O'Connor (No.3) family genealogy

Of Corcomroe, County Clare

Arms: A man in armour shooting an arrow from a crossbow. Crest: On a ducal coronet an anchor erect entwined with a cable.

CORC, the third son of Fergus Mór, who is No. 64 on the "Line of Ir," p. 301, was the ancestor of O'Connor, of Corcamruadh [corcomroe], in the county Clare. The territories in Munster possessed by the descendants of this Corc [1] were, after him, called "Corcamruadh" "Corc-Oiche" and "Corc Galen;" whereof they were styled Princes or Kings until their submission to the Crown of England.

64. Fergus Mór (commonly called "Fergus MacRoy"): son of Ros.

65. Corc: his son.

66. Deadhachd: his son.

67. Ollamh (latinized "Ollavus"): his son.

68. Meadh Ruadh ("meadh:" Irish, a scale for weighing): his son; a quo Dal Meidhe or "The tribe of Meadh."

69. Aibhilt: his son.

70. Anbheith: his son.

71. Aodh (or Hugh) Agna: his son; had a brother named Conor, who went into Scotland and there settled. This Hugh was the ancestor of the Scotch families of Forbes and Urquhart.

72. Achorb: son of Hugh Agna.

73. Neachtan: his son.

74. Mearchu: his son.

75. Oscar: his son.

76. Earc: his son.

77. Enarc: his son.

78. Earc (2): his son.

79. Meisinsalach: his son.

80. Meisin-Dunn: his son.

81. Oscar (2): his son.

82. Cubroc: his son; whose brother Fraoch was the ancestor of Curtin.

83. Broc: his son.

84. Tal: his son; a quo Carn [2] MacTail.

85. Amergin ("aimh:" Irish, a negative prefix; "eirigh," to rise): his son; a quo O'Aimheirighin, anglicised Bergin. (See "Bergin," under No. 100 on the "Moore" pedigree.)

86. Senach: his son.

87. Fulen: his son.

88. Dubh: his son.

89. Beocall: his son.

90. Ceallach: his son.

91. Maoldubh: his son.

92. Dubh-da-Chrioch: his son.

93. Miodhlaoch: his son.

94. Rachd-gaire (literally "a fit of laughter"): his son.

95. Dubhruadh: his son.

96. Flathartach ("flaith:" Irish, a lord: "beartach," gen., "beartaighe," tricky, cunning): his son; a quo, some say, O'Flaithbeartaighe (of Thomond), anglicised O'Flaherty.

97. Samhradhan: his son.

98. Argha: his son; a quo Muintir Argha.

99. Melachlin: his son.

100. Conchobhar (or "the helping warrior"): his son; a quo O'Concobhartha, which has been anglicised "O'Connor" (of Corcomroe). This Conchobhar had a younger brother named Lochlann, who was the ancestor of O'Loghlin, of Burren, in the county Clare.

101. Flann: son of Conchobhar.

102. Conor Mear: his son.

103. Lochlann O'Connor: his son; the first of the family who assumed this sirname; had a brother named Cathal, who was the ancestor of Cahill, of the county Clare.

104. Cathal (or Charles) Mór: his son.

105. Cathal Carragh: his son.

106. Cathal Oge: his son.

107. Donall Mantagh: his son.

108. Felim an Einigh: his son.

109. Conor Shoipleith: his son.

110. Brian: his son.

111. Brian Oge: his son..

112. Murtagh Muimhneach: his son.

113. Teige: his son.

114. Rory Glas: his son.

115. Brian Caoch: his son.

116. Murtagh (2): his son.

117. Rory (2): his son.

118. Hugh O'Connor, of Corcomroe: his son.


[1] Corc: From this Corc were also descended O'Loghlin, of Borin (now "Burren," in the county Clare); Muintir Argha; O'Flaherty, of Thomond; O'Dubhdhiorma (or "Dermody"), lawyers and judges to O'Connor and O'Loghlin.

[2] Carn: This Irish word signifies "a pile of stones raised over the tomb of deceased heroes:" compare with the Arabic word kern, "a little hill."