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The Breifne Historical

Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne,
the Breifne Historical Society, deals with the local history of Counties Cavan and North Leitrim.

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Two people were described as farmers or farm labourers. They were Thomas Buchanan (58) and John Buchanan (41). Thomas was married to Anna (52) who was born in Co Sligo. Their sons Tomas (29) and James (14) and their daughters Bette (22) and Anna (17) lived with them. John was married to Margaret Jane (31) and that had a daughter Ellin Kate (4).

John Crown (50). John was married to Mary (50) and they had three sons, Francis (15), Patrick (15) and Thomas (10).

Hugh McPadden (44) was described as a bootmaker. His wife was Ellen (42) and they had six children; Peter (15), Lizzie (13), Bridget (12), Patrick (10), Ellen 97) and Margaret (5).


Michael Quinn (40) was another bootmaker. His brother Patrick (37) lived with him and was a harness maker.


The RIC barracks was on Church St . The following were constables named as the constables attached to the barracks. Sgt William Taylor (37), Sgt John McLoughlin (36) from Co Fermanagh, Constable Edward Mille (45), Constable Peter Mulligan (34) from Co Westmeath, and Constable Thomas Murphy from Co Cavan.

Sgt William Taylor lived in a private house with his wife Mary Ellen (31) and their son William (4).


Constable Edward Miller lived in a private house on Main St . (See Main St list.)

Francis Brennan (38) is described as a “RC clergyman”.

John Corcoran (50) was described as a “shoeing smith”. His wife was Susan (40).

John Doyle (70). His wife was Anne (62)

Clothes dealer
: Patrick Gorman (34), wife Mary (34) and daughter Bridget (7).

Post Car Proprietor: Henry McDonagh (26)

Retired Grocer: Thomas McKim (80).

Widow: Catherine Flynn (70), a widow, worked in the RIC Barracks.

Car Driver: Joseph Rinn (37), who was a boarder in the house of baker John Doyle.

Mail Car Driver: Michael McDonagh (18), lived with his brother Henry, the post car propriertor.

Harness Maker: Patrick Quinn (37) lived with his brother Michael who was a bootmaker

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