Croly family genealogy

[1] Arms: Gyronny of ten ar. and sa. Crest: A wolf pass. sa.

MAOLRUANAIDH, brother of Teige who is No. 108 on the "MacDermott" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Cruaidh-locha; anglicised Crawley, Crolly Croly, Crole, Crowley,[2] Campion, Hardy, Lake, Locke, and Poole.

108. Maolruanaidh: son of Murtagh.

109. Teige: his son.

110. Dermod (Darby, Jeremy, or Jeremiah): his son.

111. Sioda: his son.

112. Dermod: his son; who was called Cruaidh-locha ("cruaidh;" Irish, hard; Gr. "kru-os;" Lat. "cru-dus;" and Irish "loch," gen. "locha," a lake, a pool, meaning "The Hardy Champion"); a quo O'Cruaidhlocha.

113. Maccraith: his son.

114. Rory Mór: his son.

115. Hugh: his son.

116. Lochlann Mór: his son.

117. Lochlann Oge: his son.

118. Ranal: his son.

119. Connor: his son.

120. David: his son.

121. Donoch: his son.

122. Dermod (3): his son.

123. Amhailgadh [awly] O'Croly: his son.


[1] Croly: Rev. George Croly, LL.D., poet, dramatic author, novelist, and divine, was born in Dublin in 1780. Having received his education in Trinity College, he went to London, and became distinguished in the world of letters. Throughout life he was a staunch Tory, in politics, and rendered material service to his party by contributions to Blackwood and other periodicals. He died suddenly on the 24th November, 1860, aged 80 years; and was interred in the church of St. Stephen's, Walbrook, London, of which he had for many years been rector. His eloquence, his massive form, grave and inflexible countenance, and sonorous voice, rendered him a most attractive pulpit orator.

[2] Crowley: Peter O'Neill Crowley, a prominent Fenian, was born on the 23rd May, 1832, at Ballymacoda, county Cork, where his father was a respectable farmer. His uncle, Rev. Peter O'Neill, was flogged at Cork in 1798 for alleged complicity in the insurrection of that year. Peter inherited his farm, and cultivated it with great industry and thrift. He was a teetotaller from ten years of age; he was studious in his habits, and was greatly beloved by relatives and friends. He early joined the Fenian movement, became one of its active propagandists, took the field in March, 1867, and formed one of a party under command of Captain M'Clure in the attack on the Knockadoon coastguard station. Afterwards he took refuge with a few comrades in Kilcloney Wood, county Cork, where, on Sunday, the 31st March, his small party was attacked and defeated by Military and Constabulary. He was mortally wounded in the fight, and died a few hours afterwards at Mitchelstown, whither he was conveyed—being treated with the greatest kindness and consideration by his captors. An immense concourse attended his funeral at Ballymacoda.