McBrien families with origins traced to
Australia and New Zealand
Provenance A
Note that Lineages are placed according to the provenance of the earlest known McBrien progenitor.
Since many emigrated from Ireland, researchers should also check the Lough Erne and Other Ireland provenances.

This Page was Last Updated on 25th December 2003
Lineages

    A-1                     merged with A-2 and A-14 to form L-75 [December 2003]
    A-2                     merged with A-1 and A-14 to form L-75 [December 2003]
    A-3                     John McBrien (1817…1878) m. Mary Ann — (c1820…1886) [Fermanagh; Illawarra, NSW]
    A-4                     James McBrien (…) m. Margaret Quinn (…) [Queensland]
    
A-5                     Ellen McBrien (…) m. Charles Barber (…) [Queensland]
    
A-6                     James McBrien (c1807?…) m. Jane Kannan/Keenen (c1817?…) [Ireland and NSW]
    A-6.1                  Francis McBrien (c1843…1930) m. Mary O'Farrell (…)
                                        [Sydney, NSW Hunter and North Coast]
    A-6.1.1               James P McBrien (…) m. Alice W Farrell (1899…1929) [Hunter and North Coast, NSW]
    A-6.1.2               Michael I McBrien (1883…) m. Annie I Farrell (…) [Hunter and North Coast, NSW]
    A-6.2                  James McBrien (1852…1884) [Maitland NSW]
    
A-7                     merged into L-21 becoming L-21.3 [21 February 2004]
    
A-8                     — McBrien (…) m. Madge Margaret Summers (c1896…1970) [Victoria]
    
A-9                     Mary McBrien (c1846…1894) m. William Kelly (…) [Victoria]
    
A-10                   Alice McBrien (…) m. Thomas Richard Pappin (…) [Victoria]
    
A-11                   Edward McBrien (…) m. Alice Thwaites (1861…1938) [Victoria]
    
A-12                   Edward John McBrien (c1868…1935) m. Florence Lillian Palmer (c1875…1951) [Victoria]
    
A-13                   Michael McBrien m.(1876) Mary Ann Lynch [Grafton NSW]
    
A-14                   merged with A-1 and A-2 to form L-75 [December 2003]
    A-H                    Miscellaneous - Hunter River Region of New South Wales
    A-N                    Miscellaneous - North Coast Region of New South Wales
    A-Mig                McBrien Transportees and Immigrants to Australia, 1800s
    
A-BMD              McBrien Registrations extracted from Australian BMD Indexes
   

A-1 Andrew C McBrien (…1963) m. Aimee Jane ?Raine Marsh (…1921)

merged with Lineages A-2 and A-14 on 25 December 2003 to form Lineage L-75 [provenance changed to Lough Erne area, Ireland]

A-2 Robin James McBrien (…) m. — —

merged with Lineages A-1 and A-14 on 25 December 2003 to form Lineage L-75 [provenance changed to Lough Erne area, Ireland]

A-3 John McBrien (1817…1878) m. Mary Ann — (c1820…1886) [Illawarra, NSW]

John McBrien and his wife Mary Ann —, buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery at Corrimal on the Illawarra coast of New South Wales, were the parents of at least:
John, born in 1817, the son of JOHN and MARY McBRIEN, was a native of Co Fermanagh, Ireland. He died in Wollongong on 8 September 1878 , aged 61 years. His wife, Mary Ann, died in Corrimal on 8 March 1886 [perhaps she is the Mary Ann McBrain, daughter of Bernard and Ann, whose death was registered at Woonoona in 1886]. Apparently Elizabeth and Ellen lived together with another female until their death.

A-4 James McBrien (…) m. Margaret Quinn (…) [Queensland]

James McBrien married Margaret Quinn in Queensland on 10 October 1894. They were the parents of at least four children:

A-5 Ellen McBrien (…) m. Charles Barber (…) [Queensland]

Ellen McBrien married Charles Barber in Queensland on 21 July 1883. Ellen was the mother of at least two children:

Perhaps Ellen was the daughter baptised Roman in 1847 at Maitland NSW to James and Jane McBrien.

A-6 James McBrien (c1807?…) m. Jane Kannan/Keenen (c1817?…) [Ireland and NSW]

James and Jane McBrien were probably the parents of:

A James and Jane McBrian, aged 34 and 24 years respectively, had emigrated aboard the John Renwick, arrriving in Sydney on 31 August 1841, with their daughter Margaret McBrian aged 2 years.

Jane McBrien, born circa 1834, was described by the Immigration Board's logs for the Irene as a Roman Catholic house servant aged 18 years, able to read and write, in good health and with no complaints regarding the voyage. Her parents were said to be James and Jane, living in the colony at Raymond Terrace.

A-6.1 Francis McBrien (c1843…1930) m. Mary O'Farrell (…) [Sydney, NSW Hunter and North Coast]

Francis McBrien, son of farmer JAMES McBRIEN and JANE KANNAN, apparently born in Sydney about 1843, married Mary O'Farrell circa 1872 at Grafton NSW. They were the parents of:

Retired farmer Francis McBrien, son of JAMES McBRIEN and JANE KANNAN, died aged 87 years at East Coraki on 6 April 1930. Details for the registration of Francis' death certificate were certified at Casino by his son James P McBrien of East Coraki.

Note the death of a James McBrien, son of Francis [mother unknown] was registered at Grafton in 1890.
Perhaps the mother in the above family, the death of a Mary McBrien on 26 February 1919 at Coraki, daughter of JOHN and BRIDGET, was registered at Casino in 1919.

Probate was granted on the wills of Mary McBrien (died Coraki, 26 February 1919) and Francis McBrien (died Oakland, 6 April 1930).

Also, probate granted on the will of Catherine Agnes McBrien who died near Coraki on 2 October 1946.

A-6.1.1 James P McBrien (…) m. Alice W Farrell (1899…1929) [Hunter and North Coast, NSW]

James P McBrien married Alice W Farrell at Maitland West in 1928. Alice, born at Maitland West in 1899, was a daughter of DANIEL and EVANGELINE FARRELL. The death of Alice W McBrien, daughter of Daniel and Evangeline, was registered at Casino in 1929.

A-6.1.2 Michael I McBrien (1883…) m. Annie I Farrell (…) [Hunter and North Coast, NSW]

Michael I McBrien married Annie I Farrell at Maitland West in 1914. They may have been the couple who at Casino had at least two children:

Francis Joseph McBrien, born at Coraki near Casino on 23 September 1918, enlisted into the Australian Army on 14 July 1942; he noted his next-of-kin as Michael McBrien. A gunner, Francis was discharged on 16 September 1946 while posted at 2/3 Australian Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

A-6.2 James McBrien (1852…1884) [Maitland NSW]

James McBrien was baptised Roman Catholic in East or West Maitland in 1852. James never married, and died aged 32 at Southampton on 28 February 1884; never married. A farmer, he was noted as the son of farmer JAMES McBRIEN and JANE KEENEN [correcting Keenan] by the deponent, his brother Michael McBrien of Southampton (who certified in writing). James was buried at Grafton.

A-7 [John] David McBrien (c1864…) m. Anna Elizabeth Balfour (c1866…1913)

merged into L-21 becoming L-21.3 [provenance changed to Lough Erne area, Ireland] [21 February 2004]

A-8 — McBrien (…) m. Madge Margaret Summers (c1896…1970)

The death of Madge Margaret McBrien, daughter of JAMES and BLANCHE SUMMERS, was registered at Hawthorn in 1970, aged 74 years. It appears that she was the mother of:

A-9 Mary McBrien (c1846…1894) m. William Kelly (…)

Mary McBrien, born circa 1846 in Fermanagh, daughter of FRANCIS McBRIEN and KATE MAGUIRE, married Kilkenny-born William Kelly in Victoria in 1878. They were the parents of:

A-10 Alice McBrien (…) m. Thomas Richard Pappin (…)

Alice McBrien of Victoria married Winslow-born Thomas Richard Pappin in Victoria in 1908 . They were the parents of:

The death of a Patricia McBrien, daughter of JAMES McBRIEN [Jas.] and LILLIAN? PAPPIN [Liln.], was registered at Carlton VIC in 1935.
[note also Elizabeth Edith Pappin née McBrien in Lineage A-11.]

A-11 Edward McBrien (…) m. Alice Thwaites (1861…1938)

Edward McBrien and Alice Thwaites were the parents of (at least):

Alice McBrien née Thwaites, daughter of SIMON THWAITES and BESSIE CLARKE, died in 1938 aged 77 near Warrnambool

A-12 Edward John McBrien (c1868…1935) m. Florence Lillian Palmer (c1875…1951)

Edward John McBrien of [Iped.] Victoria married Florence Lillian Palmer of Melbourne in 1902 in Victoria. Florence was the daughter of FREDERICK CLARK PALMER and MARGARET LONERGAN. Edward and Florence were the parents of (at least):

Edward McBrien, son of JOHN McBRIEN and ELIZA JOHNSTON, died aged 67 at Carlton North in 1935 . Florence Lillian McBrien née Palmer died in 1951 aged 76 years; her death was registered at Chelsea in Victoria.

An infant Helen Dawn Fraser, daughter of Arthur Ferd. Fraser and Flora Lillian McBrien, died aged 0 at Carlton VIC in 1953 . Flora Lilian McBrien may have been the daughter of Edward John McBrien born 1903.

A-13 Michael McBrien m.(1876) Mary Ann Lynch [Grafton NSW]

Michael McBrien married Mary Ann Lynch at Grafton in 1876. They were the parents of at least six children:

A-14 John McBrien (…1913) m. Rose Mullavey (…1881) [Albury NSW]

merged with Lineages A-1 and A-2 on 25 December 2003 to form Lineage L-75 [provenance changed to Lough Erne area, Ireland]

A-H Hunter River Region of New South Wales

These families seem associated mainly with the Hunter River Valley region, north of Sydney.

John McBrien and married Mary Ann McCartney, both of Raymond Terrace, married in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Maitland on 14 January 1843. The celebrant was Edmund Mahony of East Maitland, and witnesses D Cremen and Mary Ann Dixon. John and Mary Ann made their marks in the register.

James and Jane McBrien had their children baptised in Roman Catholic ceremonies about East or West Maitland: rf Lineage A6 (moved September 2003).

Owen and Mary A McBrien had their children baptised in Roman Catholic ceremonies about East or West Maitland: rf Lineage L-57 (moved September 2003).

Catherine McBrian married Thomas Brady at Maitland in 1858. [Was she the daughter of Owen and Mary? - rf Lineage L-57.1]

William McBrian married Emma Russelo at Maitland in 1870.

James P McBrien married Alice W Farrell at Maitland West in 1928. Alice, born at Maitland West in 1899, was a daughter of DANIEL and EVANGELINE FARRELL. The death of Alice W McBrien, daughter of Daniel and Evangeline, was registered at Casino in 1929.

Michael I McBrien married Annie I Farrell at Maitland West in 1914. They may have been the couple who at Casino had at least two children:

A-N Miscellaneous - North Coast Region of New South Wales

These families lived about Grafton, Lismore and Casino on the NSW far north coast.

Registered at Casino was:
Other events registered at Grafton included:
While at Lismore:

A-Mig.  McBrien Transportees and Immigrants to Australia, 1800s


Irish Convicts To Australia, Irish Government (Bi-Centenary Gift to Australia)
per David McBrien [ David.McBrien@amsa.gov.au , 3 June 2003]
Name Sex Age County Trial Date Charge Sentence Other Data Reference
McBrien, James M 20 Cavan 3/1/1843 Pig Stealing Transportation, 7 Years Place of Imprisonment Kilmainham 3/1/1843 TR5, P14
McBrien, Thomas M 26 Fermanagh 30/4/1848 Stealing Money Transportation, 7 Years Convict Died Spike Island Prison 26/12/1852 TR8, P69
McBrian, John M 28 Monaghan 24/10/1848 Larceny Transportation, 7 Years . TR8, P128
McBrine, John M 25 Monaghan 24/10/1848 Larceny Transportation, 7 Years . CRF 1850 MC33
McBrien, Bridget F 32 Fermanagh 25/6/1849 Receiving stolen goods Transportation, 7 Years . TR9, P631(F)
McBrine, Martha F 35 Tyrone 8/3/1851 Larceny Previous Conviction Transportation, 10 Years Ship J>W> Dave Dec 1851 TR11, P65F
McBryan, Daniel M 28 Leitrim 3/7/1852 Appearing Armed and Assault Transportation, 14 Years . TR12, P87

Deposits paid:
McBrien Assisted Immigrants from County Fermanagh, Ireland, arriving Sydney, 1844-1880
(per Assisted Immigrants Deposit Index Journals and Assisted Immigrants Index and Shipping Lists)
C# D# Depositor Date Immigrant a P Oc Native Place Referee Notes/Ship
2162 3401 Carson McBrien 11Oct1859 William McBrien 20 - L Lower Ardees Co Fer, IRL Revd Wm Dunbar Lower Ardees 5 Chance
13Jul60
2162 3401 Carson McBrien 11Oct1859 Ellen McBrien 22 - DS Lower Ardees Co Fer, IRL Revd Wm Dunbar Lower Ardees 4 Chance
13Jul60
498 385 William McBrien 16Aug1861 Andrew McBrien 19 - L Co Fer, IRL Revd Wm Dunbar Co Fer, Irl . Abyssinian
498 385 William McBrien 16Aug1861 Mary Ann McBrien 20 - S Co Fer, IRL Revd Wm Dunbar Co Fer, Irl . Abyssinian
5901 4050 William McBrien 18Apr1864 Andrew McBrien 20 /20 - C Co Fer, IRL Revd Dunbar & Capt Dunbar Co Fer, Irl 5 Sirocco
28Jan64
with 63/1550
6097 4165 Ellen Gourley 8May1863 Charlotte McBrien 28 /25 - S St Saints Co Fer, IRL Capt Dunbar St Saints 3

Ocean Empress
18Jan64

6097 4165 Ellen Gourley 8May1863 Mary A McBrien 26 /23 - S St Saints Co Fer, IRL Capt Dunbar St Saints 3 Ocean Empress
18Jan64
6690 4517 Ellen Gourley 2Jun1863 Arthur McBrien 16 /17 - L Ennis McSaint Co Fer, IRL Capt Dunbar Ennis McSaint 7 Sirocco
28Jan64
2495 1704 Thomas McBrien 19Mar1864 Francis McBrien 21 /21 - L Brookburough Co Fer, IRL Parish Priest Brookburough 7 Montmorency
29Nov64
6398 4493 Thomas McBrien 25Aug1880 Arthur McBrien 33 - AL Lower Ardies Bellick FER Joshua McBrien . Peterborough
17Jul81
6399 4493 Thomas McBrien 25Aug1880 Eliza McBrien 28 - DS Lower Ardies Bellick FER Joshua McBrien . Peterborough
17Jul81
. . Carson McBrien
Mary McBrien
Mary McBrien
Jane McBrien
Elizabeth McBrien
Margaret McBrien
Ruth McBrien
Martha McBrien
Annabella McBrien
. . 38
37
14
14
9
7
4
2
. . . . . David McIver
1852
2136, 2463
. . Peter McBrien
Eliza McBrien
Bridget McBrien
Peter McBrien
Philip McBrien
Patrick McBrien
. . 51
50
23
21
15
12
. . . . . Lloyds
1856
2138, 2474
. . Philip McBryan / McBrien . Policeman
b1847c
28 - . Co Leitrim, IRL both parents deceased. R. Catholic . . Surrey
24jul1875 Plym30apr1875
2140/2486
. . Susan McBreen
Peter McBreen
. . 22
20
- DS
L
Co Cavan, IRL Father dead Mother: Susan. R. Catholic . . Samuel Plimsoll
22Oct75
2140/2486
. . James McBrien . . 18 . . . . . Smyrna
1883
21xx/24xx
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:· Lower Ardees is a townland in the parish of Inishmacsaint in Co Fermanagh. According to Tom McBryan (per Maxine McBryan, 23 August 1998), William McBrien and Ellen McBrien (Chance) were siblings; William had been born in 1836 in Co. Fermanagh. In 1862 William married Mary Ann Sommerville, who had also emigrated aboard the Chance, a 927 ton barque mastered by Capt. W. G. Sparke. William, a turnkey at Parramatta Gaol, had seven children by Mary.· Charlotte and Mary Ann McBrien (Ocean Empress): St Saints was probably meant to be Inishmacsaint. The Immigration Board's listings state that Charlotte and Mary Ann were houseworkers hailing from Tiernahad (?read Tiranagher, the townland in the parish of Inishmacsaint) and that their parents were John McBrien and Elizabeth McBrien, both living at Tiernahad; they were literate Wesleyeans, and their cousins Thomas and James Johnston already lived at Parramatta.· William and Arthur McBrien (Sirocco): Ennis McSaint was probably meant to be Inishmacsaint. The Board's listings state that their parents were Arthur and Jane of Lower Ardes, they were literate CoE and their brother Thomas McBrien already lived at Parramatta. They arrived in good health and with no complaints regarding the passage.· Francis McBrien (Montmorency) was a literate Roman Catholic farm labourer from Acey (?Avey?) FER; his parents were John (deceased) and Ann (living at Ballycassidy FER); his brother Thomas was already residing at Christian Street, Sydney. He was in good health and had no complaints. Brookburough is a town in the parish of Aghaven (Barony of Magherastephna, Poor Law Union (1857) of Lisnakea).· Arthur and Eliza McBrien (Peterborough) were siblings of Thomas, living at Parramatta; they were literate adherents of the CoE, and their mother Jane was still alive in Co Fermanagh when the Peterborough sailed. For Bellick read Belleek, on the River Erne a few kilometres downriver from Rosscor.
C# - Immigration Certificate; D# - Deposit Number; DepDate - Deposit Date; A- age noted in Deposit Journal (where a second age is given it is from the shipping records, often differing from Deposit Journal by more than the elapsed interval); P - whether father or mother already resident in the Colony; Oc - declared occupation; Referee - person of note in native place; £ - deposit paid for passage (with possibly a portion for outfitting); Ship - ship's name, with date of arrival in Sydney if known.
McBrien UnAssisted Immigrants arriving Sydney NSW, 1844-1880
FIRST AGE EVENTS VESSEL YEAR REEL REMARKS
McBrien Jane 18 Irene 1852 2136, 2463 .
McBrien Mary 20 Ben Nevis 1856 2138, 2473 .
McBrien James 21 Bermondsey 1856 2138, 2473 .

McBrien UnAssisted Immigrants arriving Victoria
Unassisted Shipping Index : Source: http://www.vic.gov.au/prov/UnAssisted2.asp
Surname Given Name Age Year Month Ship Port Fiche Page
McBrien Ed 56 1852 Sep Marco Polo B 7 12
McBrien Biddy 48 1852 Sep Marco Polo B 7 12
McBryan James 14 1852 Sep Marco Polo B 7 2
McBrien Ellen 20 1856 Sep Almora B 111 8
McBrien John 20 1859 Jul Donald Mackay B 165 8
McBrien Andrew 21 1860 Oct Sparkling Sea B 182 1
McBrien Thos 25 1863 Jul Donald Mckay B 220 19
McBrien Ellen 24 1866 Jul Tornado B 259 4
McBryan Will 24 1866 Dec Dallam Tower B 262 2
McBrien John 21 1866 Jul Tornado B 259 4
McBryan Sarah 20 1869 May Hougoumont B 282 4
McBrien John 24 1870 Jan Van Diemen B 290 1
McBrien Peter 26 1872 Jul City Of Agra B 312 1
McBrien John 21 1875 Sep Stratton Audley B 337 1
McBrien James 27 1879 Jul Kent B 370 3
McBrien Bridget 25 1885 Aug Orient B 454 4
McBrien John 21 1888 Jul Iberia B 500 4

McBrien Assisted Immigrants to Queensland 1848-1899 (index)
per Sue Osborne (osborne@bigpond.com, 27feb2002)
Surname Christian Age Vessel Port Date Year
McBrien James 20 Darling Downs Brisbane 5 Nov 1874
McBrien Mary 19 Nairnshire Brisbane 24 June 1878
McBrien Pat 18 Nairnshire Brisbane 24 June 1878
McBrien Ellen 24 Rodell Bay Brisbane 27 Aug 1878
McBrien Archibald 28 Sir William Wallace Rockhampton 12 Mar 1880
McBrien Dorinda 20 Scotland Cooktown 4 Sep 1882
McBrien D 19 Nowshera Cooktown 14 Sep 1883
McBrien James 22 Nowshera Cooktown 14 Sep 1883
McBrien Elizabeth 21 New Guinea Brisbane 17 Aug 1885
McBrien Johnstone 17 Bulimba Brisbane 22 Aug 1887
McBrien Rebecca 24 Quetta Brisbane 10 Dec 1888
McBrien Hugh 27 India Brisbane 5 Feb 1892
The port shown is the first port of call in Qld, but may not have been the only port of call.


A-BMD McBrien Registrations extracted from Australian BMD Indexes

Details contained in Australian BMD registrations vary with time (pre-1855 are generally based on church records, later registrations generally on civil forms) and state (varying most on identification of parents and period covered) and use of abbreviations.

Click on the following links to view compiled McBrien data [NSW, Qld., Tas. and Vic.] which where possible includes a link to relevant Lineage information [downloading the delimited text data will allow researchers to import to various applications for sorting et cetera]:

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NSW - Births to 1918, Marriages and deaths to 1945
Qld. - 1829-1889
Tas. -
Vic. - Births and Marriages 1836-1913, deaths to 1985

Delimited text format ($ delimited):
Column 01 : e : Event Type - B-birth, D-death, I-internment/burial, M-marriage
Column 02 : ChristianName - Christian / Given Name of principal
Column 03 : Surname of principal
Column 04 : B,D: Father - for Births / Deaths - Fathers Christian / Given Name if known (and surname [capitalised] if not same as for child)
                       M: Sp C'Name - for Marriages - Spouse's Christian / Given Name [age if known]
Column 05 : B,D: Mother - for Births / Deaths - Mothers Christian / Given Name if known [pre-nuptial surname capitalised]
                       M: Sp Surname - for Marriages - Spouse's Surname [capitalised]
Column 06 : State - State in which event was registered
Column 07 : Location - Place of registration / Parish Register / other locality details
Column 08 : Day Month - day and month of event if listed
Column 09 : eYear [rYear] - Event / Registration year [Registration year if different from Event year]
Column 10 : r# - Registration Number - reg. number for use with Registration year. For Parish registers, the two numbers indicate entry and volume number.
Column 11 : notes: age of principal if available. "R" indicates event also registered with other name interpretations et cetera. RC indicates Roman Catholic, CoE Church of England.
Column 12 : L# - Lineage link.

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