In the 1901 Census England, Patrick Brennan of Roscommon, Ireland is recorded living in 6 Chadwick Street, Longton, Staffordshire. Patrick was born c.1859. His wife Ann Ellen was born in Liverpool, Lancashire c.1876. Their only daughter Ann Ellen was born in 1898 in Longton. Patrick was working as a Potter's Placer and Ann Ellen as a Potter's Warehousewoman.
In the 1911 Census England, Ann Ellen (Nellie) was working as a Potter's Lead Worker. Ann Ellen (13) was working as a Potter Warehouse(woman). They were living at 8 Spring Terrace, Longton. Patrick is not at home. Sadly, the Census records that 2 children had been born to the couple but only one survived. They had been married 17 years, approx. 1893.
There is a record for a Nellie Brennan, nee Hogg in the Womens Army Auxillary Corps Index 1917-1920. It records her date of birth as Apr. 19. 1877 Liverpool.
There is a marriage recorded for Ann Hogg and Patrick Brennan in Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire in Sep. 1893 Vol. 6B Page 239
I'm a Brennan with clear roots in Clawinch Island, Co. Longford (on the Shannon) Brennan Family Clawinch, Co. Longford and possibly in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon. As a child my father's people told me that our family came from Kilkenny originally and that Cromwell threw us out. This story has intrigued me all my life and of late I have begun to collect information about Brennans the world over. If you have Brennans in your family, you are cordially invited to join me and maybe we will get to the root of this family story, or maybe not...