Carr, Patrick and Family


Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family

Patrick was living with his mother, Bridget Carr, at the time of the census in 1901.  It states Bridget as head of the family. Patrick are under the ‘Carr, Bridget and Family‘ surname in the Families of Cregboy.

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Census of Ireland 1911

Household Return (Form A)

In 1911, Bridget has now passed and her son Patrick Carr(49) is now head of the family and a farmer. Since 1901 Patrick has married Bridget(36), a new column on the form records they have been married eight years. It states that she does not have an occupation, she would most likely be a farmer’s wife, domestic duties were not asked to be recorded. Both can read, write and speak Irish and English. They had four children Patrick(6), Delia(5), Martin(4) and Mary(3). Another additional columns also state Bridget that she has given birth to five children but only four survived. The older children Patrick and Delia are scholars and read, write and speak Irish and English. Martin and Mary do not read or write but speak both Irish and English.  Patrick’s nephew that was living with him and his mother in 1901, is still living at the house and is now sixteen years, he is now a farmer and can read, write and speak Irish and English.


Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The Carr family are the only family living in the house, there are four males and three females and all are of the Roman Catholic faith.


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

The house is the existing stone, or brick thatched cottage with three front window and is now owned by Patrick. With Form B2 available we can tell that there are now three out-houses on the farm. A cow house, piggery and a barn.

The 1911 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, April 2nd and the forms were filled out by Patrick as noted by his signature. It was collected by local constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 8th.

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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 the ‘War of Independence’ against Britain. By 1926 Ireland was a Free State and the government was able to take their first census.  The 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 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?

This page was added on 10/05/2016.

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