BRENNEN FAMILY CHRONICLES

© Christopher Earls Brennen

Datafile 1L. Registered Deeds

SURNAME INDEX OF DEEDS

The following information was obtained from the surname index of registered deeds, microfilm of which is available in the LDS genealogical library. The names of the grantors are followed by the names of the grantees, the location (if given) and the volume/file numbers or reference number. Copies of the deeds marked * were obtained by mail from the Registrar of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. Some of these are described following the list.

  1. 1708-1729 Elneas(?) Branan. Mills. Ref.39/528/26840.
  2. 1835 Robert and John Brannan. Hugh Wilson. Gransha, Co.Antrim. 8/67.
  3. 1837 Alexander Brenan. Robert Patterson. High St., Belfast. 16/198.
  4. 1839 Margaret, James and Barbara Brannion. Jane Donaldson. Monkstown, Co. Antrim. 3/158.
  5. 1841 Alexander and Margaret Brennan. Rev.John Gwynne. 6/219.
  6. 1842 Edward Brennan. Rev. Philip Cleary. 8/154.*
  7. 1843 Anne, Patrick and Michael Brennan. Dennis Brennan. 14/149.
  8. 1847 Mary, John and William Brennan. James Graham. Carrickfergus. 18/104.
  9. 1845 Elizabeth Brenan. James Brenan. Co.Antrim. 3/246.
  10. 1856 James Brennan. Ballymena and Portrush Railway. Coleraine. 18/65.
  11. 1856 John Brennan. Ballymena and Portrush Railway. Coleraine. 18/63.
  12. 1858 Margaret Brenan. James Brenan. Co.Antrim. 1/173.
  13. 1859 Edward W. and Frances Brenan. Thomas McNally. Co.Antrim, Dublin Co. and city. 18/239.*
  14. 1859 Eliza Brenan. Robert Patterson. Belfast. 22/178.
  15. 1865 Edward Brennan. James Rorke. Newry. 32/203.*
  16. 1867 Edward Brennan. Charles Keenan. Newry. 4/89.*
  17. 1867 John Brennan. Henry Collett. Co.Antrim. 33/194.
  18. 1869 Thomas Brennan. Belfast Equitable Building and Investment Soc. 10/1.
  19. 1870 Rev. John Brennan. James Fullam. Co.Down. 2/81.*
  20. 1872 John Brennan, Snr. John Brennan, Jnr. Co. Down. 10/279.*
  21. 1877 Joseph Brennan. John Boyd. Belfast. 22/278.
  22. 1877 Thomas Brennan. Ellen Fox. Belfast. 30/119.
  23. 1877 Rev.Geoffrey Brennan. Hugh Farrelly. Co.Antrim. 52/221.
  24. 1878 Mark Brennan. Church Temporalities Commissioners. Co.Down. 39/48.*
  25. 1879 Andrew and Rose Brennan. John Walmsley. Co.Down. 31/82.
  26. 1879 Bernard Brennan. Thomas Weldon, Jnr. Co.Down. 2/263.*
  27. 1879 Charles Brennan. Hugh Glass. Co.Down. 24/232.*
  28. 1879 John Brennan. Robert Armstrong. Co.Down. 8/261.*

SOME PARTICULAR DEEDS

1842. Deed 8/154. A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement bearing date the sixteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and forty two made between Edward Brennan of Clonmel in the County of Tipperary merchant of the first part Mary Anne Cleary widow and Eliza Cleary spinster daughter of the said Mary Anne both of Clonmel aforesaid of the second part and the Rev. Philip Cleary of Ballybucken in the County of Limerick Roman Catholic Rector and Thomas Scully of Clonmel in the County of Tipperary Medical Doctor Trustees named on behalf of the said Eliza Cleary of the third part Whereby after reciting that a marriage was intended to be shortly had and solemnized between the said Edward Brennan and Eliza Cleary with the approbation of the said Mary Anne and after reciting said Edward was entitled to the sum of eight hundred and seventy five pounds capital stock of the National Bank of Ireland the amount paid up at the rate of seventeen pound ten shillings per share on fifty shares of fifty pounds each in said bank and that said Mary Anne proposed to pay the said Edward seven hundred pounds as the fortune of said Eliza and that said Edward agreed that two hundred and seven pounds ten shillings a portion thereof as well as said eight hundred and seventy five pounds bank stock should be settled upon the trusts thereinafter ment. And said indenture witnessed that in consideration of said marriage and to make a provision -----(?) thereof and of said sum of seven hundred pounds by the said Mary Anne to the said Edward in hand paid as the fortune of said Eliza before the ensealing thereof, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged and to the extent that the said several sums of Bank stock and money and the interests dividends and profits thereof might be applied upon the trusts thereinafter mentioned. He the said Edward covenanted with the said Philip Cleary and Thomas Scully their heirs, exters and admins that he would within sixty days next ensuing the date thereof transfer or cause to be transferred in the Bank books kept for that purpose said sum of eight hundred and seventy five pounds capital stock paid upon said fifty ----(?) and would also transfer or cause to be transferred such sum of Old Three and a Half Government stock as at the price of the day would be equivalent to said sum of two hundred and seven pounds ten shillings a portion of said sum of seven hundred pounds into the proper names of the said Philip and Thomas and said several sums of Bank and Govmt. stock when so transferred and all the interest dividend and profits should be subject to the trusts therein mentioned. That was to say. In trust for the said Edward until the solemnization of said marriage and from the solemnn. thereof to permit and suffer said Edward during his life or until the event of his becoming bankrupt or insolvent to take the interests, dividends and profits thereof which should accrue thereon and from and after his decease or such event of bankruptcy or insolvency upon trust in case said Eliza should be then living to permit said Eliza and her assigns during her natural life to receive and take the said interests, dividends and profits independently of said Edward and without being subject to his debts or engagements and after the decease of the survivor of them the said Edward and Eliza upon trust that said trustees should pay said several sums of stock and the interests, dividends and produce thereof amongst the children of said Edward and Eliza and their children in case any of them should be dead leaving issue in such proportions at such times and in such manner as the said Edward by deed or writing or by will should appoint and in default of such appointment in such portions at such times and in such manner as said Eliza.....

1870. Deed 2/81. A memorial of assignment of mortgage which assignment bears date the sixth July one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight and is endorsed on a certain deed of mortgage bearing date the twenty third day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty five which deed of mortgage was registered on the thirtieth May one thousand eight hundred and sixty five in Book 16 number 297 said assignment being made between the Reverend John Brennan of Warrenpoint in the County of Down Roman Catholic Clergyman of the one part and James Fullam of Warrenpoint in the County of Down Commercial Traveller of the other part whereby the said John Brennan did grant and make over unto the said James Fullam the mortgage debt by the said deed of mortgage secured as also the reversionary interest of the therein named Thomas Fearon and Rose Fearon of and in the properties described in the said mortgage that is to say All that and those four tenements and premises situate in Thomas Street in the said town of Warrenpoint in the parish of Clonallon, Townland of Ringmacilroy, Barony of Upper Iveagh and County of Down containing in front sixty feet and in depth from front to rere forty eight feet and one half bounded on the north by Thomas Street aforesaid on the south by a yard forming part of certain premises reserved and set by the Trustees named in said thereintofore mentioned Deed of Settlement to one John Fearon at the yearly rent of two pounds on the east by the national school and on the west by the lane(?). To hold the said mortgage debt unto the said James Fullam his executors administrators and assigns and to hold the said tenements and premises with their appurtenances unto the said James Fullam his heirs and assigns as therein mentioned which said deed as to the due execution thereof by the said John Brennan is witnessed by Thomas Fearon of Warrenpoint in the County of Down Physician and Surgeon and the said deed and this memorial as to the due execution thereof respectively by the said James Fullam is witnessed by George D. Fothell (?) of Fleet Street in the City of Dublin Solicitor and by Alexander Miller of number twenty two Upper Dorset Street in the County of the City of Dublin Writing Clerk

signed and sealed in the
presence of Geo D Fothell
James Fullam
Alexander Miller Writing Clerk
I the above named Alexander Miller.........

1872. Deed 10/279. A Memorial of an indenture bearing date the thirteenth day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy two and made between John Brennan Senr. of Ryan in the County of Down farmer of the one part and John Brennan Junr. of Newry in the County of Down drapers assistant of the other part. Whereas after reciting amongst other things that the said John Brennan Senr. was then indebted to the said John Brennan Junr. in the sum of two hundred pounds sterling and might require further advances to the extent of one hundred pounds sterling to secure which a mortgage was agreed to be given. It was witnessed that in consideration of said sum of two hundred pounds sterling so due and owing and to secure same as well as such further advances not to exceed in the whole the sum of three hundred pounds sterling the said John Brennan Senr. did grant assign transfer and make over unto said John Brennan Junr. his executors, administrators and assigns all that farm of land with the buildings thereon as then in the actual occupation of the said John Brennan Senr. containing about sixteen acres one rood and thirty perches statute measure situate in the townland of Ryan in the Parish and Barony of Newry and the County of Down bounded on the north by Henry Browns farm on the east by the townland of Croan on the south by John OHares farm and on the west by John McGeown and Sarah Reaveys holdings together with all the estate right title and interest of the said John Brennan Senr. in and to the said farm and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To hold the said farm tenements and premises with the rights members incidents easements appendances and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining unto the said John Brennan Junr. his executors administrators and assigns from the first day of November then last for and during such term time and tenancy and for such estate and interest as at the time of executing those presents the said John Brennan Senr. had or was entitled to in the said farm and premises and at and subject to the like yearly rent terms and incidents of tenancy subject however to the proviso for redemption therein after contained and which indenture as also this memorial as to the execution thereof respectively by said John Brennan Senr. the executing party therto the same are respectively witnessed by James Murphy solicitor and by Patrick Foster writing clerk both of Newry in the County of Down.

Signed and sealed in the presence of James Murphy Solr.
Patrick Foster
John Brennan X (his mark)

Now the above named Patrick Foster of Newry in the County of Down writing clerk aged sixteen years and upwards maketh oath and saith that he is one of the subscribing witnesses to the indenture of which the above writing is a memorial as also to the above memorial and that he was present and saw the said indenture duly signed sealed and delivered by John Brennan Senior one of the parties to the same and that he was also present and saw the said memorial duly signed and sealed by the said John Brennan Senior the executing party thereto. And deponents saith that the name Patrick Foster subscribed as witness to said indenture and memorial respectively is this deponents proper name and handwriting.

Patrick Foster

Sworn before me at Newry in the County of Down this 14 day of March 1872 a Commissioner of her Majestys Superior Courts of Common Law in Ireland for taking affidavits for said Courts in said county and I know the deponent.

Wm. Henry Ogle

1879. Deed 2/263. A memorial of indenture of reassignment made the twenty seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight between James Phillips of Gilford merchant and Bernard Brennan of Knocknagore farmer both in the County of Down on the one part and Thomas Weldon Junior of Gilford in said County of Down writing clerk of the other part. Reciting indenture of assignment by way of indemnity dated the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy three from the said Thomas Weldon to the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennian and further reciting as therein said memorializing indenture witnessed that in consideration of the premises and of the sum of ten shillings to each of them the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennan paid by the said Thomas Weldon Junior (receipt acknowledged) they the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennan did thereby reassign transfer and make over unto the said Thomas Weldon Junior his heirs executors and assigns all that and those that farm of land containing twenty four acres and two roods Irish Plantation measure were the same more or less situate in the townland of Dromarin, Parish of Tullylish Barony of Lower Iveagh and County of Down together with all buildings thereon with the apputenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining and all the estate and interest of the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennan therein or thereto. To hold said farm with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Weldon Junior his heirs executors and assigns for all the estate term of years and interest that they the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennan have in or to said farm which said indenture and this memorial as to the executions thereof by the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennian are respectively witnessed by William Kelly of Portadown in the County of Armagh, Clerk, to Carleton and Atkinson, Solicitors, Portadown and Thomas Weldon Senior of Dromarin near Gilford in the County of Down, Gentleman.

Signed and sealed by the said James Phillips and Bernard Brennan in the presence of William Kelly, Thomas Weldon

The above named William Kelly .......

[Note: Bernard Brennan's signature bears some resemblance to the known signature of our ancestor, Bernard Brennan in the Donaghmore parish records.]

1879. Deed 24/232. A memorial of a mortgage dated the fifteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine and made between Charles Brennan of Ballyvarley in the County of Down farmer of the one part and Hugh Glass of Banbridge in the County of Down solicitor of the other part. After reciting as therein, It was witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement and in consideration of the said sum of fifty pounds paid as therein he the said Charles Brennan did thereby for himself his heirs executors and administrators covenant with the said Hugh Glass his heirs executors administrators and assigns that he the said Charles Brennan his executors or administrators would pay to the said Hugh Glass his heirs executors administrators or assigns the said sum of fifty pounds with interest or the same in the meantime at the rate of six pounds per centum per annum on the first day of November next without any deduction. And it was also witnessed that in pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration aforesaid he the said Charles Brennan did thereby grant and assign unto the said Hugh Glass his heirs executors administrators and assigns portion of the lands granted by said recited lease that is to say All that and those that farm tenement or parcel of land in the townland of Ballyvarley Parish of Aghaderg Barony of Lower Iveagh and County of Down as now in the possession and occupation of the said Charles Brennan containing eight acres one rood and two perches Irish Plantation measure or thereabouts be the same more or less with all houses buildings and improvements thereon and all ways easements paths passages and appurtenances thereto belonging and also all that piece or parcel of land in Ballyvarley aforesaid now in possession of the said Charles Brennan containing two acres Irish Plantation measure or thereabouts held as a tenancy from year to year under Alexander John Robert Stewart Esquire and all the estate and interest of the said Charles Brennan in and to the said several farms pieces or parcels of land and premises. To hold the said farm tenement and premises first described unto the said Hugh Glass his heirs and assigns for the life of the said Prince George William Frederick now Duke of Cambridge, the term for years granted by the lease thereof having long since expired. And To Hold the land hereinbefore secondly assigned unto the said Hugh Glass his executors administrators and assigns for all the estate term and interest of the said Charles Brennan therein as such tenant from year to year subject to the respective yearly rents payable in respect thereof and to the covenants and conditions contained in said recited lease and also subject to the proviso for redemption therein contained said Deed contains proviso for (?) redemption as therein covenant for payment of interest half yearly as therein, Power of sale with usual ancillery clause as therein. For right to convey and assign free from incumbrances and for further assurance. and as to the execution of said Deed and of this memorial by the said Charles Brennan same are respectively witnessed by Alexander Gibney Gentleman and John Sheerin Law Clerk both of Banbridge in the County of Down.

Signed and sealed
by Charles Brennan
in presence
Alexander Gibney
John Sheerin

The above named John Sheerin maketh oath and saith ......

Last updated 1/1/00.


Christopher E. Brennen