Brackery South

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Eileen Keane, Abbey Heritage

Brackery South Townland

Brackery South, Breacaire Theas

Brackery South is situated in the civil parish of Tynach, in the barony of Leitrim and in the County of Galway. It is located near the South West boundary of the parish of Teena (Tynagh), 5 miles north east of Woodford.

O’Donovan’s field name books (1838) states that the standard name for the townland is Brackery South and its Irish form is Breacaire Theas. O’Donovan’s field name books states that there is a reference to Brackery South in the following documents:
Edward Kelly, Esq, Larkin’s County Map, Lord Riverstown and B S Sketch.

The Down Survey Map of Ireland 1641 (pre Cromwell) states that the owners of the townland of Brackery South in 1640 was Mr Conly and Rose Geoghegan. The Down Survey Map of Ireland states that Mr Conly was a protestant and Rose Geoghegan was a Catholic and that they continued to own the land in 1670. According to the Down Survey of Ireland, the names assigned to the townland was Linn alias bog.

1851 Old Age Pension Census

Michael Farrell. Application Number: C/15 1448
The applicant Michael Farrell with an address Kilcorban, Portumna, Co. Galway, applied for the Old Age Pension on 1st March 1915. According to Michael, his parents were Michael and Mary Farrell. He further stated that his address in 1851 was Brackery North. Extract from the census return reveals that Brackery South was also an option to try. According to the census return, Brackery North was uninhabited in 1851 and on the form itself there is a tick beside Brackery South. The form states that they gleaned information from the Census Returns of 1851 and that the name of the the head of the family was Michael Noon. Also according to the census return a fee of 2/- was paid but not refunded thus indicating that Michael Farrell was successful in his application.

Patrick Farrell Application Number: C/15 6790
The applicant Patrick Farrell with an address Mr Michael Farrell, Kilcorban, Ballyshrule, Portumna, Co. Galway applied for the Old Age Pension on 20th November 1915. According to Patrick, his parents were Patrick and Mary Farrell. According to the census return, his mother Mary was re-married after the death of his father, to a man named John Finn. He further stated that his address was Brackery North or Brackery South, Tynagh in the barony of Leitrim, Co. Galway. The census return states that information gleaned shows that in 1821 John Finn, the second husband of Mary Farrell, was 34 years old and a farmer. Mary Farrell Finn was 32 years old. Mary’s children from her first marriage were Michl who was 14 years old. Patt was 12 years old. Anthony was 4 years old. Mary was 8 years old and Biddy was 1 year old. According to the census return, a fee of 2/- was paid thus indicating that the application was successful.

Tithe Applotment Books 1823-37

There were no records for this townland.

Griffiths Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, the townland of Brackery South contained 197 acres and 36 perches of land therefore, it stated that Anthony F Nugent leased 197 acres and 36 perches to the following tennants: William Burke, Patrick Donohoe, John Cunningham, Thomas Moloney, Patrick Keating, Patrick Bourke, Jun, Laurence Cunningham, Patrick Tracy and Patrick Burke Sen. The overall rent paid was £70-0-0.

William Burke paid a total annual valuation rate of £7-0-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Donohoe paid a total annual valuation of £6-0-0 for house, office and land. John Cunningham paid a total annual valuation rate of £12-0-0 for house, office and land. Thomas Moloney paid a total annual valuation rate of £6-0-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Keating paid a total annual valuation rate of £6-5-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Bourke, Jun paid a total annual valuation rate of £6-0-0 for house, office and land. Laurence Cunningham paid a total annual valuation rate of £12-0-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Tracy paid a total valuation rate of £5-15-0 for house, office and land. Patrick Bourke Sen paid a total annual valuation of £9-0-0.

Census 1901

The N Form reveals that there were nine inhabited houses and one uninhabited house at the time of the 1901 census with 55 inhabitants.  There were 29 males and 26 females and all were Roman Catholics.  The head of households were Patrick Tracy, John Burke, John Hanrahan, Patrick Burke, James Keating, Mary Maloney, Patrick Cunningham, Edward Donoghoe and James Burke. Most of the occupants were born in County Galway except for one person born in Co Clare.

The B1 Form showed that all of the houses in Brackery South were built and listed as private dwellings. All of the house roofs were made of perishable material while all of the house walls were made of permanent material. There was no record of a B2 form for this townland.

Patrick Tracy was 69 years old and he was married to Anne who was 60 years old. Patrick was listed as a farmer. Anne was listed as a farmer’s wife. Listed on the Census Return A were 2 sons and 2 daughters. Micheal was 40 years old and he was a farmer’s son. Anne was 25 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. Bridget was 22 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. Patrick was 16 years old and he was a farmer’s son. According to the census return Michael was married whilst all of the other children were listed as single. All of the family could read and write and they all spoke English. Patrick’s house was listed as a 2nd class house and there were 2 rooms in the house. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated.

John Burke was 50 years old and he was married to Sobina who was 50 years old. John was listed as a farmer and Sobina was listed as a farmer’s wife. There were 3 sons and 1 daughter listed on the Census A Form. James was 25 years old. Thomas was 21 years old. Mary was 19 years old. John was 17 years old.  All of the family could read and write. All of the children were single and they all spoke English. John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated.

John Hanrahan, a widower was 50 years old and he lived with his 3 sons and 2 daughters. John was listed as a farmer and he was born in Co Clare. Michael was 24 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son. Mary was 22 years old and she was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Martin was 18 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son. Thomas was 16 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son and Bridget was 12 years old, also listed as a farmer’s daughter. All of the family could read and write. All of the children were single people. All of the family spoke English. John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated.

Patrick Burke was 50 years old and he was married to Cinon (sic) who was also 50 years old. Patrick was listed as a farmer who could not read or write and Cinon was listed as a farmer’s wife who could read and write. They were 2 sons and 4 daughters listed on the census return. John was 24 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son. Mary Anne was 21 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. Thomas was 20 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son. Bridget was 18 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. Honorah was 16 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. Margaret was 14 years and she was a farmer’s daughter. All of the children were listed as single and they could all read and write. All of the family spoke English. Patrick’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Patrick owned the land on which the house was situated.

James Keating was 50 years old and he was married to Julia who was 55 years old. James was listed as a farmer and Julia was listed as a farmer’s wife. There were 2 sons and 1 daughter listed on the census return. Bridget was 22 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. John was 20 years old and he was a farmer’s son. Patrick was 15 years old and he was listed as a scholar. All of the children were listed as single people. All of the family could read and write and they all spoke English. James’ house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. James owned the land on which his house was situated.

Mary Maloney, a widow was 65 years old and she was listed as a farmer. She was able to read. There were 2 sons and 2 daughters listed on the census return. John was 36 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. Honorah was 23 years old and she was listed as farmer’s daughter. William was 21 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. Mary was 18 years old and she was listed as farmer’s daughter. All of the children were listed as single and they could all read and write. All of the family spoke English. Mary’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Mary owned the land on which her house was situated.

Patrick Cunningham was 45 years old and he was married to Mary Anne who was 40 years old. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Mary Anne was listed as a farmer’s wife. Listed on the census return were 3 sons and 2 daughters. Minnie was 18 years old and she was a scholar. John Francis was 17 years old and he was a farmer’s son. William was 16 years old and he was a scholar. Patrick was 15 years old and he was a scholar. Christina was 5 years old. All of the children were listed as single. Most of the children could read and write. All of the family spoke English. Patrick’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated.

Edward Donoghoe, a widower was 60 years old and he was a farmer. There were 4 sons and 1 daughter listed on the census return. Peter was 27 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. John was 25 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. Thomas was 23 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. Mary was 21 years old and she was a dress maker. James was 19 years old and he was listed as farmer’s son. Margaret was 16 years old and she was listed as a scholar. All of the family could read and write and they all spoke English. All of the children were listed as single. Edward’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated.

James Burke was 60 years old and he was a farmer. He was married to Bridget who was 50 years old and she was listed as a farmer’s wife. There were 3 daughters listed on the census return. Mary was 15 years old. Annie was 13 years old and Bridget was 9 years old. All of the family could read and write and they all spoke English. All of the children were listed as scholars. James’ house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. James owned the land on which his house was situated.

Census 1911

The N Form shows that there were nine inhabited houses and one uninhabited house at the time of the 1911 census with 43 inhabitants.  There were 21 males and 22 females and all were Roman Catholics.  They were all born in County Galway. The head of households were James Burke, Patrick Cunningham, Edward Donoghue, John Moloney, John Keating, Patrick Burke, John Hanrahan, Anne Treacy and Sophie Burke. The B1 Form showed that all of the houses except for one in Brackery South were built and listed as private dwellings. The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roofs were made of perishable material. The B2 Form documents that there were  44 farm buildings in total, consisting of 9 stables, 9 cow houses, 7 calf house, 9 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 6 barns and 2 sheds.

James Burke was 71 years old.  He was a farmer and he could write and he could speak English. He was married to Bridget and she was 60 years old.  She could read and write and speak English.  At the time of the 1911 Census they were 25 years married and they had 3 children living. They lived with their daughters Mary who was 23 years old, Annie who was 21 years old and Bridget who was 17 years old. All of the daughters were listed as farmer’s daughters who could read and write. They all spoke English and they were all single ladies. The Burke’s house was listed as 2nd class with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms. James owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery.

Patrick Cunningham a widower was 60 years old. Patrick was listed as a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English. At the time of the 1911 census there were 3 sons and 2 daugthers listed. Minnie was 26 years old. John Francis was 25 years old. William was 24 years old. Patrick was 22 years old and Christine was 16 years old. All of the children could read and write and they were listed as farmer’s sons and farmer’s daughters. They were all single people. Patrick’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 4 rooms in the house. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Edward Donohue, a widower was 71 years old. He was a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English. He lived with 2 sons and 2 daughters. Peter was 32 years old. John was 30 years old. Mary was 25 years old and Margaret was 20 years old. All of the children could read and write and they were all listed as farmer’s sons and farmer’s daughters. All of the children were single. They all spoke English. Edward’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and 1 piggery.

John Moloney was 44 years old and he was listed as a farmer who could read and write. He spoke English. According to the Census Return 1911 he was married to Bridget for 4 years and they had 2 children still living. Bridget was 36 years old and she could read and write. She also spoke English. Mary was 2 years old and William was 1 year old. Mary Moloney, a widow, who was John’s mother, also dwelled in the house at the time of the census. Mary was 76 years old and she could read and write. She spoke English. William Moloney who was a brother of John’s also lived in the house at the time of the census. William was 34 years old and he could read and write. He was listed as a farmer and he spoke English. John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house. John 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 2 sheds.

John Keating was 32 years old and he was married to Mary who was 31 years old. John was a farmer who could read and write and he spoke Irish and English. Mary could read and write and she spoke Irish and English. Larry Madden who was a labourer general also dwelled in the house. He was 22 years old and he could read and write. He spoke Irish and English. He was a single man. John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Patrick Burke was 72 years old and he was listed as a farmer who could not read. He spoke English. According to the Census Return Form A 1911 he was married to Ellen for 38 years and they had 8 children born alive and 7 children still living. Ellen was 69 years old and she could read. Ellen also spoke English. They lived with 2 sons and 5 daughters. John was 37 years old. Mary Anne was 34 years old. Thomas was 33 years old. Kate was 27 years old. Bridget was 25 years old. Norah was 21 years old and Margaret was 19 years old. All of the children could read and write and they all spoke English. They were all listed on the census as farmer’s sons or farmer’s daughters. All of the children were single. Patrick’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 3 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

John Hanrahan, a widower was 62 years old and he was a farmer. He could read and write and he was born in Co Clare. John lived with his son and daughter. Martin was 29 years old and he was a farmer’s son. Bridget was 21 years old and she was a farmer’s daughter. They could both read and write and all of the family spoke English. The children were both single. John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Ann Treacy, a widow was 69 years old. She could read and she was listed as a farmer. Ann spoke English. Ann lived with 1 son and 1 daughter. Bridget was 27 years old and she was a dressmaker. Patrick was 26 years old and he was listed as a farmer’s son. They were both single. Ann’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 2 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Ann owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Sophia Burke, a widow was 67 years old and she was a farmer. Sophia could not read and she spoke English. She lived with 2 sons. James was 40 years old and Thomas was 30 years old. They were both listed as farmer’s sons who could read and write. They both spoke English and they were single. Sophia’s house was listed as a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house. Sophia owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

 

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