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1841/1851 Census Search Forms - Conwal Parish, Co Donegal

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The first weekly payment under the Old Age Pension Act (1908) was made at all the post offices in Ireland on New Yearís Day 1909. The five shillings pension (ten shillings per couple) was granted to all citizens who could prove that they were seventy years of age. As Civil Registration did not begin until 1864, birth certificates were not available for those born before that date.Where baptismal records could not be found, the government found it necessary to establish a personís age by allowing the census returns of 1841 and 1851 to be searched (these national census returns were subsequently destroyed by accidental fire in 1922). Applicants provided the information by letter, and where there were sufficient details, a search was carried out. When the family was found, and the applicant identified as a child of the family, a certified copy of the return was provided on payment of two shillings

 

The information in the Census Search Forms is given here

 

Also see additional returns below the table

 

Applicant

Application Date

Family

Townland

Results

         

Boran, Daniel

1920, 4 Dec

Boran, Michael and Mary

Kirkneedy

Boran not found. 1851 found Michael & Margaret Boner married 1835, son daniel 3 months

Boran/Borne, Michael

1915, 16 Dec

Borne, Michael and Peggy

Kirkneedy

1851 found Mchael 40, and Margaret 30, Boner married 1835. Children Ellen2, Daniel 3 mths, Michael 5. Daniel 70 father died 1844, Margaret 84 mother died 1850, Biddy 30 sister died 1848

Ward, Denis

1920, 17 Aug

Callaghan, Michael and Mary (Grandparents)

Kirkstown

1851 found Michael and Mary Callaghan. No trace Denis Ward

Carberry, John

1920, 23 Sep

Carberry, Condy and Grace

Letterkenny

Not found

Carberry, John

1917, 31 Mar

Carberry, John and Mary

Drumenan

1851 found John and Mary Carbary married 1848, with children Rose 13, Margaret 10, Patrick 8, Catherine 6, Mary 2. No trace John

Carbery, Anne

1916, 23 Oct

Carbery, Dominick and Nabla

Killymasney

Not found

Carbry, John

1920, 24 Feb

Carbry, John and Mary

Drumenan

1851 found John and Mary Carbary married 1848. No trace John

Crossan, Mary

1921, 31 Aug

Crossan, William and Mary

Lisnenan

Not found

Curran, Barny

1916, 23 Oct

Curran, Ferigal and Sally

Kirkneedy

1851 found Daniel Devine 60 head widower with grandson Bryne Curren 12. Another household Bryne & Sally Curren married 1811, Bryne 18, Richard 16

Curran, John

1920, 7 Oct

Curran, John and Mary

Carrickalangan

1851 found. John & Mary married 1845, children Catherine 3, James 2, Michael 6mths

Devine, Hugh

1920, 20 Oct

Devine, Charles and McCafferty, Margaret

Kirkneedy

1851 found Edward McCafferty 50 head, Margery Divine 18 daughter married 1850. No return Hugh or his father

Devine, Edward

1922, 16 Feb

Devine, Daniel and Margy

Kirkneedy

Not found

Devine, Patrick

1921, 23 Nov

Devine, John and Hannah

Kirkneedy

1851 found, married 1836 no son Patrick

Divers, Henry - Edinburgh

1922, 2 Jan

Divers, Patrick and McMunagall, Mary

Milltown

1851 found married 1837, children Catherine, Peter, Henry, Susan, Patrick 5 yrs, Mary Jane - other children James and Margaret

Doherty, Ellen

1920, 18 Sep

Doherty, Charles and Bridget

Fahykeen

1851 found Charles and Bridget Dougherty married 1842. No trace Ellen

Doherty, Neil

1920, 18 Sep

Doherty, James and Margery

Breenagh

1851 found - no details recorded

Doherty, Rose - Dooen

1916, 1 Nov

Doherty, James and Rose

Letterkenny

1851 found James and Rose married 1841, with children Susan 7, Michael 4, Francis 3 mths. No trace Rose

Doherty, Daniel

1921, 10 Aug

Doherty, John and Mary

Kirkneedy

1851 found Owen & Mary Doherty married 1843 or 45. No son Daniel

Doherty, Fanny - Frize, Cruckraw, Churchill

1922, 10 Jan

Doherty, Neal and O'Donnell, Bridget

Kilpheak

1851 found Neal and Bridget married 1832. No trace Fanny

Doherty, Madge

1920, 20 Nov

Doherty, Patrick and Doherty, Cassie

Kirkneedy

1851 found Patrick & Catherine Doherty married 1849. No return of Madge

Doherty, Daniel

1917, 24 Jan

Doherty, William and Unity

Derrora

1851 found - no details recorded

Doran, Hugh

1917, 28 Feb

Doran, Daniel and McGowan, Margaret

Ballyboe

Not found

Friel, Mick

1921, 28 Apr

Friel, Henry and Diver, Rose

Kilpheak

Not found

Gallagher, Margaret - Craghy, Breenagh PO

1921, 6 Jul

Gallagher, James and Grace

Craghy

1851 found James and Gracey Gallagher married 1837, with children Hugh 13, James 11, John 9, Denis 7. Columb 2. No return Margaret and Francis

Gallagher, Grace

1917, 24 Jan

Gallagher, Patrick and Bridget

Altadush

1851 found married 1837. No daughter Grace

Gallagher, Mary

1916, 15 May

Gallagher, Patrick and Bridget

Altadush

1851 found - no details recorded

Gallagher, John

1916, 26 Sep

Gallagher, William and Jane

Kirkneedy

1851 found - no details recorded

Glackin, Charles & Betty (Leich)

 

Glackin, James and Martha

Letterleague

1851 found James and Martha married 1842, with children Charles 7, Betty 5, Martha 2

Harkin, Catherine - 143 Bishop St, Londonderry

1921, 11 Aug

Harkin, John and Doherty, Mary

Dromore

Not found

Harkin, Bridget

1920, 22 Jun

Harkin, Phillip and Mary

Drumenan

1851 found Phillip and Mary Harkin married 1834?. No trace Bridget

Houston, Catherine

 

Irwin (Irvine), William & Williamson, Mary

Ballyraine, Conwal

Not found. Details in app - Head may have been gfather William Irwin & wife Hannah (nee McCana). William Irwin/Irvine 2nd wife Margaret Mortimer (nee Ewing). Head prob Thomas Ewing, bro of 2nd wife

Kelly, Patrick

1921, 5 Dec

Kelly, Edward and Catherine

Kilpheak

1851 found Edward and Catherine married 1838. No trace Patrick

Kelly, Robert

1921, 17 Dec

Kelly, Edward and Catherine

Kilpheak

1851 found - no details recorded

Kelly, Edward

1921, 10 Sep

Kelly, Edward and Ellen

Kilpheak

1851 found Edward and Eleanor Kelly married 1836. No trace Edward

Kelly, Mary

1921, 1 Oct

Kelly, Edward and Ellen

Kilpheak

1851 found Edward and Eleanor Kelly married 1836. Dau Mary 9 months

Kelly, Mary

1920, 21 Aug

Kelly, Edward and Madge

Carrickalangan

1851 found. Ned & Magey married 1836, child Mary 1 month

Kelly, Patrick - Tullynascreen

1917, 24 Jan

Kelly, John and McCay, Mary

Tullanascreen

1851 found - no details recorded

Kennedy, Fanny

1921, 20 Sep

Kennedy, George and Mary Anne

Letterkenny

1851 found George and Mary A Kennedy married 1846 with children Isabella 5, William 3. No trace children Fanny, John, Samuel, Mary, Eliza Jane, Rebecca Matilda, Daniel

McAuley, Julia - SBH Edinburgh

1920, 25 May

McAulay, Neil and Carlin, Mary

Cashelreagh

Not found

McCafferty, Catherine - Greenock

1916, 6 Dec

McCafferty, Henry and McCafferty, Betty (Gfather Neal McCafferty)

Knocknamona

1851 found Catherine5, Giles 3. No trace children Henry, John, Julia, Helen, Lizzie

McCay, John - Scribly

1916, 30 Sep

McCay, William and McCauley, Margaret

Tullygay

1851 found - no details recorded

McConologue, Isabella

1916, 3 Jun

McConologue, John and Julia (Giles)

Doon Glebe

1851 found John and Giles McConnellogue married 1838, with children Bridget 11, Mary 6, Anne 3, Isabella 1. James 3 d 1844, Anna Bella 1 mth d 1845

McCormick, Peter - Glenkeeragh

1917, 5 May

McCormick, Anthony and ?

Glenkeeragh

Not found

McCormick, Peter - Dooen

1917, 5 Mar

McCormick, Anthony and Mary

Doon Glebe

Not found

Tollan, John - Edinburgh

1917, 11 Apr

McCreanor, Eleanor

Lisnenan

1851 found Nelly McGarvey 81, Midwife, Eleanor McCreanor 28 visitor, Mary McCreanor 26 visitor, John Toland 6 visitor

McCue, Mary - Mrs Coyle, Glasgow

1917, 22 Feb

McCue, William and Gallagher, Mary

Carnatreantagh

1851 found. Children Charles 19, Daniel 14, Teague 10, Mary 7. Bridget not found

McDaid, Giley/Cecilia

1916, 2 Nov

McDaid, Andy and Rose

Carrick

1851 found, married 1839. Children Andy 11, Henry 1, Letty 5, Jiley 3. Philip and Henry dead. Later child Connell

McDaid, Hannah - Rashedog

1917, 2 Jan

McDaid, Cahal (Charles) and McGinley, Margaret (Peggy)

Doon Glebe

1851 found Charles McDevitt 40, head, Margaret 35, wife, married 1848, with dau Hannah 2

McDaid, Mary - 4 Townsend St, Londonderry

1915, 25 Feb

McDaid, Cahal (Charles) and McGinley, Margaret (Peggy)

Doon Glebe

As above. No trace Mary

McDaid, Mary

1915

McDaid, Charles and Margaret, ch Hannah and Mary

Doon Glebe

1851 found. Hannah 2 yrs

McDaid, James

1917, 23 Oct

McDaid, Charles and Rose

Carrick

1851 found - no details recorded

McDaid, John - Tullyannon, Churchtown, Derry

1921, 8 Jun

McDaid, Edward - 1st wife Harkin, Sarah, 2nd wife Quinn, Rose

Ballynakilly

1851 found, Edward McDaid 60 head married 1834, Sally 22 wife. No children recorded. Application states should be children Mary, Edward, Catherine, John

McDaid/McDevitt, Nelly

1916, 2 Feb

McDaid/McDevitt, Paddy and McFadden, Nora

Meencargagh

1851 found - no details recorded

McDevitt, John

1920, 22 Mar

McDevitt, Columb and McMenamin, Anne

Meenacung

Not found

McFadden, Norah & Pater

1916, 15 Mar

McFadden, James and Doherty, Bridget

Craghy

1851 found James McFarthing 45 yrs, head, Bridget Dogherty 36 yrs, wife, married 1837, with children Edward 14, James 12, Margret 7, Rosey 5, Bridget 3, Ann 3mths. Anthony 4yrs d 1843. No return Norah or Peter

McFadden, Edward - Edinburgh

1920, 16 Feb

McFadden, Manus and Keelan, Mary

Carnatreantagh

1851 found, Mary McFaudene 40 head widow married 1828, children Barny 18, Edward 7. James 22 and William 15 absent

McFadden, Catherine - McGarvey, Derryreel

1917, 13 Aug

McFadden, Patrick and Hannah

Roshin

Not found

McFadden, Elizabeth

1917, 1 Feb

McFadden, Richard and Mary

Ards Big

1851 found, married 1844. No daughter Elizabeth

McGinley, Ellen

1921, 16 Feb

McGinley, Barney and Brown, Kate

Altinierin

1851 found, Bryan & Kate McKindly married 1851. No return of Ellen

McGlynn, Mary - Boyle

 

McGlynn, Patrick and Catherine

Church Lane, Letterkenny

1851 found Patrick and Catherine married 1826, with children Julia 23, Patrick 25, Edward 18, Hugh 17, Catherine 16, Jane 14, Joan 14, Biddy 12, Annie 10, Mary 8, Susie 4, Biddy 3. Barney (13 in 1841) not listed

McGrenra, Bridget - Doherty, Ruskey, Mcunningham

1916, 14 Apr

McGrenra, Nelis and Anne

Stackarnagh

1851 found Noher and Susan McGrenra married 1847, with children Bridget 3, Pat 15mths

McIlhinney, Mary

 

McIlhinney, Andrew and Annie, ch Andrew, Patrick, Mary

Breenagh

1851 found - no details recorded

McLaughlin, Catherine - Whitehill

1917, 26 Feb

McLaughlin, Patrick and McDaid, Rose

Whitehill

Not found

McMenamin, Hugh

1915, 14 Dec

McMenamin, Daniel and Ellen

Letterleague

1851 found - no details recorded

McMenamin, John

1921, 3 Nov

McMenamin, James and Anne

Carrickalangan

1851 found. James & Nancy married 1849. No son John

McMonagle, James

1920, 2 Sep

McMonagle, Bryan and Anne

Derrora

1851 found Bryan and Anne McMoagle married 1845. No return of James

McMonagle, Fanny

1916, 29 Jul

McMonagle, Charles and Fanny

Stackarnagh

1851 found - no details recorded

McMonagle, Denis - Stackarnagh

1920, 28 Feb

McMonagle, Hugh and Curran, Ellen

Stackarnagh

1851 found, married 1852 (sic), no children

McNulty, Catherine

1920 16 Mar

McNulty, John and Jane

Gortnavern

1851 found Henry and Jane McNulty married 1829 with children Elizabeth 19, Robert 16, William 11, Rebeka 9, John 6, Kathrine 5 mths

Molloy, Patrick - Townhead, Glasgow

1921, 6 Jun

Molloy, John and Gallagher, Mary

Letterleague

1851 found - no details recorded

Mullen, Hannah - Mrs McGrory, Calton, Glasgow

1920, 6 Apr

Mullen, James and Timoney, Margaret

Rareagh

1851 found James & Margaret Mullen married 1851 - no children

Neely, George

1916, 16 Nov

Neely, Daniel and Baxter, Nancy

Boheolan

1851 found - no details recorded

O'Donnell, William

1922, 13 Apr

O'Donnell, Manus and Mary

Kirkneedy

Not found

O'Donnell, Manus - 77 W Main St, Darvel, Ayrshire

1917, 23 Feb

O'Donnell, Manus and Sarah

Dromore

1851 found Manus and Sarah O'Donnell married 1838 with children Patrick 12, Ann 10, Hannah 8. Dau Mary dead. No trace Manus

O'Donnell, Mary

1921, 17 Sep

O'Donnell, William and Anne

Kirkneedy

1851 found Manus O'Donnell 70 yrs head, William 40 yrs son, not married

Parke, James

 

Parke, James and Doherty, Kate

Ballymacool

1851 found. Children Nancy 15, William 11, Barney 9, Bridget 7, Mary 5, James 1. John not found.

Pyne, Mary - SBofH

1920, 9 Sep

Pyne, Thomas and Goben, Margaret

Drumenan

1851 found Michael Pyne 50 head, Catherine 50 wife, Thomas 20 son married 1850 to Margaret 24, and their son Michael 4mths. No trace Mary

Robinson, Elizabeth Jane

1916, 15 Dec

Robinson, King and Gourley, Eliza

Ballyraine, Conwal

1851 found. Children John, Rebecca, Fanny, Martha

Russell, James

1917, 18 Aug

Russell, John and Peoples, Margaret

Race End

1841 found - no details recorded

Sweeney, William

1920, 9 Jun

Sweeney, David and ?

Ballyboe

Not found

Sweeney, William - Edinburgh

1920, 22 Oct

Sweeney, David and Cassidy, Mary

Letterkenny

Not found

Toner, Patrick

 

Toner, Charles and Mary

Ballygallan

Not found

Toner, Nelly - Mrs Nelly/Ellen Gallagher, Drumanagh

1920, 8 Oct

Toner, Peter and Nancy

Crossoges

1851 found Peter and Ann Toner married 1841. No return Nelly (or Ellen)

Tonner, Nancy - Mrs Borane, Rareagh

1917, 12 Jul

Tonner, Barlty and Bridget

Tullyhonour

1851 found - no details recorded

Torrens, Anne Jane - Mrs Wm Wallace, Grawkey

1917, 15 Feb

Torrens, James and Bovaird, Mary

Treanbeg

1851 found James and Mary Torrents married 1837, with dau Anne 5

Ward, Denis

1920, 1 Jul

Ward, Denis and Sarah

Letterkenny

Not found

Ward, Catherine

1916, 12 Sep

Ward, James and Mary

Letterkenny

Not found 1841

Ward, Catherine

1916, 21 Sep

Ward, James and Mary

Letterkenny Town

1851 found James and Mary Ward married 1844, with children Joseph 6, Charles 4, John 3, James 9 mths. No trace Catherine

Ward, Peter - Drimaboden, Kilmacrenan

1921, 16 Jul

Ward, John and Rose

Carrickyscanlan

1851 found John and Rose McAward married 1850 - no children recorded

Ward family

1916, 18 Mar

Ward, Maurice and Celia

Meenatinny

1851 found Mary Gallagher 80 Head Widow married 1800, Seragh Gallagher 27 dau not married, Giley McAward 24 dau married 1839, Murrish McAward 23? Son-in-law, Mary McAward 1 Gdau, Marget McAward 2 wks Gdau

Wilson, John - Oldtown

1916, 18 Oct

Wilson, Robert and Patterson, Betty

Letterkenny Town

1851 found Robert and Elizabeth Wilson married 1839, with daughters MJ 10, CA 2. Children William and Eliza dead

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sometimes, when a family is not located in the census, the details of similar family groups in the same townland were recorded on the census search forms. These are what I found in addition to those above :
1841 Census
 
Letterkenny Town
 
Sheet 1
James McAward 40
Jane McAward 42 married 1809
Catherine 10
Eliza 7
James died 1835
James Died 1837
 
Sheet 259
James and Sally Ward married 1814
Bernard 20
Kitty 18
Philip 17
John 12
Mary Ann 8
 
1851 Census
 
Cashelreagh
Sheet 6
Michael & Mary McCauly married 1846
Children :
Mary 2 yrs
Patrick 1 yr
No deaths or absentees
 
Sheet 2
Charles Kennedy 45 yrs, head of Family
Sheet 4
Patrick Kennedy 33 yrs, head of Family
Sheet 8
William Kennedy 52 yrs, head of Family
 
Kilpheak
Sheet 13
Bryan Dever 58 yrs, head of Family
Sheet 14
Denis Kennedy 39, head of Family
 
Procklis
Sheet 21
Cormick Diver 60, Head of Family
Bryan Kennedy 60, Head of Family
 
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