Brennans (Brannans) Documented as Being Born in County Roscommon, Ireland in the 1881 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.

Regarding the Patrick Brennan Family in Walton Le Dale Civil Parish, Lancashire County: I have not included this family in the compilation. Patrick was born in Clare, Ireland; however, there is a Clare in Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and 7 other counties as well as County Clare.

Regarding the Amelia Brennan Family Lancashire, Crumpsall, District 17: Amelia Brennan and her two children Alice and William living next door to Patrick Brennan and his family are listed as being born in Lancashire County: Blackley, Crumpsall and Liverpool. They are not listed below because they aren't listed as being born in Ireland.

Regarding the Thomas and Bridget Brennan Family Lancashire, Ashton Under Lyne District 2: This family was listed as being born in Clare, Ireland. I have not included them in this compilation because this could be referring to County Clare, or Clare in Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Donegal, Down, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Tyrone or Westmeath.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
181 Duke St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 9 Brennan, Michael, Boarder with Joseph Peatfield Family from Yorkshire England 27 Roscommon, Ireland Carter U
7 Lodging House, Manchester Civil Parish, District 11 Brennan, Patrick, Boarder 51 Athlone, Ireland (this could either be in Roscommon or Westmeath!) Stoker U
9 Delaunays Yd, Crumpsall Civil Parish, District 17 Brennan, Patrick, Head 28 Roscommon, Ireland Labourer (Sic) M
9 Delaunays Yd, Crumpsall Civil Parish, District 17 Brennan, Jane, Wife 24 Roscommon, Ireland   M
9 Delaunays Yd, Crumpsall Civil Parish, District 17 Brennan, James, Son 5 Roscommon, Ireland    
9 Delaunays Yd, Crumpsall Civil Parish, District 17 Brennan, Michael, Son 4 Roscommon, Ireland    

compiled from 1881 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; operations, Inc 2004.