Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Brabazon

This family were descended from Sir Anthony Brabazon of Ballinasloe Castle, a younger brother of Sir Edward Brabazon, ancestor of the Earls of Meath. They acquired lands around Ballinasloe under the Composition of Connacht. Some of these estates were later forfeited as a result of the conversion to Catholicism of Anthony Brabazon. In Mayo their estate of circa 7000 acres was mainly in the parishes of Kilconduff and Meelick but also contained lands in the parishes of Templemore, Killasser and Attymass, barony of Gallen, county Mayo. Quinn writes that the estate was advertised for sale in 1850 but the family managed to retain it by borrowing. Almost 4000 acres of fee simple and leasehold estates in the baronies of Gallen and Costello, county Mayo and in the baronies of Moycarn, Castlereagh and Frenchpark, county Roscommon, were advertised in a further sale in October 1852. The purchasers included William Lewis, Hugh Higgins and Walter Duffy. In 1876 the Brabazons still owned 6857 acres in county Mayo though they had not resided at Swinford for many years. At the same time H.S. Brabazon held over 1200 acres in county Roscommon while Thomas Brabazon, of Brich Grove, Ballinasloe, owned over 400 acres in the same county. The estate was sold to the Congested Districts' Board on 5 Mar 1914. They inherited the Glencorrib estate of the Higgins in the early 20th century. See http://www.brabazonarchive.com/ and www.ballinasloe.org.

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Brabazon Park Newpark Kilconduff Swineford Swineford 121 Gallen Mayo OSI Ref: M376 989
OS Sheet: 62
Discovery map: 32
Oatfield Oatfield Aughrim Ballinasloe Oatfield 15 Kilconnell Galway OSI Ref: M745262
OS Sheet: 86
Discovery map: 47
Birch Grove Beagh (''Brabazon'') Creagh Ballinasloe Creagh 21 Moycarn Roscommon OSI Ref: M894309
OS Sheet: 54
Discovery map: 47

Archival sources

  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brabazon, 14 Jan 1853, Vol 20, MRGS 39/009, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates' Court Rentals (O'Brien), Brabazon, 6 Oct 1852, Vol 18, MRGS 39/008, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Lease of a house in Swinford by Capt Hugh Brabazon to Patrick Caffil, 11 Dec 1856. D.8200; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of grant of arms to Hugh Brabazon Higgins of Brabazon Park on his assuming the name and arms of Brabazon, 19 Oct 1853. GO MS 107, 438-9; National Library of Ireland
  • Copy of patent of baronetcy of Anthony Brabazon of New Park in Co Mayo, 1798. GO MS 113, 152-9; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Brabazon of Brabazon Park, Co Mayo c 1700-c 1780. GO MS 180, 395-6; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree of Brabazon of Leicestershire, Barons of Ardee and Earls of Meath and of Ballinasloe and New Park, Co Mayo, c 1066-1829. GO MS 168, 396-405; National Library of Ireland
  • Westport Estate Papers, rental of the estate at Glencorrib and Westport of General Sir J. P. Brabazon of Brabazon Park for the year ending Nov 1919. Ms 41,078/3; National Library of Ireland
  • Deeds, family and estate papers. NRA 609; Private Possession
  • Miscellaneous Unofficial Collections, copy probate of will of Major Hugh Brabazon of Brabazon Park, 1864. D/EX 341/3; Berkshire Record Office
  • Irish Tourist Authority. Topographical and General Survey, 1941-1945. File Mayo East 1-24, parish of Swinford; Mayo County Library
  • Papers of Brabazon Family, Swinford, Co Mayo, T3759/2; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
  • Brabazon Papers deposited 2012; Public Record Office, Northern Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources