Brady Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Source for 1-10: Burke’s General Armory
1) (Ireland). Sa. in the dexter chief point a sun, in the sinister base a hand pointing thereto ppr. Crest—A cherub.
2) (Ireland). Ar. a dexter arm couped below the elbow in pale erect vested gu. the hand apaumee ppr. in chief a mullet sa.
3) or Brady – (Tonymore Castle, co. Cavan, confirmed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1766, to James Bernard McBrady, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight of the Military Order of Maria Theresa, of Bohemia, and marshal in Her Majesty’s Army). Sa. in dexter chief a sun in splendour or, pointing thereto in sinister base a dexter hand ppr. Crest—A cherubim ppr. wings or. Motto—Claritate dextra.
4) (Toneymore, co. Cavan; an ancient Irish family, formerly Barons of Longtee, same co.). Sa. in the sinister base a dexter hand couped at the wrist ppr. pointing with the index finger to the sun in splendour in the dexter chief or.
5) (allowed by Hawkins, Ulster, 1766, to James Bernard Mac Brady, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa). Same Arms. Crest—A cherub ppr. wings or. Motto—Claritate dextra.
6) Geale-Brady – (exemplified 1841 to Benjamin Geale, Esq., of Mount Geale, co. Kilkenny, on assuming the additional name of Brady). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a dexter cubit arm in pale apaumee ppr. vested gu., and in chief a mullet sa., for Brady; 2nd and 3rd, az. on a fess
betw. three saltiers or, an anchor sa. betw. two lions’ heads erased of the field langued gu., for Geale. Crests—1st: A cherub’s head and neck ppr. betw. two wings or, for Brady; 2nd: An unicorn’s head and neck or, charged with an anchor sa., for Geale. Motto—Claritate dextra.”
7) (exemplified 1841 to William Stewart Richardson Brady, Esq., of Oaklands, co. Tyrone, on assuming the name of Brady). Arms same as 1st and 4th quarters of foregoing. Crest and Motto the same.
8) (granted to John Brady, Esq., of Ely, co. Cambridge, M.P. for co. Leitrim, J.P., D.L., son of Tobias Brady, Esq., of Cavan). Sa. a sun in splendour or, in the dexter chief point, and a hand ppr. pointing thereto in the sinister base. Crest—A cherubim ppr. winged or. Motto—In Deo fldes.
9) (Hugh Brady, Bishop of Meath, temp. Queen Elizabeth). Az. a saltier engr. or, betw. four doves ar. on a chief gu. three dishes, each holding a boar’s head couped of the second.
10) (Rt. Hon. Sir Maziere Brady, Bart., P.C., Vice Chancellor of the Queen’s University, and a Commissioner of National education, at one time Lord Chancellor of Ireland 2nd son of Francis Tempest Brady, Esq., of Willow Park, co. Dublin). Az. a saltire engr. or, betw. four martlets ar. on a chief gu. three dishes, each holding a boar’s head couped of the second. Crest—A martlet or. charged on the breast with a trefoil slipped vert. Motto—Vincit pericula virtus.
11) (Cambridgeshire). Az. two bars or. Crest—On a mount vert a griffin sejant or, beaked gu.
12) Az. two bars or, in chief three lions ramp. of the second. Crest—On a mount vert a griffin sejant or, beaked sa. supporting with the dexter claw an escutcheon ar.