Corcorans documented as being born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1861 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 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.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
56 Ending?, Spotland, Sportland nearer Side, District 1 Corcoran, Jane, Head 50 Mayo, Ireland Housewife W
56 Ending? Corcoran, Michael, Son 12 Mayo, Ireland Scholar U
56 Ending? Lynn, Catherine, Daughter (of Jane Corcoran) 23 Mayo, Ireland Housewife M
56 Ending? Lynn, Patric, Son-in-law 28 Mayo, Ireland Labourer M
56 Ending? Lynn, John, Grandson 1 Spotland, Lancashire    
85 Market Place, Village of Hindley, District 1 Corcoran, John, Boarder (staying with Bridget Corcoran, widow born in Co Roscommon) 68 Coty (sic) of Mayo Cotton Factory Hand W
120 Black Horse Street, Great Bolton, District 11h Corcoran, John, Head 52 Mayo, Ireland Labourer Excavator U
120 Black Horse Street Corcoran, Sarah, Sister 40 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U
13 Lords Hill, Oldham, District 9 Corcoran, Martin, Head 34 Sligo, Ireland Tailor M
13 Lords Hill, Corcoran, Honer, Wife 29 Mayo, Ireland Washerwoman M
13 Lords Hill Corcoran, Mary, Daughter 7 Oldham, Lancashire, England    
13 Lords Hill Corcoran, Anne, Daughter 5 Oldham, Lancashire, England    
11 Timer Tr?, Manchester, District 30 Corcoran, Richard, Head 30 Mayo, Ireland Labourer M
11 Timer Tr? Corcoran, Bridget, Wife 28 Mayo, Ireland Haymaker M
11 Timer Tr? Corcoran, Sarah ,Daughter 3 Manchester, England    
11 Timer Tr? Corcoran, Mary 2 Manchester, England    

compiled from Ancestry.com 1861 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; Ancestry.com operations, Inc 2005.