From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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Arms: Az. a wolf pass. ar. in chief three bezants. Crest: A hand couped at the wrist erect, grasping a snake all ppr.

COLLA UAIS, the 121st Monarch of Ireland, who is No. 85 on the "MacDonnell" (of Antrim) pedigree, was the ancestor of MacUais; anglicised MacEvoy, MacVeagh, MacVeigh, Noble, and Vey.

85. Colla Uais ("uais:" Irish, noble): son of Eochaidh Dubhlen [Dublin]: a quo MacUais.

86. Roghain: his son; had two brothers—1. Eochaidh, 2. Fiachra Toirt.

87. Earc: his son.

88. Carthann: his son; had a younger brother named Fiachra.

89. Dochartach: his son.

90. Cormac: his son.

91. Anmire: his son; had a younger brother named Fergus.

92. Foranan: his son.

93. Guaire: his son.

94. Maolfogha: his son.

95. Criochan ("criochan:" Irish, striving): his son; a quo O'Criochain, anglicised Creehan and Crehan; had an elder brother named Cathach, who was the ancestor of MacFetridge.

96. Aodh (or Hugh): son of Criochan.

97. Brandubh: his son.

98. Caornan: his son.

99. Coibhdheanach: his son.

100. Robeartach ("ro:" Irish, very, "beartach," tricky): his son; a quo MacRobeartaighe,[1] sometimes written MacRoiberd, and anglicised Roberts, Robins, Robinson, and Robertson.

101. Maolbrighid: his son.

102. Feardacrioch: his son.

103. Flaitheartach: his son.

104. Hugh (2): his son.

105. Muireadach: his son.

106. Brian: his son.

107. Muran ("mur:" Irish, a fortification; Lat. "murus"): his son; a quo O'Murain, anglicised Murrin.

108. Donoch: his son.

109. Curaioach (also called Dubhros): his son.

110. Padraic:[2] his son.

111. Dubhgall: his son.

112. Donoch (2): his son.

113. Moroch: his son.

114. Niall: his son.

115. Rory: his son.

116. Tirloch: his son.

117. Cairbre: his son.

118. Eoghan: his son.

119. Padraic (or Patrick): his son; living in 1691.

120. Brian: his son.

121. Donoch (3): his son.

122. James: his son; living in 1760.

123. John [3]: his son; died in 1815. This John was twice married.

124. Patrick [4]: his youngest son: born in 1802; died in 1871.

125. James:[5] his son; living in 1878; had four brothers, of whom Henry, who died in 1873, was created by Queen Isabella, of Spain, a "Knight of the Golden Fleece."

126. James D. McVeigh: son of said James; born in 1848; living in 1878.

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[1] MacRobeartaighe: There was an Ui Robeartaigh family in the county Sligo, but quite distinct from this MacRobeartaighe.

According to Smibert and to Douglas's Baronage, the MacRobeartaigh, or Robertsons are descended from the Lords of the Isles, who (see the "MacDonnell," of Antrim, pedigree) were, like this family, descended from Colla Uais, the 121st Monarch of Ireland. The name by which the Roberstons are called in Scotland is, Clann Donnachaidh, meaning the descendants of King Duncan, the eldest son of King Malcolm III., of Scotland.—See the "Robertson" pedigree.

[2] Padraic: At this stage in this family genealogy, the O'h-Aongusa (or "O'Hennessy") dispossessed the Mac-Uais family of their territory, called Hy-mac-Uais, now the barony of "Moygoish," in Westmeath; and the "MacUais" family then branched into MacEvoy (still a highly respectable family in the county Meath), MacVeagh, MacVeigh, etc., as above.

[3] John: This John MacVeigh, who was born A.D. 1765, and died in 1815, entered the English Army, and was engaged in the American War, under Generals Sir Henry Clinton and Lord Cornwallis; he afterwards served under the Duke of York, in Flanders and Holland, and retired from the Army in 1794. Having acquired large landed property in the United States, he married a Miss Stuart, by whom he had five sons and one daughter: descendants of those five sons were (in 1877) prominent citizens in America. Becoming a widower he married Margaret, daughter of H. Burns, Esq., by whom he had only child—a son named Patrick.

[4] Patrick: This Patrick MacVeigh, only child of John, by his second marriage, married in 1823 Helen, daughter of H. O'Hare, Esq., of an old Irish family; and by her had five sons and three daughters. In 1849 he finally left Scotland; settled on his property in Kentucky, United States, America; and died in 1871, his wife having died in 1868. Of the five sons by that marriage, Henry MacVeigh, of Madrid, married in 1851, Jacoba, daughter of Duke Fernandez y-Nunez, grandee of Spain, by whom he had three sons—1. Henry, 2. Alfred, 3. James: this Henry was created by Queen Isabella of Spain a "Knight of the Golden Fleece;" and died in 1873.

[5] James: Of this James, under the heading "MacVeigh James, Esq., of Wallacetown and Castlebank, Drumfriesshire," Walford, in his County Families (1877), says: "Third surviving son of the late Patrick MacVeigh, Esq., Planter of Kentucky, U.S., America, by Helen, daughter of John O'Hehir, Esq., of Ballyna, county Down; b. 1829, m. 1847 Mary, second daughter of Captain James Dalgiel, of the Glenae and Carnwath family; and has issue James D., b. 1848 (m. 1874, Mina, daughter of J. Parsons, Esq., Brighton), and a daughter, Caroline Cassendra."

"Mr. MacVeigh is a merchant in London, and purchased the Wallacetown property from the old family of Fergusons; and Castlebank from the last of the Watson family. Residences—Wallacetown, Dumfriesshire; Castlebank House, near Dumfries; and 10 Maxwell Road, S.W. (London)."