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Stripe North

An Straidhp Thuaidh, The North Stripe

Stripe North is situated in the civil parish of Dunmore, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. It is located in the west extremity of the parish, bounded on the north by the parish of Crossboyne (County Mayo), on the west by the parishes of Crossboyne and Addergoole and on the east by Conagher.

The down survey map 1641 (pre Cromwell) under the name ‘Lisrobeg’ shows the Stripe North was owned by William McShane Bourke, a catholic. In 1670 (post Cromwell), Mathew Hore, a protestant owned the land. 79 acres of unprofitable land and 43 acres of both profitable and forfeited acres of land are specified.

O’Donovan’s field name books provides 1 spelling of this townland: Stripe. The irish form of the name it provides is Baile na Streipe. According to this source, Stripe North was the property of Major Patt Kerwin (Dublin) who was a member of the Kirwan family. Stripe North consisted of 325¾ acres statute measure including about 200 acres of bog and water.

Census 1841 – 1851

Stripe North consisted of an area of 339 acres 1 rood 38 perches. In 1841, there was a total population of 84 people, 43 were male and 41 were female who occupied 13 houses. In 1851, the population decreased slightly to 75 people, 38 were male and 37 were female who inhabited 13 house. The poor law valuation rate paid in 1851 was £39-15-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Richard Kirwan leased tenements to the following: Michael Houghagan [sic], John Flynn, Michael Sheridan, Thomas Reilly, Patrick Cleary, Michael Higgins, James Thornton junior and James Thornton senior. Michael Houghagan paid an annual rent of £6-10-0 for 17 acres 1 rood 24 perches of house, offices and land. John Flynn paid £8-10-0 for 23 acres 2 roods 15 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Sheridan paid £7-5-0 for 18 acres 2 roods 29 perches of house, offices and land. Thomas Reilly paid £6-10-0 for 23 acres 2 roods 35 perches of house, office and land. Patrick Cleary paid £7-10-0 for 22 acres 1 rood 6 perches of house, office and land. Michael Higgins paid £7-15-0 for 21 acres 0 roods 11 perches of house, offices and land. James Thornton junior paid £8-10-0 for 26 acres 0 roods 28 perches of house, offices and land. James Thornton senior paid £8 for 18 acres 2 roods 26 perches of house, offices and land. Richard Kirwan retained an area of bog comprising of 154 acres 0 roods 32 perches which he paid £2 for. An area of water consisted of 13 acres 2 roods 29 acres. The overall total valuation rate paid was £62-10-0 for a total area of 330 acres 1 rood 35 perches.

Census 1901

There were 19 households in Stripe North in 1901. There were 82 residents, 40 were male and 42 were female. They were all Roman Catholics. Everyone was born in County Galway except for 1 individual; Mary Sheridan was born in County Mayo. The heads of households were: Margaret Thornton, Patrick Thornton, James Thornton, John Thornton (73), John Thornton (26), Bryan Higgins, Michael Higgins, Mary Cleary, Michael Sheridan, John Keely, Michael Flynn, John Flynn, Thomas Rielly [sic], James Cleary, Michael Cleary, Maggie Harte, Michael Gallagher, Bridget Auctigan [sic], and Bridget Gibbons. Most women who were married to farmers listed their occupation as a farmer’s wife. The census forms which were collected on the 6th April 1901 showed that all houses were listed as private dwellings. The house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete while each house roof was made of perishable material. Overall, there were a total of 36 farm buildings.

Margaret Thornton (51) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 single children. John (23) worked as a farm servant. Sabina (22) worked as a dressmaker. Kate (13) was a scholar. Although Margaret could not read, the rest of the family were able to read and write. Margaret, John and Kate spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for Sabina. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Margaret Thornton owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 barn.

Patrick Thornton (76) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary Anne (60). They lived with their son-in-law John Gilligan (34) and daughter Sabina Gilligan (32). John and Sabina had 2 children: Patrick (3) and Delia (9 months). Although Patrick and his 2 grandchildren could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The adults spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Thornton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, and 1 cow house.

James Thornton (82) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (65) and son Thomas (34). Although James and Mary could not read, Thomas was able to read and write. They all spoke Irish and English. Thomas listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. The Thornton family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Thornton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, and 1 cow house.

John Thornton (73) worked as a shoemaker. He was a widower who lived with his unmarried son Bryan (28). Bryan worked as a labourer. Both John and Bryan could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English.  They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Thornton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

John Thornton (26) worked as a farmer. He lived with his unmarried sister Ellen (28) who had no occupation listed. Although they could not read, they both spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Thornton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Bryan Higgins (40) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Thomas (29), daughter-in-law Kate (25) and 2 grandchildren Michael (3) and Alice (3 months). Thomas recorded his occupation as a farmer. Bryan and Thomas spoke Irish and English. Kate just spoke English. The only member of the household who could read and write was Kate. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Bryan Higgins owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Michael Higgins (65) worked as farmer. He was married to Catherine (60). They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Mary (30), Kate (27) and Honor (25) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Patrick (23) was listed as a farmer’s son. Although Michael and Catherine could not read, their offspring could read. The entire family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Higgins owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Mary Cleary (70) was a widowed woman who lived on her own. She had no occupation listed. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Michael Higgins owned the land on which the house was situated along but there were no farm buildings located on the land.

Michael Sheridan (44) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (43). They lived with their 6 children. Thomas (17) and Mary (15) had no occupations recorded. Celia (12), Michael (9) and Joseph (7) were listed as scholars. Caterine was 5 years old. The 3 youngest children could speak English while the rest of the household spoke Irish and English. Joseph could read, his parents and older siblings were able to read and write. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Sheridan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

John Keely (52) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 2 unmarried children. Martin (26) worked as a farm labourer. Bridget (22) worked as a farm servant. The 3 occupants could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Keely owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Michael Flynn (70) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (66). They lived with their daughter Mary Octigan (38), son-in-law William Octiagan (30) and 2 grandchildren John Octigan (5) and Michael Octiagan (2). William listed his occupation as a farmer. The only 2 members of the household who could read and write were Bridget Flynn and Mary Octiagan. All the adults spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Flynn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

John Flynn (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Honor (50). A daughter, son and grandson are recorded on the census form. Michael (25) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Maggie (18) documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Tomey (9) listed his occupation as a farmer’s grandson. The entire family spoke Irish and English. The only 2 members of the household who could read and write were Michael and Maggie. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Flynn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house.

Thomas Rielly  [sic] (80) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Edward (30) and Martin (28) were unmarried and worked as farm labourers. Mary (40) worked as a housekeeper. Maggie (15) and Bridget (14) were listed as scholars. Although Thomas could not read or write, the rest of the household were able to read and write. All the adults spoke Irish and English. The 2 grandchildren spoke English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Rielly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Cleary (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Sarah (50). They lived with their 5 children. Their grandchild Sarah Clarke (3) was also recorded on the census form. Mary (25) and Bridget (22) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Bridget was married. Michael (23), Malachy (16) and Patrick (12) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although James, Sarah and their grandchild could not read, the rest of the household were able to read. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Patrick just spoke English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Cleary owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Michael Cleary (59) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (57). They lived with their 6 unmarried children. Maggie (26), Annie (22) and Ellin (18) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Thomas (20), Michael (14) and Martin (12) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. The entire family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The Cleary family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Cleary owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Maggie Harte (60) was an unmarried woman who worked as a housekeeper. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Michael Cleary owned the land on which the house was situated but there were no farm buildings located on the land.

Micheal Gallagher (65) worked as a farmer. He was married to Catherine (60). They lived with their 2 unmarried children. Peter (20) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget (22) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Peter and Bridget could read and write but their parent could not read. The family all spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Michael Gallagher owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, and 1 barn.

Bridget Auctigan (64) was a widowed woman who could speak Irish. She worked as a farmer. She lived with her 2 children. Michael (38) was an unmarried man who recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Ellen (42), a widow listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. No member of the family could read. Michael and Ellen spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Auctigan owned the land on which her house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Bridget Gibbons (70) was an unmarried woman who had no occupation recorded. Although she could not read, she spoke Irish and English. She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. Bridget Auctigan owned the land on which the house was situated, there were no farm buildings on the land.

Census 1911

There were 18 households in Stripe North in 1911. There were 78 residents, 37 were male and 41 were female. All the occupants were Roman Catholics. The heads of households were: Bridget Aughtigan, Catherine Gallagher, John Kielly, Mary Sheridan, William Aughtigan, John Flynn, Michael Flynn, Edward Rielly, James Cleary, Michael Cleary, Margaret Harte, Bryan Higgins, Michael Higgins, Bryan Thornton, Peter Thornton, James Griffith, Margaret Thornton and John Gilligan. The cenus form which were collected on the 15th April 1911 showed that all houses were built as private dwellings. The house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. Each house roof was made of perishable material except for the house in which Michael Flynn, head of family lived. Overall, there were a total of 72 farm buildings (7 stables, 15 cow houses, 16 piggeries, 17 fowl houses, 13 barns, and 4 cart houses.

Bridget Aughtigan (87) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried daughter Ellen (60) and her single son Michael (50). There was no occupation documented for Ellen. Michael listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. No member of the household could read but they spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Aughtigan owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Catherine Gallagher (77), a widowed woman worked as farmer. She lived with her son Peter (36), daughter-in-law Catherine (35) and 2 grandchildren Mary Kate (2) and Ellen (1). At the time of the 1911 census, Peter and Catherine were married for 3 years. Peter listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. The only 2 members of the household who could read and write were Peter and Catherine. The 3 adults spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Catherine Gallagher owned the land on which her house is situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Kielly (73) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his unmarried son and single daughter. Martin (38) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridget did not record an occupation. Although John could not read, his son and daughter were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Galway. They lived in 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Kielly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Mary Sheridan (67) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 3 unmarried children. Thomas (29) and Joseph (18) recorded their occupation as farmer’s sons. Catherine had no occupation documented. Although Mary could not read, her daughter and sons were able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. Mary was born in County Mayo. Her offspring were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Sheridan owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

William Aughtigan (48) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (50). Mary did not record an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, William and Mary were married for 16 years, had 5 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. John Joseph (14) and Michael Francis (11) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Although William could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 4 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. William Aughtigan 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 Flynn (75) listed his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his wife Honor (73) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, John and Honor were married for 52 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Their grandson Thomas (17) was documented on the census form. Thomas was single and had no occupation listed. Although John and Honor could not read, Thomas was able to read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Flynn owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Michael Flynn (38) worked as an agricultural labourer. He lived with his wife Cecelia (32) who had no occupation recorded. Michael and Cecelia could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. At the time of the 1911, Michael and Cecelia were married for 3 years and they had 1 child Patrick Stephen (4 months). Michael and his child were born in County Galway. Cecelia was born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 1 room. John Flynn owned the land on which the house was situated but there were no farm buildings on the land.

Edward Rielly (50) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (51) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 6 years but they had no children. Edward could not read but his wife was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. Edward was born in County Galway and Bridget was born in County Mayo. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Edward Rielly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

James Cleary (80) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Sarah (70) who had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 45 years, had 8 children, 8 of whom were still alive in 1911. Their 2 unmarried sons, 1 unmarried daughter and their granddaughter were recorded on the census form. Michael (38) and Patrick (25) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (40) had no occupation documented. Sarah Clarke (13) was a scholar. Although James and Sarah could not read, their children and granddaughter were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Cleary owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Michael Cleary (73) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret (72) who had no occupation documented. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 46 years, had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their unmarried daughter and unmarried son. Annie (32) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Martin (22) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Annie and Martin could read and write but their parents could not read. Michael and Margaret spoke Irish and English but there was no language listed for Annie or Martin. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Michael Cleary 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.

Margaret Harte (73) was an unmarried woman who lived on her own. She had no occupation recorded. Although she could not read, she could speak Irish and English. Margaret was born in County Galway. She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and the house had 2 rooms. Michael Cleary owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Bryan Higgins (80) who was a widower worked as a farmer. He lived with his son Thomas (40) and daughter-in-law Catherine (39). Thomas recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. At the time of the 1911 census, Thomas and Catherine were married for 15 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael (14), Alice (11), Winifred (9), Mary Kate (8) and Thomas (6) were listed as scholars. Bernard was 3 years old. The family were born in County Galway except for Catherine who was born in County Roscommon. Bryan, Thomas and Michael spoke Irish and English. The entire family were able to read and write except for the 2 youngest children. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bryan Higgins owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Higgins (75) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (73) who had no occupation recorded. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 50 years, had 9 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their single daughter Mary (49), son Patrick (33), daughter-in-law Margaret (40) and 4 grandchildren. Patrick recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son but his wife Margaret had no occupation listed. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Margaret were married for 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911: Catherine (5), Margaret (4), Ellen (2) and Michael (1). Catherine was listed as a scholar. The family were born in County Galway. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. Catherine and the grandchildren could not read but the rest of the household were able to read and write. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Higgins owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bryan Thornton (40) worked as an agricultural labourer. He lived with his wife Julia (30). Julia worked as a dressmaker. They both spoke Irish and English. At the time of the 1911 census, Bryan and Julia were married for 7 years and they had 1 daughter Norah (4). Bridget Deane was a domestic servant. Bridget was a single woman, she had no language listed. Julia and Bridget were born in County Mayo. Bryan and Bridget were born in County Galway. The 3 adults could read and write. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Griffith owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Peter Thornton (43) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (43). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 7 years but had no children. Thomas Thornton (46) was Peter’s unmarried brother. Catherine or Thomas did not record any occupation. The members of the household could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. Peter and Thomas were born in County Galway. Catherine was born in County Mayo. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Peter Thornton owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

James Griffith (34) listed his occupation as a farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (54) who did not document an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 8 years but they had no children. James was born in County Mayo and Ellen was born in County Galway. James could read and write. Ellen could read only. Both James and Ellen spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. James Griffith owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, and 1 barn.

Margaret Thornton (74) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her unmarried son and 2 single daughters. John (35) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Sabina (37) and Catherine (21) both worked as dressmakers. Although Margaret could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. Margaret, John and Catherine spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Margaret Thornton owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Gilligan (46) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Sabina (45) who did not record an occupation. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 14 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Patrick (13), Delia (10), Michael (8) and George (5) were listed as scholars. Mary Anne (3) and Monica (1) naturally could not read at their early age but the rest of the family were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Gilligan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

 

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