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

Monument to Sir William Brabazon - Lord Justice of Ireland

Monument to Sir William Brabazon - Lord Justice of Ireland
in the reign of Henry VIII - Erected in St. Catherine's Church Dublin

Lord Justice of Ireland in 1543, 1546 and 1550. Appointed Vice Treasurer and General Receiver of Ireland in 1534, which office he retained until his death.  See more at: http://www.brabazonarchive.com/Pages/Sir%20William%20History.htm

Sub hoe Tumulo in Christo
ob dormit GULIELMUS.
Brabazon, Eques Auratus,
qui bringinta annos belli
Thesaurarius & obiit Knochfergus
Anno Salutis 1548

And on the Graves-stone, under the Monument, is this inscription:
Here Lieth the Body of Sir William Brabazon, Knt. 
Who continued Treasurer in this Kingdom XXXII 
Years, in which Time he was Lord Justice v several 
Times; he was the first Englishman that planted in 
Connaught, and wan the Castle of Athlone. He served 
In the Reigne of King Henry the VIII, and King Edward 
The VI. His Son, Sir Edward Brabazon, Knt. Lord Baron of 
Ardee, purposeth to be entomed by his Father and Mother

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