Corcoran Families (and all surname variations) Identified in the 1851 Leeds Civil Parish, Leeds North 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.

Regarding Surname Cocklen: There was an entry for a John Cocklen, a 25 year old unmarried laborer who was born in Ireland in district 1b on Goulden Square. I have not included him in this compilation because it doesn't appear to be a Corcoran variant.

I have documented specific details on the Irish born in Districts 1a-1x, 2a-2x, the Leeds Cavalry Barracks and District Moral and Industrial School for Pauper Children of the Leeds Civil Parish, Leeds North Sub-Registration District of the 1851 Census on separate pages to facilitate a shorter download time.

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
2u 8 Bunnand Lofts Cockeram, Samuel, Head 28 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Brickmaker M
2u 8 Bunnand Lofts Cockeram, Mary, Wife 27 Yorkshire, Leeds, England   M
2u 8 Bunnand Lofts Cockeram, Sarah, Daughter 2 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2u 8 Bunnand Lofts Cockeram, Tom, Son 1 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2cc 16 Anglesen Street Cockerham, John, Head 59 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Brickmaker M
2cc 16 Anglesen Street Cockerham, Elizabeth, Wife 58 Yorkshire, Leeds, England   M
2cc 16 Anglesen Street Cockerham, John, Son 14 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
1b 2 Goulden's Square Cockran, Thomas, Lodger with the Thomas Collins family from Ireland 17 Ireland   U
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Edward, Head (3 McIndreed visitors from Ireland live with them and the John Corcoran family lives just next door!) 40 Ireland Laborer- Ag M
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Catherine, Wife 36 Ireland   M
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Patrick, Son 13 Ireland Dresser of Cloth  
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, James, Son 11 Ireland School Boy  
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Thomas, Son 9 Ireland School Boy  
2p 4 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Michael, Son 7 Ireland    
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, John, Head (note the Edward Corcoran family just next door!) Clark Family visitors from Ireland and McDonnell from Scotland are living with them. 59 Ireland Ag Lab M
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Bridget, Wife 55 Ireland   M
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Michael, Son 29 Ireland Bricklayer's Laborer U
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Catherine, Daughter 20 Ireland Flax Reeler U
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Elenor, Daughter 16 Ireland Flax Reeler U
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Mary, Daughter 14 Ireland Flax Reeler U
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, John, Son 12 Ireland    
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Martin, Son 10 Ireland    
2p 5 Randall's Yard Corcoran, Elizabeth, Daughter 9 Ireland    
1b 12 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, John, Head 70 Ireland Laborer M
1b 12 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, Rose, Wife 52 Ireland none M
1b 12 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, Dominack, Son 20 Ireland Hawker U
1b 12 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, John, Son 17 Ireland Hawker U
1b 12 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, Michael 15 Ireland Hawker U
2e 23 Stainburn Square Corcoran, John, Head (living with 2 families from Ireland- the Judge and Sweeny Family) 35 Ireland Laborer M
2e 23 Stainburn Square Corcoran, Mary, Wife 34? Ireland Washer Woman M
2e 23 Stainburn Square Corcoran, Bridget, Daughter 8 Ireland    
2e 23 Stainburn Square Corcoran, Edward, Son 6 Ireland    
2e 3 Holme's Yard Corcoran, John, Lodger with Thompson Family from Ireland 14 Ireland Laborer  
2e 3 Holme's Yard Corcoran, Ann, Lodger with Thompson Family from Ireland 16 Ireland Flax Mill Hand  
2i 17 St. Ann's Lane Corcoran, John, Head (his sister Cicely and Michael Marrion a visitor/chelsea pensioner from Ire is living with them) 38 Ireland Dealer in Hardware M
2i 17 St. Ann's Lane Corcoran, Julia, Wife 30 Ireland Charwoman M
2i 17 St. Ann's Lane Corcoran, Michael, Son 5 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2i 17 St. Ann's Lane Corcoran, Thomas, Son 2 Yorkshire, Leeds, England    
2i 17 St. Ann's Lane Corcoran, Cicely, Sister 22 Ireland Rag Sorter U
1b 19 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, Margaret, Lodger with the Mary Reynolds family from Ireland 30 Ireland Rag Sorter M
1b 19 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, James, Lodger 12 Ireland Begging U
1b 19 Goulden Buildings Corcoran, Martin, Lodger 10 Ireland Begging U
1e 8 Holme's Yard Corcoran, Mary, Lodger with Moran family from Ireland 21 Ireland Factory Hand U
2i 140 Quarry Hill Corcoran, Patrick, Head 38 Ireland Iron Monger M; I have traced this family from 1841-1871 but as yet unsure of county of origin in Ire.
2i 140 Quarry Hill Corcoran, Margaret, Wife 38 Ireland   M
2i 140 Quarry Hill Corcoran, Mary Ann, Daughter 11 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2i 140 Quarry Hill Corcoran, James, Son 9 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2i 140 Quarry Hill Corcoran, Elizabeth, Daughter 5 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar  
2j 7 Brufsels Street Corcoran, Patrick, Visitor staying with Thomas/Bridget Menulty Family from Ireland. 30 Ireland Works in Flax Mill M
2j 7 Brufsels Street Corcoran, Bridget, Wife 32 Ireland Works in Flax Mill M
2j 7 Brufsels Street Corcoran, Patrick, Son 10 Ireland    
2j 7 Brufsels Street Corcoran, Michael, Son 8 Ireland    
2j 8 Dufton's Yard Corcoran, Richard, Head (Mary Gaughan and dtr? Baliley from Ireland are visitors with this family) 23 Ireland Laborer M
2j 8 Dufton's Yard Corcoran, Catharine, Wife 22 Ireland   M
1d 6 Sommerset Street Corcoran, Thomas, Head (Geirly family from Ireland are lodgers with them) 40 Ireland Tailor M
1d 6 Sommerset Street Corcoran, Mary, Wife 40 Ireland   M
1d 6 Sommerset Street Corcoran, Peter 15 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Flax Dresser U
1d 6 Sommerset Street Corcoran, John, Son 10 Yorkshire, Leeds, England Scholar U
1d 6 Sommerset Street Geraghty, Michael, Son in Law 26 Ireland Rag and Bone Collector M
1d 6 Sommerset Street Geraghty, Sarah, Daughter 18 Yorkshire, Leeds, England   M
1d 6 Sommerset Street Geraghty, John, Grandson 11 mos Yorkshire, Leeds, England   U
1d 76 Wellington Yard Corkran, Martin, Lodger living with John Moran Family Lodging Housekeeper from Ireland 27 Ireland Laborer U
2n 8 Giles Street Corkran, Mary, Lodger with the Mathew Hughes Family from Tipperary 45 Tipperary, Ireland   W
2n 8 Giles Street Corkran, Edward, Lodger's son 18 Tipperary, Ireland Works in Flax Mill U
2n 8 Giles Street Corkran, Norah, Lodger's Daughter 12 Tipperary, Ireland Works in Flax Mill U
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, William, Head 60 Ireland Laborer M
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Dolly, Wife 60 Ireland   M
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Patrick, Son 30 Ireland Laborer U
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Michael, Son 22? Ireland Laborer U
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Catharine, Daughter 18 Ireland   M
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, John Son 30 Ireland Laborer U
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, William, Son 16 Ireland Laborer U
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Mary, Daughter 26 Ireland   M
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Mary, Grand Daughter 5 Ireland    
1d 22 Wellington Yard Corkran, Ann, Cousin 30 Ireland Hawker U
2p 8 Randall's Yard Corkrane, John, Head (possible Cockrane?) lodgers Freeman, Faulkland from Ireland live with them and Clinden from Leeds) 24 Ireland Bricklayer's Laborer M
2p 8 Randall's Yard Corkrane, Mary, Wife 24 Ireland   M
2p 8 Randall's Yard Corkrane, Mary, Daughter 11 mos Leeds, Yorkshire, England    

This compilation was completed using the 1851 England Census taken the night of March 30, 1850. Ancestry.com 1851 England Census ){Database on-line}. Provo Ut, USA. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2005.