Census of Ireland 1901
Household Return (Form A)
In 1901, a Patrick Burke(90), a retired farmer and a widower, is head of the household and living with his daughter’s family. Ellen Fahy(37), her husband Richard Fahy(50) and their 8 children, Patrick’s grandchildren, all live in the townland of Cregboy. Patrick and the Fahy’s family were all Roman Catholic. He could read and write and speaks both Irish and English. Richard and Ellen could also read write and speak Irish and English. They had 4 sons and 4 daughters. The children are documented as, Delia(19), John(16) and Mary (15), all working on the farm, with Patrick(14), Nannie(12), Bryan(10) Maggie(9) and Martin(7) all at school. All are unmarried and can read and write. Delia can speak both Irish and English, but the rest of the children can only speak English, as gathered from the admittance of any language record on the census form.
Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)
This form is missing, it describes in detail the families status regarding dwelling house, families, persons and religious profession.
House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)
Patrick owns the land that he and his family live on. The house which was 2nd class, is a stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof, it had 3 front windows and is occupied by 6 rooms. On the farm there are seven buildings. Form B2 is missing, which describes the out buildings they had.
The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st and the forms were filled out by Patrick himself as noted by his signature. The forms were signed and collected by constable John Reilly on April 5th.
Census of Ireland 1911
In 1911, Patrick Burke has now passed and his son-in-law Richard Fahey(60), living with him at the time of the 1901 census, is head of the family and a farmer. Please see under Fahey, Richard and Family in Cregboy…
Questions that can arise…
Why can ages by out by years from the 1901 census to the 1911?
Why is there no record of female occupation in some cases?
In the 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?
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