Madden (No.1) family genealogy

Of Hy-Maine, Connaught

Arms: Sa. a falcon volant seizing a mallard ar. Motto: Fide et fortitudine.

OWEN BUAC, brother of Owen Fionn who is No. 96 on the (No. 1) "O'Kelly" (Hy-Maine) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Madadhain, of Connaught; anglicised O'Madden, and Madden.

96. Owen Buac ("buacach;" Irish, beauish): son of Cormac.

97. Moroch: his son; had a brother named Anmchadh, a quo Siol-Anmchadha.

98. Dungealach (or Dungal): son of Moroch.

99. Maoldun: his son.

100. Cobthach: his son. This Cobthach had two brothers—1. Flanchadh, who was ancestor of Clancy and Glancy (of Hy-Maine), and of Hoolahan; 2. Dungal.

101. Longseach: son of Cobthach; had a brother named Droighnean, who was father of Treasach ("treas:" Irish, a battle, or skirmish), a quo O'Treasaigh, of Connaught; anglicised Tracey, Treacy, and Treassy. (See "Trasey," page 134).

102. Donoch: son of Longseach.

103. Garadh: his son; had a brother named Cineadh [Kinnee], a quo Kenny, of Connaught.

104. Donoch (2): his son.

105. Olioll: his son.

106. Aodh (or Hugh): his son.

107. Dermod: his son.

108. Dunoagh: his son.

109. Garadh (2): his son.

110. Madadhan ("madadh:" Irish, a dog, a warrior): his son; a quo O'Madadhain; slain, 1008.

111. Dermod (2): his son.

112. Madadhan Mór: his son.

113. Cathal (or Charles): his son.

114. Moroch: his son.

115. Owen: his son; died 1347.

116. Moroch (2): his son. Had two brothers—1. Donoch-na-Heireceach; 2. Dermod Caoch. Died 1371.

117. Owen (2): his son; died 1411.

118. Morogh (3): his son.

119. Morogh (4) O'Madden: his son; had three brothers—1. Owen, 2. John, 3. Cathal.

120. John O'Madden: second son of Morogh.

121. Bresal: son of John; had two sons—1. John, 2. Melaghlin.

122. John: son of Bresal; became chief of Siol Anmchadha in 1554, and slain in 1556 by Bresal Dubh O'Madden; after which two chiefs were elected, namely the said Bresal Dubh and Melaghlin Modardha, son of Melaghlin the brother of John.

123. Domhnall (or Donall): son of John. Of him Dr. O'Donovan says:

"He was the last chief who ruled the territory of Anmchada according to the old Irish system, and was perhaps the most powerful and celebrated chieftain of that territory since the time of Eoghan, who died in 1347."

In 1567 Queen Elizabeth appointed him Captain of his nation; in 1585 he attended a Parliament convened in Dublin, to which the Irish chiefs who were obedient to the Queen were summoned; and in 1595 we find him, according to the Four Masters, "in open rebellion." In 1602, "he came in," and dying shortly afterwards, was succeeded by his son:

124. Anmchadh (or Ambrose) O'Madden, chief of his name: son of Donall; d. in 1637.

125. John Madden (living in 1677): son of Ambrose O'Madden; first of this family who omitted the prefix O'; had two sons—1. Daniel, 2. Patrick.

126. Daniel Madden, chief of his name: son of John; is the last of his race given in the Linea Antiqua, by O'Farrell.

127. Brasil Madden: son of Daniel: Will dated 1745, in which he mentions his three sons:

I. Ambrose (living in 1791), who married Margery, a daughter of Malachy Fallon, Esq., of Ballyvahen, in the county of Roscommon, and had Brasil, who m. Juliet, daughter of Francis Lynch, Esq., of Omey, and had Ambrose of Streamstown, in the north-west of the co. Galway, living in 1843. A sister of this Brasil (son of Ambrose) m. Madden, Esq., of Fahy, whose son Laurence Madden, of Fahy, was, not many years ago, in possession of 300 acres of the original territory of the O'Maddens.

II. Daniel.

III. John, of whom presently.

128. John Madden, of Kilternan, near Enniskerry, county Wicklow: third son of Brasil; b. circa 1708, and d. circa 1765. This John had a brother (his Christian name unknown), whose son William Madden, of Merchant's Quay, Dublin, d. in old age in 1817.

129. Edward Madden: son of John; born 1739, died 1829, in his 91st year; was an eminent merchant in Dublin before the Union; was a Catholic Delegate in 1782; had a sister Jane, b. in 1734. This Edward was married to Elizabeth Forde, of Corry, county Leitrim; had twenty-one children: of whom his youngest daughter, m. Brian Cogan, and had one son, the Right Hon. William Forde Cogan, D.L., Tinode; and the youngest son was Richard-Robert (No. 130 on this pedigree), who left issue.

130. [see Corrigenda and addenda] Richard-Robert Madden, M.D., F.R.C.S. London: the twenty-first and youngest child of Edward; b. in 1798 in Dublin; married Harriet Elmstil, who by a singular coincidence was, like her husband, the twenty-first and youngest child of her father, the late John Elmstil of Berners-street, London, and of Surge Island Estate, Jamaica. This lady, who has survived her husband, being of high intellectual attainments, shared largely in his literary labours; and when in Cuba, where Doctor R. R. Madden was then engaged in the abolition of the Slave Trade, embraced her husband's religion,—becoming, like him, a fervent Roman Catholic. By this marriage were:

I. William Forde Madden, who, just after passing through a very distinguished course in the Polytechnic College of Engineering at Paris, perished in his 19th year by drowning in the Shannon, whilst engaged on Public Works for relief of distress, then (March 1849) prevailing in Ireland.

II. Thomas-More Madden, who is No. 131 on this pedigree.

In 1824, Doctor R. R. Madden, in company with the late Sir Moses Montifiore, visited the Turkish Empire, where he remained for about four years, and of which he published an account in his Travels in the East. Subsequently Doctor Madden practised as a physician; at first at Naples, and afterwards in London, and at St. Leonard's near London. In 1833, however, being deeply interested in the anti-slavery movement then in progress, he relinquished his practice and entered the public service as special Magistrate for the abolition of slavery in Jamaica; and subsequently was appointed British Representative and Acting Judge Advocate in the International Commission in the Havana, for that purpose. In 1841 he was selected by Lord John Russell as Commissioner of Inquiry on the Western Coast of Africa; in 1847 he was appointed to the Colonial Secretaryship of Western Australia; and soon after his return home from Australia he was appointed Secretary of the Loan Fund Board in Dublin, which he continued to hold for nearly thirty years, when he retired from it in 1880. Notwithstanding the absorbing nature of his public duties, Dr. Madden found time to cultivate his literary tastes, and acquire distinction as an author. He has written largely and excellently in the departments of politics, sociology, history, travels, and belles lettres. His works are so varied and numerous—amounting to no less than forty-seven published volumes, besides a vast number of contributions in prose and verse to magazines and reviews, as well as to the newspaper press with which he was connected at home and abroad during a considerable portion of his earlier years—that we cannot refer to them in detail, but must content ourselves with briefly indicating some of the most important. Of these perhaps the best known is his History of the United Irishmen, which make up a series of seven volumes, the publication of which commenced in 1842, and terminated in 1866, and has been since more than once republished in England and America. Doctor R. R. Madden, fortified up to his last moment by the sacraments of the Catholic Church, died at 3 Vernon-terrace, Booterstown, co. Dublin, in his 88th year, on the 5th of February, 1886; and was interred with his father in the old churchyard of Donnybrook, near Dublin. R.I.P.

131. Thomas More Madden (living in 1887), M.D., F.R.C.S. Ed., of 55 Merrion-square, Dublin: son of Dr. R. R. Madden; born at Havana, in Cuba; Ex-President of Obstetric Section, Academy of Medicine in Ireland; now (1887) Obstetric Physician, Mater Misericordiae Hospital; Physician, St. Joseph's Children Hospital. Has published many works—amongst them:—"The Health Resorts of Europe and Africa;" "Child Culture, Moral and Physical;" "Spas of Germany, France, and Italy;" "Chronic Diseases of Women;" "Medical Knowledge of the Ancient Irish;" etc. Married to Mary-Josephine Caffrey, eldest dau. of the late Thomas McDonnell Caffrey, of Crosthwaite Park, Kingstown, and has had:

I. Richard-Robert, of whom presently.

II. Thomas MacDonnell Madden; b. 1870; educated at Downside Catholic College, near Bath.

III. William-Joseph H. Forde Madden; born 10th January, 1871, died at 5 Cavendish Row, Dublin, 14th Sept., 1871.

I. Mary-Josephine; born 1868; educated at New Hall Convent Essex, and at Jette St. Pierre, near Brussels.

II. Bridget-Gertrude-Harriet ("Beda"), a child of rare endowments and great promise, who was early called to God; b. 17th July, 1875, and died at 55 Merrion-square, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, 16th June, 1882.

132. Richard-Robert Madden: eldest son of Dr. More Madden; b. in 1869, and living in 1887; educated at Downside Catholic College.