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1901 Census of Population of County Clare
The 1901 Census of Ireland is the earliest complete
census to survive which gives details on individuals. These details
are Christian name and surname, relationship to the head of the family,
religion, ability to read and write, age, sex, occupation, marital status,
county of birth, ability to speak Irish and English and whether a person
is deaf, dumb, idiot or lunatic. A form (Form
A) was filled in for each household and these were collected and arranged
by townland, and then by District Electoral Division (DED). Each DED
has a number, beginning with Abbey DED (no. 1) and ending with Tulla
DED (no. 154). Townlands within the DEDs are also numbered as they occur,
thus the third townland within Abbey DED - Ballyvelaghan - is no. 1/3.
Where a townland is recorded as having no occupants, the term 'Nil'
is written after the townland name under the DED list of townlands.
If you do not know which DED a townland is in, check the
Geographical Arrangement The DEDs are arranged by Poor Law Union in alphabetical order as follows:
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