Brennan (Brannan) Families Identified in the 1861 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.

After analyzing all 29 districts in the West End Sub Registration District of the Bradford 1861 census, I observed that the largest concentration of Irish-born immigrants were living in Districts 12,14,20,21,22,23,24,25,26, and 28. Streets with the largest numbers were Abbey Street, Grace Church Street, Sommer Street, Spink Place, Black Abbey Road, Providence Street, Longland Street, Loncroft Place, One Street, Green Air Place, Vincent Street, Galway Street, Upper and Lower West Street, Poole Abbey, Albion Street, Leys and Mill Bank. They also appear to be branching out into various other occupations (confectioner, operative chemist, musician, commercial clerk, solicitor, joiner, foundry etc) rather than primarily textile-related jobs.

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.

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Martin, Head 40 Ireland Carrier M
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Harriet, Wife 38 Ireland   M
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 18 Ireland Worsted Spinner  
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Winneford, Daughter 9 Ireland Worsted Spinner  
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Michael, Son 14 Ireland Worsted Spinner  
21 54 Longcroft Place Brannan, Mary, Daughter 3 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Michael, Head 40 Ireland Hawker M
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Wife 35 Ireland Hawker M
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 14 Ireland Worsted Spinner  
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Honor, Daughter 7 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Catharina 5 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Patrick, Son 1 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 104 Longcroft Place Brannan, Mary Ann 3 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 89 Longcroft Place Brannan, Michael, Head 47 Ireland Plasterer's Laborer M; Lodgers Anthony and Hannah Barratt from Ireland live with them
21 89 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Wife 30 Ireland Washerwoman M
21 89 Longcroft Place Brannan, Mary, Daughter 14 Ireland Mill Hand U
21 89 Longcroft Place Brannan, Harriet, Daughter 3 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 89 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 9 Bradford, Yorkshire Scholar  
21 63 Longcroft Place Brannan, Michael, Head 38 Ireland Stone Mason M; Boarders Bridget, Margaret, Thos Gallagher and Mary and Bridget Caroll and visitor Patrick Low from Ireland live with them
21 63 Longcroft Place Brannan, Aty, Wife 32 Ireland Stone Mason's Wife M
21 63 Longcroft Place Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 6 Bradford, Yorkshire Scholar U
21 63 Longcroft Place Brannan, John, Son 4 Bradford, Yorkshire   U
21 63 Longcroft Place Brannan, Mary, Daughter 2 Bradford, Yorkshire   U
21 63 Longcroft Place Owens, Mary, Relative 22 Ireland Factory Hand U
21 37 Galway Street Brannan, Peter, Head 30 Ireland Mason's Laborer M;
21 37 Galway Street Brannan, Sarah, Wife 32 Ireland Wool Combing Machine Minder M;
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Luke, Head 43 Ireland Plasterer's Laborer M; (this family - Luke, Catherine and Thomas) were living in District 17 of the 1851 Bradford West End Census on Thompsons Alley)
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Catherine, Wife 32 Ireland   M
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Thomas, Son 11 Bradford, Yorkshire Worsted Spinner  
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Michael, Son 8 Bradford, Yorkshire Scholar  
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Martin, Son 2 Bradford, Yorkshire    
20 108 Longlands Street Brennan, Patrick, Son 3 weeks Bradford, Yorkshire    
20 108 Longlands Street Finan, Michael, Father in Law 72 Ireland Hawker of Hardware M
20 108 Longlands Street Finan, Mary, Mother in Law 66 Ireland   M
20 108 Longlands Street Finan, James, Lodger 34 Ireland Hawker of Hardware U
21 97 Longcroft Place Brennan, Mathew, Head 37 Ireland Fish Monger M; Duffy Family, Henry Family boarders live with them
21 97 Longcroft Place Brennan, Ellen, Wife 40 Ireland   M
21 97 Longcroft Place Brennan, Patck, Son 3 Bradford, Yorkshire    
21 97 Longcroft Place Brennan Mary, Daughter 13 Staffordshire