Corcoran Families (and all Surname Variations ) Identified in the 1841 Huddersfield Civil Parish, Huddersfield Subregistration District, Yorkshire England and Research into their Irish Origins

The 1841 Huddersfield Civil Parish, Huddersfield Sub Registration district covers 28 districts as well as the Abbrigg Infirmary and District Workhouse. It is clear that a significant number of the Irish Immigrants in Huddersfield England originated from the Connaught areas of County Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo and Galway by documentation I have noted in later census years. A specific place of birth is not given, just a notation as to whether they were from this county (Yorkshire) (yes or no) and if not were they from Scotland, Ireland or foreign parts (most are using S, I, F to refer to this). I believe my immigrant Irish Great Grandparents Martin Brannon and Cathrine Corcran were among them in the 1851 Huddersfield Census on Windsor Court of District 4. I can't be 100% certain until I delve deeper to find out what became of Mary Corcoran, Martin's mother-in-law, Mary their daughter born in 1851, Patrick Mary's husband and a passenger record which I have been yet unable to find. The same thorough research should be used to sort through the information I present in this section. I will present subsequent records that I believe may be a match for a family in a previous census year. 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.

Overview of my findings for the 1841 Huddersfield Civil Parish, Huddersfield Sub registration Districts: I have completed putting findings for all 28 Districts plus the District Huddersfieldn and Upper Agbrigg Infirmary and District Workhouse on line. I have yet to do any detailed comparison with Brennans in other census years. District one of this census has about 12 different Irish families and the majority appear to have occupations in the woolen textile industry as printers, binders, block cutters and dyers. They were residents on Shorehead, Seedhill and Ashley Streets. District 2 has a huge concentration of Irish on Windsor Court, Dock Street, Watergate and scattered numbers on Jewitts Building, Jewitts Building- Milne Row and Quay Street. A vast number of occupations are represented from trades to laborers and hawkers. District 3 had an extremely large contingent of Irish Families on Post Office Yard, Denton Lane, Kirkgate, Castlegate, Boulder Yard, Lowerhead Row and scattered numbers on Beast Market, and Rosemary Lane. There were many agricultural laborers noted in this district. District 4 only had a few Irish born on Market Walk and Swine Market. District 5 only had a few Irish born on Lowerhead Row, Lees Road and Albion Street. District 6 had only a few Irish born on Thomas Street and Brick Bank. District 7 has only a few Irish immigrants on Westside Northgate and in the Stockton? Buildings. District 8 has a few Irish with all but one family on Buxton Road. The other is on Albion Street. District 9 has many Irish-born immigrants living on Towet Square, Water lane, Manchester Street and a few on High Street, Glass Alley and on Out Coat Bk. District 10 has the largest concentration of Irish-born on Upperhead Row followed by Manchester Street. Scattered numbers were found on Croft Head, Lockwoods Yard and Granby Street. District 11 had a massive concentration of Irish-born with the heaviest numbers on Barker's Yard, Upperhead Row, Duke Street and Swallow Street. There was one Irish family on Prospect Row. The only Irish-born in District 12 appear on Spring Street, Fountain Street and Upperhead Row and 4 of the 6 are spouses married to people born in Yorkshire. There were no Irish-born documented in District 13. The only Irish-born in District 14 were present on Newtown. The Irish in District 15 were located on Dog Inn Yard, Chadwick Yard and Kirkgate. District 16 had 4 Irish families on Rawcliff, Millgate and Fenton Row. District 17 only had one Irish-born who married a Denton from Yorkshire on Pad'k Brow. District 18 had only one Irish-born and they were on Clough Street. There were no Irish-born in District 19. The only Irish-born in District 20 was on Marsh Street. The only Irish-born in District 20 was on Marsh Street. The only residents born in Ireland in District 21 were on Bay Hall Commons, Blacker Lane and Glough House. There were no documented Irish-born individuals living in District 22. District 23 had Irish-born on Clough, Cowcliffe, Folley and Longwood House and District 24 had only two Irish families on Fartown Green and Ash Brow. The only Irish-born individual in District 25 was on Sheepridge and there were none in District 26,27 or 28. There were 5 musicians in District 28 that appear to be listed as F (Foreign) and not I (Ireland). The Census for the District Workhouse and District Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Infirmary did not have any Irish-born individuals listed.

I welcome any and all feedback, corrections- they benefit us all. This is definitely a work in progress! I intend to include all possible variations, even possible phonetic variations of the surname such as Bannon in the event the census taker made a typo.

Omissions: There was a Mary Corkin Shipleton, 30, born in Ireland heald knitter listed on Buxton Road with a Hannah Shipleton 60 (born in Yorkshire) and 5 children: James William 10, Thomas Paget 11, Martha Ann Shipleton, Joseph Paget Shipleton and James Paget Shipleton. I am unsure if Corkin was a maiden name or ? There was also a Thomas Cockin 24 dyer born in Yorkshire and his wife Susannah on Spring Place, district 12 not included. There was a George and Elizabeth Corkin or Cockin Family and John and Harriet Corkin or Cockin? Family on Sheepridge in District 25.

District Address Name Age Born in this County-Yorkshire(if not Ireland (I), Scotland (S) or foreign Parts (F) Occupation
2 Watergate Cocoran, John 25 Ireland Lab
2 Watergate Cocoran, Catharine 20 Ireland  
2 Watergate Cocoran, Patrick 6 mos Yes  
11 Duke Street Cocran, Thomas 30 Ireland Lab
11 Duke Street Cocran, Margaret 35 Ireland  
11 Duke Street Cocran, Patrick 14 Ireland  
11 Duke Street Cocran, William 6 Yes  
11 Duke Street Cocran, Michael 3 Yes  
11 Duke Street Cocran, John 1 Yes  
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, James 30 Yes Cloth Drefser (sic)
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, Mary 25 Yes  
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, Eliza 7 Yes  
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, Edwin 5 Yes  
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, James 3 Yes  
10 Lockwoods Yard Corker, George 1 mo Yes  

compiled from ancestry.com 1841 England Census (database on line) Provo, UT, USA ancestry.com operations, Inc. 2010