The Slattery Family

Slattery family crest

(Crest No. 161. Plate 34.)

THE Slattery family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heber. The founder of the family was Cormac Cas, son of Olliol Ollum, King of Munster, A. D. 177, and Sabia, his consort, daughter of Con of the Hundred Battles, A. D. 148. The ancient name was Brian, and signifies “The Author.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present Counties of Cork and Limerick.

There are many prominent members of this name in the United States, especially in the ranks of the clergy. Among them may be mentioned Rev. Edward F. Slattery of New York City and Rev. John R. Slattery of St. Joseph’s Seminary, Baltimore, Md. The latter has long been known for his successful missionary labors in behalf of the colored population of the Southern States.

We find that this name has also been modified to that of Salter. Of this branch of the family is the Rev. John B. Salter of the Diocese of New York.