Brady family genealogy

Lord Chancellor of Ireland

Arms: Az. a saltire engr. or. betw. four martlets ar. on a chief gu. three dishes, each holding a boar's head couped of the second. Crest: A martlet or. charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped vert. Motto: Vincit pericula virtus.

SIR DENIS O'GRADY, alias O'BRADY, of Fassaghmore, co. Clare, who is No. 124 on the "O'Grady" genealogy, was an ancestor of this branch of that family. He had a grant from King Henry the Eighth, by Patent, in 1543, of Tomgrany, Finnagh, Killachullybeg, Killachullymor, Seanboy-Cronayn, Killokennedy, Clony, Killchonmurryan, Enocheim, Parchayne, and Kiltulla, in the county Clare; d. in 1569. Sir Denis had four sons:

I. Edmond, who d. s. p. in 1576.

II. Donal, who also d. s. p.

III. John, who surrendered his estates to Queen Elizabeth, and from her had a regrant by Patent, in 1582. This John m. Catherine Bourke, and had:

I. Donogh O'Grady, of Fassaghmore, from whom descended the O'Gradys of the county Limerick, and elsewhere.

IV. Right Rev. Hugh Brady, lord bishop of Meath, was the first of the family that omitted the sirname "O'Grady": his descendants have since called themselves "Brady."

125. Right Rev. Hugh Brady first Protestant Bishop of Meath: fourth son of Sir Denis; b. at Dunboyne, county Meath. Was twice m.: by his first wife Hugh had no issue; his second wife was Alice, dau. of Sir Robert Weston, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, by whom he had three sons and a daughter:

I. Luke, who m. Agnes Evans, and had one son and one daughter:

I. Luke, b. at Rosscarbery.

I. Alice, who m. Laurence Clayton, of Mallow, brother of Sir Randall Clayton.

II. Nicholas, of whom presently.

III. Gerald, who m., but d. s. p.

I. Elizabeth, d. unm.

126. Nicholas, second son of Hugh; was "Escheator" of Connaught in 1606 m. and had:

127. Major Nicholas Brady, of Richmond, in Surrey; and of Bandon, co. Cork; m. Martha, dau. and heiress of Luke Gernon, Esq., of Cork (who was Second Justice of the Presidency Court of Munster, 1618—1660), and had two sons:

I. (——), whose descendants have long been settled in England.

II. Rev. Nicholas Brady, D.D.; b. at Bandon, co. Cork, on 28th October, 1659; d. at Richmond, Surrey, on the 22nd May, 1726. This Doctor Brady published, in conjunction with Mr. Tate (Poet Laureate) the version of the Psalms which first appeared in 1698, and which still remains in the Books of Common Prayer; of him more presently.

128. Rev. Nicholas Brady, D.D.: second son of Major Nicholas; m. on the 29th June, 1690, Letitia Synge, and had four sons and four daughters:

I. Nicholas, LL.B., was Vicar of Tooting, in Surrey, d. 11th Dec., 1768, and was bur. at Clapham. He m. Martha, dau. of William Lethulier, Esq., of Clapham, and had an only son:

I. William, of Sydenham, who m. Susannah Le Keux, and d. s. p. on 12th Sept., 1773.

II. George, b. 26th July, 1705.

III. (——) Name unknown.

IV. Thomas, of whom presently.

I. Elizabeth, m. a Mr. Morgan.

II. Letitia, m. a Mr. Woodhouse.

III. Mary, m. a Mr. Paton.

IV. Martha, d. unm.

129. Thomas Brady, of Richmond, Surrey; fourth son of Rev. Nicholas, D.D. m. Eleanor, dau. of Rev. Dr. Cheyne, of Clapham, and had a son and a daughter:

I. Nicholas, of whom presently, b. at Richmond in 1734; and d. 18th May, 1808.

I. Letitia, who m. John Collins, Esq., of Woolmers, Herts, England.

130. Nicholas-William, the son of Thomas; m. on 4th November, 1758, Dorothea Creighton (d. 2nd Feb., 1824), of Penrith, in Cumberland, and had, with other children:

131. Francis Tempest Brady (d. 11th April, 1821), who m. on the 9th March, 1789, Charlotte (died 10th July, 1822), dau. of William Hodgson, Esq., of Castle Dawson, co. Antrim, and had three sons and eight daughters:

I. Sir Nicholas William Brady, of Willow Park, co. Dublin; b. 16th Feb., 1791; d. 28th Nov., 1843; Alderman and Lord Mayor of Dublin (1839-1840); Knighted by King George IV.; in Oct., 1815, m. Catherine-Anne-Emily (d. 12th July, 1839); dau. of Peter-Jacob Hodgson, Esq., Comptroller of the Customs, Dublin, and had four sons and two daughters:

I. Hodgson-Tempest-Francis.

II. Cheyne.

III. George.

IV. Rev. William Maziere,[1] D.D., formerly Rector of Newmarket, co. Cork, who, in 1851, m. Frances, widow of Hugh O'Reilly, Esq., of New Grove, and daughter of William Walker, Esq., of High Park, co. Dublin.

I. Elizabeth; who m. in 1852, J. H. Wharton, M.B., of Dublin.

II. Amelia.

II. Maziere, created a Baronet, and of whom presently.

III. Rev. Francis-Tempest (d. 1873), Rector of St. Mary's, Clonmel, co. Tipperary; b. 2nd Mar., 1808; m. Frances (d. 2nd June, 1854), and had two sons and five daughters:

I. Horace-Newman, b. 1843.

II. Frances-Tempest.

I. Susannah-Frances.

II. Charlotte-Isabella, who m. Ven. Archdeacon Richard John Thorpe.

III. Letitia-Dorothea, who m. Rev. W. Hamilton Oswald.

IV. Anne-Frances.

V. Harriett, who, in 1879, m. Christopher J. H. Johnson, Esq., of Kirkby Overblow, in Yorkshire.

Of the eight daughters of Francis-Tempest-Brady were: 1. Elizabeth-Mary, who d. in 1789 2. Dorothea, who d. in 1793 3. Mary, who d. in 1793; 5. Charlotte, who d. in 1799; 6. Mary-Anne, who d. in 1817: these five daughters d. young. The seventh and eighth daughters [2] were:

VII. Dorothea (d. 1874), who on the 1st June, 1842, m. the Rev. David Carlyle Courtney, Rector of Glenarm, co. Antrim, and had issue.

VIII. Charlotte (d. 1876), who on the 21st Sept., 1825, m. John Mollan, M.D., of Fitzwilliam square, Dublin.

132. Sir Maziere Brady, Bart., Lord Chancellor of Ireland: second son of Francis-Tempest; b. 20th July, 1796. Was twice m.: first, on the 26th July, 1823, to Elizabeth-Anne (d. 15th June, 1858), dau. of Bever Buchanan, Esq.. of Dublin, and had two sons and three daughters:

I. Francis-William, the present Baronet, of whom presently.

II. Maziere-John, Barrister-at-Law b. 28th Sept., 1826 m. in 1853 Elizabeth, youngest dau. of Rev. Robert Longfield, of Castlemary, co.Cork, and had:

I. Robert-Maurice, Lieutenant, in Royal Artillery; b. 13th Dec., 1854.

II. William-Longfield, b. 16th July, 1863.

I. Emily-Augusta-Mary, who on 4th Nov., 1879, m. H.C. Philpotts, Esq., R.H.A., eldest son of Lieut.-General Philpotts, R.H.A., and grandson of Henry Philpotts, Bishop of Exeter.

II. Maud-Cherry-Elizabeth.

The three daughters of Sir Maziere Brady, Bart., were:

I. Eleanor, who on the 20th July, 1853, m. the Rev. Benjamin Hale Puckle, Rector of Graffham, Huntingdonshire.

II. Charlotte-Louisa, who in 1864, m. the Rev. John Westropp Brady, Rector of Slane, county Meath.

III. Eliza-Anne.

Sir Maziere Brady, m. secondly, on 15th Dec., 1860, Mary, second dau. of the Right Honbl. John. Hatchell, of Fortfield, Terenure, co. Dublin and was created a Baronet on the 19th Jan., 1869 he d. 13th April, 1871.

133. Sir Francis-William Brady, Q.C., D.L., County Court Judge for the county of Tyrone, and living in 1887: elder son of Sir Maziere; m. on the 7th Nov., 1847, Emily-Elizabeth, youngest dau. of the Right Rev. Samuel Kyle, Bishop of Cork, and has had issue:

I. Maziere-Kyle, b. 25th Mar., 1849.

I. Marion-Eleanor.

134. Maziere-Kyle Brady, Capt. R.E,: son of Sir Francis William b. 25th March, 1849, and living in 1887.


[1] Maziere: Rev. William Maziere Brady, D. D., Author of "Clerical and Parochial Records of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross" (Dublin: Alexander Thom. 1863).

[2] Daughters: We have not ascertained the fourth daughter's name.