Brennan Families (and all surname variations) Identified in the 1851 Leeds Civil Parish, Leeds North Sub Registration District, Yorkshire, England and Research into their Irish Origins

Liverpool was the port of entry for the vast majority of the Irish that departed the Connaght Counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and Galway. Many Irish immigrants unable to find work in Liverpool were drawn to places like Manchester, Bradford and Leeds and their thriving textile and other industrial development in the mid 19th century.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate. The vast majority of earlier census records fail to give a place name of origin in Ireland.

Important Note: I have included several surnames that aren't true variations of the Brennan surname such as Brannam, Bramham and Brennand. I have done so because of the possibility of ennumerator error, and for the sake of being thorough.

I have documented specific details on the Irish born in Districts 1a-1g, 1h-1p, 1q-1x, 2a-2ff, the Leeds Cavalry Barracks and District Moral and Industrial School for Pauper Children of the Leeds Civil Parish, Leeds North Sub-Registration District of the 1851 Census on separate pages to facilitate a shorter download time.

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
2r Union Row Bramham, Benjamin, Head 50 Yorkshire, Kippax, England Tea Dealer M
2r Union Row Bramham, Mary, Wife 50 Yorkshire, Holbeck, England   M
2r Union Row Bramham, Benjamin, Son 30 Yorkshire, Woodlesford, England Joiner U
2r Union Row Bramham, William, Son 26 Yorkshire, Woodlesford, England Cordwainer W
2r Union Row Bramham, Thomas, Son 21 Yorkshire, Woodlesford, England Machine Maker U
2r Union Row Bramham, Elizabeth, Daughter 14 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2r Union Row Bramham, Samuel, Son 12 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2e 54 Slainburn Square Bramham, John, Head 55 Yorkshire, Brotherton, England Waterman, Barge M
2e 54 Slainburn Square Bramham, Elizabeth, Wife 54 Yorkshire, Brotherton, England   M
2e 54 Slainburn Square Bramham, John, Son 18 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2h 10 Woodhead's Yard Bramham, Joseph, Visitor (living with Bally Family from Hull Yorkshire) 29 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Wire Worker M
2h 10 Woodhead's Yard Bramham, Mary Ann, Visitor 26 Yorkshire, Ripon, England Boot Binder M
2h 10 Woodhead's Yard Bramham, Frank, Visitor 6 Yorkshrie, Leeds, England Scholar  
1g 2 Warwick Court Brannam, Catharine, Lodger (listed after Ellen Haley, lodger 19 hawker b Ire, living with Ellen Cosgrove Family from Ireland 4 mos Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
1b 169 York Street Brannan, Catherine, Head, Lodger Mary Ward, Servant from Ireland lives with them 24 Ireland Dress Maker M
1b 169 York Street Brannan, Elizabeth, Daughter 6 Elland, Yorkshire, England   U
1b 169 York Street Brannan, Rebecca, Daughter 3 Whitehaven, Cumberland, England   U
1b 169 York Street Brannan, William, Son 1 Leeds, Yorkshire, England   U
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, James, Head (lodgers Stanley, Smith and Cocklin from Ireland as well as Doyle from Wicklow Ireland live with them) 39 Ireland Laborer M
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Mary, Wife 39 Ireland Hawker M
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Mary, Daughter 12 Ireland Mill Worker U
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Ellen, Daughter 10 Ireland Begging U
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Ann, Daughter 8 Ireland Begging U
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Michael, Son 5 Ireland Begging  
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Margt, Lodger 23 Ireland Hawker W
1b 8 Goulden Square Brannan, Mary, Lodger 10 mos Ireland    
2d 1 Pounder's Court, Somerset Street Brannan, John, Lodger living with Walsh Family from Ireland 28 Ireland Brush Hawker M
2d 1 Pounder's Court, Somerset Street Brannan, Mary S, Lodger 26 Lancashire, Manchester, Ireland   M
2d 1 Pounder's Court, Somerset Street Brannan, Michael, Lodger 3 Yorkshire, Leeds, England   U
2d 1 Pounder's Court, Somerset Street Brannan, Bridget, Lodger 1 Yorkshire, Leeds, England   U
2e 2 Holme's Yard Brannan, Pat, Head (lodger Stuart from Ireland lives with them too) 30 Ireland Laborer M
2e 2 Holme's Yard Brannan, Jane, Wife 25 Ireland   M
2e 2 Holme's Yard Brannan, John, Son 16 Ireland   M
2e 2 Holme's Yard Brannan, Thomas, Son 9 Ireland    
2e 2 Holme's Yard Brannan, Cathrine, Daughter 3 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
1d 34 East Lane Brannan, Patrick, Lodger (lives with Mannex family from Ireland) 19 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Hawker U
2k 11 Purdy Court Brannen, Patrick, Head (Lodgers Bine Family, Ann Crane, Mary Tigue from Ireland and O'Brine family from Manchester live with them) 35 Ireland Laborer M
2k 11 Purdy Court Brannen, Peggy, Wife 30 Ireland   M
2k 11 Purdy Court Brannen, Michael, Son 11 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2k 11 Purdy Court Brannen, Catharine, Daughter 8 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2k 11 Purdy Court Brannen, Bridget, Daughter 4 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
1g Beverley's Court, Ebenezer Street Brenan, John, Visitor (with John Battle Family from Ireland) 34 Ireland Hawker M
1g Beverley's Court, Ebenezer Street Brenan, John, Visitor 7 Ireland ? Serv?  
1g Beverley's Court, Ebenezer Street Brenan, Patrick, visitor 4 Ireland    
1b 18 Back York Street Brenman, Michael, Head (Lodgers Henry and McDermot families live with them) 54 Ireland Laborer M; could this surname be a typo? they live with another Brennan family.
1b 18 Back York Street Brenman, Mary, Wife 50 Ireland None M
1b 18 Back York Street Brenman, Ellen, Daughter 12 Ireland Mill Worker U
1b 18 Back York Street Brenman, James, Son 10 Ireland None U
1b 18 Back York Street Brennan, Owen, Head 50 Ireland Gather Rags and Bones W
1b 18 Back York Street Brennan, Michael, Son 16 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Laborer U
1b 18 Back York Street Brennan, Owen, Son 10 Leeds, Yorkshire, England none U
1g 49 Ebenezer Street Brennan, James, Head 26 Ireland Spectacle Maker M
1g 49 Ebenezer Street Brennan, Alina, Son? 7 Ireland    
1g 49 Ebenezer Street Brennan, Patrick, Son 4 New Castle, Northumberland, England    
1g 49 Ebenezer Street Brennan, James, Son 2 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
1a 15 Cherry Tree Yard Brennan, Thomas, Head 43 Ireland Sawyer M
1a 15 Cherry Tree Yard Brennan, Eliza, Wife 43 Ireland   M
1a 15 Cherry Tree Yard Brennan, John, Son 19 Ireland Farmer's Lab  
2e 6 Mann's Yard Brennand, Margaret, Head 59 Lancashire, Colne, England Washerwoman W
2e 6 Mann's Yard Lathum, Ann, Daughter 24 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Flax Mill Hand U
2e 6 Mann's Yard Brennand, William, Son 14 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Flax Mill Hand  
2m 66 Jepham's? Yard Brennen, James, Head 66 Ireland Agricultural Laborer M
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, Eliza, Wife 50 Ireland   M
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, Judith, Daughter 29 Ireland Flax Spinner U
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, James, Son 17 Ireland Flax Spinner U
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, Ann, Daughter 19 Ireland Flax Spinner U
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, Ellen, Daughter 15 Ireland Flax Spinner U
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, Patt, Son 10 Ireland Flax Spinner  
2m 66 Jepham's Yard Brennen, John, Son 5 Ireland    
2h 11 Line Fold Brenon, Maryanne, Visitor (living with Edward Murray Family from Ireland) 10 Ireland Scholar  

This compilation was completed using the 1851 England Census taken the night of March 30, 1850. Ancestry.com 1851 England Census ){Database on-line}. Provo Ut, USA. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2005.