1841/1851 Census Search Forms - Fahan Upper 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's Adds Parents Names Townland Results Coyle, Jane Coyle, Henry & Mary Gortnaskea 1841 found Henry & Mary with children Anne 6, Neal 4, Patrick 2, James 1. Coyle, Jane Coyle, Henry & Mary Gortnaskea 1851 found Henry & Mary with children Anne 16, Neal 15, Patrick 11, Jane 9, Henry 7, Mary 5, Catherine 3, Elizabeth 1. Son James 1 d 1841 Deeney, Michael 240 Main St, Glasgow Deeney, Michael & Doherty, Mary Birdstown Demesne Not found. Accoring to the applicant, the children of the family were Margaret, Roseanne, Kate, John, Charles, Edward, Michael Deeney, Michael Deeney, Michael & Doherty, Mary Garvary 1851 found Michael Deeney 32 head marr 1835 & 1839, Mary 31 wife marr 1839, children Nancy 13, Margaret 7, Roseann 6, Michael 5, John 3, Catherine 1 Grant/Garnny, John Granny, James & Catherine Gortnaskea 1841 found James & Catherine Grany with children Bridget 18, James 17, Mary 15, Charles 13, William 11, Catherine 10, Roseanne 9, Ellen 5 Grant/Garnny, John Granny, James & Catherine Gortnaskea 1851 found Catherine Granney with children Bridget 24, James 22, Mary 20, William 16, Catherine 14, Roseanne 12, Ellen 16, John 8. Husb James d 1844 Kidd, Thomas Kidd, Thomas & Gara, Catherine Ballynahone 1841 found Thomas 34 head marr 1833, Catherine 35 wife, children John 5, William 2 Kidd, Thomas Kidd, Thomas & Gara, Catherine Ballynahone 1851 found Thomas 42 head marr 1833, Catherine 43 wife, William 11, Thomas 7, Mary 5, Eliza J 2 McLaughlin, Thomas Londonderry McLaughlin, Patrick & Doherty, Sarah Castlequarter 1851 found Patrick & Sally marr 1843. No return of son Thomas Millar, Matilda Millar, Joseph & McLucas, Catherine Craigtown 1851 found - no details recorded Mooney, Margaret Drumadooey Mooney, Hugh & Deeney, Mary Drumadooey 1851 found Hugh & Mary marr 1845, dau Margaret 6 mths. According to applicant there were 10 children in family Roddy, James Roddy, John & Mary Crislaghkeel 1841 found John 70 head, Mary 60 wife, Pat son marr 1827, Mary dau-in-law, grandchildren Margery 11, William 9, Margaret 7, John 6, Patrick 3 Roddy, James Roddy, John & Mary Crislaghkeel 1851 found Pat Ruddy 45 head, Mary 40 wife, children Margery 20, William 18, Margaret 16, John 15, Patrick 13, Charles 10, Hugh 3, James 3 Todd, Jane Todd, James & Kirk, Jane Figary 1851 found - no details recorded Whyte, Catherine Eliza McKeown, Coleraine Whyte, Adam Garvary 1851 not found. Poss Lisfannan Upper, Burt. Notes recorded about Carnashannagh School, Master George Campbell, to check if brothers James, John, Tom, Sam were at school there. Adam White in 1857 GV in Garvary
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