MacDonough (No.3) family genealogy - Irish Pedigrees

Of Wilmont House, Parish of Portumna, Co. Galway

From Irish Pedigrees; or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation by John O'Hart

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Arms: The ancient Arms of this family same as those of "MacDonough" (No. 1).

THIS is a Catholic branch of the ancient family of "MacDonough,"[1] Lords of Corran and Tirerill, in the county Sligo. Of that family was Terence MacDonogh, of Creevagh, who was M.P. for Sligo in 1689; and who d. in 1718; he was the only Catholic Counsel who was admitted to the Bar in Ireland, up to his death, after the violation of the Treaty of Limerick in 1691. Since that period we find a branch of this family settled as country gentlemen and Justices of the Peace in the co. Galway; holding lands of their own, and others in lease under their ancient kinsmen, the Clan Mac William, now Marquises of Clanrickard.

1. Francis MacDonogh, held lands at Gort, and at Wilmont, in the parish of Portumna, and county of Galway, in the middle of the 18th century. To him succeeded:

2. Matthew MacDonogh, who held both those places, and who d. circa 1779. He had:

I. Allen, who succeeded him, and of whom presently.

II. James.

3. Allen MacDonogh, of Wilmont, J.P. for the co. Galway, who d. in July, 1325; son of Matthew; m. Mary, dau. of —— Doolan, of Derry, in the King's County, and had issue, four sons and four daughters:

I. Matthew, of whom presently.

II. William, who d. s.p.

III. Thomas, b. 1st Sept., 1805, d. s. p.

IV. Allen MacDonogh, now (1884) of Athgarven Lodge, the Curragh, co. Kildare, who m. Charlotte Elizabeth, only dau. and eventual sole heiress of the late George Houghton, Esq., of Leicester (by Chailoth-Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of —— Cheatle, Esq.), and had issue an only daughter:

I. Charlotte-Murray-Houghton, who in 1871 married John Pym Yeatman, Esq., of Springfield House, Sheffield, in the co. of York, England, (a Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, and of the family of Yeatman, in the county of Dorset), and has three sons and four daughters:

I. John-Francis-Joseph-Pym Yeatman, b. 25th November, 1873.

II. William-Goel-de Percival, born 25th February, 1877.

III. Patrick-Allen-Irvine, b. 25th Oct., 1878.

I. Ethel-Charlotte-Murray-Houghton.

II. Maud-Mary-Theophila-Farr.

III. Sybil-Mary-Josephine.

IV. Olive-Mary.

The four daughters of Allen MacDonogh, of Wilmont, were:

I. Eleanor.

II. Hanna.

III. Frances-Elizabeth.

IV. Margaret.

4. Matthew MacDonogh, J.P. for the county of Galway, who died 25th Dec., 1877: eldest son of Allen; was Captain in the 10th Hussars. He married Jemima, daughter of James Lynch, M.D., of Lough, county Galway, and had an only son:

5. Frank MacDonogh of Wilmont House, in the co. Galway, b. 18th June, 1844, and living in 1884; m. on the 19th Mar., 1865, Kate-Mary, dau. of Thomas Bodkin, M.D., of Tuam, and had issue six sons and two daughters:

I. Matthew-Joseph, b. 26th Jan., 1867.

II. Thomas-Aloysius, b. 19th June, 1870.

III. Joseph-Patrick, b. 19th Feb., 1875.

IV. Francis-James, b. 5th Jan., 1877.

V. Allen, b. in 1879.

VI. Charles, b. in 1882.

I. Mary-Esmina, b. 1868, d. 17th March, 1873.

II. Esmina-Mary.

6. Matthew-Joseph MacDonogh, of Wilmont House: son and heir of Frank; b. in 1867, and living in 1884.

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[1] MacDonough: By reference to "MacDonough" (No. 1) pedigree, it will be seen that "MacDonough," Lords of Corran and Tirerill, were a younger branch of the great house of McDermott, Princes of Moylurg, who were a younger branch of the O'Connors, Kings of Connaught; details of whose wealth and territories, of their wars and alliances, are given in the Annals of the Four Masters.