Carr, John Patrick and Family

Carnmore West


Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family


Household Return (Form A) for house No. 10

In 1901 John Patrick Carr (52), a farmer, was head of the household and lived with his wife Margaret (53) and their three sons in the townland of Carnmore West, Claregalway. Their three sons Patrick (25), Martin (21) and John (18) were all stated as ‘Farmer’s Son’.  Margaret was listed as having no occupation. Both John Patrick and Margaret could not read or write but spoke both Irish and English. Patrick could not read nor write but spoke both Irish and English. Martin and John were only able to read and spoke both Irish and English. All sons were ‘Unmarried’. All were born in County Galway.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The Carr family were the only family living in the house, there were four males and one female and all were of the Roman Catholic faith.


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

John Patrick was the owner of his house and land.  The house was a 2nd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had three front windows and three rooms were occupied. There were five out-offices and farmsteads. A stable, a cowshed, two piggeries and a barn.

The returns were filled out by local constable John Reilly, the enumerator and an ‘X’ marks John’s signature. It was witnessed as a truthful return and collected by Constable John Reilly on April 9th.


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5. Mary Grealish, 6. Michael Lynskey, 7. James Grealish, 8. Matthew Donohue, 9. Pat Higgins, 10. John Patrick Carr, 11. Norah Cooney, 12. James Grealish, 13. James Grealish, 14. Stephen Ruane, 15. James Grealish

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 1911?

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

Why are the additional 3 new columns in 1911 not filled out in some cases?

Were the houses actually numbered?

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


This page was added on 16/04/2017.

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