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Subject: Re: [R-M222] Surname Sampling
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:52:48 -0400 (EDT)
My apologies for the delay in getting back. There are two references I
haven't seen before and one in particular, in R. M. Young's Historical Notes on
Old Belfast, which refers to an O'Mulligane in Co. Armagh.
This one is interesting - Neile O'Mullegan, of Mullaghglasse”. There are
two townlands carrying this name in Co. Armagh, one in the parish of
Ballymore in Orior Lower and one in the parish of Killevy in Orior Upper.
The hearth tax rolls of Co. Armagh cover both townlands in the barony of
Orior. The name O'Mulligan is not listed under either townlands by 1663,
but appears under Hugh Mulligan in Derry in the parish of Ballymore.
This seems the most likely connection with the DNA result I referred to
before. I have been comparing this Milligan result with the Scottish and
there is one genetic marker that is different from Milligan/Millikens in
southwest Scotland. It lies at DYS 456=16. This needs further study.
I will send the DNA result separately, as it isn't on FTDNA.
In a message dated 17/04/2012 12:45:08 GMT Standard Time,
> What is interesting, there is another
> DNA test traced to man who came originally from Clonmellon in West Meath
I went looking for an origin for the Westmeath for the Mulligan from
Clonmellon, co. West Meath.
For there is line (here from the Book of Lecan):
"The children of Colmán Mor, ie, [Ui] Mail[s]echlainn and their relations,
and Ui Domnallain in Fir Tulach and Ui Carraicc and Meic Muiricen and
Muniter Mail Chein in Cenel Fiachach son of Niall Naigaillach."
(From “The ‘Genealogical Tracts by Irish Manuscripts Commission’” by
Tóirdhealbhach Ó Raithbheartaigh)
I found O’Mureagain families located in lands of Cenel Fiachach, which
were held or contested by the O Mailsechlainn; this matches well with above
description. However these families where neighbors the Barony of Kilcoursey,
which was ruled by the Fox (blood relatives to the O’Muireagain of Cenel
Tagdain). Suggesting that the Meic Muiricen are allies to the O
Mailsechlainn and that the above list is a list of allied families.
I did find:
1617 Edm O’Mollegan of Westmeath pardoned with Shane mcHugh O’Mullone and
others of Cavan.
I also found:
16th century co. Down
John O'Mullegan was the last abbot, and voluntarily resigned the abbacy in
1543. In the barony of LOWER CASTLEREAGH, county of DOWN.
An Inquisition or investigation in 1605 found that the last abbot, John
O'Mullegan, had been deprived of 7 townlands – Ballymonaster (the land
adjoining the abbey), Carnesure, Cullintraw, Cattogs, Troopersfield, Ballynichol
and half of Ballygowan.
16th century co. Louth
1545 Pardon of Magonio O'Callen, of Evaghmynyan, in the county of Louth,
husbandman, for the murder of Monertagh O'Mullegan, of Tullaghe
17th century co. Armagh
1615 Azzies held in Ulster in mentions “Neile O'Mullegan, of Mullaghglasse”
in the thief of a brown cow in 1614.
9 April,. 1627. O Mullegan,. Eugene,. Armagh appears in the Armagh Manor
17th century co. Louth
1607 “King's Bench at the suit of one Murgh O'Mullegan, of Drogheda”
17th century Co. Tyrone
c1608 Donell O’Mellegan and Toole O’Mollegan is pardoned with Henry
mcShane O’Neill of Portclary, co. Tyrone
17th century Co. Donegal
c1608 Swine O’Moligan pardoned with Owen O’Gallagher of Coolemstrian Co
17th century Leinster?
1601 John begg O Mulleghan & Phillip O Molleghan included in a pardon to
Fitz James Gerald, Leinster?
I haven’t found the pardons for:
The placename “Finglen” (civil parish of Ballynascreen, barony of
Loughinsholin, co Derry) was called Finniglen Omulligan or Finnyglenn Omullan.
Which brings up the MacMullen (a contraction of Muillgan?) who where under
the O’Cahan of Derry.
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