was £31.4s.0d.

Plot 1 a Thomas Lydon had a house, offices and land. The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £3.18s.0d.

Plot 1 b John Mannion had a house, offices and land.  The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £3.18s.0d.

Plot 1 c William Carney had a house, offices and land. The land was valued at £7.0s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.12s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £7.12s.0d.

Plot 1 d Michael Flynn had a house, offices and land.  The land was valued at £3.2s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £3.10s.0d.

Plot 1 e James Feenick had a house, offices and land. The land was valued at £3.10s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £3.18s.0d.

Plot 1 f Matthew Kerrigan had a house, offices and land.  The land was valued at £2.6s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.6s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.12s.0d.

Plot 1 g John Kerrigan had a house, offices and land. The land was valued at £1.2s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.4s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £1.6s.0d.

Plot 1 h James Laffey had a house, offices and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. The buildings were valued at £0.6s.0d.   Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.6s.0d.

Plot 1 i Michael Laffey had a house and land. The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. The house was valued at £0.4s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.4s.0d.

 

Census 1901

The Census of 1901 states there was 13 houses in this village and all of them were inhabited.  There was 35 males in this townland and 30 females.  Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic according to Enumerators Abstract and Household Returns. There were 24 out houses in this village.  There were 9 cow houses, 9 piggeries and 6 barns.  The enumerator’s abstract (Form N) is uncomplete for this townland in 1901.  Everyone in this village, except one in household 5, was born in Galway.

 

 

House 1-  Michael and Ellen Flynn

Michael (35) and Ellen (29) Flynn lived in house numbered 1 with their four children.  Their children were Patrick (6), Mary (5), Bridget (3) and Michael (1).  Michael (Snr.) was a farmer. No one in this household could read or write.  Michael (Jnr.) was too young to talk.  Mary and Bridget spoke Irish only.  The rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 2-  Bridget Kerrigan

Bridget Kerrigan (60) lived in house numbered 2 with her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Her son was John (25), her daughter in law was Mary Kerrigan (25) and her two grandchildren were Patrick (3) and John (1).  Bridget was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Patrick and John (Jnr.) were too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.   They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 3-Stephen and Winifred Flynn

Stephen (50) and Winifred (40) Flynn lived in house numbered 3 with their niece, Mary Flynn (8).  Stephen was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Stephen and Winifred spoke Irish only.   Mary spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 4-Luke and Honor Kerrigan

Luke (60) and Honor (55) Kerrigan lived in house numbered 4 with their son, John (18).  Luke was a farmer.  No one in this household could read and write.  Luke and Honor spoke Irish only. John spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

 

House 5- John and Bridget Mannion

John (65) and Bridget (66) Mannion lived in house numbered 5 with their three children and their grandchild.  Their children were Michael (34), Catherine (30) and Kate (26).  Their grandchild was Michael (8).  John was a farmer. Michael (8) was a scholar.  None in this household could read or write.  Michael (34) and Michael spoke Irish and English.   The rest of the household spoke Irish only.  Michael (8) was born in England, the rest of the household was born in Galway, Ireland. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 6-Thomas and Mary Mannion

Thomas (55) and Mary (55) Mannion resided in house numbered 6 with their two children. Their children were Martin (28) and Michael (18). Thomas was a farmer. No one in this household could read or write.  Michael spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 7- John and Margaret Mannion

John (50) and Margaret (50) Mannion lived in house 7 with their five children. Their children were Bridget (14), John (12), Mary (10), Thomas (8) and Patrick (3).  John (Snr.) was a farmer.  Bridget, John, Mary and Thomas were scholars.  John (Snr.), Margaret, Thomas and Patrick could not read or write. The rest of the household was able to read and write.  John (Snr.), Margaret and Patrick spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a barn.

 

House 8-Martin and Margaret Joyce

Martin (58) and Margaret (54) Joyce resided in house numbered 8 with their three children.  Their children were Mary (19), Margaret (15) and Bridget (13).   Martin was a farmer and Bridget was a scholar.  The parents could not could or write, their children could read and write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 9-Margaret Laffy

Margaret Laffy (62) lived in house numbered 9 with her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren.  Her son was William (27), her daughter-in-law was Ellen Laffey (23) and Margaret’s grandchildren were Mary (3), Martin (2) and Michael (6 months).  Margaret was a farmer. Ellen could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Martin and Michael were too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 10-Bridget Laffy

Bridget Laffy (32) lived in house 10 with her four children and  a servant. Her children were Mary (11), Bridget (9), Michael (3) and James (9 months). The servant was Bridget Sullivan (18).  Bridget (32) was a farmer. Mary and Bridget (9) were scholars. Bridget (18) was a general domestic servant.  Bridget (32),  Mary, Bridget (9) and Bridget (18) could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Michael and James were too young to talk, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 11- John Laffy

John Laffy (53) resided in house numbered 11 with his three sons.  His sons were Martin (14), James (10) and Patrick (8).   John was a farmer and James was a scholar.  John and Patrick could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Everyone in household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 4th class house with one room.  The landlord for this house was Bridget Laffy, who lived in house numbered 10.  They had no out-offices or farm-steadings.

 

House 12-John Feerick [sic]

John Feerick (57) lived in house numbered 12 with his sister and four children. His sister was Sarah Feerick (40).  John’s children were Catherine (18), Julia (15), Michael (12) and James (10).   John was a farmer.  Michael and James were scholars.  John and Sarah could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Sarah spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 13-Margaret Carney

Margaret Carnly (65) resided in house numbered 13 with her two children and her nephew.  Her children were  Denis (35) and William (26).  Her nephew was Thomas Laffy (17).  Margaret was a farmer.  Thomas could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Thomas spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a piggery and a barn.

 

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).  Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic and was born in Galway.  There was no mention of the Martin and Margaret Joyce household, listed as household numbered 8 in 1901. There was one new household in 1911, this household was the Thomas and Mary Joyce household, which was numbered 8 in the 1911 census.  There was three stables, thirteen cow houses, three calf houses according to the Return of Out-offices and Farm Steadings (Form B2).

 

House 1-Michael and Ellen Flynn

Michael (50) and Ellen (48) Flynn lived in house numbered 1, previously numbered house 1 in 1901, with their six children.  Their children were Pat (called Patrick in 1901 census) (16), Bridget (14), Michael (12), John (10), Ellie (5) and Maggie (1).  There was no mention of Mary in this 1911 census.  Michael (Snr.) and Ellen were married for 20 years, had seven children and all seven children survived.  Michael (Snr.) was a farmer.  John and Ellie were scholars.  Michael (Snr.) and Maggie could not read or write, Ellen and Ellie could read only, the rest of the household could read and write.  Maggie and Ellie were too young to talk, Michael (Snr.), Pat, Bridget and John spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke English and Irish.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms. They had a cow house and a calf house.

 

House 2-Luke and Nora Kerrigan  

Luke (79) and Nora (called Honor in 1901 census) (80) Kerrigan resided in house 2, previously numbered house 4, with their son and grandson. Their son was John (30) and their grandson was Pat Kerrigan (16).  Luke and Nora were married for 40 years, had seven children and seven of them survived.  Luke was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Pat spoke Irish and English , the rest of the household spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 3-Stephen and Winnie Flynn

Stephen (60) and Winnie (called Winifred in 1901) (59) Flynn lived in house 3, previously numbered house 3,.  There was no mention of Mary Flynn in this 1911 census. Stephen and Winnie were married for 30 years and had no children.  Stephen was a farmer.  Stephen spoke Irish and English.  Winnie spoke Irish only.  No one in this household could read or write. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 4- Margaret Carney

Margaret Carney (80) resided in house 4, previously numbered house 13, with her two children, her daughter in law and grandson.  Margaret’s children were William (41) and Denis (50).  Her daughter in law was Kate Carney (40).  Margaret’s grandson was Micheal Carney (3).  Their was no mention of Thomas Laffey in this 1911 census.  Margaret was a widow.  William and Kate were married for five years, had two children and one of them surived until 1911.  Margaret was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Micheal was too young to talk the rest of the household spoke Irish only. They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a stable and a cow house.

 

House 5- John Mannion

John Mannion (80) lived in house 5, previously lived in house 5, with his son, daughter in law and John’s two grandchildren.  His son was Tom (55), John’s daughter in law was Mary Mannion (32). John’s grandchildren were Bridget (3) and John (1).  There was no mention of Bridget (66), Michael, Catherine, Kate and Michael in this 1911 census.  John was a widower.  Tom and Mary were married for five years, had two children and two of survived until 1911.  John was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Tom and Mary spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house.

 

House 6-Thomas and Mary Mannion

Thomas (72) and Mary (72) Mannion resided in house 6, previously numbered house 6,  with their son and their daughter-in-law. Their son was Pat (36) and their daughter in law was Margaret Mannion (37).  There was no mention of Martin or Michael in this 1911 census.  Thomas and Mary were married for 40 years, had four children and four of them survived until 1911.  Pat and Margaret were married for two years and had no children.  Thomas was a farmer.  Thomas and Mary spoke Irish only , the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Margaret can read only, the rest of the household could not  read or write.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house.

 

House 7-John and Margaret Mannion

John (61) and Margaret (62) Mannion lived in house 7, previously numbered house 7, with their four children.  Their children were Tom (called Thomas in 1901) (19), Pat (called Patrick in 1901) (11), Michael (7) and James (6).  There was no mention of Bridget, John (12) or Mary in this 1911 census.  John and Margaret were married for 30 years, had seven children and seven of them survived until 1911.  John was a farmer.  Pat, Michael and James were scholars.  Pat and Michael could read and write.  James could read only.  The rest of the household could not read or write.  John,  Margaret and James spoke Irish only. The rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 8- Thomas and Mary Joyce

Thomas (45) and Mary (43) Joyce resided in house 8, this was a new household in Bohaun, with their four children, Thomas’s sister and a broader.  Their children were Bridget (7), Stephen (6) , Tom (4) and Maggie (1). Thomas’s sister was  Maggie Joyce (26). The boarder was Margaret Joyce (65).  Thomas was a farmer.  Maggie (26) was a dressmaker. Bridget, Stephen and Tom were scholars.  Thomas and Mary were married for eight years, had four children and four of them survived until 1911.  Margaret was a widow.  Maggie (26) could read and write.  Bridget and Stephen could read only.  The rest of the household could not read or write.   Maggie (1) was too young to talk.  Thomas, Mary and Maggie (26) spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household spoke Irish only.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable and a cow house.

 

House 9- William and Ellin Laffey

William (35) and Ellein (sic.) (called Ellen in 1901 census) (32) Laffey lived in house 9, previously labelled house 9, with their six children.  Their six children were Mary (14), Martin (12), Michael (10), James (6), Bridget (8) and Maggie (3).  There was no mention of Margaret Laffey (63) in this 1911 census.  William and Ellein were married for 14 years, had eight children and six of them survived until 1911.  William is a farmer. Martin, Michael, James and Bridget were scholars.  Mary, Martin and Bridget could read and write.  Ellein, Michael and James could read only.  The rest of the household could not read or write.  Maggie was too young to talk.  James and Bridget spoke Irish only, the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms. They had a cow house and a barn.

 

House 10- John Ferrick

John Ferrick (67) resided in house 10, previously numbered house 12, with their four children.  Their children were Mary (28), Julia (22), Michael (20) and James (19).  There was no mention of Sarah or Catherine in this 1911 census.  John was a widower. John was a farmer.  Everyone in this household could read and write and spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a stable and a cow house.

 

House 11- John Laffey

John Laffey (70) lived in house 11, previously numbered house 11, with his son, Pat Laffey (18).  There was no mention of Sarah, Catherine, Julia, Michael and James.  John was  a widower.  John was an old age pensioner and Pat was a farm labourer.  John spoke Irish only. Pat spoke Irish and English.  Pat can read and write, John could not read or write.  They lived in a 3rd class house with one room.  They had a cow house.

 

House 12-Bridget Laffey

Bridget Laffey (44) resided in house 12, previously numbered house 10, with her four children.  Their children were Bridget (18), Ellen (15), Michael (13) and James (11).  There was no mention of Mary Laffey or Bridget Sullivan in this 1911 census.  Bridget (44) was a widow.  Bridget (Snr.) was a farmer. Michael and James were scholars.  Bridget could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. Everybody in this household spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house and a calf house.

 

House 13-  John and Mary Kerrigan

John (45) and Mary (46) Kerrigan lived in house 13, previously numbered house 2, with their four children.  Their children were Pat (called Patrick in the 1901 census) (14), John (11), Martin (9) and Tom (4).  There was no mention of Bridget in this 1911 census.  John (Snr.) and Mary were married for 17 years, had six children and four of them survived until 1911.  John (Snr.) was a farmer.  Martin and Tom were scholars. Martin could read only, the rest of the household could not read or write.  John (Snr.) and Pat spoke Irish and English, the rest of the household spoke Irish only.   They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a cow house.

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