Higgins, John



Census of Ireland 1911Our Story Family


Household Return (Form A) for house No. 9

In 1911, John Higgins (28) a ‘Farm labourer’ and single lived in the townland of Carnmore West in the parish of Claregalway. James could read, write and spoke both Irish and English. He was born in County Galway.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The Higgins were the only family living in the house with one male and was of the Roman Catholic faith.


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

John owned the house he lived in.  The house was a 3rd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had one front window and one room occupied. There were two out-offices and farmsteads a cow house and a piggery.

The returns were filled out and signed by John. It was witnessed as a truthful return and collected by Constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 11th.


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4. Bridget Grealish, 5. Patrick Cooney, 6. James Carr, 7. Matthew Donoghue, 8. John Carr, 9. John Higgins, 10. James Michael Grealish, 11. James (Jas) Grealish. 12. Stephen Ruane, 13. James Grealish, 14. John Grealish


Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland) www.nationalarchives.ie, accessed 25/04/2017


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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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 25/04/2017.

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