Terney, Julia and Family



Census of Ireland 1911Our Story Family


Household Return (Form A) for house No. 25

In 1911, Julia Terney(Tierney) (31) a ‘Domestic Servant’ was head of the household and lived with her mother Mary Quirke (73) and her two sons Michael (7) and John (1) in the townland of Carnmore West in the parish of Claregalway. Julia was married and her mother Mary was a widow. All could not read nor write, Julia spoke both Irish and English but her mother only spoke Irish.  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’. Julia filled out that she was married 2 years and had two children born and two alive. Mary did not fill out these columns.


Enumerator’s Abstract (Form N)

There was only one family living in the house, there were two males and two 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 a Grealish and it was a 3rd class stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. It had one front window and one room occupied. There were no out-offices or farmsteads attached to the house.

The returns were signed by Julia. It was witnessed as a truthful return and collected by Constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 12th.


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20. Patt Carr, 21. Bartly Moran, 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.

Sources: NAI, (National Archives of Ireland) www.nationalarchives.ie, accessed 17/07/2018


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.


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 17/07/2018.

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