Gahagan (Goghan, Goaghan, Geoghegan, Gaughan) Families (and all surname variations) Identified in the 1861 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.

Similar surnames worthy of mention: There was a James Ganghan (could be Gaughan), Tailor and son in law of Catherine Farrell living with his wife Bridget in District 33. Bridget Graughan, A Flax Mill Worker was living in District 34. The John and Mary Graughan family (both born in Ireland) were living with their four children (born in Leeds), in District 34. John is a Flax Mill Worker and Mary a Housekeeper.

I am documenting specific details on the Irish born in Districts 1-20, 21-42, 43-60, 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 1861 Census on separate pages to facilitate a shorter download time. This is a work in progress!

District Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status and Misc. Info.
39 22 Hound Street Gaggin, James, Head 25 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Iron Moulder M
" " Gaggin, Isabella, Wife 22 Leeds, Yorkshire, England   M
" " Gaggin, James, Son 1 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
" " Gaggin, John, Son 1 month Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
19 28 Byron Street Simpson, Susannah, Head 59 Kirkheighton?, Derbyshire, England   W
" " Simpson, John Winter, Son 24 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Mason Builder W
" " Simpson, Mary Ann, Daughter 23 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Shop Woman and Confectioner  
" " Gaggin, Sarah J, Daughter 24 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Milliner U
" " Gaggin, Emily, Grand daughter 4 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Scholar  
" " Gaggin, Mary, A E, Granddaughter 2 Leeds, Yorkshire, England    
14 27 Millwright Gaggin, Mary, Head 47 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Nense? W
" " Gaggin, Rob't Benj, Son 29 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Wood Turner M
" " Gaggin, Francis, Son 21 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Smith U
" " Gaggin, Mary Ann, Daughter 12 Leeds, Yorkshire, England Scholar  
3 9 Harper's Yard Gaughan, John, Head (Bridget O' Boyle and two Cannon lodgers live with them) 45 Ireland Laborer M
" " Gaughan, Margaret, Wife 50 Ireland   M
" " Gaughan, James, Son 19 Ireland Cloth Dresser U
" " Gaughan, Martin, Son 16 Ireland Cloth Dresser U
4 Wellington Yard Gaughan, Mary, Niece (living with Margaret Mullarkey family from Ireland) 17 Ireland Works Flax Mill U
2 18 Goulden's Buildings Gaughan or Gaugham, Thomas, Lodger living with the Patrick Kelly Family from Ireland 23 Ireland Ag Laborer U
" " Gaughan or Gaugham, Michael, Lodger 26 Ireland Ag Laborer U
34 33 Back Lane Goghan, John, Lodger (living with the Flateray Family from Ireland) 22 Ireland Works Flax Mill U