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Illaun, Milltown, Co Galway

Illaun, Oilean, an island or holm

Other forms of the name are; Iolan, Illaun-Boundary Survey Sketch Map-and Illaun, Pat Grady (Millar).

The townland of Illaun is situated in the western extremity of the Civil Parish of Addergoole, Barony of Dunmore. Illaun is bounded on the north by Cloonrane, on the east by Cloondroon, on the south by Gurtnagunned and on the west by the civil parish by Lisgeevy.

The Down Survey Map 1641 provides information about this townland called Ellin. The Earl of Clanrickard (a Protestant) was the owner in 1641 pre-Cromwell, and also in 1670 post Cromwell. There was 79 plantation acres which was profitable.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the standard name is Illaun. It was the property of Walter Laurence, Esq. Newtown Laurence, Co. Galway. The townland consists of 303 acres statute measure, including about 85 acres of bog and 19 and a quarter acres of water.

 

Census 1841 – 1851

The townland of Illaun in 1851 held an area of 302 acres 1 rood and 4 perches. The population in 1841 was 112 inhabitants, 52 male and 60 female. There were 19 houses, all of which were occupied except one. In 1851 the townland had reduced slightly to 92 people, 41 male and 51 female. There were now 15 houses, all of which were inhabited. The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Illaun was £73 and 5 shillings.

 

1851 Old Age Pension Search Forms

John Diskin – Application Number C21 3495

John applied for the old age pension on the 13th May 1921. At the time of application, his address was Illaun, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to John, he was the son of Patrick and Katherine Diskin (nee Feerick). The census extract lists the children in the household in 1851 as follows: Bridget (9), Michael (7), Mary (5), James (3) and John (6 months). Application for the old age pension was successful and John was awarded a pension of £16 and 14 shillings per year.

 

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855 the land in Illaun was owned by five landlords namely; Joseph Lambert, Mary Macken, Thomas Seymour, John Ferrier and Courtney K. Clarke. They leased this land to fourteen tenants; Mary Macken, Catherine Sheridan, John Ferrier, Michael Byrne, Bridget Byrne, Patrick Mullany, Michael Monaghan, William Turner, Mark Corrigan, Martin Corrigan, Patrick Diskin, Patrick Murray, Michael O’Dea, and Daniel Mullany. The total land area was 302 acres, 1 rood, and 4 perches. Mary Macken rented a house, offices and land from Joseph Lambert with a total combined area of 57 acres, 1 rood, and 7 perches. The combined total annual valuation of rateable property was £19, 5s, and 0d. Catherine Sheridan rented a house and land from Mary Macken with a total combined area of 1 acre, 1 rood, and 15 perches. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £0, 14s, and 0d. John Ferrier rented a house, offices and land (part bog) from Thomas Seymour with a total combined area of 56 acres, 1 rood, and 24 perches. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £24, 5s, and 0d. Michael Byrne rented a house, offices and land from John Ferrier with a total combined area of 11 acres, 3 roods, and 36 perches. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £5, 15s, and 0d. Bridget Byrne rented an office and land from John Ferrier with a combined area of 12 acres, 0 roods, and 30 perches. Her total annual rateable valuation of property was £6, 10s, and 0d (pence).

 

Patrick Mullany, Michael Monaghan, and William Turner rented individual houses, offices, and land from John Ferrier. The combined total land area was 21 acres, 1 rood, and 30 perches. The total annual valuation of rateable property was £9, 0s, and 0d. Mark Corrigan, Martin Corrigan, Patrick Diskin, Patrick Murray, Michael O’Dea, and Daniel Mullany rented individual houses, offices, land, and water from Courtney K. Clarke, with a combined total land area of 99 acres, 2 roods, and 32 perches. As a result of this arrangement, the total annual valuation of rateable property was £32, 50s, and 0d.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Illaun of £99, 10 shillings and 0d (pence).

Census 1901

There are 17 families listed in the townland of Illaun and 71 individuals in 1901. There were 39 females and 34 males. All were listed as Roman Catholic and all were born in Co Galway except 3 people, 2 who were born in Co Mayo and 1 person who was born in America.

There were 22 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.

The heads of the households were: Thomas Shaughnessy, John Macken, Thomas Walsh, Mary Mullins, Thomas Mullaney, Owen Henaghan, Bridget Hernan, Mary Turner, James Diskin, Patrick Henaghan, Patrick Carrigan, James Shaughnessy, Patrick Diskin, Catherine Heneghan, Michael Mullaney, Frank Mc Tuff and John Connelly.

Thomas Shaughnessy, (36), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Thomas lived with his wife Mary (34) and their 4 children, Julia (5), William (4), Thomas (2) and Ellen M. (4 months). Mary was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Julia and William were both listed as scholars. No language was listed for any of the children. Julia was able to read and write. William, Thomas and Ellen M. were listed as being unable to read. Thomas and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Thomas Shaughnessy was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

John Macken, (31), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. John lived with his wife Bridget (25) and their 2 sons, James (4) and Michael (9 months). Bridget was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. No language or occupation was listed for the children. Both boys were listed as being unable to read. John and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. John Macken was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Walsh, (70) gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Thomas lived with his 2 daughters, Honor (40) and Mary (29), his son Thomas (35), daughter in law Celia (30) and grandchildren Julia (14) and John (6). Honor and Mary were both listed as farmer’s daughters; both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Honor and Mary were both listed as single. Thomas was a farmer’s son, while Celia was a farmer’s daughter in law. Both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Julia and John were both scholars. No language was listed for the children. Julia was able to read and write; while John was unable to read. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Walsh was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm steadings.

Mary Mullins, (60), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Mary lived with her daughter Mary (40). Mary was listed as a farmer’s daughter; she spoke Irish and English and she was also unable to read. Mary was listed as single. Mary and her daughter lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. Mary Mullins was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

Thomas Mullaney, gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Thomas lived with his wife Catherine (50) and 4 step children, Julia (17), Annie (14), Martin (13) and Stephen (12). Catherine was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Julia and Annie were both farmers’ step daughters; while Martin was a farmer’s stepson, Stephen was a scholar. All 4 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. Thomas and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. James Charles was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Owen Henaghan, (30) gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Owen lived with his wife Cecilia (25) and their 3 children, Thomas (6), Honor (3) and William (5 months). Cecelia was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English and she was also unable to read. Thomas was a scholar; there was no occupation for Honor and William. It is recorded in the census form that the children spoke Irish and English. Owen and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 1 room. Catherine Henaghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

Bridget Hernan, (80), a widow, had no occupation listed. She 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. Mary Turner was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

Mary Turner, (49), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Mary lived with her 3 children, Delia (27), Kate (21) and Peter (20). Delia and Kate were both farmers’ daughters; while Peter was a farmer’s son. All 3 spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. Marys’ children were listed as single. Mary and her family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Mary Turner was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

James Disken, (50), a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer; he lived with his 3 adult children, James (25), Maggie (22) and Michael (20). James was a railway servant, Maggie was a farmer’s daughter and Michael was a farmer’s son. None of the family was able to read. James, Maggie and Michael were all listed as single. James and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Disken was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

Patrick Henaghan, (70), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Bridget (60) and their 5 children Mary (24), Annor (20), Martin (16), Margaret (13) and Delia (11). Bridget was a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Mary and Annor were farmer’s daughters’; while Martin was a farmer’s son. Margaret and Delia were scholars. All the children spoke Irish and English and were all able to read and write. They were also listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Henaghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Carrigan, (70), was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (60), his son John (40), and his daughter Delia (21), and granddaughter Mary (6) and his brother Owen (65). Mary was a farmers’ wife; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. John was a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English but like his parents, he was unable to read. John was listed as a widower. Delia was a farmer’s daughter; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read. Mary was the resident of the townland born in America. She was listed as a scholar. Mary spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Owen Carrigan was a farmer’s brother; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Patricks’ family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Carrigan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-office or farm steading.

James Shaughnessy, (30), gave his occupation as a farmer; he lived with his sister Maggie (32) and his brother Martin (25). The siblings all spoke Irish and English but none of them were able to read or write. They were also listed as single. James and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. James Shaughnessy was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Patrick Disken, (40), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read only. Patrick lived with his mother Catherine (80), his sister Mary (50) and his brother Martin (35). Catherine was a farmer’s mother; Mary was a farmer’s sister; while Martin was a farmer’s brother. Catherine spoke Irish only; while Mary and Martin both spoke Irish and English. Neither Catherine, Mary or Martin was able to read or write. Catherine was listed as a widow; Patrick, Mary and Martin were all listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Disken was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

Catherine Henaghan, (50), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Catherine lived with her son John (20). John was listed as a farmer’s son; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. John was listed as single. Catherine and her son lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. Catherine Henaghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated.

Michael Mullaney, (40), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Margaret (35), their 2 daughter Mary (3) and Margaret (1) and his mother in law Mary Rattigan (60). Margaret was a farmer’s wife; she was one of the people born in Co Mayo. Margaret spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Mary and Margaret had no occupation or language listed. They were listed as being unable to read. Mary Rattigan, a widower, was born in Co Mayo, she had no occupation listed, Mary spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Mullaney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

Frank McTuff, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Frank lived with his wife Mary (50) and servant William Warde (12). Mary was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. William Warde was a domestic servant; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Frank and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Frank McTuff was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

John Connelly, (60), was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. John lived with his wife Mary (55) and their 2 children Michael (22) and Mary (16). Mary was a farmer’s wife; like her husband, Mary spoke Irish and English but she was also unable to read. Michael was a farmers’ son; while Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Both spoke Irish and English. Mary was able to read and write; while Michael was unable to read. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Connelly was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office of farm steading.

 

Census 1911

There are 13 households in the townland of Illaun and 59 people in 1911. There were 33 female and 26 male. All were listed as Roman Catholic and all were born in Co Galway except 4 people, 3 who were born in Co Mayo and 1 person born in America. The heads of households were: Michael Connolly, John Mackin, Thomas Walsh, Catherine Henaghan, Michael Mullaney, Mary Mullin, Peter Turner, Mary Corrigan, James Diskin, Patrick Diskin, Francis McGuff, James Shaughnessy and Catherine Henaghan. The 1911 census forms were collected on 21st April 1911.

Michael Connolly, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Catherine (40) and his niece Mary (4). Michael and Catherine had been married 5 years in 1911 and had no children. Catherine had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read only. Mary had no occupation or language listed; she was unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Michael Connolly was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 fowl house.

John Mackin, (44), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. John lived with his wife Bridget (36) and their 7 children, James (13), Michael (11), Martin (9), John (7), Mary (4), Ellen and Matthew (3 months). John and Bridget had been married 15 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget was one of the residents born in co Mayo. She had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. James, Michael, Martin and John were scholars; no occupation was listed for Mary, Ellen or Matthew. James and Michael spoke Irish and English; while no language was listed for Martin, John, Mary, Ellen or Matthew. James, Michael and Martin were able to read and write; while John was able to read only. Mary, Ellen and Matthew were unable to read. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Mackin was listed as 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.

Thomas Walsh, (48), a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his 4 children, John (15), Maria (13), Julia (11) and Catherine (9). Also living in the Walsh household is Mary Walsh (47), Thomas’s sister. John was a farmer’s son; while Maria, Julia and Catherine were scholars. Mary Walsh had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Mary was listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3f front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Walsh 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.

Catherine Heneghan, (73), a widow, was listed as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Catherine lived with her son Owen (50), daughter in law Cissie (45) and her 7 grandchildren., Thomas (17), Michael (15), Norah (13), William (11), John, (8), Catherine (5) and Delia (1). Owen was a farmer’s son, while Cissie had no occupation listed. Cissie was one of the people in the townland that was born in Co Mayo. Both Owen and Cissie spoke Irish and English but they were unable to read or write. Owen and Cissie had been married 20 years in 1911 and had 7 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas, Michael, Catherine and Delia had no occupations listed. Norah, William and John were scholars. All the children except Catherine and Delia spoke Irish and English. Thomas, Michael, Norah and William were all able to read and write. John could read only. Catherine and Delia were listed as being unable to read. Catherine and her family lived in a 3rd class house with no front windows and 2 rooms. Catherine Heneghan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Mullaney, (62), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Michael lived with his wife Margaret (52) and their 3 daughters Mary (12), Margaret (11) and Catherine (5). Michael and Margaret had been married 14 years in 1911 and had 3 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write; she was one of the people born in Co Mayo. Mary and Margaret were both scholars, Catherine had no occupation. Mary and Margaret both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Catherine had no language listed; she was listed as being unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Mullaney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Mary Mullin, (50), had no occupation listed. She spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. She was listed as single. Mary lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Thomas Walsh was listed as the owner of the land on which the house as situated along with 1 fowl house.

Peter Turner, (29), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Peter lived with his wife Julia (40). Peter and Julia had been married 5 years in 1911 and had no children. Julia had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Peter and Julia lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Peter Turner was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Mary Corrigan, (71), a widow, had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Mary lived with her son John (50), daughter in law Catherine (40) and her 5 grandchildren Mary (16), Ellen (7), Bridget (6), Patrick (3) and Sabina (1). John and Catherine had been married 8 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. John was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Catherine had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Mary (granddaughter) was born in America, she had no occupation listed. Mary spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Ellen and Bridget were scholars; Patrick and Sabina had no occupation. Ellen, Bridget, Patrick and Sabina were all listed as being unable to read. Mary and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Corrigan 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, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

James Diskin, (70), a widower, gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. James lived with his daughter Margaret (28) and son Michael (26). Margaret had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read or write. Michael was a farmer’s son; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Both Margaret and Michael were listed as single. James and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Diskin was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with1 cow house, 1 piggery 1 fowl house, and 1 barn.

Patrick Diskin, (58), was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Patrick lived with his wife Bridget (45) and their 4 children Martin (6), Patrick (4), Michael (2) and Mary (1). Also living in the Diskin house was Mary Diskin (72), Patricks’ sister. Patrick and Bridget had been married 8 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Martin, Patrick, Michael and Mary had no occupations or languages listed. They were listed as being unable to read. Mary Diskin had no occupation or language listed. She was listed as being unable to read. Mary spoke Irish and English and she was listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 3rd class house with no front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Diskin 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.

Francis McGuff, (72), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Francis lived with his wife Mary (73). Francis and Mary had been married 23 years in 1911 and had no children. Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but she was unable to read. Francis and his wife lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Francis McGuff was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

James Shaughnessy, (40), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English bu he was unable to read. James lived with his sister Margaret (32). Like her brother, Margaret was single, she was unable to read and she spoke Irish and English. James and his sister lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. James Shaughnessy was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.#

Catherine Heneghan, (20), had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Catherine was listed as single. Catherine lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms.

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