Ballyglass

Civil Parish of Crossboyne

Pauline Connolly

Ballyglass Signpost
Milltown Heritage Group

Ballyglass, Scardaune, County Mayo

An Baile Glas, green homestead

Ballyglass is situated in the civil parish of Crossboyne, barony of Clanmorris, County Mayo. It is bounded on the north by The Heath, east and south by Killeen and Liskeevy and west by Carrownskehaun. It is a distinct church area located at the western extremity of the parish of Milltown, County Galway.

Ordnance Field Name Books 1838 provides just two spellings of this townland: Ballyglass and Ballyglasse. According to this source, Ballyglass was the property of E Blake. It contained 894 acres.

Old Age Pension Search Forms 1851 

Ellen Heaney– Application Number C21 2264

Ellen Heaney applied for the pension on the 19th March 1921. At the time of the application, the address she supplied was Ballyglass Monument, Scardaune, Claremorris, County Mayo. According to Ellen, her parents were John and Mary Heaney. Michael and Mary Heaney who were married in 1833 are recorded on the form with a list of children: Mary (14), Honor (12), Pat (4), Ellen (6), Biddy (2) who died in 1849, Michael (3 months) who died in 1847 and Ellen (3 months) who died in 1842. A separate list of names are also provided: Bridget, Kate, Delia, John, Mary, Honour, Ellen, Margaret, Winnie and Michael. Ellen Heaney was awarded an annual pension of £27-23.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

Charles Blake was the main landowner at this time. David Slattery was a smaller landowner who leased tenements to William Flesk and John Canny. William Flesk paid £2-2 for 6 acres of land and house. John Canny paid £1-6 for 3 acres 0 roods 27 acres of land and house. Charles Blake leased tenements a number of tenants. Ellen Kavanagh paid £1 for 4 acres 0 roods 35 perches of land and house. John Fitzgerald paid 0-15-0 for 2 acres 2 roods 30 perches of land and house. Michael Slattery and David Slattery paid £34 for 63 acres 1 rood 35 perches of land, house and offices. Peter Dannody paid £31-10 for 111 acres 35 perches of land, herd’s house, house and offices. Martin Hannon, Christoper Hannon, William Kenna and Luke Flannery together paid £15-6-0 for 30 acres 3 roods 5 perches of land and house. John Flannery and Miles Hannon paid £9-15-0 for 18 acres 3 roods 8 perches of land, house and offices. Michael Heany and Martin Kenna paid £21-10-0 for 36 acres 1 rood 19 perches of land, house and offices. Bridget McHugh paid £10-10-0 for 18 acres 0 roods 5 perches of land, house and offices. Peter Duane paid £15-5-0 for 24 acres 0 roods 2 perches for land, office and house. William Fitzpatrick (Peter), Martin Fitzpatrick, Bridget Singleton, William Fitzpatrick (John), John Fitzpatrick, Bathw. Fitzpatrick, John Fitzpatrick (Peter) and Thomas Canny paid £80-5-0 for 168 acres 3 roods 10 perches of land, house and offices. Catherine Solan paid £1-5-o for 1 acre 3 roods 8 perches of land and house. William Fitzpatrick paid £33-10-0 for 70 acres 3 roods 37 perches of land and herd’s house. Martin Heaney paid £3-18-0 for 3 acres 2 roods 15 perches for 3 acres 2 roods 15 perches of land, house and offices. Michael Joyce, James Donohue, John Joyce and John Geoghegan paid £45-10 for 102 acres 2 roods 2 perches of land, house and offices. Michael Mullahy, John Mangan, Patrick McDonagh, John Gilmor [sic] and Michael Greene paid £58-3-0 for 72 acres 1 rood 32 perches of land, house and office. John Gill paid £9 for 17 acres 0 roods 2 perches of land and herd’s house. Charles Blake retained an area of bog land comprising of 65 acres 3 roods 13 perches which he paid £3-3-0 for. John Gill also leased tenements to a number of people. Thomas Heaney and Thomas Heany paid £12-15-0 for 20 acres 3 roods 12 perches of land. Walter Egleton paid £26-5-0 for 44 acres 2 roods 12 perches of land and herd’s house. Thomas Curry paid £0-10-0 for 3 roods 25 perches of land. Thomas Curry also paid 0-10-0 for 25 perches of garden and house. John Heaney (Denis) paid £4-15-0 for 5 acres 3 roods 12 perches of land, house and offices. The Roman Catholic Church was exempted from paying 15 shillings. The overall total annual valuation rate in Ballyglass was £412-1-0 for an area of 894 acres 0 roods 5 perches.

Census 1901

There were 47 households and 1 Roman Catholic Church in Ballyglass in 1901. There were 255 residents, 137 were male and 118 were female. All individuals were Roman Catholics. The heads of families were: John Joyce, Laurence Joyce, Martin Greene, Thos Greene, Patrick Donelly, ,James Mangan David Devane, William Mangan, John Mullahy, Patk McDonagh, Bridget Joyce, William Cosgrove, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Thomas Singleton, John Canney, John Oates, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Mary Fitzpatrick, John Coyne, Martin Fitzpatrick, Martin Singleton, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Michael Varley, William Devaney, Michael Dermody, Francis Crowe, John Geoghegan, Winnifred Heaney, Thos Hughes, Brian Fitzpatrick, Ellen Kennedy, John Gill, Luke Flannery, Martin Keenan, Catherine Heaney, Michael Hannan, William Keenan, Martin Keenan, Michael Hannon, Bridget Hannin, Patrick Slattery, David Slattery, Patrick Slattery, James Cunningham, John Kelly, John Canny and Martin Aughawn [sic]. The census forms which were collected on the 3rd, 4th and 6th April showed that the houses were listed as private dwellings. All house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. The house roofs were made of perishable material except for 1 house; John Gill’s house roof was made of tiles, slate or iron. The Roman Catholic Church’s roof and walls were made of permanent material.

John Joyce (30) worked as a farmer. He lived with his brother and 2 sisters. Michael (33) worked as a mechanic and a carpenter. Kate (28) and Mary (25) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. The siblings were all unmarried. They were born in County Mayo. They could read and write. John, Kate and Mary spoke English. Michael could speak both Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Laurence Joyce (60) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 unmarried children. Patrick (28) and Martin (17) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Honor (22) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Although Laurence could not read or write, his children were able to read and write. The family were born in County Mayo. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Laurence Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Green (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (40) who did not have any occupation recorded. They lived with their 5 unmarried children. Patrick (29) worked as a farmer. Thomas (20), Mary (18), Willie (16) and Peter (12) were listed as scholars. The entire family could read and write. They also spoke Irish. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Martin Green owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thos Green (54) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (50) who had no occupation documented. They lived with their unmarried son William (23) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. The family were born in County Mayo. Although Thomas could not read or write, Bridget and William were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thos Green owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick Donelly (70) who was a widower worked as a farmer. His son, daughter, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren were recorded on the census form. William (35) was married to Maggie (24). William worked as a farmer. Maggie had no occupation listed. Bridget (30) who was unmarried recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Patrick Donelly was 9 months old. Mary Newsbrand (7) and Ellen Newbrand (4) were listed as scholars. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Naturally the youngest grandchild could not read or write while the rest of the family were able to read and write. The Donelly family were born in County Mayo. The Newsbrand sisters were born in America. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Donelly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

James Mangan (60) worked as farmer. He was a widower who lived with his son Patrick (28) and daughter-in-law Bridget Mangan (27). Patrick listed his occupation as a farmer’s son and Bridget recorded her occupation as farmer’s daughter. 4 young children are recorded on the census form: John (8), Michael (6), Bridget (3) and James (2). The family were born in County Mayo. Although the 3 youngest children could not read or write, the rest of the family were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Mangan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

David Devane (40) worked as a shoemaker. He was married to Bridget (34) who had no occupation recorded. They lived with their 6 children. John (11), William (9), Patrick (6) and Thomas (4) were listed as scholars. Peter was 2 years old and Michael was 3 months old. Naturally the 4 youngest children could not read or write while the rest of the family were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. It is not stated as to where the family was born. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. David Devane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

William Mangan (35) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (31) who did not document an occupation. Although William could not read or write, Bridget was able to both read and write. They lived with their 3 children. Honor (8), Mary (6) and Patrick (5) were listed as scholars. William’s unmarried brother Martin Mangan (26) who could read worked as a farmer. The family were born in County Mayo. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Mangan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Mullahey [sic] (52) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (38) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 4 children. Thomas (15), Michael (16) and Pat (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Winnie (13) listed her occupation as a scholar. John’s unmarried sister Honor (28) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s sister. Although John could not read, his wife Bridget could read and the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Mullahy owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patk McDonagh (47) worked as a farmer. He was married to Catherine (40). They lived with their 8 children. Bridget (21), Mary (16), Winnie (12) and Katie (unknown) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Patt (14), Martin (11) and Willie (5) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Anne (2) was listed as a scholar. Patk, his wife Catherine, Bridget and Katie were able to read. Mary, Winnie, Patt and Martin were able to read and write. Naturally the 2 youngest children could not read. The family were born in County Mayo. They spoke English and Irish. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick McDonagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Bridget Joyce (57) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 unmarried children. Michael (31) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Honor (22) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Ellie (13) was listed as a scholar. Bridget was born in County Galway while her children were born in County Mayo. Bridget could read & her children could read and write. Bridget and Michael spoke Irish and English. There was no language documented for Honor or Ellie. The Joyce family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Joyce owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

William Cosgrove (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Honor (60) who had no occupation recorded. They were both born in County Mayo. Although they could not read or write, they spoke Irish and English. William and Honor lived in a 3rd class house which had no front windows and the house had 2 rooms. William Cosgrove owned the land on which his house was situated but they did not have any farm buildings.

Catherine Fitzpatrick (60) was a widowed woman who lived with her son Thomas (28), daughter-in-law Mary (31) and 3 grandchildren: Michael (4), John (2) and Patrick (8 months). Thomas worked as a farmer. Catherine could not read or write but Thomas and Mary were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Fitzpatrick owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thomas Singleton (50) worked as farmer. He was married to Honor (50) who had no occupation recorded. Thomas Brannick (10), grandson of the head of family was listed as a scholar. Although Honor could not read or write, the other members of the household could read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 3 rooms. There is no landowner recorded but 1 stable was documented.

Pat Canney (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (40) who worked as a housekeeper. They lived with their 5 unmarried children. Tom (17) recorded his occupation as a farmer. Honor (16) worked as a housekeeper. Ellen (15) and Maggie (8) were listed as scholars. James was 6 years old. Pat’s nephew John Canney (60) was an unmarried farmer. John and the 2 youngest children could not read or write but the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The 3 youngest children spoke English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Canney owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Oates (34) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (28) who worked as a housekeeper. They lived with their 5 children. Bridget (7), Catherine (5) and Mary (3) were listed as scholars. Michael was 2 years old and Margret [sic] was 3 months old. Margret and the 4 youngest children could not read. Bridget could read and her father was able to read and write. John and his wife spoke Irish and English. The 4 eldest children spoke English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Oates owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Patrick Fitzpatrick (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (30) who had no occupation documented. They lived with their 4 children. Thomas (10), Michael (8), Mary (7) and Bridget (4) were listed as scholars. Although Patrick and Mary could not read or write, the 3 eldest children could read & write and Bridget could read only. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Fitzpatrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Mary Fitzpatrick (60) was a widow who lived with her unmarried nephew Edward Ruane (30). They both worked as farmers. They were born in County Mayo. Although Mary could not read or write, Edward was able to read and write. They could speak Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Fitzpatrick owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 farm building.

John Coyne (42) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (40) who had no occupation recorded. They lived with their 6 children. Peter (13), John (11½ ) and Willie (10) were listed as farmers. Mary (8), Patrick (7) and Kate (5) were listed as scholars. John’s mother Mary Coyne (64) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. John Staunton (45), an unmarried man was listed as a servant who worked as a farm labourer. All occupants were born in County Mayo. The 2 youngest children could not read or write but the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English while the rest of the household spoke English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows. 10 people occupied 5 rooms. John Coyne owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Martin Fitzpatrick (70) worked as a farmer. He was married to Ellen (65) who did not document an occupation. They lived with their 3 unmarried children. Patt (32) and Martin (28) worked as farm labourers. Kate (34) recorded her occupation as a general servant. Martin spoke Irish while his wife and children spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Fitzpatrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Martin Singleton (67) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Mary (60) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Thomas (32) and Martin (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Ellen (22) and Kate (20) documented their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Martin’s brothers Pat (65) and James (68) were both unmarried and worked as farm servants. All of the family were born in County Mayo. They spoke Irish and English except for James who spoke Irish only. Martin could read. His children and his brother Pat could read and write. Mary and James could not read. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Singleton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 5 farm buildings.

Bridget Fitzpatrick (70) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 2 daughters, son-in-law and grandson. Ellen Ruane (35) and Honor Fitzpatrick (32) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Tom Ruane (33) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. John Ruane (8) was listed as a scholar. Although Bridget could not read, the rest of the family were able to read and write. Bridget spoke Irish. Ellen, Honor and Tom spoke Irish and English. John could speak English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Fitzpatrick owned the land on which her house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Michael Varley (50) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 2 unmarried children. William (24) worked as a farm labourer. Maggie (20) recorded her occupation as a general servant. No member of the household could read but they could all speak Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front window and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Varley owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

William Devaney (65) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (56) who had no occupation recorded. They lived with their 6 unmarried children. Pat (28), James (26) and John (20) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (22) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. William (17) and Peter (14) were listed as scholars. Although Bridget and her son Pat could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The entire family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Devaney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Michael Dermody (41) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (39) who did not record an occupation. They lived with their 5 children. Delia (17), John (15), Mollie (12), Julia (11) and Michael (6) were listed as scholars. Michael’s widowed mother (69), his brother James (49) and his sister Bridget (24) had no occupation listed. James and Bridget were unmarried. The entire family were born in County Mayo. The 9 eldest members of the household could read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows. 10 people occupied 4 rooms. Michael Dermody owned the land on which his house was situated along with 6 farm buildings.

Francis Crowe (33) worked as a farmer. He was married to Kate (32) who worked as a housekeeper. They lived with their 3 children. Mary (9) and Francis (8) were listed as scholars. Bridget was 3 years old. Ellen Donohue (36), niece to Francis worked as an assistant housekeeper. Ellen was an unmarried woman who could not read. The Crowe family could read and write except for Bridget. Naturally Bridget could not read or write at this early age. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English and the children spoke English. The occupants were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Francis Crowe owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

John Geoghegan (50) was an unmarried man who recorded his occupation as a farmer. His brother-in-law Patrick Cussy, his sister Mary Cussy and niece Margret [sic] Cussy (16) were recorded on the census form. Patrick (60) listed his occupation as an assistant. Mary and Margret worked as housekeepers. Although John and Patrick could not read, Mary and Margret were able to read and write. The entire household could speak Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Geoghegan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Winnifred Heaney (65) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 4 grandchildren. William (36) and Sebina [sic] (36) both worked as farmers. Martin (6) and Mary (5) were listed as scholars. Walter was 3 years old, Winifred was 2 years old and Leo was 6 months old. Honor Kalihan [sic] (30) who was unmarried worked as a farm servant. Although Honor and the 3 youngest could not read or write, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The entire household were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Winnie Heaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 5 farm buildings.

Thomas Hughes (68) worked as a farmer labourer. He lived with his wife Sarah (65) who had no occupation recorded. Although they could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They were both born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. There was no landowner listed and no farm buildings were associated with this land.

Brian Fitzpatrick (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Kate (58) who did not have an occupation documented. Although they could not read or write, they spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. It is not clear who owned the land at the time. There was 1 piggery located on the land.

Ellen Kennedy (69) was a retired servant. She was a widow who was born in County Mayo. She could not read or write but she spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 4th class house with 2 front windows and the house had 1 room. John Gill owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

John Gill (39) who was an unmarried man worked as a farmer. Nellie Hughes (20) and Willie Kearns (18) were recorded on the census form. Nellie worked as a general domestic servant. Willie’s occupation was listed as a boy domestic servant. John and Nellie were born in County Mayo. Willie was born in Manchester, England. John and Nellie spoke Irish and English. Willie spoke English. All 3 individuals could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 5 rooms. John Gill owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Luke Flannery (40) worked as a farmer. Luke could not read or write. He was married to Bridget (31) who had no occupation recorded. Luke’s widowed mother Ellen and his married sister Ellen were both recorded on the census form. Ellen (60) and Ellen (32) had no occupation listed. The occupants spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 3 rooms. Luke Flannery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Martin Keenan (87) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Martin (40), daughter-in-law Mary (38) and 5 grandchildren. Martin also worked as a farmer. Mary had no occupation recorded. Bridget (9) and Celia Agnes (6) were listed as scholars. Mary was 4 years old, William was 2 years old and Henry Joseph was 8 months old. Naturally the 4 youngest children could not read or write but the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Keenan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Catherine Heaney (50) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 unmarried children. Michael (25) and Willie (27) worked as farmers. Maggie (18) was listed as a scholar. Although Catherine could not read or write, her children were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Heaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Myles Hannan (32) was an unmarried man who lived with his mother Bridget (50) and his father Michael (60). Myles and his father both worked as farmers. Bridget did not record an occupation. Although Bridget could not read or write, her son was able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Myles Hannon owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

William Keenan (83) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his unmarried daughter and unmarried son. Norah (34) had no occupation documented. Luke (26) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although the family could not read, they could speak Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 1 room. Martin Keenan owned the land on which his house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

Martin Keenan (55) who was widower recorded his occupation as a farmer. There are 3 daughters and 3 sons listed on the census form. Winnie (19) listed her occupation as a scholar. Thomas (21) and William (28) listed their occupation as farmer’s sons. Kate (22) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Martin who spoke English was 2 years old and Norah was 6 months old. All the adults spoke Irish and English. Everyone was born in County Mayo except for Kate and Martin (2); they were born in County Galway. Winnie, William and Kate were the only members of the household who could read and write. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Keenan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Michael Hannon (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Norah Dolan (30) who had no occupation listed. They lived with their 6 children. John (12), Mary (11), Bridget (8), Martin (7) and Michael (4) were listed as scholars. James was 2 years old. Naturally the 2 youngest children could not read or write, the rest of the family could read and write. The 3 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Hannon owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Bridget Hannin [sic] (54) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Martin (32) worked as a farmer. Bridget (22) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Christopher was 2 years old and Mary was 2 months old. Martin and Bridget were the only members of the family who could read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Hannon owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Slattery (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (45) who did not record an occupation. Although Patrick could not read, Margaret was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Slattery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable.

David Slattery (87) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Patrick (35) and his wife Mary (28) and 4 young children. Patrick also worked as a farmer. Mary did not record an occupation. David (7), Mary (6) and Michael (4) were listed as scholars. Martin was 2 years old and Bridget was 3 months old. Patrick and Mary were the only 2 members of the household who could read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. Everyone was born in County Mayo except for Mary who was born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. David Slattery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Slattery (55) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (50) who did not record an occupation. They lived with their 8 children. Maggie (20) and Mary (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. John (17) and Patrick (15) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Thomas (14), Bridget (12), Martin (9) and Nappie (4) were listed as scholars. Naturally the youngest child could not read or write while her siblings were able to read and write and their parents could read. Patrick, his wife and their son John spoke Irish and English. Bridget and Nappie spoke English. The rest of the children spoke Irish. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Slattery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Cunningham (55) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (52) who did not record an occupation. Although they could not read or write, they spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. James Cunningham owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 farm building.

John Kelly (70) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He was born in County Mayo. Although he could not read or write, he spoke Irish and English. He lived in a 4th class house which had no windows to the front and just had 1 room. It is not stated who owned the land on which the house was situated but there were 2 farm buildings located on the land.

John Canney (80) worked as a farmer. He was married to Kate (79) who had no occupation recorded. They lived with their 2 unmarried sons. John (30) and Hugh (27) worked as farm labourers. John could read only. Although his wife could not read or write, their children were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Canney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Martin Aughawn (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (38) who had no occupation listed. They lived with their 6 children. Delia (10), Kate (8), Mary (6), Patrick (5), Willie (3) and Annie (6 months) were listed as scholars. Martin’s mother-in-law Mary Flesh (80) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. Mary Aughawn and her 3 eldest children were able to read and write but the rest of the household could not read or write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. 6 year old Mary spoke English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Aughawn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Census 1911

There were 46 households and 1 Roman Catholic Church in Ballyglass in 1911. There were a total of 244 people, 122 were male and 122 were female. Everyone was listed as a Roman Catholic. The heads of families were: Patrick Slattery, Mary Slattery, Margaret Slattery, Michael Cunningham, Honor Hannon, Bridget Hannon, Luke Flannery, Catherine Heaney, Martin Keenan, John Coyne, Mary Singleton, Patrick Fitzpatrick, Thomas McHugh, Mary Flannery, James Cunningham, John Canny, Martin Aughwan, Edward Ruane, Patrick Fitzpatrick, John Oates, Patrick Canny, Thomas Singleton, Catherine Fitzpatrick, Mary Finigan [sic], William Varley, Thomas Ruane, Bridget Devaney, Michael Dermody, Catherine Crowe, John Geoghegan, Bridget Joyce, John Joyce, Laurence Larry Joyce, Patrick Gilmore, William Mannion, David Devany, James Mangan, John Mullahy, Patrick McDonagh, Patrick Donnelly, Bridget Greene, Mary Greene, William Heany, Ellen Hughes, Bernard Fitzpatrick and John Gill. The census forms which were collected on the 13th April 1911 showed that all houses were listed as private dwellings. The house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. The house roofs were made of perishable material except for 2 houses; Michael Dermody’s and John Gill’s house had roofs made of slate, tile or iron. Overall, there were a total of 205 farm buildings (30 stables, 2 coach houses, 43 cow houses, 9 calf houses, 39 piggeries, 26 fowl houses, 1 boiling house, 34 barns, 3 sheds and 20 cart houses).

Patrick Slattery (68) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (69) who did not record an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 32 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. John (28), Patrick (26) and Martin (22) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (24) had no occupation documented. Nappie (17) was listed as a scholar. Patrick and Bridget spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the children. Although Patrick and Bridget could not read, the children were able to read and write. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Slattery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Mary Slattery (48) who was born in County Galway had no occupation listed. It was recorded that she was married for 19 years, had 9 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. She lived with her 5 children. David (18), Michael (13) and Martin (12) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (16) had no occupation documented. Annie (7) was listed as a scholar. The children were born in County Mayo. There was no language listed for any member of the household. The entire family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Slattery owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Margaret Slattery (65) was a widowed woman who was born in County Mayo. She had no occupation recorded. She could read and write. She also spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Margaret Slattery owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Michael Cunningham (34) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (35). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 2 years and had 1 child who was not alive in 1911. Bridget did not record an occupation. Christopher Hannon (14), Mary Hannon (18), Margret [sic] Hannon (8) and John Hannon (6) who were recorded on the census form were listed as scholars. Bridget Hannon (73) was a border who was a widowed woman and had no occupation recorded. Although John and Bridget Hannon could not read, Margret could read only and the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The occupants were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Cunningham owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Honor Hannon (46) was a widowed woman who did not record an occupation. She lived with her 5 children. John (22) who was unmarried and his brother Michael (14) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. James (12), Nora (10) and Patrick (8) were listed as scholars. Honor spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for her children. The entire family could read and write. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Honor Hannon owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Bridget Hannon (76) was a widowed woman who was born in County Galway. She had no occupation listed. She spoke Irish. It was recorded that she was married for 60 years, had 9 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 3 grandchildren. Michael (47) worked as a farmer. Bridget (28) listed her occupation as a housekeeper. At the time of the 1911 census, Michael and Bridget were married for 8 years, had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911: Mary A (7), Kate (3½) and Michael (1½ ). Michael and his family were born in County Mayo. Michael, his wife Bridget and their daughter Mary A were the only members of the household who could read and write. Bridget and her husband spoke Irish and English. Mary A and Kate could speak English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Hannon owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Luke Flannery (59) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (54) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 13 years and they had no children. Although they could not read or write, they spoke Irish and English. Luke and Bridget were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Luke Flannery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Catherine Heaney (67) who was a widow had no occupation recorded. She lived with her 2 unmarried sons. Patrick (41) and Michael (35) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Catherine could read only and her sons could read & write. There was no language listed for the family. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Heaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Martin Keenan (55) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (45) who had no occupation listed. Martin and Mary spoke Irish and English. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 20 years, had 7 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget (18) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Celia Agnes (16), Mary (14), Willie (12) and Henry Joseph (10) were listed as scholars. Martin and all of his children were born in County Mayo. Martin’s wife Mary was born in County Galway. The whole family could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Keenan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Coyne (54) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (56) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 26 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Peter (25), John (23), Willie (21) and Patrick (17) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (19) had no occupation recorded. Katie (15) was listed as a scholar. Mary Coyne (74), a widowed grandmother was recorded on the census form. She had no occupation listed. James Hyland (53), an unmarried man was a visitor to the house. James had no occupation recorded. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the rest of the household. All of the occupants could read and write. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Coyne owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Mary Singleton (69) was a widowed woman. It was recorded that she was married for 45 years, had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. She lived with her 4 unmarried children. Thomas (44), James (35) and Martin (30) worked as farm servants. Kate (32) had no occupation documented. James Singleton (74), a single man was a boarder. He had no occupation recorded. Although James and Mary could not read, the children could read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Singleton owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Fitzpatrick (47) worked as a farmer. He lived with his brother Martin (44) and his sister Kate (52). Martin worked as a labourer. Kate did have an occupation recorded. The Fitzgerald family were all single. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 6 rooms. Patrick Fitzpatrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas McHugh (29), a single man worked as a farmer. He could read and write & he spoke English. He lived with his unmarried uncle Thomas McHugh (76) who worked as an agricultural labourer. Although he could read or write, he spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Luke McHugh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Mary Flannery (86) was a widowed woman who worked as a housekeeper. She lived with her son, daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Richard (55) worked as a farmer. Maggie (42) had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, Richard and Maggie were married for 6 years and they had 2 children: Mary (5) and Bridget (2). Richard and Maggie were able to read and write but Richard’s mother could not read or write. Mary and her son Richard spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the rest the household. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Richard Flannery owned the house on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

James Cunningham (69) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (42) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 3 years but had no children. They were both born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. James Cunningham owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 barn.

John Canny (45) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Maggie (34). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 5 years, had 3 children, 1 of whom was still alive in 1911: Nora (9 months). John’s father John Canny (87) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He could read only while his son and Maggie were able to read and write. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo except for young Nora who was born in Dublin. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Canny owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Martin Aughwan (51) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (52). They lived with their 6 unmarried children: Delia (20), Kate (18), Mary (16), Patt (14), Willie (12) and Honour (10). Mary and her children had no occupation recorded. Although Martin could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. Martin and his wife spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the rest of the household. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Martin Aughwan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Edward Ruane (45) worked as a farmer. He lived with his daughter Honor (29) who was married for 9 years and had 6 children: Bridget (8), Mary (6), Honor (5), Martin (4), Patrick (2) and Ellen (6 months). The 3 eldest members of the household could read and write. Edward was the only member of the household who recorded that he spoke Irish and English. Edward was born in County Galway while the rest of the household were born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Edward Ruane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick Fitzpatrick (59) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (44) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Mary were married for 20 years, had 13 children, 10 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas (19) and Michael (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (17), Martin (15), Bridget (13) and Winifred (7) were listed as scholars. William was 6 years old, Annie was 5 years old, Kate was 2 years old and Ellen was 4 months old. Patrick’s unmarried brother Martin (54) worked as an agricultural labourer. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Patrick, his wife and the 5 youngest children could not read while the rest of the household were able to read and write. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 13 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Fitzpatrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Oates (52) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margret [sic] (42) who worked as a housekeeper. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 19 years, had 8 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget (18), Catherine (16) and Mary (14) worked as farm servants. Michael (12) and Maggie (10) were listed as scholars. Ellen was 6 years old, Patrick was 4 years old and Julia was 8 months old. John and his 4 eldest children could read and write. Maggie could read. Margret and her 3 youngest children could not read. John and Margret spoke Irish. There was no language listed for the rest of the family. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front rooms. 10 people occupied 4 rooms. John Oates owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 cart house.

Patrick Canny (75) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (66) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 10 years, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 4 single children. Kate (35) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Thomas (30), Ellen (25) and James (16) had no occupation recorded. The family could read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Canny owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Thomas Singleton (77) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Honor (72).  At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 56 years, had 3 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Their daughter Mary Branick (57) was married for 25 years and had 1 child Thomas (23). There was no occupation for Honor, Mary or Thomas Branick. Although Honor could not read or write, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for Thomas Branick. The occupants were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Canny owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Catherine Fitzpatrick (76) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son Thomas (40) who also worked as a farmer. At the time of the 1911 census Thomas and his wife Mary (42) were married for 17 years, had 7 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael (14), John (12), Patrick (10) and Ellen (8) were listed as scholars. Bartholmnew [sic] was 6 years old, Thomas was 2 years old and Bridget was 4 years old. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Mary, Michael, John, Patrick and Ellen were the only members of the household who could read and write. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Fitzpatrick owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Mary Finigan [sic] (73) was a widow who worked as a housekeeper. She was born in County Galway. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. Mary lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. John Coyne owned the land on which his house was situated. There were no farm buildings located on the land.

William Varley (36) was a single man who listed his occupation as a tenant farmer. Although he could not read, he spoke Irish and English. William was born in County Mayo. He lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Varley owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas Ruane (57) recorded his occupation as a tenant farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (56) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 19 years and they had 1 child John (18) who listed his occupation as a tenant farmer’s son. Honor Fitzpatick (54) was Thomas’s sister-in-law. Honor had no occupation recorded. John and Honor were both single. Although Ellen could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. Thomas was born in County Galway while Ellen, John and Honor were born in County Mayo. All occupants spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Ruane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Bridget Devaney (68) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. She lived with her 3 unmarried children. Patrick (40) and James (38) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (30) had no occupation documented but she was the only member of the household who could read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. Bridget was born in County Galway while her children were born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Devaney owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Michael Dermody (53) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (55) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 30 years, had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. John (5) was listed as a farmer’s son. The family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and the house had 4 windows. Michael Dermody owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 stables, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Catherine Crowe (47) was widowed woman who had no occupation listed. She lived with her 3 children. Mary (19) also had no occupation listed. Francis (18) worked as a farmer. Bridget (14) was listed as a scholar. Ellen Donohue (57) who was an aunt relation listed her occupation as a domestic. The family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. Catherine was born in County Mayo but it is not stated where the rest of the household were born. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Kate Crowe owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Geoghegan (71) was an unmarried man who worked as a farmer. He lived with his widowed sister Mary Carry (74) and his unmarried niece Margaret Carry (37). Neither Mary nor Margaret had an occupation recorded. Although John and Mary could not read or write, Margaret was able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Geoghegan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget Joyce (71) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. She lived with her unmarried son Michael (42) and unmarried daughter Honor (34). Michael worked as a farmer. Honor had no occupation listed. Mary Gibbons (9) was Bridget’s granddaughter who was listed as a scholar. Bridget could read while the rest of the household were able to read and write. Bridget and Michael spoke Irish and English. Bridget was born in County Galway. The rest of the household were born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Bridget Joyce owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Joyce (39) was a single man who worked as a farmer. He lived with his unmarried sister Mary (34) who had no occupation recorded. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. John and Mary were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Laurence (Larry) Joyce (72) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 unmarried children. Patrick (40) and Martin (25) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Honor (17) had no occupation recorded. Nora Joyce (8) was a niece who was born in England. Nora was listed as a scholar. Laurence, Patrick, Martin and Honor were born in Mayo. Although Laurence could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Larry Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Gilmore (72) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (65) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 12 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 2 daughters. Maggie (17) had no occupation recorded. Thomas (15) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Patrick and Ellen could not read, Maggie and Thomas were able to read and write. Patrick and Ellen spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for Maggie or Thomas. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Gilmore owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

William Mannion (59) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (47) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 20 years, had 4 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Honor (19) had no occupation listed. Patrick (15), Willie (10) and Bridie (6) were listed as scholars. Although William could not read, the rest of the family were able to read and write. William and Bridget spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the rest of the family. They were all born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Mannion owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

David Devany (53) worked as a boot maker. He lived with his wife Bridget (47) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 21 years, had 11 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. 6 of their children were recorded on the census form. Thomas (13), Peter (12), Michael (10) and Nora (6) were listed as scholars. Mary was 4 years old and David was 1 year old. The children and their parents were born in County Mayo. David’s nephew William Devany (7) was born in England and he was listed as a scholar. The 6 eldest members of the household could read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Mannion owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

James Mangan (68) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Pat (39), daughter-in-law Bridget (38), his 7 grandchildren and his brother Patrick (74). Pat worked as a farmer. At the time of the 1911 census, Pat and Bridget were married for 18 years and they had 7 children. John (17) and Michael (15) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (13), James (10) and Kate (8) were listed as scholars. Pat was 1 year old and Tom was 2 years old. Patrick Mangan who was a widower worked as an agricultural labourer. Naturally the 2 youngest children could not read but the rest of the house were able to read and write. The 7 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The entire family were born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Mannion owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Mullahy (71) worked as a farmer. He lived with his sister Bridget (57) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 31 years, had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Their unmarried son Michael (30) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. John’s sister Honor (56) had no occupation recorded. Although John could not read, Bridget could read only and Honor & Michael were able to read and write. John, Honor and Michael were born in County Mayo. Bridget was born in County Galway. The whole family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Mullahy owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick McDonagh (65) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (60) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 32 years, had 9 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 children. Kate was 18 years old. William (15) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Anne (13) had no occupation recorded. Catherine was born in County Galway while the rest of the family were born in County Mayo. Patrick and Catherine spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for the children. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick McDonagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Donnelly (78) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son William (46) and his daughter-in-law Bridget (44). William and Bridget did not have any occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, William and Bridget were married for 11 children, had 7 children, 7 of whom were still in 1911. Patrick (10), Thomas (9) and Mary (8) were listed as scholars. Martin was 4 years old, Maggie was 3 years old, William was 1 year old and Ellen was just under 1 month old. Maggie Donnelly (36) was recorded as a granddaughter, she was single who had no occupation listed. Although Patrick and the 4 youngest children could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Donnelly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Bridget Greene (69) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 4 single children. Pat (42), William (26) and Peter (22) worked as farm servants. Mary (32) worked as a domestic servant. Although Bridget could not read, the rest of the family were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in Mayo. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Bridget Greene owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 cart house.

Mary Greene (69) was an unmarried woman who worked as a farmer. She was born in County Mayo. She could read and write. She also spoke Irish and English. Mary lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Greene owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

William Heaney (46) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Sabina (46) who worked as a national school teacher. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 17 years, had 13 children, 10 of whom were still alive in 1911. 8 of their children were recorded on the census form. Walter (13), Winifred Mary (12), Michael Leo (10), John James (8), Willie Patrick (7) and Gerald (5) were listed as scholars. Nuala Mary was 3 years old and Connor was 2 years old. William’s mother-in-law Honor Mongan (74) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. Although Honor and the 2 youngest children could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 7 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Sabina was born in County Galway while the rest of the household were born in County Mayo. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Heaney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Ellen Hughes (73) was a widowed woman who had no occupation recorded. She lived with her unmarried son John (40) who worked as an agricultural labourer. Although Ellen could not read, John was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. Ellen was born in County Galway and John was born in County Mayo. Ellen and John lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Gill owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Bernard Fitzpatrick (80) lived with his wife Kate (75). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 48 years and they had 1 child, 1 of whom was still alive in 1911. Bernard and Kate both listed their occupations as old age pensioners. Although they could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They were both born in County Mayo. They lived in 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. John Gill owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

John Gill (50) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Jessie (25). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 2 years and they had 1 child Mary Violet (1). Katie Fleming (20) worked as a general domestic servant. Mary Brogan (14) worked as a nurse domestic servant. The 4 adults could read and write. John was the only member of the household who could speak Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and the house had 6 rooms. John Gill owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 boiling house, 1 barn, 1 shed and 1 cart house.

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  • Where is the Qualter’s?
    And furthermore, why is the Carnaghney school site not used for beneficial purposes for the local community, the country side should be preserved and maintained for future generations to appreciate by aiding the community.

    By Roon Karim (17/07/2017)
  • Thank you for you comment. In relation to your question re Qualters, are you referring to a place or family as we have no knowledge of this? Regarding Carrownageeha school, this is the property of the Archdiocese of Tuam. We are not aware of any proposals for it.

    By milltown heritage (28/07/2017)

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