Census  1799 - Carrick

From 1799 Unofficial Census of Carrick - 20 Households

The original census is in the British Library and a full Facsimile copy is
held at the Carrick on Suir Heritage Centre. Also National Library of Ireland, Pos 28.
A searchable database has been done by Dick Denny and Michael Coady

Contributed by David Lonergan


Address. Bridge Lane, Carrick Mor interior

Houskeepers
Margaret Ryan, Age 45, Single, Occupation, Baker

Married Children/G.Chilldren, Lodgers and Inmates
William Ryan, Age 47, Single Occupation Lieut. Carrick Infantry
Mary Ryan, Age 46, Single
Margaret Larkin Age 50, Wid.

Servants and Apprentices
Laurence Lonnergan. Age 35, Single Occupation Clerk
William Jessop, Age 28, Married Occupation Servant
Robert Brennan, Age 70 Wid. Occupation Porter
Mary Power Age 70, Single
Mary Ellis Age 19 Single
Margaret Brennan Age 10 Single
Catherine Cary Age 46 Single
Catherine Cary Age 46, Single
Margaret Wells Age 12 Single
Anty McNamara Age 20 Single

General Remarks......Laurence Lonnergan a cripple.


(2 of 20 )

Address. Cod na Muck Rd. North Side, Carrick Beg

Housekeepers
Ellen Mullins, Age 60 Wid.

Married Children, G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Thomas Lonnergan, Age 42 Married, Occupation Labourer
Ellen Lonnergan Age 37 Married
Patrick Lonnergan Age 11 Single
Ellen Lonnergan, Age 5 Single


(3 of 20)

Address. Five Ally Lane, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers

Edmund Kelly, Age 30 Single Occupation, Musician (See Notes)

Lodgers and Inmates

John Dwyer Age 30, Married Occupation Shoemaker
Frances Dwyer Age 24, Married
Ann Dwyer Age 5
Catherine Dwyer Age 0
Michael Dwyer Age 60 Married Occupation Servant
Ann Dwer Age 60 Married
Patrick Courcey Age 30 Married Occupation Nailer
Ann Courcey Age 30 Married
Martin Courcey Age 1
Patrick Lonnergan Age 65 Married, Occupation Smith
Mary Kenelly Age 46 Single Occupation Huckster
Catherine Walsh Age 75 Widow

Notes by Michael Coady

(a) Patrick Lonergan a Pauper

(b) Edmund Kelly, a fiddler was arrested in 1798 for allegedly shouting after a soldier. He 
was taken to the Barracks, Flogged almost to death and,(According to the Officers 
written account) had salt thrown in his wounds by Lord Kingsborough, commander of the 
infamous North Cork Militia.


(4 of 20 )

Address. Five Ally Lane, Carrick Mor Interior


Housekeepers

Nicholas Power Age 60 Married Occupation Malster
Margaret Power Age 60 Married

Unmarried children and G.Children Resident with Parents

Edmund Power Age 20 Occupation Working Malster
Mary Lonnergan Age 3

Married Children and G.Chidren Lodgers and Inmates

Catherine Hunt Age 50 Widow Occupation Milkwoman


(5 of 20)

Address, Green Lane from Town Wall, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
John Birch, Age 30 Married Occupation Labourer
Anty Birch Age 26 Married 

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Patrick Lonnergan Age 40 Married Occupation Brogue Maker
Margaret Lonnergan Age 28 Married
Patrick Lonnergan Age 0
Mary Lonnergan Age 4
Alice Lonnergan Age 2


(6 of 20 )

Address, Greystone Street, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
Patrick Barrett Age 40, Married Occupation Jobber
Honour Barrett Age 30 Married

Unmarried Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Joseph Minihan Age 75 Single Occupation Labourer

Servants and Apprentices
Mary Lonnergan Age 13 Single


(7 of 20 )

Address, Lough Street, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
James Power Age 26 Single Occupation Publican

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
John Neale Age 26 Married Occupation Publican
Ellen Neale Age 25, Married
Patrick Neale Age 2
Mary Neale Age 0

Servants and Apprentices
Margaret Lonnergan Age 18 Single


(8 of 20 )

Address Lough Street East, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
Michael Barry Age 25 Married Occupation Shearman
Johana Barry Age 26 Married

Unmarried Children and G.Children Resident with Parents
Mary Lonnergan Age 7

Servants and Apprentices
Johana Sheehan Age 20 Single


(9 of 20 )

Address, Lough Street East, Carrick Mor Interior


Housekeepers
Stephen Campion Age 35 Married Occupation Baker
Elizabeth Campion Age 30 Married

Unmarried Children and G.Children Resident with Parents

Francis Campion Age 2

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
James Aylward Age 30 Single Occupation Carpenter
Thomas Aylward Age 28 Single Occupation Shearman
John Lonnergan Age 13 Single
Honoria Mockler Age 20 Single


Servants and Apprentices
Ellen Sullivan Age 17 Single.


 (10 of 20 )

 Address, Brennans Lane (Main Street) Carrick Mor Interior
 
 Housekeepers
 William Sullivan Age 55 Married Occupation Working Chandler
 Mary Sullivan Age 55 Married

 Unmarried Children and G.Children Resident with Parents
 Cornelius Sullivan Age 11
 Jeffry Sullivan Age 9
 Danial Sullivan Age 7
 Mary Sullivan Age 17
 Ellen Sullivan Age 14

 Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
 Thomas Lonnergan Age 70 Married Occupation Butcher
 Margaret Lonnergan Age 40 Married
 Judith Lonnergan Age 18 Single


 (11 of 20 )

 Address, Main Street, Carrick Mor Interior

 Housekeepers
 James O Neil Age 60 Married Grocer
 Johana O Neil Age 51 Married

 Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents
 John O Neil Age 22 Single Occupation Grocer
 Thomas O Neil Age 21 Single Occupation Attorney
 James O Neil Age 14
 Johana O Neil Age 18
 Mary O Neil Age 11

 Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
 James Woodlock Age 26 Single Occupation Clerk

 Servants and Apprentices
 Hugh Hearn Age 20 Single Occupation Clerk
 Michael Fitzpatrick Age 16 Single Occupation Servant
 Mary King Age 26 Single
 Alice Lonnergan Age 18 Single


 (12 of 20 )

 Address, Rack Hill North Side, Carrick Beg

 Housekeepers
 Richard Meagher Age 28 Married Occupation Boatman
 Sarah Meagher Age 30 Married

 Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents
 John Meagher Age 0

 Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
 Ellen Lonnergan Age 35 Widow
 Mary Lonnergan Age 12
 Margaret Lonnergan Age 7


 (13 of 20 )

 Address, Rowes Lane (Main Street) Carrick Mor Interior

 Housekeepers
 James Wall Age 31 Married Occupation Working Malster
 Bridget Wall Age 33 Married

 Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents
 Patrick Wall Age 0
 Margaret Wall Age 12
 Mary Wall Age 2

 Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates

 William Power Age 27 Married Occupation Shoemaker
 Mary Power Age 26 Married
 James Power Age 2
 Charles Lonnergan Age 23 Single Occupation Taylor
 Jillen Lonnergan Age 69 Widow
 Mary Howard Age 32 Married Occupation Sempstress
 Margaret Hearn Age 20 Single
 Joan Daniel Age 60 Widow


 (14 of 20)

 Address, Salt House Lane. Carrick Mor Interior

 Housekeepers
 Patrick Power Age 43 Single Occupation Formerly Merchant

 Unmarried Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
 Edmund Power Age 7
 Patrick Power Age 1
 
 Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
 James Butler Age 12
 John Butler Age 2
 Margaret Butler Age 30 Married
 Mary Butler Age 13
 Ellen Connor Age 30 Single
 Mary Lonnergan Age 42 Married
 Margaret Lonnergan Age 17 Single
 Mary Hayes Age 60 Widow


(15 of 20)
Address, Town Wall North Side, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
Daniel Donnovan Age 58 Widower Occupation Brogue Maker

Unmarried Children and Grandchildren resident with Parents
Thady Donnovan Age 14

Servants and Apprentices
Honour Lonnergan Age 53 Married


(16 of 20 )

Address, Upper Clareen North, Carrick Mor Suburbs

Housekeepers
Thomas Lonnergan Age 40 Married Occupation Taylor
Mary Lonnergan Age 40 Married

Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents

John Lonnergan Age 7
James Lonnergan Age 1
Catherine Lonnergan Age 10
Margaret Lonnergan Age 12
Mary Lonnergan Age 5

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Michael Bryan Age 35 Single Occupation Cooper
Margaret Bryan Age 70 Widow
Bridget Bryan Age 9


(17 of 20 )
Address New Street West, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers
John Lonnergan Age 56 Married Occupation Labourer
Elizabeth Lonnergan Age 41 Married

Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents
Ellen Lonnergan Age 13 

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Mary Callaghan Age 40 Single


(18 of 20 )

Address, Mothil Road East, Carrick Beg

Housekeepers
James Lonnergan Age 27 Married Occupation Butcher
Catherine Lonnergan Age 27 Married 

Unmarried Children and G.Children resident with Parents
Johana Lonnergan

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
Thomas Lonnergan Age 12


(19 of 20 )

Address, Commerfords Lane,Main Street, Carrick Mor Interior

Housekeepers John Lonnergan Age 75 Married Occupation Boatman
Mary Lonnergan Age 70 Married

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
James Ryan Age 23 Single Occupation Servant
George McNamara Age 20 Single Occupation Cobbler
Margaret Shea Age 24 Single
Mary Power Age 35 Single Occupation Mantra Maker


(20 of 20 )

Address Chappel Street South Carrick Beg

Housekeepers 
Rev. William Lonnergan Age 59 Single Occupation Parish Priest

Married Children and G.Children Lodgers and Inmates
James Archbold Age 13 Single

Servants and Apprentices
Mary Hayden Age 30 Single


Michael Coady kindly added the following information regarding Fr. William Lonnergan the Parish Priest of Carrick  Beg.

He was amongst a large number of people arbitrarily arrested by the notorious High Sheriff of Tipperary, Thomas Judkin Fitzgerald on 22nd June 1798.
Some were flogged for "Confessions"
Fr. Lonnergan died suddenly at his home on Easter Monday 2nd April 1804.

Some other notes that Michael added may help with the Census Information and with the History of Carrick around the time it was taken.

The unofficial 1799 Census of Carrick on Suir has been called "the earliest complete census still extant for 
anywhere in Ireland"
It was compiled by Will Morton Pitt, (Military officer, demographer and author, originally of Corfe Castle, Dorset)  Frances White (local merchant) and Patrick Lynch (Gaelic scholar, author and schoolmaster).

Given ages need to be treated with caution and religion is assumed to be Roman Catholic unless otherwise indicated.
Multiple occupancy of houses was common in what was in 1799 an overcrowded town, with the secondary 
families listed under "Lodgers and Inmates".
Carrick Mor is on the northern side of the river and Carrick Beg on the southern side. The 1799 enumeration 
encompassed the town suburbs to the point where continuous rows or clusters of houses ceased. Although Parish boundaries in the case of both Carrick Mor and Carrick Beg extended several miles into the surrounding countryside the "Census is confined to the town itself and lists nobody beyond its limits"

The manufacture of woollen cloth was the primary economic activity which brought Carrick on Suir to a peak of  population and prosperity in the 18th Century. It was already in decline in 1799. Many occupations (eg Scribler, Shearman, Jenny Spinner, Weaver) were allied to the woollen trade. Women's occupations were not usually listed - many were Spinners. The census gives no linguistic information but it is safe to assume that most people still spoke Gaelic as the common vernacular in 1799. Trade with and migration to Newfoundland and eastern Canada from the downriver port of Waterford was also an  important part of the local economy until about 1840.

The original (unpublished and unindexed) manuscript is at The British Library.
A full facsimile copy is held at Carrick on Suir Heritage centre, the complete census has also been transferred to Database by Dick Denny and Michael Coady. The census lists 10,907 people, (twice the present population, and not including the military garrison) with their ages, marital status, occupations and addresses.




 

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