Carr, Bridget and Family


Census of Ireland 1901

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In 1901 a Bridget Carr(75), a retired farmer and a widow, is head of the household and is living with her son, Patrick(35), and her grandchild children, Patrick(5) in the townland of Cregboy. All were born in County Galway and are Roman Catholic. Bridget cannot read or write but speaks both Irish and English. Patrick a farmer and single, he is able to read, write and speak both Irish and English. Her grandson Patrick is a scholar but can only read and speak both Irish and English at this time.

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

Celia owns the land that she and her 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 occupies 3 rooms. On the farm there are two buildings. Page two of Form B2 (Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Returns) is missing, which describes the farm buildings

The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st and the forms were were sign my Bridget.  The forms were signed and collected by John Reilly on April 4th.

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Census of Ireland 1911

In 1911, Bridget has now passed and her son Patrick is now head of the family.  Please see under Carr, Patrick and Family in the townland of Cregboy.

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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?

What does forms A, N, B1 and B2 mean?

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