Beefield

Killaan Parish

Aisling Deely

Beefield Townland
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Beefield

The Gaelic term for this townland is Cluain Beach meaning meadow pasture.  Beefield is a townland in the civil parish of Killaan in the electoral district of Kilconnel.  It lies in the North West of the parish in the barony of Kilconnel, bounded by Woodlawn, Gortlemon and Coppanagh.

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books (1838)

O’Donovan’s Field Name Books provide various spellings for this townland; Beefield Cluain Beach.  (By. Sketch Map,  Larkin’s Map,  Francis B. Foster, Esq,.  Manus Ward, Esq,.  John Eyre Trench, Esq.).  Beefield was owned by Lord Ashtown which contained a.r.p. all of which is arable of a middling quality, except about 5 acres of bog.  County Cess included with Ashbrook.

Down Survey

The Down Survey Map (1641) Beefield in ownership of McGeorge Walter McRedmond (Catholic). The Down Survey Map (1670) Beefield is in ownership of Leonard John Protestant Rush Thomas Protestant.  “Profitable Land 71 plantation” acres “unprofitable” land 90 acres “Forfeited” plantation land.

Griffith’s Valuation

The area of the townland of Beefield is 42 acres 3 roods and 25 perches. The valuation of the land was £10 10s and 0d. The valuation of the buildings was £1. 10s. and 0d. The total valuation of property was £21. 0s. and 0d. Lord Ashtown owned all the land in Beefield.

Tithe Applotment (1825)

Tithe Applotment Books state that the townland of Beefield was in the parish of Killaan and in the Diocese of Clonfert.  In 1825 Beefield held 23 acres, 0 roods, and 17 ½ perches of land, which was occupied by four tenant’s.

John Donohue held 7 acres, 3 roods, and 23 perches of land and had a total valuation of £9. 0s. and 7 ½ d. He paid £0. 3s. and 6d. of a tithe tax. The Rector received £0. 1s. and 9d. The ecclesiastical commissioners received £0. 0s. and 10 ½ d.

Wm Donohue held 13 acres, 3 roods, and 32 perches of land and had a total valuation of £6. 11s. and 2d. He paid £0. 6s. and 0d of a tithe tax. The Rector received £0. 6s. and 0d. The ecclesiastical commissioners received £0. 0s. and 7d.

Joseph Hall held 0 acres, 1 rood, and 15 perches of land and had a total valuation of £0. 10s. and 4d. He paid £0. 0s. and 2d of a tithe tax. The Rector received £0. 0s. and 1 ½ d. The ecclesiastical commissioners received £0. 0s. and ½ d.

Denis Healy held 9 acres, 0 roods, and 25 ½ perches of land and had a total valuation of £10. 16s. and 6d. He paid £0. 4s. and 2 ½ of a tithe tax. The Rector received £0. 3s. and 2d. The ecclesiastical commissioners received £0. 1s and 0 ½ d.

Census 1901

The census lists 1 household in the townland of Beefield in 1901, comprising the Cahill family.  There were 7 residents in total.  All residents were Roman Catholic.  All of the occupants were born in Co. Galway. The head of the household was Martin Cahill.  The census form that was collected on April 5th April 1901 showed a private house.

Martin Cahill (27) was married to Bridget (25), Martin worked as a Shepherd.  They lived with their five children Edward (7), Thomas (4) Norah (6), Agnes (2) and Margaret.  Martin and Bridget could read and write. Edward and Norah were listed as Scholars and could read and write.  The Cahill family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and 3 rooms. Lord Ashtown owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 farm building.

Census 1911

The census listed 1 household in the townland of Beefield in 1911,  Telfer.  There were 4 residents in total.  All of the occupants were born in Scotland. All of the occupants were Presbyterian Established C Scotland.  The head of the household was John Telfer.  The census form that was collected on April 8th 1911 showed 1 house listed as a private dwelling and 5 farm buildings 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 coal house.

John Telfer (40) was married to Mary J. (30). John worked as a Shepherd. They lived with their two children Jane M (10) and Willie (7).  John and Mary J could read and write.  Jane M and Willie were listed as scholars.  Jane M and Willie could read and write. The Telfer family lived in a 2nd class house with 3 front windows and the house had 4 rooms. Lord Ashtown owned the land on which the house was situated along with 1 cow house, 1 calf house, 1 piggery, 1 fowl house and 1 coal house.

 

This page was added on 17/06/2019.

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