Gortnagunned

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Gortnagunned, Milltown, co Galway

Gort na Gunaid, field of the hounds

Other forms of the name are; Gort na gConairt, Gortnagunnad, Gurtnagunnet-Boundary Survey Sketch Map-and Gurthnagunnet Pat Grady (Miller).

The townland of Gortnagunned is situated in the western extremity of the Civil Parish of Addergoole, Barony of Dunmore. Gortnagunned is bounded on the north by Illaun, on the east by Drum and on the south and west by the Civil Parish of Lissgeevy.

The Down Survey Map provides information about this townland called Gortmacowell. The Earl of Clanrickard (a Protestant) was the owner in 1641 pre-Cromwell, and in 1670 post Cromwell.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, describes the townland of Gortnagunned as follows: the property of W. Laurence, Esq., Newtown Laurence, Co Galway. It contains 214¾ acres statute measure including 10 acres water. There is a Trig. Station in the South central part of this townland.

 

Census 1841-1851

The townland of Gortnagunned in 1851 heal an area of 217 acres, 3 roods and 19 perches. The population in 1841 was 137 inhabitants, 65 male and 72 female. There were 22 houses, all of were occupied. In 1851 the townland dwindled down to 83 people, 31 male and 52 female. There were now only 12 houses, all of which were inhabited. The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Gortnagunned was £89.

 

1851 Old Age Pension Search Forms

Lizzie Connor – Application Number C17 1641

Lizzie applied for the old age pension on the 20th February 1917. At the time of application, her address was C/O Msr Lizzie Flattery, Brim, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Lizzie, she was the daughter of John and Celia Connor (nee Quinn). Application for the old age pension was successful; Lizzie was awarded a pension of £16 and 14 shillings for annum.

 

Margaret Larner – Application Number C21 5855

Margaret applied for the old age pension on the 16th September 1921. At the time opf application, her address was Musicfield, Milltown, Co Galway. According to Margaret, she was the daughter of Pat and Mary Larner (nee Kelly). Application for the old age pension was successful; Margaret was awarded a pension of £16 and 14 shillings per year.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Gortnagunned was owned by William White. The total area of land was 217 acres, 3 roods and 19 perches. William White leased this land to the following people: John Connor, John Coyne, Michael Connolly, Michael turner, Stephen Murray, Matthias Loftus, Michael Hernon, John Coyne, Michael Coyne, Michael Devan.

John Connor paid a total annual valuation rate of £49 and 10 shillings for house, offices and land. John Coyne paid a total annual valuation rate of £3 5 shillings for house, office and land. Michael Connolly paid a total annual valuation rate of £12 for house, office and land. Michael Turner paid a total annual valuation rate of £11 and 10 shillings for house and land. Stephen Murray paid a total annual valuation rate of £11 and 5 shillings for house, office and land. Matthias Loftus paid a total annual valuation rate of £11 and 15 shillings for house, office and 2 lots of land. Michael Hernon paid a total annual valuation rate of £11 and 15 shillings for house and land. John Coyne paid a total annual valuation rate of £3 and 5 shillings for house and land. Michael Coyne paid a total annual valuation rate of £12, 15 shillings for house, offices and land. Michael Devan paid a total annual valuation rate of £12 and 5 shillings for house, offices, land and water.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Gortnagunned in 1855 in £139, 5 shillings and 0d (pence).

 

Census 1901

There were fourteen inhabited dwellings in Gortnagunned at the time of the 1901 census with 86 inhabitants. There were 46 males and 40 females and they were all Roman Catholics. They were all born in Co. Galway except four who were born in Co. Mayo.

There were 42 out offices and farm steadings in this townland in 1901 and the B2 census return form seems to be omitted from the on-line record. Therefore, we do not have a breakdown of the various out houses and farm buildings for each household. Furthermore, the Enumerator’s Abstract N2 form seems to be omitted as well giving rise to 3 houses not being included on the on-line Enumerator’s record.

The heads of the households were; Kate Kyne [sic], Julia Rattigan, Thomas Rattigan, Richard Walsh, Patrick Connelly, Patrick Turner, Thomas Monaghan, Michael Stephens, Michael Turner, Michael John Coyne, Michael Coyne, John Hernon [sic], Thomas Devane [sic], and Bridget Murray. The census forms were collected on 13th April 1901.

 

Kate Kyne, (60), a widow, was listed as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read only. Kate lived with her son Peter (35), daughter-in-law Bridget (27) and grandchildren William (2), John (1) and Kate (1month). Peter was born in Co Mayo. He was a farmer’s son, while Bridget had no occupation listed. Both Peter and Bridget spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. William, John and Kate had no occupations listed; they were listed as being unable to read. No language was listed for the children. Kate and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Kate Kyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 5 out-offices or farm steadings.

Julia Rhatigan, (52), a widow, was listed as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Julia lived with her children, James (30), Patrick (22), Julia (19), William (16) and Mary Walsh (3). James, Patrick and William were all listed as farmers’ sons, while Julia was a farmers’ daughter. James, Patrick and Julia all spoke Irish and English; William spoke English only. All 4 of Julia’s children were able to read and write. Mary Walsh (3) was listed as a relation of Julia Rhatigan, she was born in Co Galway, was unable to read and spoke English only. Julia and her family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Julia Rhatigan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 5 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Rhatigan, (68), a farmer, was born in Co Mayo, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Catherine (65), sons William (21) and John (38), daughter-in-law Mary (32) and grandchildren Margaret Mary (5), Michael Joseph (3) and Catherine Mary (1). Catherine was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. William and John were both listed as farmers’ sons; while Mary was a farmer’s wife. They all spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. Margaret Mary was a scholar and was able to read only; while Michael Joseph and Catherine Mary had no occupations or language listed. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Rhatigan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 5 out-offices or farm steadings.

Richard Walshe, (50), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Richard lived with his wife Mary (40) and boarder John Connolly (30). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John Connolly gave his occupation as a general labourer. He spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John Connolly was listed as unmarried. Richard and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Richard Walshe was listed as the owner of the land on which house was situated along with 4 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Connolly, (67), was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (61) and their 2 sons Thomas (24) and Michael (22). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Both Thomas and Michael were listed as farmer’s sons. Thomas was unable to read; while Michael was able to read and write. Patrick and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Patrick Connolly was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Turner, (46), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (50) and their 3 sons William (16), Thomas (11) and Patrick (8). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English, but was unable to read. William was a farmer’s son; while Thomas and Patrick were both scholars. William spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas and Patrick were both able to read and write. No language was listed for Thomas and Patrick. All 3 boys were listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick turner was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Monaghan, (70), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Thomas lived with his wife Mary (66), their 3 sons, James (23), Michael (19), Matthew (34), daughter-in-law Catherine (38) and grandchildren Thomas (3) and John (2). Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. James, Michael and Matthew were all farmers’ sons. Matthew, James, Michael both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Matthew was married to Catherine, she had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Catherine sons’ Thomas and John had no occupation listed; they were both listed as being unable to read. No language was listed for the boys. Thomas and his family lived in a 3dr class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Monaghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Michael Stephens, (50), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Sarah (40) and their 4 children, Michael (5), Mary (3), Patrick (1) and Thomas (1month). Sarah had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write.  Michael was listed as a scholar; Mary, Patrick and Thomas had no occupations listed. No language was listed for the children. The children were listed as being unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house 2ith 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Stephens was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-offices or farm steading.

Michael Turner, (50), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Jane (45) and their 5 children, Patrick (13), Michael (11), Catherine (10), Mary (8) and Bridget (4). Jane was born in co Mayo; she had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick was a farmer’s son; while Michael, Catherine and Mary were scholars. Bridget had no occupation listed. All the children could read and write except for Bridget who was able to read only. No language was listed for the children. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Turner is listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Michael Coyne, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Honor (40) and their 7 children, Kate (17), Ellen (16), Patrick (15), Thomas (12), Margaret (9), Honor (6) and Julia (5). Honor was born in Co Mayo, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Honor had no occupation listed. Ellen and Kate were both farmers’ daughters; while Patrick was listed as a farmers’ son. Thomas, Margaret, Honor and Julia were all listed as scholars. Kate, Ellen, Patrick and Thomas all spoke Irish and English; no language was listed for Margaret, Honor and Julia. All of Michael and Honors’ children were able to read and write. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Coyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Michael Coyne, (70), listed his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read or write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (70), and their 3 sons, Peter (26), Patrick (25) and James (20). Bridget had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read and write. Peter and James were both listed as farmers’ sons; while Patrick was a tailor. All 3 brothers spoke Irish and English. Patrick and James were both able to read and write. Peter was not able to read or write. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Coyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

John Hernon, (50), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. John lived with his wife Catherine (43) and their 10 children, John (18), Thomas (17), Mary (16), Annie (15), Kate (14), Maggie (13), Ellen (12), Winnie (11), Julia (10) and Agnes (5). Catherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. John and Thomas were both listed as farmers’ sons; while Mary and Annie were both farmers’ daughters. Kate, Maggie, Ellen, Winnie and Julia were all listed as scholars. No occupation was listed for Agnes. John, Thomas, Mary, Annie and Kate all spoke Irish and English; while no language was listed for Maggie, Ellen, Winnie, Julia and Agnes. All of Johns’ children were able to read and write except for Agnes. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Hernon was listed as the owner of the land on which the house situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Devane, (55), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read or write. Thomas lived with his wife Margaret (54) and their 4 children Bridget (16), Michael (13), Patrick (11) and Thomas (8). Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read only. Bridget was a farmer’s daughter; while Michael was a farmer’s son. Both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Patrick and Thomas were both listed as scholars; both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read only. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 2 rooms. Thomas Devane was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Bridget Murray, (55), was a widow. She had no occupation listed; Bridget spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Bridget lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 1 room. Michael Stephens was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

 

Census 1911

 

There were 14 households in the townland on Gortnagunned in 1911. There were a total of 86 inhabitants, 45 male and 41 female. All the residents were born in Co Galway except for 7 people, 6 of whom were born in Co Mayo and one person who was born in America. All the residents were Roman Catholic. All the buildings were built with permanent materials i.e. brick, stone or concrete and were classified as private dwellings. All the roofs were made of perishable material i.e. thatch or wood except one which had tile or slate on the roof. The heads of the households were: Catherine Coyne, Margaret Lardiner, Julia Rhatigan, Thomas Rhatigan, Mary Connolly, Richard Walsh, Patrick Turner, Mary Monaghan, Michael Stephens, Jane turner, Michael Coyne, Michael Coyne, John Hernon and Thomas Devane.

 

Catherine Coyne, (73), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Catherine lived her son Peter (48), daughter in law Bridget (36) and her 8 grandchildren, John (11), Catherine (10), Richard (9), Mary (7), Thomas (6), Bridget (5), Patrick (3) and Ellen (1). Peter was listed as a farmers’ son, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Bridget was one of the persons born in Co Mayo. She was able to read and write but she had no language or occupation listed. Peter and Bridget had been married 13 years in 1911 and had 9 children born alive, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Of the 8 grandchildren, the oldest 4, John, Catherine, Richard and Mary were all listed as scholars; they had no language listed. John, Catherine and Richard were all able to read and write. Mary could read only. The youngest 4 grandchildren had no occupation or language listed. They were listed as being unable to read. Catherine and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine Coyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Margaret Lardiner, (65), had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Margaret was listed as single and she lived alone. Margaret lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Catherine Coyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

Julia Rhatigan, (69), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Julia lived with her sons Patrick (33), William (24), James (45), daughter in law Sarah (30) and grandchildren John (8), Mary Ellen (5), Patrick (2) and Ellen (11 months). James and Sarah had been married 9 years in 1911 and had 5 children born alive, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. James was listed as a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Sarah was one of the people born in Co Mayo, she had no language or occupation listed, but she was able to read and write. Patrick was a farmer’s son; whole William was a tailor. Patrick spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. William had no language listed. Both Patrick and William were listed as single. John was listed as a scholar and he was able to read and write. No language or occupation was listed for the youngest children. They were also listed as being unable to read. Julia and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Julia Rhatigan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas Rhatigan, (78), was as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas was one of the people born in Co Mayo. Thomas lived with his wife Catherine (76), their sons William (33) and John (48), daughter in law Margaret (46) and their 8 grandchildren, Margaret M (15), Michael (14), Catherine (12), Celia (10), Bridget V (8), Annie (6), John J (3) and Ellen (1). Thomas and Catherine had been married 49 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Catherine had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. William was a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and to read and write. William was listed as single. John was a farmer’s son; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. John and Margaret had been married 17 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Margaret M, Michael, Catherine, Celia and Bridget V were all listed as scholars, all 5 were able to read and write. They all spoke Irish and English except Bridget V who spoke English only. Annie, John J and Ellen had no occupation or language entered. They were as being unable to read. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Rhatigan 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.

Mary Connolly, (80), a widow, was listed as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary lived with her sons Thomas (36) and Michael (33). Thomas and Michael were both listed as farmer’s sons; both spoke Irish and English. Thomas was unable to read; while Michael was able to read and write. Both brothers were listed as single. Mary and her family lived in 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Mary Connolly 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.

Richard Walsh, (61), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Richard lived with his wife Mary (55), their niece Winifred Connolly (36), and her husband John Connolly (40) and grandnephew Patrick (4). Richard and Mary had been married 35 years in 1911 and had no children born alive. Mary had no occupation listed; spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Winifred and John Connolly had been married 5 years in 1911 and had 1 child born alive, he was still alive in 1911. Winifred and John had no occupation listed. Both spoke Irish and English. John was unable to read; while Winifred was able to read and write. Patrick had no language or occupation listed. He was unable to read. Richard and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Richard Walsh was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Turner, (58), was listed as a Railway Milesman; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Norah (48) and their 5 children, Michael (7), John (6), Mary (4), Delia (3) and Edward (2). Norah had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick and Norah had been married 9 years in 1911 and had 5 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. No occupation or language was listed for any of the children. They were also listed as being unable to read. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. G S & W Railway Company was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 fowl house.

Mary Monaghan, (73), a widow, had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary lived with her sons James (29), Michael (27), daughter in law Winifred (30), grandson Thomas (1) and grandnephew William Monaghan (4). James had no occupation listed, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Winifred was one of the people born in cop Mayo. She had no occupation or language listed although she was able to read and write. Michael and Winifred had been married 2 years in 1911 and had 1 child born alive, he was still alive in 1911. William had been born in America, he was listed as a scholar, he was unable to read and had no language listed. Mary and her family lived 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Monaghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Stephens, (70), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Sarah (60) and their 4 children Michael (16), Mary (14), Patrick (12) and Thomas (11). Michael and Sarah had been married 18 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Sarah had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Michael was a farmers’ son; while Mary, Patrick and Thomas were scholars. All 4 spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Stephens was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Jane Turner, (72), a widow, was born in co Mayo, who gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Jane lived with her 4 adult children, Patrick (29), Michael (25), Mary (22) and Bridget (20). Patrick and Michael were both listed as farmer’s sons, while Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Bridget had no occupation listed. All 4 of Jane’s children spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. They were also listed as single. Jane and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Jane turner was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Coyne (John), (80), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (74) and their son Peter (40). Michael and Bridget had been married 52 years in 1911 and had 9 children born alive, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed. She spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Peter had no occupation or language listed. He was listed and being unable to read and he was also listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Coyne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Michael Coyne (Michael), (70), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Norah 972) and 3 of their children Patrick (21), Norah (18) and Julia (16). Michael and Norah had been married 35 years in 1911 and had 11 children born alive, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Norah had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Patrick was a farmer’s son; while Norah and Julia had no occupations listed. All 3 spoke Irish and English and were able to read and write. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Coyne 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.

John Hernon, (68), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John lived with his wife Catherine (65) and 4 of their children Thomas (29), Ellen (18), Winifred (17) and Agnes (15). John and Catherine had been married 55 years in 1911 and had 12 children born alive, 10 of whom were still alive in 1911. Catherine had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Thomas was a farmers’ son; Ellen and Winifred had no occupations listed and Agnes was a scholar. All 4 of Johns’ children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. They were also listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Hernon 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.

Thomas Devane, (69), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas lived with his wife Margaret (65) and their 4 children, Bridget (24), Michael (23), Patrick (22) and Thomas (19). Thomas and Margaret had been married 24 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Margaret had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Bridget had no occupation listed; while Michael, Patrick and Thomas were farmer’s sons. All 4 of Thomas’s children were able to read and write and all 4 spoke Irish and English. They were also listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Devane was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 2 barn.

 

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