Laois (Queen's County)

Census Returns & Substitutes

1641: Book of Survey and Distribution. NLI Ms 972

1659: Pender's 'Census'.

1664: Hearth Money Roll. NAI Thrift Abstracts 3737

1668-69: Hearth Money Roll. Baronies of Maryborough and Clandonagh (Upper Ossory). NAI Thrift Abstracts 3737

1758-75: Freeholders. Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society,, Vol. VIII, pp 309 27

1766: Lea parish RCB Library; Also LDS film 258517

1821: Mountrath. NAI m6225(1) - (5)

1823-38: Tithe Books .

1832-40: Owners and occupiers, Lea parish. NLI Ms 4723/4

1844: Register of Arms, baronies of Clandonagh (Upper Ossory), Maryborough, Cullenagh. 433 names. NAI

1847: Voters. NLI ILB O4 P12

1851-1852: Griffith's Valuation .

1901: Census. Now On-Line

1911: Census. Now On-Line


1788 Richard Lucas, General Directory of the Kingdom of Ireland, NLI Pos. 3729

1824 J. Pigot and Co., City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory, NLI

1846 Slater, National Commercial Directory of Ireland, NLI

1856 Slater, Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland, NLI

1870 Slater, Directory of Ireland, NLI

1881 Slater, Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland, NLI

1894 Slater, Royal Commercial Directory of Ireland, NLI

Government (civil) registration of births in Ireland began in 1864. The index to civil registration is available on findmypast. The full records reside in The General Register Office and photocopies for genealogical research can be ordered, for a fee, from that office. To order a certificate you will need the registration year/quarter, registration district and volume and page number provided in the transcript.

Census Records

Full government censuses were taken of the whole island in 1821, 1831, 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 1901, and 1911. The first four, for 1821, 1831, 1841, and 1851, were largely destroyed in 1922, in the fire at the Public Record Office; surviving fragments are detailed under the county source-lists. Those for 1861 1871 1881 and 1891 were completely destroyed earlier, by order of the government.

This means that the earliest surviving comprehensive returns are for 1901 and 1911. Because of this, the normal rule that census returns should not be available to the public for 100 years has been suspended in the Republic of Ireland, and the original returns can be consulted in the National Archives.

A full microfilm copy of the 1901 census is available at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Indexes, published or database, are available for the 1901 returns of some counties; these are noted under the relevant county. Copies of the 1901 returns for the six counties now in Northern Ireland are available at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Census of Ireland 1901 for Queens Co (Laoia):

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