Sunday, 28 August 2011

Dwyer family in the 1901 Census

The record below lists the Dwyer family of Balloughna, Wexford in the 1901 Irish Census. Andrew and Ann Dwyer, the parents in this family, are the great grandparents of my wife Theresa. Their son Andrew was her grand father, he married Bridget Mellon who is listed in the post below this one.

I encountered a few problems trying to find this family initially as they were not coming up in the index under the name Dywer or even O'Dwyer. I therefore searched under their address from the 1911 Census, which was Ballyoughna and sure enough here they are at house 8 but their surname was misspelt Dwier.  


Residents of a house 8 in Ballyoughna (Ballygarrett, Wexford)
Barony of Gorey, Parish of Kiltrisk, Parliamentray divisionof north Wexford

Dwier Andrew
52
Male
Head of Family
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmer
Cannot read
- Married -

Dwier
Ann
54
Female
Wife
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Read only
- Married -

Dwier
Liza
25
Female
Daughter
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmers Daughter
Read and write
- Not Married -

Dwier
Edward
23
Male
Son
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmers Son
Read only
- Not Married -

Dwier
Andrew
20
Male
Son
Roman Catholic
Born Co Wexford
Farmers Son
Read and write
- Not Married -

Forms B1 and B2
House and Building Returns


On the house and building return the Dwier family at house number 8 has three rooms between 5 adults and has two outhouses. The walls of the house are made of perishable materials such as mud or wood, the roof is also made from perishable materials such as thatch or wood and the front of the house has four windows. These features give the house a rating of being a 2nd class house.

In Form B2 of the return, the Dwyer's 2 outhouses are listed as a fowl house and a piggery.

On the same form the neighbouring families are named in houses 1 - 14 at Ballyoughna. There are some names which are familiar to us from the notes which have been previously posted on this website, notes which were made from the memories of Theresa's mom Kitty Dwyer. These names include:

Fortune, Casey, Middleton, Jordan, Walker, Whyte, Carter, Lawler, Doyle and O'Connor.

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