The Dan and Jane Brennan (Brannan) Family of Huddersfield England: An analysis of their Migration from Ireland to Yorkshire, Huddersfield and Dalton England Civil Parishes and back to Huddersfield

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.

My objective in this research is to analyze the Brennan Families in Huddersfield England Census records over the years to see migration pattern trends from certain counties, possible Civil Parishes in Ireland and even with families of the surname itself. I hope to eventually connect them to the Brennans that I am identifying in the Catholic Church Records in both County Mayo and County Roscommon Ireland. 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.

This is a work in progress! Please contact me if you feel you are connected to this family or other Brennan families in Huddersfield so that we can share information.

Research Observations:

It appears that Dan and Jane Brennan likely married in Ireland before they had their daughter Julia (sometime before 1872).

Census Yr and District or other Record Address Name Age Born Occupation Marital Status
1881 Census Yorkshire, Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Dan, Head 35 Ireland Laborer M
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Jane, Wife 31 Ireland   M
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Julia, Daughter 9 Ireland    
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Ellen, Daughter 7 Ireland    
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Martin, Son 3 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Dock Street Brannan, Bridget, Daughter 1 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1891 Census Yorkshire, Dalton Civil Parish, Huddersfield Reg District, Kirkheaton Sub Reg District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brennan, Dan, Head 50 Ireland Gas Laborer M
Dalton Civil Parish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brennan, Jane, Wife 42 Ireland   M
Dalton Civil Parish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brennan, Ellen G, Daughter 17 Ireland Cardroomer in Cotton U
Dalton Civil Parish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brenan, Martin, Son 13 Ireland Spinner Wool U
Dalton Civil Parish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brenan, Bridget, Daughter 11 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar U
Dalton Civil Parish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brenan, Laurance, Son 9 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar U
Dalton Civil Parsish, District 19 22 Seller's Bldg Brenan, Dan, Son 6 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar U
1901 Census Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenen, Dan, Head 51 Ireland Gas Servant M
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenan, Jane, Wife 49 Ireland   M
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Kennedy, Mary A, Visitor 52 Ireland   M
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenan, Martin, Son 23 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Boiler Maker U
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenan, Bridget, Daughter 21 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Can Tenter Cotton Mill U
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenan, Laurence, Son 19 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Railway Servant U
Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 6 6 Bradley's Buildings Brenan, Dan, Son 16 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Core Worker Iron Works U