Daly, John and Family

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Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family

Household Return (Form A)

In 1901 a John Daly(78), was a farmer and a widower, he was head of the household and living with his son-in-law John (32), his niece Nappy (Penelope, Nuala/Fionnula) Casserly, a Mary Casserly, a visitor to the house on the night of the census. Also John Daly’s two grandsons Patrick(2) and Martin(5 months) are present. John is recorded a farmer’s son and Mary Casserly a farmer’s daughter and not married. Nappy Casserly is recorded as married and as having no occupation, which meant that she was engaged in domestic duties at home. All were born in County Galway and all are Roman Catholic.  All the adults in the house can read, write and speak both Irish and English. Patrick and Martin are too young to be able to read and write.  Patrick being 2 years old is not recorded to be able to speak any languages yet.

Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)

John’s has recorded as only one family living in the cottage, there are 4 males and 2 female and all are of the Roman Catholic faith.

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

John Daly owns the land and cottage that he and his family live on. The house which was 2nd class and is a stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof, it had three front windows and is occupied in three rooms. On the farm there are five buildings a stable, cow house, piggery, barn and a shed.

The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st and the forms were filled out by John 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

In 1911, John Daly has now passed and his son-in-law John Casserly(40) is head of the family and a farmer.  Please see under Casserly, John and Family in 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?

This page was added on 06/05/2016.

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