Beatty, Martin and Family

Carnmore West


Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family


Household Return (Form A) for house 22

In 1901 Martin Beatty (60), a farmer, was head of the household and lived with his wife Margaret (50) and their two children in the townland of Carnmore West. John and Ellen had one son Patrick (21) and one daughter Norah (23).  Margaret was listed as having no occupation. Both Martin and Margaret could not read or write but spoke both Irish and English. Patrick was a ‘farmer’s son’ and was able to read, write and spoken both Irish and English. Mary was a ‘farmer’s daughter’, but she could not read or write but spoke Irish and English. All were born in County Galway.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The page for houses numbered 12 to 27 for this census return form are missing. It broken down the family’s status regarding 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)

Martin was the owner of his house and land.  The house was 3rd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had two front windows and three rooms were occupied. Noted on this form that there were three out offices and farmsteads. The second page of Form B2 (Out-Offices and Farm-Steads) is missing. It described what type of buildings of houses 16 through to 29.

The forms were filled out by local constable John Reilly, the enumerator, and a ‘X’ marks Martin’s signature.  The forms were witness and collected by Constable John Reilly on April 9th.



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17. Michael Grealish, 18. (Vacant), 19. John Carr, 20. Sheridan, 21. Peter Grealish, 22. Martin Beatty, 23. Thomas Connelly, 24. Patrick Carr, 25. Bartle Moran, 26. (Vacant), 27. Honoria Fahy

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




More to Follow!



Questions that can arise…

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

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

In the 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?



This page was added on 15/04/2017.

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