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99. Moran ("moran:" Irish, a
midtitude) : his son ; a quo O'Moraln,

100. Fiachra : his son.

101. Tomchadh : his son.

102. Ferach : his son.

103. Tomhas : his son.

104. Giollaiosa (latinized Gelasius
and Gillacius) : his son.

105. Muh^oona: his son.

106. Padraic : his son.

107. Muireadach : his son.

108. Melachlin : his son.

109. Dermod: his son.



110. Giolla (or William) : his son.

111. Teige : his son.

112. Cathal : his son.

113. Rory : his son.

114. Muiredach (2) : his son.

115. Lochlann : his son.

116. Muiredach (3) : his son.

117. Owen : his son.

118. Donall: his son.

119. Rory (2): his son.

120. Eory Oge : his son.

121. Conor: his son; had a bro-
ther named William.

122. Tirlach O'Moran : son of
Conor.



* Moran : Of this family was Mrs. Anne Morar, who was the mother of the lato
Doctor Christopher Asken, who was born in 18C4, at Pimlico, in the " Liberties" of
Dublin, where his father owned a cloth manufactory. He died a childless widower, in
Nov. 1867, and was interred in Glasnevin Cemetery.



CHAP. HI.] MUL.



IR GENEALOGIES.



MUL. 32T



MULCAHY. (No. 1.)

Arms : See those of " Moore" (No, 1.) family.

John, a younger brother of Roger Caoch who is No. 114 on the "Moore"
(No. 1) pedigree, was the ancestor of Midcahy, or (as it has also been
anglicised and frequently spelled) Mu Ichay.*



114. John O'Moore : son of Con-
nail. By some this John was sur-
naraed Maollocha (" loch," gen.
" locha :" Irish, a lake, the sea ; Lat.
" lac-US ;" Wels. "Ihych"), meaning
" The Hardy Champion," and a quo
O'Maollocha : and by others he was
SMvnBxnQ^ Maolcatha ("cath;" gen.
"catha:" Irish, battle; Lat. " cat-
erva ;" Wels. "kad ;" Heb. " chath,"
terror; Chald. "cath," a hatallion),
meaning " The Champion of the
Battle," and a quo O'Maolcatha.

115. Cathal : his son.

116. Connall : his son.

117. Roger : his son.

118. Thomas, of Whitechurch,
county AVaterford : his son ; living



in 1657; had a brother the Rev.
Nicholas Mulcahy.f

119. John, of Whitechurch: his
son.

120. Thomas, of Whitechurch : his
son.

121. John, of Ballymakee ; his
son.

122. Edmund Mun : his son ; who
in 1780 married Barbara, daughter
of Southwell Moore, of Ashgrove,
and of his wife Elizabeth Fitzgerald,
daughter of the Knight of Glyn.
This Edmund had two brothers —
1. John.l 2. Thomas.

123. Edmund Moore Mulcahy, of
Ballymakee, a J. P. for the counties
of Waterford and Tipperary : his



* Miilchay : From a similarity in the pronunciation of the names, some were of
opinion that Maoleaich, who is mentioned in the Stowe Missal, might have been the
ancestor of this family. The original MS. of that Missal was written in an ancient Lom-
bardic character which may well be deemed older than the sixth century. (The Missal
is supposed to be that of St. Ruadhan, the founder of the Monastery of Lorha, in North
Tipperary, who died a.d. 584.) The learned Dr. O'Connor says that portions of the
MS. are written in a second and much later hand ; and, at page 71, at the end of the
Canon of the Mass, the name of the second scribe is given ; " Maoleaich scrip sit.'' ^ The
Rev. Dr. Todd says that the latter writing, by Maoleaich, must be referred to the eighth
century ; which furnishes a strong additional evidence of the high antiquity of the
original. — See the "Ecclesiastical Record," for September, 1870.

t Rev. Nicholas Mulcahy : This clergyman was parish priest of Ardfinnan in the
CO. Tipperary, at the time of the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland ; and, during the siege
of Clonmel, was seized upon by a reconnoitering party of Cromwell's cavalry. Of him,
Bishop Moran (in his Historical Sketch of the Persecutions suffered by the Catholics of
Ireland under the Rule of Crormvell and the Puritans. Dublin : James Duffy, 1862),.
aays : "Immediately on his arrest, he was bound in Irons, conducted to the camp of the
l^esiegers and offered his pardon, should he only consent to use his influence with the
ftthabitants of Clonmel, and induce them to deliver up the town. These terms he re-
jected with scorn. He was coDsequently led out in sight of the besieged walls, and
there beheaded whilst he knelt in prayer for his faithful people and asked forgiveness
for his enemies."

X John : This John lived at Ballymakee, co. "Waterford, and married Miss Quin,^
Loloher Castle ; no issue. His brother Thomas lived at Glasha, and married Miss
Roberts : their issue were three sons — 1. Frank, 2. William, 3. John ; and one daughter,
Anne — all deceased, and now (1878) represented by John Roberts Mulcahy, J.P.for the
county Tipperary.



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IRISH PEDIGREES.



MUL. [part III.



son ; married Mary Cecilia Eussell.
This Edmund had two brothers and
one sister : the brothers were — 1.
John Moore Mulcahy, J.P., who
married Maria Bradshaw ; 2. South-
well Moore Mulcahy, who married
Barbara Moore; and the sister's
name was Elizabeth, who married
Edmund Power, J. P., Clashraan.



The issue of this Edmund M. Mul-
cahy are, as follows :

124. Major Edmund Moore
Mulcahj^, J. P. for Waterford and
Tipperary (married to Susan Purcell
O'Gorman) ; Lieut.-Colonel John
Russell Moore Mulcahy (married to
Frances Mary Dwyre), and Cecilia
Moore Mulcahy : all living in 1878.



MULCAHY. (Xo. 2.)

Of ArdiJaddeen.

It is believed that Thomas Mantach, who is Xo. 119 on this genealogy,
was a brother of John, of Whitechurch, county Waterford, who is Xo. 119
on the foregoirjg "Mulcahy " (Xo. 1.) pedigree. Commencing with that
Thomas, the following is the genealogy of Mulcahy^ of Ardpaddeen, county
Waterford : —



119. Thomas Mantach,* who
fought at the Battle of the Boyne,
A.D. 1690, on the sideof King James
the Second : son of Thomas.

120. Edmund : his son ; had a
brother named John, who was the
ancestor of the Mulcahy s, of Kill-
keany, county Waterford.

121. Thomas Ban [bawn] : his son ;
or "Thomas the lair."

122. Ednmnd Ban : his son. The
issue of this Edmund were twenty
children — 1. Edmund, who was born
in 1773, and died 1836 ; 2. Mrs.M.
Mulcahy, born in 1784, and living
1877 ; 3. Mrs. Butler, born in 1801,
died 1872; 4. Thomas, born 1803,
and living 1877 ; 5. Mrs. Catherine
Xorris, born 1805, living 1877 ; 6.
David, born 1807, now dead; 7.



Michael, born 1809, died 1853; 8.
Mrs. Bridget Shanahan, born 1812,
died 1868; 9. Patrick, born 1814,
died 1841 ; 10. John, born 1816,
died 1868 (whose eldest son
Edmund lived in Ardpaddeen, in
1877) ; 11. James, born 1818, died
1828; 12. Edmond,born 1821, died
1866 ; 13. Joseph, born 1823, living
in 1877; 14. Kichard, born 1825,
ditd 1846 ; 15. David (2), who died
young; 16. Rev. David Power Mul-
cahy, P.P., S\A ords, CO Dublin, born
in 1830, and living in 1881. There
were four more children who died
in their infancy.

123. John : son of Edmund Bann.

124. Edmund Mulcahy, of Ardpad-
deen : his son; living in 1877.



* Mantach : This Thomas Mulcahy owned the following townlandsin the parish©^
Kilbrien, county Waterford: namely— Scart, Baiacree, and Kilbrien ; and he after-
wards got the townland of Killkeany, for his son John.



CHAP. III.] MUL,



JR GENEALOGIES.



MUL. 329



MULCAHY. (No. 3.)

OJ Killkeany,

John, brother of Edmund, who is No. 120 on the foregoing (" Mulcahy "
of^Ardpaddeen) pedigree, was the ancestor of Mulcahy, of Killkeany, co,
Waterford.

120. John, of Killkeany, county
AVaterford; son of Thomas Mantach.

121. James : his son. This James
had three brothers and five sisters :
the brothers were— 1. Patrick, 2.
David, 3. John— the three of whom
left no issue. The five sisters were
— 1. Catherine, who AVas married
to Thomas Halloran, of Scart ; 2.
Margaret, married to Denis Hacket,
of Clashgannee; 3. Johanna, mar-
ried to Patrick Sheehan, of
Orchardstown, county Tipperary,
near Clonmel ; 4. Mary, married to
Bartholornew Mulcahy, of Marlfield;
and 5. Ellen, married to James
Butler, of Killnamack.

122. John Mulcahy of Killkeany :
eon of said James ; married Mar-
garet Power of Knockane-Brendain ;
both livinoj A.D. 1880. The survi-



children of this marriage were



(m 1881) the following :—l. Kev.
David Bernard Mulcahy, Ballyna-
feigh, Belfast ; 2. John of Glashea
(whose son David entered IMay-
nooth College as an ecclesiastical
student in 1880) ; 3. Nanno
(deceased), m. to James To bin,
Curraghnagree ; 4. Johanna, m. to
James Beresford, of Dedish, Dun-
garvan ; 5. James, 6. Edmond of
Killkeany ; 7. Bridget, married to
Michael O'Connor, Cascade Cottage,
Clonmel ; 8. Rev. Patrick Mulcahy,
St. Mary's, Bradford, England ; and
9. Rev. Michael Ambrose Mulcahy,
St. Mary's, Bradford.

123. Edmond of Killkeany: the
fourth son of the said John Mul-
cahy f- m. Kate-Clare Beresford ;
living in 1880, having issue.

124. John-Patrick Mulcahy: son
of said Edmund ; b. in 1880.



* Mulcahy : The ancient fort or rath in the parish of Castleconor, co. of Sh'go,
known as Rath Maoilcntha, has suggested the idea that this family may have derived
their name from the Maolcatha after whom that rath is called ; and therefore that
they are descended from the royal stock from which branched the O'Connors, Kings
of Connaught. That conjecture is based on the following extract from MacFirbis's
Book of Genealogies, quoted by Professor O'Curry, at page 223 of his " Manuscript
Materials of Ancient Irish History :" " Such is the stability of the old buildings, that
there are immense royal raths (or palaces) and forts {lios) throughout Erinn, in which
there are numerous hewn and polished stones and cellars and apartments, under
ground, within their walls ; such as are in Rath Maoilcatha, in Castle-Conor, and in
Bally O'Dowda, in Tireragh (co. Sligo), on the banks of the Moy. There are nine
smooth stone cellars under the walls of this rath ; and I have been inside it, and I
think it is one of the oldest raths in Erinn : its walls are of the height of a good cow-
keep still."



330 MUL.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



MULVEY.*

Anns : Same as those of " Reynolds.



O'CON. [part III.



DuORCAN, brother of lomhar, who is No. 107 on the "Reynolds" pedi-



gree, was the ancestor
Mulvy.

107. Duorcan : son of Maolru-
anaidh.

108. Dubhdara: his son.

109. Muredach : his son.

110. Mulmhiach (" mul :" Irish, a
conical heap, and " miach," a hag or
measure) : his son ; a quo O'Mul-
mhiaigh.

111. Gillchriosd : his son.

112. Melachlin : his son.

113. Mulmhiach (2): his son.

114. Fergall : his son.



of O'JIidmhiaigh [mulvee] ; anglicised Mulvey and



son



115. Teige O'Mul vy : his
first assumed this sirname.

116. Anthony Buidhe Mor :
son.

117. Donall : his son; had
brothers.

118. Anthony Buidhe (2) : his son.

119. Anthony (3) Oge : his son.

120. Tirlach : his son.

121. Maolmuire
O'Mulvy : his son



Tirlagh



his



SIX



Oga



O'CONNOE. (No. 1.)

Lords of Kerry.

Arms : Vert a lion ramp, double queued and crowned or. Cj-est : A dexter arm
emliowred in mail garnished or, the hand grasping a sword erect ppr. pommel and hilt
gold. Motto : Nee timeo, nee sperno.

CiAR, a younger brother of Conmac, who is 65 on the " Line of Ir," p. 302,
was the ancestor of O'Ciariaidhe, of whom O'Connor " Kerry" was the
leading family.



65. Ciar : son of Fergus Mor, lived
in the second century before Christ.

66. Mogha Taoi : his son.

67. Astaman : his son.

68. Ulacht : his son.

69. Lamhneach : his son.

70. Eunna : his son.

71. Dealbhna : his son.

72. Fionn Bhan : his son.

73. Eochaman : his son.



74. Aithrea : his son.

75. Eochoman (2) his son.

76. Orbsenmar : his son.

77. Mogha- Art : his son.

78. ISaul : his son.

79. Messincon : his son.

80. Uilin : his son.

81. lomghon : his son.

82. Hebric : his son.

83. lomcha : his son.



* Muhey : A member of this family Vas Doctor FarreU Mulvey, whose name i#
mentioned in the Second Charter granted to the College of Surgeons in Ireland, in
1828.



:nAP. HI.] o'co.



IR GENEALOGIES.



o'co. 331



84. Forba : his son.

85. Rethach : his son.

86. Senach: his son.

87. Durrthacht : his son.

88. Hugh Logha : his son.

89. Multuile (" tuile :" Irish, a
flood) : his son ; a quo 0' Maoiltuile,
anglicised MuUullyj TuUij, and
Flood.

90. Bachtbran : his son.

91. Cobthach : his son.

92. Colman : his son.

93. Flaith Fearna : his son.

94. Melachh'n : his son.

95. Fionn : his son.

96. Conor : his son.

97. Dermod : his son.

98. Cu-Luachra : his son.

99. Roger : his son.

100. Teige : his son.

101. Hugh: his son.

102. Charles: his son.

103. Conchobhar ("couchobhai" :
Irish, the helping ivarrior) : his son ;
a quo O'Connor (Kerry).

104. Maolbreath : his son.

105. Core O'Connor : son of Maol-
breath ; m. dau. of O'KeefFe, of
Duhallow; d. 1019.

106. Mahoon : his son ; chief of
Kerry Luachra; m. Joanna, dau.
of Muldoon O'Moriarty .of Lough
Lein.

107. Dermod (2) na Sluaghach :
his son ; m. Mora, dau. of Roiy
O'Donoghue Mor.

108. Mahoon (2) : his son ; m.
Mora, dau. of Melaghlin O'Mahonj,
lord of RathcuUer.

109 Dermod (3) : his son.

110 Connor (3) : his son.

111. Deimod (4): his son; m.
Joanna, the dau. of the lord of
Kerry.

112. Connor (4) : his son ; m. Una,
dau. of MacMahon of Corcakine.
This Connor was lord of Kerry
Luachra, and was slain in his 58tli
year by the Walshes of Kerry; had
two sons— 1. Dermod; 2. Connor.



113. Connor (5): his son; m.
Margaret, dau. of John Fitzgerald,
of Callan, and was treacherously
slain in 1396. This Connor's bro-
ther, Dermod, m. a dau. of O'Keeffe
of Duhallow, and in 1405, his eyes
were put out by Maurice Fitzgerald,

114. Connor (6), prince of Iraght
and Kerry Luachra : son of Connor ;
married Kathleen, dau. of John de
Btunell of Kerry ; and was slain by
his kinsman, Mahon O'Connor, in
1445, whilst on his way in a boat
to Iniscatha (or Scattery Island), on
the Shannon.

115. John: son of Connor; was
lord of Kerry Luachra and Iraghti-
connor ; m. in 1451 Margaret dau.
of David Nagle of Monahinny ; he
founded in 1470 Lislaghtan abbey,
where he was buried in 1485.

116. Connor (7) of Carrigafoyle :
his son ; m. Joanna, dau. of Thomas
Fitzgerald, Knight of the Valley,
by whom he had issue : — 1. Connor
Fionn ; 2. Charles, d. s. p. ; 3. Cabir,
d. s, p. : 4. Dermod, d. s. p. ; 5.
Donal Maol, who m. Ellis, dau. of
Thomas Fitzgerald of Billamullen,
by whom he had a son, Connor.

117. Connor (8) Fionn : his son;
m. twice : first, Margaret, dau. of
the lord of Kerry, by whom he had
a son, Bimn-na-lana, (or Brian of
the blades), who d. in 1566 ; and,
second. Slain e, dau. of O'Brien of
Kilaloe, by whom he had a son,
Connor. This Connor Fionn was

; slain in the battle of Lixnaw, in
' 1568.

118. Connor (9) Baccach : his son ;
m. Honoria, dau. of Dermod, 2nd
Earl of Thorn on d, by whom he had
— 1. John ; 2. Donal Maol ; and 3.
Doiioghy, who was slain in 1599,
by the sons of Manus OgeMcSheehy.
This Connor died in 1573.

119. John-na-Cathach (or John of
the Battles) O'Connor " Kerry :" his
son ; m. Julia, dau. of O'Sullivan



332 o'co.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



o'co. [part III.



M6r, by whom he hal five children :
1. Connor who died 5'ounc; ; 2.
Honoria,m. John Fitzgerald, Knight
of Glynn ; 3. Una, m. Oliver Dela-
hoyle; 4. Julia, m. Ulick Roche;
and 5. Mary, who m. her kinsman,
Connor Cam, and had a son John
O'Connor Ke^r3^ This John-na-
Cathach, in 1600, surrendered his
estates and castle of Carrigafoyle
into the hands of the Earl of
Thoraond, President of Munster,
and obtained a grant thereof from
Queen Elizabeth. This chief died
without male issue in 1640, where-
upon the chieftaincy reverted to the
descendant of Donal Maol second
son of Connor Baccach, No. 118
above mentioned.

120. Connor (10): son
]\Iaol, son of Connor
O'Connor "Kerry;" m.
John Fitzmaurice.

121. Connor (11) Cam:



of Donal

Baccach

a dau. of

his son ;



a dau. of Murrogh O'Connor of
Ballylyne, and left issue : — 1. John ;

2. Donogh, who died in Flanders ;

3. Cahir ; 4. Cathal Roe, who m.
Eliza, dau. of the lord of Kerry,
and left issue, Mary, who d. s. p. ;
and 5. Julia, who m. Charles
O'Connor of Dublin.

122. John O'Connor (2) " Kerry" :
son of Connor Cam ; m. twice :
first, Amelia, dau. of John Fitz-
gerald, Knight of the Valley ; and,
second, Joanna, dau. of Tadhg Mac-
Carthy, of Aglish, co. Cork. In
1652, this John with Teige O'Con-
nor, lord of Tarbert, suffered mar-
tyrdom for their faith ; they were
by stratagem seized by Cromwell's
followers, brought to Tralee, and
there half hanged, and next be-
headed on Sheep Hill, near Kil-
larne)'.

We are at present unable to bring
down this illustrious pedigree to
recent times.



m. twice : first, jMary (d. s. p.), dau.
of John-na-Cathach ; and, second,

According to MacFirbis, Dermod was an elder brother of Connor, No
113, and his descendants w^ere '* the real O'Connors,"



113. Dermod* (5) : son of Connor
(4) O'Connor " Kerry."

114. Dermod (6) : his son.

115. Connor : his sou.



116. Connor : his son.

117. John : his son.

118. Connor : his son.

119. John : his son ; living in 1666.



Of this branch w^as the learned Doctor Bernard O'Connor, author of
a History of Poland, etc. ; and Physician to John Sobieski, King of that
c:)untry. He studied in Paris, and practised in London, where he died in
1398. — See his obituary in the next genealogy, infra, (The " O'Connor" of
Carrig-a-Foyle pedigree.)



CONNOR. (No. 2.) d

Of Carrig-a-Foijle, Dingle, West Kemj, I

Arms: Vert a lion ramp, double queued and crowned or. Crest ; A gauntleted^
arm, with a hand holding a dart. Motto : Nee timeo, nee sperno.

In the preceding (No. 1.) genealogy we give the "O'Connor" (Kerry)
pedigree from its ancestor down to No. 122 John O'Connor "Kerry'*
(A.D. 1652), with whom the pedigree ceases; for at that period took placa

* Dermod: From this Dermod is descended the family of " O'Connor (No. 2), of|
Carrig-a-Foyle. "



CHAP, ni ] O'CO. IR GENEALOGIES. O'CO. 333

the Cromwellian Confiscations, when Cromwell's soldiers surprised and
surrounded the O'Connor Kerry's Castle, and in the most brutal manner
murdered The O'Connor himself (see No. 1 22 on the preceeding genealogy.)
Half wild with fear and anguish, the wife of The O'Connor escaped to
Bandon, then a great Protestant stronghold, taking with her their infant
son ; for, she was so utterly unnerved and horrorstricken by the dreadful
crimes of the Cromwellian soldiers, that she thought the only chance of
safety for herself and her child from the violence of the then dominant
party, was to train up the boy as a Protestant, and call him Conner, instead
of O'Connor, From that boy the Conner family in Munster is descended.
At that period no Catholic was allowed to live in Bandon. It was on
that account that Dean Swift, who deeply deplored such want of Christian
charity and forbearance, wrote upon the gate of the town of Bandon the
following witty lines : . »

•* Jew, Turk, or Atheist
May enter here,
But not a Papist."

The Dean's Irish servant added to his master's the equally witty lines :

" Whoever wrote this did write it well ;
The same is written on the gates of hell."

Among the " Forfeiting Proprietors" of the "O'Connor" Kerry family,
consequent on the Irish War of 1641-1652, appear the following names :
In the barony of Iraghticonnor — Bryan (or Bernard) O'Connor, Donnogh
O'Connor, Teig O'Connor, James Connor, Morogh Connor, Thomas Connor
James Connor (2) ; and in the barony of Trughanacmy — Bryan Connor,
Dermod O'Connor, Turlagh Connor, Thomas O'Connor (" A Protestant,
since August, 1654"), Kedmond O'Connor, Thomas Connor (son of
lurlagh), and Thomas O'Connor (son of Tirlagh).

In Vol. I., p. 514, of The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians, of
London (Yhree Volumes, London : 1878 ; Edited by William Munk, M.D.,
F.S.A.), we read :

"Bernard O'Connor, M.D., was descended from an ancient Irish family, and was
born in the county of Kerry about the year 1666. He studied at the Universities of
Montpelier and Paris, hut took the degree of Doctor in Medicine at Eheims, 18th Sept.,
1691. In Pans he met with the two sons of the High Chancellor of Poland, then on the
point of returning to their own country. They were entrusted to O'Connor's care, and
he travelled with them, first into Italy. At Venice he was called to attend William
Legge, Earl of Dartmouth, then seriously ill with fever, and, having recovered his
patient, accompanied him to Padua. Thence he passed through Bavaria and Austria,
down the Danuhe to Vienna, and, after some stay at the Court of the Emperor Leopold,
passed through Moravia and Silicia to Cracow, and thence to Warsaw, He was well
received by King John Sobieski, and, in the beginning of 1694, being then only
twent3'-eight years of age, was appointed physician to his Majest}'. His reputation at
the Polish Court was great, and it was deservedly raised by his accurate diagnosis in
the case of the King's sister, the Duchess of Bedzeoil. This lady was treated by her
physician for ague, but O'Connor insisted that she had an abscess of the liver, and that
her case was desperate. His pi'cdiction made a great noise among the Court, more
especially when it was justified by the event ; for, she died within a mouth, and upon
examination of the body, his opinion of the malady was fully verified.

* ' O'Connor did not remain long at Warsaw ; but, iiaving obtained the appointment
of physician to Teiesa Cunigunda, who had been espoused to the Elector of Bavaria by



334 O'CO. IRISH PEDIGREES. O'CO. [PART III.

proxy in 1694, and -was atout to leave for Brussels, he accompanied ttie Princess on her
journey. Arrived at that place, he took leave of the Princess, and, having passed
through Holland, reached England in February, 1695. He stayed but a short time in
London, and then went to Oxford, where he delivered a few lectures on Anatomy and
Physiology. In his travels he had conversed with Malpighi, Bellini, Eedi and other
celebrated physicians ; and of their communications he made a proper use. In these
lectures he explained the new discoveries in Anatomy, Chemistry, and Physic, in so
clear a manner, that they added greatly to his reputation. This was still further
increased by his publishing, during his sojourn at Oxford, Dissertations Medico- Phgsicce
de Antris 'Letlvferas ; de Montis Vesuvii Incendio ; de stupendo Ossium ; de Immani
Hypogastri Sarcomate. Many very curious questions are therein discussed, and several
curious facts related, which prove the author to have been a man of much thought and
observation, as well as of great learning and general knowledge.

" In the Summer of 1695 he returned to London, where he read lectures as he had
done at Oxford ; was elected a Fellow of the Eoyal Society ; and, on the 6th of April,
1696, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians of London. In 1697 he
published his ^i"a;?(7e^twm Medici, seu Medicina Mystica de Suspensis Natures, legibus

sive de Miraculis He subsequently published " The History of Poland," in two

Volumes, containing much novel and interesting information. Doctor O'Connor died
of fever, 30th October, 1698, -uhen he was little more than 32 years of age ; and was
buried at St. Giles' -in-the-Fields, London." (His Works may be consulted in the
Library of the British Museum, London.)

In Cameron's History of the Boyal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin :
Fanning & Co., 188G), we read that in his Evangelmm Medici, Doctor
O'Connor advanced an opinion that '•' generation" may be effected without
actual contact of the sexes — an opinion, it is said, which has been verified
by recent experimental results !

At present we are unable to trace the genealogy of this family in the
male line for more than three generations down to the present time ; but
we can trace it in the female line back to Mortogh Sugrue (commonly
called " The Sugrue"), of Dunloe Castle, who married Sheela, daughter of
the Marquis of Thomond. Commencing with that Mortogh Sugrue, the
genealogy is as follows :

1. Mortogh, the Sugrue m. Sheela, > S.Charles, who m. Honoria
dau. of O'Brien, Marquis of Tho- O'Connell, and had two sons — 1.



mond, and had

2. Charles (living in 1500), whom.
a dau. of MacCarthy Mor, of Pallis
Castle, and had four sons and five
daughters : the sons were — 1.
Charles, of whom presently ; 2.
Mortogh, 3. Timothy, and 4. John.



3. Charles : eldest son of Charles ; Elizabeth, dau. of Donogh Mac
m. dau. of the O'Sullivan Beare, and G-illicuddy(see the "MacGillicuddy"
had : | pedigree), and had a son Charles,



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