Ua Maolagain, Ireland
O Maolagáin, O Maelagáin, Omolegane, Omolgan, Omulghan, Mulghan, Molgan, etc.
Extracts of Irish Documents and Sources
May 11, 1504
Deposition taken in the chapel of St. Lawrence, Holy Trinity Church, Dublin. Richard Walsh, canon of Holy Trinity Church, deposes that, when clerk of St. Warburgh’s, he went with the curate, Sir Henry Mulghan, to administer the last Sacrements to Richard Wyndon, who decldared to them, that, when, at the age eleven, he was with his grandfather Robert Wydon and Alice Isaak his wife, both ill and his grandfather insensible, Walter Chamflor, abbot of the monastery of the B.V.M., near Dublin, desired Robert to release his lands in the lordship of Sauntry to Alison Wydon their daughter for life with reversion to his monastery, but Alice refused to do so; and that Sir Roger Roche, chaplain, then curate of Ballybaghill, denied he was seised of the lands of said Robert. Sir Thomas Philpote deposes similarly.Thomas Hobbok desposes similarly, and adds that Thomas Fyche, sub-prior of Holy Trinity, and Sir Thomas Philpote were present. Witnesses – Sir Thomas Fyche, sub-prior, John Brown, literate, John Heyn, Walter Synott.
On the 8th November, 1504, William Hebbard deposed that he was parish clerk of Sauntry, where Robert Wydon lay insensible; and that Alicia Wydon, his daughter, had certain deeds not sealed. Witnessed by Sir Thomas Pecok, Richard Walsh, chaplains, master William Walsh, notary public, John Hay, literate, and John Mulghan, clerk of Dublin, who at the request of Jonet Algan, widow of Richard Wydon, and Wm his son, exemplified the same. Dated 8 November, 1504.
[The Twentieth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1888): Appendix to Twentieth Report, p. 108, no. 380]
December 16, 1518
William Talor of the parish of Tullyallen sues Thomas Weiver and Kelaghpatrick Molaghan for slander. The case was continued to January 13th and afterwards to February 3rd at the Holy Trinity Church, Termonfeghen. The case was settled amicably, and William paid the costs.
[Murray, L. P: Archbishop Cromer's Register in Journal of the County Louth Archaeological Society, Vol. 8, No. 1 (1933), pp. p. 42, no. 31]
Note: The parish of Tullyallen is located in Co. Louth. The case was heard at the Archbishop’s Cromer’s ecclesiastical court convened at Termonfeckin.
Account of William Brabason, the King's under-treasurer and receiver-general in Ireland; for 3 1/2 years and 5 weeks ending Michaelmas 29 Henry VIII., i.e. from 26 August (1534) 26 Henry VIII. to the said Michaelmas (29 September, 1537). Citing, as a preface, Brabason's patent of appointment.
Receipts: No. 43. First fruits (specified) from William Power, archdeacon of Dublin, Simon Geffrey, rector of Howthe, Jas. Humfrey r. of Payneston, Ric. Grey r. of Lyne, Simon Geffrey vicar of Stamelyn, Nic. Petite v. of Mollinger, John Wogan v. of Bolrodry, And. Barnewell v. of Kyllowan, Edward Bassenott dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Hen. Dermotte v. of Athboy, Eustace Broun v. of Casteldermott, Jas. O'Mollegan v. of Karragh, David Longe v. of Bowdonston, Ric. Byrmyngeham v. of Clonshanbowe, Dowlyn Obyrn* v. of Ballysax, Edm. Doyn v. of Callioyston, James —— (blank) v. of Clane, John Fyan v. of Maynooth, John Kelly v. of Tymoho, Ric. Rawson v. of Taghmothan, Philip McMalaghlyn r. of Ballysonan, Christopher archbishop of Tuam, Gilb. Rosse v. of Swerdes, Edm. Barnewell r. of Stacallan, John Devereux v. of Kilmore, Thos. Creff v. of Stabanan, Nic. Cusak r. of Kilbery, Gerald Dowdall r. of Heyneston, made at the times of their several inductions in 28 Hen. VIII (1526). Total 398l. 17s.
[Gairdner, James (ed): Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, June-December 1737 (London, 1891), Vol. 12, part 2, p. 458, no. 1310]
Note: Karragh is a misspelling for Carragh, a civil parish and church in the diocese of Kildare.
Town Clerk of Galway – Nicholas Mulligan, notary.
[Hardiman, James: The History of the Town and County of the Town of Gallway, from the earliest period to the present Time (Galway, 1926), p. 237]
An Inquisition which was taken at Ardquin, on July 4 1605 which states that John O'Mullegan, abbot of the late abbey of Cumber, in the Upper Clandeboy, at the time of the dissolution of the said abbey, was seized in fee as of right of his abbey, of seven townlands lying around, viz Ballymonster (the land adjoining the monastery itself); Balleneyany (called in other Inquisitions Ballengona, now Ballygowan) Ballycarnesmer (Carnasure); Ballengartoige, Ballenecullentre (Cullintraw); Ballygaruffe, with their appurtenances, and of all the tithes of said lands.' It was also found that he was seized of the rectories of Ballymacgeehan, Kilmood, Saintfield, or Tawnaghneeve, Kilaney, and Temple Effin, in Island Magee, with the right of nominating the vicars in these parishes; and from each of these parishes he received two-thirds of the tithes.
[O’Laverty, Rev. James: An Historical Account of the Diocese of Down and Connor, Ancient and Modern (Dublin, 1880), Vol. II, p. 136-7]
Note: Extracted from the Inquisitionum in Officio Rotulorum Cancellariae Hiberniae, Asservatarum, Repertorium (1839), Vol. II, 2 Jac’ I, granting this church and lands to James Hamilton. O’Mullegan was the last abbot of Comber, who resigned his office in 1543 at the dissolution of the abbey.
November 6, 1543
At Dublin before the Barons of Exchequer. The following clergy do not keep schools in which to teach the English language as required by statute of 28 H VIII (c.15): - included, Richard Bermyngham, vicar of Clonshanboe, Thadeus O Molagane, curate of Olde Connale, John Kelle, vicar of Tymoghoo all in Co. Kildare.
[Griffith, Margaret C.: Calendar of Inquisitions formerly in the Office of the Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer Prepared from the MSS of the Irish Record Commission (Dublin, 1991), p. 103].
Note: The civil parish of Old Connell is in the barony of Connell, Co. Kildare.
October 10, 1545
Pardon of Magonio O’Callen, of Evaghmynyan, in the County of Louth, husbandman, for the murder of Monertagh O’Mullegan, of Tullaghe, in the county of Louth.
[Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland from the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth (Dublin, 1861), Vol. I, p. 109]
Statue by the Town of Galway: [7.] Item: “That it is statutid and contractid by the wholle Counsaill, by the advisment and consente of the Wardyan and vicars, with the clerkes, as Will[i]am Mollogan and Matheue Lurcan, that foure boies for the augmentacion of Godes Devine Service shalbe assistinge and helpinge to singe dayly at the quere, specially at Mary masse l uppon the sayd clerkes ys chardge conserninge ther learninge to said thre boyes upon the said Will[i]am, which thre he must enforme and teach to singe after the beste facion that he maye, or ellea to paye one nobull 2 sterling to every of them, to be gyvin to another Master ; and Matheue to fynd another child in like manner ; the vicars and Colladge allwayes gyvinge the said childrin meat and drinke contynuallye. And the said boyes from tyme to tyme to be admittid and electid by the Mayor for the tyme being. And if the said prestes and Colladge or clerkes doth necglecte and gaynsaye anything comprised in this statute, the Mayor so being shall levey uppon them and every of them the yerly chardges or expensis of the said childrin. And this to be observid of them and ther successors perpetually.
[The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, Historical Manuscripts Commission (London, 1885), 10th Report Appendix, Part V, p. 387]
November 14, 1558
Grant of English liberty to William Mollegane, James Mollegan, Barnabas Mollegane, Peter or Piers Mollegane, and Nicolas Mollegan, and their issue.
[The Nineth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884), Appendix to Nineth Report, p. 89, no. 270]
Note: After the Statutes of Kilkenny in 1366, the Irish, those namely who remained under their own chiefs and laws, were put as a community outside the English law that ruled the colonists. Furthermore, in 1460 the Irish Parliament enacted that civic freedom and admission to trades could only be obtained by Irishmen after they had got English liberty from the king, and had undertaken to be of English array, habit and apparel.
Even the Irish chiefs had no right to plead in and be answerable in the royal courts. In effect, they were vassals owing simple homage to the crown for their lands, but never subjects owing liege homage. They needed royal charters or an Act of Parliament to admit them to ‘English liberty’. For the rest of the Irish population, individual charters of emancipation or naturalization were the only device for citizenship and freedom from the Irish March law or Brehon law.
As result of the statutes of Kilkenny in 1366, two different legal systems (English and Brehon) operated in Ireland and this remained in place until 1603, when Brehon law was banned under James I and English law was applied by local magistrates and royal representative. Until then, local areas were given English monarchs to earls who created courts (palatinates or liberties), and royal administrative authority was delegated to these earls. Most ran their own legal systems and probably used both common and Brehon law in their courts.
November 26, 1565
Grant of English liberty to Donald Flanegane, chaplain, Cornelius Carroll, of Mothill, Thomas Regane, John Regane, and Nicholas Moleghane, and their issue.
[The Eleventh Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1879), Appendix to Eleventh Report, p. 116, no. 781]
March 15, 1568/9
Pardon to William Portas, of Blackeforde, Queen's co., gent., Teige [blank], Thomas Molghan alias Thomas Person, of Maryborough, same co., butcher.
[The Eleventh Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1879): Appendix to Eleventh Report, p. 197, no. 1321]
May 30, 1584
Grant (under queen's letter, 9 Feb., 1583.) to Peter Sherloke, of Waterford, gent.; of certain parcels of land in divers places in the Passadg to the low water mark, called parcel of Brivers lands, late possessions of Patr. Strange (rent 5s.), another parcel in said town of Passadg from the messuage of Patr. Maddan, in which Tho. Butler dwells, to the low water mark (2s. 4d.), another parcel in the Passadg, called the Strande or shore, between the quay of Peter Aylward built upon the lands of Cowl m'Sawri on the west, and the west part of the land or shore late in the seisin of Rob. Walshe fitz Peter on the east, and from the houses of John Lokar, Patr. Molgan, and Paul Sherloke on the south to the low water mark on the north (4s.), a garden in Colbeck alias Colpeck, in the franchise of Waterford, between the garden of Rich. Strange and S. Brides now in the occupation of Paul Sherloke (2s.), a garden by Barenstrete or Barrenstrete (Barronstron in one clause) in the parish of S. Patrick in the suburbs of the city of Waterford, now in the occupation of Tho. Comerford (16d.). To hold for ever in common socage, as fully as the hospital of S. John of Jerusalem in Ireland lately held them. Rent 14s. 8d., as above.—30 May xxvi.
[The Fourteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1888): Appendix to Fourteenth Report, p. 39, no. 4402]
November 21, 1586
Deed recording feoffees given to Patrick Pheipo of Rowan, Co. Meath, gent., and Christopher Delahid of Drogheda, merchant. Lands given as Loughshinne, Thomaston, Ballibetagh, Rinmevir, Dromanaghe, Rambottrie, Cromline, Dunmowe and Callan. Witnesses to delivery of deed, Michael and Thomas Delahide, Christopher Delahide fitz Oliver, Michael Taggan and John Dongan. Witnesses to the livery of seisin, Thomas Delahide, John Ledoughe, Thomas McGwyre, Douche O Marghe, William O Morche and Barnabe Molgan, parson.
[Griffith, Margaret C.: Calendar of Inquisitions formerly in the Office of the Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer Prepared from the MSS of the Irish Record Commission (Dublin, 1991), p. 273].
February 25, 1588
Pardon to Shane roe Molghan, Logh Reagh.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884), Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 63, no. 5143]
September 1, 1590
John Molaghan pardoned with Garred fitz Redmund Stack, of Achacurlhy, in Co. Kerry.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884), Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 132, no. 5457]
July 21, 1591
Michael Fitzsimons of Forows, gent., Co. Dublin, before Richard Sedgrave, Second Baron of the Exchequer, and others. Michael Fitzsimons, merchant, attainted on 25 June 1591, was then possessed of 54 couples of corn in Forows, Killigh, Killnand and Gaslagh, Co. Dublin. Lists a number of good taken by Robert Pyphold, Esq., sheriff of Co. Dublin, seized on behalf of the Queen. In addition, he claimed that there have been 3 cartes of stuff taken out of the house of the Much Forows, but by whom he knoweth not, nor can bring party of the same nor what was in the said cartes but as he thinketh the same to be taken by one Hugh O Mullegan and Nicholas Fitzharres.
[Griffith, Margaret C.: Calendar of Inquisitions formerly in the Office of the Chief Remembrancer of the Exchequer Prepared from the MSS of the Irish Record Commission (Dublin, 1991), p. 286].
December 14, 1597
Pardon to Thady O'Mullegan. Provided that the pardon shall not be of effect for any in prison or on bail; nor extend to pardon any murder, intrusion into lands of the crown, or any debt to the crown.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 82, no. 6190]
April 20, 1600
Pardon to Art Molegan, of Brinston, co. Meath. Provided that the pardon shall not extend to any murder, or any intrusion on crown lands or debts to the crown. The exception of murder is also added to the usual clause excepting treason against queen's life.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 122, no. 6389]
April 17, 1601
Pardon to Oyne m'Morrogh M'Shillie, of Taulaght, Co. Kerrie, gent., and thereafter, a number of people pardoned including Edm. m'Morris Melig, Tho. M'Morris, Wm. m'Tho. T Meligan.
[The Sixteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1884), Appendix to Sixteenth Report, p. 183-4, no. 6497]
May 15, 1601
Pardon to Patr. O Molegan, of Tyntobberne, excepting from pardon, murder committed before his entry into rebellion, intrusions on crown lands, and debts to the crown.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 218, no. 6517]
May 25, 1601
Pardon to Derbie and Philip Molleghan, of Glane, and John begg Mulleghan, is excepted from the proviso excluding any in prison or bound to appear.
[The Seventeenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Seventeenth Report, p. 233, no. 6529]
Note: The townland of Glane lies in County Meath. However, as the pardon lists relate mainly to the Province of Munster it seems Glane should be identified with Glena in County Kerry. In 1598, during the Nine Year War, many of the Geraldine supporters of James Fitzthomas Fitzgerald, who claimed the earldom of Desmond in Muster, rebelled against the Crown and drove off large numbers of English settlers in the confiscate Fitzgerald lands in the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, Cork and Kerry. The rebellion was quashed and many of those who took were pardoned. Their names appear in the Irish Fiants of Elizabeth I in 1601.
August 25, 1601
Pardon to Teig m’Shane m’Edm. O Moelegane, of Ardkyt (Ardkitt, Co. Cork).
[The Eighteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Eighteenth Report, p. 30, No. 6566]
November 13, 1602
Pardon to Philip Moleghine, of Moyntergarane (Co. Longford), Brene O Moleghan, of Lysnenoan (Lisnennan?), yeoman, and Edm. O Molegan, of Tully, in a list of people pardon from Counties Longford and Westmeath at the suit of Sir Frances Shane, knight.
[The Eighteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Eighteenth Report, p. 99, No. 6699]
November 22, 1602
Pardon to Owyn O Hagane, of Tulloghoge, chief of his name, gent, Neile boye O Hagan and many others, including Ownye O Maylegan, of same, yeoman, in the county of Tyrone, in the province of Ulster. Submission in the Co. Tyrone.
[The Eighteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Eighteenth Report, p. 108, No. 6714]
February , 1603
Pardon to Rory O’Donnell, of Tyrconnell, in province of Ulster, gent., and a list of other people, including, Shane, Donell and Twohell O Moylegane of Tyrconnell, ‘natural followers of the said Rory O’Donnell’. Intrusion on crown lands and debts to the crown excepted.
[The Eighteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of Public Records in Ireland (Dublin, 1886), Appendix to Eighteenth Report, p. 118, No. 6761]
July 22, 1603
General Pardon to Patrick O’Mollgan of Granard, carpenter, Collo McHugh O’Kellie of Bellgare, Brian boy O’Donagh of Granard, etc. 22 July 1st year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 36, No. CII]
October 14, 1603
General Pardon to Brian McShane oge O’Neale of Antrim co., gent. Art O’Neale, gent. Cormocke O’Neale, gent. Mortagh O’Neyle, gent. Toole Modery O’Neale, gent. Hugh Ballagh O’Mulchalum, Cormock oge O’Mulchan, gent. Collowe Modery O’Mulchaline, gent., and Henry McOwen McQuyne, gent., in Antrim co. 14 October 1st year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 35, no. lxxxix]
April 11, 1604
General Pardon to Brien McGilpatrick O’Connelly of Belkenlagh, Philip McGillwritty of the same and Philip Moylgan of the same. 11 April 2nd year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 49, no. xc]
June 30, 1606
Lord Deputy to Attorney and Solicitor-General for Ireland. Warrant for fiant with grant of free and general pardon (treason and murder only except) unto the persons here-under written, being in number 24 (Moyses Hill, Captain Hugh Clotworthy, and John Waldron from the said exception of wilful murder only except), the first of the list being Moses Hill of Hillesborough in the county of Antrim, Esq. Dublin, the last day of June 1606.
[Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland, James I 1603-1606 (London, 1872) p. 506, no. 773]
June 30, 1606
Lord Deputy to Attorney and Solicitor-General for Ireland.
Warrant for fiant with grant of free and general pardon, treason and murder only excepted, unto the persons here-under written, being in number 24, dated at Dublin the day (30) June, 1606.
Moses Hill of Hills-borough in the Countie of Antrim, Esq.
Captain Hugh Clotworthey of Masserine in the same countie, Esq.
John Waldron of Dublin in the Countie of Dublin, gent.
Thomas Hill of the Newrie in the Countie of Down, gent.
Callow Maginesse of Kilwarlin of said countie, gent.
Comen Maginesse of Kilwarlin of the same, gent.
Rorie McManisse of Kilwarlin of the same, yeoman.
Neile McManisse of Kilwarlin of the same, yeoman.
Hugh McDonell O Neil of Donmorie in the Countie of Antrim, gent.
Edward McManisse of Kilwarlin in the Countie of Down, yeoman.
Patrick Kellie of Loughgayle in the said Co., yeoman.
Daniel Kellie of Loughgayle of the same, gent.
Edmund McGran of the same, yeoman.
Peirce McGran of the same, yeoman.
Ever McGran of the same, yeoman.
Shane O’Sheall of Rallon in Co. Antrim, gent.
James O’Haghan of the Fall in the said Countie., gent.
Ardell Moynagh of the same, yeoman.
Phelemy Moynagh of the same, yeoman.
Connoghor O Keynan of Maughermorne in Co. Antrim, yeoman.
Shane O’Mulligan of Kilwarlin in Co. Down, yeoman.
Owen oge O’Neile of the Fall in Co. Antrim, gent.
Callo Balagh McRowrie oge of the Clandonells in Co. Tyrone.
Onor nee Garthlan of Harristowne in Co. Louth.
[Carte Papers, Bodeian Library, Oxford, Vol. 61, p. 218]
Note: See also Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland 1603-1606 (London, 1872), p. 506, no. 773, and Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 96. In the latter, two names are added that are not found in the original; Donell oge, horsemen, and Patrick McCarton, gent, and one is missing, Ever McGran of Loughgayle, yeoman.
June 18, 1607
General Pardon to Ever McShane McOwyne O’Neale, Donnell McNeale boy McMoyllen, Nice Owra McGilpatrick, Bernagh McMoylan, Shane McBrian O’Neale of Edenduffe-Carricke in Antrim co. Gent. Neale McHugh McMortagh of the Fynagh in said co. Gent. Shane oge O’Neile of Edenduffe-Carricke, gent. Hugh oge O’Neale of the same, gent. Neale McBrian O’Neale of the same, gent. Donell McVagh of the same, yeoman, Art oge McAnally of the same, yeoman, Gillegrome O’Leghrie of Moyaver in said co. Yeoman, Patrick O’Kennane of the Finnagh in said co. Shane O’Morrane of the same, Owyn Karn O’Kennan of the same, Murtagh Snapp of Belfast, yeoman. Shane oge O’Neale McBrien Lynagh of the same, gent. Margaret Roche otherwise Dowley, Ed. McBrien, gent. Christ. Taylor, Teige O’Brien otherwise Ensigne Brien, gent., William Duffe O’Whologhane, Rich. Shearman of Knockfergus, yeoman, Phelim Duffe McConnell and Rorie O’Madegan. June 18, 5th year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 110, no. xxxv]
Note: Note: Rev Patrick Woulfe in his Irish Surnames suggests O’Whologhane is a form of the Gaelic name O’Fullacháin, meaning descendant of Uallochán, diminutive of uallach, proud. I have included this name, as it is possible Whologhane is a corruption for Mologhane.
Examination of Brian O’Duhy, servant to Arte M’Roory. Saith that his master came to that town [Dublin] that day fortnight from his own house in Cremorne, in the county of Monaghan, to appear in the King's Bench at the suit of one Murgh O'Mullegan, of Drogheda, and that Mr. Dillon was his counsel. Being demanded what company his master kept, and where he lay since his coming thither, said he lay at Lieutenant Cester's house in [High?] street some weeks, and removed from thence for want of means, and went over the water to the constable's house upon the Great Green, where he lay till the night preceding, and saw none out of Ulster but Bryan Rough M'Edmond M'Mahon, of Ballynelorgan, in the county of Monaghan, who came thither, being sent for by [blank in the original], to declare to him the meares of Ballyhanroghie, in Clancarwell. His master lay at his host's since noon the day before till he went to bed, about eight o'clock, and did not leave the house all night; and had in his company Captain Edmond Barrett and three or four of his friends. His master intending to go home next day (as Mr. Dillon told him he had lost his suit) rose at daybreak, and would have saddled his horse, but the good man of the house would not suffer him to take away the horse because of his debt for diet and lodging. He refused to take a white satin doublet and fair cloak in pawn. In the meantime George Howth came with a file of soldiers and apprehended examinate and his master.
[Calendar of State Papers, Ireland, James I, 1606-1608 (London, 1874), p. 153, no 219]
January 13, 1608/9
General Pardon to Henry mcShane O’Neill of Portclary, co. Tyrone, gent. Arte McRowrie O’Neale of Slughtarts in same co., Hugh oge McNeale McHugh Merigie O’Neale of the same, gent. Edmund oge McEdmund O’Neale of the same, yeoman, Rowrie Ballagh McHugh of the same, yeoman, Toole boy O’Mellane of the same, yeoman, Arte bane McHugh of the same, yeoman, Dowaltagh McMelaghline boye O’Donelye of Dounganon, yeoman, Owin oge McCahill I Coyny of Dunganine, yeoman, Phelime McGilpatricke I Conye of the same, yeoman, lady Margaret ny Neale, wife of Cormocke McBaron, knt, Donell O’Mellegan in Tyrone co., Shane oge O’Higgine, Brian O’Tellaun of the same, Toole O’Mollegan in the same co. Gillpatricke O’Carrolan, Tirlagh oge O’Galcure, Donell O’Magrena, Tirlagh O’Skanlan, Cormocke O’Galcure, Owin O’Galcure, Dermod O’Donnegan, Tirlagh O’Galcure, Phelime Dowe McKeveny, Manus oge McTempane, Rowrie McGilmortine, Gillchrist O’Higgine, Coyne McKeynie, and Shane McKeyne, all in Tyrone Co. 13 January 6th year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 136, no. cii]
March 10, 1608/9
General Pardon to Owen O’Gallagher of Coolemstrian in Co Donegal and many others, including, Shane O'Molligan, Dermott O’Cannan, Owen O’Cannane, Donnogh Ballagh O'Molligan and Swine O’Moligan Patrick O’Cannan. 10 March 6th year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 138-9, no. CV]
Note: In September, 1610, King James I granted to Cuthbert Cunningham, a native of Scotland, a patent of naturalisation, and the land and manor of CoolemcItrien in All Saints Parish, which had belonged to Owen O’Gallagher in the barony of Raphoe. It seems very likely then that Shane O'Molligan, Donnogh Ballagh O'Molligan and Swine O’Molligan were either members of the O’Mulligan kindred still living in the district of Raphoe and/or the ‘Mointermolligan’ (Muinter-Mulligan), who were herenaghs of Tullyfern in the parish of Kilmacrenan in 1609.
July 22, 1609
General Pardon to Neil O’Laphertie and many others with surnames from Co. Donegal, including O’Gallaghers, O’Roartys, O’Boyles, McLaughlins, amongst which are listed Donogh O’Milligane, Oney O’Doveney and Manus oge O’Dovenny. 22 July 7th year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 151-2, no. xix]
September 17, 1609
At an Inquisition taken at Lifford, Co. Donegal, before commissioners and jury, it was found the parish of Tullaghfurny [Tullyfern in Kilmacrenan] contained 8 ballibetaghes, of which 4 qrs., are church land and Mointermolligan is herenagh, who pays to the bishop a rent of 4m Ir. 32 meathers of butter and 108 meathers of meal, according to the inhabiting of the land, 36 free gorts are equally divided among the tenants, and 12 other free gorts belong to the bishop’s official, for which the herenagh pays the official 1s yearly, 2l pension to the bishop for his third of the tithes, in this parish there is a parson and vicar who pay 8s each proxies to the bishop, the tithes and repairs are as in Faughan parish, the parson and vicar have 4 gorts of glebe each.
[Inquisitionum in Officio Rotulorum Cancellariae Hiberniae, Vol. 2, Appendix, V Donegal]
July 17, 1610
General Pardon for William O’Friell of Co. Donegal, gent, who heads a list of prominent men pardoned, including John otherwise Shane McFarrell Umlaghane, gent., in Dublin. 17 July 8th year.
[Calendar of the Patent Rolls of the Chancery of Ireland (Dublin, 1800), James I, p. 175, no. lxxiv]
Note: 'Umlaghane' may be a mistake for Mulaghane or O'Mulaghane. Shane appears in the second half of the list and it is possible the men named may have been held in prison in Dublin.
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