Brennans (Brannans) documented as being born in Roscommon, Ireland in the 1851 Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire 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
124 Bournes Bank, Burlem Civil Parish Brannan, Phillip, (Head) 41 Co Sligo, Ireland Pensioner Keeping Lodge House M
124 Bournes Bank Brannan, Bridget, (Wife)(? is maiden name) 43 Co Roscommon, Ireland   M
124 Bournes Bank Brannan, Phillip, (Son) 19 Athlone, County Roscommon (this is a catholic Parish in the so tip of Co Roscommon) Labourer U
124 Bournes Bank Brannan, Thomas (Son) 17 Nerney?, County Armagh, Ireland Painter U
124 Bourns Bank Brannan, John (Son) 10 Cheshire, Chester, England Mould Runner U
84 Upper Rushalls, Walsall, Civil Parish, District 2F Brannon, James, Head 32 Roscommon, Ireland Labourer M
84 Upper Rushalls Brannon, Mary, Wife 30 Roscommon, Ireland Labourer's Wife M
84 Upper Rushalls Brannon, Catherine, Daughter 4 Staffordshire, Walshall, England N.K.? U
84 Upper Rushalls Brannon, Margaret, Daughter 3 Staffordshire, Walshall, England N.K.? U
84 Upper Rushalls Brannon, John, Son 1 Staffordshire, Walshall, England N.K.? U

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