Bane, John and Family

Carnmore West, 1901

Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family


Household Return (Form A) for house 45

In 1901, John Bane (40) a farmer was head of the household and lived with his wife Ellen (33) and their four children in the townland of Carnmore West, Claregalway. John cannot read or write but spoke both Irish and English. Ellen could read, write and spoke both Irish and English.  John and Ellen had one son Patrick (9) and three daughters Mary (8), Katie (4) and Delia (2 months).  Ellen was listed as having no occupationThe children Patrick and Mary were ‘scholars’ in school and of reading and writing age. Katie and Delia the younger could not read or write.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The page for houses numbered 39 to 54 for this census return form are missing. It broke down the family’s status regarding the type of the dwelling house, number of families, number of males and females and their religious profession.


House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)

John was a tenant farmer, the dwellings and land were owned by Michael Rooney.  The house was 3rd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had two front windows and two rooms were occupied. Noted on this form that there were two out offices and farmsteads. The second page of Form B2 (Out-Offices and Farm-Steads) is missing. It described what type of building they were.

The forms were filled out by local constable John Reilly, the enumerator, as there is an ‘X’ for John’s mark, his signature.  The forms were witnessed and collected by Constable John Reilly on April 11th.


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40. Michael Fox, 41. Michael Commins, 42. John Hanley, 43. John Hynes, 44. Patrick Hanley, 45. John Bane, 46. Michael Rooney, 47. Peter Rooney, 48. Thomas Collins, 49. Patrick Kenny and 50. John Conneely


Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland), accessed 12/04/2017



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Questions that can arise…

Why can ages by out by years from the 1901 census to 1911?

Why is there no record of female occupation in some cases?

In 1911, if a woman is a widow and head of the household why can I not see how many children she had?

Were the houses actually numbered?

What does forms A, N, B1 and B2 mean?



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