Carrowbaun

Ceathramhadh Bán

Tomas O Flatharta

Tomas O Flatharta

Ceathramhadh Bán meaning white quarter

Names:

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the official and standard name of this townland was Carrowbaun and Ceathramhadh Bán was its official Irish name.  The village was also known as Carrowbaan (County Cess Collector), Carranabaun (County Map), Carowbane (Inquis. Temp. Car. I), Carhoobaun (Local), Carowbaun (Meresman), Carrabane (Rev. Michael Waldron, P.P., Tithe Ledger) and An Cheathrú Bhán (Logainm.ie).

Situation:

This village is a central townland.  Bounded on the north by the Parish of Cong.  Bounded on the west by the townlands of Ballymaglancy and Arduan East.  It was bounded on the south by Arduan East and Ballinamona and was bounded on the east by Culleenaleana.

 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 Carrowbane.  In 1641 the owner for this townland was Earl of Clanrickard who was a Protestant.  In 1670, the owner was still Earl of Clanrickard (Protestant).  There was 14 acres of profitable land and 14 acres were forfeited.

O Donovan’s (1838):

The proprietor for this village was Sir Valentine Blake, Esq. ,Minlow, Galway. The agent was Mr. Pat Reilly, Hollymount , Co. Mayo.  The townland was composed of 164 acres, 0 roods and 38 perches according to O’ Donovan’s Field Name Books.  The village was held under lease by Francis Burke of Ballymaglancy and Toby Butler, Guthrice and was then sublet to tenants.  The rent was 42 shillings per acre.  The Co. Cess paid 11 ¾ d. per acre.  The soil in parts were middling and some parts were waste.  The crops of wheat and potatoes were middling.  This village has Lough of Ballymaglaney touching it on one side.  Ballymaglaney Lough runs through into Lough Corrib in a small stream between Ardnageehee and Arduan East stream called Shruthaun Cuaree.

Griffiths Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation, Carrowbaun had a total acreage of 164 acres, 3 roods and 26 perches. The total valuation for this village was £84.13s.0d.  The immediate lessor for plot 1 of this village was Reps. (sic.) Jolm Darcy (as per transcribed from Griffiths Valuation). The immediate lessor for plot 2 and 3 is Patrick Ryan.  This townland was divided into 3 plots.

Plot 1was composed of 95 acres, 1 rood and 39 perches. This plot belonged to Isidore Lynch.  Total valuation for this household was £48.0s.0d.

Plot 1 Isidore Lynch had land valued at £48.0s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £48.0s.0d.

Plot 2comprised of 60 acres, 1 rood and14 perches. This plot was divided into 10 sub-plots labelled a, b, c, d, e, f, g, -, h, and i.  a was owned by Thomas Conroy, b was owned by Bridget Collins, c was owned by Bryan Killen , d was owned by Catherine Millett , e was owned by Thomas Millet, f was owned by William McGuire, g was owned by John Killeen, – was owned by Thomas Ganly, h was owned by Thomas Morrin and i was owned by  John Morrin.  Total valuation for this plot was £30.18s.0d.

Plot 2 a Thomas Conroyhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.8s.0d.

Plot 2 b Bridget Collinshad 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 plot was £4.10s.0d.

Plot 2 c Brian Killen had a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.8s.0d.

Plot 2 d Catherine Milletthad a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the house was valued at £0.5s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.5s.0d.

Plot 2 e Thomas Millett had a house and land.  The land was valued at £4.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £4.10s.0d.

Plot 2 f William McGuirehad a house and land.  The land was valued at £4.5s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.10s.0d. Total valuation for this plot was £4.15s.0d.

Plot 2 g John Killeenhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.6s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.6s.0d.

Plot 2 –Thomas Ganly had land valued at £2.0s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.0s.0d.

Plot 2 h Thomas Morrin had a house and land.  The land was valued at £2.0s.0d. and the buildings were valued at £0.6s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £2.6s.0d.

Plot 2 i John Morrinhad a house and land.  The land was valued at £3.2s.0d. and the house were valued at £0.8s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £3.10s.0d.

Plot 3was composed of 9 acres, 0 roods and 13 perches. This plot belonged to Richard Moran. Total valuation for this household was £5.15s.0d.

Plot 3 Richard Moranhad land valued at £5.15s.0d.  Total valuation for this plot was £5.15s.0d.

 

Census 1901

The Census of 1901 states there was eight inhabited houses in this village.  There was twelve males and fifteen females in this village and everyone in this village was Roman Catholic according to the Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N).  There were seventeen outhouses in this village.  There was one stable, five cow houses, one calf house, seven piggeries, one fowl house and two sheds according to the Return of Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2).

House 1- Michael and Catherine Moran     

Michael(55) and Catherine(57) Moranlived in house 1 with their four children.  Their children were Annie(19), Maria(17), Norah(13) and James(14).  Michael was a farmer.  Norah and James were scholars.  Catherine 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 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house and a shed.

 

House 2 – Catherine Millet

Catherine Millet (70) resided in house 2 with her two children, Martin(30) and Norah(35).  Catherine was a farmer.  Martin and Norah 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 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 3-Manus O’Donnell

Manus O’Donnell (72) lived in house numbered 3 with his nephew and niece.  His nephew was John Collins(24) and his Manus’s niece was Julia Collins(15).  Manus was a farmer and John was a labourer.  Julia could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a shed.

 

House 4-James Looskon (spelt as Luskin in 1911)

James Looskon (30) lived in house 4 with his mother, sister, niece and nephew.  His mother was Mary Looskon(70).  James sister was Mary Looskon(35). James’s niece was Bridget Coyne(12).  James nephew was Michael Coyne(10).  James was a farmer.  Mary (35) was a spinster.  Bridget and Michael were scholars.  Mary (70) could not read or write.  James and Mary could read only.  The rest of the household could read and write.  Mary (70) spoke Irish only; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Bridget and Michael were born in Mayo, the rest of the household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 5-John and Bridget Collins

John (60) and Bridget (52) Collins resided in house 5 with their two children.  Their children were Patrick(20) and Annie(15).  John was a farmer. Patrick was a labourer.  Annie could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house and a piggery.

 

House 6- John Conroy

John Conroy (25) lived in house 6. He was a farmer.  He could not read or write.  He spoke Irish and English.  John was born in Galway.  He lived in a 3rdclass house with three rooms.  He had a piggery.

 

House 7-Peter and Mary Moran

Peter (50) and Mary (44) Moran resided in house 7. Peter was a tailor.  Both Peter and Mary could not read or write and spoke Irish and English.  Peter was born in Galway and Mary was born in Mayo.  They lived in a 3rdclass house with three rooms.  They had a piggery.  The landlord for this house was Catherine Millet who resided in house 2 of this village in 1901.

 

House 8-Mary Killeen

Mary Killeen (70) lived in house 8 with her two children.  Her children were Michael(30) and Margaret (22).  Mary was a farmer and Michael was a labourer.  Mary and Michael could not read or write.  Margaret could read only.  Mary spoke Irish only; the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Mary was born in Mayo and the rest of the family was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rdclass house with three rooms. They had a piggery and a fowl house.

 

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).   There were nine houses in this village, eight of them were inhabited in 1911. The house that was not inhabited was numbered household 9 and belonged to Lord Ardillaun.  There was a piggery belonging to this household.  There was no mention of the Peter and Mary Moran household, numbered household 7 in 1901, in this 1911 census.  There was a new household in this village called the Peter Coen household.   Everyone in this household was Roman Catholic.  There were 30 outhouses in this village.  There was a stable, six cow houses, four calf houses, nine piggeries, four fowl houses, three barns and three sheds.

 

House 1-Michael Killeen

Michael Killeen(60) resided in house 1, previously numbered house 8 in the 1901 census, with her sister.  Her sister was Margaret(34).  There was no mention of Mary in this 1911 census.  Michael was an agricultural labourer.  Michael could not read or write.  Margaret could read and write.  Both Michael and Margaret spoke Irish and English.  They were both born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rdclass house with two rooms.  They had a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 2-John Conroy

John Conroy (37) lived in house 2, previously numbered house 6.  John was a farm labourer.  John could not read or write.  He spoke Irish and English.  John was born in Galway.  They lived in a 3rdclass house with two rooms.  They had a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 3-Peter Coen

Peter Coen (52) lived in house 3, this was a new household in 1911.  Peter was a farmer.  Peter could read and write.  Peter spoke Irish and English.  Peter was born in Galway.  He lived in a 2ndclass house with four rooms.  He had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a shed.

 

House 4- John and Bridget Collins

John (76) and Bridget (74) Collins lived in house 4, previously numbered house 5, with his son and daughter-in-law.  His son was Stephen(37) and his daughter-in-law was Catherine Collins(34). There was no mention of Patrick or Annie in this 1911 census.  John and Bridget were married for 53 years, had nine children and eight of them survived until 1911. Catherine and Stephen were married for less than a year and had no children.  John was a farmer.  Catherine could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write. Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a barn and a shed.

 

House 5-James and Mary Luskin(called Looskon in 1901)

James (50) and Mary (33) Luskin resided in house 5, previously numbered house 4, with their two children and James’s sister.  Their children were John(2) and Mary(1).  James’s sister was Mary(60).  There was no mention of Mary Looskon (70), Bridget Coyne or Michael Coyne in this 1911 census.  James and Mary (33) were married for four years, had two children and both children survived until 1911.  James was a farmer.  Mary (60) was a general domestic servant.  John and Mary (1) could not read or write, the rest of the household could read and write. John and Mary (1) were too young to talk or spoke English only.  James, Mary (33) and Mary (60) spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with four rooms.  They had a cow house, a piggery and a shed.

 

House 6-Martin and Kate Mellett (called Millet in 1901)

Martin (44) and Kate(40) Mellettlived in house 6, previously numbered house 2, with their four children, Martins sister and Martins mother.  Their children were Thomas(7), Martin(5), Michael(3) and John(2).  Martins sister wasNoria (called Norah in 1901) Mellett(60) and Martins mother was Catherina(called Catherine in 1901)Mellett(82).  Martin (Snr.) and Kate was married for eight years, had four children and four of them survived until 1911.  Martin (Snr.) was a farmer.  Thomas was a scholar.  Noria and Catherine were both nurses and domestic servants.  Martin (Snr.), Kate, Thomas and Noria could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Martin (Snr.), Kate and Noria spoke Irish and English.  Catherina spoke Irish only.  The rest of the household spoke English only.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a fowl house.

 

House 7-John and Bridget Collins

John (38) and Bridget (33) Collins resided in house 7, previously numbered house 3, with their four children. Their children were Michael(7), Stephen (5), John(3) and Patrick(1).  There was no mention of Manus O Donnell or Julia Collins in this 1911 census.  John and Bridget were married for eight years, had five children and four of them survived until 1911.  John (Snr.) was a farmer and Michael was a scholar.  Bridget and Michael could read and write.  The rest of the household could not read or write.  Stephen, John 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 2ndclass house with three rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

 

House 8-Michael and Kate Moran

Michael(73) and Kate (called Catherine in 1901) (70)Moran lived in house 8, previously numbered house 1 in the 1901 census, with their son, James(24).  There was no mention of Annie, Maria or Norah in this 1911 census.  Michael and Kate were married for 45 years, had eleven children and ten of them survived until 1911.  Michael and James were farm labourers. James could read and write, the rest of the household could not read or write.  Everyone in this household spoke Irish and English.  Everyone in this household was born in Galway.  They lived in a 2ndclass house with four rooms.  They had a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

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