The Bric Family

Bric family crest

(Crest No. 132. Plate 14.)

THE Bric family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiacha Suidhe, brother of Con Kead Caha, or Con of the Hundred Battles, King of Ireland, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Bricht, and signifies “Music with Words.” The title of the chief was Lord of Decies, and the possessions of the sept were located in the present County of Waterford.

The O’Brics were the other head chiefs of the Decies with the Phelans, and were of the same descent as the latter. They were styled Chiefs or Lords of South Desi, an extensive territory in the southern part of Waterford, but in early times they were expelled from that county by the Eugenians of Desmond. The territory of the O’Brics was also called Iath O’Nechach.