Freemount 1821

In 1821 the abstract of answers and returns under the Population act of Ireland 1821 was published and provided some observations on Freemount at that time. In Knocktemple Parish is the village of Freemount containing 19 homes and 113 inhabitants this was an average of six people living in each home in the village. In 1821 Knocktemple was made up of 334 inhabited houses, two
Uninhabited houses and 335 families. The population of 1,982 was made up of 984 males and 998 females.
Under the heading Occupations there were 685 people of these 338 were chiefly employed in agriculture, 48 were employed in trades or handcrafts while 135 people were employed in occupations other than these two.
Education would seem to have been thriving with 85 males and 60 females making a total of 143 pupils attending school in Knocktemple.