Grace family, Brittas

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     Grace Family

    My great great grandmother was Maria Grace who emigrated to Australia to marry a Scottish immigrant named Donald Clark.
    Maria’s parents were George Grace, Customs Officer married to Hannah Anne Lane (married in 1817 in the Drumcannon Parish Church of Ireland, Waterford.
    George Grace was the son of George Grace Esq, barrister and proprietor of the Clonmel Herald,  Tipperary married to Elizabeth Weston, 1780 at Clonmel.
    This George Grace was the son of George Grace  Esq of Brittas, married to Martha Clarke and the nephew of Oliver Grace Esq of Brittas married to Elizabeth ?. George inherited the estate of Brittas as all of Oliver’s sons were dead and without issue. My understanding is that Oliver’s daughter Margaret married Henry Langley and Brittas Castle devised to the Langley family.
    I have searched all of the excellent Tipperary graveyard inscriptions and aside from George Grace Barrister who died in 1824 and is buried in St Mary’s Church Clonmel, I cannot find where any of the other Graces of Brittas were buried. I am wondering whether there is anyone  with an expert knowledge of the Tipperary area who may be able to suggest where I should look for their graves. I am hoping this may help me further trace the lineage of the Brittas Graces. I live in Australia so am unable to travel for the foreseeable future.
    Kind regards
    Jenny Doyle


    Hi Jenny,

    The excellent website,, has a record of the burial in Old St. Mary’s Cemetery, of a George Grace, formerly of Brittas Castle, Waterford, who died aged 62 on 23 January 1824.

    Hope this helps.

    John Brennan.

     Grace Family

    Thanks John for your reply. The burial you refer to (of George Grace, Barrister and Proprietor of the Clonmel Herald and married to Elizabeth Weston) is one of the few graves I have been able to find. I know there is a Grace memorial for John Grace of Brittas, Tipperary (d 1683) married to Ellen Purcell at St Mry’s churchyard,  Thurles but I haven’t yet worked out the connection between this John and the later Graces from Brittas. I also know that two of the daughters of George G (d 1824)  – Phillipa and Eliza erected a tomb for their uncle Samuel Weston (d 1836) at Tullameelin C of I graveyard. I haven’t been able to find any other graves. At the moment I am focussing on the parents of George (d 1824) – George Grace married to Mary Egan or Carroll, then to Martha Clarke. This George was a nephew of Oliver Grace of Brittas Castle and inherited the Brittas estate. I would love to find his grave to see if I can determine who his parents are. He died in 1782.


    Interestingly enough,Roots Ireland the website of the Irish Family History Foundation holds the transcriptions of the death records of these two people in Tipperary.

    Anne Grace of Summerhill, Nenagh died on 25 Feb 1854, daughter of John Egan of Summerhill, Nenagh AND

    John Egan Grace, of Summerhill, Nenagh died on 29 April 1846 a 58 year old Solicitor

    The Egan name caught my interest giv3n that George Gr@ce might have been married to a Mary a Egan.

    John Brennan

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