Brennan (Brannan) Families Identified in the 1851 Bradford Civil Parish, Bradford West End Sub Registration District, Yorkshire, England and Research into their Irish Origins

Liverpool was the port of entry for the vast majority of the Irish that departed the Connaght Counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and Galway. Many Irish immigrants unable to find work in Liverpool were drawn to places like Manchester, Bradford and Leeds and their thriving textile and other industrial development in the mid 19th century.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate. The vast majority of earlier census records fail to give a place name of origin in Ireland.

Observations of interest: There are two Corcoran Families, a Brenan Family and Gohagan family (3 of my 4 surnames) living next to each other on Mill Bank in District 14.

All of the Brennan (Brannan) Families listed below appear to be fairly recent arrivals with the oldest child being born in Bradford, Yorkshire about 1846.

Regarding the Luke Brennan and Catherine Finan Family: Catherine's maiden name is confirmed by the 1861 Bradford West End District 20 Census that indicates that Luke 43 a Plaster's Laborer, wife Catherine 30 (both born in Ireland) and their children Thomas 11 Worsted Spinner, Michael 8, Martin 2 and Patrick 3 weeks were all born in Bradford, father in law Michael Finan (72 Hawker of Hardware) and mother in law Mary Finan (66) and Lodger James Finan 34 Hawker of Hardware, were living with them.

 

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
16 12 Leys Branan, Harriet, Head 50 Ireland Washerwoman Widow; there is a Mary Donnelley listed as wife age 40 living at this address as well as three Walsh children
16 12 Leys Branan, Michael, Son 15 Ireland Worsted Factory Boy  
16 12 Leys Branan, Winnay, Daughter 14 Ireland Worsted Spinner  
16 12 Leys Branan, Thomas, Son 12 Ireland Seller of Fire Wood  
16 7 Manson Street Branan, Maria, Visitor 15 Ireland Servant U; (lives with Flannagan family)
12 3 Goit Side Brannan, Bridget, Head 37 Ireland   Widow; (Lodgers Keridan and Smith live with them)
12 3 Goit Side Brannan, John, Son 14 Ireland    
12 3 Goit Side Brannan, Patrick, Son 12 Ireland    
12 3 Goit Side Brannan, Ann, Daughter 5 Yorkshire, Bradford    
12 3 Goit Side Brannan, Michael, Son 2 Yorkshire, Bradford    
12 7 Goit Side Brannan, Daniel, Lodger 28 Ireland Earthenware Hawker U; they live with the OHara family from Ireland
12 7 Goit Side Brannan, Brien, Lodger 22 Ireland Earthenware Hawker U
9 18 Westgate Brannan, Hannah, Servant 21 Roscommon, Ireland General Servant U; lives with the William Neale family
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Martin, Visitor 60 Ireland Stone Mason M; visiting the Lyons Family from Ireland
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Ann, Wife 40 Ireland   M
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Michael, Son 13 Ireland    
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Mary, Daughter 11 Ireland    
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Patrick, Son 9 Ireland    
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 5 Ireland    
19 88 Victoria Street Brannan, Martin, Son 3 Ireland    
1 The Bradford Infirmary Lumb Lane and Westgate Brannan, Winifred, Patient 20 Ireland Woolcomber U
7 18 Albert Street Brennan, Edw'd, Lodger 16 Ireland Wool Comber U
12 61 Back Brick Row Brannan, Mathew, Head 27 Ireland Mason's Laborer M; Lodgers Brown and Noon live with them
12 61 Back Brick Row Brannan, Ellen, Wife 30 Ireland   M
12 61 Back Brick Row Brannan, Dominick, Brother 16 Ireland Works in a Factory U
12 61 Back Brick Row Brannan, Mary, Lodger 40 Ireland Quilt Maker M
12 61 Back Brick Row Brannan, Betty, Lodger 16 Ireland Spinner Factory U
17 22 Thompson Alley Brenan, Elenor, Lodger 18 Ireland Wool Drefser (sp) U; lives with the Sweeney family from Ireland
14 Mill Bank 36 Brenan, Patrick, Head 47 Ireland Wool Comber M; Dregan and Higgins Family lodgers live with them and there is a Michael Corcoran Family and Gohagan lodgers living with the Corcoran family next door.
14 Mill Bank 36 Brenan, Onery, Wife 38 Ireland   M
14 Mill Bank 36 Brenan, Thomas, Son 12 Ireland Spinner U
14 Mill Bank 36 Brenan Mary, Daughter 18 Ireland Spinner U
14 Mill Bank 36 Brenan, Catherine, Daughter 5 Ireland    
25 18 Longlands Street Brennan?, Johannah, 70 Scotland   Widow; it could be Bruman?
17 44 Thompson Alley Brennan, Luke, Head 34 Ireland Laborer M
17 44 Thompson Alley Brennan, Catharine, Wife 22 Ireland   M
17 44 Thompson Alley Brennan, Thomas, Son 1 Bradford, Yorkshire    
17 6 Lower West Street Brennan, Mary, Head 55 Ireland   W; Mary Keenan and two children live with them as visitors
17 6 Lower West Street Brennan, Ellen, Daughter 15 Ireland Factory Girl  
17 6 Lower West Street Brennan, Thomas, Son 9 Ireland Scholar  
17 6 Lower West Street Brennan, Patrick, Son 11 Ireland Factory Spinner  
17 6 Lower West Street Gilspy, Michael, Brother in Law 43 Ireland Hawker M
17 6 Lower West Street Brennan, Peter, Son 13 Ireland    
17 6 Lower West Street Gillespy, Ellen, Sister 35 Ireland   M
17 6 Lower West Street Gillespy, John, Nephew 5 Ireland School boy  
17 6 Lower West Street Gillespy, Michael, Nephew 1 Bradford    
16 9 Manson Street Brennen, Michael,Head 30 Ireland Pot Hawker M
16 9 Manson Street Brennen, Bridget, Wife 25 Ireland Pot Hawker M
16 9 Manson Street Brennen, Bridget, Daughter 3 Ireland    
18 14 Thomas Street Brennon, Edward, Head 72 Ireland Chelsea Pensioner M; there were Healy visitors staying with this family as well.
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Edward, Grand Son 4 Bradford    
18 14 Thomas Street Brennan, Mary, Wife 60 Ireland   M
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Francis, Son in Law 25 Ireland Teacher of Music M
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Julia, Daughter 26 Ireland   M
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Martin, Visitor 30 Ireland Tailor M
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Ann, Visitor 1 Ireland    
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Jane, A, Visitor 2 Durham, North Shields    
18 14 Thomas Street O'Connor, Honor, Visitor 5 mos? Bradford