Kilaphrasogue

Civil Parish of Liskeevy

Pauline Connolly

Kilaphrasogue Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Kilaphrasogue

Cill Phrasoige, Church

Kilaphrasogue is situated in the civil parish of Liskeavy, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. It is located in the south extremity of the parish bounded on the east and west by the parish of Tuam, on the south by Cloonacurry and on the north by the townland of Kilcloony and Clashaganny.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) and the Down Survey Map 1670 (post Cromwell) under the name ‘Killprassoge’ states the owner was a Provost of Tuam, a protestant. 141 acres of profitable land are specified.

O’Donovan Field Names 1838 gives various spellings of this townland: Kilphrasoga, Kilfrasogue, Cill Frasoige, Kilprausogue[1] and Killafrasogy[2]. According to this source, Kilaphrasogue was the property of Mr J Griffin, Ballytranney? [sic], County Galway. Kilaphrasogue contains 307¾ acres including approximately 50 acres of bog and around 30 acres of rough pasture. There is a triangulation station in the central part of Kilaphrasogue.

Census 1841 – 1851 

Kilaphrasogue consisted of an area of 307 acres 3 roods 10 perches. In 1841, there were 68 inhabitants, 36 were male and 32 were female who occupied 12 houses. By 1851, there still remained 12 houses where 60 people resided, 29 were male and 31 were female.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Ellen Byrne – Application Number C17 713Ellen Byrne applied for the pension on the 19th January 1917. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Ellen Murray, Kilprasogue [sic], Tuam, Co Galway. According to Ellen, her parents were Michl [sic] and Ellen Byrne (nee Donlon). Ellen was awarded an annual pension of £16-16-0.

John Murray – Application Number C21 3098John Murray applied for the pension on the 25th April 1921. At the time of the application, her address was Ardhnagall [sic], Milltown, Co Galway. According to Ellen, her parents were John and Kate Murray (nee Raftery) who were married in 1840. John was awarded an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, Laurence Mullens leased 16 acres 0 roods 32 perches to the following tenants: Patrick Murray, Michael Murray and John Murray. Patrick Murray paid a total annual valuation rate of £2 3s 0d for house and land. Michael Murray paid a total annual valuation rate of £2 3s 0d for house, office and land. John Murray paid a total annual valuation rate of £3 16s 0d for house and land. Laurence Mullens also leased 15 acres 2 roods 12 perches to the following tenants: James Murray, Patrick Murray and Michael Murray. James Murray paid a total annual valuation rate of £4 5s 0d for house, office and land. Patrick and Michael Murray both paid a total annual valuation rate of £1 0s 0d for land. Furthermore, Laurence Mullens leased tenements to the following: Michael Hally, Thomas Tierney, Patrick McHugh, Andrew Diskin, Bridget Delany, Patrick Hally, John Clarke and Thomas Burke. Michael Hally paid a total annual valuation rate of £8 0s 0d for 16 acres 3 roods 26 perches of house and land. Thomas Tierney paid a total annual valuation rate of £4 5s 0d for 8 acres 1 rood 5 perches of house and land. Patrick McHugh paid a total annual valuation rate of £3 15s 0d for 7 acres 1 rood 4 perches of house, office and land. Andrew Diskin paid a total annual valuation rate of £5 0s 0d for 11 acres 2 roods 15 perches of house, office and land. Bridget Delany paid a total annual valuation rate of £1 15s 0d for 2 acres 1 rood 35 perches of house and land. Patrick Hally paid a total annual valuation rate of £1 15s 0d for 2 acres 0 rood 27 perches of house and land. John Clarke paid a total annual valuation rate of £1 10s 0d for 2 acres 2 roods 25 perches of land. Thomas Burke paid a total annual valuation rate of £3 0s 0d for 4 acres 2 roods 15 perches of house and land. The Ecclesiastical Commissions leased 220 acres 0 roods 14 perches to Laurence Mullins. Laurence Mullins paid a total annual valuation rate of £98 0s 0d for this land.

Census 1901

There were 10 households (54 people) in Kilaphrasogue in 1901. All occupants were Roman Catholic. Each individual was born in County Galway. All 10 houses were built as private dwellings. The house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. Every house roof were made of perishable material. The head of households were: John Murray, Patrick Murray, Bartely (sic) Diskin, Michael Connolly, Michael Healy, Patrick Murray, Julia Burke, Mary Toole, Thomas Keaveny and Tady Boyle. Each head of household owned the land on which their house was situated. The census forms were collected on the 24th April 1901.

John Murray, a farmer was 45 years old. He was married to Margaret. They lived with their 5 unmarried children: Patrick was 18 years old, Kate was 16 years old, John was 14 years old, Michael was 12 years old and Peter was 12 years old. The 4 sons recorded their occupation as farmer’s son while Kate documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. The entire Murray family could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The Murray family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John Murray owned 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Patrick Murray was 40 years old. He worked as farmer. He was married to Kate who was also 40 years old. Although Patrick and Kate could not read, they could speak Irish and English. They lived with their 5 children: Annie was 9 years old, Thomas was 8 years old, Mary was 6 years old, Kate was 3 years old and James was 1 year old. Annie was a scholar who could read, write and she spoke Irish and English. Thomas and Mary were also scholars. The 3 youngest children could not read. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Murray owned 1 cow house.

Bartely Disken, a farmer was 55 years old. He could not read. He was married to Bridget who was 40 years old. They lived with their unmarried 24 year old daughter Mary. Bridget and Mary could both read and write. All of the Disken family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bartley Disken did not own any farm buildings.

Michael Connolly, a farmer was 50 years old. He was married to Mary who was 40 years old. Michael and Mary could not read. They lived with their 7 unmarried children: Patrick was 23 years old, Bridget who recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter was 19 years old, Michael was 18 years old, John was 17 years old, Thomas, a scholar was 12 years old, Mary, a scholar was 10 years old and James was 5 years old. Patrick, Michael, and John documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. All of the Connolly family spoke Irish and English apart from the youngest child. All sons and daughters could read and write except for Thomas the youngest. The Connolly family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the family occupied 2 rooms. Michael Connolly owned 1 cow house.

Michael Healy, a farmer was 69 years old. He was married to Mary who was 60 years old. They could not read. They lived with their 2 unmarried children: Michael was 30 years old and Julia was 23 years old. All of the Healy household spoke Irish and English. Michael and Julia could read and write. The Healy family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Healy owned 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Patrick Murray, a farmer was 50 years old. He was married to Ellon [sic] who was 40 years old. Patrick could read while Ellon could read and write. They lived with their 3 children: Mary was 12 years old, Michael was 10 years old and Ellon was 5 years old. Mary and Michael were scholars. All of the Murray family spoke Irish and English except for the youngest daughter. The youngest daughter could not read at this stage. Mary and Michael could read and write. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the family occupied 3 rooms. Patrick Murray owned 1 piggery.

Julia Burke, a widow was 52 years old. She worked as a farmer. She lived with her unmarried son Mick who was 23 years old. Julia could not read while her son could read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. Julia and Mick lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Julia Burke owned 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Mary Toole, a widow was 55 years old. Mary worked as a farmer. She could not read. She lived with her 3 unmarried children: Patrick was 28 years old, Ellon was 24 years old and Marie was 13 years old. Patrick recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son while his sisters listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. The Toole family could all speak Irish and English. All of the children could read and write. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Mary Toole owned 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Thomas Keaveny was 44 years old. Thomas worked as a shoemaker. He was married to Mary who was 37 years old. They could both read and write and spoke Irish and English. Thomas and Mary lived with their 8 children: Norah was 13 years old, Bridget was 11 years old, Margaret was 9 years old, Catherine was 7 years old, Patrick was 5 years old, Thomas was 3 years old, Michael was 2 years old and Mary was 6 months old. The 5 eldest children were scholars. The 4 youngest children could not read. Norah and Bridget could read, write and spoke Irish and English. Margaret could read and write. Catherine could read. Kate Murray, sister-in-law of head of the family was 26 years old. She was unmarried, could not read and spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas Keaveny owned 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Tady Boyle was 80 years old. He was worked as a general labourer. He was married to Mary who was 65 years old. Although they could not read, they both spoke Irish and English. Tady and Mary lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and his house had 3 rooms. Tady Boyle did not own any out offices or farmsteads.

Census 1911

There were 7 households in Kilaphrasogue in 1911 where 26 residents lived. All occupants were Roman Catholic and were born in County Galway. The heads of households were: Mary Toole, John Joyce, Patrick Murray, Michael Healy, Julia Burke, Patrick Murray and Bartholew Diskin. All house walls were made of stone, brick or concrete. All of the house roofs were made of thatch, wood or other perishable material. The census forms were collected on the 8th April 1911 showed that the houses were built as private dwellings. Overall, there were 33 farm buildings – 2 stables, 7 cow houses, 7 piggeries, 6 fowl houses, 6 barns and 5 cart houses.

Mary Toole, a widow was 70 years old. Her occupation is listed as a farmer. She lived with her 3 single children: Patrick was 41 years old, Martin was 29 years old and Maria was 25 years old. Patrick and Martin recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. All of the household could speak Irish and English. Patrick, Martin and Maria could read and write while Mary could read only. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Mary Toole 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.

John Joyce, a farmer was 37 years old. He was married to Ellen who was 50 years old. They both could read and write and spoke Irish and English. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 3 years and had no children born alive in 1911. Catherine Joyce who was 5 years old was daughter of head of house. Catherine could not read at this early stage of her life. Delia Joyce, sister of John was recorded on the census form. She was 38 years old. She was single, could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The occupants lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, and 1 barn.

Patrick Murray, a farmer was 58 years old. He was married to Catherine who was also 58 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 21 years, had 6 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 children. Thomas who recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son was 18 years old, Catherine was 13 years old and James, a scholar was 11 years old. The entire Murray family could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The Murray family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Murray owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 cart house.

Michael Healy, a farmer was 40 years old. He was married to Mary who was 32 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 4 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 1 year old son John. Naturally, John could not read at this early stage. Michael and Mary both spoke Irish and English and could read and write. The Healy family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Healy 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.

Julia Burke, a widow was 78 years old. She could not read. She lived with her son Mick who was 34 years old and her daughter-in-law Ellen who was also 34 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, Mick and Ellen were married for 6 years and had no children in 1911. Mick worked as a farmer. Both Mick and Ellen could read and write and they could speak Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the family occupied 3 rooms. Mick Burke owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Patrick Murray, a farmer was 62 years old. He was married to Ellen who was 67 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 27 years, had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 2 single children: Mary was 23 years old and Michael who listed his occupation as a farmer’s son was 21 years old. Patrick, Ellen and Michael spoke Irish and English. Patrick, Mary and Michael could read and write while Ellen could read only. The Murray family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Murray 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.

Bartholnew Diskin, a widower was 75 years old. He lived with his son Patrick who was 44 years old and his daughter-in-law Ellen who was 38 years old. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 4 years and had no children in 1911. All of the household could read and write and spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bartholnew Diskin 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.

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[1] The boundary survey sketch map and Irish to the property  http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=31984 (09th April 2014)

[2] Larkin’s County Map http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=31984 (09th April 2014)

This page was added on 25/10/2014.

Comments about this page

  • Thank you, Pauline Connolly, so much for this page. So great to see this info on John Murray, and Kate Raftery, who are the parents of my great-grandmother, Margaret (Murray) Connor, who arrived in Timonium, Maryland in 1878 and moved in with her sister Bridget and her husband Martin Connor. And by 1886, she was married to Martin’s brother Michael – and on we went from there.

    By Joseph Connor (21/12/2018)

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