My name is Rita Robinson
and I live in Durban, South Africa, but originated from England.
I am trying to connect my Saunders to the Brabazon family tree, and
will give you an outline on what I have:-
My 4th G. Grandfather was a William SAUNDERS , we only have his death
which was c. 1809 in Dublin, he married a Eleanor HENSHALL, in August
of 1780 in Dublin, her father was a James HENSHALL, we seem to think
that the Brabazon connection may be through the HENSHALL line, Eleanor
HENSHALL died 1819 at 56 Mecklenburg St. Dublin, a house which seemed
to have been in the HENSHALL family since 1803.
Their eldest son was my 3rd G. Grandfather and he was named Brabazon
Saunders, he became a member of the Guild of Merchants in 1822, claimed
by his Grandfather James HENSHALL, and was a Freeman of the City of
Dublin by birth.
Brabazon SAUNDERS married a Catherine MADDOCK, the families of SAUNDERS,
MADDOCK AND HENSHALL seem to have been interlinked over the earlier
years and were all members of the Freemans of Dublin.
Brabazon and Catherine had seven children, one who carried the Brabazon
My 2nd G. Grandfather was a Thomas Henshall SAUNDERS, he died quite
early and had only one child, Thomas Alfred SAUNDERS, he had six children,
one was named Percy Brabazon and their last child was named Edward
My cousin and I were over in Ireland in 2000 and went to the Deeds
Office there, and found quite a number of deeds which were between
the SAUNDERS, HENSHALL'S AND MADDOCK'S, but nothing to connect the
On the one birth certificate of Brabazon and Catherine's children
is say the profession of father was Gentleman, the baby was baptised
New Whitehaven and their abode was Kilmashague, but I haven't been
able to find where that is.
I have been very lucky to have found so much about my SAUNDERS family,
but there is still a lot missing.
I do hope that someone somewhere will be able to help with my search.