Gahagan Families (and all Surname Variations) Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in the Second Quarter of 1852, Documented in Ship Passenger and Port Arrival Lists

A large percentage of the Irish that emigrated from the Connaught areas of Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim departed from the Liverpool Port in Lancashire, England. The ship passenger lists are an important part of our genealogical research-the link that "gets us across the pond" from America to Europe. It is perhaps the biggest gap in my own Brennan genealogical research that I have yet to find them in the "Famine Ship" passenger lists. I know that they traveled in either 1851 or 1852 so I am beginning my record analysis with these two years. The Surname Gahagan (my 3rd great grandmother's maiden name) was not one of the 25 most prevalent surnames in Ireland (like my surname Brennan) but the task can still be quite daunting, but none the less an important search to undertake! I will be creating this compilations based on my findings from viewing the actual passenger manifests and not someone else's transcriptions unless otherwise noted. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress! These compilations will be added to over time as I uncover new resources (online, books etc) with new data. In addition to ancestry.com's wonderful database on New York Passenger Lists, Family Search has an amazing on line database of images from New York Passenger Lists 1820-1897 that is searchable by year.

It is my objective to not only find my second great grandparents Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran but to help me identify other Brennan, Corcoran, Coffee, and Gahagan families that may have immigrated from Mayo or Roscommon to Liverpool and on to New York in the Passenger and Port lists so that I might be able to link them with Mayo and Roscommon Church records, English Census Records and U.S. Census Records. I welcome feedback and collaboration with other Genealogists researching their Brennan/Corcoran/Coffee and Gahagan roots to link these families together and find our shared ancestry!

These Records will be presented first by month of arrival, alphabetically by ship name and then the "clusters" of Gahagans (Geoghegan, Gaughan ,Goaghan etc) that appear to have traveled together will be presented alphabetically by surname variation (if different) and then by given name. If you think you see your family in this compilation, make a point to secure the original record from available sources such as ancestry.com to make your own assessment because they may be traveling with friends that I have not included in this compilation that may open up your whole tree!

Similar Surnames worthy of mention: Mick Hagen and Ellen Hagan arrived on the Queen of the West April 1, 1852. Margt Gahan arrived on the Antarctic April 1, 1852 as did Margt Hagan. Darby and Mary Hagan as well as their infant son Michl arrived on the same ship. Margt Gahanan was also onboard the Arntarctic. Francis Hagan arrived on the George Washington April 2, 1852.

Gaughans? from Germany: There appear to be three different clusters of Gaughans (born in Germany) traveling from Liverpool to New York on the Ship Bregspor? May 1, 1852. They include Mathis Gaughan 45, wife Joanna 44, Joanna 18, and Wm 16; Whlric Gaughon 47 Tailor, Cath Barb. 45, Jos Sch 13, Mary Agnes 8, Christiana 6; as well as MA Gaughan 37 Laborer. They have not been included in this compilation because I do not believe they aren't from Ireland.

Ship and Arrival Date Gahagan and Origins if Given Other Gahagans that Appear to be Traveling with them Age Occupation Misc. Info like Destination Database, Book, Resource
Sp. George Washington; Arrival APril 2, 1852 Gegan, Ann of Ireland   45 Tailor America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
"   Gegan, Margt of Ireland 22 " " "
"   Gegan, Bridget of Ireland 20 " " "
"   Gegan, Michl 18 " " '
Sp. George Washington; Arrival April 2, 1852 Gegan, Pat of Ireland   25 Tailor America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
"   Gegan, Peter of Ireland 24 Tailor America "
Sp George Washington; Arrival April 2, 1852 Geoghan, Mary of Ireland   40 Jeweler America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
"   Geoghan, Hannah of Ireland 10 " " "
"   Geoghan, Mary of Ireland 8 " " "
Packet Ship Waterloo; Arrival April 15, 1852 Gaugan, Mary of Ireland   30 Servant U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
Ship Andrew Foster; Arrival April 19, 1852 Gagan, Keran of Ireland (Male)   22   N.Y. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
"   Gagan, Chas of Ireland 20   " "
Ship Andrew Foster; Arrival April 19, 1852 Gahagan, Patty of Ireland (Female)   12 Nil U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
Ship Joseph Walker; Arrival April 19, 1852 Gaughrin, Cath'e of Ireland   50 Seamstress U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
"   Gaughrin, Patt of Ireland 24 Laborer " "
"   Gaughrin, Math'w of Ireland 11   " "
"   Gaughrin, John of Ireland 9   " "
"   Gaughrin, Bridt of Ireland 7   " "
Ship Joseph Walker; Arrival April 19, 1852 Geoghegan, Margt of Ireland   23 Seamstress " "
Ship Saratoga; Arrival April 22, 1852 Gahagan, Patt of Ireland   26 Laborer America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 111 familysearch.org
Sp Rip Van Winkle; arrival April 24, 1852 Goughan, Thomas of Ireland   30 Shoemaker U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112 familysearch.org
Ship Sarah G Hyde; arrival April 24, 1852 Gaughan, John of Ireland   21 Laborer U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112 familysearch.org
Bk Olivia; arrival May 7, 1852 Gougin, James   22 laborer U.S.; he and James Cocklin were stoways on the bark and later paid fares New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112 familysearch.org
Ship Art Union; arrival Ma 10, 1852 McGeoghan, Philip of Ireland   32 Farmer America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 112 familysearch.org