Genealogy of McGivern/Pattison family from 1805,  Dunmanway, by Major The Reverend James Sabine McGivern, S.J, MBE, CD, FRGC, PhD, CLJ, Toronto, 1968.  McGivern reputedly Descend from Niall of The Nine Hostages, New Brunswick, New York 1834, Judge Robert Swanton of Ballydehob (United Irishman had to flee Cork 1798 later qualified at New York Bar, real estate developed Manhattan, Judge Admiralty Court buried Skibbereen), Mrs. Sullivan, (Relative Judge Swanton) O’Driscoll, Charles Connolly, Thomas Denahy, (a Dunmanway neighbour)New Zealand.
Apparently Rev. McGivern says the family is descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages.
Courtesy Irish Times
In 1014, Brian Boru, High King of all Ireland, defeated Norse King Sitric Silkenbeard of Howth at the Battle of Clontarf. Brian Boru is a hero to many Irish people and widely revered for his great achievements. Historical records tell us that, among other things, he ended the Uí Néill clan’s 500-year reign as high kings of Ireland, and also, through his victory at Clontarf, kicked the Vikings out of Ireland. However, we have an independent record of the past in our genes. We can look to patterns of genetic variation here to ask if Brian Boru was effective on both of these counts. The Uí Néill clan trace their origins to the perhaps mythical Niall of the Nine Hostages. Niall was supposed to have lived 500 years before the Battle of Clontarf. Using genetics it is possible to trace Niall’s DNA and measure his legacy in terms of how many descendants he left. We can’t go back to AD 500 for a DNA sample, but we can look at modern O’Neills. Ireland has one of the oldest surname traditions in the world. Also, whereas in other countries names reflect professions or townlands, Irish surnames refer to ancestors. Traditionally, surnames are passed from father to child. Barring adoption and other cases, the handing-down of this outward symbol of family is mirrored exactly by the genetic transmission of Y-chromosomes from fathers to sons. This genetic inheritance forms an unbroken chain from the past to the present. In a survey of Y-chromosomes of Irish men, Prof Dan Bradley of Trinity College Dublin showed a small number of Y-chromosome types predominate in Ireland. In particular, one of these Y-chromosomes is very common in the northwest, being found in about one in five men there. The close genetic relationship of these Y-chromosomes to each other suggests a single origin – one or more dominant males. This geographic area coincides with the ancestral seat of the Uí Néill family. Could this be the genetic trace of Niall of the Nine Hostages?
Another West Cork family with Niall of The Nine Hostages, ancestry are the Crowleys a Sept of the McDermotts of Roscommon in West Cork post 1200



Dunmanway Linen and Flax.




Pattison/Patterson Teachers:

Pattison, Richard Protestant Franlobbus Shilliritane

Pattison, William Church of Ireland Kilmeen Parish History ” 1842, married William Pattison (Schoolmaster) to Catherine Hawkins

Robert Patterson (Pattison?) 1870, St. Marys, Dunmanway, To The Memory of/ Richard Pattison/ of Dunmanway/ and his wife/ Anne/ both of whom have departed/ the former May 31 1873/ Aged 70 years/ and the latter April 10 1870/ Aged 70 years/ Erected as a tribute/ Of filial love by their/ daughter Margaret/ now residing at San Francisco.  Richard Patterson(sic.) £100 Linen Weaver. Had daughter Mary, wife of Jerh. McCarthy, farmer and son, Robert Patterson of Farran Thomas (Enniskeane) – school teacher. (C/14 – 796). William Patterson. Hd Teacher St.Edmunds, Coolkelure (1925) “5th February, 1867.  Robert Patterson, school master of Scraghane, son of Richard married

Mary Shorten, farmer’s daughter of Scraghane, daughter of Stephen Shorten.” “WILLS

Richard Patterson, late of Dunmanway, linen weaver who died 31st May 1873 at same place granted at Cork to Robert Patterson of Farranthomas (Enniskean) in said County School teacher, the son of said deceased.  Effects under £100

Richard Patterson, late of Dunmanway, weaver, widower who died 31st May, 1873 at same place granted to Mary McCarthy (wife of Jeremiah McCarthy, farmer) of Dunmanway, a daughter of the deceased.  Effects under £50

Robert Patterson, late of Farranthomas, National School teacher who died 20th May, 1892 at same place.  Letters of Administration granted to his widow Mary Patterson. February 5th 1867 Robert Patterson schoolmaster Scrahan father Richard Patteson and Mary Shorten farmer’s daughter Scrahan father Stephen Shorten James Freke Rector “Pattison, Richard Protestant Franlobbus Shilliritane

19th August, 1860.  George Patterson Of Richard and Elizabeth, Maulnarogy (Maulnarouga) school house, teacher.  Born 26th July, 1860

Rathclarin and Kilbrittain. Visitation 1870 John Pattison Teacher John Pattison paid by , encumbent, Mrs Alcock Stawell.  10 boys average 9, 8 girls average 7 ,needlework grantuity S. M. wife Jonas Alcock Esq., John Pattison 249 acres “Representative Church Body Library, Dublin
Records of the Dioceses of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. D. 12″ 48 plus i Scotch dissenter

Pattison, William Church of Ireland Carrigskullihy, Dunmanway 1901 42, married Census 1910

Pattison, George Henry Church of Ireland Durrus, Clashadoo 1901 17 teaching English and Mathematics. father John, 52, wife Mary born Co. Tipperary, teacher of needle work, has Irish as do children, Census 1910

Pattison, John Church of Ireland Durrus, Clashadoo 1901 52, wife Mary born Co. Tipperary, teacher of needle work, has Irish as do children, Census 1910