Of Ulster

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

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BREASAL,[2] brother of Tuathal Cruinnbheul who is No. 88 on the "O'Brassil West" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Madden, of Ulster.

88. Breasal: son of Felim; a quo O'Brassil East; had a brother named Feig.

89. Feig: son of Breasal.

90. Conall: his son.

91. Olioll: his son.

92. Tuathal: his son.

93. Ronan: his son.

94. Finghin: his son.,

95. Maoldun: his son.

96. Connor Cairach ("cairach:" Irish, scabby; Heb. "karach"): his son; a quo O'Cairaighe, anglicised Corry and Carey (which has been modernized Carew and Carewe); had a brother named Aodh (or Hugh).

97. Buachall ("buachaill:" Irish, the boy; Arab, "bukawal;" Gr. "boukol-os"): son of Conor Cairach; a quo O'Buachaill.[3] Had a brother named Cumascach.

98. Dungall: son of Buachall.

99. Maoldubhan (imaoldubhan: Irish, "the devotion of St. Dubhan:" Dubhan here meaning "a dark-complexioned man"): son of Dungal; a quo O'Maoldubhain, of Ulster, anglicised Muldoon. This Maoldubhan (or Maoldun) had a brother named Cairbre, a quo Clann Cairbre or Carbery, of Ulster.

100. Aodh (or Hugh): son of Maoldun.

101. Gairbiadh ("gair:" Irish, a shout; "biadh," food): his son: a quo O'Gairbidh, anglicised Garvey.[4]

102. Ceallachan: his son.

103. Treinfear ("treine:" Irish, strength, and "fear," a man; Heb. "fear," and "fir;" Lat. "vir"): his son; a quo O'Treinfir, anglicised Train and Traynor.

104. Hugh: his son.

105. Madadhgan ("madadh:" Irish, a warrior; "gann," small), meaning "the little warrior:" his son; a quo O'Madadhgain and MacMadadhgain, anglicised Madagan, Madden, and Maddison; had a brother named Area O'Brassil, a quo O'Brasil East.

106. Padraic: son of Madadhgan.

107. Lorcan O'Madagan: his son.

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[1] Madden: Samuel Madden, D.D., Premium Madden, as he was called, was a distinguished writer, and one of the founders of the Royal Dublin Society; he was born in Dublin on the 23rd December, 1686. He took the degree of B.A. at Trinity College in 1705, and was collated to Drummully, near Newtownbutler, in 1721. In 1723 he took the degree of D.D. He wrote several works; and promoted a system of quarterly premiums at Trinity College, which obtained for him the appellation of "Premium Madden." Having spent a life of exemplary piety and charity, and devoted his talents and liberal fortune to the improvement of the condition of his fellow-creatures, he died at Manor Waterhouse, in the county of Fermanagh, on the 31st December, 1765, aged 79 years. It is believed that he was of the "Madden" of Ulster family. His son, Samuel Molyneux Madden, who died in 1798, bequeathed his estate in the Corporation of Belturbet, together with the residue of his personal estate, for the founding of a prize to be given to the best of the disappointed candidates at the Fellowship examinations at Trinity College, Dublin.

[2] Breasal: This Breasal was also the ancestor of O'Brassil Macha, and O'Brassil Ruadh.

[3] O'Buachaill: This sirname has been anglicised Boy. Some genealogists are of opinion that Ball, Boal, and Bole, are also anglicised forms of this old Irish sirname.

[4] Garvey: This sirname signifies "the descendants of the man who used to shout for food;" and is akin to O'h-Arbhidh ("ar:" Irish, a ploughing; Lat. "ar-o," to plough; "biadh," gen. "bidh:" Irish, food), which means "the descendants of the man who ploughed the land, to produce food," and which is anglicised Harvey, modernized Hervey.