Carter, George and Family

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Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family

In 1901 a George Carter (50), National School Teacher, is head of the household and is living with his wife Kate A (40) and their six children in the townland of Cregboy. George and Kate are Roman Catholic and have three sons and three daughters, Joseph (20), Delia (18), Mary J (16), George P (14), Teresa (10), and Robert (6). All of George and his family can read and write Irish and English. All children are listed as ‘Scholars’ and unmarried.

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

George and his family live as tenants on a farm owned by Rev. Cummins.  The house in which they live was 2nd class. A stone or brick house with a thatched roof it had 3 front windows and had 4 rooms. On the farm there were five farm building. A stable, a cow shed, a piggery, one barn and one shed.

The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st and the forms were filled out by George himself as noted by his signature.  The forms were signed and collected by local constable John Reilly on April 4th.

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Census of Ireland 1911

By 1911 George Quinn, noted as Caster in the census, is now 60 years and still living with his wife Anne now 50 years of age.  There is an additional column in the 1911 census that records length of marriage that they are married 31 years.  They now only have 5 of their 6 children living with them. Joseph (30) and Mary (25) are now a National School Teacher and School Mistress like their father.  Kate and her daughters Bridget/Delia (28) and Theresa (20) have no occupation listed. Robert (17) is also listed with no occupation.

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

The house now owned by George is still stone or brick house with a thatched roof, but the house has become large with 5 rooms being occupied and 5 windows in the front of the house. On the farm there is now only 4 buildings a stable, a cow shed, a piggery and a shed.

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

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More to Follow!

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 06/03/2016.

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