Corcorans 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 Timothy and Cecelia Corcoran Family of Cheetham Civil Parish, District 9: I have not included this family in this compilation because although Cecelia A (46) was born in County Mayo, Ireland, Timothy (46) Furniture Dealer, her husband was born in Manchester, England. I think it is unlikely that Corcoran is her maiden name. Cecelia A 22, daughter, Margaret Gee daughter 23, James Gee son in law and James Gee 4 grandson are living with them.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
but house to hill house? Altcar Civil Parish, District 1 Corchoran, Anthony, (on 375 acre farm of Richard Marshall Lancashire) 20 Mayo, Ireland Farm Labour (sic) U
but house to hill house. Altcar Civil Parish, District 1 Corchoran, Thomas, 18 Mayo, Ireland Farm Labour (sic) U
43 Bridge St, Burnley Civil Parish, District 13 Corkran, Elizabeth, Head (there is a John Brennan b Ireland next door) 42 Mayo, Ireland Cotton Carding M
43 Bridge St, Burnley Civil Parish, District 13 Corkran, Sebine, Daughter 15 Burnley, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner  
43 Bridge St, Burnley Civil Parish, District 13 Corkran, Bridget, 13 Burnley, Lancashire, England Cotton Spinner  
43 Bridge St, Burnley Civil Parish, District 13 Corkran, Winnifred, Daughter 8 Burnley, Lancashire, England Scholar  
16/2 Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 O' Boyle, John, Head 46 Westport, County Mayo, Ireland Labourer (sic) M
16/2 Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 O'Boyle, Mary, Wife ( implied mother of Ann Corcoran) 45 Westport, County Mayo, Ireland Hawker M
16/2 Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 O'Boyle, Michael, Son 11 Liverpool, England Scholar  
16/2 Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 O'Boyle, William, Son 9 Liverpool, England Scholar  
16/2/ Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 O'Boyle, Mary, Daughter 14 Liverpool, England Form? School  
16/2/ Lace St, Liverpool Civil Parish, District 4 Corcoran, Ann, Mother in Law 60 Westport, County Mayo, Ireland   W
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Corcoran, James, Head 52 County Mayo, Ireland Labourer (sic) M
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Corcoran, Catherine, Wife 50 County Mayo, Ireland   M
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park, Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, Mary, Dght? 26 Liverpool, England Housekeeper U?
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, Ellen, Dght 19 Liverpool, England Spinner artz? U?
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carrol, Annie, Dght 18 Liverpool, England Servant U?
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, John, Son 15 Liverpool, England Shop Boy (mess?) U
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, Jane, Dght 13 Liverpool, England Scholar  
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, Catherine, Dght 7 Liverpool, England Scholar  
56 Darnley, Toxteth Park Civil Parish, District 20 Carroll, Mary, Dght in law? 14 Liverpool, England   ?
110 Friar St, Everton Civil Parish, District 88 Corcheran, John, Head 30 Lancashire, L'pool Mason M
110 Friar St, Everton Civil Parish, District 88 Corcheran, Mary, Wife (probably not her maiden name) 40 County Mayo, Ireland   M
Geddigate Lane, Melling Civil Parish, District 5 Corcoran, John, Servant (living with James Taylor family from Lancashire on their 64 acre farm) 50 County Mayo, Ireland Farm Servant (Indoor) M
3 Acton St, Halliwell, District 8 Corcoran, Michael, Head 27 Co. Mayo, Ireland Boot and Shoe Maker M
3 Acton St, Halliwell, District 8 Corcoran, Jane, Wife 37 Co. Mayo, Ireland Housewife M
3 Acton St, Halliwell, District 8 Corcoran, John T, Son 3 Lancashire, Halliwell, England    
Cottage No 12 Boundary House Barton Rd, Stretford Civil Parish, District 14 Corcoran, Michael, Servant (on 12 acre farm of John Kelsall, Lancashire) 20 Castlebar, Mayo Farm Labourer (sic) servant U
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, Patrick, Head 46 Co Mayo, Ireland Labourer (sic) M
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, Catherine, Wife 40 Co Mayo, Ireland wife M
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, Anne, Daughter 18 Lancashire, Manchester, England Factory Operative? U
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, John Thos, Son 17 Lancashire, Manchester, England Labourer  
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, James, Son 14 Lancashire, Manchester, England Apprentice to (E) Turner?  
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, Catherine, Daughter 9 Lancashire, Gorton, England Scholar  
14 James St, Gorton Civil Parish, District 23 Corcoran, Sarah Ellen, Daughter 6 Lancashire, Gorton, England Scholar  
22 Commons St Wigan Rd, Westhoughton Civil Parish, District 3 Corcoran, Thomas, Lodger (with Bordick family from Lancashire) 31 Swinford, Mayo, Ireland Laborer at Colliery M
10 New Murray Ct, Manchester Civil Parish, District 26 Corcoran, Thos, Head 31 Co. Mayo, Ireland General Laborer M
10 New Murray Ct, Manchester Civil Parish, District 26 Corcoran, Mary, Wife 27 Co. Mayo, Ireland General Servant M
Ditton Lane, Tarbock Civil Parish, District 1 Corkeron, Thomas, ( on 157 acre farm of Aaron Harrison of Lancashire- Allick Walsh Co Mayo also there as farm laborer) 18 Co Mayo, Ireland Farm Laborer U

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