Brennan Families Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in Second 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
Silas Richards; arrival April 3, 1840 Brennan, James of Ireland-   24 Laborer New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
    Brennan, Peter of Ireland 22 Laborer New York "
Silas Richards; arrival April 3, 1840 Brenan, Bridget of Ireland   29 Servant New York "
    Brenan, Eliza of Ireland 30 Servant New York "
Silas Richards; arrival April 3, 1840 Brenon, Charles of Ireland   25 Laborer New York "
Lancashire; arrival April 8, 1840 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   25 Laborer Destination Maryland New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo UT, USA
Lancashire; arrival April 8, 1840 Brennan, Jas of Ireland   21 Laborer? Destination New Jersey? "
Lancashire; arrival April 8, 1840 Brennan, Cath'l of Ireland   18 Servant Destination New Jersey? "
Frances Ann; arrival April 17, 1840 Brennan, Francis of Ireland   18 Laborer Destination New York State "
Rutusoff; arrival April 20, 1840 Brennan, Maria of Ireland?   20 Nurse Maid ? "
Victory; arrival April 24, 1840 Brenan, Francis of Great Britain?   30 --ales? U.S. "
Catherine Jackson; arrival May 4, 1840 Brenan, Wm   27 Laborer?   "
Isaac Newton; arrival May 27, 1840 Brennan, John   25 Farmer   "
Robin Hood; arrival June 22, 1840 Brennan, John of Scotland   18 Carpenter Destination New York "
Somerville; arrival June 26, 1840 Brennan or Brown?, Jas of Ireland?   21 Laborer? U.S. "