Coffee (Coffey, Coffy) Surname Documented as being born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1881 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 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 Coffee Family in Manchester Civil Parish, District 40: Michael Coffee is documented as being born in Clare, Ireland and his wife Maria from Waterford. I have not included them in this compilation because Clare most likely refers to County Clare and not Clare, Mayo, Ireland.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
Lower House Farm, Turton Civil Parish, District 2 Coffey, John, Servant on farm of Joseph Parker of Lancashire, Turton) 21 Mayo, Ireland Farm Servant, Indoor U
76 Crompton St, Chadderton Civil Parish, District 6 Coffey, Mary Ann, Head (probably her married surname) 45 Mayo, Ireland Cotton Speed Tenter M
76 Crompton St, Chadderton Civil Parish, District 6 Finian, Miles, Son in Law 27 Mayo, Ireland Card Room Jobber M
76 Crompton St, Chadderton Civil Parish, District 6 Finian, Catherine, Daughter 22 Lancashire, Ashton, England   M
76 Crompton St, Chadderton Civil Parish, District 6 Finian, Eliza Ann, G. Daughter 12 Lancashire, Oldham, England    

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