Brennans (Brannans) documented as being born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1851 Lancashire County, England Census Records

Documentation of the County of Birth in Ireland was fairly uncommon in the earlier years of the England Census records but was noted on occasion and increased after the 1851 census. This is a work in progress that I will add to over time.

These records are in no means complete. as I have not had time to go through the individual districts of Lancashire County at this point. I've noticed that on many occasions a Townland was given in these records (such as Castlebar, Ireland). This record would not show up on a search of Brennans born in Mayo, Ireland even though Castlebar is in County Mayo. I have also seen many individuals give their Roman Catholic Parish as a place of birth in Ireland. Athalone, a Catholic Parish in County Roscommon wouldn't show up in a search of those living in England born in County Roscommon either. These factors and the incorrect interpretation of the census taker's handwriting pose serious challenges to this search. Betsy Brannan was listed as being born in Ancommon, Ireland; however, a quick look at the record showed her place of birth clearly as Roscommon, Ireland. As I get time I will go through the districts of the England Counties that have the greatest concentrations of County Mayo born immigrants and add to these records.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
46 Ct Bispham St, Liverpool Civil Parish, Dale St Sub reg District 1C Brannon, John, Head 38 Mayo, Ireland Earthenware Hawker M
46 Ct Bispham St Brannon, Ann, Wife 38 Mayo, Ireland   M
46 Ct Bispham St Brannon, John, Son 16 Mayo, Ireland Dock Lab. U
46 Ct Bispham St Brannon, Mary, Daughter 14 Mayo, Ireland Scholar U
46 Ct Bispham St Brannon, Ann, Daughter 10 Cheshire, Cheshire? England Scholar U
46 Ct Bispham St Brannon, Patrick, Son 2 Lancashire, Liverpool, England   U
64 Standish Street, Liverpool Civil Parish, Dale Street sub reg district 1C Brannon, Winifred, Lodger (living with her son and other Lodgers in home of James Skillicorn Providsions Dealer) 40 Mayo, Ireland House Servant W
64 Standish Street Brannon, John, Son of Winifred 24? Mayo, Ireland Errand Boy M
Court 2 #4 Paul Street, Liverpool Civil Parish Brennan, James(Lodger) 55 Mayo, Ireland Laborer W

compiled from 1851 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; operations, Inc 2005.