The battle of Druim-dearg, near Dun-de-leath-ghlas [Downpatrick] was fought by Brien O'Neill and Hugh O'Connor against the English of the north of Ireland. In this battle many of the Irish chieftains were slain, viz., Brien O'Neill, the Chief of Ireland; Donnell O'Cairre; Dermot MacLoughlin; Manus O'Kane; Murtough O'Kane; Auliffe O'Gormly; Cu-Ualdh O'Hanlon and Niall O'Hanlon.
Brown, in his "MacLoughlins of Clan Owen," mentions a poem written by Gilbride MacConmidge about this battle, which says of Dermot MacLoughlin:
"There would have been no weakness in Leath Cuinn If MacLochlainn had not been slain"
Poem on the Battle of Dun
Gilla-Brighde Mac Conmhidhe
"Twenty enduring years had passed
From the Battle of Caim Eirge of red spears"
"There would be no weakness in Leath-Chinn
If Mac Lochlainn had not been slain.
From this day of the death of generous Brian;
'tis grievous that Diarmaid lived not after him."
O'Donovan, in commenting on this passage, said it is probable Dermot MacLoughlin would have succeeded Brian O'Neill as chief is he had lived.
Calendar of State Papers 1601 A.D.
A dispatch from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir
"The names of all the chief places of strength in
O'Dogherty's country called Ennisowen, as well castles as
forts; also of those in McSwyne Fanat's country.
On the south side of the country, at the coming of the
lough, there is an old ruined castle called Newcastle.
Here dwells Hugh boy Mack Caire, one of O'Dogherty's
Next unto Newcastle, three miles to landwards, is a
church, called Moymill, with a haven before it. Here
dwells Shane McDuff and Hugh Boy's brother. A small
brook at this place.
Next to that, within four miles is a small castle,
called Caire MacEwlyn. Here dwells Hugh Carrogh
McLaughlyn, chief of his sept. A small brook.
Two miles above that is another small castle, called
Garnagall. Here dwells Brian Oge McLaughlyn. A small
1602 A.D. Inquisition held at Derry
juror: Hugh Carrogh McLaughlin de Bullibrack
1602 Pardon List
(The standing army of Sir Cahir O'Dogherty)
Hugh carragh, Shane m'a Doualtie, Hugh boye, Brien Modarra, Hugh m'William, Edm.
Sallagh, Brien m'Shane boye, Brien M'Terlie Chair, Donell
m'Brien, Terlagh m'Brien, Owin oge, Diermod m'Owein, Neill caegh,
Wm. m'Owin, Neill m'Shane, Donogh reagh, Neill Duw, Owin
m'Murtie, Henry m'Murtie, Hugh m'Murtie, Wm. m'Hugh boy, Donogh
garbe, Conor m'Felim, Roerie m'Felim, Rich. m'Felim, Brien
carragh, Manes m'Donell, Roerie m'Manes, Manes boy, Donell
m'Conor, Edm. m'Donogh, Edm. m'Donell, Edm. and Neill m'Donogh
Reiwe, Donogh m'Manes, Shane Dalve, Owin m'Shane Chaire, Terlagh
m'Semus, Wm. m'Neill, Manus m'Terlie, Tirlagh ballaugh, Hugh an
Dun, Manus m'Donell, Felim m'Gillipadrig, Hugh m'Conor, and Neill
og, of the name of Clan Laughlin;
1609 Pardon Lists Pat. 6 James I p. 136-9 CIII-37 1. Brian Oge McLaughline 34. Edmund McLaghline 2. Donell McLaughline 35. Phelime McLaughline 3. Briane McLaghline 36. Quy McLaughline 4. Calle Duffe McLaghline Tirlagh McLaughline 5. Eveny McLaughlin Diermot McLaughlin 6. Dermod McLaghline 39. Downe McLaughline 7. Tirlagh McLaughlin 40. Fargell McLaughline Neale McLaughlin William McLaughline 9. Patrick McLaughlin 42. Shane McLaughline Neale Oge McLaughline 43. Owen McLawghline Owen McLaughline 44. Manus McLaughlin 12. Gilpatricke McLaghline Gillduffe McLaughlin Hugh McLawghline Donell McLaughline 14. Edmund McLawghline 47. Donogh McLaughline 15. Daltim McLawghline Owen Crone McLaughline Donnell McLlawghline 49. Neale McLaughline William Crone McLawghline Tirloe McLaughline 18. Connor McLawghline 51. Owen McLaghlin 19. Donell McLawghline Evany McLaghlin 20. Cale McLaughlin 53. Manus McLaghline 21. Connor McLaughlin Tirloe McLaghline 22. Donell McLaughline 55. Ed. McLaghline 23. Owen Oge McLaghlin Neale McLaghline Neale McLaghlin 57. Donell McLaghline 25. Gilpatricke McLaughline 58. Donogh Boy McLaghline 26. Hugh McLaghline 59. Diarmond McLaughline Gilduffe McLaughline William McLaughline 28. Gilaspicke McLaughline Manus McLaghline 29. Hugh Laughline 62. Manus Boy McLaughline 30. Shane McLaughline Evan McLaghline 31. Brian McLaughline 64. Ed. McLaghline 32. Owen McLaghlin 65. Owen Boy McLaghline James Laghline 66. Connor McLaghline 67. Manus McLaghline 68. John otherwise Shane McLaghline 69. Donogh McLaghline 70. Gillaglasse McLaghline Neale McLaghline 72. John otherwise Shane McLaghline 73. William McLaghlin 74. Manus McLaghline 75. Meale McLaghlann 76. Owen Oge McLaghline 77. Briane McLaghline Rowrie McLaghline Patrick McLaghline 80. Will. McLaghin 81. Tirloe McLaghline 82. Tirloe McLaghline 83. Hugh McLaghline 84. Manus Granaugh McLaghline Patrick McLaghline Neale McLaghline 87. Hugh Moder McLaghline 88. Donnell McLaghline 89. Neale McLaughline 90. Neale McLaughline 91. Owen Oge McLaughlin 92. Owen McLaghlen 93. Neale McLaghline 94. Manus McLaghline 95. Felomie O'Laghlin 96. Neale McLaghline Brian McLaghline 98. Gilduffe McLaghline CIV-38 1. Donogh O'Laghline 2. Donogh McLaghline 3. Gillaglasse McLlaghline Neale McLaghline 5. John otherwise Shane McLaghline 6. William McLaghlin 7. Manus McLaghline 8. Neale McLaghan 9. Owen Oge McLaghline 10. Brian McLaghline Rowrie McLaghline Patrick McLaghline 13. Richard McLaghan 14. Will. McLaghlin 15. Tirloe McLaghline 16. Tirloe McLaghline 17. Hugh McLaghline CV-40 1. Manus Granaugh McLaghline Patrick McLaghline Neale McLaghline 4. Phealam McLaghlin 5. Hugh Moder McLaghlen 6. Donnell McLaghline 7. Neale McLaughline 8. Neale McLaghline 9. Owen Oge McLaughlin 10. Owen McLaghlen Note: These lists appeared in the Patent Rolls of King James I in three separate lists as they appear above; therefore, some of the names (or all) may have been duplicated from list to list. The names appeared interspersed with other surnames and no attempt at order can be discerned from an inspection of the complete list. Where McLaughlin names appear consecutively in the lists I have ommitted the numbering.
|1608 A.D. State Papers
"Under July 1, 1608, in a memorandum made by the treasurer;
Cattle taken away from people protected by Sir Neale Garve and
The 14th of June, 1608, from Donell McLaughlin, 500 cows.
The 2nd of June, from James McDavy, 60 cows, 15 garrans, 200
sheep, 10 1 in money
The 12th of June, from Owen McLaughlin, 140 cows, 100 sheep.
The 2nd of June, from Owen O'Lowertie and from Neale Oge
Combill and others, he took all their goods.
1609 A.D. Patent Rolls of King James I
Inquisition at Lifford concerning the
church and monastery lands of Co. Donegal
Moville Parish: containing 4 qrs. of herenagh land, of one
of which, named Carrigcooley, Manus
McMelaghlin is herenagh, who anciently
paid rents proportionately, as before, to
the Bishop of Derry ...
There is also a half a qr. of free land
named Taivennegallon in the tenure of the
Clonca Parish: containing 6 ballibetaghs of herenagh
land, of which six qrs. are church land
..... there are three herenaghs ..... 7
qrs. are called Crellagh, are in the possession of the
Clanloughlangrilles who are herenaghs thereof and pay rents
proportionably as before ....
.Note: Clanloughlangrilles = Clan Loughlan of Greallagh
1609 A.D. Patent Rolls of King James I
Inquisition at Derry
Finding: that the bishop of Derry is seized in fee, in
right of his see, time out of mind, of a house or
castle, and a garden plot on the south of the
cathedral near the long tower in the island of
Derry, and of an orchard or park on the east side
of the great fort there, paying thereout yearly to
the herenagh Laghlina 10 white groats .....
that the dean of Derry is seized, in like manner,
of a small parcel of land in the said island -
that within the said island is the herenagh
Loghlina in Derry in Derry Diocese and the
herenagh O'Derry in Raphoe Diocese ....
that O'Donnell's castle, within the lower fort of
Derry City was bought by O'Donnell from the
herenagh Laghlinagh for 20 cows as part of his
herenagh, and built by O'Dogherty for O'Donnell's
According to the "Ordnance Survey of Londonderry," Vol. 1,
pp. 90, by Col. Thomas Colby, superintendant, the McLaughlins
were herenaghs of one-half of the church lands of Derry.
1687 A.D. Charter of the City of Londonderry
Appointed 15 Aug. 1688 by James II.
Burgesses: Donogh boy Mac Loghlin, gent.
Dennis (Dionisius) Mac Loghlin, merchant
Hugh Mac Loghlin
1613 A.D. Inquisition at Lifford
Owen McShane Keoghe de Glan-Illy, Gent" was a juror at an
inquisition at Lifford in 1613.
|1622 A.D. Inquisition
Listed as holding land under Sir Arthur
Chichester in Inishowen
"Where Aileach Guards B. Bonner Salesian Press
"Three Hundred Years in Inishowen" Amy Young
|John McDwalto McLaughlin||Tevennyoges in Tullyavin||Forever|
|Hugh Carron McOwen
|Ballynally||For life of one Brian
|Owen McShane cugh
|Owen Gorm McLaughlin||Massaglen||Two balliboes of the
qr. of Massaglen, to
himself and his heirs.
|Donnell McBryan Oge
|Half the qr.of Clare
|To himself and
his heirs forever
|Note: The townland named for Owen gorme
McLaughlin is an extract from
'Inquisitionum in Officio Rotulorum Cancellariae Hiberniae Asservatarum
Repertorium' (volume I Donegal AD1621 11-Jac I)which is probably the source for each of your sources. It is a record of inquisitions of the Court of Chancery of
Ireland in the public records and was compiled and printed in the 1840s.
"Feoffavit quenda EUGEN GORME McLAUGHLIN de 2 balliboes pcell quarter de
Massaghlin in Enishowen pd, habend sibi & hered mascul de corpore suo
legittime pcreat, reddend inde eide Arthur annuatim 5s monet Anglie"
|Inishowen: Its History, Traditions,
By Maghtochair (Michael Harkin)
"Just beyond the church, and on the same side of the road,
stands Dresden. It is now in ruins; but enough remains to
show that it was once a most magnificent seat. An outline of
its istory and of that of its several occupants will, I am sure,
be read with interest. In the first half of the 17th century a
man named M'Laughlin lived in the townland of Claar. Claar
skirts the river Foyle, and is situated between Moville and
Redcastle. M'Laughlin still preserved a moiety of the property
which his forefathers once held, for he was owner of the townland
of Claar. He had two sons, Domhnall and Peter. These were
destined for the Catholic priesthood. On their voyage to the
Continent, to enter a Catholic college, the vessel was shipwrecked;
so says tradition. They were driven on the English coast, where, a
nobleman interested in behalf of the two young men, took them to
his home, and offered then the hospitality of his mansion. He proposed,
if they conformed to the religion of the Established Church, to have them
educated in one of the English Universities. Domhnall, in an evil hour,
yielding to the seductions of the evil one, accepted the proposal. Peter
met it with a stern refusal. Years rolled on. Peter proceeded on his
journey to the Continent, entered college, and was ordained priest; and,
after a lapse of time, returned to his native land. Domhnall became a
minister of the Established Church. By a singular coincidence one
became rector, and the other parish priest of the same parish of Clonmany.
Nothing could be more opposite than the circumstances in which they
were placed. Domhnall had a large well-built church, but no congregation
save two or three members; for, even at the present day, the Protestant
population of the parish scarce exceeds a dozen souls. He must have
been a man of great, if we are to judge from the residence he built, and
the manner in which he beautified and adorned it; for, though it is now
a ruin, the tourist must admit that, of the many lovely spots with which
Inishowen abounds, Dresden is the loveliest of them all. The scenery is
more than lovely: it is sublime. In fact there is everything which constitutes
sublimity; rich pasture lands, well cultivated fields, venerable old trees, that
have seen many decades of years; and, in the distance, lofty overhanging
mountains, a glen and waterfall inerior to nothing of the kind in the north
of Ireland; besides the broad blue waves of the Atlantic roll in at the beach
at the distance of about half-a-mile. This beautiful mansion was built by
Domhnall M'Laughlin, known by the sobriquet of Domhnall Gorm. Peter
lived in an humble thatched cabin by the sea-side, or on the mountain
top. They held but little communication with each other, and both
lived to a good old age. Domhnall died first. His death took place
in 1711. Peter wept unceasingly for him, and soon followed him to a
sorrowful grave. Domhnall was a poet and a wit, and Peter's
qualifications in these respects were little inferior. Many of their
sallies and repartees are yet remembered. On one occasion Domhnall
was coming down to his church when Peter, returning after having
celebrated the Sunday mass, met him on the way. Domhnall accosted
him thus, "One going over, the other coming back." Peter replied,
"No so; 'tis one going up, the other going down." Their mother lived
for many years after Domhnall's appointment to the rectory, and often
gave vent to her grief for his change of faith; and that too with all the
eloquence of the poetry of her native tongue. I subjoin a fragment
of one of the ballds she composed on this head; it contains a
translation of her wail as nearly as I can render it:-
"Can it e'er be spoken,
How my heart is broken,
For thy fall, O Domhnall, from the ancient faith!-
With less of sorrow,
Could I view to-morrow,
My lost one herding on the mountain brown,
Than strange doctrines teaching,
And new tenets preaching,
At yon lordly window in his silken gown."
1630 A.D. State Papers
Jan. 4 "Tirlogh O'Kelly brought news of the eagerness
of the Irish regiment to invade Ireland udner
Tyrone's and Tyrconnell's sons, and of their
wish to know the feeling in Ireland. To this
end, Connor McLaughlin, a Franciscan Friar,
was ordered to go through Ireland and test the
state of public feeling, and is to take ship
in the spring at Drogheda in order to carry
intelligence to Spain and the Low Countries."
1654 A.D. The Civil Survey
Parish of Moville Inishowen Barony
Daniel McBrian Oge McGloghlin
The halfe quarter of Clare being a freehoulde
40 acres arable acres 25 Redd bogg 5 acres
mountains 10 acres
1657 A.D. Forfeiting Proprietors in Ireland
Under the Cromwellian Settlement
Commencing 1657 A.D.
Barony of Inishowen
Richard Oge O'Dogherty
Daniel MacBryan Oge MacGlachlin
Shane Crone MacDebit
total: 3 confiscations
1659 Census of Ireland Inishowen Barony Incidence of Surname: McLaughlin 63 McGlaghlin 76 Moville Parish Tituladoes: Brian Og McGlaghlin, gent. Meaneletterbaile Donnell McGlaghlin, gent. Masagleen Clonca Parish Tituladoes: Edmond Moder McLaughlin and Hugh, his sonn, gent. Tully one trien Donnell Ballagh McGlaghlin, gent. Menedaragh Barony of Boylagh and Bonagh Incidence of Surname: McGlaghlin 14 1659 Census Londonderry County Londonderry City and County Incidence of Surname: McLaughlin 04 Barony of Terkerin Incidence of Surname: McLaughlin 19
Barony of Kenaght Incidence of Surname: McLaughlin 30 1665 Heath Money Rolls Co. Donegal Kilmacrenan Barony Kilmacrenan Parish Hugh ban M'Laughlin of Ballyscanlon Donell M'Laughlin of Carowkilly (var. Garrowcarrow) Owen M'Laughlin of Castlegeenan Neale M'Laughlin of Edincarnan Clondahurka Parish Pattrick M'Laughlin of Carickmean Tullabegley Parish Shan M'Laughlin of Kilulty Conwall Parish Edmund M'Laughlin of Cray and Corr Boylagh and Bonagh Barony Enniskeep Parish Owen M'Laughlin of Stranadorregh Glencolumkill and Kilcarr Parishes Turlagh M'Laughlin [no townland named] Templecorone Parish Owen M'Laughlin of Mullough Templecairne Parish Donnaghy M'Laughlin [no townland named] Farrell M'Laughlin [no townland named] Raphoe Barony Leck Parish William M'Laughlin [no townland named] Phelomy M'Laughlin [no townland named] Inishowen Barony Moville Parish Donell Oige M'Laughlin of Massaglin Bryan M'Laughlin of Meinleter Meale Torlagh M'Laughlin of Glennagevenny Edmund M'Laughlin of Crehew Owen M'Laughlin of Demweir Connor M'Laughlin Oige of Culley Manus M'Laughlin of Clare Donnogh Boy M'Laughlin of Clare Neale M'Laughlin of Balliarohue Neale M'Laughlin of Drung Dermund M'Laughlin of Drung Neale M'Laughlin of Carrowkeeke Neale Oige M'Laughlin of Trumatty Fawthan Parish Tegg M'Laughlin of Tullyuny Manus M'Laughlin of Tulliarvill Donagh Parish Owen M'Laughlin of Carobleagh Connor Oige M'Laughlin of Cashell Phelomy M'Laughlin of Carrowreagh Pattrick M'Laughlin of Donagh Clonmany Parish No McLaughlins listed Culdaff Parish Donell M'Laughlin of Cashel Shan M'Laughlin of Cashel Edmund M'Laughlin of Cashel Dermund M'Laughlin of Waskill Bryan M'Laughlin of Monederagh Donell M'Laughlin of Monederagh Shan M'Laughlin of Monederagh Neale M'Laughlin of Aghituber Owen M'Laughlin of Ballimagarraghy Owen M'Laughlin Jr. of Ballimagarraghy Owen M'Laughlin of Lettrim Shan M'Laughlin of Clongel Edmund M'Laughlin of Balliaghan Phelomy M'Laughlin of Balliaghan Clonca Parish Owen M'Laughlin of Laraghoirrill James M'Laughlin of Grellagh Owen M'Laughlin of Grellagh Connor M'Laughlin of Grellagh Neale M'Laughlin Sr. of Grellagh Neale M'Laughlin Jr. of Grellagh Hugh M'Laughlin of Grellagh Owen M'Laughlin of Drumcarbet Rory M'Laughlin of Drumcarbet Shan M'Laughlin of Carowmore Phelimy M'Laghlin of Ballyknasy Edmund M'Laughlin of Ballyknasy Dermund M'Laughlin of Ballyknasy Connor M'Laughlin of Ballyknasy Wm. M'Laughlin of Carrowbleagh Donell M'Laughlin of Carrowbleagh Donnagh M'Laughlin of Beallagh Dualtagh M'Laughlin of Beallagh Owen M'Laghlin of Balliedoy (Lagg) Edmund M'Laughlin of Ballikeny Aveny M'Laughlin of Ballikeny Hugh M'Laughlin of Balligorman Neale M'Laughlin of Ardmalin Desertegney Parish Donnell M'Laughlin of Gortcorkan Neece M'Laughlin of Gortcorkan Shan M'Laughlin of Bellinnen Owen M'Laughlin of Bellinnen Templemore Parish James M'Laughlin of Gortcomick Dartant M'Laughlin of Gortcomick Donnogh M'Laughlin of Gortcomick
Edward M'Laugh of Drumscallen Connor M'Laugh of Tuer Neale M'Laughlin of Iskaheen Connor M'Laughlin of Iskahenn Dermod M'Laugh of Carnemolle Turlagh M'Laghlin of Mulleny 1665 Hearth Money Rolls Tyrone County Omagh Barony Longfield Parish Philip M'Laughlin of Sopgaly Edmond M'Laughlin of Sopgaly Drumra Parish Donold oge M'Laughlin of Cullbuke 1672 A.D. Diocese of Derry CB MS 41 - Notes....Relating to Clergy......of the Diocese of Derry Daniel McLoughlin was instituted Rector of Desertegney in 1672 1686-1718 Church of Ireland Parish Officials Clonca 1686 Hugh McLaghlin of Dannygrinnan Churchwarden Bryan O Laughlin od Duncorbek Churchwarden 1693 Hugh McLaughlin Churchwarden Clonmany 1686 John McGlaghlin Parish Clerk and Inquisitor Desertegney 1718 Douglas McLaughlin Churchwarden Donagh 1661 Donally McLoghlin Churchwarden 1694 A.D. Vestry held for the Church of Clonca At a Vestry held for the Church of Clonca the 28th day of May 1694 Memorandum of the wges asked at the sd Vestry by Hugh McLoughline should Receive so two pounds five shillings and three pens str.....ont of.....with the aforesaid parish of Clonca of the applottment the 9th day of April 1694. Ordered at the sd Vestry Churchwardens and side man for this half year likewise it was agreed ye Hugh McLoughlin doe take up the above named applottment and be aCountable to the parish for ye money. signed: Owen McLoughlin (his mark) John D. Douglas (his mark) Robt. Younge Cal Corton (his mark) Hugh McLoughlin (his mark) At a Vestry held for ye parish of Conca the 25th of June 1694 ye minstor & Churchwardens being present. It is order ye Archbald Watson & Alexander Moore be Churchwardens for this yeare in ye parish of Clonca. signed: Alexander Moore Robert Young Hugh McLoughlin (his mark) These records on the Parish of Clonca were contained in O'Casey's O'Kief, Coshe Mang, Slieve Lougher and the Upper Blackwater series, vol. 15 p. 655 (From the late Dr. Robert S. Young, 1898) Chichester House Claims 1700 Lands Late Proprietor 2552 Cashell and other lands Ferdaragh McLaughlin 2690 Half quarters of Kennaugh Hugh McLaughlin and and Ballykeny Edmond McLoughlin 1702 Confirmation of Arms and Nobility Item 41310 Collection Noouveaux d'Hozier Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris microfilm: positive 130 From: James Terry, the Athlone Herald to James II and his descendents in exile; given to Anna MacLaughlin, daughter of Captain Darby MacLaughlin. Darby MacLaughlin 1st Lieutenant Earl of Antrim's Regiment (fought at Limerick and Aughrim) Ancestry: Phelemy MacLaughlin = Mary O Dogherty | Owen MacLaughlin = Honora MacNamee | Terrence MacLaughlin = Una O Cahan | Owen MacLaughlin = Catrine O Dogherty | Darby MacLaughlin = Grace MacGroddy | Darby MacLaughlin = Mary O Kinan | Anna MacLaughlin "Darby MacLaughlin .... is the first or Chief of that most ancient and noble family of the MacLaughlins, to which belongs the aforesaid Whitecastle of Inishowen and the lands belonging to it, for we are assisted by men worthy of faith and of the same parts. This most ancient family of the Mac Laughlins always was Catholic and in all of their endeavours supported it to the ruin and losing all their patrimony." Registry of Deeds Extracts 83/343/59189 Dawson to McFarland Lease dated 18th June 1729 Parties Ralph Dawson of Dawsons Grove Co Armagh Elizabeth Dawson also McLauchland his wife Charles McFarland ........................... Land Masaglin next to Meinletterbeal where old Phillemey McLauchland lived, Moville, Inishowen Term of 27 years at #36 per annum 52/341/34787 31st July 1722 Marriage settlement between Elizabeth McLaughlin & Ralph Dawson Lands include Dunaff, Letter & (unreadable) in the Manor of Buncrana 84/245/59877 Tripartite indented deed 5th August 1736 Parties George McLauchlin of Greenwich Hospital (unreadable - 4 letters), London, Great Britain. Gent Elizabeth his wife Robert Young of (unreadable) in the barony of Inishowen William Scot ............................... Land 1/2 quarterland of Clare Most of the transcript is illegible but part of it says "Grant.........Robert Young his heirs...........forever" Printed Book of Chichester House Claims 1700 (PRINTED 1701) NLI MS 3012 Claim No/Claimant/Estate or interest claimed/By what deed or writing/On what lands/County & barony/Late proprietor/Margin notes 3007/Dominic Loughlin a minor, by Will Smith his next friend/Estate tail/Marriage articles dated about 4/11/(16?) 75/Lands of Beheruagh/(Galway?)/Bryan Loughlin/ Dismist 2552/Arthur Earl of Donegall/Rent & reversion of a lease for lives renewable for 99 years/By lease dated 1/11/1656 witnesses George Cary, Cahir O Dogherty & others/Cashell & other lands/Donegall, Enishowen/Ferdaragh McLaughlin/ ( Dismist Caut ) Note- Only the Claimant column was fully searched for McLaughlins. Other McLaughlins may exist in the Late Proprietor column. Donegal Freeholders BASED UPON NLI MS 787-8 NLI POS 975 PRONI T808 14999 Name/Abode/Freehold/Landlord/Registered John McGlaughlin/Ballyshannon/-/Conolly/1761 Daniel McLaughlin/Meadows near Ballyshannon/ Meadows near Ballyshannon/Conolly/1768 Daniel McLaughlin/Rathmelton/Rathmelton/Sir A Stewart/1768 Thomas McLaughlin/ Meadows near Ballyshannon/ Meadows near Ballyshannon/Conolly/1768 Archibald McLaughlin/Castlefin/Castlefin/Hrs Cor Hamilton/1768 George McLaughlin/Castlefin/-/ Hrs Cor Hamilton/1775 Hugh McLaughlin/Castlefin/-/ Hrs Cor Hamilton/1761 None of the above were Ten Pound freeholders Bishop Montgomery's Visitation 1606 printed in Analecta Hibernica 12, gives details of the parishes of Inishowen, including the following on page 97. Grillagh Chapel of St Eunan. Herenachs Cornelius and Donatus M'Laghlan. Two quarters of stony (land), near Rabegg aforementioned, belong to the parish of Cloncha. On the further side of Rabegg to the north is a mountainous country near the sea called Malin, where there are two chapels. Cornelius is latin for Conor and Donatus is latin for Donnchad. Derry Clergy and Parishes', by JB Leslie A succession list of the Church of Ireland diocese of Derry and it contains succession lists from the earliest times (the Church of Ireland regards itself as the true catholic church in Ireland and so it claims the Catholic clergy from the period before the Reformation as its own). McLaughlins included pre-Reformation are: 1297 Geoffrey MacLoughlin became bishop of Derry. 1319 Michael McLoughlin became bishop of Derry. 1397 Donald McGlachlyn is Canon of Derry. Nicholao Lochlynnagh was prior of the Dominican abbey in Derry 1412 Donald Macgialacind, Rector of Moville, died. 1425 Patrick Lochlonnah became Vicar of Grellach in Cloncha parish and Vicar of Culdaff. He died in 1429 at the Apostolic See. No McLaughlin Bishop is recorded before Geoffrey. The reconstructed lists for this early period are scrappy due to a lack of records. The start and end dates of holding office are not usually stated, so an earlier McLaughlin Bishop could have existed without being recorded. Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland 1306 6 Kal. Sept. Bordeaux (f.13) "to John [Taaffe]. Appointment to the archbishopric of Armagh void by the death of Nicolas, the election of Michael Maglachlyn, of the order of Friars Minors by the chapter not having been admitted by Benedict XI. and Denys, appointed by that pontiff, having resigned. Concurrent leters to the dean and chapter of Armagh, to the clergy of the diocese, to the suffragans and to the King." [Theiner, 174] 1310 13 Kal. Sept. Groseau (f.133) "To Michael Maclachoyim, of the order of Friars Minors, of the diocese of Armagh, the son of a nun. Dispensation to accept offices in his order and any dignity, even that of archbishop." 1327 8 Kal. Mar. Avignon (f.44) To the archbishop of Armagh. Mandate to decide the matter between the bishop and chapter of Derry and the heirs of Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster. As appears by the petition of bishop Michael, his predecessor, Geoffrey, and the chapter had a dispute with Richard touching the right of patronage of certain churches and lands and rights belonging to the bishopric, and the earl relying on his temporal power got the better of the bishop and chapter, who suffered heavily, but verbally agreed that the earl and his heirs should hold the portion and temporal jurisdiction which they had in the city of Derry, and also the advowson in certain places, and divers tenements belonging to the church of Derry, paying a very small yearly pension to the bishop. The said earl has held these for twenty years, to the great injury of the see, and as he is now dead, bishop Michael has petitioned the pope to compel the earl's heirs to make restitution. Witnesses are to be summoned and necessary orders made and enforced." [Theiner, 237] 1412 6 Id. March St. Peter's, Rome (f.4) "To the bishop of Volterra, the archdeacon of Raphoe and the official of Derry. Mandate to collate and assign to Robert Makellais, clerk, of the diocese of Derry, who has lately had papal dispensation, as the son of an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, to be etc. as in the preceeding, the rectory, of the patronage of laymen, value not exceeding 10 marks, of Magerbili alias Norraborg in the said diocese, so long void by the death of Donald Macglalacind that etc., as ibid. Vite ac Morum. (Pro dec.) 1425 3 Kal. Feb. SS. Apostoli, Rome (f.6d) "To the abbot of Cella Niara, Magonius Odroibelaig, canon of Raphoe, and the official of Derry. Mandate to collate and assign to Patrick Lochnonnach, priest, of the diocese of Derry, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 8 marks, of Culdabtha in the said diocese, void by the death of Nemias Odufaghy, although Arhalt Odufaghy, priest, of the same diocese, who is to be removed, hassd detained possession for more than ten years; whether it be voic as stated, or by the death of Sitrag Obrolchan, or in any other way, notwithstanding that the pope has recently ordered provision to be made to him of the perpetual vicarage of Grelleach in the same diocese, value not exceeding 2 marks. He is hereby dispensed to hold both together for life. 1429 Non. Sept. Ferentino (f. 120d) "To the dean of Derry. Mandate to collate and assign to Henry Omuirgissan, clerk, of the diocese of Derry, who is of noble race, the perpetual vicarage, value not exceeding 6 mark, of Culldavcha in the same diocese, void and therefore reserved by the death at the apostolic see of Patrick Lochlannach; notwithstanding that the pope has lately ordered provision to be made to him of a canonry of Derry, with reservation of a prebend thereof and of a benefice with or without cure in the common or several gift of the bishop and the [dean and] chapter etc. of Derry, which latter mandate shall, upon his obtaining the said vicarage, be null so far as regards such benefice with cure only. 1971/72 CLOGHER RECORD, in an article entitled "The Register of Clogher" by K.W. Nicholls: "....Then the church of Clogher was ruled by Nicholas MacCathassayth, archdeacon of Clogher, who was elected in the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul at Clones on the vigil of St. Matthew the Apostle 1319 [February 24, 1320, NS] and consecreted in the monastery of Lisgoole by the venerable Fathers Michael [MacLachlainn], bishop of Derry, Thomas, bishop of Raphoe, and Patrick, bishop of Tir Briun. ...." (The Register was compiled between 1520 and 1525, and then updated sporadically until about 1575. It disappeared in the 17th Century, but numerous extracts of it survive, and Nicholls was able to reconstruct most of it.) The succession list for Grellach is: To 1425 John Ugubun To 1425 Roger Ocnambsi 1425-1429 Patrick Lochlonnah 1429 onwards John Drover George Hill "Plantation of Ulster" p. 400 "Religious Houses.- The island of the Derry was occupied in early times by buildings exclusively of an ecclesiastical character, but of these structures not a vestige now remains. The most venerated among them was the church of St. Columba, the original position and form of which are described by O'Donnell, a prince of Tirconnell, who, in his days of seclusion, wrote a life of the saint, about the year 1520, when his church, although then in ruins, was still to be seen at Derry. Referring to the locality of this ancient building, O'Donnell says:- 'Many other signs and mircales were wrought by this servant of Christ [St. Columba] in the same place, in which he himself dwelt for a long time, and which he loved above every other; and particularly that beautiful grove [Doire, 'the dense oak wood'] very near the monastery of Derry, which [the grove] he wished should be always left standing.' Next to St. Columb's church in importance was that other adjoining it, and known as Temple More, or the Cathedral Church, erected in 1164. The Annals of Ulster inform us that Temple More was 90 feet in length, and that the principal front and corner stones employed in its erection were prepared in forty days. 'These two churches, with the accompanying buildings, were situated adjacent to each other outside the present city wall, on the ground occupied by the Roman Catholic chapel and cemetery; but with the exception of the round-tower belfry, were partly destroyed by an explosion of gunpower in 1568, and finally by Docwra in 1600, for the purpose of employing their materials in the new works he was erecting. This tower survived till after the siege , being marked on the maps or plans of that time as the 'Long Tower or Temple More; its site is still indicated by a lane called the Long Tower. In the charter of Derry it is called Colum-kille's Tower.' Next came the Nunnery, which must have been built much earlier than the sixteenth century, - the date generally supposed,- as the building is mentioned at the year 1134 by the Four Masters, who record the death of Bebinn, the daughter of MacConchaille, female erenach of Derry, in that year. This building was situated on the southern side of Derry. Then there were the Dominican Abbey and Church, founded in the year 1274. 'Nicholas 'the Loughlinnagh,' or MacLoughlin, was prior in 1397. The number of friars in this Dominican ouse, previously to the suppresion, was generally 150. It had the honour of supplying two bishops to the see of Derry; and according to O'Daly and De Burgh, of sending forth five martyrs, namely, Donagh O'Luiny, prior of the order, and his brother William O'Luiny, in 1608; John O'Mannin, about 1637; John O'Laighin, prior, about 1657; and Clement O'Colgan, in 1704. A convent of the order was maintained in Derry till a late period, which in 1750 contained nine brothers.' The Dominican abbey and church were situated on the northern side of Derry, but their particular site is not now known. It is certain, however, that it was outside the present walls of the city. The Augustinian Church in Derry was situated within the walls, on the spot now occupied by the bishop's garden; and it appears originally to have been a large as well as a comparatively elegant structure of its kind. 'The erection of this church is not noticed in the Annals, from which it may be concluded that its date was not earlier than the close of the thirteenth century for some time previously to which the records of Derry are minute and accurate.' The Augustinian church was the only religous house preserved for a time after the advent of the settlers at Derry. They made it a convenience until they got the present cathedral built, and from that time until its demolition, they used to call it the 'little church.' A Franciscan Friary stood on the north side of the bog, near the island of Derry, and had three acres of land as a church-yard, which, in earlier times, probably constituted some eccesiastical gort or garden. The site is now occupied by three streets, viz., Abbey-street, Rosville-street, and William-street. The foundations of the friary were discovered some years since. See the Memoir of Templemore Parish, pp. 25, 26."