Coffey Families (and Variations Coffee, Coffy) Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in the Second Quarter of 1852, Documented in Ship Passenger and Port Arrival Lists

A large percentage of the Irish that emigrated from the Connaught areas of Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim departed from the Liverpool Port in Lancashire, England. The ship passenger lists are an important part of our genealogical research-the link that "gets us across the pond" from America to Europe. It is perhaps the biggest gap in my own Brennan/Corcoran genealogical research that I have yet to find them in the "Famine Ship" passenger lists. I know that they traveled in either 1851 or 1852 so I am beginning my record analysis with these two years. Although the Surname Coffey (and variants), was not among the 25 most prevalent surnames in Ireland, the task can still be quite intimidating, but none the less an important search to undertake! I will be creating this compilations based on my findings from viewing the actual passenger manifests and not someone else's transcriptions unless otherwise noted. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress! These compilations will be added to over time as I uncover new resources (online, books etc) with new data. In addition to's wonderful database on New York Passenger Lists, Family Search has an amazing on line database of images from New York Passenger Lists 1820-1897. Keep in mind that I am only documenting the Gahagans who came on ships that departed from or passed through Liverpool. I have started a second web page on Coffeys who departed from Connacht Ports enroute to New York.

It is my objective to not only find my second great grandparents Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran but to help me identify other Brennan, Corcoran, Coffee, and Gahagan families that may have immigrated from Mayo or Roscommon to Liverpool and on to New York in the Passenger and Port lists so that I might be able to link them with Mayo and Roscommon Church records, English Census Records and U.S. Census Records. I welcome feedback and collaboration with other Genealogists researching their Brennan/Corcoran/Coffee and Gahagan roots to link these families together and find our shared ancestry!

Regarding Surname Keffee: there was a John Keffee 25, Farmer and A Keffee, 20 from Ireland who traveled on the Ship Ashburton on May 3, 1852.

Coffeys out of Trallee to New York: On the Lesmahagon arriving on May 3, 1852 in New York was Biddy Coffee, 26 spinster from Ireland.

Coffeys out of Limerick to New York: On the Brig Triumph Michl Coffey 25, Laborer arrived on May 7, 1852.

Coffeys out of Dublin to New York: On the Bark Wave, Mary Coffey, 20 servant from Ireland arrived on May 8, 1852

Coffeys out of Cork to New York: On the Ship H Lawrence, Mgt Coffey 24, Farmer arrived from Cork, Ireland on May 11, 1852.

Ship and Arrival Date Coffeys and their Origins if Given Other Coffeys that Appear to be Traveling with Them Age Occupation Destination and other Misc. Info. Database, Book Resource
Ship Andrew Foster; Arrival April 19, 1852 Coffee, Ann of Ireland   18 Servant N.Y. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111
Ship Joseph Walker; Arrival April 19, 1852 Coffee, Thos of Ireland   19 Laborer U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111
Sp Ticondaroga; Arrival April 22, 1852 Coffey, Mr or Mrs? of Ireland   42   U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111
"   Coffey, Michl of Ireland 25   " "
"   Coffey, Cath'r of Ireland 18   " "
"   Coffey, Anthony of Ireland 15   " "
"   Coffey, Elizabeth of Ireland 14   " "
"   Coffey, Eliza of Ireland 12   " "
"   Coffey, William of Ireland 10   " "
"   Coffey, Mary Ann of Ireland 7   " "
"   Coffey, Margret of Ireland 16   " "
Sp Sarah G Hyde; arrival April 24, 1852 Coffee, Judah of Ireland (female)   25 Laborer U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112
Sp Yorkshire; arrival April 26, 1852 Coffee, Eliza of Ireland   20 Tailoress U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112
Sp. Middleton; arrival May 4, 1852 Coffee?, Mary of Ireland   17 Spinster U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112
Sp Persian; arrival May 6, 1852 Coffey, John of Ireland   20 Laborer U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112