Hello--I appreciate your suggestions. However, I received the information I have from the Valuation's Office and from The Clare Heritage Center. The records I have only take me up to 1901 census, which has John Boland listed with his wife Ann, and three children: Martin, Mary, Ann. John's mother-in-law was also living with them: Mary Tuohy. I also have the valuations listed on my website up through 1949, but none are dated. I have posed questions next to the listings in hopes of someone more knowledgeable than I can help me sort through the material. So if you have a minute, please check out the link under Derryfadda at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hoar/index.htm
I also emailed the East Clare Heritage Center and have not received a response. I am certainly open to any further suggestions and thanks again.