Census of Ireland 1911
Household Return (Form A) for house No. 23
In 1911 Connor Morris(65) a ‘Farmer’ and a ‘Widower’ was head of the household and lived with his five daughters Kathleen(21), Mary(19), Delia(17), Bina(16) and Jemmy(14). All could read and write. Kathleen, Mary and Delia were ‘Farmer’s Daughters’. Bina and Jemmy were ‘Scholars’ Connor and Kathleen spoke both Irish and English but Mary, Delia, Bina and Jemmy only spoke English. 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’. These columns were not lived out.
Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N)
The Morris family were the only family living in the house, there were one male and five 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 Connor and was a 2nd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had three front windows and three rooms occupied. There were six out-offices or farmsteads a stable, cow house, a calf house, a piggery, a barn and a potato house.
The returns were filled out and signed by Connor. It was witnessed as a truthful return and collected by Constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 11th.
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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