Kavanagh (No.2) family genealogy

Of Clonmellon, County Carlow

Arms: Ar. a lion pass. gu. in base two crescents of the last.

GERALD: elder son of Art Oge, who is No. 121 on the "Kavanagh" (No.1) pedigree.

123. Donal Reac: his son; had two sons—1. Arthur Buidhe, and 2. Maurice.

124. Arthur Buidhe: son of Donal Reac.

125. Murtagh, of Clonmellon, co. Carlow: son of Arthur Buidhe; d. 1547.

126. Cathaoir (Cahyr) Carrach: his son.

127. Donoch, of Clonmellon: his son.

128. Donal-an-Spaineach (or "Donal the Spaniard"), of Clonmellon: his son; died 1631. From this Donal some derive the sirname Spaine.

129. Sir Moroch Kavanagh [1]: his son.

This branch of the "Kavanagh" family emigrated to France after A.D. 1690.


[1] Sir Morogh Cavanagh: Colonel Charles Kavanagh was second son of Sir Morogh Cavanagh, of Clonmullen; and is designated in the Attainders of the time as of "Carrickduff, co. Carlow." His regiment formed part of the besieging force at Derry. He married Mary Kavanagh, of the Borris family, and had two sons—1. Ignatius, 2. James. Colonel Charles raised his regiment himself, and appointed his son Ignatius Captain of the Grenadier Company. This Captain served with his regiment through the Irish war; and with his father and brother James was attainted by the Williamites. On the termination of hostilities, he retired with the army to France, where he entered the Irish Brigade, and again rose to the rank of Captain. He married Catherine, daughter of Andrew Browne, of Galway, of the Castle McGarrett family, and left three sons—Nicholas, Andrew, and Charles, who were living in France in 1776.