1901 Census Kilrean Lower, Killybegs Lower, Co Donegal

(Includes Gortlosk)


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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
1 Sweeney Patrick Head RC Can't read 55 Farm labr Single Donegal IE
2 Breslin Mary Head RC Can't read 45 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Sweeney Mary Lodger RC Can't read 50 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
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  James Gallagher and Mary Gildea Household          
3 Gallagher James Head RC Can't read 55 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Gallagher Mary Wife RC RW 38 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Gallagher Mary Dau RC RW 17 Factory knitter Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Anne Dau RC RW 15 Factory knitter Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Francis Son RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Gallagher Patrick Son RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Gallagher James Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Gallagher Bridget Dau RC RW 7? Scholar Single Donegal  


Son James b 1 Aug 1890, baptised in Glenties 1 Aug, Godparents Condy and Bridget Gildea

4 O'Donnell Anne Head RC Can't read 65 Farmer Widow Donegal IE
  McGeehan Anne Servant RC Can't read 45 Gen Domestic svt Widow Donegal IE
5 Dunleavy Patrick Head RC Can't read 50 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Nancy Sister RC Can't read 48 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Sally Sister RC Can't read 46 Knitting Single Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Rose Sister RC Can't read 44 Knitting Single Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Margaret Sister RC Can't read 42 Knitting Single Donegal IE
6 Dunleavy Anthony Head RC Can't read 65 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Kate Wife RC Can't read 60 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Dunleavy Bridget Dau RC RW 21 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
  Dunleavy Kate Dau RC RW 19 Machine knitter Single Donegal  
  Andrew Breslin and Bridget McCay Household          
7 Breslin Andrew Head RC RW 58 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Breslin Biddy Wife RC RW 53 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Breslin John Son RC RW 28 Farmer's son Single Donegal IE
  Breslin Maryann Dau RC RW 25 Farmer's dau Single Donegal IE
  Breslin Joe Son RC RW 23 Carpenter Single Donegal  
  Breslin Con Son RC Can't read 21 Farmer's son Single Donegal  


Andrew Bresland, son of Andrew, married Bridget McCay, Meenahalagh, dau of Condy, 17 Feb 1870. Witnesses Anthony and Anne O'Donnell

Andrew's siblings :

Bridget married James McKelvey - see 1901 census Drumnalough

Mary married Daniel O'Donnell - see 1901 census Kilrean Upper

- Mary and Daniel parents of Cardinal Patrick O'Donnell

Hannah b 1847 married John McDevitt - see 1901 census Clonconwal

Patrick married Anne Gildea - see below

Children of Andrew and Bridget :


Mary Anne

Joseph b 19 Aug 1876


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  Patrick Bresland and Anne Gildea Household          
8 Breslin Patrick Head RC RW 66 Farmer Married Donegal IE
  Breslin Anne Wife RC Can't read 60 Housekeeper Married Donegal IE
  Breslin John Patrick Son RC RW 30 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Breslin Mary Dau RC RW 26 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Breslin Kate Dau RC RW 22 Work mistress Single Donegal  
  Breslin Andrew Son RC RW 19 Farmer's son Single Donegal  


Patrick's brother Andrew married Bridget McCay - see above

Patrick married twice -

Patrick Breslin (Andrew) married

1. Mary McNelis (Neil, Kilraine Upper) on Mar 2 1867
- John Patrick b. Feb 22 1868
- Mary Breslin, 26y, died Mar 1869
2. Anne Gildea (Hugh, Glenconwal (Clonconwal)) 26 Feb 1870 in Ardara. Witnesses James Gildea & Andrew Breslin

- Mary b. Jul 11 1873

- Mary b. 25 Jul 1877, bap 26, Godparents Andrew Brisland and Bridget McCay

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Townland Notes


Condy Campbell, Gortlosk, son of James, married Susan O'Donnell, Glenties, dau of James, 1 Mar 1870 in Glenties

Son James b 21 Jan 1871 in Glenties. Godparents Francis McDevitt & Anne Brennan

Condy b 23 Dec 1872 in Glenties. Godparents Patrick & Margaret Dunleavy

Mary b 4 Mar 1875 in Glenties. Godparents Bernard McDermott & Bridget Tolan

Ellen b 4 Jul 1877 in Glenties. Godparents John Brown & Anne McHugh

Maggie b 1879

John b 1883

Condy, Susan and children James 11y, Con 9y, Mary 9y, Maggie 3y and John 3m immigrated to PA on Jul 24 1883 on board the 'Ethiopa'

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Spouse 1


Spouse 1 Father


Spouse 2


Spouse 2 Father


Date Marriage

Witness 1

Witness 2


Bresland, Andrew


Bresland, Andrew


McCay, Bridget


McCay, Condy


1870, 17 Feb

O'Donnell, Anthony, Kilrean

O'Donnell, Anne, Kilrean

Bresland, Hannah


Bresland, Andrew


McDevitt, John


McDevitt, Noher


1867, 24 Nov

Dunlevy, Anthony, Gortlosk

Bresland, Mary, Gortlosk

Bresland, Patrick


Bresland, Andrew


McNelis, Mary


McNelis, Neal


1867, 2 Mar

Dunlevy, Patrick, Gortlosk

Dunlevy, Anne, Gortlosk

Campbell, Condy *


Campbell, James


O'Donnell, Susan


O'Donnell, James


1870, 1 Mar

McDevitt, Michael, Glenties

McLoone, Mary, Glenties

McElwee, Margaret


McElwee, John


Fisher, Patrick


Fisher, John


1870, 17 Nov

Cassidy, James, Straoughter

Bresland, Mary, Glenties


Date Death Townland Name Status Age Relationship Cause Informant
31 Mar 1869 Kilrean  Breslin, Mary Married 26 yrs Farmer's wife Phthisis (consumption) 18 mths Isabella Campbell, Ardara
9 Sep 1864 Kilrean Lower Dunleavy, Mary Spinster 30yrs Dau of Patrick Dunleavy Fever 7 days Patrick Dunleavy, father, Kilrean
7 May 1866 Kilrean (Lower?) O'Donnell, Anne Married 48 yrs Farmer's wife Fever 14 days Denis O'Donnell, Kilrean
6 Mar 1866 Kilrean Lower O'Donnell, Patrick Married 58 yrs Farmer Pneumonia Denis O'Donnell, Kilrean


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