CSO/RP/1821/36. File of papers relating to problems in County Cork with arrangements for 1821 census to be carried out, under terms of the population act. Includes printed letter from William Shaw Mason, secretary of Records Commission, Records Tower, Dublin Castle, to the magistrates of County Cork, concerning ill-preparedness of some of the baronies of County Cork to carry out the census. ‘It is, indeed, a matter of much regret and surprise, that the concerns of a County, the most extensive, populous and respectable in Ireland, should be so deficient in arrangement, as not to afford the means of carrying this measure into effect with equal ease as in all other places, and that, out of upwards of 200 resident and acting Magistrates, so very few indeed were to be found to undertake the duty entrusted to them by the Legislature, of selecting efficient Enumerators, and superintending their proceedings’, 1 May 1821.
Selected fragments from Lost Census of 1821, Parishes of Kilbrogan, Bandon, Murragh, Kinneigh, Townlands: West Bangour, Raheen, Lisaraurk, Farrabmareen.
1821 Census was taken over a period from 28 May 1821. destroyed in 1922 but survives for parts of the following counties: Cavan, Fermanagh, Galway, Offaly and Meath. The census recorded the following information on each member of the household: Name, Age, Occupation, Townland, Parish.
Caroline Walsh said:
It appears that you have several pages with regards to the 1821 census for the parishes of Kinneigh and Murragh, other than the ones featured. Is there any information with regard to the Moore family? My 3rd great grandfather Henry Moore lived in this time period and I have records showing his son William was involved in the Parish of Kinneigh in the 1860s.