Mulrennan family genealogy - Irish Pedigrees

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

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MUIREADACH Maoilleathan, the 16th Christian King of Connaught who is No. 97 on the (No. 1) "O'Connor" (Connaught) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Maolbrennain; anglicised O'Mulrennan, and Mulrennan.

97. Muireadach Maoilleathan ("maoilleathan:" Irish, broad-faced); a quo O'Maoilleathan, anglicised Molohan, and Mullehan.

98. Cathal: his son; the 18th Christian King; was the ancestor of Finnerty and Finaghty.

99. Dubhinrachtach: his son.

100. Oireachtach: his son.

101. Aongus Maoldun: his son.

102. Breanan (an: Irish, one who;" brean, "an offensive smell"): his son; a quo OMaoilbreannain.

103. Ruarc: his son.

104. Culuachrach: his son; first assumed this sirname.

105. Tomaltach: his son.

106. Murtogh: his son.

107. Dermod: his son.

108. Giollachriosd ("giollachriosd:" Irish, a devotee of Christ): his son; a quo MacGiollachriosd, and (in Scotland) MacCriosdora, anglicised Gillchriest, Christian,[1] Kit, Kits, and Kitson.

109. Dermod (2): his son.

110. Aodh (or Hugh): his son.

111. Giollachriosd (2): his son.

112. Maithan: his son; had a brother named Aodh.

113. Hubert: his son.

114. Hubert Oge: his son.

115. Hugh (2): his son.

116. Rory Granna ("granna:" Irish, not handsome): his son; a quo MacGranna, anglicised MacGrane and Magrane.

117. Edmund Mulbrennan: his son.

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[1] Christian: We have traced this family back to Gilbert Christian, a native of Scotland, who settled in the North of Ireland, A.D. 1702, and there married Margaret Richardson, by whom he had children: that Gilbert was, we find, the great-great-grandfather of J. R. Christian, living in 1877, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States, America; subject to whose correction we write this notice of his family. And, we find, that Duncan Campbell, of Inverary, Scotland, whose wife was Mary McCoy, and who settled in Ireland at the time of the "Plantation of Ulster," by King James II.,(I.?) of England, was one of Mr. Christian's maternal ancestors. This Duncan lived near Londonderry, where his son Patrick Campbell purchased some land. Patrick s youngest son, John, when far advanced in life, migrated to America, A.D. 1726: from him and his numerous children and other kindred have descended a large progeny, spread over the Southern States of the American Union.

In 1722, the above-mentioned Gilbert Christian, accompanied by a large number of his countrymen, migrated to America; and, having some time remained in Pennsylvania, he ultimately settled in Virginia, whither many of his name and family had preceded him from Ireland. Israel Christian, a Scot, once a merchant in Dublin, followed him; and among those who then also went to America from various counties in Ulster were members of the following families: Allen, Brakenridge, Campbell, Christian, Cunningham, Given, Henry, Lewis, Lockhart, McClanahan, McCue, [MacHugh], McDonald, McDowell, McGavock, Montgomery, Rerton (or Rereton), Russell, Trimble, Wilson, etc. The descendants of those families, in America, have there so multiplied during a residence of a century and three quarters in the couutry, and have become so connected by marriage, as to constitute a relationship between a large proportion of the population of the Southern United States; disclosing the important fact that the people of that vast region in America are almost entirely Celtic.