Brennans (Brannans) Documented as Being Born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1861 Staffordshire 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 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
188 Leabrook Square, Tipton Civil Parish, Tipton, District 14 Branan, Sarah, visitor (staying with Michael Guilmore Family from Ireland) 36 Mayo, Ireland   M
188 Leabrook Square, Tipton Branan, William, Son 8 Leabrook, Staffordshire, England    
151 Corngreanes Road, Rowley Regis Civil Parish, District 19 Brannen, Martin, Lodger staying with Reaney Family from Co Mayo and Co Roscommon 37 Mayo, Ireland Labourer at Iron Works U? says un m? unmarried male?
151 Corngreanes Road, Rowley Regis CP, Dist 19 Brannen, Michael, Lodger with Reaney Family 21 Mayo, Ireland Labourer at Iron Works U? says un m

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