Coleman (No.1) family genealogy

Of Meath

Arms: Per fesse ar. and sa. a cross patonce betw. four mullets counterchanged. Crest: A horse's head erased ppr.

COLMAN MOR, a brother of Aodh, who is No. 91 on the "Fogarty" pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Columhain, of Meath; anglicised Coleman, and Colman.

91. Colman Mór ("columhan:" Irish, a pillar; "mor," great): son of Dermod, the 133rd Monarch of Ireland; a quo O'Columhain. This Colmon Mór was the sixth Christian King of Meath.

92. Suibhneach: his son; was the Eighth King. Had a brother named Aongus or Aeneas, who was ancestor of Callan.

93. Conall Guthbinn ("guthbinn:" Irish, melodious voice): his son; the 11th King. This King is sometimes called "Conall Gulbin;" but Guthbinn is the correct epithet.

94. Muireadach (by some called Armead): his son.

95. Dermod: his son; the 13th King.

96. Murchadh (or Moroch Midheach): his son; the 14th King.

97. Donal: his son; the 19th King, and 161stMonarch,d.A.D.758.

98. Donchadh (or Donoch): his son; the 163rd Monarch.

99. Maolruanaidh: his son; the 27th King.

100. Maolseachlinn Mór (or Malachy the Great): his son: the 29th Christian King, and the 167th Monarch of Ireland. Was slain in the battle of Farrow, in the county Westmeath, A.D. 860.

101. Flann Sionnach: his son; the 32nd King, and the 169th Monarch of Ireland.

"In his time," says the Chronicler, "Cormac McCulenan, the famous King and Bishop of Munster, with a great army invaded Leinster, and did much mischief, until this Monarch came to aid Cearbhall (son of Muregan, King of Leinster), and, in a great battle fought at Magh Nalty, Cormac MacCulenan, with seven petty Kings of the south of Ireland, was slain, and their army totally routed a.d 905.

102. Maolseachlinn: son of Flann Sionnach; had a younger brother named Donchadh, who was the ancestor of O'Melaghlin.

103. Flann: son of Maolseachlinn.

104. Domhnall [Donal]: his son.

105. Murchadh O'Columhain: his son.

(In this Murchadh's time took place the invasion of Ireland by King Henry II., of England, who confiscated not only the patrimony of this family, but also the patrimonies of almost all the other Nobles of ancient Meath.)