Connellan family genealogy

Arms: Per pale erm. and or, two lions ramp. combatant betw. in chief a mullet surmounted of a orescent and in base a dexter hand couped at the wrist and erect all gu.

LAEGHAIRE (latinized "Laegrius"), the 128th Monarch, son (some say the eldest) of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who is No. 87 on the "O'Neill" (Princes of Tyrone) pedigree, had three sons—1. Eanna, 2. Damin, and 3. St. Colman. This Eanna was the ancestor of O'Condeilbhain; anglicised Connellan, Cunelvan, Quinlan,[1] Quinlevan,[2] Conlan, and Conlon.

87. Niall of the Nine Hostages, the 126th Monarch of Ireland.

88. Laeghaire: his son, the 128th Monarch.

89. Eanna: his son.

90. Dallan: his son.

91. Libhor [3] [livor]: his son; a quo O'Libhoir, anglicised Livroy, and modernized Lefroy.

92. Aodh (or Hugh): his son; had a brother named Faolan, who was father of St. Cannir, virgin.

93. Flannagan: son of Hugh.

94. Maolmith: his son.

95. Maoldun Dergenech: his son

96. Fearach: his son,

97. Aongus: his son.

98. Curidh: his son.

99. Cionaodh: his son.

100. Donal: his son.

101. Mulcron: his son.

102. Condeilbhan ("con:" Irish, of a hound; "deilbh," a countenance; "an," one who): his son; a quo O'Condeilbhain.


[1] Quinlan: Doctor Francis John Boxwell Quinlan, of Dublin, is of this family. He was born in Mountjoy-square, Dublin, on the 9th of May, 1834. His father was the late John Quinlan, proprietor of the Dublin Evening Post, a newspaper of Liberal Principles. That journal was the oldest in Ireland, having been started in 1732, and continuing up to 1871. Mr. Quinlan, however, had retired from it with a competent fortune many years before its discontinuance. He married in 1833, Wilhelmina, daughter of the late Samuel Boxwell, of Linziestown House, in the county Wexford, and grand-daughter of the late John Boxwell, J.P., of Lingstown Castle. Dr. Quinlan's primary education was conducted by the Jesuits in Belvidere College; and subsequently in the Kingstown School, under the Rev. Dr. Stackpoole. He entered Trinity College, Dublin, in October, 1851, obtaining third place, and gained Honors in Classics and in Logics, as well as a Classical Sizarship—the only distinction of profit that was then open to Catholics. He graduated as B.A. and M.B. in 1857, and as M.D. in 1862; and is a Member of the Senate of the University of Dublin. On the 2nd May, 1856, he became a Licentiate of the College; and, on the 2nd November, 1859, a Licentiate of the King and Queen's College of Physicians, of the latter of which he was elected a Fellow in 1879, and has since filled the offices of Censor and Examiner. Dr. Quinlan is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, of the Royal Dublin Society, and of the various medical societies of Dublin. He is Senior Physician to St. Vincent's Hospital; Professor of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics in the Catholic University Medical College; he is Examiner in the same subjects in the Royal University. He married, in 1867, Maude-Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Doctor Sir William Carroll, J.P.; and is living in 1887.

[2] Quinlevan: Of this family was the late Alderman Quinlevan, of Limerick.

[3] Libhor: This name, analysed, is Le-ibh-or, which means "gold for you;" and was first anglicised Liver, which became Livroy and, more lately, Lefroy. In tracing the lineage of the "House of Heber" we met another name like this.