O Maoilseachliann, Kings of Meath

    "The Vicissitudes of Familes"

     "The mutability of fortune is in no instance more signally
displayed than in the vicissitudes of the O'Melaghlins, native
Kings of Meath.  Descended from Conal Crimthine, one of the sons of
the reknowned Irish monarch, Niall the Great, they assumed from
Colman More, the grandson of Conall Crimthine,  the soubriquet of
the Clan-Colman, or Southern Hy-Nialls, as contradistinguished from
the Northern Hy-Nialls, the O'Neills and O'Donnells, descendants of
Owen and Conal Gulban, two other sons of that monarch.  As the
"Clan-Colman," or "Southern Hy-Nialls," they were known until the
ninth century, when they assumed the surname of O Maolseachlainn,
or O'Melaghlin, from Maolseachlainn, or Malachy, the then monarch
of Ireland.  These Northern and Southern Hy-Nialls exclusively
occupied the throne of Ireland, from the fourth to the eleventh
century;  a period of time which no reigning dynasty can boast of,
the Sovereign of Rome alone excepted.  They had four royal palaces
in Meath, Tara, "of the Kings," "Tailten, "of the Royal Games,"
Tachtga, and Usneach, of which Ossian sung.  But Tara was the most
magnificent, as well the palace of the reigning monarch, as the
place of assembly of the great Fez, or native Irish Parliament.
     The ancient kingdom of Meath was no inconsiderable
principality, for it comprised the present counties of Meath and
Westmeath, with parts of Dublin, Kildare, King's County, the
greater part of Longford, and small portibns of the ancient
districts of Brefny and Orgiall on the borders of the present
counties of Cavan and Louth.
     The early annals of the O'Melaghlins are rich in incident. 
One of the episodes has been dramaised by Howard, of the Irish
Exchequer, in a work of great merit, entitled "The Seige of Tamor,"
or Tara.  During the wars of the Danes, Turgesius, a very
celebrated Danish chief, had established his authority almost
throughout the entire kingdom, and towards the close of the ninth
century he became so powerful in Meath, as to have O'Melaghlin, the
king of that territory, at his mercy, and to treat him in the light
of a vassal.  Conceiving a dishonourable passion for the daughter
of the King, Turgesius offered insulting proposals to the father. 
The outraged parent stifled his indignation, for it was hopeless to
resist, and had recourse to a device to save his daughter's honour,
and at the same time rid his country of the Danish tyrant;  a
device, "resembling," as Moore, the Irish bard and historian, aptly
observes, "in some of its particulars a strategem recorded by
Plutarch in his life of Pelopidas."  Malachy answered that he would
send his daughter, the Princess of Meath, to the fortress of the
Dane, the next night;  but that, as she was young and timid, she
should be accompanied by sixteen of her youthful maiden attendants,
and that perhaps Turgesius might select one of them and spare the
princess, the king's only child.  At the time appointed, the Dane
had a grand banquet, composed of sixteen of his principal offiercs,
to whom, during the carouse, he suggested that each should insult
one of the attendants of the Princess.
     At length, a messenger having informed Turgesius that the
Royal maiden and her female companions were outside the fortress,
the guests, by his direction, retired, lest their presence might
alarm the ladies.  Splendidly attired in the costume of the day,
the Princess and her companions entered the banquet-hall, and
Turgesius had scarcely time to offer the first expression of his
revolting love, when the robves of her companions were cast aside,
and displayed sixteen youthful armed warriors, who seized, gagged
and bound the Dane;  and rushing into the adjoining apartment,
dispatched his chiefs.  The King of Meath himself, with a chosen
body of troops, was close at hand, and rapidly possessed himself of
the fortress, allowing the Danish troops no quarter.  The fame of
this gallant and rmarkable exploit gave courage to the Irish, and
struck the invaders with dismay.  On the following morning,
Turgesius himself, loaded with chains, was cast into Lough Annew,
in Meath.
     O'Melaghlin then assumed the monarchy, and attacked the Danes
in every direction;  but succesive swarms having arrived by sea,
the contest between them and the natives was fierce and protracted,
and extended long afte the death of the gallant Malachy.  Another
Malachy, the descendant of O'Melaghlin, a brave and warlike prince,
who reigned at the close of the tenth century, had a long and
deadly struggle with the Danes;  and when exhausted in his heroic
efforts to free his country from those cruel and merciless
foreigners, he was deposed by Brian Boru, King of Munster, ancestor
of the O'Briens, who usurped the throne, and broke up the ancient
dynasty.  At Brian's death, however, at the battle of clontarf, in
the year 1014, the aged monarch, King Malachy, assumed the sceptre,
and followed up that memorable victory by pursuing the Danes to the
very gates of Dublin, and assailing them on all points.  After his
death, in the year 1022, succesive princes of the rival houses of
O'Brien and O'Conor of Connaught contested for the sovereignty; 
but ultimately a gallant prince of the Hy-Nialls, Murtough M'Neill
[i.e. MacLaughlin], crushed their pretensions and restored the old
royal race, which terminated at his decease in 1168, one year
preceding the coming of the English, and with him fell the native
Irish monarchy;  for Roderick O'Conor, King of Connaught, who
assumed the sovereignty after King Murtough, and afterwrds
surrendered it to the English, was but partially acknowledged by
the states of the kingdom, and though popularly called the last
King of Ireland, was not so in reality - the gallant Murtough
MacNeill, the "Irish Hector," as he was called, having occupied
that position.
     Another episode in the history of the O'Melaghlins, Kings of
Meath, which has formed many a fruitful theme for bard and
senachie, was the elopement, in the middle of the twelfth century,
of the Princess Devorgoil, wife of O'Rorke, Prince of Brefny, and
daughter of O'Melaghlin, King of Meath, with Dermod MacMurrogh,
King of Leinster.  To this fase step of the frail, and, as she has
been called, lovely Princess of Brefny, has been attributed the
arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland, upon the invitation of her
guilty and banished lover, King Diarmid;  but alas!  rigid historic
evidence has stripped this story of all its romance.  Hanmer has
shown that the fair and lovely Devorgoil - the "false young one" of
Moore's melodies, in the famous song of "The Valley lay smiling
before me" - was forty-four years of age, and exceedingly plain,
when she went off with MacMurrough;  and the vent took place
fourteen years before the arrival of the English!  The success of
the Anglo-Norman arms in Ireland was more immediately felt by the
native princes and chiefs inhabiting the districts adjoining
Dublin.  In 1172, Henry the Second despoiled Murchard O'Melaghlin
of his kingdom of Meath, and granted it to Hugh De Lacy, who was
appointed Lord Palatinate of the territory.  De Lacy divided it
amoung his various chiefs, who were commonly called "De Lacy's
Barons;"  these were:  Tyrrell, Baron of Castleknock;  Nangle,
Baron of Navan;  De Misset, Baron of Lune;  Phepoe, Baron of
Skrine;  FitzThomas, Baron of Kell;  Hussey, Baron of Galtrim; 
Fleming, Baron of Slane;  Dullard, or Dollard, of Dullenvarty; 
Nugent, Baron of Delvin and Earl of Westmeath;  Tuite, Baron of
Moyashell;  Robert De Lacy's descendants, Barons of Rathwire;  De
Constantine, Baron of Kilbixey;  Petit, Baron of Mullingar; 
FitzHenry of Magherneran, Rathkenin, and Ardnorcher.  To some of
thse there succeeded the De Genevilles, Lords of Meath;  Mortimer,
Earl of March;  the Plunkets, of Danish descent, Earls of Fingall,
Barons of Dunsany, and Earls of Louth;  the Prestons, Viscounts
Gormanstown and Tara;  the Barnewalls, Barons of Trimbleston and
Viscounts Kingsland;  the Nettervilles, Barons of Dowth;  the
Bellews, Barons of Duleck;  the Dareys of Platten, Barons of Navan; 
the Cusacks, Barons of Culmullen;  and the FitzEustaces, Barons of
Portlester.  Some of these again were succeeded by the De Baths of
Athearn, the Dowdalls of Athlumny, the Cruises, the Drakes of Drake
Rath, and numerous others.
     Thus fell the O'Melaghlins as Kings of Meath, and with them
their lords or tributary chiefs, the MacGeoghegans, O'Haras,
O'Regans, O'Rorys (anglice Rogers), the MacUais (MacEvoys),
O'Caseys, O'Hanrahans, and numerous others, whose lands passed into
the hands of the invaders, and left their descendants to struggle
for centuries after under adverse circumstances.  They are now
chiefly tillers of the soil of which thier fathers had been lords
and chiefs.
     The succeeding history of the O'Melaghlins would be but a
repetition of the sad story of the old Milesian races, and need
only be glanced at.  Their fall, however, was not sudden, but
gradual;  they struggled bravely on, though unsuccessfully, against
the common enemy, who dexterously set one chief of their house
aginst another, and thus paved the way for the more easy
subjugation of all. In the reign of Henry the Eighth they had still
retained considerable power and preserved a large teritory.  In the
year 1544 we find Cedach O'Melaghlin inaugurated chief of the
Clan-Colman or South Hy-Niall race.  But in 1548 Teige Roe
O'Melaghlin brought Edmond Fahy, alias White, into Delvin against
his enemies;  but Fahy turned on O'Melaghlin, and in King Henry's
name, to use the language of the Four Masters, "dispossessed and
expelled himself and all his race from Delvin, and drove him from
it, as the new swarm of bees drives away the old swarm." 
Henceforward the O'Melaghlins, Ki0ngs of Meath, chiefs of the grand
old South Hy-Niall race, almost disappear in Irish hsitory, and
present only occasionally a flitting gleam on the surface, as in
the war of 1641, and then sink again into the darkness of

     Five branches of the Family



     "However, I ascertained satisfactorily that the line of Art of
Ballinderry, chief of the name at the commencement of the last
century, was extinct.  According to the concurrent tradition of the
country, he died, without issue, while resident with the family of
Daly, or O'Daly, at Castle Daly, near Moat, and with which family
he was in some way connected by an intermarriage.  Indeed,
according to a tradition which I noted, the ancestor of the Dalys
obatined property in the county by marriage with an heiress named
Grace, or Graine og ni Melaghlin, 'of Moat or some other castle.' 
This castle was most probably that of Killeliegh, now Castle Daly,
which had belonged to the O'Melaghlins;  and as the husband was
said to have been a 'big trooper in Cromwell's army, but a
gentleman,' he was probably the James Daly of Killcleagh who,
according to an inscription on a tombstone at Clonmacnoise, 'dyed
the 18th of January, A.D. 1679.'  Art of Ballinderry was said to
have been a person of weak mind.


     "Having settled this point, my inquiries were next directed to
the Fearnocht barnch, of which Captain Murrough, or Margan, was the
chief ta the close of the seventeenth century.  This Murrough
appears to have been regarded as the chief or leader of the
Melaghlins during the rebellion of 1641, as I should suppose in
consequence of the mentall imbecility of his kinsman, Art;  for, in
the catalogue given by De Burgo - Hib. Dom. Supplementum, p. 879 -
of the nobles and gentlemen, who in 1646, associated with the
clergy in repudiating the peace of Ormond, we find the name of D.
Morganus O'Melaghlin, cum tota sua Familia.  Of this Morgan and his
posterity, as might be expected, the traditions were very vivid,
and, in general, accurate.  And, to my great regret, I soon learnt,
from the concurrent testimony of various informants, that of his
offspring in the male line there existed no representative.
     He left two sons and four daughters.  The sons died without
leaving issue, and the property of the father was gaveled amonst
the four daughters.  Of these daughters, all of whom married - the
eldest, who was named Bridget, became the wife of John Tyreell Wat,
Esq., and she, it appears, sold her inheritance, in 1748, to Mr.
Robert Mulock, in whose posterity it still remains.  By this
marriage, John Tyrrell left a son, Wat, and this Wat left a son,
John, and two daughters, namely, Bridget and Margaret.  Of these
daughters, Bridgetf became the wife of Mr. Molloy, by whom she had
one son, who was living with his father and mother in Athlone at
the time when I received this information, which was givent o me by
persons residing in the vicinity of Moate .... "

     Selteneveeny Branch, Roscommon County

     Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland
     Cornelius MacLoughlin of

   An ancestor, Morogh Dubh O'Melaghlin, built a house of refuge on
a small island in Lough Meelagh, Kilronan.  His father, Calvagh or
Charles, prince of Meath, died ca. 1599.  A great-great-grandson of
Morogh, Thomas MacLoughlin, is listed at Selteneveeny, Roscommon. 
This family was an offshoot of the O'Melaghlin of Ballinderry
branch of the O'Melaghlins.

     County Westmeath   Census of 1659

          Barony of Clonlonan

               Principle Irish Names:  McLaughlin   10

     King's County    Census of 1659

          Barony of Garriecastle

               titulado:  Terence Melaghline, gent.
               townland:  Gallen

     Roscommon County   Census of 1659

          Barony of Ballentabber

               Principle Irish Names:  O'Melaghlin   11

               titulado:  Neile O'Melaghlin, gent.
               townland:  Cloonbellagh

     1609 Pardon Lists
     Patent Rolls of King James I

          LXXVI-10  Lisagh O'Molaghlin of Tinaminck, gent.
                    King's County

     Persons Transplanted in Ireland
     O'Hart  "Landed Gentry"

          Westmeath County

               Charles Mellaghlin, of Killrowe

     State Papers  1600

  "Here is one Iriel Omalaughlin, chief of his name, now taken in,
who desireth to receive his country as Maguire doth, and therefore
(if your Lordships so like of it), it were good the Queen's warrant
were for those two in particular, and generally for others of the
Irishy, that should seek to have a state of their countries from
her Majesty in this manner, with such reservations and provisions
as we should think meet for her Majesty's service, and to tie them
faster to their loyalty.  O'Malaughlin's country is in the furthest
parts of Westmeath, towrads Athlone, which, being brought back
again to obedience, will be a good mean to secure all the tract
between Mullingar and Athlone. 

     O Maoilseachlainn  (O'Melaghlin)
     Kings of Meath
     Now MacLoughlin

87   Niall 'of the Nine Hostages'  +405
88.  Conal Cremthainn
89.  Fearghus Cearbhaill
90.  Diarmond 
91.  Colman Mor
92.  Suibhne
93.  Airmedeach Caech
94.  Diermod Dian
95.  Murchadh Midheach
96.  Domhnall    High King  +763
97.  Donnchadh   High King  +797
98.  Maolruanaidh  +843
99.  Maoilseachlainn  (Malachy I)  High King   +862
100. Flann Sinna  'of the Shannon'  High King   +914
101. Donnchadh   High King
102. Domhnall   +952
103. Maoilseachlainn  (Malachy II)  Mor   High King   +1022
104. Domhnall
105. Conchobar   +1073
106. Domhnall    +1094  
107. Murchadh
108. Maoilseachlainn   +1155
109. Art   +1184
110. Cormac   +1239
111. Art na Caislen   +1283
112. Niall
113. Cormac ballach  +1362
114. Cormac
115. Conn   +1431
116. Art    +1468
117. Conn Mor O'Melaghlin

88.  Conall Cremthainn, first Christian king of Meath, ancestor
     of O'Melachlin, Kings of Meath and Monarchs 
     of Ireland.

89.  Fearghus Cearbhaill, his son.

90.  Diarmod, his son, the 5th Christian king of Meath and the 
     133rd Monarch of Ireland, was slain at the 
     battle of Rath-begg, by Hugh dubh 
     MacTiergney, king of the Dal Araidhe, A.D. 
     558.  He had an older brother Maine was was 
     king of Meath, next before him.

91.  Colman Mor, his son, succeeded his father in the kingship 
     of Meath for four years, at the end whereof 
     he was slain by his younger brother, Lochan 
     Diomhain, ancestor to the Dillons of 
     Cuircneach, in the county of Westmeath, for 
     refusing to give him a proporion of his 
     father's estate.  He had another brother 
     Aodh Slaine, the 141st Monarch of Ireland, 
     slain at Loch-Sewcly, A.D. 600.

92. Suibhne, his son, the 8th Christian king of Meath, 18 years, 
     had a brother Aonghus, ancestor to 

93. Conall, the 11th Christian king of Meath, 8 years.

94. Airmedeach caech, his son, the 12th Christian king of Meath, 
     16 years.

95. Diermod Dian, his son, the 13th king of Meath, 36 years.

96. Murchadh Midheach, the 14th king of Meath, 20 years.

97. Domhnall, his son, the 19th king of Meath, for 46 years, 
     whereof he reigned as Monarch of Ireland for 
     20 years;  died a.D. 758. 

98. Donchadh, his son, succeeded his brother Muirchertach, whom 
     he slew, the 22nd king of Meath, for 30 
     years, whereof he reigned as Moanrch of 
     Ireland, the 163rd, for 27 years, and died a 
     great penitent in a religious order, A.D. 
99. Maolruanaidh, his son, the 27th king of Meath, for 10 years;  
     had three older brothers, viz., Domhnall, 
     the 23rd king, slain in battle by the Danes, 
     whose son Muirdoch was the 24th king;  
     Ailill, the 25th king;  and Longaonarus, the 
     26th king and the 165th Monarch of Ireland, 
     who after 14 year's reign, died a great 
     penitent, A.D. 831.

100. Maoilseachlainn Mor (or Malachy), the 29th king of Meath, 
     for 17 years, for 15 whereof he governed 
     Ireland, the 167th Monarch, in which time he 
     expelled the Danes out of his kingdom, 
     having by a bold strategem surprised and 
     taken prisoner their king or general, 
     Turgesius, with most of his chief 
     commanders, of whom her murdered all except 
     Turgesius, whom he kept alive for some time 
     at Cno-Innis, a little island upon 
     Loch-Aninn in the county of Westmeath, where 
     he was drowned either by the Monarch's 
     command or more kiely, endearvoring to make 
     his escape.  He had a elder brother Flaith, 
     the 28th king of Meath.  The Monarch himself 
     was slain in the battle of Farow in the 
     county of Westmeath, A.D. 860.

101. Flann Sinna, his son, the 32nd king of Meath and the 169th 
     Monarch of Ireland, for 38 years.  Soon 
     after his father's death, the Danes 
     returning into Ireland in great swarms and 
     becoming very formidalbe, this king quelled 
     them in many battles and encounters;  in his 
     time also the king of Munster with a great 
     army invaded Leinster and did much mischief 
     until the Monarch came to aid Cearbhaill, 
     son of Muirgan, king of Leinster, and in a 
     great battle fought at Magh-nally, Cormac 
     the holy and famous king and bishop of 
     Munster, with seven petty kings of the south 
     of Ireland, was slain and their army totally 
     routed and destroyed in the pursuit.  This 
     battle was fought, A.D. 905, and in the year 
     914, Flann died a natural death at Tailten 
     and was succeeded in the kingdom of Meath by 
     his younger brother, Longaonarus, who 
     reigned three years.

102. Donchadh, son of Flann, the 35th king of Meath and the 171st 
     Monarch of Ireland, for 25 years, and died 
     A.D. 942.  He had an elder brother, 
     Domhnall, the 34th king of Meath, slain by 
     him.  He was married to Sara, daughter of 
     Donoch, king of Ossary, a most fortunate and 
     curteous king.

103. Domhnall, his son, the 40th king of Meath, for four years, 
     married Dunleith, daughter of Muirdoch, son 
     of Niall Glundubh, the 170th Monarch of 
     Ireland, and by her had issue.
104. Maoilseachlainn (or Malachy), the 2nd, the 45th king of 
     Meath and the 174th Monarch of Ireland.  
     After 23 year's reign, was forced from the 
     Monarchy to make room for Brian Boromha, 
     king of Munster, who after 12 year's reign, 
     was slain in the great battle of Clontarf 
     aginst the Danes, A.D. 1014.  This said 
     Maoilseachlainn resumed the throne and 
     killed and destroyed such of the Danes as 
     fled from the battle, and settled the 
     kingdom, building, re-edifying and repairing 
     many churches, monasteries and colleges 
     formerly burnt and destroyed by the Danes.  
     He built St. Mary's Abbey in Dublin, and 
     settled sufficient maintenance as well upon 
     collegs and public schools, for the 
     encouragment of learning and learned men, 
     and maintained 300 scholars out of his own 
     private revenue.  Having spent 9 years of 
     his second reign in the well-ruling and 
     governing of his country in these pious and 
     charitable employments, he withdrew himself 
     from all worldly cares and trouble and 
     retired into the little island of Cno-Innis 
     on Loch-Aninn  (where Turgesius the Danish 
     tyrant was prisoner), containing not above a 
     fourth part of an acre of ground, where this 
     great and pious Monarch built a little cell 
     for himself and his chaplain, and a small 
     chapel or oratory, and therein contined and 
     ended his days penitently and holy, A.D. 
     1023.  (Others say 1034).  From him his 
     posterity took the surname of O'Melachlin.

105. Domnall, his son, the 47th king of Meath.  Had three 
     brothers, Connor, Murtach and Flann.  Flann, 
     who had one son Moroch, king of Meath, the 
     father of two daughters only, viz., Tailte, 
     who was the wife of Domnall O'Ferrall, king 
     of Conmaicne, and kDevorgill, wife of 
     Tighernan O'Rourke, king of Breffny, and the 
     unhappy occasion of the English Invasion of 
     this kingdom and the subjection thereof to 
     the Crown of England ever since.
          For she being a beautiful woman 
     (whether by her own consent or by force is 
     uncertain), was stolen away from her husband 
     by Diermot MacMorogh, king of Leinster, 
     whereof O'Rourke having complained to Rory 
     O'Connor, king of Connacht, and then Monarch 
     of Ireland, he to revenge the affront and to 
     punish the author of so outrageous a fact, 
     marched with a great army into Leinster and 
     neccessitated the said Diermot, not able to 
     withstand so powerful an army, to fly into 
     England, where he obtained liberty from King 
     Henry the 2nd, for such of his subjects as 
     pleased to come with and assist him in the 
     recovery of his kingdom of Leinster.  
     Whereupon Richard surnamed Strongbow, 
     FitzStephen, FitzGerald and others acepted 
     Diermot's invitation and large promises, 
     which they improved to like advantage for 
     themselves and their posterity as the Saxon 
     some time before did in England upon their 
     invasion thither by the Britons.

106. Conchobar O'Melachlin, his son, the 48th king of Meath, 
     after 15 years reign was slain by his own 
     brother, A.D. 1073.

107. Domnall O'Melachlin, his son.

108. Moroch O'Melachlin, his son.

109. Maoilseachlainn O'Melachlin, his son.

110. Art O'Melachlin, his son.

111. Cormac O'Melachlin, his son.

112. Art O'Melachlin, his son.

113. Niall O'Melachlin, his son.

114. Cormac O'Melachlin, his son.

115. Cormac oge O'Melachlin, his son.

116. Conn Mor O'Melachlin, his son, by Giles, his wife, daughter 
     of O'Kelly, had four sons, Felim Creachnach, 
     Niall, Art, and Cathal.

   Genealogical Charts
   Sir William Betham's "Linea Antiqua"

             O Maoilseachlainn                              |
             of Meath                                 117  Con Mor O'Melachlin = Sheila O'Kelly
                                                      118  Felim Creachnach O'Melachlin = Henamon, dau. of
                                                            |                             Bryan O'Ferrall
                   |           |      |          |          |
             119  Elizabeth   Mary   daughter   daughter   Felim oge O'Melachlin = Maud O'Malloy
                                                         1  |                  2
                                 120  Elizabeth, dau. of = Charles O'Melachlin = dau. of O'Madden
                                      James Nugent       |                     |
             ____________________________________________|                     |
            |                   |           |                                  |
      121  Irial O'Melachlin   Ferdinanda  Moroch O'Melachlin = Elinor        Moroch O'Melachlin = Catherine Dalton
           Chief of Sept                                      | Malone        Moved to Lough Meelagh,
           1600                                               |               Roscommon Co.
            |                                                 |                |
            |                   ______________________________|                |
            |                  |                              |                |
      122  Felim O'Melachlin  Charles O'Melachlin = Margorie  Croyacathra,    Thomas O'Melachlin = Jane White
                               |                     Mooney   a Franciscan     |
                               |                              Friar            |
                      _________|______________________                         |
                     |                                |                        |
               123  Conor O'Melachlin = Catherine    Moroch O'Melachlin       Thomas O'Melachlin = Giles, dau. of
                     |                  Dalton                                 |                   Andrew Ryan
                     |                                                         |
                     |                         ________________________________|________________________________________
                     |                        |                  |                 |                             |      |
               124  Art O'Melachlin          James O'Melachlin  Art O'Melachlin   Thomas O'Melachlin = Mary     Joan   Ellis
                    of Ballinderry           of Malliergan      Killed at the      |                   Russell
                                             M.D.               seige of Derry     |
                                              |                 1690               |
                                              |                                    |
             _________________________________|_____________________________       |__________________________________________
            |            |             |             |            |         |      |                               |          |
      125  Mark         Anthony       Dominich      James        Elinor    Mary   Thomas O'Melachlin = Kate       Art        Charles
           O'Melachlin  O'Melachlin   O'Melachlin   O'Melachlin  O'Melachlin       |                   O'Rourke   O'Melachlin
                                                                            126   Owen McLoughlin
                           Ballinderry and                                         |
                           Selteveeny branch                                       |
                           (Roscommon Co.)                                  127   Donal McLoughlin
                                                                            128   Cornelius McLoughlin
                                                                                  b. 1809
                                                                            129   John McLoughlin
                                                                                  b. 1863
                                                                            130   Cornelius McLoughlin
                                                                                  of Dublin
                                                                                  b. 1897
                                                                                  [This lines was extended 
                                                                                   from a pedigree in Burke's
                                                                                   "Landed Gentry of Ireland"]

                                            (Line of Con Mor O'Melachlin)
                                           118  Niall O'Melachlin
                                           119  Leynach O'Melachlin = dau. of Thomas
                                                 |                    Dillon
                                           120  Niall O'Melachlin = Margaret Melaghlin of
                                                 |                  Castle Town
                                           121  Leynach O'Melachlin = Honor Jordan
                                           122  Neile McLoughlin = Joan Jordan
                                                 |                 of the Island
                       1  |                 2                          |
            123 Cecily = Terence McLoughlin = Honor                   Neile McLoughlin = Margaret O'Byrne
                       |                    |                          |
                       |                    |                          |
         ______________|                    |                          |_________________________________
        |                                   |                          |                                 |
   124 Capt. Moroch McLoughlin             Terence McLoughlin         Conn McLoughlin = Margaret        Terence McLoughlin = Agnes
       alive 1641                          Vicar of Athlone            |                of Belaclare     |                   Hanegan
        |                                                              |                                 |
        |                                                              |                                 |
        |_______________________________________________               |_______________________          |_____________
        |            |           |            |         |              |           |           |           |           |
   125 Francis      Terence     Bridget      Celia     four daus.     Malachius   Moroch      Arthur      Charles     Neill
       McLoughlin   McLaughlin  m. John                               McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin
       no issue     no issue       Tyrell Wat,
                         Fearnocht branch                                             Castletown branch
                                            (Line of Con Mor O'Melachlin)
                                                       118 Arthur O'Melachlin
                                 1  |                  2                                                     |
                  119  Sarah     = Terence O'Melachlin = Margorie                                           Malachia O'Melachlin
                       Melaghlin |                     | O'Ferrall                                           |
                                 |                     |_______________________________________              |____________
                                 |                     |                                       |             |            |
                  120           James O'Melachlin     Charles O'Melachlin = dau. of Norris    Moroch and    Conn         Moroch
                                 |                     |                    Dillon            Francis,      O'Melachlin  O'Melachlin
                                 |                     |                                      Franciscan     |            |
                   ______________|                     |___________________________________   Friars     ____|__         _|______
                  |                                    |                         |         |            |       |       |        |
            121  Conn O'Melachlin = Margaret          Arthur = dau. of          Carroll   Terence      Arthur  Cormac  Arthur   Conn
                  |                 Daley              |       Awley McGawley    |         |
                  |                                    |                         |         |
           _______|__________________________________  |__________________       |_______  |_________
          |                   |                      |          |         |              |           |
    122  Cormac = Margaret   Moroch = Elizabeth     Conn Oge   Arthur    Charles        Moroch      Redach McLoughlin
          |       Coughlin    |       Burke                                                          |
          |                   |                                                                      |
          |                   |___________________________________________                           |
          |                          |           |           |            |                          |
    123  Arthur McLoughlin = Mary   Conn        James       Dominich     Francis                    Arthur McLoughlin
         of Castle Esogh            McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin   McLoughlin
                                              Castlereagh branch
               (Line of Con Mor O'Melachlin)
                       118  Charles O'Melachlin
                       119  Charles O'Melachlin
                       120  William O'Melachlin
                       121  John McLoughlin
                       122  Moroch McLoughlin
                       123  Anthony McLoughlin
                            of Mullingar
           |           |           |           |           |
     124  Rose        Catherine   Jane        Mary        Elizabeth
          McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin  McLoughlin
                             Mullingar branch

   O'Farrell's "Linea Antiqua" ca. 1709

          Ballinderry Branch

117.  Con mor O Melachlin (had four sons)
118.  Felim cneadac O Melachlin = Benamon da. of Bryan O Ferrall Boyle of 
       |                          Annaly)
       |                                           |                        |                    |                            |
119.  Felim oge O Melachlin = Maud, d. O Molloy   Mary, wife of Crofton of  Elis or Stle wife   Elinor wife of a             Elizabeth wife of Dalton &
       |                                          Moat in Co. Roscommon     of O Carroll        Iriel Ferrall of Tirlickin,  after to Dillon Moyston
       |                                                                                          Esq.  
120.  Charles O Melachlin = Elizabeth d. of James Nugent 1st.
       |                    Baron of Delvin
       |                                                  |                            |
121.  Moroch O Melachlin = Elinor d. of Edm. Malone of   Ferdinando O Melachlin       Iriel O Melachlin
       |                   Bualnahaven Esq.              of Mote Granoge which he      | 
       |                                                 sold away and d. w/o issue    |
       |______________________________________________                                 | 
       |                                              |                                |
122   Charles O Melachlin = Margery d. of Owen       Bonaventura, a                   Felim O Melachlin
       |                    Mooney of Esker Esq.     Franciscan Friar
       |                                                   |
123   Cormac O Melachlin = Catherine d. of John Dillon    Moroch O Melachlin
       |                   of Lisdgan Esq.
124   Arthur O Melachlin of Ballinderry

117.  Conn Mor O Melachlin
118   Neill Melachlin
119   Leynach Melachlin = d. of Thomas maol Dilon of       
       |                  Kilinfoghny Esq
120   Neil O Melachlin = Margaret d. of James
       |                  O Melachlin of Cstletown
       |                  Esq
121   Leynach O Melachlin = Honor, d. Jordan, son of
       |                    Thomas Jordan
122   Neil O Melachlin = Joan, d. of Walter Jordan
       |                 of the island
       |                                                                                      |
123   Terence O Melachlin = 1 Cicily, d. of Rath sciach?                                     Neill oge O Melachlin = Margaret, d. of
       |                  = 2 Honor, d. of Cormack Coghlan                                    |                      Bryan O Byrn
       |_____________________________________________________________                         |____________________________________________
       |                                                             |                        |                                            |
124  Capt. Moroch O Melachlin = Mary d. of Frances Nugent of        Terence O Melachlin      Conn O Melachlin = Margaret, d. of Owen      Terence O Melachlin = Agnes, d. of 
       |                       Coyne, gent.                         Priest Vicar of Athlone   |                 Coghlan of Belaclare       |                    Flanegan
       |_________________________________________                                             |_____________________                       |____________________  
       |                     |         |         |                                            |             |       |                      |                    |
125   Francis O Melachlin   Terence   Bridget   Cecilia                                      Malachias     Moroch  Arthur                 Chalres O Melachlin  Neil
                                                                                             O Melachlain

        O Melachlin of Castle Reogh & Castletown

117.  Con Mor O Melachlin
118.  Arthur Melachlin
119.  Terence Melachlin = 1 Sara d. of Mac Coghlan
       |                = 2 Margery d. of Bryan O Ferrall
       |                                                              |                                                              |             |                      
120   James O Melachlin = d. of Dalachan of Lisclunyes               Charles O Melachlin = Elinor, d. of Morrish Dillon of High     Moroch       Francis
       |                                                                                   Baskin                                   Ordination   Ordination

                                                                                                                             Minor        Minor