Corcoran Families (and all surname variations) Identified in the 1851 Bradford Civil Parish, Bradford West End Sub Registration District, Yorkshire, England and Research into their Irish Origins

Liverpool was the port of entry for the vast majority of the Irish that departed the Connaght Counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo and Galway. Many Irish immigrants unable to find work in Liverpool were drawn to places like Manchester, Bradford and Leeds and their thriving textile and other industrial development in the mid 19th century.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). Please use this information with that caveat in mind so that nothing is assumed and no stones are left unturned to assure it's your family and the connection is accurate. The vast majority of earlier census records fail to give a place name of origin in Ireland.

Observations of interest: There are two Corcoran Families, a Brenan Family and Gohagan family (3 of my 4 surnames) living next to each other on Mill Bank in District 14. There was also a Henry Cockin (widow, Mill Weaver from Scotland) and daughters Elizabeth 23, Hannah 14 from Yorkshire in District 45.

 

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
7 19 Albert Street Corcoran, Cath, Lodger 50 Ireland   W; (Edward Brennan 16 wool comber and lodger lives next door)
7 19 Albert Street Corcoran, Julia, Lodger 15 Ireland Factory Hand Worsted U
7 14 M J Street Corcoran, John, Lodger 19 Ireland Wool Comber U; lives with the Silvester Payne family
14 Mill Bank 55 Corcoran, Michael, Head 35 Ireland Wool Comber U;
14 Mill Bank 55 Corcoran, Bridget, Mother 67 Ireland   W;
14 Mill Bank 55 Corcoran, Mary Ann, Niece 15 Ireland Spinner U
14 Mill Bank 55 Corcoran, John, Nephew 13 Ireland Spinner U
14 Mill Bank 55 Corcoran, Patrick, Nephew 12 Ireland Spinner U
21 24? One Stree Corcoran, Margaret, Lodger 20 Mt Rath, Ireland Worsted Weaver U; lives with Gasury Family; there are others in this district from Mountrath Queens County, Ireland.
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Patsey, Head 40 Ireland Schoolmaster M; Four Gohagan family members and a Nutil Family are lodgers living with them
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Catherine, Wife 36 Ireland Housekeeper M
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, John, Son 17 Ireland Works in a Mill U
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Bridget, Daughter 12 Ireland Nurses  
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Martin, Son 15 Ireland Works in a mill U
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Patsey, Son 6 Ireland    
14 Mill Bank 9 Corcoran, Thomas 2 Feighley?, Yorkshire (could this be keighly?)