Coffees (Coffey, Coffy) documented as being born in County Roscommon, Ireland in the 1851 Lancashire County, England Census Records

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.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
28 Myrtle Street, Hulme Civil Parish, District 2am Coffey, Malachi, Head 59 Athlone, Ireland (Athlone Catholic Parish is in the southern tip of Co Roscommon) House Painter, Journeyman M
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Mary, Wife 46 Athlone, Ireland   M
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Mary Ann, Daughter 24 Athlone, Ireland Dressmaker U
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Hanora, Daughter 22 Athlone, Ireland Dressmaker U
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Drenda, Daughter 17 Athlone, Ireland Calico Weaver by Power U
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Lucy, Daughter 15 Athlone, Ireland Dressmaker U
28 Myrtle Street Coffey, Thomas, Son 21 Athlone, Ireland House Painter, Journeyman U

compiled from 1851 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; operations, Inc 2005.