Kilbreckan/Killbrickan (Cill Bhreacáin)

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Kilbreckan (Cill Bhreacáin) 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.

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

Irish Form of Name: Cill Breachain

Translation: St. Brackan’s Church

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

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

Kilbreckan [Kelbreckan changed to Kilbreckan]]

Cill Breachain Kilbreckaun Barony Map

Kilbricken Boundary Surveyor

Kilbrickaun County Map

Kilbricken Local

Description:

Kilbreckan has a holy well famed for stations. It contains 520 acres about 50 acres of which are under tillage, the remainder is an inferior description of mountain pasture.

Situation:

In the South Western part of the parish. Bounded on the North, West and South by the sea and on the East by Snauvbo.

This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Some other place names in or near this townland are…

Information from Joyce’s Place Names.

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:

Kill alone is the name of more than a score of places in various counties: in most cases it stands for cill, a church: but in some it is for coill, a wood.

Landlord

The landlord was Thomas B. Martin, Esq., Ballinahinch. Thomas B. Martin was a member of the Martin of Ross Family as stated in the Landed Estates Database.

  • Martin (Ross) – The Martin family were established beside Ross Lake in the barony of Moycullen, county Galway, from the late 16th century, where they purchased land from the O’Flaherty’s. They were Royalist supporters and were dispossessed of their property in the city of Galway by the Cromwellians. Robert Martin received a grant of 2,909 acres in the barony of Moycullen, by patent dated 21 Aug 1677. Jasper Martin of Ross, who died in 1700, had two sons Jasper and Richard, from whom descend the two branches of the family settled at Ross and Ballynahinch. Nicholas Martin, who died in 1811, married Elizabeth O’Hara, daughter of Robert O’Hara of Lenaboy, and according to Burke’s” Landed Gentry”, a grandniece of James O’Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley. Their grandson, James Martin of Ross, had sixteen children from his two marriages. His daughter, Maud, married H. Callwell and they were the parents of the author, J. M. Callwell. The youngest daughter of James Martin was Violet Florence Martin of the well-known literary team Somerville and Ross. The Martins of Ross owned 5,767 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. They advertised the sale of their estate in the Landed Estates’ Court in May 1885.
  • Martin (Ballynahinch) – A branch of the Anglo Norman family of Martin, one of the Tribes of Galway, was granted the O’Flaherty lands in the Connemara region in the mid-17th century. This family were a junior branch of the Martins of Ross and under the Acts of Settlement were granted vast estates in counties Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Clare and Sligo. By a patent dated 1698 they were confirmed in the possession of their Connemara estate known as the Manor of Claremount by King William. The Westport Estate Papers document the sale of over 27,000 acres in the baronies of Moycullen and Ballynahinch by the trustees for the sale of Colonel John Browne’s estate to John Edwards for Richard Martin in 1699. The early generations of Martins lived at Birch Hall and Dangan, in the townland of Oranhill, parish of Rahoon, near Galway city. Richard Martin, better known as ‘Humanity Dick’, was the first member of the family to be reared as a Protestant. He was a famous duelist and founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Ballynahinch Castle was built in the center of his estate. His son Thomas Martin died in 1847 during the Famine and Thomas’s only daughter and heir, Mary Laetitia, inherited a heavily encumbered estate. She married her cousin, Arthur Gonne Bell, and died in New York in 1850. The Martin estates were offered for sale in two sections in 1849. Their property close to Galway town included Dangan, Corcullen, Bushypark and Killeen. Their Connemara estate was acquired by the Law Life Assurance Society in 1852, to whom it was heavily mortgaged. In 1853 the estate of almost 200,000 acres was surveyed by Thomas Colville Scott for a prospective buyer. Richard Martin, second son of Richard ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin of Ballynahinch, is recorded as holding five townlands in the parish of Killannin, barony of Moycullen, county Galway, at the time of Griffith’s Valuation although he emigrated to Canada in 1833. He was also recorded as the occupier of Clareville, a Martin home in the village of Oughterard. Many of his descendants still reside in Canada. http://www.martinhistory.net/

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 KILBRICKAN

Down Survey Name: Killbrackan

1641 Owner(s): McKugh, Errivan O’Flahartye (Catholic)

1670 Owner(s): Meredith, Sir Thomas (Protestant)

County: Galway

Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killcumyn

Unprofitable land: 143 plantation acres

Profitable land: 75 plantation acres

Forfeited: 75 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 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)

Laurence Concannon, James Conry, Matt Conry, Tom Griffin, Patt Gualish (Grealish), Tom Gualish (Grealish), Edmd Joyce, Patt Joyce, Wm Kam, Edmd Mannion, Mich Naughton, Peter Naughton, Denis, Nugh, John Nugh, Thos Nugh & John O’Donnell had a total of 212 acres, 6 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s 6d, 6 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s, and 200 acres of 5th quality land with a payment of ⅛d.

The Tithes payments went to Richard Martin Esq. Rev. James Daly & Rev. John Wilson.

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004587459/004587459_00449.pdf

Griffith Valuation 1855

In Griffith’s Valuation the area in Kilbrickan was a total of 520 acres, 2 rood & 10 perch of Houses, offices & land. The total annual ratable valuation for the land was £42-16s-0d, buildings was £5 9s 0d.

Occupiers: James Grealish, Peter Grealish, Richard Mannion, Peter Mannion, Patrick Grealish, Patrick Maude, Patrick Gibbons, Edmund Mannion, Martin Naughton, Roger Conry, James Griffin, John Mannion, Martin Mannion, Martin Mannion, Thomas Mannion & John Halloran.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co & Patrick Maude for the vacant plot.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=560436

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 where they 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.

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. Kilbreckan is a townland.

Population and 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 of this townland.

1841-1891 Census

1841 – 31 houses with 179 people living in Kilbrickan

1851 – 25 houses with 161 people,

1861 – 33 houses with 192 people,

1871 – 35 houses with 214 people,

1881- 39 houses (39 inhabited) with 264 people (126 males, 138 females). There were 32 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £46 15s 0d.

1891 – 38 houses (37 inhabited) with 226 people (116 males, 110 females). There were 44 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £46 15s 0d.

1901 Census

This is a return of the members of the family, visitors, boarders or servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of Sunday March 31st 1901 in Kilbrickan.

There were 43 houses listed in the townland of Kilbrickan. 269 (141 males/129 females) people lived in Kilbrickan; they were born in Co. Galway & America. All the inhabitants were Roman Catholic. There was a total of 81 outbuildings in the townland.

Enumerators Extract (one page missing)

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839863/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839862/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839865/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839866/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839864/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839868/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000839867/

House 1

Patrick Walsh aged 40 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 30; they lived with their children Colman aged 8, M A (Mary Ann) aged 6, Patrick aged 2 & David Conroy aged 50.

Patrick was a R.O. & P.R collector; Colman & Mary Ann were scholars and David was a farm servant. Patrick & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Colman & Mary Ann could read and spoke Irish & English. David could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394132/

House 2

John Gibbons aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Bridget aged 20, Mary aged 17, Barbara aged 15, Patrick aged 12, Thomas aged 10, Ann aged 8 & Honor aged 1.

John was a farmer. Bridget, Mary, Ann & Honor were farmer’s daughter’s; Patrick & Thomas were farmer’s sons and Barbara was a lace maker. The family could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394133/

House 3

Colman Griffin aged 35 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 30. They lived with their children Thomas aged 11, Pat aged 9, Mary aged 6, Bridget aged 3, Michael aged 6 months & his widowed mother Honor aged 70.

Colman & Thomas were farmers; Barbara did housework; Pat was a scholar; Mary & Bridget were farmer’s daughter & Michael was a farmer’s son. Colman & Mary could not read or write. Barbara, Thomas, Bridget, Michael & Honor could not read. Pat could read & write. The entire family spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394134/

House 4

John Cashen aged 80 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 60. They lived with their sons James aged 28, John aged 25, Robert aged 23; all single and grandson Thomas aged 2.

John was a farmer; James, John, Robert & Thomas were farmer’s sons. John (father), James & Robert could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Thomas could not read; they spoke only Irish. John (son) 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, & piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394135/

House 5

Barbara Cashen aged 35 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughters Mary aged 14, Bridget aged 12, Maggie aged 10 & Sarah aged 8.

Barbara was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bridget was a lace maker; Maggie & Sarah were scholars. Barbara, Mary & Bridget could not read; Maggie & Sarah could read; they entire family spoke only Irish/

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394136/

House 6

John Thornton aged 70 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their sons John aged 25, single, Michael aged 27, married; daughter-in-law Barbara aged 24 granddaughters Mary aged 1, Annie aged 5 months and visitor Bridget Conroy aged 8.

John was a farmer; John & Michael were farmer’s sons; Barbara was a house keeper and Bridget was a scholar. John & son John could not read and spoke Irish & English, Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Michael & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English; Bridget could read and spoke Irish & English; Mary & Annie could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394137/

House 7

Patrick Thornton aged 40 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Mary aged 16, Patrick aged 8 & Thomas aged 6.

Patrick was a farmer; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Mary was a house keeper; she could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick & Thomas were scholars; they could read and 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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394138/

House 8

Stephen Thornton aged 68 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Thomas aged 30, daughter in law Margaret aged 28, grandsons Stephen aged 2, Patrick aged 1 & niece Barbara Thornton aged 7.

Stephen was a farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s son; Margaret was a house keeper and Barbara was a scholar. Stephen could not read; Thomas could read; they spoke Irish & English. Margaret, Stephen, Patrick & Barbara could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394139/

House 9

Mary Thornton aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son John aged 30, daughter in law Norah aged 30 & granddaughter Bridget aged 3 months.

Mary was a farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s son & Norah was a house keeper. Mary & Norah spoke only Irish; John spoke Irish & English. The entire 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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394140/

House 10

Peter Grealish aged 70 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their children Bridget aged 22 & Thomas aged 20.

Peter was a farmer; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter & Thomas was a farmer’s son. Peter, Mary & Bridget spoke only Irish. Thomas spoke Irish & English. The entire family could not read.

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/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394141/

House 11

Patrick Grealish aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Colman aged 12, Peter aged 10, John aged 4, Mary aged 3 & Barbara aged 3 months.

Patrick was a farmer; Colman, Peter & John were farmer’s sons; Mary & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. Patrick & wife Mary spoke Irish & English; the children spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394142/

House 12

Thomas Mannion aged 74 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 56. They lived with their children Thomas aged 23, Peter aged 20 & Kate aged 18.

Thomas was a farmer; Thomas & Peter were farmer’s sons; Kate was a farmer’s daughter. Thomas (father), Bridget, Peter & Kate could not read and spoke only Irish. Thomas (son) 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, piggery & a potato house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394143/

House 13

Michael Halloran aged 62 was head of the family; married to Barb (Barbara) aged 40. They lived with their daughter Bridget aged 17.

Michael was a farmer; Barb was a farmer’s wife & Bridget was a lace maker. Michael could not read or write; he spoke only Irish. Barb & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394144/

House 14

Colman Holloran aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 50. They lived with their children John aged 23, Martin aged 18, Bridget aged 16, Norah aged 14, Michael aged 12, Annie aged 9 & Bab aged 7.

Colman was a farmer; Bridget was a farmer’s wife; John worked on the farm; Bridget was a lace maker; Norah, Michael, Annie & Bab were scholars. Colman could not read or write; he spoke Irish. Bridget, John, Martin & Bab could not read; the spoke only Irish. Bridget, Norah & Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Annie could read and spoke Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394145/

House 15

William Cashen aged 30 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 25.

William was a farmer; he spoke Irish & English. Mary was a farmer’s wife; she spoke only Irish. They could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394146/

House 16

Patrick Mannion aged 63 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 48. They lived with their children John aged 22, Edward aged 20, Michael aged 18, Joseph aged 16, Martin aged 15, Colman aged 13, Peter aged 9, Ellen aged 6, Patrick aged 1, boarder Thomas Haney aged 11, visitors Walter Walsh aged 67, married & Penelope Walsh aged 18; single.

Patrick & Walter were farmers; Bridget was a farmer’s wife; John was working on the farm; Edward, Michael, Joseph, Martin & Colman were farmer’s sons; Thomas, Peter, Ellen & Patrick were scholars & Penelope was a farmer’s daughter. Patrick, John, Joseph & Martin could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary, Edward, Michael & Colman could not read or write and spoke only Irish. Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish. Peter, Ellen & Patrick could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. Walter & Penelope could not read; they spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394147/

House 17 was uninhabited. It was a Crochet School.

The Out Building Return for Houses 17-34 are missing.

House 18

Thomas Mannion aged 55 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 45. They lived with their children Peter aged 22, Mary aged 20, Bab aged 18, Maggie aged 16, Colman aged 15, Michael aged 10, Martin aged 8, Dudley aged 6 & Anthony aged 4.

Thomas was a farmer; Peter & Colman were farmer’s sons; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bab & Maggie were lace makers; Michael & Martin were school boys; Dudley & Anthony were scholars. Thomas, Bridget, Dudley & Anthony could not read or write and spoke only Irish. Peter could read; he spoke Irish & English. Mary, Bab, Maggie & Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Colman could read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394148/

House 19

Martin Mannion aged 60 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 50. They lived with their children Colman aged 24, Martin aged 20 & Ellen aged 18.

Martin was a farmer; Honor was a farmer’s wife; Colman & Martin were farmer’s sons & Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. Martin (father), Honor, Colman & son Martin could not read; Ellen could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394149/

House 20

Michael Mannion aged 26 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 24. They lived with their son Thomas aged 5 months.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Thomas was a farmer’s son; he could not read. Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394150/

House 21

Michael Nocton (Naughton) aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 55. They lived with their daughter Mary aged 22.

Michael was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Michael spoke only Irish; Bridget & Mary spoke Irish & English. The family could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394151/

House 22

John Nocton (Naughton) aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his sons Patrick aged 15 & Michael aged 13.

John was a farmer; Patrick & Michael were farmer’s sons. They could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394152/

House 23

Peter Nocton (Naughton) aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 44. They lived with their children Martin aged 20, Mary aged 19, Anne aged 17, Michael aged 15, Pat aged 13, Colman aged 12, Barbara aged 5 & John aged 2.

Peter was a farmer; Martin, Michael & Pat were farmer’s sons. Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Anne was a lace maker. Colman, Barbara & John were scholars. Peter, Mary & Martin could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary, Michael, Patt, Barbara & Dudley could not read and spoke only Irish. Anne could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Colman could read & spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394153/

House 24

Thomas Dunleavy aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his daughters Norah aged 26, Barbara aged 23; both single & grandson Martin Grealish aged 12.

Thomas was a farmer; Norah & Barbara were farmer’s daughters and Martin was a farm servant. The family could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/1394154/

House 25

Bab O’Toole (written as O Loole on census database) aged 64 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her grandchildren James Bradley aged 10 & Annie Bradley aged 8.

Bab was a housekeeper; James & Annie were scholars. Bab could not read or write and spoke only Irish. James could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Annie could read; she spoke Irish & English. James & Annie were born in America.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

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House 26

Stephen Grealish aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 11, Patrick aged 8, Martin aged 2 & John aged 2 months.

Stephen was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Patrick, Martin & John were farmer’s sons. Stephen & Mary (mother) could not read; the spoke Irish & English. Mary, Patrick & Martin could not read and spoke only Irish. Daughter Mary Grealish was born in America.

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

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House 27

Anthony Grealish aged 66 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 63. They lived with their son Patrick aged 30, daughter-in-law Ann aged 22, grandson Anthony aged 2, granddaughter Barbara no aged given and visitor Ellen Sullivan aged 12; single.

Anthony was a farmer; Patrick was farmer’s son; Ann was a housekeeper & Ellen was a scholar. Anthony could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Patrick & Ann could not read; they spoke only Irish. Anthony (grandson) & Barbara could not read. Ellen could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

Note: Anthony Grealish married Alina Cashman Feb 1928, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Malden, Mass USA.

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House 28

Patrick Grealish aged 80 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 74. They lived with their daughter Ann aged 28, son in law Patrick Grealish aged 27; grandchildren Mary aged 3 & Patrick aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer; Patrick (son-in-law) was a general labourer; they spoke Irish & English & Ann was a housekeeper. Mary (grandmother), Ann & Mary (granddaughter) spoke only Irish. The family could not read.

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

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House 29

John Grealish aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their daughters Mary aged 2 & Barbara aged 6 months.

John was a farmer; Mary & Barbara were farmer’s daughters. John spoke Irish & English. Mary (mother) & daughter Mary spoke only Irish. The family could not read.

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

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House 30

Marte Couroy this is what is on the census database (Mark Conroy) aged 70; a widower. He lived with his daughter Mary aged 50, son-in-law Bartly Geary aged 55; grandchildren Bartly aged 23, Martin aged 16, John aged 12, Mark aged 10, Anne aged 8, Pat aged 6 & Honor aged 5 months.

Mark was a boatman; Bartly was a farmer; Bartly, Martin & John were farmer’s sons. Mark, Anne & Pat were scholars. Mark Conroy, Bartly, Mary, Martin & John could not read and spoke only Irish. Bartly (grandson) could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Mark, Anne & Pat could read and spoke Irish.

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

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House 31

Mary Sullivan aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Stephen aged 27; daughter in law Julia aged 24; grandsons John aged 4, Patrick aged 3; Thomas aged 2 months and nephew John Thornton aged 12.

Mary & Stephen were farmers; John Thornton was a general servant. Mary, Stephen & Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish. Julia could read & write; she spoke Irish. John Thornton could read; he spoke Irish & English. John Sullivan could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Thomas could not read.

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

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House 32

John Conneely aged 65 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 55. They lived with their son Michael aged 20; single and granddaughter Kate Grealish aged 7.

John was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s wife & Michael worked on the farm. John could not read or write; he spoke Irish. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish. Michael & Kate could not read; they spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 33

Patrick Grealish aged 50 was head of the family; married to Ann aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 9, Michael aged 8, James aged 6, Ann aged 5, Ellen aged 4, Patrick aged 2 & Peter aged 3 months.

Patrick was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Michael, James, Ann, Ellen, Patrick & Peter were scholars. Patrick, Ann (mother), Mary & Michael spoke Irish & English. James, Ann, Ellen, Patrick & Peter spoke Irish. The entire family could not read.

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

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House 34

Michael Grealish aged 64 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 57. They lived with their children Martin aged 22, Barbara aged 18, Kate aged 16, Dudley aged 14, Michael aged 12, James aged 10 & Bridget aged 4.

Michael was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s wife; Martin & Dudley were farmer’s sons; Barbara & Kate were farmer’s daughters; Michael, James & Bridget were scholars. Michael (father) & Martin could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary, Dudley & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish. Barbara, Kate, Michael (son) & James could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 35

Peter Grealish aged 50 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 40. They lived with their children Michael aged 15, Anne aged 13, Norah aged 11, Kate aged 8, Thomas aged 3 & Mary aged 6 months.

Peter & Barbara were farmers. Michael was a farmer’s son; Anne & Norah were farmer’s daughters; Kate & Thomas were scholars. Peter could not read or write; he spoke only Irish. Barbara & Kate could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Michael could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Anne could read & write; she spoke Irish & English. Norah could not write; she spoke Irish. Thomas could not read; he spoke Irish. Mary could not read.

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

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House 36

John Walsh aged 28 was head of the family. He lived with boarder Michael Curley aged 15 & servant Michael Conneely aged 30; all single.

John was a grocer’s assistant; Michael Curley was grocer’s apprentice & Michael Conneely was a general labourer. All three could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 37

Patrick Mannion aged 45 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 43. They lived with their children Mary aged 20, Anne aged 15, John aged 12, twins Barbara & Bridget aged 10 and mother in law Bridget Conneely aged 65; a widow.

Patrick was a farmer; Mary & Anne were farmer’s daughters’ John was a farmer’s son; Barbara & Bridget were scholars. Patrick could not read or write; Mary (mother) could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter) & Bridget (grandmother) could not read; they spoke Irish. Anne, John, Barbara & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 38

Patk (Patrick) Grealish aged 70 was head of the family; single. He lived with his niece Barbara Mannion aged 30; her husband Thomas aged 44 and their family Mary aged 10, Peter aged 9, Thomas aged 7, Michael aged 4 & Colman aged 2.

Patk & Thomas were farmer’s; Barbara & Mary were general labourers; they could not read & spoke only Irish. Peter, Thomas & Michael were scholars; Peter & Thomas could read and spoke Irish & English; Michael could read, he spoke Irish. Colman could read.

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

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House 39

Michael Mannion aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 27. They lived with his brother John aged 30 and servant Bridget Keane aged 40; both single.

Michael & Mary were farmers; John was a farm servant & Bridget was a general domestic servant. The household could not read & spoke only Irish.

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

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House 40

Martin Mannion aged 50 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children Mary aged 18, Anne aged 16, Pat aged 14, Delia aged 12, Kate aged 10, Ellen aged 8 & Barbara aged 6.

Martin was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Anne was a lace maker; Pat was a farmer’s son; Delia, Kate & Ellen were scholars. Martin could not read; he spoke only Irish. Bridget, Mary & Barbara could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Anne, Pat, Delia & Kate could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Ellen could read; she spoke Irish & English.

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.

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House 41

Pat Conroy aged 80 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 60. They lived with their children Bridget aged 25; John aged 23 & Ellen aged 19.

Pat was a farmer; Bridget & Ellen were farmer’s daughters & John was a farmer’s son. Pat, John & Ellen could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Barbara could not read; she spoke only Irish. Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 42

John Mannion aged 40 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 38. They lived with their children Pat aged 16, Martin aged 13, Mary aged 10, Michael aged 7, Bridget aged 5 and Anne aged 2.

John, Pat & Martin were farmers. Mary, Michael & Bridget were scholars. John & Pat could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Penelope, Martin, Bridget & Anne could not read; they spoke only Irish. Mary & Michael could read; they spoke Irish & English.

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.

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House 43

Mary Anne Maude aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Joseph aged 42, daughter in law Kate aged 27, grandchildren Joseph aged 8, William aged 5, Maryanne aged 4, Patk (Patrick) aged 3, Aileen aged 2 & Nelly Reily aged 20.

Mary Anne was a publican; Joseph was a farmer; children Joseph, William, Maryanne & Patrick were scholars, Nelly was a domestic servant.

Mary Anne, Joseph, Kate & son Joseph could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. William, Maryanne & Patrick spoke Irish & English. Aileen spoke Irish. Nelly could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. They had a stable, coach house, cow house, piggery & potato house. This was a public house.

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House 1000

Eileen Hernan aged 64 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her granddaughters Mary Connolly aged 15 & Bridget Connolly aged 13.

The women were listed as vagrants. They could not read; they spoke Irish & English.

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1911 Census

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

There were 47 houses listed in the Townland of Kilbrickan. Of the people living in Kilbrickan all 267(143 males/134 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Kilbrickan were born included Co. Galway, America & Co. Wexford. There were a total of 103 farm buildings and out offices.

Enumerators Extract

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House & Building Returns

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Out Offices & Farm Steadings

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House 1

Joseph Maude aged 52 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 39. They lived with their children Joie (Joseph) aged 18, William aged 15, Mary Anne aged 14, Pat aged 13, Eileen aged 11, Thomas aged 9, Kathleen aged 8, Agnes aged 6, Anthony aged 4 & John aged 1.

Joseph was a farmer; children Joie was a farm assistant; William, Mary Anne, Pat, Eileen, Thomas & Kathleen were scholars.

Joseph, Kate, Joie, William, Mary Anne, Pat, Eileen, Thomas & Kathleen could read and write. All the family with the exception of John spoke Irish & English.

Joseph & Kate were married for 19 years; they had 11 children.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a stable, cow house, piggery & fowl house. This was a public house.

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House 2

William Cashen aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 39. They lived with their children Bridget aged 9, Dudley aged 7, Colman aged 6, Mary aged 4 & Patrick aged 1.

William was a farmer; Bridget was a scholar. They family could not read & spoke only Irish.

William & Mary were married for 10 years; they had 5 children.

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

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House 3

Patrick Mannion aged 73 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 58. They lived with their children John aged 32, Edward aged 29, Peter aged 19, Ellen aged 17, Patrick aged 12, nephew Thomas Hanue aged 20.

Patrick was a farmer; John was a carpenter; Edward & Peter were farmer’s sons; Ellen did Irish lace class; Patrick was a scholar & Thomas was a farm servant. Patrick, John & Ellen could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Peter & Patrick could not read; they spoke only Irish. Edward & Thomas could not read; they spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Bridget were married for 38 years; they had 15 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 4

Rosmuc Crochet School. It was uninhabited. It was a 3rd class building with 2 rooms and 4 front windows. Patrick Mannion was the landholder.

House 5

Private dwelling. It was a 2nd class building with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. Patrick Mannion was the landholder.

House 6

Bridget Halloran aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Martin aged 28, Bridget aged 25, Michael aged 24, Anne aged 18 & Barbara aged 16.

Martin & Michael were farmer’s sons; Anne was a farmer’s daughter & Bridget did Crochet class. Bridget (mother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Martin, Bridget, Michael, Anne & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 7

Michael Halloran aged 69 was head of the family; a widower. He lived alone.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read; he spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 8

Thomas Mannion aged 60 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 50. They lived with their children Peter aged 22, Thomas aged 20, Michael aged 17, Colman aged 14, Patrick aged 12, Joseph aged 6 & Mary aged 23.

Thomas was a farmer; Thomas & Peter were farmer’s sons; Kate was a farmer’s daughter. Thomas (father), Bridget, Peter & Kate could not read and spoke only Irish. Thomas (son) 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, piggery & a potato house. This was a private dwelling.

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House 9

Mary Mannion aged 58 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Annie aged 23, John aged 20, Bridget aged 19 & Barbara aged 16.

Mary was a farmer; she could not read and spoke Irish & English. John was a farmer’s son; he could read and spoke only Irish. Annie, Bridget & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 10

John Walsh aged 39 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 37. They lived with their children Pauline Josephine aged 1, Patrick Joseph aged 1 month, his brother Joseph Walsh aged 30 & Bridget Grealish aged 20; both single.

John was a shopkeeper; Bridget was a school teacher; Joseph was a shop assistant & Bridget was a servant. John, Bridget & Joseph could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read or write. Bridget Walsh was born in Co. Wexford.

They lived in a 1st class house with 6 rooms and 5 front windows. They had a stable, coach house, cow house, piggery, potato house & a store. This was a private dwelling.

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House 11 – uninhabited. This premise was a shop. It was a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. Peter Grealish was the was the landholder.

House 12

Peter Grealish aged 71 was the head of the family; married to Barbara aged 50. They lived with their children Michael aged 25, Norah aged 20, Kate aged 17, Thomas aged 13, Mary aged 9, Anthony aged 6 & Colman aged 5.

Peter was a retired farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish. Michael was a farmer; Thomas, Mary, Anthony & Colman were scholars. Barbara, Anthony & Colman could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Michael, Norah, Kate, Thomas & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Peter & Barbara were married for 27 years; they had 10 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 13

Michael Grealish aged 76 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 68. They lived with their sons Dudley aged 25, Michael aged 25 & James aged 20.

Michael was a retired farmer; Dudley & James were farmer’s sons & Michael was a boatman. Michael (father), Mary Dudley & James could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Michael (son) could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Michael & Mary were married for 44 years; they had 12 children with 10 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 14

Patrick Grealish aged 56 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 45. They lived with their children Michael aged 20, James aged 17, Annie aged 15, Ellie aged 13, Patrick aged 11, Peter aged 10, Barbara aged 9, Delia aged 7, Kate aged 5 & John aged 1.

Patrick was a farmer; Ellie, Peter & Barbara were scholars. Patrick(father), Anne, Annie, Ellie, Patrick (son) & Peter could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael could read & spoke Irish & English James & Barbara could read; they spoke only Irish. Delia, Kate & John could not read; they spoke only Irish.

Patrick & Anne were married for 22 years; they had 11 children.

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

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House 15

Mary Conneely aged 71 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Michael aged 32.

Michael was a farmer. Mary & Michael could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

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House 16

Stephen John Sullivan aged 36 was head of the family; married to Julia aged 35. They lived with their children John aged 14, Patrick aged 11; Thomas aged 8, Mary aged 7, Anthony aged 5, Stephen aged 3, Nora aged 2 and his widowed mother Mary aged 79.

Patrick, Thomas & Mary were scholars. Stephen John could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Julia, Patrick, Thomas & Mary could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. John could not read; he spoke only Irish. Mary (grandmother), Anthony, Stephen & Nora spoke only Irish.

Stephen John & Julia were married for 15 years; they had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 17

Bartley Geary aged 67 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 65. They lived with their children Annie aged 20, Patrick aged 16 & Norah aged 12.

Bartley was a farmer & Norah was a scholar. Bartley, Mary, Annie & Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish. Norah could read and spoke Irish & English.

Bartley & Mary were married for 30 years; they had 6 children.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. They had a cow house, piggery & potato house. This was a private dwelling.

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House 18

Bartley Geary aged 33 was head of the family. He lived with his brothers John aged 25 & Mark aged 23; all single.

All 3 were farmer’s sons. Bartley could not read; he spoke only Irish. John & Mark could not read; they spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 19

Anthony Grealish aged 77 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 73. They lived with their son Patrick aged 36, daughter-in-law Annie aged 30, grandchildren Anthony aged 12, Barbara aged 9, Bridget aged 7 & Thomas aged 2.

Anthony was a retired farmer, Patrick was a farmer’s son, Anthony, Barbara & Bridget were scholars. Anthony (grandfather) could read and spoke Irish & English. Bridget (grandmother) & Patrick could not read; they spoke only Irish. Annie could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Anthony & Barbara could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Bridget (granddaughter) could read & spoke only Irish. Thomas spoke Irish.

Anthony & Bridget were married for 59 years; they had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

Patrick & Annie were married for 13 years; they had 5 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 20 – uninhabited. This premise was a private dwelling. It was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window. It had a cow house & a piggery. Stephen Grealish was the was the landholder.

House 21

Patrick Grealish aged 42 was head of the family; married to Ann aged 37. They lived with their children Mary aged 13, Patrick aged 12, Martin aged 9, Bridget aged 7, Ann aged 5, Kate aged 3, Barbara aged 1 & Honor aged 1 month.

Patrick was a farmer & boatman; Mary was a scholar. Patrick could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Ann (mother), Patrick, Martin, Bridget, Ann, Kate, Barbara & Honor could not read; they spoke only Irish. Mary could read; she spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Ann were married for 14 years; they had 8 children.

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

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House 22

John Grealish aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 45. They lived with their children Mary aged 12, Barbara aged 10, Thomas aged 9, Margaret aged 8, Kate aged 7 & Norah aged 5.

John was a farmer; Mary, Barbara, Thomas & Margaret were scholars. John spoke Irish & English. Mary (mother) spoke only Irish. Mary (daughter), Barbara & Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret, Kate & Norah could not read or write; they spoke only Irish.

John & Mary were married for 13 years; they had 6 children.

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

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House 23

Peter Grealish aged 46 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their sons Patrick aged 4, Michael aged 3 & Thomas aged 1.

Peter was a farmer; he spoke Irish & English. Mary & the boys spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

Peter & Mary were married for 6 years; they had 3 children.

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.

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House 24

Patrick Grealish aged 52 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 50. They lived with their children Colman aged 21, Peter aged 20, John aged 44, Mary aged 12, Barbara aged 10 & Margaret aged 6.

Patrick was a farmer; Mary, Barbara & Margaret were scholars. Patrick, Colman, Peter & John could not read or write; they spoke only Irish. Mary (mother) could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Mary (daughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Barbara could read and spoke Irish. Margaret could read and write and spoke only Irish.

Patrick & Mary were married for 22 years; they had 9 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 25

John Thornton aged 46 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 40. They lived with their children Bridget aged 10, Annie aged 7, Mary aged 5, Martin aged 2 and his mother Mary aged 72.

John was a farmer; Bridget & Annie were scholars. John spoke Irish & English. Norah, Mary & the children spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

John & Norah were married for 11 years; they had 4 children.

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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470935/

House 26

Stephen Thornton aged 80 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Thomas aged 40, daughter in law Margaret aged 35, grandchildren, Pat aged 12, John aged 10, Stephen aged 8, Thomas aged 6, Mary aged 2 & Martin aged 6 months.

Stephen & Thomas were farmers; Pat & John were scholars. Stephen & Margaret could not read; Stephen spoke Irish & English; Margaret spoke only Irish. Thomas & Pat could read; they spoke Irish & English.

Thomas & Margaret were married for 14 years; they had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470936/

House 27 – uninhabited. This premise was a private dwelling. It was a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. Patrick Thornton was the was the landholder.

House 28

John (Thorton) Thornton aged 80 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 78. They lived with their son John aged 34 and niece Mary Thornton aged 12.

John was a farmer; son John was a farmer’s son and niece Mary was a scholar. John (father) could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Mary (aunt) could not read and spoke only Irish. John & Mary could read and spoke Irish & English.

John & Mary were married for 58 years; they had 8 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470937/

House 29

Michael Thornton aged 40 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 38. They lived with their children Mary aged 12, Annie aged 11, Bridget aged 8, Patrick aged 5, John aged 4 & Thomas aged 1.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Mary, Annie & Bridget were scholars. Barbara & Bridget could read and spoke Irish & English. Mary & Annie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Patrick & John could not read; they spoke only Irish. Thomas could not read.

Michael & Barbara were married for 13 years; they had 6 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470938/

House 30

Bridget Cashen aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Robert aged 35, single & grandson Thomas aged 13.

Robert was a farmer; he spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Thomas spoke Irish. The entire family could not read.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 1 front window; they had a cow house, calf house, piggery & fowl house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470939/

House 31

John Cashen aged 37 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their son Thomas aged 2.

John was a farmer; he could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Mary & Thomas cold not read; they spoke only Irish.

John & Mary were married for 8 years; they had one son.

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/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470940/

House 32

Colman Griffin aged 52 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 45. They lived with their children Patrick aged 18, Mary aged 16, Bridget aged 14, Michael aged 11, Colman aged 8 & Norah aged 5.

Colman was a boatman & farmer; Patrick was a farmer; Mary, Bridget, Michael & Colman were scholars. Colman (father) could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Barbara, Mary, Colman (son) & Norah could not read; they spoke only Irish. Patrick, Bridget & Michael could read and write & spoke Irish & English.

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

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/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470941/

House 33

John Gibbons aged 66 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 65. They lived with their children Bridget aged 37, Patrick aged 25, Thomas aged 20, Anne aged 19, Julia aged 17, Colman aged 15, Norah aged 10 & grandson Colman Conroy aged 9.

John was a farmer. Patrick & Thomas were farmer’s sons; Colman (son), Norah & Colman (grandson) were scholars. John, Mary, Bridget, Patrick, Thomas, Anne, Julia & Colman (grandson) could not read and spoke only Irish. Colman (son) & Norah could read and write and spoke Irish & English.

John & Mary were married for 38 years; they had 9 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470942/

House 34- Inhabited.  No census return found for this house. This premise was a private dwelling. It was a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 2 front windows; it had a stable, coach house, cow house, piggery & fowl house. Patrick Walsh was the was the landholder.

House 35

Patrick Walsh aged 51 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 37; they lived with their children Colman aged 18, Mary Anne aged 16, Kathleen aged 10, Delia aged 7, Daniel aged 6 & Thomas J aged 6 weeks.

Patrick was a farmer & R officer & Rate Collector. Colman was a farmer’s son; Mary Anne was a farmer’s daughter; Kathleen, Delia & Daniel were scholars. All the family with the exception of baby Thomas J could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Bridget were married for 19 years; they had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 5 rooms and 4 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470944/

House 36

Martin Mannion aged 74 was head of the family; married to Norah aged 72. They lived with their son Martin aged 32; single.

Martin was a retired farmer; he could not read and spoke Irish & English. Son Martin was a farmer’s son; he could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Norah could not read; she spoke Irish.

Martin & Norah were married for 50 years; they had 11 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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470945/

House 37

Colman Mannion aged 40 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 38. They lived with their children Patrick aged 5, Coleman aged 4 & Mary aged 2.

Colman was a farmer. Colman (father) & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Patrick, Coleman & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish.

Colman & Bridget were married for 8 years; they had 4 children with 3 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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470946/

House 38

Michael Naughton aged 71 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70.

Michael was a farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

They were married for 46 years; they had 4 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470947/

House 39

Peter Naughton aged 59 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 56. They lived with their children Annie aged 28, Michael aged 26, Patrick aged 25, Colman aged 20, Barbara aged 17, John aged 14 & Peter aged 11.

Peter was a farmer; Annie did Irish lace class; Michael was a boatman; Patrick & Colman were farmer’s sons; Barbara, John & Peter were scholars. Peter, Mary, Michael & Patrick could not read. Annie, Colman, Barbara, John & Peter could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

Peter & Mary were married for 40 years; they had 9 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470948/

House 40

John Naughton aged 69 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Michael aged 28.

John was a farmer; Michael was a farmer’s son. Both men could not read and spoke only Irish.

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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470949/

House 41

Thomas Mannion aged 66 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 58. They lived with their children Maggie aged 22, Colman aged 20, Michael aged 18, Martin aged 16, Dudley aged 14, Anthony aged 12 & Bridget aged 9.

Thomas was a farmer; Maggie did crochet class; Colman, Michael, Martin & Dudley were farmer’s sons; Anthony & Bridget were scholars. Thomas & Bridget could not read. Maggie, Colman, Michael, Martin, Dudley & Anthony could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

Thomas & Bridget were married for 36 years; they had 12 children with 11 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 4 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a cow house, piggery, fowl house & potato house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470950/

House 42

Thomas Dunleavy aged 90 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his daughters Norah aged 44, Barbara aged 30 & grandson Martin Grealish aged 27; all single.

Thomas was a retired farmer; and Martin was a farmer. Thomas, Norah & Barbara could not read and spoke only Irish. Martin could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470951/

House 43

Bridget Mannion aged 63 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Patrick aged 24, Delia aged 22, Kate aged 20, Ellie aged 18, Barbara aged 16 & niece Kate Mannion aged 16.

Patrick was a farmer’s son; Ellie did Irish lace class. Bridget could not read. Patrick, Delia, Kate (daughter), Ellie, Barbara & Kate (niece) could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English. Niece Kate was born in America.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470952/

House 44

John Mannion aged 55 was head of the family; married to Penelope aged 55. They lived with their children Martin aged 25, Mary aged 20, Michael aged 18, Bridget aged 15, Margaret aged 6 & niece Sarah Mannion aged 15.

John was a farmer. Martin & Michael were farm assistants. Mary was a lace maker. Bridget was a scholar.  John, Penelope & Martin could not read; they spoke Irish. Mary could read; she spoke Irish & English. Michael, Bridget & Sarah could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Sarah was born in the United States.

John & Penelope were married for 28 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/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470953/

House 45

Michael Mannion aged 58 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 45. They lived with their children Colman aged 10, Mary aged 8, Anne aged 6, Thomas aged 2 & his brother John aged 56.

No occupation listed. Michael, Mary, daughter Mary, Anne, Thomas & John could not read. Colman could read & write. Michael, Thomas & John spoke only Irish. Mary (mother), Colman, daughter Mary & Anne spoke Irish & English.

Michael & Mary were married for 16 years; they had 5 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470954/

House 46

John Conroy aged 37 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 633. They lived with their children Patk (Patrick) aged 7; Mary aged 6, Michael aged 5, Ellen aged 2 & his mother Barbara aged 82.

John was a farmer. John & Kate spoke Irish & English. Barbara & the children spoke only Irish. The entire family could not read.

John & Kate were married for 7 years; they had 4 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470955/

House 47

Thomas Mannion aged 37 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Patrick aged 7, Michael aged 6 & Bridget aged 3.

Thomas was a farmer; he could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary & the children could not read and spoke only Irish.

Thomas & Mary were married for 9 years; they had 4 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Turlough/Kilbrickan/470956/

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.)

Kilbreckan 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° 21′ 18″ N, 9° 37′ 44″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Kilbreckan

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.

Kilbreckan

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/turlough/kilbrickan/

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52505

This page was added on 05/09/2016.

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