1841/1851 Census Search Forms - Fahan Lower Parish
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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.
Applicant Applicant Address Parents Townland Results Armour, Isabella Armour, Alexander & Rose Adaravan 1851 - found Alexander & Rose marr 1842, ch Nancy, 8, Thomas, 6, George, 4, Bella, 1 Baldrick, Mary Ann Baldrick, Thomas & Letitia Ardaravan 1851 - found Thomas & Letitia marr 1831, ch Eliza, 18, James, 14, George, 12, John, 10, Thomas, 9, Mary Anne, 4, Andrew dead, Letitia dead Barr Barr, Andrew & Mary Connaghkinnagoe 1841 - found Andrew and Mary with children Nellie 19, Mick 16, Owen 14, Andy 12, William 11, Daniel 10, Anne 7, Patrick 6, Fanny 4, & Neal 18mths Brennan, Alex Meenaward, Drumtries, Derry Brennan, Owen & Bridget Shandrim 1851 - found - no details recorded Callaghan, Michael Main St, Buncrana Callaghan, John & Rosey Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1851 - found John & Rose marr 1844. No return of son Michael Callaghan, Margaret McDaid Callaghan, Michael & Margaret Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1841 - found Michael & Margaret with children Patrick 7, Biddy 5, Margaret 2 Boyle, Mary Carr/Kerr, Charles & McMonigle, Mary Shandrim/Druminderry Not found. Children of family provided by applicant - Mary, Bridget, Susan, James Clements, Sarah Curley, Cambuslang, Scotland Clements, William & Mary Umrycam 1851 - found William & Mary marr 1839 with children Mary 7, Sally 5 Coyle, Mary Scanlan Coyle, Henry & Barr, Sally Foffanagh 1841 - found Henry 30 & Sally 28, marr 1837, with children James 3, Hugh 1 Coyle, Mary Scanlan Coyle, Henry & Barr, Sally Foffanagh 1851 - found Henry 40 & Sara 36 with children James 11, Hugh 9, Mary 7, Ellen 6, Catherine 5, Sally 3, Ann 1 Doherty, Betty Kearney, Trillick Doherty, Edward & Cassidy, Rebecca Trillick 1851 - found - no details recorded Doherty, Sarah Brown Doherty, Edward (Corny) & Rose Tullyarvan 1851 - not found. Did find Edward & Rose Doherty marr 1835, with children John 15, Ellen 13, Anne 11, Mary 7. Margaret 4, Rose 2. Dau Mary d 1843 aged 1 mth - wrong family Doherty, Mary Edinburgh, Scotland Doherty, Hugh & Mary Tullydush Lower 1851 - found Hugh & Mary marr 1825 with children Michael 20, Mary 13, Ellanor 8. Edward 23 & Bridget 21 absent. No deaths Doherty, Kate McLaughlin, Ballintreave Doherty, Hugh & Sarah Ballynakeeloge 1851 - found Hugh & Sarah marr 1826 - no dau Kate Doherty, Daniel Doherty, James & Margaret Meenagory 1841 - found James 50 & Catherine ?, marr 1821, with children Michael 11, Mary 6. Sons John 19, Denis 17, James 15 & George 13 absent Doherty, Daniel Doherty, James & Margaret Meenagory 1851 - found James & Margaret 30. First wife Catherine d 1847. Children John 25, Denis 23, James 21 & George 20, Daniel 7, Catherine 6. Son Joseph d aged 1yr Doherty, James Bootle Doherty, James & O'Donnell, Ellen Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1851 - not found. Children of family provided by applicant - James, George, Letitia, Annie, Parick, Charles, Joseph, Catherine, William Doherty, Catherine Campbell, Bogside, Derry Doherty, James & Sally Tullydush Lower 1851 - found Charles Doherty 60 head, James & Sally marr 1844, grandchildren Charles 5, Daniel 7 mths, Margaret 3. Other children not in census Joseph, Ellen, Lizzie, Catherine Doherty family Fahan St, Derry Doherty, Owen & Ellen Druminderry 1851 - found Owen & Ellen marr 1837, with children John 10, Maggie 8, Michael 4, Patrick 1. Other children not on census Mary, Madge & Rose Doherty family Clonglash Doherty, Patrick & Nelly Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1851 - found Patrick & Ellen marr 1843 with children Ann 6, Mary 4, Kate 2. Other children's names provided but not in census - Hugh, Lizzie, Pat, Ellen Donaghy family Donaghy, Anthony & Hegarty, Nancy Umrycam 1851 - found John Donaghy 70 head, Nancy dau-in-law marr 1846, with grnadchildren Bridget 2, Margaret 2 Duffy, Sarah Jane Deeney, Ture Duffy, John & Coyle, Rose Tullydush Lower & Upper 1851 - not found. Children of family provided by applicant - James, Sarah Jane, John, George, Mary, Margaret, Denis (decd) Fullerton, Alex Duntason, Drumfries Fullerton, Alex & Sarah Shandrim 1851 - found - no details recorded Hegarty, Rosey Greenock, Scotland Hegarty, John & Ellen Druminderry 1851 - found John & Ellen Haggerty marr 1848. No dau Rosey Kelly, Cicely Kelly, Frank & Biddy Illies 1841 - found Frank & Biddy marr 1832, with children Cornelius 12, James 10, John 8, Biddy 6, Cicely 4, Susan 11 mths Kelly, Cicely Kelly, Frank & Biddy Illies 1851 - found Frank & Biddy with children James 21, John 14, Biddy 18, Cicely 11, Susan 12 Kidd, Thomas Kidd, Thomas & Gara, Catherine Ballynahone 1841 - found Thomas 34 & Catherine 35 marr 1833, with children John 5, William 2 Kidd, Thomas Kidd, Thomas & Gara, Catherine Ballynahone 1851 - found Thomas 42 & Catherine 43, with children William 11, Thomas 7, Henry 5, Eliza J 2 Loughrey, Mary Gibbin, Clonmany Loughrey, John & Doherty, Ellen Ballymacarry Upper & Lower 1851 not found. Information provided included name of grandmother, Mary Doherty Lynch, Edward Lynch George & Ellen Ballynarry 1841 - found George & Ellen with children Betty 15, Nancy 13, Hannah 11, James 9, Constnatine 5, Letty 3 Lynch, Edward Lynch George & Ellen Ballynarry 1851 - found George & Ellen with children Betty 22, Nancy 20, Hannah 18, James 17, Constantine 15, Letty 12, Edward 10 Lynch, Neal Shandrim Lynch, James & Sarah Shandrim 1851 - found - no details recorded Magee, Catherine Begley, 125 Long Bog, Derry Magee, Patrick & Porter, Letitia Ballymagan Upr & Lwr & Clonblosk 1851 - found Patrick & Letty marr 1831 with dau Catherine 8 yrs McAllion, Catheirne Shields, Clydebank, Scotland McAllion, Daniel & Bridget Ballymacarry/Tullyarvan Not found. Children of family provided by applicant - Edward, Stephen, Ellen, Patrick, Catherine, Bridget McCallion, John McCallion, Paddy & McGinley, Kate Umrycam 1851 - found grandparents James & Margaret McGinley marr 1821, with unmarried dau Catherine 25. No trace Patrick McCallion McCarron, Anne Lynch, Buncrana McCarron, John & McGonagle, Nancy Gransha 1851 - found John & Nancy McCarn marr 1829, dau Anne 2 yrs McColgan, Maggie McColgan, Patrick & ? Ballymacarry/Tullyarvan 1851 - found Patrick & Margaret marr 1847 with dau Margaret 2 yrs 8 mths McColgan, Maggie McColgan, Roger & ? Buncrana Town 1851 - found Fanny 48 widow marr 1831, with children Pat 15, Hannah 12, William 8. Husband Rodger 45 died 1850. No absentees McGhee, Michael Milburn St, Glasgow McDaid, Henry & McDaid, Margaret Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1851 - found - no details recorded McDevitt, Rose Ford, Underhill Ave, Brooklyn McDevitt, Michael & Bradley, Ellen Buncrana Town 1851 - not found. Children of family provided by applicant - James, Michael, Mary, Ellen, Sarah, Jane, Rose McLaughlin, Margaret McKean, Hamilton, Scotland McLaughlin, Bernard & Snee, Sarah Buncrana 1851 - found - no details recorded McLaughlin, Thomas McLaughlin, John & ? Bauville Keeloges And Clonglash 1851 - found John & Catherine marr 1830, with children Henry 17, Margaret 15, John 13, Edward 10, James 7, Hugh 5, Unney 1. No return of Thomas McLaughlin, Bernard Shandrim McLaughlin, Michael & Ann Shandrim/Kinnagoe 1851 - not found Shandrim? Found Kinnagoe - no details recorded McLaughlin, John Shandrum, Dumfries McLaughlin, Philip & Ellen Druminderry 1851 - found Phillip & Nelly marr 1839 with children Patrick 9, Mary 7, Philip 5, Grace 2. No son John Roddy, Patrick Lochwinnoch, Scotland Roddy, Michael & Morian?, Catherine Buncrana, Pound Lane 1851 - found Michael & Catherine Ruddy marr 1833, son Pat 5 yrs
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