Tomany Beg

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Eileen Keane, Abbey Heritage

Tomany Beg Townland

Tomanybeg, Tomaine Beag, Small

Tomanybeg is a townland 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 3½ miles north of Woodford.

According to O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838) the standard name for the townland is Tomanybeg and its Irish form is Tomaine Beag.  The translation of the name is given as small.

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 the 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.

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS

There were no records for this townland Tomanybeg.

Griffiths Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, the townland contained 200 acres, 2 roods and 4 perches of land.  Therefore, it stated that Sir Thomas J Burke, BT leased 200 acres, 1 rood and 21 perches to the following tennants: Thomas Davy, Edward Kavanagh and Francis Egan. The overall rent paid was £113-5-0.

Sir Thos J Burke, BT owned a herd’s house, offices and land valued at £24-10-0.  Thomas Davy paid a total annual valuation of £55-15-0 for herd’s house, land and cottier’s house.  Edward Kavanagh paid a total annual valuation rate of £6-0-0 for land.  Francis Egan paid a total annual valuation rate of £20-0-0 for land.

Census 1901

There were two inhabited houses with 10 inhabitant according to the N
Forms.  There were 5 males and 5 females and all were Roman Catholics.  The head of households were Martin Mullen and John Connare.  All occupants were born in County Galway. The B1 Form showed the houses in Tomanybeg were built and listed as private dwellings.  Both of the house walls were made of permanent material while the house roofs were made of perishable material.  Overall, the B2 Form showed that there were a total of 6 farm buildings consisting of 3 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 1 shed.

Martin Mullin was 73 years old and he was married to Barbara who was 64 years old.  Martin was listed as a caretaker who could read and write and he spoke English.  Barbara could read and write and she also spoke English.  They had 1 son John who was 29 years old and 1 daughter Emma who was 26 years old.  John and Emma could both read and write and they spoke English.  They were both single.  Also in the household at the time of the census was Martin’s niece Margaret Larkin who was 5 years old.  She could not read and she spoke English.  Martin’s house was listed as a 1st class house with 7 front windows.  There were 7 rooms in the house.  Patrick Campbell from Ballinakill owned the land on which the house was situated along with 2 cow houses, 1 piggery and 1 shed.

John Connare was 39 years old and he was married to Catherine who was 32 years old.  John was a farmer who could read and write and he spoke Irish and English.  Catherine could read and write and she spoke Irish and English.  Also in the household at the time of the census was John’s brother Dan who was 21 years old.  He could read and write and he spoke Irish and English.  He was not married.  Norah Kennedy was a visitor to the house at the time of the census.  She was 13 years old and she could read and write.  She could speak English. Martin Madden was a farm servant at the time of the census.  He was 13 years old and he could read and write.  He spoke English.  John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 6 front windows.  There were 6 rooms in the house.  John owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 cow house and 1 piggery.

1911 Census

There were two inhabited houses at the time of the 1911 census with 11 inhabitants.  The N Form showed that there were 7 males and 4 females and all were Roman Catholics.  The heads of households were Patrick Campbell and John Connaire.  All occupants were born in County Galway. The B1 Form showed that all of the houses in Tomanybeg were built and listed as private dwellings . Both of the house walls were made of permanent material while the house roofs were made of perishable material.  The B2 Form showed that there were a total of 6 farm buildings consisting of 3 cow houses, 2 piggeries and 1 shed.

Patrick Campbell was 62 years old and he was married to Winifred who was 52 years old. Patrick was listed on the census return as a farmer and they could both read and write.  They both spoke English.  According to the Census Form A they were married for 23 years with 2 children born and still living.  They had 2 sons.  John J was 22 years old.  He was listed as a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English.  He was a single man.  Gerald was 11 years old. He was a scholar who could read and write and he also spoke English.  He was a single man.  John Dervan was a servant who was 52 years old.  He could read and write and he spoke English.  He was single.  John Haghney was also a servant and he was 71 years old. He could read and write and he spoke English.  He was a single man.  Patrick’s house was listed as a 1st class house with 7 front windows.  There were 8 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 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 turf house, 1 potatoe house, 1 shed and 1 store.

John Connaire was 55 years old and he was married to Mrs(sic) Connaire and she was 47 years old.  John was listed as a farmer on the Census Return whilst his wife was listed as a housekeeper.  According to the Census Form they were married for 12 years and they had 3 children born alive and still living.  John and his wife could both read and write and they spoke Irish.  Their son Thomas was 7 years old and he was listed as a scholar.  He could read and write.  Their daughters Bridget and Kathleen were 4 and 3 years old.  John’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and there were 5 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, 1 potato house and 1 shed.

Map of Tomany Beg (to be added)

 

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