1901 Census Legnatraw, Taughboyne, Co Donegal

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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
1 Crowe Samuel Head Pres RW 60 Retired farmer Married Donegal  
  Crowe Margaret Wife Pres RW 62   Married Donegal  
2 Doak Archy Head CE Can't read 70 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Doak Matilda Wife CE RW 68   Married Donegal  
  Doak Eliza Sister CE Only reads 80 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
3 Bradley Eliza Head Pres Only reads 53 Bread dealer Widow Donegal  
  Bradley John Son Pres RW 17 Agricultural Labr Single Donegal  
  Bradley Catherine Dau Pres RW 23 Work Mistress/Dressmaker Single Donegal  
4 Gamble Robert Head Pres RW 48 Farmer Single Donegal  
  Gamble Mary Sister Pres RW 40 Hosuekeeper Single Donegal  
  McFadden Sarah Servant RC Can't read 15 Farm Svt Domestic Single Donegal  
  John Gibson and Margaret Curran Household          
5 Gibson John Head RC Can't read 63 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Gibson Margaret Wife RC Can't read 63   Married Donegal IE
  Gibson Sarah Dau RC Can't read 33 Seamstress Single Donegal  
  Gibson Joseph Son RC Only reads 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Gibson John Son RC Only reads 13 Scholar Single Donegal  


The surname is recorded as Gipson in the 1901 census, but Gibson in the church records and 1911 census

Children of John and Margaret -

Edward b 25 Mar 1866

Sarah b 8 Oct 1870

Catherine b 22 Sep 1872

Grandchildren -

Joseph and John are recorded as sons in the 1901 census, but grandsons in the 1911 census - possibly because it was their mother, Sarah,

who provided the census information

John b 27 Feb 1888, Lettergul, son of Sarah Gibson, bapt 13 Mar at St Baitin's, Godparents John & Catherine Gibson. Father Joseph Corby?,


Joseph b 3 Feb 1891, Lettergul, son of Sarah Gibson, bapt 4 Mar at St Baithin's, Godparents Daniel Cassidy & Catherine Gibson. Father

Andrew Dunn

James b 23 Nov 1904, Legnathraw, son of Sarah Gibson, bapt 11 Dec at St Baithin's, Godparents William Devenny & Catherine Sharkey, Father

Andrew Dunn, Lettergul, Presbyterian - see 1901 census Lettergul

  Andrew Glenn and Martha Forsythe Household          
6 Glenn Andrew Head CI RW 30 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Glenn Martha Wife CI RW 25   Married Donegal  
  Glenn William Son CI Only reads 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Glenn James Son CI Only reads 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Glenn Robert J Son CI   6mths   Single Donegal  


Andrew Glenn, Drumbeg, son of John, married Martha Forsythe, Ballyholey, Raphoe, dau of James, 4 Nov 1897 in St Johnston. Witnesses

William and Sarah (Forsythe) Hetherington (see 1901 census Ballyholey Far for William & Sarah)

Andrew son of John Glenn and Sarah Peak b 13 Sep 1868?

Children of Andrew & Martha (7 children borne/6 living in 1911)




George b Drumenan 19 Jan 1903




Also see 1911 census Legnathraw

The 1911 census shows Catherine Kincaid as Andrew's mother-in-law, aged 54. Catherine is probably Martha's sister - Catherine Forsythe, dau

of James, married Thomas Kincaid 7 Jan 1890. Marriage registered Raphoe

Family emigrated to Canada betw 1911 - 1913

Researcher: Pat - Email

7 Mills Robert Head Pres RW 5? Farmer Single Donegal  
8 Dogherty James Head RC RW 35 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Dogherty Eliza Wife RC RW 30   Married Donegal  
  Dogherty Andrew Son RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Dogherty Maria Dau RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Dogherty Alexander Son RC Only reads 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Dogherty James Son RC   3   Single Donegal  
  Dogherty Robert Son RC   7mths   Single Donegal  
  Daniel Cassidy and Mary Coyle Household          
9 Cassidy Daniel Head RC RW 44 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Cassidy Mary Wife RC RW 30   Married Donegal  
  Cassidy Patrick Son RC Only reads 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cassidy Daniel Son RC Only reads 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cassidy John Jos Son RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cassidy Hugh Son RC Only reads 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cassidy Maggie Dau RC   4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Cassidy William Son RC   1   Single Donegal  
  Cassidy Joseph Son RC   1   Single Donegal  


Daniel Cassidy married Mary Coyle Jul-Sep 1888, marriage registered Strabane, vol 2 pg 285

- Daniel Cassidy, 25, servant, Ardagh, son of Patrick, married Mary Coyle, 18, servant, Rylands, Derryart, dau of Hugh, 3 May 1888.

Witnesses James Craig and Maggie Coyle

Daniel bapt Gortahork 21 Oct 1857, son of Patrick Cassidy and Rose (Brogan?) McNulty, Sruhanreagh - see baptism

Children of Patrick Cassidy and Rose McNulty :

Patrick bapt 2 Mar 1856 (Sruhanreagh)

Daniel bapt 21 Oct 1857 (Sruhanreagh)

Hugh bapt 26 Feb 1860 (Meenacladdy)

Mary b 1 Sep 1864

Catherine b 11 Feb 1871 (Sruhanreagh)

Patrick Cassidy's sister Mary m Moses McKim - their sons Alexnader (7 Dec 1867) & Thomas (21 Jul 1871) b Sruhanreagh

Mary Coyle was born 6 Apr 1869 in Derryharriff Glebe, Raymunterdoney, the dau of Hugh Coyle, a Mason, and Margaret Boyle

Children of Hugh Coyle and Margaret Boyle

Mary b 6 Apr 1869, registered Dunfanaghy

Margaret b 12 mar 1871, registered Dunfanaghy

John b 24 Apr 1873, registered Dunfanaghy

Catherine b 23 Jun 1875, registered Dunfanaghy

Children of Daniel and Mary



John Joseph



William & Joseph born 1 Dec 1899 in Lettergul, baptised at St Baithin's 10 Dec - see baptisms


Mary Catherine


Also see 1911 census

Researcher: William - Email

Researcher: Joe - Email

10 McKinley Jane Wife Pres RW 44   Married Donegal  
  McKinley Mary Dau Pres RW 20 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  McKinley Archibald Son Pres Only reads 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Ferguson Matthew Visitor Pres RW 83 Retired farmer Single Donegal  
  Coll Margaret Servant RC RW 20 Domestic Svt Single Donegal IE


Head is Thomas McKinley

  Alexander Nesbitt and Elizabeth Bell Household          
11 Nesbitt Alex Head CI Can't read 42 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Nesbitt Elizabeth Wife CI Only reads 39   Married Donegal  
  Nesbitt Sam Son CI RW 17 Agricultural Labr Single Donegal  
  Nesbitt Elizabeth Dau CI RW 15 Dressmaker Single Donegal  
  Nesbitt Alex Son CI RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Nesbitt Tom Son CI RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Nesbitt Martha Dau CI Only reads 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Nesbitt Robert W Son CI   2   Single Donegal  


Alexander Nesbit, Cross, labourer, son of James, labourer, married Eliza Bell, Castlethird, dau of John, labourer, 5 Jul 1880.

Witnesses Robert Smyth and Rebecca Bell

Alexander looks to be a son of James Nesbitt and Elizabeth McClintock, b Treansallagh

James Nesbitt and Elizabeth McClintock :

James Nesbitt, widower, labourer, Ardagh, son of James, labourer, married Elizabeth McClintock, 20 yrs old, Castlethird, dau of Thomas,

labourer, 10 Aug 1850 in Taughboyne

Children of James and Elizabeth :

Thomas bapt 1851

Samuel bapt 1853

Mary Jane and Margaret bapt 1855

Alexander bapt 8 Jun 1858, b Treansallagh

William b 4 Aug 1864

Eleanor b 1 Jun 1867

Rebecca b 14 Aug 1870

Martha b 25 Apr 1873



The families were labourers on the Laggan and moved about where the work took them, between the townlands of Ardagh, Castlethird,

and Treansallagh

Children of Alexander and Elizabeth :

They had 8 children before 1911 -


Samuel - emigrated to America





Robert William


Researcher: Kenyon - Email

12 Long William Head Pres RW 36 Agricultural Labr Married Donegal  
  Long Annie Wife Pres Only reads 30   Married Donegal  
  Long Lizzie Dau Pres RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Long Annie Dau Pres RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Long Mary J Dau Pres RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Long John Son Pres   5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Long Willie Son Pres   2   Single Donegal  
  Long Charles Son Pres   4mths   Single Donegal  
13 McConnell Rebecca Head Pres Only reads 57 Housekeeper Widow Donegal  
  McConnell Sarah Dau Pres RW 25 General Svt Single Donegal  
  McConnell Alexander Son Pres RW 23 Farm Svt Single Donegal  
14 Mills John Head Cong RW 43 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Mills Annie Wife Cong RW 40   Married Donegal  
  Mills Sarah Dau Cong RW 17 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Maggie Dau Cong RW 16 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Lizzie Dau Cong RW 14 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills John Son Cong RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Maude? Dau Cong RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Ernest Son Cong Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Daisy Dau Cong Can't read 4 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Mills Winnie Dau Cong Can't read 2   Single Donegal  
  Mills Laura Dau Cong Can't read 2mths   Single Donegal  
15 McLaughlin William Head Pres RW 45 Carpenter Married Donegal  
  McLaughlin Elizabeth Wife Pres RW 39   Married Donegal  
  McLaughlin William Son Pres RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McLaughlin Mary Elizabeth Dau Pres RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McLaughlin John Son Pres RW 8 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McLaughlin Martha Dau Pres Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McLaughlin Sarah Jane Dau Pres Can't read 5 Scholar Single Donegal  
  McLaughlin Samuel Son Pres Can't read 3 Scholar Single Donegal  
16 Quinn John Head RC Only reads 28 Agricultural Labr Single Donegal  
  Quinn Eliza Mother RC Can't read 60 Housekeeper Widow Donegal  

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