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BRENNAN – Patrick 20th and 6th Regiment

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6th Regiment
20th Regiment Lancashire Fusiliers Badge
AJCP CO18 reel 761 piece 102 Folio 151 – Mrs Brennan widow of Patrick Brennan 24 December 1855


NameBRENNAN – Patrick
Regiment (s)20th and 6th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 986 – 6th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th April 1823 / 17 years / Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Grey /Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 232 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th December 1845 / Mullingar Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Kilkenny
1850-1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc 1806 Comer Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c 1819
Date/Place of Marriage9th May 1839 Castlecomer Kilkenny Ireland (spouse Patrick Briarley)
Children by 1st WifeMargaret born 1847 bp 17th July 1847 Castlecomer Kilkenny
M Thomas Rodgers Bunbury 1866
D 1890 age 42
Mary b 8th October 1850 at sea
M John Boyce – Bunbury
D 1895 age 45
William Brennan died age 25
23 March 1874 buried Bunbury Cemetery (Old)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Originally awarded P2 Bunbury however after the death of Patrick 1855 the lot in the Pensioner village Bunbury was awarded to another pensioner and the widow Brennan awarded another 6 acres and £15 towards the cost of erecting a cottage see image of AJCP CO18 reel 761 piece 102 Folio 151 on this web page,

Some further correspondence ensued from the Resident Magistrate of Bunbury which resulted in the widow consenting to vacate her holding at once on receiving the £15 from Government the value of the improvements from the succeeding Pensioner and 6 acres of country land at Dardanup. AJCP Reel 764 CO 18/105 page 208  24th February 1858

Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – (List of Pensioners named)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th March 1855 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Patrick Brannan 986 Private detachment location Aden
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism, dyspepsia and general debility
Surgeon’s Log for “Hashemy” states wife scalded foot and put on sick list 27th August 1850 and on 8th October she gave birth to a child
Patrick Brennen received medical treatment aboard the Hashemy for diarrhoea and rheumatism as did daughter Margaret age 3 for rubella 


It is possible Ann Brennan married John Flaherty 1856 Dardanup WA, D 1899 age 75 born 1824 Ireland. He was a convict on the Robert Small and died 1889. They had a son John b 1856 at Dardanup