Breandrim

Brean Druim

Tomas O Flatharta

Tomas O Flatharta
Tomas O Flatharta

Names:

According to O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name given to this townland was Breandrim and was known as Brean Druim as its official Irish name.  This village was also known as Breandrum (Boundary Surveyor’s Sketch Map, Map of Property 1815, Meresman), Brendrum (Leases 1837, Map of Property 1760) and Bréandroim (Logainm.ie).

 

Situation:

This townland is located on the North East side of the parish.  It is bounded on the north by the Parish of Cong, bounded west by the Parish of Cong and townland Tubberrogue, Cregdothia and Gurtnaclossagh (sic.).  Bounded east by the Parish of Cong.  It was not stated what bounds the village in the south.

 

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 Bonedisert (sic.).  The owner for this townland in 1641 was Ulicke Bourke who was a Catholic and Sir Robert Cressey who was a Protestant.   By 1670, the owner has changed to Thomas Deane who was a Protestant.  There was 88 plantation acres of profitable land and 88 acres were forfeited.

O Donovan’s (1838): The proprietor for this village was the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.  The Agent for this village was Alexander Nesbitt Jnr. from 96 Stephens Green South, Dublin.  The village was held under lease by Mrs. Blake of Breandrim. O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books state that in the regards to rent ‘rent £? per acre’.  The Co. Cess paid 11¼ d. per acre half yearly for 86½ acres.  The soil was all good except a small part which was rocky.  There was great pasture and middling good crops of potatoes and oats.  There were no antiquities in this village.  There was a house that was a residence to Mr. Blake called Brendrim House.

Griffiths Valuation

According to Griffith’s valuation, Breandrim had a total acreage of 177 acres, 3 roods and 33 perches.  The total valuation for this village was £85.5s.0d.  There were two immediate lessors for this townland. For plots 1, 2, 3 and 5 the immediate lessor was C.B. Kenny.  For plot 4, the immediate lessor was the Provost and Fellows of T.C.D.  This townland was divided into 5 plots.

Plot 1 was comprised of 3 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches.  This plot belonged to James McDonald.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 1 James McDonald had land valued at £2.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.10s.0d.

Plot 2 was composed of 24 acres, 2 roods and 17 perches.  This plot belonged to Thomas Collins.  Total valuation for this plot was £9.0s.0d.

Plot 2 Thomas Collins had a house and land.  The land was valued at £8.10s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £9.0s.0d.

Plot 3 was comprised of 19 acres, 0 roods and 12 perches.  This plot was divided into 3 plots labelled a, b and -. a belonged to Thomas Fox, b belonged to Dominick Graham and – was owned by Denis Kearney.  Total valuation for this plot was £8.15s.0d.

Plot 3 a Thomas Fox had a house, office and land.  The land was valued at £4.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub plot was £4.10s.0d.

Plot 3 b Dominick Graham had a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this sub-plot was £2.5s.0d.

Plot 3 – Denis Kearney had land valued at £2.0s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £2.0s.0d.

Plot 4 was composed of 121 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches.  This plot was divided into two plots labelled A and –B.  Both sub-plots belonged to C.B Kenny.  Total valuation of this plot was £60.0s.0d.

Plot 4 A C.B Kenny had a house, office and land. The land was valued at £40.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £4.15s.0d.  The total valuation for this sub-plot was £44.15s.0d.

Plot 4-B C.B Kenny had land valued at £15.5s.0d.  Total valuation of this sub-plot was £15.5s.0d.

Plot 5 was comprised of 9 acres, 2 roods and 14 perches.  This plot belonged to Laurence Wade.  Total valuation for his plot was £5.0s.0d.

Plot 5 Laurence Wade had land valued at £5.0s.0d.  Total valuation of this plot was £5.0s.0d.

Census 1901

According to the 1901 census there was seven houses in this village and all of them were inhabited.  House numbered 1 was a ‘herds house’ and the landowner for this house was Lord Ardilaun.  There were thirteen males and thirteen females.  Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic according to the Enumerators Abstract (Form N).  There was twenty out-houses in this village.  There was one stable, five cow houses, two calf houses, six piggeries, four barns and two sheds according to the Return of the Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2).

 

House 1-Laurence Reilly

Laurence Reilly (60) resided in house 1 with his son, John (20).  Laurence and John were shepherds.  Laurence and John could read and write.  Both Laurence and John spoke English only.  Everyone in this household was born in Meath.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a three cow houses, two calf houses and one piggery. Their landlord was Lord Ardilaun.

 

House 2-Patrick Creham

Patrick Creham (50) lived in house 2.  Patrick was a farmer.  No one in this household could read or write.  Patrick spoke Irish and English.  Patrick was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with two rooms.  They had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 3-Patrick and Mary Collins

Patrick (35) and Mary (33) Collins resided in house 3 with their niece and son.  Their niece was Mary Collins (10).  Their son was Thomas Collins (2).  Patrick was a farmer.  Mary was a housekeeper.  Thomas was a scholar.  Mary (10) could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Thomas was too young to talk.  The rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Patrick and Thomas was born in Galway, the rest of the household was born in Mayo.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 4-Thomas and Catherine Fox

Thomas (35) and Catherine (30) Fox lived in house 4 with their four children.  Their children were Bridget (5), Marcus (4), Catherine (2) and Sarah (1).  Thomas was a farmer and Catherine (Snr.) was a Housekeeper.  No one in this household could read or write.  Thomas, Catherine (Snr.) and Bridget spoke Irish and English.  The rest of the household were too young to talk.  Catherine was born in Mayo, the rest of the household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a shed.

 

House 5-Patrick and Mary Collins

Patrick (80) and Mary (60) Collins resided in house 5.  Patrick was a farmer and Mary was a housekeeper.  No one in this household could read and write.  Both Patrick and Mary spoke Irish only.  Patrick was born in Galway and Mary was born in Mayo.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a piggery and a barn.

 

House 6- Thos Carney

Thos (sic.) Carney (62) lived in house numbered 6 with his six children.  His children were Katherine (24), Michael (22), Mary A. (20), Tommie (sic.) (19), Julia (16) and Eleen (sic.) (14). Thos was a farmer.  Katherine was a housekeeper.  Michael was a gardener.  Tommie was a labourer.  Julia was a Dressmaking Assistant (sic.).  Eleen was a scholar.  Thos 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, a barn and a shed.

 

House 7-Bridget Glynn

Bridget Glynn (60) resided in house 7 with her son-in-law, daughter and grandson.  Her son-in-law was Patrick Glynn (30), her daughter was Bridget (30) and her grandson was James (8 months).  Bridget (Snr.) was a farmer and Patrick was a rate collector.  James could not read or write.  Bridget (Snr.) could read only.  Patrick and Bridget could read and write.  James was too young to talk.  The rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Both Bridget’s were born in Mayo.  Patrick and James were born in Galway.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

1911 Census

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).   There were six houses in this village and five of them were occupied.  The unoccupied house was numbered house 6 and Lord Ardillaun was its landowner. This house had no out offices or farm steadings.  There was no mention of households that were numbered 1 and the house numbered 5 in 1901.  These households were the Reilly household and the Patrick and Mary Collins household.  Everyone in this village was Roman Catholic.  There were nineteen outhouses in this village.  There were five cow houses, one calf house, three piggeries, four fowl houses, three barns and three sheds.

 

House 1-Patrick and Delia Glynn

Patrick (41) and Delia (41) Glynn lived in house 1, previously numbered house 7, with their seven children. Their children were James Ignatius (called James in 1901) (10), John Francis (8), Mary Josephine (7), Kathleen (5), Patrick (4), Evelynn (2), Bridget (under 3 months).  There was no mention of Bridget (60) or Bridget (30) in this 1911 census.  Patrick and Delia were married for 12 years, had seven children and all seven of them survived until 1911.  Patrick was a farmer, rate collector and tea and wine agent.  James Ignatius, John Francis and Mary Josephine were scholars.  Patrick, Delia, James Ignatius and John Francis spoke Irish and English.  Mary Josephine and Kathleen spoke English only.  The rest of the household were too young to talk.  Patrick, Delia, James Ignatius, John Francis and Mary Josephine could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Delia was born in Mayo; the rest of the household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2nd class house with four rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

 

House 2- Thomas Kearney (called Carney in 1901)

Thomas Kearney (called Thos in 1901) (72) resided in house 2, previously numbered house 6, with his four children.  His children were Thomas (called Tommie in 1901) (31), Catherine (called Katherine in 1901) (30), Mary (called Mary A. in 1901) (27) and Margaret (22).  There was no mention of Michael, Julia or Eleena in this 1911 census.  Thomas was a widower.  Thomas was a farmer and Catherine was a dressmaker.  Thomas 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 cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

 

House 3-Patrick and Mary Collins

Patrick (44) and Mary (40) Collins resided in house 3, previously numbered house 3, with their four children.  Their children were Thomas (12), John (8), Mary (4) and Patrick (3).  There was no mention of Mary (10) in this 1911 census.  Mary (Snr.) was married for fourteen years, had four children and all four of them survived until 1911.  Patrick (Snr.) was a farmer.  Thomas and John were scholars.  Patrick (Snr.), Mary (Snr.) and Patrick could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write.  Mary (Jnr.) and Patrick (Jnr.) were too young to talk; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English.  Mary (Snr.) was born in Mayo; the rest of the household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

 

House 4-Thomas Foxe (called Fox in 1901)

Thomas Foxe (49) resided in house 4, previously numbered house 4, with his four children.  His children were Mary (19), Mark (called Marcus in 1901) (14), Kate (called Catherine in 1901) (13) and Sarah (11).  There was no mention of Catherine or Bridget in this 1911 census. Thomas was a widower.  Thomas was a farmer.  Mark, Kate and Sarah were scholars.  Thomas 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.  This household lived in a 2nd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a fowl house.

 

House 5- Patrick Graham (called Creham in 1901)

Patrick Graham (71) lived in house 5.  Patrick was a farmer and a widower.  Patrick could not read or write.  Patrick spoke Irish and English.  Patrick was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rd class house with three rooms.  They had a cow house.

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