The McCaul Family

McCaul family crest

(Crest No. 239. Plate 53.)

THE McCaul family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Eogan, ancestor of the Northern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Magaghwell and signifies “The Proud.” The title of the chief was Lord of Kinel Feradaigh, and the possessions of the sept were located in the County of Tyrone.