Brennan Families (and all Surname Variations) Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in the First Quarter of 1851, Documented in Ship Passenger and Port Arrival Lists

A large percentage of the Irish that emigrated from the Connaught areas of Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Sligo and Leitrim departed from the Liverpool Port in Lancashire, England. The ship passenger lists are an important part of our genealogical research-the link that "gets us across the pond" from America to Europe. It is perhaps the biggest gap in my own Brennan genealogical research that I have yet to find them in the "Famine Ship" passenger lists. I know that they traveled in either 1851 or 1852 so I am beginning my record analysis with these two years. The Surname Brennan was one of the 25 most prevalent surnames in Ireland so the task can be a bit intimidating, but none the less an important search to undertake! I will be creating this compilations based on my findings from viewing the actual passenger manifests and not someone else's transcriptions unless otherwise noted. Keep in mind that this is a work in progress! These compilations will be added to over time as I uncover new resources (online, books etc) with new data. In addition to ancestry.com's wonderful database on New York Passenger Lists, Family Search has an amazing on line database of images from New York Passenger Lists 1820-1897.

It is my objective to not only find my second great grandparents Martin Brennan and Catherine Corcoran but to help me identify other Brennan, Corcoran, Coffee, and Gahagan families that may have immigrated from Mayo or Roscommon to Liverpool and on to New York in the Passenger and Port lists so that I might be able to link them with Mayo and Roscommon Church records, English Census Records and U.S. Census Records. I welcome feedback and collaboration with other Genealogists researching their Brennan/Corcoran/Coffee and Gahagan roots to link these families together and find our shared ancestry!

These Records will be presented first by month of arrival, alphabetically by ship name and then the "clusters" of Brennans that appear to have traveled together will be presented in the order in which they appear on the manifest for each family (and alphabetically by the first members given name if there is more than one family). If you think you see your family in this compilation, make a point to secure the original record from available sources such as ancestry.com to make your own assessment because they may be traveling with friends that I have not included in this compilation that may open up your whole tree!

Regarding similar surnames but not true variants: There was a Thomas and Hannah Brann and Family on the Ship Westpoint March 29.

Ship and Arrival Date Brennan and origins if given Other Brennans that appear to be traveling with them Age Occupation Misc. Info like Destination Database, Book, Resource
Centurian; arrival February 17, 1851 Brennan, Biddy of Ireland   40 Laborer United States Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
"   Brennan, Betsey of Ireland 12 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, James of Ireland 9 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Owen of Ireland 15 Laborer United States "
Centurian; arrival February 17, 1851 Brennan, Ellen of Ireland   20 Farmer United States "
Centurial; arrival February 17, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   22 Laborer United States "
Centurial; arrival February 17, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   25 Laborer United States "
    Brennan, Elisab. of Ireland 20 Laborer United States "
Centurian; arrival February 17, 1851 Brenan, Pat of Ireland   60 Farmer United States "
"   Brenan, Ann of Ireland 40 Farmer United States "
    Brenan, Hugh of Ireland 21 Farmer United States "
    Brenan, James of Ireland 14 Farmer United States "
    Brenan, Thomas of Ireland 12 Farmer United States "
    Brenan, Pat of Ireland 10 Farmer United States "
    Brenan, John of Ireland 4 Farmer United States "
Guy Mannering; arrival March 3, 1851 Brennan, Luke of Ireland   20 Laborer United States "
Guy Mannering; arrival March 3, 1851 Brennan, Martin of Ireland   38 Laborer United States "
Shannon; arrival March 3, 1851 Brennan, Thomas of Ireland   50 Laborer New York "
"   Brennan, Mary of Ireland 21 Laborer New York "
"   Brennan, Judy of Ireland 15 Laborer New York "
"   Brennan, Mary of Ireland 25 Laborer New York "
West Point; arrival March 29, 1851 Brannan, Mary   16     "
West Point; arrival March 29, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Ireland   52   United States "
"   Brennan, Conn of Ireland 22 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Jerry of Ireland 18 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Daniel of Ireland 16 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Hugh of Ireland 4   United States "
West Point; arrival March 29, 1851 Brennan, Eleanor of Ireland   20   United States "