Hessian, Bartholomew and Family



Griffith’s Valuation

In Griffith’s Valuation, the total area of the townland of Cregboy was 676a (acres), 0r (rood) and 8p (perches) with a land value of £196 (pounds) 6s (shillings) and 0d (pence). Value of Buildings was £26 1s and 0d. Total valuation of £222 6s 0d.


Bartholomew Hessian’s description of his tenement was that of a caretaker of house, office (out-house)with land of 1 acres 2 roods and 3 perches and the monetary value was 15 shillings.  The building value was also 15 shillings. This gave a total to Bartholomew’s tenement value of £1 10 shillings. There was also additional land tenanted by a Bartholomew Hession in Cregboy at other locations. One field area was 1 acre, 3 roods and 4 perches shared with neighbours Michael Casserly, Jr., Martin Tully and Michael Morris. The value of his part of the land was 4 shillings. The other field was 11 acres and 30 perches with a value of £6 10 shillings.

There is another Bartholomew Hessian in the townland of Lakeview, in the Griffith Valuation of Claregalway Parish.


Immediate Lessor

James Galbraith was the landlord and owned Bartholomew’s tenement.

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Census 1901 and 1911

There is no Hessian/Hession living in the townland of Cregboy durning both census

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More to Follow!


Location(s) of possible Hession/Hessian family or descendants in the Parish of Claregalway

Cahergowan or Summerfield (DED Claregalway)

Gortadooey (DED Claregalway)


Questions that can arise…

What measurement in area is a acre(a), rood(r) and perch(p)?

What is the value of of the old English money?

This page was added on 19/05/2016.

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