Brennan Families (and all Surname Variations) Traveling from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, Arriving in the Port of New York, U.S.A. in the Fourth 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 Jas Branner on the Manhattan arriving November 14, 1851. There was a Jane Bresnan on the State Rights arriving November 12, 1851. Mary, Ann, Lawrence and Cath Barnan arrived on the Sarah G Hyde November 12, 1851. There was a James Brunnagan who arrived on the Constantine November 13, 1851. There was a Mary Brenner on the Beejapore who arrived November 19, 1851 and a Mary Branagan on the Lady Hobert who arrived October 3. Mary Brenner arrived on the Hibernia October 7. Judy Branagan arrived on the Cornelia October 17 and Jas Bremin on the same ship/date. Michael Brannigan and Jno Brannigan arrived on the Wm Hitchcock October 21, Maria Branigan on the Jas Nesmith arriving October 24, Robert Branagan of Louth and Patrick Branagan of Meath on the Princeton October 27.

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
Isaac Wright; arrival October 2, 1851 Brannan, Cath of Ireland   22 Servant America/ U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Lady Hobert; arrival October 3, 1851 Brannan, Judy of Ireland   55   U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Jacob A Westervelt; arrival October 6, 1851 Brennan, James of Great Britain   20 Coach Spring Maker United States; not listed with other James Brennan on board New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Jacob A Westervelt; arrival October 6, 1851 Brennan, James of Great Britain   26 Shoe Maker U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Anne of Great Britain 21   U.S. "
Ship Hungarian; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennon, Martin of Great Britain   20   United States; (He is not listed with Mich, Betty or Thos Brennon. Also Martin Cohegan, James Corcoran, John Boyle, Rose Reynolds, Robt Franey on this ship) New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Hungarian; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennon, Mich of Great Britain   20   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
"   Brennon, Betty of Great Britain 16   " "
Ship Hungarian; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennon, Thos of Great Britain   22   United States; (there is a Martin Cohegan age 15 listed right after him) New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Western World; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Cavin, Ireland   17 Servant New York; not listed with Dennis (below) New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Western World; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennan, Dennis of Kilkenny, Ireland   19 Servant New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Hungarian; arrival October 13, 1851 Brennon, Martin of Great Britain   20   United States; He is not listed with Thos Brennon New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Bk. Celeste; arrival October 15, 1851 Brannan, Stephan of Ireland   22 Farm Laborer or Servant United States; one page says Bark is from Liverpool and other says from Limerick- possibly Limerick to Liverpool to New York. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Liverpool; arrival October 15, 1851 Brennan, Jno of Ireland   21 Laborer America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Liverpool; arrival October 15, 1851 Brunin?, Andrew of Ireland   20 Laborer America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Cornelia; arrival October 17, 1851 Brennin, John of Ireland   21 Laborer United States; there is a James Corcoran 2 names after John New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Montezuma; arrival October 18, 1851 Brennan, James of Ireland   24 none United States; these 3 Brennan Families do not appear together on the passenger list on family search.org Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
Montezuma; arrival October 18, 1851 Brennan, Jane of Ireland   15 none United States Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
Montezuma; arrival October 18, 1851 Brennan, Thos of Ireland   40 none United States Ancestry.com New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 Database online Provo, UT USA
"   Brennan, Thos of Ireland 12 none United States "
    Brennan, James of Ireland 9 none United States "
    Brennan, Mary of Ireland 6 none United States "
    Brennan, Wm of Ireland 4 none United States "
    Brennan, Cath of Ireland 40 none United States "
Sp. Wm Hitchcock; arrival October 21, 1851 Brennan, Cath of Ireland   21 Spinster America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp Jas Nesmith; arrival October 24, 1851 Breman?, Magt of Great Britain   21 Laborer Great Britain- where plan to be an inhabitant New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Robt Kelley; arrival October 24, 1851 Brennan, Bridget of Ireland   20 Servant U.S. (they are not listed with Timothy Brennan) New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, John of Ireland 12 Laborer " "
Sp. Robt Kelley; arrival October 25, 1851 Brennan, Timothy of Ireland   28 Laborer U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Forest Queen; arrival October 28, 1851 Brehanan, Margaret of England   20 Mechanic? U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Sp. Forest Queen; arrival October 28, 1851 Brennan, Betty of Ireland   15 Servant U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Ship Queen of the West; arrival October 29, 1851 Brennan, Hester of Ireland   21 Servant U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 106 familysearch.org
Rappahonnock; arrival November 4, 1851 Breinon?, Wm of Ireland   26 Shoe Maker America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Rappahonnock; arrival November 4, 1851 Brennon, Ann of Ireland   20 Servant America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennon, John of Ireland Infant   America "
Rappahonnock; arrival November 4, 1851 Brennon, Bridget of Ireland   25 Servant America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Rappahonnock; arrival November 4, 1851 Brennon, Francis of Ireland   27 Coach Maker America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennon, Cathern of Ireland 27 Coach Maker America "
"   Brennon, Francis of Ireland Infant   America "
"   Brennon, James of Ireland 7   America "
Rapahonnock; arrival November 4, 1851 Brennon, Patt of Ireland   30 Laborer America "
Columbia; arrival November 5, 1851 Brennan, Mathew of Ireland   16 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Columbia; arrival November 5, 1851 Brennan, Thomas of Ireland   20 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Excelsior; arrival November 6, 1851 Branan, John of Ireland   22 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
" Branan, Marg' of Irleand   20 Farmer United States "
Excelsior; arrival November 6, 1851 Branan, Ellen of Ireland   34 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Excelsior; arrival November 6, 1851 Brannon, John of Ireland   22 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brannon, Mich' of Ireland 17 Farmer United States "
Excelsior; arrival November 6, 1851 Brennan, Step' of Ireland   21 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
David Cannon; arrival November 8, 1851 Brennan, Cath of Great Britain   26 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennen, James of Great Britain 21 Farmer United States "
David Cannon; arrival November 8, 1851 Brennan, Micl'le of Great Britain   24 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Empire State; arrival November 12, 1851 Brennan, Patrick of the U.S.   25 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Henry Clay; arrival November 12, 1851 Brennan, Hugh of Ireland (he is not listed with Mary and Peter) 30 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Henry Clay; arrival November 12, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   27   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Peter of Ireland 5   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
State Rights; arrival November 12, 1851 Brennan, Cath of Ireland   35 Laborer United States; there was a Phillip and Bridgt Coffey listed just before them New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Bridgt of Ireland 11 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Michl of Ireland 7 Laborer United States "
Emma Fields; arrival November 13, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Ireland (not listed with Pat)   26 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Emma Fields; arrival November 13, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   21 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Jessica; arrival November 13, 1851 Brennan, Jno of Ireland   19 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
John Hancock; arrival November 13, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   22 Laborer Americal New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Manhattan; arrival November 14, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Ireland   21 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Manhattan; arrival November 14, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   40 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
    Brennan, Jas of Ireland 8   United States "
    Brennan, Brid. of Ireland 6   United States "
    Brennan, Mary of Ireland 3   United States "
Wm Rathbone; arrival November 14, 1851 Brennen, Mary of Great Britain   18 Servant? United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Jno Lucy; arrival November 17, 1851 Brennan, Ann   25   United States (none of the Brennans on this ship were listed together) New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Jno Lucy; arrival November 17, 1851 Brennan, Anty of Great Britain?   18   United States; New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Jno Lucy; arrival November 17, 1851 Brennan, Bridget of Great Britain?   20 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Jno Lucy; arrival November 17, 1851 Brennan, William of Great Britain?   20 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Beejapoore; arrival November 19, 1851 Brinnan?, Mary of Ireland   18   America; she is not listed with Patk who is listed below New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Beejapoore; arrival November 19, 1851 Brennan, Patk of Ireland   20 Laborer America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
James Wright; arrival November 19, 1851 Brennan, Johana of Ireland (female)   20 Servant U.S. New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Washington; arrival November 25, 1851 Breanans, Ed   25     New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Washington; arrival November 25, 1851 Brennan, John   26     New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
Washington; arrival November 25, 1851 Brennan, James   50 Laborer   New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 107 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Elizabeth 49 Laborer   "
"   Brennan, Cath 25 Laborer   "
"   Brennan, Fanny Inf     "
"   Brennan, Will 26     "
Florida; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Betsey of Great Britain   23   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Burthy of Ireland   24 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Margt of Ireland   23 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   14 Servant United States "
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   26 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Honora of Ireland 18 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, John of Ireland 24 laborer United States "
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Patt of Ireland   26 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, John of Ireland 22 Laborer United States "
"   Brennan, Thoms of Ireland 30 Laborer United States "
Racer; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Thom of Ireland   26 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Start of the West; arrival November 28, 1851 Brennan, Thomas of Ireland   24 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Albert Galatin; arrival November 29, 1851 Brennan, Bernard of Ireland   25 Farmer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Albert Galatin; arrival November 29, 1851 Bernard, Bridget of Ireland   30 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Elisa of Ireland 4   United States "
Albert Galatin; arrival November 29, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   24   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Kate of Ireland 1 (has a 6 in the second column?)   United States "
"   Brennan, William of Ireland 2   United States "
Underwriter; December 4, 1851 Brennan, Anne of Ireland   28 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, James of Ireland 11   United States "
"   Brennan, Catherine of Ireland 8   United States "
"   Brennan, William of Ireland 4   United States "
"   Brennan, Edward of Ireland Infant (9 in next box? mos?)   United States "
Albert Gallatin; arrival December 6, 1851 Brennan, Cathe of England   20 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Albert Gallatin; arrival December 6, 1851 Brennan, Catherine of Ireland   20 Domestic United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Patrick of Ireland Infant   United States "
Andrew Foster; arrival December 8, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Ireland   20 Laborer New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Pacific; arrival December 8, 1851 Branan, Mrs of England   40 Servant Mr. Rivas? United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Vanguard; arrival December 8, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Ireland   20 Spinster United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Vanguard; arrival December 8, 1851 Brennan, George of Ireland   15 Clerk United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Vanguard; arrival December 8, 1851 Brennan, Michael of Ireland   25 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
St. George; arrival December 10, 1851 Brennan, Edm'd of England   22 Servant America New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Centurion; arrival December 12, 1851 Brennan, Berry of Ireland (female)   12   United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Francis of Ireland (male) 28 ? possible laborer but no "ditto" marks United States "
Centurion; arrival December 12, 1851 Brennan, John of Ireland   30 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Marathon; arrival December 12, 1851 Brennan, Mary of Ireland   20 Laborer United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Silas Greenman; arrival December 13, 1851 Brannan, Edw'd of Ireland   41 Shoe Maker United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Conway; arrival December 15, 1851 Brennan, Cath of Ireland   18 Laborer and Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Pat of Ireland 13 Laborer and Servant United States "
"   Brennan, Johanna of Ireland (female) 18 Laborer and Servant United States "
Conway; arrival December 15, 1851 Brennan, Kate of Ireland   22 Laborer and Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Pat of Ireland 45 Laborer and Servant United States "
"   Brennan, Catherine of Ireland 15 Laborer and Servant United States "
St Patrick; arrival December 24, 1851 Brannan, Patt of Ireland   27 Farmer New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
St. Patrick; arrival December 24, 1851 Brennan, Biddy of Ireland   20 Spinster Pennsylvania New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
St. Patrick; arrival December 24, 1851 Brennan, Sarah of Ireland   13 Spinster New York; going to her father New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brennan, Mary of Ireland 11 Sister (of Sarah) New York "
Constitution; arrival December 26, 1851 Brennan, Ann of Great Britain   25 Servant United States New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
Constitution; arrival December 26, 1851 Brennan, Pat of Great Britain   20 Laborer United States "
Panola?; arrival December 29, 1851 Brannan, Peter (Irish)   22 Laborer New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org
"   Brannan,Rose Martha (Irish) 22   New York "
Panola?; arrival December 29, 1851 Brannan, Wm (Irish)   28 Laborer New York New York Passenger Lists 1820-1891 Roll 108 familysearch.org