Gahagan (Goghan, Goaghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) Identified in the 1841 Bradford Civil Parish, Bradford West End 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.

Bradford had 10 Districts when the Census was conducted in 1841: Bowling, Bradford West End, Bradford East End, Haworth, Horton, Idle, Manningham, North Bierley, Thornton and Wilsden. Bradford West End Sub Registristration Districts had 21 districts and an Infirmary. Early indications after looking at two districts indicate that there was a significant concentration of Irish on both Nailon's yard and Mill Bank. Of those noted, the vast majority were employed in the textile industry in postions such as wool comber, all manners of work with worsted, and as laborers.

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.

This is a Work in Progress!

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc Info
2 Mill Bank Gahagan, John 25 Ireland Hawker  
2 Mill Bank Gahagan, Margaret 26 Ireland    
2 Mill Bank Gahagan, Mary 4 Ireland    
16 Back Lane Geaghan, Thomas 20 Ireland Laborer  
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, John 15 Ireland Wool Comber (He was separated from the William Ghagan Family by Patrick Mahon)
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, William 20 Ireland Wool Comber  
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, Ann 25 Ireland    
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, Thomas 3 Yorkshire    
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, Stephen 1 Ireland    
19 Bermundsey Ghagan, Ann 10 Ireland    
20 Commercial Street Goggin, William 35 Ireland Wool Comber  
20 Commercial Street Goggin, Julia 30 Ireland