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Kilgevrin

Cill Ghoibhrenn, church

Kilgevrin is situated in the civil parish of Liskeevy, barony of Dunmore, County Galway. It is situated in the north end of the parish bounded on the north by the parish of Addragoole [sic] and townland of Bannaher [sic], on the east by both Bannaher and Closhaghanny [sic] and on the south and west by the parish of Kilbannon and Tuam.

The Down survey map 1641 (pre Cromwell) and the Down survey map 1670 (post Cromwell) under the name ‘Killinleagh’ state that the owner of Kilgevrin was provost of Tuam, a protestant. 146 acres of unprofitable land and 272 acres of profitable land were specified.

O’Donovan’s field names books 1838 provides 3 various spellings of this townland: Kilgevrin, Cill Ghoibhrion and Killegevrin. According to this source, Kilgevrin was the property of W Jas Lynch, Toanlagee, County Galway. It contains 767½ acres stature measure including about 163 acres of bog. There is an ancient fort in the north end of Kilgevrin as well as a triangulation station.

Census 1841–1851

Kilgevrin consisted of an area of 767 acres 0 roods 31 perches. In 1841, there was a total population of 329 people, 164 were female and 165 were female. 57 houses were inhabited. In 1851, the number of houses reduced to 41. There was a significant decrease in population, there were 119 residents, 119 were male and130 were female.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Julia Mooney – Application Number C16 4576: Julia Mooney applied for the pension on the 9th August 1916. At the time of the application, her address was Rev J Blake, Sacred Heart Church, Hindaford, Manchester, England. According to Julia, her parents were James and Mary Mooney (nee Clarke). Julia was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Mary Joyce – Application Number C16 7257: Mary Joyce applied for the pension on the 27th November 1916. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Mary Commins, Belmont, Milltown, Tuam, County Galway. According to Mary, her parents were John and Mary Joyce (nee Newell). Mary was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Thomas Ryan – Application Number C17 3096: Thomas Ryan applied for the pension on the 16th April 1917. At the time of the application, his address was Kilgevrin, Milltown, Tuam, Co Galway. According to Thomas, his parents were Thomas and Catherine Ryan (nee Connolly). Thomas was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Thomas Boyle – Application Number C21 2794: Thomas Boyle applied for the pension on the 9th April 1921. At the time of the application, his address was W Costelloe, Milltown, County Galway. According to Thomas, his parents were Thomas and Mary Boyle (nee Ruane) who were married in 1848. A 6 month old son Thos was recorded on the Census Search Form 1851. Thomas was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Julia or Delia Cunningham – Application Number C21 1216: The above applicant applied for the pension on the 12th February 1921. At the time of the application, her address was Mrs Julia Connolly, Kilgevrin, Milltown, Tuam, County Galway. According to the applicant, her parents were Michael and Maggie Cunningham. Michael and Peggy Cunningham who were married in 1828 are recorded on the Census Search Form 1851. There is a list of children provided on the Census Search Form 1851: Mary (12), Nelly (10), Martin (7) and Biddy (1). The applicant was paid an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Family Connolly – Application Number C21 4161: The Connolly family applied for the pension on the 18th June 1921. At the time of the application, their address was Thomas Greene, Milltown, Co Galway. The applicant’s parents were Luke and Bridget Connolly (nee Courtney) who were married in 1841. There is a list of children provided on the 1851 Census Search Form: Mary (15), Cathn (sic) (8), Bridget (5), Jas (4), John (9 months) and Mary (4 months) who died in 1842. The applicant was awarded an annual pension of £16-16-0.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, the ecclesiastical commrs leased 128 acres 1 rood 36 perches to Catherine Lynch. Catherine paid a rent of £1-15-0 for this land. She then became the main lessor in Kilgevrin. She leased tenements to: Charles Blake, John Ryan, James Feerick, John Coen, Stephen Mannion, Michael Feerick, Martin Heir, Patrick Brennan, John Hughes, Michael Lavell [sic], John McGrath, James Ford, Patrick Ruane senior, Patrick Ruane junior, Peter Turner, Michael Cunningham, Thomas Ryan junior, Michael Ryan, Thomas Turner, Michael Turner, James Nolan, Patrick Kane, Patrick Octigan, Thomas Burke, Patrick Burke, David McGue [sic], James Donohoe, Michael Ryan senior, James Ford and John Hughes.

Charles Blake paid an annual rent of £187-10-0 for 278 acres 1 rood 1 perch of herd’s house, office and land. John Ryan paid £4-5-0 for 10 acres 0 roods 30 perches of house and land. James Feerick and John Coen together paid £6-15-0 for 15 acres 1 rood 36 perches of house, office and land. Stephen Mannion paid £11-10-0 for 23 acres 3 roods 24 perches of land, house, offices and garden. Michael Feerick paid £6 for 13 acres 1 rood 5 perches of house, offices and land. Martin Heir paid £4-5-0 for 7 acres 3 roods 30 perches of house, office and land. Patrick Brennan paid £16-10-0 for 33 acres 0 roods 26 perches of land. John Hughes paid £7 for 15 acres 3 roods 0 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Lavell [sic] paid £12 for 26 acres 1 rood 8 perches of house, offices, land, cottiers house and garden. John McGrath and Michael Lavell together paid £6-21-0 for 14 acres 1 rood 22 perches of house, office and land. Michael Lavell paid a further £1-5-0 for 2 acres 3 rood 0 perches of land. James Ford paid £0-15-0 for 1 acre 10 perches of house, office, land and garden. Patrick Ruane senior and Patrick Ruane junior together paid £10-10-0 for 20 acres 2 roods 31 perches of house, office and land. Peter Turner paid £9-5-0 for 15 acres 2 roods 24 perches of house, offices and land. Michael Cunningham paid £10-10-0 for 19 acres 3 roods 37 perches of house, offices, land, garden and cottiers house. Thomas Ryan junior paid £4 for 6 acres 2 roods 10 perches of house, office and land. Michael Ryan paid £4-5-0 for 6 acres 3 roods 15 perches of house, office and land. Thomas Turner paid £7-15-0 for 11 acres 0 roods 35 perches of house, office and land. Michael Turner paid £3-15-0 for 6 acres 3 roods 10 perches of house and land. James Nolan paid £8-15-0 for 19 acres 3 roods 35 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick Kane paid £6-15-0 for 4 acres 0 roods 10 perches of house, offices and land. Patrick Octigan paid £3-5-0 for 7 acres 1 rood 25 perches of house, office and land. Thomas Burke paid £4 for 7 acres 3 roods 0 perches of house and land. Patrick Burke paid £4-5-0 for 11 acres 0 roods 36 perches of house, office and land. David McGue [sic] paid £3 for 6 acres of land. James Donohue paid £3-15-0 for 7 acres 0 roods 16 perches of office and land. Michael Ryan senior paid £4-10-0 for 8 acres 2 roods 20 perches of house, office and land. James Ford and John Hughes paid £0-15-0 for 1 acre 0 roods 10 perches of land.

Charles Blake leased tenements to the following tenants: Patrick Slattery, Luke Connolly, Anthony Blake and William Connolly.

Patrick Slattery paid a rent of £4-5-0 for 8 acres 2 roods 30 perches of house, office and land. Luke Connolly paid £4 for 8 acres 1 rood 16 perches of house, office and land. Anthony Blake paid £4-10-0 for 1 acre 1 rood 10 perches of house, office and land.

Patrick Slattery, Luke Connolly and Thomas Kennedy together leased 3 roods 30 perches to Martin Connolly. Martin Connolly paid £0-18-0 for this house and land.

Census 1901

There were 33 households in Kilgevrin in 1901. There were 183 inhabitants, 91 were male and 92 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. Everyone in Kilgevrin were born in County Galway apart from 2 individuals. Anne Kelly and Thomas Kirrane were born in County Mayo. Many women that were married to farmers listed their occupation as a farmer’s wife. The heads of households were: Patrick Kennedy, Peter Joyce, Julia Connolly, Patrick Kelly, Patrick Connolly, Andrew Ryan, Stephen Mannion, John Feerick, John Brennan, John McGrath, Bridget Lavelle, Martin Lavelle, Michael Lavelle, John Hughes, Martin Haire [sic], Martin Connolly, Thomas McGagh, Edward Donelan, Michael Ruane, Thomas Kirrane, Daniel McCormack, Kate Ryan, Honor Turner, Thadeus Cunningham, Bridget Ryan, Patrick Turner, Thomas Burke, Patrick Burke, David Devane, Michael Keane, Thomas Casserly, James Mullany and Annor Mullen. The census forms that were collected on the 25th April 1901 showed that each house was listed as a private dwelling. Every house roof was made of perishable material with the exception of 1 house. The house owned by Edward Donnellan had a roof made of permanent material. All house walls in Kilgevrin were made of permanent material.

Patrick Kennedy (30) worked as a herd. He lived with his brother Mark (26) who also worked as a herd. The 2 brothers were both unmarried. They 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. Patrick Kennedy owned the land on which his house was situated. There was 1 farm building located on this land.

Peter Joyce (80) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his daughter Bridget Stead (27) and his son-in-law William Stead (32). Although Peter and William could not read, Bridget was able to read and write. They all spoke Irish and English. William was a farmer. There was no occupation listed for Bridget. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Peter Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Julia Connolly (45) was a widow. She worked as a farmer. She lived with her 6 unmarried children. Luke (18) and Michael (16) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Delia (14) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Maggie (12), Martin (11) and John (6) were scholars. Julia along with her son John were not able to read while the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 6 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. Julia Connolly owned the land on which the house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Patrick Kelly (45) worked as a farmer. He was married to Anne (44). They were able to read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Patrick Connolly (67) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (65). They lived with their 2 unmarried sons. Edward (31) and John (13) worked as tailors. Although Patrick and Bridget were not able to read, Edward and John were able to read and write. The 3 eldest members of the Connolly family spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for John. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Andrew Ryan (34) worked as a farmer. He was married to Maggie (34). They both spoke Irish and English. They lived with their 4 children. Kate (9) and Ellen (5) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Michael (7) and Patrick (3) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. All of the family were able to read and write except for the youngest child; naturally Patrick could not read at this stage. Andrew and Maggie spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for any of the children. The Ryan family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 6 people occupied 3 rooms. Andrew Ryan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Stephen Mannion (78) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (70). They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Patrick (41) and Laurence (33) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (38) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Stephen (28) worked as a teacher. All members of the Mannion family were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The Mannion family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Stephen Mannion owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Feerick (28) was a farmer. He lived with his sister Bridget (17) and his brother Thade (14). Bridget’s occupation was listed as a farmer’s sister while Thade’s occupation was listed as a farmer’s brother. All 3 members of the Feerick family were unmarried. They 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 2 rooms. John Feerick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Brennan (54) worked as a farmer. He was married to Lucinda (47). They lived with their 2 unmarried sons. Stanislaus (20) and Eugene (19) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. The Brennan family were able to read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. John Brennan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

John McGrath (53) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (58). They lived with their unmarried daughter Bridget (17). Bridget’s occupation was listed as a farmer’s daughter. John and Mary could read while Bridget could read and write. They could all speak Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. John McGrath owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Bridget Lavelle (38) was a farmer. She lived with her 3 brothers. James (32) and Martin (24) were farmers. Edward A (36) was a catholic clergyman. All occupants were unmarried. Although Bridget could not read, her brothers were able to read and write. All of the family spoke Irish and English. The Lavelle family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Bridget Lavelle owned the land on which her house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Martin Lavelle (60) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (60). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Norah (30), Catherine (25) and Anne (20) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Michael (28) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. The entire family 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. Martin Lavelle owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Michael Lavelle (61) worked as a farmer. He lived with his 5 unmarried children. Mary (22) and Bridget (18) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Michael (23), Thomas (15) and James (12) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. All of the family were able to read and write. The head of family Michael spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Michael Lavelle owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

John Hughes (46) worked as a farmer. He was married to Anne (40). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 8 unmarried children. Maggie (17) and Anne (15) documented their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Honnie (13), Michael (12), Bridget (10), Mary (8) and Kate (7) were scholars. Winifred was 3 months old. All members of the Hughes family were able to read and write. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 10 people occupied 2 rooms. John Hughes owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 farm buildings.

Martin Haire (43) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (50). They lived with their 4 unmarried children. Patrick (23) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (16) and Honor (14) recorded their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Katie (13) was a scholar. Although Bridget could not read, her husband and children were able to read and write. All of the family spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 6 people occupied 2 rooms. Martin Haire owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Martin Connolly (51) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (33). They lived with their 5 children. Luke (12), William (10), John (8), Mary (6) and Martin (4) were scholars. The head of family along with his 2 youngest children could not read. The rest of the family were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 9 people occupied 2 rooms. Martin Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings

Thomas McGagh (47) listed his occupation as a farmer. He was married to Winnie (45). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 7 unmarried children. Mary (19) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Michael (18) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Katie (13), William (11), James (10) and Winnie (8) were scholars. Patrick was 5 years old. Thomas along with his 6 eldest children could read and write. His wife could read only while their youngest child naturally could not read. The 8 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Edward Donelan (28) worked as a national school teacher. He was married to Nora (26) who was also a national school teacher. They lived with their 1 year old daughter Henrietta and 3 other inhabitants. Edward’s father Peter (64) was a widower. Peter’s occupation was listed as an ex National school teacher. Thomas Emmerson (15), a scholar was Edward’s brother-in-law. Honie Diskin (19) worked as a general servant. Honie and Peter were the only members of the household that spoke Irish and English. The 5 eldest members of the household could read and write. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 8 people occupied 3 rooms. Edward Donelan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Michael Ruane (41) worked as a farmer. He lived with his sister Winnie (26). Winnie listed her occupation as a farmer’s sister. Both brother and sister were unmarried. They 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 3 rooms. Michael Ruane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Thomas Kirrane (45) worked as a farmer. He was married to Bridget (45). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 4 unmarried children. John (18) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (15) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Michael (12) was a scholar. Kate was 4 years old. Kate along with her mother could not read. The rest of the family could read and write. The 5 eldest members of house spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and 2 rooms. Thomas Kirrane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Daniel McCormack (39) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (40). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 5 children. Ellen (11), Peter (9), Patrick (7) and Mary (5) were scholars. Michael was 3 years old. Kate Turner (29) was Daniel’s sister-in-law. There was no occupation listed for Kate. All occupants could read and write except for the 3 youngest children; they could not read. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Daniel McCormack owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Kate Ryan (76) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son Thomas (50), daughter-in-law Mary (51), granddaughter Kate (16) and grandson Edward (14). Thomas was a farmer. There was no occupation listed for Mary. Kate documented her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Edward was a scholar. The 2 grandchildren along with Thomas were able to read and write. The head of family Kate and Mary could not read. All of the household spoke Irish and English. The Ryan family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Kate Ryan owed the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Honor Turner (69) worked as a farmer. She was a widow who lived with her 3 unmarried children. James (39) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (28) and Maggie (26) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Although Honor could not read, her children could read and write. The family spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Honor Turner owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Thadeus Cunningham (46) was a farmer. He was married to Honor (39). They lived with their 8 children. Michael (16) had no occupation listed for him. Mary (14), Katie (12), Matt (10), Martin (8) and Thadeus (6) were scholars. Maggie (3) and John (1) naturally could not read while their siblings were able to read and write. Martin Cunningham (53), a brother to the head of family lived in the house. He was an unmarried man who worked as a farmer. All 4 adults were able to read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for any of the children. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows. 11 people occupied 3 rooms. Thadeus Cunningham owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Bridget Ryan (80) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her son Michael (50) and her daughter-in-law Kate (50). Michael worked as a farmer. There was no occupation listed for Kate. Although Bridget could not read, Kate could read and Michael could read and write. They all spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Bridget Ryan owned the land on which her house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Turner (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Catherine (48). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 5 children. Bridget (13) recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Catherine (12), Michael (10), and Mary (9) were scholars. Anne was 4 years old. Patrick along with his 4 eldest children could read and write. His wife Catherine and their youngest daughter could not read. The 6 eldest members of the family spoke Irish and English. The Turner family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Patrick Turner owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Thomas Burke (30) was a farmer. He was married to Bridget (30). There was no occupation listed for Bridget. They lived with their 4 young children. Mary (6), Thomas (5), Ellen (3) and Patrick (1) could not read at this stage of their lives while their parents were able to read and write. Their parents also spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Thomas Burke owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Patrick Burke (70) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his son-in-law Thomas Murray (40), his 2 daughters, Ellen Murray (23) & Mary Burke (30) and 3 grandchildren. Thomas worked as a farmer. Mary recorded her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Thomas, Ellen and Mary were able to read and write. Patrick Murray (3), Mary Murray (2) and Ellen Murray (9 months) naturally could not read at this stage of their lives. Their grandfather also could not read. The 4 adults spoke Irish and English. The Burke lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 3 rooms. Patrick Burke owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

David Devane (61) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (50). They lived with their 4 unmarried children. John (18) and Thos [sic] (15) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Maggie (13) and Martin (11) were scholars. All occupants could 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. David Devane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Michael Keane (50) worked as a farmer. He was married to Kate (45). They lived with their 7 unmarried children. Edward (17) listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Kate (15) and Mary (13) documented their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Michael (11), Annie (9) and Margaret (7) were scholars. Ellen was 4 years old. The 6 eldest members of the household could read and write. Annie could read. The 5 eldest members of the Keane family spoke Irish and English. The Keane family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 9 people occupied 2 rooms. Michael Keane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 farm buildings.

Thomas Casserly (57) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (45). There was no occupation listed for her. They lived with their 4 children. William (16), Thomas (14) and Michael (13) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Luke was 3 years old. All members of the family could read and write. The 5 eldest members spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and the house had 2 rooms. Thomas Casserly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

James Mullany (44) worked as a wool weaver. He was married to Kate (40). They lived with their 6 children. Annie (17), Kate (15), Patrick (13), Bridget (9) and Margaret (7) were scholars. Honnie was 3 years old. All of the scholars were able to read and write. James and his youngest daughter Honnie could not read. Kate could read. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The Mullany family lived in a 3rd class house with 2 front windows. 8 people occupied 2 rooms. Thos Casserly [sic] owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 farm buildings.

Annor Mullen (75) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. 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 2 rooms. John Feerick owned the land on which the house was situated. There were no farm buildings located on this land.

Census 1911

The census forms which were collected on the 3rd and 4th April 1911 showed that there were 32 households in Kilgevrin in 1911. There were 179 inhabitants, 80 were male and 79 were female. All occupants were Roman Catholics. The heads of households were: James Mullaney, Patrick Kennedy, Peter Joyce, Julia Connolly, Patrick Kelly, Edward Connolly, Thomas McGagh, Martin Connolly, Bridget Hehir, John Brennan, Andrew Ryan, Margaret Mannion, John Feerick, John McGrath, James Lavelle, Mary Lavelle, Michael Lavelle, John Hughes, Thomas Kirrane, Michael Ruane, Daniel McCormack, Catherine Ryan, Honor Turner, Honor Cunningham, Patrick Turner, Margaret Ryan, Thomas Casserly, Michael Keane, David Devany, Thomas Burke, Thomas Murray and Mary A Dermody. All houses were built as private dwellings. Overall there were 156 farm buildings and out-offices in Kilgevrin in 1911. There were 18 stables, 30 cow houses, 6 calf houses, 30 piggeries, 28 fowl houses, 25 barns, 1 turf house and 18 cart houses.

James Mullaney (62) worked as a farmer and wool weaver. He lived with wife Catherine (55). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 32 years, had 9 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. Bridget (19) and Margaret (17) had no occupations listed for them. Honor (14) and James (8) were scholars. Winifred was 3 years old. Although James and Catherine could not read, their children aged between 17 and 8 years of age were able to read and write. Naturally Winifred could not read at this stage. All of the Mullaney family spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 4 rooms. The house roof and house walls were made of permanent material. James Mullaney owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 turf house.

Patrick Kennedy (43) lived with his brother Mark. They both worked as shepherds. They were both single men who could read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Galway. 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. John Blake owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 cow house.

Peter Joyce (80) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his daughter Bridget Steed (37) and his son-in-law William Steed (46). There was no occupation listed for Bridget. William worked as an agricultural labourer. Although Peter could not read, Bridget and William were able to read and write. All 3 members of the household spoke Irish and English. At the time of the 1911 census, Bridget and William were married for 13 years. They had no children at this time. Peter, Bridget and William were born in County Galway. 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. Peter Joyce owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 cart house.

Julia Connolly (66) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her 6 single children. Luke (29), Michael (25) and Martin (19) worked as agricultural labourers. Delia (22) and Margaret (20) had no occupations listed for them. John (14) was a scholar. All of the Connolly family could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Julia Connolly owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Kelly (72) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Annie (72). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 23 years and they had no children. There was no occupation listed for Annie. Although Patrick could read only, Annie was able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English. Patrick and Annie were born in County Galway. 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.  Patrick Kelly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Edward Connolly (44) worked as a tailor and farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget (32). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 9 years, had 5 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary (7) and Patrick (5) were scholars. Margaret was 3 years old. Edward was 2 years old. The 3 eldest members of the household could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. The 3 youngest children could not read. There was no language listed for them. All members of the Connolly family were born in County Galway. The Connolly family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 6 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Edward Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 cart house.

Thomas McGagh (58) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Winifrid [sic] (70). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 38 years, had 11 children, 11 of whom were still alive in 1911. William (22) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Catherine (24) listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. Patrick (16) was a scholar. Although Winifrid could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. All occupants spoke Irish and English. The McGagh family 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. Thomas McGagh owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Martin Connolly (70) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (55). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, Martin and Mary were married for 27 years, had 6 children, 6 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. William (22) and John (19) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (16) and Martin (14) were scholars. Delia was 1 year old. Martin along with his youngest daughter Delia could not read. Mary with her 4 eldest children were able to read and write. The 6 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The Connolly family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material.  Martin Connolly owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Bridget Hehir (69) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She lived with her son Patrick, daughter Mary, daughter-in-law Catherine and her 3 grandchildren. Patrick (33) worked as a farmer. Mary (27) and Catherine (32) had no occupations listed for them. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Catherine were married for 7 years, had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael John (5) was a scholar. Delia was 3 years old. Catherine was 1 year old. Although Bridget and her 2 youngest grandchildren could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All members of the Hehir family were born in County Galway. The Hehir 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. Patrick Hehir owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Brennan (73) was a retired farmer. He was married to Lucinda (72). Lucinda was born in County Londonderry. At the time of the 1911 census, John and Lucinda were married for 46 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. John lived with his 2 sons, daughter-in-law and grandchild. John (31) worked as a farmer. Louis Ignatius (23) and Mary had no occupation listed for them. At the time of the 1911 census, John and Mary were married for 3 years, had 1 child, 1 of whom was still alive in 1911. Mary was 10 months old. John along with his sons, daughter-in-law and grandchild were born in County Galway. All of the household could read and write except for the youngest child; naturally Mary could not read. John along with his son John and daughter-in-law spoke Mary Irish and English. The Brennan family lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. John Brennan 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.

Andrew Ryan (47) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (45). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 20 years, had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Michael (18) and Patrick (14) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Ellen (16) had no occupation listed for her. Andrew (11), Thomas (9) and John (5) were scholars. Margaret (2) and Mollie (2) were twins. Norah was 1 month old. All of the family were able to read and write except for the 3 youngest members; they could not read. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. The Ryan family were all born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 11 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material.  Andrew Ryan owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Margaret Mannion (77) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She lived with her 2 children, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Patrick (55) worked as a farmer. Mary (53) and Sarah (29) had no occupations listed for them. At the time of the 1911 census, Patrick and Sarah were married for 2 years, had 1 child, 1 of whom was still alive in 1911. Margaret Mary was 8 months old. Margaret and her daughter-in-law Sarah were born in County Mayo. The rest of the household were born in County Galway. All of the family were able to read and write except for naturally the granddaughter. The 4 eldest members of the household 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. Patrick Mannion owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

John Feerick (40) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (24). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 5 years, had 4 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 4 young children. Michael (4), Ellen (3), Bridget (3) and Martin (2) naturally could not read at this stage of their lives. Their parents were able to read and write. John and Mary also spoke Irish and English. All members of the Feerick family were born in County Galway. 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. John Feerick 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.

John McGrath (69) was a farmer. He was married to Mary (72). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 32 years, had 2 children, 2 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their daughter Bridget (26). Although Mary could not read, John and Bridget were able to read and write. All 3 members of the McGrath family were born in County Galway. They 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. John McGrath owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

James Lavelle (42) worked as a farmer. He lived with his sister Bridget (56) and her brother Martin (36). All 3 members of the Lavelle family were single. They were born in County Galway. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 front windows. 3 people occupied 5 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. James Lavelle owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Mary Lavelle (75) was a widowed farmer. She lived with their 3 single children. Michael (46) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Catherine (36) and Annie (34) had no occupations listed for them. The Lavelle family were all born in County Galway. They could 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. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Mary Lavelle 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.

Michael Lavelle Senior (74) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 2 children and daughter-in-law. Michael Junior (34) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Bridgid [sic] (25) was a national school teacher. She was unmarried. Margaret (26) had no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, Michael and Margaret were married for just under 1 year. They had no children at this stage. All of the household were born in County Galway. They could read and write. The head of family Michael along with Bridgid and Margaret spoke Irish and English. His son Michael had no language listed for him. The Lavelle 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. Michael Lavelle owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Hughes (57) worked as a farmer. He was married to Annie (50). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 28 years, had 10 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. Margaret (27), Mary (17) and Catherine (15) had no occupations listed for them. Winifred (10) and Ellen (6) were scholars. All occupants were born in County Galway. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English except for the youngest child; Ellen spoke English only. The Hughes family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. John Hughes owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Thomas Kirrane (56) was a widower who worked as a farmer. He lived with his 2 single children. Michael (22) documented his occupation as a farmer’s son. Catherine (14) had no occupation listed for her. All 3 members of the Kirrane family were born in County Galway. They were able to read and write. Thomas and Michael spoke Irish and English. There was no language listed for Catherine. The Kirrane 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. Thomas Kirrane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Michael Ruane (50) was a farmer. He lived with his sister Winifred (37). There was no occupation listed for her. They were both single. They could read and write. They also spoke Irish and English. They were born in County Galway. Michael and Winifred 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. Michael Ruane 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.

Daniel McCormack (52) worked as a farmer. He was married to Mary (55). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 22 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. Ellen (21) had no occupation listed for her. Peter (19) and Patrick (17) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Mary (15) and Michael (12) were scholars. The McCormack family were born in County Galway. They were able to read and write. They spoke Irish and English. The family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Daniel McCormack 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.

Catherine Ryan (94) was a widow. There was no occupation listed for her. She lived with her son Thomas (71), daughter-in-law Mary E (73) and grandson Thomas (31). At the time of the 1911 census, Thomas and Mary E were married for 40 years, had 5 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas worked as a farmer. There was no occupation listed for Mary E. Thomas recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Although Catherine and Mary E could not read, Thomas and his son could read and write. The Ryan family all spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. 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. Thomas Ryan owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Honor Turner (74) was widowed farmer. She lived with her daughter Margaret (37), son-in-law Patrick (37) and her 6 grandchildren. Margaret and Patrick had no occupations listed for them. Ellen (6), Norah (5) and Peter James (4) were scholars. Mary was 3 years old. Margaret was 2 years old. Patrick was 1 month old. Honor along with her 3 youngest grandchildren could not read. Everyone aged between 37 and 5 were able to read and write. Peter James could read only. The 5 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 9 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Honor Turner owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Honor Cunningham (50) was a widow who worked as a farmer. She lived with her brother-in-law Martin and her 9 single children. Martin (69) had no occupation listed for him. Michael (26), Martin (18) and Terence (16) documented their occupations as farmer’s sons. There was no occupation listed for Catherine (22). Margaret (13), John (11), Honer [sic] (9), Henry (8) and Ellen (7) were scholars. The family were all born in County Galway. They could read and write. The 7 eldest members of the household spoke Irish and English while the 4 youngest members spoke English. All of the family were born in County Galway. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 11 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material.  Honor Cunningham owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Patrick Turner (73) worked as a farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine (60). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 27 years, had 7 children, 5 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 single children. Michael (22)  recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Mary (20) had no occupation listed for her. Annie (15) was a scholar. Patrick along with the 3 children were able to read and write. Catherine could read only. The Turner family spoke Irish and English. They were all born in County Galway. 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.  Patrick Turner 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.

Margaret Ryan (92) was a widowed farmer. She lived with her daughter-in-law Catherine (64). There was no occupation listed for her. Catherine was a widow. Mary Ellen Burke (11) was a visitor to the house. She was scholar. Margaret spoke Irish while Catherine and Mary Ellen spoke Irish and English. Margaret could not read. Catherine could read only. Mary Ellen was able to read and write. All 3 occupants were born in County Galway. 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. Margaret Ryan 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 Casserly (73) worked as a farmer. He was married to Margaret (48). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 24 years, had 4 children, 3 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 3 sons. Thomas (23) and Michael (22) listed their occupations as farmer’s sons. Luke (12) was a scholar. All occupants were born in County Galway. They were able to read and write. They 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.  Thomas Casserly owned the land on which his land was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

Michael Keane (70) was a farmer. He was married to Catherine (65). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 40 years, had 12 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. They lived with their 5 single children. Michael (21) recorded his occupation as a farmer’s son. Catherine (29) and Honer (19) listed their occupations as farmer’s daughters. Margaret (15) and Ellen (13) were scholars. Michael along with his children could read and write. His wife Catherine could read only. All members of the family were born in County Galway. The Keane family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 7 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Michael Keane owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

David Devany (74) was an army pensioner 73rd foot and farmer. He lived with his wife Mary (69). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 39 years, had 4 children, 4 of whom were still alive in 1911. Thomas (25) and Martin (21) recorded their occupations as farmer’s sons. Margaret (23) had no occupations listed for them. All of the family were born in County Galway. Although Mary could not read, the rest of the household were able to read and write. They all spoke Irish and English. 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. David Devany owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Thomas Burke (44) worked as a farmer. He was lived with his wife Bridget (43). At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 17 years, had 9 children, 9 of whom were still alive in 1911. Mary (16), Thomas (15), Ellen (13), Patrick (11) and Catherine (9) were scholars. Julia (8), John (6), Michael (3) and Bridget (3 months) were not able to read. The 5 eldest children along with their parents could read and write. The 6 eldest members of the 3household spoke Irish and English. All occupants were born in County Galway. The Burke family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 11 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Thomas Burke owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas Murray (58) was a farmer. He lived with his wife Ellen (33). There was no occupation listed for her. At the time of the 1911 census, they were married for 14 years, had 8 children, 7 of whom were still alive in 1911. Patrick (13), Mary (11), Ellen (10), Winifred (9), John (7) and Delia (5) were scholars. Catherine was 3 years old. Thomas’s sister-in-law Mary Burke (42) was recorded on the census form. Thomas and Ellen along with their 6 eldest children could read and write. The youngest child along with Mary Burke could not read. Thomas and Ellen along with their 4 eldest children spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows. 10 people occupied 3 rooms. The house roof was made of perishable material while the house walls were made of permanent material. Thomas Murray owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Mary A Dermody (33) worked as a nurse. She lived with her sister Bridget (35). They were both single women. Bridget did not have any occupation listed for her. They were born in County Mayo. They could read and write. They spoke Irish and English. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 front windows. The 2 sisters occupied 6 rooms. The house roof and house walls were both made of permanent material. James Lavelle owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable and 1 fowl house.

 

 

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  • Thomas was my dad Michael Joseph Murray’s older brother. So we are related. Very interesting to see you on this site. My email is helen.marston@live.co.uk

    By Helen Marston (27/09/2016)
  • Ellen Burke Murray’s oldest brother, Patrick Burke, was my great grandfather.He immigrated to the state of Ohio in the United States in the late 1880’s or 1890’s where he met and married Bridget Daley, whose father Andrew had also been from the Milltown area and had immigrated to the U.S. in 1850. I was in Milltown more than 20 years ago and chanced to meet Thomas Murray, Ellen Burke Murray’s son Thomas. We exchanged Christmas cards that year, but then I never heard from him again, and assumed that he was no longer living. He was my first cousin twice removed.

    By Sheilah McAdams (27/09/2016)
  • Thomas Murray and Ellen Burke daughter of Patrick, were my grandparents. What is your connection Sheila Mcadams – we may be related

    By Helen Marston (27/09/2016)
  • Patrick Burke, listed in the 1901 census, was my great great grandfather. I never knew what happened to him after my great grandfather immigrated to the USA, or the number of his sisters who did not join the exodus of the Burke family to the U.S., Australia, and. Africa. It is fascinating to me to be able to sit here in my study, half a world away in Toledo, Ohio, USA, and read the story of my ancestor and relations a hundred years ago as told in the census records. Thank you for making this possible.

    By Sheilah McAdams (09/07/2016)

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