Welcome to the Brabazon Blog! We are trying to get a forum going that would be more instantaneous and universal than either the family website (brabazonarchive.com) or separate emailing. We have commenced with a handful of topics - taken from the website - to kick-start conversations. Your suggestions for additional areas of interest and emails of a personal nature can be sent to Michael Brabazon at mbbrabazon@yahoo.co.uk

As we are probably all now aware, the Brabazon Clan is not homogenous but rather a mosaic of smaller genetic groupings, sometimes explicable by descent via a Brabazon female line, sometimes due to the adoption of the Brabazon name for various known or unknown reasons. By casting the discussion network as wide as possible perhaps we can begin to shed more light on each of the sub-lineages of the Clan - worldwide brainstorming, so to speak!

The Earl and Countess of Meath remain the standard bearers of the Brabazon name, and I think we would all agree that we have an excellent family at the very heart of the Brabazon Clan. Across the spectrum of our Family we are a good microcosm of Irishness in all its cultural forms and our cohesiveness in diversity is perhaps the best testimony to the greatness of our ancestors. So start blogging and let's see where it goes!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Brabazon Statues and Memorials

Brabazon Statues and Memorials


[from http://www.secret-london.co.uk/Empire.html]

This memorial to Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath (1841-1929) situated in Lancaster Gate, London W2 commemorates his philanthropic work. He is responsible for many of London’s public parks and the Green Belt around London. He was also the man behind the creation of Empire Day, believing fervently in the benefits of imperialism.




Brabazon Family Vault, Kilconduff, Swinford.
The memorial plaque is to Sir William Brabazon Bart.:
“Sacred to the memory of Sir William John Brabazon Bart. M.P. of Brabazon Park who died the 24th October 1840 aged 64 years having twice represented in Parliament the County of Mayo.  He was a true patriot ardently attached to the interests of this County and of Ireland.  Beloved by all and deeply lamented by his attached friends and countrymen.”




The Brabazon Enclosure, Termonfeckin graveyard' (left) and 'The Jenney Gable (right), Termonfeckin graveyard' courtesy of the Termonfeckin Historical Society (THS).
[From: http://www.brabazonarchive.com/Pages/Termonfeckin.htm]
This monument in Termonfeckin graveyard Co Louth was erected by Mrs Elizabeth Jenney, daughter of William and Elizabeth Brabazon of Rath House, in memory of her husband Christophilus Jenney who died October 1741 in his 48th year and one of her daughters: also Henry Jenney Brabazon, grandson of Christophilus Jenney who died 8 January 1824 in his 57th year.




Roger Brabazon of Odeby, a doctor of Canon law who became a residentiary of St Paul's Cathedral, London. He died 3 August 1498 and was buried at St Pauls. This brass over his tomb was situated in the South Isle. At the foot was the scroll, Nunc Christe,te petimus, miserere quaesumus: Qui venisti redimere perditos, nolidamnare redemptos. Now Christ, we ask you, have mercy, we pray Thee, Thou who came to redeem the lost, do not condemn the redeemed.

From: The History of St Paul’s Cathedral in London by William Dugdale,1658, p.76 & 77 and The Genealogical History of the family of Brabazon by H Sharpe,1825. Latin translation by Google.








The monument to Lady Mary Brabazon in St Mary’s, Nottingham, eldest daughter of Chambre 5th of Earl Meath who died at her lodgings in Nottingham on 2 January 1738 (new dating). She never married.











Captain Ernest Brabazon - Christ Church in Bray, Co. Wicklow
TO THE GLORY OF GOD: AND IN MEMORY OF
CAPTAIN THE HONBLE ERNEST BRABAZON, D.S.O.,
COLDSTREAM GUARDS.
STAFF CAPTAIN TO THE 4TH (GUARDS) BRIGADE.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.
KILLED JUNE 17TH 1915, AGED 31.
BURIED IN CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD, FRANCE.
YOUNGEST SON OF REGINALD, 12TH EARL OF MEATH.
MARRIED DOROTHYMARY RICARDO: OCTR 29TH 1912.
FOR ALL THE SAINTS WE RENDER THANKS AND PRAISE
TO GOD ABOVE.
THE HEARTS SO TENDER IN THE BY-GONE DAYS
STILL LIVE – STILL LOVE.
ONLY WITHDRAWN FROM US A LITTLE SPACE,
GONE HOME BEFORE.
LEARNING IN PARADISE, GOD’S RESTING PLACE,
TO LOVE HIM MORE;
NOT SAD, BUT BEAUTIFUL THEIR MEMORY
SO CALM, SO BRIGHT.
TWILL LEAD US THROUGH EARTH’S DARKNESS TENDERLY
INTO GOD’S



John Brabazon Ellis (Photo courtesy of FLICKR user - GavG)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bugnerd2/8659616273/
On enlistment, 18th January 1915 he was 22 and 5 foot 3 inches. Grey eyes, brown hair and fair complexion. Weighed 120 pounds, or 54.43kg. He was an Iron worker in civil life and Church of England. His service number makes you look twice if you note death & have a military bent.

Wounded or sick in Gallipoli 11/8/15, 6 days after he arrived. Reported as both?

Wounded in action at least 2 more times, army record is all over the place where nothing less than understanding a doctors writing skills and several calendars would help. Gunshot wounds to head arms, femur and buttocks over this time.

Died in hospital at Enoggera, Brisbane 05/01/20 of Pernicicus Anaemia and Asthena

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