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Where are the heroes of the ages past?
Where the brave chieftains, where the mighty ones
Who flourished in the infancy of days?
All to the grave gone down."


" Man is but the sum of his Ancestors."


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,, Arm^e Territoriale.

,, born.

, , buried.

,, Knight of the Legion of Honour.

,, Colonel.

, , contemporary.

„ Chief of Tirconnell.

,, Custodian of the Peace.

,, died.

;, daughter.

,, District of Columbia.

„ died without oifspring.

, , Grand Cross of the Legion of Honou»

, , Louisiana.

, , Legion of Honour.

,, Lieutenant-Colonel.

,, married.

, , Massachusetts.

,, A Soldier.

,, Missouri.

,, North Carolina.

,, he died.

, , he died in his father's lifetime.

,, Officer of the Legion of Honour.

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„ Pennsylvania.

,, of man's age.

„ pages.

,, without offspring.

,, without male offspring.

, , in the time of.

,, immarried.

,, United States, America.


„ in his father's lifetime.

,, living.

, , West Indies.

Abbreviations : It is only the less obvious Abbreviations employed in this Work,
and which might not be intelligible to the general reader, that are here given.

For the correct account of the " Chideock" and " Rentoul" families, 8ee

pp. 946-948, ante.


This Volume is the Supplement of Volume I. ; or, rather, one is the
Complement of the other. The two Volumes contain all the Irish
Genealogies and any other interesting matter bearing on ancient Irish
history which we have met with in our life-long research.

In VoL I. are given the ''Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation,"
and, so far as we could collect them, the genealogies of the respective Races
of Heber, Ithe, Ir, and Heremon, which branched from that ancient Stem :
together with Chapters bearing on the Creation ; on the Irish Lineal
Descent of the present Royal Family of England ; on the Pedigrees of St.
Patrick, Apostle of Ireland, and of St. Brigid, the Patron Saint of Ireland ;
the Koll of the Irish Monarchs since the Milesian Conquest of Ireland,
down to the English Invasion in the twelfth century ; the English
Invasion of Ireland ; the Territories possessed by the ancient Irish
families at that period ; and the Cromwellian Devastation of our unhappy
country in the seventeenth century ; etc.

For the matter contained in this Volume see the " CONTENTS," p. xxi,

In collecting the materials for this Edition we found tuat from time to
time many families of Belgian, Spanish, and French origin settled in
Ireland : among them the Huguenots, who were Protestant Refugees from
Prance, before and during the reign of Louis XIV. ; and the Palatines,
who as "Protestant Lutherans" were, a.d. 1709, driven from their homes
in the Palatinate, by the French, under that Monarch. We have inserted
in this Volume the family names of those Refugees, to assist their
respective representatives in Ireland in tracing their family pedigrees.

From Hill's elaborate Work on the " Ulster Plantation" we have
collected the names of all the Undertakers who (see pp. 501-623, infra,)
received grants of land in the five Ulster counties then escheated to make
Toom for the Plantation of Ulster, temp. King James I. But we have not
met with the names of the dependents or retainers who accompanied those
several Undertakers to Ulster; because their names are not mentioned in
the Records of that Plantation. But many of the descendants of those
retainers are probably still in Ireland.


In the reign of James I. an attempt was made by clumsy translations
to get rid of Gaelic sirnames. For example : As gabhan is the Irish for
" a black-smith," then Mac-an-Gabhain (MacGowan or the Smith's son)
became "Smith," ''Smyth," "Smythe," and "Smeethe;" MacEoghain
became " MacOwen," " MacKeown," " MacKeon," " McEwen," " McCune,"
"Ewing," "Owenson," "Johnson," etc. ; Ilurtagh O'Neill wsia transformed
into " Mortimer Nelson ;" MacAodha was anglicised " MacKay," " Mackay,"
"Mackey," "McKee," " Magee," " Hodson," "Hudson," "Odson," etc.;
' 0' Ceallaigh W&3 twisted into " Kalloch," and "Kellogg." From Mac-an-
Saggart came " MacTaggart," " Taggart," " Priestman," " Priestly," etc.

After the great body of the Irish people had been made completely
illiterate, being unable to read or write either Gaelic or English, their
names were curiously mutilated by the newly arrived proprietors to whom
the confiscated estates of the Irish Landed Gentry had been conveyed, or
by the agents of those proprietors, who had no other guide to write them
in English than the owner's pronunciation of his name, which was entered
accordingly on the new landlord's rent-roll ; and the same old Irish
sirname was therefore differently spelled in different localities: thus
accounting for the several anglicised forms of many of the old Irish
sirnames. Hence, it was not strange that the fine old Irish name of
Toirdhealbhach Mac Giolla Mochoda, rolling smoothly from its owner's tongue,
should have been recorded on the new landlord's- rent-roll as " Turlogh
MacGillicuddy," or even as " Terence Mac EUigott."* The broad Gaelic
guttural sound has thus almost disappeared from Gaelic sirnames as
pronounced to-day. The true Irish form of " O'Connor" is, for instance,
O'Conchobliair, meaning " the descendant of the war-hound of help" or
"the helping warrior;" while OVallchobhair is the correct Irish of
" O'Gallagher." In Scotland, the name Callaghan is rendered " Colquhoun"
and "Colhoun ;" while Farrar has become " Farquhar."

Again, for Gaelic names have been substituted names of Hebrew, or
classical origin. These changes were due to ecclesiastical or classical
pedantry in the days when the Gaelic language was becoming unfashion-
able. Thus, Alasiair (meaning " swan-bearer") has become " Alexander;"
Aine has been transformed into " Hannah," "Anna," and even " Anastatia;"
Conn has become " Constantine," and " Cornelius ;" Diarmaid (or Dermot)
has been translated into "Jeremiah," and "Jeremy;" and Donoch is
transformed into "Donat," "Dionysius," and "Denis." Lorcan gives

.. M * S^^^??''" '' ^?® P^' ^^^ ^°^ 146 of Vol. I., for the " MacElligott"iand
MacGillicuddy" pedigrees, respectively.


place to the Latin " Laurence ;" and SigUle or Sheela (meaning '« fairy -like")
appears in the forms of '' Celia," " Julia," " Judy," and " Sibby." Tadg,
another ancient Irish name, has become " Thaddeus," and "Teddy ;" while
Una has become " Winney," and even the Saxon *' Winifred."

In Appendix No. IL of this Vol. we give the pedigress of the p-e-
Milesian Irish people; and an additional interesting paper on the Round
Tow6rs of Ireland. In this Vol. also is given a General Index of its
contents, as well as a General Index of Vol. I. ; in both of which Indexes
are brought to view the more important historic names and events
mentioned in this Edition.

We have (see p. v., ante,) Dedicated this Volume to the Benevolent
American Citizen, Mr. George William Childs, of Philadelphia, the eminent
Publisher, and worthy Proprietor of the Public Ledger ITcwspapsr, of that
City : as a poor Tribute of our great respect for him as one of Ireland's
Best Friends, and one who has ever been pre-eminently ready witli his
Purse, and in the columns of his influential Journal, to befriend the Irish
race ; and of our lasting Gratitude for his spontaneous solicitude respecting
a suitable provision for ourself in our old age, in testimony of his high and
disinterested appreciation of our humble labours in the field of Irish
Archaeology, of which our Irish Pedigrees and Irish Landed Gentry
WHEN Croimwell cajme TO IRELAND are the modest outcome. May God
bless him !

But this is only one of the many instances in which, in his own quiet
way, " without letting his left hand know what his right hand doeth,"
Mr. Childs dispenses the great wealth which he has so worthily amassed.
Having, himself, steadily ascended from the lowest to the topmost round
of the social ladder and attained that exalted position, it would seem that
the purpose nearest to his heart is, by example, by counsel, by generous
and well-timed help, to place others as near as may be beside him. To
do good, because it is good ; to be humane, compassionate, and charitable
now while opportunity is within his reach, is the pole-star of his being.
And whatever advantages health, wealth, talents, accomplishments, and
social influence afi'ord him are consecrated with rare singleness of eye to
the welfare of his fellow-men regardless of their creed, their politics, or
their nationality. Of him Mr. S, C. Hall well says :

** The name of George W. Childa is not unknown in England. It is well known
and honoured ia the United States of America. He is one of the most illustrious of
the living citizens oi that great country and people ; one of the worthiest of its public
benefactors ; foremost in every work that has for its object the good of humanity in a
hundred varied ways ; and an example to the thousands all over the world by whom
the Newspaper Press is conducted as an organ of universal instruction and of virtuous
education as well as solid information."

YOL. H. . h


When, several years ago, Mr. Hall desired to place a simple monu-
ment ovfer the unmarked grave of Leigh Hunt, in Kensal Green, Mr. Childs
proposed to pay the whole cost o£ its erection ; but, while the generosity
of the offer was thankfully acknowledged, a liberal subscription only was
accepted' from him for that purpose. Mr. Childs was also the largest
subscriber to the fund for placing in the church at Bronham, England, a
window in memory of the immortal Irish bard, Thomas Moore. And the
stained-glass window erected by Mr. Childs in Westminster Abbey, in
commemoration of the eminent English poets, George Herbert and William
Cowper, is another instance of his princely benevolence.

Appreciative notices of Mr. Childs have appeared in Lippincott's
Biographical Dictionary, in Johnson's Encyclopedia, in the Biographie des
Contemporains, in 3Ien of the Times, in various brochures in different lan-
guages, and in Newspapers without number.

In the Printer's Circular of June 1879, we read :

"Many men have made magnificent bequests, but Mr. Childs is a Princely Giver.
His life has been a stream of benefactions, flowing hither, thither, everywhere. He
does good now, while it is day, for he knows that the night cometh when no man can
work. His benevolence flows in the channel of his own selection. He trusts nothing
to post mortem contingencies. He knows that the good he does becomes his own by
the loftiest of titles, for it will act and re-act onward for ever."

To quote the language of the late (Anjerican) Chief Justice Ellis

" Mr. Childs has planted himself in the_ human heart, and there he will have his
habitation while man shall dwell upon earth". He has built his monument upon the
broad basis of universal benevolence ; its superstructure is composed of good and noble
deeds; its spire is the love of God, and points to Heaven."

Voltaire, we are told, declined to edit an edition of the works of
Kacine, for the reason that his annotations of those works would consist
simply of elaborate commendation. Our readers may, perhaps, think that
for a similar reason the portraiture which we have here drawn of the Good
Mr. Childs should have been withheld. To those, however, who do not
know him the language we employ may be regarded as undiscerning
eulogy ; but to those who know him it is but faint praise.

For information bearing on some of the genealogies contained in this
Volume we are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. C. J. Hubbard, United
States, America; William J. Simpson, Esq., Belfast; Thomas O'Gorman^
Esq., Sandymount, Dublin ; and to the eminent Authorities mentioned in
our " REFERENCES," p. XX. And to Sir Charles Cameron, Dablin, Author
of History of the Irish Rmjal College of Surgeons ; Eev. A. W. C. Hallen,
M. A., Editor of Northern Notes and Queries (Edinburgh) ; Alfred Webb,
Esq., Dublin, Author of Compendium of Irish Biography , Rev. David C. A.


Agnew, of Edinburgh, Author of Protestant Exiles from France, in the Reign
of Louis XIV. ; Samuel Smiles, Esq., London, Author of The Huguenots :
Their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland; Eev.
George Hill, Belfast, Author of The Plantation of Ulster, we have to
express our acknowledgments for the permission which each of these
worthy Authors has kindly given us to utilize in any way we thought
proper any information eontained in their respective valuable Works.

As our Irish Pedigrees and Irish Landed Gentry when Crom-
well CAME TO Ireland subserve no sect or party, we hopefully confide
them to the Irish and Anglo-Irish race of every class and creed all over
the world.

Ringsend School, Eingsend,
Dublin, November, 1888.


BARRY. (No. 3).

Of Sandville, County Limericl:.

In p. 278, Vol. I., first column, beginning with line 13 from top, the
paragraph should read : " I. James, of Rockstown Castle, b. 4th May,
1771 ; d. 25th July, 1828, This James was twice married : first, in 1801,
to Miss Fitzgerald, sister of Thomas Wridon Fitzgerald, Esq., Barrister-at-
Law, and by her (who d. 5th May, 180G) had a daughter Margaret who,
on the 28th July, 1816, married David Kelly, Esq., and had issue; and,
. secondly, James Barry married Mary (d. 25th July, 1848), daughter of
John Moloney, Esq., of Cragg, county Clare, and by her had:

1. Dillyana, who on the 11th July, 1846, married Ralph Westropp

Brereton, Esq., of Ballyadams, Queen's County, and had issue.

2. Mary, who on the 8th Jan., 1833, married Henry Potter, Esq., of

Ballynolan, county Limerick, and had issue.

3. Alice, who on the 10th November, 1841, married Chartres Brew

Molonj'', Esq., and had issue.

4. James, who died young, on the 11th July, 1815."

Same page and column, line 20 from top, the paragraph should read :
"II. Thomas, b. 1773; d., January, 1838. He married in 1818 Miss
Hartwell, of BrufT, and had issue. His son James Hartwell Barry (who
d. 28th August, 1871) married in February, 1844, Anastatia, daughter of
Michael O'Meara, Esq., of Bonladuff, Thurles, and had :

1. Michael Joseph, M.D., of Thurles.

2. Sarah, who married Michael O'Gorman, Esq."


In p. 527, infra, at No. 132, the paragraph should read : " Oliver Warren,
of Warrenstown, county Meath, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy ; also
Admiral Sir Peter Warren ; and Anne Warren, who married Christopher
Johnson, of Smithstown, county Meath, and had General Sir William
Johnson of New York."



Of Fermanagh, Ireland; and America.
Arms : Gu. an escutcheon and orle of martlets ar.

In the Library of Thirlestain House, Cheltenham, England, there is a
manuscript of Sir William Betham's, No. 13,293 in Catalogue, and entitled
English Families in Ireland, from which the following is an extract :—

"The family of Chittog a.ve famous in the barony of Lurg, in this county (Fer-
managh), for being stout, forward, liberal people, particularly the son John of Mr.
Thomas, the eldest of Mr. Henry Chittog, a gentleman freeholder of good credit and
respect. His freehold lies near Pettigo, in the lower end of the county, bordering on
Lough Erne, a pretty, handsome seat. His grandfather, Mr. Thomas. Chittog, came
from England, in the reign of King James I, His wife was sister to the king in (the
Isle of) Mann, and grandmother to Mr. John Chittog. The said Mr. Henry* Chittog is
married ia the family of Johustone, daughter of Mr. Johnstone, who was a gentleman
of credit and good relations in this county, and by this gentlewoman he has many
children. Now the proper name of this family is Chideock. But from the time they
came to Ireland they were called by every possible misnomer ; and about the beginning
of the last century a person named ChiUock, in no way related to or connected with
the Chideocks, settled in Fermanagh, after which the country people began to call the
Chideocks " Chitiick" and they fell into the misnomer."

Henry Blennerhasset's daughter Deborah had, by her second husband
Captain James Colquhoun, two daughters : Lillias, the elder,t married
Alexander Squire of Londonderry, and had by him two sons and one
daughter; the elder son James alone survived infancy. This James
Squire married Catherine Chittage, alias Chideock, of Muckross county
Fermanagh, and by her had two sons, William and Leslie : Leslie died a
mmor and unmarried ; William married Anne, daughter of Captain James
Austm, who, m her marriage settlement, is designated of Shaion Eectory
county Donegal, where she resided with her uncle and guardian John
Waller, Senior Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and Rector of Ray-
mockey. William Squire died in June, 1806, and left four children, two
of whom died in infancy ; one son, William, and one daughter Anne
survived : William married Harriet Chideock, and left by her one son
Archer Squire (living in 1888); and Anne married James Chideock (or
Chittick), by whom she had three sons (now resident in New York United
States, America), and two daughters. The three sons : L Squire Leslie

* Henry: It may be worthy of remark that, in keeping with the nonular nron.in.
ciation of his sirname in his locality, this Henry Chittog in his wni «w,a v,^
^^H.^ry ChiUi<±:' The Chittogs, o^'Ch.deocksfbough^'£r^^\eT d^^^^^^
Ulster '^^ Blennerhasset, who was an undertaker under the " Flirtation of

. -^ Elder :'I\x^xQ are at present no representatives of Penuel, the younger daughter
of Captain James Colquhoun. She married James Irvine, Physician to thp '< Prf
tender," at Rome, and left by him one son, James Irvine who SSanorcunnfnJ:
ham, AD. 1756, and bequeathed the estate to his cousin, James Squfi the eWesS
of Alexander Squire, of Londonderry, above mentioned.


Hasset. II. William Gervaise, who married Eliza-Jane, daughter of
Alexander Lindsay, J.P., of Lisnacrieve House, county Tyrone (Alderman
of Londonderry, where he served three times as Mayor), and has surviving
issue — 1. William-Gervaise, a Barrister; 2. James; 3. Alice-Gertrude.
III. James Johnstone Forster. The two daughters of James Chideock
were : I. Erminda, wife of Alexander Rentoul,* M.D., D.D., of Errily
House, Manorcunningham, county Donegal ; 2. Harriet, a sphister. The
issue (surviving) of Erminda Chideock (or Ghittick) and her husband
Alexander Rentoul are: 1. James Alexander, LL.D., Woolwich, and
Barrister-at-Law, 1 Pump Court, Temple, London ; 2. Erminda ; 3.
Robert John ; 4. Harriet : 5. Lizzy ; 6- Margaret-Augusta ; 7. Anne ;
8. William Gervaise, who died 9th October, 1887.

The "Chideock" family is now represented by the Messrs. Chittick,
Chideock, of New York, and by the aforesaid James Alexander Rentoul,
XL.D., Woolwich.


Of the County Donegal.

Page 130, infra, first column, line five from bottom, read " Gabriel,"
instead of Gobnil. Conyngham.

* Eentoul : The family of "Rentoul " is of Huguenot origin. At the Revocation of
the Edict of Nantes, a gentleman named Kintoul settled in Scotland. He had three
sons, the eldest of whom settled in Perthshire, where he obtained some land. In
after generations the eldest son retained tlie homestead, while the younger sons
became professional men. Previous to a.d. 1790 James Rintoul, then a Licentiate of
the Church of Scotland, was sent to administer to the Presbyterian Congregation of
Kay. By his Church's orders he had to remain in Ireland for two years ; during
which time he married Anne, daughter of the Rev. Robert Reed, late minister of Kay,
and he decided to remain in Ireland. By Anne Reed he had a family ; their eldest
son, Alexander, M.D., D.D., of En-ily House, Manorcunningham, became the husband
of Erminda, daughter of James Chideock (or Chittick), as above mentioned. Or,
more fully given, the genealogy of the Rev. Alexander Rentoul, of Errily House,
Manorcunningham, is as follows : Thomas Blennerhasset married Elizabeth, daughter
of Sir William Sandys, of Dublin. Their eldest son, Sir Leonard Blennerhasset,
married Deborah, daughter of Sir Henry ISIervyn, of Petersfield (M.P. for Wotton
Basset in 1614, Admiral of the "Narrow Seas " in 1646j, by his wife Christian Audley,
fourth daughter of the iirst Earl of Castlehaven and his wife Lucy Mervyn. (The
20th Baron Audley died 18th April, 1872, leaving no male issue and tbe title is now
in abeyance.) Sir Leonard Blennerhasset was succeeded by his son Henry, who in
1664 was elected M.P. for Eermanagh, and who married Phoebe, daughter of Sir
George Hume, of Castle Hume. By her he had only two daughters — 1. Deborah ; 2.
Mary. Deborah was twice married : first, to Christopher, eldest son of Sir George
Irvine, by whom she had no issue ; her second husband was Captain James Colqahoun,
the second son of Sir James Colquhoun (who was the 19th of Colquhoun, and 21st of
luss), by his wife Penuel, granddaughter of Sir James Cunningham, the ISth of Glea-
garnock, by his wife Lady Catherine, daughter of James, 7th Earl of Glencairne.
James Colquhoim died in Flanders in 1699, leaving no male issue; his only two
daughters were Lillias and Penuel, as above mentioned.


EGAN. (No. 3.)

Of Austria-Hungary, and Germany.

Page 540, infra, second column, line 34 from top, the sentence com-
mencing : " This William has two sons," should read : " This William has
two sons named William and Alfred {not " William and Edward," as there
mentioned), both of minor age in 1888,


See pp. 548 — 551, infra.

In " Glenny " (No. 2) pedigree, second column, the three last lines
"III. John, who married and had: 1. John, 2. George, 3. Elizabeth,"
should not be there, as III. John, the father of these three children,
actually was '• IV. John," the fourth son of Isaac, who is No. 3 on the
" Glenny " (No, 1) pedigree, and had those children, as well as Isaac there

Also in " Glenny " (No. 1) pedigree, Isaac No. 4 should be given as
the third {not the eldest) son of Isaac No. 3.

And No. 4 George, in the " Glenny " (No. 3) pedigree, should be
given as the eldest {not the third) son of Isaac, who is" No. 3 on the
"Glenny" (No. 1) pedigree.


Of Sea Park, Carrkkfergus.

In p. 235, infra, first column, there is a generation omitted between Nos.
13 and 14, which makes Thomas MacGregor Greer to be No. 29 instead
of No. 28 on that family pedigree.
No. 13. was succeeded by his son :

14. Gilbert Grierson, Laird of Lag, who mar. Isabel, Lady RocaiJ,
daughter of David de Kirkpatrick of Rocail (now "Rock Hall"), Dum-
friefshire. By this matrimonial alliance the Rock Hall estate came into
possession of the Griersons, and is at the present time the Residence of
iSir Alexander Grierson, 9th Bart., the head of that family, after four
hundred years' possession in the same family. Gilbert (No. 14) was suc-
ceeded by his son ;

15. Vedast Grierson, of Lag, who in 1457 succeeded to the family
estates on the death of his elder brother Gilbert. Vedast mar, Isabel,
dau. of William de Dalrymple of Stair (ancestor of the Earls of Stair), by
his wife Agnes Kennedy ; and was succeeded by his son :

16. Roger Grierson, of Lag, who was fatally wounded at Sauchie-
burn in 1488, etc. (As mentioned in the pedigree, at No. 15.)


McCLOUD. (No. 2.)

Of Shyet Ireland^ and America.

In p. 305, infra, second column, line 18 from top, read : " This Richard
was educated in the Public and Catholic Parochial Shools at Norwich,"

In p. 307, first column, line 10 from top, read : "Mr. John Skelly,"

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