O'NEILL (No.5)

Baron of Dungannon, and Earl of Tyrone

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

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Arms: Ar. two lions ramp. combatant gu. armed and langued az. supporting a sinister hand couped at the wrist gu. in chief three etoiles of the same and in base a salmon naiant ppr. War-cry: Lamh dearg Eirinn. Motto: Coelo, solo, salo, potentes.

ACCORDING to documents in possession of the present representative of this family, the Count de Tyrone, of Paris, is descended from one of the sons of the celebrated Hugh O'Neill, Prince of Tyrone. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth this Hugh (see Note "Hugh," p. 725, ante) exercised the authority of Ard-Righ or Monarch of Ireland, in electing both native and Anglo-Irish chieftains, etc. Commencing with this Hugh, the pedigree is as follows:

122. Hugh, Baron of Dungannon, and Prince and Earl of Tyrone, who, in May, 1588, was inaugurated THE O'NEILL.

123. John: son of Hugh.

124. Patrick: his son; m. Catherine O'Dogherty, and had:

125. James: his son; godson of Dominick O'Donnell, and of Honoria de Burgh. This James, after the accession of James II., of England, settled in the Island of Martinique.

126. Henry: son of James: was born in 1688, in Ireland, and was brought by his father to Martinique, where he died on the 9th October, 1756. He was married on the 25th Sept., 1724, to Rose Plissonnean.

127. James-Henry: son of Henry; m. Mary-Anne Teyssier, and had:

128. Paul-Francis, who m. Anne Louisa Hurlot, and had:

129. James, who married Anne Modeste Hugonnenc, and had:

130. Francis-Henry (second son) O'Neill (living in 1887), Count de Tyrone, who mar. Hermine de la Ponce, and who is, with his younger brother Julien, and his cousin Charles Count O'Neill de Tyrone (unm.) a worthy representative of the branches [1] of the O'Neills, descended from Hugh, the famous Earl of Tyrone. The Count de Tyrone had:

I. Mary-Auguste-Eugenia-Valentine, mar. to Hermann Baron de Bodman ("Grand Duché de Baden").

II. Mary-Anne Margaret.

III. Mary-Anne-Therése, d. unm., 1877.

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[1] Branches: Another branch of this family was worthily represented by Don Juan O'Neill, of Spain, "Le Marquis de la Granja, en Espagne."