brother Donogh, who thus became
King of Munster. Donogh was m.
to Driella, dau. of Godwin, Earl of
Kent, and sister of Harold II., the
last Saxon King of England ; after
a reign of forty-nine years Donogh
abdicated ; went on a pilgrimage to
Rome, and took the habit of a
Monk in the monastery of St.
Stephen where he soon after died.
107. Turlogh Mor (d. in 1086,
aged 77 years), became King of
North Munster on the abdication of
his uncle Donogh ; m. Mor, the dau.
of O'Hyne, of Kilmacduagh, in the
CO. Gal way, by whom he had four
sons and a daughter. The sons
were — 1. Teige, who d. at Kincora,
leaving two sons, Murrogh and
Daniel. 2. Murtogh, who succeeded
his father ; carried fire and sword,
in A.D. 1101, through Conacht and
Tir Conal; marched to Aileach
Neid which he burned ; and after a
reign of 30 years he retired (1116)
to the monastery of Lismore to re-
pent of his sins — especially of his
violation of the sacred soil of
Aileach j he died at Lismore in
1119, leaving: Donal, the Short-
hand (whose sons Connor and Lewy
fell in battle in 1151) ; Mahon, an-
cestor of MacMahon of Corca Bascin,
and Cineidi Ochar. 3. Dermod, of
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
whom presently. 4. Donogh, slain
in 1103 at the battle of MaghCoba.
And the dau. was Mdr, who m.
Roder ic O'Connor the 1 8 3rd Monarch
108. Dermod: son of Turlogh
Mor ; in 1116 succeeded his brother,
Murtogh, as King of North Munster;
m. Sadhbh, dau. of Teige MacCarthy
Mdr, Prince of Desmond (see " Mac-
Carthy Mdr" pedigree, No. 108), by
whom he had issue — two sons, 1,
Connor-na-Catharach, and 2. Tur-
logh. The Princess Sadhbh, on the
death of Dermod, m. her cousin
Cormac Magh-Tamnagh MacCarthy
Mor. Dermod, in 1116, was de-
feated by the Hy-Niall and their
Conacht relatives at Ruadh-Bheit-
hach, near Dunkellin, co. Gal way ;
he d. in a.d. 1120, was interred in
* Teiffe : In O'Farrell's Linea Antiqua, on tlie " Roll of the Monarchs of Ireland,'
at No. 17s, tliis Teige is mentioned as the " eldest " son of Brian Boroimhe.
o'br. [part II]
Killaloe, and was succeeded by his
son Connor, who, dying in 1142,
was succeeded by his brother, Tur-
109. Turlogh : son of Dermod ;
became King of North Munster in
1142 ; he m. twice — first, to a dau.
of MacCarthy Mor, who d. s. p.;
and secondly, to Narait or Ragnait,
the dau. of OTogarty, lord of Ely-
Deisceart (or Eliogarty), in Tip-
perary, by whom he had five sons :
—1. Donal Mor ; 2. Murtogb, who
d. s. p. ; 3, Brian of the Mountain,
lord of Ormond; 4. Dermod; 5.
Consaidin or Constantine (" Saidh :"
Irish, mildness, gentleness; "in,"
little), bishop of Killaloe (d. 1194),
ancestor of the MacConsidine of the
Teige, uncle of Turlogh, con-
tended with him for the Sovereignty
of Munster, and a bloody battle was
fought at Clucm-na-Catha, near Ard-
finan, in Tipperary, in which Teige
was defeated. In the year after,
another terrible battle was also
fought between Turlogh and Teige
and his allies, at Barrymore in Cork,
in which Teige was again defeated ;
upwards of seven thousand fell on
both sides, A.D. 1152.
Turlogh, after a reign of 25 years,
died and was interred at Killaloe,
7th Nov., 1167, leaving his son
Murtogh King of Munster, who was
slain in 1168, by the people of Clare,
at the instigation of Connor O'Brien;
for which his brother Donal, on his
accession, fined them 3,000 coics.
110. Donal Mor (d. 1194): son of
Turlogh ; the last King of North
Munster ; was m. to Orlacan, dau.
of Dermod na Gall MacMorough (by
his wife, the dau. of O'Moore, Prince
of Leix), and had Mor, who married
Cathal Craobh Dearg O'Connor (d.
1224), the 51st Christian King of
Conacht, with nine sons : 1. Donogh
Cairbreach ; 2. Murtogh Dall, an-
cestor of the Clan Murtogh Dc
(/Brien, of Hy-Bloid, in the nortl
east of the co. Clare ; 3. ConnoJ
Ruadh ; 4. Murtogh Fionn, ancestoj
of the Clan Turlogh Fionn of thi
same territory; 6. Donal Conachtacl
ancestor of Clan Donal Conaghtaigh^
of Echtge, and subsequently of Ara,
in the county Tipperary ; 7. Brian
(surnamed " of Burren"), ancestor
of Clan Bhrmin Boirnigh ; 8. Connor,
ancestor of Clan Connor Guasanaigh ;
9. Dermod Fiodhnuich, ancestor of
the Clan Dermod Fiodhniagh. In
1169, this Donal Mor founded a re-
ligious house, afterwards the cathe-
dral church on the site of the
existing edifice in Cashel; in 1171.
he founded a nunnery in the City
of Limerick, but not a vestige of it
remains. In 1172, following the
example of Dermod MacCarthy
Mor, King of South Munster, he
made Henry II., King of England,
a tender of his submission on the
banks of the Suir : —
" "Woe worth, that hour, woe worth that
That cost the freedom of the Gael ;
And shame to those who broke the
In them reposed by lois Fail."
In 1175, Donal, blinded Dermod,
son of Teige O'Brien, and Mahon,
son of Turlogh, his kinsmen, which
act caused the death of Dermod soon
after at Castleconnell. In 1176,
Donal expelled the Anglo-Normans
from the City of Limerick, putting
most of Henry H's garrison to the
sword- In 1192, he drove the Eng-
lish out of Upper Ormond, Ara, and
Coonagh, where they established
themselves ; and stripping them of
the booty they took from the native
111. Donogh Cairbreach O'Brien:
eldest son of Donal Mor; d. 1242.
Was the first of the family that
assumed this simame, and the title
!HAP. I.] O'BR.
f " Prince." Was surnamed " Cair-
)reach," from his having been
lurtured in Hy-Cairhre-Aohha. He
jrected the palace of Clonroad, near
,he town of Ennis, and m. Sabia,
lau. of Donogh O'Kennedy, lord of
liluscry Tire, by whom he had
^abina* (who married Geoffrey
J'Donoughue of Killarney), and six
jons : 1. Connor; 2. Turlogh; 3.
Niurtogh ; 4. Dermod ; 5. Teige Dall;
5. A daughter Slaine, who d. Abbess
)f Killowen, in the barony of
[slands, co. Clare — the foundation
)f her father in 1 1 90. This Donogh
Jairbreach O'Brien founded the
ibbeys of Corcomroe, in the barony
jf Burren, co. Clare ; Killcooley, in
the parish of Slievearadh, county
lipperary; Galbally, in the parish
of Galbally, barony of Costlea, co.
Limerick j and the Franciscan
Monastery at Ennis, co. Clare.
112. Connor-na-Siuddine : eldest
son of Donogh ; slain at the Wood
of Siudan, in Burren, county Clare,
in 1268 : hence the epithet affixed
to his name, and a quo Sidney. '\ He
m. M(5r, dau. of MacNamara, lord
of Hy-Coileann, and left issue : 1.
Teige; 2. Brian Kuadh, ancestor
of O'Brien of Arra ; 3. Murtogh,
who died without legitimate male
113. Teige (d. 1259): the son of
Connor; surnamed Caol Uisge : so
called from his having (see No. 113
on the " O'Neill," Princes of Tyrone
pedigree) attended there to hold a
conference with Brian Catha Duin
O'Neill, to whom this Teige O'Brien
and Hugh O'Connor "granted the
sovereignty over the Irish," in 1258,
or constituted him Monarch of Ire-
land. This Teige m. Finola, dau.
of Kennedy, son of Kennedy, son
of Murtogh O'Brien, and had: 1.
Turlogh M6v; 2. Donal, who de-
feated Mahon, grandson of Donal
Conachtach, at the Abbey of Clare,
114. Turlogh Mor, the hero of
MacGrath's "Wars of Thomond :"
the son of Teige ; d. at his residence
Insi-an-Lasi in 1306. Was m. three
times: first, to Sabina (d. s. p.),
dau. of Teige MacCarthy, of Dun-
Mac-Tomain ; secondly, to Orflath,
(or Aurnia), dau. of Donal Oge
MacCarthy M6r, by whom he had —
1. Brian (ancestor of Siol Bhriain
na Geall, of Glen Cean), 2. Murtogh
(founder of the houses of Thomond
and Inchiquin), 3. Dermod (who
left no issue) ; and the third mar-
riage of Turlogh was to Sabina
O'Kennedy, of Muscry Tir, by whom
he had two sons — 1. Connor, and
115. Murtogh : second son of
Turlogh Mor ; d. 1343. Was twice
m. : first, to Sarah (d. s. p.) dau. of
O'Kennedy, of Ormond ; and,
secondly, to Edaoin or Edina, dau,
of his standard bearer, MacGorman,
of Ibrackan, by whom he had three
* Sabina : This Sahina, her husband, his brother, and three of Sabina' s sons,
were burned in their own house at the " Green Ford," by Fingin Mac Donal Mac-
t Sidney : From another authority we learn that the cognomen of this Connor
should be written Suiderly, or "of tbe spittles ;" and the fact of his e^gj having a short
pipe in its mouth gives support to this conjecture: hence it is clear that the Irish
smoked in the tweKth century !
It is also stated that Connor was slain by his own Kinsman, Dermod, son of
Murtogh O'Brien, whereupon Brian, son of Connor, was nominated " The O'Brien."
Connor was interred in the north end of the abbey of Corcomroe, where the peasantry
still point out the site of his tomb. On the tomb in bas-relief is the efl&gy of a mailed
warrior in the usual recumbent posture, wearing the round tunic of the 13th century,
and a short pipe in his mouth.
o'er. [part III
sons : 1. Maithan ; 2. Turlogh Maol,
ancestor of O'Brien of Bun-Cum-
eragh, in the county Waterford ; 3.
116. Maithan Maonmaighe, who d.
1369 : the son of Murtogh. The
epithet applied to him means that he
was fostered in " Maonmaighe,"
near Loughrea. Was m. to Wini-
fred, dau. of O'Connor Core, by
whom he had seven sons : 1. Brian ;
2. Connor (who m. Mary, dau. of
Teige O'Brien, lord of Coonagh, by
whom he had — 1. Dei mod; 2. Dona!,
bishop of Limerick ; 3. Brian Dubh,
the progenitor of O'Brien of Carriga-
gunnel and Glin, in the county
Limerick) ; 3. Teige Baccach, an-
cestor of O'Brien, of Ballygarridan ;
4. Turlogh ; 5. Murtogh ; 6. Dermod;
117. Brian Catha-an-Aonaigh (or
Brian of the Battle of JSTenagh) who
d. 1399: son of Maithan. Was
twice m. : first to Slaiue, dau. of
Lochlan Laidir MacNamara, by
whom he had three sons : 1. Teige
na Glaoidh Mor (d. s. p.) ; 2. Mahon
Dall, who had Turlogh, who had
Brian, the progenitor of Siol
Blirkdn Dehriortha (or the exiled) ;
3. Turlogh. Secondly, to Margaret,
dau. of James Fitzgerald of Des-
mond, by whom he had Brian
Udhar Catha, who was the ancestor
of O'Br'mi, of Eachdroma.
118. Turlogh Bog: a younger son
of Brian of the Battle of Nenagh ;
d. 1459. Was the hero of Glen
Fogarty and Ballyanfoil ; married
Catherine, dau. of Ulick FitzWalter
Burke, by whom he had issue : 1.
Teige ; 2. Donogh-Teige, bishop of
Killaloe, who was called *' Terence,"
by Ware ; 3. Connor Mor na-Shrona,
ancestor of O'Brien, of Sealhendhe,
in Clare ; 4. Turlogh Oge, who, from
his dark complexion, was called
"Gilla Dubh," and who was the
progenitor of O'Brien, of Ballymac-
doody ; 5. Mahon, of Kilclaney ; 6.
Kennedy ; 7. Brian Ganeagh ; 8.
119. Teige an-Chomhaid, or Teige
of the Castle of Chomhad, in Burren.
which he erected in 1459 in his
father's lifetime : son of Turlogh
Bog; d. 1466. He m. Annabella,
dau. of Ulick Burke, son of " Ulick
of the Wine," of Clanrickard, and
had six sons : 1. Turlogh Donn ; 2.
Donal, whose sons Brian, Connor,
and Murtogh possessed the estates
known as Tir Briain Cadhnava^
Dubh, and Dun-Hogan, all in the co.
Clare ; 3. Donogh, of Drom-fion-glas,
who had four sons — Murtogh.
Teige, Dermod, and Brian-na-Cor-
caidh (who divided his estates oi
Cahir-Corcraiu, and Castletown,
amongst his sons : L Mahon, IL
Murrogh, III. Connor, IV. Dermod,
V. Murtogh, and YI. Teige-an-
Comain) ; 4. Murtogh Garbh ; 5.
Murrogh ; 6. Dermod Cleireach, o\
Cacthnava-na-Madara, who had
six sons — I. Donall-na-Geall, II.
Murrogh- an-Tarman, III. Brian-an
Comhlack, IV. Mahon, V. Donogh.
120. Turlogh Donn, who d. 1528 :
son of Teige-an-Chomhaid ; married
twice : first, to Joan, dau. oi
Thomas, eighth Lord Fitzmaurice
(see No. 13 on the "Fitzmaurice'"
pedigree) ; and, secondly, to Eagh-
nait, dau. of John MacNamara, oi
Clan Coilcain, and by her had : I.
Connor ; II. Donogh ; III. Mur-
rough, first Earl of Thomond and
Baron of Inchiquin ; IV. Teige,
slain by Pierce, Earl of Ormond :
V. Dermod; VI. Margaret, m. to
Owen O'Rourke, of the county
Leitrim ; VII. Slaine, m. to Henry
Oge O'Neill, son of Henry, Prince
of Ulster; VIII. Fionala, who m.
Manus O'Donnell, Chief of Tir-
121. Connor, who d. 1540: eldest
CHAP. I.] o'BR.
son of Turlogh Donn ; was twice m. :
first, to Anabella, dau. of Ulick
Kuadh [Eoe] de Burgo, of Clan
Ricarde, and had :
I. Donogh Eamhar (or Donogh
II. Sir Donal, ancestor of O^Brien
of Dough, Newtown, and
Connor m. secondly, Ah'ce, dau.
of Maurice Fitzgerald, Earl of
Desmond, by whom he had four
I. Sir Turlogh, lord of Ibrackan.
II. Teige, of Ballinacorrig, whose
dau. Amory m. John, Knight
III. Murrogh, of Cahironanane,
whose only son, Dermod, died
lY. Murtogh, of Dromtyne,
whose two sons d. s. p.
122. Donogh Eamhar, the second
Earl of Thomond : eldest son of
Connor ; m. Helena, dau. of Pierce,
Earl of Ormond, and had :
II. Donal, ancestor of O'Brien of
Ballincorran, in the co. Clare,
represented in 1741 by William
O'Brien, son of Murrogh-na-
I. Margaret, who m. Dermod,
II. Honoria, who m. Teige Mac-
Namara of Clan Coilcain.
III. Mor, who m. Theobald, son
of William, the first Lord
123. Connor, the third Earl: the
son of Donogh Eamhar ; was twice
m. : first, to Joanna, dau. of Thomas,
the 16th Lord Kerry, and had a
dau., who d. s. p. ; and, secondly, to
Winifred, dau. of Turlogh O'Brien
of Ara, by whom he had :
I. Donogh, of whom presently.
II. Teige, who m. Slania, dau.
of Teige, son of Murrough,
Earl of Inchiquin, the pro-
prietor of Smithstown Castle
otherwise called Ballygowan,
and had :
I. Turlogh, of Ballyslattery,
who m. the dau. of Donogh
O'Brien, of Leamanagh, and
had a son Connor.
II. Col. Murtagh, who m.
Joanna, dau. of Turlogh
MacMahon, of Ciena, but d.
III. Dermod, who m. Una, the
dau. of Donogh O'Brien, of
Newtown, and d. s. p.
HI. Sir Donal, from whom des-
cended the Viscounts Clare ;
the third son of Connor.
I. Honoria : the eldest daughter
of said Connor, the third Earl
of Thomond ; who m. Thomas,
the 18th Lord Kerry.
II. Margaret, who m. James, the
second Lord Dunboyne.
III. Mary, who m. Turlogh Euadh
124. Donogh:* the eldest son of
Connor, the third Earl of Thomond ;
was the fourth Earl, who was com-
* Donogh : In 1601, this Donogh O'Brien, the fourth Earl of Thomond, assisted the
English against the Irish and Spaniards at Kinsale. He commanded a thousand men,
chiefly English, and the defeat of the native Chiefs and Princes was owing in a great
measure to the bravery which he displayed. It is stated by Carew, in the Facata
Sibernia, that Donogh had often told him that an Irish prophet, whose writings he had
often read, foretold the defeat of the Irish at Kinsale ; and Fynes Morison says that the
Manuscript containing the said " prophecy" was shown to Mount] oy on the day of that
engagement. On the 6th May, 1 605, Donogh was appointed President of Munster ; and
Commander-in-Chief of the English forces in that Province, on the 25th of the same
month, in that year. He died on the 5th of September, 1624, and was interred in the
Cathedral Church of Limerick, where a handsome monument, exhibiting a Latin in-
scription, was erected to his memory.
o'er, [part III.
monly called the " Great Earl ;" d.
Sept., 1624 ; m. Elizabeth, dau. of
Gerald, the eleventh Earl of Kil-
dare, and had :
I. Henry, the fifth Earl, vrho m.
Mary, dau. of Sir William
Brereton, Baron of Leighlin,
and dying in 1639, left :
I. Mary, whose first husband
Avas Charles Cockaine, first
II. Margaret, who was the
second wife of Edward
Somerset, Marquis of Wor-
III. Elizabeth, who was the
second wife of Dutton, Lord
Gerard, of Bromley.
IV. Anne, who m. her cousin-
german Henry, the seventh
Earl of Thomond.
V. Honoria, who m. Henry,
Earl of Peterborough.
II. Brian, the sixth Earl, of whom
125. Brian, the sixth Earl of
Thomond ; the second son of
126. Henry, the seventh Earl:
his son ; m. twice : first, his cousin-
german, Anne, as above mentioned,
and had :
I. Henry, Lord of Ibrackan, who
m. Catherine Stuart, sister of
the last Duke of Eichmond and
Lennox, of that House, and
I. Donogh, who m. Sophia, dau.
of Thomas Osborne, Duke of
Leeds, but d. s. p.
I. Mary, who m. Eobert, the 17th
Earl of Kildare.
II. Catherine, who m. Edward
Hyde, Earl of Clarendon.
Henry, the seventh Earl of Tho-
mond, was secondly m. to Sarah,
daughter of Sir Francis Russell, of
Chippenham, and had :
III. Henry, who d. young.
IV. Another Henry.
III. Elizabeth, who d. s. p.
IV. Finola, who was the first
wife of Henry Howard, Earl of
V. Mary, wife of Sir Mathew
Dudley, of Clopton.
127. Henry Horatio, Lord O'Brien,
and Baron of Ibrackan : youngest
son of Henry, the seventh Earl ; d.
1690, vita x>oAns ; m. Henrietta, dau.
of Henry Somerset, Duke of Beau-
ford, and had :
I. Henry, of whom presently.
128. Henry O'Brien : the son of
Henry Horatio ; succeeded his
grandfather as the eighth Earl of
Thomond. He m., in 1707, Eliza-
beth, dau. of Charles, Duke of
Somerset; was created an English
Peer by the title of "Viscount of
Tadcaster," in 1714 ; and d. without
legitimate male issue, on the 20th of
CHAP. I.] O'bR.
121. Murrough:* son of Turlogh
DoQn; d. 1551; was
" Earl of Thomond" and
Inchiquin ; m. Eleanor,
Knight of the
m. iiiieanor, dau. of
Valley, and had three sons
three daughters ; the sons were :
I. Dermod of whom presently.
II. Teige, of Smiths town Castle,
who m. Mor, dau. of Donal
O'Brien, and had :
I. Turlogh, who d. s. p.
I. Honoria, who m. Eichard.
Wingfield, an ancestor of
the Viscounts Powerscourt.
II. Slaine, who m. Teige, son
of Connor, the Third Earl of
III. Hannah, who m. Donogh
III. Donogh, from whom des-
cended O'Brien of Dromoland.
The daughters were :
I. Margaret, b. 1535, who m.
Eichard, the second Earl of
II. Slaine, whose second husband
was Sir Donal O'Brien, of
III. Honoria, who m. Sir Der-
mod O'Shaughnessy, of Gort,
and had issue.
122. Dermod, who d. 1557 ; eldest
son of Murrough; inherited the
O'BEIEN. (No. 2.)
Marquises of Thomond.
Murrough, the third son of Turlogh Donn, who is No. 120 on the
" O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch
of that family :
Barony of Inchiquin, only — the
Earldom of Thomond having been
conferred on his cousin Donogh
Eamhar, who is No. 122 on the
"O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond)
pedigree. Dermod m. Margaret,
dau. of said Donogh, and had :
123. Murrough, who d. in 1573 ;
was the third Baron of Inchiquin ;
m. Anabella (or Mable), dau. of
Christopher Nugent, the ninth
Lord Delvin, and had :
124. Murrough, the fourth Baron,
who d. in 1597 ; m. Margaret, dau.
of Sir Thomas Cusack, Knt., Lord
Chancellor, and Lord Justice of the
"Pale," and had:
I. Dermod, of whom presently.
II. Teige, who m. Slaiae, dau.
of Murrough O'Brien, of Ara.
I. Slaine, who m. William Don-
gan, Recorder of Dublin.
125. Dermod, who d. 1624: the
elder son of Murrough ; was the
fifth Baron ; m. Ellen, dau. of Sir
Edward Fitzgerald, of Bally maloe
and Cloyne, Knt., and had four
sons and three daughters :
I. Murrough, of whom presently.
II. Henry, a Lieutenant-Colonel
in the Army of Charles I.,
King of England.
III. Christopher, who d. in
* Murrough : This Murrough O'Brien, haviag, a.d. 1543, dispossessed his nephew,
Donogh, of the principality of Thomond, repaired to England and made his submission
to Kinty Henry VIII., to whom he resigned the principality, and was created therefor
"Earl°of Thomond," and Baron of Inchiquin: the conditions being, that he should
utterly forsake and give up the name O'Brien, and all claims to which he might
pretend by the same ; and take such name as the king should please to give him ;
and he and his heks and the inheritors of his lands should use the Enghsh dress,
customs, manners, and language ; that he should give up the Irish dress, customs, and
language, and keep no kerns or gallowglasses.— Connellan.
o'br. [part IIL
IV. Christopher (2), a Lieu-
tenant-Colonel in the Irish
Confederate Army, who was
created " Baron of Inchiquin,"
by the Supreme Council of
the Catholic Confederation at
Kilkenny ; m. Honoria, dau.
of Turlogh MacMahon of
L Honoria, who m. Anthony
Stoughton of Eattoo, in the
CO. Kerry, and had, besides
other children, Elizabeth
Stoughton, who m. Colonel
Eoger Moore, of Johnstown,
near Dublin, and had Eliza-
beth, who m. Colonel Henry
Edgeworth, and had :
I. Henry Edgeworth, of Lizard,
near Edgeworthstown, in
the CO. Longford.
IIL Eev. Essex Edgeworth of
Templemichael, in the said
county, who, in Nov., 1719,
m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir
Robert King, Bart., from
whom the Earls of Kingston
and the Viscounts Lorton
II. Mary : the second dau. of
Dermod, m. His Grace, the
Most Rev. Dr. Boyle, Protestant
Archbishop of Armagh.
III. Anne : the third dau. d.
126. Murrough-an-Toitean :* son
of Dermod, d. in 1674; was the
sixth Baron and the first Earl of
Inchiquin : m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir
William St. Leger, Knt., President,
of Munster, and had :
I. "William, of whom presently.
II. Charles, slain at the siege of
III. John, who served as a Cap-
tain in the United Provinces
under the Prince of Orange.
I, Elizabeth, whose second hus-
band was John MacNamara, of
II. Honoria, who m. Theobald,^
the third Lord Brittas (out-
lawed in 1691), by whom she
had two sons and one dau. :
I. John, fourth Lord Brittas,
a Captain in the French
Army, who had a son, also
a Captain in that Army^
and known as the fifth Lord
Brittas (and likewise Lord
CastleconnelJ, a title for-
feited by his grandfather in
1691, for his adherence to
King James II.) ; another
son, Thomas, a Benedictine
* Toitean : Murrough-an-Toitean (" toitean :" Irish, a burning, or covjlagraiion')
or Murrough of the Conflagi-ations, was appointed President of Munster, where he is
well remembered for his cruelties, and always mentioned with an imprecation ; so
cruel, that in ]Munster it is commonly said of a person w ho appears to be frightened ;
Do chonnairc se Murcadh no an tur h-fhoisge do, " He has seen Murrough or the
clump next to him." This Murrough, in 1642, at the head of 1,850 foot and 400
horse, attacked the Irish under Lord Mountgarret, at Liscarroll, and defeated them
with great slaughter. He sided vrith the Parliament, in 1644, against King Charles
the First, and was by that Parliament appointed President of Munster. In 1647, he
reduced several fortified places in the county of Waterford ; besieged Cahir, in,
Tipperary, which surrendered to him ; and took " Cashel of the Kings" by storm :
"The inhabitants of Cashel," says "Lewis, "took refuge in their church on the
rock which was well fortified and garrisoned. Inchiquin proposed to leave them
unmolested on condition of their contributing £3,000, and a month's pay for his army.
This ofler being rejected, he took the place by storm, with great slaughter, both of
soldiers and citizens : among them twenty of the clergy were involved ; and, having
secured the immense booty of which he obtained possession, he dispersed his forces
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monk, who d. at Perugia in
1722; and Elizabeth, who
m. James (FitzTheobald)
Mathew, of Thurles.
III. Mary, whose first husband
was Henry Boyle, of Castle-
martyr, father of Henry, first
Earl of Shannon.
IV. Finola, who d. s. p.
127. William: eldest son of
Murrough - an - Toitean ; was the
second Earl of Inchiquin; d. at
Murrough-an-Toitean defeated the Irish under Lord Taaffe and Sir Alexander
MacDonnell (commonly called " Alastrum Mor," who was the eldest son of Sir James,
of Eanagh and Ballybannagh, No. 118 on the *' MacDonnell," of the County Clare
pedigree), at the Battle of Knocknaness, on the 13th of November, 1647 ; for which
the Parliament sent him a letter of thanks, with a present of £1,000. In 1648, he