Barnaboy

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Eileen Keane, Abbey Heritage

Barnaboy Townland

Barnaboy, An Bhearna Bhuí,  Yellow Gap

Barnaboy is a townland in the civil parish of Ballynakill, in the Barony of Leitrim, in the Electoral District of Drumkeary and in the County of Galway.  It is located in the north east end of the parish of Ballynakill about 1½ miles north north east of Woodford

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) states that the standard name for the townland is Barnaboy and its Irish form of name according to logainm is An Bhearna Buí.  The translation of the name is given as yellow gap.  O’Donovan’s Field Name Books states that there is a reference to Barnaboy in the following documents:

Inq. Temp. Car. I, Inq. Temp. Jac.I, Hyath. Clarke, Esq., Larkin’s County Map, Alphl. List of Townland names in the County Galway, Grand Jury Presentments, B. S. Sketch, Inq. Temp. Car. II.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) stated that the owner of the townland was Nicholas White and that he continued to own the land in 1670.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Catherine Madden – Application number C/15 1508

The applicant Catherine Madden with an address C/o Mrs Catherine Mulkern, Gurtymadden, Ballinasloe applied for the Old Age Pension on the 3rd March 1915.  According to Catherine, her parents were Thomas and Anne Madden (Suttlen).   She further stated that her address in 1851 was Barnaboy.  On the application form it also stated that the name of the head of the family (if other than Father) with which Applicant resided was Darby Madden who died in 1850.

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS

The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1837 in order to determine the amount which occupiers of agricultural holdings over one acre should pay in tithes to the Church of Ireland. The land was measured in Irish acres or plantation acres at the time and this equated to 1.6198 English acres.

The Tithe Applotment for the townland of Barnaboy was undertaken in 1834. It states that the townland of Barnaboy was in the parish of Ballinakill and in the Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh.

There was 1 proprietor in the townland at this time, namely: Lord Burke Bart.

According to the Tithe Applotment Books, Lord Burke Bart. held 171 acres 18 perches of land which was occupied by 12 tenants. The following is an account of the tenants’ landholdings, the value of their acres, the amount of composition of the tithe and how this was dispersed among the church hierarchy:

Widow Cavanagh held 9 acres 3 roods 20 perches of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £10 17s 3d. She paid 6s 6d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 9¾d and the Vicar got 4s ¾d which was a total of 4s 10½d.

John Clarke held 9 acres of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 18s. He paid 5s 11d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 9d and the Vicar got 3s 8¼d which was a total of 4s 5¼d.

Widow Donolly held 46 acres 3 roods of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £51 8s 6d. She paid £1 11s of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3s 11¼d and the Vicar got 19s 3¾d which was a total of £1 3s 3d.

Widow Cavanagh held 11 acres of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £12 2s. She paid 7s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 11¼d and the Vicar got 4s 6d which was a total of 5s 5¼d.

William Fahy held 5 acres 1 rood of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £5 15s 6d. He paid 3s 5d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¼d and the Vicar got 2s 1½d which was a total of 2s 6¾d.

Pat Lynch held 4 acres 1 rood of land that was valued at £1 2s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 13s 6d. He paid 2s 9½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4d and the Vicar got 1s 9d which was a total of 2s 1d.

Michl (Michael) Madden held 8 acres 2 roods and 35 perches of land that was valued at £1 4s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £10 9s 9d. He paid 6s 3½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 9½d and the Vicar got 3s 11¼d which was a total of 4s 8¾d.

James Clarke held 10 acres 3 roods of land that was valued at £1 4s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £12 18s. He paid 7s 9d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s and the Vicar got 4s 9¾d which was a total of 5s 9¾d.

James Madden held 21 acres 3 roods of land that was valued at £1 6s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £28 5s 6d. He paid 16s 11½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2s 1¾d and the Vicar got 10s 6¾d which was a total of 12s 8½d.

John Galvin held 11 acres of land that was valued at £1 4s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £13 4s. He paid 7s 11d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s and the Vicar got 4s 11¼d which was a total of 5s 11¼d.

Wm (William) Cain held 11 acres 3 roods of land that was valued at £1 4s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £14 2s. He paid 8s 5d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s ¾d and the Vicar got 5s 3d which was a total of 6s 3¾d.

Michl (Michael) Derivan held 21 acres of land that was valued at £1 4s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £25 4s. He paid 15s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s 11½d and the Vicar got 9s 6d which was a total of 11s 5¼d.

Griffith’s Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855 Sir Thos J Burke, Bt. leased 280 acres, 2 roods and 36 perches to Michael Dervan, Margaret Madden, James Walsh, Patrick Egan, Hugh Kavanagh and Jeremiah Madden.  The overall annual rent paid was £108-5-0.Griffiths Valuation 1855

Sir Thomas J Burke paid a total valuation of £80-0-0 for Herd’s house, office and land.  Michael Dervan paid a total valuation of £35-5-0 for herd’s house and land.  Margaret Madden paid a total valuation of £7-15-0 for house, office and land.  James Walsh paid a total valuation of £14-10-0.  Patrick Egan paid a total valuation of £12-5-0.  Hugh Kavanagh paid a total valuation of £21-10-0.  Jeremiah Madden paid a total valuation of £27-0-0.

Census 1901

The N Form shows that there were  27 inhabitants  at the time of the 1901 census.  There were 17 males and 10 females and all were Roman Catholics.  They were all born in County Galway.  The heads of households were Thomas Larkin, Peter Larkin, James Madden, Patrick Madden, Anne Walsh and Thomas Donohoe. The B1 Form  details that there were seven inhabited houses. All of the houses had walls built with a permanent material while two of the houses had roofs built with a permanent material and the others were made with a perishable materials . The B2 Form  documents that there were 26 outhouses.

Thomas Larkin was 34 years old.  He was married to Margaret and she was 32 years old.  Thomas was a farmer and he could read and write. Thomas, Margaret and their children all spoke English.  Margaret could read and write.  They lived with their 3 daughters and 1 son and these were  M Kate who was 6 years old and Joseph who was 4 years old.  They were both listed as scholars who could read and write. Margaret was 3 years old.  According to the Census Form A she was a scholar who could read.  Gertrude was 2 years old and she could not read.  Patrick Shiel was a farm servant who was 60 years old.  He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  He was not married.  Thomas’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 6 rooms in the house.  His farm had 5 out offices and farm steadings consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.  Hon C Nugent owned the land on which the house was situated.

Peter Larkin was 62 years old.  He was married and his wife was not listed on the census A Return.  He was a farmer who could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.   Also living in the house at the time of the census was Kate Shoughnessy who was a niece of Peter Larkin.  She was listed on the Census Return as being 67 years old.  She could not read or write and she could speak English.  She was not married.  Colman Porter was a nephew of Peter Larkin and he was 26 years old.  He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  He was not married.  There is no listing for Colman’s occupation on the Census Form A.  Peter Larkin’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 4 rooms in the house.  Peter owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

James Madden, a widower was 60 years old.  He was a farmer.  He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  He had 2 sons.  Joseph was 18 years old.  He was a farmer’s son who could read and write.  He was not married.  Patrick was 16 years old.  He was a scholar who could read and write.  Both sons spoke English.  James Madden’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 4 rooms in the house.  James owned the land on which his house was situated along with 4 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Madden was 50 years old.  He was married to Mary Madden who was 50 years old.  He was a farmer who could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  Mary could read and write and she could speak Irish and English.  There were 3 sons and 1 daughter listed on the census return and all of the children were scholars who could read and write.  The children spoke English.  John was 16 years old. Joseph was 14 years old.  Maryanne was 12 years of age.  Patrick was 10 years old.  Peter Madden’s sister Cecelia was 40 years old.  She could read and write and she could speak Irish and English.  She was not married.  Patrick Madden’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 5 rooms in the house.  Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated and his farm had 5 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Anne Walsh, a widow was 65 years old.  Her occupation was listed as a farmer.  She could read and write and she could speak Irish and English.  She had 1 daughter and 1 son.  Ellen was 29 years old and Thomas was 27 years old.  Ellen was a farmer’s daughter.  She could read and write and she could speak Irish and English.  She was not married.  Thomas was a farmer’s son and he could read and write.  Anne’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 5 rooms.  She owned the land on which her house was situated and her farm had 5 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Donohoe, a widower was 64 years old.  He was a farmer and a herd who could read and write.  According to the Census Return he had 3 sons.  Patrick was 13 years old and Thomas was 11 years old.  They were both scholars who could read and write.  Peter was 9 years old and he was a scholar who could read.  All of the family spoke English.  Thomas Donohoe’s house was listed as a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and there were 4 rooms in the house.  Michael Dervan from Burrogue owned the land on which the house was situated along with 3 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

Census 1911

The N Form shows that there were 5 inhabited houses at the time of the 1911 census with 11 males and 10 females.  They were all Roman Catholics.  The heads of households were Thomas Larkin, John F Larkin, James Madden, Anne Walsh and Patrick Madden.  The B1 Form shows that all 5 houses had walls built with a permanent material while just 2 of the house had roofs constructed with a permanent material. The B2 Form documents that there was a total of 34 outhouses.

Thomas Larkin was 45 years old.  He was married to Margaret who was 45 years old.  He was a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English.  Margaret could read and write and she could speak English.  According to the 1911 Census Return they were married for 19 years and they had 7 children still living.  T Joe was 17 years old and he was a farmer’s son.  He could read and write and he could speak English.  He was a single man.  Margaret was 14 years old.  Patrick was 10 years old.  Gertrude was 6 years old.  Margaret, Patrick and Gertrude were listed as scholars who could read and write and they spoke Irish and English.  Even though Edmund was 2 years old, he was listed on the Census A Form as being a scholar.  Thomas Larkin’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated and his farm had 7 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Francis Larkin was 17 years old and he lived alone at the time of the 1911 Census.  He was a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English.  He was a single man.  John Francis Larkin’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  John Francis owned the land on which his house was situated and his farm had 7 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

James Madden, a widower was 75 years old.  He was a farmer who could read and he spoke English.  He had 1 son and 1 daughter.  His son James was 40 years old and he was a farmer’s son.  He could read and he spoke English.  According to the 1911 Census, James was married to Catherine for 6 years.  Catherine was 38 years old.  She could read and write and she spoke Irish and English.  James and Catherine had 4 children born and 2 children still living.  Mary, a daughter of James Madden was 36 years old.  She could read and write and she spoke English.  Catherine Agnes Madden was a grand-daughter of James Madden and she was 4 months old.  James Madden’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms.  James Madden owned the land on which his house was situated along with 6 out offices consisting of 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Anne Walsh, a widower(sic) was 74 years old and she was listed as a farmer(sic).  She could speak Irish and English and she could not read.  She had 1 son and 1 daughter.  Thomas was 40 years old and he was a farmer’s son.  He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  He was a single man.  Ellen was 38 years old and she could read and write and she spoke Irish and English.  She was a single woman.  Anne Walsh’s house was built as a 2nd class house and there were 3 front windows.  There were 3 rooms in the house.  Anne Walsh owned the land on which her house was situated along with 7 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Madden was 68 years old.  He was married to Mary who was 63 years old.  Patrick was a farmer who could speak Irish and English but he could not read.  Mary could read and she could speak Irish and English.  According to the 1911 Census they were married for 32 years and they had 5 children still living.  Thomas was 31 years old and he was a farmer’s son.  He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  He was a single man.  Celia Madden was a sister of Patrick Madden and she was 60 years old.  She could speak Irish and English and she could not read.  She was a single woman.  Patrick Madden’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Patrick  Madden owned the land on which his house was situated along with 7 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Monuments and Architectural Heritage

The National Monument Service of the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht records one archaeological monument in the townland of Abbey on their website http://webgis.archaeology.ie/NationalMonuments/FlexViewer/.  They give the following record details:

GA125-023—-

Class: Ringfort – rath

Townland: BARNABOY (Leitrim By.)

Description: On a rise in gently rolling pastureland. Very poorly preserved circular rath (diam. 32m) defined by a bank from SSE to SW; elsewhere a vegetation band indicates the line of the monument.

 

 

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