Jan Barnes - Regarding the Brabston/Brabson genealogy:
Brabston/Brabazon
Brabacon_Brabazon.pdf
I have Thomas Brabston/Brabazon and Elizabeth Magee on my database but with no connection to anyone. Bernard's [Bernard Brabazon, New York] family spelled the name that way sometimes. I think Brabston is just a variation of Brabazon. Thomas and Elizabeth are supposed to have married 3 July 1749 in Limerick, maybe 30th
July?
Generation 19 their 'unknown' child would be Thomas. His wife was Catherine. They had two children called Thomas christened in Limerick about the same time. 1780 Thos Brabazon christened on 2 March. Son of Thos & Cathe, Limerick Cathedral, St Mary. (died) 1782 Thos Brabazon christened on 17 March. Son of Thos & Cathe, Limerick Cathedral, St Mary. So that solves a bit of an old mystery. All went to America.
I saw those 'Little Britain' Brobston/Brabstons/Brabsons in the US census. 1790 Thomas, 2 males and 1 female . 1800 & 1810 John & Thomas Brabston, 1820 John Brobson etc, 1830 Joshua Brabson 1 male aged between 30 and 40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 60-70, Levi Brabson Males 1 under 5, 1 aged 5-10, 1aged 30-40, females 1 under 5, 1 aged 5-10, 1aged 10-20, 1 aged 20-30, William Brabson 1 male under 5, 1 male aged 30-40, females 2 under 5, 1 aged 20-30. In 1840s there was John, Levi, William Brabson, and Joshua Brabsone in Little Britain with families still not named, just statistics.
In the Brabacon/ Brabazon part the author is still trotting out that story about the earl's branch descending from Matthew and Sarah (who had no children or anyway no legitimate heir). As you know I am the doubter from outer space so I don't believe a lot of the stuff that is in Burke, anyway, and there seems to be more made up stuff in here at the beginning.
Not sure if I said this before but Amice the heiress (the Mousely heiress) was married to William le Brabazon, not Thomas. This is fairly certain because the seal of Roger Brabazon, which is almost certainly, that of Roger the judge, says he is Roger son of William le Brabanzon (cir 1292 Scots seals from homages to King Edward: fragments of attestations of homage of King Balliol.) Another is dated about 1290. Amice's surname probably wasn't Mousely. She might be daughter of Adam de Welham and her mother a Mousely. Before that all is pretty indefinite. Just guesswork by Lodge I fear.
Jan Barnes