James (I.) ; of him nothing is
IV. Terence : the fourth son of
James (I.); m. and had two
sons : 1. James ; and 2.j
Michael, of KiUard. '
I. This James was m. to
Kean, and had sons and
daughters, living in 1880 in
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.A.
II. Michael, of Killard (living
in 1881), m. Kate Talty, and
had one son — John, of Kil-
lard ; and three daughters —
1. Mary, 2. Bridget, 3. Kate.
This John of Killard, m.
B. Clancy, and had a family.
Patrick : eldest son of James
and had two sons and
daughters : the sons were — 1.
John, 2. Patrick ; and the daughters
were — 1. Mary, 2. Xorah.
I. This John, of whom presently,
II. Patrick : second son of
Patrick (2) ; married Margaret
Kean, and had four sons and
one daughter : the sons were
— 1. Thomas, who d. in 1878;
2. Michael ; 3. James ; 4. John. 1
The daughter was Bridget
all of this family living m
1887 in the United States,
3. John, of Corbally, Kilkee : son
of Patrick (2) ; m. Mary MacGreen,
and had three sons and four
daughters. The sons were — 1.
elseif (getClientWidth() > 430)
Michael, who died in infancy ; 2.
Michael-John, of whom presently;
3. Patrick, who d. in infancy. The
CHAP IV.] DEV.
daughters were — 1. Kate, who d. in
Iowa, United States, America, in
1861; 2. Mary; 3. Bridget; 4.
Norah, unm. in 1887. This Kate
IS twice m. ; first, to Patrick
Keane, of Kilkee, co. Clare, but by
liim had no issue. Her second
husband was John Costello, Daven-
port, Iowa, U.S.A., by whom she
had two sons and two daughters.
This Mary, the second daughter of
John (3), m. Martin Hennessy, of
Iowa, and had one daughter,
Bridget-Fanny, living in 1887.
And John's daughter, Bridget, m.
Patrick Hennessy, of Davenport,
Iowa, and had a son, William, and
two daughters, Bridget and Norah
—all living in 1887.
4. Michael-John Devine (living
in 1887), of Kilkee, co. Clare: son
of John; on 29th July, 1868, m.
Fanny-Mary, eldest dau. of John
O'Hart, of Dublin, the Writer of
this Work, and has had — 1. Kath-
leen, who d. in infancy ; 2. John
Francis, who also d. in infancy ;
3. Mary-Elizabeth ; 4. John-Patrick ;
5. Kathleen ; 6. Fanny ; 7. Laura ;
8. Elizabeth; 9. Herbert; 10.
Francis; 11. Patrick.
5. John-Patrick Devine : his
son ; b. 16th March, 1874, and living
DILLON. (No. 1.)
Arms: A lion pass. betw. three crescents gu. Crest: A semi lion ramp. gu.
holding in the paws an estoile wavy or.
LOCHAN Dilmhain (by some called "Lochan Dilionn," from the Irish
dile, " a flood") was, according to the " Book of Armagh," ancestor of
Dillon, of Cuircneach or "Dillon's Country," in the county Westmeath ;
and was, according to some of the Irish genealogists, brother of Colman
Mor (king of Meath), and of Hugh Slaine, the 141st Monarch of Ireland:
all three (those genealogists say), the sons of Dermod, the 133rd Mon-
arch, who was son of Fergus Cearrbheoil, son of Connall Creamthann (the
first Christian King of Meath), son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the
126th Monarch. And it is stated that the said Lochan killed the said
Colman Mor, for refusing to let him enjoy his proportion of the Kingdom
of Meath, called Cuircneach ; and therefore fled into France, where he
and his posterity remained until Robert Le Dillon, lineally descended
from the said Lochan, came into Ireland (with those that Dermod Mac-
Morough invited out of England to assist him in the recovery of his
Kingdom of Leinster,j and laid claim to the said territory of Cuircneach ;
which having made appear, after some contest and strife, O'Melaghlin,
then King of Meath, was by the interposition and mediation of O'Molloy
and MacGeoghagan, then powerful men in the country, content he should
enjoy ; and, accordingly, he and his posterity possessed that territory
from that time down to the Cromwellian confiscations of Ireland, in tlie
That the said Lochan Dilmhain* was the ancestor of Dillon, Delion,
* Dilmhain : This name has been also anglicised Dillane.
DIL. [part 111.
or Dillune, or that he fled into France upon the murder of his brother
is not gainsayed ; but that he was brother of either Aodh Slaine (the Hist
Monarch of Ireland), or of Cohnan Mor, King of Meath, is contradicted
by the " Book of the Eeigns of the Irish Monarchs," where giving an
account of the reign of the Monarch Aodh Slaine, it is stated :
** Aodh (or Aidus) Slaine (son of Dermod, son of Fergus Cearbheoil), and Colmaa
Eimidh, the 142nd Monarch, son of Baodan (or BoetanusJ, the 137th Monarch, son of
Murchertus M6r MacEarca, the 131st Monarch, son of Muredach, son of Eoghan, son
of Niall Mor (or Niall of the Nine Hostages), reigned jointly for six years, until
Colman (rimidh) was slain by Lochan dilmhain, son of Baodan, son of Muriartus or
Murchertus Mor MacEarca, son of Muredach ; and Aidus Slaine was killed by Conall
According to this extract, it is evident that Lochan Dilmhain was
brother of Colman Rimeach (or Rimidh), the 142nd Monarch (whom he
killed), and not the brother of Colman M6r, who was King of Meath, but
never Monarch of Ireland ; for, Lochan Dilmhain was the fourth genera-
tion after Eoghan, son of Niall Mor, and Colman M6r was the third I
generation after Conall Creamthann, brother of Eoghan — both sons of
the said Niall Mor (or Niall of the Nine Hostages), above mentioned.
No account can be given of the generations from the said Lochan
Dilmhain to the said Robert Le Dillon, who was called "Robert the
Sacsanach'' (or Robert the Englishman), because he came over with the
English at the time of the English invasion of Ireland ; but as Roderick
O'Connor, brother of Cathal Craobh-dearg, who is No. 112 on the (No. 1)
" O'Connor" (Connaught) pedigree, was the Irish Monarch at the time
of that invasion, we may assume that Robert Le Dillon was of the same
(112th) generation as the Monarch Roderick O'Connor; and that there
must have been twenty generations between Lochan Dilmhain and his
descendant Robert Le Dillon.*
Down from that Robert Le Dillon, the following is the stem of the
Dillon family :
112. Robert Le Dillon.
113. Thomas: his son.
114. William Dillon : his son ; the
first of the family that assumed
115. Sir Henry: his son; built
the Abbeyt (or Convent) of St.
Francis, in Athlone, in the reign of
116. Gerald: his son.
117. Gerald Oge : his sen.
118. Edmond : his son.
* Robert Le Dillon : Niall of the Nine Hostages is No. 87 on the " O'Neill'
(Princes of Tyrone) pedigree ; whose son Eoghan (or Eugenius) is therefore No. 88
whose son Muredach is No. 89 ; whose son Murchertus Mor MacEarca is No. 90
whose son Baodan is No. 91 ; whose son Lochan Dilmhain must therefore be No. 92
so that there were at least twenty generations between him and Robert Le Dillon
T Abbey : Some persons are of opinion that " there is no such thing as a Francis-
can Abbey ;" that " the Franciscan houses are properly called Convents, which were
never governed by Abbots ;" and that, in such cases, " Guardian is the proper desig-
nation." In our sources of information, however, we find mention made of th"
"Abbey of St. Francis, in Athlone;" "Abbey of Cavan," etc., as recorded in th
?HAP. IV.] DLL,
119. Gerald (3) : his son ; had
:hree sons — 1. James, 2. Gerald
Dge, and 3. Kichard.
120. Sir James : son of Gerald.
121. Thomas Maol : his son. This
Fhomas had three sons — 1. Sir
rheobald (or Toby), 2. Edmond,
122. Sir Theobald : son of Thomas,
Vfaol : was the first "lord viscount
Dillon," of Costello and Gallen,
the county Mayo.
123. Sir Luke : his son.
124. Eobert: his son.
125. Theobald : his son; lord
126. Henry : his son ; lord viscount
Dillon, living in 1708.
127. Richard Dillon : his son.
DILLON. (No. 2.)
Uarls of Roscommon.
Arras : Ar. a lion ramp. betw. three crescents an estoile issuant from eacli gu. over
ill a fesseaz. Crest : On a chapeau gu. turned uperm. a falcon rising ar. belled or.
hipporters : Dexter a griffin vert, wings expanded beaked and legged or, armed gu. ;
inister, a falcon gu. wings expanded and inverted, beaked, legged, and belled or.
^otto : Auxilium ab alto.
\5 this Peerage is dormant since the death of Michael James Robert Dillon,
he 12th Earl, the following information may assist in discovering the
•ightful heir to the Earldom of Roscommon.
James Dillon who was raised to the Peerage of Ireland, on the 24th
Fanuary, 1619, as " Lord Dillon, Baron of Kilkenny West," was on the
5th August, 1622, created "Earl of Roscommon."
Michael James Robert
was the 12th and last Earl.
Gary Dillon, the fifth Earl, was
son of Robert Dillon, the second
Earl of Roscommon.
James Dillon, the third Earl, was
eldest son of Robert Dillon, the
second Earl of Roscommon.
Wentworth Dillon, the fourth
was the 2nd Earl.
,, 3rd „
Ear], who d. s. p., was son of James
Dillon, the third Earl of Roscom-
mon. After Wentworth's death, the
title reverted to Gary Dillon, the
fifth Earl, who was brother of
Robert, the second Earl of Ros-
Gary Dillon, the fifth Earl, was
succeeded by his son Robert Dillon,
who was the sixth Earl of Ros-
Robert, the sixth Earl, was suc-
ceeded by his eldest son Robert,
who was the seventh Earl of Ros-
common, who d. s. p., but was
succeeded by his brother James
Dillon, who was the eighth Earl of
Roscommon, and who died unm.
The ninth Earl was Robert Dillon,
DIL. [part [II.
son of Patrick Dillon of Tuemore
(who d. unmarried), and grandson
of Lucas Dillon, son of James
Dillon, the first Earl of Roscommon.
Robert, the ninth Earl of Ros-
common, was succeeded by his
brother John Dillon, the tenth Earl
of Roscommon, who was twice
married : by the first wife he had
three daughters and no son ; by the
second wife he had a son Patrick,
who succeeded as the eleventh Earl
of Roscommon, who married and
had issue an only daughter.
Michael James Robert Dillon,
the twelfth and last Earl of Ros-
common, was son of Michael Dillon,
Esq., Captain in the County Dublin
Militia, who was killed at the
battle of Ross, in 1798.
(1) This Captain Michael Dillon
was son of :
(2) Surgeon James Dillon, who
was son of :
(3) Michael Dillon, Esq., of Rath,
who was son of ;
(4) Mr. Dillon, of Rath, who mar-
ried Penelope, sister of James
Horan, gent., and by her had two
sons, namely, said Michael (3), and
I. Michael (3) married Mary,
dau. and heir of John Jennat,
of Recluse and Skedan, county
Dublin, and had issue — John,
who died young.
II. Francis, of whom presently.
(2) Surgeon James Dillon, above
mentioned, was twice married :
first, to the daughter of Butler of]
Waterford, by whom he had no
issue ; secondly, to Elizabeth, dau.
of Joseph Plunket, Esq., and by her^
(1) Captain Michael Dillon, of the
Dublin Militia (killed in 1798 at
the battle of Ross), who m. Mary,
dau. of the Rev. Richard Griffith,
of Kilbritain, county Cork, and had
Michael James Robert Dillon, the
twelfth and last Earl of Roscommon,
since whose death the Earldom has
(II.) Francis Dillon, the second
son of (4) Mr. Dillon, of Rath,
and brother of Michael (3), m.
and had :
(III.) John Dillon, who married
Elizabeth Roberts and had :
(IV.) Richard Dillon, who mar-
ried and had :
(Y.) John Dillon,* living in
Montreal, Canada, in 1887,
who, presumably, is the right-
ful heir, in the male line, to the
dormant Earldom of Roscom-
* Dillon : Having found the address of this John Dillon we communicated with him
to ascertain if he had any family records to sustain his claim to the Earldom of Ros-
common ; and if he were the person who, some thirty or thirty-five years ago, was. to
our knowledge, a claimant for the said dormant Earldom. We here subjoin his reply,
as it may help to elucidate the subject :
" Address : Care of W. J. Tabb, Esq.,
" St. Antoine Hall,
"Montreal, 2nd June, 1886,
''John O'Hart, Esq.,
" Ringsend School,
" Ringsend, Dublin,
"Dear Sir, — I would have Avritten sooner, but have been trj-ing to find Lodge
Peerage You asked me if I was the person who spoke to you in Kildare, am
who told you he was the Heir to the Earldom of Roscommon. I may state I lef
Ireland when very young and did not return until January, 1880 ; and then for th(
purpose of looking after the Earldom . . I may also add that, when Henry Gouldburrf
was Home Secretary, I think about the year 1839 or 1840, the late Earl (of Ros-
HAP. IV.] DIN. HEREMON GENEALOGIES.
Arms : Ar. on a mount in base vert an oak tree, tlie stem entwined with two
srpents interwoven and erect respecting each, other all ppr. Crest : An owl at gaze
)oiGHNAN, brother of Beice who is 98 on the " Fox" pedigree, was the
.ncestor of O'Doighnain ; anglicised O'Dugenan, Binan^ Dinnen, Dignum, and
98. Doighnan (" doigh ;" Irish,
iqpe ; Gr. " do-keo," to tUnJc) : son
)f Tagan ; a quo Doighnain.
99. Naomhach : his son.
100. Philip : his son.
101. Paul an Fionn : his son.
102. Luke : his son.
103. Augustin : his son.
104. Malachi Ruadh : his son.
105. Magnus (or Mor) : his son.
106. Dealbhbaoth : his son.
107. Magnus (2) : his son.
108. Malachi (2): his son.
109. Magnus (3) : his son.
110. Jerome : his son.
111. John Ballach : his son.
112. Francis : his son.
John Ballach O'Dugenan : his
DOHERTY. (No. L)
Lords of Inishowen.
Arms : Ax. a stag springing gu. on a chief vert three mullets of the first. Crest :
A hand couped at the wrist erect grasping a sword all ppr. Another Crest : A grey-
hound courant ar. holding in the mouth a hare ppr. Motto : Ar mDuthchas (For my
FiAMHAN, a brother of Muriartus (or Muiriartach) who is No. 99 on the
[No. 1) " O'Donel" (Tirconnell) pedigree, was the ancestor of 0' Dochartaigh ;
anglicised Docharty, Dogherty^ Doherty, Dougherty, and O'Dogherty.
99. Fiamhan (or Fianamhain) :
hird son of Ceannfaola.
103. Maongal : his son.
101. Dochartach (" dochar :" Irish,
harm) : his son ; a quo O'Dochar-
102. Maongal (2) : his son.
103. Donoch : his son.
104. Maongal : his son.
105. Donal : his son.
106. Donogh Dunn : his son.
107. Donal Fionn : his son.
common) was reported as dying, my father applied for the Earldom, and, in reply, was
told to send the proofs of his claim, which he did (and which were not returned), and
the reply he received was that his Claim was well founded ; but the Earl, who was
reported as dying, was convalescent, subsequently recovered, and outlived my father.
Doctor Dillon Kelly of Mullingar is my cousin, whose mother was sister to my father,
and who, I beUeve, has information which would prove my heirship.
"In conclusion, I beg to thank you for your kindness, and am,
" Dear Sir, your obedient servant,
" John Dillon."
DOH. [part III
108. Connor: his son.
109. Dermod: his son.
110. Murtagh: his son.
111. Aongus: his son.
112. Donal Mor : his son.
113. Rory : his son.
114. Donal (4) : his son.
115. Connor: his son.
116. Aneisleis: his son.
117. Donal (5): his son.
118. John : his son.
119. Connor-an-Einigh : his son;
was the first of the family who
settled in Inishowen.
120. Donal (6) : his son.
121. Brian Dubh : his son ; had a
brother Aodh; living in 1440.
122. Connor Carrach : his son.
123. Felim : his son.
124. John Mor : his son.
125. John Oge : his son.
126. Sir Cahir O'Dogherty* : his
son; lord of Inishowen; living in
1608 ; left no male issue. Sir
Cahir had two brothers — 1. Rory,
who was the elder, and whose
descendants live in Spain ; 2. John,
who died in 1638.
127. John: son of said John;
had two brothers — 1. Owen ; 2
128. Cahir : son of said Owen.
129. Cahir: his son; had a bro-
ther Owen ; d. in 1732.
130. John : son of said Owen ; d
131. Cahir: son of John ; d. 1784,
132. Henry Dogherty, a Catholic
Priest : his son ; had two brothers
— 1. John; 2. Clinton Dillon.
These three brothers retired to
Spain with their uncle, the Eev.
Henry O'Dogherty, D.D. And
their pedigree, as above given, down
from Sir Cahir O'Dogherty, was
certified by Fortescue, Ulster King
of Arms, on 4th November, 1790. —
See Meehan's " Flight of the Earls.
* Sir Cahir ODogherty. In Connellan's "Four Masters" it is stated that, in May,
1608, Sir Cahir O'Dogherty, lord of Inishowen, a young man of great spirit and valour,
then only in the twenty-first year of his age, raised an insurrection against the English
in Ulster ; being unable to tolerate the insolence and tyranny of Sir George Paulett,
Oovernor of DeiTy. O'Dogherty and his forces having surprised Derry, they slew
Paulett and most of the garrison, and burned the town ; he also took the fort of Cul-
more, near Derry, from Captain Hart ; and gave the command of the fortress to a
valiant chief named Felim AlacDavett. O'Dogherty ravaged the settlements of the
English in various parts of Derry, Donegal and Tyrone ; and defeated their forces ia
several engagements. Marshal Wingfield and Sir Oliver Lambert marched against
him with four thousand men ; and having advanced to Culmore, MacDavett, unable to
defend the place against so great a force, set fire to the fortress, and sailed off" with his
men towards Derry, carrying away some of the cannon, and throwing the rest into the
sea. Wingfield then advanced against Burt Castle, the chief residence of O'Dogherty
near Lough Swilly. MacGeoghegan says the castle was commanded by a monk, who,
not having a sufficient force to defend it, and not wishing to subject to the dangers of
a siege, 'Dogherty 's lady, who was Mary Preston, daughter of Lord Gormanstownj
surrendered the castle on condition that the garrison should be spared ; but Wingfield
put most of them to the sword, and sent O'Dogherty's wife to her brother. O'Dogherty
had various encounters with the English forces, and maintained his ground for about
three months in Donegal ; the lord deputy Chichester ofi'ered a reward of five hundred
marks for his head ; and Sir Cahir being encamped at the Rock of Doune, near Kilma-
crennan, was shot dead with a musket ball, by an English soldier, who took deliberat
aim at him ; recognising the warlike chief amidst his men, from his waving plume and
lofty stature. The extensive estates of O'Dogherty were confiscated, and transferred tc
Chichester, ancestor to the Earls of Donegal.
JHAP. IV.] DOH. HEREMON GENEALOGIES.
DOHERTY. (No. 2.)
Arms : Same as those of "Doherty" (No. 1).
^.CCORDING to Dr. O'Donovan's Antiquities* of the county Donegal (at
jnd of Vol. II.), Aodh, a brother of Brian Dubh who is No. 121 on the
foregoing) " Dogherty" pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that
121. Aodh: a younger son of
122. Shane M6r : his son.
123. Cormac Carrach : his son.
124. Brian Gruamach : his son.
125. Cumhaighe : his son.
126. Diarmaid : his son; living in
L608 j was contemporary with Sir
127. Niall a-Churaigh: son of
128. Cahir : his son.
129. Owen: his son.
130. Cahir: his son.
131. Donogh : his son.
132. Shane : his son.
133. Donal : his son.
134. John (or Shane) O'Doherty :
his son ;'' was a little_boy in 1840."
Arms : Az. three crescents in pale or
Ihe Dolan or O'Dolan family, of
Aughawillin, Lislaughy, Lisgrudy,
Lisroughty, and Lisnatullaugh, in
bhe barony of Carrigallen, and
county of Leitrim, is descended
two plates a chief ar. Crest : A
from Bryan Dolan, of Largy (or
Kilargy), situate between Swanlin-
bar and Manorhamilton, at the north
side of Cuiltagh mountain.
Bryan Dolan came with his two
* Antiquities : Preserved in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.
t Dolan : See the DowZmgf pedigree for another "Dolan" or "O'Dolan" family. We
believe, however, that this family is a hranch of the 0' Dolan family, mentioned in p. 359,
ante, as descended from Fiacha Suidhe, one of the two brothers of Conn of the Hundred
Battles. That " O'Dolan" family was (see MacDermott's Map of Ancient Ireland at
the end of Connellan's Four Masters,) located near Croagh Patrick^ in the county of
Mayo. Others say that this " Dolan" family derives its name fromEochaidh Duhhlen,
who is No. 84 on the '' O'Hart" pedigree, and that, in early times, the MacGaurans
were of the same stock as the O'Dolans. Be this as it may, it is worthy of remark
that (See Lewes's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland), from time immemorial, these
two families in the barony of Tullaghagh, county Cavan, have been proverbial for their
intermarriages. In proof of this assertion we may add the following observations :
Patrick Dolan, of Lislaughy and Lisnatullaugh, was the son of Charles Dolan and
Mary McGauran. He had six sons : Jack, Tiernan, Thomas, Rodger, Felim, and
Patrick. Two of these, Tiernan and Felim, were married to McGauraus ; and Felim
was married a second time to a McGauran. Jack and Rodger were married to two
Dolans. He had three daughters : one was married to a Dolan, and the other to a
Heavey, whose mother's name was McGauran. Jack Dolan, the eldest son of Patrick
, Dolan, had four sons and three daughters : the sons were, Thomas, Philip, Patrick,
sonsCormac and Charles to the neigh-
bourhood of Ballymagauran, near
the end of the sixteenth century. A
bad time it was for priests and
papists ; yet, notwithstanding, Cor-
mac and Charles rode on Sunday
mornings to Killnavart, to hear
Mass, a distance of some ten or
twelve miles; and, having come
there, they attached their horses by
their bridle-reins to the branches of
trees near the chapel. (Killnavart is
situate between Ballymagauran and
Ballyconnell, in the barony of
Tullaghagh, in the county Cavan.)
Baron MacGauran was then Earl
of Tullaghagh, and heard Mass
at Killnavart. He observed the
two strange young men at Mass,
and their horses tied by their
bridles to trees near the chapel;
he enquired to whom the horses
belonged, and where the owners
were from. Having been informed
on those points, the Baron invited
the young men to dinner on the
following Sunday ; and soon after-
wards proffered them a residence in
the neighbourhood of Ballyma-
gauran, and they willingly accepted
the invitation. Almost immediately
afterwards Cormac Dolan, the elder
son, married a near relative of the
Baron, — the daughter of Terence
MacGauran, who was better kno
as Trealach Caoch or " Blind Terry,'
in consequence of his being squint-
eyed. But the Baron's hospitality
and Dolan's marriage became a
great misfortune to both parties.
In due time after the marriage a
son was born to Cormac Dolan;
about the same time another child
was born for Baron MacGauran,
who claimed that his relative Cor-
mac Dolan's wife and daughter of
Blind Terry should nurse his (the
Baron's) child. Bryan Dolan took
this demand as a great insult : he
instructed his daughter-in-law to?
say that he had not come so low
that she should become a " hippin-
washer" to any man. This message
enraged the Baron to madness ; he
at once rode to Dolan's house, called
for the old man, whom he seized by
the hair of the head and dragged
him by the horse's side at full
gallop, and threw him dead on the
road. The sons Cormac and Charles
seeing the Baron gallop furiously to
their house, and immediately gal-
loping back dragging something by
his horse's side, one said to the
other " the Baron is dragging some-
thing after him ;" the other ex-
claimed with an oath "it is my
father," and, snapping up a gun that
and Charles. Thomas and Patrick were married to McGaurans ; Philip, to McManus ;
and Charles, to McGuire. Two of the daughters married McGraurans, and one
Tiernan Dolan had two surviving sons : Tiernan and Peter. Tiernan is a Catholic
priest ; and Peter was married to a Dolan.
Thomas Dolan had three sons : Patrick, John, and Thomas; and four or five
daughters. The eldest son, Patrick, married a McGauran ; and of the daughters two