Kilroy (No.1) family genealogy

Chiefs in Clonderlaw, County Clare

TIOBRAID, a younger brother of Fiacha Fionn Amhnais who is No. 70 on the "Guinness" pedigree, was the ancestor of MacGiolla Raibhaigh; anglicised MacGillereagh, MacGilrea, MacGilroy, MacKilroy, Gilroy, Kilroy, MacGreevy, Greevy, Creevy, Gray, [1] and Grey.

70. Tiobraid: son of Irial Glunmhar, who was a King of Ulster.

71. Cairbre: his son.

72. Forgall: his son.

73. Mesin: his son.

74. Meinn: his son.

75. Cormac: his son.

76. Cairbre: his son.

77. Macniadh: his son.

78. Eochaidh: his son.

79. Fachtna: his son.

80. Eoghan: his son.

81. Dallan: his son.

82. Feargus: his son.

83. Goill: his son.

84. Glaisne: his son.

85. Nacroide: his son.

86. Fiontan: his son,

87. Fiacha: his son.

88. Bearach: his son.

89. Brogan: his son.

90. Naistean: his son.

91. Eochaidh: his son.

92. Donoch: his son.

93. Congealt: his son.

94. Longseach: his son.

95. Giolla Riabhach ("riabhach": Irish, gray, swarthy,): his son; a quo MacGiolla Raibhaigh.

96. Riocard: his son.

97. Mathghabhuin: his son.

98. Riocard (2): his son.

99. DomHNall [donal]: his son. 100. Riocard (3): his son.

101. Conchobhar: his son.

102. Donchadh: his son.

103. Torg-reach: his son.

104. Muireadach: his son.

105. Murrogh: his son.

106. Riocard (4): his son.

107. Donchadh (or Donoch): his son.

108. Eochaidh: his son.

109. Tirlogh: his son.

110. Diarmaid [dermod]: his son.

111. Donoch: his son.

112. Tomhas: his son.

113. Conall: his son.

114. Mathghabhuin: his son.

115. Riocard (5): his son.

116. Donall: his son.

117. Ruadhri: his son.

118. Tomhas: his son.

119. Conchobhar [connor]: his son.

120. Donn: his son.

121. Riocard (6): his son.

122. Uaithne [Anthony]: his son.

123. Riocard (7): his son.


[1] Gray: Of this family was Sir John Gray, M.P., who was born at Claremorris, in the County of Mayo, in 1816. and died at Bath, in England, on the 9th of April, 1875, Of him, WEBB, in his Compendium of Irish Biography, writes:—"He studied medicine, and shortly before his marriage, in 1839, settled in Dublin as Physician to an Hospital in North Cumberland-street. He was before long drawn into politics, and in 1841 began to write for the (Dublin) Freeman's Journal, of which paper he eventually became proprietor. He warmly advocated the Repeal of the Union (between Great Britain and Ireland), and was one of O'Connell's ablest supporters. Full of suggestive energy and resource, he originated and organized those courts of arbitration which O'Connell endeavoured to substitute for the legal tribunals of the country. He was prosecuted in 1844 for alleged seditious language, and suffered imprisonment with O'Connell. After O'Connell's death, Dr. Gray continued to take a prominent part in Irish politics and in local affairs. It was to his energy and determination, as a member of the Dublin Corporation, that the citizens of Dublin owe their present excellent Vartry water supply..... On the opening of the works, 30th June, 1863, he was Knighted by the Earl of Carlisle, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. At the general election of 1865 Sir John was returned M.P. for Kilkenny, a seat which he held until his death. He took a prominent and effective part in the passage of the Church and Land Bills, and supported the Home Rule movement. He died at Bath, 9th April, 1875, aged 59, and his remains were honoured with a public funeral at Glasnevin, Dublin. His fellow-citizens almost immediately afterwards set about the erection in O'Connell Street, of a Monument in appreciation of his many services to his country, and of the splendid supply of pure water which he secured for Dublin. Sir John Gray was a Protestant......His paper, the Freeman's Journal, which he raised by his talents to be the most powerful organ of public opinion in Ireland, he left to the management of his son, Mr. Edmund Dwyer Gray, M.P., living in 1887."