Cowell (No.1) family genealogy

Arms: Az. a lion ramp. ar. on a label of three points gu. nine bezants. Crest: On a chapeau gu. turned up erm. a lion pass. or, gorged with a label of three points of the first.

FEARACH, a brother of Murtogh Mór MacEarca, the 131st Monarch, and who is No. 90 on the "O'Neill (Princes of Tyrone) pedigree, was the ancestor of MacCathmhaoill; anglicised MacCawell, MacCowell, MacCaghwell, MacKevill, MacCaul, Caul, Caulfield, Caldwell, Campbell, Camphill, Colvill, Colwell, Colwill, Coghill, Coyle, Cowell, Hawell, Howell, Hemphill, Keavill, Keevill, and Keawell.

90. FEARACH: third son of Muredach.

91. Fiachra: his son.

92. Fiachna: his son.

93. Suibhneach Meann("meann:" Irish, famous): his son; a quo O'Meannaighe, anglicised Meanny.

94. Edalach: his son; had an elder brother named Cuaghan ("cuagan:" Irish, the hinder part of the head), who was the ancestor of O'Cuagain,[1] anglicised Coogan, Cogan, and Coggin.

95. Donchar: son of Edelach.

96. Cugabhna: his son.

97. Conan: his son.

98. Donachar (2): his son.

99. Cathmhaoill ("cath:" Irish, a battle; "maoil," a heap): his son; a quo MacCathmhaoill.[2]

100. Breasal: his son.

101. Murtogh: his son.

102. Fogartach: his son.

103. Maolcolum ("colum:" Irish, a dove), meaning "the devoted of St. Columkill:" his son; a quo MacMaolcoluim, anglicised Malcolm, and Malcolmson.

104. Suibhneach: his son.

105. Colla: his son.

106. Ranal MacCathmaoill: his son.


[1] O'Cuagain: This sirname has, by some writers, been considered the same as MacCagadhain; but "MacCagadhain" and "O'Cuagain" are two distinct families.

[2] MacCathmhaoill: See at No. 99 on the "Kiernan" pedigree, for another MacCathmhaoill family, of the Clan Colla, and of the Cineal Feareaduighe.