EARLS FAMILY CHRONICLES© Christopher Earls Brennen
Datafile 2F - Earls Records from Clare
This datafile contains a number of records of individuals and families named Earls from County Clare.
The Griffith Valuation or Survey contains the following references to the Earls families of County Clare. This standard reference is dated 1855.
Name: Property (No.): Area: Land House (acres) value: value: Townland of Kilmore North, parish of Kiltoraght: Bridget Earls Townland of Cloghoolia, parish of Clonlea: Catherine Earls John Earls Martin Earls Townland of Garraun, parish of Kiltenanlea: John Earls Townland of Derryfadda, parish of Kiltenanlea: Thomas Earls Townland of Ardkyle, parish of Feenagh: Martin Earls Church Street, Sixmilebridge: Martin Earls Townland of Garryncurra, parish of Kilfintinan: Mary Earls Townland of Gortnacool, parish of Kilfintinan: Patrick Earls Townland of Kilcloher, parish of Kilmaley: Michael Earls Townland of Cloghaun More, parish of Kilfarboy: William Earls Townland of Glendine North, parish of Kilfarboy: William Earls Townland of Silverhill, parish of Kilfarboy: William Earls
- The 1893 Guy's Postal Directory of Towns and Villages lists William Earls, victualler shopkeeper, in the directory for Sixmilebridge, County Clare.
- Kinturk National School Register of Girls (County Clare):
- May 5, 1879, Mary Earls, Doolough, farmer
CENSUS OF 1901
The 1901 Census contains the following references to Earls families. Abbreviations: Pres = Presbyterian, Meth = Methodist, CofE = Church of Ireland, RoCa = Roman Catholic, RW = read and write, RO = read only, NR = neither read nor write, UM = unmarried, MA = married, WI = widower or widow, HD = husband or head, WI = wife, SO = son, DA = daughter, NE = nephew or neice, AU = aunt, UN = uncle, SI = sister, BR = brother, SL = son-in-law, DL = daughter-in-law, GS = grandson, GD = granddaughter, SE = servant, BO = boarder, Co.C = County Clare.
Townland of Silverhill, parish of Kilfarboy (DED of Ballyvaskin): Anne Earls HD RoCa RW 52 Farmer MA Co.C Thomas Brennan BR RoCa RW 54 Farm servant UM Co.C Mary Doherty NE RoCa RW 8 Scholar UM Co.C Ellen Doherty NE RoCa RW 7 Scholar UM Co.C Bridget Doherty NE RoCa RW 6 Scholar UM Co.C Bridget Halloran SE RoCa RW 19 Farm Servant Domestic UM Co.C Townland of Clooghoolia, parish of Clonlea (DED of Castlecrine): Mary Earls HD RoCa RW 52 Farmer WI Co.C Martin Earls SO RoCa RW 23 Farmer's son UM Co.C Micheal Earls SO RoCa RW 21 Farmer's son UM Co.C Thomas F. Earls SO RoCa RW 19 Farmer's Son UM Co.C Maryanne Earls DA RoCa RW 14 Farmer's daughter UM Co.C Maryanne O'Brien GD RoCa NR 3 UM Co.C Townland of Clooghoolia, parish of Clonlea (DED of Castlecrine): Patrick Earls HD RoCa NR 73 Farmer MA Co.C Ellen Earls WI RoCa NR 55 MA Co.C Mary Earls MO RoCa NR 103 WI Co.C Townland of Belvoir, parish of Clonlea (DED of Castlecrine): Michael Earls HD RoCa NR 57 Laborer MA Co.C Townland of Cloonlaheen Middle, parish of Kilmurry-Ibracken (DED of Knocknaboley): John Earls HD RoCa NR 58 Farmer MA Co.C Bridget Earls WI RoCa NR 56 Housekeeper MA Co.C Maurice Earls SO RoCa RW 28 Farm labourer UM Co.C John Earls SO RoCa RW 24 Farm Labourer UM Co.C James Earls SO RoCa RW 20 Farm Labourer UM Co.C Town of Sixmilebridge, parish of Kilfinaghta (DED of Sixmilebridge): William Earls HD RoCa RW 48 Postman MA Co.C Mary Earls WI RoCa RW 50 MA Co.C Mary Earls DA RoCa RW 14 UM Co.C Martin Earls SO RoCa RW 12 Scholar UM Co.C Patt Earls SO RoCa RW 11 UM Co.C Town of Newmarket-on-Fergus, parish of Tomfinlough (DED of Urlan): Mary Earls HD RoCa NR 40 Charwoman WI Co.C Patrick Earls SO RoCa RW 9 Scholar UM Co.C Bridget Earls DA RoCa RW 14 Scholar UM Co.C William Earls SO RoCa RO 6 Scholar UM Co.C Mary Earls DA RoCa NR 3 UM Co.C John Divine CO RoCa NR 38 Hawker MA Co.C Johanna Divine CO RoCa NR 36 Hawker MA Co.C Thomas Fleming CO RoCa NR 14 Agr. laborer UM Co.C Town of Newmarket-on-Fergus (DED of Newmarket): Anne Garvey HD RoCa NR 60 Laundress UM Co.C Kate Cuheen SI RoCa RO 38 Washer woman WI Co.C Kate Halpin NE RoCa RW 10 Scholar UM Co.C Bridget Monahan BO RoCa RW 60 WI Co.C Delia O'Donoghue BO RoCa RW 9 Scholar UM Co.C Michael Earls BO RoCa RW 50 Farm laborer UM Co.C Margaret Downes BO RoCa RO 78 WI Co.C John O'Neill BO RoCa RW 58 Farm laborer UM Co.C Simm's Lane, town of Ennis, parish of Drumcliff (DED of Ennis No.2 Urban): Bridget Earls HD RoCa NR 82 WI Co.C Denis Earls SO RoCa NR 60 Blacksmith WI Co.C Townland of Ballvoe, parish of Kilmaley (DED of Killaniv): John Gibson HD RoCa RW 50 Farmer MA Co.C Margaret Gibson WI RoCa RW 30 MA Co.C Eileen Margaret Gibson DA RoCa NR 4 Scholar UM Co.C John Thomas Gibson SO RoCa NR 2 UM Co.C Mary Josephine Gibson DA RoCa NR 1 UM Co.C Ellen Earls SE RoCa NR 50 Domestic Servant UM Co.C Ellie Earls SE RoCa RW 20 Domestic Servant UM Co.C Townland of Carrow, parish of Kilmaleery (DED of Clenagh): Patk. Colman HD RoCa RW 45 Farmer UM Co.C Ellen Colman SI RoCa RW 43 Farmer's daughter UM Co.C Margaret Colman SI RoCa RW 40 Farmer's daughter UM Co.C Michael Earls SE RoCa RW 33 Farm servant UM Co.C
EMIGRATION AND DEPORTATION
- John Earls, a 28-year-old labourer, left Galway on the ship "Downes" and arrived in New York on Oct.24, 1850.
- James Earls, aged 25 and single, of Miltown Malbay sailed from Queenstown in the "Oceanic" and arrived in New York on Jun.1, 1905.
- Patrick Earls, aged 40, was convicted of sheep stealing in County Galway on Oct. 29, 1847, and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 10 years. The convict ``died in depot, Oct.13, 1840''.
- Patrick Earls was convicted of sheep stealing in County Clare on June 28, 1849, and sentenced to transportation to Australia for 7 years.
EARLS WAR DEAD
The following Earls are recorded in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and in other sources:
- Dennis Earls, the son of Patrick and Bridget Earls of Margaret's Place, Limerick and a private in the Connaught Rangers of the British Army was killed on May 13, 1915, aged 23 and is buried in the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
- Martin Earls, private number 3332 in the First Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, who was born in and resident of Miltown Malbay, died on May 25, 1915, at the battle for Gallipoli.
- Patrick Earls, the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Earls and and a rifleman in the Royal Irish Rifles was killed on Sep.25, 1915, aged 45 and is remembered on the Ypres Memorial.
Last updated 30/5/02.
Christopher E. Brennen