My family is related to the Brady family tree through my maternal lines. My grandmother’s grandmother was Margaret (Brady) Coyle. Margaret’s parents were Thomas Brady & Catherine Gibney. This family originated in County Cavan, Ireland with some later branches moving to New Jersey, Connecticut and New York.

Gillespie, Raymond. Cavan: Essays on the History of An Irish County. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2004. The essays in this book give evidence of the Brady family in County Cavan as far back as the 1500s. For example,

“The bishop of the diocese [Kilmore] during the very difficult years of the 1580s, 1590s and early seventeenth century was the Franciscan, Richard Brady.”

In this history book, the name Brady is often associated with political or religious controversy.

The first clear evidence of our family in County Cavan is a record of the wedding of Thomas Brady, a farmer, and Catherine (Gibney) Brady on 17 May 1841 in Foxfield [Omard].

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  1. Hi I am a Brady decendant, would we be connected to the same Brady tree?
    My great great grandfather was Bartholomew Brady born 1836 County Meath Ireand.
    He married Anne Bennett born 1844 in County Westmeath Ireand.
    They were married 26/4/1864 in the parish of Clonmellon County Westmeath.
    They came to Australia soon after their marriage.
    We know all of their movements from their arrival in Australia but no information before that.
    The parents of Bartholomew were Patrick Brady and Nora Kane.
    The parents of Anne were Brian Bennett and ____ Garty.

    • Hello. I checked with my third cousin, a Brady by birth, who knows more about that branch of the family. She does not think we connect, unfortunately.

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