From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart
Arms: Gu. two lions ramp. combatant supporting a garb or. in chief two swords in saltier, and one in fesse ppr. Crest: An arm in armour embowed, the hand grasping a dagger, all ppr. Motto: Virtute et operibus.
1. JOHN BRENAN, of O'Brenan, co. Kerry, interred in the churchyard of St. Michan's, Dublin, in 1699; father of:
2. Daniel Brenan, married to Mary Anne O'Sullivan; will proved, 1721; father of:
I. James Brenan, Doctor of Physick, born 1635, old style; married to a daughter of the Hon. Richard Barnewell, of Turvey. By his will, proved 1738, he directs his mortal remains to be "interred in his family's burial place, St. Michan's Churchyard, in the Suburbs of Dublin." He left a daughter, Anne, who d. young.
II. John Brenan, born 1700, O.S.; interred in St. Michan's, 1732, O.S.
III. Daniel Brenan, born 1702, O.S.; died s.p.
IV. Catherine, born 1703, O.S.
V. Peter Brenan, Chirurgeon, born 1705, O.S.; founder, in 1738, of St. Catherine's Hospital, Meath Street, which was united with St. Nicholas's Hospital, Francis Street, in 1765. Living in Kennedy's Lane, 1763 (Gilbert's History of Dublin); will proved 1767. He left a dau. Jane, who died young.
VI. Rev. Thomas Brenan, S.J., born 1708, O.S., entered the Roman Province of the Society of Jesus, 1725; returned to Ireland 1744; employed in one of the Parish Churches of Dublin for nearly ten years, and gained distinction as a preacher; Superior of the Irish Seminary at Rome, 1754; Rector of a Jesuit College in Derbyshire, 1769, and died there in 1773, shortly after the suppression of his Order.
3. Charles Brenan, born 1707; will proved 1767; father of:
I. Martha, born 1741, who m., in 1762, Nicholas Keatinge, who died in 1767, leaving Maurice Keatinge, Q.C., who was father of the Right Hon. Richard Keatinge, Judge of the Probate Court, and a Privy Chancellor of Ireland; b. 1793, d. 1876.
II. Mary-Anne, a spinster, bom 1750, will proved 1825.
III. Eleanor, married in 1785, to Quin Braughall; will proved 1824.
4. Catherine Brenan, born 1757, died 1832; married in 1780, to Don. John Brett, of Coltrummer, Brevet-Colonel of the Regiment of Hibernia in the Spanish. Service, who left issue:
I. Jane, born 1783, died 1853; married to Mark Monsarrat, and left issue.
II. Catherine, born 1785, died 1834; married to William Allen, and left issue.
III. Alicia, born 1786: married to Joseph O'Meagher, in 1827, died 1867: had issue:
I. John William O'Meagher, born 1829; died 1854, unmarried.
II. Joseph Casimir O'Meagher, born 1831, living 1887.
III. Alicia (living in 1883); married to Michael John O'Grady, Esq.
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