A Brief Synopsis of the Irish in the Yorkshire, England, Leeds Civil Parish, North Sub Registration Districts 43-55 in the 1861 Census, and the Occupations held

The Leeds Civil Parish, North Sub Registration District covers 60 Districts plus the Cavalry Barracks and District Moral and Industrial School for Pauper Children in the 1860 England Census. I plan to present these districts in four separate sections (1-20, 21-42 and 43-55 and 56-63 with the Cavalry Barracks, School for Pauper Children and Workhouse) to minimize download times.

The following compilation includes the documented origins of the Irish-born and observations noted in districts 43-55 of Leeds Civil Parish, North Sub Registration District of the 1861 Census. In this compilation I will be documenting the surnames of the Irish born and their associated occupations. If a County or Place name of origin is given I will provide greater detail.

There were very few Irish in District 43. They were living on Church Street, St Mary's School Ward's Fold and Ward's Fold. William Ellis (60 yr old Block Cutter) was born in Dublin, Ireland and his wife Mary (55) in Wicklow, Ireland (Son George 24 and Ann 17 were born in Leeds. Esther Dodgson (59) was also born in Dublin. Her husband Ruben was a Watchman from Alberta, Yorkshire (son Joseph, 28 was born in Leeds and his wife Eliza and daughter Emily in York). Peter McKay (63 yr old Plasterer) was born in Belfast, Ireland (wife Harriet, 48, born in Leeds). Their children Saphera (16), Ellen (16), Peter (13), George (10), William (8) and Harriet Liven (their widowed daughter) and her 4 kids- Amelia (12), James (7), Sarah (3) and Edward (1) were all born in Leeds. The remaining Irish included a Draper (Powel), Tailor (Fitzsimmons), Joiner (McCabe), Flax Spinner (Walker) and one without an occupation (Fitzsimmons).

There were no "Irish born" identified in District 44.

The Irish in District 45 were living on Waterloo Place, Vetch Street, Upper Vetch Street, Burman Lofts and Barker's Row. They were employed in the following occupations: Flax Frame Minder (Birgan), Flax Reeler (Birgan), Washerwoman (Bullough), one Irish immigrant on Parish Relief (Durm) and five listed without occupations (Barnes, Dowland, Schorah, Thackray and Walker).

The majority of the Irish in District 46 were living on Apple Street, followed by Wheat Street, Windsor Street, Bread Street, Acorn Street, Cranberry Street (was Mulberry Street) and Bean Street. They were employed in the following occupations: Overlooker Flax Mill (Holeran), Linen Weaver (Cassady, Flanagan, Green, Kelly, Naughton x3 from 2 different families, O'Brien, O' Connor, Riley, Toohey), Cloth Weaver (Daley), Harding Weaver (Quinlan), Bobbin Winder (Naughton, Toohey), Work Flax Mill (Colbert, Naughton x2 from 2 different families), Canvas Weaver (Goss, Quinlan x2, Whitton), Works Factory (Quinlan), Flax Reeler (Daughany), Woolen Reeler (Murphy), Flax Dresser (Humphrey), Cloth Dresser (Howard), Blacking Manufacturer (Morris), Work Cloth Mill (Gelaly), Seamstress (Peel), Carrier (Duffy), Gentleman's Servant (Falvey), Tailor (Quinlan), Capmaker (Kelly), Shoemaker (Humphrey, Kennedy, Mathews), Mason's Laborer (Holmes), Sargeant Leeds Police Force (Griffin) and 12 listed with out occupations (Abbott, Cassady, Crowley, Duffy, Elliott, Griffin, Holmes, Morris, Murphy, Quinlan x2, Smith).

The Irish born in District 47 were living on Windsor Street, Plaste Street and Riding Row. They were employed in the following occupations: Linen Weaver (Cain, Fanning, Gorman, Meeghain x2, Moore), Weaver (McGraine x2), Spinner (Cane x2), Flax Spinner (Rhodes), Shaw and Bonnet Maker (Cane), Cloth Dresser (Marsh), Grocer (Hodgson), Chelsea Pension Army (Gorman) and five listed without occupations (Ellis, McMahon, Mash, More, Wilbur).

The Irish born in District 48 were spread out among three streets: Accomodation Road, Cranberry Street and Cross Burmantofts Street. They held the occupations of Paper Stainer (Bingham), Inspector of Police (Byrne), Master Cloth Dresser (Bonnell), Shoemaker (Kelly) and one was listed without an occupation (Bonnell).

There were only three Irish born individuals in District 49: Ann Lammiman (no occupation) living with her huband on Beckett Street and William Waldron (Chelsea Pensioner) and his wife Ann (from Mintmellick?, Ireland) living on Rock Street. His children William, John, Mary Ann and Elizabeth were all born in Leeds.

The Irish born in District 50 were living on Beckett Street and Alan Street. Stephen Eagleton (Brushmaker) was born in Cork, Ireland as were his wife Catherine and daughter Hannah. Son William was born in Sheffield, James, Stephen and Helena in Leeds. Mary Moor was born in Killarney, Ireland; her husband Thos, a Tailor in Berwick Upon Tweed. Children John, James and Margaret were born in Leeds and her father James Connell (Retired Farmer) was also born in Killarney, Ireland. The only other Irish born in this district were Mary Vaughn (Housekeeper) and John Murphy (Mill Hand).

The Irish born in District 51 lived on Yorke Road, Yorke Road Freehold Street, St Patrick's Convent York Road, St Patrick's Church House on York Road and Towitt's? Green. Julia Goodall was born in Marylebone, Queens County, Ireland (husband David was a Coal Miner from Berwick on E--?), William Walpole (Potter) was born in Queens County, Ireland (wife Emma and children Margt, Thompson, George, Samuel and father in law Saml Pawson from Leeds). Hannah Glavin (Cloth Woolen Factory Hand) was born in Cork, Ireland (Husband Mathew in Leeds). Sarah Marsden (no occupation) was born in County Mayo, Ireland (husband Joshua, a Stone Mason, was born in Bradford. Their children Samuel, Mary and Anne were born in Bradford. Bridget Clark (Domestic Servant) was also born in Mayo, Ireland. Michael O'Donnell and Martin Kelly were Roman Catholic Priests from Clonmel, Ireland. Jane O'Donnell (Housekeeper and sister of Michael) was also born in Clonmel as was Mary Abraham (Servant). The remaining Irish born in this district were employed in the following occupations: Teacher National School (Scott), Pupil Teacher (Armstrong, King), Tailor (Ceaney) and Eastwood (no occupation).

The Irish in District 52 were living on Mabgate, Linsley Fold and Row. There were no place names of origin in Ireland given. They were employed in the following occupations: Fishmonger (Barber), Cloth Burler (Roslington), Power Loom Weaver (Callaghan), Cordwainer (Marshall), Machine Worker (Ambler) and three listed without occupations (Cannon x2, Callaghan).

The Irish in District 53 were living on Fairfax Street, Buckley Street and Burmantofts Grove. Henry Carthy, a 19 year old Groom at the Livery Stables was born in Dublin, Ireland (wife Hannah a Linen Weaver in Halifax). There was also a Clergy "without Cure of Souls" (Arthur), a Dressmaker (Latham) and one without an occupation (Arthur).

There were no Irish-born in District 54.

There were only two Irish-born in District 55, Joanna Jackson (Owner of Property) and Henry Shaw (Coal Miner) and both were living on Beckett Street.