Casserly, John and Family


Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family

John Casserly and his family, were living with his father-in-law John Daly at the time of the census in 1901. It states John Daly as head of the family. John Casserly and his family are under the ‘Daly, John and Family‘ in the Family’s of Cregboy.

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Census of Ireland 1911

Household Return (Form A)

In 1911, John Casserly(40) is head of the family and a farmer.  Mary (31) is recorded as not having an occupation, she would most likely be a farmer’s wife, domestic duties were not asked to be recorded. Since 1901 a John(7), Michael(3) and Mary (2 months) were born. Patrick(12) Martin(10) and John(7) are all scholars and can read, write and speak in Irish and English. Michael and Mary are too young and stayed at home. It is also recorded that John and Mary have been married thirteen years and have five living out of their five children born. All were born in county Galway.

Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

The Casserly family are the only family living in the house, there are five males and two 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 they live in is a stone, or brick thatched cottage with two rooms and was owned by John. In Form B2 we can tell that there are only two out-houses on the farm. A cow house and piggery.

The 1911 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, April 2nd and the forms were filled out by John as noted by his signature. The return was witnessed and 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.


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?

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