Derryvunlam

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Noreen Shiel, Abbey Heritage

Derryvunlam Townland

Derryvunlam, Doire Bhunlam, Oak-wood, grove, thicket

Derryvunlam is a townland in the civil parish of Ballinakill, in the barony of Leitrim and in the county of Galway. It is situated on the east north east side of the parish of Ballynakill (sic) about 2¼ miles east north east of Woodford. It is a long straggling townland partially cultivated, being chiefly composed of rough boggy land. The centre is composed of Shannon Hill Demesne, all under plantation and ornamental ground, with Shannon Hill House near the centre.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard name for the townland is Derryvunlan and its Irish form is Doire Bhunlam. The translation of the name is given as Bunlan’s oak wood. In addition to this, the townland name has had various spellings assigned to it over time. They include the following: Derryvolnam listed in B S Sketch; Derrawolnam in Larkin’s County Map and as Derrygoonlan in Hyath Clarke Esq.

There is no townland information for Derryvunlam in the Down Survey Map.

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 Derryvunlan was undertaken in 1834. It states that the townland of Coolfin 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 Mat Conally, Esq

According to the Tithe Applotment Books he held 704 acres 0 rood and 11 perches of land which was occupied by 50 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:

Mat Power held 5 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 12 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 0s 0d. He paid 1s 9¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s 1½d which was a total of 1s 4¼d.

Thos Burke held 11 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £7 14s 0d. He paid 4s 7¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 7d and the Dean received 2s 10¾d which was a total of 3s 5¾d.

Pat Abberton held 8 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 17s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £7 0s 0d. He paid 4s 2¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 6½d and the Dean received 2s 7½d which was a total of 3s 2d.

Michl [Michael] Abberton held 8 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 15 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 0s 0d. He paid 3s 7½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 3d which was a total of 2s 8¾d.

Stephen Abberton held 8 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 15 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 0s 0d. He paid 3s 7½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 3d which was a total of 2s 8¾d.

W Abberton held 3 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 17s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s 3d. He paid 1s 10d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s 1¾d which was a total of 1s 4½d.

Laurence Abberton held 3 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 17s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s 3d. He paid 1s 10d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s 1¾d which was a total of 1s 4½d.

Lauc [Laurence] Abberton held 1 acre 3roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 15 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 6s 3d. He paid 9½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 6d which was a total of 7¼d.

Robt [Robert] Watson held 8 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £5 12s 0d. He paid 3s 4¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5d and the Dean received 2s 1d which was a total of 2s 6d.

Pat Watson held 5 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings  per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 10s 0d. He paid 2s 1¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Dean received 1s 3¼d which was a total of 1s 7d.

Robt [Robert] Watson held 4 acres 3 roods and 32 perches of land that was valued at 14s 6d  per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 11s 10d. He paid 2s 1¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Dean received 1s 4¼d which was a total of 1s 7½d.

Michl [Michael] Fahy held 4 acres 1 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s 8d. He paid 1s 10¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s 1¾d which was a total of 1s 4½d.

Conor Shiel held 4 acres 1 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s 8d. He paid 1s 10¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s 1¾d which was a total of 1s 4½d.

Jno [John] Goonan held 8 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 5s 3d. He paid 5s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 3¾d which was a total of 2s 9½d.

Jno [John] Goonan held 10 acres 0 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 5 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £2 10s 0d. He paid 1s 6d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¼d and the Dean received 11¼d which was a total of 1s 1½d.

Wm [William] Power held 5 acres 1 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 13s 6d. He paid 2s 2¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Dean received 1s 4½d which was a total of 1s 7¾d.

Pat Mitchell held 3 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings  per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £2 9s 0d. He paid 1s 6d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¼d and the Dean received 11¼d which was a total of 1s 1½d.

Thos Fahy held 6 acres 0 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 4s 0d. He paid 2s 6½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¾d and the Dean received 1s 7¼d which was a total of 1s 11d.

John Lynch held 5 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 10s 0d. He paid 2s 1¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Dean received 1s 3¼d which was a total of 1s 7d.

John Power held 11 acres 0 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 7 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 17s 0d. He paid 2s 4d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3½d and the Dean received 1s 5½d which was a total of 1s 9d.

Wm [William] Hogan held 3 acres 0 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 12 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 16s 0d. He paid 1s 0¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 8¼d which was a total of 9½d.

Wm [William] Conry held 4 acres 1 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 8s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 16s 2d. He paid 1s 0¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 8¼d which was a total of 9½d.

Ricd [Richard] Holland held 4 acres 0 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 17s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 10s 0d. He paid 2s 1¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3¼d and the Dean received 1s 3¾d which was a total of 1s 7d.

Thos [Thomas] Burke held 2 acres 2 roods and 27 perches of land that was valued at 14 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 17s 4d. He paid 1s 1½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¾d and the Dean received 8½d which was a total of 10¼d.

Jimmy Garan held 1 acres 0 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 7 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 7s 0d. He paid 2½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¼d and the Dean received 1½d which was a total of 1¾d.

Charles Noone held 2 acres 1 rood and 0 perches of land that was valued at 8 shillings  per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 18s 0d. He paid 6½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¾d and the Dean received 4d which was a total of 4¾d.

Pat Commory  held 6 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 7s 6d  per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £2 8s 9d. He paid 1s 5¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¼d and the Dean received 11 pence which was a total of 1s 1¼d.

Edwd [Edward] Dooley held 8 acres of land that was valued at 7s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £2 16s 0d. He paid 1s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Dean received 1s ¾d which was a total of 1s 3½d.

John Clasby held 15 acres of land that was valued at 11s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £8 5s 0d. He paid 4s 11½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 7½d and the Dean received 3s 1¼d which was a total of 3s 8¾d.

Pat Kilcreest held 3 acres of land that was valued at 11s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 13s 0d. He paid 11½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 7d which was a total of 8¼d.

Edwd [Edward] Burke held 4 acres 1 rood of land that was valued at 9s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 18s 3d. He paid 1s 1¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¾d and the Dean received 5¾d which was a total of 10½d.

Tho[Thomas] Fahy held 1 acre of land that was valued at 9s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 9s 0d. He paid 3¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¼d and the Dean received 2d which was a total of 2¼d.

Martin Moran held 4 acres of land that was valued at 12s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £2 8s 0d. He paid 1s 5¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¼d and the Dean received 10¾d which was a total of 11s 1d.

Pat Goonan held 10 acres of land that was valued at 12s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 0s 0d. He paid 3s 7½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 3d which was a total of 2s 8¾d.

Thos [Thomas] Fahy held 6 acres of land that was valued at 11s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 6s 0d. He paid 2 shillings of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3d and the Dean received 1s 3d which was a total of 1s 6d.

W Harding held 1 acre and 2 roods of land that was valued at 11s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 16s 6d. He paid 6d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¾d and the Dean received 3¾d which was a total of 4¼d.

Pat Mahon Snr held 10 acres of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 5s 0d. He paid 3s 9d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 4¼d which was a total of 2s 10d.

Pat Mahon Jnr held 10 acres of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 5s 0d. He paid 3s 9d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Dean received 2s 4¼d which was a total of 2s 10d.

John Daly held 2 acres I rood and 8 perches of land that was valued at 8 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 18s 5d. He paid 6½ of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¾d and the Dean received 4d which was a total of 4¾d.

Betty Conry held 4 acres 2 roods and 32 perches of land that was valued at 8 shillings per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 17s 7d. She paid 1s 1½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¾d and the Dean received 8½d which was a total of 10¼d.

John Hickey held 4 acres of land that was valued at 5s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 0s 0d. He paid 7¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1d and the Dean received 4½d which was a total of 5¼d.

Peter Higgins held 5 acres 2 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 6s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 13s 0d. He paid 11½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 7d which was a total of 8¼d.

Pat Burke held 4 acres of land that was valued at 6s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 4s 0d. He paid 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1d and the Dean received 5¼d which was a total of 6¼d.

Wm [William] Wilson held 5 acres of land that was valued at 6s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 10s 0d. He paid 10¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¼d and the Dean received 6¾d which was a total of 8d.

Thos [Thomas] Mahon held 2 acres of land that was valued at 6s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 1s 0d. He paid 4½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0½d and the Dean received 2¾d which was a total of 3¼d.

Wm [William] Donohue held 3 acres 3 roods and 0 perches of land that was valued at 6s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 2s 6d. He paid 8d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1d and the Dean received 5d which was a total of 6d.

Richd [Richard] Hale held 5 acres of land that was valued at 7s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £1 17s 6d. He paid 1s 1½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1¾d and the Dean received 8½d which was a total of 10¼d.

Timy [Timmy] Burke held 2 acres of land that was valued at 9s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 18s 0d. He paid 6½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0¾d and the Dean received 4¼d which was a total of 5d.

Francis Mahon held 1 acre and 3 roods of land that was valued at 7s 0d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of 12s 3d. He paid 4½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 0½d and the Dean received 2¾d which was a total of 3¼d.

Mat Connally Esq held 185 acres of bog. It was valued at 6 pence per acre with a total valuation of £4 12s 6d. He paid 2s 9¼d of a tithe tax.  The Bishop got 4d and the Dean got 1s 9d which was a total of 2s 1d.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search forms

Mary Coen Applicant No C167610

The applicant, Mary Coen gave her address as c/o Mr John Finlay, Killeen, Terryglass, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary. She applied for the old age pension on 7th December, 1916. According to Mary her parents were John and Annie Coen nee Burke. The form shows that the census return was searched on 11th December, 1916 but Mary Coen was not found. The form also shows that the PPs letter was returned on 13th December, 1916.

Bridget Murphy Applicant No C161241

The applicant, Bridget Murphy gave her address as c/o Mr M C Stronge, Portumna, Co Galway. She applied for the old age pension on 12th February, 1916. According to Bridget her parents were Ml and Bridget Murphy. The form shows that the census return was searched on 16th February, 1916 but Bridget Murphy was not found. The form also shows that the fee of 2 shillings was returned.

 

Griffith’s Valuation

According to Griffith’s Valuation the area of Derryvunlam was 1146 acres, and 37 perches. The valuation of the land was £260 12s 0d and the valuation of the buildings was £34 8s 0d giving a total valuation of £295 0s 0d. Edward R Matthews was the immediate leaser of all the land in Deryvunlam. He leased to the following: Patrick McGinn, Hugh Callanan, Thomas Burke, John Mohan, James Fahy, John Hanbery, Thomas Ray, William Stapleton, Edmund Dooley, John Watson, Robert Watson Jun, Robert Watson, Michael Abberton, John Abberton, Stephen Abberton, Matthew Power, Michael Power, Martin Power, Patrick Lynch, John Nash, John Moran, John Houghan, Patrick Goonan, James Mullen.

Edward R Matthews retained land, a house, offices, 4 cottiers’ houses and a garden for himself with an annual valuation of £107 10s 0d. He also retained a cottiers house and land which had an annual valuation of £2 5s 0d and a further plot of land which had a rateable valuation of £42 5s 0d. Lastly he retained some bog for himself and paid an annual rateable valuation of £1 10s 0d for it. Patrick McGinn rented a house and land and paid an annual valuation of £1 0s 0d. Hugh Callanan rented a house, office and land for a rateable valuation of £4 10s 0d. Thomas Burke rented a house, offices, land and forge and paid an annual valuation of £3 15s 0d. John Mohan paid £2 10s 0d for house, offices and land. James Fahy leased a house and land which had an annual rateable valuation of £2 5s 0d. John Hanbery paid a total annual valuation of £6 5s 0d for house, offices and land. Thomas Ray paid a total annual valuation of £3 0s 0d for a house, offices and land. William Stapleton paid an annual valuation of £6 0s 0d for a house, offices and land. Edmund Dooley paid £3 15s 0d for a house, offices and land. John Watson paid £3 15s 0d for a house, offices and land. Robert Watson Jun paid £0 10s 0d for a house, offices and land. Robert Watson (black) paid £18 15s 0d for a herd’s house, offices and land. Michael Abberton paid £4 15s 0d for a house, offices and land. John Abberton also paid £4 15s 0d for a house, offices and land while Stephen Abberton paid £4 15s 0d for a house and land. Matthew Power paid £7 15s 0d for a house, offices and land. Michael Power, Martin Power and Patrick Lynch each paid £3 15s 0d for a house, offices and land. John Nash leased land for which he paid an annual rateable valuation of £18 15s 0d. John Moran paid £11 0s 0d for a house, offices and land. John Houghan paid £8 10s 0d for land, Patrick Goonan paid £6 0s 0d for a house, offices and land and James Mullen paid £5 15s 0d for land.

Census 1901

There were nineteen households listed in the townland of Derryvunlam when the 1901 Census was taken. The N form documents that there were 106 inhabitants, 55 were male and 51 were female. 104 residents were Roman Catholic and two residents were Church of Ireland. All of the residents were born in Galway apart from two, one born in Co Down and one born in Co Tipperary. The  head of the households were: Darby Goonan, Peter Rouhan, Martin Nash, Michael Power, James Power, Bridget Power, Catherine Abberton, John Nash, Anne Watson, John Watson, Michael Hanbury, David Rea, John Duane, Patrick Bohan, Edwrd Ruthven Matthews, Patrick Gorman, Mary Mahon. The B1 Form showed that all of the houses apart from one shop were built as private dwellings. There were 18 inhabited houses and one house uninhabited. All of the houses had walls constructed from permanent materials while just 4 of the houses had roofs made from a permanent material.The B2 Form shows there were a total of 71 outhouses consisting of 12 stables, 14 cow houses, 8 calf houses, 11 piggeries, 6 fowl houses, 9 barns, 1 potato house and 11 sheds.

Darby Goonan was 60 years of age and a farmer. He lived with his wife, Mary who was 55 years old, his son Edward who was 27 years of age and his three daughters: Annie who was 20 years old, Moriah who was 18 years of age and 14 year old Agnes. All the family could read and write and none was listed as speaking Irish. Edward’s occupation was farmer’s son and both Annie and Moriah were listed as farmer’s daughters. Agnes was a scholar. None of the children was married. Darby Goonan’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 4 rooms. Darby owned the land on which his house was situated and he had 5 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Peter Rouhan was 50 years of age and he was a farmer. He lived with his wife Lucy who was 40 years old and his children: John who was 21 years of age; Patt who was 13 years old; 10 year old Peter; Katie who was 18 years old and Bridget and Mary who were both 16 years old. None of the children was married. John’s occupation was listed as farmer’s son while his three daughters were listed as farmer’s daughters. Patt and Peter were scholars. Peter Rouhan’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. He owned the land on which his house was situated and had 4 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house and a piggery.

Martin Nash was a farmer and was 45 years of age. He lived with his wife Johana who was 41 years old and his children: Michael who was 18 years old; James who was 15 years old; John who was 13 years old; 7 year old William; Mary who was 17 years old; Bridget who was 11 years of age; 9 year old Margaret; Julia who was 5 years old; Johana who was 3 years of age and 7 month old Winnifred. Johana and Mary were listed as farmers while Michael was described as a rural postman. James, John, Bridget, Margaret, William, Julia and Johana were all listed as scholars. All of the family, apart from the three youngest members, Julia, Johana and Winnifred could read and write. None of the children was married. Martin Nash’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. He owned the land on which his house was situated. He had 5 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and a barn.

Michael Power was a farmer and was 59 years of age. He lived with his wife Margaret who was 39 years old and his children: Michl (sic) who was 12 years old; William who was 10 years old; James who was 8 years old; Patrick who was 6 years old; Annie who was 9 years old; Ellie who was 5 years old and 4 year old Teresea (sic). Catherine Coen, a 33 year old servant also resided with the family. Margaret was a farmer and all of the children were listed as scholars. All the family could read and write apart from Teresea. Catherine Coen was a domestic servant who was not married and could not read. Michael Power’s house was built as a shop and was inhabited. There were 4 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms. Michael owned the land on which the house was situated and had 5 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and a barn.

James Power was a farmer and was 55 years of age. He lived with his wife Hanoria who 43 years old and his children: 20 year old Annie, 18 year old John and Thomas who was 12 years old. All the family could read and write. Hanoria’s occupation is not listed while Annie is a farmer’s daughter, John is a farmer’s son and Thomas is a scholar. None of the family spoke Irish and none of the children was married. James Power’s house had 4 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. James owned the land on which the house was situated and had 2 outhouses namely a cow house and a piggery.

Bridget Power was a farmer who was 55 years of age. She was a widow and lived with her children: Michael who was 20 years; Thomas who was 18 years of age and 14 year old Bridget. Michael was a farmer’s son, Thomas was a rural postman and Bridget was a scholar. All the family could read and write. None of the children was married. Bridget Power’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Bridget owned the land on which the house was situated and she had 2 outhouses namely a cow house and a piggery.

Catherine Abberton was a farmer and a widow and she was 50 years of age. She lived with her children: Patrick who was 23 years old; Stephen who was 20 years old; Margaret who was 16 years of age; Edward who was 12 years old; Catherine who was 14 years old and 9 year old John. Patrick and Stephen were listed as farmer’s sons and Margaret was a farmer’s daughter. Edward, Catherine and John were scholars. Catherine and Patrick could read while Stephen, Margaret, Edward and Catherine were able to read and write but John could not read. None of Catherine’s family listed on the census form was married. Catherine Abberton’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Catherine Abberton owned the land on which the house was situated and she had 3 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

John Nash was 30 years of age and he was a farmer. He lived with his wife Annie who was 29 years old, his sons, Maurice who was 4 years old and W Joe who was 4 months old and his 69 year old mother, Marie. Maurice and W Joe’s occupation was listed as farmer’s son and Marie’s was housekeeping. John, Annie and Marie could read and write. Marie was a widow. John Nash’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. John owned the land on which the house was situated. He had 5 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

Anne Watson was a 50 year old widowed farmer. She lived with her children: Anne who was 28 years old, Sabina who was 23 years old, Michael who was 26 years old, Robert who was 25 years old, 21 year old John, 15 year old Thomas and 13 year old Joseph. Anne and Sabina were listed as farmer’s daughters while Michael, Robert and Thomas were farmer’s sons. John was a tailor and Joseph was a scholar. All the occupants could read and write but none of them spoke Irish. The census form listed all the adult children as single. Anne Watson’s house had walls and roof both built of permanent materials. There were 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms. Anne owned the land on which the house was situated and there were 5 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

John Watson was 47 years of age and he was a caretaker. He lived with his wife Moira who was 45 years of age and his children: John who was 17 years old; Margret who was 11 years old and 9 year old Patrick. John was an agricultural labourer. Margret and Patrick were scholars. All of the family could read and write. John Watson’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Michael Clarke owned the land on which the house was built. John had one outhouse, namely a piggery.

Michael Hanbury was 60 years of age and he was a farmer. He lived with his wife Winifred who was 47 years old and his children: John who was 21 years old; Margt who was 17 years of age; James who was 14 years old; Michael who was 12 years old; Sarah who was 9 years old; 7 year old Mary A and 3 year old Winifred. Michael could read and all the other family members apart from 3 year old Winifred could read and write. John and James were listed as farmer’s sons and Margt was listed as a farmer’s daughter. Michael, Sarah, Mary A and Winifred were scholars. John and Margt were not married. Michael Hanbury’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Michael owned the land on which the house was built. He had 4 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house and a piggery.

David Rea was a 60 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret who was 70 years old. Both of them could read and write. David Rea’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 5 rooms. David owned the land on which the house was built and he had 5 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

Michael Callinan was a farmer and was 55 years of age. He lived with his wife Winnifred who was 50 years old and his daughter Cathleen who was 14 years old. Michael and Winnifred could read and Cathleen could read and write. Michael Callinan’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was built and had 5 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

John Duane was a farmer and was 40 years of age. He lived with his wife Mary who was 38 years old and his children: Michael who was 18 years old; Patrick who was 16 years old; Kate who was 14 years old; James who was 12 years of age; John who was 10 years old; Anne who was 6 years old; Thomas who was 4 years old and Margaret who was a year old. Mary was a housekeeper. Michael and Patrick were listed as farmer’s sons. All the other children, except for the baby Margaret, were scholars. Michael, Patrick, Kate, James and John (the son) could read and write. John Duane’s house had 1 front window and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. John owned the land on which the house was built. He had 1 outhouse, namely a piggery.

Patrick Bohan was a farmer and he was 56 years of age. He was a widower. He could not read. Patrick Bohan’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 2 rooms. Patrick owned the land on which the house was built and he had 1 outhouse, namely a piggery.

Edwrd Ruthven Matthews was 75 years of age and was born in Co Down. His marital status was listed as married and his religion was Church of Ireland. He was a magistrate and land owner and could read and write. Caroline Maria Matthews was his 45 year old daughter who was born in Co Galway. She was not married and her religion was Church of Ireland. She could read and write. Mary Clearahan was a 22 year old servant. She was born in Co Tipperary and was a general domestic servant who could read and write. She was Roman Catholic and was not married. Edwrd Ruthven Matthews’ house walls were built of permanent material and the roof was also constructed of a permanent material such as slate or tiles. There were 12 front windows and it was listed as a first class house with 11 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was constructed. He had 21 outhouses, but they were not listed on Page 1 of Form B2 and Page 2 is not available.

Patrick Gorman was 46 years of age and he was a steward. He was a widower and he lived with his children: Michael who was 18 years old; Thomas who was 16 years old; Bridget who was 14 years old and 11 year old Cornelius. All of the children were listed as agricultural labourers. All of the family members could read and write. Patrick Gorman’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 2 rooms. It had a roof constructed with a permanent material such as slate or tiles. Edward Ruthven Matthews owned the land on which the house was built. Patrick had one outhouse but it is not listed.

Mary Mahon was a farmer and was 57 years of age. She was not married and lived with her son Thomas Gorman who was 24 years old. Thomas was a tailor and was not married. Both of the occupants could read and write. Mary Mahon’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Mary owned the land on which the house was built and had 3 outhouses but they were not listed.

Census 1911

There were nineteen households listed in the townland of Derryvunlam when the 1911 was taken. The enumerator’s N Form shows that there were 97 inhabitants, 48 were male and 49 were female. All of them were listed as Roman Catholics except for one resident who was listed as Church of Ireland. All the residents were born in Galway apart from one born in King’s County (Co Offaly) and two born in Co Clare. The head of the households were: Mary Mahon, Patrick O Gorman, Caroline Matthews, Michael Quinn, Patrick Kelly, Winifred Hanbury, Margaret Rea, John Watson, Robert Watson, Catherine Abberton, Thomas Power, Norah Power, Martin Nash, Peter Roughan, John Naish (sic), Michael Power, Darby Goonan, John Duane and Michael Callinan. The B1 Form  showed that all the houses apart from one shop were built as private dwellings. All of them  had walls constructed from permanent materials while just 4 of the houses had roofs made from a permanent material. The B2 Form documented that there were 64 outhouses consisting of 13 stables, 2 coach houses, 1 harness room, 21 cow houses, 15 piggeries, 5 fowl houses, 3 barns, 3 sheds and 1 store.

Mary Mahon was a farmer and was 69 years of age. She lived with her stepson Thomas Gorman who was 34 years of age. She was a widow who had been married for 30 years and had one child who was still living at the time of the census. Thomas Gorman was single and he was a tailor. Both of the occupants could read and write. Mary Mahon’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Mary owned the land on which the house was built. She had 1 outhouse, namely a cow house.

Patrick O’Gorman was a 55 year old widower and his occupation was listed as land steward. He had been married for 30 years and had 8 children, 5 of whom were alive at the time of the census. He lived with his 22 year old daughter, Bridget and his son Cornelius who was 20 years old. All three members of the family could read and write. Patrick and Cornelius spoke Irish and English and Bridget spoke English only. Bridget and Cornelius were single. The house Patrick O’Gorman lived in had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Its roof was made from a permanent material such as slates or tiles. Miss C Matthews owned the land on which the house was built and there were 6 outhouses that included 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Caroline Matthews was 55 years of age and her religion was listed as Church of Ireland. She lived with 38 year old Dora Brannock who was a Roman Catholic born in Kings County. Caroline’s occupation was listed as income from land and dividends and Dora’s occupation was cook and domestic servant. Both women were single and could read and write. Caroline Matthews’s house had a roof built from a permanent material such as slates or tiles. There were 5 front windows and it was listed as a first class house with 13 rooms. Caroline owned the land on which the house was built and had 12 outhouses, consisting of 3 stables, 1 coach house, one harness room, 3 cow houses, one piggery, one fowl house, one barn and one shed.

Michael Quinn was 60 years of age and his occupation was listed as a farmer. He lived with his wife Margaret who was 59 years old and his children: Patrick who was 24 years old; William who was 17 years old; John who was 11 years old and Katie who was 19 years old. Patrick and William were farm labourers and John was a scholar. Margaret was the only member of the family born in Co Clare. Michael and Margaret were married for 35 years and had 10 children all of whom were living at the time of the census. All the family could read and write. None of the adult children was married. Michael Quinn’s house had a roof built of a permanent material. There were 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 5 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was built and he had 2 outhouses, consisting of a cow house and a piggery.

Patrick Kelly was 50 years of age and he was a carpenter and a farmer. He lived with his wife Mary who was 45 years old. They were married 9 years and had 7 children, 6 of whom were living at the time of the census. They lived with their children: Margaret who was 8 years old; Michael who was 7 years of age; Mary who was 6 years old; Timothy who was 5 years old; Patrick who was 4 years old and one year old Ralph. Margaret, Michael and Mary were scholars and could read and write as could their parents. The three younger children could not read and write. Patrick Kelly’s house had 4 front windows and it was listed as a first class house with 7 rooms. Its roof was made from a permanent material such as slates or tiles. Patrick owned the land on which the house was built and he had 2 outhouses, namely a stable and a cow house.

Winnifred Hanbury was 59 years of age and she was a farmer. She lived with her children: John who was 31 years old; Sarah who was 20 years old; Mary Anne who was 17 years old and 13 year old Winifred. The other occupants of the house were Winnifred’s 39 year old brother Michael Broderick and Delia Cunnengham (sic), a 16 year old visitor. Winifred could read and write as could all the other occupants. She was widowed but details on the number of years she was married and children she had have been stroked out. Her son, John’s occupation was listed as farm labourer. Both Mary Anne and the visiting Delia Cunnengham were listed as seamstresses. Her daughter Winifred was a scholar and her brother Michael was listed as a carpenter. None of the occupants was married. Winnifred Hanbury’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as second class house with 3 rooms. She owned the land on which the house was built and had 4 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a fowl house.

Margaret Rea was the sole occupant in her house. She was a 60 year old farmer and could read. She was a widow who had been married for 16 years. Margaret Rea’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Margaret owned the land on which the house was built and she had 2 outhouses, consisting of a cow house and a piggery.

John Watson was 58 years of age and his occupation was listed as a farmer. He was married to 55 year old Mary for 28 years and they had 8 children, 3 of whom were living at the time the census was taken. He lived with Mary and their children: John who was 27 years old; Patrick who was 21 years old and 23 year old Margaret. John (the son) and Patrick were listed as farm labourers. All members of the family could read and write. All the children were single. John Watson’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. John owned the land on which the house was built and he had 3 outhouses, including a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

Robert Watson was a farmer and he was 37 years of age. He lived with his 29 year old wife Mary K and his children 3 year old Annie Maria and 9 month old Robert. The other occupants included Robert’s mother Anne who was 70 years old, his brothers: Michael who was 40 years of age; John who was 34 years old and Joseph who was 25 years old. Robert’s 12 year old cousin Margaret Martin was also resident with him. Robert and Mary K were married for four years and had 2 children both of whom were alive when the census was taken. All the adults could read and write. Robert’s mother Anne was a widow and had been married for 30 years and had 12 children, 10 of whom were alive at the time of the census. Michael, John and Joseph were farm labourers and Margaret Martin was a scholar. Robert Watson’s house had a roof built of a permanent material. There were four front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms. Robert owned the land on which the house was built and had 7 outhouses, consisting of 2 stables, 2 cow houses, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and a barn.

Catherine Abberton was a 65 year old widow. She lived with her children: Patrick who was 30 years old; Stephen who was 25 years old; Margaret who was 22 years old; Kate who was 20 years old; Edward who was 18 years of age and 17 year old John. Catherine had been married for 29 years and had 11 children, 10 of whom were living at the time of the census. She could read and all the other family members could read and write. Patrick and Stephen were farmers and Edward and John were farm labourers. Catherine’s house had 3 rooms and was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. She owned the land on which the house was built and had one outhouse namely a cow house.

Thomas Power was a 30 year old farmer. He lived with his mother Bridget who was 68 years old and his sister Bridget who was 25 years old. Thomas and his sister Bridget were single. His mother Bridget was a widow who had been married for 31 years and had 9 children, 7 of whom were alive at the time of the census. Thomas and his sister could read and write and his mother could read. His house had 2 front windows and was listed as a third class house with 2 rooms. Thomas owned the land on which the house was built and had 2 outhouses namely a cow house and a piggery.

Norah Power was a 62 year old widow. She lived with her son John who was 29 years old. John was a farmer and he was not married. Norah could read and John could read and write. Norah’s house had 3 front windows and was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. She owned the land on which the house was built and had 2 outhouses namely a cow house and a piggery.

Martin Nash was a 56 year old farmer. He lived with his wife Johana who was 54 years old and their children; Michael who was 29 years old; James who was 26 years old; John who was 23 years old; Bridget who was 22 years old; Margret who was 20 years old; William who was 18 years old; Julia who was 15 years of age; Johannah who was 13 years old and 11 year old Winnifred. Martin and Johana were married for 30 years and had 11 children, 9 of whom were alive at the time of the census. All of the children were single. All members of the family could read and write. Michael, James, John and William were farm labourers. Julia, Johannah and Winifred were scholars. Martin’s house had 3 front windows and was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. Martin owned the land on which the house was built and had 3 outhouses which included a stable, a cow house and a piggery.

Peter Roughan was a 68 year old widower. He lived with his children: John who was 31 years of age; Kate who was 27 years old; Mary who was 25 years old; Lucy who was 24 years old; Pat who was 22 years old and 19 year old Peter. Peter was a farmer. Kate was a dressmaker while Pat and Peter (the son) were farm labourers. All of the family could read and write and all of the children were single. Peter’s house had 3 front windows and was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was built and had 5 outhouses including 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and a barn

John Nash was 37 years of age and he was a farmer. He lived with his wife Annie who was 37 years old and his children: Mary who was 4 years old and Maurice who was 12 years old. The census form reveals that Annie was married for 5 years and had one child at the time. Maurice was listed as a scholar. All of the family could read and write. John Nash’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 3 rooms. John owned the land on which the house was situated. He had 5 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a barn.

Michael Power was a sub postmaster and farmer and was 70 years of age. He lived with his wife Margaret who was 46 years old and his children: Michael who was 22 years old; James who was 18 years old; Annie who was 20 years old, Ellie who was 16 years old and 15 year old Teresea(sic). Margaret was married for 23 years and had 7 children, all of whom were alive at the time of the census. Michael (the son) was a farm hand and James, Ellie and Teresea were listed as scholars. Michael Power’s house was built as a shop and was inhabited. There were 5 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 6 rooms. Michael owned the land on which the house was situated and had 5 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 shed and a store.

Darby Goonan was 74 years of age and a farmer. He lived with his wife, Mary who was 69 years old and his son Thomas who was 42 years of age. Mary was married for 49 years and had 11 children, all of whom were alive at the time of the census. All of the family could read and write and none was listed as speaking Irish. Thomas’ occupation was listed as farm labourer and Edward’s occupation was farmer’s son and both Annie and Moriah were listed as farmer’s daughters. Agnes was a scholar. None of the children was married. Darby Goonan’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 3 rooms. Darby owned the land on which his house was situated and he had 5 outhouses that consisted of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

John Duane was a farm labourer and was 57 years of age. He lived with his wife Mary who was 50 years old and his children: Michael who was 18 years old; Patrick who was 27 years old; Annie who was 15 years old; Thomas who was 14 years old; Margaret who was 12 years old and Bridget who was 6 years old. John and Mary were married for 29 years and had 10 children, all of whom were living when the census was taken. Mary was a farm labourer and Patrick, Thomas and Annie were listed as labourers. Margaret and Bridget were scholars. Michael and Patrick were listed as farmer’s sons. All the adult children were single. John could read and write. Thomas and Annie could read. John Duane’s house had 2 front windows and it was listed as a second class house with 2 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was built and he had one outhouse, namely a cow house.

Michael Callinan was a farmer and he was 69 years of age. He lived with his wife Winifred who was 68 years old and his daughter Kathleen who was 24 years old. Michael and Winifred were married for 34 years and had 4 children, 3 of whom were living at the time of the census. All of the family members could read and write. Kathleen was single. Michael Callinan’s house had 3 front windows and it was listed as a third class house with 3 rooms. He owned the land on which the house was built and had 3 outhouses, consisting of a stable, a cow house, and a piggery.

 

 

This page was added on 10/11/2015.

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  • Most interesting. In regard to Robert Watson’s mother Anne: It says she was married for 30 years: some of her children were over 30 years old.

    I have been doing research on this name and it occurs to me that 50 is the number. (It hasn’t been written very clearly!)

    By C Malone (16/12/2017)

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