Tomanynambraher

Information taken from a variety of official documents

Research: Eileen Keane, Abbey Heritage

Tomanynambraher

Tomanynambraher, Tomaine na mBrathár

The townland of Tomanynambraher 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.

O’Donovan’s field name books (1838) states that the standard name for the townland is Tómanynamraher (b inserted – Tomanynambraher) and its Irish form is Tomanaigh na m-Bráthar. The translation of the name is not given. According to the Down Survey of Ireland, the names assigned to the townland was Toamon. O’Donovan’s field name books states that there is a reference to Tomanynambraher in the following documents: Hyath Clarke, Esq, Larkin’s County Map, and BS Sketch.

The Down Survey Map of Ireland 1641 (pre Cromwell) states that the owners of the townland of Tomanynambtraher 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

There were no returns for this townland on the Old Age Pension Census website.

Tithe Applotment Books

There were no records for this townland.

Griffiths Valuation 1855

According to Griffith’s Valuation 1855, the townland of Tomanynambraher contained 95 acres and 4 perches of land therefore, it stated that Sir Thomas J Burke, Bt, leased 101 acres to the following tennants: Michael Lalor and Winifred Larkin. The overall rent paid was £64-5-0.

Sir Thomas J Burke, Bt, owned 24 acres 3 roods and 28 perches which was valued at £8-10-0. Michael Lalor paid a total annual valuation of £27-5-0 for house, offices and land. Winifred Larkin paid a total annual valuation rate of £12-0-0 for house, offices and land.

Census 1901

The N Form showed that there were two inhabited houses at the time of the 1901 census with 10 inhabitants. There were 7 males and 3 females and all were Roman Catholics. The head of households were Micheal Dolan and Michael Larkin. All of the occupants listed were born in Co Galway. The B1 census form showed that all of the houses in Tomanynambraher were built and listed as private dwellings. One of the house roofs was made of perishable material while the other was made of permanent material. Both of the house walls were made of permanent material. The B2 form documented that there were a total of 9 farm buildings consisting of 2 stables, 2 cow houses, 2 piggeries, 2 barns and 1 shed.

Michael Dolan was 45 years old and he was married to Margaret who was 35 years old. Michael was listed as a farmer who could read and write and he spoke English. Margaret could read and write and she spoke English. Mary Lowery, a widow, was Michael’s mother-in-law who was 90 years old. She could read and write and she spoke Irish and English. Michael had 4 sons and 2 daughters. John who was 12 years old and Patt who was 10 years old were both listed as scholars. They could both read and write and they spoke English. Michael who was 6 years old and James who was 5 years old could not read and they both spoke English. Mary who was 9 years old and Jane who was 7 years old were both listed as scholars who could read and write and they could both speak English. William Dervan who was 21 years old was listed as a farm servant. He could read and write and he could speak Irish and English. He was a single man. Michael Dolan’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 6 front windows and there were 6 rooms in the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

Michael Larkin was 70 years old and he was married to Mary who was 40 years old. Michael was listed as a farmer and they could both read and write and they spoke Irish and English. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters listed on the Census Form A. Winifred was 22 years old. Patrick was 21 years old. Michl(sic) was 20 years old. Agnes was 13 years old and Thomas was 8 years old. All of the children could read and write and they all spoke English. Mary Moran who was a widow and a sister of Michael was 73 years old. She could read and write and she spoke Irish and English. Margaret, another sister of Michael was 65 years old. She was a single lady who could read and write and she also spoke Irish and English. Micheal’s house was listed as a 2nd class house and there were 3 front windows along with 3 rooms in the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

Census 1911

The N Form showed that there were two inhabited houses at the time of the 1911 census with 10 inhabitants. There were 7 males and 3 females and all were Roman Catholics. They were all born in Co Galway. The head of households were Michael Dolan and Michael Larkin. The B1 Census Form that were collected in 1911 showed that all of the houses in Tomanynambraher 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 showed that there were a total of 15 farm buildings consisting of 2 stables, 3 cow houses, 1 calf house, 3 piggeries, 2 fowl houses, 1 barn, 1 potato house and 2 sheds.

Michael Dolan was 55 years old and he was married to Margaret who was 46 years old. Michael was listed as a farmer and they could both read and write and they both spoke English. According to the 1911 census they were married for 22 years with 7 children born and 5 children still living. John was 21 years old. Patrick was 19 years old. Michael was 15 years old. James was 12 years old and Mary was 17 years old. Michael and James were listed on the Census Form as scholars. All of the children could read and write. Micheal, James and Mary spoke Irish and English. Michael’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 5 front windows and there were 5 rooms in the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 10 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 dairy, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn, 1 turf house, 1 potato house and 1 shed.

Michael Larkin was 83 years old and he was a widower. According to the 1911 census he was married for 32 years. Michael was listed as a farmer who could read and write and he spoke Irish. His son Patrick who was 30 years old could read and write and he spoke Irish. His daughter Winifred who was 27 years old could read and write and she could speak Irish. Both children were listed as single. Patrick’s occupation was listed as a farmer whilst Winifred was listed as a house keeper. Michael’s house was listed as a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 4 rooms in the house. Michael owned the land on which his house was situated along with 7 out offices consisting of 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and 1 potato house.

 

This page was added on 10/11/2015.

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