Ryan (No.1) family genealogy

Lords of Idrone, County Carlow

[1] Arms: Gu. three griffins' heads erased ar. Crest: A griffin segreant gu. holding in the sinister claw a dagger ppr.

CORMAC, brother of Eoghan (or Owen) who is No. 97 on the "MacMorough" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Righin; anglicised Mulrian, O'Ryan, Ryan, and Ryne.

97, Cormac: son of Nathi.

98 Colman (also called Colum): his son; a quo Siol Coluim, now Colum.

99. Ronan: his son.

100. St. Crohnmaol (22nd June): his son.

101. Aodh (or Hugh) Roin: his son.

102. Colman (2): his son.

103. Laignen: his son.

104. Cairbre: his son.

105. Hugh: his son.

106. Bruadar ("bruadar:" Irish, a reverie): his son; a quo O'Brua-dair, anglicised Broder, Broderick, and Bradner.

107. Dubhghall: his son.

108. Righin ("righin:" Irish, sluggish, dilatory): his son; a quo O'Bighin.

09. Cairbre (2): his son.

10. Teige: his son.

111. Donoch: his son.

112. Melachlin: his son.

113. Lucas: his son.

114. Daithi (or David): his son.

115. Neimheach: his son.

116. JeofFrey: his son.

117. Henry: his son.

118. Henry Mulrian: his son.


[1] Ryan: According to O'Donovan's "Antiquities," deposited in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, the O'Ryans of Idrone, county Wexford, are a distinct family from the O'Ryans of the counties of Tipperary and Waterford. Others, however, say that all these families are of the same stock.

Richard Ryan was born in 1796; his father was a London bookseller. He wrote a Dictionary of the Worthies of Ireland (Two Vols., 1821); Ballads on the Fictions of the Ancient Irish (1822); and Poetry and Poets (Three Vols., 1826). He died in 1849.