Rossaveel (Rossaveal)

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Rossaveel 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: Ros a’ Mhil

Translation: wood or point of the beast or monster

Civil Parish: Kilcummin

View all place names in this civil parish.

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

Rossaveel

Ros a’ Mhil

Ros a mhil

Russaveal Boundary Surveyor

Russaweel County Map

Rosevellagh Inquis: Temp. Jac. I

Rosseville Inquis: Temp. Jac. I

Russaveel Local

Description:

Rossaveel contains 775¼ acres of land about 220 acres are under tillage and pasture and 34½ acres water, the remainder rocky and mountain pasture. There is an Ordnance Tower situate on the northern extremity of this townland, also a bye road which extends from the E. to the Great Man’s Bay.

Situation:

Situate in the southern part of the parish, bounded on the N. and W. by Cashla Bay, on the E. by Derroogh South, and the parish of Killannin, and on the S. by Cashla Bay and Thoanaghruck townland.

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

Some other place names in or near this townland are…

Landlord:

James Blake of Tullagh

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

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

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

Information from the Down Survey Website

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

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

Townland of ROSSAVEEL

Down Survey Name: Rossavile

1641 Owner(s): Lynch, Thom (Catholic)

1670 Owner(s): Blake, Walter (Protestant)

County: Galway Barony: Muckullin

Parish: Killanine and Killcomyn

Unprofitable land: 1640 plantation acres

Profitable land: 117 plantation acres

Forfeited: 117 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 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 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 1829

John Connaly, Michl Flaherty, James Kenedy Peter Malone, Michl McDonagh, Martin McDonagh, Mark McDonagh, Patt McDonagh, Peter McKeoan, John Mealy, Tom Tollon & Edmund Towell had 50 acres of land; 20 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s 6d per acre; 10 acres of 2nd quality land with a payment of 1s per acre & 20 acres of 3rd quality land per acre.

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

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

Griffith’s Valuation

Area: Land & Buildings –773 acres 3 rood 39 perches. 34 acres 1 rood 35 perches of water.

In Griffith’s Valuation the land value is £85 10s 0d.  The value of the buildings is £10 15s 0d. Total Valuation £96 5s 0d.

Occupiers of the Land: Michl McDonough, Nicholas McKeon, Honoria Walsh, John McKeon, Anne Joyce, John McDonough, Peter McKeon, Michael McKeon, Thomas Ridge, Thomas Flaherty Patrick McDonough, Julia McDonough, John Allen, Anthony Whelan, Michael Kelly, Patrick Curran, Matthew Conneely, Thomas Conneely, Edmund Costello, Patrick Conneely, Stephen Flaherty, Thomas Kennedy, Mary Curran & The Board of Ordnance.

Immediate Lessor: Patrick Blake.

The Board of Ordnance were the legal owners of the Martello Tower & Land. There was an exemption of £5 10s 0d in fees on the Tower.

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

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=524974

Poor Law Union Ireland

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

The 1838 Act

The main provisions of the 1838 Act were:

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

Initially, 130 Unions were created, based upon 2,049 electoral divisions. The divisions were composed of town lands, 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.

Out Offices and Land

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

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. Rossaveel is a townland.

Population & Census Information

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

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

List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.

1841-1891 Census

1841 – 48 houses with 277 people

1851 – 38 houses with 145 people

1861 – 32 houses with 157 people

1871 – 42 houses with 212 people

1881 – 49 houses with 281 people (146 males/135 females). There was 17 outbuilding. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £90 15s 0d.

1891 – 51 houses with 200 people (142 males/148 females). There was 29 Outbuildings. Total Valuation of Houses & Lands £91 10s 0d.

1841/1851 Old Age Pension Census Search Forms

Connelly

An application was made by Connelly from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen.  Reference # Cen/S/2049. No Record was found for 1841.

Connelly

An application was made by Connelly from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen.  Reference # Cen/S/2050. No Record was found for 1851.

Faherty

An application was made by Faherty from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen.  Reference # Cen/S/2051. No Record was found for 1841.

Faherty

An application was made by Faherty from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen.  Reference # Cen/S/2052. No Record was found for 1851.

Flaherty

An application was made by Flaherty from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. The surname Allen also appears on the application.  Reference # Cen/S/2053. No Record was found for 1851.

Folan (Walsh)

An application was made by Folan from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. The surname Walsh also appears on the application.  Reference # Cen/S/2054. No Record was found for 1851.

Malone (Flaherty)

An application was made by Malone from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. The surname Flaherty also appears on the application.  Reference # Cen/S/2055. Record was found for 1851.

Ridge

An application was made by Ridge from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2056. No Record was found for 1841.

Ridge

An application was made by Ridge from Rossaveel in the Parish of Kilcummin in the Barony of Moycullen. Reference # Cen/S/2057. No Record was found for 1851.

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 Rossaveel.

There were 44 listed in the Townland of Rossaveel. The people were all Roman Catholics and they were born in Co. Galway & America. There were 122 males and 108 females in the townland.

Enumerators Extract (one page missing)

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813373/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813374/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813375/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813376/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000813377/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings – (None attached to the census)

House 1

Coleman Ashe aged 20 was head of the family; he lived with his sister Honor aged 16; both single.

Coleman was a farmer & Honor was a farmer’s sister. They could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377684/

House 2

John Joyce aged 69 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 64. They lived with their children Patrick aged 30 & Barbara aged 24, both single.

John was a farmer; Patrick was a farmer’s son and Barbara was a farmer’s daughter. John could not read and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick & Barbara 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377685/

House 3

Festus King aged 80 was head of the family; married to Honor aged 62. They lived with their children Patrick aged 24, Mary aged 20 & Bartly aged 18.

Festus was a farmer; Patrick & Bartly were farmer’s sons; Mary was a farmer’s daughter. Festus & Honor could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick & Bartly could read and spoke Irish & English. Mary 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377686/

House 4

James Curran aged 54 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Anne aged 16, Winifred aged 14, Mary aged 12, Pat aged 8, Henry aged 4, Matt aged 6 months and James’ sister Maggie aged 50, single.

James was a farmer; Anne, Winifred & Mary were scholars. James & Mary could not read and spoke Irish & English. Anne, Winifred & Mary could read and spoke Irish & English. Pat, Henry & Maggie could not read and spoke only Irish. Matt could not read.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377687/

House 5

Redmond Flaherty aged 71 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 62.

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

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377688/

House 6

Pat McDonagh aged 28 was head of the family; married to Agnes aged 26. They lived with their daughter Anne aged 5 months and mother-in-law Agnes McDonagh aged 62.

Pat was a farmer. Pat & his wife Agnes spoke Irish & English. Agnes (mother-in-law) 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377689/

House 7

Mary McKeone aged 71 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Thos aged 45, daughter-in-law Bridget aged 40, grandsons Michl aged 9, Peter aged 7, Martin aged 5, Coleman aged 3 & Pat aged 1.

Mary was a farmer; Thos was a farmer’s son. Michl & Peter were scholars.

Mary, Martin & Coleman could not read and spoke only Irish. Thos & Michl could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Peter could read; he spoke Irish & English. Pat could not read.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377690/

House 8

Pat Faherty aged 66 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 68. They lived with their son Coleman aged 24.

Pat was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son. Pat & Coleman spoke Irish & English. Bridget spoke Irish. The entire 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377691/

House 9

Martin Walsh aged 40 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 32. They lived with their children Martin aged 20 & Kate aged 15. (this is what is written on the census return, it is highly unlikely that Kate was married at 12; there are 2 possible errors (1) parents have entered the incorrect age or (2) the children’s ages are incorrect, it’s most likely that parents aged are not correct.

Martin was a farmer; Martin was a farmer’s son and daughter Kate was a lace scholar. Martin (father) could not read & spoke Irish & English. Kate (mother) could not read & spoke only Irish. Children Martin & Kate 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377692/

House 10

Coleman McDonagh aged 75 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 61. They lived with their children Thomas aged 29, Bridget aged 26, Anne aged 20 & Kate aged 16, all single.

Coleman was a farmer; Thomas was farmer’s son; Bridget & Anne were farmer’s daughter’s & Kate was a scholar. Coleman, Thomas & Bridget could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Anne & Kate 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377693/

House 11

Kate Whelan aged 52 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 20, Anthony aged 15 & Kate aged 13.

Kate (mother) was a farmer; she could not read and spoke only Irish. Pat & Anthony were farmer’s sons and Kate (daughter) was a scholar. Pat could read; Anthony could read & write. All 3 children spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377694/

House 12

Pat McDonagh aged 61 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 63. They lived with their children Coleman aged 21, Honor aged 17, Mary aged 14, Bridget aged 10 & Pat aged 7.

Pat was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son; Honor & Mary were farmer’s daughters; Bridget (daughter) & Pat (son) were scholars. Pat (father) & Honor could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget (mother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Coleman, Mary, Bridget (daughter) & Pat (son) 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377695/

House 13

Francis Allen aged 85 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 75. They lived with their son John aged 45 & nephew Coleman Folan aged 12.

Francis was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son & Coleman was a scholar. Francis & Margaret could not read and spoke only Irish. John could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Coleman could read and write and 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377696/

House 14

Festus McDonagh aged 30 was head of the family; married to Anne aged 24. They lived with their son Thomas aged 2 months and mother Margaret aged 61.

Festus was a farmer. Festus could not read; Anne could read and write; they spoke Irish & English. Margaret could not read and spoke only Irish. Thomas 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377697/

House 15

Edmond Clancy aged 21 was head of the family; single. He lived with Michael Donohoe aged 19.

Edmond & Michael were grocer’s assistants. They could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377698/

House 16

Pat Whelan aged 62 was head of the family; married to Lizzy aged 54. They lived with their children Coleman aged 21, Peter aged 19 & Mary aged 17.

Pat was a farmer; Coleman & Peter were farmer’s sons and Mary was a lace scholar. Pat & Lizzy could not read; Coleman could read; Peter & Mary could read & write. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377699/

House 17

Patrick McDonagh aged 61 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 50. They lived with their children Thomas aged 29, Ellen aged 23, John aged 19 & Anne aged 18.

Patrick was a farmer; Thomas & John were farmer’s sons; Ellen was a farmer’s daughter; Anne was a lace scholar. Patrick & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish. Thomas could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Ellen could not read; she was deaf & dumb. John & Anne 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377700/

House 18

Coleman Flaherty aged 48 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 43. They lived with their children Mary aged 18, Thomas aged 14, Barbara aged 12, Nora aged 10, John aged 8, Coleman aged 6 & Bridget aged 3.

Coleman was a farmer; Mary was a crochet worker; Thomas was a farmer’s son; Barbara was a farmer’s daughter; Nora, John & Coleman (son) were scholars. Coleman (father), Margaret, Thomas & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Mary, Barbara, Nora, John & Coleman (son) 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377701/

House 19

Michael Flaherty aged 45 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 40. They lived with their children Thomas aged 12, Michl aged 8, Mary aged 3 & John aged 2.

Michael was a farmer & Michl was a scholar. Michael, Nora, Thomas, Mary & John could not read and spoke only Irish. Michl could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377702/

House 20

Tom Ridge aged 82 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 64. They lived with their sons John aged 41 & Patrick aged 21.

Tom was a farmer; John & Patrick were farmer’s sons. Tom & Mary spoke only Irish. John & Patrick spoke Irish & English. The entire 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377703/

House 21

Mary Griffin aged 65 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone.

Mary was a retired farmer’s wife. She could not read and spoke only Irish.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377704/

House 22

Pat McKeon aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Pat aged 12, James aged 10, Michael aged 8, Mary aged 6, Bartley aged 1 & Pat’s widowed mother Anne McKeon aged 80.

Pat was a farmer. Pat (son), James & Michael were scholars. Pat (father) & Mary could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Anne, James, Mary & Bartley could not read; they spoke only Irish. Pat (son) & Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377705/

House 23

Patk McKeon aged 42 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 35. They lived with their daughters Bridget aged 4 & Winifred aged 5 months.

Patk was a farmer. Patk & Bridget spoke Irish & English. Bridget (daughter) spoke only Irish. The entire 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377706/

House 24

Colman McDonagh aged 65 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 60. They lived with their children Dudly aged 25, Pat aged 20, John aged 16 & niece Kate McDonagh aged 5.

Colman was a farmer; Dudly & Pat were farmer’s sons; John & Kate were scholars. Colman could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Mary & Pat could not read; they spoke only Irish. Dudly & John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Kate could read; she spoke Irish & English.

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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377707/

House 25

John McKeone aged 66 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Coleman aged 45, daughter-in-law Margaret aged 42; grandsons Pat aged 3 & John aged 2.

John was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son. The family could not read. John, Margaret, Pat & John spoke only Irish. Coleman 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/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377708/

House 26

Coleman Walshe aged 55 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 50. They lived with their children Kate aged 20, Margaret aged 18, Pat aged 16, Simon aged 14, Michael aged 12 & Ellen aged 10.

Coleman was a farmer; Margaret (daughter) was a crochet worker; Pat was a labourer; Simon, Michael & Ellen were scholars. Coleman & Margaret (mother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Margaret (daughter), Pat, Simon, Michael & Ellen 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.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Kilcummin/Rosaveel/1377709/

House 27

Michl Faherty aged 52 was head of the family; he lived with his brother John aged 45, both single.

Michl was a farmer & John was a farmer’s brother. They could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

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House 28

Maggie McDonagh aged 52 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Michl aged 21, Pat aged 19, daughter Mary Ridge aged 23 son-in-law Peter Ridge aged 24; grandchildren Mary aged 4, Maggie aged 2 & Michl aged 3 months.

Maggie & Peter were farmers. Michl & Pat were farmer’s sons. Maggie, and granddaughters Mary & Maggie could not read; they spoke only Irish. Michl (son) & Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Peter & Mary (daughter) could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Grandson Michl could not read.

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

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House 29

Pat McDonagh aged 38 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 27. They lived with mother-in-law Maria McDonagh aged 69, a widow; relative Martin McKone aged 13 & servant Michael McDonagh aged 30.

Pat was a farmer; Maria was a farmer’s mother-in-law; Martin was a scholar & Michael was a farm servant. Pat, Margaret & Martin could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Maria & Michael could not read. Maria spoke only Irish & Michael spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 1st class house with 3 rooms and 7 front windows. This was a private dwelling.

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House 30

Honor McDonagh aged 40 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 20, Michl aged 15, Barbara aged 8 & Myles aged 5.

Pat & Michl were farmers; Barbara & Myles were scholars. Honor could not read. Pat, Michl & Barbara could read & write. Myles could read. The entire family 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 31

Michl Donohoe aged 56 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 52. They lived with their children Michl aged 28, Margaret aged 28, Julia aged 20 and grandson Coleman aged 9.

Michl was a farmer; Michl was a farmer’s son; Margaret & Julia were farmer’s daughters & Coleman was a scholar. Michl (father), Michl (son), Julia & Coleman could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read; she spoke only Irish. Margaret could not read; she 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 32

Kate McDonagh aged 48 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children Pat aged 25, Mary aged 22, Maggie aged 19 & Bridget aged 17.

Kate was a farmer. Pat was a farmer’s son. Mary, Maggie & Bridget were farmer’s daughters. Kate could not read; she spoke only Irish. Pat & Maggie could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary & Bridget 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 33

Bridget McDonagh aged 63 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone.

Bridget was a householder; she could not read & spoke only Irish.

She lived in a 3rd class house with 1 room & 1 front window. This was a private dwelling.

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House 34

John Anderson aged 41 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with their children Pat aged 14, Winnie aged 12, Mary aged 10, John aged 8, Colman aged 6, Anne aged 4 & Bridget aged 10 months.

John was a farmer. Pat, Winnie, Mary, John & Colman were scholars. John & Mary could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Pat, Winnie, Mary & John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Colman could read; he spoke Irish & English. Anne & Bridget could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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

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House 35

John Walshe aged 57 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 52. They lived with their children Bridget aged 18, Coleman aged 16, Mary aged 10, Bartley aged 8, Pat aged 6, John aged 4 & Michael aged 3.

John was a farmer; Mary, Bartley, Pat & John were scholars. John, Bridget (parents) & Michael could not read and spoke only Irish. Bridget (daughter), Coleman, Mary, Bartley & Pat could read & write and spoke Irish & English. John (son) could read and spoke only Irish.

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

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House 36

Bridget McKeone aged 68 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Pat aged 35, daughter-in-law Anne aged 30, grandsons William aged 5, Pat aged 3 & Michl aged 1.

Bridget was a farmer; Pat was a farmer’s son and William was a scholar. Bridget, Anne, Pat (grandson) & Michl could not read and spoke only Irish. Pat (son) could not read; he spoke Irish & English. William 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.

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House 37

Thomas Flaherty aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 35. They lived with their children Martin aged 8, Bridget aged 7, Kate aged 2 and his widowed mother Mary aged 60.

Thomas was a farmer. The family could not read. Thomas, Mary (wife) & Mary (mother) spoke Irish & English. The children spoke only 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 38

Michael Powell aged 50 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 40. They lived with stepson Willie McDonagh aged 14, and their children Jacob aged 12, Norah aged 10, Anne aged 8, Kate aged 6 & Michael aged 3.

Michael was a boatman; Willie was a boatman’s son. Jacob, Norah, Anne & Kate were scholars. Michael (father), Jacob, Norah, Anne & Kate could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Willie could read; he spoke Irish & English. Michael (son) could not read; he spoke only 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 39

Bartly Kennedy aged 31 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 27. They lived with their children Peter aged 6, Bartly aged 3 & Winnie aged 1.

Bartly was a farmer. The family could not read. Bartly (father) & Bridget spoke Irish & English. Peter & Bartly (son) spoke only Irish.

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

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House 40

Bartly Joyce aged 62 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 52. They lived with their children Kate aged 20, Redmond aged 17, Ellen aged 15 & Thomas aged 9.

Bartly was a farmer. Kate was a farmer’s daughter; Redmond was a farmer’s son; Ellen & Thomas were scholars. Bartly & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Kate, Redmond, Ellen & Thomas could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 41

Tom Wallace aged 90 was head of the family; a widower. He lived alone.

Tom was a retired farmer; he could not read and spoke only Irish.

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

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House 42

Thomas Allen aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 60. They lived with their children Honor aged 25 & Thomas aged 23.

Thomas was a farmer; Honor was a farmer’s daughter & son Thomas was listed as working with his father. Thomas (father), Honor & Thomas (son) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget 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.

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House 43

Bridget McDonagh aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children John aged 28, Joe aged 24, Agnes aged 19 and visitor Bridget McDonagh aged 13.

Bridget was a farmer; John & Joe were farmer’s sons; Agnes was a farmer’s daughter & visitor Bridget was a scholar. Bridget (mother) could not read. John, Joe, Agnes & Bridget (visitor) could read & write. The entire family 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 44

Colman McDonagh aged 47 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children John aged 17, Mary aged 16, Bridget aged 12, Colman aged 11, Kate aged 9, Sarah aged 7, Anne aged 5 & Honor aged 3.

Colman was a farmer; John was a farmer’s son; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Bridget, Colman, Kate Sarah & Anne were scholars. Colman (father) & Mary could not read; they spoke Irish & English. John, Bridget, Colman (son), Kate & Sarah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Anne could read; she spoke Irish & English. Honor could not read; she spoke only Irish.

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

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1911 Census

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

There were 26 houses listed in the Townland of Rossaveel. All 235 (118 males/117 females) living in Rossaveel were Roman Catholics & born in Co. Galway. There were a total of 40 farm buildings and out offices; which included stables, cow houses, piggeries & a shed.

Enumerator Extract

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House & Building Returns

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Out Office & Farm Steadings

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House 1

Michael Ashe aged 35 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 37. They lived with their children Bridget aged 7, Nora aged 5 & Thomas aged 2.

Michael was a farmer. Michael & Mary could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. The children could not read and spoke only Irish.

Michael & Mary were married for 9 years; they had 4 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 2

Coleman McDonagh “Tom” aged 76 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 74. They lived with their children Thomas aged 51, Bridget aged 38 & Coleman aged 36; all single. Coleman (father), Mary Thomas & Bridget could not read; they spoke only Irish. Coleman (son) could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Coleman & Mary were married for 56 years; they had 9 children with 9 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 3

Martin Walsh aged 71 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 73. They lived with their son Martin aged 27, daughter-in-law Delia aged 28 & grandson Martin aged 1.

Martin was a farmer & a fisherman; son Martin was a farmer’s son. Martin & Kate (grandparents) could not read; they spoke Irish. Martin & Delia could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Grandson Martin could not read.

Martin & Kate were married for 45 years; they had 7 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

Martin & Delia were married for 2 years; they had 1 child.

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

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House 4

Patrick Faherly (this is how it is written on the census return; it should be Faherty) aged 80 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his son Coleman aged 35, daughter-in-law Bridget aged 35 & granddaughter Mary aged 4.

Patrick was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son. Patrick could read. Coleman, Bridget & Mary could not read. The family spoke only Irish.

Coleman & Bridget were married for 7 years; they had 4 children with 1 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.

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House 5

Thomas McKeone aged 75 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 48. They lived with their children Michael aged 20, Peter aged 18, Martin aged 15, Coleman aged 13, Patrick aged 11, Barbara aged 8, John aged 7, Thomas aged 2 & his widowed mother Mary aged 82.

Thomas was a farmer; Michael, Peter & Martin were farmer’s sons; Coleman, Patrick, John & Barbara were scholars. Thomas (father), Michael, Peter, Martin, Coleman, Patrick & John could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget, Thomas (son) & Mary could not read and spoke only Irish. Barbara could read and spoke only Irish.

Thomas & Bridget were married for 21 years; they had 8 children.

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

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House 6

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House 7

Honor King aged 73 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Bartley aged 30, single.

Honor was a farmer; Bartley was a farmer’s son. Honor could not read and spoke only Irish. Bartley 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. This was a private dwelling.

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House 8

James Curran aged 63 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 55. They lived with their children Mary aged 21, Patrick aged 18, Henry aged 15 & Matthew aged 12.

James was a farmer; Mary was a farmer’s daughter; Patrick was a farmer’s son; Henry & Matthew were scholars. James & Mary (parents) could not read and spoke only Irish. The children could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

James & Mary were married for 31 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. This was a private dwelling.

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House 9

John Joyce aged 78 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 84. They lived with their son Patrick aged 40, daughter-in-law Barbara aged 27; grandsons Coleman Joyce aged 3, Bartley Joyce aged 1 & James Folan aged 15.

John was a farmer; Patrick was a farmer’s son & James was a scholar. John & Bridget could not read and spoke only Irish. Patrick, Barbara & James could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Coleman could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Bartley could not read.

John & Bridget were married for 43 years; they had 6 children with 5 living at the time of the census.

Patrick & Barbara were married for 5 years; they had 3 children with 2 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.

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House 10

Patrick McDonagh “Ann” aged 70 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70. They lived with their children Bridget aged 23 & Patrick aged 21.

Patrick was a farmer; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter & Patrick was a farmer’s son. Patrick, Bridget (parents) & son Patrick could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bridget (daughter) could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Bridget were married for 45 years; they had 6 children with 5 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.

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House 11

Kate Whelan aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her sons Patrick aged 40 & Anthony aged 21, single.

Kate was a farmer; Patrick & Anthony were farmer’s sons. Kate, Patrick & Anthony could not read; they spoke only Irish.

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

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House 12

Daniel Sullivan aged 47 was head of the family; married to Katie aged 27. They lived with their children Albert Joseph aged 6, Mary Teresa (typo on census listed as Mary Luisa) aged 5, Eileen aged 3, Patrick aged 2 Kathleen aged 1 and Raymond aged under 1 month.

Daniel was a family grocer. Daniel & Katie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. All the children could not read. Albert J, Mary T, Eileen & Patrick spoke Irish.

Daniel & Katie were married for 7 years; they had 6 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 3 rooms and 6 front windows. They had a stable, cow house & shed. This was a private dwelling.

Note: Information taken from the www.irishgenealogy.ie website.  Daniel Sullivan & Katie McDonagh were married in the Chapel of St. McDara, Lettermore on July 23rd 1904. Their father’s names were Bartley Sullivan & Pat McDonagh.

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House 13

John Allen aged 51 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 37. They lived with their children Frank aged 8, Mary aged 6, Patrick aged 4, Bridget aged 1 & his widowed mother Margaret Allen aged 86.

John was a farmer & fisherman. Frank & Mary were scholars. John, Margaret (mother), Patrick & Margaret (grandmother) could not read and spoke only Irish. Frank & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget could not read.

John & Margaret were married for 9 years; they had 4 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. This was a private dwelling.

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House 14

Festy McDonogh aged 57 was head of the family; married to Annie aged 46. They lived with their sons Tom aged 10, Patrick aged 9, Joseph aged 8 & his widowed mother Margaret aged 76.

Festy was a farmer; Tom, Patrick & Joseph were scholars. Festy, Annie, Tom, Patrick & Joseph could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret could not read and spoke only Irish.

Festy & Annie were married for 11 years; they had 6 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

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

This family lived in House 14 in the 1901 Census.

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House 15

Thomas McDonagh aged 60 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 45. They lived with his widowed mother Mary aged 74 and his sister Ellen aged 40, single.

Thomas was a farmer. The family could not read. Thomas, Bridget & Mary spoke Irish. Ellen was listed as dumb.

Thomas & Bridget were married for 7 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.

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House 16

Coleman Flaherty aged 70 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 62. They lived with their children Coleman aged 21 & Bridget aged 17.

Coleman (father) was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son. Coleman, son Coleman & Bridget could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Margaret could not read; she spoke only Irish.

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

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

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House 17

Michael Flaherty aged 32 was head of the family; married to Nora aged 32. They lived with their children Thomas aged 22, Mary aged 16, John aged 14 & Barbara aged 9.

Michael was a farmer; Thomas & John were farmer’s sons. The family could not read and spoke only Irish.

Michael & Nora were married for 23 years; they had 6 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

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

Note: there is an error in the parents ages. Nora was baptised Honor Mullin born 24 March 1861 to Daniel Mullin & Barbara McDonogh in Carraroe, therefore Nora was 50 in 1911.

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House 18

Mary Ridge aged 75 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Patrick aged 27, single & granddaughter Mary Donnelly aged 17.

Mary was a farmer & Patrick was a farmer’s son. Mary Ridge & Patrick could not read and spoke only Irish.  Mary Donnelly could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 19

Mary Griffin aged 80 was head of the family; a widow. She lived alone.

Mary could not read & spoke only Irish. She lived in a 4th class house.

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House 20

Patrick McKeone “James” aged 56 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 54. They lived with their children Patrick aged 22, James aged 21, Mary aged 17, Bartly aged 13, Bridget aged 9, Maggie aged 7, Coleman aged 5 & Stephen aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer. Patrick (son) & James were farmer’s sons. Bartly, Bridget & Maggie were scholars.  Patrick (father), Mary (mother), Mary (daughter), Coleman & Stephen could not read; they spoke only Irish.  Patrick (son), James, Bartly, Bridget & Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Mary were married for 24 years; they had 10 children with all 10 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 21

Bridget McKeone aged 60 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her daughters Bridget aged 15, Winifred aged 11, Maggie aged 8 & Mary aged 3.

Bridget was a farmer. Winifred & Maggie were scholars. Bridget (mother) & Mary could not read; they spoke only Irish. Bridget (daughter) Winifred & Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 22

Coleman McDonagh aged 80 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 72. They lived with their son Dudly aged 40, daughter-in- law Mary aged 36, grandchildren Mary aged 4 Coleman aged 2, Nora aged 7 months & son Patrick aged 34, single.

Coleman was a farmer; Dudly was farmer’s son. Coleman, Mary (grandmother), Mary (granddaughter) & Patrick could not read; they spoke only Irish. Dudly & his wife Mary Kate could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Coleman (grandson) & Nora could not read. Patrick was listed as an idiot.

Coleman & Mary were married for 54 years; they had 9 children with 7 living at the time of the census.

Dudly & Mary were married for 5 years; they had 3 children with all 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 stable & a cow house. This was a private dwelling.

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House 23

Coleman McKeone aged 58 was head of the family; married to Maggie aged 42. They lived with their children Patrick aged 15, John aged 8 & Mary aged 6.

Coleman was a farmer; Patrick was a farmer’s son; John & Mary were scholars. Coleman & Maggie could not read and spoke only Irish. The children could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Coleman & Maggie were married for 16 years; they had 3 children with 3 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 24

Coleman Walsh aged 73 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 71. They lived with their daughter Ellen aged 17.

Coleman was a farmer and Ellen was a farmer’s daughter. Coleman & Margaret could not read; they spoke only Irish. Ellen could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Coleman & Margaret were married for 45 years; they had 11 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

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

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House 25

John Faherty aged 70 was head of the family, single. He lived with his brother Michael aged 76, single.

John was a farmer. John & Michael could not read; they spoke only Irish. Michael was listed as an idiot.

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

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House 26

Honor McDonagh aged 63 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her son Patrick aged 32, daughter-in-law Delia aged 29, daughter Honor aged 22 & son Myles aged 16.

Honor was a farmer. Patrick & Myles were farmer’s sons. Honor (mother) could not read; she spoke only Irish. Patrick, Delia, Honor (daughter), & Myles could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

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House 27

Patrick McDonagh “Terry” aged 56 was head of the family; married to Margaret aged 40. They lived with their sons Michael C aged 10, Patrick J aged 5 & widowed mother-in-law Maria McDonagh aged 75.

Patrick was a publican & a farmer. Michael C was a scholar. Patrick, Margaret & Michael C could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Maria & Patrick J could not read or write; they spoke only Irish.

Patrick & Margaret were married for 19 years; they had 2 children.

They lived in a 2nd class house with 2 rooms and 7 front windows. They had a stable & a cow house. This was a public house.

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House 28

Peter Ridge aged 40 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 30. They lived with their children Mary aged 13, Maggie aged 12 Patrick aged 10, Bridget aged 6, John aged 3, Peter aged 1 & his widowed mother-in-law Margaret McDonagh aged 74.

Peter was a farmer. Mary (daughter), Maggie, Patrick & Bridget were scholars; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Peter, Mary (parents), John & Margaret could not read; they spoke only Irish. Peter (son) could not read,

Peter & Mary were married for 17 years; they had 7 children with 6 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457631/

House 29

John Walsh aged 71 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 73. They lived with their children Bridget aged 27, Coleman aged 26, Kate aged 25, Mary aged 20, John aged 18 & Michael aged 16.

John was a farmer; Coleman & John were farmer’s sons; Kate was a farmer’s daughter & Michael was a scholar. John & Bridget (parents) could not read and spoke only Irish. All the children could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

John & Bridget were married for 32 years; they had 8 children.

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

This family lived in House 35 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457632/

House 30

Mary Landy aged 61 was head of the family; a widow. She lived with her children John aged 19, Coleman aged 17 Bridget aged 13 & Martin aged 11.

Mary was a farmer; she could not read and spoke only Irish. John & Coleman were farmer’s sons; they could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Martin were scholars; they could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457633/

House 31

Patrick McDonagh aged 43 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 37. They lived with their children Kate aged 5, Peter aged 3, Mary aged 1; Patrick’s widowed mother Kate aged 73 and sister Maggie aged 36, single.

Patrick was a farmer; Patrick & Barbara could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Kate (granddaughter), Peter, Mary & Kate (grandmother) could not read; they spoke only Irish. Maggie could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Barbara were married for 6 years; they had 3 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457634/

House 32

Michael Donohue aged 40 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 31. They lived with their children Michael aged 5, Mary aged 2 & Michael’s brother Coleman aged 20.

Michael was a farmer & Coleman was a farm servant. Michael (father), Bridget & Coleman could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael (son) & Mary could not read.

Michael & Bridget were married for 6 years; they had 3 children with 2 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457635/

House 33

Thomas Faherty aged 60 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 55. They lived with their children Martin aged 20, Bridget aged 18, Kate aged 16, Thos aged 10, Ellen aged 3; Thomas’s widowed mother Mary aged 80 & sister Ellen aged 55, single.

Thomas was a farmer; Martin was a farmer’s son; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter; Kate & Thos were scholars. Thomas, Mary (wife), Martin, Thos & Ellen could not read or write; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget & Kate could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Ellen (daughter) & Mary (grandmother) could not read or write; they spoke only Irish.

Thomas & Mary were married for 21 years; they had 8 children with 5 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/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457636/

House 34

Bartly Kennedy aged 57 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 40. They lived with their children Peter aged 15, Bartly aged 13, Winifred aged 10, Patrick aged 8, William aged 6, John aged 3, Bridget aged 2 & Michael aged 6 months.

Bartly was a farmer. Bartly, Bridget (parents), William & John could not read spoke only Irish. Peter, Bartly (son), Winifred & Patrick could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget (daughter) & Michael could not read.

Bartly & Bridget were married for 17 years; they had 8 children.

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

This family lived in House 39 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457637/

House 35

Patrick McKeone aged 51 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Pat aged 11, Michl aged 10, Mary aged 5 & his widowed mother Brigid aged 76.

Patrick was a farmer; Pat & Michl were scholars. Patrick, Michl, Mary & Brigid could not read; they spoke only Irish. Pat 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. This was a private dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457638/

House 36

Michael Powell aged 72 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 69. They lived with stepson William McDonagh aged 26, and their children Jacob aged 21, Honor aged 20, Kate aged 17 & Michael aged 12.

No occupation listed for Michael. Son Michael was a scholar. Michael (father), Jacob, Honor, Kate & Michael (son) could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary & William could not read; they spoke only Irish. William was listed as a lunatic.

Michael & Mary were married for 24 years; they had 4 children.

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

This family lived in House 38 in the 1901 Census.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457639/

House 37

Patrick McDonagh aged 29 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 25. They lived with their son Michael aged 6 months.

Patrick was a farmer. Patrick & Barbara could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Michael could not read.

Patrick & Barbara were married for 1 year; they had 1 child.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457640/

House 38

Bartly Joyce aged 74 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 70. They lived with their son Edward aged 28 daughter-in-law Bridget aged 30 & granddaughter Mary McDonagh aged 7.

Bartly was a farmer; Edward was a farmer’s son. Bartly, Edward & daughter-in-law Bridget could read & write. Bridget could not read; Mary could read. The entire family spoke Irish & English.

Bartly & Bridget were married for 50 years; they had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457641/

House 39

Coleman McDonagh “John” aged 60 was head of the family; a widower. He lived with his children Redmond aged 24, Bridget aged 22, Sarah aged 17, Ann aged 15 & Nora aged 13.

Coleman was a farmer & a fisherman; Redmond was a farmer’s son; Bridget was a farmer’s daughter & Nora was a scholar. Coleman could not read. Redmond, Bridget Sarah, Ann & Nora could read & write; the entire family spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457642/

House 40

Patrick Whelan aged 73 was head of the family; married to Lizzy aged 71. They lived with their son Coleman aged 32, single.

Patrick was a farmer; Coleman was a farmer’s son. Pat & Lizzy could not read; they spoke only Irish. Coleman could read & write; he spoke Irish & English.

Patrick & Lizzy were married for 44 years; they had 6 children with 4 living at the time of the census.

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

This family lived in House 16 in the 1901 Census

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457643/

House 41

Thomas Allen aged 83 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 73. They lived with their son Thomas aged 34, daughter-in-law Julia aged 32, grandchildren James aged 5, Bridget aged 4, Mary aged 2 & Honor aged 1 month.

Thomas was a farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s son. Thomas (grandfather), Thomas (father) & Julia could read & write; they spoke Irish & English. Bridget (grandmother) & Bridget (granddaughter) could not read or write; they spoke only Irish. James could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Mary & Honor could not read.

Thomas & Bridget were married for 48 years; they had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the census.

Thomas & Julia were married for 7 years; they had 4 children.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457644/

House 42

Joseph McDonagh aged 38 was head of the family; married to Barbara aged 38. They lived with his widowed mother Bridget aged 72 & servant Bridget Folan aged 16.

Joseph was a farmer. Joseph, Barbara & Bridget Folan could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Bridget McDonagh could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

Joseph & Barbara were married for 8 years.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Kilcummin/Rossaveel/457645/

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.)

Rossaveel 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° 16′ 4″ N, 9° 32′ 50″ W.

Original OS map of this area.

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

Rossaveel

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.

Rossaveel

Information from Google Maps.

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

Google Maps

Information from the National Monuments Service.

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

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Townlands.ie Website

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

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/place/53071

This page was added on 21/09/2016.

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