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 665 people, of these 338
were chiefly employed in agriculture, 48 were employed in trades or
handcraft 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.