O'Brien (No.8) family genealogy

Of Ballynalacken, County Clare

Arms: Gu. three lions pass. guard. in pale per pale or. and ar. Crest: An arm embowed, brandishing a sword ar. pommelled and hilted or. Motto: Viguer de dessus.

DONAL, a younger son of Turlogh Donn (d. 1528), who is No. 119 on the "O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond) pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that family; and possessed the territories there mentioned.

120. Donal, who was known as Donal Bacach ("bacach:" Irish, lame): second son of Teige-an-Chomhaid: m. Saibh, dau. of O'Loghlin, Prince of Burren, and had four sons:

I. Brian.

II. Teige.

III. Connor, of whom presently.

IV. Mortogh.

Brian, Teige, and Mortogh left no issue; but their brother Connor inherited their lands.

121. Connor, of Carruduff: third son of Donal Bacach; m. Celia, dau. of O'Dea, Prince of Ive-Fermaic, and had:

122. Donogh, of Carruduff, who m. Honora, dau. of O'Hehir, lord of Ive-Cormaic, and had two sons:

I. Dermod, of whom presently.

II. Connor, a quo Donal Cam and his issue:

123. Dermod, of Carruduff: son of Donogh, m. Eleanor, dau. of Teige MacMahon, of Dangan-an-Elly, in the barony of Moyarta, co. Clare, and had:

I. Donal, of whom presently.

II. Morrogh.

124. Donal, of Carruduff: son of Dermod. In 1652, (see the "Book of Survey and Distribution") this Donal lost his estate by the Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland; he m. Honora, dau. of O'Connor of Corcomroe, and had:

125. Brian, of Leitrim, who, under the Act of Repeal passed by King James II. in the Parliament held in Dublin, A.D. 1689, possessed himself of the Estate of Carruduff, aforesaid. This Brian m. Mary, dau. of Lochlin MacConsidine of Lac, in the co. Clare, Chief of his name, and had four sons:

I. Dermod, Knt. of the Military Order of St. Louis; was in the Regiment of Lord Clare; and d. s. p.

II. Torlogh, of whom presently.

III. Teige, of Lanna, who d. s. p.

IV. Morrough (or Morgan), who d. in 1774. He was a Captain in Lord Clare's Regiment; Knight of the Military Order of St. Louis, in Oct., 1736, married at Landrecies, Maria Louisa de Thomak (a French lady), and had:

I. Brian (or Bernard), who was an Aid-Major, in Lord Clare's Regiment, and died at Vitre in Brittany in 1738.

II. Florence Dermod (or Darby), born at Landrecies, 3rd October, 1743; Captain in Clare's Regiment; Knight of Royal and Military Order of St. Louis; and Commandant of St. Germain de Calberte in the Sevennes. On the 6th September, 1774, at Bogny, in the diocese of Reims, he married Dame Maria Theresa de Covarruvias de Leyva, dau. of Charles, Marquis of Covarruvias de Leyva, Colonel of the Life Guards of the Duke of Modena, and Inspector-Genl. of his forces; and had: Marie-Theresa-Thadee O'Brien, b. at Bogny, aforesaid, on the 9th October, 1780.

126. Torlogh, of Leitrim: second son of Brian of Beatath-Corick, Esq. (by Catherine, dau. of Jeoffry O'Connell, of Breantry, Esq., and sister of Colonel Maurice O'Connell, who d. s. p.), and had two sons and one daughter:

I. Torlogh, of whom presently.

II. John, who m. Miss Foster, of Kells, and had: Terence, who d. unm. in Oct., 1829.

I. Catherine, a professed Nun at Limerick.

127. Torlogh, of Cross or Elmvale: son of Torlogh; m. Eleanor, dau. of Mortogh O'Hogan, of Cross (by Eleanor Butler, niece of Sir Toby, Butler, Knt., M.P., Chief Commissioner of the Inch, at the Capitulation of Limerick), and had two sons and one daughter:

I. John, of Limerick, who m. Margaret, dau. of —— Macnamara, Esq., of London; and d. s. p. in 1792 (Will dated 1st Feb., 1792; and proved 20th Dec., 1792).

II. James, of whom presently.

128. James, of Limerick (d. 21st Feb., 1806): second son of Torlogh; in Feb., 1791, m. Margaret [1] (d. 6th April, 1839), dau. of Peter Long, Esq., of Waterford, and had four sons:

I. John (died 1855), of whom presently.

II. Peter (b. Sept., 1799), of Limerick, who m. Emily, dau. of Edward Shiel, Esq., and sister of the Right Honble. Richard Lalor Shiel, M.P. In Sept., 1855, this Peter d. s. p.

III. Terence, b. Dec., 1802; d. unm. in March, 1820.

IV. James, b. 27th Feb., 1806; dead. Was called to the Bar in 1830; made Q.C., in 1841; Serjeant in 1848; Judge in 1858; was M.P. for Limerick, from Oct., 1854, to Jan., 1858. In July, 1836, this James m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Segrave, Esq., and had one son and five daughters:

I. John, b. 25th Feb., 1855.

I. Anne, a Nun, b. 1837.

II. Margaret, a Nun, b. 1839.

III. Mary, b. in 1845.

IV. Clara, b. in 1847.

V. Emily, b. in 1849.

129. John (d. 6th Feb., 1855; bur. in Francis-street burial ground, Dublin), of Elmvale, J.P., afterwards of Ballinalacken, in the co. Clare; was High Sheriff of that county; M.P. for the City of Limerick, from 1841 to 1852. This John m. Ellen (d. Dec., 1869; bur. in Francis-street, Dublin), dau. of Jeremiah Murphy, Esq., Hyde Park, Cork, and had six sons and four daughters:

I. James, of whom presently.

II. Jerome, in the 28th Regt.

III. John, a Cistercian Monk.

IV. William (d.), I.A.H. Artillery.

V. Peter, of 41 Merrion square, Dublin, called to the Bar in 1860; made Q.C. in 1880; Senior Crown Prosecutor for Dublin in 1883; and appointed Her Majesty's Third Sergeant-at-Law, in 1884 This Peter, in Aug., 1867, m. Annie, dau. of Robert Clarke, Esq., J.P., of Bansha, co. Tipperary and had:

I. Annie-Georgina.

II. Eilen-Mary.

VI. Terence.

I. Margaret, who m. James Martin, Esq., J.P., of 99 Fitzwilliam square, Dublin.

II. Ellen, who m. Robert Daniell, Esq., J.P., of Newforest, co. Westmeath.

III. Catto, a Nun.

IV. Anna.

All these sons and daughters of John (No. 129), except William, living in 1884.

130. James O'Brien, of Ballynalacken, co. Clare, J.P., D.L.: eldest son of John; b. in the City of Limerick, on the 9th Jan., 1832; was High Sheriff of the co. Clare: in 1858; m. in 1865 Georgina, widow of Francis McNamara, Calcutt, Esq., J.P., M.p., of St. Catherine's, co. Clare; living in 1884.


[1] Margaret: This lady was dau. of Peter Long, by Anne, his wife, elder dau. of Stephen Roche, Esq., of Limerick, and sister of John Roche, Esq., of Dublin, Margaret m. secondly Cornelius O'Brien, Esq., M.P., co. Clare.