1901 Census Gortinreagh, Clonleigh, Co Donegal

(includes Argrey/Argery (Hill))


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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born Lang
  John Diver and Mary Boyle Household          
1 Diver John Head RC Can't read 35 Agricultural labourer Married Donegal  
  Diver Mary Wife RC Can't read 34   Married Donegal IE
  Diver Mary Dau RC RW 13 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Diver John Son RC RW 10 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Diver Cassie Dau RC Only reads 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Diver James Son RC Can't read 4   Single Donegal  
  Diver Patrick Son RC Can't read 1   Single Donegal  



John Diver, labourer, son of Patrick Diver, labourer, of Argery married Mary Boyle, 19 years, servant, daughter of Patrick Boyle, servant, of Argery, 11 Nov 1886 Strabane RC

Church of Camus. Witnesses were Hugh Rogers and Anne Sharkey
John Diver son of Patrick Diver and Mary Gallagher of Argery

Children of Patrick and Mary :

John married Mary Boyle

Patrick, b in Argery on 31 Jul 1865

John's mother Mary Gallagher's brother married Hannah Sheils - see 1901 census Liskey

Family moved to Liskey before 1911 - see 1911 census Liskey

Children of John and Mary :

(9 children born, 7 living in 1911)


John b 4 Feb 1891






2 Unoccupied William Barclay landholder          
3 Walsh William Head Pres RW 45 Riddlemaker / Farmer Married Donegal  
  Walsh Rebecca Wife Pres RW 34 Housekeeper Married Donegal  
  Walsh Minnie Dau Pres RW 13 Assistant in house Single Donegal  
  Walsh Rebecca Dau Pres RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Walsh James Son Pres RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Walsh Lizzie Dau Pres RW 7 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Walsh Maggie Dau Pres RW 6 Scholar Single Donegal  
  Walsh Florence Dau Pres Can't read 4   Single Donegal  
  Walsh William Son Pres Can't read 1   Single Donegal  
  Walsh James Brother Pres RW 35 Riddlemaker Single Donegal  



A 'Riddlemaker' is a sieve. The riddle would most likely to have been a corn riddle. This would consist of a circular piece of wood about 2' in diameter and 3" high with mesh in

the base. It was used for separating the corn from the chaff. Shaking it allowed the whole grain to fall through the fine mesh leaving the chaff (husks) remaining in the riddle.

4 Unoccupied William Barclay landholder          



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