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Early Census Data

1841 - 75 persons and 15 houses in Townland

1851 - 57 persons and 14 houses in Townland

1861 - 66 Persons (37 males & 29 females) and 16 houses in Townland

 

 

No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Language    
                         
1901                        
 

James Boyle and Mary McMonagle household

             
1 Boyle James Head RC RW 50 Farmer Married Donegal IE    
  Boyle Mary Wife RC Only reads 40   Married Donegal IE    
  Boyle Biddy Dau RC RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
  Boyle Annie Dau RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
  Boyle Mary Dau RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal Irish    
                         
1911                        
                         
2 Boyle Mary Head RC Can't read 58 Farmer Widow Donegal IE    
  Boyle Bridget Dau RC RW 18 Sprigging Single Donegal IE    
  Boyle Mary Dau RC RW 14 Sprigging Single Donegal IE    
 

Notes:

1. Children of James and Mary -

- Biddy born 13 Jan 1893. Bap by Fr Sheridan, Glendowan. God-parents Edward and Bridget Kelly

- Anne born 3 Sep 1894. Bap Glendowan. God-parents Patrick and Ellen McMonagle

- Mary born 7 Apr 1897. Bap Glendowan. God-parents John Sweeney and Bridget McMonagle

                         
                         
1901                        
 

Daniel Boyle and Mary Curran household

             
3 Boyle Daniel Head RC Can't read 55 Farmer Married Donegal IE    
  Boyle Mary Wife RC Only reads 58   Married Donegal IE    
  Boyle Patrick John Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
  Boyle Magey Lodger RC Can't read 70 Beggar Single Donegal IE    
                         
1911                        
                         
4 Boyle Mary Head RC Can't read 73 Farmer Widow Donegal IE    
  Boyle John Patrick Son RC RW 21 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
 

Notes:

1. Daniel Boyle, son of Patrick Boyle, Drumsallagh married Mary Curran, dau of John Curran, Drumsallagh, at Saint Columba's Termon & Gartan 5 Feb 1888. Witnesses Loughlin McGrenra, Carrick, Glenswilly

and Ellen Bradley, Cornagullion, Gartan

2. Son John Patrick born 24 Mar 1890. Bap Glendowan. God-parents John and Susanna Boyle

                         
                         
1901                        
  Manus Carlan and Anne Coyle household              
5 Carlin Manus Head RC Can't read 65 Farmer Married Donegal IE    
  Carlin Anne Wife RC Can't read 50   Married Donegal IE    
  Carlin Rose Dau RC RW 18   Single Donegal IE    
                         
1911                        
                         
6 Carlon Anne Head RC Can't read 73 Farmer Widow     Donegal IE
  Heron Patrick Son-in-law RC Can't read 30 Farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Heron Catherine Dau RC RW 30   Married married 1 yr 1 ch born/living Donegal IE
  Heron Patrick Gson RC   7mths   Single     Donegal  
 

Notes:

1. Marriage banns 16 May 1873, Conwal and Leck register

2. Children of Manus and Anne:

- Female dau b 23 Mar 1874

- Anne b 17 May 1875. Anne married Stephen O'Donnell, Derryveagh, son of Daniel (Glebe Hill) 26 Feb 1895. See 1901 census Altnadague and 1911 census Roshin

- Catherine b 31 Jul 1879 m Patrick Heron 1910

- Susan b 21 Mar 1877, married Laurence Harron, Arbatt, Glenfin (Kilteevoge), son of Patrick Harron (Herne in Griffiths Valuation) 4 Mar 1905. Witnesses John and Anne McConnell,

  Ballynascal. See below

- Rose b 1883

3. On 27 Dec 1888, there was a marriage in Letterkenny between a Bridget Carlin, dau of Manus and 'Bella' Carlin, Glendowan and Bernard Harkin, son of Patrick and Rose Harkin, of Cullion, Leck.

See 1901 Cullion Census

                         
                         
1901                        
 

Patrick McFadden and Margery McDaid household

             
7 McFadden Margary Head RC Can't read 42 farmer widow Donegal IE    
  McFadden John Son RC RW 21 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden Mary Dau RC RW 19 seamstress Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden Hugh Son RC Can't read 13 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden Patrick Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden Charles Son RC RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
                         
1911                        
                         
8 McFadden Margery Head RC Can't read 74 farmer widow Donegal IE    
  McFadden John Son RC RW 32 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden James Son RC Can't read 27 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
  McFadden Charles Son RC RW 17 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
 

Notes:

Children of Patrick and Margery:

- John b 7 Apr 1879

- Mary b 1881

- James b 1883 married Catherine Gallagher, dau of John and Mary Gallagher, 20 Feb 1924 in Wilmington. Witnesses Patrick McFadden and Fanny Gallagher

- Hugh b 1886

- Patrick b 1888

- Thomas b 1890

- Charles b 16 Oct 1893, bap by Fr Joseph Sheridan, Glendowan. God-parents James Boyle and Mary Boyle. Emigrated on the Cameronia arr NY 19 Apr 1913, to join cousin John O'Donnell, 313 Market St, Wilmington. His

  description was recorded as 5' 11" tall, fair complexion and hair, blue eyes

 

Photographs

House, originally occupied by Susan Mullan in 1857. Photographed by Darren in 2005

 
                         
                         
1901                        
  James Sweeney and Bridget Sweeney Household              
9 Sweeney James Head RC RW 40 farmer Married Donegal IE    
  Sweeney Bridget Wife RC RW 35   Married Donegal IE    
  Sweeney Maryanne Dau RC RW 17 farmer's dau daughter Donegal IE    
  Sweeney Grace Dau RC RW 11 scholar Single Donegal IE    
  Sweeney Fannie Dau RC RW 9 scholar Single Donegal      
  Sweeney Bridget Dau RC RW 7 scholar Single Donegal      
  Sweeney Eddie Son RC Only reads 4 scholar Single Donegal      
  Sweeney Michael Son RC Can't read 3   Single Donegal      
  Sweeney Dominick Son RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal      
                         
1911                        
                         
10 Sweeney James Head RC RW 71 farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Sweeney Bridget Wife RC RW 51   Married Married 28 yrs 12 ch born/11 living Donegal IE
  Sweeney Edward Son RC Only reads 14 farmer's son Single     Donegal IE
  Sweeney Michael Son RC RW 13 scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Sweeney Dominick Son RC RW 11 scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Sweeney Hannah Anne Dau RC RW 9 scholar Single     Donegal IE
  Sweeney Roseanne Dau RC RW 7 scholar Single     Donegal IE
 

Notes:

1. James son of James Sweeney married Bridget Sweeney, dau of Hugh Sweeney, 2 Feb 1883 at St Mary's, Belcruit

2. James's grandfather Eamon Rua Mac Sweeney and Bridget's grandfather Brian Mór Mac Sweeney were brothers

3. James son of James Sweeney and Mary Timoney - see Altnadague census

- Sister Bridget married Hugh Daly - see Derrora census.

- Brother Edward married Grace Sweeney - see Stramore census.

- Sister Mary married James Sweeney - see Devlin census.

- Brother Dominick married Mary Harley 22 Feb 1887 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

4. Bridget dau of Hugh Sweeney and Grace of Acres, Templecrone - see 1901 Leckenagh census notes

- Sister Grace married her husband's brother Edward - see Stramore census.

- Sister Margaret married John O'Donnell - see Leckenagh census.

- Sister Fanny married James Magee - see Meenmore census.

- Sister Hannah married Joseph Boyle (John, Dungloe) 5 Feb 1867

- Brother Daniel married Margaret Houston (Patrick, Tubberkeen) – see Leckenagh census

- Brother Hugh was Fr Hugh Sweeney, C.C.Golan, Kilmacrenan.

- Brother Michael married Grace Campbell 1901 - see 1901 census Leckenagh  

5. Children of James and Bridget:

- Mary Anne b 26 Feb 1884, baptised 28 Feb in Glendowan, Godparents Edward & Grace Sweeney. Emigrated to Philadelphia and married Michael McGlinn
- James b 1887, emigrated on the Caledonia 17 Apr 1909, to join his sister Mary A Sweeney at 250 So 18 St, Philadelphia
- Grace b 1889
- Teresa b 19 Jan 1890
- Fanny b 1891, emigrated on the Columbia 14 May 1910 to join brother James at E. Mermaid Ave, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia
- Bridget b 27 Oct 1893, emigrated to Philadelphia on the Caledonia 5 Oct 1912 to join sister Fanny
- Margaret b Jan 1895
- Edward b 14 Sep 1896
- Michael b 9 Oct 1897. Bap by Fr Kennedy, Glendowan. God-parents James and Mary Sweeney. Emigrated to Philadelphia
- Dominick b 17 Sep 1899
- Nora (Hannah) Anne b 3 Dec 1901
- Roseanne b 1904

Researcher: Lindel - Email

Researcher: John - Email

                         
                         
1901                        
  Charles Duddy and Sarah Kelly household              
11 Duddy Charles Head RC Can't read 70 farmer widower Donegal IE    
  Duddy Annie Dau-in-law RC Can't read 38 housekeeper Married Donegal      
  Duddy Patrick Gson RC RW 11 scholar Single Scotland      
  Duddy Bernard Gson RC RW 8 scholar Single Donegal      
  Duddy Sarah Gdau RC RW 6 scholar Single Donegal      
  Duddy John Gson RC Can't read 4   Single Donegal      
  Duddy James Gson RC Can't read 2   Single Donegal      
  Duddy Joseph Gson RC Can't read 8 mths   Single Donegal      
  Duddy Mary Gdau RC Can't read 8 mths   Single Donegal      
  Duddy Magey Sister RC Can't read 65 Knitter of stockings Single Donegal Deaf & dumb    
 

Notes:

1. Marriage banns dated 29 Jan 1856, Conwal and Leck register. 4º & 4º consanguinity.

2. Charles d 5 Jul 1912 Aged 90; Sarah Kelly d 25 Dec 1875 aged 45. See Headstone

3. Children of Charles and Sarah:

- John b 1858 m Anne Doherty (above) d 7 Dec 1942 aged 84; Anne d 8 Aug 1920 aged 54

- Bridget b abt 1864

- Ann b 5 April 1866
- Joseph b 9 Mar 1868
- Charles b 18 Dec 1870

4. Children of John and Anne:

- Patrick b 1890

- Barnaby b 21 Oct 1892. God-parents James Doherty and Celia McDaid
- Sarah b 17 Jun 1894
- John b 27 Sep 1896
- James b 25 Nov 1898
- Mary Ann b 6 Jul 1900 d 6 Jun 1929 aged 28yrs
- Joseph b 6 Jul 1900

- Catherine b Mar 1903 d aged 2 weeks

- Charles b 1907 d 1 Sep 1922 aged 15

Researcher: Mary - Email

                         
                         
1901                        
 

John/Owen Boyle and Susan McCay Household

             
12 Boyle Owen Head RC Can't read 52 farmer Married Donegal IE    
  Boyle Susan Wife RC Can't read 55   Married Donegal      
  Boyle James Son RC RW 23 farmer's son Single Donegal IE    
  Boyle Patrick Son RC RW 20 farmer's son Single Donegal      
  McCay Annie Servant RC Only reads 13 domestic svt Single Donegal      
                         
1911                        
                         
13 Boyle Owen Head RC Can't read 73 farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Boyle Susan Wife RC Can't read 72   Married Married 48 yrs 6 ch born/living Donegal  
  Boyle James Son RC RW 40 farmer's son Single     Donegal  
  Gallagher John Servant RC RW 16 farm svt Single     Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Marriage banns dated 6 Feb 1869, Conwal and Leck

Children of John and Susan:

- Mary b 3 Sep 1870
- Bridget b 1 Feb 1872
- James b 4 Aug 1874
- Ann b 13 Dec 1876
- Patrick b 23 Sept 1879

                         
                         
1901                        
 

James McConnell and Anne Frize household

             
14 McConnell James Head RC Can't read 70 farmer Married Donegal IE    
  McConnell Anne Wife RC Can't read 60   Married Donegal IE    
  McConnell Patrick Son RC RW 21 farm svt Single Donegal IE    
  McConnell Charles Son RC RW 18 farm svt Single Donegal IE    
  McConnell Annie Dau RC RW 20 seamstress Single Donegal IE    
                         
1911                        
 

John McConnell and Hannah Kelly household

             
15 McConnell John Head RC RW 38 Farmer/Grocer Married     Donegal IE
  McConnell Hannah Wife RC RW 25   Married Married 2 yrs 2 ch born/living Donegal  
  McConnell Anne Mother RC Can't read 74   Widow     Donegal IE
  McConnell James Son RC   1   Single     Donegal  
  McConnell John Son RC   2 mths   Single     Donegal  
  Rodgers Bernard Servant RC RW 16 general svt Single     Tory Island IE
  McCready Annie Servant RC RW 16 domestic svt Single     Scotland  
 

Notes:

1. Marriage banns for James and Anne dated 17 Feb 1873, Conwal and Leck register

2. Children of James and Anne:

- John b 14 Dec 1873 m Hannah Kelly
- Mary b 4 Jan 1875 m Denis Browne - see 1901 census Ballybuninabber

- James b 1 Jan 1877
- Patrick b 25 Jul 1878

- Ann b 5 July 1880

- Charles b 1883

3. John m Hannah Kelly 1909. John d 16 Mar 1938; Hannah d 21 Jan 1976

4. Children of John and Hannah:

- James b b 8 Jun 1909 d 22 Jul 1991

- John b 1911 d 26 Oct 1945

- Ellen Anne d 7 Jun 1965

                         
                         
1901                        
  See Stramore census                    
                         
1911                        
 

Charles Boyle and Ann Sweeney household

             
16 Boyle Charles Head RC Can't read 74 Farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Boyle Anne Wife RC Can't read 77   Married Married 51 yrs 7 ch born/6 living Donegal IE
  Boyle John Son RC Can't read 51 Farmer's son Single     Donegal IE
  Boyle Charles Son RC Can't read 32 Farmer's son Single     Donegal IE
  Boyle Bridget Dau RC Can't read 27 Farmer's dau Single     Donegal IE
 

Notes:

Children of Charles and Anne:

   - John b 1860

   - Margaret b 4 Mar 1871, married John O'Donnell, son of Neil and Bridget O'Donnell of Drumdeevin, 16 Jan 1890 - see Cornagullion census

   - Ann b 20 Jul 1875 married James Toner, Crockraw, 1 Dec 1892. See Crockraw census

   - Charles b 23 Sep 1878

   - Bridget born 1 Aug 1883. Bap by Fr Patrick Hegarty, St Columba, Termon & Gartan. God-parents Tullin? McDevitt and Mary McDevitt

                         
                         
1901                        
  Hugh Mullen and Mary Curran household              
17 Mullen Mary Head RC RW 45 Publican/Farmer Widow Donegal      
  Mullen Mary Dau RC RW 22 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE    
  Mullen John Son RC RW 16 Farmer's son Single Donegal      
  Mullen Sarah Dau RC RW 15 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE    
  Mullen Hugh Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal IE    
  Mullen Fred Son RC RW 10 scholar Single Donegal      
  Mullen Nannie Dau RC RW 7 scholar Single Donegal      
  Quinn Michael Servant RC RW 25 Farm svt Single Donegal      
                         
1911                        
                         
18 Mullen Mary Head RC RW 57 Farmer widow Donegal      
  Mullen John Son RC RW 26 Farmer's son Single Donegal      
  Mullen Fred Son RC RW 20 Farmer's son Single Donegal      
  Mullen Henry Son RC RW 18 Farmer's son Single Donegal      
  Mullen Nannie Dau RC RW 17   Single Donegal      
  Quinn Sarah Gdau RC Only reads 5 scholar Single Scotland      
 

Notes:

1. Hugh Mullen, 30, Glendowan, son of James Mullen (deceased) and Mary Gallagher, married Mary Curran, 25, Kirkneedy, Conwal, dau of Ferrigal Curren and Sarah Huston, on 26 Feb 1878 at the RC Church Glenswilly.

Witnesses Daniel Browne and Sarah Brown - see scan of marriage certificate

2. Hugh's siblings:

- James, married Mary's sister Isabella - see Carrickatimpan census

- Susan, married William McMonagle, son of Bernard McMonagle and Ann Patton, of Derora, at Saint Columbas, Termon and Gartan, 10 Feb 1885. Witnesses, James Mullan, Carrickatimpan and Catherine McMonagle, Derora.

  See 1901 census Derrora, Conwal

- Daniel, living with Susan in Derora in 1901. In 1920 Daniel applied for the pension and a search of the 1851 census was conducted. The report showed that parents James Mullan and Mary Gallagher married in 1837 and that the

  only child named Daniel found, had died in 1848 aged 4 months - this Daniel must have been a second son to be given that name. See Daniel's Census Search Form

- Edward (nothing known)

3. Hugh died tragically on 30 Aug 1894 after falling off a horse drawn cart load of turf near his home

4. Mary's family, including both parents and some siblings, are in Kirkneedy - see 1901 Kirkneedy census

5. Children of Hugh and Mary:

- Mary b 29 Nov 1878 m Michael Quinn 7 Jul 1901 at Glenswilly. Dau Sarah b 1906, Scotland

- James b 21 Aug 1882, enlisted Royal Artillery 10 Oct 1914, 45380 Bdr James Mullan, 120 Heavy Battery

  - married Sarah Devine, Paisley, Scotland, 7 Feb 1916, witnesses Charles Devine & Rosetta McCallum

- John b 1885

- Sarah b 1886
- Hugh b 5 Sep 1888
- Farrigal (Freddie) b 7 Sep 1890. God-parents Henry and Ellen Curran
- Henry Joseph (Harry) b 9 May 1892
- Susan b 9 Aug 1893

- Nannie b 1894

Researchers:

Hugh - Email

Francis - Email

 

Photographs

Hugh Mullan abt 1890 (click to enlarge) & his shop and house

Photographs provided by Pete and Bernadette

 
                         
                         
1911                        
  Laurence Heron and Susan Carlon Household              
19 Heran Laurence Head RC   50 Farmer Married     Donegal IE
  Heran Susan Wife RC RW 33   Married Married 6 yrs 3 ch born/living Donegal IE
  Heran Mary Dau RC   5   Single     Donegal Only Irish
  Heran Francis Son RC   3   Single     Donegal Only Irish
  Heran Patrick Son RC   1   Single     Donegal  
 

Notes:

Laurence Harron, Arbatt, Glenfin (Kilteevoge), son of Patrick Harron, married Susan Carlon b 21 Mar 1877, dau of Manus Carlon, Drumsallagh, 4 Mar 1905. Witnesses John and Anne McConnell, Ballynascal.

Susan's family - see above

                         

 

Townland Notes:

 

Births -

 

Patrick Boyle
B. 10 Apr 1879 Drumsallagh
Father: Bernard Boyle 
Mother: Mary Gallagher

 

Ann Curran

B. 25 Sep 1880 Drumsallagh

Mother: Ann Curran

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