Layout of the 1851 Census Remnants-Co.Antrim

Contains the remnants of the 1851 Census of Ireland for Co. Antrim as they appear on the microfilm at the FHC of the LDS

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Layout of the 1851 Census Remnants-Co.Antrim

Post by irishgen » 06 Aug 2004, 08:53

These messages now cover 4 pages so do not forget to click on Page 2 or 3 or 4 at the bottom or top of the page.

Each household is listed sequentially as in the actual census return.

Two or more families may be living in the same household.

Each household entry is divided into three parts:

1) Main Entry:
Persons living in the household on the date of the census;

2) Absent from Household:
Persons away from the household on 30th March 1851;

3) Dead:
Persons of the household who died between 6th June 1841 and 30th March 1851.

The following information is given for each part of the household entry:

1) Main Entry:
Name, age at last birthday, relationship to head of household, marital
status, year of marriage, occupation, place of birth, education, and
whether deaf, dumb or blind.

2) Absent from Household:
Name, age at last birthday, relationship to head of household,
occupation, residence on 30th March 1851-shown as so {England} or {Antrim}

3) Dead:
Name, age at death, relationship to head of household, occupation, cause
of death, quarter and year of death.


There is a wide variation in the spelling of surnames. Even within the
same household, you might notice up to three variations in spelling of the same surname. Some examples of variations are: "Doyle" and "Doil"; "Erwin" and "Irwin"; "McAlister", "McAllister",
McCallister"; "Wharry", "Wherry", and "Whirry". Thus, the reader should check alternate spellings, particularly phonetic
variations. This also apply to causes of death. Examples are: "Cough" and
"Coff"; "Pleurisy", "Plurisy", "Plorisy", etc.; and "Scarletina",
"Scarlateena", etc.

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