The Gahagan (Goaghan, Goghan, Gaughan, Geoghegan) Surname Documented in the "Evicted Tenants in Ireland" (compiled by the Estate Commissioners Office in 1907) for County Mayo

This resource is a compilation of the applications submitted to the Estate Commissioners Office in Dublin in 1907 by evicted tenants. It is part of the Trinity college of Dublin Library Collection. This CD ROM is available through Archive CD Books Ireland and is part of their Archive CD Books Project.

The following information is provided by this compilation:

  1. The Evicted Tenant who submitted the application and their address
  2. The Estate from which they were evicted
  3. The Townland in which the Estate and their parcel was located
  4. The area or amount of land from which they were evicted (in acres, roods, and perches). (If this terminology is unfamiliar to you check out my unfamiliar terminology page for clarification
  5. Rent paid prior to Eviction in Pounds, Shillings and Pence.
  6. The present occupier of the parcel
  7. The circumstances in which the evicted tenants finds themselves.

There were two Gaughans documented in the County Mayo (Connaught Section) of this compilation:

  1. Patrick Gaughan, Ardmore, Binghamstown (application number 1007)
  2. D. Bingham's Estate
  3. The Townland of Cross Boyd
  4. Area: 24 acres, 0 roods and 0 perches
  5. Rent prior to eviction was 15 pounds, 0 Shillings and 0 Pence.
  6. The landlord is currently occupying the parcel.
  7. The Circumstances of Patrick Gaughan: He is 92 yrs of age; there are 8 in his family, and 3 at home. He has one son, aged 35 who is married living with him. (Estate Commissioners Office, 1907; 2009, p. 196-197).

The other Gaughan listed was not the tenant who was evicted but rather the current occupier of the parcel. She is listed as Mrs. Gaughan and was noted as being a yearly tenant. The following information was given on the evicted tenant Alexander McDonnell.

  1. Alexander McDonnell, Carne, Fowler, Belmullet (application number 2258)
  2. Geo. Crampton Estate
  3. Townland of Carne
  4. Area: 10-0-0 (10 acres)
  5. Rent Prior to Eviction was 5-10-0 (5 pounds, 10 Shillings)
  6. Current Occupant: Mrs. Gaughan (a yearly tenant)
  7. The Circumstances of Alexander McDonnell who was evicted: He was 45 years of age and had 6 children. (Estate Commissioners Office, 1907; 2009, p. 200-201).