From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart
TADHG AN-DUNA of Dunmanway Castle, who is No. 122 on the "MacCarthy Glas" Stem, was the father of the founder of this Family.
123. Eoghan; son of Tadhg an-Duna; b. 1601; d. 20th of October, 1691.
124. Tadhg: his son; was captain of a Kerry regiment of infantry, which James II. imported to England as "men on whom he could rely." After the attainder of Donagh, Earl of ClanCarthy, in 1691 and 1696, this Tadhg administered, to his father, a leasehold interest in the town and lands of East Ballyneadig, co. Cork, which claim was adjudged within the Articles of Limerick. This Tadhg was buried in the choir of Kilcrea abbey.
125. Cormac of Leyradane: his son; m. a dau. of Radly, of Knockrour, and had issue:—Tadhg; Cormac; Callaghan; Dorothy, m. to George Fitton; Catherine, m. to Owen MacCarthy, "Maister na-Mona," who d. 1790.—See "MacCarthy na-mona" Family No. 126.
126. Tadhg: son of Cormac; b. 1714, d. January, 1763; m. Joanna, dau. of Denis MacCarthy, of Dooneen, leaving issue by her:—Cormac; Callaghan, who m. a Miss Hennessy; Tadhg; Mary, m. to O'Leary, of co. Kerry; and Ellen, m. to Nagle, of Mallow. By his will, dated 11 November, 1763, this Tadhg bequeathes all his estate, right, title, and interest of, in, and to, the lease and lands of Rathduff to his eldest son Cormac, who is to lose a pecuniary legacy "if he should at any time intermarry with any daughter of Eliza O'Donoghue, widow of O'Donoghue, late of the county of Kerry;" his interest in the lands of Monalahy, Lisavoura, and Lyredane to Callaghan; and Ballymartin to his two sons Cormac and Callaghan, equally.
127. Cormac of Kilbane (White Church) and Lyredane: son of Tadhg; b. 1738; m. in 1764 Mary eldest dau. of Geoffrey O'Donoghue of the Glen, by Elizabeth, dau. of Randal MacCarthy Mór, (See "MacCarthy Mór" Stem, No. 126.) She died in childbirth with her infant son. Cormac m. secondly, 12th November, 1766, Mary, eldest dau. of Michael Finucane, M.D., of Ennis; and by this lady had fifteen children, of whom only two survived him: 1. Michael-Stephen-Joseph; and 2. Bridget-Ellen, m. to Francis Lord Mórgan. She d. 18 May, 1818, leaving issue:—1. Elizabeth-Frances, m. to Robert Mahon, of Ashline Park, co. Clare; and 2. Sarah, d. unm. 1837. This Cormac, on the 14th May, 1796, conformed to the Protestant Religion, and died 25th January, 1807.
128. Michael: his son; b. at Ennis, December 26th, 1771; m. 24th Jan., 1791, Mary, dau. of Capt. Samuel Meade, R.N., and by her (who d. 30th Dec., 1837, aged 71), he had issue:—1. Charles-Edward; 2. Richard-Moore (b. 1802), lieutenant in second Regt. of Foot; 3. Rev. Francis-Michael, A.M. (b. 1804), who m. Frances-Mary, dau. of William Robinson, LLD., barrister-at-law, by whom he had six sons:—1. Revd. Egerton-Francis Meade, A.M., m. Laura-Margaret, dau. of Hedley Vicars, barrister-at-law, and had with other issue Egerton-Hedley-Desmond; Walter-Emilius; Alfred-Finucane, d. unm.; Herbert-Charles; Ernest-Gambier, d. unm.; Arthur Stephen Noel; Frances-Mary, m. to Rev. Charles Baker; Ellen-Augusta, d. unm.; Florence-Caroline; Constance-Amelia, m. to Albert Hartshorne. The daus. of Michael were:—Mary, m. to Capt. Charles Harvey Bagot; Margaret-Elizabeth, m. to Mark Ranclaud, M.D.; Charlotte, m. to Col. Robert Owen; Elizabeth, d. unm.; Sophia. This Michael died 19th June, 1829.
129. Charles-Edward: his son; b. 7th March, 1800; appointed Ensign in the 22nd Regt. of Foot, 16th Dec., 1815; m. 4th August, 1831, Elizabeth-Augusta, second dau. of John Goldsborough Ravenshaw, a Director of the East India Company, and by her (who d. 1871) had issue:—1. Charles-Desmond; and 2. Henry-Mead, b. 1834, d. 1851. This Charles-Edward died 31st July, 1861.
130. Charles Desmond MacCarthy, M.A.: his son; born 13th December, 1832; educated at Rugby, and Trinity College, Cambridge; living in 1887.
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