Cloonleenaun / Cluain Leannáin
Compiled by Paddy & Bridie Scully
Irish name: Cluin Leannain
English name: Cloonleenaun
Other Name: Farmerstown
Meaning: The Pasture of Leannán. Leannán — ainm pearsanta.
Area: 220 acres 1 rood and 15 perches
Field Names: none yet recorded.
Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books
Other names: Cluain Lionáin, Cloonleenaun (B. S. Sketch Map). Clonenanemore (County Book), Cloonlenanemore (High Constable 1838). Cloonlenanebeg (High Constable 1838). Cloonlenan Inq.(Temp. Irl. D.) Ballanavellamerees or Farmerstown (Local), Cluin Lionain (Local), Cloonlinnan (Rector of Annaghdown).
Situation: It is situated 1 1/2 miles S. E. of Corrandulla Church bounded North by Thonamace, South by Lisanoran, East by Mace and West by Annaghdown.
Description: Townland. Proprioter William Skerrett Esq. Caranasro. All under tillage except a portion of flooded ground in the south end.
1841: 8 houses,134 people (69 male, 35 female)
1851: 8 houses, 52 people (18 male, 34 female)
1861: 8 houses, 48 people ( 18male, 30 female)
1871: 8 houses, 55 people (20 male, 35 female)
1881: 8 houses, 59 people (27 male, 32 female)
1891: 8 houses, 38 people (22 male, 16 female)
1901: 8 houses, 37 people (22 male, 15 female)
1911: 7 houses, 34 people (20 male,14 female)
2011: 25 houses,75 people (41 male,34 female)
The Tithe Applotment Books record the following five names as having land in Cloonleenaun in 1824: Thomas Moylan, Pat Moylan, Martin Cahill, Peter Forde and Jas Burke.
Griffith’s House Books & 1855 Griffith’s Valuation
Griffith’s Valuation record the following names as holding house and land in Cloonleenaun: Jeremiah Divine, James Fahy,William Moylan,Bridget Moylan, Edmond Moylan, Danial Moylan and Patrick Joyce. In addition, Thomas Cahill, John Cahill and Thomas Cahill (John) held land only.
|Date||Townland||Name||Sex||Condition||Age||Occupation||Cause||Medical Attendant||Certified||Registered by||Link|
|05/01/1871||Farmerstown||Honor Hynes||F||Widow||71 years||Peasant||Bronchitis, 3 weeks||N||N||William Hynes, PAD||Link|
|23/05/1877||Cloonlinane||Honor Devany||F||Widow||78 years||Peasant’s widow||Smothering in chest & pains in the stomach, 2 weeks||N||N||Darby Devaney, occupier||Link|
|04/10/1879||Farmerstown||Celia Moylan||F||Spinster||4 days||Peasant’s child||Weakness since birth||N||N||Mary Moylan, PAD||Link|
|07/05/1881||Cloonlinane||Mary Moylan||F||Widow||95 years||Peasant||Weakness & exhaustion, 2 months||N||N||Thomas Moylan, occupier||Link|
|10/08/1882||Farmerstown||Ellen Burke||F||Widow||80 years||Peasant||Old age and debility, a long time||N||N||Julia Moylan, PAD||Link|
|12/01/1883||Cloonlinane||Mary Cahill||F||Widow||97 years||Peasant||Old age and debility, long time||N||N||Martin Fahy, grandson, PAD||Link|
|26/08/1886||Cloonlinane||Michael Moylan||M||Bachelor||18 days||Peasant’s child||Convulsions after birth, 9 days||N||N||Mary Moylan, aunt, PAD||Link|
|02/11/1887||Cloonlinane||Bridget Fahy||F||Married||65 years||Peasant||Cough and asthma, six months||N||N||James Fahy, widower of deceased and occupier||Link|
|25/03/1889||Farmerstown||Kate Moylan||F||Spinster||20 years||Peasant||Hepatitis, one year, and anasarca, 6 months||Y||Patrick Moylan, brother, PAD||Link|
|13/02/1890||Cloonlinane||Michael Devany||M||Bachelor||22 years||Labourer||Phthisis and sore knee, 1 year||Y||Darby Devany, father and occupier||Link|
|19/06/1890||Farmerstown||Bridget Joyce||F||Married||24 years||Peasant||Phthisis pulmonum, one year||Y||Mark Lynch, PAD, Currandulla||Link|
|23/02/1891||Cloonlinane||Patrick Dempsey||M||Bachelor||88 years||Labourer||Severe cold and smothering, one week||N||N||John Fahey, PAD||Link|
|28/06/1891||Cloonlinane||Darby Devany||M||Married||72 years||Peasant||Pains all over his body, two months||N||N||Patrick Devany, son, PAD||Link|
|14/03/1897||Cloonlinane||William Moylan||M||Widower||86 years||Householder||Hypertrophy of prostate, 2 years, suppurative nephritis, 7 days||Y||William Moylan, son, PAD||Link|
|06/01/1899||Farmerstown||Thomas Moylan||M||Married||52 years||Landholder||Pneumonia and bronchitis, 11 days||N||N||Honor Moylan, widow of deceased||Link|
|11/04/1899||Cloonlinane||Edmond Moylan||M||Widower||86 years||Landholder||Cold, 3 days||N||N||Honor Moylan, daughter-in-law||Link|
|16/03/1900||Cloonlinane||Bridget Devany||F||Spinster||28 years||Daughter of farmer||Consumption, 2 years||N||N||Patrick Devany, brother, PAD||Link|
The 1901 Census of Ireland records the following individuals living in 8 households in Cloonleenaun.
1. Edmond Daniel Moylan (85), wife Mary (70) [née Laffey] and son John (30).
2. Michael Moylan (70), wife Julia (65) [née Burke], son Daniel (37), daughter-in-law Mary (45) [née Greaney], granddaughters Delia (11), Kate (5) and grandson Michael (12).
3. Michael Joyce (42), wife Margaret (37) [née Moylan], sons Patrick (11), William (6), Michael (4), and daughter Mary (1).
4. Margaret Moylan (80) [née Lacey], son Thomas (48), and niece Mary Hynes (10).
5. Honor Moylan (36) [née Burke], widow, sons Edward (18), Thomas (11), Michael (9), John (7), Patrick (6) and William (4).
6. John Moylan (57), wife Margaret (60) [née Crowe], son Thomas (26) and daughter Bridget (20).
7. Bridget Devaney (74) [née Cahill], widow, son Patrick (24), and granddaughter Mary Forde (12).
8. James Fahy (86), son John (40), daughter-in-law Mary (40) [née Divilly] (35) and grandson James (6).
All houses were recorded as stone built with thatched roofs. Six were of the second class with three front windows and two were third class with two front windows, all having between two and four rooms. Seven had a stable, seven a barn, six a cart house, six a piggery and five a cow house.
The 1911 Census of Ireland records the following individuals living in seven households (with one vacant house) in Cloonleenaun.
1. John Fahy (45), wife Mary (45), nee Divilly, and son James (16).
2. John Moylan (71), and son Thomas (39).
3. Honor Moylan (50), sons Thomas (22), Michael (20), John (18), Patrick (16), William (15) and Martin (12).
4. Michael Joyce (54), wife Margaret (48), sons Patrick (21), Willie (16), Michael (14), John (9) and daughter Mary (12).
5. Daniel Moylan (50), wife Mary (60) [née Greaney], son Michael (22), daughters Delia (20) and Katie (16).
6. John Moylan (55), wife Bridget [nee O’Connor] (39), and daughter Mary Ellen (5).
7. Patrick Devaney (40), wife Mary [née Collins] (40), daughters Bridget (8), Norah (7), Mary (6), Celia (5 months) and son Michael (3).
All houses were recorded as stone-built with thatched roofs. Five were of the second class with three front windows and two were of the third class with two front windows, all having between two and four rooms. All had a cow house, stable and piggery, five had a shed and four a fowl house.
Note: Genealogical information in squared brackets has been added by the authors and does not appear in the original record.