Brennans Documented as Being Born in County Roscommon Ireland in the 1861 Middlesex 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 Middlesex 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.

Regarding Surname Brinen: I have included this families record despite the spelling variation and the fact that the family member born in County Roscommon in all probability does not have the same surname (Brinen) as her husband just in case.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
St Annes Court, Westminster St Anne Civil Parish, District 9 Brinen, Michael, Head 32 Co Kilkenny, Ireland Labourer M
St Annes Court, Westminster St Anne Civil Parish Brinen, Bridget, Wife 30 Co Roscommon, Ireland   M
St Annes Court, Westminster St Anne Civil Parish Brinen, Bridget, Daughter 4 Middlesex, Westminster, England    
St Annes Court, Westminster St Anne Civil Parish Brine, Margaret 2 Middlesex, Westminster, England    

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