William Irvine 1911 Census Antrim County Ireland

The Early Years

What do we know about William Irvine in his early years?

The 1911 census puts in him at house #30 Dungonnell (Seacash, Antrim) at age 19, the son of John and Mary Irvine.  His parents were ages 50 and 45 and had been married 23 years.  They had 9 children.  John and William are listed as farmers and the religion is Church of Ireland.  We also know they are literate as they could read and write.

Residents of house number 30 in Dungonnell (Seacash, Antrim) *

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Details:

Irvine John 50 Male Head of Family Church of Ireland Co Antrim Farmer Read and write - Married - - - -
Irvine Mary 45 Female Wife Church of Ireland Co Antrim - Read and write - Married - 23 9 9
Irvine William 19 Male Son Church of Ireland Co Antrim Farmer Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine Agnes 16 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Co Antrim - Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine Robert 14 Male Son Church of Ireland Co Antrim Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine Sarah 11 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Co Antrim Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine Mabel 9 Female Daughter Church of Ireland Co Antrim Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine James 6 Male Son Church of Ireland Co Antrim Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Irvine Samuel 1 Male Son Church of Ireland

William (Bill) had two older sisters Jennie (b. 1888) and Minnie (b. 1890) who had immigrated to California in 1909.  Jennie married Harry Gallatin about 1913.  She died in Oakland California 16 January 1967.   I believe Minnie married Louis Meyer (facts to be confirmed).  She died in 1962 in Grass Valley, California.

Reference for 1911 Census:

*http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Seacash/Dungonnell/108702/

Included in the census are records about the buildings and the neighbours.

5 Responses to “William Irvine 1911 Census Antrim County Ireland”

  1. David Rice Says:

    Hello , came across your webiste and noticed that your irvines came from Co Antrim. My own Irvines came fro that county to canda about 1844. What caught my eye is that you said your william irvine marrried his wife in Morrisburg Ontario. My Irvines were in that county (Dundas) also around winchester. Their names were Andrew and Nancy (Beggs) Irvine with their daughter Mary Ellen Irvine. Came to that part of Ontario sometime around 1844. Could their be a connection between my Irvines and yours?

    David Rice

  2. admin Says:

    Hi David,
    The Beggs name seems so familiar. I remember family talking about a cousin that my grandmother used to visit in Ontario but I checked my database and don’t have the Beggs name. Let me talk to my mother and uncle and see if they remember.

    Thanks for your comment and for stopping by.

    Joan

  3. Sharlynn Irvine Says:

    Hello,
    My grandfather was your grandfathers brother – JAMES IRVINE born 1888 in N Ireland. I would love to know more about everything you have found out and read the diaries. He also had a homestead in Young, SK and raised a very large family. I would love to connect….I’m building a Shutterfly photo book for my family and am looking for anything I can find.

    Thanks for all you help,

    Sharla Irvine

  4. Marion Schultz Says:

    I am the daughter of William Irvine. The Irvine’s that homesteader near Young was my Dad
    cousin in this sin Jim Irvine. Jim’s first wife died at at childbirth leaving 5 children. He remarried and His oldest son from that marriage is Clifford and if your father or Uncle is Roger than I know all of this family and we grew up together because we lived about 3 miles from each other.

    Marion (Irvine) Schultz and Joan Miller is my niece. Feel free to send me an e-mail if this is of any help

  5. Sharlynn Irvine Says:

    Hi there,
    My father is Cliff. I’m putting together a Shutterfly photo book going back as far in the past as I can and came across this website in my search. Would love to read the diary if it is avaiable. Also any information you can share would be really helpful.

    ps…I think we have met over the years??

    Thanks for getting back to me…..much appreciated.

    Sharla Irvine

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