Corcorans documented as being born in County Roscommon, Ireland in the 1851 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire 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.

Regarding the Timothy Corcoran Family at 50 O'Connor's Yard: This family has many lodgers living with them such as the Kelly family from County Roscommon, Thomas Daly Family from County Galway, Mary McGovern from County Roscommon and John Cambell from County Leitrim etc.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
50 O'Connor's Yard, Huddersfield Civil Parish, Huddersfield Civil Reg District, District 20 Corcoran, Timothy, Head 52 Roscommon, Ireland Mason's Labourer (sic) M
O'Connor's Yard Corcoran, Bridget, wife 40 Roscommon, Ireland   M
O'Connor's Yard Corcoran, Michael, son 9 Roscommon, Ireland   U
O'Connor's Yard Corcoran, Thomas 7 Roscommon, Ireland   U

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