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,LA Uais, the 121st Monarch of Ireland, who is No. 85 on the
[acDonnell" (of Antrim) pedigree, was the ancestor of Macl/ais;
licised MacEvog, MacFeagh, MacFeigh, Noble, and Fey.

0. Colla Uais (" uais :" Irish,

le) : son of Eochaidh Dubhlen

iblin] : a quo Mac Uais.

?6. Roghain : his son ; had two

thers — 1. Eochaidh, 2. Fiachra


^7. Earc : his son.

Carthann : his son ; had a
mger brother named Fiachra.
^9. Dochartach : his son.
)0. Cormac : his son.
1. Anmire : his son ; had a
inger brother named Fergus.
)2. Foranan : his son.
)3. Guaire : his son.

94. Maolfogha : his son.

95. Criochan (" criochan :" Irish,
striving) : his son ; a quo O'Criochain,
anglicised Creehan and Crehan ; had
an elder brother named Cathach,
who was the ancestor oi MacFetridge.

96. Aodh (or Hugh) : son of

97. Brandubh : his son.

98. Caornan : his son.

99. Coibhdheanach : his son.
100. Robeartach (" ro :" Irish,

very, " beartach," tricky) : his son ;
a quo MacEoheartaighe,* sometimes
written MacEoiberd, and anglicised

* MacRoheartaifjlie : There was an Ui Roheartaigh family in the county Sligo,

quite distinct from this MacRoheartahjhe.

According to Smibert and to Douglas's Baronage, the 3Iac Roheartaigh, orRobert-
3 are descended from the Lords of the Isles, who (see the " MacDonnell," of Antrim,
igree) were, like this family, descended from Colla Uais, the 121st Monarch of
and. The name by which the Roberstons are called in Scotland is, Clann Donna-
idh, meaning the descendants of King Duncan, the eldest son of King Malcolm III.,
Scotland. — See the " Robertson" pedigree.

566 MAC.


MAC. [part II

BohertSj Eobins, Robinson, dLnd Robert-

101. Maolbrighid : his son.

102. Feardaciioch : his son.

103. Flaitheartach : his son.

104. Hugh (2) : his son.

105. Muireadach : his son.

106. Brian: his son.

107. Muran ("mur:" Irish
fortification; Lat. "mums"):

son; a quo O'Murain,

108. Donoch : his son.

109. Curaioach (also called Dubh-
ros) : his son.

110. Padraic :* his son.

111. Dubhgall : his son.

112. Donoch (2): his son.

113. Moroch : his son.

114. Niall : his son.

115. Eory : his son.
IIG. Tiiioch : his son.




117. Cairbre : his son.

118. Eoghan : his son

119. Padraic (or Patrick) : his soij
living in 1691.

120. Brian : his son.

121. Donoch (3) : his son.

122. James : his son ; living ii

123. Johnf : his son; died ii
1815. Thi-s John was twice mar

124. Patrick J : his youngest son
born in 1802; died in 1871.

125. James :§ his son; living ii
1878 ; had four brothers, of w^hon
Henry, who died in 1873, wa
created by Queen Isabella, of Spain
a " Knight of the Golden Fleece.'*

126. James D. McVeigh: son G

said James
in 1878.

born in 1848 ; livinj

* Padraic : At this stage in this family genealogy, the O'h-Aongusa (or " O'H^j
nessy") dispossessed the Mac-Uais family of their territory, called Hy-mac-Uais,
the barony of "Moygoish," in Westmeath ; and the " MacUais"' family then brand
into MacEvoy (still a highly respectable family in the county Meath), MacVec
Mac Feigh, etc., as above.

t John : This John MacVeigh, who was born a.d. 1765, and died in IJ
entered the English Army, and was engaged in the American War, under Genei
Sir Henry Clinton and Lord Cornwallis ; he afterwards served under the DukeSI
York, in Flanders and Holland, and retired from the Army in 1794. Having acquit
large landed property in the United States, he married a Miss Stuart, by whom!
had five sons and one daughter : descendants of those five sons were (in 1877) proi
nent citizens in America. Becoming a widower he married Margaret, daughter of )
Burns, Esq., by whom he had only child— a son named Patrick.

X Potrkh: This Patrick MacVeigh, only child of John, by his second marrij^
married in 1823 Helen, daughter of H. O'Hare, Esq., of an old Irish family ; and
her had five sons and three daughters. In 1849 he finally left Scotland ; settled on)
property in Kentucky, United States, America ; and died in 1871, his wife havl
died in 1868. Of the five sons by that marriage, Henry MacVeigh, of Madrid, marn
in 1851, Jacoba, daughter of Duke Fernandez y-Xunez, grandee of Spain, by whom!
had three sons— 1. Henry, 2. Alfred, 3. James : this Henry was created by Qa€
Isabella of Spain a "Knight of the Golden Fleece ;" and died in 1873.

§ James : Of this James, under the heading " MacVeigh James, Esq., of "Walla*
town and Castlebank, Drumfriesshire," Walford, in his County Families (1877), saj
" Third surviving son of the late Patrick MacVeigh, Esq., Planter of Kentucky, U.
America, by Helen, daughter of John O'Hehir, Esq.. of Ballyna, county Down ; b. 18
m. 1847 Mary, second daughter of Captain James Dalgiel, of the Glenseand Carnw£
family ; and has issue James D., b. 1848 (m. 1874, Mina, daughter of J. Parsons, Es
Brighton), and a daughter, Caroline Cassendra."

"Mr. MacVeigh is a merchant in London, and purchased the Wallacetown p
perty from the old family of Fergusons ; and Castlebank from the last of the Wati
family. Residences — Wallacetown, Dumfriesshire ; Castlebank House, near Dumfri<
and 10 Maxwell Road, S.W. (London)."


MAC. 567

son of



Arms : Sa. three garbs or.

Ioroch-na-nGaodhail, brother of Diarmaid-na-nGhall who"is No. 114 oq
he "MacMorough" pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that

son, Davis, Davison, Daws, Dawson,
Davy, and Davys. Had a brother
Eichard. The descent from this
Daibhidh (or David) M6r MacMor-
ough is carried down four genera-
tions more on the "Davidson"
genealogy, namely down to Patrick
Mac David t Mor.

123. Bhadhach (" badhach :" Irish,
loving, famous) MacMorough : son
of Richard ; a quo MacVaddock, in
Irish MacBhadhaigh. In English
this Bhadach's name was written
" Bhaday." The patrimony of this
family was about Gorey, county

his son.

114. Moroch-na-nGaodhail
)onoch, King of Leinster.

115. Morogh: his son ; slain,

116. Donoch Reamhar

117. Murtagh : his son.

118. Donoch :* his son.

119. Redmond : son of Donoch.
lad a younger brother Dermot who
/as the father of Maurice, father of
')onocht Dubh [dhu].

120. Sheanach : son of Redmond ;
ad a brother Maurice.

121. Manus : son of Sheanach.

122. Daibhidh M6r : his son;
quo MacDaibhidh M6r, anglicised

^acDavid-M6r, MacDamore, David-

Of this Sept was Teige Mac Vaddock, who was living iemy. King
lenry VIII. ; and whose son Donal Mc Vaddock and Teige obtained a
ardon on 20th Nov. 6 Edward VI., A.D. 1552. Thomas MacVaddock,
rho was Chief of the Sept, A.D. 1641, married Grany, dau. of Dowling
Cavanagh of the county Carlow. The name " MacVaddock" has been
itterly corrupted into tVadech

* Donoch: This Donoch (No. 118) had a brother named Connor, who was father
i Dermod, father of William, father of Maurice, father of Murtogh, who was Abbot of
'erns, co. .Wexford.

t Donoch Dubh : Some members of the

pinion that this Donoch Dubh MacMorough was their ancestor ; but (see the *' Murphy
fo. 1 genealogy, we must go much farther back than Donoch Dubh Ma

O'Murphy" (of Wexford) family are of

3ee the *' Murphy"

MacMorough, for

tie ancestor of the " O'Murphy" (of Hy-Felimy) family.

MacDavid: The patrimony of the "MacDavid Mor" family layabout Glas-
arrig, co. Wexford, and is now known as the Macnamores. Redmond MacDavid
I6r was the chit^f of this sept. a.d. 1611.

568 MAD.


MAD. [part IIL

MADDEN. (No. 1.)

0} Hy-Maine, Connaught.

Arms : Sa. a falcon volant seizing a mallard ar. Motto : Fide et fortitudine.

Owen Buac, brother of Owen Fionn who is No. 96 on the (No. 1)
^'O'Kelly" (Hy-Maine) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Madadhain, of
Connaught ; anglicised 0' Madden, and Madden,

96. Owen Buac (" buacach;"
Irish, heauish) : son of Cormac.

97. Moroch : his son ; had a
brother named Anmchadh, a quo

98. Dungealach (or Dungal) : son
of Moroch.

99. Maoldun : his son.

100. Cobthach : his son. This
Cobthach had two brothers — 1.
Flanchadh, who was ancestor of
Clancy and Glancy (of Hy-Maine),
and of Hoolahan ; 2. Dungal.

101. Longseach : son of Cobthach ;
had a brother named Droighnean,
who was father of Treasach("treas :"
Irish, a battle, or sJcirmish), a quo
O'Treasaigh, of Connaught ; angli-
cised Tracey, Treacy, and Treassy.
(See " Trasey," page 134).

102. Donoch : son of Longseach.

103. Garadh: his son; had a
brother named Cineadh [Kinnee],
a quo Kenny, of Connaught.

104. Donoch (2) : his son.

105. OlioU: his son.

106. Aodh (or Hugh) : his son.

107. Dermod : his son.

108. Dunoagh : his son.

109. Garadh (2): his son.

110. Madadhan("madadh:" Irish,
u dog, a warrior) : his son ; a quo
O'Madadhain; slain, 1008.

111. Dermod (2) : his son.

112. Madadhan Mdr: his son.

113. Cathal (or Charles) : his son.

114. Moroch : his son.

115. Owen : his son ; died 1347.

116. Moroch (2) : his son. Had

two brothers — 1. Donoch-na-Heire
ceach ; 2. Dermod Caoch. Died

117. Owen (2): his son; died 1411.

118. Morogh (3) : his son.

119. Morogh (4) O'Madden : his
son; had three brothers — 1. Owen,
2. John, 3. Cathal.

120. John O'Madden : second son
of Morogh.

121. Bresal : son of John ; had two
sons — 1. John, 2. Melaghlin.

122. John : son of Bresal ; became
chief of Siol Anmchadha in 1554,
and slain in 1556 by Bresal Dubh
O'Madden ; after which two chiefs
were elected, namely the said Bresal
Dubh and Melaghlin Modardha, son
of Melaghlin the brother of John.

123. Domhnall (or Donall) : son of
John. Of him Dr. O'Donoyan says :

'■ He was the last chief \rlio ruled the
territory of Anmchada according to the
old Irish system, and was perhaps the
most powerful and celebrated chieftain of
that territory since the time of Eoghan,
who died in 1347."

In 1567 Queen Elizabeth ap-
pointed him Captain of his nation ;
in 1585 he attended a Parliament
convened in Dublin, to which the
Irish chiefs who were obedient to
the Queen were summoned ; and in
1595 we find him, according to the
Four Masters, "in open rebellion."
In 1602, "he came in," and dying
shortly afterwards, was succeeded
by his son :
124. Anmchadh (or Ambrose)



MAD. 569

'Madden, chief of his name : son
:Donall;d. in 1637.

125. John Madden (living in 1 677):
)n of Ambrose O'Madden ; first of
lis family who omitted the prefix
'; had two sons — 1. Daniel, 2.

126. Daniel Madden, chief of his
ime : son of John ; is the last of
■s race given in the lAnea Antigua,
7 O'Farrell.

i 27. Brasil Madden : son of Daniel :

^ill dated 1745, in which he men-

3ns his three sons :
1. Ambrose (living in 1791), who
married Margery, a daughter of
Malachy Fallon, Esq., of Bally-
vahen, in the county of Ros-
common, and had Brasil, who
m. Juliet, daughter of Francis
Lynch, Esq. , of Omey, and had
Ambrose of Streamstown, in
the north-west of the co. (xal-
way, living in 1843. A sister
of this Brasil (son of Ambrose)

m. Madden, Esq., of Fahy,

whose son Laurence Madden, of
Fahy, was, not many years ago,
in possession of 300 acres of
the original territory of the

IL Daniel.

IIL John, of whom presently.

28. John Madden, of Kilternan,
ar Enniskerry, county Wicklow :
ird son of Brasil; b. circa 1708,
d d. circa 1765. This John had
brother (his Christian name un-
own), whose son William Madden,
Merchant's Quay, Dublin, d. in

iage in 1817.

29. Edward Madden: son of
hn ; born 1739, died 1829, in his
sb year ; was an eminent mer-
ant in Dublin before the Union ;
18 a Catholic Delegate in 1782 ;
d a sister Jane, b. in 1734. This

li.ward was married to Elizabeth
Jrde, of Corry, county Lei trim;
M twenty-one children : of whom

his youngest daughter, m. Brian
Cogan, and had one son, the Right
Hon. William Forde Cogan, D.L.,
Tinode ; and the youngest son was
Richard-Robert (No. 130 on this
pedigree), who left issue.

130. Richd-Robert Madden, M.D.,
F.R.C.S. London : the twenty-first
and youngest child of Edward; b.
in 1798 in Dublin ; married Harriet
Elmstil, who by a singular coinci-
dence was, like her husband, the
twenty-first and youngest child of
her father, the late John Elmstil of
Berners-street, London, and of Surge
Island Estate, Jamaica. This lady,
who has survived her husband,
being of high intellectual attain-
ments, shared largely in his literary
labours ; and when in Cuba, where
Doctor R. R. Madden was then
engaged in the abolition of the Slave
Trade, embraced her husband's reli-
gion, — becoming, like him, a fervent
Roman Catholic. By this marriage
were :

L William. Forde Madden, who,
just afterpassingthrough avery
distinguished course in the
Polytechnic College of Engi-
neering at Paris, perished in his
19fch year by drowning in the
Shannon, whilst engaged on
Public Works for relief of dis-
tress, then (March 1849) pre-
vailing in Ireland.
II. Thomas-More Madden, who

is No. 131 on this pedigree.
In 1824, Doctor R R. Madden,
in company with the late Sir Moses
Montifiore, visited the Turkish
Empire, where he remained for
about four years, and of which he
published an account in his Travels
in the East. Subsequently Doctor
Madden practised as a physician;
at first at Naples, and afterwards in
London, and at St. Leonard's near
London. In 1833, however, being
deeply interested in the an/i-slavery

570 MAD.



movement then in progress, he
relinquished his practice and entered
the public service as special Magis-
trate for the abolition of slavery in
Jamaica ; and subsequently was
appointed British Representative
and Acting Judge Advocate in the
International Commission in the
Havana, for that purpose. In 1841
he was selected by Lord John Rus-
sell as Commissioner of Inquiry on
the Western Coast of Africa ; in
1847 he was appointed to the
Colonial Secretaryship of Western
Australia ; and soon after bis return
home from Australia he was ap-
pointed Secretary of the Loan Fund
Board in Dublin, which he con-
tinued to hold for nearly thirty
years, when he retired from it in
1880. Notwithstanding the absorb-
ing nature of his public duties, Dr.
Madden found time to cultivate his
literary tastes, and acquire dis-
tinction as an author. He has
written largely and excellently in
the departments of politics, socioloo:}-,
history, travels, and belles lettres. His
works are so varied and numerous —
amounting to no less than forty-seven
published volumes, besides a vast
number of contributions in prose
and verse to magazines and reviews,
as well as to the newspaper press
with which he was connected at
home and abroad during a consider-
able portion of his earlier years —
that we cannot refer to them in
detail, but must content ourselves
with briefly indicating some of the
most important. Ot these perhaps
the best known is his History of the
United Irishmen, which make up a
series of seven volumes, the publi-
cation of which commenced in 1842,
and terminated in 1866, and has
been since more than once repub-
lished in England and America.
Doctor R. R. Madden, fortified up
to his last moment by the sacra-

ments of the Catholic Church, died a1
3 Vernon-terrace, Booterstown, ca
Dublin, in his 88th year, on th<
5th of February, 1886; and was
interred with his father in the old
churchyard of Donnybrook, neai
Dtiblin. R.LP.

131. Thomas More Madden (living
in 1887), M.D., F.R.C.S. Ed., ol
55 Merrion-square, Dublin : son of
Dr. R. R. Madden ; born at Havana^
in Cuba; Ex- President of Obstetric
Section, Academy of Medicine in-
Ireland; now (1887) Obstetric
Physician, Mater Misericordise Hos-

pital ; Physician,
Children Hospital.

St. Joseph's
Has published


many works — amongst them
" The Health Resorts of Europe an
Africa /' " Child Culture, Moral a
Physical /' " Spas of Germany, Fran
and Italy/' Chronic Diseases
Women /' " Medical Knowledge of t
Ancient Irish/' etc. Married to
Mary- Josephine Caffrey, eldest dau^
of the late Thomas McDonnell
Caffrey, of Crosthwaite Park, Kings
town, and has had : 1

I. Richard-Robert, of whom pr^
sently. i

II. Thomas MacDonnell Madden;
b. 1870 ; educated at Dow
side Catholic

III. William-Joseph H. Ford*
Madden ; born 10th Januaryi
1871, died at 5 Cavendish RoWj
Dublin, 14th Sept., 1871. j

I.Mary-Josephine; born 1868 j
educated at New Hall Convents
Essex, and at Jette St. Pierrej
near Brussels.

II. Bridget - Gertrude - Harriet
('•' Beda"), a child of rare en
dowments and great promise
who was early called to God ;
b. 17th July, 1875, and died ai
55 Merrion-square, on th(
Feast of the Sacred Heart, 16tl:
June, 1882.

•^ — f






132. Eichard - Eobert Madden:
eldest son of Dr. More Madden : b.

in 1869, and living in 1887; edu-
cated at Downside Catholic College.

MADDEN. (No. 2.)

Of Longford^ County Galway.

Arms : Same as "Madden" (No. 1).

Cahall O'Madden, of Longford,
ilias Derrylewny, in the co. Galway,
Prince of his Tribe, had :

2. Donogh, who had :

3. Farragh, who had :

4. Brazill, who had :

5. Daniel, who had :

6. John, of Longford, co. Galway,
gent. ; who d. 5th Feb., 1639, and
was bur. in Kilnemoholg. He m.
iFenola, dau. of Connor O'Horan,

of Faha, co. Galway, Prince of his
Tribe, and had two sons and one

I. Daniel.

IL Melaghlin.

L Anabella, who married Daniel
O'Madden, of Boluske, Galway,

7. Daniel O'Madden : son of
John; m. Evelyn, dau. of Kyras
Tully, of Gorbally, co. Galway, Esq.

O'MADDEN. (No. 3).

Of Balhriggan, County Dublin,

Arms: Same as "Madden" (No. 1).

This, according to Dr. O'Donovan, is a branch of the " Madden" (of
Hy-Maine) family:

1. Hugh Madden, of Bloxham,
Beauchamp, gent., had :

2. Thomas, of Bloxham, who

3. John, of Bloxham, who had :

4. Thomas, of Baggotsrath, and

who died 1640. Had a brother,
Eobert,* and a son :

5. John, of Maddentown, who
d. 1661. He had:

6. John, of Dublin, M.D., who
d. 1703, and who had :

* Robert : This Robert Madden, of Donore, co. Dublin, who d. 1635, was father of
Jane Madden, the mother of Robert Goldsmith, father of Rev. Charles Goldsmith,
the father of Oliver Goldsmith, M.D., who was born at Auburn, in the co. Westmeath
(as proved by an entry on the fly-leaf of his father's Bible, dated the 29th of Novem-
ber, 1728), and d. in London, on the 4th of April, 1774. This was the celebrated
Oliver Goldsmith whose statue is in front of Trinity College, Dublin.

572 MAD.


MAD. [part TII.

7. Very Rev. John* Madden,
Dean of Kilmore, D.D., who died
1751, and who had:

8. Rev. John Madden, of Lon-
donderry, D.D., b. 1725. Had a
brother Samuel,! and a son :

9. John Eles Madden, Dublin,
who d. 1817, and who had :

10. John Madden, of Inch House,
Balbriggan, co. Dublin, who died
1833, and who had :

11. John Travers Madden, of
Inch House, Balbriggan; living in

MADDEX.i (Xo. 4.)

Of Ulster.

Arms : Gu. a lion pass, guard, or.

Breasal,§ brother of Tuathal Cruinnbheul who isXo. 88 on the " O'Bras-
sil West" pedigree, was the ancestor of 0' Madden, of Ulster.

88. Breasal : son of Felim ; a
quo O'jBrassil East; had a brother
named Feig.

89. Feig : son of Breasal.

90. Conall : his son.

91. Olioll: his son.

92. Tuathal : his son.

93. Ronan : his son.

94. Finghin : his son. 1

95. Maoldun : his son.

96. Connor Cairach (" cairach :"
Irish, scabby ; Heb. " karach ") : his
son; a quo O'Cairaiglie, anglicised
Cornj and Carey (which has been

*John : This Very Rev. John Madden had an elder brother, Rev. Samuel Madden,
commonly called '^Premium Madden,'''' who d. in 1765, and who was the father of
John Madden (d. 1791), the father of Samuel Madden (d. 1814), the father of Colonel
John Madden, of Hilton, who was living in the year 1843, and was then the Head of
this branch of the "Madden" family.

t Samuel : This Rev. Samuel ]\Iadden, who d. in 1800, had a son, Major Charles
Madden, who was the father of the Rev. Samuel Madden, Prebendary of Blackrath,
CO. Kilkenny, and living in 1843.

X Madden : Samuel Madden, D.D., Premium Madden, as he was called, was a dis-
tinguished writer, and one of the founders of the Roj^al Dubhn Society ; he was born
in Dublin on the 23rd December, 1686. He took the degree of B.A. at Trinity College
in 1705, and was collated to DrummuUy, near Newtownbutler, in 1721. In 1723 he
took the degree of D.D. He wrote several works ; and promoted a system of quarterly
premiums at Trinity College, which obtained for him the appellation of "Premium
Madden." Having spent a life of exemplary piety and charity, and devoted his
talents and liberal fortune to the improvement of the condition of his fellow-creatures,
he died at Manor Waterhouse, in the county of Fermanagh, on the 31st December,
1765, aged 79 years. It is believed that he was of the " Madden" of Ulster family.
His son, Samuel Molyneux Madden, who died in 1798, bequeathed his estate in the
Corporation of Belturbet, together with the residue of his personal estate, for the
founding of a prize to be given to the best of the disappointed candidates at the
Fellowship examinations at Trinity College, Dublin.

§ Breasal : This Breasal was also the ancestor of O'Brassil Macha, and O'Brassil


MAG. 5T3

modernized Carew and Carewe);
had a brother named Aodh (or

97. Buachall (" buachaill :" Irish,
the boy; Arab, "bukawal;" Gr.
" boukol-os") : son of Conor Cair-
ach; a quo G* Buachaill.* Had a
brother named Cumascach.

98. Dungall : son of Buachall.

99. Maoldubhan (maolduhhan :
Irish, "the devotion of St. Dubhan :"
Dubhan here meaning " a dark-
complexioned rnan") : son of Dun-
gal ; a quo 0' Maolduhhain, of
Ulster, anglicised Mulcloon. This
Maoldubhan (or Maoldun) had a
brother named Cairbre, a quo Clann
Cairbre or Carbery, of Ulster.

100. Aodh (or Hugh) : son of

101. Gairbiadh ("gain" Irish, a
shout; " hisidh" food) : his son: a
quo O'Gairbidh, anglicised Garvey.'\

102. Ceallachan : his son.

103. Treinfear ("treine:" Irish,
strength^ and "fear," a man; Heb.
"fear," and "fir;" Lat. "vir") : his
son; a quo OTreiiifir^ anglicised
Train and Traynor.

104. Hugh : his son.

105. Madadhgan (" m a d a d h :"
Irish, a tvarrior ; "gann," small),
meaning " the little warrior :" his
son ; a quo G Madadhgain and Mac-
Madadhgain, anglicised Madagan,
Madden^ and Maddison ; had a bro-
ther named Area O'Brassil, a quo
OBrasil East.

106. Padraic: son of Madadhgan.

107. Lorcan O'Madaean : his son.


Arms : Ar. out of a mount vert an oak tree ppr. on a chief az. a crescent betw.
two mullets ar. Crest : An oak tree ppr.

Breannan, brother of Hugh Fionn who is No. 93 on the " O'Rourke"
pedigree, was the ancestor of MacSamhradhain ; anglicised IfacGauraUy
MacGovern^ Magauran^ Magovern, McGotvran, S'awrm, J Sooner s, and Summers.

* 0^ Buachaill: This sirname has been anglicised Boy. Some genealogists are of
opinion that Ball, Boal, and Bole, are also anglicised forms of this old Irish sirname.

t Garvey : This sirname signifies " the descendants of the man who used to shout
for food ;" and is akin to O'h-Arhhidh ("ar:" Irish, a lilourjhing ; Lat. " ar-o," to
plovgh; "biadh," gen. " bidh :" Irish, /oo<f), which moans "the descendants of the
man who ploughed the land, to produce food," and which is anglicised Harvey, mod-
3rnized Hervey.

X Saurin : There was a Huguenot refugee in Ireland named Saurin, whose grand-
son was William Saurin, an eminent lawyer, who was born in the North of Ireland
in 1757. This William's father was a Presbyterian Minister. William was educated
at the University of Dublin, and was called to the Bar in 1780. With indignant
ardour he threw himself into the agitation against the proposal for the Union between
iGreat Britain and Ireland. He was elected a member of the House of Commons for
iBlessington. For at least twenty-three years after the passing of the Act of Union
be never set foot upon English soil. In 1807 he was appointed Attorney-General, and
lie may be said to have governed Ireland for fifteen years. He instituted proceedings
igainst the Catholic Board ; popular excitement was the result : from being one of the
most popular men in Ireland, he grew to be an object of aversion. In 1822, on some

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