A Brief Synopsis of the Irish-born in Districts 1-36 of the 1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish Census Records (Huddersfield Sub-Registration District)

The Irish-born in District 1 were located on Upper Aspley, Shorehead and Coln Ter (terrace?). They hailed from Kings County Ireland, Dublin, Kilkenny and Longford when the county in Ireland was given and held the following occupations: block printer, woolen printer and woolen weaver in the textile industry. There was also a warehouseman and sand surveyor among them.

The Irish of District 2 lived on Leeches Yard, Stables Street, Chapel Hill Model Lodging House and Buxton House Inn on Back Buxton Road. Ireland Counties Kildare, Galway, Roscommon and Dublin were represented as were a wide range of occupations such as tea merchant, warehouseman for tea, histronic?, domestic servant, tailor, brick laborer and maker, gardener, railway laborer, carpenter, stone mason, gas fitter, rope maker, slater, cloth dresser, woolen feeder, mill hand, hawker and outdoor laborer.

There were only two families with Irish-born individuals in District 3 and they were living on St Pauls Street and Commercial Street Priest Road. One of them, Ellen Pool, was from Dublin Ireland and the other was a newspaper editor.

District 4 had a large number of Irish-born living on Shore Head, Rumselen Street, Queen Street, Burnsden Street, the Police Station, Duke of York, Feltland Street and Ramsden Street. The following families had members born in Ireland: Queen, Gannon, Morgan, Mahony, Hogan, Rorke, Hall, Blane, Dobbin, Michael Corcoran and James Moran, prisoners in Huddersfield jail, Armstrong, Elliot, Ferguson and Leblanc.

District 5 had Irish-born on New Street, King Street, Upperhead Row and Upperhead Row Webster's Yard. Surnames O'Brien, Benson, Duffy, Ward, Comber, Mannion (several families), Cooley, Hopkin, Gannon, Cryan, Cosgrove, Hagar, Connory, Finnegan, Early, Kely and Brannan were represented.

The heaviest concentrations of Irish-born in District 6 lived on Manchester Street, Lives Yard, Water Lane, Towitt's Yard and a few others on Glass Lane, Charles Street and South Parade.

The largest concentration of Irish-born in District 7 were living on Manchester Street (plus Royal Pak? Tavern on this street), followed by Spread Eagle Yard, Market Street, Granby Street and Macanlay Street.

The vast majority of the Irish-born living in District 8 were located on Upperhead Row. The rest were on Chapel Hill, Engine Bridge and Dale Street. Seven different Counties in Ireland were identified in this district: A Lambert from Bantry, Ireland (possibly County Cork or Bantry Commons in Wexford), Liddal and Tansey from Roscommon, Broderick, Moore and Ward from Galway, Tansey from Sligo, Broderick from Leitrim, Macintosh from Queens and Clark and Murray from Dublin, Ireland.

The largest number of Irish-born in District 9 were located on Swallow Street, followed by Duke Street, Crofgrove Street and South Street. The following counties in Ireland were represented in this district (in order of occurrence): Galway (far and away the most), Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Dublin, Sligo, Armagh, Tyrone, Limerick, Tipperary, Derry, Clare and Carlow. The Townlands of Dumore and Moate were also noted as being origins in Ireland. Dunmore is a townland in Cork, Donegal, Down, Galway, Kilkenny, Londonderry, Queens County, TYrone and Waterford. "Moat" is a townland in Cavan, Galway, Kilkenny, Mayo, Meath, Queen's County and Waterford.

The Irish-born were scattered throughout District 10 on Prospect Street, Prospect Row- Wood's Yard, Outcote Bank, Manchester Road, Longroyd Bridge and Wells Street. Surnames Finegan, Wallace, Malvey, Cooney and Haley were from Galway and John Hanley was from Mayo. Ann Gallagher and her mother, Ellen Kenny were from Roscommon; James Jenkins was from Dublin and his wife from "Cildare" (Kildare).

The only Irish immigrant in District 11 was Catherine Williams a general servant living on Junction Road from Dublin.

There were only a few Irish-born in District 12 and they were spread out on 4 streets: Ashfield Edgerton, Imerial Road Edgerton, Wood Side Edgerton and Enfield House Edgerton. Surnames Martin and Carpenter were born in Ireland; Ellis born in Ross, Galway and McGrail born in Dublin, Ireland.

The 8 families with Irish immigrants in District 13 were scattered among 7 different streets: Fisher's Fold, Longroyd Lane, Church Street, Delf Hill Church Street, East Street, Market Street Tenter's Fold and Tentergate. Unfortunately, no counties of origin in Ireland were given, but the following surnames had origins in Ireland: King, Manning, Parren, Mannin, Newhale, Shofield, Cassey and Wood.

There were only four families with Irish-born in District 14: John Quinn, a Traveler (born in Ireland) and family who were born in Derbyshire, Mary (born in Ireland) wife of Joseph Williamson (a cotton spinner from Derbyshire), Samuel Bleakey and wife Bridget (born in Ireland with kids born in Leeds, Marsden and Lancashire and finally Elisabeth Beardall, a domestic servant from Ireland. They lived on Johnny Moorhill Paddock, Brow Road Paddock and Thompson's Lane Paddock.

There was only one Irish-born person in District 15, William McGrath a clergyman on Church Street.

The few Irish-born in District 16 were living on Trinity Street, Kirk's Yard and either a patient or employee at the New North Road Infirmary. They included John Duffy a patient in the infirmary from County Mayo, Michael Dougherty a Potato Merchant from Galway and Henrietta Jackson from County Meath. The others from Ireland were employed as Domestic Servants.

The census taker for District 17 recorded numerous counties of birth in Ireland. The Irish-born of this district were spread out on New North Road- Heathfield House, Claremont Cottage and The Elms, Clarehill, Hebble Terrace, the Bath Buildings, Belgrave Terrace and Newhouse Fieldhouse. Surnames Harrison and Dertland were from Dublin, Gill from Antrim, Elwood from Caher, Castlerea Ireland and Tubbercurry Sligo, Ireland, Sarsefield from Boyle Roscommon and Hanley and Hanely from Castlereagh Roscommon, Ireland, Tabene from Cork and Bennett from Kings County? (Lynn). This district appears to have a higher number of professionals. The Irish here held jobs such as Civil Engineer (surveyor), Cigar maker, Woolen Merchant, Herbalist and Supervisor of Inland Revenue Incise Branch. There were also several Domestic Servants who were Irish-born.

The Irish-born of District 18 were living primarily on Swallow Street, followed by South Street, Applehead Road (including the Exchange Inn Licenced House and the Morning After Beershop), George Street and Back Spring Street. No counties of origin in Ireland were given. The Irish held a broad array of occupations with some I've yet to see thus far such as Officer of Revenue, Auctioneer, Commission Agent, jeweler, Cab Driver, Wheelwright, Manufacturer of Lighting Conductors, Mule Piecer, Saddler, Hearth Rug Maker and Music Teacher.

The Irish-born in District 19 were scattered about on St George's Square- George Hotel, St Patrick's Parsonage, Fitzwilliam Street, Littel Brunswick of Arthur's Street and South Street (including Shakespear's Cottage). Specific Counties in Ireland were given for Sabina Morriss, an Annuitant from Roscommon, Stephen Wells a Catholic Priest from Waterford, James Dolan a Catholic Priest from Cashel, Tipperary and Joanun Cahel a Domestic Servant from Tipperary.

The Irish-born in District 20 were living on Kirkgate, Kirkgate Chadwick Yard, Peel's Yard, King Street Peel's Yard, Kings Street Queen's Head Yard, Market Walk, Cross Church Street and Market Place. The only county mentioned was Thos Sinnott, a Cordwainer from Dublin. Laborers and Hawkers were the primary Irish employment as well as a few Grocers, Glaziers, a Broker, Tailor, Factory Hand, Dyer, Hatter and several Domestic Servants.

The Irish-born in District 21 were present in large numbers on Kirkgate and Kirkgate Lodging House, Old Post Office Yard, Castlegate, Hadfield's Yard, Dock Street, Miln's Row off of Dock Street, Water Gate, Fisher's Yard, Barker's Yard and Boulder's Yard. The following surnames were identified as being born in County Mayo: Knaster, Cady, Conner (Castlebar), Duffy (Swinford), Kilgallon, O'Donnell (Foxford), Lemon (Ballyhaunis), Fahy and Cafferin. Irish-born from Roscommon were: Carrol, Flanagan, Brennan, Coffee, Burns - all of (Castlerea), Noland and Golden from (Ballahaderin?- possibly Ballagharadeen- transferred from Mayo to Roscommon in 1895 or Carlow), Murray from (Athlone), Kelly, Gannon, Gillerlane, Henny, Mahon, Brennan, Conlon, Bonrett, Mahon, Riley and Fleming- all from Roscommon. Surnames Gallagher, Haigh, Heart, Corcoran, King, Keefe, Conely, Dunston, Kelly (Portumna), Wall all hailed from Galway and Lavender from (Castlebracket) Galway. Surnames Bennett, Conner, Denton (Sonno- likely Sonnagh) were all born in Westmeath. Surnames Conlon, Bourk, Hennery, Bowes, Daniel, Niland, Regan, Ford, Baker all hailed from Dublin. Surnames Mulredy and Kennedy were from Limerick and surnames Dermott and Hannon from County Leitrim. Surnames Burns and Hase from Wicklow, Surname Hopley from Wexford, Surnames McGrath from Kilkenny and Surnames McDonnel, Keenan, Henny, Ford, Nanny, Kilgallon (wife), Manning, Tansy (Rothmader- likely Rathmadder) Snee and Murphy from County Sligo. Surnames Bowes from Cork, Gannon and Murphy from Tipperary, Howard, O'Neil from Kildare and Ward (Wife) from County Longford. Surname Byrne from Ballinlough (could be 18 different counties including Mayo and Roscommon), Surname Flaherty and Burke from Dunmore (could be 9 different counties), Healy (likely County Cork), Surname Fouler from Tulamore (possibly Kerry, Kings, Tipperary, or Tullig More in Cork or Kerry?), Lavender (Tuam) could be Cavan, Roscommon or Galway and finally the wife of Daniel Murphy from Bunedan, Ireland.

The Irish-born of District 22 were spread out among Denton Lane (and the Lodging House on that street), King Gate and the Vagrant Office on that Street, Spivey Yard, Post Office Yard, Castlebar, Rosemary Lane, Silk Street, Bullhead Yard, Lowerhead Row, Scholes Yard, Beast Market, Northgate, Swan Yard and Lipiter Street. Counties and other place names of Origin in Ireland were given for many families. The following surnames were noted from County Mayo: Brook, Hynes, Croughan and Burk (Castlebar), Abraham, Birmingham, Connor, Kelly (spouse), Reveal and Macnamara. The following surnames were listed as being from Castle Ray Roscommon or Castle Ray, Ireland (likely Castlerea, Roscommon): Larkin, Rhodes, Burns, Kelly, Corcoran, Neenan and Hynes. These surnames were from Roscommon: King (spouse), Clark, Stanton, Glancy, Mooney, White, Brennan, Kelly, Hynes ,Croughan from Elphin, Naughton from Kilkeren Roscommon, King and Burns from Strokestown, Roscommon, Ireland. The following surnames were from County Galway: Birk, Gannon (Taran?), King, Rattican, Butler (Lund?), Tierney (Abbey), Wilson, Birmingham, Joice, Nestor, Kelly, Wade, McHugh, Mullin, Abrahams, Sheridan, Noon, Higgins, Ratigan and Commons. The Surnames from Sligo were Burns, Carter, Bynre, Dunn, Foley (and Foley from Hunstown, Sligo) Dyer (Gurteen) and Raferty. The surnames from Longford were Williams and Dyer. Surname Martin was from Limerick, Ragan from Down, Mcguire from County Kilcinne (Kilkenny?), Conway, Beaumont (spouse, McHugh and Rowhen from County Clare, Gilligan was from Queen's County (Mount Meelick), Delannay (Thurlis) and Lawler from County Tipperary, Wilson, Tierney (wife) from Westmeath, Brady (wife) and Nolan from Kildare, Dawson and Baily from Dulbin, Hierney from Carlo (Carlow?) and Sheard from Belfast. I am uncertain as to the origins of the following surnames: Brady from Kilnoeston and Raferty from Balanah (likely Ballanagh in Wicklow, Ireland).

There was a large concentration of Irish immigrants in District 23. The largest numbers were living on Dock Street, Castlegate and Windsor Court with scattered numbers on Dock Yard, Quay Street, Lowerhead Row and Northgate. Unfortunately only one County in Ireland was identified in this large cluster of Irish immigrants: Jane, Winifred and Michael Kenny a Hawker from Sligo. A vast array of occupations were noted with Hawkers (of cloth, brushes, earthenware and pots), laborers of all sorts (masons, iron, chemist's, coal heavers, bricklayer's, plasterer, farm, stonebreaker's, excavators), textile-related industry workers (cotton picker, cotton piecer, mule piecer, block printer, cloth traveller, tailor, shoe and slipper maker, cotton spinner, heald knitter, dyer, mill hand, warehouse workers and other jobs like annuitant and hardware dealer. Many of the Irish in this district appeared to have lived previously in other areas of Yorkshire such as Bartley, Sheffield, Bradford and Holmfirth, and Lancashire in Ashton, Liverpool, Manchester and Oldham.

District 23a was quite small and only had one Irish-born, Surname Blannry (spouse); her husband Alexander was a Traveler from Aberdeen on Northgate.

District 24 was a larger than average district but only had a smattering of Irish. They were living on York Street, York Street Love's Yard, Northgate North's Yard, Northgate Royal Hotel and Hawk Street. Numerous pages were repeated in this compilation on ancestry. There were no counties of origin in Ireland given in this district. The Irish held occupations such as Plumber, hawker, joiner, machinist, cotton worker, cotton grinder, woolen feeder, woolen scourer, groom, domestic servant and printer.

The Irish-born of District 25 were scattered throughout the district on a variety of streets including: Green Street- Crystal Buildings, Newtown Row (Burrows Yard and Lucas' Yard, Hepworths, and Wallow's Yard on that street as well), Fountain Street Stock's Building, Oxford Street, Bradford Road and Northgate (as well as Northgate Kirmoor Row and Place). The Following surnames had Counties or placenames in Ireland given: Kyne (Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland), O'Hara (Roscommon, wife Mary from Mayo), another O'Hara from Roscommon and his wife from Queens County, Murphy (Dublin), O'Connor (Sligo), Tracy (Mayo), Cahill (Tipperary with wife from Down), Green (Wicklow), Parker (wife from Limerick) and Wilson from Tyrone. The Irish-held occupations ranged from more professional Book Keeper/Cashier, Annuitant, to the Textile Industry (Mill Hand, Woolen Cloth Salesman, Tailor, Cloth Finisher, Feeder in Factory, piecer in the woolen mill). The children of the Kyne family from Castlerea, Roscommon were apprentices (Machine and Ironfounders and Wheelwrights). James O'Hara from Roscommon was a Warehouseman and the other O'Hara family head was a Hawker. The Children of Luke Boyle from Mayo were Mill Hands. James Wilson from Tyrone was a Railway Porter and Theresa Murphy from Dublin was a Governess. The rest held occupations as laborers, basket maker, hawkers and domestic servants.

The relatively few Irish living in District 26 resided on Fitzwilliam Street, Hill House Lane and in Wilson's Building on Hill House Lane. Margaret Connor (born in Ireland) was living with her son and daughter John and Eliza Tyas on Hillhouse Lane in Wilson's Building. John Hannan, a Glazier from Roscommon Ireland, wife Bridget (also from Roscommon) and children born in Huddersfield were living on Fitzwilliam Street as was Hanna Finn and her daughter who were both born in Carocastle, Ireland. Carrowcastle is a Townland in Kilgarvan as well as in Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland (both are in Gallen Barony). Patrick May a Laborer and his daughter Julia, a Mill Hand were both born in Mayo, Ireland (living on Fitzwilliam Street). Finally, John Rawnsly a Cordwainer who was born in Ireland was living on Hill House Lane with his wife and children who were all born in Huddersfield.

Only two Irish immigrant families had specific place names in Ireland noted in District 27: Louisa, wife of Joe Heeley (a stoker in the gas works) was born in Dublin, Ireland (he is from Yorkshire Cathern) and Hannah Clament a charwoman from Dublin, Ireland. Her children were born in Yorkshire Fartown and Ireland and held occupations as winders and a printer in the textile industry and a gas holder maker. All of the Irish in this district lived on Bradford Road (Cottage), Elenor Street, Clara Street and a Private House on Clara Street. The Irish families in this district were employed in what appear to be higher echelon jobs: Book Keeper, Cotton Mill Manager, Certified Teacher, Commercial Traveler, Station Master, Clerk and there was one General Servant.

The only Irish-born in District 28 were Catherine Thompson (a Railway Guard's Wife) who was born in Ireland (kids born Marsden, Workey and Hillhouse Yorkshire, two kids were Errand Boys) and lived on Hillhouse as well as John Mac Grath a Chief Clerk at the Stamp Office and his wife Maria who were born in Ireland (3 kids born in Ireland and 3 in England) and lived on Bradford Road. One of the Mac Grath children was a Book Binder.

The vast majority of the Irish-born in District 29 were living in the Union Workhouse. They include the following: Margaret Ward a Hawker of small wares, Michael Murphy a farm laborer, Michael Challenger a Navvy, Catherine Brown a Domestic Servant, Mary Carrol a Confectioner, Mary Devine an Assistant Nurse, Kate Mullins a Cane Chair Setter, Margaret Brannon a 2 month old infant, Patrick Cummins a Navvy, James Smith a Stone Mason, Ann Thornton a Mill Hand, Mary Rafferty a Domestic Servant and John Hawkings a Fish Hawker. James Kelly a Marble Polisher lived with his family in Chadwick's Buildings, James Patterson a Clothier lived on Birkley Lane (Private House) and Margaret, wife of Thomas Wallis (a warehouseman) was born in Ireland while he and their children were born in Huddersfield. They lived on Birkley Lane in a Private House.

The Irish immigrants in District 30 were scattered among Mill House, Bay Hall Lane (Driver's Bldgs), Cowcliff, Cowcliff Row, Concliffe Folly Delves and Halifax Old Road Ash Villas. Henry (a block printer of woolens) and Mary Mc Groy were from Belfast Ireland as were Benjamin McWilliams (a Cigar Maker) and Mary, wife of Allan Brock (a carpenter). Margaret Worthington, a Dress Maker was from Cork, Ireland while William, her son a warehouseman (woolens) was from Waterford, Ireland. The other son was born in Leeds, Yorkshire (errand boy). John Doyle a Stone Delver was from Galway, Ireland - Mt? Bella? and Amelia Talbot, a Domestic Servant was from Newagh, Tipperary, Ireland. The only other Irish-born individual mentioned was Hugh Hamill, a farmer born in Ireland.

District 31 was smaller than most and didn't have any Irish-born individuals.

The only two families with Irish-born Immigrants in District 32 were living on Market Street and East Street Back. Thoms Hopkins, a Railway Laborer and his wife were born in Galway, Ireland and their children were from Yorkshire, Paddock. Maria, wife of Benjamin Pearson (a laborer) was born in Belfast, Ireland. Her husband and children were born in Huddersfield, England. One daughter was a woolen piecer.

There were no Irish-born in Districts 33, 34 or 35. Lydia, wife of Thomas Mosley was the only Irish-born individual in District 36 and they lived on Ash Brow. Thomas and thier children were born in Huddersfield, England. One of their children held the occupation of Stoker.

I have documented the Brennan, Corcoran and Coffee Families (and all surname variations) present in the 36 districts of the 1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish Census. I am also in the process of documenting these surnames as well as Gahagan in the other census years of the Huddersfield Yorkshire, Wolverhampton Staffordshire and Liverpool Lancashire Census Records.

This is a work in progress!