Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland

1212 A.D.      O'Donnell O'Devine was slain by the sons of
               MacLoughlin in the doorway of the abbey-church of 

1213 A.D.      O'Kane and the sept of Firnacreeve, came to Derry to
               take the house of the son of MacLoughlin.  The great
               prior of the abbey church of Derry, who interposed 
               to make peace between them was killed.  God and St. 
               Columbkille wrought a miracle on this occasion;  for
               Mahon Mgaithne, the person who had gathered and 
               mustered the army, was killed in the doorway of the 
               church of Duvregles, in revenge of Columnbkille.

1241 A.D.      Melaghlin O'Donnell was installed in the lordship of
               Tirconnell in the place of his father.  O'Neill 
               after having been expelled by MacLoughlin, came to 
               O'Donnell, and O'Donnell, with his forces, went with
               Brian into Tyrone and they gave battle to 
               MacLoughlin in the batle of Caimeirge, in which they
               slew Domhnall MacLoughlin, Lord of the Kinel-Owen 
               and ten of his family together with all the 
               chieftains of the Kinel-Owen.  And Brian O'Neill was
               then installed in the lordship of the Kinel-Owen.

1260 A.D.      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 

               Brown, in his "MacLoughlins of Clan Owen," 
               mentions a poem written by Gilbride MacConmidge 
               about this battle, which says of Dermot 

                  "There would have been no weakness in Leath 
                   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 

1376 A.D.      Thomas MacFeorais, lord of Atheny, and John
                MacLoughlin, Chief of his tribe, died.

1430 A.D.      Donogh Oge, the son of MacLoughlin, died.

1510 A.D.      MacCabe of Breifny and Anthony [Uaithne]
               MacLoughlin died.

     Calendar of State Papers  1601 A.D.
     A dispatch from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir
     George Carey

          "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  
          Seven miles from Garnagall is the fort of Culmore, 
          where Phelimy Oge O'Dogherty did dwell.  O'Dogherty's 
          brother.  Between Culmore and Garnagall are two small 
          Three miles above Culmore stands the Derry, where the 
          Bishop dwelt, who is one of the sept of the Gallacars.  
          From the Derry, three miles within the land, towrds Lough
          Swilly, is the castle of Ellaugh, O'Dogherty's chief
          From Ellaugh, five miles up in the country, at the 
          side of Lough Swilly, is another castle of O'Dogherty's 
          called Birt.  Here he holds a ward of forty men. 
          Hereruns a small stream into Lough Swilly.
          Next to that, in the lough, to the seaward, is an 
          island called Ench, five miles in length, and one mile
          from Birt.  The chief dweller here is Doultough
          Over against Ench in O'Dogherty's country is a castle 
          and a church, called the Fanne, but broken down since our
          arrival.  Here dwells the Bishop O'Galthar.
          From the seawards six miles is another small castle, 
          called Boncranogh, and a river into the lough, where
          salmon is taken.  At this place dwells Connor McGarrett 
          From Boncranogh to seawards nine miles is another 
          castle and a church, called Clonmony, by the seaside. 
          Here dwells a priest called Amerson.
          From Clonmony to seawards five miles is another 
          castle, called Carrickbrahey.  Here dwells Phelemy 
          Brasleigh O'Dogherty.
          From Carrickbrahey to landward, one mile, is a small 
          castle, called Caslanstoke.  Hereswells Phelemy
          Brasleigh's son.
           From Caslanstoke to seaward is a country of nine miles 
          in length, called Mallane, wherein is a fort by the 
          seaside, called Don-yrishe, held and inhabited by 
          O'Dogherty.  On the south side stands another fort called
          Don-owen.  Here dwells Gartill McShane Boy O'Dogherty. 
          To the southward of the same island stands a church with
          a wood, called Donoughmore.
           From Don-owen a mile northwards is a church, called 
          Culdaughe, and stands upon the seaside.  Here dwells
          McShane O'Dogherty.
           These be all the chief places round about O'Dogherty's 
          country called Ennisowen;  the midland country is most
          part mountainous, and hath few inhabitants.

     State Papers - Ireland
        January-March 1601
        Number 127

        Handwritten Notes by Sir Henry Dockwra


        The people are divided into septs...
        The chief septs are these:

        Sliocht Brian (the chief thereof is commonly chosen O Dohirty)
        Sliocht Donnell (Whereof at this time is chief Hugh Boy)
        Sliocht Brasleigh (whereof is chief Neale Oge)
        Sliocht Shane (whereof is chief Neale Crone)
        Sliocht Phelim (whereof is chief Shane mac Feradaigh)
        Sliocht Ross (wherof is chief Feradiagh mac Cahir)

        (Note: the above are all branches of the O'Doughertys)

        The Other Septs are these Four following, who but they
        be hold but as tenants or ... where the others are 
        Lords of senior noble blood as the leaders yet they are greater
        in power and wealth than many of the others and
        of them are commonly chosen counselors and officers
        to the Lord who holds them in great dignity.

        Clan Davids (whereof is chief Hugh Boy)
        Clan Laughlins  (whereof is chief Brian Ogge)
        Clan Allens (whereof is chief ....Ogge)
        Muinter Brallohan (whereof is chief Conner Moder)

        A note penciled in next to the entry for Clan Laughlin states that:
        "This man (Brian Oge) is flead to the false O Dohirty and Owen
         Gorme pretends to be chief in his place."

        An entry on the first line of the third page states:

        "Of the Clan Laughlins Brian oge being chief is flead and Owen
         Gorme pretends to be next in his place whom for the suspicion
         I have of his honestie and certeine knowedge of ill caryage
         hencetofore, I have taken and keepe as prisoner."

         Another entry on the 14th line of the third page states:

         "I have the sonne of Phelim oge the false O Dohirty and the sonne
          of Brian oge McLaughlin whom I took prisoners in the country as
          their fathers wear flieinge away."

     1602 A.D.  Inquisition held at Derry
          juror:  Hugh Carrogh McLaughlin de Bullibrack

     1602 Pardon List
     (The standing army of Sir Cahir O'Dogherty)
     Fiant 6655

Pardon to the following persons of Inishowen in the province 
of Ulster:  Cahir O Doghartie, Donell O Doghartie, Donell 
m'Rowrie, Owen M'Brian, and Edm. M'a Doualtie, of the race of 
Brien O Doghartie;  Connor, Cahir, and Magnes m'Geralt, Donagh 
m'Manes, Brien and Geralt m'Cahir, Owen roe, Donill and Enrie 
m'Cahir, Owen and Shane m'Neill, Brien m'a Coualtie, Eghmarcagh 
m'Doualtie, Roerie Duw, Owin groema, Tirlagh m'Owen, Donill 
m'Owin, Roerie m'Hugh, Hugh m'Edmund, Doualtagh m'Hugh, Heill 
cron, shane m'Neill m'Edmond, Cahir m'Felim, Terlagh m'Conor, 
Neale m'Connor, and Felim Murrie, of the race of Shane 
O'Doghartie;  Neill oge, Hugh m'Shane Sahe, Donel m'Shane Sahe, 
Neill groema, Neill mergagh, Tomilin, Felim m'Tomilin, Shane 
boye, Terlagh Mall, roerie m'Edmund, Brien ballagh, Edm. m'Sahen, 
Semus m'Anfer morcha, Donough carragh, Donill m'Risterd, Shane 
roe, Neill bane, Terlagh m'Enrie, Hugh a bhawcone, Semus 
m'Anferdhorcha, Fer Dorcha m'Terlie, Felim m'Anfhir Dhorcha, 
Brian modarra, Hugh carragh, Felim m'a Ghilla Chlais, Hugh 
m'Shane Bhallie, Arte m'Shane, Cahir Donw, Edm. roe or owin, and 
Brien ballagh, of the race of the O Dogharties called Breasalie;  
Shane m'Anfhir Dhorcha, Felim m'Anfhir Dorcha, Doualtagh m'Hugh 
boye, Hugh og, Redmund m'Hugh, Redmund m'Neill og, Edm. m'Donell, 
Semus m'Felim, Gilligroema m'Donell, Terlagh Balroe, Felim 
ittagh, Cahall m'Neill and Owin m'Conor, of the race of Felim O 
Doghartie;  Doualtagh m'Donell gorema, Conor Modarra, Owen 
m'Diermoda, Neill O Carhie, Con m'Farraye, Neill Murrie, Garalt 
m'Faraye, Donell m'Edmund and Brien a Roda, of the race of Hugh, 
William and Redmund, of the O Dogharties;  GillaDubh m'Garalt, 
Edm. m'Cahir, Ferdorcha m'Cahir, Garralt m'Shane boye, Donell 
cron, and Brien m'Edmond, of the race of Rosa of the Dogharties;  
Hugh boye m'Cahir, Eghmarkagh, Garalt m'Shane boye, Brien m'Cunn, 
Con m'Donell, Rorie oge, Roerie ballagh, Rorie m'Felim, Rorie 
m'Anfhir morcha, Eghmurkagh m'Conor, Hugh boy m'Garalt, Neill 
m'Gilligorma, Owin Modarra, Con m'Gillidhuiroe, Neill og, and Con 
m'Rorie, of the race of Donell of the O Dogharties;  Edm. groema, 
Felim reagh, Hugh boy, Arte m'Hugh, Shane cron, Brien groema, 
Owin boy, Neill modarra, Henry og, Cormack reagh, Conor m'Edmund, 
Terlagh og, Cahal ban, Chall m'Felim, Eneas groema, Cormack 
m'William, Wm. m'Diermada, Roerie m'Diermada, Edm. m'Wm., Donell 
m'William, Roerie m'Terlie, Deirmod m'Terlie, Cormack roe, Rorie 
m'Cahill, Art m'Neill, Felim m'Art, Wm. boy, Donogh m'William, 
Semus m'Donell, Semus, Shane, Arte, and Diermod m'Edmund, Donel 
M'Glesgie, Murtagh O Hangan, Donogh O Hanagan, and Shane crone 
M'Daveyd, of the name of Clan Daveyd;  Donal oge, Gilldawe, James 
ballagh, Edm. m'Anfhir Dorcha, GillaEsbog, Redmond, Edmund 
m'Enrie, Donogh og, Brien m'Owein, Donell m'Enrie, and Donell 
m'Donnogh Kiewie, of the name of clan Alin.

                                             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;
                                   Conor Modarra, Abhne m'Connor, 
Donell groema, Gilligroma, of the name of Munter Raulaghan;  Eoin 
modarra, Rory og, Donogh reagh, Brien modarra, and Loghlin og, of 
the name of Clan M'Gillachomhaill;  Donnough, Ferdorcha, and 
Donell O Murghesan, Owin O Murgesan, Art O Murghesan, Owin O 
Dughierma, Brien O Siel, Touthall, Abhne, Kien, Eghrie, 
Finghilie, Donel, Hugh, and Semus O Siel, Kien O Coghie, Donell 
groma O Coghie, Neill modarra O Coghie, Shane Sallagh O Coghie, 
Arte O Coghie, Felim dorove O Coghie, Felim cron O Coghie, 
Edmund, Melaghlin, and Cahell O Coghie, Edm. O Coghie m'Brien, 
Owin O Gribin, Henry O Gribin, Touthall and Touthall oge O 
Doghierma, Donell Balla M'Donell, Hugh boy O Donell, Cuconnaght O 
mulgherick, Eoin dow O Mulgherick, Moelmure O Mulgherick, Donell 
groome O Mulgherick, Eneas ros O Mulgherick, Felim O Laffertie, 
Eoin, Loghlin, and Donell O Laffertie, Gillgroma O Durinn, Felim 
reagh O Mulchieran, Neill M'Glensie, Owin M'a Breckinck, Eneas 
M'a Brehink, Diermod M'a Bhrehink, Edm. O Lonsegan, Roerie mall 
M'Grameck, Deirmod, Gilla padrig and Hugh Magranechan, Conor 
Magranachan, Shane and Brien Magrodie, Gilligroema O mOrine, 
Murtagh m'Brien O Donell, Donell O Harkan, Donell m'Colgan 
MacColgan, Shane Duw  M'Colgan, Conor O Murgesan, Gillipadrigge O 
Kernie, Murtagh O Hegertie, Donell O Hegertie m'Moris, 
Gillichrist O Heagertie, Shane O Heagertie, Gillipaddrigge O 
Deire, Brien O Coghie, O Douthie, O Gorman, Arte, Owin, Donell, 
and Roerie O Donell, Mulmorye M'Swynie, Neill and Manes M'Swyne, 
Mullmorie Macgillachair, Tirlagh M'Gillachir, Eneas 
Macgillacahir, and Felim Crodan, of Inishowen.  Provisions as in 
6629, - 5 Jun, xliv.
(Cal. P.R. p. 625)

     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


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


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 
his men:

     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 .....

     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 
               use ....

     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.

     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 

     Feilim O Dochartaigh        Carrowmore in      For life and
                                 Glentogher         for the life
                                                    of his son,

     John McDwalto McLaughlin    Tevennyoges in     Forever

     Hugh Carron McOwen McLaughlin  Ballynally      For life and
                                    (Moville        for the life
                                     Parish)        of one Brian

    Owen McShane cugh McLaughlin    Baskill         Forever

    Owen Gorm McLaughlin            Massaglen.     Two balliboes of the
                                                   qr. of Massaglen, to
                                                   himself and his heirs.

    Donnell McBryan Oge McLaughlin  Half the qr.   To himself and
                                    of Clare       his heirs 
                                    (Moville       forever

    Nigell oge McPhelim brosts      Part of        To himself and
    O Doghertie                     Rashenny       his heirs

    Richard O'Dogherty              Keenagh       For life and to
                                                  his sons and
                                                  their heirs

   Hugh McShane Ballagh             Other part    To himself and
   O'Dogherty                       of Rashenny   his heirs

  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"

     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
          Irish Papist

               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.

                            Donnell McGlaghlin, gent.

          Clonca Parish

               Tituladoes:  Edmond Moder McLaughlin and
                            Hugh, his sonn, gent.
                            Tully one trien

                            Donnell Ballagh McGlaghlin, gent.

      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

     1687 A.D.  Charter of the City of Londonderry

          Appointed 15 Aug. 1688

              Burgesses:  Donogh boy Maghlaghlin, gent.
                          Dennis Maghlaghlin, merchant

     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

             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 

              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


      Registry of Deeds Extracts


            Dawson to McFarland

            Lease dated 18th June 1729


               Ralph Dawson of Dawsons Grove Co Armagh
               Elizabeth Dawson also McLauchland his wife
               Charles McFarland ...........................


              Masaglin next to Meinletterbeal where old Phillemey
              McLauchland lived, Moville, Inishowen

           Term of 27 years at #36 per annum


         31st July 1722

             Marriage settlement between Elizabeth McLaughlin
             & Ralph Dawson

             Lands include Dunaff, Letter & (unreadable) in the Manor
             of Buncrana


            Tripartite indented deed 5th August 1736


               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 ...............................


                 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

           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


            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
            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.


             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


             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:

              Geoffrey MacLoughlin became bishop of Derry.

              Michael McLoughlin became bishop of Derry.

              Donald McGlachlyn is Canon of Derry.
              Nicholao Lochlynnagh was prior of the Dominican abbey in Derry

              Donald Macgialacind, Rector of Moville, died.

              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

             6 Kal. Sept.

             "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]

             13 Kal. Sept.

             "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."

             8 Kal. Mar.

             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]

             6 Id. March
             St. Peter's, Rome

             "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.)

              3 Kal. Feb.
              SS. Apostoli, Rome

              "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.  

               Non. Sept.
               (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

             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 [1690], 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."