The Luke and Margaret Boyle Family of Huddersfield England: An Analysis of their Migration from Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland to Huddersfield, England

Luke and Margaret Boyle were living on Windsor Court in District 4 of Huddersfield, Yorkshire England when the census was conducted in 1851. This the same court in which my second great grandparents Martin and Catherine Brennan lived in 1851. Thomas Boyle was a sponsor in the baptism of their daughter Mary. I am documenting the Luke and Margaret Boyle family because I think their is a high probability that Luke Boyle and Thomas Boyle may be related and migrated from the same area in County Mayo. If so, there is a possibility that my family followed the same ancestral trail to Huddersfield. The 1881 Huddersfield Census shows Luke and Margaret Boyle being born in Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland. The possibility needs to be proven and is just presented as a possibility.

The Connaught Counties of Galway, Roscommon, Mayo and Sligo are heavily represented in the Huddersfield England Census Records when the county names are given as a place of birth. The amazing research compiled on the Irish in England by great authors like Donald Macraid, Roger Swift, Donald E Jordan Junior, Sheridan Gilley, Kevin O'Connor, John Belchem, Frank Boyce and L. W. Brady among others seems to support repeated migration trails from certain counties in Ireland to certain places in England.

I believe there is a significant probability of a migration trail followed by these families, that Thomas Boyle, Luke Boyle, Ann Fili, Martin Brennan, Catherine Corcoran, Patrick Reynolds and Cath Bride may have come from the same part of County Mayo, Ireland. This will be a work in progress to search for the origins of these families. I would love to hear from other researchers who feel they are descendents of the Boyles, Brides, Reynolds, Filis, Brennans and Corcorans of Huddersfield, England so that we might work together to discover the origins of these families!This will most definitely be a work in progress and all findings I speculate on would have to be proven for accuracy with GRO of England marriage records, church baptismal records and death records among other genealogical 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.

Analysis of Findings: I was unable to locate a marriage record for Luke and Margaret Boyle in the BMD for Huddersfield. There is a possibility that they were married elsewhere in England or back in Kilcommon, Ireland where they are listed as being born. I believe I may have found a BMD marriage index for their daughter Bridget in December 1872 in Huddersfield. There were four people that were on the same page/volume as Bridget: John Reynolds, Mary Murphy and Christopher Cummins. There is an Elise (Alice) Cummins listed as a grand daughter living with Luke and Margaret Boyle in both the 1881 and 1891 census, so I believe this is likely to be her daughter. I have thus far been unable to find Bridget and Christopher in the census. This surname may be Cummings and not Cummins.

I would love to hear from other researchers who feel they are descendents of the Boyles, Cummins, Reynolds, Fili, Brennan and Corcoran families of Huddersfield, England so that we might work together to discover the origins of these families in County Mayo and Roscommon!

Census Yr/District or other record Address Name Age Born Occupation and other misc Info Marital Status
Free BMD Index Births England (possible)   Boyle, Bridget   December 1849 Huddersfield Volume 22, page 343  
1851 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 4 Windsor Court Boyle, Luke, Head (Lodger Thomas Kelly from Ireland living with them) 31 Ireland Labourer (sic) M
1851 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 4 Windsor Court Boyle, Margaret, Wife 29 Ireland   M
1851 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 4 Windsor Court Boyle, Bridget, Daughter 1 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
Free BMD Index Births England (possible)   Boyle, Mary Ann   December 1854 Huddersfield England Volume 9a, page 288  
Free BMD Index Births England (possible)   Boyle, Margaret   June 1857 Huddersfield England Volume 9a, page 322  
1861 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Cellar Dwelling Boyle, Luke, Head 39 Ireland Mason's Labourer (sic) M
1861 Huddersfield, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Boyle, Margaret, Wife 40 Ireland   M
1861 Huddersfield, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Boyle, Bridget, Daughter 11 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Night and Sunday Scholar  
1861 Huddersfield, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Boyle, Mary Ann, Daughter 6 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Sunday Scholar  
1861 Huddersfield, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Boyle, Margaret, Daughter 4 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Sunday Scholar  
1861 Huddersfield, District 24 Lucas Yard, New Town Boyle, Winneford, Daughter 2      
Free BMD Index Births England (possible)   Boyle, Luke   June 1865 Huddersfield England Volume 9a, page 315  
1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas's Yard Boyle, Luke, Head 50 Mayo, Ireland Mason's Labourer (sic) M
1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas's yard Boyle, Margaret, Wife 51 Mayo, Ireland   M
1871 Huddersfield District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas' Yard Boyle, Bridget, Daughter 20 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Mill Hand ?
1871 Huddersfield District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas' Yard Boyle, Margaret, Daughter 15 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Mill Hand  
1871 Huddersfield, District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas' Yard Boyle, Winifred, Daughter 11 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar  
1871 Huddersfield, District 25 Newtown Row, Lucas' Yard Boyle, Luke S, Son 6 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar  
Free BMD Index Marriages England (possible)   Boyle, Bridget Elizabeth and Christopher Cummins   December 1872 Huddersfield England Volume 9a, page 611  
1881 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 25 7 Lucas Yard Boyle, Luke, Head 60 Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland Mason's Labourer (sic) M
1881 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 25 7 Lucas Yard Boyle, Margaret, Wife 61 Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland   M
1881 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 25 7 Lucas Yard Boyle, Winifred, Daughter 21 Huddersfield, England Burler- text U
1881 Huddersfield District 25 7 Lucas Yard Boyle, Luke S, Son 16 Huddersfield, England Porter U
1881 Huddersfield District 25 7 Lucas Yard Cummins, Elise, Grand-daughter 6 Huddersfield, England Scholar  
1891 Huddersfield District 28 9 Lucas Yard Boyle, Luke, Head 71 Ireland Pedler M
1891 Huddersfield District 28 9 Lucas Yard Boyle, Margaret, Wife 69 Ireland   M
1891 Huddersfield District 28 9 Lucas Yard Boyle, Luke, Son 26 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Carrier's Porter? U
1891 Huddersfield District 28 9 Lucas Yard Cummings, Alice, Grand-daughter 16 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Rug Weaver U