W[illiam] Maziere Brady

Life
Controversialist, Catholic ecclesistical historian and disestablishmentarian; author of The Irish Reformation; or, The Alleged Conversation of the Irish Bishops to the Reformed Religion (1866); Essays on the English State Church in Ireland (1869).

Works
The Irish Reformation; or, The Alleged Conversation of the Irish Bishops to the Reformed Religion ... and the assumed descent of the present established hierarchy of Ireland .. from the ancient Irish Church, Disproved [3rd edn.] (London: Longman 1866), 41pp.; and Do. [4th edn. enl.] (London; Longman 1866), 51pp.; The Episcopal succession in England Scotland and Ireland: A.D. 1400 to 1875; with appointments to monasteries and extracts from Consistorial Acts, 3 vols. in 1 (Rome 1876-1877), rep. as The Episcopal Succession in England, Scotland & Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875 with a new introduction by A. F. Allison [1st edn. rep.], 3vols. (Farnborough: Gregg 1971), Vol. I:. ([5], xxvi, 392p; Vol. II: [1], 407p; Vol. III: [1], v-ix, 541pp.

References
COPAC lists Anglo-Roman Papers, I: The English Palace in Rome; II: The eldest natural son of Charles II; III: Memoirs of Cardinal Erskine, Papal envoy to the court of George III (Paisley: Alexander Gardner 1890), 280pp.; Annals of the Catholic hierarchy in England and Scotland, A.D. 1585-1876 (Rome: Tipographia de la Pace; London: Thomas Baker 1877), 541pp.; Clerical and parochial records of Cork, Cloyne, and Ross, taken from diocesan and parish registries, mss. in the principal libraries and public offices of Oxford, Dublin, and London, and from private or family papers (1863, 1864); The Episcopal succession in England Scotland and Ireland: A.D. 1400 to 1875; with appointments to monasteries and extracts from Consistorial Acts, 3 vols. in 1 (Rome 1876-1877); The episcopal succession in England, Scotland & Ireland, A.D. 1400 to 1875 [1st edn. rep.], with a new introduction by A. F. Allison (Farnborough: Gregg 1971), 3v.([5], xxvi, 392p; [1],407p; [1], v-ix, 541p) ; 22cm.; Rome and Fenianism: The Pope's Anti-Parnellite circular [New edn.] (London: Robert Washbourne 1883), 22, [2]pp; Some remarks on the Irish Church Bill, & c. (London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1869), 29, [3]pp.; Vice-regal speeches and episcopal votes in the Irish Parliament, from the reign of Charles I to the Union [excerpt from the Contemporary Review, Vol. 10], 2 pts. ([London, 1869]); Essays on the English State Church in Ireland (London: Strahan & Co. 1869), [vii]-x, 410pp. CONTRA: William Lee, D.D., Archdeacon of Dublin Title Details: Some Strictures on Dr. Brady's Pamphlet in which he denies the descent of the Hierarchy of the present Church of Ireland from the Antient Irish Church -: A letter to ... the Archbishop of Dublin (Dublin 1866); Two Letters in reply to certain “Observations” of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Ireland on a letter to The Times, concerning Irish Church revenues (London: Longmans & Co. 1868), pp.19; The Irish Episcopal Succession: The recent statements of Mr. Froude and Dr. Brady, respecting the Irish Bishops in the reign of Elizabeth, examined by [...] A. T. L., &c. (London 1867); Facts or Fictions? Seven letters on the “Facts concerning the Irish Church” [by Alfred T. Lee], published by the Church Institution (Dublin: John Falconer 1867), 47pp.; Edward Adderley Stopford [Archdeacon of Meath], The Unity of the Anglican Church, and the succession of Irish Bishops: An answer to W. M. Brady (Dublin 1867). SIR MAZIERE BRADY (1791-1871): Report on the condition and progress of the Queen's University in Ireland, for the year ending June 19, 1852 / by Maziere Brady (Dublin: Printed by Alexander Thom, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1852), 39pp.; Report on the correspondence of Sir Maziere Brady (1796-1871,) Lord Chancellor in Ireland, 1840-66 [Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 77/55 London 1977).

References
Emerald Isle Books (Cat. 1995) lists Essays on the English State Church in Ireland (London: Strahan 1869), 410pp.

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