Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dwyers in the 1911 Census

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Believed to be Bridget and Andrew Dwyer seated
Three of the Dwyer sons standing, one of whom could be Ned
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Residents of house number 4 in Ballyoughna (Ballygarrett, Wexford)

Dwyer, Andrew
Aged 71
Male
Head of Family
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmer
Cannot read or write

Dwyer, Anne
Aged 73
Female
Wife
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmers Wife
Can read and write
Married for 40 years
5 children born - 3 survived

Dwyer, Elizabeth
Aged 35
Female
Daughter
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmers Daughter
Can read and write
Single

Dwyer, Edward
Aged 34
Male
Son
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Agricultural Labourer
Read and write
Single

Dwyer, Andrew
Aged 32
Male
Son
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Road Contractor
Can read and write
Single

The above record shows Andrew and Anne Dwyer with their three grown up children living at Ballyoughna. The presence of the two older children, Liz and Edward backs up the story (see post below) that Liz and Edward lived as bachelar and spinster all of their lives with Liz hiding Edward's shoes on his wedding day in order to prevent him from leaving the family home.

Andrew Dwyer junior is my wife, Theresa's grandfather. It is interesting to contemplate that from this small family unit, only Andrew married (Bridget Mellon) and they went on to parent 7 children who produced 29 grand children. A small family turning into a dynasty in just one two generations.

Bridget Mellon in 1911

Bridget Mellon is also to be found in the 1911 Census, though living alone at house number 11 in Glascarrig, South (Ballygarrett, Wexford)


Bridget Mellon is 27 years old.
Female.
Head of Family
Roman Catholic
Born in Wexford
A dressmaker
She can read and write
Single

In supplementary pages of the Census, Bridget's landlady is Margaret Smyth of number house 12.





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