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Baile an Mhuilinn, Town of the mill

Milltown is situated in the civil parish of Addergoole, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. Milltown is located in the south central part of the parish, bounded on the north by Cloonacross and Lack, on the east by Dawros Lower and on the south and west by Cartron.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell), under the name ‘Miltowne’ states that the owner was James Bermingham (Protestant). The Down Survey Map 1670 shows that ownership changed to Martin Kirrowan (Catholic). 68 acres of profitable land and 68 acres of forfeited acres are specified.

O’Donovan Field Names 1838 provides 2 various spellings of this townland ‘Myltown’ and ‘Milltown’. According to this source, Milltown was the property of W Laurance Esq., Newtown Laurance, County Galway. Milltown contains 102½ acres including approximately 5 acres of bog. There is a triangulation station located in the North West end of Milltown.

Census 1841 – 1851

Milltown consisted of an area of 102 acres 3 roods 20 perches. There was a total population of 86 people, 45 were male and 41 were female. There were 15 inhabited houses and 1 unoccupied house. The population increased to 92 people in 1851, 46 were male and 46 were female. There were 18 inhabited houses and 1 unoccupied house. The poor law valuation rate paid was £51-5.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Anne Carty or Carter – Application Number C18 2789: Anne Carty or Carter applied for the pension on the 18th April 1918. At the time of the application, her address was LGB, Whitehall. According to Anne, her parents were John Michl or James and Mary Carty (nee Connolly). Anne was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Julia Mahon – Application Number C18 6311: Julia Mahon applied for the pension on the 28th October 1918. At the time of the application, her address was The Secy LGB, Whitehall, Sw1. According to Julia, her parents were Patk and Mary Mahon (nee Wallis). Julia was awarded an annual pension of £13-77-0.

Maria Waldron – Application Number D10 20666: Maria Waldron applied for the pension on the 19th September 1910. At the time of the application, she did not supply a present address. According to Maria, her parents were Michael and Bridget Waldron. Maria was awarded an annual pension of £13-77-0.

Maria Waldron – Application Number D10 10667: Maria Waldron applied for the pension on the 19th September 1910. At the time of the application, she did not supply a present address. According to Maria, her parents were Michael and Bridget Waldron. Maria was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Bridget Maloney – Application Number C16 5820: Bridget Maloney applied for the pension on the 5th October 1916. At the time of the application, her address was Rev Francis Clark, St Josph’s Shaw, Lancashire. Bridget was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Thomas Joyce – Application Number C16 5237: Thomas Joyce applied for the pension on the 11th September 1916. At the time of the application, his address was Russelstown, Milltown, Tuam. According to Thomas, his parents were Thomas and Mary Joyce (nee Higgins). Thomas was awarded an annual pension of £16-14-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Thomas Seymour leased a total of 102 acres 3 roods and 20 perches to four tenants: Michael Kane, Henry Grady, Edward Grady and Patrick Grady. Michael Kane paid a total annual valuation rate of £20 for 25 acres 1 rood 12 perches of house, land, offices and garden. Henry Grady paid a total annual valuation rate of £11 15s 0d for 17 acres 2 roods 12 perches of office and land. Edward Grady paid a total annual valuation rate of £12 10s 0d for 10 acres 0 roods 30 perches of house, offices and land. Edward also paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 0s 0d on profits made from weighing machine. Patrick Grady paid a total annual valuation rate of £30 15s 0d on 40 acres 2 roods and 37 perches on house, offices, corn, tuck mills and land.

Census 1901

There were 14 households in Milltown in 1901 where 64 occupants, 28 were male and 36 were female resided. All occupants were Roman Catholics except the Toft family, they were Church of England. The head of households were: Catherine Drumgole, David Flanney, Martin Mechan, Ellen Grady, Kate Fleming, Thomas Grady, Miles Feerick, Anthony Sheridan, Bridget Finnigan, Maria Kirane, Bridget Glynn, Margaret Octigan, Kate O’Connor and John Toft. The census forms which were collected on the 4th April 1901 showed that there were 11 houses built as private dwellings. There were 2 public houses in Milltown.[1]

Catherine Drumgole, a widow was 42 years old. There is no occupation listed for Catherine. Catherine was born in County Limerick. She lived with her 4 children: Patrick was 15 years old, Bridget was 10 years old, Thomas was 7 years old and William was 5 years old. All of the children were scholars and were born in County Galway. The Drumgole family spoke English and could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the family occupied 2 rooms. The house roof and house walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnall owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

David Flannery was 55 years old. He worked as a shopkeeper. David was married to Julia. Julia was 45 years old. They lived with their 5 children: Denis was 22 years old, Mary A was 20 years old, Thomas was 12 years old, Patrick was 10 years old and Maudie was 5 years old. Denis listed his occupation as shopkeeper’s son, while Mary A listed her occupation as shopkeeper’s daughter. Thomas, Patrick and Maudie were scholars. All of the Flannery family were born in County Galway and could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English except the youngest daughter Maudie. This household also included: Michl Clark, a servant, John Garvey, a baker, Gerald Doherty, a lodger, Thomas Dick, a lodger and Edward Rusley, a lodger. Michl Clark was 60 years old. He was born in County Galway. He could not read but he could speak Irish. He was single. John Garvey was 30 years old. He was born in County Mayo. John was single. He could speak Irish and English and could read and write. Gerald Doherty, a single man was 40 years old. He was born in Belfast. He could not read. Thomas Dick was a 31 year old single man. He was born in Belfast. He could read and write. Edward Rusley was 40 years old. He was born in Belfast. Edward could read and write. Edward was single. The occupants lived in a 1st class public house with 7 front windows and the household occupied 7 rooms. The public house roof and walls were made of permanent material. David Flannery owned the land on which the public house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Martin Mechan, ex constable of R.I.C was 50 years old. Martin was born in County Sligo. He was married to Bridget. Bridget was 48 years old. Martin and Bridget spoke Irish and English. They lived with their 2 daughters: Julia Mary and Winifred Bridget. Julia Mary, a scholar was 13 years old. Winifred Bridget, a scholar was 11 years old. Bridget, Julia Mary and Winifred Bridget were born in County Galway. They both spoke English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the family occupied 4 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Ellen Grady owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Ellen Grady, a widow was 70 years old. Her occupation is listed as a farmer’s wife. She lived with her 3 children: Patrick was 23 years old, Delia was 21 years old and Mary Anne was 19 years old. Patrick worked as a miller. He was married. Patrick could speak Irish and English. Both Delia and Mary Anne were unmarried, spoke English and listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Ellen’s daughter-in-law Honoria Grady also lived in the house. Honoria who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s wife was a widow. All of the household could read and write. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Ellen Grady owned the land on which her house was situated but there were no farm buildings located on this land.

Kate Fleming, a widow was 53 years old. She was a retired farmer. Kate was born in County Mayo. She spoke Irish and English. Kate lived with her unmarried daughter Catherine who was 31 years old. Catherine worked as a dressmaker who could speak Irish and English. Kate O’Neill (Kate Fleming’s granddaughter) who was 8 years old was present in the house on the night the census was taken. Kate, a scholar spoke English. All of the household could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and the family occupied 2 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonall owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings on this land.

Thomas Grady, a farmer was 45 years old. He was married to Mary. Mary who was 40 years old documented her occupation as a farmer’s wife. They lived with their 4 children: Norah was 10 years old, Thomas was 8 years old, Maria was 6 years old and Margret was 3 years old. Norah, Thomas and Maria were scholars. Norah could speak Irish and English. Thomas, Maria and Margret spoke English only. All of the children could read and write except Margret; she could not read. Thomas Grady’s brother John Grady and their sister Mary Grady were present in the house. John Grady was 40 years old. John and Mary Grady were unmarried, they could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The Grady family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. The house roof and house walls were made of permanent material. Thomas Grady owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Miles Feerick was 60 years old. He worked as a farmer and herd. Miles, a widower could not read. He lived with his 4 children: Margaret was 23 years old, Bridget was 20 years old, Miles was 18 years old and Edward was 12 years old. All of the household were born in County Galway and spoke Irish and English. The family lived a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Miles Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Anthony Sheridan was 36 years old. He worked as a national school teacher. He was born in County Mayo. Anthony could read and write and spoke Irish and English. He was married to Mary who was 23 years old. She worked as a publican. Mary spoke Irish and English. She could read and write. They had 7 children: Jackie was 10 years old, Margaret was 9 years old, Charles was 7 years old, Mollie was 5 years old, Kathleen was 4 years old, Anthony was 2 years old and Bridget was 2 months old. All of the children were born in County Galway. Jackie, Margaret, Charles, Mollie and Kathleen were scholars. John Clarke and Kate McHugh were recorded on the census form. They were general servants. John Clarke was 40 years old. He was single. Although John could not read, he could speak Irish and English. Kate McHugh, a general servant was 10 years old. Kate spoke English and she could read and write. John and Kate were born in County Galway. The occupants lived in a 2nd class public house with 3 front windows and the public house had 5 rooms. The public house had a roof made of perishable while its walls were made of permanent material. Anthony Sheridan owned the land on which his public house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Bridget Finnigan, a widow was 74 years old. Although Bridget could not read, she spoke Irish and English. She lived with her unmarried son Patrick who was 40 years old and worked as a carpenter. He could read and write. Bridget and Patrick were born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 2 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnall owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm building on this land.

Maria Kirane was an unmarried 55 year old woman who could not read but spoke Irish and English. She was born in County Galway. Maria lived in a 4th class house with no front windows and the house had 1 room. The house roof and house walls were made of perishable material. David Flannery owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

Bridget Glynn, a widow was 60 years old. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. Bridget was born in County Galway. She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Myles Feerick owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

Margaret Octigan, a widow was 80 years old. She was born in County Galway. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. Margaret lived in a 4th class house with no front windows and the house had 1 room. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnell owned the land on which the house was situated but no farm buildings were located on this land.

Kate O’Connor was 34 years old. She worked as a national school teacher. She was a single woman who was born in County Kerry. Minnie O’Connor, Kate’s niece was recorded on the census form. Minnie who was 16 years old worked as a monitress. Kate and Minnie could read and write. Minnie was born in England. They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. The house roof and walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnell owned the land on which the house was situated but did not own any farm buildings.

John Toft, a traveller was 39 years old. He was born in Walls. John could not read. He spoke English. He was married to Annie who was 35 years old. Annie’s occupation is listed as traveller’s wife. Annie was born in England. She spoke English and could read and write. John and Annie had 2 children: John Henry was 10 years old and Mary was 2 years old. John Henry, a scholar was born in Belfast. He could read and write and spoke English. Mary was born in County Galway. She recorded her occupation as a traveller’s daughter. Naturally, she could not read. All of the family were Church of England.[2]

Census 1911

There were 14 households in Milltown in 1911. There were 51 residents, 20 were male and 31 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. The census forms which were collected on the 14th April 1911 showed that there 10 houses built as private dwellings, 2 public houses, 1 post office, 1 shop and 1 dispensary. The land on which the dispensary was situated was owned by Farrell McDonnell. The heads of households were: Norah O’Grady, Martin Meehan, Patrick Cruise, James Slattery, James Flanagan, John Breheny, David Flanney, Catherine Fleming, Catherine O’Connor, Anthony Sheridan, Mary Sheridan, Thomas O’Grady, Myles Feerick and Patrick Finnegan.

Norah O’Grady, a widow worked as a farmer at the age of 62. Norah spoke Irish and English. She lived with her 3 children: Patrick was a 30 year old married man, Delia was 27 years old and Mary Anne was 25 years old. All of the O’Grady family were born in County Galway and could read and write. Patrick’s occupation is listed as a farmer’s son. Delia and Mary Anne were single. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Norah O’Grady owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Martin Meehan was 67 years old. His occupation is listed as police pensioner. Martin was born in County Sligo. He lived with his wife Bridget who was 58 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 28 years and they had 4 children, 3 of whom were still living in 1911. Bridget could speak Irish and English. Martin and Bridget lived with their single 19 year old daughter Winifred Bat. All of the Meehan household could read and write. Bridget and Winifred were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the family occupied 4 rooms. The house roof and walls were made of permanent material. Norah O’Grady owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 turf house.

Patrick Cruise was 45 years old. He was single and worked as a news agent. Patrick could read and write. He lived with his sister, Margaret Smyth. Margaret, a widow was 62 years old and she could read. Patrick & Margaret could speak Irish and English. They were born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the household occupied 2 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. James Slattery owned the land on which the house was situated.

James Slattery who worked as a farmer and summon server was 54 years old. He lived with his wife Mary who was 44 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 30 years and they had 7 children, 7 of whom were still living in 1911. James and Mary lived with their 4 children: Mary Ellen was 18 years old, Joseph was 8 years old, Julia was 6 years old and Sarah was 3 years old. Joseph and Julia were scholars. All of the Slattery family were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roof was made of perishable material. James Slattery owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

James Flanagan, a widower was 78 years old. James worked as a general labourer. He was born in County Galway. Although James could not read, he could speak Irish and English. He lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. James Slattery owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

John Breheny, a single man who worked as a general labourer was 40 years old. He could read and write. John could speak Irish and English. John lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. James Slattery owned the land on which the house was situated. There were no farm buildings located on this land.

David Flannery was 65 years old. He worked as a farmer and publican. He could read and write. He spoke Irish and English. He lived with his wife Julia. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 36 years and they had 8 children, 7 of whom were still living in 1911. Julia was 52 years old. She could speak Irish and English. Julia could read and write. David and Julia lived with their 3 children: Denis was 26 years old, Patrick was 21 years old and Mary Anne was 24 years old. All of the children were single and they could read and write. Denis worked as a baker and spoke Irish and English. Michael Clarke, a domestic servant was recorded on the census form. Michael, a single man was 72 years old. He could not read. Michael could speak Irish and English. All of the household were born in County Galway. The occupants lived in a 1st class public house with 7 front windows and the public house had 9 rooms. The public house roof and walls were made of permanent material. David Flannery owned the land on which the public house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 coach house, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 turf house, 1 barn and 1 store.

Catherine Fleming, a widow was 72 years old. She was born in County Mayo. She lived with her daughter Catherine Daly and her 2 grandchildren: Delia O’Neill and Mary O’Neill. At the time of the 1911 census, Catherine Daly was married for 1 year and had no children. She was 33 years old. She was born in County Galway. Catherine worked as a post mistress. Delia O’Neill who worked as an assistant postmistress was 18 years old. Mary O’Neill, a scholar was 15 years old. Both grandchildren were born in County Galway. They were single. All occupants of the household could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class post office with 4 front windows and the household occupied 6 rooms. The post office roof and walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnell owned the land on which the post office was situated along with 1 turf house.

Catherine O’Connor was 40 years old. She worked as a national school teacher. Catherine was single who could read and write. She spoke Irish and English. She was born in County Kerry. Catherine lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The hosue roof and walls were made of permanent material. Farrell McDonnell owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 turf house.

Anthony Sheridan, a national school teacher was 50 years old. He was listed as being married. He spoke Irish and English. He could read and write. Anthony lived in a 3rd class house with 1 window and the house had 2 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Mary Sheridan owned the land on which the house was situated. There were no farm buildings located on this land.

Mary Sheridan who worked as a shopkeeper and publican was 50 years old. Mary spoke Irish and English. She could read and write. At the time of the 1911 census, Mary was married for 22 years, had 12 children, 11 of whom were still alive in 1911. She lived with her 9 children: Cissie was 18 years old, Molly was 15 years old, Kathleen was 13 years old, Anthony was 11 years old, Bridget was 9 years old, Norah was 7 years old, Eyleen was 5 years old, Teresa was 4 years old and Patrick was 2 years old. Cissie, Molly, Kathleen and Anthony were scholars who could read, write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget and Norah were scholars who could read and write. Eyleen and Teresa were scholars. Eyleen, Teresa and Patrick could not read at this stage. All of the Sheridan family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front window and the house had 7 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Mary Sheridan owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Thomas O’Grady, a widower was 70 years old. He worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 daughters: Norah was 21 years old, Maria was 16 years old and Margaret was 14 years old. Maria and Margaret were scholars. John O’Grady and Mary O’Grady, brother and sister of Thomas were recorded on the census form. John O’Grady was 60 years old. Mary O’Grady was 69 years old. All of the household could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The O’Grady family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. The house roof and walls were made of permanent material. Thomas O’Grady owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Myles Feerick, a widower was 73 years old. He worked as a farmer and shepherd. Myles could not read. He lived with his 3 children: Bridget was 30 years old, Myles was 26 years old and Edward was 22 years old. All of the children were single and could read and write. Myles and Edward listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. All of the household were born in County Galway. They spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Myles Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Finnegan was 50 years old. He worked as a general labourer and farmer. He lived with his wife Julia who was 38 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 8 years and they had no children in 1911. They could both read and write. Patrick was born in County Galway and he could speak Irish and English. Julia was born in County Roscommon. Patrick and Julia lived in a 2nd class shop with 3 front windows and it had 4 rooms. The shop roof and walls were made of permanent material. Patrick Finnegan owned the land on which the shop was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 turf house.

 

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[1] There were no B.2 Return of out offices available online

[2] There was no information provided on this family on the B.1 House and Building Return

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