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Early Census Data

1841 - 18 people (13 males & 5 females) 3 houses

1851 - 24 people (15 males & 9 females) 3 houses

1861 - 26 people (18 males & 8 females) and 3 houses

 

Population evicted by Landlord in April 1861

 

 

No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born    
                       
1851                      
  John Sweeney and Catherine Gallagher Household          
1 Sweeney John Head       Farmer        
  Sweeney Catherine Wife                
  Sweeney Edward Son                
  Sweeney Hugh Son                
  Sweeney Hannah Dau                
  Gallagher Biddy Servant                
  Sweeney Hugh Visitor                

 

Notes:

1. John son of Edward Sweeney and Hannah Heuston - see below

2. The family entered the Letterkenny Workhouse 9 Apr 1863 and the following details were recorded -

- Owen (John) 60 - labourer - married - RC - Infirm - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- Catherine 50 - housekeeper - married - RC - Infirm - left Workhouse 24 Apr 1863
- Hannah 13 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- Ambrose 12 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- James 11 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- Peter 8 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- Biddy 6 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 24 Apr 1863
- Joseph 5 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 8 May 1863
- Michael 1 - single - RC - Clean - left Workhouse 24 Apr 1863

3. Children of John and Catherine -

- Hannah married John Callaghan - see 1901 Tullanascreen census

                       
                       
                       
1851                      
  Edward (Eamon Rua) Sweeney and Hannah Heuston Household          
2 Sweeney Edward Head       Farmer        
  Sweeney Hannah Wife                
  Sweeney Ambrose Grandson       Teacher at Nat School        
 

Notes:

1. Edward son of Edward (Eamonn Mór) MacSweeney (15th Chief of the Sweeney Doe Clan, b.1738  d.1834) and Catherine MacSweeney

2. Edward died abt 1855

3. Children of Edward and Hannah -

- Edward died bef 1851

- Hugh married Isabella Gallagher - see below

- James married Mary Timoney - see below 

- John married Catherine Gallagher - see above

- Catherine married Myles Sweeney. Died 25 Dec 1895 Glenfin - see 1901 census Altlahan, Kilteevoge

4. Ambrose Sweeney son of Myles and Catherine Sweeney - see Cornagullion census

                       
                       
                       
1851                      
  James Sweeney and Mary Timoney Household          
3 Sweeney James Head       Farmer        
  Sweeney Mary Wife                
  Sweeney Edward Son       Labourer        
  Sweeney Dominick Son       Herding cattle        
  Sweeney John Son       At school        
  Sweeney Biddy Dau                
  Sweeney Mary Dau                
  Sweeney Hugh Son                
  Sweeney Michael Son                
  McDevitt Nancy Servant                
 

Notes:

1. James, son of Edward Sweeney and Hannah Heuston (above), died 5 Jan 1883 in Stramore Lower

2. Children of James and Mary -

- James, born after 1851, married Bridget Sweeney - see Drumsallagh census

- Edward married Grace Sweeney, sister to James's wife Bridget - see Stramore census

- Dominick married Mary Harley 22 Feb 1887 in Christchurch, New Zealand - see Ardachrin census

- Bridget married Hugh Daly - see Derrora census

- Mary married James Sweeney - see Devlin census

- Michael emigrated to America - died 1 Dec 1915 in Santa Barbara, California

                       
                       
                       
1851                      
  Hugh Sweeney and Isabella Gallagher Household          
4 Sweeney Hugh Head       Farmer        
  Sweeney Peggy Dau       Spinning wool        
  Sweeney Dan Son       Ploughing        
  Sweeney James Son       Taking care of house        
 

Notes:

1. Census notes - Wife Isabella dead, son Edward absent

2. Hugh son of Edward Sweeney and Hannah Heuston - see above

3. Children of Hugh and Isabella -

- Daniel married Bridget Gallagher - see Stramore census

- James immigrated to Australia and married Margery Gallagher, Drumnawooa, dau of Feragal Gallagher and Margery Gallagher, 5 Mar 1878 in Sidney

                       
                       
                       
1901                      
  Stephen O'Donnell and Anne Carlin Household            
5 O'Donnell Stephen Head RC RW 40 Shepherd Married Donegal    
  O'Donnell Anne wife RC RW 26   Married Donegal    
  O'Donnell Mary dau RC Can't read 5 Farmer's dau single Donegal    
  O'Donnell Kate dau RC Can't read 4 Farmer's dau single Donegal    
  O'Donnell Dan son RC Can't read 2 Farmer's son single Donegal    
  O'Donnell John son RC Can't read 5mths Farmer's son single Donegal    
 

Notes:

1. Stephen O'Donnell, Derryveagh, son of Daniel, Glebe Hill, married Anne Carolan, Drumsallagh, dau of Manus, Drumsallagh, 26 Feb 1895 at Termon. Witnesses Mary McConnell,

Barracktown (Drumsallagh) and John Doohan, Maghernashangan. See scan from Marriage Register

2. Anne Carlin dau of Manus Carlin and Anne Coyle of Drumsallagh. See Drumsallagh census

3. Children of Stephen and Anne -

- Mary Anne b 26 Dec 1895

- Catherine b 11 Apr 1897

- Daniel b 15 Jan 1899

- John b 12 Oct 1900

- Manus b 29 Jul 1902

- Rose b b 6 Jul 1904 in Altnadague

- Grace

-Stephen

- James b 23 Feb 1913 in Derryveagh

4. Family in Roshin in 1911 - see Roshin census

                       
                       
                       
1911                      
  Philip Reilly and Susan Kelly Household            
6 Reilly Philip Head RC RW 49 RIC pension married     Cavan
  Reilly Susan Wife RC RW 35   married 11 yrs 4 ch born/living Donegal
  Reilly Rose Ann dau RC RW 10 Scholar single     Donegal
  Reilly James son RC Only reads 5 Scholar single     Donegal
  Reilly Mary Jane dau RC Can't read 3   single     Donegal
 

Notes:

Philip Reilly, Church Hill, son of Philip Reilly & Jane Porter, Cavan, married Susan Kelly dau of Cornelius Kelly & Ellen Connaghan, 9 Nov 1899 - see Maghernashangan census

Philip and Susan are buried in Gartan - see Headstone Inscription & photograph

                       

 

 

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