Clareabbey and Clareabbey Intake 1876-1896
The most significant change to land use in Clareabbey documented in the twenty-year period 1876-1896 is the 1890 sub-division of lot 1a, land occupied by Daniel O’Brien and owned by Thomas Crowe to create lots 1Ab and lot 1c each with a house and garden. The immediate lessor of both houses with their gardens was Guardians of Ennis Union. One house was occupied by the O’Neill family and the second by the Fitzpatrick family. We see from the change in occupier that John O’Neill’s name is cancelled and his wife Bridget is listed as the occupier. John O’Neill died in November 1890 and his wife Bridget and two children were present in the home at the 1901 census.
Clareabbey House which is discussed in the 1866-1876 revision/cancelled books was valued in 1876 at six pounds and this was added to the valuation of lot 1Aa.
While no name change is recorded as immediate lessor, we know from newspaper accounts that Thomas Crowe (1803-1877) died and was succeeded by his son also called Thomas (1845-1922) who was present at Dromore, Ruan at the 1901 census. Transcription by the Clare Roots Society records that Thomas Crowe senior is buried in Clareabbey graveyard and there is a newspaper account of his funeral in May 1877.
The railway company which owned the land and line which passed through Clareabbey changed its name from the Limerick and Ennis Railway Company to the Waterford and Limerick Railway Company. The valuation of the land and line for the Company was reassessed by the Valuation Office and increased from forty to forty-three pounds.
 (http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Clare/Ruane/Dromore/1068322/) (30 Sep 2020)
 Clare Advertiser and Kilrush Gazette, 10 May 1877
 Clare Advertiser and Kilrush Gazette, 19 May 1877.
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Cancelled Book 3 Clareabbey 1876-1896