Brennan Families Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in First Quarter of 1840, 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. 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!

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 alphabetically by given name. If you think you see your family in this compilation, make a point to secure the original record from available sources such as to make your own assessment because they may be travelling with friends that I have not included in this compilation that may open up your whole tree!

Ship - Arrival Date Brennan and Origins if Given Other Brennans that appear to be traveling with them Age Occupation Misc. Info such as Destination Database Resource
Monument; arrival March 24, 1840 Brenan, Chas of Ireland   38 Surgeon Pennsylvania New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
Diadem; arrival July 21, 1840 Brenen, J of Great Britain?   17 ? U.S. (no gender given) "
Diadem: arrival July 21, 1840 Brenan, M of Great Britain?   32 ? U.S. (no gender given) "
Moslem; arrival September 3, 1840 Brennan, Margaret of County Leitrim, Ireland   33 Servant Destination New York "
Selas Richards; arrival August 7, 1840 Brenan, Catherine of Ireland   22 None NY "
Fairfield; arrival September 25, 1840 Brennan, Mich'l of Ireland   21 Laborer Destination Ohio "