Census of Ireland for the Year 1851

Summary for Townlands of Claregalway Only

Various Sources

 

Census of Ireland 1851

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 1851 census was taken on 30 March 1851 and filled out by the householders themselves. It survives for parts of County Antrim only.

census.nationalarchives.ie/search

The 1851 recorded the following information about each household member:

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

The 1851 census also recorded:

  • Family members living elsewhere including location
  • Visitors to the house at the time of the census including where they were from
  • Deceased family members (since 1841) including cause of death

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

The 1851 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: findmypast.ie

 

Census of Ireland of 1851 – Claregalway Parish

General Table – Summary

Claregalway Parish in the Barony of Clare, Co. Galway

1851 By. Clare. Cg Parish Townlands

 

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Abstract of Answers and Returns, 1851, Page 1 of 1

 

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Claregalway Parish in the Barony of Dunkellin, Co. Galway

1851 By. Dunkellin Cg Parish Townlands

 

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Abstract of Answers and Returns, 1851, Page 1 of 2

 

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