Lalley, Bridget and family

Carnmore West, 1901

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Census of Ireland 1901


Household Return (Form A) for house no. 3

In 1901, Bridget Lalley(70), was head of the household and a widower. She was living with her sister Margaret Connor(68) in Carnmore West, in the parish of Claregalway. Bridget could not read nor write and only spoke Irish. Margaret also could not read nor write but spoke both Irish and English.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

In this household, there was one family present on the night, two females. Both ladies were Roman Catholic and born in County Galway.


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

The house was rented off James Grealish’s who was the Landholder. It was a 3rd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof with one room was occupied and one front window. There were no outhouses attached to the house.

Bridget signed the forms with her mark “X”. It was witnessed and collected by local constable John Reilly on April 9th.





1. Peter Fahy, 2.Peter Flaherty, 3. Bridget Lalley, 4. Patrick Lally, 5. Mary Grealish, 6. Micheal Lynskey,  7. James Grealish,  8. Matthew Donohue.

Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland), accessed 09/07/2017


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?

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?

This page was added on 10/07/2017.

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