1901 Annaghmore West

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Annaghmore West is situated on the north boundary of the parish and near to the centre. It is bounded on the  north and the west  by the parish of Kilkerrin, east by Annaghmore East, south by Creggauns and Moyloughmore.

Thomas Blake Esq was the Proprietor. This townland contained 842 ½ acres, 593 ½ of which were cultivated, 99 uncultivated, 135 bog and 15 water. Rent for land was £1.3s. per acre. Local produce included potatoes, oats and flax. There were no  minerals. The soil was of a light nature. There were no antiquities, but there is one lake called Coolderrig Lough. There were 17 houses in this townland and all of the people were Roman Catholics

House No 1

Lynskey

Margaret (56) lived with her son Bryan (21). Margaret could not read or write but spoke Irish and English. Bryan  could not read and only spoke English. Margaret was married and listed her occupation as a labourer. Bryan was single and was also a labourer. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built from either mud or wood or other perishable material  and had a thatched roof. It was a 2 roomed, 3rd class house with 1 window to the front.  They had 1 stable.

House No 2

Cosgrave

Thomas (42) lived here with his wife Bridget (48) and their five children Patrick (17), Michael (15), Ellen (13), Edward (10) and Thomas (6). With the exceptions of Bridget, Patrick and 6 year old Thomas who read only, all other members of the family can read and write. Thomas Bridget and Patrick can speak Irish and English.  Thomas listed his occupation as a farmer. The four youngest children were scholars and his oldest son listed his occupation as a farm labourer. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built with mud or wood  or another perishable material with a thatched roof. The house had 3 rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 3rd class house. They had 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 Barn and a cart house.

House No 3.

Duggan

James (82) lived with his wife Ellen (42) and their three children Anne (17), Martin (13) and Thomas (11). James could not read. Ellen, Anne, Martin and Thomas could read and write.  They could all speak Irish and English. James listed his occupation as a farmer and Anne listed her occupation as assisting her mother with the housework. The two other children were scholars. The house they lived in was a private stone or brick dwelling with a thatched roof. The house had 2 rooms with 2 windows to the front and it was a 3rd class house. They had no out offices.

House No 4

Mannion

William (50) lived here with his wife Margaret (40) and their 10 children Bridget (18), Thomas (17), Martin (15), Willie (14), John (12), James (9), Pat (8), Maggie (5), Michael (4) and Mary (2). William was not able to read or write and listed his occupation as a farmer. His wife Margaret was able to read and write. Both spoke Irish and English.  All the children except the three youngest can read and write. The two oldest children did not list their occupations. The house they all lived in was a private dwelling built of either bricks or stones, the roof was thatched. The house had 3 rooms with three windows to the front and was a 2nd class house. They had 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

House No 5

Mannion

Winifred (40) lived here with her daughter Mary (15). Winifred was a widow and listed her occupation as a farmer. Both could not read but spoke Irish and English. Mary also listed her occupation as a farmers daughter. The house was a private dwelling built of either wood or mud or other perishable material and had a thatched roof. The house had 2 rooms and 1 window to the front. It was classed as a 3rd class house. They had  1 shed.

House No 6

Kelly

Patrick (60) lived with his wife Bridget (55) and their two daughters Maggie (20), Katie (19) and son Bryan (18). Patrick was a farmer and he and his wife could neither read nor write but spoke Irish and English. All the children could read and write and all were single. Maggie the eldest daughter listed her occupation as  a dressmaker. The house they lived in was a stone dwelling with a thatched roof. It was a 3rd class house with 3 rooms and 2 windows to the front. They had 1 cow house,  1 piggery,  1 barn and 1 cart house.

House No 7

Kelly

Michael (60) lived with his wife Margaret (63) and their son Edward (24) and daughter Catherine (26). Michael listed his occupation as a farmer. Michael and  Margaret  could not read or write but  spoke Irish and English.  Catherine and Edward could read and write and spoke English only. Both Catherine and Edward were single and give their occupations as farmer’s son and farmer’s daughter. The house they lived in was a  private stone dwelling with a thatched roof. It had 3 rooms with 3 windows to the front and was a second class house. They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house, 1 barn and a cart house.

House No 8.1

Heavey —– Coleman

Patrick (56) was head of the family and lived here with his sister Margaret Coleman (49). Patrick was not married and his sister Margaret was a widow. Both could read and write and spoke Irish and English. Margaret listed her occupation as housekeeper and Patrick was a farmer. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stone with  either slate iron or tile roof. It had six rooms and six windows to the front of the house. It was a 1st class house. They had a stable, a cow house, a piggery and a barn.

House No 8.2

Duggan

Michael Duggan (34) and his wife Margaret (30) and their three children James (3), John (2) and Mary (1) shared a house with the Heavey — Colman family.  Michael was a farmer and was able to read and write. His wife Margaret was also able to read and write. They both spoke Irish and English.

House No 9

Murphy

Michael (40) and his wife Mary (47) lived in this house with their eight children Pat (20), Margaret (17), Mary (15), Ellen (12), Norah (9), Thomas (6), Peter (4) and Bridget (1).  Michael and his wife Mary spoke Irish and English. Their five  eldest children could read and write. Michael listed his occupation as a farmer.  Pat was listed as a farmers  son and Margaret and Mary as farmers daughters. The house was a stone dwelling with a thatched roof. It had three rooms with three windows to the front and  was a 2nd class house. They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 cart house.

House No 10

Higgins

Martin (38) lived with his wife Bridget (40) and his mother Mary (70) and their four children Michael (14), James (12), Mary (10) and Pat (7).  Michael listed his occupation as a farmer who could read and write and spoke Irish and English. His mother is listed as Irish speaking.  His wife and mother could not read. All of their children were scholars. Pat was the only one who could not write. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of mud or wood  with a thatched roof and had 3 rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 3rd class house. They had 1 cow house 1 barn  and 1 cart house.

House No 11

Gordan —– Burke

John (70) lived with his wife Margaret (70) their son John (26) their daughter – in – law Norah (26) and grandson Edward (1).  John’s  widowed daughter Ellen Burke, (33),  and her son Patrick Burke (10) also lived in the house.  John listed their occupation as farmers. All spoke Irish and English except for Edward. John senior could not read and his wife Margaret could  read but not write. Patrick Burke  was a scholar and could read and write. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of stones or bricks with a thatched roof, 3 rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 3rd class house. They  had 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 shed.

House No. 12

Rushe

Martin (52) lived with his wife Kate (42) and their eight children Patrick (19), Owen (17), Mary (15), Kate (13), Margaret (11), Bridget (7), Ellen (4), Sabina (1) and Martin’s brother Patrick (51). Patrick was listed as married. Martin listed his occupation as a farmer, his wife listed hers as a farmer’s wife and the two boys listed theirs as farmer’s sons. The two eldest girls listed their occupation as farmer’s daughters. Martin and Patrick could not read but spoke Irish and English. Kate, Martins wife could read and write. All the children apart from the three youngest could read and write.  The house  was a private dwelling built of bricks or stones with a thatched roof,  3 rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 3rd class house. They had 2 stables, 1 cow house, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

House No.13

Rushe

Mary (62) was head of the family and lived with her son John (29). Mary was a widow and listed her occupation as a farmer. She could not read but spoke Irish and English. Her son John could read and write. He listed his occupation as that of a farmer. Their house  was a private dwelling built of either bricks or stone with a thatched roof and had  3 rooms with 2 windows to the front. It was a 3rd class house. They owned 1 cow house 1 piggery and 1 cart house.

House No.14

Rushe

Connor, a widower, (64) lived with his son Martin (28) daughter – in – law Ellen (22) and grandsons Martin (2) and Michael  (1). Connor who was head of the family could not read and listed his occupation as a farmer. Martin and Ellen could read and write and all spoke Irish and English. Martin listed his occupation as a farmer’s son. Their house  was a private dwelling built of stones or bricks with a thatched roof, three rooms with three windows to the front. The house was a 2nd class house. They had 1 stable, 1 cow house, 1 piggery, 1 barn and 1 cart house.

House No. 15

Walshe

Thomas (60) who was head of the family lived with his daughter Katie (19) and three sons Patrick (16), Thomas (13) and Michael (11) Thomas was a widower and listed his occupation as a farmer. Thomas was the only one who could not read. All spoke Irish and English except for Michael.  Katie who was single also listed her occupation as a farmer’s daughter. The two younger boys were scholars. Their house  was a private dwelling built of stones or bricks with a thatched roof, three rooms with two windows to the front. The house was a 3rd class house They had 1 cow house, 1 piggery and 1 barn.

House No.16

Rushe

Martin,a widower, (70) lived alone in this house. He could not read or write but spoke Irish and English. He listed his occupation as a labourer. The house he lived in was a private dwelling built of either bricks or stones with slate, iron or tile roof. It  had 6 rooms and 6 windows to the front.  It was a 2nd class house. He had 1 cow house.

House No.17

McLoughlin

William, a widower, (62) lived with his two sons Michael (21), Joe (20) and his two daughters Maggie (22) and Ellen (12). All the family could read and write and all spoke Irish and English. William listed his occupation as a labourer. Maggie did not list her occupation, while Michael and Joe listed theirs as farmer’s sons. Ellen was a scholar. The house they lived in was a private dwelling built of bricks with a slated roof, had six rooms with six windows to the front.  It was a 2nd class house. They had a stable, cow house and a cart house as outbuildings.

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