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Ballintleva 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

Irish Form of Name: Baile an tSléibhe

Translation: villa montis, town of the mountain

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

Ballintleva is in the Electoral Division of Kilcummin, in Civil Parish of Kilcummin, in the Barony of Moycullen, in the County of Galway

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

Ballintleva

Baile an tsléibhe

Ballintleva Barony Cess Book

Ballantleava Boundary Surveyor

Ballinclavy County Map

Ballantleava Local

Balla intleava the Mountain Village Rector of Kilcummin

Ballintleva contains 549¾ acres about 70 acres all under tillage and pasture including 2½ acres of water. The remainder is mountain pasture. East, West and North of it is all mountain and South the Bay of Cashla which comes to its – has a Coast Guard Station.

Situated in the southern part of the parish – bounded on the N. by Russaveal, on the E. by Deroogh S., on the W. by Cashla bay and on the S. and S.E. by Keeraunagark and Cashla Bay.

Ballintleva borders the following other townlands:

Some other placenames in or near this townland are:

Landlords

James Blake, Esq., Tullagh, Proprietor. Contains 1,007½ acres of land about the ¼ of which is under tillage and 5½ acres of water. The remainder is mountain pasture. The road from Galway to Cashla Bay extends across the townland from E. to W. Crumlin Bridge is situated on this road over the river which forms the boundary of Kilannin and Kilcummin parishes.

James Blake is a member of the Blake (Drum, Tully and Gortnamona) family.

  • Blake (Drum, Tully & Gortnamona)– In his genealogy of the Blakes of Drum, Tully and Gortnamona, Martin J. Blake refers to a grant dated 22 Aug 1677 of the lands of Drum and others in the barony of Moycullen, county Galway, to Walter Blake. A descendant, Patrick Blake of Drum, was Mayor of Galway in 1771 and his eldest son, Valentine, married Anne Burke of Gortnamona, near Ballinasloe. About 500 acres belonging to the Blakes, devisees of Nicholas A. Burke, in the baronies of Leitrim, Longford and Clonmacnowen, were advertised for sale in July 1853. This family of Blakes owned a large estate in the parishes of Killannin, Kilcummin and Moycullen, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation. In the 1870s Valentine [Fitzpatrick] Blake of Gortnamona is recorded as the owner of 17,335 acres in county Galway though Walford notes that he had died in 1870 and his son, Valentine Blake, born in 1868, was a Ward in Chancery.

Information from the Down Survey Website.

The Down Survey is a mapped survey. Using the Civil Survey as a guide, teams of surveyors, mainly former soldiers, were sent out under Petty’s direction to measure every townland to be forfeited to soldiers and adventurers. The resulting maps, made at a scale of 40 perches to one inch (the modern equivalent of 1: 50,000), were the first systematic mapping of a large area on such a scale attempted anywhere. The primary purpose of these maps was to record the boundaries of each townland and to calculate their areas with great precision. The maps are also rich in other detail showing churches, roads, rivers, castles, houses and fortifications. Most towns are represented pictorially and the cartouches, the decorative titles, of each map in many cases reflect a specific characteristic of each barony. (http://downsurvey.tcd.ie)

Townland of BALLINTLEVA (Moycullen By)

No townland information available.

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 was ‘appropriate’, which meant that they were payable to a bishop, cathedral chapter or another 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 plough lands, 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 recognized 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) Patrick Blake, Frances Conner, James Currane, John McDonogh, Thomas McDonogh & Patt Tollan had 10 acres of land, 2 acres of 2nd quality land with a fee of 1s and 8 acres of 3rd quality with a fee of 3d.

The Tithes were payable to Richard Martin Esq. Reverend James Daly & Reverend John Wilson.

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587459/004587459_00446.pdf

Griffith’s Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation the area in Ballintleva was 549 acres, 3 rood & 29 perch of land with a value of £25-16s-0d. Value of Buildings was £15-16s-0d, and the total value is £41-12s-0d.

Occupiers: James Scanlon, Martin Kinneally, Thomas Flaherty, Edmund Costelloe, William Kinneally, Martin Folan, Peter Malone, Honoria Faherty, Thomas Kennedy, Mary Curran, Bartholomew Faherty, Stephen Flaherty, Laurence Kelly, John Folan, Patrick Flaherty, William Clapishaw, William Winter, Stephen Maloney, William Thomas, The Board of Customs & Patrick Blake.

Immediate Lessor: Patrick Blake

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=524897

View the heads of households in the townland at this time.

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 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, subdividing and reorganizing the boundaries of some existing Unions, particularly in the west of the country created an additional 33 Unions.

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

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. Ballintleva is a townland.

Population & Census Information 

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 of this townland

Census 1841-1891

1841 – 15 houses with 99 people

1851 – 10 houses with 52 people

1861 – 13 houses with 70 people

1871 – 19 houses with 87 people

1881 – 14 houses 68 people (36 males & 32 females) Valuation of Houses & Lands £36 10s 0d. There were 15 outbuildings in the townland in 1881.

1891 – 17 houses 83 people (46 males & 37 females) Valuation of Houses & Lands £36 10s 0d.  There were 7 outbuildings in the townland in 1891.

 1901 Census Ballintleva

This is a return of the members of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of Sunday March 31st 1901 in Ballintleva.

There were 9 houses listed in the Townland of Ballintleva. Of the people living in Ballintleva all 40 were Roman Catholic, 11 were Church of England, 11 were Church of Ireland, & were Wesleyan & 2 were Baptist.

The people that lived in Ballintleva were born in Galway, Co. Galway, Co. Kerry, Co. Mayo, Co. Donegal, Cork, England, Jersey, Norfolk, Hampshire, Dorset, Middlesex.

Enumerators Extract (slightly damaged)

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813261/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813262/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813263/

House 1

Frank Connor aged 68 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 60. They lived with their children Kate aged 30 & Thomas aged 29; both single.

Frank was a farm labourer; Kate was a labourer’s daughter & Thomas was a labourer. Frank could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Honor & Thomas could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Kate could not read; she spoke only Irish.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377586/

House 2

Michl (Michael) Loftus aged 45 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 29. They lived with their children Michl (Michael) aged 5, Pat aged 3 & Bridget aged 9 months.

Michael was a blacksmith & farmer. Michael Margaret, son Michael & Pat spoke Irish & English. The family could not read.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377587/

House 3

Michl (Michael) Folan aged 70 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Maggie aged 25 & Stephen aged 20.

Michael was a farmer; Maggie was a farmer’s daughter & Stephen was a farmer’s son. Michael could not read. Maggie & Stephen could read & write. All 3 could spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377588/

House 4

John Folan aged 48 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Pat aged 24 Sarah aged 22 & Bridget aged 20.

John was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son; Sarah & Bridget were farmer’s daughters. John, Pat & Sarah could not read; Bridget could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377589/

House 5

Pat Burke aged 64 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 62. They lived with their son Matt aged 37, single.

Pat was a farmer; Matt was a farmer’s son. Pat & Matt could not read; Mary could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377590/

House 6

Pat McDonagh aged 42 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 35. They lived with their children Thomas aged 13, Mary aged 9 & Bridget aged 6.

Pat was a farm labourer; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Thomas & Mary were scholars. Margaret & Bridget could not read; they spoke only Irish. Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could read and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window. They had a barn. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377591/

House 7

Coleman Faherty aged 38 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Patrick aged 12 Martin aged 9, Mary aged 7, James aged 5 Honor aged 3 & Murty aged 1.

Coleman was a farmer; Patrick & Martin were scholars. Coleman, Mary, Patrick & Martin could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. Mary, James & Honor could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Murty could not read.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a stable & a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377592/

House 8

Patrick Faherty aged 80 was head of the family; married to Catherine aged 80. They lived with their daughter Honor Connor aged 55, son-in-law Patrick aged 40 grandchildren Mary aged 9, Pat aged 7, Honor aged 5 & Margaret aged 3.

Patrick (head) was a farmer. Son-in-law Patrick was an agricultural farmer. Patrick (head), Honor, Patrick (son-in-law), Mary, Pat, Honor (granddaughter) & Margaret spoke Irish & English. Catherine spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read or write.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377593/

Houses 9.1-9.6 are all part of the Coastguard Station

9.1

William Maskell aged 43 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 42. They lived with their children Annie aged 14, William aged 12, Charles aged 10, Frank aged 8, Edith aged 4 & Fred aged 2.

William was a Commission Boatman Coast Guard. Annie, William (son), Charles, Frank, Edith & Fred were scholars. William, Annie, Annie (daughter), William (son) & Charles could read and write. Frank could read. Edith & Fred could not read. William & Annie (parents) were born in England. Annie, William & Charles were born in Co. Kerry; Frank was in Co. Mayo; Edith & Fred were born in Co. Donegal. The family were Church of Ireland.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377594/

9.2

Henry Howe aged 30 was head of the family; married to Emily aged 28.

Henry was a boatman with the Coast Guard. Henry & Emily could read & write. Henry was born in Middlesex & Emily was born in Hampshire. The family were Church of England.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377595/

9.3

Charles Exeter aged 46 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 42. They lived with their daughter Alice Annie aged 15.

Charles was Chief ? in Charge; H.M. Coast Guard. Alice Annie was a scholar. The family could read and write; they were born in England. The family were Church of England.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377596/

9.4

Henry Phillips aged 30 was head of the family; married to Matilda aged 24. They lived with their children Henry aged 6, Alice aged 5 & Frances aged 2.

Henry was a Boatman with H.M. Coast Guard. Henry, Alice & Frances were scholars; they could not read. Henry & Matilda could read & write. Henry (father) & Alice were born in England; Matilda & Henry (son) were born in Jersey; Frances was born in Co. Galway. The family were Church of England.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377597/

9.5

Charles Curtis aged 37 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 33. They lived with their children Charles aged 10, Amy aged 8, Ruby aged 6, Sydney aged 5, Daisy aged 3, Stanley aged 2 & Cecil aged 1.

Charles was a commissioned Boatman H.M. Coast Guard. Charles, Annie, son Charles, Amy could read & write. Ruby, Sydney, Daisy, Stanley & Cecil could not read. Charles (father) was born in Norfolk, Annie was born in Dorset shire, son Charles was born in Hampshire, Amy, Ruby, Sydney & Daisy were born in Co. Kerry, and Stanley & Cecil were born in Co. Galway. Charles & son Charles were members of the Baptist Church, Annie, Amy, Ruby, Sydney, Daisy; Stanley & Cecil were members of the Wesleyan Church.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377598/

9.6

Joseph Barnett aged 36 was head of the family; married to Fanny aged 26. They lived with their sons Henry aged 4 & Joseph aged 3.

Joseph was a Coast Guard. The boys were scholars. Joseph (father) was born in Cork; Fanny & the boys were born in Galway. Joseph & Fanny could read & write. Henry & son Joseph could not read. The family were Church of Ireland.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/1377599/

The Coast Guard Station was a 1st class house; it had 6 rooms and 12 front windows. They had 19 outbuildings; which included stable, coach house, harness room, fowl houses, turf houses, a barn, laundry, boathouse & washrooms.

Census 1911 – Ballintleva

This is a return of the Members of the families in Ballintleva, their visitors, boarders and servants who slept or abode in the house on the night of Sunday 2nd April 1911.

There were 14 houses listed in the Townland of Ballintleva. A total of 56 (28 males/ 28

females) living in Ballintleva, 40 were Roman Catholic 13 were Church of England & 3 were Presbyterians.

People that lived in Ballintleva were born included Co. Galway, Co. Wexford, Co. Donegal, Scotland, England & Portsmouth. There were a total of 19 farm buildings and out offices.

Class of House: The class of house depended on the materials used in the roof, walls, number of rooms and number of front windows. A 1st class house was considered the highest standard.

Walls of the houses: The walls were of stone, brick, and concrete or of mud, wood or other perishable material. The houses in Ballintleva were built of stone, brick or concrete. There were no mud cabins.

House Occupancy: 14 houses were occupied on the night of the Census.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390282/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390283/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390284/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002390286/

House 1

Patrick Connor aged 46 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 60. They lived with their children Mary aged 19, Patrick aged 17, Norah aged 16, Maggie aged 14 & Coleman aged 9.

Patrick was a farmer; Mary & Norah were Irish crochet workers; Patrick was a farmer’s son; Maggie & Coleman were scholars. Patrick & Honor could not read; they spoke only Irish. Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.  Patrick, Norah, Maggie & Coleman could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Honor were married for 20 years; they had 5 children.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457510/

House 2

Edwin F Tramp aged 46 was head of the family; married to Lydia aged 46. They lived with their daughter Victoria aged 12.

Edwin was an Officer of the Coast Guard. Victoria was a scholar. The family could read & write and spoke English. Edwin & Lydia were born in Portsmouth, Hampshire; Victoria was born in Co. Wexford.

Edwin & Lydia were married for 26 years; they had 4 children. The family were Church of England.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a turf house, shed & boat house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457511/

House 3

Wallace Edgar Fleming aged 38 was head of the family; married to Agnes Wigston aged 40. They lived with their children Wallace Edgar aged 12 & Beryl Gladys aged 11.

Wallace was a Coast Guard. Wallace & Beryl were scholars. Wallace (father), Agnes & son Wallace were born in England. Beryl was born in Co. Donegal. The family could read & write.

Wallace & Agnes were married for 13 years; they had 3 children with 2 living at the time of the census. The family were Protestant Episcopalian/Church of England.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a turf house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457512/

House 4

Kenneth Macaskill aged 36 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 36. They lived with daughter Christina aged 5.

Kenneth was a Coast Guard. Kenneth & Barbara could read & write; they were born in Scotland. Christina was born in England.

Kenneth & Barbara were married for 15 years; they had 5 children with 1 living at the time of the census. The family were Presbyterian.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a turf house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457513/

House 5

Samuel C England aged 40 was head of the family; married to Sarah aged 34. They lived with their son Frederick C aged 11.

Samuel was a H.M. Coast Guard. Frederick was a scholar. They family could read & write; they were born in England.

Samuel & Sarah were married for 12 years; they had 1 child. The family were Protestant Episcopalian/Church of England.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a turf house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457514/

House 6

Demetrius Hodgson aged 40 was head of the family; married to Jennie aged 29.

Demetrius was a leading boatman with H.M. Coastguard. They could read & write and were born in England.

Demetrius & Jennie were married for 8 years; they did not have children. The family were Protestant/Church of England.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a turf house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457515/

House 7

Coleman Faherty aged 52 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 342. They lived with their children Pat aged 21 Martin aged 19, Mary aged 16, Norah aged 14, Murty aged 12, Kitty aged 10, Maggie aged 6, Coleman aged 4 & Bridget aged 6 months.

Coleman was a farmer; Pat & Martin were farmer’s sons; Mary & Norah were lace makers. Murty, Kitty & Maggie were scholars.  Coleman, Mary, Pat, Martin, Mary, Norah, Murty, Kitty & Maggie could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. Coleman (son) could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read.

Coleman & Mary were married for 25 years; they had 12 children with 10 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457516/

House 8

Frank Connor aged 78 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 72. They lived with their son Thomas aged 38, single.

Frank was a farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s son. The family could not read; they spoke only Irish.

Frank & Honor were married for 44 years; they had 9 children with 6 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 was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457517/

House 9

Stephen Folan aged 38 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 38. They lived with their son Thomas aged 2 and Honor Keady aged 15.

Stephen was a farmer; Honor was a farm servant. Stephen & Honor could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bridget could read & write; she spoke Irish. Thomas could not read.

Stephen & Bridget were married for 3 years; they had 2 children with 1 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 was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457518/

House 10

Patrick Folan aged 40 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40.

Patrick was a farmer. Patrick & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish.

They were married for 7 years.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457519/

House 11

Margaret Loftus aged 40 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Michael aged 17, Patrick aged 15, Bridget aged 12 & Thomas aged 7.

Margaret was a farmer; Michael & Patrick were farmer’s sons; Bridget was an Irish lace worker and Thomas was a scholar. Margaret, Michael & Patrick could not read and spoke Irish. Bridget & Thomas could read and write and spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457520/

House 12

Patrick Burke aged 86 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 88. They lived with their son Matthew aged 45, single.

Patrick was a farmer; Matthew was a farmer’s son. Patrick & Matthew could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish.

Patrick & Mary were married for 43 years; they had 6 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and 2 front windows. They had a piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457521/

House 13

Patrick McDonagh aged 63 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 60. They lived with their children Thomas aged 25, Bridget aged 16 & Ann aged 10.

Patrick was a farmer. Thomas was a farmer’s son; Bridget was an Irish crochet worker & Ann was a scholar. Patrick & Maggie could not read; they spoke only Irish. Thomas, Bridget & Ann could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Maggie were married for 26 years; they had 6 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 4th class house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457522/

House 14

Ernest Beard aged 28 was head of the family. He lived alone.

Ernest was a H.M. Coastguard; he could read & write. Ernest was born in England and was married.

He lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. He had a turf house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Ballintleva/457523/

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.)

Ballintleva is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Roman Catholic parishes:

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

  • Carraroe
  • Kilannin
  • Kilcummin/Oughterard
  • Rosmuc

Church of Ireland parishes:

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

  • Kilcummin

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

Maps

It is located at 53° 15′ 26″ N, 9° 32′ 17″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Ballintleva

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.

Ballintleva

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

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/kilcummin/ballintleva/

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/51905

National Inventory of Architectural Heritage 

http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=GA&regno=30409013# 

This page was added on 07/09/2016.

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