Cloonbrusk

Civil Parish of Addergoole

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Cloonbrusk 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 & east by the parishes of Kelvin (barony of Clanmorris, County Mayo) and Dunmore and on the south & west by the parish of Dunmore and townland of Kinnikinelly.

The Down survey map 1641 (pre Cromwell) under the name ‘Cunjolta and Shanvallymore’ shows that the land was owned by Lord Birmingham, a protestant. The land changed ownership in 1670 (post Cromwell) to Martin Kirrowan, a catholic.

O’Donovan’s field names book 1838 provides a number of spellings of this townland: Cloonbrusk, Cluain Brusc and Cloonbrisk. According to this source, the land was owned by Admiral Oliver (Dublin). It contained 161 acres statute measure including 40 acres of bog.

Census 1841 – 1851

Cloonbrusk consisted of an area of 160 acres 2 roods 34 perches. There were a total of 78 people, 38 were male and 40 were female who inhabited 15 houses. In 1851, the population decreased to 50 people, 25 were male and 25 were female who lived in 9 houses. The Poor Law Valuation rate paid in 1851 was £49, 10 shillings and 0d (pence).

 

1851 Old Age Pension Search Forms

Bridget Noone – Application Number C17 5290

Bridget Noone applied for the pension on the 17th July 1917. At the time of the application, the address she provided was: Mrs Bridget Mannion, Cloondergan, Dunmore, County Galway. According to Bridget, her parents were Thomas and Bridget Noone (nee Hosty). Bridget was awarded an annual pension of £16, 15 shillings and 0d (pence).

 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855


According to griffith’s valuation 1855, all of the land was owned by Oliver Dudley who leased tenements to the following tenants: John Quinn Junior, John Tully, John Quinn Senior, Patrick Noone, Patrick Quinn, Thomas Noone, Owen Quinn, Edmund Hastie and Thomas Quinn. John Quinn (junior) paid an annual rent of £5-5-0 for 23 acres 3 roods of land. John Tully paid £7-5-0 for 17 acres 1 rood of house and land. John Quinn Senior paid £7-15-0 for house, offices and land. Patrick Noone paid £8-15-0 for 16 acres 0 roods 5 perches of house and land. Patrick Quinn paid £7-5-0 for 14 acres 3 roods of house and land. Thomas Noone paid £7-10-0 for 16 acres 1 rood 10 perches of house, office and land. Owen Quinn paid £4-10 for 6 acres 1 rood of house, offices and land. Edmund Hastie paid £8 for 19 acres 1 rood 11 perches of house, office and land. Thomas Quinn paid £7-5-0 for 29 acres 2 roods 10 perches of house and land.

 

Census 1901

There were 12 households in Cloonbrusk in 1901. There were 81 residents, 43 were male and 38 were female. The residents were all Roman Catholics. All occupants were born in County Galway with the exception of 1 individual; Sibbinah [sic] was born in Mayo. Everyone living in the area spoke Irish and English. The heads of households were: Patrick Quinn, James Quinn, Michael Quinn, William Pat Noone, Patrick Tully, Patrick Quinn, Patrick Foy, Thomas Hosty, Margaret Moran, Michael Noone, William Noone and Frank Conway. The census forms which were collected on the 11th April 1901 showed that all houses were built as private dwellings. Every house roof was made of thatch, wood or other perishable material. The house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. Overall, there were a total of 44 farm buildings (8 stables, 10 cow houses, 11 piggeries, 9 fowl houses and 6 barns.

Patrick Quinn (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (58) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 4 single children. Maria (26) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Thomas (23) and Michael (17) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. William (13) listed his occupation as a scholar. Although the parents could not read, the children were able to read and write. The Quinn family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Quinn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Quinn (64) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Ellen (40) who documented her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 3 children. Mary (20) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. William (16) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Kate (14) listed her occupation as a scholar. James, Ellen and Mary could not read while William and Kate were able to read and write. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. James Quinn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Quinn (24) was an unmarried man.  The following occupants were recorded on the census but their relationship to the head of family was not stated: James (26), Martin (19), Owen (17), Mary Anne (15) and Sarah (12). Michael, James, Martin and Owen worked as farmers. Mary Anne and Sarah listed their occupation as scholars. All occupants were able to read and write. The Quinn family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Quinn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

William Pat Noone (55) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (49) who did not have any occupation recorded. They lived with their 7 children. John (19), Willie (17), Delia (23) and Sarah (21) worked as general labourers. Mary (14), Edward (11) and Katie (11) listed their occupations as scholars. The family 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 3 rooms. William Pat Noone owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Tully (56) worked as a farmer. He was married to Sibbinah Godfrey (55). She worked as a card and spin. They lived with their 4 unmarried children: Maggie (23) listed her occupation as a cook. Patrick (18) documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Norah J (12) and Winniefred (9) recorded their occupations as scholars. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house 2 rooms. Patrick Tully owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Patrick Quinn (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (55) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Although they could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with just 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Patrick Quinn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick Foy (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (40) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They were not able to read or write. They lived with their 6 children. Mary Anne (12), William (11), Margaret (10) and Katie (6) listed their occupations as scholars. Delia was 3 years old and her brother Patrick was 3 months old. Naturally Delia and Patrick could not read at their early stage. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Foy owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Thomas Hosty (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (30) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their son Patrick (17) who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son and their daughter Mary (6) who listed her occupation as a scholar. Although the 2 youngest children along with their parents could not read, the rest of the family could read and write. Also, living in the house was Thomas’s mother-in-law Mary Quinn (80) who was a widowed woman and his sister-in-law who was also called Mary Quinn (27). The occupants spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas Hosty owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Margaret Moran (40) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 8 unmarried sons. John (20) and Patrick (16) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. James (14), Michael (14), Thomas (13), Martin (8) and Peter (6) were scholars. Andrew (1) naturally could not read. The 6 eldest members of the family were able to read, write and spoke Irish & English. Peter was able to read. The Moran family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Margaret Moran owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Noone (57) worked as a farmer. He was married to Honor (45) who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 9 children. Thomas (18) and William (16) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Margaret (14), Michael (12), James (10), Patrick (8) and Honor (6) were recorded as scholars. Bridget was 4 years old and John was 6 months old. Although Michael and Honor along with their 2 youngest children could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Noone owned the land on which the house is situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

William Noone (62) was a widower who recorded his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his 6 unmarried children. Thomas (28) and John (21) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Bridget (18) and Catherine (16) documented their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Mary (14) and William (12) recorded their occupations as scholars. Although William and Thomas could not read, the rest of the family were able to read and write. The Noone family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. William Noone owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Frank Conway (62) worked as a farmer. He was married Marget [sic] (54) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Frank and his wife could read and spoke Irish & English. They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Ellen (29) and Mary (27) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Francis (19) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Delia (11) recorded her occupation as a scholar. Their children were able to read & write and spoke Irish & English. The Conway family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Frank Conway owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

 

Census 1911

There were 12 households in Cloonbrusk in 1911 where 58 residents lived, 34 were male and 24 were female. All occupants were born in County Galway except for 4 individuals; Catherine Noone, Patrick Foyle, Sabina Tully and Bridget Quinn were born in County Mayo. The heads of households were: James Quinn, Patrick Quinn, Frank Conway, Thomas Moran, Thomas Hosty, Michael Noone, William Tom Noone, Patrick Foye, Patrick Quinn, Patrick Tully, Michael Quinn and William Pat Noone. All houses were built as private dwellings which had a roof made of perishable material and walls made of stone brick or concrete. Overall, there were a total of 59 farm buildings (6 stables, 11 cow houses, 12 piggeries, 12 fowl houses, 11 barns and 7 cart houses.

James Quinn (77) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (72) who did not have any occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 46 years, had 10 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their single son William (27) who recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. James and Mary could read only while William could 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. James Quinn 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 Quinn (71) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his single son Thomas (35) who documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Patrick could not read, Thomas was able to read and write. Patrick and Thomas spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Quinn Junior 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.

Frank Conway (74) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (68) who did not have any occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 43 years, had 10 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 single children: Ellen (40), Mary (38) and James (31). Although Frank could not read, Margaret could read only and the children 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. Frank Conway 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.

Thomas Moran (69) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (68) who did not have an occupation recorded. They lived with their 5 single children. Patrick (28), Thomas (24) and Martin (20) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Peter (16) and Andrew (12) listed their occupations as scholars. The entire family 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 3 rooms. Thomas Moran owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas Hosty (68) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget who did not document an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 30 years, had 4 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas and Bridget could read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They lived with their single daughter Mary (17) who had no occupation listed. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Hosty owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Noone (73) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Norah (66) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 35 years, had 12 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 6 single children. William (27), James (21) and Patrick (19) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Norah (17) and Bridget (15) did not have an occupation recorded. John (11) documented his occupation as a scholar. Although Michael could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 8 people occupied 3 rooms. Michael Noone 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 Tom Noone (74) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Thomas (38) and daughter-in-law Catherine (28). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 6 years and they had 4 children: Michael (5), Patrick Joseph (4), Catherine Maria (2) and Thomas (1). The 3 eldest members of the household could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. Naturally the children could not read at this early stage. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Tom Noone 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 Foye (48) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (50) who did not document an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Bridget were married for 24 years, had 9 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 children. William (22) and Michael (20) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Catherine (14), Delia (12) and John (10) recorded their occupations as scholars. The family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 7 people occupied 2 rooms. Patrick Foye owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Quinn (82) was married to Mary (78). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 60 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. Neither Patrick nor Mary had an occupation recorded. Although they could not read, they spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Patrick Foye owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick Tully (69) worked as a farmer. He was married to Sabina (68). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 9 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their single daughter Winifred (20) who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Patrick and Sabina could not read while Winifred was able to read and write. There was no language listed for Winifred. Her parents spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Tully 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.

Michael Quinn (34) recorded his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (34). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 1 year but they had no children. Michael’s brother and sister who had no occupations listed were recorded on the census form. Martin (30) was an unmarried man while his sister Mary Anne (25) was a single lady. The family 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 3 rooms. Michael Quinn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

William Pat Noone (71) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (68) who did not document an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 9 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. William (29) and Edward (25) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Sarah (33) and Mary (32) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Catherine (25) had no occupation listed. Bridget could read only while the rest of the household were able to read and write. The occupants spoke Irish and English. The Noone family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. William Pat Noone 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.

 

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