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1911 Census Corporation, Killybegs Upper

 

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KILLYBEGS, a sea-port, market, and post-town, and a parish, (formerly a parliamentary borough), partly in the barony of BOYLAGH, but chiefly in that of BANNAGH, county of DONEGAL, and province of ULSTER, 38 miles (S. W.) from Lifford, and 127 miles (N. W.) from Dublin, on the road from Ballyshannon and Donegal to Rutland; containing 4287 inhabitants, of which number, 724 are in the town. This place, which is situated on the north-west coast, was at a very early period one of the principal sea-ports in this part of the country, and formed a portion of the territories of the chiefs of Tyrconnell. The emissary of Philip II., King of Spain, landed here in 1596, and in April of the following year, a vessel from that country, laden with supplies for O'Donnell, and having some confidential agents on board, arrived for the purpose of conferring with that chieftain. In 1600, another vessel from Spain, with supplies for O'Donnell and O'Nial, landed here, and brought also a large sum of money, in order to promote the object they had in contemplation. On the plantation of Ulster, 200 acres of laud were granted by Jas. I. to Roger Jones, Esq., on condition of his laying out the site of a town, building 20 houses with lands for burgesses, and assigning convenient spots for market-places, a church and churchyard, a public school and playground, and 30 acres of common. The town is situated at the head of a beautiful and safe harbour, to which it gives name, and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending north-ward; and consists of 126 houses. It is the head of a coast-guard district, comprising the stations of Dooran, Tribane, Tiellen-East, Tiellen-West, Mallinbeg, Daurus Port Noo, and Neptune Tower, with a force of four officers and 56 men, under the control of a resident inspecting commander. A constabulary police force is also stationed here. The market is on Tuesday, and fairs are held on Jan. 15th, Easter-Monday, May 6th, June 21st, Aug. 12th, Sept. 15th, and Nov. 12th, for general farming stock. The harbour is nearly circular in form, well sheltered, and accessible to ships of considerable burden; vessels not drawing more than ten feet of water may anchor near the town, but the best anchorage is in 85 fathoms near the west side At sea the harbour is known by the remarkably sharp pointed summit of Cruanard Hill, which is higher than any other in the neighbourhood, and to the south of which is the entrance. By charter of Jas. I., in the 13th year of his reign, the inhabitants were incorporated by the designation of the "Provost, Free Burgesses, and Commonalty of the Borough of Calebegg." The Corporation consisted of a provost (elected annually) and twelve free burgesses appointed for life, who had the power of admitting freemen; and under their charter the portreeve and free burgesses continued to return two members to the Irish parliament till the Union, when the borough was disfranchised, and the 15,000 awarded as compensation was paid to Henry, Earl of Conyngham. A court of record, with jurisdiction extending to 2, was also held every third Thursday; but it has been discontinued for many years, and the corporation has become altogether extinct. Petty sessions are held irregularly.

(Extract from A Topographical Dictionary Of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837)

No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Yrs Married Ch Born/Living Born Lang
                         
1 McBain William Head CofI RW 39 Gardener/Domestic Svt Married     Scotland  
  McBain Margaret Wife CofI RW 38   Married 11 5/5 Co Leitrim  
  McBain Bradie Son CofI RW 10 Scholar Single     City of Dublin  
  McBain George Son CofI RW 8 Scholar Single     City of Dublin  
  McBain Kate Dau CofI Can't read 5 Scholar Single     City of Dublin  
  McBain Frederick Son CofI Can't read 3 Scholar Single     City of Dublin  
  McBain Maggie Dau CofI Can't read 1   Single     City of Dublin  
                         
2 Scott May K Annette Head CofI RW 24 National Teacher Single     Donegal  
  Scott Emily Georgina Sister CofI RW 19 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
3 Finley Samuel Head Pres RW 26 Baker Married     Londonderry  
  Finley Lottie Wife Pres RW 27   Married <1 no children Donegal  
                         
4 Connell Lot Head CofI RW 53 Inspecting Offr Coast Guard Married     Cork  
  Connell Anne M Wife CofI RW 53   Married 28 3/1 Donegal  
  Connell Margaret Dau CofI RW 17   Single     England  
  Cunnigham Elizabeth Niece CofI Can't read 6   Single     Co Leitrim  
  Lambe Teresa Servant RC RW 25 Gen Domestic svt Single     Co Dublin  
                         
5 Rogers Charles E Head RC RW 36 Merchant Married     Donegal IE
  Rogers Jane Wife RC RW 34   Married 15 7/7 Clare IE
  Rogers Francis L Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Rogers Thomas Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Tyrone IE
  Rogers Michael Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Tyrone IE
  Rogers Alexander Son RC Only reads 4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Rogers Edmund Son RC Can't read 1         Donegal  
  Coghlan Susan Sister-in-law RC RW 23   Single     Clare IE
                         
6 O'Byrne Louisa Wife RC RW 78   Widow     Kildare  
  Searle Louise Dau RC RW 40   Married 2 no children Donegal  
                         
7 Judge Henry Head Methodist RW 67 Clerk of Petty Sessions Married     Donegal  
  Judge Margaret Wife Methodist RW 64   Married 29 no children Donegal  
                         
8 Byrne Sarah Head RC RW 61   Widow     Mayo  
  Byrne Thomas Joseph Son RC RW 32 Customs Excise Offr 2nd class Married     Mayo IE
  Byrne Mary Dau RC RW 24   Single     Galway IE
  Byrne Mary Dau-in-law RC RW 28   Married <1 no children Louth  
                         
9 Conwell Anthony Head RC RW 50 Baker (Master) Single     Donegal IE
                         
10 Martin Patrick Head RC RW 50 Station Master Married     Donegal IE
  Martin Teresa Wife RC RW 49   Married 19 4/4 Donegal  
  Martin John Son RC RW 17 Egg Merchant Single     Donegal  
  Martin Andrew Son RC RW 16 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Martin Annie Dau RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Martin Henry Joseph Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
                         
11 O'Donnell Anthony Head RC RW 72 Grocery Merchant Widower     Fermanagh IE
  O'Donnell Maggie Jane Dau RC RW 34   Single     Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Charles Francis Son RC RW 27 Railway Clerk Single     Donegal  
  O'Donnell William ?               Donegal IE
                         
12 Love John Ringland Head Pres RW 35 Bank Manager Single     Tyrone  
                         
13 Byrne John Head RC RW 72 Magistrate/Ret Farmer Single     Malinbeg IE
  Cunningham Maggie Niece RC RW 35   Single     Malinmore IE
                         
14 Coyle Daniel E Head RC RW 46 Catholic Curate Single     Donegal IE
  Dugan Cecilia Servant RC RW 20 Cook-Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
                         
15 Gannon Patrick Head RC RW 32 Draper Single     Donegal  
  Gannon William Brother RC RW 30 P? Single     Donegal  
  McIlroy John Boarder Pres RW 35 Asst Supt Agricultural Dept Single     Tyrone  
  Curran Bridget Servant RC RW 20 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
                         
16 Conwell Ann Head RC RW 66 Grocer Widow 43 12/10 Killybegs IE
  Conwell Ellen Dau RC RW 40   Single     Killybegs  
  Conwell Patrick Son RC RW 38 Farmer Single     Killybegs  
  Conwell Maggie Jane Dau RC RW 29   Single     Killybegs  
  Conwell Anthony Son RC RW 27 Mail car driver Single     Killybegs  
  Conwell Rose Ann Dau RC RW 25   Single     Killybegs  
                         
17 Campbell Mary Ann Head RC RW 42   Married 14 6/6 Donegal IE
  Campbell Patrick James Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Mary Josephine Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Catherine Agnes Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell William Joseph Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Lizzie Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Campbell Maggie Dau RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
18 O'Donnell Hugh Head RC RW 48 General labr Married     Donegal  
  O'Donnell Hannah Wife RC Can't read 35   Married 3 no children Donegal IE
  McColl Mary Mother-in-law RC Can't read 78   Widow     Donegal IE
                         
19 McGarrigle John Head RC RW 73 General Merchant Single     Donegal  
  McGarrigle Catherine Sister RC RW 63   Single     Donegal  
  O'Donnell Alice Servant RC Only reads 68 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
                         
20 Rogers Charles Head RC RW 78 Hotel Keeper, Postmaster, Magistrate Widower     Co Down, Donaghadee  
  Rogers Lizzie Dau RC RW 40 Hotel Manager Single     Killybegs  
  Rogers Michael Son RC RW 28 Asst Hotel Manager Single     Killybegs  
  Scovell? William Ransom Visitor CofI RW 50 Ship Owner Married 17 1/1 Southampton, England  
  Cahill William Boarder RC RW 46 Commercial traveller Married 11 no children Tipperary  
  McNamee Annie Servant RC RW 32 Post Office asst Single     Tyrone  
  Maguire Fred Servant RC RW 21 Grocers asst Single     Donegal  
  McCahill William Servant RC RW 32 ? Single     Donegal  
  McLafferty Joseph Servant RC RW 16 Boots & ? Asst Single     Donegal  
  McKegney Kate Servant RC RW 43 Cook-Domestic svt Single     Meath  
  Ward Maggie Servant RC RW 25 Housemaid- Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
                         
21 Conwell Bridget Head RC RW 38 Retailer Spirits & groceries Widow 3 2/2 Donegal IE
  Conwell Mary Ann Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Conwell Annie Veronica Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Conaghan Margaret Sister RC RW 40   Single     Donegal IE
  Nelson Annie Visitor RC RW 68 Domestic svt Married 49 no children Donegal IE
  Gallagher Rose Anne Servant RC RW 25 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
  Dogherty John Servant RC RW 40 Farm svt Single     Donegal IE
  Cunningham Charles Servant RC RW 23 General labr Single     Donegal IE
                         
22 Sheridan John Head RC RW 30 Merchant Draper Married     Sligo  
  Sheridan Mary Afnis Wife RC RW 33   Married 3 1/1 Donegal  
  Sheridan Margaret Mary Dau RC Can't read 2   Single     Donegal  
  Ward Mary Servant RC RW 17 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
                         
23 Cafferty Charles Head RC RW 37 Constable RIC Married     Leitrim  
  Cafferty Catherine Wife RC RW 32   Married 7 3/3 Leitrim  
  Cafferty Leo F Son RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Cafferty Charles S Son RC RW 5 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Cafferty Anna M Dau RC Can't read 11mths   Single     Donegal  
                         
24 McGettigan Joseph Head RC Only reads 68 Butcher (Master) Married     Donegal  
  McGettigan Catherine Wife RC RW 66   Married 26 7/6 Donegal IE
  McGettigan John James Son RC RW 21 Butcher Single     Donegal  
  McGettigan Bridget Dau RC RW 25 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  McGettigan Mary Dau RC RW 24 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  McGettigan Kate Dau RC RW 23 Embroidery agent Single     Donegal  
  McGettigan Sarah Dau RC RW 22   Single     Donegal  
                         
25 Fuller John J Head CofI RW 36 Steam ship Engineer Married     Donegal  
  Fuller Henrietta Wife CofI RW 33   Married 11 5/.5 Mayo  
  Fuller John Alex Son CofI RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Fuller Ethel H Dau CofI RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Fuller Winifred Dau CofI RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Fuller William Son CofI   4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Fuller Albert Son CofI   3mths   Single     Donegal  
                         
26 Dorian Joseph Head RC RW 49 Butcher Single     Donegal  
  Dorian Mary Sister RC RW 60 Houskeeper Single     Donegal  
                         
27 McGee Henry Head RC RW 26 Plasterer Married     Donegal IE
  McGee Teresa Wife RC RW 28   Married 2 2/2 Donegal  
  McGee John Henry Son RC   1   Single     Donegal  
  McGee Isabella Teresa Dau RC   3mths   Single     Donegal  
  Harrison Isabella Aunt RC RW 67   Single     England  
                         
28 O'Byrne Patrick Head RC RW 54 Auctioneer Single     Donegal IE
  Ward John Nephew RC RW 38 Grain? Merchant Single     Donegal IE
  Ward Agnes Niece RC RW 23 Shop Asst Single     Donegal IE
  Keeney Bridget Servant RC RW 30 Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
                         
29 Conwell William Head RC RW 66 Merchant Married     Donegal IE
  Conwell Margaret Wife RC RW 66   Married 42 ?/2? Donegal IE
  McBrearty Patrick Son-in-law RC RW 35 Farmer Married     Donegal IE
  McBrearty Catherine Dau RC RW 36   Married <1 no children Donegal  
                         
30 Quinn Patrick Head RC RW 59 Publican/Farmer Married     Fermanagh  
  Quinn Bridget Wife RC RW 46   Married 17 4/4 Donegal IE
  Quinn Bridget Dau RC RW 23   Single     Donegal  
  Quinn Sarah Dau RC RW 21   Single     Donegal  
  Quinn Robert Son RC RW 19   Single     Donegal  
  Quinn Michel Joseph Son RC RW 16 Scholar Single     Tyrone  
  Quinn Mary Veronica Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Quinn James Alphonsus Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Quinn Thomas Nicholas Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Higginbotham Andrew Stepson RC RW 20 Farmer's son Single     Donegal  
  Higginbotham Susana Maria Stedau RC RW 19   Single     Donegal  
  Walsh Anna Maria Boarder RC RW 23 School teacher Single     Sligo  
  Toner William Boarder RC RW 23 Tea traveller Single       IE
  Boyle Edward Boarder RC RW 28 Labourer Single       IE
                         
31 Murrin Marianne Head RC RW 40 Publican Widow 13? no children Killybegs  
  Murrin James Stepson RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Cunningham Ellen Servant RC RW 20 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
                         
32 Quigley Daniel Head RC RW 32 Provision Merchant Married     Donegal  
  Quigley Lizzie Wife RC RW 31   Married 3 no children Donegal  
                         
33 Avery Hannah Head RC Can't read 62   Widow 23 2/2 Donegal IE
  Conwell Bridget Dau RC RW 30 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal IE
  Cane Ellen Sister RC Can't read 60   Single     Donegal IE
                         
34 Gallagher James Head RC RW 40 Baker Married     Donegal IE
  Gallagher Sarah Wife RC RW 24   Married <1 no children Donegal IE
                         
35 Molly Catherine Head RC RW 53   Widow   8 Killybegs IE
  Molly Patrick Son RC RW 29 Fisherman Single     Killybegs  
  Molly John Son RC RW 25 Fisherman Single     Killybegs  
  Molly Cassie Dau RC RW 24 Carpet weaver Single     Killybegs  
  Molly Hugh Son RC RW 23 Postman Single     Killybegs  
  Molly Michael Son RC RW 18 General Manager? Single     Killybegs  
                         
36 Gallagher Annie Head RC RW 31   Widow 8 5/5 Donegal  
  Gallagher Catherine Dau RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Annie Maria Dau RC RW 6   Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher John Andrew Son RC Can't read 4   Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Ellen Dau RC   3   Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Josephine Dau RC   7mths   Single     Donegal  
                         
37 Frost Jane Head RC RW 46 Sprigger Widow <1 1/0 Donegal  
                         
38 Meenan Edward Head RC RW 52 Retailer Spirits & groceries Married     Donegal IE
                         
39 Hills Anne M Head RC Can't read 95   Widow 65 no children Donegal IE
  McGuinness William Nephew RC RW 29 Carpenter Single     Donegal  
                         
40 McNelis Patrick Head RC Can't read 74 Regular Army Pensioner Widower   6/6 Donegal IE
  McNelis Catherine Dau RC RW 33   Single     Donegal  
  McNelis Ann Dau RC RW 27 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
  McNelis Patrick Son RC RW 25 General labr Single     Donegal  
  McNelis Bridget Dau RC RW 23 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
                         
41 Cannon Jane Head RC RW 43   Widow 30 5/5 Donegal  
  Cannon Cassie Dau RC RW 19 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Cannon Mary Ellen Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Cannon Anne Jane Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Cannon Thomas Son RC RW 18 Shopman (Grocery) Single     Donegal  
  Cannon Charles Edward Son RC RW 16 Shopman (Grocery) Single     Donegal  
                         
42 McFadden John Head RC RW 40 Garvey? Married     Donegal  
  McFadden Annie Wife RC RW 36   Married 12 8/3 Donegal IE
  McFadden Hannah Mary Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McFadden James Son RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McFadden Cassie Dau RC RW 5 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Sweeney Winifred Boarder RC RW 76   Widow     Donegal IE
                         
43 Toland Denis Head RC Can't read 55 Fisherman Married     Donegal  
  Toland Mary Wife RC Can't read 48 Pedler Married 25 8/7 Donegal IE
  Toland Annie Dau RC RW 18 Wool carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Toland Gracey Dau RC RW 16 Wool carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Toland Cassie Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Toland James Son RC RW 15 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
44 Meehan Cornelius Head RC Only reads 73 General labr Married     Donegal IE
  Meehan Gracie Wife RC Can't read 68 Housekeeper Married 46 no children Killybegs IE
                         
45 McIntyre Catherine Head RC RW 70   Widow 45? 6/6 Donegal IE
  McIntyre Catherine Dau RC RW 32   Single     Donegal  
  McIntyre Michael Son RC RW 33 Fisherman Single     Donegal  
  McIntyre Anthony Son RC RW 29 Farmer's son Single     Donegal  
  McIntyre James Son RC RW 27 Wool weaver Single     Donegal  
                         
46 Mooney Charles Head RC RW 46 Blacksmith Married     Donegal IE
  Mooney Mariane Wife RC RW 32   Married 9 7/3 Donegal  
  Mooney Charles James Son RC RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Mooney Patrick Columb Son RC Only reads 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Mooney Elizabeth Dau RC   4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
47 McFadden Joseph Head RC RW 50 Coachman Widower 3 2/1 Donegal  
                         
48 Byrne Catherine Head RC Can't read 75   Widow 30 3/3 Donegal IE
  Byrne Ann Dau RC Can't read 40 Fruit dealer Single     Donegal IE
  Byrne John Son RC Can't read 35   Single     Donegal IE
                         
49 Gillespie James Head RC RW 40 General labr Married     Donegal IE
  Gillespie Maggie Wife RC RW 36   Married 8 3/3 Donegal IE
  Gillespie Charles Son RC   3   Single     Donegal  
  Gillespie Mary Margaret Dau RC   9mths   Single     Donegal  
                         
50 Brennon Dan Head RC Can't read 54 Fisherman Married     Donegal  
  Brennon Kate Wife RC Can't read 45   Married 21 9/8 Donegal  
  Brennon Thomas Son RC RW 20 Fisherman Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Cassie Dau RC RW 18 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Brennon John P Son RC RW 15 Farm svt Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Michael J Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Bridget Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Dan Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Brennon William Son RC RW 5 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Francis Son RC Can't read 3 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Brennon Daniel Son RC Can't read 2   Single     Donegal Dead
                         
51 Rowan George Head RC RW 45 Night Watchman Industrial School Married     Donegal  
  Rowan Maggie Wife RC RW 36   Married 9 5/5 Donegal  
  Rowan Patrick William Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Rowan John Joseph Son RC Can't read 5   Single     Donegal  
  Rowan Maggie Dau RC Can't read