Brennans (Brannans) Documented as Being Born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1871 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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 John Brannan in Barnsley Civil Parish, District 20: John is listed as being born in what appears to be Kilgarvan, Ireland. He is not included in this compilation because in addition to County Mayo, there are Kilgarvans in Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Westmeath.

Regarding Thomas and Mary Branon in the Easingwold Civil Parish, District 4e census. Mary Branon is listed as being born in County Mayo, Ireland, but Thomas is listed as being born in County Roscommon so this record is included in that section. Branon is likely her married name and not her maiden name.

I have highlighted the first name in each residence whether it be a head of household, lodger or inmate to help differentiate the groupings.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
221 New Street, Batley Civil Parish, District 5 Brannan, James, Head 44 Mayo, Ireland Labourer M
221 New Street, Batley Civil Parish, District 5 Brannan, Bridget 44 Laightrom Ireland (is this Leitrim?)   M
221 New Street, Batley Civil Parish, District 5 Brannan, Ann, Daughter 29? Yorkshire, Dewsbury, England   U
221 New Street, Batley Civil Parish, District 5 Brannan, Frank, Son 19 Yorkshire, Dewsbury, England Labourer U
221 New Street, Batley Civil Parish, District 5 Brannan, Thomas, Son 17 Yorkshire, Dewsbury, England Labourer U
18 Rosa House? Goldsborough Civil Parish, District 21 Brannan, Mary, Servant living with Walker family (farm) 20 County Mayo, Ireland General Domestic U
22 St Thomas St, Doncaster Civil Parish, District 17 Brannan, Thomas, Head (Larkin, border from Co Mayo living with them) 50 Mayo, Ireland Agricultural Labourer M
22 St Thomas St, Doncaster Civil Parish, District 17 Brannan, Mary, Wife 45 Mayo, Ireland   M
22 St Thomas St, Doncaster Civil Parish, District 17 Brannan, William, Son 24 Mayo, Ireland Labourer in Ironworks U
30 Penistone St; Penistone Civil Parish, District 7 Brannon, Thomas, Head 45 County Leitrim, Ireland Steel Worker M
30 Penistone St; Penistone Civil Parish, District 7 Brannon, Bridget (very likely not her maiden name) 47 County Mayo, Ireland Housekeeper M
30 Penistone St; Penistone Civil Parish, District 7 Brannon, Charles, Son 20 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Railworker U
30 Penistone St; Penistone Civil Parish, District 7 Brannon, Margaret, Daughter 18 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire?, England Domestic Servant U
30 Penistone St; Penistone Civil Parish, District 7 Brannon, Mary A, Grand Daughter 1-? Chapel Town, Yorkshire, England   U
15 Back York St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 2 Brannon, Mary, Head 71 County Mayo, Ireland   W
36 Boynton St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 41 Brennan, James, Head 30 Mayo, Ireland Quarryman M
36 Boynton St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 41 Brennan, Bridget, Wife 26 Mayo, Ireland   M
36 Boynton St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 41 Brennan, John, Son 5 Leeds, England Scholar U
36 Boynton St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 41 Brennan, Annie, Daughter 2 Leeds, England   U
36 Boynton St, Leeds Civil Parish, District 41 Brennan, Mary, Daughter 1 Leeds, England   U
Portland St, Nether Hallam Civil Parish, District 7 Briennan, Edw, Lodger with Sykes family from England 22 Mayo, Ireland Labourer (sic) U

compiled from Ancestry.com 1871 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; Ancestry.com operations, Inc 2004.