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Early Census Data

1841 - 88 people (46 males & 42 females) and 17 houses

1851 - 74 people (41 males & 33 females) and 18 houses

1861 - 79 People (43 males & 36 females) and 16 houses

1871 - 80 people and 15 houses

1881 - 54 people and 13 houses

1891 - 64 people (32 males & 32 females) and 14 houses

 

 

1847/48 Attendance at the Letterkenny Dispensary

 

Date Name Age Complaint
       
1844, Jan 11 Bovaird, Grizzy    
1848, Sep 4 Conaghan, Catherine   Dyspepsia
1848, Jan 6 Connaghan, Bernard 2 Diarrhoa
1848, Mar 2 Connaghan, Biddy 5? Bronchitis
1844, Feb 29 Connaghan, Catherine    
1847, Oct 4 Connaghan, Catherine 30 Obitipatio
1848, Feb 7 Connaghan, Catherine 41 Constipation
1848, Jul 20 Connaghan, Ellen 8 Vomitus
1847, Aug 12 Connaghan, James 4 Epilepsy
1848, Apr 17 Connaghan, James 4 Epilepsy
1848, Jan 10 Connaghan, James 4 Epilepsy
1848, Jun 15 Connaghan, James   Diarrhoa
1848, Oct 2 Connaghan, John   Bronchitis
1848, Jul 17 Connaghan, Margaret 2 Diarrhoa
1843, Sep 1 Connaghan, Pat    
1848, Feb 3 Fleming, Fanny 51 Influenza
1848, Apr 27 Fleming, John 26 Contusia
1848, Mar 9 Fleming, William   Asthma
1848, May 18 Fleming, William    
1847, Oct 18 Glin?, Robert 39 Odentalgia
1848, Jul 24 McElheny, William 28 Opthalmia
1848, Mar 20 McElhinny, William   Dyspepsia
1844, Jan 8 McIlhenny, James    
1844, Mar 28 McTeague, Hugh    
1847, Aug 5 McTeague, Michael 60  
1848, Sep 11 Murray, Catherine    
1848, Jun 5 Russell, William 2 Ascites
1844, Feb 15 Steele/Freil?, Anthony    

 

 

1901/1911 Census

 

No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Language  
                       
1901                      
John Connaghan and Grace Doherty household            
1 Connaghan John Head RC Can't read 51 Farmer Married Donegal    
Connaghan Grace Wife RC Can't read 45   Married Donegal    
Connaghan Bridget Dau RC RW 24 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Connaghan Annie Dau RC Only reads 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Connaghan Maggie Dau RC RW 18 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Connaghan Sarah Ellen Dau RC Only reads 8 Scholar Single Donegal    
Connaghan John Son RC RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
2 Connaghan John Head RC   70 Farmer Widower Donegal    
Connaghan Bridget Dau RC   30 Knitter Single Donegal    
Connaghan Maggie Dau RC   28   Single Donegal    
Connaghan John Joseph Son RC   25 Farmer Single Donegal    
Connaghan Sarah Ellen Dau RC   20 Knitter Single Donegal    
Connaghan Joseph Gson RC   7   Single Donegal    
Bradley Fergle Boarder     80   Single Donegal    
Notes:
1. John Connaghan b abt 1850, d 1918, son of Catherine? Trearty and Patrick Conaghan
2. Grace Doherty b abt 1855, d 1 Jun 1901, dau of William Doherty & Mary? McGinley, Carrickatimpan
3. Further information/biographies: Connaghans of Carrowtrasna
Researcher: Bernadette
                       
1901                      

Neal Connaghan and Ellen Coll household

           
3 Connaghan Ellen Head RC RW 60 Farmer Widow Donegal    
Connaghan Patrick Son RC RW 39 Farmer's son Married Donegal    
Connaghan Bella Dau-in-law RC RW 32   Married Donegal    
Connaghan Ellen Gdau RC Can't read 6   Single Donegal    
Connaghan Mary Gdau RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal    
Connaghan Patrick Gson RC Can't read 9mths   Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
Patrick Connaghan and Isabella Kelly household            
4 Connaghan Patrick Head RC   50 Farmer Married     Donegal
Connaghan Isabella Wife RC   40   Married Married 17 yrs 9 ch born/8 living Donegal
Connaghan Cornelius Son RC   14   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Mary Dau RC   12   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Patrick Son RC   10   Single     Donegal
Connaghan John Son RC   8   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Catherine Dau RC   6   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Neil Son RC   4   Single     Donegal
Connaghan James Son RC   2   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Anne Dau RC   9mths   Single     Donegal
Connaghan Ellen Mother RC   73   Widow     Donegal

Note:

Son Patrick married Isabella Kelly, Maghernashangan, dau of Cornelius Kelly and Ellen Connaghan, 28 Oct 1894 - see Maghernashangan census

Both are buried in Gartan graveyard - see Headstone

                       
1901                      
Charles Russell and Elizabeth Patterson household            
5 Russell Charles Head CofI RW 45 Farmer Married Donegal    
Russell Elizabeth Wife CofI RW 41   Married Scotland    
Russell Agnes Dau CofI RW 16 Farmer's dau Single Scotland    
Russell George Son CofI RW 14 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Russell Charles Son CofI RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal    
Russell Thomas Son CofI RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
6 Russell Charles Head CofI   59 Farmer Married     Donegal
Russell Elizabeth Wife CofI   59   Married Married 28 yrs 4 ch born/living Glasgow, Scotland
Russell Ages Turner Dau CofI   26 Dressmaker Single     Glasgow, Scotland
Russell George Son CofI   24 Farmer's son Single     Donegal
Russell Charles Son CofI   21 Quarryman Single     Donegal
Russell Thomas Son CofI   19 Tourist? Boatman Single     Donegal
Patterson Elizzie R Niece     10   Single     Glasgow, Scotland

Notes:

Charles d 23 Mar 1924 and Elizabeth d 24 Mar 1918 - see Headstone, Gartan Graveyard

Researcher: Muriel

                       
1901                      
                     
7 Maturin Francis Head CofI RW 61 Retired farmer Single Donegal    
O'Donnell Mary Servant RC RW 22 Cook/domestic svt Single Donegal    
                       
1901                      
James Wilkie and Fanny Jane Flemming household            
8 Wilkie James Head Pres RW 65 Farmer Married Donegal    
Wilkie Fanny J Wife Episc RW 56   Married Donegal    
Wilkie John Son Episc RW 34 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Wilkie Margaret J Dau Episc RW 23 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Wilkie Robert Son Episc RW 21 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Wilkie William Son Episc RW 19 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Wilkie Rebecca Dau Episc RW 16 Scholar Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
9 Wilkie Fanny J Head Episc   67   Widow Donegal    
Wilkie John Son Episc   40 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Wilkie Maggie J Dau Episc   27   Single Donegal    
Wilkie Robert Son Episc   24   Single Donegal    
McMonigle Tillie Boarder     24   Single Donegal    

Notes:

1. Children of James and Fanny -

- Anne b 24 Dec 1868

- Thomas b 14 Sept 1870

- John b 20 Mar 1867

- Margaret J b 25 Jan 1876

- William b 28 Sept 1873

2. Apr 1868, Temple Wilkie of Castlefin, son of Thomas, married Elizabeth Fleming, 19, Carrowtrasna, dau of John Fleming

                       
1901                      
                     
10 Neely Elizabeth Head Pres Only reads 56 General svt Widow Donegal    
Neely Annie Jane Dau Pres Can't read 29   Single Donegal Idiot  
Neely Alexander Son Pres RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal    
                       
1901                      
                     
11 Neely William Head CofI RW 54 Pensioner Married Donegal    
Neely Isabella Wife CofI RW 42 Housekeeper Married Donegal    
Neely William Son CofI RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal    
Neely Isabella Dau CofI RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal    
Neely Mathew R Son CofI Only reads 4 Scholar Single Donegal    
Neely Alexander Son CofI RW 14mths?   Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
12 Neely William Head CofI   66 Farmer Married     Donegal
Neely Isabella Wife CofI   59   Married Married 24 yrs 4 ch born/living Donegal
Neely William John Son CofI   20   Single     Donegal
Neely Isabella Dau CofI   17   Single     Donegal
Neely Matthew Robert Son CofI   14   Single     Donegal
                       
1901                      
                     
13 Armour Sarah Jane Head Ref Pres RW 62 Retired farmer Widow Donegal    
Armour John Bro-in-law Pres RW 84 Retired farmer Single Donegal    
Murray James Servant RC RW 44 Farm svt Single Donegal    
                       
1901                      
                     
Joseph Alexander Armour and Mary Jane Buchanan Household            
14 Armour Joseph Alexander Head Pres RW 36 Farmer Married Donegal    
Armour Mary Jane Wife Pres RW 35   Married Donegal    
Armour Annie Elizabeth Dau Pres RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal    
Armour Alexander Thomas Son Pres RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal    
Armour Sarah Jane Dau Pres Can't read 2 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Armour Andrew Downey   Pres Can't read 1 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
15 Armour Joseph Alexander Head Pres RW 46 Farmer Married     Donegal
Armour Mary Jane Wife Pres RW 48   Married Married 20 yrs 10 ch born/living Donegal
Armour Annie Elizabeth Dau Pres RW 18   Single     Donegal
Armour Alexander Thomas Son Pres RW 16   Single     Donegal
Armour Sarah Jane Dau Pres   14   Single     Donegal
Armour Andrew Downey Son Pres   11 Farmer's son Single     Donegal
Armour David J Son Pres   8   Single     Donegal
Armour Mary E Dau Pres   7   Single     Donegal
Armour Joseph R Son Pres   4   Single     Donegal
Armour Matthew R Son Pres   2   Single     Donegal
Armour Frances M Dau Pres   11mths   Single     Donegal

Note:

Joseph Alexander Armour married Mary Jane Buchanan 17 Mar 1891 at the Letterkenny 1 Presbyterian Church

                       
1901                      

Robert Bovaird and Mary Ward household

           
16 Bovaird Mary Head RC Can't read 59 Farmer Widow Donegal    
Bovaird John Son CofI RW 32 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
McFadden Hannah Servant RC Can't read 16 General Dom svt Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
17 Bovaird John Head     43 Farmer Married     Donegal
Bovaird Sarah Wife     30   Married Married 4 yrs 3 ch born/living Donegal
Bovaird Mary Jane Dau     3   Single     Donegal
Bovaird Matilda M Dau     1   Single     Donegal
Bovaird Robert Son     2mths   Single     Donegal
Carr Annie Servant     15   Single     Donegal

Notes:

Robert Bovaird, Carrowtrasna, Farmer, son of James, Farmer, married Mary Ward, Carrowtrasna, Servant, dau of John, Farmer, 29 Jan 1859 in Letterkenny. Witnesses Robert Scott

and Alexander McConnell

Robert died 18 Aug 1888, Mary died Sep 1905 and both are buried in Gartan Graveyard - see headstone inscription

Children of Robert and Mary -

John b 9 July 1866 married Julia A Kirby, dau of Eugene Kirby and Mary Sullivan, 24 Mar 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts

Anne Jane b 2 Nov 1868 - see civil birth registration

Grazilda b 1 Jan 1871

Hanna b 1 Jul 1875

Robert b 23 Jun 1873

Researcher: Lara - Email

                       
1901                      
James Gamble and Elizabeth Russell household            
18 Gamble James Head CofI RW 43 Farmer Married Donegal    
Gamble Elizabeth Wife CofI RW 45   Married Donegal    
Gamble James Son CofI RW 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Gamble Annie Dau CofI RW 19 Farmer's dau Single Donegal    
Gamble George Son CofI RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal    
Gamble Charles Son CofI RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal    
Gamble Eliza Anne Dau CofI RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal    
Russell Anne Mother-in-law CofI Can't read 70   Widow Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
19 Gamble James Head CofI RW 43 Farmer Married Donegal    
Gamble George Son CofI RW 24 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Gamble Charles Son CofI RW 22 Farmer's son Single Donegal    
Gamble Lizzie Anne Dau CofI RW 20   Single Donegal    

Notes:

Son James m Elizabeth ? in 1909 - see Glenbeagh census

Son George married Bella ? Lived Lacknacoo and died 1 Aug 1970 aged 87 years - see Gartan Gaveyard

Son Charles married Annie? Died 1 Jun 1951 - see Gartan Graveyard

                       
1901                      
                     
20 Connaghan Bernard Head RC Can't read 50 Farm baliff Single Donegal    
Connaghan Anne Sister RC Can't read 40 Farmer's sister Single Donegal    
Connaghan William Servant RC Only reads 14 Farm labr Single Donegal    
                     
1911                      
                     
21 Connaghan Barney Head RC Can't read 65 Farmer Single Donegal    
Connaghan Anne Sister RC Can't read 62   Single Donegal    
Connaghan John Servant     28 Farm svt Single Donegal    
                       
1911                      
                     
22 Duggan Patrick Head     33 Blacksmith Single Donegal    
                       
1911                      
                     
23 Sexton Maria Head     26 Nurse Single Clare    
O'Donnell Mary Servant     16 Servant Single Donegal    
                     

Townland Notes

 

Edward McCarron and Mary Connaghan

Children:

Mary Ann b 21 Feb 1870
John b 21 Jun 1871
Bridget b 28 Feb 1873
Francis b 12 Apr 1875
Michael b 1 Aug 1877
Fanny b 20 Oct 1879

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