Qualter, Thomas and Family



Census of Ireland 1901Our Story Family

In 1901 a Thomas Qualter (75), a mendicant also known as a beggar, was head of the household and lived with his sister Bridget (60) in Cregboy, Claregalawy. Bridget had no occupation.  Thomas and Bridget were no

t married. They both cannot read and write but do speak Irish and English.

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

Thomas and Bridget are a tenants and lives in a private dwelling owned by the Rev. Martin Cummings. It is next to the National School at the time.  The house which was 3rd class. A stone cottage with a thatched roof it had only one room and one front window. It was only a house, it did not have any out-houses or farm-steadings adjoining.

The 1901 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, March 31st. A ‘X’ beside ‘his mark’ confirms that Thomas could not sign his own name. The forms were signed and collected by local constable John Reilly on April 4th.

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Census of Ireland 1911

In the 1911 Census there is no record of either a Thomas or a Bridget Qualter and their approximate age in the DED of Carnmore or Claregalway.



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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