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Subject: Re: [R-M222] New Tactics
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:10:14 EDT
In a message dated 7/18/2011 7:31:17 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
So, when that message shows up on somebody's home page, then a
noticeable reference to the M222 page could be made at the same time,
a website link saying that the M222 project is the way for them to go.
I suspect that's something that I would have to try and talk FTDNA into
doing. It's worth a try.
You're a Morrison, aren't you? Any idea of where your ancestors came from
The reason I ask is Morrison is a common surname in the Donegal, Tyrone,
L'Derry area of NW Ireland. MacLysaght mentions it as an English surname,
but then goes on to state that Bryson is used as the anglicised form of O
Muirgeasain, first anglicised as O'Mrisane and later O'Morison. He states
Bryson is mainly found in Donegal and Derry. There's a similar reference in
the "Gaelic Families of Co. Donegal", a chapter in Donegal history and
society. Apparently the O Muirgeasains were primarily associated with the
church. Thereis a referencee to them as herenaghs in Inishowen.
The 1665 Hearth Money Rolls for Donegal have several spellings of the name:
o'Morison (Morison, Mreesan, O'Moressan)
In the 1659 census the name is O Mrisane (7).
This variation explains the Bryson use. It came from dropping the O in
Others are listed in a 1609 pardon list described by Brian Bonner as the
standing army of Sir Cahir O'Doherty.
O Murghesan (O Murgesan)
1609 Inquisition at Liffer
Clounemanny parish, containing 5 1/2 ballibetaghs of 4 qrs. each, of which
are church land, 3 of which were given in Collumkill's time, the bishop
out of two of these 3 qrs. the like rents proportionably as out of the
land in the preceding parishes, the third qr named Donally is free to
Donnogh O'Morreesen, who is the abbot's corbe and the bishop's herenagh of
qrs., the other 3 qrs. were given by the O'Dogherties and O'Donnells to
Collumkill as a dedication towards his vestments when he went to war,
3 qrs., together with the other third qr., being free, were given to the
of the said Donogh, who were Collumkill's servants, and are now in the
of sir Ralph Bingley, knt., the herenagh paid a yearly pension of 10s Eng.
to the bishop of Derry out of the bishop's thirds of the tithes, and
all the bishop's duties in Enishowen; this parish has a parson, vicar,
repairs as in that of Faughan, the vicar has 3 gorts of glebe, and the
keeper of the
missagh or ornaments left by Collumkill has 4 gorts of glebe;
Clonmany parish is in the Inishowen Peninsula, formerly called O'Doherty's
Bonner further describes them in "Where Aileach Guards" as "the collector
of the bishop's dues in Inish Eoghain (O Muireasain) and "Keepers of the
Miosach of Colm Cille (O Muireasain of Clonmany)".
There is a pedigree in the O'Clery Book of Genealogies for (col. b)
Genelaigh o Muirghiusa, which would actually be O'Morrisey. MacLysaght states
there are complications between this name and Morrison and refers to Irish
Families and More Irish families but I don't have copies of these. This is a
Cenel Eoghain pedigree though. I don't know if it could apply to the
O'Morisons of Inishowen or not.
581. Aedh m Muiredhaigh m Donngusa m Duib uinsenn m Mail eoin m Ainbeith m
Fogartaigh m Mael roid m Fir moir m Muirghuisa (a raiter an sloinnedh) m
Cobhtaigh m Tnuthghail m Duibh doire m Sarain m Tighernaigh m Muiredaigh m
>From the 1609 pardon list.
Donnough, Ferdorcha, and
Donell O Murghesan, Owin O Murgesan, Art O Murghesan
Conor O Murgesan,
Most of these references came from my Clan McLaughlin web site. You might
be able to find more.
Many came from the section Donegal Soures.
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