Dunne (No.1) family genealogy

Chiefs in the Queen's County

Arms: Az. an eagle displ. or. Crest: In front of a holly bush ppr. a lizard pass. or. Motto: Mullach abu (The summit for ever).

RIAGHAN, brother of Donald who is No. 101 on the "Dempsey" (No. 1) pedigree, was the ancester of O'Duin, anglicised Doyne, Dun, Dunn, and Dunne.

101. Riaghan ("riagh:" Irish, to gibbit): son of Cineth; a quo O'Riaghain, anglicised O'Regan— one of "The Four Tribes of Tara."

102. Maolfiona: his son.

103. Dubhgall: his son.

104. Dun ("dun:" Irish, a hill, or fortress): his son; a quo O'Duin; had a brother named Dubhrean, who was ancestor of O'Regan.

105. Ficheallach: son of Dun.

106. Amhailgadh O'Duinn: his son; the first who assumed this sirname.

107. Congalach: his son; a quo O'Conghaile or O'Congalaigh, anglicised Congaly, O'Conolly, and Conolly.[1]

108. Cublasma: his son.

109. Caroill: his son.

110. Conbhach: his son; had a brother named Branan, a quo MacBrannen.

111. Dunsleibhe: son of Conbhach.

112. Conbhach (2): his son.

113. Amhailgadh (or Awly): his son.

114. Teige: his son.

115. Awly (2): his son.

116. Awly (3): his son.

117. Donoch: his son.

118. Roger: his son; was the first who assumed the sirname O'Doyne.

119. Leinach: his son.

120. Teige (Thady or Thadeus); his son.

121. Teige (2): his son; chief of his name; married to Margaret, daughter of Shane (an Diomuis) O'Neill.

122. Teige (3): his son; had a brother named Brian.

123. Teige O'Doyne,[2] of Castlebrack, Queen's County: his son; prince of Oregon, and chief of his name; was living in 1593; had five sons, and a brother named Tirlogh, who was the ancestor of Dunn of Ards. (Same Arms.)


[1] Conolly: Arms: Ar. on a saltire engr. sa. five escallops of the field.

[2] Teige O'Doyne: With our present knowledge of "Land tenancy" and the "Land question," in Ireland, it may interest the reader to know the duties or "chief rents" for their lands which the Irish Chieftains exacted from their followers: The Castlebrack tenants of this Teige O'Doyne, for instance, paid one penny "heriot," per acre, on the death of each Ceannfinne or chief head of a family. (It may be mentioned that the word heriot means "a fine paid to the lord of the manor at the death of a landholder.") His tenants of Kernymore paid yearly—two beeves, twenty-four crannochs of oats, forty cakes of bread, thirteen dishes of butter, seventeen cans of malt; eight pence, heriot, in money, on the death of each Ceannfinne; one reaping hook (service) on one of every twenty acres; custom ploughs one day in winter and one in summer.

From inhabitants of Ballykeneine Quarter: Meat and drink for twenty-four horse boys, or four shillings for their diet. From (the inhabitants of) Cappabrogan: like duties. From Garrough: like duties. These "Chief Rents" were A.D. 1613, abolished in Ireland in the reign of King James the First, by the Parliament then held in Dublin by the Lord Deputy Sir Arthur Chichester.—See Lodge MSS. Vol. I., p. 337.