Carrownageeha

Civil Parish of Liskeevy

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Carrownageeha, Milltown, Co Galway

Cheathrú na Gaoithe, windy quarter

Carrownageeha, Ceathramhadh na Gaoithi, C. na Gaoithi, Carrownageehy
Carrownagheeha[1]
Carruenageehy[2]

Carrownageeha is situated in the western extremity of the Civil Parish of Liskeevy, bounded on the north by the townland of Carrownurluar, on the east by Curraghaderry, on the west by the parish of Crossboyne and south by the townland of Belmount.

The Down Survey Map 1641 provides information about this townland called Gortnenaroe. James Bermingham (Protestant) was the land owner pre-Cromwell in 1641 and Edward Gough (Catholic) was the land owner post-Cromwell in 1670.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books 1838, the townland of Carrownageeha was the property of Minor Larnor, Esq., Co. Galway. It contained 241 acres statute measure including about 115 acres of bog and – of water. There is a Triangulation Station in this townland called Carrownageeha.

 

Census 1841-1851

The townland of Carrownageeha in 1851 held an area of 241 acres. The population in 1841 was 89 inhabitants, 43 male and 46 female. There were 17 houses, all of which were occupied. In 1851 the townland had dwindled slightly down to 78 people, 41 male and 37 female. There were now only 14 houses, all of which were in habited. The Poor Law Valuation of the townland of Carrownageeha was £60 and 15 shillings.

Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Bridget Maloney – Application Number C 93 30

Bridget applied for the pension on 11th December 1917. At the time of this application, her address was, Bridget Maloney, The Secretary, L.G.B. (Local Government Board), Whitehall, London. SW 1.

According to Bridget, she was the daughter of Michael and Catherine Maloney (nee Feerick). Michael (32) and Kate Mullowney [sic] (27) married in 1844. They resided in Carrownageeha, (the street is entered as Carrownurlar) in the civil parish of Liskeevy, Barony of Dunmore, Co. Galway in 1851. There were 2 children on the 1851 Census Forms and 2 lodgers; Mary Mullowney (6) and Bridget Mullowney (4). The lodgers were named as Ellen Geoghegan (17) and Bridget Geoghegan (11). Bridget was awarded a pension of £16, 16 shillings per annum.

Honor Hoban – Application Number C 16 3713

Honor applied for the pension on 22nd June 1916. At the time of this application, her address was Mr Michael Hoban, Carnageehy, Milltown, Co Galway. According to Honor, she was the daughter of Michael and Anne (nee Butterell). They resided in Carrownurlaur in 1851. Honor was awarded a pension of £16, 16 shillings per annum.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Carrownageeha was by Thomas Seymour. The total area of land was 241 acres. Of this land, Thomas Seymour held onto 68 acres, in fee, which he paid a total annual valuation rate of £1.

The remainder of the land was leased to the following people: John Feerick, Thomas Byrne, Thomas Loftus, James Byrne, John Casserly, John Ryan, Patrick Varley, James Varley, Patrick Loftus and John Conroy.

John Feerick paid a total annual valuation rate of £10 for a house, offices, and 2 lots of land. Thomas Byrne paid a total annual valuation rate of £10, 10 shillings for a house, offices, land and garden. Thomas Loftus paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 for a house and land. James Byrne paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 for a house, offices and land. John Casserly paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 for 4 lots of land, a house and garden. John Ryan paid a total annual valuation rate of £11, 10 shillings for 8 lots of land, a cottiers house, a house and 2 gardens. Patrick Varley paid a total annual valuation rate of £10 for 4 lots of land, house, offices and garden. James Varley paid a total annual valuation rate of £13, 5 shillings for 4 lots of land, house, offices and garden. Patrick Loftus paid a total annual valuation rate of £6, 10 shillings for a house, offices, garden and 2 lots of land. John Conroy paid a total annual valuation rate of £6, 5 shillings for a house, office, garden and 2 lots of land. John Conroy and Patrick Loftus jointly leased land, each paying a total annual valuation rate of 5 shillings each. James Byrne and Thomas Loftus jointly leased garden, each paying a total annual valuation rate of 5 shillings each.

The Total Annual Valuation of Rateable Property in Carrownageeha in 1855 was £85.

 

Census 1901

There were 12 households in the townland of Carrownageeha in 1901, with a total of 57 inhabitants, 28 male and 27 female. All the houses were built, i.e. stone, brick or concrete, and the roofs were all made of perishable material i.e. thatch or wood, except 1, which had tile, iron or slate. All the houses were listed as private dwellings. All the residents of the townland were Roman Catholic and all were born in Co Galway. The heads of households were: Michael Keely, Patrick Loftus, Mary Conroy, Pat Ryan, Thomas Jennings, William Long, James Varley, John Byrne, Peter Devaney, Bridget Byrne and Thomas Feerick.

 

There were 19 out houses and farm buildings in this townland during the 1901 census. 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 1901 census forms were collected on the 13th April 1901.

 

Michael Keely, (60), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (50) and their 2 children, Pat (30) and Kate (15). Bridget was listed as a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Pat was a farmer’s son; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Kate was listed as a farmer’s daughter, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Both Pat and Kate were listed as single. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Keely was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated, along with 2 out-offices.

Patrick Loftus, (45), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (40) and their 3 children, Patrick (19), Bridget (15) and Mary (13). Patricks’ wife Mary was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Patrick was a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Bridget and Mary were both scholars both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. All 3 children were listed as single. Patrick and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick Loftus was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

Mary Conroy, (60), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Mary lived with her 5 children, James (26), John (24), Bridget (22), Ellen (20) and Michael (18). James, John and Michael were all listed as farmer’s sons; while Bridget and Ellen were farmer’s daughters.  All 5 spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 5 were also listed as single. Mary and her family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary Conroy was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-offices or farm steadings.

Pat Ryan, (60), gave his occupation as a famer. He spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read or write. Pat lived with his wife Mary (50) and their daughter Honor (16). Mary was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Honor was listed as a farmer’s daughter, she spoke English and was able to read and write. Honor was listed as single. Pat and his family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Pat was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated. There were no out-buildings on this land.

Thomas Jennings, (70), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Ellen (50) and their 4 children, Thomas (20), Willie (17), Catherine (21) and Mary (12). Ellen was a farmer’s wife; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Thomas and Willie were both listed as farmer’s sons; while Catherine and Mary were farmer’s daughters. All 4 children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. They were also listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Jennings was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out-offices or farm buildings.

William Long, (57), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish only, and was unable to read or write. William lived with his wife Bridget (60) and son Michael (30). Bridget was a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read only. Michael was a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Michael was listed as single. William and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. William Long was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

James Varley, (80), a widower, was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James lived with his daughter Bridget Tierney (30) and son-in-law Peter Tierney (40). Peter was listed as a farmer’s son, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read only. Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Varley was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 2 out-offices or farm steadings.

John Byrne, (55), gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John lived with his wife Catherine (45) and their 6 children, Mary (18), Bridget (16), Catherine (12), James (10), Margaret (6) and Thomas (4). Catherine was a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Mary, Bridget, Catherine and Margaret were all listed as farmer’s daughters; while James and Thomas were farmer’s sons. Mary and Bridget and both spoke Irish and English, Catherine, James, Margaret and Thomas all spoke English only. Mary, Bridget, Catherine and James were all able to read and write. Margaret and Thomas were unable to read. All of Johns’ children were listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John Byrne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated aling with 1 out-office or farm steading.

 

Peter Devaney, (59), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read and write. Peter lived with his wife Honor (58) and their 6 children, Pat (25), Maggie (19), John (18), Ellen (16), Martin (15) and Honor (12). Peters’ wife Honor was listed as a farmer’s wife, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. All the children spoke Irish and English except for Honor, who spoke English only. All the children were able to read and write. Pat was listed as a tailor; while Maggie was a dressmaker. John and Martin were both farmers’ sons; while Honor was a scholar. All of Peters’ children were listed as single. Peter and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Peter Devaney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

Bridget Byrne, (68), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Bridget lived with her 5 adult children, John (45), Thomas (43), Peter (40), Michael (35) and Mary Anne (28). All of Bridget’s children spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. John, Thomas, Peter and Michael were all listed as farmers’ sons; while Mary Anne was a farmers’ daughter. Bridget and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Bridget Byrne was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 5 out-offices or farm steadings.

Thomas Feerick, (55), was a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his sister Mary (45) and their nephew Michael (13). Mary spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Michael was listed as a farmers’ nephew, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Thomas, Mary and Michael were all listed as single. Thomas and his family lived 3rd class house with 1 front window and 2 rooms. Thomas Feerick was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 out-office or farm steading.

 

Census 1911

There were 12 households in the townland of Carrownageeha in 1911, with a total of 51 inhabitants, 28 male and 23 female. All the residents were born in Co Galway, except 4 people, 3 of whom were born in Co Mayo and 1 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 listed as private dwellings. All the roofs were made of perishable material i.e. thatch or wood except 1 which had a tile, iron or slate roof. The heads of the households were: Thomas Feerick, Bridget Byrne, Peter Devane, John J Byrne, John T Byrne, William Long, Thomas Jennings, Patrick Ryan, James Conroy, Mary Loftus and Michael Kielly.

 

Thomas Feerick, (73) was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his nephew Michael (23) who was born in Co Mayo. Michael had no occupation listed; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Both Thomas and Michael were listed as single. Thomas and Michael lived in a 3rd class house with 1 front window and 1 room. Thomas Feerick was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Bridget Byrne, (80), a widow, gave her occupation as a farmer; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Bridget lived with her 3 children, Peter (46), Mary Anne (42), Michael (40) and niece Mary Ellen Monaghan (10). Both Peter and Michael were farmers’ sons; while Mary Ellen was a scholar. No occupation was listed for Mary Anne. Peter, Mary Anne, Michael and Mary Ellen all spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 4 were also listed as single. Bridget and her family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Bridget Byrne 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.

Peter Devane, (72), was born in Co Mayo, he gave his occupation as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Peter lived with his wife Norah (70) and their 2 sons, Thomas (37) and Martin (24). Peter and Norah had been married 41 years in 1911 and had 10 children born alive, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Norah had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Thomas and Martin were both listed as farmers’ sons, both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Both brothers were also listed as single. Peter and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Peter Devane 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 J. Byrne, (70), was listed as a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. John lived with his wife Catherine (55) and their 5 children, James (20), Margaret (16), Thomas (14), Patrick (10) and Julia (7). John and Catherine had been married 32 years in 1911 and had 11 children born alive, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Catherine had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James was listed as a farmers’ son, while Margaret had no occupation listed; Thomas, Patrick and Julia were all listed as scholars. James, Margaret and Thomas spoke Irish and English. No language was listed for Patrick and Julia. All 5 of Johns’ children were able to read and write. And all 5 were listed as single. John and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John J. Byrne 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.

John T. Byrne, (51), gave his occupation as a farmer; he lived with his brother Thomas (47). Both brothers spoke Irish and English and were able to read and write. Thomas had no occupation listed. Both brothers were listed as single. John and his brother lived in a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and 4 rooms. John T. Byrne 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.

Peter Tierney, (67), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Peter lived with his wife Bridget (45). Peter and Bridget had been married 22 years in 1911 and had no children born alive. Bridget had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. James Varrilly [sic] (16) was also present in the household on the night of the 1911 census. He was listed as a visitor to the house. James was born in America, he had no occupation or language listed. He was able to read and write and was listed as single. Peter and Bridget lived in a 2nc class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Peter Tierney was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1fowl house and 1 barn.

William Long, (78), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. William lived with his wife Bridget (76), son Michael (56), daughter in law Margaret (39) and grand-children Delia (8), John (6), William (4) and Mary (2). William and Bridget had been married 59 years in 1911, and had 5 children born alive, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Michael and Margaret had been married 9 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, all of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael was listed as a farmers’ 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. Delia was a scholar, she spoke English only, she and was able to read. John, William and Mary had no occupations listed. They all spoke English only. They were unable to read. William and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. William Long 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.

Thomas Jennings, (71), was listed as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Thomas lived with his wife Ellen (73), son Thomas (36), daughter Mary (23) and grandson Martin McHugh (8). Thomas and Ellen had been married 44 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Ellen had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English and was able to read only. Thomas was listed as a farmers’ son, he spoke Irish and English and he was able to read and write. Mary was a farmers’ daughter, she spoke Irish and English and she was able to read and write. Martin McHugh was a scholar, he was able to read and write. No language was listed for Martin. Thomas, Mary and Martin were all listed as single. Thomas and his family lived in 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Thomas Jennings 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.

Patrick Ryan, (80), gave his occupation as a farmer, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read or write. Patrick lived with his wife Mary (74); they had been married 30 years in 1911 and had 8 children born alive, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick and Mary lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Patrick Ryan was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

James Conroy, (44), was a farmer; he lived with his 2 sisters, Bridget (40) and Ellen (38). Bridget was a dressmaker; while Ellen had no occupation listed. Everyone in the household spoke Irish and English and all were able to read and write. All 3 were also listed as single. James and his sisters lived in 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. James Conroy 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 Loftus, (65), a widow, was a farmer; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary lived with her 2 daughters, Bridget (27) and Mary (26). Both Bridget and Mary had no occupations listed, they both spoke Irish and English and both were able to read and write. Both sisters were listed as single. Mary and her daughters lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary Loftus was listed as the owner of the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Kielly, (76) was a farmer; he spoke Irish and English but he was unable to read. Michael lived with his wife Bridget (73), son Patrick (49), daughter in law Mary (46) and grand-children Delia (8), Michael (6) and Thomas (3). Michael and Bridget had been married 50 years in 1911 and had 10 children born alive, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. Bridget had no occupation listed; she spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Patrick and Mary had been married 9 years in 1911 and had 4 children born alive, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Patrick was listed as a farmers’ son, he spoke Irish and English but was unable to read. Mary had no occupation listed, she spoke Irish and English and was able to read and write. Delia and Michael were both scholars, Thomas had no occupation. Delia was able to read and write. Michael and Thomas were unable to read. Michael and his family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Michael Kielly 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.

 


[1] By. S. S. Map

[2] Larkin’s Co. Map of Galway

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