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

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[1] Arms: Az. a chev. erm. betw. three pheons ar.

DONOCH, brother of Dermod Ruanach who is No. 92 on the "Fogarty" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Maolmodha; anglicised Mulmuog, Mulmody, Moody, and Mulmy.

92. Donoch: son of Aidus (or Aodh) Slaine, the 141st Monarch of Ireland.

93. Finachtach Fleadhach: his son who was the 153rd Monarch.

94. Cathal: his son.

95. Tomaltach: his son.

96. Cumascach: his son.

97. Cearnach: his son.

98. Maolmodh ("modh," gen. "modha:" Irish, a mode or manner; Lat. "mod-us"): his son; a quo O'Maolmodha.

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[1] Moody: John Moody, a well-known actor, was born in 1727. In a notice that throws some doubt on his Irish birth, the Gentleman's Magazine calls him the "father of the English stage." But of him the poet Churchill wrote:

"Long from a nation ever hardly used,

At random censured, wantonly abused,

Have Britons drawn their sport with partial view,

Formed general notions from the rascal few."

These lines would show that Moody was an Irishman. In 1796 he retired from the stage, after fifty years' service, and died in London on the 26th December, 1812.