Bramston family genealogy

Of Screens, Essex, England

Arms: Or, on a fesse, sa. three plates, arg. Crest: A lion segeant collared sa. charged with three plates, arg.

Thomas Bramston of Munley, Clones, co. Monaghan (a branch of the ancient family of Bramston of Essex, England), supposed to be the first of the family that settled in Ireland, married Elizabeth Douglas of Kilcrow, co. Monaghan, and had issue, four sons and two daughters:

  1. William, who died young.
  2. Thomas, of whom presently.
  3. John, who m. Sarah Keys, and had, with other issue deceased, John (also deceased), who left issue by Isabella, his wife, four sons; their only surviving daughter, Mary-Anne, m. John Arthurs, residing in Belfast, in 1886, and had issue.
  4. Richard, supposed to be living and married, in Scotland.
  5. Jane Bramston, who m. John McGauren of Clonagowney, co. Monaghan, and had issue.
  6. Mary-Anne, who d. unm.

2. Thomas Bramston, of Albert Cottage, Terenure, Dublin: second son of Thomas; m. in March, 1838, Jane, dau. of Thomas Kirkpatrick, of Longfield, co. Cavan, by his wife (his cousin), Mary, dau. of late Jas. Adams, of Ned or Ted, co. Cavan (of the ancient family of Adams of Scotland), by Jane, his wife, dau. of the late James Barry, Esq., of Crohan, co. Cavan, by his wife Mary Taylor. (Mr. Kirkpatrick of Longfield, here mentioned, was son of the late Thomas Kirkpatrick of Kilmore, Cavan, by his wife Jane Forbes; and was a member of the illustrious and historic family of Kirkpatrick[1] of Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, branches of which settled in the north of Ireland.) Mr. Thomas Bramston, who d. 18th Feb., 1875, had issue, ten sons and one dau:

  1. William (b. 5th April, 1839; d. 18th Feb., 1883), of Albert House, 48 Hadfield-street, Walkley, Sheffield, who was twice married; first, to Mary-Jane (died 18th April, 1868), daughter of the late David William Bisset, Esq., of Shrewsbury-terrace, Rathgar, Dublin, Paymaster of the Irish Constabulary, and by her had issue:
    1. David-William, of Sheffield (born in Dublin, Feb., 1860), who mar. Agnes, dau. of the late John O’Flinn of Manchester (formerly of Birr, King’s County), and has issue.
    2. May-Jane (b. Feb., 1862), who m. Maurice, son of the late John Boyers, Esq., of Bourn, Lincolnshire, and has issue. Residence: Leicester.

Mr. William Bramston married, secondly, Florence, dau. of the late John Lesweare,[2] of Sheffield (formerly of Liverpool), by his wife Elisabeth, daughter of the late — Smith, Esq., of Johnstown House, Cabinteely, co. Dublin, and had, with other issue deceased, two sons.

  1. Thomas Bramston, R.H.A. (d. in Dublin, 9th June, 1876): second son of Thomas, of Albert Cottage, Terenure; m. Margaret, daughter of John Lawrence, of Canada (formerly of Wicklow), and had, with other issue deceased, a son:
    1. Thomas-Patrick, b. 1867; present residence: Canada.
  2. Richard, who m. Rebecka, dau. of the late Kershaw, Clerk of Sessions of Kilmoganny, co. Kilkenny, and relict of Thomas Kenny, of Rathgar, by whom she had four sons: and by her had, with other issue deceased, two daughters, Isabella and Jane. Residence: Dublin.
  3. John, who d. young.
  4. May-Anne (b. 1st Feb., 1850), who, on the 24th Aug., 1869, mar. Samuel-Johnston, eldest surviving son of George Frederick Mowlds, Esq., of Larkfield, Kilgobbin, and 7 Montague-street, Dublin (by his wife, dau. of Rev. Johnston), and has issue:
    1. William-Henry (born 31st December, 1870); is a Clerk in the General Post Office, Dublin.
    2. Isabella-Georgina, b. 29th Sept., 1872.
    3. James, who d. young.
    4. Edith-May.
    5. Samuel-Johnston.
    6. Ellen; d. young.
    7. Jane.
    8. Frederick. Residence: Dublin.
    9. Lucy: died young; and
    10. A son, James Charles, born 5th Jan., 1887.
  5. John, who died young; born May, 1851.
  6. James (b. 18th March, 1853), who on the 6th March, 1884, m. Elizabeth, dau. of the late Isaac Humphrys, Major 46th Regiment, and granddaughter of the late Isaac Humphrys of Cardtown House, Mountrath, and High Sheriff of the Queen’s County in 1831. (This Elizabeth was the second wife of John Pepper Belton, Esq., of Peafield House, Mountrath, who by his first wife had two surviving children:
    1. Robert Belton, Inspector of Police, Liverpool; is married.
    2. Elizabeth, who m. Henry Hunt, Esq., of 41 Rutland-square, Dublin, Barrister-at-Law, and has issue.)
    3. This James has no issue; Residence: 4 Walworth-road, South Circular-road, Dublin.
  7. George (b. 1854), R.H.A. India; unm. in 1886. Sad to relate, a short time previous to the solemnization of the marriage appointed between this George Bramston, R.H.A., and Lillian, dau. of Robert Murray, Esq., of London, Barrister-at-Law, she, at the age of 19, was in 1885 killed by a railway accident in India, where a monument is erected to her memory.
  8. Henry, of Dublin (born 9th August, 1856), who in 1884, m. Jane, dau. of William Kidd (Clerk of Sessions), of Violet Hill, Broadford, co. Clare, and has two daughters—1. Charlotte, and 2. Jane.
  9. John, who d. young; b. 1858.
  10. David (b. 3rd June, 1860, d. 29th May, 1887), who mar. in 1884, Anne, daughter of — Duncan, of Dublin; had no issue; Residence, Dublin.


[1] Kirkpatrick of Closeburn, Dumfriesshire: The following are the Armorial Bearings of this ancient family:

Arms: Ar. a saltire and chief az. the last charged with three cushions or. Crest: A hand holding a dagger in pale distilling four drops of blood. Motto: I mak sicar (anglicé, “I make sure”).

[2] Lesweare: This Mr. Lesweare was brother of the present James Lesweare, jeweller, 164 Capel-street; and of Joseph Lesweare, of 4 Pitt-street, Dublin.