Sunday, August 2, 2015

Census Sunday: 1821 Irish Census

Catherine Gibney 1818 - 1873

Catherine Gibney, my third great grandmother, has been the only Gibney in my records. She lived her life in Ireland; the later part in County Cavan. I have researched her children and other descendants for a long time but have not been able to take a step backwards.

My third cousin, Patricia Brady, may have made a new discovery, the parents of Catherine Gibney. She looked at the 1821 Irish Census for Killykeen, County Cavan. We know our family was in that small townland. John & Elen Gibney had a two year old daughter, Catherine. Because it is such a small townland the likelihood is very high that this is our family.

It is wonderful to have a genealogy loving Irish cousin who loves to spend hours searching researching!


  1. Lucky you, Colleen! You know the originals are free on the National Archives site ( Their parents/siblings are probably living beside them!! ;)

  2. This is awesome, another step backwards!


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