Carrowntomush

Civil Parish of Addergoole

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Carrowntomush

Ceathramhadh an tsómais, quarter of the rest or ease

Carrowntomush is situated in the civil parish of Addergoole, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. It is located in the north extremity of the parish bounded on the north and west by the parish of Dunmore and townland of Cloonaughgarrif [sic], and on the south by Carrowthoothagh and on the east by Ardcloon.

The Down Survey Map under the name ‘Arcloune and Carro Thomas’ shows that the land was owned by the Bishop of Tuam in 1670 (post Cromwell).

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books provide various spellings of this townland: Carrowntomush, Ceathramhadh an tsómais, Carrowantomush, Carrowantomush and Carrinthomush. According to this source, Carrowntomush was owned by the Arch Bishop of Tuam which contained 204 ½ acres statue measure including about 32 acres of bog.

Census 1841-1851

Carrowntomush consisted of an area of 204 acres 2 roods 19 perches. In 1841, there were a total of 99 people, 55 were male and 44 were female who occupied a total of 17 houses. In 1851 the total of people decreased to 69 people, 44 were male and 25 were female who occupied 11 houses. The poor law valuation paid in 1851 was £59-5-0.

Griffiths Valuation 1855

According to Griffiths 1855, the land was owned by James Galbraith. He leased tenements to the following: John Burke, John Cunniffe, John Clancy, Michael Jordan, Patrick Burke Senior, Patrick Burke Junior, Thomas O’Roarke [sic], Patrick Cunniffe and Thomas Cunniffe. John Burke paid an annual rent of £14-0-0 for 40 acres, 0 roods, 6 perches of house and land. John Cunniffe paid £8-15-0 for 24 acres, 3 roods, 31 perches of house, offices and land. John Clancy paid £8 for 16 acres, 3 roods, 18 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Jordan paid £5-5-0 for 10 acres, 0 roods, 9 perches of house and land. Patrick Burke Senior paid £5 for 11 acres, 0 roods, 37 perches of land. Patrick Burke Junior paid £3 for 7 acres, 3 roods, 35 perches of land. Patrick Burke Senior and Junior together paid £9-5-0 for 16 acres, 0 roods, 13 perches of house, offices and land. Thomas O’ Roarke [sic] paid £9-5-0 for 22 acres, 1 rood, 10 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick Cunniffe paid £13-15-0 for 25 acres, 3 roods, 37 perches of house, offices and land. Reverend Patrick Duffy was exempt from paying £0-5-0 for a graveyard which comprised of 0 acres, 3 roods, 25 perches.  James Galbraith retained an area of bog which consisted of 24 acres 3 roods, 18 perches which he paid £0-5-0 for. The total valuation paid in Carrowntomush was £61-10-0.

Census 1901

There were a total of 10 houses in Carrowntomush in 1901. There were 41 residents in total, 17 were male and 24 were female. All residents were Roman Catholics. Every resident was born in County Galway except for Bridget Claney and Patrick Delaney who were born in County Mayo. The heads of the households were: Thomas Cunniffe, Michael Burke, John Clancy, Patrick Delaney, Michael Conniffe [sic], Thomas O’ Roarke [sic], Mary Bourke, Thomas Burke, Michael Jordan and Mary Burke. The census forms that were collected on the 9th of April 1901 showed that all houses were listed as private dwellings. Each house roof was made of perishable material and the house walls were made of stone, bricks or concrete. Overall there were a total of 26 farm buildings (5 stables, 7 cow houses, 7 piggeries, 2 fowl houses and 5 barns).

Thomas Cunniffe (55) lived with his wife Honor (43) their 2 sons Martin (20), John (9 months), their daughters Bridget (14), Mary (11), Norah (8), Catherine (7) and Maggie (3). Thomas documented his occupation as a farmer. Honor recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Martin documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Mary, Norah and Catherine were documented as scholars. Thomas and Honor could not read. Martin, Bridget, Mary, Norah and Catherine could all read and write. Naturally Maggie and John could not read and write at this early stage. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The Cunniffe family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas Cunniffe owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Burke (36) was married to Norah (27). They lived with their 2 daughters Bridget (9) and Norah (6). Michael recorded his occupation as a farmer. Norah did not document her occupation. Bridget and Norah were listed as scholars. The 3 eldest members of the family could all read and write. Norah could read only. Michael and Norah spoke Irish and English. Bridget and Norah only spoke English. The Burke family lived in a 2nd house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Michael Burke owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Clancy (75) lived with his wife Bridget (64). John documented his occupation as a farmer, he could read and write. Bridget recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife, she could read only. They both spoke Irish and English. The Clancy family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Clancy owned the land his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick Delaney (34) lived with his wife Maggie (28) and their son Michael (2). Patrick documented his occupation as a farmer. Maggie recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Patrick, Maggie and Michael could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The Delaney family lived in a 2nd class with 5 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Patrick Delaney owned the land on which his house was situated but he owned no farm buildings.

Michael Conniffe [sic] (80) lived with his wife Mary (65) and their 2 single children Michael (26) and Katie (20). Michael and his son documented their occupation as a farmer. Mary recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Katie documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. The whole family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The Conniffe [sic] family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Michael Conniffe [sic] owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Thomas O’Roarke [sic] (46) was married to Catherine (44). They lived with their sons Patrick (16), James (15), John (12) Michael (5), their daughters Mary Julia (9), Maggie (7) Kate (1). Thomas’s mother Catherine (72) who was a widow, did not document her occupation, she could read and write. Thomas documented his occupation as a farmer, he could read and write. Catherine recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife she could not read. Patrick documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. James, John, Mary Julia and Maggie were listed as scholars; James, John and Mary Julia could all read and write. Maggie could read only. Naturally Michael and Katie could not read at this early stage. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The O’Roarke [sic] family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas O’Roarke [sic] owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Mary Burke (60) who was a farmer, lived with her single daughter Ellen (26) who documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. They both could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. Mary and Ellen lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Mary Burke owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas Burke (80) lived with his wife Kate (56) and their 2 single children Michael (23) and Honor (17). Thomas recorded his occupation as a farmer. Kate documented her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Thomas and Kate could not read. Michael was listed as a farmer’s son and Honor was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Michael and Honor could read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. The Burke family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas Burke owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Jordan (80) who was a farmer lived with his niece Winifred Kilgarriff (35) who recorded her occupation as a house keeper. They could not read. But they spoke Irish and English. Michael and Winifred lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Michael Jordan owned the land his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Mary Burke (60) was a widowed farmer who lived on her own. She could not read. She spoke Irish and English. Mary lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 2 rooms. Mary Burke owned the land her house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Census 1911

There were a total of 9 houses in Carrowntomush in 1911. There were 42 residents in total, 21 were male and 21 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. Each individual was born in County Galway except for John Feerick and his 4 children who were born in County Mayo. The heads of the households were: Thomas Conniffe, John Feerick, Patrick Fallon, Thomas O’ Rourke, Thomas Burke, William Burke, Winifred Kilgarriff, Michael Cunniffe and Patrick Delaney. The census forms that were collected on the 21st of April 1911 showed 9 houses were listed as private dwellings. 8 house roofs were made of perishable material and the walls were made of permanent materials. Patrick Delaney’s house roof was made of slate, iron or tiles, all the walls were made of permanent materials. Overall there were a total of 44 farm buildings (8 stables, 8 cow houses, 8 piggeries, 8 fowl houses, 7 barns and 5 cart houses).

Thomas Cunniffe (70) lived with his wife Honor (56). At the time of 1911 census, they were married for 33 years, had 11 children, 8 whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas documented his occupation as a farmer, he could not read. Honor did not record her occupation, she could read and write. They lived with 4 of their children, Catherine (15), Margaret (13), John (11) and Ellen (8). Catherine did not record her occupation, she could read and write. Margaret, John and Ellen were listed as scholars, they could read and write. The 5 eldest members of the family could speak Irish and English. There was no language documented for Ellen. The Cunniffe family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Cunniffe owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Feerick (78) lived with his wife Honor (68). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 43 years, had 10 children, 10 whom were still alive in 1911. John documented his occupation as a farmer. Honor did not record her occupation. John and Honor could not read. They lived with their 4 single children John (40), James (39), Annie (27) and Ellen (17). John was recorded as a farmer’s son. James worked as a tailor. There was no occupation recorded for Annie or Ellen. All 4 children could read and write. The 5 eldest members of the family could speak Irish and English. There was no language documented for Ellen. The Feerick family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Feerick owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Fallon (31) lived with his wife Delia (37). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 1 year, had 1 child Patrick (1 month) who was still alive in 1911. Patrick worked as a farmer. Delia did not document her occupation. Patrick and Delia could read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. The Fallon family lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Fallon owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas O’ Rourke (52) lived with his wife Catherine (50). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 26 years, had 9 children, 7 whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas documented his occupation as a farmer, he could read and write. Catherine did not record her occupation, she could not read. They lived with 5 of their 7 children, John (22), Mary (18), Margaret (16), Michael (14) and Catherine (12). John recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary and Margaret did not document their occupation. Michael and Catherine were listed as scholars. All 5 children could read and write. The 3 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The O’ Rourke family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas O’Rourke owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Thomas Burke (70) lived with his wife Catherine (74). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 44 years, had 11 children, 8 whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas recorded his occupation as a farmer. Catherine did not document her occupation. They lived with their 2 children, Michael (29) who documented his occupation as a farmer’s son and Honor (27) who did not document her occupation. Michael and Honor could read and write but their parents could not read. The family spoke Irish and English. The Burke family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Burke owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

William Burke (73) did not document his occupation, he could not read and write and he was single, lived with his sister-in-law Mary (73) who was a widow. Mary documented her occupation as farmer, she could read and write. His nephew John (45) and niece Mary (35) were recorded on the census form. John listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary did not document her occupation. John and Mary could read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. The Burke family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Burke owned the land the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Winifred Kilgarriff (50) was a single farmer who could read and write. She spoke Irish and English. Winifred lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Winifred Kilgarriff owned the land her house was situated, she had no outside buildings.

Michael Cunniffe (94) lived with his wife Mary (80). At the time of 1911 census, they were married for 60 years, had 5 children, 5 whom were still alive in 1911. Michael recorded his occupation as a farmer, he could not read. Mary did not document her occupation, she could not read. They lived with 2 of their children Michael (30) who recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son, he could not read and Catherine (28) who did not record her occupation, she could read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. The Cunniffe family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Cunniffe owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Delaney (50) lived with his wife Margaret (42). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 14 years, had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. Patrick documented his occupation as a farmer. Margaret did not record her occupation. They lived with their 5 children Michael (12), John Thomas (9), Sarah (5), James (3) and Patrick(11 months). Michael, John Thomas and Sarah were listed as scholars. The 5 eldest members of the family could read and write. Naturally James and Patrick could not read at this early stage. The 4 eldest members could speak Irish and English. The Delaney family lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and the house had 5 rooms. Patrick Delaney owned the land his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

 

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