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The Thomas Boyle and Anne Fili (Phely) Family of Huddersfield England, Witnesses (Anne) at the Marriage of Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran, and Godparents (Thomas) at the Baptism of their Daughter Mary

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, 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.

Ann Fili and Patrick Reynolds (both born in Ireland) were documented as being witnesses in the 1849 marriage of my second great grandparents Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran at St Patrick's Church in Huddersfield, England. Both Ann and Patrick were listed as living on Castlegate in 1849. Castlegate is a street with a huge concentration of Irish in Huddersfield. Thomas Boyle and Cath Bride were listed as godparents on the baptism of Martin and Catherine's daughter Mary in October 1850. I believe there is a significant probability that Martin and Catherine Brennan may have come from the same area in Ireland as the Boyles, Reynolds, Brides and Filis.

There is another Boyle family on Windsor Court in the 1851 census that may also be a sibling of Thomas and Ann Boyle (Luke and Margaret Boyle). I have done some rudimentary research in the Huddersfield census records (1851,1861, 1881, 1891) on this family (Luke and Margaret) and it appears, based on the 1881 census that they are from Kilcommon, County Mayo, Ireland. There is a Kilcommon-Erris, a Kilcommon (Belmullet), a Kilcommon (Roundfort) as well as a Kilcolman in Claremorris and a Kilcolman in Ballaghaderreen in County Mayo Ireland. The Kilcolman in Ballaghaderreen was transferred from County Mayo to County Roscommon, Ireland around 1891.

Census Yr/District/ other Record Address Name Age Born Occupation and Misc. Info Marital Status
Free BMD Marriage Index England Huddersfield Possible   Boyle, Thomas and Ann Phely Huddersfield December 1852     Volume 9a, page 358  
GRO Marriage Record October 11, 1852   Boyle, Thomas and Ann Phely both age 20   fathers of both: John Boyle and John Phely (laborers); married in Parish church  
Free BMD Birth Index England Huddersfield (possible)   Boyle, John,   Huddersfield September 1854 Volume 9a page 329 (there is another John in June 1856)  
Free BMD Birth Index England Huddersfield (possible)   Boyle, Thomas   Huddersfield September 1857 Volume 9a page 289  
St Patrick's Church Huddersfield Baptismal Record   Boyle, Thomas, son of Thomas Boyle and Ann Phely   Huddersfield June 13, 1857 John Cosgriffe and Bridget Boyle Sponsors (special thanks for this rec from Ros- a genealogist from England!!!)  
Free BMD Birth Index England Huddersfield (possible)   Boyle, Patrick   Huddersfield September 1860 Volume 9a, page 295 (there is another Patrick September 1861 that is possible)  
1861 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 17 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Head 29 Ireland Mason's Lab M
1861 Huddersfield, District 17 Windsor Court Boyle, Ann, Wife 28 Ireland   M
1861 Huddersfield District 17 Windsor Court Boyle, John, Son 7 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1861 Huddersfield District 17 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Son 4 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1861 Huddersfield, District 17 Windsor Court Boyle, Patrick, Son 1 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Head 37 Ireland Slipper Maker M
1871 Huddersfield Civil Parish, District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, Anne, Wife 38 Ireland   M
1871 Huddersfield, District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, John, Son 16 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Mill Hand U
1871 Huddersfield District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Son 14 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England   U
1871 Huddersfield District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, Patrick, Son 11 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England   U
1871 Huddersfield District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, Mary A, Daughter 6 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England   U
1871 Huddersfield District 23 Windsor Court Boyle, John, Nephew 15 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Hawker U
1871 Huddersfield, District 23 Windsor Court Reynolds, Patrick, Lodger 40 Ireland Lab W
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Thomas, Head (Lodger Mathew Rourke from Huddersfield also lives with them) 47 Ireland Hawker M
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Ann, Wife 49 Ireland   M
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Mary Ann, Daughter 16 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Mill Hand U
Free BMD Marriage Records, Huddersfield, England   Boyle, Patrick married Harriet Ann Fleetwood March Quarter in Huddersfield       Volume 9a, Page 462 (thanks to B Baxter for Bringing this marriage to my attention!)
Free Bmd England Marriage Index Huddersfield   Boyle, Patrick married Fleetwood, Harriet Ann in Huddersfield Quarter ending March 1880       Volume 9a; Page 462
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Patrick, Head (son of Thomas?)- same page of census 20 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Cotton Dyer M
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Harriet A., Wife 19 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England   M
1881 Huddersfield District 23 Castlegate Boyle, Mary, Daughter 7? or 1? Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Turnbridge off St Andrew's Rd Boyle, Patrick, Head (the son of Thomas) 30 Yorkshire, Sheffield England Chemical Labourer (sic) M
1881 Huddersfield England District 24 (possible Thomas son of Thomas) 100 Northumberland Street Boyle, Thomas, Boarder living with James Briggs family from Paddock, Yorkshire 23 Huddersfield, England Laborer U
1891 Sheffield, West Sheffield District 3 (remote chance this is Thomas son of Thomas) 44 Hawley Croft Boyle, Thomas, Lodger (staying with the Tooley family from Sheffield) 33 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (just has " for his name- Outdoor Laborer U
Free BMD England Marriage Index Huddersfield (possible marriage rec for Thomas son of Thomas)   Boyle, Thomas married Dwire, Mary Ann Huddersfield quarter ending June 1894       Volume 9a; Page 578.
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Boyle, Harriet A, Wife 28 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England   M
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Boyle, Mary, Daughter 11 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar  
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Boyle, Catherine, Daughter 8 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar  
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Boyle, Elizabeth A, Daughter 6 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Scholar  
1891 Huddersfield District 25 5 Holliday's Bldgs Boyle, Sarah A, Daughter 3 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1891 Huddersfield District 22 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Head 56 Ireland Hawker M
1891 Huddersfield District 22 Windsor Court Boyle, Ann, Wife 54 Ireland   M
1891 Huddersfield District 22 Windsor Court Boyle, John, Son 36 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England General Labourer (sic) M
1891 Huddersfield District 22 Windsor Court Boyle, Thomas, Grandson 15 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Rug Maker U
1891 Huddersfield District 22 Windsor Court Boyle, John H, Grandson 13 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Rug Maker U
1901 Huddersfield England Census District 8 (likely Thomas son of Thomas) 2 Dent's Yard?, Quay Street Boyle, Thomas , Head 43 Huddersfield, England Factory Draper M
1901 Huddersfield District 8 2 Dent's Yard, Quay Street Boyle, Mary A., Wife 44 Huddersfield, England   M
1901 Huddersfield District 8 2 Dent's Yard, Quay Street Dwyer, John W, Illegitimate Son 23 Huddersfield, England Drug Chemical Assistant U
1901 Huddersfield District 8 2 Dent's Yard, Quay Street Dwyer, Thomas N, Illegitimate Son? 16 Huddersfield, England Office Boy Chemical Works U
1901 Huddersfield, District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Patrick, Head (son of Thomas) 41 Yorkshire, Huddersfield England Chemical Works Labourer (sic) M
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Harriet Ann, Wife 39 Yorkshire, Barnsley, England   M
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Catherine, Daughter 18 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Woolen Finisher? Worker

 

 

1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Elizabeth Ann, Daughter 16 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Woolen Finisher? Worker  
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Sarah Alice, Daughter 13 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Woolen Winder Worker  
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Carolina, Daughter 8 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Agnes, Daughter 7 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, William, Son 5 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Winnifred, Daughter 3 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1901 Huddersfield District 5 Back Rd Boyle, Vincent, Son 1 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England    
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Patrick, Head (son of Thomas) 50 Yorkshire, Huddersfield, England Publican M
1911 Huddersfield Star inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Harriet Ann, Wife 50 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England Assisting in the Business M; married 31 years to Patrick; 13 children with 11 living
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Agnes Boyle, Daughter 17 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Woolen Weaver- Woolen Clerk U
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, William, Son 16 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Train Recorder- Signalman's Box Rly U
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Winifred, Daughter 14 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Assisting in the Business U
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Vincent, Son 11 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England School U
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Irene, Daughter 9 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England School U
1911 Huddersfield Star Inn, 39 Rosemary Lane Boyle, Norah, Daughter 7 Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England School U