Lettermullan

Antoinette Lydon

Lettermullan is in the civil parish of Kilcummin. The civil Parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish of Kilcummin, Galway West. In general the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same as is the case in the Kilcummin Oughterard area.

Leitir Mealláin is in the Electoral Division of Gorumna, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

Information from O’Donavans Field Name Books

Irish Form of Name:  Leitir Miollain

Translation:    Mellan’s hillside

Parish:     Kilcummin
View all place names in this civil parish.

Other Forms of the Name with the authority source (if provided) in italics.

Lettermullan
Leitir Miollain
Recte leitir Mealláin
Leitir miollán
Recte – mellan
Lettermullin Boundary Surveyor
Lettermullen Local
Lettermullen Barony Map
Lettermullen County Map
Lettermellan (towne Castle) Inquis. Temp. Jac. I

Other placenames in this townland:

Some other placenames in or near this townland are .

Situation:

A large island in the sea in the parish of Kilcummin.

Landlord:

Nicholas Lynch, Esq., Barna, Proprietor. Contains 784½ acres about 70 acres of rough bog, including 3 acres water, the remainder tillage and rocky pasture. It is also inhaboted. Within a chain of its eastern shore stand the ruins of an old castle. There is also a burial ground called Quiggal Burial Ground to the N. of the ruins.

Proprietor; 

Nicholas Lynch of Barna House

Information on the owner’s family from the Landed Estates Database;

Nicholas Lynch is a member of the Lynch (Barna) family.

Information from the Down Survey Website:

Townland of Lettermullan

Down Survey Name: Littermore-O-Donnell
1670 Owner(s): Meredith, Sir Thomas (Protestant)
County: Galway
Barony: Muckullin
Parish: Killcumyn
Unprofitable land: 2698 plantation acres
Profitable land: 159 plantation acres
Forfeited: 159 plantation acres

The Down Survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).

Down Survey website

The Tithe Applotment Books:

About the Records

Tithes were a tax on agricultural produce which was payable by the occupiers of agricultural land. They were the main source of income for the parish clergy of the Church of Ireland (the largest Protestant church and the church established by law). However, in many parishes a large part of the tithes were ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. The parishes used in the Tithe Applotment Books are civil or Church of Ireland parishes, which often differ in name and territory from Catholic parishes, Acts of Parliament of 1823 and 1832 provided for the conversion of tithes into a fixed charge on land, and specified the average price of wheat or oats in the parish in the seven years before 1821 as the basis on which the tithes would be calculated. They also extended the application of tithes to pasture, where previously they had been levied only on tillage.

This change in the law resulted in the valuation of individual holdings in almost all parishes containing agricultural land, in order to assess the portion of the tithes for which each occupier of land would be liable. The apportionment was recorded for each Church of Ireland parish in a Tithe Composition Applotment Book. The information was collected and the amounts were calculated by two Parochial Commissioners, one of whom was appointed by the cess-payers of the parish and the other by the relevant Diocese of the Church of Ireland. This procedure was carried out in over 2,500 parishes between the years 1823 and 1837.

The Tithe Applotment Books are in a variety of formats, from a few pages sewn together to elaborately bound volumes. In most cases they are written in manuscript throughout, although some consist of manuscript entries on printed questionnaires. The information in the books is broadly uniform and generally includes at least the name of occupier; the size of holding, the valuation and the tithe payable. In some cases more detailed information is provided. Some volumes have maps and most have certificates and correspondence attached.

The sub-divisions of the parish were recorded. Some of these subdivisions, such as ploughlands, ceased to be in official use after the six inch survey of the Ordnance Survey was completed in the 1840s. Only productive land was subject to tithe, and the books usually distinguish between this tithable land and untithable land such as roads or mountains. Tithable land was in some cases classified by quality, and a money value was given to each class. In some cases the proportion of tithe payable to the rector, vicar or lay proprietor of the tithes was set out. The column for observations was sometimes completed, with information about commonage, for example.

There are a number of other points that should be noted. The acreages given in the Tithe Applotment Books are in Irish or Plantation measure, which is 1.62 times larger than statute measure. Only occupiers of land at the time of the tithe composition are recorded, so not all heads of households living in a parish at the time are included. Only rural areas are systematically covered, although inhabitants of towns who held plots of cultivable land are included. The equivalent tax in urban areas, Minister’s Money, has left few records.

The Tithe Applotment Books are an important source of information for a wide variety of researchers of pre-Famine Ireland. They provide the first surviving national list of the occupiers of land, and are used by genealogists as a partial substitute for returns of the 1821 and 1831 censuses of population, which were destroyed in 1922. They also record information on the quality of land, and provide information on pre-Ordnance Survey territorial divisions, some of which were not recognised after the 1840s.

The National Archives hold the original Tithe Applotment Books only for the twenty-six counties of the Republic of Ireland. The books for the six counties of Northern Ireland are held in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast. (http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/aboutmore.jsp)

Tithe Applotment – Lettermullan

There was no entry for Lettermullan on The Tithes Applotment Books.

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?surname=&firstname=&county=Galway&parish=&townland=lettermullan&search=Search

Information from Griffith’s Valuation

In Griffith’s valuation the area was 787 acres, 2 rood & 5 perch with a land value £205 3s 0d. Value of Buildings was £22 19s & 0d. Total valuation of £228 2s 0d.

Occupiers of the Land:

Michael Comerford, Michael Flaherty, Patrick Joyce, Patrick Flaherty, John Kinealy, John Walsh, Edward Berry, Michael Toole, Martin Mcdonough, Laurence Kinealy. Anthony Kinealy, James Kinealy, John Vaughan, Aw McDonagh, Bridget McDonagh, Edward McDonagh, Patrick Berry. Edm Berry (Carpntr), Michael Kinealy, Patk Flaherty (Mick), Pat McDonagh (Edw), Patk. Mullen (Bridget), Honoria Toole. Malachy Beatty, Catherine Griffin, Michael Derane, John Blake, Marcus Mullen, Thomas McDonagh, Patrick Derane, Pk M Donagh, Patk Flaherty (Mrgt), Bartholomew Mullen, Patrick Berry, Michael Walsh, Martin Walsh, Ml McDonagh (Edw), Laurence Mulkeeran, Martin & Pet Conneely,Thomas Mullen, Patrick Lee, Michael Mulkeeran, Patrick Walsh, Patk Mullen jun, Rev Wm Phew, John Walsh. Patrick Griffin, Bridget Comerford, Martin Derane, R.C. Chapel, James Kearney, Henry Caldwell, National School

Immediate Lessors:

Henry Comerford & Michael Comerford.

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What is a townland?:

A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169

Townland information:

Lettermullan is a townland.

Out Offices and Land

The out office was a farm building, a cow house, piggery or barn. The land was very poor and sterile and people were always poverty-stricken. At this time most tenants were trying to eke out a living on 5 acres or less and a farmer needed at least 15.3 acres to survive.

Poor Law Union Ireland

In Ireland the Poor Relief Act of 1838 divided into districts or “unions” in which the local taxable inhabitants were to be financially responsible for all paupers in the area. In 1898 the Poor Law Union was adopted as the basic administrative division in place of the civil parish and barony. Further subdivision into 828 registration districts and 3,751 district electoral divisions followed. Townlands were not arranged according to these divisions with parish and barony retained as a means to make comparisons with records gathered before 1898.

The 1838 Act

The main provisions of the 1838 Act were:

  • The extension of the existing Poor Law Commissioners’ powers to Ireland, with the appointment of Assistant Commissioners who were to implement the Act in Ireland.
  • The division of the country into Poor Law Unions based on Irish electoral divisions which were themselves made up from townlands.
  • The creation of a Board of Guardians for each Union, two-thirds of whom were to be elected, the other third to be appointed ex officio.
  • The setting up of a workhouse in each Union.
  • The collection of a local poor-rate to finance the system.
  • Assistance for emigration.

Initially, 130 Unions were created, based upon 2,049 electoral divisions. The divisions were composed of townlands, a peculiarly Irish unit, traditionally of 120 Irish acres in area. (Between 1848 and 1850, an additional 33 Unions were created by subdividing and reorganizing the boundaries of some existing Unions, particularly in the west of the country.

Boards of Guardians were elected annually on 25th March. Only rate-payers were eligible for election, which effectively disenfranchised most of the native Irish who were usually tenants at this time. Rate-payers were allowed between one and six votes depending on the size of a valuation of their property.

Townlands

A town land is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion 1169. Lettermullan is a townland.

Population & Census Information

People who lived here:

You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.

  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith’s Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census

List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants.

Census 1841-1891 

1841 – 103 houses with 587 people

1851 – 68 houses with 383 people

1861 – 93 house with 433 people

1871 – 98 house with 497 people

1881 – 109 house with 626 people (303 males / 323 females). There were 36 outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £228 10s 0d.

1891 – 100 houses with 549 people (285 males/ 264 females). There were 44 Outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £229 11s 0d.

 

Census 1901 Lettermullan

This is a return of the member of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of 31st of March 1901 in Lettermullan. There were 90 houses listed in the townland of Lettermullan. 536 (250 females/ 286 males) living in Lettermullan. The people that lived in Lettermullan were born in Co. Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Galway, Donegal and Scotland.

There were a total of 48 farm buildings and out offices which included cow houses, piggeries & Barns.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838853/

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House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838857/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838858/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838859/

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Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838863/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838864/

House 1

Winifred Walshe aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children John aged 30, Michael aged 26, Barbara aged 22, Margaret aged 19 & Anne aged 15, all single.

Winifred was a farmer, John & Michael were farmer’s sons and Barbara, Margaret & Anne were farmer’s daughters.  Winifred could not read; she spoke Irish & English. John, Michael, Barbara, Margaret & Anne could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house and a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393496/

House 2

Pat Walshe aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 49. They lived with the sons John aged 20 & Colman aged 18.

Pat & Mary were farmers; John & Colman were farmer’s sons. The entire family could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house, a piggery & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393497/

House 3

Andrew McDonogh aged 70 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 68. They lived with the sons Mark aged 26 & Andrew aged 15, both single.

Andrew & Mary were farmers; Mark & Andrew were farmer’s sons. Andrew and Mary could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. Sons Mark & Andrew could read & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393498/

House 4

Honor McDonogh aged 53 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughters Mary aged 21 & Honor aged 18, both single.

Honor was a farmer; Mary & Honor were farmer’s daughters. Honor (mother) could not read and only spoke Irish. Her daughters could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393499/

House 5

Patrick McDonagh aged 32 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 30. They lived with their children Bridget aged 9, Colman aged 6, Patrick aged 6, Mary aged 3, Honoria aged 1 & his widowed mother Mary McDonagh aged 70.

Patrick, Margaret & Mary were farmers. Bridget, Colman, Patrick & Mary were scholars. Honoria was listed as an infant. Patrick could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Margaret, Bridget, Colman & Patrick could read and spoke Irish & English. Mary (Child) could read and spoke only Irish & grandmother Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Honoria could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393500/

House 6

Pat Conneely aged 42 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 35. They lived with their children Laurence aged 12, Bartley aged 7, Honor aged 5, Coleman aged 4, Barbara aged 2 & John aged 11 months.

Pat, Bridget & Laurence were farmers. Bartley, Honor & Coleman were scholars. Barbara & John were infants. Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Barbara could not read; they spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393501/

House 7

Michael Nee aged 70 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Laurence aged 30, Mat aged 22, Mary aged 19, Sarah aged 14 and visitor Martin Connely aged 55.

Michael, Laurence, Mat & Mary were farmers. Sarah was a scholar & Martin had no trade; he was listed as lame.

Michael, Laurence, Mat, Mary & Martin could not read and only spoke Irish. Sarah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393502/

House 8

Ellen Healy aged 36 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her widowed mother Mary Finlay aged 70, daughters Mary Ellen aged 12, Julianne aged 11, Margt M aged 10, Ellen Delia aged 6, Alice Mildred aged 3; son Patk Edward aged 2; sister Mary Healy aged 16 & boarders Marianne McQuillan aged 19 & Sarah Mulreany aged 22.

Ellen was a National school teacher, born in Co. Donegal. Mary Finlay was a housekeeper; also born in Co. Donegal. All the children were scholars and born in Co. Galway.

Mary Healy was a postmistress born in Co. Galway. Marianne McQuillan was born in Co. Sligo & Sarah Mulreany was born in Co. Mayo; both were National school teachers, all single.

The entire household with the exception of Patk Edward could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The household was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms & 4 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393503/

House 9

Michael Flaherty aged 36 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 30. They lived with their children Michael aged 10, Patrick aged 8, Mary aged 6, John aged 4 & Barbara aged 2.

Michael & Barbara were farmers; Michael, Patrick, Mary & John were scholars; they all spoke Irish & English and could read & write. Barbara was an infant; she could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393504/

House 10

Michael Flaherty aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 62. They lived with their children Pat aged 35, Julia aged 30, & Bartley aged 25, all single.

Michael was a farmer; Bridget was a dressmaker; Pat & Bartley were farmer’s sons & Julia was a farmer’s daughter. Michael, Bridget & Julia could not read; they spoke only Irish. Pat could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Bartley could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393505/

House 11

Thomas Lee aged 66 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his daughter Winifred aged 26, son Bartley aged 24, grandson Bartley Loftus aged 1 & Thomas Molloy aged 14, a servant, all single.

Thomas Lee was a farmer, he could not read & spoke Irish & English; Winifred was a dressmaker, she could read & write and spoke Irish & English; Bartley was a labourer, he could read & write and spoke Irish & English; Thomas a farm servant, he could read & write and spoke Irish & English; and young Bartley an infant; he could not read and spoke Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393506/

House 12

Pat Flaherty aged 35 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Mary aged 12, Kate aged 11, Michael aged 10, Anthony aged 9, John aged 8, Maggie aged 7, Peter aged 3, Patrick aged no age given; William aged 5 months and his widowed mother-in-law Mary Connelly aged 70.

Pat was a farmer & shopkeeper. Mary, Kate, Michael, Anthony, John & Maggie were scholars. Peter, Patrick, William were infants. Mary was a housekeeper.

Pat, Peter, Patrick, William & Mary could not read Michael & Anthony could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. John & Maggie could read and spoke Irish & English. William & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish. The household was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms & 4 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393507/

House 13

Joseph Audley aged 36 was head of the family; married to Ann aged 30. They lived with their children Bartlay(Bartley) aged 8, Pat aged 5 & Joseph aged 1.

Joseph & Ann were farmers; Bartlay & Pat were scholars & Joseph was an infant.  Joseph (father) could read and write and spoke Irish & English. Ann could not read and spoke only Irish. Bartlay could read; he spoke Irish & English. Pat could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Joseph (child) could not read or write; he spoke English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393508/

House 14

Patrick Joyce aged 54 was head of the family, a widower; he lived alone. Patrick was a carpenter & a farmer. He could not read; he spoke Irish & English. He was Roman Catholic,

He lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. He had a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393509/

House 15

Patrick Flaherty aged 48 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Pat aged 20, Martin aged 18 & Maggie aged 17, all single.

Patrick & Mary were farmers. Pat & Martin were farmer’s sons & Maggie was a farmer’s daughter. Patrick, Pat, Martin & Maggie could read & they spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 3 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393510/

House 16

Thomas Welsh aged 65 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 58.

They were retired grocers; they could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393511/

House 17

William McDonagh aged 36 was head of the family; married to Delia aged 34. They lived with their children John aged 12, Lizzie aged 10, James aged 8, Michael aged 5 & Thomas aged 2.

William was a farmer; Delia was a farmer’s wife and the boys were farmer’s sons and Lizzie was a farmer’s daughter.  William, Delia, John & Lizzie could read and write & spoke Irish & English. James could read and spoke Irish & English; Michael could read & spoke Irish & English. Thomas could not read or write; he spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic,

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393512/

House 18

Jane Flaherty aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughters Annie aged 25, Mary Anne aged 23 & Eileen aged 20, all single.

Jane was a farmer; Annie, Mary Anne & Eileen were farmer’s daughters. They could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms & 3 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393513/

House 19

Patrick Conneely aged 40 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 30. They lived with their children Coleman aged 6, Mary Kate aged 4, Ellie aged 3 & Michael aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer; Margaret was a farmer’s wife. Coleman & Michael were farmer’s sons & Mary Kate & Ellie were farmer’s daughters. Patrick, Ellie & Michael could not read or write. Margaret could read & write. Coleman & Mary Kate could read. Patrick, Margaret & Coleman spoke Irish & English; Mary Kate, Ellie & Michael spoke only English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393514/

House 20

Peter Lee aged 70 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their children Barbar (Barbara) aged 19, Peter aged 18 & Michael aged 15.

Peter & Mary were farmers. Barbar was a farmer’s daughter and Peter & Michael were farmer’s sons. The entire household could read & write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393515/

House 21

Honor Joyce aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Pat aged 25, Michael aged 23 & John aged 21, all single.

Honor was a farmer; Pat, Michael & John were farmer’s sons. The entire household could read & write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393516/

House 22

Michael Toole aged 65 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Martin aged 26, Honor aged 20, Annie aged 18 and visitor Micheal O Donell aged 6.

Michael was a farmer; Martin was a farm labourer, Honor & Annie were farmer’s daughters and Micheal was a scholar. Michael could not read and spoke only Irish. Martin, Honor & Annie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Micheal could not read or write and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393517/

House 23

John Toole aged 52 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 47. They lived with their children Pat aged 23, Michael aged 21, Bridget aged 18, Barbara aged 16, John aged 14, Hanor (Honor) aged 12, Anne aged 9 & Martin aged 6.

John was a farmer. Pat, Michael & John were farmer’s sons. Bridget & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. Hanor (Honor), Anne & Martin were scholars. John, Michael, Barbara & Martin could not read & spoke only Irish. Bridget (mother), Pat, Bridget, John, Hanor (Honor) & Anne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393518/

House 24

Bartly McDonogh aged 50 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 40. They lived with their children Colman aged 23, Redmond aged 20, Val aged 12, Michael aged 10, Dudley aged 7 & Penelope aged 18, all single.

Bartly was a farmer; Colman, Redmond & Val were farmer’s sons. Michael & Dudley were scholars & Penelope was a farmer’s daughter.  The entire household could read & write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393519/

House 25

Michael Walsh aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bab aged 42. They lived with their children Bartly aged 17, Andrew aged 12, Maggie aged 10, Joseph aged 7, John aged 4 and his sister Bridget Walsh aged 56, single.

Michael & Bab were farmers. Bartly & Andrew were farmer’s sons. Maggie, Joseph & John were scholars. Bridget was a housekeeper. Michael, Bartly, Andrew, Maggie, Joseph, John & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Bab could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 rooms & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393520/

House 26

Colman McDonagh aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Martin aged 10, Mary aged 8, Michael aged 6, Joe aged 4 & Delia aged 2.

Colman & Mary were farmers. All the children were scholars. Colman could not read or write and spoke only Irish; Mary & daughter Mary, Joe & Delia could not read & spoke only Irish.  Martin & Michael could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 27

John Lee aged 47 was head of the family; married to Honnor (Honor) aged 44. They lived with their children Martin aged 17, Peter aged 15, Colman aged 12, Michael aged 9, Patrick aged 6 & Barbra (Barbara) aged 2.

John & Honor were fishermen; they could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. Martin & Peter were farm labourers. Colman, Michael & Patrick were scholars.  Martin could read & spoke Irish & English. Peter, Colman, Michael & Patrick could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Barbara could not read or write; she spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 28

Martin McDonoagh (McDonagh) aged 70 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 60. They lived with their son James aged 28, single.

Martin & Honor were farmers; James was a farmer labourer. They could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 29

Patrick Flaherty aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Colman aged 10, Thomas aged 9, Barbara aged 8, Joseph aged 6, Martin aged 5 & Michael aged 5.

Patrick was a farmer. Colman, Thomas, Barbara, Joseph & Martin were scholars. Patrick, Mary, Colman, Thomas, Barbara & Joseph could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Martin & Michael could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 30

Bartholomew Walsh aged 70 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Thomas aged 14 & daughter Barbara aged 12.

Bartholomew was a farmer. Thomas a farmer’s son; & Barbara a farmer’s daughter. Bartholomew & Thomas could not read; they spoke only Irish. Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 31

Michael Derrane aged 60 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 63. They lived with their children Colmon (Colman) aged 60, Barbara aged 24 & Michael aged 19, all single.

Michael (father) was a farmer, he spoke only Irish; Colmon & Michael were farmer’s sons and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could not read. Ellen, Colmon, Barbara & Michael spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 32

Bartly O Donnell aged 28 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 24. They lived with their infant son Pat aged 3 months.

Bartly was a farmer. Bartly & Margaret could not read; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 33

Thomas Toole aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Pat aged 15, Terry aged 14, Val aged 10, Pat aged 9, Mark aged 7 & Penelope aged 16.

Thomas & Mary were farmers. Pat, Terry & Val were farmer’s sons. Penelope was a farmer’s daughter. Pat & Mark were scholars. The entire family could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 34

John Walsh aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40.

John was a farmer & Bridget was a housekeeper. They could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 35

Kate Flaherty aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with children Ellenor(Eleanor) aged 32, Sarah aged 26 & James aged 24, all single.

Kate was a farmer; Ellenor & Sarah were farmer’s daughters and James was a farmer’s son. The entire family could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 36

Edward McDonagh aged 48 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 46. They lived with their children John aged 19, Edward aged 17, Norah aged 12, Martin aged 11, Annie aged 9 & Barbara aged 5.

Edward and Anne were farmers. John, Edward & Martin were farmer’s sons. Norah, Annie & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. Edward (father) could not read. Anne & all the children could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 37

Michael Mulkerrins aged 37 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 36. They lived with their children Patrick aged 29, Anne aged 18, Margaret aged 17, Mary aged 6, Colmon (Colman) aged 5, Barbara aged 10, Michael aged 3, Ellen aged 2 & Bridget aged 9 months.

Michael was a farmer. Patrick was a farmer’s son. Anne & Margaret were farmer’s daughters. Mary, Colmon, Barbara & Michael were scholars. Michael, Mary, Patrick, Anne & Mary (daughter) could not read and spoke only Irish. Margaret, Colmon & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael (son), Ellen & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish & English (this is what is recorded on the census return). They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Note: This is an example of how ages ARE NOT always recorded correctly, as in the 1911 Census Michael is listed as aged 68 & Mary 66.

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House 38

Mary Conneely aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Martin aged 28, single and granddaughter Sarah McDonogh aged 8.

Mary was a farmer. Martin was a farmer’s son and Sarah was a scholar. The entire household could read and write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 39

Michael Mullin aged 43 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 25. They lived with their children Maggie aged 6, Bridget aged 1 (it’s written as 1½ on household return) & Patrick aged 1.

Michael & Mary were farmers. Maggie & Bridget were farmer’s daughters & Patrick was a farmer’s son. The entire family could not read & spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 40

John McDonogh aged 44 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 43. They lived with their children Mary aged 16, Barbara aged 13, Michael aged 11, Pat aged 8, Andrew aged 5, Bridget aged 3 & Anne aged 2 months.

John & Bridget were farmers. Mary, Barbara, Bridget & Anne were farmer’s daughters. Michael, Pat & Andrew were farmer’s sons. John, Bridget (mother), Mary, Andrew & Bridget could not read & they spoke Irish & English. Anne cannot read & cannot speak. Barbara, Michael & Pat could read and write & spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 41

Michael Mullin aged 54 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 50. They lived with their son John aged 24.

Michael was a farmer. John was a farmer’s son. The entire family could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 42

Michael Conneely aged 60 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 58. They lived with their children Norah aged 26, Colman aged 21 & Barbara aged 18, all single.

Michael & Maggie were farmers. Norah & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. Colman was a farmer’s son. Michael, Maggie, Norah & Colman could not read and spoke only Irish. Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 3 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 43

Bridget O’Donnell aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with daughter Cicly aged 24 and son ?? Martin aged 5.

Bridget was a farmer. Cicly was a farmer’s daughter & Martin was a scholar. The family could not read or write. Bridget spoke only Irish. Cicly & Martin spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Note: This is an example of how all information is not always recorded correctly as it is unlikely that Bridget aged 60 had a 5-year-old son. From the 1911 census Martin is listed as Bridget’s nephew.

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House 44

Martin Conneely aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 53. They lived with their children Norah aged 16, Barbara aged 13, Mary aged 7, Micheal aged 10, Martin aged 3, Ned aged 24, Pat aged 2 & Tim aged 1.

Martin & Mary were farmers. Norah, Barbara & Mary were farmer’s daughters. Micheal, Martin, Ned, Pat & Tim were farmer’s sons. Martin, Mary, Martin (son), Ned could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Tim could not read or speak. Norah, Barbara, Mary & Micheal could read and write & spoke Irish and English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 45

Bartly Berry aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children John aged 15, Bridget aged 12, Mary aged 10, Thomas aged 7, Anne aged 6 and Pat aged 2.

Bartly was a farmer. John was a farmer’s a son. Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. Mary, Thomas & Anne were scholars. Pat was an infant. Bartly, Bridget, John, Bridget, Mary, Thomas and Anne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Pat could not read; he spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 46

Tom Mullin aged 50 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 30. They lived with their children Mary A aged 9, Norah aged 7, Barbara aged 5, Bridget aged 3 & Maggie aged 6 months.

Tom was a farmer. Mary A, Norah, Barbara & Bridget were scholars. Maggie was an infant. Tom, Norah, Mary A, Norah & Barbara could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Maggie could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 47

Michael Mullin aged 90 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 70. Both were farmers; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 48

Mark Toole aged 75 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Bartty (Bartley) aged 37 also a widower and grandchildren Patt aged 4 & Bridget aged 2.

Mark & Bartty were farmers; Patt was a scholar & Bridget was an infant. Mark could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Bartty could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Patt could read; he spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 49

Colman Toole aged 70 was head of the family’ a widower. He lived with his son-in-law Colman Flaherty aged 36, daughter Margaret Flaherty aged 30 & grandchildren Barbara aged 6, Mary aged 4 & Patt aged 2.

Colman Toole, Colman & Margaret Flaherty were farmers. Barbara & Mary were scholars and Patt was an infant. Colman Toole, Colman & Patt Flaherty could not read or write and spoke only Irish. Margaret, Barbara & Mary could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 50

Dudley Mulkerrins was head of the family; married to Mary. They lived with their children Pat, John Martin aged 6, Michael aged 4 & Julia aged 2.

Dudley was a farmer. Pat, John & Martin were scholars. Dudley, Mary, Pat, John & Martin could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael & Julia could not read; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

No ages given for Dudley, Mary, Pat or John due to fold in the scanned document.

Information found on another website:  Dudley Mulkerins Lettermullen married Mary Folan Ballinakill on 13 Oct 1888 both were full aged, over 21 in the parish of Lettermore. Dudley’s father was Patrick; deceased at the time of the marriage. Mary’s father was Martin Folan.

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House 51

John Griffin aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 41. They lived with John’s mother in law Barbara Joyce aged 80 & Martin Berry aged 15.

John was a farmer & shopkeeper. Barbara was a farmer and Martin was a servant. John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary, Barbara & Martin could not read; they and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 52

Kate Audley aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary aged 40, single.

Kate was a farmer and Mary was a farmer’s daughter. They could not read or write and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 53

Joseph Floherty typo error (Flaherty) aged 26 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 24. They lived with their children Mary aged 5, Barbara aged 3, Colman aged 1 & ? daughter Honor aged 15.

Joseph & Margaret were farmers. Mary, Barbara & Colman were scholars. Honor was a farm servant. The entire household could not read or write. Joseph, Margaret, Mary & Honor spoke Irish & English; Barbara & Colman spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 54

Barbara Floherty typo error (Flaherty) aged 59 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son John aged 26, single.

Barbara was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son. Barbara could not read or write. John could read, both spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 55

Mary Floherty typo error on original census document (Flaherty) aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Pat aged 24, Michael aged 22, Edword (Edward) aged 18, Bartly aged 15, John aged 13 & Colman aged 11, all single.

Mary was a farmer. Pat, Michael, Edword, Bartly & John were farmer’s sons. Colman was a scholar. Mary could not read or write. Her sons could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 56

Edward Conneely aged 50 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 38. They lived with their children Pat aged 12, Barbara aged 5, Lawrence aged 2 and stepson Michael Derrane aged 11.

Edward was a farmer; Pat, Barbara, Lawrence & Michael were scholars. Edward could read & write, Ellen, Barbara, Lawrence & Michael could not read. Pat could read. The entire household spoke Irish & English.  The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 57

Tomas Flaherty aged 74 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 36. They lived with their children Michael aged 21, John aged 20, Mark aged 14, Martin aged 12, Anne aged 16 & Barbara aged 9.

Tomas & Maggie were farmers. Michael, John & Mark were farmer’s sons & Martin, Anne & Barbara were scholars. The entire family could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 58

John Derrane aged 40 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 38. They lived with their children Martin aged 18, Michael aged 17, Mary aged 15, Pat aged 13, Barbara aged 11, Colman aged 9, John aged 7 & Peter aged 2.

John & Margaret were farmers. Martin was a farmer’s son. Michael, Mary, Pat, Barbara, Colman & John were scholars. Peter was an infant. John, Margaret, Michael, Mary, Pat & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Martin could not write and spoke only Irish. Colman could read and spoke Irish & English. John could not read and spoke Irish & English. Peter could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393553/

House 59

Thomas King aged 60 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 42. They lived with their daughters Honor aged 22, Maggie aged 20, Kate aged 18 & niece Kate Joyce aged 7.

Thomas & Margaret were farmers; they could not read or write. Honor, Maggie & Kate were farmer’s daughters. Kate Joyce was a servant. All the girls could read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 60

Val Berry aged 40 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 38. They lived with their family Colman aged 18, John aged 14, Dudley aged 10, Mark aged 9, Val aged 6, Norah aged 4 & Mary aged 3.

Val & Honor were farmers. Colman was a farmer’s son. John, Dudley, Mark, Val & Norah were scholars & Mary was an infant. The entire family could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 61

Martin Flaherty aged 32 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 14, Margaret aged 13, Julia aged 12, Kate aged 9, Bridget aged 5 & Michael aged 1.

Martin was a farmer. Margaret, Julia & Kate were scholars. Martin, Mary, Margaret & Julia could read and write and spoke Irish & English. Kate (mother), Kate (daughter) & Bridget could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. Michael could not read or write. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 62

Colman Beattie aged 58 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 40. They lived with their children Malachy aged 22, Bridget aged 19, Honor aged 17, Michael aged 15, John aged 8, Martin aged 6 and Pat aged 3.

Colman & Julia were farmers. Malachy was a farmer’s son. Bridget & Honor were farmer’s daughters. Michael, John, Martin & Pat were scholars. Colman, Julia, Malachy, Bridget, Honor & Michael could not read. John & Martin could read & write. Pat could read only. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 63

Mary Conneely aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 20, John aged 18, Colmon (Colman) aged 14, Bridget aged 22, Honor aged 9 & Margt (Margaret) aged 11.

Mary, Pat, John, Colman & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Honor could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Margt could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 64

John Conroy aged 50 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 40. They lived with their children Mary aged 20, Maggie aged 15, Stephen aged 14, Patrick aged 13, Thomas aged 12, John aged 9, Julia aged 8, Michael aged 4 & Honor aged 2.

John & Julia were farmers. Mary and Maggie were farmer’s daughters. Stephen was a farmer’s son. Patrick, Thomas, John, Julia, Michael & Honor were scholars. The entire family could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 65

Mary Mullin aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her family Colman aged 30, Barthly aged 28, Patrick aged 26, Martin aged 24, Barbara aged 22, all single and her niece Honor Cloherty aged 5 & grandson Pat aged 3.

Mary was a farmer. Colman, Barthly, Patrick, Martin & Pat were farmer’s sons. Barbara & Honor were farmer’s daughters. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 66

John Vaughan aged 58 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 49. They lived with their children John aged 21, Colmon aged 14 & Maggie aged 16.

John & Bridget were fishermen. John was an agricultural labourer’s and Colmon was a scholar. John (father) could not read, Bridget & son John could not read or write, Colmon could read and Maggie could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic. All this family was born in Lettermullen.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 67

Michael Flaherty aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 58. They lived with their children Mary aged 26, Patk aged 24 & Nora aged 18, all single.

Michael, Bridget and Patk were labourers; Mary & Nora were general servants. Michael, Bridget & Mary could not read. Patk & Nora could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 68

John Mullin aged 54 was head of the family; married to Mary A aged 49; they lived with step son Peter Flaherty aged 24 & daughters Annie aged 18, Maggie aged 16, Barbara aged 14, Eliza aged 10.

John was a farmer. Peter was an agricultural labourer; Maggie & Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Eliza was a scholar. John could not read; Mary A & Peter could not read or write. Annie, Maggie & Barbara could read and write. Eliza could read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 69

Mary Flaherty aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children; Barbara aged 20, Mary aged 18, Edward aged 17, Michael aged 16 & John aged 14.

Mary was a shopkeeper & farmer. Barbara & Mary were farmer’s daughters. Edward, Michael & John were farmer’s sons.  Mary, Barbara & daughter Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Edward & Michael could not read; they were listed as Deaf/Dumb. John could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 70

Kate Berry aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with daughter Mary aged 40 single; son Dudley aged 42, daughter in law Bridget aged 31 & grandchildren Pat aged 8, Thomas aged 6, Kate aged 4 & Honor aged 5 months.

Kate, Mary, Dudley & Bridget were farmers; they could not read and they spoke Irish & English. Mary was blind. Pat, Thomas & Kate were scholars; they could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 71

Michael Berry aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children Michael aged 17, Ned aged 14, William aged 10 & Mary aged 6.

Michael & Bridget were farmers; they could not read. Michael spoke Irish & English & Bridget only spoke Irish. Michael, Ned, William & Mary were scholars; they could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393566/

House 72

Michael Toole aged 90 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Dudly (Dudley) aged 44, daughter in law Winnie aged 36 and grandchildren Bridget aged 12, Kate aged 10, Michael aged 8, John aged 5 & Patt aged 2.

Michael & Dudley were farmers. Bridget was a farmer’s daughter. Kate & John were scholars. Michael, Bridget, grandson Michael, John & Patt could not read and spoke only Irish. Dudley could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Winnie & Kate could not read; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393567/

House 73

Margret (Margaret) Berry aged 58 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Pat aged 30, John aged 26 & Colman aged 20.

Margret was a farmer. John & Colman were R N R (possibly Royal Naval Reserves). Margret & Colman could not read & write. Pat & John could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. Pat was listed as lame. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393568/

House 74

John Berry aged 54 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Ned aged 17, John aged 13, Patk aged 11, Mary aged 10, Colmon aged 8, Bartley aged 5 & Martin aged 2.

John was a farmer. Patk, Mary, Colmon & Bartley were scholars. John, Mary & Martin could not read. John (son) could read. Ned, Patk, Mary, Colmon & Bartley could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393569/

House 75

Pat Berry aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 50. They lived with their children Mary aged 18, Bridget aged 16, John aged 13, Michael aged 11, Colman aged 9, Anne aged 7, Pat aged 5 & Dudley aged 2.

Pat was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bridget, John, Michael, Colman, Anne & Pat were scholars. Dudley was an infant. Pat, Bridget, Anne, son Pat & Dudley could not read. Bridget, John, Michael & Colman could read. Pat, Bridget, Mary, John Michael, Colman & Dudley spoke only Irish. Bridget spoke only English. Anne & son Pat spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393570/

House 76

Martin Conneely aged 30 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 24. They lived with their children Norah aged 5, Bridget aged 2, Margaret aged 1 and boarder Christina Culkin aged 25.

Martin was a farmer and Christina was a teacher. Martin, Margaret & Christina could read & write. Martin, Margaret & Norah spoke Irish & English; Christina spoke only English. Norah, Bridget & Margaret could not read or write. The Conneely family was born in Lettermullen & Christina was born in Dublin. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393571/

Note: Christina Culkin is also listed as living in House 77

House 77

Christina Culkin aged 25 was head of the family, single. Christina was a teacher from Dublin; she could read & write and spoke only English. She was Roman Catholic.

She lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. She had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393572/

House 78

Bartholomew Conneely aged 65 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 60. They lived with their son Pat aged 26, daughter in law Mary aged 23 and granddaughters Mary aged 3, Bridget aged 2 and Honor aged 1 month.

Bartholomew, Honor, Pat and Mary were farmers; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The children were listed as infants; Mary & Bridget spoke Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393573/

House 79

Patrick Mullen aged 60 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 58. They lived with their children John aged 28, Thomas aged 24 & Barbara aged 20. The was an entry for a daughter Mary but it was crossed out on Form A.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838945/

Patrick & Barbara were farmers. John & Thomas were farmer’s sons and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could not read and they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393574/

House 80

Edward McDonagh aged 38 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 28. They lived with their children Dudley aged 5, Bartley aged 3; Maggie Vaughan aged 7, Martin Vaughan aged 13 & Patrick aged 15.

Edward & Kate were farmers. Dudley, Maggie, Martin & Patrick were scholars. Bartley was an infant. Edward, Kate & Bartley could not read. Dudley, Maggie, Martin & Patrick could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393575/

House 81

Stephen Vaughan aged 40 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 10, Maggie aged 8, Julia aged 6, Michael aged 3 & John aged 4.

Stephen & Margaret were farmers. Mary, Maggie & Julia were scholars. Michael & John were infants. Stephen, Margaret, Mary cannot read. Maggie & Julia could read. Michael & John could not read or write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393576/

House 82

Patrick Molloy aged 40 was head of the family; married Mary aged 40. They lived with their children; Thomas aged 16, Patrick aged 12, Martin aged 10, Colmon aged 8, Bridget aged 5 & Mary aged 3.

Patrick & Mary were farmers. Thomas, Patrick & Martin were farmer’s son. Colmon, Bridget & Mary were scholars. Patrick could read. Mary, Bridget and daughter Mary could not read. Thomas, Patrick, Martin & Colmon could read and write. Patrick, Thomas, son Patrick, Martin, Colmon, Bridget & Mary spoke Irish & English. Mary (mother) spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393577/

House 83

Thomas Molloy aged 75 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 40. They lived with their son Peter aged 35, single, daughter Mary aged 5 & son Thomas aged 3.

Thomas was a farmer. Peter was a farmer’s son. Mary was a scholar & Thomas was an infant. Thomas, Margaret, Mary & Thomas could not read. Peter could read and write. Thomas, Margaret & Peter spoke Irish & English. Children Mary & Thomas spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838949/

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393578/

Note: The ages given for the occupants of this house caused me to review it further.

Having reviewed the handwritten return from this house, I noted the following: that on line 1 for Thomas; that age 35 was written in and then overwritten as 75, that widower was written and scribbled out and that married was written and looks like a line was drawn at the bottom. In relation to Peter, not married was scribbled out.

In my personal opinion having reviewed the 1911 census. I would make the statement that Peter was married to Margaret and that in fact Mary & Thomas were their children. See the hyperlink to the 1911 census for this family: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470293/

House 84

Julia McDonogh aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Colman aged 25, Pat aged 18, John aged 17, Barbara aged 20, all single & grandson Michael McDonogh aged 8.

Julia was a farmer; Colman, Pat & John were farmer’s sons. Barbara was a general servant & Michael was a scholar. The entire family could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393579/

House 85

Pat McDonagh aged 50 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 46. They lived with Nola Derrane aged 10.

Pat & Margaret were farmers. Nola was a servant. Pat, Margaret & Nola could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuilding. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that the name Nola could be Nora or Nuala.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393580/

House 86

Michael Vaughan aged 40 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 36. They lived with their children Mary aged 10, John aged 8, Julia aged 6 & Martin aged 4.

Michael & Bridget were farmers; they could read and write. The children were scholars; they could not read or write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuilding. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393581/

House 87

Mary Flaherty aged 40 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary aged 20, single.

Both ladies were farmers; they could not read or write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393582/

House 88

James Buchan aged 40 was head of the family. He lived alone.

James was married, he was a fishery instructor, he could read and write and spoke only English. James was born in Scotland and a Congregationalist.

He lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 3 front windows. He had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393583/

House 89

Lettermullan National School

House 90

  1. D. B. Boat Building Yard

Article below mentions CDB

Sea Fisheries – An Introduction

Sea fisheries in Ireland in the 19th century were controlled and regulated, first by unpaid commissioners and eventually after the 1868 Fisheries Act by the Inspectors of Irish Fisheries. Annual reports which were published by the inspectors for the first time in 1868 are the most valuable source of information on almost every aspect of sea fishing before 1922. The information on fishing was supplied by the coastguards and the customs and covered all the main ports as well as small landing areas and inlets no longer associated with fishing. Long lining for demersal species as well as drift netting for mackerel and herring were the most widely practised fishing methods in the period before 1900. Trawling which was important in the Dublin area, in Baile na nGall (Dungarvan Harbour), in Ballycotton, in Bantry, in Dingle and in Galway was not used much in other areas. The inspectors’ powers included holding inquiries, supervising research, enacting bye-laws which controlled fishing activity and publishing reports. The legislation underpinning these bye-laws, which were so important under British rule, derives from enactments on sea fishing in the Westminster parliament. Many of these Acts date from the 1830s and 1840s, while others were passed following the findings of the Royal Commission on Fisheries, 1863-66. The principal trawling legislation dates from 1889.
The land agitation in the 1880s drew attention to the poverty and lack of facilities in the west of Ireland. Among the small landholders and labourers along the western seaboard, fishing supplemented earnings from land based activity. Reports from the Bessborough and Richmond Commissions in 1881 had recommended public works and state intervention in the economic sphere to alleviate poverty in Ireland. A Committee on the Irish fishing industry in 1886 recommended the building of bigger and better harbours. The government’s response to these and other contacts were the Land Acts of the 1880s and especially the 1891 Balfour Act which established the Congested Districts Board. Although the Board was established primarily for the amalgamation of uneconomic holdings and for land purchase and re-distribution, rural industries and fishing were also prominent in its plans.
The Board was in receipt of an annual endowment from the British Treasury independent of the Dublin administration and was also the main beneficiary from two funds, the Irish Reproductive Loan Fund and the Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund. These two funds had originated in the mid-nineteenth century and were specifically designed to provide for the development of coastal areas and the Irish fishing industry. The funds had passed through the hands of at least two other agencies connected with fisheries before being handed over to the Board. A small sum from the Sea and Coast Fisheries Fund was reserved for the non-congested districts. Between 1891 and 1923, when it ceased to exist, the Board spent considerable sums of money on fishery development in the west of Ireland. It provided boats and fishing gear, opened curing stations, sent instructors in boat handling, net making and fish curing to outlying areas, provided ice and salt to ports, helped with sales for a number of years and investigated markets at home and abroad. Although it built some small piers and landing areas and helped the kelp industry, its work in this regard was minimal. Much money was wasted in Galway and Mayo on fishing schemes that were insufficiently organised and badly planned. On the positive side however, the introduction of steam into the Donegal herring fishing in 1911 was a major achievement. Because of the expenditure on this venture and of the necessity to move the steam drifters to herring fisheries in Scotland and in the east of England in the off season, it was decided two years later to direct the Board’s funds more to land purchase.
Another successful venture by the Board was boatbuilding. In west Galway, it gave several orders to small boat building yards which already existed and established a yard in Mulroy Bay in Donegal. From these yards and from the Fishery School in Baltimore came many of the new vessels in the CDB fleet. It also provided partial funding for secondhand boats which usually came from Scotland. At the outbreak of the Great War, it had built up a good fleet of sail and motorised 50 foot zulus and 36 foot Manx type nobbies as well as four steam drifters. Most of this fleet was based in Donegal and formed the most valuable part of the vessels handed over to the Irish government in 1923. Before 1900, the CDB co-operated with the Inspectors of Irish Fisheries whose control of fisheries covered all the coast of Ireland. This close co-operation continued after the founding of the DATI in 1900; the fishery inspectors being department officials. The co-operation was so close that William Spotswood Green, Chief Inspector with the Department, and Horace Plunkett, were members of the fishery committees of both organisations. The co-operation also extended to fishery patrols, fishery investigations and to boatbuilding and at times, it is difficult to ascertain in which forum decisions were made.

Taken from

http://www.originalwriting.ie/products/the-sea-fisheries-of-the-south-and-west-coasts-of-ireland-1922-1972

House 91

Patrick Beattie aged 60 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 42. They lived with their children Malachy aged 22, Martin aged 20, John aged 15, Ned aged 6, Honor aged 14, Sarah aged 12 & Anne aged 8, all single.

Patrick & Penelope were farmers; they could not read. Malachy & Martin worked in fishing. Ned, Sarah & Anne were scholars. All the children could read. Patrick, Malachy, Martin, John, Ned, Sarah & Anne spoke Irish & English. Penelope & Honor spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuilding. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393584/

House 92

Mary McDonagh aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone. She worked as a wool carder; she could not read or write and spoke only Irish. She was Roman Catholic.

She lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. She had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullan/1393585/

Other Information on people from Lettermullan

Seaman Edward Berry

Date of Birth: 21/07/1882 – Date of Death: 08/09/1918

Royal Navy, Royal Naval Reserve – H.M. Trawler “William Barlow.”, Service #7391/A

https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/7664940

SEAMAN COLMAN FLAHERTY

ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE

DIED ON 11 NOVEMBER 1917 AGE 23

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

HAMPSHIRE UNITED KINGDOM

Son of Myles and Margaret Flaherty, of Dynish, Lettermullen, Co. Galway.

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3040946/

Famous people born on Lettermullen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antoine_%C3%93_Flatharta

1911 Census for Lettermullan

This is a return of the member of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of 31st of March 1901 in Lettermullan. There were 5 houses listed in the townland of Lettermullan. 460 (214 females/ 246 males) were all Roman Catholics. The people that lived in Lettermullan were born in Letttermullan, Co. Galway, America, Mayo & Co. Donegal.

There were a total of 60 farm buildings and out offices which included cow houses, piggeries, fowl houses & Barns.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432069/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432070/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432071/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432072/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432073/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432074/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432075/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432076/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432077/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432078/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432079/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432080/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432081/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432082/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432083/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432084/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002432085/

House 1

Margaret Connelly aged 72 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Colman aged 28, daughter Barbara aged 25 & niece Mary Flaherty aged 2.

Margaret was a farmer. Colman was a farmer’s son. Margaret & Colman could not read & spoke only Irish. Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read. Colman & Barbara were single. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470283/

House 2

Margaret Mullen aged 74 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son John aged 30, daughter in law Julia aged 30 & nephew Colman Mullin aged 9 months.

Margaret was a farmer. John was a farmer’s son. Margaret & Colman could not read.  Margaret spoke Irish & English. John & Julia could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

John & Julia were married for 3 years; they had 2 children with 1 Child living at the time of the census. (Perhaps Colman was their child)

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470284/

House 3

Michael Mullin aged 48 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 34. They lived with their children Maggie aged 14; Delia aged 11, Pat aged 10, Martin aged 9, Mary Anne aged 6, Michael aged 5, Colman aged 3 & Winnie aged 9 months.

Michael was a farmer. Maggie, Pat, Martin, Mary Anne & Michael were scholars. Michael (father), Delia, Pat, Martin, Mary Anne & son Michael could not read and spoke Irish & English. Mary & Colman could not read and spoke only Irish. Maggie could read and spoke Irish & English; she was born in America.  Winnie could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Michael & Mary were married for 12 years; they had 9 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470285/

House 4

John McDonagh aged 58 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their children Mary aged 25, Michael aged 22, Pat aged 19, Andrew aged 14, Bridget aged 12 & Anne aged 10.

John was a farmer. Michael & Pat were farmer’s sons. Andrew, Bridget & Anne were scholars.

John could not read & he spoke Irish & English. Bridget (mother), Bridget (daughter) & Anne could not read & spoke only Irish. Mary, Michael & Pat could read & spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

John & Bridget were married for 28 years; they had 9 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 40 in the 1901 Census. The family surname was listed as McDonogh in 1901.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470286/

House 5

John Walsh aged 35 was head of the family; married to Honar (Honor) aged 33. They lived with their children Mary aged 3 & Pat aged 2.

John was a farmer. John & Honar could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary & Pat could not read; they spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

John & Honar were married for 10 years; they had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470287/

House 6

John Walsh aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 22. They lived with their daughter Julia aged 9 months & John’s brother Michael aged 30.

John was a small farmer. Michael was a labourer. John & Michael could not read and spoke only Irish. Anne could read and write & spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

John & Anne were married for 2 years; they had 1 child and she was living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470288/

House 7

Patrick Berry aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 65. They lived with their children Michael aged 23, Colman aged 21, Anne aged 19, Pat aged 17 & Dudley aged 15.

Pat was a farmer. Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bridget, John, Michael, Colman, Anne & Pat were scholars. Dudley was an infant. Pat, Bridget, Anne, son Pat & Dudley could not read. Bridget, John, Michael & Colman could read. Pat, Bridget, Mary, John Michael, Colman & Dudley spoke only Irish. Bridget spoke only English. Anne & son Pat spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 75 in the 1901 Census. Patrick has aged 20 years & Bridget has aged 15 years since the last census in 1901. A common cause for this was that the Old Age Pension was introduced in 1909.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470289/

House 8

Mary Molloy aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 25, Martin aged 20, Colman aged 18, Mary aged 14, John aged 12, Peter aged 5 and brother Colman Berry aged 28.

Mary was a farmer. Pat, Martin & Colman were farmer’s son. Mary, John & Peter were scholars. Colman Berry was a labourer & listed as an idiot.

Mary, Peter & Colman Berry could not read. Martin, Colman Molloy & Mary (daughter) could read and write. Pat & John could read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & no front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 82 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470290/

House 9

Edward McDonagh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 60. They lived with stepdaughters Mary Vaughan aged 30, Julia Vaughan aged 28, and Maggie Vaughan aged 22 sons Dudley aged 19, Pat aged 16 & daughter Nora aged 1.

Edward was a farmer. Patrick Vaughan, Martin, Dudley & Pat McDonagh were farmer’s sons. Kate, Julia, Patrick could not read. Mary, Martin, Maggie, Dudley & Pat could read and write. Edward could read. Edward, Mary, Martin, Maggie, Dudley & Pat spoke Irish & English. Julia & Patrick spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Edward & Kate were married for 17 years; they had 8 children; with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470291/

This family lived in House 80 in the 1901 Census.

House 10

Maggie Vaughan aged 18 was head of the family. She lived with her siblings Julia aged 17, Jack aged 15, Michael aged 10, Bridget aged 8 & Anne aged 7, all single.

Maggie, Julia & Jack were farmers. Michael, Bridget & Anne were scholars. Maggie & Julia could read. Jack, Michael, Bridget & Anne could not read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470292/

House 11

Peter Molloy aged 50 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 60. They lived with their children Mary aged 16, Thomas aged 14 & Ellen aged 3.

Peter was a small farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s son. Peter could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret, Mary, Thomas & Ellen could not read or write and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

Peter & Margaret were married for 17 years; they had 7 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 83 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470293/

House 12

Patrick McDonagh aged 70 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 78. They lived with their nephew Martin Loughlin aged 10.

Patrick was a farmer. Martin was a scholar. Patrick spoke only Irish. Margaret & Martin spoke Irish & English. All three living in this house could not reads or write. The family was Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Margaret were married for 40 years; they had 2 children, it does not state it they were living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470294/

House 13

Michael Vaughan aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Mary aged 18, John aged 15, Julia aged 12 & Martin aged 10.

Michael was a farmer. Martin was a scholar. Michael could not read & spoke only Irish. The children could read and write & spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front windows. They had no outbuilding. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 86 in the 1901 Census.

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House 14

Mary Ward aged 40 was head of the family. She lived with her cousin Winnie Connelly aged 73, both single.

Mary was a farmer. Mary & Winnie could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 15

Dudley Toole aged 65 was head of the family; married to Winefred (Winifred) aged 54. They lived with their children Delia aged 22, Kate aged 20, Michl (Michael) aged 18, John aged 15, Pat aged 12, Mary aged 10, Maggie aged 7 & Dudley aged 3.

Dudley was a farmer. Delia, Kate, Mary & Maggie were farmer’s daughter. Michl, John, Pat & Dudley were farmer’s sons.

Dudley (father), Delia, Kate, Michl, John, Pat & Mary could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Winefred & Maggie could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Son Dudley could not read & spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Dudley & Winefred were married for 22 years; they had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 72 in the 1901 Census.

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House 16

Patrick Beattie aged 73 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 69. They lived with their children John aged 29, Edward aged 25 & Anne aged 22, all single.

Patrick was a farmer. John & Edward were farmer’s sons. Patrick & Penelope could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English; John, Edward & Anne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a sow house & a fowl house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Patrick & Penelope were married for 41 years; they had 10 children with all 10 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 91 in the 1901 Census.

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House 17

Bridget Berry aged 68 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Michael aged 25, Ned aged 23, William aged 21 & Mary aged 19, all single.

Bridget was a farmer. Michael, Ned & William were farmer’s sons. Bridget could not read & spoke only Irish. Michael, Ned, William & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Bridget was married for 32 years; she had 6 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 71 in the 1901 Census.

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House 18

Michael Flaherty aged 80 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 78. They lived with their son Bartly aged 25, single.

Michael was a farmer. Bartley was a farmer’s. Michael & Bridget could not read; Michael spoke Irish & English; Bridget spoke only Irish. Bartley could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Michael & Bridget were married for 40 years; they had 8 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 10 in the 1901 Census.

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House 19

John Mullen aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary Anne aged 67; they lived with their daughters Barbara aged 25 & Ellen aged 22.

John was a farmer. John could not read; Mary Anne could read. Barbara & Ellen could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

John & Mary Anne were married for 30 years; they had 12 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 68 in the 1901 Census. Family name was spelt as Mullin in 1901. The youngest daughter was known as Eliza in 1901 & Ellen in 1911.

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House 20

Martin Derrane aged 28 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 32. They lived with step daughter Bridget Flaherty aged 5.

Martin was a small farmer. Bridget was a scholar. Martin, Mary & Bridget could not read. Martin spoke Irish & English; Mary & Bridget spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Martin & Mary Anne were married for 20 years; they had 2 children with 1 child living at the time of the census.

I have checked records and cannot come to any definite conclusion on the above statement as 1. Martin and Mary could not have got married at aged 8 & 12, so from this one can presume that they listed their ages incorrectly or were married for 2 years and the enumerator wrote it incorrectly. However, Martin’s age would tie in with a Martin Derrane living in House 58 in the 1901 census.

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House 21

John Flaherty aged 26 was head of the family; married to Mauanne aged 29. They lived with their son Michael aged under 2 months and John’s mother Margaret aged 68.

John was a farmer. John & Mauanne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret could not read or write and spoke Irish & English. On the census return it states Michael aged under 2 months could not read or write and spoke Irish & English. This shows where mistakes were made on returns.

The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

John & Mauanne were married for 1 year; they had 1 child and he was living at the time of the census.

Note: It is possible that John & mother Margaret lived in House 57 in the 1901 Census.

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House 22

Val Berry aged 70 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 60. They lived with their family Martin aged 30, Colman aged 29, John aged 27, Dudley aged 20, Mary aged 16, Norah aged 15, Mark aged 13 & Val aged 11, all single.

Val was a farmer. Martin, Colman, John & Dudley were farmer’s sons. Mark & Val were scholars. Val (father), Norah, Martin, Colman, John, Dudley, Mark & Val (son) could not read. Mary & Norah (daughter) could read. Val (father), Norah, Martin, John & Dudley spoke only Irish. Colman, Mary, Norah, Mark & Val (son) spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Val & Norah were married for 31 years; they had 8 children with all 8 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

In the 1901 census:  Val was aged 40 & Norah was aged 38. They lived in House 60.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470304/

House 23

Martin Flaherty aged 40 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 40. They lived with their children Julia aged 21, Bridget aged 18, Agnes aged 12, Anne aged 5, Thomas aged 6 & Kate aged 1.

Martin was a farmer. Agnes, Anne & Thomas were scholars. Martin, Julia & Bridget could read. Kate (mother), Agnes, Anne, Thomas & baby Kate could not read. Kate (mother), Julia, Bridget, Agnes, Anne & Thomas spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Martin & Kate were married for 23 years; they had 11 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 61 in the 1901 Census.

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House 24

Thomas King aged 76 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with son in law Stephen Conroy aged 30, daughter Maggie Conroy aged 30 & niece Kate Joyce aged 16.

Thomas & Stephen were farmers. Kate was a scholar. Thomas could not read. Stephen could read, Maggie & Kate could read & write. Stephen, Maggie & Kate spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Stephen & Maggie were married for 1 year.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house & a fowl house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Thomas, Maggie & Kate lived in House 59 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470306/

House 25

Maggie Flaherty aged 71 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children John aged 29, Mark aged 27, Martin aged 21, & Barbara aged 19.

Maggie was a farmer. John, Mark & Martin were farmer’s sons. Maggie could not read & spoke only Irish. John could read & spoke only Irish.  Mark, Martin & Barbara could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 57 in the 1901 Census.

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House 26

Joe Flaherty aged 35 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 13, Barbara aged 11, Colman aged 10, Sarah aged 8, Maggie aged 6, Joe aged 5 & Pat aged 1.

Joe was a farmer. Mary, Barbara, Colman, Sarah, Maggie & Joe were scholars. Joe, Barbara, Colman & Sarah could read & write, they spoke Irish & English. Maggie (mother), Mary, Maggie (daughter) & Joe could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Joe & Maggie were married for 15 years; they had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 53 in the 1901 Census.

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House 27

Barbara Flaherty aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son John aged 45, single.

Barbara was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son. Barbara could not read. John could read & write, both spoke Irish & English.  John was listed as an imbecile. The family was Roman Catholic.

Barbara was married for 60 years; she had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 54 in the 1901 Census.

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House 28

Mary Flaherty aged 72 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons John aged 25 & Colman aged 23, both single.

Mary was a farmer. John & Colman were farmer’s sons. Mary could not read; she spoke only Irish. John & Colman could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no out buildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 55 in the 1901 Census.

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House 29

Patrick Flaherty aged 42 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 30. They lived with their children f

Patrick was a farmer. Anne could read & write; the rest of the family could not read. The entire household spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Patrick & Anne were married for 9 years; they had 5 children with all 5 living at the time of the census.

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House 30

John Griffen typo error on original census record(Griffin) aged 66 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with Mary Audly aged 56, single & listed as sister to the head of the household (if single, one would assume that her surname would be Griffin).

John was a farmer. John, Bridget & Mary could not read or write. John & Mary spoke Irish & English. Bridget spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

John & Bridget were married for 31 years.

Note: A Mary Audley lived in House 52 in the 1901 Census.

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House 31

John Conroy aged 73 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 60. They lived with their children Margaret aged 22, John aged 20, Julia aged 16, Michael aged 14, Honor aged 14 & Kate aged 10. (Honor was aged 2 in the 1901 Census, most of the families ages are not correct by the 1901 Census.

John was a farmer. John & Michael were farmer’s sons. Honor & Kate were scholars. John (father) could not read and spoke only Irish. Julia, son John, daughter Julia, Michael, Honor & Kate could read & write & spoke Irish & English. Margaret could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

John & Julia were married for 30 years; they had 11 children with 10 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 64 in the 1901 Census.

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House 32

Mary Mullen aged 76; married. She lived with her children Colman aged 34, Martin aged 30, Barbara aged 26 & cousins Honor Cloherty aged 16 & Patrick Cloherty aged 14, all single.

Mary was a farmer. Colman & Martin were farmer’s sons. Patrick was a scholar. Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Colman could not read or write and spoke Irish & English. Martin & Barbara could not read or write and spoke only Irish; Honor could read & write and spoke Irish & English and Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Mary was married for 36 years; she had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 65 in the 1901 Census.

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House 33

Mary Conneely aged 72 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Patrick aged 40, John aged 27, & Honor aged 20, all single.

Mary & John and spoke Irish & English. Patrick & Honor spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read or write. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Mary was married for 41 years; she had 7 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 63 in the 1901 Census.

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House 34

Coleman Beattie aged 73 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 70. They lived with their children Malachy aged 35, Honar(Honor) aged 24, Edward aged 23, John aged 22 and Pat aged 20.

Coleman was a farmer. Malachy, Edward, John & Pat were farmer’s sons. Coleman, Julia, Edward, John & Pat could not read or write. Malachy & Honar could not read. Pat could read only. The entire family could speak Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Coleman & Julia were married for 38 years; they had 16 children with 6 living at the time of the census. The is a huge jump in ages in the family from 1901; mother Julia aged 30 years!!

This family lived in House 62 in the 1901 Census.

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House 35

Michael Mulkerrins aged 68 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 66. They lived with their children Pat aged 32, Colman aged 24, Mary aged 25, Barbara aged 22, Michael aged 19 & Ellen aged.

Michael was a farmer. Pat, Colman & Michael were farmer’s sons. Michael (father) could read and write; the rest of the family could not read or write. Then entire family spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Michael & Mary were married for 30 years; they had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census. The is a huge jump in ages in the family from 1901; I mentioned this in the 1901 entry.

This family lived in House 37 in the 1901 Census.

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House 36

Éadhmonn MacDonnchadh (Edward McDonagh) aged 59 was head of the family; married to Anna aged 56. They lived with their children Máirtín aged 22, Anna aged 20, Sorcha aged 17 & Bairbre aged 15. Childrens names in English: Martin, Ann, Sarah & Barbara.

No information given on occupation, religion, languages spoken, could read or write, illnesses, where born.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Éadhmonn & Anna were married for 35 years; they had 11 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 36 in the 1901 Census.

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House 37

Bridget D O Donnell aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with daughter Cecely aged 45 and nephew Martin aged 16, both single.

Bridget was a farmer. Martin was a labourer. Bridget & Cecely could not read or write; they spoke only Irish. Martin could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Bridget was married for 55 years; she had 6 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 43 in the 1901 Census.

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House 38

Martin Conneely aged 38 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 30. They lived with their children Norah aged 15, Bridget aged 11, Margaret aged 10, Valentine aged 7, Julia aged 5, Barbarra aged 3 & Patrick aged 5 months.

Martin was a farmer. Martin, Margaret & Christina could read & write. Martin, Margaret & Norah spoke Irish & English; Christina spoke only English. Norah, Bridget & Margaret could not read or write. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Martin & Margaret were married for 16 years; they had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 76 in the 1901 Census.

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House 39

Bartly Berry aged 72 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their children John aged 26, Mary aged 20, Thomas aged 17, Anne aged 15, Patrick aged 13, Barbara aged 9, Winnifred aged 6 & Margaret aged 4.

Bartly was a farmer. John & Thomas were labourers. Patrick, Barbara, Winnifred & Margaret were scholars. Bartly, Bridget, John, Mary, Thomas, Anne, Patrick, Barbara & Winnifred could not read or write. Margarer could not read. Bridget (mother) spoke only Irish; the rest of the family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Bartly & Bridget were married for 30 years; they had 12 children with 10 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 45 in the 1901 Census.

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House 40

John Derrane aged 58 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Barbara aged 21, Colman aged 19, John aged 17, Thomas aged 15, Peter aged 10, niece Barbara Conneely aged 14 & nephew Laurance Conneely aged 12.

John was a farmer. Colman, John & Thomas were farmer’s sons. Peter, Barbara & Laurance were scholars. John (father) could read. The rest of the family could read & write. The entire household spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 58 in the 1901 Census.

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House 41

Colman Flaherty aged 52 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Mary aged 15, Barbara aged 16 & Patrick aged 10.

Colman was a farmer. Patrick was a scholar. Colman, Mary & Barbara could not read or write. Patrick could write. Colman, Mary, Barbara & Patrick spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 49 in the 1901 Census.

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House 42

Dudley Mulkerns aged 55 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 46. They lived with their children John aged 20, Martin aged 18, Valentina (typo on original census record should read Valentine) aged 14, Mary aged 12, Stephen aged 10 Michael aged 5, Colman aged 1 & Maggie aged ¼ (possibly 3 months).

Dudley was a farmer. John & Martin were farmer’s sons. Valentine, Mary, Stephen & Michael were scholars. Dudley, John, Martin, Valentine, Mary, Stephen could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary, Michael, Colman & Maggie could not read; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Again: another error as it is impossible that children Colman & Maggie could speak Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 50 in the 1901 Census.

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House 43

Thomas Mullin aged 60 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 50. They lived with their children Mary Anne aged 19, Nora aged 17, Barbara aged 15, Delia Kate aged 12, Maggie aged 10, Agnes aged 8, Michael Joseph aged 4 & Sara aged 6 months; cousins Pat Toole aged 14, Bridget Toole aged 12 & Genie Flaherty aged 14.

Thomas was a farmer. Delia Kate, Maggie, Michael Joseph, Agnes, Pat, Bridget & Genie were scholars. Thomas, Honor, Mary Anne, Nora, Barbara, Delia Kate, Maggie & Michael Joseph could not read or write. Agnes, Pat, Bridget & Genie could read & write. They entire household spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Thomas & Honor were married for 20 years; they had 10 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 46 in the 1901 Census.

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House 44

John Walsh aged 75 was head of the family; single. He lived with his sister Bridget aged 72, single.

John & Bridget were small farmers. They could not read or write and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 45

Mary Toole aged 40 was head of the family; a widow. She lived her step sons Val McDonogh aged 20, Terence McDonogh aged 16, and son Mark aged 12 & Mary aged 9.

Mary was a farmer. Val & Terence were farmer’s step sons & Mark & Mary were scholars. Mary (mother) could not read; Val could read & write & Terence, Mark & Mary could read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470327/

House 46

Bartley Walsh aged 73 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Thomas aged 26.

Bartley was a small farmer. Thomas was a farmer’s son. They could not read or write; they only spoke Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

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House 47

Patrick Flaherty aged 55 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 45. They lived with their children Thomas aged 25, Coleman aged 23, Babra (Barbara) aged 21, Joseph aged 19, Martin aged 17, Michael aged 15 & Patrick aged 13.

Patrick was a small farmer. Thomas, Coleman, Joseph, Martin & Michael were farmer’s sons. Patrick was a scholar. Patrick & Mary could not read & write; Patrick spoke Irish & English & Mary only spoke Irish. All the children could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Mary were married for 30 years; they had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 29 in the 1901 Census.

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House 48

Colman McDonagh aged 55 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 53. They lived with their children Martin aged 20, Mary aged 19, Michael aged 16, Joseph aged 13, Bridget aged 10, Patrick aged 8 & Thomas aged 8, all single.

Colman, Martin & Michael were labourer’s. Joseph, Bridget, Patrick & Thomas were scholars.

Colman, wife Mary, Martin, daughter Mary, Michael, Patrick & Thomas could not read and spoke only Irish; Joseph & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Colman & Mary were married for 22 years; they had 7 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 26 in the 1901 Census.

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House 49

James McDonagh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 34. They lived with their children Martin aged 7, Bartley aged 6, Nora aged 4, Pat aged 2, Mary aged 3 months & relative Martin Toole aged 44.

James was a small farmer. Martin, Bartley & Nora were scholars. Martin was a lodger. James, Anne, Martin, Bartley, Nora & Martin spoke Irish & English. Pat & Mary spoke only Irish. The entire household could not read or write. The family was Roman Catholic.

James & Anne were married for 9 years; they had 5 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & no front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that James lived at House 28 in the 1901 Census.

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House 50

John Lee aged 65 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 62. They lived with their children Martin aged 28, Peter aged 26, Colman aged 23, Michal aged 20, Pat aged 16 & Barbara aged 12, all single.

John was a farmer; Martin, Peter, Michal & Pat were farmer’s sons. John, Nora, Martin, Peter, Colman & Michal could not read or write. Pat & Barbara could read & write. Nora spoke only Irish & the rest of the family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

John & Nora were married for 30 years; they had 8 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 27 in the 1901 Census.

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House 51

Bartly McDonogh aged 74 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 69. They lived with their children Valentine aged 20 Michal aged 26, Dudley aged 17, all single, Penelope Lees aged 40, and granddaughter Bridget Lee aged 1.

Bartly was a farmer; Valentine, Michel & Dudley were farmer’s sons. Penelope was a farmer’s daughter. Bartly, Penelope (daughter) Valentine, Michel could not read & write & spoke Irish & English. Penelope (mother) & Dudley could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget Lee could not read. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470333/

House 52

John Toole aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their children Patrick aged 37, Anne aged 20, Martin aged 17 & niece Bridget McDonagh aged 3.

John was a farmer. John & Bridget (mother) could not read & spoke only Irish. Patrick could read & Spoke Irish & English. Anne & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Martin could read and spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

John & Bridget were married for 38 years; they had 11 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 23 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470334/

House 53

Honor Joyce aged 74 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Michael aged 35 & John aged 33, both single.

Honor, Michael & John were farmers.  Honor could not read or write; Michael could read & write & John could not read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Honor was married for 46 years; she had 6 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 21 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470335/

House 54

Peter Lee aged 74 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 73. They lived with their son Michael aged 24.

Peter & Michael were farmers. The entire family could not read or write & spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Peter & Mary were married for 45 years; they had 8 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 20 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470336/

House 55

Pat Joyce aged 68 was head of the family; a widower, he lived alone.

Pat was a boat builder; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. He was Roman Catholic.

He lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room & 1 front window. He had a no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

He lived in House 14 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470337/

House 56

Patt Flaherty aged 55 was head of the family; married to Winifred aged 38. They lived with their sons Anthony aged 16, John aged 14, Peter aged 12, Patrick aged 10, Willie aged 8, Bartly aged 5 & Martin aged 3.

Patt, Anthony & John were farmers. Peter, Patrick, Willie & Bartly were scholars. Patt, Bartly & Martin could not read. Winifred, Anthony, John, Peter, Patrick & Willie could read. The entire family spoke Irish & English. Anthony was listed as Deaf. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

As recorded in the census returns; Patt & Winifred were married for 10 years; they had 4 children with 2 living at the time of the census. However they have 7 children living in 1911 with the eldest aged 16.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470338/

House 57

John McDonogh aged 22 was head of the family. He lived with his sister & brothers Lizzie aged 20, James aged 17, Michael aged 14 Thomas aged 12 & Colman aged 10.

John, James & Michael were farmers. Thomas & Colman were scholars. John, Lizzie, James, Michael & Thomas could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Colman could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic,

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 17 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470339/

House 58

Jane Flaherty aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary Anne aged 38, married & granddaughter Mary aged 6 months.

Jane & Mary Anne were farmers. Jane & Mary Anne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

Mary Anne was married for 3 years; she had 1 child and she was living at the time of the census.

This family lived in House 18 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470340/

House 59

Margaret Conneely aged 45 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Colman aged 16, Mary Kate aged 15, Ellie aged 12, Michael aged 11, Patrick aged 9 & James aged 5 and her niece Jane Flaherty aged 20.

Margaret, Colman & Jane were farmers.  Ellie, Michael, Patrick & James were scholars. Margaret, Colman, Mary Kate, Ellie, Michael & Jane could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Patrick could read & spoke Irish & English. James could not read; he spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 19 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470341/

House 60

Joseph Audley aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Bartly aged 15, Pat aged 11, Joseph aged 8 & Mary aged 7.

Joseph was a farmer. Pat, Joseph & Mary were scholars. Joseph (father) could not read. Bartly could read. Pat, Joseph & Mary could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 13 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470342/

House 61

Patrick Flaherty aged 60 was head of the family, married to Mary aged 72. They lived with their son-in-law Martin Flaherty aged 30, daughter Margaret aged 28, grandson Michael aged 1 year 9 months, granddaughter Mary aged 2 months & servant Perr Flaherty aged 15.

Patrick & Martin were farmers. Perr was a labourer. Patrick, Martin, Margaret & Perr could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Mary were married for 41 years; they had 6 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

Martin & Margaret were married for 2 years; they had 2 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms & 3 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 15 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470343/

House 62

Barbara Flaherty aged 46 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with children Michael aged 20, Patrick aged 17, Mary aged 15, John aged 14, Julia aged 12 & Bartly aged 6.

Barbara was a farmer. Michael, Patrick & John were farmer’s son. Julia & Bartly were scholars. The family could not read or write and they all spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Barbara was married for 22 years; she had 7 children with 7 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 9 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470344/

House 63

Bartly Lee aged 35 was head of the family; married to Ellie aged 35. They lived with their son Thomas aged 10 months.

Bartly was a farmer. Bartly & Ellie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Bartly & Ellie were married for 2 years; they had 1 child and he was living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that Bartly lived in House 11 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470345/

House 64

Michael Flaherty aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70. They lived with their son Pat aged 37 & grandson Pat aged 6, both single.

Michael was a farmer. Pat was a labourer. Grandson Pat was a scholar. Michael & Bridget could not read. Pat & grandson Pat could read and write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Michael & Bridget were married for 39 years; they had 10 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 room & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that this family lived in House 67 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470346/

House 65

Mary Flaherty aged 66 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children; Ned aged 28, Michael aged 26 & Mary aged 25.

Mary was a shopkeeper. Mary was a shop assistant. Ned & Michael were labourers.  Mary (mother), Ned & Michael could not read. Ned & Michael were listed as Deaf/Dumb. Mary (daughter) could read. The family was Roman Catholic.

Mary had 7 children and all 7 were living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 69 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470347/

House 66

Ellen Healy aged 46 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her widowed mother Mary Finlay aged 88, daughters Mary Ellen aged 22, Margt M aged 19, Lena aged 16, Alice Mildred aged 14; son Patick Edward aged 12; & Nora Berry aged 15.

Ellen was a school teacher, born in Co. Donegal. Mary Finlay was an old age pensioner; also born in Co. Donegal. Mary Ellen was a school teacher; Margt Mary was a Post Office assistant, Lena, Alice Mildred & Patick Edward were scholars & Nora Berry was a domestic servant. The rest of the family were born in Co. Galway.

The entire household could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The household was Roman Catholic.

Ellen was married for 12 years; she had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms & 4 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived at house 8 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470348/

House 67

Pat Conneely aged 58 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 45. They lived with their children Bartley aged 18, Coleman aged 13, John aged 10, Pat aged 9, Martin aged 5, Nora aged 15, Barbara aged 10, Mary aged 6, Margret aged 3 & Janny aged 2.

Pat was a farmer. Bartley was a farmer’s son. Coleman, John Pat, Martin, Barbara & Mary were scholars. Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English.  Bartley, Coleman, Nora & Barbara could read & write. John could read. Pat, Martin, Mary, Margret & Janny could not read. All the children spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

Pat & Bridget were married for 22 years; they had 12 children with 11 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived at house 6 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470349/

House 68

Pat McDonagh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 45. They lived with their children Colman aged 17, Pat aged 15, Mary aged 12, Hanorah aged 10, Margaret aged 8, Barbara aged 6 & his widowed aunt Mary Feeney aged 74.

Pat was a farmer. Colman & Patrick were farmer’s sons.  Mary, Hanorah, Margeret & Barbara were scholars. Mary Feeney was a lodger.

Pat(father), Pat (son) & Mary Feeney could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Margaret, Colman, Mary, Hanorah, Margret & Barbara could read and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Pat & Margaret were married for 22 years; they had 9 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived at house 5 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470350/

House 69

Mark McDonagh aged 45 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 30. They lived with their children Michael aged 4, Mary aged 2 & boarder Mary McDonagh aged 78, a widow.

Mark was a farmer. Michael was a scholar & Mary was an old pensioner. Mark, Michael, Mary (child) & Mary (OAP) could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family was Roman Catholic.

Mark & Bridget were married for 5 years; they had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that Mark lived in House 3 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470351/

House 70

Michael Nee aged 70 was head of the family. A widower, he lived alone.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish. He was Roman Catholic. He lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. He had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470352/

House 71

Honor McDonagh aged 74 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Mary Griffin aged 35, grandsons Michael Griffin aged 7 & Martin Griffin aged 5 and servant Michael Kelly aged 17.

Honor was a farmer. Michael & Martin were scholars & Michael Kelly was a farm servant. Honor & Mary could not read. Michael, Martin & Michael could read. The entire household spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Mary Griffin was married for 8 years; she had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that Honor & Mary lived in House 4 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470353/

House 72

Patrick Conneely aged 38 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Mary aged 13, Bridget aged 9, Honor aged 9, Bartly aged 8, Martin aged 6, Patrick aged 4, John aged 14 & his mother Nova (typo on original census record, Nora) aged 80.

Patrick & Mary were farmers. Mary, Bridget, Honor, Bartly, Martin & Patrick were scholars. Nora was an old pensioner. Patrick, Mary (parents), Mary, Bridget, Honor, Bartly, Martin could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Patrick, John & Nora could not read; Patrick & Nora spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Patrick & Mary were married for 14 years; they had 7 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 78 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470354/

House 73

Martin Conneely aged 74 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their children Edward aged 40, Michael aged 20, Martin aged 15, Thady aged 12 and Mary aged 18, all single.

Martin was a farmer. Martin could read; he spoke Irish & English. Mary, Edward & Martin could not read; they spoke only Irish. Michael, Thady & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.  The family was Roman Catholic.

Martin & Mary were married for 30 years; they had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that this family lived in House 44 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470355/

House 74

John Vaughan aged 71 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70. They lived with their son Colmon aged 21.

John was a farmer and Colmon was a farmer’s son. John, Bridget & Colman could not read; they spoke only Irish. The family was Roman Catholic.

John & Bridget were married for 24 years; they had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

I noticed an error here as they recorded 3 children on the 1901 census

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838932/

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

This family lived in House 66 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470356/

House 75

John Cunningham aged 26 was head of the family; married to Marion aged 27.

John & Marion were National School Teachers. Both could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic. John was born in Galway & Marion was born in Mayo.

John & Marion were married for 1 year.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room & 1 front window. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470357/

House 76

Bridget Berry aged 50 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Patrick aged 20, Thomas aged 18, Kate aged 15, Honor aged 11 & Mary aged 7.

Bridget was a farmer. Patrick & Thomas were farmer’s sons. Kate was a farmer’s daughter (there was an incorrect entry of farmer’s son) & Honor and Mary were scholars. Bridget could not read or write & spoke only Irish. Patrick, Thomas, Kate, Honor & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Bridget was married for 21 years; she had 7 children with 5 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470358/

House 77

Barbara Walsh aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Andrew aged 24, Margaret aged 21, Joseph aged 18 & John aged 15.

Barbara was a farmer. Andrew was a labourer, Joseph was a farmer’s son & John was a scholar. Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Andrew, Margaret, Joseph & John could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Barbara was married for 26 years; she had 8 children with 7 still living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 1 front window. They had a cow house. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470359/

House 78

John Flaherty aged 30 was head of family; married to Norah aged 25.

John was a farmer. John & Norah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a cow house & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470360/

House 79

Pat Mullin aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bab aged 74. They lived with their son Thomas aged 36, single.

Pat was a farmer. Thomas was a farmer’s son. Pat & Bab could not read. Thomas could read. Pat, Bab & Thomas spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Pat & Bab were married for 52 years; they had 5 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

The family lived in House 79 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Gorumna/Lettermullen_Island/470361/

House 80

Pat Walsh aged 79 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 76.

Pat was a farmer; he could not read & spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic.

Pat & Mary were married for 50 years; they had 8 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms & 2 front windows. They had a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

It is possible that Pat & Mary lived at House 2 in the 1901 Census.

All residents born in Co. Galway unless otherwise stated.

Church records of births, deaths and marriages:

Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the ‘church parish’ rather than the ‘civil parish’. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)

Lettermullan is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Catholic parish:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.

  • Clonbern & Kilkerrin in Galway East.
  • Carraroe in Galway West.
  • Kilannin in Galway West.
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard in Galway West.
  • Rosmuc in Galway West.

Church of Ireland parish:

This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.

  • Kilcummin in Galway West.

In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

 

Maps

Original OS map of this area

Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.

Lettermullan

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website

Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.

Lettermullan

Information from Google Maps:

You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.

Google Maps
Information from the National Monuments Service:

You can use this link to view a map of archaeological features. This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Link to townlands.ie Website
http://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/gorumna/leitir-meallain/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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