BRENNEN FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

Datafile 1G. Marriages in County Antrim

The first part of this appendix is a listing of some of the Brennan (or similar name) entries from County Antrim in the index of registered marriages or in various church records as indicated. Also shown are the year with the volume and page number of the registration. An asterisk indicates a case in which the full record has been consulted; details of some of these are included in the second part of this appendix.

 
First Name(s) Surname Area Year Ref. Ch.
 
Jane Brennan Ballymoney 1823LDS M700001/0214*
Jane Brennan Belfast 1838LDS M700181/0649*
James Brennan Islandmagee 1838 [a] *
Agnes Brennan Larne 1846 6/485 *
Jane Brennan Larne 1846 6/494 *
Jane Brennan Larne 1846 6/569 *
Mary Brennan Larne 1847 6/457 *
John Brennan Ballymena 1848 2/75 *
Michael Brennan Belfast 1848 3/71 *
Jane Brennan Ballymena 1849 1/714 *
Mary Brennan Larne 1849 6/531 *
Matilda Brannan Larne 1849 6/503 *
Samuel Brannan Larne 1849 6/503 *
Henry Brennan Larne 1850 6/482 *
Mary Jane Brennan Antrim 1850 1/142 *
John Brennan Larne 1853 6/417 *
William Brennan Larne 1853 6/434 *
Eliza Brannon Ballymena 1854 2/72
John Brennan Larne 1854 6/506 *
Robert Brennan Larne 1854 6/508 *
William Brennan Belfast 1854 3/148
James Brennan Larne 1855 6/494
William Brennan Antrim 1856 1/20
James Brannan Larne 1857 6/469
Thomas Brennan Belfast 1857 2/823 *
William Brennan Larne 1857 6/448
John Brannan Ballymena 1858 2/41
John Jnr. Brennan Larne 1859 6/523
Joseph Brennan Belfast 1859 3/65 *
Nancy Brennan Belfast 1859 3/65 *
Sarah Brennan Belfast 1859 2/791 *
Rose Brenan Antrim 1860 1/176
Eliza Brennan Larne 1860 6/487 *
Margaret Brennan Belfast 1860 3/52
John Brannian Larne 1861 6/514
Sally Brenan Larne 1861 6/560
Joseph Brennan Belfast 1861 3/30
William AlexanderBrenan Belfast 1862 2/957 *
Abigail Brennan Larne 1862 6/489 *
Robert Brennan Larne 1862 6/551 *
David Brennan Ballycarry 1880 [b] *
Lizzie Brennan Carncastle 1886 [c] *
Agnes Brennan Belfast 1902(3)  1/532
Rosina Brennan Belfast 1902(2)1/475
Samuel Brennan Carncastle 1903 [c] *
Samuel Brennan Carncastle 1906 [c] *
Robert Brennan Carncastle 1932 [c] *
Mary Brennan Carncastle 1934 [c] *
Registered marriages prior to 1864 are non-Catholic marriages.
[a] Records of First Islandmagee Presbyterian Church, County Antrim.
[b] Records of Ballycarry Presbyterian Church, County Antrim.
[c] Records of Carncastle Presbyterian Church, County Antrim.


The second part of this appendix contains details of some of the registered Brennan marriages obtained at the General Registry Office, Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the LDS Library, Santa Monica and of marriages listed in various church records. Entries are divided by the areas used in the civil registration index.

LARNE AREA:

James Brennan of Kilcoan married Eliza Curry of Balloo in First Islandmagee Presbyterian Church on Mar.7, 1838.

Robert Keenan, 30, bachelor, labourer, of Ballynure (father: Robert Keenan, tradesman) to Agnes Brennan, 28, spinster, of West Division, Carrickfergus (father: William Brennan, farmer) on Feb.9, 1846, in the Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Carrickfergus. Both made their marks.

David Wilson, 22, a labourer of the West Division, Carrickfergus (father: Arthur Wilson, labourer) to Jane Brennan, 21, of West Division, Carrickfergus (father: William Brennan, labourer) on Nov.11, 1846, in the Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Carrickfergus. Both made their marks.

John Smith, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Ballyohudder(?), Islandmagee (father: David Smith, farmer) to Jane Brennan, minor, spinster, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: John Brennan, farmer) in First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee on Sept. 5, 1846. Both signed.

James McGowan, full age, bachelor, farmer of Gransha, Islandmagee, (father: John McGowan, farmer) to Mary Brennan, full age, spinster, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: John Brennan, farmer) in 1st Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee on May 31, 1847. Both signed.

Samuel Brannan, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Ballymullock (father: John Brannan, labourer) to Margaret Knox, full age, spinster of Islandmagee (father: William Knox, tradesman) on Aug.4, 1849, in the Orthodox Presbyterian Meetinghouse, Carncastle, County Antrim. Both made their marks.

Daniel McFaul, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Killyglen (father: William McFaul, tailor) to Matilda Brannan, full age, spinster, of Ballymullock (father: John Brannon, labourer) on Aug.19, 1849, in the Orthodox Presbyterian Meetinghouse, Carncastle, County Antrim. Both made their marks.

James Duff, full age, bachelor, mariner, of Ballykeel, Islandmagee (father: William Duff, mariner) to Mary Brennan, full age, spinster, of Castletown, Islandmagee (father: William Brennan, mariner) on Oct. 12, 1849, in First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee. Both signed.

Henry Brennan, full age, bachelor, mariner, of Balloo, Islandmagee (father: Henry Brennan, mariner) to Mary Ellen Duff, full age, spinster, of Ballyharry, Islandmagee (father: William Duff, mariner and farmer) on Oct.10, 1850, in the First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee.

John Brennan, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Woodburn, Carrickfergus (father: Robert Brennan, labourer) to Isabella Hagan, full age, spinster, of same place (father: Robert Hagan, labourer) in Parish Church of Carrickfergus on Dec.15, 1853.

William Brennan, full age, widower, labourer, of Ralloo (father: William Brennan, farmer) to Margaret Jane Hagan, full age, spinster, of Ralloo (father: Robert Hagan, weaver) in the Parish Church of Ralloo on Dec.15, 1853. Robert Hagan was a witness.

John Brennan, full age, bachelor, mariner, of Castletown, Islandmagee (father: William Brennan, mariner) to Isabella Long, full age, spinster, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: John Long, farmer) on Feb.22, 1854, in First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee.

Robert Brennan, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: John Brennan, farmer) to Jenny Napier Brennan Kane, full age, spinster, of Ballykeel, Islandmagee (father: William Brennan Kane, farmer) on Apr.20, 1854, in First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee.

Sarah Brennan, 30, spinster, of Belfast (father: Robert Brennan, farmer) to William John Quigley, 27, bachelor, shoemaker, of Belfast (father: Edward Quigley, farmer) on Dec.17, 1859, in St. Anne's Parish Church, Belfast.

William Long, full age, bachelor, shoemaker, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: Robert Long, farmer) to Eliza Brennan, full age, spinster, of Gransha, Islandmagee (father: John Brennan, farmer) in First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee, on Apr.26, 1860. John Long and Mary Hill were witnesses.

David Templeton, full age, bachelor, mariner, of Portmuck, Islandmagee (father: Samuel Templeton, farmer) to Abigail Brennan, full age, spinster, of Gransha (father: Robert Brennan, mariner) on Aug.26, 1862, in the First Presbyterian Church, Islandmagee. Mary Brennan was a witness.

Robert Brennan, 22, bachelor, farm servant, of S.W. Ballycarry, Templecorran (father: John Brennan, labourer) to Margaret Townsley, 18, spinster, farm servant, of Beltoy, parish of Raloo (father: James Townsley, labourer) on Jul.19, 1862, in the Registry Office, Larne.

David Brennan of Whitehead (father: John Brennan) married Mary Milliken in Ballycarry Presbyterian Church in 1880.

Thomas Bell, full age, bachelor, mason, of Meetinghouse St., Larne (father: James Bell, mason) to Lizzie Brennan, full age, spinster, of Ballykeel, Larne (father: Samuel Brennen, labourer) on Nov.5, 1886, in Carncastle Presbyterian Church. Matilda Brennan was a witness.

Samuel Brennan, full age, widower, labourer, of Kilwaughter, Larne (father: William Brennan, labourer) to Mary Holmes, full age, spinster, of Dromaine, Larne (father: Thomas Holmes, labourer) on Apr.20, 1903, in Carncastle Presbyterian Church.

Samuel Brennan, full age, bachelor, carpenter, of Carnfunnock (father: John Brennan, blacksmith) to Annie Sheriff, full age, spinster, of Carncastle (father: Joseph Sheriff, farmer) in Carncastle Presbyterian Church on Sep.20, 1906.

Samuel David Moffett, full age, bachelor, plumber, of Old Glenarm Road, Larne (father: Samuel Moffett, plumber) to Mary Brennan, 19, spinster, of Ballytober, Larne (father: Robert Brennan, farmer) in Carncastle Presbyterian Church on Jan.26, 1934.

Robert Brennan, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Toreagh(?), Raloo (father: John Brennan, farmer) to Annie Blair, full age, spinster of same place on Sep.23, 1932, in Carncastle Presbyterian Church.

ANTRIM AREA:

William Aicken, full age, widower, labourer, of Ballyrobin, Killead, (father: James Aicken, farmer) to Mary Jane Brennan, full age, spinster, of Maghereagh, Antrim (father: Hugh Brennan, farmer) in the Muckamore Presbyterian Church, Grange of Muckamore, Antrim, in 1850.

BALLYMENA AREA:

John Brennan, 50, widower, labourer, of Broughshane, County Antrim (father: Robert Brennan, farmer) to Mary Mullholland, 43, spinster, of Broughshane (father: Bernard Mullholland, labourer) on Sept.30, 1848, in Broughshane Presbyterian Church. Both made their mark.

James Alderton, 25, bachelor, shoemaker, of Ballymena (father: James Alderton, soldier) to Jane Brennan, 21, spinster, of Ballymena (father: John Brennan, weaver) in the parish church of Kilconriola, County Antrim on Oct.27, 1849. He signed, she made her mark. James Brennan was a witness.

BALLYMONEY AREA:

Jane Brennan married John McKirgan on Jan.5, 1823, in the Parish of Ballymoney, County Antrim.

BELFAST AREA:

Jane Brennan married Hugh McIlreath on Nov.8, 1838, in Rosemary Street Church, Belfast.

Michael Brennan, full age, bachelor, salesman in a warehouse, of Belfast (father: James Brennan, gentleman) to Sarah Reid, under age, spinster, of Belfast (father: Henry Reid, coachbuilder) in 2nd Presbyterian Church of Belfast, parish of Shankill, on June 8, 1848. Both signed. John Reid was a witness.

William Brennan married Elizabeth Douglass on Sep.11, 1854, in the Registry Office, Belfast [LDS 7310613/79].

Thomas Brennan, 21, bachelor, labourer, of Belfast (father: Patrick Brennan, labourer) to Cath. McMillen, 17, spinster, servant, of Belfast (father: James McMillen, dealer) on Sep.13, 1857, in St. Anne's, parish of Belfast. Samuel and Margaret McMillen were witnesses.

Joseph Brennan, full age, bachelor, sailor, of Belfast (father: Robert Brennan, sailor) to Nancy Brennan, full age, spinster, of Belfast (father: Joseph Brennan, sailor) on Sep.22, 1859, in Sinclair Seaman's Church, Belfast.

William Alexander Brenan, full age, widower, ship carpenter, of Belfast (father: John Brenan, farmer) to Mary Montgomery, full age, widow, housekeeper of Belfast (father: John Orr, farmer) on Jun.18, 1862, in the Presbyterian Church, Geo Street, Belfast.

Last updated 1/1/00.


Christopher E. Brennen