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Irish 1850 Roscommon Census - Thomas Collins, and wife Catherine(nee Mullany)

Irish 1850 Roscommon Census - Thomas Collins, and wife Catherine(nee Mullany)

Posted: 22 Dec 2005 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Apr 2006 7:48PM GMT
Surnames: Collins
I am trying to find details on Thomas Collins, his wife Catherine(nee Mullany) who were married and lived in Killucan,and Ballinameen, Roscommon Ireland.
Their son also named Thomas moved to Durham in England.

Re: Irish 1850 Census

Posted: 23 Dec 2005 10:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
The 1851 Census for Ireland was destroyed in the four courts fire in Dublin in 1922.

Some transcriptions remain (these were taken for proof for claims for the old age pension).

See http://www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/guide/cen1.html

The oldest Census for Ireland surviving intact was taken in 1901.

Re: Irish 1850 Census

Posted: 24 Dec 2005 1:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: elizabeth
I was told the Irish Census for 1851 was destroyed in a fire but I am with genes reunited and they said the records were in Dublin. They said although some record were destroyed most of the information is still there in Dublin, they said it was a myth!

Re: Irish 1850 Census

Posted: 25 Dec 2005 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Quote from the National Archives of Ireland web site:

No manuscript returns survive for 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891. There are some returns for 1821, 1831, 1841 and 1851 covering parts of counties Antrim, Cavan, Cork, Fermanagh, Galway, King's Co. (Offaly), Londonderry (Derry), Meath and Waterford, and there is a list of names of heads of household in the returns of 1851 for Belfast City and Dublin City (see the list of 19th century census returns in the Reading Room or consult The 1851 Dublin City Census, Chart's Index of Heads of Household CD-ROM compiled and edited by Seán Magee, Eneclann, 2001).

There are also census search forms for each county giving the results of searches made in the returns of 1841 and 1851 for pension purposes (see the separate list for each county available in the Reading Room), and some other copies made from the returns of 1821-1851 (see the list of 19th century census returns - miscellaneous copies and certified copies available in the Reading Room).

See http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/censusrtns.html for the full page.

You may be lucky, it must be worth a try.

Re: Irish 1850 Census

Posted: 25 Dec 2005 1:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your help regarding the above census.
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