Saturday, January 16, 2010

1821 Census of Ireland

In 1821, a census of the 600 residents of Derryhale, Parish of Kilmore, Co. Armagh, Barony of O'Neilland West was completed. The only Morrison's identified in that census was the family shown above. There is a chance that the James, aged 15, is the father of Thomas Morrison {1841-1919}. Additionally, William and Marey Morrison, both 46 and born in 1775, would be the grandparents of Thomas and my great, great, great grandparents.

The 1861, 1871. 1881 and 181 Census of Ireland were destroyed by the British government during World War One so the paper could be used as pulp. Most of the 1831 and 1841 census returns were destroyed in a fire at the Dublin Courthouse in

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