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1911 Census Killybegs Town, 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 Maguire Frank Head RC RW 56 Farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Maguire Mary Wife RC RW 39 Dressmaker Married 13 no children Donegal IE
                         
2 Byrne Mary Head RC Only reads 75 Housekeeper Widow 50 7/7 America IE
  Byrne John Son RC RW 33 Fish curer Single     Donegal IE
  McGinley Bridget Visitor RC RW 30 Emboiderer Single     Donegal IE
                         
3 Gallagher Bridget Head RC Can't read 74   Widow 25 2/2 Donegal IE
  Gallagher John Son RC RW 40 Fisherman Married     Donegal IE
  Gallagher Hannah Dau-in-law RC RW 28   Married 5 3/3 Donegal IE
  Gallagher Mary B Gdau RC   4   Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Patrick Gson RC   3y3m   Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Catherine Gdau RC   1   Single     Donegal  
                         
4 Dunlevy Darby Head RC Can't read 65 Fisherman Married     Donegal  
  Dunlevy Catherine Wife RC RW 65   Married 36 5/4 Donegal IE
  Dunlevy Alice Teresa Dau-in-law RC RW 24 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
                         
5 Lee Patrick Head RC RW 39 Seaman 2nd Mate, Mercantile Marine Married     Galway  
  Lee Ellen Wife RC RW 31   Married 13 5/5 Killybegs  
  Lee John Patrick Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Killybegs  
  Lee Mary Margaret Dau RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Killybegs  
  Lee Walter Son RC RW 5 Scholar Single     Killybegs  
  Lee Ellen Maria Dau RC Can't read 3   Single     Killybegs  
  Lee Bridget Catherine Dau RC Can't read 9mths   Single     Killybegs  
                         
6 Crawford John Head RC RW 35 Merchant (General) Single     Donegal IE
  Crawford Bridget Sister RC RW 29 Dressmaker Single     Donegal IE
  Crawford Ellen Sister RC RW 27 Dressmaker Single     Donegal IE
  Crawford Susan Sister RC RW 20 Grocer Asst Single     Donegal IE
                         
  Francis Boyle and Sarah Ward Household              
7 Boyle Francis Head RC RW 42 Boot & shoemaker Married     Donegal  
  Boyle Sarah Wife RC RW 42 Domestic duties Married 13 10/8 Donegal IE
  Boyle Mary Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Boyle Maggie Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Boyle Joseph Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Boyle Annie Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Boyle Patrick Son RC RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Boyle Bridget Dau RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Boyle Robert Son RC Can't read 4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Boyle Josephine Dau RC Can't read <2mths   Single     Donegal  
 

Notes:

Francis Boyle, Shoemaker, Killybegs, son of Francis, Farmer, married Sarah Ward, Dunkineely, Seamstress, dau of Patrick, Farmer, 17 Jan 1898 in Dunkineely. Witnesses John Ward and Lily O'Donnell

Francis son of Francis Boyle, Shoemaker, Knockagar and Margaret McBrearty

Sarah dau of Patrick Ward and Bridget McCunnigan

Children of Francis and Sarah :

Mary Catherine b 26 Nov 1898, baptised 27 Nov, Godparents John Ward and Mary Ward

Margaret Bridget b 7 Dec 1899, baptised 7 Dec, Godparents Condy Ward and Mary Keeney

Francis Joseph b 18 Apr 1901, baptised 19 Apr, Godparents Hugh and Mary Ferguson

Sarah Anne b 1 Apr 1902, baptised 1 Apr, Godparents James Boyle and Ellen Coyle? (married Duffy, Ballybofey)

Michael Patrick b 19 Apr 1903, baptised 21 Apr, Godparents Daniel Quigley and Maud Boyle

Bridget b 29 Jan 1905, baptised 31 Jan, Godparents Anton McIntyre and Bridget Gallagher

Robert Peter b 26 Jun 1906, baptised 26 Jun, Godparents Charles and Mary Anne Mooney/Keeny?

John Patrick b 17 Mar 1908, baptised 17 Mar, Godparents Patrick and Mary Mulreaney died 1910

Thomas James b 17 Mar 1908, baptised 17 Mar, Godparents Patrick and Mary Anne McIntyre died 1909

Josephine b 5 Mar 1911, baptised 6 Mar, Godparents Edward Meenan? and Bridget Meenan?

Researcher : Mary Jo - Email

                         
8 Houston William Head CofI RW 71 Auctioneer Married     Co Derry  
  Houston Jeannie E Wife CofI RW 61 Ret Teacher Married 28 1/0 Monaghan  
                         
9 Kelly Anne Head RC Can't read 69 Grocer Widow   8/3 Donegal IE
  Brogan Mary Servant RC Can't read 46 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
                         
10 Coane Bella Head RC RW 54 Hotel keeper Single     Donegal  
  Coane Kate Sister RC RW 52 Asst Hotel keeper Single     Donegal  
  Coane Lizzie Sister RC RW 50 Asst Hotel keeper Single     Donegal  
  Molloy Con Servant RC RW 29 Boats Single     Donegal  
  Devlin Kate Servant RC RW 21 Gen Domestic svt Single     Tyrone  
  Walsh John Joseph Boarder RC RW ?5 General Practitioner Single     Co Derry  
                         
11 Coane Michael Raymond Head RC RW 49 Draper/Publican Married     Donegal  
  Coane Mary Ellen Wife RC RW 38   Married 15 2/2 England  
  Coane Roger David Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Coane Michael James Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
12 Gallagher Bridget Wife RC RW 34   Married 11 no children Co Sligo  
                         
13 Donaghy Alice F Wife CofI RW 22   Married 2 no children London  
                         
14 Gallagher Joseph Sergeant RIC RC RW 38 Farmer's son Married     Co Sligo IE
  Donaghy Arthur Constable RIC CofI RW 31 Farmer's son Married     Co Tyrone IE
  H P Constable RIC RC RW 30 Farmer's son Single     Co Sligo IE
  L PW Constable RIC RC RW 32 Farmer Single     Co Mayo  
  K R Constable RIC CofI RW 31 Farmer Single     C Leitrim  
                         
15 Dorrian Patrick Head RC RW 52 Flesher Married   4?/2 Donegal  
  Dorrian Mary Ann Wife RC RW 33   Married 1 1/1 Donegal  
  Dorrian James Son RC RW 7   Single     Donegal  
  Dorrian Margaret Mary Dau RC   9mths   Single     Donegal  
  McGuinness Mary Servant RC RW 15 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal  
                         
16 McShane Michael Head RC RW 47 Insurance Agent Married     Donegal IE
  McShane Teresa Wife RC RW 41   Married 20 no children England  
                         
17 Nixon Mary Head CofI RW 72 Housekeeper Widow     Donegal  
                         
18 Gilmore Thomas Charles Head Pres RW 34 Cashier Ulster Bank Single     Donegal  
                         
  Myles Brady and Sarah Murrin Household              
19 Brady Sarah Head RC RW 42 Grocer & Spirit Merchant Widow 16 4/4 Donegal IE
  Brady Mary Kate Dau RC RW 16 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Brady Hugh Constantine Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Brady Sarah Anabel Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Brady Bernard Hy Son RC RW 8 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Breslin Mary Servant RC RW 16 Gen Domestic svt Single     Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Myles McBrearty, Island (Fintragh), son of Myles, married Sarah Murrin, Rosscorcan (Drumanoo), 28 Nov 1894 in Killybegs - see marriage register scan

Dau Mary Catherine b 6 Sep 1895 - see baptism register scan

Researcher: Sarah - Email

                         
20 Kelly Bernard Head RC RW 31 Grocer's asst Married     Donegal  
  Kelly Mary Anne Wife RC RW 28   Married 3 1/1 Co Derry  
  Kelly John B Son RC Can't read 2   Single     Donegal  
                         
21 Greene Catherine Head RC RW 54   Widow     Donegal  
  Greene Charles Son RC RW 25 Boat Builder Single     Donegal  
  McFadden Margaret Boarder RC Can't read 80   Widow     Donegal  
  Stephen Andrew Boarder Free Ch Scotland RW 48 Fishery Instructor Widower     Scotland  
                         
22 Murrin John Head RC RW 54 Flour & Grain Storeman Widower     Donegal  
  Murrin John Son RC RW 30 Postman Single     Donegal  
  Murrin Patrick Son RC RW 27 Railway porter Single     Donegal  
  Murrin Charles Son RC RW 25 Carrier Single     Donegal  
  Murrin James Son RC RW 22 Railway ticket checker Single     Donegal  
  Murrin Joseph Son RC RW 18 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Murrin Mary Anne Dau RC RW 32   Single     Donegal  
                         
23 Conwell Bridget Head RC RW 65 Seamstress Widow     Donegal  
  Conwell Brian Son RC RW 35 Manager of Coalyard Married     Donegal  
  Conwell Lizzie Dau-in-law RC RW 30   Married <1   Donegal  
  McGuinness Madge Aunt RC RW 75 Embroiderer Widow     Donegal IE
                         
24 McIntyre James Head RC RW 66 Grocer Married     Donegal IE
  McIntyre Mary Wife RC RW 60   Married 33 9/5 Donegal  
  McIntyre Charles Son RC RW 30 Farmer's son Single     Donegal  
  McIntyre Rose Dau RC RW 26   Single     Donegal  
  McIntyre James Son RC RW 24 Grocer's asst Single     Donegal IE
  McIntyre Catherine Dau RC RW 21 National Teacher Single     Donegal IE
  McIntyre Hannah Dau RC RW 19   Single     Donegal IE
  Crossan James Servant RC RW 22 Farm svt Single     Co Derry  
                         
25 McGrath Mary Head RC RW 72   Single     Donegal  
  McGrath Anne Sister RC RW 76 Embroiderer Single     Donegal  
                         
26 McCoy Michael Head RC RW 69 Tailor Widower     Donegal IE
                         
27 O'Donnell Margaret Head RC Can't read 84   Widow     Donegal IE
  O'Donnell Catherine Dau RC RW 41 Embroiderer Single     Donegal  
                         
28 Meenan Mary Head RC RW 33 Embroiderer Married 10 4/3 Donegal IE
  Meenan Kate Dau RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Scotland IE
  Meenan Bridget Dau RC Can't read 4   Single     Scotland  
  Ward Maggie Sister RC RW 25 Embroiderer Single     Donegal IE
                         
29 Buchan Robert Head UFC Scotland RW 40 Boatbuilder Married     Scotland  
  Buchan Mary Wife UFC Scotland RW 39   Married 20 8/3 Scotland  
  Buchan Gilbert Son UFC Scotland RW 8 Scholar Single     Scotland  
  Buchan George Son UFC Scotland RW 6 Scholar Single     Scotland  
                         
30 Dorrian Patrick Head RC Only reads 70 Butcher Widower     Donegal IE
  Dowds Joseph Nephew RC Can't read 20 General labr Single     Donegal  
                         
31 O'Byrne William M Head RC RW 68 Professor of Music Married     Carlow IE
  O'Byrne Ellen Wife RC RW 64   Married 32 3/1 Co Dublin IE
                         
32 Conwell Ellen Head RC RW 69 Grocer Widow 40 6/5 Donegal IE
  Conwell Edward Son RC RW 28 Blacksmith Single     Donegal  
  Conwell Mary Dau RC RW 30   Single     Donegal  
  O'Hara Francis Servant RC RW 24 Blacksmith Single     Donegal  
                         
33 McMullan Bernard Head RC RW 52 Carpenter & builder Married     Donegal  
  McMullan Ellen Wife RC RW 45 Dressmaker Married 17 8/7 Donegal  
  McMullan Mary Anne Dau RC RW 15 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McMullan Catherine Dau RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McMullan John Francis Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McMullan Bernard James Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McMullan Edward Joseph Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McMullan Daniel Son RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McMullan Thomas Christopher Son RC Can't read 4   Single     Donegal  
                         
34 McBrearty Francis Head RC Can't read 73   Widower 52?   Donegal IE
  McBrearty Mary Ann Dau RC RW 39 Housekeeper Single     Donegal IE
  McBrearty Susanna Dau RC RW 28 Carper weaver Single     Donegal IE
  McBrearty Susanna Gdau RC RW 11 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
                         
35 Barron Anne Head RC Can't read 67 Charwoman Single     Donegal IE
                         
36 McCahill Matthew Head RC RW 45 Car driver Married     Donegal  
  McCahill Mary Anne Wife RC RW 40   Married 16 10/6 Co Derry  
  McCahill Mary Anne Dau RC RW 16 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McCahill Catherine Agnes Dau RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McCahill Matilda Rose Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  McCahill Bridget Nola Dau RC RW 7 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McCahill Lizzie Dau RC RW 4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McCahill Josephine Dau RC   2   Single     Donegal  
                         
37 McBrearty Catherine Head RC Can't read 72   Married 42 4/4 Donegal IE
  McBrearty Con Son RC RW 28 Fisherman Single     Donegal  
                         
38 Dowds Patrick Head RC Can't read 78 Fisherman Widower 45 11/? Donegal  
  Dowds Bridget Dau RC Can't read 45   Single     Donegal  
  Dowds Francis Gson RC   8 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
39 McBrearty Ellen Head RC Can't read 61 Sprigger Single     Donegal  
  McBrearty Lizzie Sister RC RW 59 Knitter Single     Donegal  
  McBrearty Bridget Sister RC RW 50 Sprigger Single     Donegal  
                         
40 Gallagher Catherine Head RC RW 55 Shop keeper Widow   6/5 Donegal  
  Gallagher Bridget Dau RC RW 24 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher Maggie Dau RC RW 19   Single     Donegal IE
  Gallagher Cath Agnes Dau RC RW 15 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Gallagher Edward Son RC RW 13 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
                         
41 Struthers Andrew Head Pres RW 41 Manager Carpet Works Married     Scotland  
  Struthers Marion Wife Pres RW 47   Married 17 9/4 Scotland  
  Struthers Lizzie Dau Pres RW 10 Scholar Single     Scotland  
  Struthers Alexander Son Pres RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Struthers Robert Son Pres Can't read 4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
                         
42 Haughey Mary Head RC Can't read 59 Embroiderer Widow     Donegal IE
                         
43 Strain James Head RC RW 60 Baker Married     Donegal  
  Strain Mary Anne Wife RC RW 62   Married 33 4/3 Donegal  
  Strain Joseph Son RC RW 17 Grocery asst Single     Donegal  
  Strain Annie Dau RC RW 27   Single     Donegal  
  Sweeney John Boarder RC RW 34 Railway guard Single     Donegal  
  Nutt James Boarder Meth RW 55 ? Agent Single     Tyrone  
                         
44 Cunningham Mary Anne Head RC RW 52 Teacher Widow 23 5/4 Donegal  
  Cunningham Joseph Son RC RW 20 Carpenter Single     Donegal  
  Cunningham Jasper? Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Cunningham Maggie Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Cunningham Colm Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
                         
45 McBrearty Thomas Head RC Can't read 56 Fisherman Married     Donegal IE
  McBrearty Sarah Wife RC Can't read 57   Married 21 1/0 Donegal IE
                         
46 Dowds William Head RC RW 29 Painter Married     Donegal  
  Dowds Susan Wife RC RW 27 Dressmaker Married 3 3/2 Donegal  
  Dowds Isabella Mary Dau RC   1   Single     Donegal  
  Dowds John James Son RC   1mth   Single     Donegal  
                         
47 Campbell John Head RC RW 44 Cooper & Carpenter Married     Donegal IE
  Campbell Mary A Wife RC RW 35   Married 15 8/8 Donegal  
  Campbell Brisget Dau RC RW 14 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell John J Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Maggie  Dau RC RW 10 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Patrick Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Campbell Kathleen J Dau RC RW 6 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Campbell Alice A Dau RC   4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Campbell Agnes H Dau RC   2   Single     Donegal  
  Campbell Ellen V Dau RC   1   Single     Donegal  
                         
48 Campbell John Head RC Can't read 78 Cooper Widower     Donegal IE
  Campbell Dan Son RC RW 43 Carpenter & cooper Married     Donegal IE
  Campbell Bridget Dau-in-law RC RW 24   Married <1 (2mths) no children Donegal  
  Campbell Maggie Dau RC RW 38   Single     Donegal IE
                         
49 McFadden James Head RC Can't read 25 Agricultural labr Single     Donegal  
                         
50 Shovlin John Head RC RW 23 Butcher's svt Single     Donegal  
  Shovlin Mary Ellen Sister RC RW 22 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
  Shovlin Rose Agnes Sister RC RW 18 Carpet weaver Single     Donegal  
                         
51 Dowds James Head RC RW 69 Fisherman Married 42   Donegal IE
  Dowds John Son RC RW 27 Fisherman Single     Donegal IE
                         
52 Kenny Thomas Head RC RW 69 Shoe maker Married     Donegal  
  Kenny Bridget Dau RC RW 32   Single     Donegal  
  Kenny Thomas Son RC RW 29 Shoe maker Married     Donegal  
  Kenny Annie Dau-in-law RC RW 32   Married 3 2/2 Donegal  
  Kenny Thomas Gson RC Can't read 2   Single     Donegal  
  Kenny Edward Gson RC Can't read 1   Single     Donegal  
                         
53 McLaughlin Charles Head RC RW 35 Boat Builder Married     Donegal IE
  McLaughlin Jane Wife RC RW 37 Draper Married 10 5/4 Donegal  
  McLaughlin Catherine Agnes Dau RC Can't read 4 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  McLaughlin Jack Son RC Can't read 3 Scholar Single     Donegal  
  Kerr Nellie Servant RC RW 23 Gen Domestic svt Single     Londonderry  
  Kenny Mary Visitor RC RW 57 Cook/Domestic svt Widow     Donegal  
                         
54 Logue John Head RC RW 35 Fishery Instructor Married     Donegal IE
  Logue Ellen Wife RC RW 27   Married 15mths 1/1 Donegal IE
  Logue Bridget Mary Dau RC   1mth   Single     Donegal  
  Kenney Ellen Mother-in-law RC Can't read 70   Widow     Donegal  
  Kenney Annie Sister-in-law RC Can't read 36 Dressmaker Single     Donegal IE
                         
55 Clancy Thomas Head RC RW 56 Ret RIC Const/Miller Agent Married     clare  
  Clancy Anne Wife RC RW 50   Married 27 5/3 Sligo  
  Clancy Minnie Dau RC RW 26 Milliner Single     Donegal  
  Clancy Anne Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Clancy Thomas Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single     Donegal IE
                         
56 Byrne Patrick Head RC RW 34 Farm labr Married     Donegal  
  Byrne Bridget Wife RC RW 30   Married 5 1/1 Donegal IE
  Byrne Mary Dau RC Can't read 3   Single