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Early Census Data

1841 - 45people (20 males & 25 females) and 6 houses

1851 - 28 people (15 males & 13 females) and 7 houses

1861 - 21 people (9 males & 12 females) and 6 houses

Population evicted Apr 1861

 

1833 Tithe Applotment Book

 

Patrick Dermott

Cornelius Kelly

Owen Langan

Alexander Lawn 

 

1847/48 Attendance at the Letterkenny Dispensary

 

Date Name Age Complaint
       
1844, Feb 19 Armstrong, William    
1847, Oct 11 Armstrong, William 45 Opthalmia
1848, Sep 21 Armstrong, William   Sprain
1848, May 4 Connaghan, Kitty   Vermes
1848, Jun 5 Coyle, James 20 Rheumatism
1848, Jun 26 Diver, Catherine 6 Bronchitis
1848, Jan 13 Gallagher, William 25 Dyspepsia
1848, Jun 26 Kelly, John 16 Bronchitis
1848, May 4 Kelly, Kitty   Vermes
1844, Feb 1 Lawn, Alexander    
1847, Nov 1 Lawn, Alexander 36 Diarrhoa
1844, Apr 18 Lawn, Catherine    
1847, Nov 18 McAward, Rose 38 Dyspepsia
1847, Oct 4 McDaid, Mary 60 Opthalmia
1848, Mar 30 McDaid, Mary 18 Dyspepsia
1848, May 11 McDaid, Mary 50 Rheumatism
1848, Aug 14 McDaid, Peggy 17 Gastrodinia
1848, Jan 3 McDaid, William 53 Dyspepsia
1848, Jun 26 McDaid, William 50 Asthma
1848, Nov 6 McDermott, Rose 45 Dyspepsia
1849, Jan 29 McDevitt, James   Bronchitis
1849, Jan 29 McDevitt, Mary   Bronchitis
1848, Feb 28 Sweeney, Catherine 16 Scrofula
1848, May 4 Sweeney, James   Lumbago
1848, Apr 13 Sweeney, Kitty 20 Scrofula
1844, Jan 8 Sweeney, Nancy    
1847, Sep 9 Ward, Nancy 15 Enteritis

 

1851 Census

 

No Surname First Relationship Occupation
         
1 Coyle Edward Head Farmer
  Coyle Giles Wife  
  Coyle James Son Labourer
  Coyle Ellen Dau Sprigging
  Coyle Patrick Son  
  Coyle John Son  
         
2 Friel Cornelius Head Farmer
  Friel Bridget Dau Sprigging
  Friel John Son  
  Friel Bridget Dau  
         
3 Kelly Mary Widow Housekeeper
  Kelly John Son Labourer
  Kelly Cornelius Son  
  Kelly Nancy Relative  
 

Note:

Deceased bef 1851 - Cornelius, husband

Additional children - daughters Susan and Mary

Cornelius m Ellen Conaghan 1867 - see Maghernashangan census

         
  William Armstrong and Bridget Lawn Household  
4 Armstrong William Head Farmer
  Armstrong John Son Labourer
  Armstrong William Son Labourer
  Armstrong Rose Dau Sprigging
  Armstrong Bridget Dau Sprigging
 

Note:

Deceased bef 1851 - Bridget, wife

1861 - William & 3 children evicted

Children of William and Bridget:

John b 1835, emigrated to Australia with sister Bridget 1862 - see Abyssinian passenger list

- d 1868 after being kicked by a horse

Rose b 1839, emigrated to Australia on the Wallasea in 1865 - see passenger list

- died 1865 of TB, a few months after arriving in Sydney

Bridget b 1848, emigrated to Australia with brother John in 1862

- Bridget was born during the famine, lost her mother at 3 yrs, was evicted, taken to Australia at 14 yrs

  and by the time she was 20 yrs, both her siblings John & Rose were dead

- married Francis Norris, Yorkshire, 1871 in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

- died 1887 after giving birth to her 6th child

Norris Family Website

Researcher: Candy - Email

         
5 Coyle Ellen Head Housekeeper
  Coyle John Son Labourer
 

Note:

Deceased bef 1851 - William, husband

         
6 McDermott Edward Head Farmer
  McDermott Rose Wife  
 

Notes:

Absent 1851 - Ellen, dau, servant

Deceased bef 1851 - Mary, daughter

         
7 Lawn Alexander Head Farmer
  Lawn Catherine Wife  
  Lawn Catherine Dau Sprigging
  Lawn Susey Dau Sprigging
  Lawn William Son  
 

Notes:

Deceased bef 1851 - Ellen, Nancy & Mary, daughters

The family entered the Letterkenny Workhouse 13 Apr 1861 -

Lawn Alexander M 48 Labourer Married RC Tolerable Clean Warrenstown 26 Aug 1861

Lawn Catherine F 45 House keeper Married RC Tolerable Clean Warrenstown 26 Aug 1861

Lawn Biddy F 6 none Single RC Tolerable Clean Warrenstown 26 Aug 1861

Lawn William M 9 none Single RC Tolerable Clean Warrenstown 19 Apr 1861

         

 

1857 Griffith's Valuation

Landlord - James Johnston

 

Edward Coyle

Cornelius Kelly

Cornelius Friel

William Armstrong

Alexander Lawn

 

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