William Maziere Brady (1824-1894), Church of Ireland Rector, Chaplin to Viceroys, Chamberlain to Pope Leo XIII, complier of ‘Parochial Records of Cork, Ross and Cloyne and a Selection from the Family Archives of the Kerry McGillicuddy of the Reeks, with an Introductory Memoir and ‘The Pope’s Anti-Parnelite Circular’
Brady’s history of the Cork Dioceses is a work of fantastic scholarship. Apart from the Church of Ireland churches he was discussing he ranged into the Pre Reformation history of the various parishes using sources no longer available. Like many scholars i.e. Dr, John O’Donovan and Richard Caulfield he complained bitterly about the neglect and poor state of documents and registers and in many cases their complete disregard.