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family of Edward William BRENAN + Fanny CARPENTER - New Zealand

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written for Eyersh after her query Looking for Brenan
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when researching for this journal it was found that the name Brenan was often spelt Brennan.
SARAH BRENAN was the 3rd of 8 children
- She sailed (aged about 11) from London on 28 October 1864 and arrived in Auckland, New Zealand on 12 February 1865 on the ERNESTINA with her parents Edward William BRENAN & Frances "Fanny" (nee CARPENTER 1823-1898)

Edward Brenan died ? prior to 1898
Fanny Brenan died 1898
... 19 Sep 1898 - On Monday 19th, at her late residence, Union-street, Frances Brenan, widow of the late E. W. Brenan, and daughter of the late Henry Carpenter, Merchant, Usher's Quay, Dublin. Dublin and Australian papers please copy
- she is buried Block D Row 22 Plot 080 at Purewa, Auckland
* Fanny was aged 75
* Union street is in central Auckland and (these days) runs parallel to, and to the west side of, the Auckland- Hamilton Motorway

- their name Brenan is spelt Brennan on the ships passenger list
(ages etc still being researched, some may be estimated, your help is welcome)

the Brenan family who sailed on the Ernestina were:

Edward BRENAN & his wife Fanny BRENAN and their children:

1843 - 1868 WILLIAM Brenan

- William died 10 March 1868 aged 25
- nothing else known

1845 - 1902 MARY Brenan

- Mary married Edward LECKIE (1838-1903) in St Sepulchres, Auckland 29 Jan 1870. Edward was from Ireland (possibly Castleconnell)
... 17 June 1870 - intention to marry, Auckland, Edward Leckie, aged 31, Sergeant 69 Brigade, 2nd 18 (Royal Irish of Foot) Regiment, lived in Auckland 2 years. Mary Brennan, aged 23, lived in Waterloo Quay Auckland for 2 years
- Mary & Edward then moved to Australia (possibly Sydney)
- there they had 4 children:
1 1871 - daughter Leckie
2 1872 - son Leckie
3 1874 - Frances Mary Leckie
- Frances married Charles BAALHAM-WORDEN in St Marys, West Maitland 9 Oct 1895). Charles's real name was Charles BAALHAM, born 1 March 1866 in Finsbury, Middlesex, son of John Charles BAALHAM & Annie WILCE. He later acquired the name WORDEN from his stepfather when his mother remarried
4 1878 - Henry Alexander Leckie
- Mary & Edward returned to Auckland and had 2 more children:
5 1880 - Maude Leckie
6 1881 - Arthur Lyndon Leckie
- they returned to Sydney in 1883 and resided in West Maitland.
In September 1884 Lieutenant-Colonel Wilkinson announced that Sergeant Edward Leckie had been attached to the 4th Regiment Volunteer Infantry, Northern district, as Acting Sergeant-Major
- Mary died 31 July 1902 at 4 Newton road, Auckland
... 7 August 1902 - On July 31st, 1902, at her residence, Newton Rd, Mary, the beloved wife of Edward Leckie, in her 57th year
- she is buried Block E Row 39 Plot 043 at Purewa, Auckland
- Edward died 17 June 1903
... 24 June 1903 - (from the "Town and Country Journal" NSW), News has been received of the death, in New Zealand, from pneumonia, of Warrant-Officer (of the New South Wales Infantry Regiment), Edward Leckie, late of the Fourth Infantry Regiment, and a former resident of Maitland. Deceased was aged 65, and was a native of Ireland, and he took part in the Maori war
- he is buried Block E Row 39 Plot 044 at Purewa
- in Sep 1903 Edward's estate was valued for Stamp Duty at ?14,240
- (this is a Sep 2011 equivalent of $2,347,430.00)
their headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Mary, beloved wife of Edward Leckie
died 31 July 1902 age 56 years
The gift of God is Eternal Life
In loving memory of
Edward Leckie
died 17 June 1903 age 65 yrs
Until the dawn breaks and the shadows flee away

1853 - 1909 SARAH BRENAN
(featured below)
- married Nixon SCOTT (1844-1921) in 1873

1854 - HENRY Brenan

- Henry married Elizabeth GALLAGHER in 1877
- HENRY & ELIZABETH had at least 1 son:
1 1878 - 1893 Henry William Brenan
... 12 June 1880 - Henry Brenan & Ellerslie Athletic Sports (of which Henry was the originator)
... 3 July 1880 - MEETING of CREDITORS in the estate of Henry Brenan, boot & shoe-maker of Queen-street, Auckland, and hotel-keeper (of the Ellerslie Hotel), was held yesterday in the Supreme Courthouse ...
- when you read the story at the link above it says: ... (to-day the debtor, his wife, and his brother-in-law (Mr Brady) were examined on oath by the trustee), this was James Brady who married his wife Elizabeth's sister, Jane Gallagher

1855 - 1935 RICHARD Brenan

- Richard was a Bootmaker
- he married Catherine SCULLY (1858-1934) in 1876
- they lived in Te Aroha Waikato
- RICHARD & CATHERINE had 7 known children:
1 1877 - 1935 Zoe Brenan
- Zoe married Frank Llewellyn BAILEY (1878-1955) in 1905
- 2nd of 3 children of Benjamin BAILEY & Lucy Harding LAWRENCE
2 1878 - 1908 Ethel May Brenan
- Ethel married Joseph WILSON in 1904
3 1883 - 1926 Blanche Elizabeth Brenan
- Blanche married Arthur John HEMMING (1880-1949) in 1905 in Auckland
- their 3 known children
1906 - 1981 George Henry Hemming
- George is buried in Purewa
1908 - 1964 Eric Arthur Hemming - twin
- Eric is buried in Waikumete, Auckland
1908 - 1979 Dorothy Blanche Hemming - twin
- Dorothy is buried in Hamilton, Waikato
4 1887 - William Brenan
- William married Helen Mary KENNY in 1913
5 1889 - 1969 Eileen Constance Brenan
- Eileen married William GALLAGHER in 1914
6 1892 - 1964 Arthur Thomas Brenan
- served in WWI as Rifleman 33510. Parents in Te Aroha
- Arthur married Frances Maude McGRATH (1895-?) in 1923
- 13th of 14 children of Patrick McGRATH & Johanna LONG
7 1896 - 1960 Gwendoline Dorothy Brenan
- Gwendoline married William Frederick FITZGERALD (1893-1977) in 1918
- 5th of 9 children of James FITZGERALD & Julia COURTNEY

1858 - FANNY Brenan

... 15 Dec 1875 - On the 15th instant, at St Paul's Church, Auckland, by the Rev C. M. Nelson, Fred Northrop to Fanny Brenan, third and youngest daughter of Mr E. W. Brenan, Albert street, Auckland
- where did they go ?

1861 - 1944 JOSEPH 'Joe' Brenan

- Joseph married Amy Frederica HADSILL (1863-1923) in 1884
- Joseph was a Blackmith & a Carrier in Paeroa
(The Brenan family played a very important role in the development of Paeroa, both in service to the community and in the business, Brenan Transport, which commenced business in the 1870s and continued until the early 1960s.
... August 1891 PAEROA - A patent has been granted for "Brenan's steel-spiked horse shoes" to Mr Joseph Brenan, of Paeroa, Ohinemuri, blacksmith, who claims that the introduction of steel pikes in the horse shoe as made by him gives the animal a much surer footing, and entirely prevents slipping up or down hill on our hill-side roads having a side grade
... April 1896 AUCKLAND - Reward, Stolen or Strayed from Onehunga, White Cow, with red and white spots on neck and hips, horns turned in, heavy in calf- Apply Joseph Brenan, Alfred street, Onehunga
- JOSEPH & AMY had 4 known children:
1 1885 - 1945 Philip Edward Brenan
... Auckland 1885 - On September 6 at her residence, Evelyn street, Victoria Avenue, the wife of Joseph Brenan of a son
- Philip married Ethel Mary SHAW in 1912
- Philip served on the Council from 1915 until 1919, he was Mayor of Paeroa from 1919 until 1923 and served again on the Council from 1923 until 1938)
- he died 25 Jan 1945 aged 59
- buried Block A Row 15 Plot 008 Purewa with his wife Ethel
NOTE There is a Shaw Avenue in Paeroa named after the family of Ethel and a Brenan Street named after this family
2 1887 - 1890 Eric Joseph Brenan
... 7 Sep 1890 - On September 7, at Paeora (Ohinemuri), Eric Joseph, the youngest son of Joseph and Amy Brenan; aged 2 years and 9 months
3 1891 - 1969 Maud Brenan (attended Paeroa High School)
- Maud didn't marry. She died 21 April 1969 aged 78
- she is buried Block M Row 23 Plot 093 at Purewa Auckland
4 1894 - 1917 Errol Lyndon Brenan (attended Paeroa High School)
- served in WWI a Corporal 12/2920. Parents in Paeroa
- KILLED IN ACTION, Ypres, Belgium
Amy died 4 July 1923 aged 60
- she is buried Block A Row 14 Plot 069A at Purewa cemetery Auckland
Joseph died 9 January 1944 aged 83. He is buried with Amy

1862 - 1932 LYNDON Brenan

- Lyndon lived in Central Auckland all his life
- no spouse found at this time
- Lyndon died 12 August 1932 aged 70
- he is buried NONCONFORMIST DIVISION D Row 15, Plot 22 at Waikumete, Auckland
- was born in Dublin, Ireland
- she emigrated with her parents in 1865 on the "Ernestina"
- she married Nixon SCOTT (1844-1921) in New Plymouth on 16 April 1873
- Nixon was a Police Constable in Aratapu (10km south of Dargaville)

- SARAH & NIXON had 11 known children:
1874 - 1931 FRANCES MARY Scott

- Frances married William Thomas Henry MARCROFT (1862-1940) in 1895
- William was born in Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire, England and possiby arrived on the "Matilda Wattenbach" in 1862
- William was a Sawyer in Tatarariki (just south of Dargaville)
- he first married Edith Jane BRADBURY (1855-1893) in 1891
- FRANCES & WILLIAM had at least 6 children:
1 1896 - 1897 Reginald Edwin Nixon Marcroft
- Reginald died aged 5 weeks
21898 - 1898 Frances Edith Marcroft
- Frances died aged 12 hours
31899 - 1971 Hubert Lyndon Marcroft
- Hubert married Jennie KING (1901-1066) in 1921
41901 - Bessie Marcroft
51908 - Eileen Marcroft
61911 - May Ethel Marcroft

1876 - 1946 GEORGE ANDREW Scott

... 11 Jan 1908 - A good deal of interest was occasioned in the Te Kopuru district on Monday, December 23rd, by the double wedding of the Misses McDonald, daughters of Mrs McDonald and the late Mr M. McDonald (Matthew McDONALD & Margaret FRASER), of Toka Toka. The contracting couples were Miss M. A. McDonald (Mary Ann), second daughter of Mrs McDonald and Mr George Andrew Scott, eldest son of Mr N. (Nixon), Scott, of Auckland; and Miss Norah Isabella McDonald, youngest daughter, and Mr Charles Berwick, second son of the late Mr H, Berwick, of Tewkesbury, England. The Rev Mr Young officiated, the ceremony taking place in St Peter's Church, Te Kopuru. The brides were given away by her brother, Mr R. A. McDonald, both being tastefully attired in creme dresses, trimmed with silk lace and insertions, and tulle veils and wreaths of orange blossoms, and they carried beautiful shower bouquets. Miss Mary McDonald was attended by her sister, Miss J. (Jessie) McDonald, who wore a pretty dress of pale blue silk muslin, trimmed with lace and insertion, and hat to correspond. She wore a pretty gold brooch, presented by the bridegroom, whose gift to the bride was a handsome gold watch and chain. Mr T. Heron acted as best man. Miss E. Alexander attended Miss Nora McDonald, and wore a pretty dress of pale pink floral muslin vile, trimmed with lace and insertion, and hat to correspond. Her gift from the bridegroom was a gold brooch, and to the bride he presented a gold watch and chain. Mr L. Berwick acted as best man. Te Kopuru was gay with bunting througout the day in honour of the occasion, as was also the steamer which conveyed the party from Toka Toa to Te Kopuru and back to the residence of the brides' mother, where the wedding breakfast was served. The happy couples departed by steamer, en route for Rotorua, where they spent their honeymoon

1877 - 1938 EDWARD WILLIAM Scott

- Edward married Clara McMASTER (1881-1962) 5 Aug 1902 in Reefton
- Clara was the 5th of 12 children of John & Eliza Ann (1859-1917) McMASTER
- EDWARD & CLARA had 7 children:
1 1903 - 1967 John Nixon Scott
- born in Reefton - died in Auckland
- John married Fiona Eileen CANDISH in Christchurch in 1930
21904 - 1989 Edward 'Ted' William Scott
- born in Greymouth - died in Florida, USA
- Edward married Janice Gertrude GRIMISON (1909-1990)
31905 - 1907 Elizabeth Maud Scott
- born 18 Dec 1905 - died 12 Sep 1907 aged 21 months
41908 - 1988 Annie Dyer Scott
- Annie married Alton Layers FRANCIS
51911 - 2005 Alan Scott
- Alan is buried in Christchurch
61916 - 1918 Flora Stewart Scott
- born in Wellington - died in Wellington age 21 months
71919 - 1983 Clara June Scott
... 11 Nov 1928 - A former member of the Police Force, who was well known in Wellington, Mr Edward William Scott, died in Palmerston North today at the age of 61 years. Mr Scott joined the Police Force in November, 1900, and was stationed at Greymouth, subsequently transferring to Reefton and Lyell. He was transferred to Auckland for plain-clothes duty in 1906 and was appointed a detective in 1909. In 1914 he transferred to Welington, and in the following year was appointed to the rank of Sergeant in hte uniform branch and was attached to the Mount Cook station. In 1917 he joined the detective branch with the rank of detective-sergeant, resigning form the Force with that rank in Februay, 1921. Mr Scott is survived by his wife and five children, Messrs, Nixon Scott (Christchurch), Ted Scott (Panama), Alan Scott (Palmerston North), Mrs N. Francis (Wellington), and Miss June Scott (Palmerston North)

1880 - 1895 ELIZABETH MAUD Scott

- Elizabeth died aged 14
... 24 January 1895 - On January 24 (accidently drowned) at the West Coast, Kaipara, Elizabeth Maude, second and dearly beloved daughter of Nixon and Sarah Scott, of Aratapu; aged 14 years and 10 months. Deeply regretted.

1881 - 1883 HILDA MAY Scott

- born in Te Koporu
- Helena died aged 17 months in Te Koporu

1883 - 1944 HILDA MAY Scott

- CHRISTIANSEN-SCOTT - On the 2nd March, 1902, at Aratapu, by the Rev A. J. BECK, Augustus, second son of Christian Christiansen, of Avondale, to Hilda May, third daughter of Nixon Scott, of Aratapu
- HILDA & AUGUSTUS had 3 known children:
1 1902 - Edward Nixon Augustus Christiansen
2 1903 - Arthur Henry Christiansen
3 1904 - Sarah Bertha Christiansen

1886 - 1904 NIXON RICHARD Scott

- A PASSENGER WASHED OVERBOARD - 18 August 1904, The death of the young man Nixon Sott, who was washed overboard from the scow Surpris, off the Manawatu Beach was a very tragic affair. After losing the steering gear a large rope was let out at the stern for the purpose of steadying the vessel, and distress signals were hoisted. A steamer was sighted which later information shows was the Stormbird, bound for Wanganui. All hands were on deck speculating as to the chances of getting assistance from the steamer, when a tremendous wave completely overwhelmed the ill-fated vessel, and carried with it the unfortunate passenger. He was observed by the helpless seamen to make a frantic grasp at the trailing rope, but he just missed it, and was carried away to the stern of the ship fighting frantically against the waves until he was lost sight of. He was not seen again.
- Nixon Scott (aged eighteen), who was washed overboard and drowned when the Surprise went ashore off Manawatu bar, was a son of Contable Scott, of Aratapu. He was on his way south to visit his brother, Constable Scott, of Reefton

1888 - 1912 SARAH LINDA Scott

- Sarah died aged 24 in Auckland
- nothing else known

1889 - 1945 AMY ETHEL Scott

- born 31 Dec 1889
- Amy married Archibald David CANHAM (1885-1963) in 1911
- AMY & ARCHIBALD had: (+ other children)
1911 - 1973 Nixon Harry Canham
... 17 Feb 1917 LAND REGISTRY OFFICE - Archibald David Canham, Lot 24 n Plan 10693, being portion of Clendon's Grant, situated in the Parish of Papakura, Auckland, containing 14 acres and 11 perches, fronting the Papakura Valley Road; occupied by applicant

1892 - 1966 ARCHIBALD NEIL/NELD Scott

SCOTT - On May 10, at the Police Station, Aratapu, the wife of Nixon Scott of a som
- Archibald married Theresa McCARTHY in 1916
- where did they go ?

1896 - ? BESSIE Scott

- nothing known

25 Jan 1866 RIFLE COMPETITION. The firing for the General Government district prizes was resumed yesterday, at the rifle range on the North Road. The competitios represented the Auckland Militia in the suburbs and the Cavalry Volunteers, the ranges and the number of shots being the same as the first day, viz., 300, 400, and 500 yards, five shots at each range.
The following were the scores:- ... Nixon Scott, Cavalry Volunteers - 16

24 Jan 1872 - TARANAKI DISTRICT COURT - Nixon Scott, who deposed: I am a COnstable in the Armed Constabulary, stationed at Waiiti (42km north of New Plymouth)

24 Feb 1875 - THAMES, Resident Magistrate's Court. Nixon Scott, constable, deposed to apprehending the prisoner ...

1 Feb 1877 - THAMES, Resident Magitrate's Court. Nixon Scott, sworn, deposed - I am a constable stationed at Shortland ...

13 March 1878 - THAMES, We have heard that a petition is being got up in Shorland praying the authorities to take a favourable view of the case of Constable Nixon Scott, recently convicted of assault, on the assumption that he is the victim of a conspiracy

18 Jan 1883 - AUCKLAND COURT. Constable Nixon Scott, of Te Koporu (14km south of Dargaville), gave evidence ...

10 March 1886 - AUCKLAND, J. Summers, who was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment on a charge of vagrancy by the Dargaville bench, was brought to town yesterday by Constable Nixon cott, and lodged in Mount Eden Gaol

11 Sep 1890 - The DARGAVILLE MURDER - Constable Nixon Scott was the first witness called. He deposed that he remembered the night of the 29th July last. He went on board the Minnie Carey at Mangawhare at twelve o'clock midnight ...

6 Oct 1898 - A letter has been received by the Official Assignee, Mr John Lawson, from Constable Nixon Scott thanking the creditors who voted him 5/5 in connection with the arrest of a debtor at Aratapu

25 Nov 1921 - The death at Ngongotaha (10km NW of Rotorua) of Mr Nixon Scott, late of the New Zealand Police Force, recalls an exciting incident at Orakei (5km west of Auckland central) many years ago, when a mad Maori burnt twenty-four houses. The individual first became notorious in the Te Kopuru district by discharging a double-barrelled shotgun over a girl's head. Constable Scott, who was in charge of the district, arrested the man and placed him in a cell ...

5 July 1951 - Richard Ernest Brenan died aged 72
- this is a birth year of about 1879
- he was a Seaman
- researching where Richard fits into this family
- he is buried MERCANTILE C Row 3, Plot 3 at Waikumete

PHOTO of Sarah Brenan
kindly provided by her great, great, great, granddaughter Barb Nicolle

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