Baunmore

Civil Parish of Dunmore

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Baunmore

An Ban Mor, a big grassy field

Baunmore is situated in the civil parish and barony of Dunmore. It is located in the south extremity of the parish, bounded on the north by the townlands of KnockballyvistalCarrowbaun, west by Quarrymount, south & east by the parish of Liskeevy.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) states that the owner was Lord Birmingham, a protestant. The down survey map 1670 (post Cromwell) showed the ownership changed to James Bodkin, a catholic. 60 acres of profitable land and 60 acres of forfeited land were specified. The townland name provided on the down survey map was Carobeg.

O’Donovan’s field name books 1838 provides 2 variations of the spelling: Baunmore and An Ban Mor. Baunmore was the property of Lord Cloonbrack, County Galway which comprised of 109¾ statute measure, all arable land.

Census 1841 – 1851Baunmore consisted of 109 acres 3 roods 7 perches. There was a total population of 40 people, 15 were male and 25 were female who inhabited 7 houses. By 1851, there was an increase in population. There were 78 people, 37 were male and 41 were female. 12 houses was inhabited and 1 house was uninhabited. The Poor Law Valuation rate paid in 1851 was £52-5-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, John J Bodkin leased 109 acres 3 roods 7 perches to the following tenants: Edmund Donnellan, Bridget Hoban, Bryan Hoban, John Rattigan, Patrick Mannion, James Kane, Patrick Brennan, James Lyons, Michael Mannion and Margaret Mannion.

Edward Donnellan paid an annual rent of £10-10-0 for 17 acres 0 roods 3 perches of land. Bridget Hoban paid £10-10-0 for 16 acres 1 rood 35 perches of house and land. Bryan Hoban paid £10-05-0 for 16 acres 2 roods 37 perches of house and land. John Rattigan paid £10-10-0 for 17 acres 1 rood 31 perches of house and land. Patrick Mannion paid £14 for 21 acres 0 roods 31 perches of house, office and land. James Kane paid £2-15-0 for 3 acres 2 roods 10 perches of cottier’s house, office and land. Patrick Brennan paid £6-15-0 for 10 acres 3 roods 23 perches of house, office and land. James Lyons paid £1-15-0 for 1 acre 2 roods 14 perches of house and land. Michael Mannion paid £3 for 3 acres 2 roods 10 perches of house and land. Margaret Mannion paid £1-10-0 for 1 acre 1 rood 4 perches of house and land.

Census 1901

There were 6 households in Baunmore in 1901. There were 25 inhabitants. 11 were male. 14 were female. The heads of households were Thomas Donlon, Patrick Ratigan, Patrick Ratigan, James Mannion, Patrick Kelly and John Flaherty. These 6 men owned the land on which their house was situated. All occupants were Roman Catholics. They were all born in County Galway except for 1 individual; Julia Blott was born in America. All houses in Baunmore were built as private dwellings. The walls of each house were made of slate, brick or concrete. The roof of each house was made of thatch, wood or other perishable material. The census forms werecollected on the 13th April 1901 showed that there were a total of 10 out-offices and farm buildings in Baunmore (2 stables, 4 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 2 barns).

Thomas Donlon was a 60 year old widower. He worked as a farmer. He lived with his 36 year old daughter Noragh [sic] who listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter and his 34 year old son Michael who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Noragh and Michael were unmarried. Thomas and his 2 children spoke Irish and English. Julia Blott who was born in America was recorded on the census form. She was grand-daughter of Thomas. Noragh, Michael and Julia were able to read and write while Thomas could not read. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas owned 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Patrick Ratigan was a 65 year old farmer. He lived with his 50 year old wife Mary who listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Patrick and Mary were not able to read. They lived with their 2 unmarried daughters. Honor was 17 years old. Ellen was 15 years old. The family all spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick owned 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Patrick Ratigan was a 50 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Kate who was 35 years old. She listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Patrick and John lived with their 6 children. John was 15 years old and listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Patrick was 13 years old, Thomas was 11 years old, Bridget was 9 years old, Kate was 7 years old and Margaret was 5 years old. Children aged between 13 and 7 years of age were scholars. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Everyone aged from 35 to 9 could read and write. 7 year old Kate could read while her father could not read. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 8 people occupied 3 rooms. Patrick owned 1 cow house and 1 barn.

James Mannion was 57 years old. He worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret who was 40 years old. She listed her occupation as a farmer’s wife. James and Margaret could neither read. They both spoke Irish and English. Margaret Neill of a niece of James was 12 years old. She could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. James owned 1 cow house.

Patrick Kelly was a 63 year old farmer. He was married to 60 year old Bridget who stated her occupation as a farmer’s wife. Although they could not read, they both spoke Irish and English. Patrick and Bridget lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick owned 1 stable.

John Flaherty worked as a farmer. He was 35 years old. He was married to Celia who was 24 years old. Celia did not provide any occupation. They lived with their 2 month old son Patrick. John’s mother Mary Flaherty lived in the house. She was a 60 year old widow. The 3 eldest members of the household were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John owned 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Census 1911

There were 8 households in Baunmore in 1911. There were 18 males and 15 females. The inhabitants were born in County Galway and were Roman Catholics. The heads of households were: Patrick Rattigan, Patrick Kelly, Patrick Shaughnessy, James Mannion, John Flaherty, Bridget Fox, Bridget Clarke and Thomas Donnellan. The census forms that were collected on the 25th April 1911 showed that all houses were built as private dwellings. There were 36 out-offices and farm buildings in Baunmore (6 stable, 6 cow houses, 6 piggeries, 7 fowl houses, 6 barns adn 5 cart houses. 

Patrick Rattigan was 68 years old. He worked as a farmer. He was married to Catherine who was 51 years old. Patrick and Catherine could not read. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 32 years, had 12 children, 11 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 6 single children. Patrick was 28 years old who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Margaret was 20 years old, Julia was 18 years old, Ellen was 16 years old, Annie was 12 years old and Cecelia was 10 years old. All of the children could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish and English. No occupation was listed for Catherine, Margaret or Julia. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of slate, iron or tiles. The house walls were made of permanent material. Patrick Rattigan 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 Kelly was a 70 year old widower. He worked as a farmer. He could not read. Patrick’s nephew and niece were recorded on the census form: Malachy Hession and Margaret Hession.  Malachy was 22 years old and Margaret was 18 years old. They could both read and write. Neither Malachy nor Margaret listed an occupation. Patrick, Malachy and Margaret spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material and the house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. Patrick Kelly 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 Shaughnessy was a 35 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Norah who was 30 years old. They could speak Irish and English. Norah did not list any occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Norah were married for 6 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911: Patrick Joseph was 5 years old and Thomas was 2 years old. Naturally the two sons could not read while their parents could read and write. 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. The house walls were made of permanent material. Patrick Shaughnessy 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.

James Mannion was a 71 year old widower. He worked as a farmer. James’s nephew Patrick O’Neill and Mary O’Neill, daughter-in-law of James were recorded on the census form. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Mary were married for 1 year. They had no children at this time. All occupants were able to 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. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. James Mannion owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Flaherty was a 46 year old farmer. He was married to Cecelia who was 40 years old. Cecelia did not list any occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 11 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911: Patrick was 11 years old, Mary was 9 years old, Michael was 7 years old, Margaret Ellen was 3 years old and John was 1 year old. Patrick, Mary and Michael were scholars. The 5 eldest members of the household were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household 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. John Flaherty 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.

Bridget Fox was a 75 year old widow who lived on her own and worked as a farmer. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. Bridget lived in a 3rd class house with 2 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. Bridget Fox owned the land on which her house was situated. She did not own any out-office or farm building.

Bridget Clarke was 74 years old. There was no occupation listed for her. She was a single woman who lived on her own. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. She lived in 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. Bridget Fox owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Thomas Donnellon was a 71 year old widower. He lived with his son Michael who was 47 years old and his daughter-in-law Mary who was 35 years old. Michael listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Michael and Michael lived with their 3 children: Thomas Edward was 3 years old, Peter Joseph was 1 year old and Michael was 3 months old. The 3 eldest members of the household were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material. The house walls were made of permanent material. Thomas Donnellon 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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