Maggie Brennan was born 1859 in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom to Michael Brennan (c1825-aft1871) and Bridget Joyce (c1831-aft1871) and died 1939 London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. She married Francis Blunt (1857-1882) 10 June 1878 in Westminster, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.

Widowed at 22, Maggie became an alcoholic and made national news in 1895 for being charged with drunk and disorderly behavior for the 100th time.

Early life

Maggie Brennan was born in 1859 in London, England of Irish heritage. Her parents were Michael Brennan (c 1825-aft1871) and Bridget Joyce (c1831-aft1871), who were married on 17 February 1856 at Saint Anne Soho, Westminster. Maggie's siblings were William (c1863-aft1871) and Patrick (c1867-aft1871). The 1871 census (transcribed) shows them as the Brenan family living in Westminster, Berwick Street.


On 10 June 1878 Maggie Brennan married Francis Blunt (1857-1882). During their short marriage Frank owned a fish shop in St. James while Maggie worked as a laundress. They had one child, Louisa Blunt (1878-1971).


Offspring of Francis Blunt (1857-1882) and Maggie Brennan
Name Birth Death Joined with
Louisa Blunt (1878-1971) 17 November 1878 St James's, Greater London, England, United Kingdom June 1971 Weybridge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Charles Ascot Tivey (1873-1954)

Later life

Maggie was widowed in 1882 aged just 22. In that difficult situation she unfortunately turned to drink and became an alcoholic. She was first arrested for being drunk and disorderly in about 1883.


Footnotes (including sources), Robin Patterson