In Ireland, the 1901 and 1911 census records include non-population information about the homes of our ancestors on the House and Building Return and the Out-Offices and Farm-Steadings Return.
|In 1911, the only first-class structures near the Murray home were this former police barracks and the post office building.|
In 1901, William Quinn was a landowner and lived in a private dwelling in Caheravoneen South, County Galway with his family; Bridget (his wife), John, Mary Anne, Margaret, William (my husband's grandfather - age 6), Peter, Celia, Bridget (Delia), and a servant Bridget Lyons.
The walls of the house were made of stone, brick, or concrete and the roof was made of a perishable material (probably thatch). There were 2, 3, or 4 rooms and two windows in the front making this a 3rd class house. Outbuildings included a stable, a cowhouse, and a piggery.
|This was the Fahy home in Caheravoneen South. In 1981, the owner, Michael Fahy, told us the Quinn home was next door until the Black and Tan burned the home in 1921.|
In 1911, Bridget Quinn was the head of the household and the landowner. She lived in the same home with five children; John, William, Peter, Celia, and Delia.
This same home was described as stone, brick, or concrete with a perishable material for a roof. This time, It was said there were three windows on the front and it was deemed a 2nd class house. There were four outbuildings; a stable, barn, cowhouse, and shed.
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Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn
FamilySearch Wiki." Non-Population Schedules Genealogy - FamilySearch Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Aug. 2018. <https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Non-Population_Schedule
Former Barracks at New Quay - Ballyvelaghan Townland cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Mac McCarron - geograph.org.uk/p/832541 Geograph Britain and Ireland. Web. 25 Aug. 2018. <https://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=832541>.
Residents of house 3 in Caherawoneen South (Cahermore, Galway). 1911. Web. 25 Aug. 2018. <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Galway/Cahermore/Caherawoneen_South/461634/>.
Residents of house 3 in Caheravoneen South (Cahermore, Galway). 1901. Web. 25 Aug. 2018. <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Galway/Cahermore/Caheravoneen_South/1384551/>.
Residents of house 28 in Ballyvelaghan (Abbey, Clare). 1901. Web. 25 Aug. 2018. <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Clare/Abbey/Ballyvelaghan/1066704/>.
Residents of a house 21 in Ballyvelaghan (Abbey, Clare). 1911. Web. 25 Aug. 2018. <http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Clare/Abbey/Ballyvelehan/350534/>.