BRENNAN Martin Kyran

Male 1887 - 1916  (29 years)


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  • Name BRENNAN Martin Kyran 
    Born 24 Jul 1887  Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1916  Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 16 Oct 1916  Catholic Cemetery, Armidale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I5994  The Tree of Him
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 

    Father BRENNAN Patrick,   b. c1848,   d. 30 Dec 1931, Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother TOBIN Honora,   b. 1848, Muckalee, Kilkenny, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1904, Uralla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 17 May 1871  [6
    Family ID F4177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1887 - Armidale, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Oct 1916 - Uralla, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Oct 1916 - Catholic Cemetery, Armidale, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • ENMORE SENSATION
      A sensation was created throughout the Enmore and Uralla districts on Monday morning, when a young man named Martin Brennan was foudn dead with a recently discharged firearm lying alongside. Deceased was a son of Mr P Brennan, of Enmore, and was 28 years of age and sing,e. From what can be learned, he had been suffering from some mental afflictionm, and had been under careful medical care. He was being carefully watched, but my some means eluded the care of his relatives and secured the gun. The parents, who are well-known in the district, and held in high esteem, have the sympathy of all residents in the sad occurrence, A magisterial enquiry wasm we learned, held from Urally, and the remains are to be interred in teh Armidale cemetery to-day (Wednesday).

      Tragedy at Enmore
      A dreadful tragedy occurred at Enmore on Monday last, a young man named Martin Brennan, aged 29 years son of Mr Patrick Brennan of Mt Pleasant, shooting himself. The Coroner (Mr Maxwell) and Constable Brodie journeyed to the scene of the tragedy on the same daym, when an inquiry was held.
      Constable Brodie gave evidence to the effect that he examined the body; He found a bullet wound over the inner corner of the right eye, and a wound at the top of the head where the bullet had come out. Portion of the brain was protruding from this woundm, and the skull was fractured from about an inch over the eye to the latter wound,. From inquiries he found that the deceased had been drinking heavily.
      Patrick Brennan, father of the deceased, stated: Martin Brennan is my son; last night he was ill in bed and I was with him all night. Early this morning I came out to speak to another son of mine, and as I turned round I met deceased coming out of the room., He siad he was going out, I replied, “You must not go out.” He said, “I must go,” and I asked him “What for?” He said, “I want a drink.” I said, “You must not go.” He said, “I will” and rushed past me into the kitchen. I followed him, I knew there was a rifle in the kitchednm, but idid not see him pick it up. As he got near the fireplace he stooped down and I rushed and cuaght him. At the same time I heard the rifle explode, and blood was splashed over me. I held him from falling, and called to my son Daniel, who came in and we carried deceased out on to the verandah. He was shot through the forehead. He was alive when we caied him out and loved for about three-quarters of an hour. He never spoke after he shot himself. He was ill from Firdaym 13th inst. He used to drink a good deal.
      John Brennan (brother) and William Brennan also gave evidence.
      The Coroner recorded a verdict that Michael (sic) Brennan shot himself while in a state of delirium tremens induced by excessive drinking of intoxicating liquor. [7, 8]

    Buried:
    • Row 14 Plot 3

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] NSW BDM’S, 1887 31560.

    2. [S65] Brennan, Kev N, (Fast Books, 1993).

    3. [S6] NSW BDM’S, 1916 19198.

    4. [S7] Armidale Cemetery.

    5. [S29] AFHG.

    6. [S138] e Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser (NSW : 1856 - 1861; 1863 - 1889; 1891 -1954).

    7. [S63] The Armidale Chronicle, 18 Oct 1916.

    8. [S32] Uralla Times, 18 Oct 1916.