Tomany More

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Eileen Keane, Abbey Heritage

Tomany More Townland

Tomany More Tomaine Mór, great, big

Tomany More is situated in the civil parish of Ballynakill, in the barony of Leitrim and in the County of Galway.  It is located in the north end of the parish of Ballynakill about 4¼ miles north of Woodford.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard name for the townland is Tomany More and its Irish form is Tomaine Mór.  The translation of the name is given as great and big.  According to the Down Survey of Ireland, the names assigned to the townland was Toamon.

The Down Survey Map of Ireland 1641 (pre Cromwell) states that the owner of the townland in 1641 was the Earl of Clanrickard.  The Down Survey of Ireland states that the Earl of Clanrickard was a protestant and that he continued to own the land in 1670.

1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Catherine Broderick Application number C/173209

The applicant Catherine Broderick gave her address as c/o Mr M M O’Connell, Duniry N S, Loughrea.  She applied for the Old Age Pension on 20th April 1917.  According to Catherine, her parents were James and Bridget Broderick.  She further stated on the application form that her address in 1851 was the parish of Ballynakill, Leitrim, Co Galway.  Information on the application form stated that Knockaun, Tomany Beg, Tomany More, Lisheeny, Carrowcrin and Newtown were also townlands that could be investigated.  It further stated that the return search on 25th April 1917 showed Catherine’s father and mother were James and Biddy Broderick who were married in 1838 and their children were Mick aged 12 years, Pat aged 7 years and Cath(sic) aged 3 years.  The form also stated that the name of the mother and balance of fee of 1/- (1 shilling) was requested on 26th April 1917.

Michael Curley Application number C/179440

Michael Curley, the applicant gave his address as Ballyluoge, Kiltormer, Co. Galway.  He applied for the Old Age Pension on 15th December 1917.  According to Michael, his parents were Michael and Catherine Curley (Slattery).  He further stated that his address in 1851 was Tomany More, Ballynakill, Leitrim, Galway.  It also stated that 2/- (2 shillings) was received on the 21st December 1917.

Lawrence Nevin Application number C/179487

The applicant, Lawrence Nevin, gave his address as Tommany, Curra PO, Loughrea.  He applied for the Old Age Pension on 18th December 1917.  According to Lawrence, his parents were Thomas and Catherine (Walsh) Nevin.  Lawrence further stated on the form that his address in 1851 was Tomany More, Ballynakill, Leitrim, Galway.  On the form it stated that a fee of 2/- (2 shillings) was received.

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 Tomanymore was undertaken in 1834. It states that the townland of Tomanymore 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: James O’Hara Esq.

According to the Tithe Applotment Books, James O’Hara Esq held 211 acres 1 rood 2 perches of land which was occupied by 21 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:

James O’Hara Esq held 28 acres 3 roods 33 perches of land that was valued at 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £14s 6d. He paid 5¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got ½d and the Vicar got 3¼d which was a total of 3¾d.

Thos (Thomas) Davey held 9 acres 3 roods 21 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £8 17s 11d. He paid 5s 4d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8¼d and the Vicar got 3s 3¾d which was a total of 4s.

Conor Navin held 19 acres 1 rood of land that was valued at £1 per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £19 5s. He paid 11s 7d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 1s 6d and the Vicar got 7s 2¼d which was a total of 8s 8¼d/

Pat Moran held 9 acres 2 roods 20 perches of land that was valued at £1 per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 10s 7d. He paid 5s 8¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8¾ d and the Vicar got 3s 6¾d which was a total of 4s 3½d.

Edwd (Edward) Moran held 9 acres 2 roods 20 perches of land that was valued at £1 per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 10s 7d. He paid 5s 8¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 8¾d and the Vicar got 3s 6¾d which was a total of 4s 3½d.

Eyre Hyfield held 11 acres 1 rood 34 perches of land that was valued at £1 per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £11 9s 3d. He paid 6s 10¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 10¼d and the Vicar got 4s 3¾d which was a total of 5s 2d.

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

Michl (Michael) Shiel held 11 acres of land that was valued at £1 1s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £11 11s. He paid 6s 10¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 10¼d and the Vicar got 4s 3¾d which was a total of 5s 2d.

Danl (Daniel) Moran held 9 acres 1 rood 23 perches of land that was valued at £1 1s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 17s 3d. He paid 5s 11¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 9¼d and the Vicar got 3s 8¼d which was a total of 4s 5½d.

Roger Dea held 7 acres 1 rood 27 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 13s 6d. He paid 4s ¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 6¼d and the Vicar got 2s 6d which was a total of 3s ¼d.

Darby Moran held 7 acres 2 roods 16 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 16s 10d. He paid 4s 1¼d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 6¼d and the Vicar got 2s 6¾d which was a total of 3s 1d.

Pat Kelly held 3 acres 2 roods 37 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 7s 2d. He paid 2s 3d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3d and the Vicar got 1s 5¼d which was a total of 1s 8¼d.

Edwd (Edward) McDonagh held 5 acres 2 roods 21 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 10s 1d. He paid 2s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar got 1s 8¼d which was a total of 2s ½d.

Martin Raferty held 5 acres 2 roods 21 perches of land that was valued at 18s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £4 10s 1d. He paid 2s 8½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 4¼d and the Vicar got 1s 8¼d which was a total of 2s ½d.

Lauc (Laurence) Downey held 4 acres 2 roods 22 perches of land that was valued at 15s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 9s 4d. He paid 2s 1d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3d and the Vicar got 1s 3¾d which was a total of 1s 6¾d.

Pat Moran held 4 acres 2 roods 22 perches of land that was valued at 15s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 9s 4d. He paid 2s 1d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 3d and the Vicar got 1s 3¾d which was a total of 1s 6¾d.

Lauc (Laurence) Walsh held 4 acres 3 roods 21 perches of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s. He paid 1s 9¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Vicar got 1s 1½d which was a total of 1s 4¼d.

Anthy Walsh held 4 acres 3 roods 21 perches of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £3 1s. He paid 1s 9¾d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 2¾d and the Vicar got 1s 1½d which was a total of 1s 4¼d.

Edwd (Edward) Walsh held 9 acres 2 roods 22 perches of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 6d. He paid 3s 7½d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 5¾d and the Vicar got 2s 3d which was a total of 2s 8¾d.

Michl (Michael) Donohoe held 10 acres 1 rood 1 perch of land that was valued at 12s 6d per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £6 8s 3d. He paid 3s 10d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 6d and the Vicar got 2s 4½d which was a total of 2s 10½d.

Henry Shires held 20 acres 3 roods 27 perches of land that was valued at 9s per Irish acre and had a total valuation of £9 8s 10d. He paid 5s 4d of a tithe tax. The Bishop got 6d and the Vicar got 3s 6d which was a total of 4s.

Griffiths Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, the townland contained 347 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches of land.  Therefore, it stated that Sir Thomas J Burke, BT leased 347 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches to the following tennants: Michael Dervan, Mary Moran, Thomas Downey, John Walsh, Martin Donoghue, Thomas Nevin, Patrick Martin, Stephen Dwyer, Edward Moran, Thomas Davy, Jeremiah Moran, Michael Dervan & Partners and Francis McDonough.  The overall rent paid was £156-2-0.

Michael Dervan paid a total annual valuation rate of £0-10-0 for house and land.  Mary Moran paid a total annual valuation of £4-5-0 for land.  John Walsh paid a total annual valuation rate of £6-0-0 for land.  Martin Donohoe paid a total annual valuation rate of £7-15-0 for house, offices and land.  John Walsh paid a total annual valuation rate of £8-5-0. Thomas Nevin paid a total annual valuation rate of £26-5-0 for house, offices and land. Patrick Martin paid a total annual valuation rate of £11-10-0 for house, offices and land. Stephen Dwyer paid a total annual valuation rate of £15-0-0 for house, offices and land. Thomas Nevin paid a total annual valuation rate of £13-10-0 for land and cottier’s house. Edward Moran paid a total annual valuation rate of £9-0-0 for house, office and land. Stephen Dwyer paid a total annual valuation of £6-0-0 for land.  Thomas Davy paid a total annual valuation rate of £8-0-0 for land.  Jeremiah Moran paid a total annual valuation rate of £7-10-0 for house, office and land.  Michael Dervan paid a total annual valuation rate of £3-10-0 for land.  Mary Moran paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  Thomas Downey paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  John Walsh paid a total of £5-5-0 for land.  Thomas Nevin paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  Martin Donohoe paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  Thomas Davy paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  Jeremiah Moran paid a total annual valuation rate of £1-15-0 for land.  Michael Dervan & Partners paid a total annual valuation rate of £0-15-0 for land.  Francis McDonough paid a total annual valuation rate of £0-2-0 for land.

Census 1901

According to the N Form there were nine inhabited houses at the time of the 1901 census with 36 inhabitants.  There were 17 males and 19 females and all were Roman Catholics.  The head of households were Lawerence Nevin, Darby Dwyer, John Donohue, Johanna Donahue, Micheal Egan, Edmund Moran, Thomas Downey, Thomas Hardyman and Patrick Curley.  All occupants were born in County Galway. The B1 Form showed that all of the houses in Tomany More were built and listed as private dwellings.  All of the house walls were made of perishable material while most of the house roofs were made of perishable material. Overall, there were a total of 37 farm buildings as shown by the B2 Form. There were 7 stables, 6 cow houses, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 9 piggeries, 7 fowl houses, 5 barns and 3 sheds.

Lawerence Nevin was 54 years old and he was not married.  Although he was deaf, he could speak Irish and English and he could read and write.  He lived with his brother Thomas aged 56, his brother-in-law Thomas Tully aged 45, his sister Mary Tully aged 42, his nephews Michael and Cornelius Tully aged 19 and 18.  Also in the household at the time of the Census return were his nieces Bridget Tully aged 13, Agnes Tully aged 12, Anne Tully aged 8, Tresea Tully aged 5 and Margaret Tully aged 3.  Also living in the household was Anne Hutchison who was 18 years old.  Lawerence was listed as a farmer whilst Thomas Nevin and Thomas Tully, Mary, Michael and Cornelius were listed as farming.  His brother Thomas could speak Irish and English and he could read.  His brother-in-law Thomas Tully could read and write and he could speak English.  Mary could read and write and she could speak Irish and English.  Most of the children could read and write except for Teresea who could read only and Margaret who could not read.  All of the children could speak English.  Anne Hutchison who was listed as a farm servant could read and write and she could speak English. Lawerence’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Lawerence owned the land on which his house was situated along with 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 2 piggeries, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Darby Dwyer was 57 years old and he was married to Anne who was 45 years old.  He was a farmer who could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  Anne’s occupation was not listed on the census form and she could read and write.  There were 3 daughters and 1 son listed on the Census Form A.  Mary was 15 years old.  Katie was 11 years old.  Stephen was 10 years old and Margret was 4 years old.  They were all listed as scholars and they all could read and write except for Margret who could read only.  Darby’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Darby owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

John Donohoe was 60 years old and he was married to Bridget who was 54 years old. They were farmers.  John could read and write and he could speak Irish and English.  Bridget could read and she could speak Irish and English.  Bridget Kennedy, a widow was a visitor who was 75 years old.  She could read and she could speak Irish and English.  Mary Finerty was John’s niece who was 9 years old.  She was listed as a scholar who could read and write and she could speak 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 and 1 piggery.

Johanna Donohoe was 23 years old and she was listed as a dress maker.  She lived with her sister Lizzie who was 29 years old and she was also a dress maker.  They could both read and write and neither of them was married.  Also living in the house at the time of the census was Johanna’s nephew Ambrose Hodgins who was 12 years old.  He was a scholar who could read and write.  Johanna’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Johanna owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Michael Egan was 75 years old and he was married to Margaret who was 58 years old. They could both speak Irish and English and they could not read.  Michael was listed as a farmer. His son Thomas was 21 years old and his daughter Kate was 10 years old.  They could both read and write and they could both speak English.  Michael’s house was listed as a 2nd class house along with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Michael owned the land on which his house was situtated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Edward Moran was 72 years old and he was not married.  He lived with his brother Thomas who was 65 years old.  He was not married either.  Edward was listed as a farmer on the census form.  They could both read and write and they could speak Irish and English. Edward’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Edward owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Thomas Downey a widower, was 86 years old.  He lived with his son Lawerence who was 30 years old.  Thomas was listed as a farmer who could not read and he could speak Irish and English.  Lawerence’s occupation was not listed on the census form.  He could read and write and he could speak English.  He was not married.  Thomas’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 along with 1 stable, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Hardyman was 46 years old and he was not married.  He lived with his sister Mary who was 34 years old.  She was not married.  Thomas’ occupation was listed as a farm servant.  He could not read and he spoke Irish and English.  Mary’s occupation was not listed. She could read and write.  Thomas’ house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house.  Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 piggery and 1 fowl house.

Patrick Curley was 56 years old and he was not married.  He was a farm labourer who could read and write and he spoke Irish and English.  Patrick’s house was listed as a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house.  Darby Dwyer owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

1911 Census

The N Form showed that there were eight inhabited houses and one uninhabited house at the time of the 1911 census with 29 inhabitants.  There were 13 males and 16 females and all were Roman Catholics.  They were all born in County Galway.  The head of households were Thomas Tully, Patrick Curley, Darby Dwyer, Johanna Donohue, Lawrence Downey, John Donohue, Margaret Egan and Thomas Hardiman. The B1 Form showed that all of the houses in Tomany More were built and listed as private dwellings.  The house walls were made of permanent material while the house roofs were made of permanent and perishable material.  The B2 Form documented that overall, there were a total of 40 farm buildings consisting of 6 stables, 7 cow houses, 1 calf house, 3 piggeries, 4 calf houses, 1 dairy, 5 piggeries, 4 fowl houses, 6 barns, 1 potato house and 6 sheds.

Thomas Tully was 56 years old and he was listed as an evicted tenant farmer.  He was married to Mary who was 53 years old and she was listed as a farmer.  They could both read and write and they spoke Irish and English.  Also living in the household was laurence Nevin, a brother-in-law of Thomas.  He was a single man who was deaf and he could read and write and he spoke Irish and English.  Thomas’ s children were James who was 26 years old, Delia who was 23 years old, Anne who was 18 years old, Teresa who was 15 years old, Margret who was 10 years old and Thomas Peter who was 8 years old.  All of the children could read and write and they all spoke Irish and English.  Teresa, Margret and Thomas Peter were listed as scholars.  Five of the children were listed as single.  Michael Cavanagh was a farm labourer who was 21 years old.  He could read and write and he spoke English.  He was a single man. Thomas Tully’s home was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 4 rooms in the house.  Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Patrick Curley was 70 years old and he was a single man.  He was listed as a farmer who could not read and he could speak Irish and English.  Patrick Curley’s house was listed as a 3rd class house with 2 front windows and there were 2 rooms in the house.  Patrick owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 fowl house.

Darby Dwyer was 70 years old and he was married to Anne who was 58 years old.  According to the Census Form A they were married for 25 years with 4 children born alive and still living.  Darby was listed as a farmer and there was no listing for Anne’s occupation. They lived with 3 daughters and 1 son.  Mary was 23 years old.  Katie was 21 years old.  Stephen was 20 years old and Margaret was 14 years old.  All of the children could read and write and they all spoke English except for Margaret who could speak Irish and English and she was listed as a scholar.  They were all listed as single on the census form.  Darby’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 4 front windows and there were 7 rooms in the house.  Darby owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

Johanna Donohoe was 43 years old and she was listed as a farmer.  She lived with her sister Lizzie who was 35 years old and she was a dress maker.  Also living in the house was Johanna’s nephew John Ambrose Hodgins who was 22 years old and he was a farmer.  They could all read and write and they were all single.  Johanna and Lizzie spoke English and John Ambrose spoke Irish and English.  Johanna’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and there were 5 rooms in the house.  Johanna owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Lawerence Downey a single man, was 38 years old and he was listed as a farmer.  He could read and write and he spoke English.  Lawerence’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Lawerence Downey owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 fowl house and 1 barn.

John Donohoe was 70 years old and he was married to Bridget who was 65 years old.  They were listed as farmers who could read and write and they spoke Irish and English.  They lived with John’s niece Mary Finnerty who was 19 years old and she was listed as a farmer who could read and write and she spoke English.  She was a single lady.  John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 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 barn and 1 shed.

Margaret Egan a widow, was 71 years old and she was listed as a farmer.  She could not read and she spoke Irish and English.  She lived with her son and daughter Thomas and Kate. Thomas was 32 years old and his occupation was a farmer’s son.  Kate was 26 years old and she was listed as a farmer’s daughter.  Both children could read and write and they both spoke Irish and English.  They were also single.  Margaret’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and there were 3 rooms in the house.  Margaret owned the land on which her house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Thomas Hardiman was 74 years old and he was listed as a labourer.  He lived with his sister Mary who was 60 years old.  Thomas and Mary could not read and they spoke English only. They were both single.  Thomas’ house was listed as a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and there were 5 rooms in the house.  Thomas owned the land on which his house was situated.  There was no return of out offices on the B2 Census Form.

Map of Tomany More

 

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