Cancelled Book Carrowgar 1855-1970

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Carrowgar is located in the east of the Clareabbey parish. The townland is sometimes recorded as Carhugar in church and civil records.

Carrowgar is one of five townlands from in the parish included in the Doora district electoral division (DED). Carrowgar is bounded by the R458, formerly the main road which is now bypassed by the M18 which runs through the townland. Carrowgar is 76.32 hectares or 188 acres in size and is bounded by Ballyvonnavaun, Carrownanelly, Killow, Knockinamana and Manusmore.[1]

When the Primary Valuation of Ireland (Griffith Valuation) was published in 1855, for County Clare, Daniel Reidy was the only occupier holding all the land with a house and outbuildings from Mary Stamer.

Mary Johnson Stamer (c1795-1883) of Carnelly House was a member of the Stamer family who were local resident landlords. The landed estates database provides a history of the deposition of the Stamer estate after the death of Mary and her granddaughter Marie de Rovigo and her husband Francis Burton who died childless.[2]

The first Cancelled Book in 1856/57 notes that a three-acre portion of land, lot 2 had been acquired by the Limerick and Ennis Railway Company listing William Maunsell as secretary. While the size of lot 2 remained the same 1856-1970, subsequent Cancelled books recorded the changes to the valuation of the lot and changes in the company name during the period. The lot number changed to lot 3 in the 1894-1910 Cancelled book

Another constant in Carrowgar 1855-1970 was the presence of the Reidy family. Daniel Reidy (c1819-1900) passed the farm to his son William (c1845-1913) and then to William’s second wife Johanna (nee Quinlivan, 1862-1946) who in turn passed the farm to their three children Mary (1899-1975), Josephine (1902-1969) and William (1905-1964) who all died unmarried and are all buried in Kilnasoolagh Cemetery, Newmarket-on-Fergus.[3][4] The 1894-1911 Cancelled books notes that lot 1 was in fee LAP, being purchased by the family under the Land Act Purchase.

The 1894-1911 Cancelled book also notes the creation of a new lot 2 a house and one acre of land occupied by Martin Hehir with the Ennis Rural District Council as immediate lessor. The 1934-70 Cancelled book records the creation of lot 1C forty-six acres of land to Michael Hogan.



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