Census of Ireland 1901
Household Return (Form A)
In 1901, Michael Duggan(55), a ‘Farmer, was ‘Head of the Family’ and living with his wife Bridget (35) and their three children in the townland of Cregboy, in the parish of Claregalway. Michael and Bridget had one daughter Mary( 4) and two sons John (3) and Daniel (11 months). Michael was unable to read and write but spoke both Irish and English. Bridget could read, write and spoke both Irish and English. Mary a‘Scholar’ could not read and write. John and Daniel, could not read not write. All were born in County Galway.
Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)
The Duggan family were the only family living in the house, there were three males and two females and all were of the Roman Catholic faith.
House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)
Michael owned the house and farm. The house was a 2nd class house and was stone or brick cottage with a thatched roof. There was three front windows and three rooms were occupied. There were five out-houses and farmsteads a stable, a cowshed, a piggery, a fowl house and a barn.
The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st. The returns were filled out and signed by local constable John Reilly. Michael signed with an ‘X’ for ‘his mark’ on April 4th.
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?
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