John O'Hart.

Irish pedigrees; or, The origin and stem of the Irish nation (Volume 1) online

. (page 86 of 109)
Online LibraryJohn O'HartIrish pedigrees; or, The origin and stem of the Irish nation (Volume 1) → online text (page 86 of 109)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


%n of Yellow Hugh.

The " Clanaboy" territory was divided into north and south ; the former situated
itween the rivers Ravel and Lagan, embracing the modern baronies of the two
Qtrims, two Toomes, two Belfasts, Lower Massarene, and county of the town of
irrickfergus ; the latter, south of the river Lagan, including the present baronies of
pper and Lower Castlereagh. Upon the hill of Castlereagh, about two miles from
jfiast, was the stone chair on which the Rulers of the Clanaboy principality (of which
»nn O'Neill, in the reign of James the First, was the last chief) were inaugurated,
om the chieftain-line of this second "Hy-Niall," sprang the last lineal representative
the Clanaboy branch of the O'Neill in Ireland : namely. The Right Honourable John
nee, Richard O'Neill, third Viscount and Baron O'Neill, of Shane's Castle, County
itrim ; a Representative Peer of Ireland ; General in the Army ; Vice-Admiral of
e Coast of Ulster ; and Constable of Dublin Castle : b. at Shane's Castle, Dec, 1780 ;
d deceased, February, 1855, in his 75th year. His estates devolved to the Rev.
iUiam Chichester, Prebendary of St. Michael's, Dublin, who hence took the name
" O'Neill ;" and was, a.d. 1868, in the Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland, created
^ron O'Neill," of Shane's Castle, County of Antrim. — O'Callaghan. (See the
)'J^em" (No. 4) pedigree, p. 736, infra.)



732 o'xVE.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



o'ne. [part H



its power in the time of Henry YIII.,
that (according to Cox, quoted by
MacGeoghagan,) its representatives
recovered from the English not
only the territories called the
" Clanaboys" and the " Ards," but
also a tributary tax from ''the
British authorities of the Pale."

The Annals of the Four Masters
record this Prince's death in the
following terms :

*'Hugh O'Neill, the fair Prince of
Tyrone, the head of the generosity and
valour of the Irish, the most distinguished
man in the North for gifts and for wealth,
the most dreaded and victorious of his
House, and a worthy Heir to the Throne*
of Ireland, was killed by Bernard Mac-
Mahon." . . .

Hugh (6) Buidhe O'Neill was
succeeded by his eldest son :

115. Brian (1), or Bernard, Sove-
reign Prince of Tyrone and of Clana-
boy, A.D. 1291, who was slain in
1295, and was succeeded by his
son :

116. Henry (1), Sovereign Prince
of Clanaboy, who was succeeded by
his son :

117. Muriertach or Murtagh (7),
anglicd Maurice, who was surnamed
Ceannfada (meaning "long-headed"
or prudent). He was Sovereign
Prince of Clanaboy ; lord of the
baronies of Castlereagb, and Lower
Ards, in the county l3own ; of the
baronies of Tuam (now " Toome'^),



Antrim, Belfast, and Massarene ;
the towns of Carrickfergus, Belfai
and Lisnegarry ; and of the baroi
of LoghlinsliUjI in the county Derr
He died A.D. 1395, and was sb
ceeded by his son :

118. Brian (2), surnamed Balla
(or " freckled"). He was Soverei|
of Clanaboy, and lord of the loi
ships over which his father had he
sway. Having obtained sevei
victories over the English and
O'Neill of Tyrone, this Brian
slain in 1425, under which date I
death is recorded by the Fa
Masters, thus :

*' Brian Ballach, the most distinguisl:
man of his time for hospitality, goodne
and learning, and the knowledge of ma
sciences, was killed by the people
Carrick."

It was this Brian who imposed .
eric on the English of Carrickfergi
Carlingford, etc., called "Bri
Balla's eric," which was paid un
it was by Act of Parliament d
continued in the reign of Hen
Vni., and by Proclamation in t
reign of Queen Elizabeth. Hew
succeeded by his son :

119. Hugh (8) Buidhe, Soverei
Prince of Clanaboy, whose name
honourably mentioned by the Fo
Masters. Had three brothers—
Murtagh Euadh, 2. Henry Caocl
3. Niall Galdha. This Hugh oc<



* Seir to the Throne : According to the Laws of Tanistry, all the members of i
House of O'Neill were eligible to the Monarchy, as well as to the Chieftainship of a
of the Principalities belonging to the family. They had therefore a right to be sty
Heirs to the Throne of Ireland, and of Ulster; Hereditary Princes of Tyrone,
Clanaboy, etc.

t Loghlimlin : A very interesting relic of the regal power of the Princes
Clanaboy was to be seen some years ago in the house of a gentlemen of elegant tasi
namely, Mr. R,. C. Walker, of Granby Row, Dublin. It was, according to Dr. Pet
the coronation chair of their sovereigns.

t Henry Caoch : According to the Rev. Dr. Reeves, this Henry was a brother i
not a son of Brian Ballach ; but, according to Burke's " Vicissitudes of Famili€ '
Henry Caoch was son of Brian Ballach, No. 118. A lineal descendant of said He '
was bir Francis O'Neill, who was married to a Miss Fleming, and who, being a Ron i
Catholic, ' • was robbed of his property in the course of law." Sir Francis then too ^



^p. IV.] o'ne. hekemon genealogies.



o'ne. 733



d an important position in the
rs of his time ; and was slain in
i4. He was m. to Finola, dau.
Charles O'Connor, lord of Offaley ;
) died a Nun in the Convent of
Heigh, in 1493. He was suc-
ded by his eldest son :
JO. Conn (1) or Constantino, of
endubh-carrig, Sovereign Prince
[^lanaboy. Edenduhhcarrig means
le brow of the dark rock," and
8 the name of the castle and
oaains where this Prince usually
ided on the borders of Lough
agh. In more modern times, as
1 be seen hereafter, this name was
LDged for that of Shane's Castle,
en the estates passed under
tish influence to a junior branch
the family. This Conn is styled
the Four Masters :
Worthy heir to the throne of Ulster,"
I his death is by them recorded
ler A.D. 1482. "



121. Niall (5), surnamed Mor (or
the Great) ; son of Conn ; married
Innedubh, dau. of O'Donel Eoe.*
This Niall was celebrated for his
valour and religion ; the Annals of
the Four Masters affirm that in
1497 the Convent of Carrickfergus
was founded by him, by permission
of the Holy See, for the benefit of
the monks De Minor, de Ohservantia,
The same Annals also mention him
as the proprietor of the Castle of
Edenduhhcarrig, as well as the
Castle of Carrickfergus. He died on
the 11th of April, 1512, and,
according to the Four Masters, " was
a pious and learned Prince, able in
the sciences of history, poetry,
and music." He had four sons
whose names appear in history in
the following order : 1. Hugh,|
whose descent is extinct, and who
died Sovereign Prince of Clanaboy
in 1524 j 2. Brian Ballagh, of whom

Q, but having a large family of fourteen children, he became encumbered with debt
. was again ejected. His eldest son Henry went to Spain and served in his relative's
iment ; last heard of in 1798. Another son John m. Catherine Murtagh, and had
ncis, who, in 1859, was a working mill-wright in Drogheda. Another of the sons
I James, who was a working baker in Dublin, and who d. in 1800. And Bryan, the
ngest son, served as a soldier for many years in the Peninsula, etc. ; was chief
jer of the Newgate guard in 1830, and on its break up he took the house No. 95,
k-street, where he resided in 1859, and where his eldest son carried on the business
k coffin-maker. (That son's name was Francis, who, in 1868, was the keeper of the
k Model School, and who then had several children.)

* O^Donel Roe : The O'Neills and O'Donels often intermarried. They were
"thy of each other for their pedigrees. On the Continent these two families always

with due consideration. In Austria, an O'Donnell married in 1754 a cousin of the
press Maria Theresa, with the latter 's consent ; such was the esteem his pedigree was
1 in. As an illustration of the high consideration entertained for the Irish pedigrees
the Continent, we may quote the opinion of a learned French writer, M. Jult?s
ilet, du Parais, who, in his Manuel Complet du Blason, says : " L' aristocracie
'laise in elle est la plus forte et la plus vivace de toute, est aussi de toute la plus
velle. Ses plus hautes pretentions ne remontent gu^re qu'aux Plantagenets, et Ton
sid«ire comme tres anciennes les races dont 1' Illustration date des guerres des deux
les. Comparez a ces genealogies celles des families patriciennes de Venise des
ttdesses Espagnoles, de ritters AUemands, celles de la noblesse Celtique d'lrlande,

O'Neills, des O'Brien, des O'Connor, voise celles des grands barons Frangais
temporains de Charlemagne, et vous n'aurez qu'une mediocre estime pour les origines
la noblesse Britannique. Le sang des Howards lui-meme ne nous semblera pas
Ji pr^cieux."

t Hvgh : This Hugh had Niall, who had Niall Oge of Killelagh, county Antrim ;

patent, a.d. 1606 : Calendar Patent Rolls, Jac. 1., p. 94 ; and Erck, p. 285), and
?b, who was joined by his brother in the patent of 1606, and who (or his son) was
i Hugh Mergach of the Inquisition, temp. King Charles I. (See Montgomery MSS.,



734 o'ne.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



o'ne. [part H



presently ; 3. Niall Oge,* who died
Sovereign Prince in 1537, and whose
posterity ended with the late Miss
O'Neill of Banville; 4. Phelim
Baccagh, who never became Sove-
reign Prince of Clanaboy, but whose
son Brian (known as Brian Mac-
Phelim O'Xeill) was renowned as
such. This Phelim Baccagh, fourth
son of Niall M6r, was the ancestor
of the Lords O'Neill, of Shane's
Castle, to whose branch of the family
the estates of Edendubhcarrig
devolved under British influence.
(See Ware, quoted by O'Donovan in
the Four Masters under the year
1555.) Brian MacPhelim's son,
Shane, changed the name of Eden-
dubhcarrig to " Shane's Castle,"
after his own name, and was chosen
by the English Government for
*' Captain of Clanaboy," on the
grounds that "/le icas a modest man
that speaJceth English ;" which shows
that it was no particular right on
Shane's part, but merely his friendly
disposition towards the English,
that was the cause of their pre-
ference in his favour. (See State
Papers, Vol. CIV., 28, August 23rd,
1583). Shane's son Henry con-
formed to the Protestant religion ;
was knighted, and got a patent
from King James I., of the estates
of "Shane's Castle;" and thus the
old family domains of Edendubh-
carrig passed to the posterity of the



fourth son of Niall Mor, to the pr<
judice of the senior branch of th
family who clung to the Cathol
Faith.

122. Brian (3) Ballagh : second so
of Niall M6r ; was, according to tl:
Four Masters, slain in 1529,
MacQuillan, " who went out of Cai
rickfergus in company and frien*
ship with him." According to
letter from Captain Piers, servir
in Ireland, to Secretary "Walshin
ham, and dated 12th June, 1580,
the Second Volume of State Pape;
for Ireland {apud, A.D. 1580), th
Prince for some time enjoyed tl"
sovereignty of Clanaboy. Th£
letter contains the following par
graph :

" O'NeiU (Tyrone) was encamped befo
the town of Carrickfergus and the colo
(or pretext) of his coming was to demai
certain buying for one Brian Balla|
O'Neill, sometime Lord of Clanaboy,
kinsman of his, who was killed by t
townsmen of Carrickfergus about slxl
years past ; and the buying forgiven 1
Sir Bryan McPhelim, in his life-tim
and now, as it seemeth, newly reviv
by O'Neill."

That extract from the letter
Captain Piers shows that Bris
MacPhelim O'Neill, representatii
of the junior branch of the Clan
boy family, courted British prote
tion, and hastened to ignore tl
buying, and throw into oblivion tl



* Niall Oge : This Niall was the ancestor of Sir Daniel O'Neill (died 1669), W!
was Chamberlain to King Charles I., and Page of Honour to Charles II. The deaoe
was as follows :



122. Niall Oge : son of Niall Mor. Had
three sons — 1. Aodh, of Belfast, slain
1555 ; 2. Conn ; 3. Brian Ferlagh.

123. Brian Ferlagh (or Faghartach) :
son of Niall Oge ; slain, 1548.

124. Niall : his son ; 1577.

125. Conn, of Castlereagh : son of Niall ;
made a grant of Land in 1606 ; m. EUice
O'Neill. Had two sons— 1. Hugh Buidhe
[boy], 2. Conn Oge.

126. Conn Oge : his son ; killed in 1643



at the Battle of Clones, after quarters hi
been granted.

127. Sir Daniel O'NeiU: his son. Chai
berlain to Charles I., and Page of Honei
to Charles II. Married Lady Catherii
Stanhope, widow of Henry Stanhope, s<
of Philip, first Earl of Chesterfield-
According to the Rev. Dr. Reeves, th
Sir Daniel was son of Conn Oge ; bo
according to the Montgomery MSS.,
321, Sir Daniel was Conn Oge's brother.



lAP. IV.] o'ne. heremon genealogies.



o'ne. 735



aditions of his senior kinsman.*
rian(3) Ballagh O'Neillf m., first,
lU. of O'Neill, Prince of Tyrone;
id, secondly, Sibile, dau.of Maguire
Fermanagh. His son by the
st marriage was his successor :
^23. Murtagh (8), Hereditary
I ince of Clanaboy. A Memoir on
e State of Ireland by Lord Chan-
llor Cusack, in 1552, states of this
artagh: "In Clanaboy is one
irtagh Dulenach, one of the
N'eills, who hath the name as
ptain of Clanaboy, but he is not
le to maintain the same ; he hath
ht tall gentlemen to his sons and
jt) they cannot make past twenty-
u: horsemen. There is another
>t in that country of Felim Bac-
;h's sons, tall men, which taketh
:t with Hugh McNeill Oge, till
iv of late." This again shows that,
jpite his efforts, Murtagh's power
s fast declining, under the un-
sing persecution of his junior
smen, the sons of Niall Oge and
Felim Baccagh, who, as we have
iady shown, enjoyed British
ference and support. Murtagh,
5 his father, was a strenuous
nan Catholic, and, evidently, this
-umstance did not contribute to
ie them favourites of the Eng-
He married, Margaret, dau.
)'Byrne, of Wicklow, and had :

4. Daniel (5), who had :

5. Constantino (2), whose son
successor was :



126. Fehx (1), who married a dau.
of O'Neill of Kilultagh. He dis-
tinguished himself as Colonel under
the celebrated Owen Roe O'Neill, in
1649 ; and was succeeded by his son:

127. Ever (1), who joined the
National movements of the time;
and married Catherine, daughter of
Ever O'Neill, of Killitragh, ancestor
of O'Neill, of Austria, Counts of
the Holy Roman Empire, etc. He
had a son :

128. Felix (2), who was an officer
in Lord Galmoy's regiment for
James II. He was deprived of the
remnant of his family estates, under
the persecution generally suffered
by Roman Catholics in those Penal
days in Ireland; and, after the
surrender of Limerick, he followed
King James IL to the Continent,
and died on the field of battle of
Malplaquet, on the 13th September,
1709, as an officer of the Irish
Brigade. He was twice married:
first, to Catherine Keating; and,
secondly, to a dau. of O'Dempsey,
Viscount Clanmaliere ; he left only-
one son by his first marriage, namely
Constantino]

129. Constantino (3), the said son
of Felix (2); was a Citizen of
Dublin, who married Cecilia, dau. of
Felix O'Hanlon, a Capt. of Infantry
in the Army of James II., who was
the son of Colonel Edmond O'Han-
lon, who is No. 125 on the
" O'Hanlon" (Lords of Orior) pedi-



^^^u^'^?'^^' .T^^^se family dissensions have long since passed away; and we are
re that the late Lord John Bruce Richard Viscount O'Neill, of Shane's Castle, who
. in 1655, maintamed a very friendly intercourse with his Portugese kinsmen.

t O'Neill : Brian Ballagh's descent is traced as foUows, in a Pedicrree written in
JQ upon parchment m 175G, and preserved by the present representatives of the
ent^l^r^f^l .^""'K^'Tx'T ^^^1^' ""^ *^'^ tradition. This document is
loo «.^ ?/ *^^ ?^? Archbishop of Armagh; the Bishop of Dromore, who
vZrr T-w ?^f,^^°* ^r^^ ^,^t pt interrupted tradition," and his own "certain
t/ ''AV^''^^ ' ^^^ ""^^.f ^'^^ Ecclesiastical authorities. All the signatures are
ibiwt^v. f •w'' !.:? f ^t^fie^ by the Prothonotary Apostolic, who blars witness
V W ? ^'^ '*•' ?."*;^"^?.^''-. J° ^^^ Pedigree also Brian (3) Ballagh is declared to
>y hereditary rightJAerec/itono/t^re), Sovereign of the Upper and Lower Clana]S)y



736 o'ne.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



o'ne. [part






gree. Constantine had three sons
and seven daughters ; the eldest son
was:

130. John, who settled in Portugal,
and purchased an estate on the left
bank of the river Tagus, near
Almada, in front of Lisbon. He is
mentioned by the Italian traveller
G. Barretti, in his LeUerre Famig-
Uari. In 1750 he m. Valentina,
dau. of Jose Ferreira, a landed pro-
prietor in the environs of Lisbon,
from whose family descended mater-
nally the families of Paly art, Clamanse,
and of the French general DeNegrier.
This John had several sons and
daughters ; amongst the latter —
Cecilia and Anna who both took the
veil, and became successively
Prioresses of the Convent of Irish
Sisters of Bone Successo, near
Lisbon, where they died and lie
buried. Two of the sons d. without
issue ', and he was succeeded in the



seniority of the name by his youn|
est son :

131. Charles, who was educated i
the College of St. Omer, in Frane
He married in 1784 Anna-Johi
daughter of Jacob Torlade (Consi
of the Hanseatic Cities at St. Ubes
son of Henry Torlade, a Judge an
Banker in Hamburg in 1713, who
Coat of Arms is described und
that date in the City Begistei
Charles O'Neill possessed extensi^
landed property at St. Ubes ai
Lisbon ; and received at his hou
at St. Ubes the visit of the King
Portugal, John VI. and his dat
the Infantas.* He was a Knight
the Order of Christ. He left thr
sons — 1. Jos6-Maria, 2. Joaqui
and 3. Henry ; and several dau
all of whom left issue ; the elde
son being also represented in t
male line by the now (1887) exi
ing members of the family.



O'NEILL. (No. 4.)
Of Shane's Castle^ County Antrim.

The ancient Arms were : Per fess wavy the chief ar. the base representing wa
of the sea, in chief a dexter hand couped^t the wrist gu. in base a salmon naiant \
Crest : An arm in armom- embowed the hand grasping a sword aU ppr. Motto : La
dearg Eirin (The Red hand of Erin).

Phelim Baccach, a younger brother of Brian Ballach who is No. 122
the " O'Neill" (Princes of Clanaboy) pedigree, was the ancestor of tj
branch of that family.



122. Phelim Baccach: son of Niall
M6r ; d. 1533 ; some of whose male
descendants are the O'Neills of



Ballymoney. Had two soi
Hugh,* 2. Brian.



t Infantas : This family has since received the visits of other members of
Portguese Eoyal Family at their houses at St. Ubes, namely : Queen Donna Maria
King Don Ferdinand ; King Don Peter V. ; and his brothers Don John ; and Don Ij
the present King.

*fEtfffh : This Hugh MacFelim O'Neill, lord of Kilultagh, mar. and had : 1. Bl
Oge ; 2. isiall, of whom presently; and three other sons, who owned the territorj
Kilultagh, in Clanaboy.



HAP. IV.] o'nE. HEREMON GENEALOGIES.



o'ne. 73r



123. Brian* : his second son ; died
574.

124. John : his son ; had a brother
amed Conn ; was twice married —
16 only issue by the first marriage
ras Sir Henry O'Neill ; this John
ied 23rd April, 1617.

125. SirHenryf: his son; had a
aughter named Eose, who was his
Qly heir, and who married Eandal
[acDonnell, Earl of Antrim (a quo
Randalstown"), but left no issue.
his Sir Henry O'Neill, whose Will

dated the 13th September, 1637,
ad four brothers — 1. Arthur, of
hane's Castle, who was the heir of
is brother Henry, in the event of
is daughter Eose (Marchioness of



Antrim) having no issue; 2. Phelim;
3. Shane Oge, who died without
issue, A.D. 1620 ; and 4. Hugh,
who also died, sine proh. Arthur
O'Neill, of Shane's Castle, here

mentioned, had two sons 1,

Charles (no issue recorded); 2.
Captain John O'Neill. This Captain
John O'Neill had two sons — 1.
Arthur, who died unmarried, in
Flanders, in 1702 ; and 2. Colonel
Charles O'Neill, of Shane's Castle,
who died without issue. After this
Col. Charles O'Neill's death, Henry
O'Neill administered on 10th Sept.,
1716, but died s.'p. The estates
then reverted to "Shane an Franca"
(or " French John"), son of Brian,



2. Niall : son of Hugh MacFelim Baccach ; had great disputes with the sons of
i Brian MacFelim O'Neill respecting territory. (See Antrim Survey.) This Niall
. and had : 1. Niall Oge of Killilagh, and 2. Hugh.

3. Niall Oge of Killilagh (b. 1606) : son of Niall ; m. and had ;

4. Sir Henry (b. 1625), who was knighted in 1666, and who m. and had :
I. Sir Neill, of whom presently.

n. Sir Daniel, who succeeded on the death of his brother, left one daughter
who mar. Hugh O'Reilly, of Ballinlough, to whom William III. gave a
fortune of £20,000.

I. Rose, who m. Captain Con O'Neill, of the Fews.

5. Sir Neill O'Neill : elder son of Sir Henry ; was Colonel of Dragoons in the
rrice of King James II. Sir Neill mar., in 1677, Lady Frances, dau. of the third
Lscount Molyneux. He raised and equipped his regiment, and fought with the
most gallantry at its .head, at the Battle of the Boyne, in 1690, when thrice he
arged through the river and beat back Schomberg's choicest troops. Here he was
junded in the thigh (according to O'Callaghan), and was carried to Dublin, and
ence to Waterford where, by the negligence of his surgeons, he died of his wounds.
is tomb is still extant in the ruined church of the Franciscan Abbey in the city of
'Jkterford ; it is a limestone flag or slab on the ground inside the church walls ; the
cms and Crest of the departed are on it, and, from the inscription, it appears he died
. the 8th July, 1690, aged 32 years and 6 months. He left no male heir, but was
cceeded in his title by his only brother. Sir Daniel O'Neill. Sir Neill had five
lUghters, who with their mother retired to their grandmother's relatives — theTalbots
Cartown, county Kildare : 1. Rosa, became wife of Nicholas Wogan, of Rathcoffey,
tioae daughter and co-heir, Frances, married John Talbot, of Malahide ; 2. Anne,
urried to John Segrave, of Cabra ; 3. Mary ; 4. Elizabeth, We know not the fifth
.aghter's name.

* Brian : Primogeniture, though not universal, was yet coming into use among
e Irish about this time ; for, see Notification, in Bagenal's Description of Ulster, of
r Brian MacFelim having been able to get himself elected Prince of the two Clan-
•oys, because his elder brother Hugh was held in prison by the English.

t Sir Eenry ; At p. 82 of the MS. Vol. F. 3. 27, in the Lib. of Trin. Coll., Dublin,
curs the following entry : " Martha, dau. of Sir Francis Stafford, governor of Ulster,
>m ibid. 1599, Oct. 8, was wife to Sir Henry O'Neill of ye Lower Claneboyes, and had
sue, Rosey, wife to Sir Randal (MacDonnell), Earl of Antrim. The said Martha d.
Jth April, bur. 4th June, 1678, in Carigfergus."

3a



738 o'ne.



IRISH PEDIGREES.



son of Phelim, the second brother
of Sir Henry O'Neill, No. 125 on
this pedigree.

126. Brian : son of the said Phelim,
the second brother of the said Sir
Henry O'Neill ; had a brother
named Arthur.

127. Shane* an Franca (or "French
John") : son of Brian ; Will proved
1739 ; had two brothers — 1. Henry,
and 2. Hugh.

128. Henry O'Neill : the eldest son
of Shane an Franca ; had a dau.
Mary, who was his only heir. This
Henry had two brothers - l. Charles,
who, after Henry's death, took pos-
session of Shane's Castle; 2. Clot-
worthy, who left no issue. The
said Charles died in August, 1769,
leaving two sons — 1. The Right
Hon. John O'Neill, who, on the
25th October, 1793, was created
"Baron," and in 1795, "Viscount,



O'NE. [part III



0'Neill;"2. St. John O'Neill. Th
John Viscount O'Neill left two soi
— 1. Charles Henry St. John, Vi
count (in August, 1800, create
" Earl") O'Neill, and 2. John Bru-i
Richard, Viscount CNeillf — each
whom died without issue. St. Jol
O'Neill, the younger brother of tl
Right Hon. John, the first "Vi
count O'Neill," here mentioned, dii
in March, 1790, leaving an on
child, Mary O'Neill, of whom i
issue is recorded.

129. Mary : daughter and on
heir of Henry O'Neill (No. 128 (
this stem), the eldest son of Shai
an Franca ; m. to the Rev. Arth
Chichester.

130. Rev. Wm. Chichester, knov
as " Doctor Chichester :" their so
This William had two sons — 1.
Arthur Chichester, to whom ti
Clanaboy Estates were willed, ai



* Shane : This was the Shane O'Neill who built the Clanaboy Tomb at Sham
Castle, of the inscription on which the following is a copy : " This Vault was built'
Shane, MacBrien, MacPhelim, MacShane, MacBrien, MacPhelim O'Neill, Esq., in t
year 1722, for a Burial Place to himself and family of Clanneboy."

f John Bruce Richard O'Neill : In connexion with the Seal of John Bruce Richai
Viscount O'Neill (born at Shane's Castle, in December, 1780, and died in Februai
1855 : see Note " Aodh Buidhe," p. 731, ante), we read from a paper by the Right B<
Doctor Reeves, in pp. 256-258, Vol. I., of the Ulster Journal of Archceology, that ss
Seal was a shield with the right hand extended, supported by two nondescri



Online LibraryJohn O'HartIrish pedigrees; or, The origin and stem of the Irish nation (Volume 1) → online text (page 86 of 109)