Census of Ireland 1911
Household Return (Form A) for house No. 27
In 1911, Timothy Carr (45) a ‘Farmer’ was head of the household and lived with his wife Bridget(32), his mother Mary Morris (65), their four sons Patrick (11), Martin (6), Lawrence (5) and John (1) and their two daughters Mary (9) and Lizzie (2) in the townland of Carnmore West in the parish of Claregalway. Timothy’s mother Mary was a widow, she could read, write and spoke both Irish and English. Timothy and Bridget could read, write and spoke both Irish and English. Their children Patrick, Mary and Martin were ‘Scholars’ and could read, write and spoke both Irish and English. Lawrence, Lizzie and John could not read. All were born in County Galway.
There were three new columns in the 1911 census compared to that of 1901. They are ‘Years Married’, ‘Children Born’ and ‘Children Living’. Bridget filled out these columns. They were married 12 years, they had six children born and six alive. Timothy’s mother did not fill out these columns.
Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N)
The Carr family were the only family living in the house, there were five males and four females in the house that night. All were of the Roman Catholic faith.
House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)
The house was owned by Timothy and was a 2nd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had three front windows and three rooms occupied. There were five out-offices or farmsteads a stable, a cow house, a calf house, a piggery and a shed.
The returns were filled out and signed by Timothy. It was witnessed as a truthful return and collected by Constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 12th.
22. Honor Fahey, 23. Connor Morris, 24. Stephen Walshe, 25. Julia Terney, 26. John Moran, 27. Timothy Carr, 28. Thomas Collins, 29. Patrick Hanley. 30. Bartley Lalley, 31. Michael Kenny, 32. Thomas Collins.
Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland) www.nationalarchives.ie, accessed 11/07/2018
Census of Ireland 1926
The next census in Ireland was not taken until 1926. It was not taken in 1921 as Ireland was in the midst of the ‘War of Independence’ against Britain. By 1926 Ireland was a Free State and the government was able to take their first census. The official due date for the release of the 1926 Census is January 1st, 2027 as there is a 100-year privacy law in Ireland. There have been many attempts to have an earlier release date, but to no avail yet.
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