Brennan Families in Kiltimagh (Killedan) Roman Catholic Parish Records, County Mayo, Ireland

Kiltimagh Roman Catholic Parish is also referred to a Killedan Roman Catholic Parish. Killedan Civil Parish falls within Kiltimagh and Killedan Roman Catholic Parish. Kiltimagh borders Swinford Roman Catholic Parish in its southern tip. There were 42 Townlands in Killedan Civil Parish, County Mayo when the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1856. The Town of Kiltimagh was incorporated into three Townlands: Cordarragh, Gortgarve and Kiltimagh. The only Catholic Chapel in Kiltimagh Catholic Parish at that time was in Cordarragh in the Town of Kiltimagh.

Kiltimagh Roman Catholic Parish is covered on LDS microfilm number 1279231 and 926012. I am using microfilm 926012 to begin this compilation. It covers Marriages 1834-1880 and Baptisms 1860-1880. These two films are listed under the title: Parochial Registers of Killedan, 1834-1909. I will order the second film at a later date. There most likely is overlap between the two films, but 1279231 has later records (up until 1909) than 926012. Genealogist N. Reeb has generously transcribed Microfilm 1279231 Baptismal Records from 1861-1880 that I have yet to view on a Rootweb site on Kiltimagh.

There were Brennans in 21 of the 42 Townlands of Killedan Civil Parish when the Griffith's Valuation was conducted in 1856.

Regarding other Brennan Entries and Film Observations: There was a notation not attached to a Brennan record that stated " Settled with the Bishop June 15, 1846- John Brennan." The marriage records in this film appear from jump from March 1848 to 1855 and then from 1856 back to 1851; so, if you are looking for a specific record be sure to look through the entire section of the film!

Regarding Certificate of Freedom Permission: There was a Certificate of Freedom (to marry) issued to Patritius Brenan in February 1843. It appears to possibly say Cloonboy? after his name though is quite pale and hard to read.

Regarding Brennans from Woods, Killedan Civil Parish: There is a great website that documents the some of the burial markers for the Kiltimagh Lyden family. There are several transcriptions for Brennan families from Woods including the following: Annie Brennan, Woods Kiltimagh died October 3, 1965 and husband John P Brennan February 16, 2001 age 90, Bridget Brennan age 35 who died on October 6, 1914 and Husband John P Brennan died age 78 September 15, 1950.

Individual Families Analyzed:

  1. The Michael Carrol and Maria (Mary) Brenan (Brannan) Family: An Analysis of their Journey Beginning with their roots in the Kiltimagh, County Mayo, Ireland area on to Walsall, Wolverhampton and Dudley Staffordshire, England and Beyond
  2. The Thomas Michael Brennan and Mary Kelly Family of Ballyglass, Killedan Civil Parish, Kiltimagh Catholic Parish, County Mayo Ireland: An Analysis of this Family's origins in the Ballyglass, Carrowreagh, area of County Mayo and Their Descendants Migration to Leeds Yorkshire, Liverpool, Lancashire, England and Beyond

Analysis of specific Townlands with Brennan Concentrations: I have begun an analysis of the Brennan families from the specific Townlands identified in the Kiltimagh Roman Catholic Parish film such as:

  1. The Brennan Families from the Townland of Kiltimagh, County Mayo.
  2. The Brennan Families from the Townland of Lisduff, County Mayo.

Regarding the Surname Forde: There is a NARA Boston Passenger and Crew List from November 2, 1922 the Samaria sailing from Liverpool to New York on which Catherine Brennan, James Brennan, Ellen Byrne and Michael Shannon all appear to be traveling with final destination Pratt's Junction, Massachusetts. They all list Kiltimagh Ireland as there place of birth and Mr Edward Forde as their uncle in Pratt's Junction. Michael and Catherine's mother is in Treenabontin, Kiltimagh and Ellen Byrne's father Mark Byrne from Carrentian Kiltimagh (likely Carrownteeaun).

I have done my best to correctly transcribe these records, but after five or so hours behind a microfilm reader, the likelihood of mistakes in both interpretation and transcription most certainly increases. I have the microfilm and item numbers on which the records were found so you can confirm the information. Film 926012 was copied by the LDS Church in negative (black with white print), most likely due to the poor image quality of the film and poses additional deciphering challenges! I am also documenting all of the baptisms and marriages sponsored/witnessed by Brennans; although these are not included online, they can yield valuable clues such as "circles of friends" and possible townlands that might provide a missing link. There are additional details in these records such as date of birth, sponsors, priests, and at times notes in the margin detailing marriages and deaths. If you feel that your family is in this compilation, please contact me and I will share with you the additional details.

These records will be presented by Spouse's Surname:

Surnames A-C Surnames D-F Surnames G-I
Surnames J-L Surnames M-N Surnames O-R
Surnames S-T Surnames U-Z Unknown Spouse's Surname