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Trying to find my nan in the 1939 records.

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Andrea Report 10 Feb 2019 18:01

I have tried to find my nan on my dad's side in the 1939 records but there is no sign of her. She was born Mary Sheila Brennan born 1926 in Liverpool she married my grandad Robert McDonough in 1946 I have found their marriage record. I have found where my grandad was in 1939 too. I would be grateful of any help thank you.


safc Report 10 Feb 2019 18:41


Record Transcription:
England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Mary McDonough

Location: Lancashire, England

First name(s) MARY SHEILA
Gender Female
Birth day 27
Birth month 3
Birth year 1926
Age -
Death quarter 2
Death year 1998
District Knowsley
District number 0231B
Register number B37
Entry number 221
Date of registration mm/yy 0698
County Lancashire
Country England
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, England

might be a closed record as died after 1991


alviegal Report 10 Feb 2019 18:43

I think she may be one of these closed records if this is her family.

Brennan Household (7 People) 50 Heath Street , Liverpool C.B., Lancashire, England

First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
Daniel Brennan 31 Dec 1923 Male Pawnbroker's Assistant Single 128 2
Lilian Brennan 22 Oct 1901 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 128 1
Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
Sorry, this record is officially closed. Check if you can open a closed record.
Johana (Joanna,Johanna) Nicholson (Brennan) 08 Jun 1932 Female At School Single 128 5
Patrick Brennan 16 Jul 1934 Male Under School Age Single 128 6
Lilian (T) Broadhurst (Brennan) 29 Nov 1935 Female Under School Age Single 128 7

Marriages Sep 1923 (>99%)
>>Brennan Daniel G Cooper Liverpool 8b 45
>>Cooper Lilian Brennan Liverpool 8b 45
Morris Gertrude Wallis Liverpool 8b 45
Wallis Arthur Morris Liverpool 8b 45

Births Mar 1924 (>99%)
Brennan Daniel G Cooper Liverpool 8b 192

Births Jun 1926 (>99%)
Brennan Mary S Cooper Liverpool 8b 182

Births Sep 1932 (>99%)
Brennan Johanna Cooper Liverpool 8b 112

Births Sep 1934 (>99%)
Brennan Patrick J Cooper Liverpool 8b 168

Births Mar 1936 (>99%)
BRENNAN Lilian T Cooper Liverpool South 8b 71

Births Sep 1938 (>99%)
Brennan John T Cooper Liverpool S. 8b 169

and possibles after 1939?

Births Jun 1940 (>99%)
BRENNAN James Cooper Liverpool S. 8b 62

Births Dec 1944 (>99%)
Brennan Michael A Cooper Liverpool S. 8b 158


safc Report 10 Feb 2019 18:53

Why are some records in the 1939 Register officially closed?

Individuals’ records remain closed for 100 years from their date of birth (100 year rule). Records remain closed for people born less than 100 years ago until proof of death is verified. As more records become open as a result of the 100 year rule, more records will become available to search and view online at Findmypast. Of the 41 million records, approximately 13 million (around 32%) will be closed at publication. The 1939 Register will be updated regularly.

If you notice an officially closed record in the 1939 Register that you believe should be open, you may be able to request it be opened.


alviegal Report 10 Feb 2019 18:55

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

Year of birth: 1901
First name(s) LILIAN
Last name BRENNAN
Gender Female
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1901
Age 68
Death quarter 1
Death year 1969
District Liverpool South
County Lancashire


alviegal Report 10 Feb 2019 19:10

Baptism: 1 Feb 1924 St Catherine Abercromby Square, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Daniel Gordon Brennan - [Child] of Daniel Brennan & Lilian
Born: 31 Dec 1923
Abode: 11 Heath Street
Occupation: Seaman
Baptised by: H. P. Barsley Vicar
Register: Baptisms 1862 - 1927, Page 367, Entry 3
Source: LDS Film 1655552

Married 24th Sept 1923

Name: Daniel Gerard Brennan
Gender: Male
Event Type: Banns (Bann)
Marriage Banns Date: 23 Sep 1923
Marriage Banns Place: Liverpool, St Nicholas, Lancashire, England
Search Photos: Search for 'Liverpool, St Nicholas' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
Spouse: Lillian Cooper

Name: Daniel Gerard Brennan, mariner of 11 Heath St.
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 23
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1900
Marriage Date: 8 Sep 1923
Marriage Place: Liverpool, St Nicholas, Lancashire, England
Search Photos: Search for 'Liverpool, St Nicholas' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
Spouse: Lillian Cooper

Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1918-1941

First name(s) Daniel Gerard
Last name Brennan
Event year 1918
Birth year 1899
Birth place Dublin
Birth county/country Dublin
Birth date 06 Aug 1899
Discharge number -
Identity certificate number 367425

Nice picture of him with this. NoK was Mary Brennan, 55 Heath St, Liverpool.

This has a different date of birth for him?

England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007

First name(s) DANIEL GERARD
Last name BRENNAN
Gender Male
Birth day 11
Birth month 12
Birth year 1900
Age -
Death quarter 1
Death year 1981
District Liverpool
County Lancashire
Volume 36


Andrea Report 11 Feb 2019 15:19

Thank you everyone for searching and your help. I have a little more information with these records you have helped me with.