Census of Ireland for the Year 1841

Summary for Claregalway Parish Only

Various Sources

 

1841 Census

The returns for 1821 to 1851 were, apart from a few survivals, destroyed in the 1922 fire at the Public Record Office at the start of the Irish Civil War. The fragments of nineteenth century Irish censuses that do survive can be explored in the record set Irish census 1821-1851. The census search forms for 1841 and 1851 also provide great details from the early returns.

The 1841 census was taken on 7 June 1841 and survives only for Killeshandra, County Cavan.

census.nationalarchives.ie/search

The 1841 census was filled in by the householders themselves and recorded the following information about each household member:

Name / Age / Occupation / Relationship to head of household / Date of marriage(s) / Ability to read/write / Townland / Parish / Barony

Unusually the 1841 census also recorded:

  • Family members living elsewhere including location
  • Deceased family members (since 1831) including cause of death

Absent family members and visitors are both often shown in the transcript as having a different place of residence.

The 1841 Census was also used to determine age when the old age pension was introduced in 1909.

censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/claregalway (The Old Age Pensions Act 1908)

Source www.findmypast.ie

 

 

 

Claregalway Parish in the Barony of Clare, Co. Galway

General Table – Summary

1841 By. Clare Cg Parish Pg1

1841 By. Clare Cg Parish Pg2

 

Click on census to be brought to books.google.ie

Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 24. General Table. Page 1 of 2

 

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Claregalway Parish in the Barony of Dunkellin, Co. Galway

General Table – Summary

1841 By. Dunkellin Cg Parish Pg1

1841 By. Dunkellin Cg Parish Pg2

 

Click on census to be brought to books.google.ie

Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 24. General Table. Page 1 of 2

 

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Additional Research and Sources…

http://www.histpop.org.uk/Clare/Claregalway (Page 1 of 2)

http://www.histpop.org.uk/Dukellin/Claregalway (Page 1 of 2)

This page was added on 28/01/2017.

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