Julia was living with her mother, Mary Spellman, at the time of the census in 1901. It states Mary was the head of the family. Mary and Julia are under the ‘Spellman, Mary and Family‘ surname in the Families of Cregboy.
Census of Ireland 1911
Household Return (Form A)
By 1911 Mary has now passed and Julia now 36 years is Head of the Family. There are three new columns in the 1911 census, ‘Years Married’, ‘Children Born’ and ‘Children Living’. Julia is single so she did not fill out these columns. She is now as ‘Domestic Servant’, the nature of work is not given.
Enumerator’s abstract (Form N)
Julia is the sole person living in the house.
House and Building Return (Form B1) & Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return (Form B2)
Bridget Duggan, a neighbour was now the landholder of the house Julia lived in. The house was the existing house. It now had two front windows and it had one room occupied. There was now no out-houses.
The 1911 Irish Census took place the night of Sunday, April 2nd and the forms were filled out by Julia as noted by her signature. The return was witnessed and collected by local constable Thomas Fitzgerald on April 8th.
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 official 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.
Questions that can arise…