Carrowntootagh

Civil Parish of Addergoole

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Carrowntootagh, Milltown, Co Galway

Carrowntootagh – Ceathrú Thuatach

Ceathramhadh an Tuatach – quarter of the layman

Carrowntootagh, Ceathramhadh an Tuatach, Carrowantoota, Carranthoothagh By. S. S. Map
Carratoota Eam. Kenny, Steward

C.-‘n-tuathtaigh[toothy], quarter of the layman, to distinguish it from some other quarter belonging to the church. P. W. Joyce

Carrowntootagh is situated in the eastern extremity of the parish of Addergoole, bounded on the east by the townlands of Cloonaghgarve and Rosmearan, on the west by Cloonagh, and on the north by Carrowntomush, on the south by Lurgan.

 

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) gave the townland name as ‘Conjulta and Shanvallymore’ and states that the owner was Lord Birmingham (Protestant). The 1670 Down Survey Map (post Cromwell) shows the land was owned by Martin Kirrowan (Catholic).

 

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books describes the townland of Carrowntootagh as follows: The property of Mr. H. Handcock, Esq., Carrowantrilla, Co. Galway. It contains 182½ acres statute measure including about 107 acres of bog. William Henry Handcock is a member of the Handcock family.

 

Census 1841 – 1851

The townland of Carrowntootagh in 1851 held an area of 182 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches. The population in 1841 was 25, 13 male and 12 female. There was 6 houses, all inhabited. In 1851 the townland had grown almost doubled in size, with a population of 45 people, 23 male and 22 female. There were now 8 houses, all of which were inhabited. The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Carrowntootagh in 1851 was £34.

 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Carrowntootagh was owned by Rep. Honoria Handcock. The total area of land was 182 acres, 1 rood and 36 perches. Of this land Honoria Handcock held onto 82 acres of bog, in fee, which she paid a total annual valuation rate of 10 shillings.

The remainder of the land was leased to the following people: Mary Clarke, Thomas MaGrath, Sen, Patrick Magrath, Thomas Steed, John Magrath, Thomas Magrath, Jun,.

Mary Clarke paid a total annual valuation rate of £5, 5 shillings for a house, office and land. Thomas Magrath, sen, paid a total annual valuation rate of £5, 15 shillings for a house, offices and land. Patrick Magrath paid a total annual valuation rate of £10, 15 shillings for a house, office and land. Thomas Steed paid a total annual valuation rate of £5, 10 shillings for a house, office and land. John Magrath paid a total annual valuation rate of £10, 15 shillings for a house, office and land. Thomas Magrath, jun, paid a total annual valuation rate of £5, 10 shillings for a house and land.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Carrowntootagh in 1855 was £44, 10 shillings.

Census 1901

There were 8 households in the townland of Carrowntootagh in 1901. There were a total of 38 inhabitants, 19 male and 19 female. All the houses were built i.e. stone, brick or concrete and all the roofs were made from perishable materials, i.e. thatch or wood. All the houses were listed as private dwellings. All the residents were Roman Catholic and all were born in co Galway. The heads of the households were: Simon Steed, John McGrath, Michael McGrath, Michael Walsh, Margaret Mannion, Peter McGrath, Patrick McGrath and Honor Mannion. The census forms were collected on 09th April 1901.

Simon Steed, (60), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Simon lived with his wife Mary (59) and their 4 children, John (28), Martin (18), Mary (20) and Delia (16). Mary spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. John and Martin were both listed as farmers’ sons, while Mary and Delia were both listed as farmers’ daughters. All 4 children spoke Irish and English, Martin and Delia were both listed as being able to read and write. John and Mary were both listed as being unable to read or write. Simon and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Simon Steed was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

 

John McGrath, (53), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. John lived with his wife Bridget (45), and their 8 children. Mary (16), Patrick (14), Honor (12), Thomas (10), Michael (8), Ellen (5), John and Bridget (2). Also living in the McGrath household is Johns’ father Thomas McGrath (85). Bridget McGrath was listed as a farmers’ wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary, Patrick, Honor, Thomas and Michael were all listed as scholars. No occupation or language was listed for the 3 youngest children. Mary, Patrick, Honor and Thomas all spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. Michael was able to read only. Thomas McGrath had no occupation listed, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas McGrath was listed as a widower. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. John McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael McGrath, (39), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Winifred (35) and nephew Michael Diskin (9). Winifred was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Michael Diskin was listed as a scholar, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read only. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Walsh, (36), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Catherine (35) and their 5 children. Bridget (11), Nelly (9), John (6), James (3) and Mary (1mth). Also living in the Walsh household is Catherine’s mother, Bridget Cleary (63). Catherine was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English wand was able to read and write. Bridget and Nelly were both listed as scholars, both spoke Irish and English and both could read only. John and James were listed as farmer’s sons; while Mary was a farmer’s daughter. John and James were both listed as speaking Irish and English. No language was listed for Mary. Bridget Cleary was listed as a farmer’s mother in law, she spoke Irish only and was unable to read or write. Bridget was listed as a widow. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Walsh was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Margaret Mannion, (60), a widow, gave her occupation as a housekeeper, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Margaret lived with her son James (35) and grandson John Reilly (15). James was listed as a carpenter, he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read or write. John Reilly was a scholar, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Both James and John were listed as single. Margaret and her family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. Margaret Mannion was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Peter McGrath, (60), a widower, was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Peter lived with his son Michael (30) and daughter Anne (25). Michael was listed as a farmers’ son; while Anne was listed as a farmers’ daughter. Both Michael and Anne spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Both were also listed as single. Peter and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. Peter McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 piggery.

Patrick McGrath, (50), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (52) and their daughter Maggie (25). Mary was a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Maggie spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Maggie was listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Patrick McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situate along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Honor Mannion, (40), lived alone, she gave her occupation as a farmer, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Honor lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Honor was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

 

 

Census 1911

There were 8 households in the townland of Carrowntootagh in 1911. There were a total of 35 inhabitants, 19 male and 16 female. All the houses were built i.e. stone, brick or concrete and all the roofs were made from perishable materials, i.e. thatch or wood. All the houses were listed as private dwellings. All the residents were Roman Catholic and all were born in Co Galway. The heads of the households were: James Mannion, Michael McGrath, Patrick McGrath, Honor Mannion, John McGrath, Michael McGrath, Simon Stead and Michael Walsh. The census forms were collected on 25th April 1911.

 

James Mannion, (49), gave his occupation as an Agricultural labourer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. James lived with his nephew James O’Rielly (18), he was also an agricultural labourer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Both men were listed as single. James and his nephew lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Walsh was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Michael McGrath (Peter), (38), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Mary (37) and their 3 children, Mary Delia (4), Norah (2) and Michael (6mths). Michael and Mary had been married 6 years in 1911 and had 3 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. No occupation or language was listed for the children, all 3 were listed as being unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael (Peter) McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick McGrath, (71), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (69) and daughter Margaret (26).  Patrick and Mary had been married 33 years in 1911 and had 2 children born alive, one of whom still alive in 1911. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Margaret was a farmer’s daughter, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Margaret was listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Honor Mannion, (73), lived alone, she had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but she was able to read only. Honor lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

John McGrath, (68), was a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John lived with his wife Bridget (67) and their 6 children, Patrick (25), Thomas (22), Michael (20), Ellen (15), John and Delia (12). John and Bridget had been married 28 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick, Thomas and Michael were all listed as farmer’s sons; while Ellen, John and Delia were listed as scholars. All 6 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 6 were also listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael McGrath (John), (50), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Winifred (49), his brother Peter (66) and his nephew Michael Diskin (19). Michael and Winifred had been married 24 years in 1911 and had no children. Winifred had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read only. Peter was an agricultural labourer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Peter was listed as married. Michael Diskin gave his occupation as an agricultural labourer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael Diskin was listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael (John) McGrath was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Simon Stead, (71), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Simon lived with his wife Mary (69), his son Thomas (31) and daughter Mary (29). Simon and Mary had been married 48 years in 1911, they had 9 children born alive, and 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Thomas was a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Both Thomas and Mary were listed as single. Simon and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Simon Stead was listed as being the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Michael Walsh, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read or write. Michael lived with his wife Catherine (49) and their 6 children, John (18), James (16), Mary (13), Peter (9), Annie (8) and Catherine (2). Michael and Catherine had been married 23 years in 1911 and had 10 children born alive, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Catherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John was listed as a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James, Mary, Peter and Annie were all scholars. James and Mary spoke Irish and English and all 3 were able to read and write. No language was listed for Peter, Annie and Catherine. Both Annie and Catherine were listed as being unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Walsh was listed as being the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

 

 

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