O'Hagan family genealogy

Lords of Tullaghoge, County Tyrone

Arms: Quarterly: ar. and az. in 1st quarter a shoe ppr. on a canton per chev. gu. and erm three covered cups or; in 2nd quarter a flag of the first charged with a dexter hand of the fourth; in third quarter a lion ramp. of the sixth; and in the fourth a fish naiant ppr.

FERGUS, a son of Niall of the Nine Hostages, the 126th Monarch of Ireland, who is No. 87 on the (No. 1) "O'Neill" (Princes of Tyrone) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'h-Again; anglicised O'Hagan.

88. Fergus: son of Niall of the Nine Hostages.

89. Caolbath: his son.

90. Cairbre: his son.

91. Felim: his son.

92. Dermod: his son.

93. Conall Bracaidh: his son.

94. Cuanach: his son.

95. Dongaile: his son.

96. Cumuscach: his son.

97. Oilioll: his son.

98. Maolgarbh: his son.

99. Cionaoth: his son.

100. Ogan (also called Agan): his son; a quo O'h-Ogain, of Ulster, and O'h-Again ("ogan:" Irish, a youth), anglicised respectively O'Hogan and O'Hagan.[1]

101. Eoghan (or Owen): his son.

102. Giolla Easbuig ("giolla:" Irish, the devoted of; "easbog," gen. "easbuig," a bishop—Lat. "episcop-us"): his son; a quo O'Giollaeasbuig, anglicised Gillaspy, Gillespy, Gillesby, and MacAnaspie.

103. Flann O'Hagan: his son; the first that assumed this sirname.

104. Aodh (or Hugh): his son.

105. Ranall: his son.

106. Owen (2): his son.

107. Maolruanaidh: his son.

108. Maolseachlainn (or Melaghlin): his son.

109. Amhailgadh [awly): his son.

110. Teige: his son.

111. Owen (3): his son.

112. Hugh (2): his son.

113. Gioilachriosd: his son.

114. Teige (2): his son.

115. Roger: his son.

116. Donall: his son.

117. Tirlogh: his son.

118. Teige (3): his son.

119. Niall: his son.

120. Brian: his son.

121. Tirlogh (2): his son; living 1601.[2]

122. Giollachriosd (2): his son.

123. Shane [3] (or John): his son.

124. Hugh (3): his son; died in 1708.

125. Shane Ban [bawn]: his son; first of the family who, after the Revolution, settled in the county Derry.

126. Frank: his son.

127. Charles: his son.

128. Edward: his son.

129. Thomas, Lord O'Hagan (deceased): his son; created a "Baron" of the United Kingdom in 1870. This Thomas was born 29th May, 1812; m. first in 1836, Mary (d. 1868), dau. of Charles Hamilton Teeling, of Belfast, and had one son and five daughters.

I. Charles, b. 1838; d. young.

I. Mary-Ellen, d. unm.

II. Anne-Catherine, d. unm.

III. Caroline; d. unm.

IV. Madeleine (d. 1875), m. Colonel John MacDonnell, of Kilmore, co. Antrim. (See the "MacDonnell of Antrim" pedigree.)

V. Frances, m. 1866 to John O'Hagan, Q.C., and living in 1887.

Secondly, Lord O'Hagan m. 2nd August, 1871, Alice-Mary, youngest dau. and co-heir of the late Colonel Towneley, of Towneley, co. Lancaster, England, and by her had:

VI. Kathleen-Mary, b. 13th May, 1876.

II. Thomas Towneley, born 5th Dec., 1878.

VII. A. daughter, b. and d. 5th Nov., 1877.

VIII. Clare-Elizabeth-Mary, died 23rd Dec., 1880.


[1] O'Hagan: One of the O'Hagans, of Tirowen acquired territorial hold and standing in Meath by marrying into the family of "O'Melaghlin," of that ancient kingdom. Walter De Lacy having by charter secured to the said O'Hagan all his acquired territorial rights, titles, and interests in Meath, O'Hagan changed his name to Fagan; and thereafter was a devoted follower of the standard and fortunes of his Anglo-Norman friend and protector. Thus we see that "Fagan" is of Irish, and not of English, descent.

[2] 1601: The O'Hagans, whose principal seat was at Tullaghoge, were the Law-givers to the O'Neills, Princes of Tyrone. In the year 1602, the lord-deputy Mountjoy remained at Tullaghoge, for five days, and "broke down the chair whereon the O'Neills were wont to be created; it being of stone planted in the open field."—See Fyne's Moryson's Rebellion of Hugh (O'Neill), Earl of Tyrone, Book iii., c. i.

Sir Nicholas Malby in a report on the state of Ireland, which he made to Queen Elizabeth, in 1579, describes the O'Hagan of Tullaghoge, barony of Dungannon, and county of Tyrone, as one of the principal men of note in that part of the country.

[3] Shane: In "King James's Army List (1689)," preserved in the MS. Vol. F. 1. 14, in the Lib. of Trin. Coll., Dublin, and published by Dalton in 1855, are the names of "Art O'Hegan," and "John O'Hegan;" and of "Art O'Hagan, Cormuck O'Hagan, and Daniel O'Hagan." The John there mentioned could have been a son of the Shane (or John) who is No. 123 on this pedigree, and who fought against the Cromwellian Army, at the Battle of Ticroghan, in June, 1650.