Carrowcrin

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Noreen Shiel, Abbey Heritage

Carrowcrin Townland

Carrowcrin/An Cheathrú Chruinn/ Quarterland

Carrowcrin is a townland in the civil parish of Ballynakill, in the barony of Leitrim and the county of Galway. It is situated in the north end of the parish of Ballynakill about 5 miles north of Woodford.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard name for the townland was Carrowcrin. Its Irish form is Ceathramhadh Cruin. The translation of the name is given as “round quarter”. In addition to this, the townland name has had various spellings assigned to it over time. They include the following: Carrowcrin; Ceathramhadh Cruin; Carhoocrin; Curhoocrin in B. S. Sketch; Carrocrin in Hyath. Clarke,Esq; Carrowcroyne in Inq. Temp. Car.1; Carrowcreen in  Inq.Temp.Gul.III; Carrowcrinin in Inq.Temp.Gul.III; Carrowcroyne in Inq.Temp.Jac.I; Carrowreyn in Inq.Temp.Jac.I and Carruecrine in Larkin’s County Map. O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) further states that Carrowcrin is a small townland, nearly all under cultivation containing some small pieces of furze and bog. It does not consist of any matter worthy of remark.

The Down Survey Map 1641 (pre Cromwell) lists the owner as the Earl of Clanrickard (Protestant). The Down Survey Map 1670 (post Cromwell) shows the Earl of Clanrickard (Protestant) still continues to own the land. There were 507 plantation acres of unprofitable land and 413 plantation acres of profitable land.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search forms

No applicant from Carrowcrin.

Carrowcrin Tithe Applotment 1834

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 Carrowcrin was undertaken in 1834. It states that the townland of Carrowcrin was in the parish of Ballinakill and in the Diocese of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh.

There was one proprietor in the townland at this time, namely: Sir J Burke, Bart.

According to the Tithe Applotment Books Sir J Burke, Bart held 74 acres 2 roods and 1 perch of land which was occupied by 11 named 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:

Edwd Fallon held 5 acres of land that was valued at 18s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 10s 0d. He paid 2s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4d and the Vicar received 1s 8¼d which was a total of 2s 0¼d.

John Curley held one acre of land that was valued at £1 1s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 1s 0d. He paid 0s 7¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1d and the Vicar received 4½d which was a total of 5½d.

John Conway held 10 acres 1 rood and 25 perches of land that was valued at £1 2s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £11 14s 2d. He paid 7s ½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 11d and the Vicar received 4s 4½d which was a total of 5s 3½d.

Pat Fahy held 1 acre and 2 roods of land that was valued at £1 2s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 13s 0d. He paid 1s 0d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0s 1½d and the Vicar received 7½d which was a total of 9d.

John Nevin held 12 acres 1 rood and 25 perches of land that was valued at £1 3s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £14 14s 5d. He paid 8s 5¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s 1¼d and the Vicar received 5s 3d which was a total of 6s 4¼d.

Denis Grogan held 3 acres 0 rood and 20 perches of land that was valued at £1 2s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 8s 9d. He paid 2s 0¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Vicar received 1s 3d which was a total of 1s 6¼d.

Michl Kiriwan held 10 acres 1 rood and 25 perches of land that was valued at £1 2s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £11 9s 0d. He paid 6s 11d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 10½d and the Vicar received 4s 3¼d which was a total of 5s 2¼d.

John Heagney held 12 acres 1 rood and 26 perches of land that was valued at £1 2s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £13 13s 0d. He paid 8s 2½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s ¼d and the Vicar received 5s 1½d which was a total of 6s 1¾d.

Thos Heagney held 4 acres and 2 roods of land that was valued at £1 0s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 10s 0d. He paid 2s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar received 1s 8¼d which was a total of 2s ½d.

Pat Fallon held 5 acres of land that was valued at 18s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 10s 0d. He paid 2s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar received 1s 8¼d which was a total of 2s ½d.

Thos Heagney held 8 acres and 3 roods of land that was valued at £1 0s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £8 15s 0d. He paid 5s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8d and the Vicar received 3s 3d which was a total of 3s 11d.

Griffith’s Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation the area of the townland Carrowcrin was 120 acres and 2 roods. The valuation of the land was £60 10s 0d and the valuation of the buildings was £3 0s 0d giving a total valuation of £63 10s 0d. Sir Thomas J Burke, Baronet leased all the land in Carrowcrin. He leased land, houses and offices to the following: John Conway paid a total of £9 15s 0d for a house, offices and land; Martin Conway paid a total of £7 0s 0d for a house and land; Patrick Kirwan paid a total of £7 10s 0d for a house, office and land; Thomas Hayden paid a total of £5 5s 0d for a house and land; John Hayden paid a total of £10 10s 0d for a house, office and land; Patrick Breheny paid a total of £7 0s 0d for a house, office and land; John Nevin paid a total of £12 0s 0d for a house, offices and land and William Conway paid a total of £4 10s 0d for land.

Census 1901

The N Form documents 7 inhabited houses in the townland of Carrowcrin at the time of the 1901 census with 49 inhabitants. The B1 Form shows that all the houses had walls made of a permanent material like stone, brick or concrete. All except two of the houses had roofs made of a perishable material such as mud, thatch, etc. There were 29 males and 20 females and all were Roman Catholics. The head of the households were: Mary Egan, John Nevin, Patrick Heagney, John Conway, Catherine Hogan, Cornelius McDonagh and Mary Heagney. All the residents were born in Co Galway. The B2 Form lists 38 outhouses in total consisting of 7 stables, 7 cow houses,2 calf houses, 1 dairy, 7 piggeries, 6 fowl houses,1 boiling house and 7 barns.

Mary Egan was an 84 year old farmer. She was a widow and lived with her son Edward who was 46 years old. Edward was not married. Mary could read and Edward could read and write. They both spoke English and Irish. Mary Egan’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary owned the land the house was built on and there were 6 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

John Nevin was a 46 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Mary Anne who was 40 years old and their children: Michael Joe who was 11 years old; Mary Jane who was 10 years old; Thomas who was 9 years of age; Bridget Kate who was 8 years of age Margaret who was 6 years of age; Timothy who was 4 years old and Frances who was 2 years old. Mary Anne Nevin, John’s 65 year old mother also resided with the family. Two servants were also listed on the census form: Jane McDonagh who was 20 years old and Patt Burke who was 17 years old. All of the family members except Timothy and Francis could read and write. Jane McDonagh could read and Patt Burke could read and write. John’s mother, Mary Anne was a widow and both Jane McDonagh and Patt Burke were single. Jane was a domestic servant and Patt was a farm servant. John Nevin’s house was a first class house with 6 front windows and 7 rooms. John owned the land the house was built on and had 8 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house and a barn

Patrick Heagney was a 55 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Mary who was 54 years old and their children: John who was 28 years old; Martin who was 22 years old; Maria who was 11 years of age and Bridget who was 15 years of age. John was listed as a farmer, Martin was a carpenter and both Maria and Bridget were scholars. All of the family members could read and write. Patrick and Mary both spoke English and Irish. None of the children were married. Patrick Heagney’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick owned the land the house was built on and had 5 outhouses namely a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

John Conway was a 45 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget who was 33 years old and their children: Thomas who was 7 years old; Patrick who was 5 years old; Margret who was 3 years of age and Michael who was 2 years old. Martin Conway, John’s 38 year old brother also resided with the family as did 17 year old servant Bridget Delaney. All of the family members except for the 3 youngest children could read and write. Bridget Delaney could not read. Thomas and Patrick were listed as scholars and Bridget Delaney was listed as a domestic servant. John Conway’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John owned the land the house was built on and had 5 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

Catherine Hogan was a 50 year old farmer. She was a widow and lived with her children: Mary who was 24 years old; Patrick who was 23 years old; Thomas who was 21 years of age; Michael who was 19 years old and 18 year old John. Mary, Patrick, Thomas and Michael were listed as farmers and John was listed as a postman. All of the family members could read and write. None of the adult children were married. Catherine Hogan’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine owned the land the house was built on and had 5 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

Cornelius McDonagh was a 36 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget who was 36 years old and their children: Tom who was 9 years old; John who was 8 years old; Stephen who was 6 years of age; Cornelius who was 4 years of age; Martin who was 2 years of age and Peter who was 2 months old. Pat Deleney who was a 16 year old servant was also resident. All of the family members could read and write except for the three youngest children. Pat Deleney could read. Tom, John, Stephen and 4 year old Cornelius were listed as scholars. Pat Deleney was listed as a farm servant. Cornelius McDonagh’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Cornelius owned the land the house was built on and had 4 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

Mary Heagney was a 91 year old farmer. She was a widow and lived with her family: her son Patrick who was 44 years old; her daughter in law Katherin who was 32 years old; grandson Thomas who was 7 years of age; granddaughters, Maryanne who was 4 years old and 2 year old Margaret. Patrick, Katerin and Thomas could read and write. Mary Heagney’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Mary owned the land the house was built on and had 5 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.

Census 1911

According to the N Form there were 7 inhabited houses at the time of the 1911 census with 53 inhabitants. There were 30 males and 23 females, all were Roman Catholics and all of them were born in Co Galway. The head of the households were: Catherine Hagney, Patrick Heagney, John Nevin, Cornelius McDonagh, Catherine Hogan, John Conway and Edward Egan. The B1 Form shows that all of the houses had walls built with permanent materials while there were 2 houses with roofs built of permanent materials such as slate, tiles or iron and the remaining 5 houses had roofs constructed of perishable materials like mud, straw, etc. The B2 Form shows that there were 54 outhouses consisting of 7 stables, 1 coach house, 7 cow houses, 7 calf houses, 1 dairy, 7 piggeries, 7 fowl houses, 1 boiling house, 7 barns,00202 turf houses and 7 sheds.

Catherine Hagney was a 45 year old farmer. She was a widow and lived with her children: Thomas who was 18 years; Mary Anne who was 14 years old; Margaret who was 12 years of age; Catherine who was 9 years old and 5 year old Delia. Thomas was a farmer and the other children were listed as scholars. Catherine could read and all the children could read and write. Thomas was single. Catherine Hagney’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Catherine owned the land the house was built on and had 8 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn, a turf house and a shed.

Patrick Heagney was a 68 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Mary who was 68 years old and their children: John who was 39 years old; James who was 36 years old; Martin who was 33 years old and Bridget who was 25 years old. Patrick and Mary were married for 42 years and had 7 children all of whom were surviving at the time of the census. John and James were listed as farmers and Martin was listed as a carpenter. Patrick could read and all of the other family members could read and write. None of the adult children was married. Patrick Heagney’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Patrick owned the land the house was built on and had 7 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

John Nevin was a 56 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Mary Anne who was 50 years old. They were married for 23 years and had 9 children, all of whom were surviving at the time of the census. The following of their children lived with them: Michael J who was 21 years old; Thomas who was 19 years of age; Bridget Kate who was 17 years of age Margaret who was 15 years of age; Tim who was 14 years old; Frank who was 12 years old; Annie Justine who was 10 years old and 8 year old John James. Jane McDonagh a 33 year old domestic servant was also resident. Michael J and Thomas were listed as farmer’s sons and all the other children were listed as scholars. All of the family members could read and write. All the adult children and Jane McDonagh were single. John Nevin’s house was a second class house with 5 front windows and 5 rooms. John owned the land the house was built on and had 11 outhouses, namely a stable, a coach house, a cow house, a calf house, a dairy, a piggery, a fowl house, a boiling house, a barn, a turf house and a shed.

Cornelius McDonagh was a 46 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget who was 48 years old. They were married for 20 years and had 8 children, all of whom were alive at the time of the census. All of the children resident with them were listed as follows: Thomas who was 19 years old; John who was 18 years old; Stephen who was 16 years of age; Cornelius who was 14 years of age; Martin who was 12 years of age; Peter who was 10 years old; Edward who was 8 years of age and 6 year old Mary. All of the children were listed as scholars. All of the family members could read and write except Mary, the youngest who could read only. Cornelius McDonagh’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Cornelius owned the land the house was built on and had 7 outhouses, namely, a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

Catherine Hogan was a 71 year old widow. She lived with her son Patrick who was 36 years of age and her daughter in law Annie who was also 36 years of age. They were married for 5 years and had 3 children all of whom were surviving at the time of the census. Catherine’s sons, Thomas who was 33 years of age and 30 year old Michael, were also resident. She also lived with her grandchildren: Mary Sarah Madden who was 6 years; Michl Thomas who was 4 years of age; John J who was 3 years of age and one year old Patrick B. All of the family members could read and write except for the 3 youngest children. Patrick and Michael were listed as farmers. Thomas was a postman and Mary Sarah Madden was a scholar. Thomas and Michael were not married. Catherine Hogan’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Catherine owned of the land on which the house was built and there were 7 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery,a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

John Conway was a 56 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Bridget who was 44 years old. They were married for 18 years and had 8 children all of whom were surviving at the time of the census. They lived with their children: Thomas who was 17 years old; Patrick who was 15 years old; Margret who was 13 years of age, Michael who was 11 years old; Martin who was 10 years of age; Mary S who was 7 years of age; Annie B who was 5 years of age and one year old Bridget A. All of the family members except for the 3 youngest children could read and write. Mary S could read. Thomas was listed as a farmer and Patrick, Michael, Margret, Martin and Mary S were listed as scholars. John Conway’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. John owned the land the house was built on and had 7 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

Edward Egan was a 63 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Catherine who was 50 years old. They were married for 9 years and had no children. They could read and write. Edward Egan’s house was a second class house with 3 front windows and 4 rooms. Edward owned the land the house was built on and there were 7 outhouses, namely a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a fowl house, a barn and a shed.

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