McCarthy Genealogy: From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O’Hart

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Arms: A stag trippant, attired and unguled or. Crest: A dexter arm in armour ppr. cuffed ar. erect and couped at the wrist, holding in the hand a lizard, both also ppr. Supporters: Two angels ppr. vested ar. habited gu. winged or, each holding in the exterior hand a shield, thereon a human head affronted erased. Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile.
FAILBHE FLANN, son of Aodh Dubh, who is No. 94 on the “Line of Heber” (ante), was the ancestor of “MacCarthy Mór.” From him the pedigree of the family is as follows:
95. Failbhe Flann (d. A.D. 633): son of Aodh Dubh; was the 16th Christian King of Munster, and reigned 40 years. He had a brother named Fingin,[1] who reigned before him, and who is said by the Munster antiquaries to be the elder; this Fingin was ancestor of O’Sullivan. (See the “Vera-O’Sullivan” pedigree.)
96. Colgan: his son; was the 21st Christian King of Munster, for 13 years. He is styled, in O’Dugan’s “Kings of the Race of Heber,” Colga McFalvey the Generous Chief.
97. Nathfraoch; his son; King of Munster A.D. 954.
98. Daologach: his son; had two brothers—Faolgursa and Sneaghra.
99. Dungal: his son; from whom are descended the Clann Dunghaile or O’Riordan,[2] who was antiquary to O’Carroll Ely; had a brother Sneidh.
100. Sneidh: son of Dungal. This Sneidh had five brothers—1. Algenan, the 32nd Christian King of Munster; 2. Maolguala, the 33rd King; 3. Foghartach; 4. Edersceol; and 5. Dungus, from all of whom are many families, Maolguala here mentioned had a son named Maolfogartach, who was the 34th Christian King of Munster, who was taken prisoner and stoned to death by the Danes who were then invading Ireland.
101. Artgal: son of Sneidh.
102. Lachtna: his son. This prince lived during the seven years’ reign of his kinsman, the celebrated Cormac, King of Munster.
103. Bouchan: his son; left, besides other children, Gormflath, who married Donal, King of the Desii, to whom she bore Mothla O’Felan, who fell at Clontarf.
104. Ceallachan Cashel: his son; was the 42nd Christian King of Munster; reigned ten years; was a great scourge to the Danes, and at length routed them totally out of Munster. In one battle (Knock-Saingal, co. of Limerick) with a single stroke of his battle-axe he cleft the skull of Aulaf, the Danish general, through his heavy brass helmet.
105. Doncha or Duncan: his son; was the first “Prince of Desmond.”
106. Saorbhreathach or Justin: his son; had two brothers—1. Foghartach or Maolfoghartach, the 43rd King of Munster after Christianity was planted there; and 2. Murcha, who was ancestor of O’Callaghan of Cloonmeen.
107. Carthach,[3] Prince of Desmond: son of Justin; a quo MacCarthaigh, anglicised MacCarthy, and MacCaura,[4] was a great commander against the Danes; was A.D. 1045, burned to death, with a great number of his kinsmen, in a house in which he had taken shelter after a conflict with some Dalcassian troops, by the son of Lonargan, the grandson of Donchuan who was brother to Brian Boroimhe. It is right to observe that MacCarthy has, in some branches of the family, become Maccartney, McCarthy, McCartie, McCarty, and Carter; and that there was in Ireland an O’Carthaigh family, which was anglicised O’Carthy, and modernized O’Carry, Carte, Cartie, and Carty.
“Come, Clan MacCarthy, honours look for you.”—ROMAN VISION.
“The chiefs of Munster, of the fortress of the Shannon,
Are of the seed of Eoghan, the son of Oilliol;
MacCarthagh, the enforcer of the tributes,
Is like a storm-lifted wave lashing the shore.”—O’HEERIN.
THE MacCarthys, who were the dominant family in Desmond from the period of the establishment of sirnames, down to the reign of Conn Baccach, Prince of Ulster, when they fell into comparative insignificance, branched from time to time into the following Houses:—The MacCarthys Mór; the Clan Teige Roe; the MacCarthys of Duhallow, called MacDonogh Carties; Clan Donal Fionn; Clan Dermod Oge; MacCarthy na Mona; MacCarthy Clough-Roe; MacCarthy Aglish; MacCarthy Rathduane; MacCarthy Drishane; MacCarthy of Carrignavar; MacCarthy Riabhach; MacCarthy Rabagh; Clan Dermod Reamhar; MacCarthy Duna; MacCarthy Glas; MacCarthy of Muscry; MacCarthy of Springhouse; MacCarthy of Ballynoodie; MacCarthy of Minnesota; etc.
108. Muireadach: son of Carthach; the first who assumed the sirname “MacCarthy;” was lord of Eoghanacht Caisil; born 1011; became ruler of his country in 1045, and d.1092. He had a brother named Teige, who, on the death of said Muireadach succeeded to the crown of Munster, and who d. in 1123, leaving a dau. Sadhbh (Saiv); this lady m. Dermod O’Brien (See “O’Brien Lords Inchiquin” Pedigree, No. 108.) Muireadhach left three sons—1. Cormac, 2. Donogh, and 3. Teige.
109. Cormac Magh-Tamnagh, bishop-King of Caisil: his son; succeeded to the throne on the death of his uncle Teige in 1123. This Prince m. Sadhbh, the widow of Dermod O’Brien, and his uncle Teige’s daughter, by whom he had, besides other children, Dermod; Teige who d. s. p.; and Finghin who was called “Lic-Lachtna,” and who was killed in 1207. This Cormac, “King of Desmond” and “Bishop of the Kings of Ireland,” …. was by treachery killed in his own house by Tirlogh, son of Diarmaid O’Brien, and by Dermod Lugach O’Conor “Kerry.” Sometime before this Cormac, the ancient division of South and North Munster (or Desmond and Thomond) was renewed: this family retaining that of Kings of South Munster (or Desmond), and the progeny of Cormac Cas, second son of Olioll Olum, that of North Munster (or Thomond; to which they were trusting during the reigns of fifty Kings of this Sept over all Munster, from Fiacha Maolleathan down to Mahoun, son of Cenneadh, and elder brother of Brian Boromha [Boroo], who was the first of the other Sept that attained to the sovereignty of all Munster; which they kept and maintained always after, and also assumed that of the whole Monarchy of Ireland for the most part of the time up to the Anglo-Norman Invasion, and the submission of Dermod to Henry the Second, King of England.
110. Dermod-Mór-na-Cill-Baghain, Prince of Desmond, and King of Cork, A.D. 1144 to A.D. 1185: his son; was the first of the family that submitted to the Anglo-Norman yoke, A.D. 1172; was b. A.D. 1098; and m. twice, the second wife being a young Anglo-Norman lady named Petronilla de Bleete (or Bloet), “dame issue d’une noble famille d’Angleterre,” with whom the family of Stack came to Ireland, and through whose influence they obtained from Dermod MacCarthy extensive possessions in the county of Kerry. Dermod was 75 years old when he contracted this second marriage.
By his submission to the English King, Dermod alienated the affections of his subjects (or clansmen), and his own children even rose against him. Cormac Liathanach, his eldest son, was proclaimed King of Munster, by the constitutional party of his people, and collected a numerous force for the expulsion of the strangers with whom his degenerate father was in alliance.
Dermod was taken prisoner and put into confinement so as to place him beyond the possibility of rendering any assistance to the Anglo-Normans who invaded Desmond. Cormac was murdered in 1177, by Conor and Cathal O’Donoghue for the killing of Maccraith O’Sullivan; his father was released, and slaughtered all those who questioned his authority and who would not submit to him; in this murdering he was aided by Raymond le Gros, to whom, in consideration of such services, he granted the whole country forming the now barony of ClanMaurice in the county of Kerry. According to the then established law of Ireland the Chief of any tribe had it not in his power to alienate any portion of the tribe lands, so Dermod was legally guilty of treason against the Constitution, and of the robbery of his people. This Raymond le Gros had a son, Maurice, from whom his descendants have been named Fitzmaurice, the head of which family is at present called “Marquis of Lansdowne.” This Dermod was slain in 1185 near the City of Cork, by Theobald Fitzvvalter (Butler), and the English of that place, whilst holding a conference with them:—
“And thus did he pay for his error in woe,
His life to the Butler, his crown to the foe.”
Dermod had five sons—1. Cormac, above mentioned, whose descendants are given in the Carew Collections of MSS., from 1180 to 1600; 2. Donal, who succeeded him; 3. Muircheartach, who was slain by the O’Driscolls, in 1179; 4. Teige Roe na-Scairte (“na-scairte:” Irish, of the bushes, and a quo Skerrett), from whom are descended the Clan Teige Roe; and 5. Finin, a future Prince of Desmond, who, in 1208, was slain by his nephews.
111. Donal Mór na-Curra [5] (“na curra”: Irish, of the planting; “cur”: Irish, a sowing; Heb., “cur,” to dig), Prince of Desmond from 1185 to 1205: his son. Born 1138. Donal defeated the Anglo-Normans in Munster, and drove them out of Limerick, in 1196; and again, in 1203, he defeated them when upwards of one hundred and sixty of these free-booters were slain. He left three sons, viz.: 1. Dermod of Dun-Droghian, who d. in 1217, leaving two sons, Teige and Finin, who were killed by their uncles—Teige in 1257, and Finin in 1235; 2. Cormac Fionn; and 8. Donal Oge, alias Donal Goth [6] (“goth”: Irish, straight), who was lord of Carbery, and ancestor of MacCarthy Glas, and MacCarthy Riabhach. From this Donal Mór the word “Mór” (or Great) was added to the sirname of the elder branch of this family, to distinguish them from the younger branches spread from this ancient stock.
112. Cormac Fionn: his son; born A.D. 1170. This prince founded the Abbey of Tracton, near Kinsale. He was earnestly solicited by the English King Henry III. to aid him in his Scottish wars. He died in 1242, and left six sons—1: Donal Roe, of whom below; 2. Donn, of Inis-Droighan, who was ancestor of MacCarthy of Acha-rassy; 3. Dermod, who was the ancestor of MacDonough, and the MacCarthys, of Duhallow; 4. Donal Fionn, who was the ancestor of the MacCarthys called “Clann Donal Fionn,” of Evenaliah; 5. Doncha-an-Drumin (or Doncha the Drummer), who was the ancestor of MacDonnell of Barrotto, and a quo O’Druim, anglicised Drum, Drumin, and Drummond; and 6. Donoch Cairtneach, a quo the Viscounts MacCartney, barons of Lisanoure. This Donoch, who became King of Desmond, left two sons: 1. Donal, who joined Edward the Brace in his invasion of Ireland, and afterwards served under the standard of his brother, Robert King of Scotland, from whom he obtained a grant of lands in Argylshire, whence some of his descendants removed into Galloway, out of which a branch of the family removed into the county of Antrim, where it received a title from the English government, in the person of George Macartney, who, in 1776 was created Viscount Macartney and Baron of Lisanoure; the second son of Donoch was Teige of Dun Mac Tomain, who had a daughter Sadhbh (anglicé “Sarah”), who married Turlogh O’Brien, Prince of Thomond, who is No. 109 on the “O’Brien of Thomond” pedigree. This Cormac had a dau. Catherine, m. to Murtogh Mór O’Sullivan Mór.
113. Donal Roe MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond: his son, b. 1239; d. 1302; he m. Margaret, the dau. of Nicholas Fitzmaurice, third lord of Kerry, by his wife Slaine, the dau. of O’Brien, prince of Thomond. He left, besides other children—Donal Oge; and Dermod Oge, of Tralee, who was slain in 1325 at Tralee, by his own cousin, Maurice Fitz-Nicholas Fitz-Maurice, 4th lord of Kerry; this Dermod Oge was ancestor of the MacFinghin Carthys of Cetherne and Gleneroughty, who was in 1880 represented by Randal Mac Finghin Mór—the Very Rev. Dr. MacCarthy, then Catholic Bishop of Kerry.
114. Donal Oge MacCarthy Mór: son of Donal Roe; b. 1239, d. 1307. This prince entered Carbery in A.D. 1306, and took his father’s cousin-german, Donal Maol MacCarthy, prisoner; he released him soon afterwards, however, and in the close of the same year, both princes led their united forces against the Anglo-Normans, in Desmond. He left a daughter, Orflaith, who m. Turlogh Mór O’Brien, who is No. 114 on the “O’Brien of Thomond” pedigree.
115. Cormac MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond: his son; b. 1271; d. 1359. This Prince m. Honoria, the dau. of Maurice FitzMaurice, 6th lord of Kerry, by his wife Elizabeth Condon, and had issue:—1. Donal; 2. Dermod Mór, created “Lord of Muscry,” in 1353, and who was the ancestor of Mac Carthy, lords of Muscry (or Muskerry) and Earls of Clancarty; 3. Feach (or Fiacha), ancestor of MacCarthy of Maing; 4. Donoch, ancestor of MacCarthy of Ardcanaghty; 5. Finghin (or Florence); 6. Eoghan; 7. Donal Buidhe (pr. bhwee); 8. Teige of Leamhain; and a daughter Catherine, m. to O’Sullivan Mór.
116. Donal MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond: his son; b. 1303, d. 1371. He m. Joanna, the dau. of Maurice Oge Fitzgerald, 4th earl of Kildare (d. 1391); and left issue:—1. Teige; and 2. Donal, who d. s. p., in 1409. This Donal’s wife Joanna, was usually styled the “Countess of Desmond.”
117. Teige na Manistreach (“na manistreach”: Irish, of the Monastery): his son; b. 1340; d. 1413, in the City of Cork, and was interred there in the Franciscan Monastery, which he richly endowed.
118. Donal an Daimh (“an daimh”: Irish, the poet): his son; b. 1373. This distinguished prince rebuilt the Franciscan abbey of Irrelagh or Muckross, on the borders of Lough Lene, the foundation of his ancestor, Cormac MacCarthy Mór, and dedicated it to the Holy Trinity. He died at an advanced age, leaving, besides other children, Eleanor (Nell), who m. Geoffrey O’Donoghue, chief of Glenflesk.
119. Teige-Liath: his son; born, 1407. He was slain in a battle between his own forces and those of the Earl of Desmond, in 1490.
120. Cormac Ladhrach: his son; b. 1440; d. 1516. This prince m. Eleanor, the dau. of Edmond Fitzmaurice, 9th lord of Kerry, by his wife, Móra, the dau. of O’Connor-Kerry.
121. Donal an Drumin: his son; b. 1481. This prince concluded a peace in 15— with Leonard Grey, Lord deputy of Ireland, into whose hands he delivered Teige and Dermod O’Mahony, his kinsmen, as hostages for his future fealty. He left issue:—1. Donal; 2. Teige, whose dau. Catherine, m. Thomas Fitzmaurice, lord of Kerry; 3. Catherine, who m. Finghin Mac-Carthy Reagh; and 4. Honoria, the 4th wife of James Fitzgerald, 15th Earl of Desmond.
122. Donal MacCarthy Mór: his son; b. 1518, d. 1596. This prince m. Honoria, the dau. of his brother-in-law, James, Earl of Desmond. He was, in 1565, created by Queen Elizabeth, Earl of Clancare (or Glencare), in the “Kingdom of Kerry,” and Viscount of Valentia in the same county. Glencare or Clancare is a corrupted form of “Clan Carthy”—the English Court at that time being ignorant of the language or usages of the Irish. In 1568, this Donal was looked upon by his countrymen as “King of Munster.” The “honours” heaped on him by the “virgin queen” expired with him, as he left no male legitimate issue. He left an illegitimate son, Donal, who proclaimed himself “The MacCarthy Mór,” but did not succeed in his designs. His only legitimate child, the Princess Elana, married the celebrated Finghin MacCarthy. At A.D. 1596 the Four Masters say of this Donal:—
“MacCarthy Mór died, namely Donal, son of Donal, son of Cormac Ladhrach, son of Teige; and although he was called MacCarthy Mór, he had been honourably created earl (of Clancare in Cork), before that time, by command of the sovereign of England; he left no male heir after him, who would be appointed his successor; and only one daughter (Elana or Ellen), who became the wife of the son of MacCarthy Riabhach, namely Fingin or Florence, and all were of opinion that he was heir to that MacCarthy, who died, namely Donal.”
123. Elana: dau. and heiress of Donal The MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond; m. in 1588 Fingin (or Florence) MacCarthy Riabhach (“riabhach;” Irish, brindled, swarthy), Prince of Carbery and a quo Rea, Ray, and Wray, and had issue:—1. Teige who d. s. p., in the Tower of London; 2. Donal; 3. Florence;[7] and 4. Cormac. This Florence, the husband of Elana, and son of Sir Donogh MacCarthy Riabhach, was b. in Carbery, 1579, d, in London, Dec. 18th, 1640; his burial is thus registered in St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields, London:—
Decr. 18, 1640,
Dms. Hibernicus.”
He was twice in captivity in London: the first period lasted eleven years and a few months; his second lasted thirty-nine years. His first offence was marrying an Irish Princess without Queen Elizabeth’s permission; his second was “for reasons of state;” in neither case was he brought to trial. In 1600, in The O’Neill’s camp at Inniscarra, near Cork, Florence was solemnly created The MacCarthy Mór, with all the rites and ceremonies of his family for hundreds of generations; which title and dignity was formally approved of by Aodh (or Hugh) O’Neill, the then virtual Ard Righ, or Ruler of the Irish in Ireland.[8]
124. Donal: [9] son of Elana and Fingin; m. Sarah, the dau. of Randal McDonnell, earl of Antrim, and widow of Nial Oge O’Neill of Killelah, and of Sir Charles O’Connor Sligo. Issue—two sons—1. Florence, who m. Elinor, dau. of John Fitzgerald, Knight of Kerry, and died without issue; and 2. Cormac.
125. Cormac MacCarthy Mór: son of Cormac; m. Honoria, dau. of John, Lord of Brittas; and was a Colonel in the army of King James II.
126. Fingin (or Florence) MacCarthy Mór: his son; m. Mary, dau. of Charles MacCarthy of Cloghroe. Issue: — 1. Randal; 2. Cormac; 3. Donal; 4. Eliza; and 5. Anne. This (1) Randal, conformed to the late Established Church in Ireland; m. Agnes, eldest dau. of Edward Herbert, of Muckross, by Frances Browne, young st dau. of Nicholas, the second lord and sister to Valentine the third lord Kenmare. Issue:—1. Charles (d. s. p. 1770), who was called The Last MacCarthy Mór, and was an officer in the Guards; 2. a dau. Elizabeth, m. to Geoffrey O’Donoghue of the Glen.
127. Cormac: the second son of Fingin; lived along the Blackwater, and at Cork; married Dela, the dau. and heiress of Joseph Welply (or Guelph), who emigrated from Wales, and settled in Cork, possessing a tract of land between the North and South Channel, with other portions of the confiscated estates of the Muscry MacCarthys, which were purchased for him. Cormac succeeded to Welply’s possessions, assumed the name of his father-in-law, and was generally called “Welply MacCarthy,” He died about 1761. Issue:—John, Dela, Samuel, and James.
128. John MacCarthy Mór (alias Welply): son of Cormac; married Elizabeth Minheer, by whom he had issue three sons, and eight daughters. The sons were—1. William, who is 129 on this pedigree; 2. John,[10] of Bengour, parish of Murragh, co. Cork, who married a Miss Norwood; 3. Joseph, who died unmarried. Of the daughters, one was married to Alderman Sparks; one to Alderman Penlerrick, of Cork, one to—Baldwin, of Ballyvorney; one (Abigail, who d. 20th Sept., 1722) to John Nash (d. 1725), of Brinney, near Bandon; one to Sir John Crowe; one to—Bellsang of Bandon; and another to Walter Philips of Mossgrove, Kilnalmeaky.
129. William:[11] son of John MacCarthy Mór (alias “Welply”), The MacCarthy Mór; m. Anne Harris of Bandon. On the death of his parents, in Cork, he removed to one of his possessions called Crahallah, barony of Muscry, and subsequently to Lower Bellmount, parish of Moviddy, where, in 1833, he died aged 91 years, divested of nearly all his property; his wife died in 1836, aged 81 years; both buried at St. Helen’s, Moviddy. Issue, three sons and six daughters:—I. John (No. 130 on this stem); II. Marmaduke; III. William; IV. Elizabeth V. Mary; VI. Jane; VII. Catherine; VIII. Anne; and IX. Sadhbh (or Sarah).
(II.) Marmaduke: second son of William; m. Jane Uncles of Carbery, resided in Cork city, and d. s. p.; interred at Moviddy.
(III.) William of Crookstown: third son of William; m. twice; 1st, to Ellen, dau. of John and Joanna Holland his wife; 2ndly, to Ellen Collins of Mitchelstown (d. Feb., 1873). Issue only by 1st wife:—1. Annie, b. 15th March, 1833, m. 4th March, 1850, to John Spence, has two sons, and six daus., some of them married, they reside in London, Canada West, North America. 2. Elizabeth-Jane; second daughter of William; b. 12th April, 1835, m. 10th June, 1860, at St. Luke’s Church, Chelsea, London, to James Howell. Issue:—three children—1. James-Philip-Edward, b. 24th June, 1861; 2. Arthur-William, b. 22nd Feb., 1864; and 3. Elizabeth Ellen (Bessie), b. March 8th, 1866. James Howell, d. 21st Feb., 1870, and this Elizabeth-Jane, m. secondly James Lidbetter, of Buckland, near Hastings, Sussex, August 13th, 1877, at St. Peter’s Church, Pimlico, London; he died s. p. May 11th, 1881, buried at Fulham Cemetery. This Elizabeth-Jane and her three children are alive in London in 1887. 3. Mary Anne; third dau. of William; b. Nov. 11th, 1842, m. Feb. 9th, 1862, Joseph Topley, at St. Philip’s Church, Kensington, London. Issue:—One dau., Elizabeth-Jane, b. August 13th, 1864, d. Jan. 24th, 1874. Joseph Topley d. Jan. 3rd, 1871. This Mary-Anne m. secondly to Richard Cole of Nighton, Radnorshire, at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith, Feb. 4th, 1873. Issue:—One son—Charles Alfred, b. April 7th, 1874. This Richard Cole d. July 28th, 1874. Mrs. Cole and her son are living at Old Brentford, Middlesex, in 1887. William (“Welply”) MacCarthy Mór; died May 12th, 1873, aged 73 years, and was buried at Hammersmith cemetery.
(IV.) Elizabeth, m. twice; 1st, to George Good (or O’Guda), of Reen, parish of Murragh, co. Cork; issue extinct, the last being Anne of Crooks-town, d. 5th Nov., 1881, and buried at Moviddy. This Elizabeth m. 2ndly, to John Payne, only son of Thomas Payne,[12] of Garryhankard, near Bandon: surviving issue being Jane-Elizabeth, m. John Curran of Coothill, who was subsequently teacher in Fermoy College, more lately Manager of the Turkish Baths of Bray, and lastly of Lincoln Place Baths, Dublin, where he d, in 1886, leaving no issue; this Jane-Elizabeth lives (1887) at Rath-core Rectory, Enfield, co. Meath.
(V.) Mary, m. William Rose, of Ballincollig, near Cork, both d., leaving issue: Alexander, and Mary: Alexander (d. 1879), m. twice: 1st, to a Miss Lee, by whom he had a numerous issue; by his 2nd wife, Miss Kelleher, he had no issue: Mary, m, Cornelius Sporle, of Essex, England; only surviving issue is Louisa, m. to Joseph Rainsbury.
(VI.) Jane, m. Richard, son of Walter De Val (or Wall) of Lower Bellmount; d. leaving an only dau. Jane-Anne, who m. Robert O’Neill, alias, “Payne,”—See the “O’Neill” Prince of Tyrone pedigree, No. 133.
(VII.) Catherine d. unm.
(VIII.) Anne, m. Michael Cunningham, of Bantry, subsequently of Lower Bellmount:—Issue —1. Michael, who m. three times: 1st, to Mary Lynch, 2nd to Mary Healy, and 3rd to Mary Broe; issue by the first marriage extinct; by the 2nd marriage he had: 1. John (in Boston), m. and has issue; (2.) Maria (d.), m. a Mr. Kelly. Issue:—Annie, Frederick, Cecilia; 3. Annie (d), m. a Mr. Graham. Issue:—Arthur-John-George; 4. Marmaduke, d. an infant; 5. Patrick (in Boston), unm. in 1887; 6. Nora (in Chicago), unm. in 1887; issue by the 3rd marriage —7. Nelly (or Eleanor), b. 3rd Sept., 1865; 8. Edward, b. 8th June, 1876; 9. Sadhbh (or Sarah) d. an infant; and 10. Alexander, b. 12th Dec., 1871; these three with their mother live at Lr. Bellmount, 1887. 2. William, the second son of Anne, m. a Miss Jeffers, of Waterford; lives (1887) in Dublin, and has issue. 3. Daniel, the third son of Anne, lives in England. 4. Margaret, d. unm.
IX. Sadhbb (or Sarah), m. Richard Swords, of Bandon; lived and died in Cork; buried at St. Finn Barr’s. Issue—William, Robert, Edward, Joseph, Mary-Anne, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Jane; Richard Swords, d. in Cork; Mary-Anne (1887) lives in Cork; the others reside in Washington, U.S. America.
130. John: eldest son of William; m. Anne O’Crowly, of Kilbarry, barony of Muskerry; d. leaving issue—I. John; of whom presently; II. Joseph; III. Duke; IV. Margaret; V. Anne. II. Joseph, is unm. III. Duke has been a Captain in the U.S. Army; resides at Oxford, Ohio, U.S.A., and is married. IV. Margaret, m. and d. leaving a dau. Maggie. V. Anne, m. Thomas Walsh, of Kilmurry; alive in Cincinnatti, 1886, no issue.
131. John MacCarthy Mór,[13] alias “Welply:” his son; m. a Miss Lane a native of Moss Grove Commons, co. Cork, and emigrated to America about forty-six years ago; living in Cincinnatti in 1887; has six surviving children.
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[1] Fingin: According to O’Dugan and O’Heerin, who lived in the 14th century. we find that Fingin was the elder son. He was elected joint King of Munster, with Cairbre, upon the death of Amalgaidh and in the lifetime of Failbhe. His name also appears on the Regal Roll before that of his brother; and he represented his native province in the Assembly at Dromceat (the Mullogh, in Roe Park, near Limavady, in co. Derry), convened by Hugh, Monarch of Ireland, and honoured by the presence of St. Columbcille.
The MacCarthys owned the prominent position which they held in Desmond at the time of the Anglo-Norman invasion not to primogeniture, but to the disturbed state of the province during the Danish wars, in which their immediate ancestors took an active and praiseworthy part; to the impartial exercise of the authority enjoyed by those ancestors by usurpation and tanistic right; the possession of that authority at an eventful period, namely the arrival in Ireland of Henry II., by whom MacCarthy, upon his submission, was acknowledged as King of Desmond; and the prostrate condition to which the Danish wars had brought the collateral branches of the family, who had, at least, an equal claim on the allegiance of the inhabitants of South Munster. O’Sullivan Mór always presided at meetings of the Munster chiefs, even when MacCarthy attended; and it was he whose voice made MacCarthy—”THE MACCARTHY MÓR.”
[2] O’Riordan: This name has by some of the family been lately render Ritherdan.
[3] Carthach: This word may be derived from cartha or carrthadh, a pillar; or from cathrach, the gen. case of cathair, a city. In the latter case the word carthach would imply that this Prince of Desmond was “the founder of a city.”—See Note “Carthage,”p. 31.
[4] MacCaura: The following Stanzas respecting the Clan of MacCarthy or MacCaura are here given, as the author’s tribute of respect to the memory of the late lamented D. F. MacCarthy, one of the sweetest of Ireland’s poets:
By Denis Florence MacCarthy.
Oh! bright are the names of the chieftains and sages,
That shine like the stars through the darkness of ages,
Whose deeds are inscribed on the pages of story,
There for ever to live in the sunshine of glory—
Heroes of history, phantoms of fable,
Charlemagne’s champions, and Arthur’s Round Table—
Oh! but they all a new lustre could borrow
From the glory that hangs round the name of MacCaura!
Thy waves, Manzaneres, wash many a shrine,
And proud are the castles that frown o’er the Rhine,
And stately the mansions whose pinnacles glance
Through the elms of old England and vineyards of France
Many have fallen, and many will fall—
Good men and brave men have dwelt in them all—
But as good and as brave men, in gladness and sorrow,
Have dwelt in the halls of the princely MacCaura.
Montmorency, Medina, unheard was thy rank
By the dark-eyed Iberian and light-hearted Frank,
And your ancestors wandered, obscure and unknown,
By the smooth Guadalquiver, and sunny Garonne—
Ere Venice had wedded the sea, or enrolled
The name of a Doge in her proud “Book of Gold;”
When her glory was all to come on like the morrow,
There were chieftains and kings of the clan of MacCaura!
Proud should thy heart beat, descendant of Heber,
Lofty thy head as the shrines of the Guebre.
Like them are the halls of thy forefathers shattered,
Like theirs is the wealth of thy palaces scattered.
Their fire is extinguished—your flag long unfurled—
But how proud were you both in the dawn of the world!
And should both fade away, oh! what heart would not sorrow
O’er the towers of the Guebre—the name of MacCaura!
What a moment of glory to cherish and dream on,
When far o’er the sea came the ships of Heremon,
With Heber, and Ir, and the Spanish patricians,
To free Inis-Fail from the spells of magicians!
Oh! reason had these for their quaking and pallor,
For what magic can equal the strong sword of valour?
Better than spells are the axe and the arrow,
When wielded or flung by the hand of MacCaura.
From that hour a MacCaura had reigned in his pride
O’er Desmond’s green valleys and rivers so wide,
From thy waters, Lismore, to the torrents and rills
That are leaping for ever down Brandon’s brown hills;
The billows of Bantry, the meadows of Bere,
The wilds of Evaugh, and the groves of Glencare—
From the Shannon’s soft shores to the banks of the Barrow—
All owned the proud sway of the princely MacCaura!
In the house of Miodhchuart, by princes surrounded,
How noble his step when the trumpet was sounded,
And his clansmen bore proudly his broad shield before him
And hung it on high in that bright palace o’er him;
On the left of the Monarch the chieftain was seated,
And happy was he whom his proud glances greeted,
‘Mid monarchs and chiefs at the great Feis of Tara —
Oh! none was to rival the princely MacCaura!
To the halls of the Red Branch, when conquest was o’er,
The champions their rich spoils of victory bore,
And the sword of the Briton, the shield of the Dane,
Flashed bright as the sun on the walls of Eamhain—
There Dathy and Niall bore trophies of war,
From the peaks of the Alps and the waves of the Loire
But no Knight ever bore from the hills of Iveragh
The breast-plate or axe of a conquered MacCaura!
In chasing the red-deer what step was the fleetest,
In singing the love-song what voice was the sweetest—
What breast was the foremost in courting the danger—
What door was the widest to shelter the stranger—
In friendship the truest, in battle the bravest,
In revel the gayest, in council the gravest—
A hunter to-day, and a victor to-morrow?
Oh! who, but a chief of the princely MacCaura!
But oh! proud MacCaura, what anguish to touch on
That one fatal stain of thy princely escutcheon—
In thy story’s bright garden the one spot of bleakness—
Through ages of valour the one hour of weakness!
Thou, the heir of a thousand chiefs sceptred and royal—
Thou, to kneel to the Norman and swear to be loyal—
Oh! a long night of horror and outrage and sorrow
Have we wept for thy treason, base Diarmuid MacCaura!
O! why, ere you thus to the foreigner pander’d,
Did you not bravely call round your Emerald standard
The chiefs of your house of Lough Lene and Clan Awley,
O’Donogh, MacPatrick, O’Driscoll, MacAuley,
O’Sullivan Mór, from the towers of Dunkerron,
And O’Mahon, the chieftain of green Ardinteran?
As the sling sends the stone, or the bent-bow the arrow,
Every chief would have come at the call of MacCaura!
Soon, soon, didst thou pay for that error, in woe—
Thy life to the Butler—thy crown to the foe—
Thy castles dismantled and strewn on the sod—
And the homes of the weak, and the abbeys of God!
No more in thy halls is the wayfarer fed—
Nor the rich mead sent round, nor the soft heather spread—
Nor the clairseach’s sweet notes—now in mirth, now in sorrow—
All, all have gone by but the name of MacCaura!
MacCaura, the pride of thy house is gone by,
But its name cannot fade, and its fame cannot die—
Though the Arigideen, with its silver waves shine
Around no green forests or castles of thine—
Though the shrines that you founded no incense can hallow—
Nor hymns float in peace down the echoing Allo—
One treasure thou keepest—one hope for the morrow—
True hearts yet beat of the clan of MacCaura!
[5] Donal Mór na-Curra: From whom is derived the title MacCarthy Mór. It may be here observed that, according to Windele, the MacCarthy Mór was inaugurated at Lisban-na-Cahir, in Kerry; at which ceremony presided O’Sullivan Mór and O’Donoghoe Mór. His Captains of war were the O’Rourkes, probably a branch of the O’Rourkes, princes of Brefney; the MacEgans were his hereditary Brehons (or Judges): and the O’Dalys and O’Duinins were his hereditary poets and antiquaries.
[6] Goth: Some descendants of this Donall Goth have called themselves Gott.
[7] Florence: This Florence, the third son of Elana and Fingin, married Mary, dau. of O’Donovan, and had issue—Donogh (or Denis). This Donogh m. Margaret Finch, “an English lady of distinction,” and by her had two sons, viz: 1. Florence, his eldest son, who followed James II. to France, and was there father (of other children as well as) of Charles MacCarthy, living in 1764, and then in the French service; and 2. Justin, his second son, who remained at Castlelough: and by his second wife Catherine Hussey, dau. of Colonel Maurice Hussey, of Cahirnane, said Donogh had Randal of Castlelough, who sold his estate to Crosbie in the reign of Geo. II. Randal had several sons who became very poor; and some of his descendants are now living.
[8] See Life and Letters of Florence MacCarthy Mór, by Daniel MacCarthy Glas (London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer; Dublin: Hodges and Smith).
[9] Donal: This Donal succeeded as MacCarthy Mór, and he inherited nearly all of his grandfather Donal’s estates; together with those of his father Finin, in Carbery. In Munster this Donal and his brothers were still styled “THE ROYAL FAMILY.”
[10] John: This John of Bengour had by his wife, amongst other children, Samuel (d. 1885) of Kilronan, near Dunmanway. The distinguished J. J. Welply, Esq., M.D., Bandon, co. Cork, is (1887) son to this Samuel; he is m. to Miss Jagoe, and has issue.
[11] William: Old Sam Welply of Macroom was a brother’s son of this William. This Sam had four sons and three daughters. The sons were James, Daniel, John, Sam. James was married to Mary Collins, sister of Bishop Collins, of Limerick; Daniel was married to a Miss Fegan. Samuel was married to Dorcas, daughter of Major Crowe, of Limerick. John’s wife was a Miss Richardson, sister-in-law of the Rev. Simon Davis, Rector of Macroom, and aunt of William Hutchinson Massey, of Mount Massey, Macroom. Of the three Miss Welplys, two were married to two first cousins—Patrick, and Charles Riordan, of Macroom; and the third to a Mr. Hennessy, of Mill Street.
Another cousin to No. 129, also named William, lived at Prohurus, near Macroom, and was married to a Miss Scriviner, from Kerry. Of their children, Henry, the eldest, was married to a Miss Slattery, of Thurles; Ellen, to a Mr. White, of Thurles; Anne, to Mr. Lynch of Kilmurry, Barony of Muskerry; Jane, to the late James Baldwin, of Macroom; Eliza, to a Mr. Murphy, of Macroom; and Samuel, to a Miss D’Esmond, of Cork.
One of these Mrs. Riordans, had two daughters—Mary Anne, and Catherine; Mary Anne married a Mr. Feely, Bank Manager in Tramore, co. Waterford, and had a son Maurice, a Barrister-at-Law; Catherine married her cousin, Daniel O’Connell Riordan, Q.C. This Catherine died in June, 1879.
[12] Payne: Thomas Payne was married to Rebecca, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Harrison, of Limerick, and Rector of Kilbrogan, Bandon. This Thomas had a brother named George, who had issue two sons. The late Rev. Somers Payne, of Upton, was this Thomas Payne’s uncle’s son. The Rev. Somers Payne’s mother was sister of John and Henry Shears, Merchants, in the City of Cork, who perished on the scaffold for alleged “high treason” at the opening of the present century.
This family of “Payne” is, we understand, now represented by John-Warren Payne, Esq.. J.P., Beach House, Bantry; James Henry Payne, Esq., J.P., Beachmount, Upton; and the Rev. Somers H. Payne (Vicar Gen., Killaloe), Upton. A few others reside in parts of West Cork, and in Bandon, as farmers and shop-keepers. About forty years ago Richard, son of John, son of Thomas Payne, emigrated, and now lives in Cincinnatti, Ohio, U. S. America.
The ancestors of the gentlemen here alluded to were natives of the south-east of England; and, as early as A.D. 1400, settled in Ireland. “Seon Pauint” (John Payne), was bishop of Meath in 1500. On the confiscation of the lands of The O’Mahony and MacCarthy Riabach, portions were purchased by the ancestors of this family. The head of the name is Sir Coventry Payne, Bart., Wootton House, Essex, England. There are various gentlemen of the name in the south of England, and in London.
[13] MacCarthy Mór: There is now (1887) in Hanley, Staffordshire, England, a Mr. MacCarthy, a Wine Merchant, who claims to be the lineal descendant of “The MacCarthy Mór;” he is the son of Thomas, son of Justin, son of Donall, but we regret that we are at present unable to trace the lineage back any farther.
Prince of Carbery
From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O’Hart
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Arms and Crest: Same as MacCarthy Mór. Motto: Fortis, ferox, et celer.
DONAL GOTH (“goth,” Ir., straight), second son of Donal Mór-na-Curra, King of Desmond (see No. 111 on the “MacCarthy Mór” pedigree), was the ancestor of MacCarthaigh Riabhach (“riabhach”: Irish, swarthy, etc.), anglicised MacCarthy Reagh.
112. Donal Goth; son of Donal Mór-na-Curra; known also (see MacFirbis) as Donal Glas; lord of Carbery, A.D. 1205 to 1251. This Donal dethroned Dermod Fitz-Mahon O’Mahony, lord of Iveagh, after the sanguinary engagement of Carrigdurtheacht, in which the three sons of The O’Mahony, and O’Coffey (or O’Cowhig), chief of Coillsealvy were slain. Donal, who was in 1251 slain by John Fitzthomas Fitzgerald, commonly called “John of Callan,” left six sons, viz.; 1. Dermod Don, who succeeded his father, and whose descendants, known as the “Clan Dermod,” possessed an extensive district in Carbery, and the Castles of Cloghane and Kilcoe; 2. Teige Dall, ancestor of the “Clan Teige Dall;” 3. Cormac, of Mangerton, so called from having defeated the English at the foot of that mountain, in 1259; 4. Finghin Raghna-Roin, so called from his having been slain at this place by the attendants of John de Courcy, in 1261; 5. “The Aithcleirach;” and 6. Donal Maol.
113. Donal Maol: his son; became lord of Carbery, 1262 to 1310; defeated the de Courcys of Kinsale in several engagements, and liberated Donal and Teige MacCarthy, who were kept in close confinement by their Kinsman Dermod MacCarthy Mór of Tralee. Donal Maol left two sons—Donal Caomh, and Cormac.
114. Donal Caomh (or the Handsome): his son; upon the death of his father became, in 1311, Prince of Carbery; he died in 1320, leaving, besides other children, Donal Glas; Cormac Donn, the ancestor of MacCarthy Glas; and a daughter married to Dermod FitzConnor O’Mahony, by whom she had Donogh O’Mahony of Iveagh. Donal Caomh married the widow of Dermod O’Mahon, and daughter to Robert de Carewe, “Marquis of Cork,” who settled in Carbery, having built a castle near the Abbey of Bantry, called “Carewe Castle,” alias Downimarky.
115. Donal Glas: eldest son of Donal Caomh; Prince of Carbery from A.D. 1326 to 1366. This Prince rebuilt the Abbey of Timoleague upon the ruins of the ancient abbey of the same saint (St, Molaga), and in this abbey he was buried in 1366, leaving by his wife—a daughter of O’Cromin—two sons, Donal Reagh, and Dermod; and a daughter Mary, who married Bernard O’Sullivan Bere.
116. Donal Glas, MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery: son of Donal Glas; married Joanna Fitzmaurice, by whom he had Donogh of Iniskean;[1] Dermod an-Dunaidh; Donal Glas [2] (d. s. p. 1442); Eoghan, slain 1432; and Cormac na-Coille. This Donal was sirnamed Riabhach or “swarthy,” on account of his appearance; from him the family has been named “Reagh;” he died 1414.
117. Dermod an Dunaidh MacCarthy Riabhach: his son; Prince of Carbery in 1452; married Ellen, the daughter of Teige, lord of Muscry, and had issue: Finghin; Donal, who predeceased his father; and Dermod, who had a son Finghin.
118. Finghin MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery: his son; married Catherine, daughter of Thomas Fitzgerald, the 8th “Earl of Desmond,” who was beheaded at Drogheda; he left issue: Donal, Dermod, Donogh, and Cormac.
This Finghin was in high favour with Henry VII., King of England, who “authorized” him, in conjunction with Cormac MacTeige, lord of Muscry, to get the homage of the independent Irish chiefs.
119. Donal MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery: his son; governed Carbery for twenty-six years; assisted Cormac Oge Laidir, lord of Muscry, against the English in Munster, in 1521. He married twice: first, to the daughter of Cormac Laidir, lord of Muscry, by whom he had two sons and one daughter—the sons were: 1. Dermod, who was slain by Walter Fitzgerald, son of the Earl of Kildare; and 2. Donal, who died s. p.; the daughter was Ellen, who married Teige Mór O’Driscoll. Donal MacCarthy Reagh married secondly to Eleanor Fitzgerald (daughter of Gerald Fitzgerald, 8th Earl of Kildare), whose sister Alice was wife to Conn O’Neill, Prince of Ulster: the issue of this marriage was four sons, who were successively (by usage of tanistry) “Princes of Carbery:”—1. Cormac na-Haine; 2. Finin, married Catherine, daughter of Donal an-Drumin, Prince of Desmond, he left no male issue; 3. Donogh (d. 1576), married Joanna, the daughter of Maurice Fitzgerald, by whom he had Finin, who married Elana, Princess of Desmond, and who was made The MacCarthy Mór by Aodh O’Neill, Prince of Ulster; Donogh had also Dermod Maol, who m. Ellen, the dau. of Teige O’Donoghue of Glenflesk; and Julia, who married Owen O’Sullivan Mór. Donogh married, secondly, to a dau. of John, lord Power, by whom he had Donogh Oge, who m. Graine, the dau. of Dermod, lord Muscry; was interred at Timoleague; 4. Owen (“of the Parliament”) d. 1593; m. Ellen, dau. of Dermod O’Callaghan, by whom he had two sons and six daughters:—the sons were—Finin, who m. Eleanor, the dau. of Edmond Fitzgibbon, the White Knight, and widow of his cousin Cormac; and had by her several children: one of these, Catherine, m. Dermod MacCarthy, younger son of Teige an-Duna; Ellen, who married Finin O’Driscoll; Julia, who m. Dermod, son of Donal O’Sullivan Mór; Eleanor, who m. Finin M’Owen Carragh Carthy of Kilbrittain; Joanna, who m. Donal O’Donovan; Honoria, who married Edmond Fitzgerald, Knight of the Valley; Graine, who m. twice, first, Barry Oge of Buttevant, and, secondly, Cormac, son of Cormac MacTeige, of Muscry.
120. Cormac na Haoine, Prince of Carbery: son of Donal: married Julia, dau. of Cormac, lord of Muscry, and had by her a son called Donal-na-Pipi.
121. Donal-na-Pipi, Prince of Carbery (d. 1612): his son; became Prince on the death of his uncle Owen; he married Margaret Fitzgerald, dau. of Sir Thomas Roe Fitzgerald, and had by her a numerous issue:—1. Cormac; 2. Donough (proprietor of Kilbrittain, d. s. p.); 3. Teige, chief of Kilgobane, d. s. p.; 4. Donal; 5. Owen; 6. Julia, who m. Edmond, Lord Barry; 7. Ellen, who m. Teige MacCarthy, of Ballikay (co. Cork), by whom she had three sons who died young, and two daughters; 8. Finin, of Bandubh. who left a son Donal, who married Honoria, dau. of Owen O’Sullivan Bere, by whom he had a son, Finin of Bandubh, who became a lieutenant-colonel in the Regiment of Donal MacCormac MacCarthy Reagh, in the service of James II.
122. Cormac: son of Donal; m. Eleanor, dau. of Edmund Fitzgibbon, the White Knight, and who afterwards married Finin MacCarthy, of Iniskean, and had by him a son Donal. This Cormac died before his father.
123. Donal, Prince of Carbery: son of Cormac No. 122; m. Ellen, dau. of David Roche, lord Fermoy, and had by her a son Cormac.
124. Cormac MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery: son of Donal; m., before his father’s death, Eleanor, dau. of Cormac Oge, Lord Muscry; was commander of the Munster Clans in 1641, his lieutenant being Teige an-Duna. This Cormac (or Charles) had by his wife issue:—1. Finin; 2. Donal (who raised a regiment of Foot for James II.), m. Maria, dau. of Colonel Richard Townsend, of Castletown, and dying in 1691 was interred at Timoleague; 3. Donogh, who m. Margaret de Courcy, by whom he had:—1. Alexander, who served on the side of James II. at the Boyne and Aughrim; 2. Donal, who died in the French Service; and 3. Eleanor-Susanna, who m. Baron de Hook of the French Service; 4. Ellen, who m. John, Lord Kinsale; and 5. Catherine, who m. Pierre St. John, of Macroom, by whom she had a son and three daughters. This Cormac was alive in 1667. Most of his estates were confiscated by Cromwell (1652), but at the Restoration, he got back a portion. After the taking of Kilbrittain Castle, he led a wandering life in Carbery, in Bere, and in Bantry.
125. Finin MacCarthy Reagh, Prince of Carbery: his son; born in 1625; went to France in 1647; married there the dau. of a French Count; had by her two sons—1. Cormac; and 2. Dermot (b. 1658), m. in France and d. circa 1728, there leaving a son Donal. This Donal MacCarthy Reagh was b. in France 1690, came to Ireland, and lived near Dunmanway, where he m. Kate O’Driscoll, by whom he had:—1. Margaret, who m. Richard O’Neill, Hereditary Prince of Ulster (see the “O’Neill Princes of Tyrone” pedigree, No. 131); 2. Cormac; 3. Donal; 4. Owen; and another son and a daughter.
126. Cormac: son of Finin; Prince of Carbery; returned to Ireland, married there, and died leaving one son Owen.
127. Owen: Hereditary Prince of Carbery; married, and died in 1775, leaving issue a son.
128. Cormac (or Charles) MacCarthy Reagh: his son; born about 1721, married Catherine, daughter of Charles Bernard [3] of Palace-Anne (near Iniskean). This Cormac, who was a solicitor, was Seneschal of the Manor of Macroom, Recorder of Clonakilty, and Clerk of the Crown for the County. His wife died in Bandon, aged 104 years.
129. Francis-Bernard MacCarthy Reagh: his son; Hereditary Prince of Carbery; in 1793 married Elizabeth (who d. January 1844) daughter of William Daunt of Kilcascan, by his wife Jane Gumbleton of Castle Rickard. She was sister of the late Captain Joseph Daunt of Kilcascan, who died 1826: issue of Francis Bernard—five sons and four daughters.
130. William MacCarthy Reagh: his son; Hereditary Prince of Carbery; born 7th October, 1801; married on 10th February, 1827, to Margaret-Foster, daughter of the Rev. Mountiford Longfield, of Churchill, Co. Cork, and sister of the Right Hon. Judge Longfield. Her mother was a Miss Lysaght. This William and his wife, in 1848, or thereabouts emigrated to Wisconsin, U.S., America; died, leaving issue, all settled in America:—1. Francis-Longfield MacCarthy; 2. Grace-Lysaght, b. 5th March, 1829; d. 12th July, 1839; 3. Elizabeth, b. 15th October, 1830; m. 1852, to Arthur Beamish Bernard, son of Samuel Beamish, of Maghmor (near Bandon); heir of Entail of Palace Anne, which he sold, and is now settled in America; 4. Margaret-Anne, b. 4th March, 1833; m. on 9th June, 1852, to George, son of the late Dr. Beamish: Issue, one son and two daughters; 5. Mountiford-Longfield, b. 4th June, 1835; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Beamish, of Maghmor, niece of Arthur Beamish-Bernard, of Palace-Anne, who, in 1855, died in America (she died on the 15th Jan., 1862, leaving two sons); 6. William-Henry, b. 27th Oct., 1837; 7. Henry-Longfield, b. 24th March, 1839; d. 14th April, 1840; 8. Mary-Caroline, b. 16th May, 1840; 9. Robert-Longfield, b. 30th August, 1842; living in 1880; 10. Grace-Patisnee, b. 16th June, 1845, at Palmyra, Wisconsin.
131. Francis-L. MacCarthy Reagh: son of William; Hereditary Prince of Carbery; born 30th December, 1827; married a widow, by whom, issue, one son, whose name we have not learned.
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[1] Donogh of Iniskean: From this Donogh descended the “Slught Dermod” of Iniskean (in Carbery, west of Bandon), and the MacCarthys “Rabach,”—many of whom still live around Bandon. From Dermod, son of Finin, son of Cormac, son of Donogh, are descended the former; and from Finin, son of Donal “Rabach,” son of Cormac, son of same Donogh, the latter branch.
[2] Donal Glas: This Donal left illegitimate sons, the founders of the “Slught Glas;” these possessed most of the parishes of Ballinadee and Ballymoney, on the Bandon. Their chief residence was the Castle of Phale, in 1601, the stronghold of the brothers, Donogh, Donal, and Finin Mac Carthy, the acknowledged heads of the Slught Glas. Finin fled to Spain in 1601, and Donogh died soon after, leaving his brother Donal the head of the Phale Carties. Owen, son of Donogh, was “attained” (attainted) in 1642. His son Owen-Roe-Glaughig MacCarthy is still remembered, and the site of the gallows, on which he hanged evil disposed people, is yet pointed out. The Old Castle of Phale was standing some seventy years ago; its stones were used to build Ballyneen Village and Ballymoney Protestant Church, and not a vestige of it now exists. Superintendent MacCarthy, who presided some years ago over the Dublin. Metropolitan Police, was the Head of this tribe. For a time Kilgobban Castle also belonged to the Slught Glas. Some of them settled as farmers at Kilnacronogh, where their descendants may still be found.
[3] Bernard: “Beamish” was his patronymic. His mother was a Bernard of the same family as the “earls of Bandon.” On the death of his uncle Tom Bernard, in 1795, he adopted the sirname Bernard, as a condition of inheriting Palace Anne. The house (on the Bandon) is now (1887) in ruins; and the place occupied by a dairyman.

MacCARTHY (No.3)
Lords of Muskry
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of the MacCarthy Mór.
CORMAC MACCARTHY MOR, Prince of Desmond (see the MacCarthy Mór Stem, No. 115,) had a second son, Dermod Mór, of Muscry (now “Muskerry”) who was the ancestor of MacCarthy, lords of Muscry, and earls of Clan Carthy.
116. Dermod Mór: son of Cormac Mór, Prince of Desmond; b. 1310; created, by the English, in A.D. 1353, “Lord of Muscry;” issue:—1. Cormac; 2. Felimy; who was ancestor of MacCarthy of Tuonadronan; and Donoch, whose descendants are called Carthy (modernized “Cartie”), of Cluanfada. This Dermod was taken prisoner by MacCarthy of Carbery, by whom he was delivered up to his (Dermod’s) mother’s brother the Lord Fitz-Maurice, who put him to death, A.D. 1368. Another authority states he was slain by the O’Mahonys in 1367.
117. Cormac, lord of Muscry: his son; b. 1346. This Cormac was slain by the Barrys in Cork, and interred in Gill-Abbey, in that city, on the 14th of May, 1374. From his youngest son Donal are descended the Carthies of Sean Choill (Shanakiel).
118. Teige (or Thadeus), lord of Muscry: his son; b. 1380, d. 1448; governed Muscry thirty years; issue:—1. Cormac; 2. Dermod, ancestor of the MacCarthys of Drishane, and founder of the castle of Carrigafooka; 3. Ellen, who married Dermod-an-Duna MacCarthy, Prince of Carbery; and Eoghan,[1] of Rathduane.
119. Cormac Laidir: his son; b. 1411; married to Mary, dau. of Edmond Fitzmaurice, lord of Kerry, by whom he had Cormac Oge, and a dau. who married Donal MacCarthy-Reagh, of Carbery. This Cormac, in 1465, founded the Franciscan Monastery of Kilcredhe or Cill-Credhe (now “Kilcrea”), in the parish of Kilbonane, dedicated to St. Bridget, founded five additional churches; and also built the donjon of Blarney Castle, together with the castles of Kilcrea, and Ballymaccadan. The Four Masters record his death as follows, under A.D. 1494:
“Cormac, i.e. the MacCarthy, the son of Tadg, son of Cormac, lord of Muskerry, was killed by his own brother Eoghan, and by his (Eoghan’s) sons. He was a man who raised and revered the church, and was the first founder of the monastery of Kilcrea; a man that ordained that the Sabbath should be kept holy in his dominions as it ought to be; and he was succeeded by Eoghan, son of Tadg.”
He was buried in Kilcrea, in the middle of the choir; the inscription on his tomb runs thus:—
“Hic jacet Cormacus, fil. Thadei, fil. Cormac fil. Dermidii Magni MacCarthy, Duns de Musgraigh-Flayn, acistius conventus primus fundator. an. Dom. 1494.”
120. Cormac Oge, lord of Muscry: son of Cormac Laidir; b. A.D. 1447; d. in 1537; buried at Kilcrea. Married to Catherine Barry. Issue:—Teige; and Julia, who was married thrice: first, to Gerald Fitzmaurice, lord of Kerry; secondly, to Cormac MacCarthy Reagh, of Kilbrittain Castle; and thirdly, to Edmond Butler, lord Dunboyne. This Cormac defeated the Fitzgeralds in several engagements; fought the battle of “Cluhar and Moor” (Mourne Abbey), where he, assisted by MacCarthy Reagh and other chieftains, defeated James Fitzgerald —earl of Desmond—who ravaged Munster in 1521. This Cormac attended Parliament in 1525, as “lord of Muscry.” He had a dau. Ellen, m. to James Barrett; and another, Mary, married to O’Sullivan Mór.
121. Teige, lord of Muscry: his son; born, A.D. 1472; died in A.D. 1565; buried at Kilcrea. This Cormac married Catherine, the daughter of Donal MacCarthy Reagh, prince of Carbery, and by her had issue:—1. Dermod; 2. Sir Cormac MacTeige, lord of Muscry, who was ancestor of the families of Courtbreack, Bealla, Castlemor,[2] and Clochroe; 3. Owen, who was slain at Dromanee; 4. Donal-na-Countea,[3] who died in 1581: 5. Ceallachan, who was ancestor of the Carthys of Carricknamuck; 6. Donoch, who was ancestor of the Carthys of Carew; 7. Eleanor.
122. Dermod, lord of Muscry: his son; born A.D. 1501; m. Elana, dau. of Maurice Fitzgerald, and niece of James, the 15th earl of Desmond; died in 1570, buried at Kilcrea. Issue:—Cormac; Teige, ancestor of the MacCarthys of Insirahell (near Crookstown, co. Cork); Julia, married to John de Barry, of Laisarole; and Graine, who married Donogh Oge MacCarthy Reagh, of Carbery In 1563, this Dermod fought and defeated Sir Maurice Dubh (duff) Fitzgerald, his father-in-law, who was beheaded by his guard.
123. Cormac Mór, lord of Muscry: his son; born, A.D. 1552; married to Maria Butler. Issue:—1. Cormac; 2. Teige, ancestor of the MacCarthys of Aglish; Donal, ancestor of the MacCarthys of Carrignavar; and Julia, who married twice: first, David Barry of Buttevant; and, secondly, Dermod O’Shaughnessy of Gort, in the county of Galway. This Cormac Mór attended parliament in 1578 as “Baron of Blarney;” conformed to the Protestant church; died in 1616; and was buried at Kilcrea. He also contested with Florence MacCarthy Reagh for the dignity of “MacCarthy Mór,” but did not succeed. Acted as Sheriff of Cork; and on the memorable 21st October, 1601, when all his kinsmen were ranged under the O’Neill, the Red Hand of Ulster, at Kinsale, this Cormac assisted the English against the Irish, who were there commanded by O’Neill and O’Donnell. For this act he received many “honours” from the English.
124. Cormac Oge, 17th lord of Muscry: his son; born A.D. 1564; married Margaret, the daughter of Donogh O’Brien, by his wife Elena Roche; and died in London, on the 20th of February, 1640. This Cormac was educated at Oxford (England), and on the 15th of November, 1628, was created “Baron of Blarney” and ” Lord Viscount Muscry.” Issue:—1. Donogh; 2. Maria, who married Sir Valentine Brown, ancestor of the Earls of Kenmare; 3. Ellen, who married Colonel Edward Fitzmaurice, only son of Thomas, 18th lord of Kerry; and 4. Eleanor, who was the first wife of Cormac MacCarthy Reagh.
125. Donoch MacCarthy, lord Viscount Muscry: son of Cormac; born A.D. 1594; created “Earl of ClanCarthy” by Charles II., in 1658; was confederate chieftain and commander of the Munster forces in the civil wars in Ireland of 1641-52; exiled to the Continent, and his property conferred on his second wife Ellen (a sister of the first Duke of Ormond) and her issue; returned to Ireland at the “Restoration” of Charles II.; contested the right of Florence and Donal to the dignity of MacCarthy Mór (See Appendix, Annals of the Four Masters”); died in London (England), July, 1665. By his first marriage this Donoch had a son named Donall, who was known as the Buchaill Bán (or “the fair-haired boy”). By his second marriage he had three sons:—1. Cormac; 2. Ceallachan, who conformed to the Protestant religion; 3. Justin,[4] created “Lord Mountcashel” by King James II., in 1689; and died in France, 1st July, 1694, at Barrege, of the effects of wounds. Cormac, lord Muskerry, above mentioned (who d. 24th Dec. 1675), was, in 1665, engaged in a sea fight with the Dutch off Harwich, whilst in the same ship with the Duke of York, afterwards James II.; he (Cormac) died on the 22nd of June, 1665, of wounds received in this action. He married Margaret, the daughter of Ulick de Burgo, 1st Marquis and 5th Earl of Clanrickard, and 2nd earl of St. Albans, by whom he had two children:—1. Charles-James, b. 1663, who died young; and 2. Francis, born 1564.
126. Ceallachan MacCarthy: second son of Donoch; married Elizabeth Fitzgerald, sixth daughter of George Fitzgerald, the 16th earl of Kildare; had issue by her one son, Donoch; and four daughters, one of whom, Catherine, married Paul Davis, who was created “lord Viscount Mountcashel,” by whom she had a daughter, who was married to Justin, son of Donoch, 4th earl of ClanCarthy. This Ceallaghan, who died in 1676, was being educated in France, for Holy Orders, but when the news of his brother’s death reached him, he quitted his monastery, became a Protestant, and married.
127. Donoch MacCarthy, the 4th Earl of Clan Carthy: son of said Ceallaghan; born 1669; was educated in Oxford, and having, like his father, conformed to the Protestant religion, was, before he was sixteen years of age, privately married to Elizabeth Spencer, second daughter of Robert Spencer, earl of Sunderland. In 1688, he received and entertained King James II., on his arrival in Ireland, having become a Catholic when James II. became King. In 1690, on the taking of Cork, he was taken prisoner by John Churchill, Earl of Marlborough, and confined in the Tower of London, from which, in 1694, he escaped to France; in 1698, he returned to England, was arrested, and exiled on a pension of £300 a year; his estates, worth over £200,000 a year, were confiscated, and sold in violation of the “Treaty of Limerick;” he died at Prals-Hoff, in the territory of Hamburg, on the 19th September, 1734. By his wife, who accompanied him into exile, and died abroad in June, 1704, he left issue:—1. Robert; 2. Charlotte, who married John West, Lord Delaware; and 3. Justin, who married his own first cousin, the Hon. Miss Davis, dau. of Paul, lord viscount Mountcashel.
128. Robert, hereditary Lord of Muscry, earl of Clan Carthy. Baron of Blarney, etc.: his son; born 1686, and died in a chateau near Boulogne, A.D. 1770; married twice: by his first wife, Jane Plyer, daughter of Captain Plyer, of Gosport, Southampton, he left no issue; at the age of 63 years he married a young wife, who brought him two sons:—1. Dermod; 2. Cormac. This Robert was a Commodore in the English Navy. Having failed to regain his father’s estates, he threw up his commission and joined the “Pretender.” At length he settled at Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in France, and obtained from the French King an annual pension of £1,000. His estates were seized by the English, and sold to the Hollow Swords Blade Company; Chief Justice Payne; the Very Rev. Dean Davis, of Cork; General Sir James Jeffries; and others. Blarney Castle and surrounding estate is now (1887) possessed by Sir George Colthurst, who married a Miss Jeffries.
129. Dermod: son of Robert; an officer in the French service, at the time of the Revolution in France; threw up his commission, and with his family (having married in France, in 1772, to Rose, youngest daughter of Nial O’Neill, Prince of Ulster), returned to Ireland; died in 1815, and was buried in the family vault in Kilcrea. Left issue three sons and four daughters.
130. Cormac, hereditary Earl of Clan Carthy, etc.: his son; resided in comparative obscurity in the City of Cork; married there to Nora, dau. of William O’Neill, of Ulster (see “O’Neill, Prince of Tyrone” Pedigree, No. 130), and died in 1826, leaving issue:—Donogh, Dermod, Teige, and Ada (or Adelaide). Buried at Moviddy.
131. Donogh, hereditary Earl of Clancarthy, etc.: his son; married Eva MacLoughlin, granddaughter to Mary O’Neill, who was dau. to Nial, Prince of Ulster; died in 1871; buried at Kilcrea; left issue four sons:—1. Justin; 2. Robert; 3. Cormac; 4. Finghin; and three daughters:—Elana, Elizabeth, and Ada. Eva died in 1874, and was buried at Moviddy.
132. Justin MacCarthy, hereditary Earl of Clan Carthy, etc.: his son; married Margaret O’Daly, in Cork, prior to leaving thence in 1878; had issue:—1. Teige; 2. Cormac; and 3. Charlotte; living in St. Louis, America, in January, 1887.
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[1] Eoghan: From this Eoghan descended Donogh MacCartie, who lived temp. James II., and married Eva O’Donoghue, of Glenflesk, by whom he had a son, Charles, who married a Miss Barrett, of Barretts. By this lady Charles had a son, Charles, who married Mary O’Leary, daughter of Art. O’Leary (and niece of Col. MacCarthy of Drishane), by whom he had a son Denis, who married Joanna O’Donoghue Dubh, and had Charles, who married Mary O’Donoghue of Killaha (niece to the O’Donoghue of the Glens), and Jeremiah, who was the father of Denis MacCarthy of Woodview, co. of Cork. Charles, the eldest son of Denis, had by his wife, Mary O’Donoghue, a son Denis, who married Catherine, daughter of D. O’Connell, of Tralee (by his wife Ellen, sister of Daniel O’Connell, M.P.); and a son Daniel MacCarthy, of Headford Castle, in the county of Kerry.
[2] Castlemór: This castle is now a ruin near the Bride, on a limestone rock; built by the MacSweeneys. It was possessed by Phelim MacOwen MacCarthy, who was driven from it by Oliver Cromwell in the Commonwealth period.
[3] Donal-na-Countea: This epithet na-Countea means “of the county.” In the State Papers, temp. Elizabeth, this Donald is styled “Donyll ny-Countie.”
[4] Justin: This Justin married Arabella, second daughter of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, and had issue: Margaret, married to Luke, Earl of Fingal, who died in 1693; and Ellen, who married William de Burgh, Earl of Clanrickarde, by whom she had a daughter Honoria (or Nora), who married twice: first, to the celebrated Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan; and, secondly, on the 26th of March, 1695, to James Fitzjames (Stuart), Duke of Berwick, natural son of King James II.
Of Spring House, and Counts of Toulouse, France
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of the “MacCarthy Reagh.”
THIS family is descended from Donal na-Pipi MacCarthy Reagh. Prince of Carbery, who is No. 121 on the “MacCarthy Prince of Carbery” Stem.
122. Owen: son of Donal na-Pipi; married Honoria, daughter of Taige-an-Duna MacCarthy, of Dun-manway (see “MacCarthy Glas” Stem, No. 122).
123. Donal: his son; proprietor of Knocknahinsy; m. Honoria, dau. of John O’Hea, of Corably, co. Cork; died 16th December, 1666.
124. Donogh: his son; proprietor of Spring House, co. Tipperary, which he purchased in his father’s lifetime. Married 27th July, 1660, Elizabeth, daughter of Edmond Hackett, of Ballyskillan, county Tipperary; died in 1713; interred at Bansha, in that county. His children were:—1. Justin; 2. James; 3. Charles (of Laganstown), m. Clara O’Ferrall, d. s. p.; 4. Denis, m. a Miss Herringman; 5. Alexander; 6. Elizabeth, married to Michael Kearney, proprietor of Fethard and Kilbrogan; 7. Honoria, m. James Fox, of Kilmalchy, King’s County; 8. Joanna, m. John Therry, of Castle Therry, co. Cork; 9. Margaret; 10. Catherine, married to Francis Kearney, of Knockinglass, co. Tipperary; 11. Eleanor, m. to Jeremiah O’Donovan, of Kinograny, co. Cork; 12. Maria, m. to Daniel O’Mahony, of Dunloe Castle, co. of Kerry.
125. Justin MacCarthy: his son; b. 28th February, 1685; m. on 14th February, 1709, Marie, dau. of John Shee, of Ballylogue, co. Tipperary; died in April, 1756; buried at Bansha. By his wife (who d. 15th Nov. 1744), he left issue:—I. Denis; 2. John,[1] b. 6th April, 1725; m. Anne, dau. of Thomas Wyse, of Waterford, by whom he had four sons and four daughters; 3. Maria, m. James Mandeville, of Ballydine; 4. Elizabeth, m. Daniel Ryan, of Inch, in the co. Tipperary; and 5. Margaret, who d. unm.
126. Denis of Spring House: son of Justin; b. 21st June, 1718; m. on the 29th September, 1743, Christine, dau. of Robert French, of Rahasane, near Craughwell, co. Galway; died 13th September, 1761, at Argenton, Berry, in France.
127. Justin: son of Denis; born at Spring House, 18th August, 1744; m., on the 16th September, 1765, Maria Winifred, dau. of Nicholas Tuite, of Tuitestown, Westmeath; d. in 1812, leaving issue:—1. Denis-Joseph, b. 18th July, 1766; 2. Nicholas-Tuite (the Abbe MacCarthy), b. in Dublin, 19th May, 1769; d. at Annecy (France) on the 3rd May, 1833; 3. Robert-Joseph; 4. Joseph-Charles, b. 1777; 5. Joseph-Patrick, b. 1799, m. 1818, and left issue:—1. Nicholas-Francis-Joseph (b. 1833); 2. Winifred (b. 1819); 3. Anna-Maria (b. 1825); 4. Maria-Theresa (b. 1828); 5. Justin, b. 1785; 6. Anna-Maria, b. 1767; 7. Christine-Maria, b. 1772; and 8. Maria, b. 1780.
This Justin was only seventeen years at the time of his father’s death, who was obliged to leave Ireland on account of the penal laws. Immediately on the death of his father Justin hastened to realize all that his family had been able to preserve of the debris of an immense fortune, and selected for the future home of himself and his posterity the city of Toulouse, in France.
In September, 1766, this Justin became the Count MacCarthy Reagh, of the City of Toulouse, in the Department of the Haute Garonne, receiving letters patent from Louis (Capet) XVI., the French King, and on the 25th of February, 1767, formed a part of the Court of Paris.
128. Robert-Joseph MacCarthy Reagh, Count of Toulouse: his son; born June 30th, 1770. On the 9th of May, 1809, he married Emilia-Maria de Bressac, and died at Lyons, on the 11th July, 1827.
129. Justin-Marie-Laurent-Robert MacCarthy Reagh, Third Count of Toulouse: his son; born May 6th, 1811.
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[1] John: This John’s descendants are here traced— [but see note in Addenda here]
126. John: the second son of Justin; b. 6th April, 1725; m. Anne Wyse, of Waterford, in 1747; issue:—James, b. 1749; Charles, b. 1752; Justin, b. 1755; Dermod, b. 1756; Anne, b. 1750; Eliza, b. 1751; Maria, b. 1754; and Christine, b. 1755. This John d. 1779.
127. Charles: his son; m. (1776) Miss Morrogh, co. Cork; was a Lieutenant in the Bengal Navy; had issue: Joseph, b. 1777; Charles, b. 1778; Robert, b. 1780; and Anne, b. 1779; besides other children.
128. Charles; his son: b. 1778, d. circa 1846; m. a Miss Tuite, and had many children; was a Civil Engineer, and a Lieutenant in the Tipperary Militia.
129. Rev. Charles F. MacCarthy, D.D.: his son; b. 1818, d. 1877. Resided in Dublin.
Prince of Duhallow
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THIS is the senior of the various Scions of the “MacCarthy Mór” family, being descended from Cormac Fionn, who is No. 112 on that Stem, and the fifth in direct descent from Carthach, a quo the sirname MacCarthy.
113. Dermod: third son of Cormac Fionn MacCarthy Mór.
114. Donogh: his son.
115. Cormac: his son.
116. Donogh: his son.
117. Donogh Oge: his son; d. 1501.
118. Cormac: his son; lived in 1520. This family possessed Duthaidh Ealla, i.e. “The estate on the river Allo,” which territory forms and gives name to the present barony of “Duhallow.” MacDonogh’s Castle of Kanturk was a fortress so strong and extensive, that the “Lords of the Council” in England (temp. Elizabeth) transmitted an order to Ireland to have the work stopped.
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy Reagh.”
DONAL [1] CAOMH who is No. 114 on the “MacCarthy Reagh” pedigree, was the ancestor of MacCarthy Glas.
115. Cormac Donn: son of Donal Caomh, Prince of Carbery; obtained from his father for himself and his descendants the territory of Glean-na-Croim—the country for miles around Dunmanway. This Cormac became Chieftain of Carberry, and was slain in 1366. He left issue:—1. Dermod, who was taken prisoner by his cousin MacCarthy of Carberry; given over to the English, and by them murdered in 1368; 2. Felim.; 3. Donal; 4. Eoghan; 5. Tadhg; 6. Finghin; 7. Cormac; and 8. Donogh, who had a son Finghin, who had a son Cormac, whose dau. m. Donogh O’Crowly.
116. Felim: his son; a quo Sliochd Feidhlimidh—the tribe name of the MacCarthys of Glean na-Croim; was chieftain of his family; had two sons— 1. Tadhg; and 2. Finghin.
117. Tadhg of Dunmanway: his son; succeeded his father as chieftain.
118. Finin: his son; lord of Glen-na-Croin.
119. Cormac: his son; had issue: 1. Finin; and 2. Dermod na-nGlac. (1) Finin succeeded his father as chieftain; m. Ellen, dau. of O’Sullivan Bere, and had issue Cormac (who was killed by his cousin Cormac Donn in a quarrel respecting the succession to the chieftaincy): this Cormac m. Móre, dau. of Dermod Oge O’Leary, by whom he had a son Finin, who petitioned Queen Elizabeth in the matter of his father’s inheritance. The other sons of this Cormac were:—Felim, slain in 1641; and Cormac Reagh; and a dau. m. to Dermod O’Crowly, of Coillsealbhach.
120. Dermod na-nGlac: second son of Cormac; was known as “Dermod of the conflicts;” m. in 1563, Eleanor, dau. of Teige, the 11th lord of Muscry; left issue two sons—1. Cormac Donn; 2. Finin; 3. Teige an-Fhorsa. (1) Cormac Donn, who slew his cousin Cormac, son of Finin, and who was murdered in Cork by the English. This Cormac Donn m. Móre, dau. of Connor O’Leary, by his wife, a dau. of MacFinin Dubh, by whom he had a son Felim, and a dau. who m. Art O’Crowly. (2) Finin d. s. p. And (3) Teige an-Fhorsa.
121. Teige: his son; called “Teige an-Fhorsa” (or Teige of the forces); chieftain, 1578 to 1618. Died in Cork City, 3rd July, 1618. Was twice married: first, to the widow of Torlogh Bacchach MacSweeney, Constable of Desmond, and dau. of Donal MacFinin of Ard Tully; and, secondly, to Eleanor, dau. of Rory MacSheehy (this lady survived him), by whom he had issue:—1. Tadhg; 2. Dermod, of Dyreagh, and proprietor of Togher Castle, and the lands of Shanacrane, etc., near Dunmanway; and a dau., who m. Randal Oge O’Hurley, of Ballinacarrig Castle.
122. Tadhg-an-Duna (or “Teige the Hospicious”): eldest son of Tadhg an-Fhorsa; b. A.D. 1584; chieftain from 1618 to 1648; second in command of the Munster forces in 1641. This Tadhg was twice married: first, to a dau. of Brian MacOwen MacSweeney of Cloghda Castle: by this lady, who was granddaughter to Owen MacSweeney, of Mishanaglas, he had two sons, viz.: —1. Tadhg-an Fhorsa; and 2. Dermod, ancestor of MacCarthy Glas. He married, secondly, Honoria, dau. of Donal O’Donovan, lord of Clan Cahill (by his wife Joan, dau. of “Sir” Owen MacCarthy Reagh), by whom he had: 3. Honoria, who m. Owen, fourth son of Donal “Pipi;” 4. Joan, who m. Cormac MacTadhg MacCarthy, of Ballea, and grandson of Sir Cormac MacTadhg, lord of Muscry; 5. Eoghan, founder of the Ballynoodie Family; and 6. Ceallaghan, living in Dunmanway Castle, 1652. Tadhg-an-Duna, d. 24th May, 1649, and was the last chieftain of this clan who exercised the rights of his position.
123. Dermod (called in English official documents “Jeremy Cartie, Esq.”): second son of Tadg-an-Duna; restored to the lands of Glean-na Croim (1684), under the “Commission of Grace,” by Charles II.; m. Catherine, dau. of Finin MacCarthy, of Iniskean (son of Sir Owen MacCarthy Reagh), by his wife Eleanor, dau. of Edmund Fitzgibbon, the White Knight, by whom he had Felim, and a dau. Elizabeth, who m. Edmond Shuldham, crown solicitor, to whom she brought the lands regranted to her father in 1684, together with the lands of Ardtully, and three townlands near Kenmare, This Dermod died in 1685. The lands and Castle of Togher, comprising 1,419 acres, were not restored to Dermod; these were left in possession of the “patentees,” Edward and William Hoare, whose descendants are (1887) in possession to this day.
124. Felim: his son; had no inheritance but the sword; was a Captain in the Irish Army; fought on the side of James II., both before and after the King’s arrival in Ireland, 22nd March, 1689; he left Ireland with the “Wild Geese,” was in France at the time of his sister’s marriage, upon hearing of which he hurried back, but was shot (assassinated) before he reached his native glen. By his wife Mary, dau. of Tadhg MacCarthy, of Knocktemple, Felim left three sons:—I. Dermod an-Duna; II. Owen; and III. Cormac Glas. (I) Dermod an-Duna, m. Ellen, dau. of Ceadach O’Donovan, by his wife Margaret, dau. of Sir Finin O’Driscoll, by whom he had two sons:—1. Charles; and 2. Teige na-Feile. This (1) Charles (called “of Butler’s Gift”) married Kate O’Donovan, of Balleedown, great aunt to Timothy O’Donovan, of Donovan’s Cove, and sister to Timothy the “Swordsman.” By this marriage said Charles had two sons, who d. (s. p.) before himself; and four daus.:—1. Ellen, m. O’Sullivan of Carriganass; 2. Mary, m. Maurice Hennigan, who had a dau. Ellen, m. to her cousin Charles, son to Jerry an-Duna; and two other daus., one m. to Timothy O’Leary, of Glasheens, and the other to Daniel Callanan, of Caheragh. And this (2) Teige (called “na-Feile”) m. Elizabeth O’Donovan, and had issue: Jerry an-Duna, and Charles (who d. s. p.). Jerry an-Duna m. a Miss Calanan of Kinsale, and had issue two sons and one dau. —the eldest son, Charles, d. s. p.; the younger emigrated to Canada many years ago; and the dau. Mary died unm. This Jerry an-Duna lived during the end of his life with Timothy O’Donovan, of Donovan’s Cove, and died in 1826, aged 84; interred at Kilbarry, one mile west of Dunmanway.
125. Owen; second son of Felim; m. Faby O’Herlihy, and had by her two sons:—I. Donogh (or Denis); and II. Florence. (I.) Donogh m. a dau. of O’Leary, of Ive Leary, and had issue:—Donogh Oge, a noted man remembered still in Glean na-Croim; and Angel, who m. Owen Calanan, the father of Dermod MacOwen, a celebrated physician, who resided at Clonakilty, and who is still remembered in Carbery. Owen Calanan had also issue by his wife Angel, a dau. Mary, m. to Cornelius MacCarthy (Clan Dermod), brother to the then Parish Priest of Inishannon, and by whom he had a dau. Nora, m. to John MacDonald, of Dunmanway, by whom he had a dau. Mary, who m. Eugene MacFinin MacCarthy, (brother to the Very Rev. Dr. MacCarthy, Vice-President of Maynooth College, who subsequently became the Right Rev. Bishop of Kerry): the issue of this marriage was a son Randal MacFinin MacCarthy.
126. Florence MacCarthy Glas: son of Owen; had two sons—I. Donogh, and II. Charles, and a daughter. III. Angel. This (II.) Charles had a son Denis, and a dau. Angel: Denis was father of Mrs. Shorten of Kilnacronogh, parish of Kinneigh, who was b. 1791. (III.) Angel was mother to Daniel O’Leary, of Shanlarig, parish of Kilmichael; b. 1796.
127. Donogh: son of Florence.
128. Owen: his son; known as “The Old Root;” m. Julia, sister to Dean Collins of Cork.
129. Eugene MacCarthy Glas of Dunmanway (The Old Root): son of Owen; b. 1801; living in Dunmanway, 1871.
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[1] Glas: This word in Irish means a lock, lamentation, the sea, green, pale, poor, etc. This Conal possessing a sea coast, was naturally called “Conal Glas.”
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy Reagh.”
CORMAC GLAS, third son of Felim, who is No. 124 on the “MacCarthy Glas” pedigree, was the founder of this branch of that family:
125. Cormac Glas: third son of Felim.
126. DONAL (or Daniel), of Dunmanway: elder son of Cormac Glas; m. Catherine Collins.
127. Donogh (or Denis): their son; m. Ellen the dau. of Florence, son of Dermod MacCarthy, heir of Millane, and grand-daughter of Timothy O’Donovan of Loghernth.
128. Daniel: their son; m. Eleanor MacCarthy of Muires. This Eleanor is (1887) living in Dunmanway, and is dau. of Charles MacCarthy of Muires, by his wife Ellen, dau. of Owen, whose father was Charles of Cloghroe. Owen’s wife was a Miss Coghlan. This Daniel Glas, died leaving a numerous posterity.
129. Justin: his son; living in 1887.
We understand that Messrs Denis and Eugence MacCarthy, National Teachers, residing (in 1887) in Dunmanway, are cousins to this Justin, son of Daniel Glas.
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy Glas.”
THIS Family was descended from Tadhg-an-Duna, who is No. 122 on the “MacCarthy Glas” Stem.
123. Tadhg an-Fhorsa (2): eldest son of Tadhg an Duna; was living at Togher Castle, in 1641. Married, on the 22nd October, 1641, Gennet Coppinger, the widow of Nicholas Skiddy of Cork, by whom she had one son. This Tadhg died in 1650; he possessed in fee the town and lands of Fearlaghan, known by the names of Tullagh Glas, Gortnidihy, Maulcullanane, and Carrigatotane, in the parish of Kilmeen, barony of Carbery, co. Cork; and the town and lands of Curryboy, Coolmontane and Tullagh, lands in Inchigeela. Those possessions were seized on by English adventurers and his widow and son expelled therefrom.
124. Tadhg an Duna (2): only son of Tadhg an-Fhorsa (2); known as “Nominal lord of Glean na-Croim;” was only eight years old on the death of his father, who secured the possessions by obtaining a “Decree of Innocence,” so that although the lands of Togher were confiscated after the war of 1641-52, those of Dunmanway were then saved. But, after the 3rd of October, 1691, in conformity with the terms of the “Violated Treaty” of Limerick, Tadhg’s patrimony was seized by the Williamites, so that in 1696, he died situated as the National Poet describes:—
“Ni Tadhg an-Duna d’ainim!
“Acht Tadhg gan dun, gan daingean;
“Tadhg gan bó, gan capall,
“I m-bothainin isiol deataigh,
“Tadhg gan bean gan leanbh!” etc.
Not Teige of the Dunthy name!
But Teige without Dun, without Daingean;
Teige without cow, without horse,
In a low smoky cabin—
Teige without wife, without child! &c.
And again:
“Crioch a bheatha sa marbh a aonar (an aovacht),
quot;A n-aras cumhang a luib chnuic sleibhe.”
The end of his life, and death together,
In a narrow dwelling in the curved ridge of a mountain.
This exactly describes the fate of the last lord of Glean-na-Croim. Married Honora, dau. of Donal O’Donovan, lord of Clancahill. Tadhg left issue two sons; one, it seems was of weak intellect, and “no better than no son at all.”
125. “Captain Jacques (James) MacCarthy Duna or Dooney: his son; an officer in the service of France, of whose fate we learn that he fought and fell at Landen, 1693. We know not whether he had issue.
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TADHG AN-DUNA of Dunmanway Castle, who is No. 122 on the “MacCarthy Glas” Stem, was the father of the founder of this Family.
123. Eoghan; son of Tadhg an-Duna; b. 1601; d. 20th of October, 1691.
124. Tadhg: his son; was captain of a Kerry regiment of infantry, which James II. imported to England as “men on whom he could rely.” After the attainder of Donagh, Earl of ClanCarthy, in 1691 and 1696, this Tadhg administered, to his father, a leasehold interest in the town and lands of East Ballyneadig, co. Cork, which claim was adjudged within the Articles of Limerick. This Tadhg was buried in the choir of Kilcrea abbey.
125. Cormac of Leyradane: his son; m. a dau. of Radly, of Knockrour, and had issue:—Tadhg; Cormac; Callaghan; Dorothy, m. to George Fitton; Catherine, m. to Owen MacCarthy, “Maister na-Mona,” who d. 1790.—See “MacCarthy na-mona” Family No. 126.
126. Tadhg: son of Cormac; b. 1714, d. January, 1763; m. Joanna, dau. of Denis MacCarthy, of Dooneen, leaving issue by her:—Cormac; Callaghan, who m. a Miss Hennessy; Tadhg; Mary, m. to O’Leary, of co. Kerry; and Ellen, m. to Nagle, of Mallow. By his will, dated 11 November, 1763, this Tadhg bequeathes all his estate, right, title, and interest of, in, and to, the lease and lands of Rathduff to his eldest son Cormac, who is to lose a pecuniary legacy “if he should at any time intermarry with any daughter of Eliza O’Donoghue, widow of O’Donoghue, late of the county of Kerry;” his interest in the lands of Monalahy, Lisavoura, and Lyredane to Callaghan; and Ballymartin to his two sons Cormac and Callaghan, equally.
127. Cormac of Kilbane (White Church) and Lyredane: son of Tadhg; b. 1738; m. in 1764 Mary eldest dau. of Geoffrey O’Donoghue of the Glen, by Elizabeth, dau. of Randal MacCarthy Mór, (See “MacCarthy Mór” Stem, No. 126.) She died in childbirth with her infant son. Cormac m. secondly, 12th November, 1766, Mary, eldest dau. of Michael Finucane, M.D., of Ennis; and by this lady had fifteen children, of whom only two survived him: 1. Michael-Stephen-Joseph; and 2. Bridget-Ellen, m. to Francis Lord Mórgan. She d. 18 May, 1818, leaving issue:—1. Elizabeth-Frances, m. to Robert Mahon, of Ashline Park, co. Clare; and 2. Sarah, d. unm. 1837. This Cormac, on the 14th May, 1796, conformed to the Protestant Religion, and died 25th January, 1807.
128. Michael: his son; b. at Ennis, December 26th, 1771; m. 24th Jan., 1791, Mary, dau. of Capt. Samuel Meade, R.N., and by her (who d. 30th Dec., 1837, aged 71), he had issue:—1. Charles-Edward; 2. Richard-Moore (b. 1802), lieutenant in second Regt. of Foot; 3. Rev. Francis-Michael, A.M. (b. 1804), who m. Frances-Mary, dau. of William Robinson, LLD., barrister-at-law, by whom he had six sons:—1. Revd. Egerton-Francis Meade, A.M., m. Laura-Margaret, dau. of Hedley Vicars, barrister-at-law, and had with other issue Egerton-Hedley-Desmond; Walter-Emilius; Alfred-Finucane, d. unm.; Herbert-Charles; Ernest-Gambier, d. unm.; Arthur Stephen Noel; Frances-Mary, m. to Rev. Charles Baker; Ellen-Augusta, d. unm.; Florence-Caroline; Constance-Amelia, m. to Albert Hartshorne. The daus. of Michael were:—Mary, m. to Capt. Charles Harvey Bagot; Margaret-Elizabeth, m. to Mark Ranclaud, M.D.; Charlotte, m. to Col. Robert Owen; Elizabeth, d. unm.; Sophia. This Michael died 19th June, 1829.
129. Charles-Edward: his son; b. 7th March, 1800; appointed Ensign in the 22nd Regt. of Foot, 16th Dec., 1815; m. 4th August, 1831, Elizabeth-Augusta, second dau. of John Goldsborough Ravenshaw, a Director of the East India Company, and by her (who d. 1871) had issue:—1. Charles-Desmond; and 2. Henry-Mead, b. 1834, d. 1851. This Charles-Edward died 31st July, 1861.
130. Charles Desmond MacCarthy, M.A.: his son; born 13th December, 1832; educated at Rugby, and Trinity College, Cambridge; living in 1887.
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy, Lords of Muscry.”
TEIGE, lord of Muscry, who is No, 121 on the “MacCarthy Lords of Muscry” Stem, was ancestor to the Cloghroe MacCarthy family.
122. Cormac MacCarthy, of Ballea, Castlemore, Courtbreac, and Cloghroe, usually styled “Sir Cormac MacTeige”: son of Teige lord of Muscry; had three sons, viz.:—1. Teige; 2. Donogh MacCarthy na-Mona, commonly called the “Master of Mourne;” and 3. Charles.
123. Charles of Cloghroe: third son of Cormac.
124. Charles: his son; his estate was confiscated in 1641 under the Cromwellian settlement.
125. Cormac Oge of Cloghroe: his son; living in 1677. Married a sister of Teige of Aglish, by whom he had issue:—1. Denis; 2. Alexander; 3. Margaret; 4. Nelly; 5. Mary, married to Florence MacCarthy Mór (see MacCarthy Mór Stem, No. 126); 6. Catherine; and 7. Ellen, married to a Mr. Anketell.
126. Denis MacCarthy: his son; married Mary, the daughter of Sir J. Meade (by his wife, the Hon. Lady Elizabeth, and sister of Sir Richard Meade, afterwards Earl of Clanwilliam), by whom he had issue:—Elizabeth who married Joseph Capell, by whom she had a daughter Jane, who married Robert MacCartie of Carrignavar; and a son Justin, who died sine prole, in 1762. This Denis died on the 2nd of April, 1739, at Ballea, in the 45th year of his age; and was interred in the Monastery of Kilcrea, where the following inscription may be seen on his tomb:—
“Let honour, valour, virtue, justice mourn,
Cloghroe’s MacCarthy, lifeless in this urn;
Let all distressed draw near and make their moan,
Their patron lies confined beneath this stone.”
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy, Lords of Muscry.”
CORMAC, Lord of Muscry, was the ancestor of this Family.—See Stem of the “MacCarthy (Muscry)” Family, No. 123.
124. Tadhg MacCarthy of Aglish: son of Cormac, lord of Muscry.
125. Dermod: his son; died at an advanced age, leaving two children, —a son, and a daughter who married Charles of Cloghroe.
126. Tadhg of Aglish: his son; suffered for his adherence to the Stuarts, by having his lands of 4,005 Irish acres seized on by the Williamites, and himself expelled from his home.
127. Charles: his son, of whose career very little is known: many of his descendants still live at or near the old lands. This Charles had a sister Joanna, who m. John O’Connor “Kerry,” who, in 1652, was cruelly put to death by the followers of Cromwell.—See the O’Connor Kerry pedigree, No. 122.
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Armorial Bearings: Same as “MacCarthy Glas.”
125. CORMAC GLAS (otherwise “Charles of Lorraine”): third son of Felim, who is No. 124 on the “MacCarthy Glas” pedigree; was a captain of the Royal Irish Regiment of Foot Guards to King James II. He m. Angel, dau. of Randal Oge O’Hurley, of Ballinacarriga Castle, by whom he had two sons:—I. Donal of Dunmanway, and II. Donogh.
126. Donogh Glas: son of Cormac; m. Catherine, dau. of Malachy O’Crowly, by whom he had three sons:—I. Donogh, II. Cormac (these two left no male issue), III. Donal; and a dau. Angel, who m. O’Donovan of Banlahan, by whom she had three sons—the youngest of whom Thomas, was a celebrated Irish poet.
127. Donal Glas: third son of Donogh; m. Mary Kelleher, by whom he left issue:—I. Donogh, II. Donal, III. Thomas, IV. Justin. This (I) Donogh m. Mary MacCarthy and had issue:—Sir Charles Justin MacCarthy, Knt., Governor of Ceylon, who m. Sophia, dau. of Sir B. Hawes (Under Secretary of State for War), by whom he had two sons:—Felix, a Member of Council at Bermuda, and Police Magistrate, who d. s. p.; and William,a Registrar-general of lands at Ceylon, who was alive in 1871, but had no issue. This (III) Thomas (Montalto) died of yellow-fever, at St. Domingo, left no issue. (IV) Justin, d. s. p.
128. Donal Glas (2); second son of Donal; m. Mary Ward, by whom he left an only son, Donal (No. 129).
129. Donal Glas, of Glean-na-Croim: son of Donal; m. Harriet Alexandrina Bassett, youngest dau. of the late Admiral Sir Home Popham, KM., G.C.B., by whom he had issue:—I. Henry Popham Tenison, a captain in the Royal Artillery, who died unm. aged 28 yrs.; II. Elizabeth Radcliff, who d. at Bath, aged 15 yrs.; and III. Florence Strachan. This Donal Glas, d. at Southampton, England, in 1884. He was a gentleman of refined taste and high literary attainments; author of the Siege of Florence, Massaniello, the Free Lance, Life and Letters of Florence MacCarthy Mór, and Historical Pedigree of the Sliochd Feidhlimidh.
130. Florence Strachan MacCarthy Glas: his son; m. Alice, youngest dau. of the late Rev. James Linton, of Heningford House, Huntingdonshire, England (by his wife Elizabeth, dau. and co-heiress of the Rev. Thomas Maria Wingfield of Torkington), by whom he has had issue:—I. Finin, II. Charles, III. Donal, IV. Eugene, V. Kathleen, VI. Mary, VII. Aileen (or Eibhlin), all living in 1887. This Florence Strachan, residing in 1887, at Clydesdale, Surbiton Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

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Arms: A buck trippant, attired and unguled or. Crest: A dexter arm in armour couped below the elbow, grasping a lizard. Motto; Same as MacCarthy Mór.
124. DONAL: son of Cormac Mór MacCarthy, lord of Muscry, by his wife Maria Butler, was ancestor of this family; he had two sons—1. Donal, and 2. Cormac Spainach.
125. Donal (2): his son, died at an advanced age, leaving a son Cormac who forfeited Carrignavar, etc., for the part he took in the Revolution of 1688-9. His estates were put up for sale in 1702 at Chichester House, in Dublin, and subsequently came into the possession of the family by purchase. This Cormac died without issue, whereupon the estates reverted to the descendants of the second son of Donal No. 124.
126. Donal (3): son of Cormac Spainach, the second son of No. 124; died at Carrignavar in 1692, leaving two sons:—Donal, and Cormac (or Charles) called of “Carrignavar,” who in 1718 became a Protestant; he was thus able to purchase his estates.
127. Conal (4): son of Donal.
128. Donal Oge (5): his son; had two sons:—1. Justin, who predeceased his father in 1762; and 2. Robert. This Donal’s will bears date 23rd of August, 1763.
129. Robert: his son; m. in October, 1784, Jane, the dau. of Joseph Capell, of Cloghroe (see “MacCarthy of Cloghroe” Pedigree, No. 126), and his wife Elizabeth, dau. of Denis MacCarthy of Cloghroe. They had issue:—1. Justin MacCartie; 2. Joseph Capell MacCartie; and 3. Elizabeth.
130. Justin MacCartie: his son.

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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy, Lords of Muscry.”
THE founder of this family was Sir Cormac MacTeige, lord of Muscry. who is No. 121 on the “MacCarthy, lords of Muscry” Stem.
122. Donoch MacCarthy, called “Maister-na-Mona”: son of Sir Cormac MacTeige by his first wife Ellen Barrett, who was daughter of James Barrett, by Ellen, sister of Teige (No. 121), and consequently his (Sir Cormac’s) first cousin. He got the name Na-Mona from the preceptory of Mourne and the lands around this religious establishment, which his father willed to him. This Donoch m. Ellen, dau. of Donal MacOwen MacTeige Illoyghie MacSweeney, Chief Warder of Blarney Castle. He died in February, 1605, leaving a son Cormac, then twelve years old.
123. Cormac MacDonoch MacCarthy: said son; born 1593; m. a dau. of Donal O’Donovan, of Rahine, by his wife Joan, dau. of Sir Owen MacCarthy Reagh; left issue:—1. Donoch; and 2. Teige, whose dau. Mary m. Donoch O’Donovan, of Castlehaven.
124. Donoch MacCarthy, “Maister na-Mona”: his son; had by his wife Catherine (living in 1700) twelve children: the eldest named Charles; another, Daniel, d. 1766. This Donoch died in February, 1683, intestate, leaving to his widow and his children the management of his estate. Under a lease of 99 years, at a yearly rent of £56 11s. 3 ¾d., granted by Ellen Countess Dowager of Clancarthy, and Donoch, earl of Clancarthy, dated 30th October, 1677, he entered into the lands of Courtbrack, Ballmarypeak, Clauneballycullen, and Lahackaneen, in the Barony of Muscry, which lands were in 1641 the ancient property and inheritance of his ancestors.
125. Charles MacCarthy, “Maister na-Mona”: his son; he had sixteen sons, thirteen of whom emigrated; in 1700 he claimed and was allowed the benefits of above lease, the reversion of which was forfeited by the attainder of Donoch, earl of Clancarthy; which claim was adjudged within the “Articles of Limerick.”
126. Owen MacCarthy, the last “Maister na-Mona”: his son; born 1706; married Catherine (living in 1764), dau. of Charles MacCarthy, of Lyredane; died 5th November, 1790; was interred in Kilcrea Abbey, leaving an only son, and three daughters, residents in Cork: 1. Mary, married to Barry; 2. Anne, died aged 76; and 3. Catherine died in 1832, all buried in Kilcrea, “pursuant to their dying wishes.”
127. Charles MacCarthy: his son; entered the service of the King of Portugal, was colonel of a regiment of horse, and Governor of Miranda, in 1790. He died in Portugal in 1792, leaving an only daughter, who d. s. p. in 1832; and was buried in Kilcrea.
(Mourne Abbey passed through the Encumbered Estates Court, and was purchased about the middle of the present century by a Colonel Beamish, of Lota Park, Cork.)
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Of Minnesota
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Armorial Bearings: Same as those of “MacCarthy, Lords of Muscry.”
DONAL, eldest son of Donoch, who is No. 125 on the “MacCarthy” (lords of Muscry) pedigree, was the ancestor of MacCarthy of St. Paul, Minnesota, U. S. America.
125. Donoch, the eighteenth lord Muscry, Baron of Blarney, the first “earl of Clancarthy,” Confederate Chieftain and Commander of the Munster forces, in the wars of 1641-52.
126. Donal, popularly styled the Buachaill Ban: his eldest son; married a daughter of MacCarthy Derreacha of Glean-na-Chroim.
127. Donal-Cormac, of Drinshane Castle: his son.
128. Fingin (or Florence), of Coom: his son; had four daughters.
129. Fingin Mór: his son; took an active interest in the Irish Insurrection of 1798, and was by his followers acknowledged the “MacCarthy Mór;” died imprisoned in Cork jail, A.D. 1818, aged 98 years; had issue by his wife, Margaret O’Connor, five sons [1] and five daughters [2]
130. Donal Mór [3]: his son; a captain in the Insurrection of 1798; and commanded the Irish forces in the battle of Ballynascarthy; rescued General Roger O’Connor from a troop of horse, and received the French fleet at Bantry; left Ireland, and died in America A.D. 1828. By his wife Mary O’Callaghan-Richeson, this Donal Mór had four sons and three daughters.
131. Cormac (Charles): his son; b. 2nd February, 1808; left Ireland in 1828, living in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States, America, in 1880; sole male representative of his family; by his wife Ellen O’Connor-Collins, had issue living three sons, and two daughters Mary and Johanna.
132. Cornelius Mór MacCarthy: his son; b. 6th October, 1846; Counsellor and Attorney-at-Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. This Cornelius has two brothers—1. Daniel-Francis [4] MacCarthy, 2. John-Collins MacCarthy—the names of whose children are given below, in the Note under “Daniel-Francis.”[4]
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[1] Sons: The sons were—1. Donal Mór; 2. Fingin Oge; 3. John; 4. Cornelius; 5. Charles; and the daughters were—1. Margaret; 2. Ellen; 3. Catherine; 4. Mary; and 5. Johanna. Fingin Oge, here mentioned, married Mary O’Crowley, by whom he had issue who migrated to America; John married a MacCarthy (Tullig), and had issue who died in Ireland without issue; Cornelius married Kate Forbish, by whom he had issue who went to America and settled in Vermont; and Charles married Nancy O’Donovan, and emigrated to Canada. Margaret married Owen O’Connor (Cathal), who took part in the Irish Insurrection of 1798; the issue of this marriage was Ellen, married to Timothy Collins, also a ” ’98” man; John, father of John O’Connor, C.E., Ottawa, Canada; Timothy, father of the Rev. John S. O’Connor, P.P., of Alexandria, Canada; and Owen, father of Eugene and Edward O’Connor, of St. Paul, Minnesota. Of the other daughters of Fingin Mór, Ellen married Samuel Beamish; Catherine married John Callanan; Johanna married John Beamish; and Mary married Hurlihy, the chief of his sept, by whom she had a son named Denis, who removed to America.
[2] Daughters: The four daughters were married—one to O’Mahony (Coin); another to O’Connor (Cathal), of Coom, a descendant of Cathal-craobh-dearg O’Connor, King of Connaught; another to O’Sullivan, of Curragh; and another daughter to O’Leary, of Ive-Leary, called “Teige-na-Post.” The issue of this last marriage was Professor Arthur O’Leary; Jeremiah O’Leary, father of Professor Jeremiah O’Leary of Lindsay, Ont., Canada, living in 1877, and father of Arthur and Hugh O’Leary of the same place Barristers, etc.; and a daughter, Nancy, who was married to Jeremiah O’Brien, of Dunmanway, county Cork. Of the children of this last marriage were the late Very Rev. Canon O’Brien, P.P., of Bandon, County Cork, and his brother Dr. O’Brien.
[3] Donal Mór: His sons were—1. John; 2. Cornelius; 3. Charles; and his daughters-1 Mary; 2. Ellen; 3. Johanna. Mary, his eldest child, born A.D. 1790, married Hayes, by whom she had two children—John and Johanna; Mary survived her children, and was in 1877 living in Canada. John and Cornelius, sons of Donal Mór, went to Canada, where they died without issue; Ellen married Martin Donovan, of Dunmanway; and Johanna went to Canada, where she married Joseph DeFoe, by whom she had a son, surviving, named Daniel MacCarthy DeFoe, Barrister, etc., of Toronto, and a daughter Eliza, married to Paul Whyte.
[4] Daniel-Francis: This Daniel-Francis MacCarthy, of St. Paul, Minn., married Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Allen, by whom he had issue—Charles-Allen, Catherine-Louise, Joseph-Pius, Ellen-Frances, and Daniel. His brother, John-Collins MacCarthy, of St. Paul, Minn., married Anne-Eliza, daughter of John H. Grindall, by whom he had issue—Charles-Grindall, Daniel-Francis, Mary-Agnes, John-Edward, and Annie-Florence.