1901 Census Drumaboden, Kilmacrenan, Co Donegal


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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
1 Campbell Lizzie Head Pres RW 27 Farmer Widow Donegal  
  Campbell William J Son Pres Can't read 4 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Campbell Eliza J Dau Pres Can't read 3mths Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Smyth Thomas Brother Pres RW 21 Farm Labourer Single Donegal  
  Morrison Daniel Servant RC Can't read 25 Farm Labourer Single Donegal  
2 Grames Samuel Head Pres Can't read 60 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Grames Jane Wife Pres Only reads 50   Married Donegal  
3 Doherty Charles Head RC Only reads 50 Farmer Single Donegal IE
  Gallagher Margaret Servant RC Can't read 35 Housekeeper Single Donegal IE
4 Morrison James Head RC Can't read 40 Farm Labourer Single Donegal  
  Morrison William J Brother RC Can't read 39 Farm Labourer Single Donegal  
  Morrison John Brother RC Can't read 38 Farm Labourer Single Donegal  
  Morrison Mary Anne Sister RC RW 35 Housekeeper Single Donegal  
  Morrison Kate Sister RC Can't read 7 Asst Housekeeper Single Donegal  
  Peter Ward and Anne Doherty Household          
5 Ward Peter Head RC RW 40 Farmer Widower Donegal  
  Ward John Son RC Can't read 15 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Ward Mary Dau RC Can't read 12 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Ward Annie Dau RC Can't read 10 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Ward Denis Son RC Can't read 7 Farmer's son Single Donegal  


Peter Ward, Carrickyscanlan, son of John Ward and Rose McGrenra, married Anne Doherty, Fahykeen, dau of Charles Doherty and

Bridget Harkin, 10 Feb 1884 in Glenswilly. Witnesses Cornelius & Mary McGrenra, Cabry. Note of 3rd & 4th degree consanguinity

- see scan of marriage

Peter's family - see 1901 census Carrickyscanlan

Anne's family - see 1901 census Fahykeen

Peter remarried in 1902 to Mary Campbell, Kilmacrenan - no children

Children of Peter and Anne :


Charles b 12 Jan 1887

- left Ireland soon after his mother Annie died in 1898, due to starvation

- he walked from Carrickascanlan, near Church Hill to Londonderry bound for Scotland when he was just 12 years old

- on arrival in Scotland, he went to work in the coal mines where he remained until his retirement - he lived until 1963

- he married Sarah McManus in 1908 and they had 8 children - Sarah McManus-Ward died aged 46 in 1937 from pneumonia, when one of her youngest

  children was just 13 years old

Charles Ward



Peter b 9 Mar 1892, baptised 10 Mar at St Mary's, Godparents Nathaniel Lynch and Rose Lynch - see scan of baptism

- Peter is with his paternal grandmother in 1901 - see 1901 census Carrickyscanlan


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6 Ward John Head RC Can't read 75 Farm Labourer Widower Donegal IE
7 McTaggert James Head RC RW 45 Farmer Single Donegal  
8 Sweeney Daniel Head RC RW 60 Farmer Single Donegal  
  Sweeney Mary Sister RC RW 52 Farmer's sister Single Donegal  
9 Coll Afrie Head RC RW 78 Retired farmer Widow Donegal IE
  Coll Anthony Son RC RW 40 Farmer Single Donegal  
  Coll Unity Dau RC RW 35 Farmer's dau Single Donegal  
  Coll Ferdy Son RC RW 30 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Doherty Patrick Servant RC RW 15 Gen Domestic Svt Single Donegal  
10 Keane Patrick Head RC Can't read 60 Retired farmer Widower Donegal IE
11 Lynch John Head RC Can't read 75 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Lynch Mary Wife RC RW 40   Married Donegal  
  Lynch William Son RC RW 16 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Lynch James Son RC Only reads 14 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Lynch Mary Dau RC RW 12 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Bernard Cannon and Rebecca Graham Household          
12 Cannon Bernard Head RC Can't read 57 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Cannon Rebecca Wife RC Can't read 57   Married Donegal  


Bernard Cannon, son of Patrick, married Rebecca Graham, dau of James, 12 Feb 1888 in Kilmacrenan

13 Kerr Samuel Head Pres RW 70 Farmer Married Donegal  
  Kerr Martha Wife Pres RW 68   Married Donegal  
  Kerr John Son Pres Only reads 34 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Kerr James Son Pres Only reads 30 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Kerr Hugh Son Pres RW 24 Farmer's son Single Donegal  
  Kerr Jane Dau Pres RW 26 Seamstress Single Donegal  
14 Sweeney Mary Head RC Only reads 40 Seamstress Single Donegal  

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