The Bradley Family

Bradley family crest

(Crest No. 243. Plate 32.)

THE Bradley family is dsecended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Brian, son of Eocha Moy Veagon, King of Ireland, A. D. 350. The ancient name was Brodamhlacht and signifies “Proud.” The possessions of the sept were located in the present Counties of Cork, Mayo and Donegal. The Bradleys were identified with the O’Brolchans, and were a branch of the Kinel Owens.

The name is still numerous in Ireland and the United States. Of its representatives in the latter country, may be mentioned Mr. Daniel Bradley, Senator from Brooklyn in the Legislature of New York.