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

Regarding the John Brennan Family on 24 Warwick St, Wolverhampton Civil Parish: John Brennan, a pedler was born in County Sligo Ireland, his wife Mary Brennan was documented as being born in County Mayo Ireland. I have not included this family of of 5 because I think it is unlikely that her surname is Brennan.

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
20 Warwick St, Wolverhampton Civil Parish Brannan, Mark, Head 50 County Mayo, Ireland Forge, Laborer M
20 Warwick St, Wolverhampton Civil Parish Brannan, Bridget, Wife 52 County Mayo, Ireland   M
20 Warwick St, Wolverhampton Civil Parish Brannan, John, Son 17 Wolverhampton, Stafforshire, England    
9 Leeches Row, Newcastle Under Lyme, District 15 Brannen, John, Head (Patrick Brennan, a foreman b in Staffordshire and his family are next door) 40 County Mayo, Ireland Forge Laborer M
9 Leeches Row, Newcastle Under Lyme, District 15 Brannen, Ann, Wife 36 County Mayo, Ireland   M
Lichfield Road, Walsall Foreign Civil Parish, District 12 Brannon, Ambrose, Lodger- staying with the Bywater family from Shropshire 37 Coy? Mayo, Ireland Laborer (Colliery) U
Crop St, Rugely Civil Parish, District 18 Brannan, Patrick, Lodger staying with Molloy family also from "Mayow" 43 County "Mayow" Ireland Coal Miner W
14 New Building, Wolstanton Civil Parish, District 6 Brennan, Thomas, Lodger with Bridget Lyden family from Mayo 40 Mayo, Ireland Ironworks Lab. M

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