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Kinvarra 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:  Cinn Mhara

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

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

Kinvarra is on Logainm.ie: Kinvarra.

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

Kinvarra

Cinn mhara

Cin mheara

Kinwarra, the headland running into the sea

Kinvarra Barony Map

Kinvarra Boundary Surveyor

Kinvara County Map

Kinarra Local

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

Situation:

  • In the South Western extremity of the parish. Bounded on the East by Lettermuckoo, on the North by Camus Eighter, on the South and West by the sea.

Description:

Kinvarra contains 10,734 acres of land about 30 acres of which are under tillage skirting the western shore, with 13¾ acres of water, the remainder is mountain pasture.

Landlord/Proprietor

Thomas B. Martin of Ballynahinch Castle.

Thomas B. Martin is a member of the Martin (Ross) family.

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 Laetita, 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)

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

Townland of KINVARRA (Moycullen By)

Down Survey Name: Killcummyn

1641 Owner(s): McShoyagh, Daniell McMurrogh O’Flahartye (Catholic)

1670 Owner(s): Martin, Richard (Catholic)

County: Galway

Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killcumyn

Unprofitable land: 4 plantation acres

Profitable land: 18 plantation acres

Forfeited: 18 plantation acres

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 other ecclesiastical recipient, or were ‘impropriate’, which generally meant that they were payable to a local landowner. The parishes used in the Tithe Applotment Books are civil or Church of Ireland parishes, which often differ in name and territory from Catholic parishes, Acts of Parliament of 1823 and 1832 provided for the conversion of tithes into a fixed charge on land, and specified the average price of wheat or oats in the parish in the seven years before 1821 as the basis on which the tithes would be calculated. They also extended the application of tithes to pasture, where previously they had been levied only on tillage.

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

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

The sub-divisions of the parish were recorded. Some of these subdivisions, such as 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 recognised after the 1840s.

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

Tithe Applotment – Kinvarra

Patt Corry, Peter Corry, John Joyce, Patt Joyce, Maurice Lynch, Barthlomw Naughton & Simon Walsh had 8 acres of land, 1 acre of 1st quality land with a fee of 1s 6d, 2 acres of 2nd quality land with a fee of 1s and 5 acres of 3rd quality with a fee of 6d.

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

http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?county=Galway&parish=Kilcummin&townland=Kinvara&search=Search&sort=last_name_sort

Griffith Valuation 1850’s

In Griffith’s Valuation for Kinvarra; there was a House, Offices on 1080 acres, 5 rood & 10 perch of Land with an Annual Ratable valuation of £20-0s-0d. Annual Rateable Valuation of Buildings was £1-5s-0d, and the total value is £21-5s-0d. There were 13 acres 3 rood & 14 perch of Water in the townland.

Occupier: George Carter, James Martin & John Walsh.

Immediate Lessor: Directors of the Law Life Assurance Company.

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

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=559178

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. Kinvarra is a townland.

Population & Census Return

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

1841 – 10 houses with 67 people living in Kinvarra.

1851 – 8 houses with 46 people

1861 – 6 houses with 26 people

1871 – 8 houses with 43 people

1881 – 8 houses with 53 people (23 males, 20 females). There were 5 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1881 was £21 5s 0d.

1891 – 10 houses with 68 people (29 males, 39 females). There were 19 outbuildings.

The valuation of Houses & Land in 1891 was £21 5s 0d.

1841/1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Walsh

An application was made by Walsh from Kinvarra in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2022. Record was found for 1841.

Walsh

An application was made by Walsh from Kinvarra in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2023. Record was found for 1851.

 Census 1901 Kinvarra

This is a return of the member of the family, their Visitors, Boarders, and Servants who slept or abode in their house on the night of 31st of March 1901 in Kinvarra. There were 14 buildings listed in the townland of Kinvarra. 62 (37 females/ 25 males) were all Roman Catholics. The people that lived in Kinvarra were born in Co. Galway & Co Mayo. They had 18 outbuildings which included a coach house, cow houses, piggeries, a fowl house, Potato house & a store.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838164/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838165/

Return of Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000838166/

House 1

Colman Walsh aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their sons Martin aged 30, Colman aged 28, Peter aged 23, daughter Maria aged 21 and boarder James Navan aged 30, all single.

Colman was a farmer; Martin, Colman & Peter were farmer’s sons, Maria was a farmer’s daughter and James was a National school teacher. Colman (father) and Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Martin could read & spoke Irish & English; Colman (son), Peter, Maria & James could read and write & spoke Irish and English. The household were all Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393026/

House 2

Bartly Hopkins aged 45 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Barbara aged 8, Mary aged 3 and Anne aged 1.

Bartly was a farmer. Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

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/Camus/Kinvarra/1393027/

House 3

Bartly Walsh aged 60 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 50. They lived with their children Pat aged 15, Mary aged 13, John aged 11, Annie aged 6, Joseph aged 2 and lodger Anthony Martin aged 60, single.

Bartly was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son, Mary, John & Annie were scholars and Anthony was a general labourer. Bartly & Maggie could not read & spoke only Irish. Pat, Mary, John & Annie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Joseph could read and spoke Irish & English. Anthony could not read and spoke Irish & English. The household were Roman Catholic.

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/Camus/Kinvarra/1393028/

House 4

Bridget Carter aged 63 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons George aged 40, John aged 42, Martin aged 32 and daughter Anne aged 25, all single.

Bridget was a land-owner (farmer). George, John & Martin were farmer’s sons and Anne was a farmer’s daughter. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

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/Camus/Kinvarra/1393029/

House 5

Pat Naughton aged 60 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 60. They lived with their children Mary aged 20, Kate aged 17 & Joseph aged 15.

Pat was a farmer. Mary & Kate were farmer’s daughters; Joseph was a farmer’s son. The entire family could not read and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393030/

House 6

Mary Walsh aged 55 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 21, Maggie aged 20, Norah aged 18, Michael aged 16 & Catherine aged 8.

Mary was a land-owner (farmer). Pat & Michael were farmer’s sons; Maggie & Norah were farmer’s daughters and Catherine was a scholar. Mary & Pat could not read and spoke only Irish. Maggie & Norah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael & Catherine could read and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393031/

House 7

Barbara Hopkins aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Michael aged 30, Peter aged 29, Mary aged 19, Honor aged 17, Bridget aged 16 and granddaughter Mary Conneely aged 2.

Barbara was a farmer; Michael & Peter were farmer’s sons; Mary, Honor & Bridget were farmer’s daughters. Barbara, Michael, Peter, & granddaughter Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary (daughter), Honor & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393032/

House 8

Colman Delap aged 40 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 40. They lived his stepchildren Maggie Martyn aged 15, Annie Martyn aged 9, Nappie (shortened version of Penelope) aged 7, Bridget Martyn aged 5 & daughter Mary Delap aged 1.

Colman was a farmer. Maggie, Annie, Nappie & Bridget were scholars. Colman could not read and spoke only Irish. Annie (mother) could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Maggie & Annie (daughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Nappie & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read. They were Roman Catholic.

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/Camus/Kinvarra/1393033/

Note: Having searched other records, I found that James Martyn was Maggie, Annie, Nappie & Bridget’s fathers name, their mother’s maiden name was Joyce.

House 9

Bridget Lee aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Stephen aged 58, married and grandchildren Patrick aged 25, Mary aged 20, John aged 18, Stephen aged 15 & Maggie aged 13.

Bridget was a farmer; Stephen was a farmer’s son, Patrick, Mary, John & Stephen were general labourers and Maggie was a housekeeper.

Bridget, Stephen & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick, John, Stephen & Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393034/

House 10

Mary Conneely aged 35 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughters Mary aged 12, Bridget aged 10 and Maggie aged 8.

Mary was a housekeeper; the girls were scholars. Mary (mother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary, Bridget & Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/1393035/

House 11

Anne Joyce aged 67 was head of the household; a widow. She lived alone.

Anne was a housekeeper; she could not read; she spoke Irish & English. She was Roman Catholic.

She 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/Camus/Kinvarra/1393036/

House 12 – It was an uninhabited Private Dwelling.

House 13 – Shop

House 14 – Lettermuckoo National School.

Census 1911 – Kinvarra

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

There were 18 houses (4 uninhabited) listed in the Townland of Kinvarra. Of the people living in Kinvarra all 63 (27 males/36 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Kinvarra were born included Co. Galway, Co. Mayo & America. There were a total of 28 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, coach house, cow houses, Calf house, fowl house & piggeries.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002430794/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002430795/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002430796/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002430797/

Out Office & Farm Steading

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002430798/

House 1

Bridget Walsh aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Martin aged 43, Colman aged 40, Peter aged 26 and boarders Margaret Joyce aged 30 and Mary Venartzdalen aged 15.

Bridget was a farmer; Martin, Coleman & Peter were farmer’s sons; Margaret was a National School Teacher and Mary was a scholar. Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Martin could read & write and spoke only Irish. Colman & Peter could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret & Mary could read & write and spoke only English. The household were Roman Catholic. Mary Venartzdalen  was born in America.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469830/

House 2 – Uninhabited

House 3

Pat Lee aged 35 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 35.

Pat was a farmer. Pat & Ellen could not read and spoke only Irish. They were Roman Catholic. Pat & Ellen were married for 2 years. 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/Camus/Kinvarra/469831/

House 4

Stephen Lee aged 74 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 71. They lived with their children Stephen aged 24 and Maggie aged 23.

Stephen & his son Stephen were farmers. Stephen (father) & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Stephen (son) & Maggie could read and write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

The census returns states that Stephen & Mary were married for 59 years* and had 8 children with all 8 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469832/

*NOTE: I did a little research on this family and found that Stephen & Mary were married on 4 December 1869 which is 41 years and 3 months not the 59 years recorded. Also there is a discrepancy on Stephen’s (father) ago as he is listed as 58 in 1901 and 74 in 1911. This is very common, so do not take everything written in the census as 100% true.

House 5

Colman Delap aged 45 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 50. They lived with their children Nellie aged 8, John aged 7, Norah aged 4, Sarah aged 1 and stepdaughter Bridget Martin aged 15.

Colman was a farmer; Nellie & John were scholars. Colman, Anne & Norah could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget, Nellie & John could read & write. Nellie spoke Irish & English. Bridget & John spoke only Irish. Sarah could not read. The family were Roman Catholic.

Colman & Anne were married for 11 years; they had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census. They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room and no front window.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469833/

House 6

Bartly Hopkins aged 51 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 45. They lived with their children Barbara aged 18, Mary aged 15, Annie aged 10, Peter aged 9 and Bridget aged 6.

Bartly was a farmer; Barbara was a lace maker and Annie & Peter were scholars. Bartly, Mary & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Barbara, Mary & Annie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Peter could read & write and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

Bartly & Mary were married for 21 years; they had 5 children with all 5 living at the time of the census. 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/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469834/

House 7

Maggie Walsh aged 42 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Patrick aged 20, Mary (no aged listed), John aged 17, Annie aged 15, Joseph aged 12 & Peter aged 9.

Maggie was a farmer; Patrick, John, Joseph & Peter were farmer’s sons and Mary & Annie were farmer’s daughters. Maggie cannot read and spoke only Irish. Patrick, Mary, John, Annie & Joseph could read and spoke Irish & English. Peter could read and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

Maggie was married for 21 years; she had 7 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 & piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469835/

House 8

George Carter aged 50 was head of the family. He lived with his brothers Martin aged 40 and John aged 48, all single.

George is a farmer. George, Martin & John could not read and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

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/Camus/Kinvarra/469836/

House 9

Pat Naughtin (Naughton) aged 71 was head of the family; married to Ellen aged 72. They lived with their son Joe aged 30, single and granddaughter Mary Delap aged 11.

Pat was a farmer; Joe was a farmer’s son and Mary was a scholar. Pat, Ellen & Joe could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary could read & write and spoke only Irish. The family were Roman Catholic.

Pat & Ellen were married for 47 years; they had 7 children with 3 living at the time of the census. They lived in a 3rd class house with 2 rooms and 2 front windows. They had a fowl house. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469837/

House 10 Uninhabited

House 11

Mary Walsh aged 70 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Michael aged 27 and Catherine aged 25, both single.

Mary was a farmer. Mary & Michael could not read and spoke only Irish. Catherine could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Mary was married for 45 years; she had 9 children with all 9 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/Camus/Kinvarra/469838/

House 12

Pat Walsh aged 42 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 38. Michael Lydon aged 55, a servant lived with them.

Pat was a farmer & Michael was a general servant; they could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Pat & Mary were married for 3 years; they had 1 child.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469839/

House 13

Barbara Hopkins aged 73 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Peter aged 33, daughter-in-law Mary aged 26, grandson Mike aged 1 and granddaughters Barbara Conneely aged 10 & Barbara Conneely age 6.

Barbara was a farmer; Peter was a farmer’s son; Barbara (aged 10) was a scholar. Barbara, Michael, Peter, could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary (daughter), Honor & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Barbara was married for 53 years; she had 10 children with all 10 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469840/

House 14

Anthony Martin aged 32 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 28. They lived with their children Tom aged 2 and Mary aged 1.

Anthony was a farmer; Tom was a farmer’s son & Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Anthony, Tom & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget could read and write & spoke Irish & English. The family were Roman Catholic.

Anthony & Bridget married for 3 years; she had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469841/

House 15

John Navin aged 36 was head of the family; married to Maria aged 30. They lived with their children Margaret Mary aged 1 & 11 months and Delia aged 11 months and Bridget Kelly aged 16.

John was a National School Teacher and Bridget was a domestic servant. John & Maria could read and write & spoke Irish & English. Margaret Mary & Delia could not read. Bridget could not read; she spoke only Irish. John was born in Co. Mayo. The family were Roman Catholic.

John & Maria married for 2 years; she had 2 children with both living at the time of the census. They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 3 front windows. They had a stable, coach house, fowl house, cow house & piggery. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469842/

House 16 – Shop, not inhabited.

House 17 – Kinvarra National School

House 18

Mary Conneely aged 35 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughter Maggie aged 18.

Mary was a farmer. Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary, Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. They were Roman Catholic.

Mary was married for 22 years; she had 3 children with all 3 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room and no front window. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Camus/Kinvarra/469843/

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.)

Kinvarra is in the civil parish of Kilcummin.

Roman Catholic parishes:

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

  • Clonbern & Kilkerrin
  • 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° 20′ 3″ N, 9° 32′ 43″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Kinvarra

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.

Kinvarra

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

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/52811

Townlands.ie Website

https://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/camus/kinvarra/

This page was added on 01/07/2016.

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