The Hibernian Chronicle reported on the 6th december 1790 the death of Owen McCarthy Esq., ‘age 84, near Blarney,, ‘commonly called Master-na-Mona, or Lord or Master of the Preceptory of Moran, in this county.  He was the last of that ancient and respectable family, except an only son, no Governor of Miranda and Colonel of (4th?) Regiment of Horse in the Portuguese service, where by his velour, he was promoted in a  sovereign clime to  honors, which he was rendered incapable of enjoying in his native country from the severity of penal laws.  The deceased had fifteen brothers, thirteen of whom, on said account, emigrated for bread after losing their estates in this kingdom, and were promoted to high ranks in the different armies of France, Spain, Portugal,and Germany’.

 

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