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

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
Metchley Park Farm, Edgbaston Civil Parish, District 13 Brannan, James (servant for Thorncroft Family from Stafordshire- farm) 22 Mayo, Ireland Farm Labourer (Sic) U
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Thomas, Head 45 County Mayo, Ireland Engine Fitter M
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Margt, Wife 37 County Mayo, Ireland   M
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Thomas, Son 20 Coventry, Staffordshire, England Engine Fitter U
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, John, Son 16 Birm'm, Warwickshire, England Engine Fitter U
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Francis, Son 11 Birm'm, Warwickshire, England Scholar U
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Nora, Daughter 9 Birm'm, Warwickshire, England Scholar U
14 Norman St, Birmingham Civil Parish, District 28 Brannon, Geo, Son 2 Birm'm, Warwickshire, England   U
11 Ct Much Park Street, Coventry St Michael Civil Parish, District 5 Brennan, Ann, Head is this her surname or her deceased hsb's? 70 County Mayo, Ireland Charwoman W
11 Ct Much Park Street, Coventry St Brennan, Patrick, Son 33 County Mayo, Ireland Farmer's Labourer (sic) M
11 Ct Much Park Street, Coventry St Brennan, Ann, Daughter 37 County Mayo, Ireland Silk Recler? U
11 Ct Much Park Street, Coventry St Brennan, Ellen, Grandson??? 1 Warwickshire County, England    
3 Friars Court, Warwick St Marys Civil Parish, District 21 Brennan, James, Visitor (staying with Ann Fitzgerald Family from Mayo) 19 Mayo, Ireland General Labourer U
District Warwick Union Workhouse- The Packmores Brennan, Mich'l, inmate 73 Mayo, Ireland Farm Laborer W
3 Ct, 3 House, Lister Street, Aston Civil Parish, District 23 Brennan, Michael, Lodger 42 Mayo, Ireland Laborer U

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