Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Surname Documented as being born in County Roscommon, Ireland in the 1881 Cheshire 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 Cheshire 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 Michael Coffey Family of Dukinfield Civil Parish, District 6: I have not included them in this compilation because although Mary Anne Coffey, Michael's wife was born in County Roscommon, Michael was born in County Sligo and I feel it was unlikely that her maiden name was Coffey.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
Bk. Mersey St Lodging House, Runcorn Civil Parish, District 8 Coffey, Patrick, Head 50 Roscommon, Ireland Bricksetter's Laborer M
Bk. Mersey St Lodging House, Runcorn Civil Parish, District 8 Coffey, Margaret, Wife 50 Roscommon, Ireland   M
Bk. Mersey St Lodging House, Runcorn Civil Parish, District 8 Coffey, Catherine, Daughter 4 Liverpool, Lancashire, England    
Bk. Mersey St Lodging House, Runcorn Civil Parish, District 8 Coffey, Michael, Son 8 Runcorn, Cheshire, England Scholar  

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