Gahagans (Goaghan, Goghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) documented as being born in County Mayo, Ireland in the 1851 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.

Regarding the Patrick Gahagan family listed below: All of the children are listed after Patrick Gahagan with a "do" ditto for their last name. It appears since they are listed after him and not James Ferguson, widower, whom they live with that they are Patrick's Children (Gahagans). Usually in these census records the name is given and then it is noted how they are related to the head of the household (James Ferguson in this case). I have included them here because they appear to be Patrick's children. If anyone has information otherwise please be sure to let me know so I can make a correction.

Patrick Gaughan and his wife Mary of Lancashire County, Great Bolton Civil Parish were documented as being born in Kilmore (or possibly Kilmovee?) Ireland. Kilmore, Ireland is present in 20 other counties in Ireland in addition to County Mayo and County Roscommon. Kilmovee is present in County Mayo as well as County Westmeath. I have not included them in this compilation because I am not sure they were born in County Mayo.

Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
41 Turner Street, Manchester Civil Parish, Market St Sub Reg District, District 1u Gahagan, Patrick, Lodger (living with James Ferguson also born Co Mayo) 56 Mayo, Ireland Labourer (sic) W
41 Turner Street Gahagan, Ann, Daughter 26 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U
41 Turner Street Gahagan, Edmund, Son 24 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U
41 Turner Street Gahagan, Catherine, Daughter 22 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U
41 Turner Street Gahagan, Winnefred, Daughter 28 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U
41 Turner Street Gahagan, John, Son 16 Mayo, Ireland Hawker U

compiled from 1851 England Census database on-line Provo, UT, USA; operations, Inc 2005.