That would be fine but the census returns for Ireland prior to 1901 were
destroyed in the early 1900's
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Adrian
Sent: 23 November 2013 16:34
Subject: Re: [FHU] Missing Census Facts
I think that is true, certainly for the Navy where ships were included, but
my great-grandfather was with the Army in Templemore, Ireland in 1871 and I
don't think that was covered. I have another relative (not in the Forces)
who was in America in 1851 (and actually recorded in the US 1850 census),
According to http://www.ukcensusonline.com/census/1911.php
the 1911 census
"is the first census to record full details of British Army personnel
stationed overseas." Note that "overseas" must surely(?) mean outside the
UK. Someone in the Army in Ireland in 1871 would be covered in the Irish
census of that year.
As for the Royal navy, that is mentioned in the FMP Blog on
That mentions "separate census returns for Royal Navy At Sea" in some (but
not all) of the earlier censuses. And no, I don't know what "At Sea" meant!
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