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Meath, Earl of (I, 1627)

 

Creation: let. pat. 16 Apr 1627

 

Family name: Brabazon

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Arms:

Gules on a Bend Or three Martlets Sable

Crest:

On a mount Vert a Falcon rising Or belled Gold

Supporters:

On either side a Wyvern Or winged and membered Gules collared and chained Gold

Motto:

Vota Vita Mea (My life is devoted)

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William [Brabazon], 2nd Baron Ardee later 1st Earl of Meath, PC

1st son of Edward [Brabazon], 1st Baron Ardee, by his wife Mary Smyth, dau. of Edward Smyth, of Mitcham, co. Surrey, Clerk of the Green Cloth

born

c.1580

mar.

Feb 1607 Jane Bingley (d. 18 Dec 1644), 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir John Bingley, Comptroller of the Musters, by his first wife ..... Almond

only child

1. Hon Edward Brabazon, later 2nd Earl of Meath

died

18 Dec 1651

created

16 Apr 1627 Earl of Meath, with remainder in default of male heirs to his brother Sir Anthony Brabazon and his male heirs

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1603/4; suc. his father 7 Aug 1625 as 2nd Baron Ardee; Privy Councillor [I] 1627; Commissioner to cos. Dublin and Wicklow 1627; Custos Rotulorum of co. Dublin; sent by the Irish Parliament in 1644 to consult with King Charles I at Oxford, taken prisoner by the Parliamentarians and imprisoned in the Tower of London for 11 months

 

Edward [Brabazon], 2nd Earl of Meath, PC

born

c.1610

mar.

1632 Mary Chambré (bur. 14 Sep 1685), 2nd dau. of Calcot Chambré, of Denbigh, Wales, and of Carnowe, co. Wicklow, by his second wife Mary Villiers, dau. of Edward Villiers, of Howthorpe, co. Northampton

children

1. Hon William Brabazon, later 4th Baron Ardee later 3rd Earl of Meath

2. Hon Edward Brabazon, later 4th Earl of Meath

3. Hon Chambré Brabazon, later 5th Earl of Meath

1. Lady Jane Brabazon, mar. as his first wife Hon Randall Moore, of Ardee, co. Louth, 5th son of Charles [Moore], 2nd Viscount Moore,  by his wife Hon Alice Loftus, yst. dau. of Adam [Loftus], 1st Viscount Loftus, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Brabazon, mar. Robert Needham

died

25 Mar 1675

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1626; Member of Parliament for Athlone 1634-35 ; served against the Roman Catholic rebels in 1643; Capt of a Troop of Horse for King Charles I, captured by the Parliamentary forces and, like his father, imprisoned in the Tower of London 1644/5; fought at the Battle of Edgehill and afterwards imprisoned in Worcester Castle; Privy Councillor [I] 1660; drowned off Holyhead while sailing to England

 

William [Brabazon], 4th Baron Ardee later 3rd Earl of Meath, PC

born

c.1635

mar.

bef. 1671 Hon Elizabeth Lennard (b. 15 Mar 1644/5; mar. (2) bef. Oct 1686 Hon William Moore, 3rd son of Henry [Moore], 1st Earl of Drogheda, by his wife Hon Alice Spencer, sister of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland, and 5th dau. of William [Spencer], 2nd Baron Spencer;  d. 28 Dec 1701), sister of Thomas [Lennard], 1st Earl of Sussex, and 2nd dau. of Frances [Lennard], 14th Baron Dacre, by his wife Hon Elizabeth Bayning, suo jure Countess of Shepey, 4th dau. of Paul [Bayning], 1st Viscount Bayning

children

1. Hon Edward Brabazon, styled Lord Brabazon (bur. vp. 1 Jul 1677)

1. Lady Elizabeth Brabazon, mar. (1) Sir Philips Coote, of Mount Coote, co. Limerick (bapt. 10 Mar 1658; d. ....). 2nd son of Chidley Coote, of Killester, co. Dublin, and Mount Coote, co. Limerick (by his second wife Alice Philips, only dau. of Sir Thomas Philips), 2nd son of Sir Charles Coote, 1st Bt., of Castle Cuffe, Queen's County, and (2) Hon Philip Bertie, Auditor of the Duchy of Cornwall (b. c. 1664; dsp. 15 Apr 1728), 3rd son of Robert [Bertie], 3rd Earl of Lindsay, by his second wife Hon Elizabeth Wharton, only child by his first wife of Philip [Wharton], 4th Baron Wharton, and had issue by her first husband

2. Lady Catherine Brabazon, mar. Alonzo Vere

bur.

s.p.m.s. 1 Mar 1684/5

suc. by

brother

note

Custos Rotulorum of co. Dublin 1662 and 1671; sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Barony of Ardee 1665; pardoned for killing a man in a duel 1671; Maj in Col Sir Arthur Forbe's Regiment of Horse 1672; Privy Councillor [I] 1673/4

 

Edward [Brabazon], 4th Earl of Meath, PC

born

c.1638

mar. (1)

bef. 1677 Cecilia Brereton (d. 12 Jul 1704), 1st dau. of Sir William Brereton, 1st Bt., of Honford, co. Cheshire, by his second wife Cecilia Skeffington, 2nd dau. of Sir William Skeffington, 1st Bt., of Fisherwick, co. Stafford

mar. (2)

22 Sep 1704 Dorothea Stopford (mar. (2) Dec 1716 as his second wife Lieut Gen Richard Gorges, of Kilbrew, co. Meath;  d. 10 Apr 1728), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of James Stopford, of Tara Hill, co. Meath, by his second wife Mary Forth, dau. of Rt Hon Sir Robert Forth

died

s.p. 22 Feb 1707

suc. by

brother

note

Capt of Foot 1661 and later of Horse; Member of Parliament for co. Wicklow 1666; Ranger of Phoenix Park and of all the Royal Parks in Ireland 1675; Privy Councillor [I] 1679 and 1690; Custos Rotulorum of co. Dublin and co. Kildare 1685; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1689; attainted in absentia by the Irish Parliament and his estate sequestrated 1689; in command against King James II at Carrickfergus 1689 and fought at the Battle of the Boyne and at Limerick 1690; Governor of the Company of the Royal Fishery of Ireland 1692; a Commissioner of the Great Seal of Ireland 1693, 1697 and 1702

 

Chambré [Brabazon], 5th Earl of Meath, PC

born

c.1645

mar.

c. 1682 Hon Juliana Chaworth (bur. 12 Nov 1692), only dau. and hrss. of Patrick [Chaworth], 3rd Viscount Chaworth, by his wife Lady Grace Manners, 2nd dau. of John [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland

children

1. Hon Chaworth Brabazon, later 7th Baron Ardee later 6th Earl of Meath

2. Hon Edward Brabazon, later 7th Earl of Meath

1. Lady Juliana Brabazon

2. Lady Mary Brabazon, mar. Rev William Tisdall, Vicar of St James's, Dublin

3. Lady Catherine Brabazon, mar. T Hallowes, of Bethick Hall, co. Derby

4. Lady Frances Brabazon (d. 4 Nov 1751), mar. her first cousin once removed Maj Gen Hon Henry Ponsonby, of Ashgrove (killed in action at the Battle of Fontenoy 11 May 1745), brother of Brabazon [Ponsonby], 1st Earl of Bessborough, and 2nd son of William [Ponsonby], 1st Viscount Duncannon, by his wife Mary Moore, dau. of Hon Randal Moore, of Ardee, co. Louth (by his first wife Lady Jane Brabazon, 1st dau. of Edward [Brabazon], 2nd Earl of Meath), 5th son of Charles [Moore], 2nd Viscount Moore, and had issue

died

1 Apr 1715

suc. by

son

note

Assay-Master of Ireland 1675; Custos Rotulorum of co. Dublin 1700; Privy Councillor [I] 1710

 

Chaworth [Brabazon], 7th Baron Ardee later 6th Earl of Meath, PC

born

1686

mar.

15 Dec 1731 Juliana Prendergast (dsp. 12 Dec 1758), 1st dau. of Brig Gen Sir William Prendergast MP, 1st Bt. MP, of Gort, co. Galway, by his wife Penelope Cadogan, sister of William [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan, 2nd dau. of Henry Cadogan, of Liscarten, co. Meath

died

s.p. 14 May 1763

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for co. Dublin 1713-14; sum. to the Irish House of Lords v.p. 9 Mar 1714/5 in his father's Barony of Ardee; Privy Councillor [I] 1715/6 and 1761; Lord Lieutenant of co. Dublin and co. Wicklow

 

Edward [Brabazon], 7th Earl of Meath

bapt.

24 Nov 1691

mar.

c. 1720 Martha Collins (d. 24 Apr 1762), dau. of Rev Samuel Collins, of Warwick

children

1. Hon Anthony Brabazon, later 8th Earl of Meath

2. Hon William Brabazon, of Tara House, co. Meath (b. Aug 1723), mar. 10 May 1764 Catherine Gifford (d. 11 Feb 1833), dau. and sole hrss. of Arthur Gifford, of Aghern, and had issue

died

24 Nov 1772

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Dublin 1715-60; Custos Rotulorum for co. Dublin and co. Wicklow 1763-72

 

Anthony [Brabazon], 8th Earl of Meath

bapt.

17 Feb 1721

mar.

20 May 1758 Grace Leigh (b. c. 1729; d. 23 Oct 1812), dau. of John Leigh, of Rosegarland, co. Wexford, by his wife Mary Cliffe, dau. of John Cliffe, of New Ross, co. Wicklow

children

1. Hon Chaworth Brabazon, styled Lord Brabazon (b. 18 Aug 1760; dvp. Dec 1779)

2. Hon William Brabazon, later 9th Earl of Meath

3. Hon John Chambré Brabazon, later 10th Earl of Meath

1. Lady Mary Brabazon (d. 1851), mar. 23 Jun 1781 Arthur Knox, of Castle Rea, co. Mayo, and had issue

2. Lady Martha Brabazon, mar. 1790 Col Maurice Bagenal St Leger Keatinge, of Narraghmore, co. Kildare (d. 1835), and had issue

3. Lady Juliana Brabazon (d. 1848)

4. Lady Cecilia Brabazon (d. 1849)

5. Lady Catherine Brabazon (d. 24 Dec 1847), mar. 6 Aug 1799 Rev Francis Brownlow (d. 20 Oct 1847), and had issue

6. Lady Arabella Brabazon, mar. 21 Mar 1803 Rev John Scott, of Ballygannon, co. Wicklow, and had issue

died

4 Jan 1790

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for co. Wicklow 1745-60 and for co. Dublin 1761-72; Custos Rotulorum of co. Dublin and co. Wicklow 1772-90

 

William [Brabazon], 9th Earl of Meath

born

6 Jul 1769

mar.

26 May 1797

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for co. Dublin 1789-90; Custos Rotulorum of co. Wicklow 1793-97; died from a duelling wound

 

John Chambré [Brabazon], 10th Earl of Meath, KP PC

born

9 Apr 1772

mar.

31 Dec 1801 Lady Melosina Adelaide Meade (d. 26 Mar 1866), 4th dau. of John [Meade], 1st Earl of Clanwilliam, by his wife Theodosia Hawkins-Magill, only dau. and hrss. of Robert-Hawkins Magill, of Gill House, co. Down

children

1. Hon Anthony Brabazon, styled Lord Ardee (b. 10 Nov 1802; dvp. 9 Feb 1826)

2. Hon William Brabazon, later 11th Earl of Meath

3. Hon John Brabazon (b. 29 May 1805; d. Feb 1870)

4. Hon Richard Brabazon (b. 1808; d. 1887)

5. Hon Henry Brabazon (b. 1807; d. 1880)

1. Lady Theodosia Brabazon (b. 15 Jul 1808; d. 13 Feb 1876), mar. 22 Jun 1832 Archibald [Acheson], 3rd Earl of Gosford, and had issue

died

15 Mar 1851

created

10 Sep 1831 Baron Chaworth, of Eaton Hall in the County of Hereford (Peerage of the United Kingdom)

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant of co. Dublin 1831-51; Custos Rotulorum of co. Wicklow 1797-1851; Knight of St Patrick 1821; Privy Councillor [I] 1833

 

William [Brabazon], 11th Earl of Meath, PC

born

25 Oct 1803

mar.

23 Nov 1837 Harriet Brooke (b. 1811; d. 16 Jul 1898), 2nd dau. of Sir Richard Brooke, 6th Bt., of Norton Priory, co. Chester, by his wife and cousin Harriet Cunliffe, 2nd dau. of Sir Foster Cunliffe, Bt., of Acton Park, co. Denbigh

children

1. Hon Jacques Le Normand Brabazon (b. 18 May1839; dvp. 7 Aug 1844)

2. Hon Reginald Brabazon, later 12th Earl of Meath

1. Lady Kathleen Harriet Brabazon (d. 15 Feb 1930)

died

26 May 1887

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Liberal) for co. Dublin 1830-32 and 1837-41; High Sheriff of co. Dublin 1835 and of co. Wicklow 1848; Lord Lieutenant of co. Wicklow 1869-87; Privy Councillor [I] 1879

 

Reginald [Brabazon], 12th Earl of Meath, KP GCVO GBE PC

born

31 Jul 1841

mar.

7 Jan 1868 Lady Mary Jane Maitland (b. 15 Mar 1847; d. 4 Nov 1918), dau. and eventual sole hrss. of Thomas [Maitland], 11th Earl of Lauderdale, by his wife Amelia Young, 3rd dau. of William Young, of Rio de Janeiro

children

1. Hon Reginald Le Normand Brabazon, later 13th Earl of Meath

2. Capt Hon Arthur Lauderdale Le Normand Brabazon (b. 28 Sep 1872; d. 19 Apr 1933)

3. Maj Hon Claud Maitland Patrick Brabazon OBE (b. 16 Jul 1874; d. 14 May 1959), mar. 22 Feb 1915 Kathleen Maitland (d. 14 Jul 1961), yst. dau. of Arthur Maitland, of Shudy Camps Park, co. Cambridge, and had issue

4. Capt Hon Ernest William Maitland Molyneux Brabazon DSO (b. 22 Mar 1884; d. in action 17 Jun 1915), mar. 29 Oct 1912 Dorothy Ricardo (d. 9 Jan 1970), yst. dau. of Col Horace Ricardo CVO DL, of Bramley Park, co. Surrey

1. Lady Mary Florence Brabazon (b. 16 Apr 1877; d. 4 Mar 1957), mar. 4 Jun 1904 Lt Col Harold Edwin Sherwood Holt CBE, of Sandleford Priory, co. Berkshire (d. 3 Jan 1932), only son of Joseph Holt, of Farnborough Grange, and had issue

2. Lady Violet Constance Maitland Brabazon (b. 26 Sep 1886; d. 21 Jul 1936), mar. 27 Oct 1909 James Walter [Grimston], 4th Earl of Verulam, and had issue

died

11 Oct 1929

suc. by

son

note

entered Foreign Office 1863; moved to Diplomatic Service 1866, at Frankfurt 1866, Berlin 1868 and The Hague 1870; Secretary to the Legation at Athens 1873; Sheriff of co. Wicklow 1883; Militia ADC to Queen Victoria 1883-1901 and to King Edward VII 1901; Privy Councillor [I] 1887; Alderman, London County Council 1889-92 and 1898-1901; Lord Lieutenant of co. Dublin 1898-1929; Chancellor, the Royal University of Ireland 1902-06; Knight of St Patrick 1905; GBE 1920; GCVO 1923

 

Reginald Le Normand [Brabazon], 13th Earl of Meath, CB CBE

born

24 Nov 1869

mar.

12 Feb 1908 Lady Aileen May Wyndham-Quin (b. 9 Apr 1873; d. 25 Feb 1962), 3rd but only surv. dau. of Windham Thomas [Wyndham-Quin], 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, by his wife Florence Elizabeth Kerr, 2nd dau. of Lord Charles Lennox Kerr (by his wife Charlotte Emma Hanmer, 1st dau. of Lt Col Thomas Hanmer, of Bettisfield Park, co. Salop), 1st son by his second wife of William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian

children

1. Hon Anthony Windham Normand Brabazon, later 14th Earl of Meath

1. Lady Maureen Margaret Brabazon (b. 14 Nov 1908; d. 1980), mar. 11 Dec 1950 Hon Laurence Methuen later Methuen-Campbell later Methuen (b. 18 Sep 1898; d. 18 Apr 1970), 3rd son of Paul Sandford [Methuen], 3rd Baron Methuen, by his second wife Mary Ethel Sandford CBE, dau. of William Ayshford Sandford, and had issue

2. Lady Meriel Aileen Brabazon (b. 23 Jan 1913; d. 16 Mar 2002), mar. 10 Sep 1947 Maj Ernest Gerald Howarth MBE, of Whittingdon Hall, co. Lancaster, and had issue

died

10 Mar 1949

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Grenadier Guards 1889 ; served in the South African War 1899-1902; served in World War I 1914-18 as Lt Col, Irish Guards, and temp. Brig Gen; CB 1915; CBE 1919

 

Anthony Windham Normand [Brabazon], 14th Earl of Meath

born

3 Nov 1910

mar.

30 Jul 1940 Elizabeth Mary Bowlby (d. 26 Jan 2009), only dau. of Capt Geoffrey Vaux Salvin Bowlby, of Craughton House, Brackley, co. Northampton, by his wife Hon Lettice Annesley CVO, 4th dau. of Arthur [Annesley], 11th Viscount Valentia

children

1. Hon John Anthony Brabazon, later 15th Earl of Meath

2. Hon David Geoffrey Normand Brabazon, of North Wing, Killruddery, Bray, co. Wicklow (b. 9 Oct 1948), mar. 16 Sep 1972 Gaye Whitworth, 2nd dau. of Cdr W Whitworth DSC RN, of Trudder, Newtownmountkennedy, co. Wicklow, and has issue

1. Lady Romayne Aileen Brabazon (b. 26 May 1943), mar. 25 Mar 1968 Capt (Robert Eben) Neil Pike, of Kidborough House, Danehill, co. Sussex, 2nd son of Lt Col Geoffrey Eben Pike DSO MBE, of Dublin, and has issue

2. Lady Lavinia Anne Brabazon (b. 12 Sep 1945), mar. 1 Jun 1969 John Ernest Baron Jobson, of Barnacullia, Kilmacanoge, co. Wicklow, son of Robert Ralph Baron Jobson, of Newcastle, co. Kildare, and has issue

died

19 Dec 1998

suc. by

son

 

John Anthony [Brabazon], 15th Earl of Meath

born

11 May 1941

mar.

12 May 1973 Xenia Goudime, 2nd dau. of Paul Goudime, of Windlesham Park, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Anthony Jacques Brabazon, styled Lord Ardee (b. 30 Jan 1977), mar. 16 Jul 2004 Fionnuala M Aston, 3rd dau. of Joseph Aston, of Co. Clare, and has issue:

1a. Hon Aldus Jack Brabazon (b. 21 Apr 2010)

1a. Hon Norah Elizabeth Brabazon (b. 16 Feb 2007)

1. Lady Corinna Lettice Brabazon (b. 9 Nov 1974), mar. 2005 Julian Charles Roger Holloway, of Kilruddery, Bray, co. Wicklow (b. 1971), 2nd son of Rev Roger Holloway, of Tanglewood House, Ullapool, co. Ross, and has issue

2. Lady Serena Alexandra Brabazon (b. 23 Feb 1979)

 

 Last updated 6 Feb 2011

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Titles:

15th Earl of Meath

(Ireland, let. pat. 16 Apr 1627)

16th Baron Ardee

(Ireland, let. pat. 19 Jul 1616)

6th Baron Chaworth, of Eaton Hall in the County of Hereford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 10 Sep 1831)

 

Address:

Killruddery, Bray, co. Wicklow, Ireland

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