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Rushvéala 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.

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

Irish Form of Name:        Rois Bhéala

Translation:              Wood of the mouth

Other Forms of the Name

Rushvéala
Rois Bhéala
Rois bhéala
Rushveela Boundary Surveyor
Rossaveela Barony Cess Book
Rushveaila Local
Rushverila Rector of Kilcummin

Area: Contains 151 acres 0 roods & 39 perch.

Boundaries:

Rushveala borders the following other townlands:

Archival records

scanned records (1)

text records (4)

Permanent link

http://www.logainm.ie/20893.aspx

Landlord:

Richard Martin Esq.

  • 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 was 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 duellist and founded the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Ballynahinch Castle was built in the centre 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/

The Tithe Applotment Books:

About the Records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tithe Applotment Books – Rushveala

Patt McDonogh, Samuel Cottingham & Joseph Kirwan had 54 acres; 10 acres of 1st quality land with a payment of 1s6d; 10 acres 2nd quality with a payment of 1s, 20 acres 3rd quality with a payment of 3d, 7 acres of 4th quality land with a payment of ½d and 7 acres of 5th quality land with a payment of ⅛d.

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

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

Information from the Down Survey Website:

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

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

Down Survey Name: Mountain
1670 Owner(s): Martin, Richard (Catholic)Clanrickard, Earl of (Protestant)
County: Galway
Barony: Muckullin
Parish: Killcumyn

http://downsurvey.tcd.ie/landowners.php#mc=53.424508,-9.306892&z=14

Griffiths Valuation 1855

In Griffith’s valuation the area was 151 acres, 3 rood & 27 perch with a land value £36 10s 0d. Value of Buildings was £4 10s & 0d. Total valuation of £41 0s 0d.

Occupiers of land

John Maxwell, Domnick Staunton, Daniel Gregg, Patrick Gregg, Thomas Maxwell, James Walsh, Patrick Walsh & Michael Maxwell had houses & land, they had 4 acres each. The Rateable Annual Valuation for the land was £4. John Maxwell, Domnick Staunton, Thomas Maxwell, James Walsh, Patrick Walsh & Michael Maxwell had a rateable valuation of 10s for the buildings. Daniel Gregg & Patrick Gregg had a rateable valuation of 15s for the buildings. Rev. Ml A Kavanagh had 8 acres, 3 rood & 0 perch of land; with a rateable valuation of £4 10s & 0d for the land.

Immediate Lessor

Directors of the Law Life Assurance Co.

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml?action=doNameSearch&PlaceID=560198

 Out Offices and Land

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

Poor Law Union Ireland

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

The 1838 Act

The main provisions of the 1838 Act were:

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

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

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

Townlands

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

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:

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

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

List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants.

Census 1841-1891 

1841 – 32 houses with 172 people

1851 – 33 house with 177 people

1861 – 29 houses with 122 people

1871 – 19 houses with 83 people

1881 – 15 houses 72 people (34 males & 38 females) Valuation of Houses & Lands £42 0s 0d. There were 23 outbuildings in the townland in 1881.

1891 – 14 houses 59 people (25 males & 34 females) Valuation of Houses & Lands £42 0s 0d. There were 25 outbuildings in the townland in 1891.

Census 1901 Rushveala

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 Rushveala. There were 14 houses listed in the townland of Rushveala. Of the people living in Rushveala 56 (31 females/25males) were Roman Catholics.

All 56 People that lived in Rushveala were born in Co. Galway.

There were a total of 34 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, cow houses, calf houses, piggeries, barn & a forge.

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

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

House Occupancy:  12 Houses were occupied on the night of the Census, 1 house was unoccupied. There was only one B1 form entered on the census.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840928/

House & Building Returns

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840929/

Out Offices & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000840930/

House 1

Anne Maxwell aged 69 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her daughter Kate aged 23, single.

Anne was a farmer; Kate was a farmer’s daughter. Anne could read; Kate could read & write, they both spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394767/

House 2

Rebecca Osborne aged 70 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her son Donald aged 44, daughter in law Sarah aged 30 and granddaughter Delia aged 8 months.

Rebecca was a farmer; Donald was a farmer’s son. Rebecca, Donald & Sarah could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394768/

House 3

Patk Craig aged 70 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his cousin Thomas Osborne aged 35 & cousin in law Mary Osborne aged 35, both married.

Patk was a farmer; Thomas was a farmer’s cousin. Patk, Thomas & Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394769/

House 4

Richard Walsh aged 65 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 49; they lived with their children James aged 23; Mary aged 18; Thomas aged 16; Julia aged 15; Barbara aged 10, Martin aged 7, Delia aged 5 & John aged 2.

Richard was a farmer; James & Thomas were farmer’s sons; Mary & Julia were farmer’s daughters; Barbara & Martin were scholars. Richard & James could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Mary, Thomas, Julia & Barbara could read & write. Martin could read. Bridget could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Delia & John could not read.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394770/

House 5

Thomas Logan aged 68 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his son Michl(Michael) and nieces Hanor(Honor) Kelly aged 40 & Sarah McDonagh aged 16.

Thomas was a farmer; Michl a farmer’s son; Honor was a seamstress in the National School & Sarah was a monitoress in National School. Thomas & Michl could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Honor & Sarah 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 & a piggery. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394771/

House 6

Ellen Maxwell aged 60 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her son William aged 38, daughter Delia aged 30, both single & brother in law Michael Maxwell aged 89, a widower.

Ellen was a farmer; William was a farmer’s son, Delia a farmer’s daughter & no occupation was listed for Michael. Ellen could not read; William, Delia & Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394772/

House 7

Michael Lambert aged 56 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his children George aged 26, Robert aged 23, Delia aged 21 & Kate aged 19.

Michael & George were shoemakers; Robert was a farmer, Delia & Kate were farmer’s sisters. The entire family 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, a piggery & a barn. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394773/

House 8

Catherine Walsh aged 63 was head of the family; a widow she lived alone.

Catherine was a farmer; she could not read; she spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394774/

House 9

Mary Dixon aged 78 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her son Michael aged 35, his wife aged 28 & grandchildren females aged 6 & 4 and a male aged 2. The names of Michael’s wife and children are not legible as the document is stained.

Mary was a farmer; Michael was a farmer’s son; the granddaughters were scholars. Mary, Michael, his wife and grandson could not read or write. Mary, Michael & his wife spoke Irish & English. The grandson spoke English. The granddaughters could read & spoke English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394775/

House 10

Patrick Dixon aged 78 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 70, they lived with their daughter Mary aged 38, son John aged 35 both single, daughter Norah Kenneary aged 30, married, & grandchildren Martin aged 6, Thomas aged 4 & John aged 2.

Patrick was a farmer, Mary was a farmer’s daughter, John was a farmer’s son, Norah was a farmer’s daughter. Patrick & Mary Anne could not read; they spoke Irish & English. Mary, John & Norah could read & write and spoke Irish & English. The children could not read; they spoke English. Mary Anne was listed as Blind.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394776/

House 11

Catherine King aged 56 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her daughter Mary aged 25, single.

Catherine had no occupation; Mary was a lacemaker. Catherine could not read; Mary could read & write, both spoke Irish & English.

They lived in a 4th class house with 1 room & 0 front windows.  They had no outbuildings. This premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394777/

House 12

Richard Stamton aged 58 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 47, they lived with Maggie aged 18, Kate aged 16, Ellen aged 14, Anny aged 12, Richard aged 6  Martin 1.

Richard was a farmer; Maggie & Kate were farmer’s daughters. Ellen, Anny & Richard were scholars.

Richard, Bridget, Maggie, Kate, Ellen & Anny could read & write. Richard (child) could read, Martin cannot read. Richard & Bridget spoke Irish & English. The children spoke English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Oughterard/Rushvealea/1394778/

House 13

Uninhabited. No outbuildings listed. (Information from Form B1House & Building return)

Census 1911 – Rushveala

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

There were 14 houses listed in the Townland of Rushveala. Of the people living in Rushveala all 71(33 males/38 females) were Roman Catholics.

People that lived in Rushveala were born included Co. Galway, Glasgow, Dublin & Old Chapel (Oughterard). There were a total of 16 farm buildings and out offices which included stables, barns, fowl houses, a piggery & cow houses.

Enumerators Extract

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435902/

House & Building Return

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435904/

Out Office & Farm Steadings

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai002435906/

House 1

Myles McDonough aged 34 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 34, they lived with their children Martin aged 3 & John aged 2 and mother Catherine McDonough aged 71, a widow.

Myles was a farmer. Myles, Kate & Catherine could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Martin & John could not read.

Myles & Kate were married for 4 years; they had 2 children with both still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471347/

House 2

Rebekah Osborne aged 82 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her daughter in law Sarah aged 35, a widow and her children Delia aged 10, Thomas aged 8, Donald aged 5 & John Jospeh aged 3.

Sarah was a farmer; Delia, Thomas & Donald were scholars. Rebekah, Sarah, Delia, Thomas & Donald could read & write. Rebekah, Sarah, Delia & Thomas spoke Irish & English.

Rebekah was married for 45 years; she had 11 children with 7 still living at the time of the census.

Sarah was married for 14 years; she had 4 children with 4 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471348/

House 3

Thomas Walsh aged 26 was head of the family; married to Carmella aged 22, they lived with their son Dick aged 2 months.

Thomas was a farmer. Thomas & Carmella could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

They were married for 1 year and had 1 child. Dick was born in Old Chapel, Oughterard.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471349/

House 4

Thomas Osborne aged 48 was head of the family; married to Mary aged 44, they lived with Norah McMehon(McMahon) aged 16, a relative.

Thomas was a farmer, he could read and write. Thomas, Mary & Norah spoke only English.

Thomas & Mary were married for 21 years. Norah was born in Glasgow.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471350/

House 5

Richard Walsh aged 74 was head of the family; married to Delia aged 65; they lived with their children Martin aged 16, Barbara aged 19, Delia aged 15 & John aged 12, daughter Julia Welby aged 24, grandson Thomas Welby aged 2 & cousin Sabina Joyce aged 68, single.

Richard was a farmer; Martin was a farmer’s son; John was a scholar. The entire household could read & write. Barbara was blind.

Richard & Delia were married for 34 years; they had 12 children with 9 still living at the time of the census.

Julia was married for 5 years; she had 1 child, he was living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471351/

House 6

Thomas Logan (Sogan on typed section of census form, having checked the 1901 census Logan was entered) aged 81 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his wifes niece Honor Reilly aged 30 single.

Thomas was a farmer; he could not read or write. Honor was a seamstress. Thomas & Honor spoke Irish & English.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471352/

House 7

Ellen Maxwell aged 69 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her son Willie aged 46 & daughter Delia aged 44, both single.

Willie was a farmer. Ellen could not read; she spoke Irish & English. Willie & Delia could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Ellen was married for 40 years; she had 3 children with 2 still 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 premise was a Private Dwelling.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471353/

House 8

Michael Lambert aged 70 was head of the family; a widower, he lived with his daughter Katie aged 30, single.

Michael was a boot maker; Katie was a housekeeper. Michael could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Katie could read & write.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471354/

House 9

Robert Lambert aged 34 was head of the family; married to Kate aged 35, they lived with their children Nellie aged 7, Margaret aged 5 & Michael aged 2.

Robert was a farm labourer. Robert & Kate could read and write. It does not state on the census return if they spoke English or Irish.

Robert & Kate were married for 8 years; they had 3 children with all 3 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471355/

House 10

Michael Dixon aged 47 was head of the family; married to Jane aged 38, they lived with their children Edward aged 12, Annie aged 9, Thomas aged 7, Jane aged 5, Norah aged 3 & Maggie aged 1.

Michael was a farmer; Edward, Annie, Thomas, Jane & Norah were scholars. Michael could not read; he spoke Irish & English. Jane(mother), Edward & Annie could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Thomas could read & write and spoke only English. Jane (child) could not read.

Michael & Jane were married for 17 years; they had 9 children with 8 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471356/

House 11

John Dixon aged 49 was head of the family; single, he lived with his sisters Jane Dixon aged 62, Mary Dixon aged 51, Norah Keneavy aged 45, married & her children Martin Keneavy aged16, Thomas Keneavy aged 14 & John Keneavy aged 12.

John was a labourer; Jane & Mary were general servants. John could not read or write; he spoke Irish & English. Jane could read; Mary could read & write. Jane, Mary & Norah spoke Irish & English.

Norah was married for 17 years; she had 3 children with all 3 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471357/

House 12

Kate King aged 74 was head of the family; a widow, she lived with her daughter Mary aged 36 single.

Mary was a lacemaker. Kate could not read, she spoke Irish & English. Mary could read & write and spoke Irish & English.

Kate was married for 38 years; she had 2 children with both living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471358/

House 13

Richard Stanton aged 72 was head of the family; married to Bridget aged 57, they lived with their children Annie aged 19, Richard aged 17, son in law Batt J Faherty aged 30, daughter Ellen Faherty aged 21 and grandson Micheal Jn aged 10 months.

Richard was a farmer; Batt was a carpenter. Richard, Bridget, Annie, Richard, Batt & Ellen could read & write and spoke Irish & English. Micheal Jn could not read.

Richard & Bridget were married for 35 years; they had 10 children with 8 still living at the time of the census.

Batt J & Ellen were married for 2 years; they had 1 child, he was living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471359/

House 14

John Henry Stewart aged 42 was head of the family; married to Mary Ellen aged 38, they lived with their children John Henry aged 14, Bernard (Benard was written on the census return, having checked the 1901 census return, Bernard is the correct spelling) aged 12, Thomas aged 10, Margaret aged 8, Micheal aged 6, Mary Anne aged 3 & Elizabeth aged 2.

John Henry was a railway gateman. John Henry(child), Bernard, Thomas & Margaret were scholars. Micheal, Mary Anne & Elizabeth were at home.  John Henry, Mary Ellen, John Henry (child), Bernard & Thomas could read & write. Margaret could read. Micheal, Mary Anne & Elizabeth could not read or write.

John Henry, Mary Ellen & John Henry(child) were born in Dublin.

John Henry & Mary Ellen were married for 15 years; they had 7 children with all 7 still living at the time of the census.

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

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Oughterard/Rushveala/471360/

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.)

Catholic parish:

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

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

Church of Ireland parish:

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

  • Kilcummin in Galway West.

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

Maps

Original OS map of this area (Click on place name to view original map in new window.):

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

Rushveala

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.

Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Townlands.ie Website

http://www.townlands.ie/galway/moycullen/kilcummin/oughterard-ed/rushveala/

Galway Library Website

http://places.galwaylibrary.ie/asp/fullresult.asp?id=53063 

This page was added on 18/02/2016.

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