Brennan Families (and all Surname Variations) Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in the Second 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!

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
Underwriter; arrival April 7 1851 Brennan, Ann of Ireland   14 Laborer United States Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
Underwriter; arrival April 7, 1851 Brennan, Cath of Ireland   8 mos infant   United States "
    Brennan, Dennis of Ireland 34 Carpenter United States "
    Brennan, Thomas of Ireland 11 mos infant   United States "
    Brennan, Mary of Ireland 30 Carpenter? (this list gives Carpenter- or ditto- for the 2 infants as well ) United States "
Underwriter; arrival April 7, 1851 Brennan, Frank of Ireland   20 Laborer United States "
Underwriter; arrival April 7, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   50 Laborer United States "
Underwriter; arrival April 7, 1851 Brennan, Mick of Ireland   35 Laborer United States "
Arctic; arrival April 15, 1851 Brennan, Brid of Ireland   22 Farmer New York "
Arctic; arrival April 15, 1851 Brennan, Mich of Ireland   17 Farmer Norwich "
Arctic; arrival April 15, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   40 Laborer New Jersey? (Jno Roach listed right after this family) "
"   Brennan, Th of Ireland 40 Laborer New Jersey? "
"   Brennan, Nancy of Ireland 40 Laborer New Jersey? "
Arctic; arrival April 15, 1851 Brennan, Peter of Ireland   26 Laborer New York "
New England; arrival April 19, 1851 Brennan, Jas? of Ireland   36 Carpenter United States "
Napoleon; arrival May 7, 1851 Brennan, John of Ireland   53? Laborer United States "
Napoleon; arrival May 7, 1851 Brennan, Michl of Ireland   36 Laborer Great Britain?? this is a confusing manifest. Some passengers the destination is the US and some Great Britain. "