Brennans Documented as Being Born in County Roscommon Ireland in the 1861 Lancashire County England Census

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
204 Platt Fold, Lancashire County, Newton Civil Parish, Newton, Dist 1 Brennan, Bridget, Head 58 Roscommon, Ireland Housekeeper W
204 Platt Fold, Newton CP Brennan, Ann, Daughter 22 Roscommon, Ireland Cotton Can? Tenter  
204 Platt Fold, Newton CP Brennan, Peter, Son 17 Roscommon, Ireland Cotton Lap Carrier  
204 Platt Fold, Newton CP Brennan, Mary, Daughter 14 Roscommon, Ireland Cotton Can? Tenter  
2 Brittania Yard, Water Street, Lancashire, Blackburn Civil Parish, Blackburn, Dist 57 Brennan, Mary, Lodger staying with Catherine Holland family from Co Mayo 52 Roscommon, Ireland Nurse M

compiled from 1861 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; operations, Inc 2005.