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1841/1851 Census Search Forms - Killybegs Lower 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

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Applicant Applicant Details Parents/Family Townland Census Results
Boyle, Mary Mrs Mary Gildea, Liskeraghan Boyle, James & Shovlin, Rose Mogumna 1851 found - no details recorded
Boyle, Edward   Boyle, William & Sweeney, Ellen Ardara Town 1851 found William & Ellen Boyle married 1833, children Mary 14, Anne 12, John 7, Edward 2Ĺ, Philip 10. Owen 2 yrs dead. Neil not found
Brennan Family Mary Brennan, Upper Kilraine Brennan, Patrick & Rose Kilrean Upper 1841 census - Patrick & Rose Brennan, married 1803, ch Daniel 27, Patt 24, Jane 20. Grace Murray 3 yrs. No deaths/absentees
Brennan Family Mary Brennan, Upper Kilraine Brennan, Patrick & Rose Kilrean Upper 1851 census - Patrick & Rose Brennan, married 1849, dau Margaret 9 mths. Ch bn aft 1851 - Rose, Francis, Patrick, Mary, Ellen, Connell
Breslin, Mary   Breslin, Teague & Gallagher, Hannag/Nora Glengesh 1851 found - no details recorded
Gallagher, John   Gallagher, Patrick & Heena, Bridget Glengesh Not found
Gavigan, Mary Mrs Mary Breslin Gavigan, James & McGill, Madge Clonconwal 1851 parents married 1831, son Frank 12
Gillespie, Mary Mrs O'Hare, 74 Clydesdale Bld, Massend, Lanarkshire Gillespie, John & Boyle, Rose Ardara Not found
Herron, Patrick Glencogh Herron, Con & Mary Snugborough Not found
Keeney, Patrick Castledoherty Keeney, John & Sharp/Gearns, Mary Casheldogherty 1851 found John and Mary Keeney, married 1851 - no children recorded
Keeney, John   Keeney, Owen & Margaret Carrickatlieve/Meenagolan Not found - ch of family provided by applicant - John, Sarah, Ellen, Susan, Charles, Pat, Thomas, Neal.
Kelly, Mary Glenties Kelly, James & Hannah Ardara 1841 James 30, wife Hanagh 29, married 1832, ch Kitty 8, Byrne 4, Thomas 1
Kelly, Mary Glenties Kelly, James & Hannah Ardara 1851 Hanah Kelly 40, married 1833, ch Catherine 17, Barney 14, Thomas 11, Mary 9, Anthony 7. Patrick Kelly brother-in-law. James Kelly died 1845
Kennedy, Sarah   Kennedy, Frank & Anne Kilrean Upper 1841 census - found - applicant not on return
Kennedy, Sarah   Kennedy, Frank & Anne Kilrean Upper 1851 census - found Sally 7 yrs
Maguire, Annie Mrs Patk Shovlin, Doohill Maguire, Condy & Bridget Clonconwal Parents found, married 1833, no dau Annie
McLaughlin, Matilda?   McBride, John & White, Isabella Ardara Not found
McGill, Ellen Mrs Ellen Breslin, Scaddman McGill, Charles & Gallagher, Nellie/Ellen Glengesh 1851 found Charles & Nelly, married 1839. No return of Ellen or Nelly
McHugh, Neil Doohill South McHugh, Condy & Bradden, Mary Doochill South 1851 found parents married 1846. Son Neal 3 yrs
McHugh, Susan Doohill South McHugh, Condy & Bradden, Mary Doochill South 1851 found parents married 1846. Dau Susan 5 mths
McMonagle, John Roxborogh McMonagle, Patrick & Mary Crocknagapple 1851 found Patrick & Mary McMonigle, married 1851 - no children
McNelis, Anne Mrs Anne Gallagher, Beagh McNelis, William & Gildea, Anne Drumnacross Not found
Sheerin, Margaret Mrs Margaret Boyce, Ardara Sheerin, Thomas & Gallagher, Ellen Doochill North 1851 found - no details recorded
         
 
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