1901 Census Sheskinbeg, Tullaghobegly, Co Donegal


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No Name Relationship Age Occupation / Notes
Patrick McCafferty and Cecilia Curran Household  
1 McCafferty Patrick head 65 farmer
  McCafferty Sheelah w 60  
  McGee Edward grandson 9 farmes son
John Coyle and Mary McGinley Household  
2 Coyle Owen head 54 farmer
  Coyle Mary w 40  
  Coyle Madgey d 19 farmers daughter
  Coyle Hannah d 13 scholar
  Coyle Tague s 11 scholar
  Coll Owen s 8 scholar
  Coll Michael s 5 scholar


John Coyle, Sheskinbeg, son of John Coyle, Bloodyforeland, married Mary McGinley, Gola Island,

dau of ? McGinley, 25 Jan 1881. 4 & 4 degree consanguinity. Witnesses Patrick Ferry, Sheskinbeg

and Letetia Gallagher, Gola Island?

Dau Madge m John Gallagher, Magherlosk, son of Charles Gallagher & Catherine Campbell,

25 Jun 1905. Witnesses Edward Gallagher and Mary Doherty, Magheralosk

Connell McCole and Ellen Coll Household  
3 McCole Connell head 52 farmer
  McCole Ellen w 52  
  McCole Alex s 24 general labourer
  McCole Mary d 19 farmers daughter
  McCole Madgey d 15 farmers daughter
  McCole Anne d 13 scholar scholar
  McCole John s 11 scholar
  McCole Grace d 8 scholar


1 Cornelius McCole, Meenanillar, son of Michael, married Ellen Coll, Sheskinbeg, dau of

Denis Coll, 5 Feb 1874 at St Mary's. 3rd degree consanguinity. See scan

2 Son Denis b 17 Dec 1876, bap 19th, godparents James Harkin & Hannah Boyle

3 Son Michael b 8 Dec 1878, bap 12th, godparents James Harkin & Hannah Boyle

4 Dau Grace b 23 Dec 1885, bap 26th, godparents James Harkin & Ellen Boyle

5 Dau Mary m James Ferry, son of Hugh Ferry and Catherine Diver, Sheskinbeg, 13 Dec 1905. 4th degree consanguinity. Witnesses John Diver, Lunniagh and Madge Coll, Meenderryhamph

6 Dau Anne m Owen/John Curran, son of John Curran & Grace McGee, Magheragallen, 9 Feb 1912

7 Madge m Anthony Boyle, son of Patrick Boyle & Catherine O'Donnell, 1 Feb 1915. See scan

8 See 1901 Dore census for Anthony Boyle and his family

Researcher: Mary - Email

John Coll and Ellen Boyle Household  
4 Coll John head 46 mason
  Coll Ellen w 46  
  Coll Dennis s 18 farmers son
  Coll Manus s 16 farmers son
  Coll Grace d 14 scholar
  Coll James s 10 scholar
  Coll Frank s 8 scholar
  Coll Patrick s 4 scholar


John Coll, son of Denis Coll (decd) married Ellen Boyle, dau of Manus Boyle, 14 Feb 1881 at St Mary's.

3 & 3 and 4 & 4 consanguinity. Witnesses Arthur Coll, Meenderrygamph and Anne Boyle, Crolly

Manus Boyle and Catherine Boyle Household
5 Boyle Kate head 80 farmer / widow
  Boyle Bernard s 40 general labourer / married
  Boyle Susan dil 30 farmers daughter
  Boyle Margaret gd 6 scholar
  Boyle John gs 3  
  Boyle James gs 9m  


Manus died 11 Oct 1896 aged 82 years - informant, dau in law Susan Boyle

Kate died 11 Feb 1902 aged 80 years - informant son, Hugh Boyle

Children of Manus and Catherine :

Sara married Hugh Coll, Magheragallen - see 1901 census Meenanillar

Bernard married Susan Gallagher, Crolly, dau of John Gallagher and Margaret Doogan, 28 Mar 1893.

- Witnesses James and Kate? Coll, ?

Catherine b 26 May 1866


Researcher : Maureen - Email

Thomas/Manus McBride and Annabella O'Donnell Household
6 McBride Mabel head 80 farmer / widow
  McBride Charles s 40 general labourer / married
  McBride Ellen dil 33 farmers daughter
  McBride Mary gd 3m  


Wife of Charles is Ellen O'Donnell

Philip Gallagher and Anne Gallagher Household  
7 Gallagher Philip head 48 farmer
  Gallagher Anne w 30  
  Gallagher Bernard s 13 scholar
  Gallagher Edward s 10 scholar
  Gallagher Mary s 9 scholar
  Gallagher Bella d 7 scholar
  Gallagher Margaret d 5 scholar
  Gallagher Bridget d 3  


Philip Gallagher, son of Bernard Gallagher and Annabella Gallagher (decd), married Anne Gallagher,

Stranacorkeragh, dau of Owen Gallagher and Mary McFadden, 5 Feb 1887 at St Mary's. 4 & 4 degree

consanguinity. Witnesses Philip Boyle, Sheskinbeg, and Mary Gillespie, Stranacorkeragh

8 Boyle Norah head 85 farmer widow
  Boyle Philip s 40 farmers son
  Boyle Madgey d 42 farmers daughter
9 McGovern Ellen head 64 farmer / widow
  Boyle Kate daughter 26 farmers daughter / married / ameri
  Boyle Daniel grandson 3  
Charles Ferry and Mary Roarty Household
10 Ferry Charles head 49 farmer
  Ferry Mary w 40  
  Ferry Rose d 16 farmers daughter
  Ferry Maggie d 13 scholar
  Ferry Michael s 11 scholar
  Ferry Mary d 9 scholar
  Ferry Patrick s 6 scholar
  Ferry James s 4  
  Ferry Annie d 3  
  Ferry Ellen d 6m  


Charles son of Hugh Ferry and Bridget McGinley (below) ??

Hugh b 10 Mar 1883, baptised 14 Mar. Sponsors Connell McGinley and Mary Ferry

Rose b 6 Nov 1884, baptised 9 Nov. Sponsors John and Bridget McGinley

Bridget b 26 Nov 1888, baptised 28 Nov. Sponsors Phillip Gallagher and Mary Gallagher

Researcher: Paul (descendant of Michael) - Email

Researcher: Ellen (descendant of Ellen) - Email

Hugh Ferry and Bridget McGinley Household  
11 Ferry Bridget head 70 farmer / widow
  Ferry Mary d 42 farmers daughter / married
  Ferry Bridget gd 11 farm servant domestic


Dau Mary m Bernard (Daniel?) Ferry, son of James Ferry and Madge McGinley, Sheskinbeg,

1 Mar 1897 at St Mary's. 4 & 4 degree consanguinity. Witnesses Darby Ferry, Sheskinbeg and

Margaret McGinley, Glassagh

John Boyle and Mary Boyle Household  
12 Boyle Mary head 70 farmer / widow
  Boyle James son 35 farmers son / married
  Boyle Mary dil 25 farmers daughter


Son James m Mary Ferry, Sheskinbeg, dau of Hugh, 16 Feb 1901 at St Mary's. 3 & 4 degree

consanguinity. Witnesses Patrick Boyle, Magheragallen and Annabella Diver, Lunniagh

Hugh Boyle and Margaret Doherty Household  
13 Boyle Hugh head 35 farmer
  Boyle Margaret wife 33  
  Boyle Mary daughter 1  
Daniel Ferry and Mary Boyle Household  
14 Ferry Daniel head 39 farmer
  Ferry Mary wife 38  
  Ferry Maurice son 6 scholar
  Ferry Peter son 5  
  Ferry Hugh son 3  
  Ferry John son 6m  


Daniel Ferry, son of Maurice Ferry and Ellen Gillespie (below), married Mary Boyle, dau of John

Boyle and Mary Boyle (above), 14 Feb 1893. 4 & 4 degree consanguinity. Witnesses Daniel

Gallagher and Sarah Boyle, Sheskinbeg

15 Ferry Kate head 50 farmer / widow
  Ferry James son 28 farmers son
Maurice Ferry and Ellen Gillespie Household  
16 Ferry Ellen head 70 farmer / widow
  Ferry Charles s 25 farmers son
  Ferry Grace d 27 farmers daughter
  Doherty Ellen granddaughter 7 scholar


Son John m Mary Kennedy, Quinns Ferry,?, dau of Martin Kennedy and Margaret Coll (decd) 15 ? 1883

at St Mary's. Witnesses Rev A McNelis?, Mahera?, and Patrick Mulligan, Cottian

Son Daniel m Mary Boyle (above)

Son Maurice m Kate O'Donnell, Meenderrygamph, dau of John O'Donnell and Bridget Coll,

17 Jan 1897 at St Mary's. Witnesses Owen Gillespie, Stranacorkeragh and Mary O'Donnell,


17 Gallagher Patrick head 38 farmer
  Gallagher Maggie w 37  
  Gallagher Mary d 11 scholar
  Gallagher Paddy s 7 scholar
  Gallagher Hugh s 2  

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