1901 Census Meenanillar, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal


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This information was compiled as part of a Mini Thesis for the completion of the Certificate Course in Genealogy at the University College, Dublin. Tutor Sean Murphy MA

Additional family notes compiled by Lindel

No Name Relationship Age Occupation / Notes
  Hugh Coll and Sarah Boyle Household  
1 Coll Hugh head 36 carpenter
  Coll Sarah w 36  
  Coll Neal s 8 scholar
  Coll Margaret d 7 scholar
  Coll Grace d 2  


Hugh Coll, weaver, Magheragallen, son of Denis Coll and Margaret Diver, married Sara Boyle, Sheskinbeg, dau

of Manus Boyle and Catherine Boyle, 10 Feb 1888. Witnesses Patrick Boyle, Ballindrait and Margaret Boyle,

Sheskinbeg - see marriage register

Children of Hugh and Sarah :

Denis b Sheskinbeg 17 Oct 1889 d Sheskinbeg 3 Nov 1889 aged 26 days

Catherine b Meenanillar 15 Apr 1891 emigrated to Canada

Neal b Meenanillar 15 Dec 1892

Margaret b Meenanillar 31 Feb 1895 married Hugh Taggart, emigrated to NYC via Liverpool in 1923

Ellen b Meenanillar 8 May 1897 d 29 Aug 1899 aged 2 years

Grace b Meenanillar 7 Feb 1899 emigrated to Canada ?

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Dermot Boyle and Grace Curran Household  
2 Boyle Dermot head 38 farmer
  Boyle Grace w 36  
  Boyle Mary d 9 scholar
  Boyle Anne d 7 scholar
  Boyle Bridget d 5 scholar
  Boyle Hannah d 4  
3 McGee Grace head 75 farmer / widow
4 Boyle Michael head 92 mason
  Boyle Rose w 75  
  Boyle Connell s 42 farmers son
  Boyle Grace d 32 farmers daughter
  Boyle Michael s 5 farmers son
  Coll Mary granddaughter 3  
  Coll Patrick grandson 1  
  John Gallagher and Mary Coll Household  
5 Gallagher John head 70 farmer
  Gallagher Mary w 67  
  Gallagher James s 37 general labourer
  Gallagher Fanny d 28 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Patrick s 25 general labourer
  Frank Coll and Anne McGee Household  
7 Coll Anne head 50 farmer / married
  Coll Hannah d 25 farmers daughter
  Coll Grace d 23 farmers daughter
  Coll Con son 21 general labourer
  Coll Ellen d 18 farmers daughter
  Coll Anne d 17 farmers daughter
  Coll Charles s 15 farmers son
  Coll John s 13 scholar
  Coll William s 11 scholar


Frank Coll (Denis, Sheskinbeg) married Anne McGee (William) on 28 Jan 1869 in Gweedore
Frank in Roshin Acres in 1901 - see 1901 census Roshin Acres

8 McCole Mary head 30  
  McCole Mary d 8 scholar
  McCole Maggie d 5 scholar
  McCole Alexander s 3  
  McCole Michael s 2  
  McCole John nephew 22 general labourer / Fermanagh
  Gallagher Alexander nephew 18 general labourer
  Gallagher Mary niece 15 farmers daughter
9 Dougan Ferrigal head 65 farmer / widower
  John Coll and Bridget Gallagher Household  
10 Coll John head 30 farmer
  Coll Bridget w 28  
  Coll Mary d 7 scholar
  Coll Maggie d 5 scholar
  Coll Hannah aunt 80 nm
Note: John b 9 Aug 1904
11 Coll Thomas head 80 farmer
  Coll Unity w 70  
  Coll Peggy d 40 farmers daughter
  Coll Cecily d 30 farmers daughter
  Coll Thomas s 25 general labourer
  Coll Nancy d 23 farmers daughter
  Coll James grandson 12 scholar
  Maurice Coll and Catherine O'Donnell Household  
12 Coll Kate head 50 farmer / widow
  Coll Frank s 30 farmers son
  Coll Thomas s 25 farmers son
  Coll Mary d 22 farmers daughter
  Neal O'Donnell and Isabella McBride Household  
13 O'Donnell Bella head 58 farmers wife / widow
  O'Donnell Charles s 30 farmers son
  O'Donnell John s 21 farmers son
  O'Donnell Cecilia d 18 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Sophia d 16 farmers daughter
  Feeney John grandson 5  


Children of Neal and Isabella :

Sophia emigrated to Butte, Montana

- married John Rathjen, 36, b Germany, son of Hermann Rathjen and Anna Diedrich, Butte, Montana, 10 Nov 1913

  John Roarty and Ellen Friel Household  
14 Roarty Ellen head 57 farmers wife / widow
  Roarty Nappy dil 23 farmers wife
  Roarty John gs 3m farmers son
Patrick Roarty and Madge Gallagher Household  
15 Roarty Patrick head 50 farmer / widower
  Roarty John son 26 farmers son
  O'Donnell Mary servant 10 general servant


Children of Patrick and Madge :

Bridget m Edward Duffy, Annagary - see 1901 census Annagary

Madge married Timothy Duffy, Annagry - see 1901 census Meenaleck
John married Cecelia Rodgers, Derrynamansher

  John O'Donnell and Susan Gallagher Household  
16 O'Donnell John head 50 farmer
  O'Donnell Susan w 40  
  Coll Mary daughter 22  
  O'Donnell John s 18 labourer
  O'Donnell Kate d 15 scholar
  O'Donnell Bernard s 13 scholar
  O'Donnell Michael s 8 scholar
  Denis Campbell and Margaret Gallagher Household  
17 Campbell Denis head 41 farmer
  Campbell Maggie   32  
  Campbell Mary d 1m  
  Patrick O'Donnell and Catherine Doogan Household  
18 O'Donnell Patrick head 50 farmer
  O'Donnell Kate w 50  
  O'Donnell Andrew s 20 farmers son
  O'Donnell Mary d 18 farmers daughter
  O'Donnell Michael s 14 scholar
  O'Donnell Sarah d 9 scholar
  O'Donnell Annie d 7 scholar
Mary married Peter Horton - USA
Annie immigrated 10 Sep 1914, going to her sister Mary Horton in Brooklyn
Hugh Gallagher and Margaret Gallagher Household
19 Gallagher Margaret head 44 fw / widow
  Gallagher Connell s 25 general labourer
  Gallagher Daniel s 20 general labourer
  Coll Anne niece 10 scholar


Connell b 27 Nov 1875, bap 28 Nov, godparents Daniel O'Donnell and Bridget Green

Daniel m Catherine Coll, Middletown (Ardnagappery) 21 Apr 1918 - see scan of marriage

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20 McGee Owen head 90 farmer / widower
  Mooney Grace daughter 48 farmers daughter m
  Mooney Neil gs 23 farmers son
  Mooney Dominick gs 17 postman
  Mooney John gs 12 scholar
  Mooney Hannah gd 14 scholar
  Mooney Bridget gd 9 scholar
  Mooney Michael gs 6 scholar


This family was originally from Gola Island. Oral tradition has it that Owen's wife (name not known) died in childbirth, and that after the death of the twin sister of Grace (above) from a fall, Owen moved to the mainland. This move would have occurred shortly after 1857, as Owen appears in the 1857 Griffith's Valuation for Gola.

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Grace McGee, dau of Owen, married Michael Mooney, son of Neil, 21 Jan 1875 at St Mary's,


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21 McGee Margery head 67 farmers wife / widow
  McGee Mickey s 30 general labourer
  McGee James s 25 farmers son
  McGee Bridget d 28 farmers son
  McGee Annie d 26 farmers daughter
  McGee Grace d 24 farmers daughter
  McGee Mary d 21 national teacher
  McGee Hannah d 15 farmers daughter
22 McBride John head 60 farmer
  McBride Hannah w 57  
  McBride Dominick s 16 farmers son
  McBride Margery d 14 scholar
  McBride Kate d 10 scholar
23 Gallagher Kate head 37 farmers wife / widow
  Gallagher Mary d 12 scholar
  Gallagher Hugh s 10 scholar
  Gallagher John s 8 scholar
  Gallagher Mary mother in law 77 farmers wife / widow
  John Gallagher and Bridget McBride Household  
24 Gallagher John head 80 farmer
  Gallagher Bridget wife 70  
  Gallagher John s 50 farmers son
  Gallagher Bella d 23 farmers daughter
  Gallagher Patrick s 31 farmers son
  McGarvey Edward grandson 14 farmers son / America



Mary b. 30 Apr 1868 

Patrick b. 26 Sep 1870 

Bridget b. 17 Oct 1873 

Bella b. 23 Dec 1876 

Magey b. 25 June 1865

- Maggie married John Boyle - see 1901 census Crovehy

- Edward McGarvey son of Maggie & her first husband

25 Gallagher Patrick head 35 farmer / widower
  Gallagher Mary daughter 12 scholar
  Gallagher Ellen d 11 scholar
  Gallagher John s 9 scholar
James Coll and Margaret Gallagher Household
26 Coll James head 55 farmer / widower
  Coll Bridget d 30 farmers daughter
  Coll William s 26 farmers son
  Coll James s 24 farmers son
  Coll Tague s 22 farmers son
  Coll Fred s 20 farmers son
  Coll Charles s 16 scholar
  Gallagher Hannah daughter 23 farmers daughter / married
  Gallagher Patrick grandson 2m  


Hugh Coll, son of James Coll and Margaret Gallagher, b 17 Jan 1869 Magheragallen. Sponsors John ? and Ellen Ferry

James b 10 Sep 1873, Magheragallen, bap 14 Sep. Sponsors John Curran and Grace Gillespie

Margaret died 8th March 1897 Aged 54 years, James died 4th March 1910 aged 68 years, dau Bridget died 13th June 1930 Aged 64 years, sons Hugh, died 27th April 1949 Aged 80 years, William Died 2nd April 1936 Aged 63 years, James Died 16th July 1916 Aged 40 years, Teague Died in USA 26th May 1924 Aged 44 years

Grandson John Coll died 26th April 1925 Aged 18 Years

Family buried Magheragallen Old Graveyard - see headstone inscription

27 Collins Anne head 51 farmer / married

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