Brennan Families (and all surname variations) Identified in the 1871 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.

I am documenting specific details on the Irish born in Districts 1-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-71 plus the Leeds Cavalry Barracks and District Moral and Industrial School for Pauper Children of the Leeds Civil Parish, and the Leeds Workhouse of Leeds North Sub-Registration District of the 1871 Census on separate pages to facilitate a shorter download time. This is a work in progress!

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc. Info.
8 9 Harewood Court Branan, Elizabeth, Head 49 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Dressmaker Widow
8 9 Harewood Court Branan, Sarah M, Daughter 18 Leeds, Yorkshire England School Teacher U
8 9 Harewood Court Branan, Mary, Daughter 17 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Milliner U
28 7 Barker's Yard Branon, William, Boarder 21 Wales Laborer in Boiler Works M
28 7 Barker's Yard Branon, Catherine, Boarder 18 Cheshire, Birkenhead?   M
28 7 Barker's Yard Branon, Alice, Daughter 1 week Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
29 91 York Street Brannan, Bridget, Head 60 Ireland Lodging Housekeeper W
29 91 York Street Brannan, James, Son 23 Leeds Joiner M
29 91 York Street Brannan, Catherine, Daughter 19 Leeds Mill Hand U
29 91 York Street Brannan, Matilda, Daughter in Law 20 ? Son's Wife M; She is not listed after James, so I am unsure if this is the son she is married to or not. Several Boarders are listed between Bridget, son James and daughter Catherine and daughter in law Matilda.
14 34 Millwright Street Brannan, Bridget, Lodger (living with the Scott Miller family from Scotland) 38? Ireland Tailoress W
45 16 Old Hall Street Brannan, Mary, Nurse Girl 15 Leeds, Yorkshire Nurse Girl U; she is living with the Michael Kilcullen Family (Michael is from Sligo, IR, his wife Mary A 28 from Leeds, 2 sons Thomas E 2, Joseph V 1 from Leeds and Mary A's sister Elizabeth Corcoran 23 from Leeds).
35 1 York Street Brannan, Michael, Head 32 Ireland Brick Layer's Laborer M
35 1 York Street Brannan, Sibina, Wife 28 Ireland   M
35 1 York Street Brannan, James, Son 11 Leeds Scholar  
35 1 York Street Brannan, Mary, Daughter 2 Leeds    
35 7 Lumb's Yard Brannan, Patrick, Head 60 Ireland Brick Layer's Laborer W
35 7 lumb's Yard Brannan, Helen, Daughter 19 Leeds, Yorkshire Flax Spinner U
33 Skelton's Yard Brannan, Thomas, Head 23 Ireland Laborer M; see the 1861 Leeds North page, I believe he married Catherine Corcoran in Leeds quarter ending March 1871 (Vol 9b page 511).
33 Skelton's Yard Brannan, Catherine, Wife 20 Ireland   M
35 9 Helen's Court Brannan, Thomas, Head 57 Ireland Brick Layer's Laborer M
35 9 Helen's Court Brannan, Michael, Son 32 Ireland Cabinet Maker ** is this the Michael Brannan who is listed as a 62 yr old widowed cabinet maker born in County Sligo, IR living on Primrose Street in the 1901 Leeds West Leeds Census???
35 9 Helen's Court Brannan, Ann, Daughter 17 Leeds, Yorkshire    
37 8 Patrick's Buildings Brannan, William, Head 29 Meath, Ireland Laborer M
37 8 Patrick's Buildings Brannan, Bridgit, Wife 30 Arthlome?, Ireland   M
37 8 Patrick's Buildings Brannan, James, Son 11 Leeds, Yorkshire    
37 8 Patrick's Buildings Brannan, Mary, Daughter 1 Leeds, Yorkshire    
26 2 Goulden's Yard Brennan, Ellen, Head 45 Ireland Rag Sorter W
26 2 Goulden's Yard Brennan, Bridget, Daughter 10 Leeds, England Rag Sorter  
25 1 Inghamite's Chapel Yard Brannan, Emma, Head 40 Devonshire, Plymouth, England Seamstress W
16 42 Lilac Terrace Brannan, William, Head 30 Kilkenny, Ireland Tailor M
16 42 Lilac Terrace Brannan, Bridget, wife 31 Waterford, Ireland   M
16 42 Lilac Terrace McManus, Bernard, Son 12 Lincordshire, Gainsbro? Boot Finisher U
16 42 Lilac Terrace McManus, Catherine, Daughter 10 Cork, Ireland Scholar  
16 42 Lilac Terrace Brannan, William, Son 4 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
16 42 Lilac Terrace Brannan, Mary, Daughter 2 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
29 4 Holmes Yard Brannan, William, Head 28 Ireland Pavior? M; a James Corcoran family lives at 2 Holmes yard.
29 4 Holmes Yard Brannan, Mary, Wife 30 Ireland   M
29 4 Holmes Yard Brannan, John, Son 6 Leeds Scholar  
29 4 Holmes Yard Brannan, Kate, Daughter 2 Leeds    
29 4 Holmes Yard Brannan, Margaret, Daughter 12 mos Leeds    
8 3 Union Court Brannan, Winifred, Head 30 Ireland   W
8 3 Union Court Brannan, Thomas, Son 7 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
8 3 Union Court Brannan, Henry, Son 3 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
2 15 Back York Street Brannon, Mary, Head 71 County Mayo, Ireland   Widow; Lodger James Tighe a lodger from County Mayo lives with her
26 Dunn's Yard Brannan, Peter 59 France Laborer Iron Works Widow
41 36 Boyerton Street Brennan, James, Head 30 Mayo, Ireland Quarry man M
41 36 Boyerton Street Brennan, Bridget, Wife 26 Mayo, Ireland "? M
41 36 Boyerton Street Brennan, John, Son 5 Leeds, Yorkshire    
41 36 Boyerton Street Brennan, Annie, daughter 2 Leeds, Yorkshire    
41 36 Boyerton Street Brennan, Mary, Daughter 1 Leeds, Yorkshire    
7 8 Baptist Court Brennan, Terrance, Border (living with the Brian Dunn family from Sligo) 60 County Sligo, Ireland Laborer U