MacDonagh family genealogy

Of the County Galway

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TERENCE MacDONOGH, of Creevagh, M.P. for Sligo, in 1689, and who d. in 1718, was the only Catholic Counsel who was admitted to the Bar in Ireland, up to his death, after the violation of the Treaty of Limerick, in 1691. From that Terence the descent, so far as we have yet ascertained, is as follows:

1. Terence MacDonogh, M.P. for Sligo in 1689, m. and had five sons:

I. John.

II. Redmond, of whom presently.

III. Daniel.

IV. Nicholas.

V. John, who went to America.

2. Redmond: second son of Terence; m. and had two sons:

I. Daniel, of whom presently.

II. Redmond, who m. and had a daughter Mary, and three sons.

I. Patrick, who had two daus. and three sons:

I. Admiral William MacDonagh, who fought under General Washington; and after whom "MacDonagh County" in Georgia, U.S.A., is so called. Some of this Patrick's descendants are now (1887) living in Rhode Island, and one of them is Recorder there.

II. John, ancestor of Joseph MacDonagh, of San Francisco.

III. Henry.

Patrick's two daughters were:

I. Mary, who m. Geraghty of Knockerasser; with him emigrated to America; and whose family now (1887) resides in Lockport, State of New York.

II. Jude, who m. one of the Joyces, of Joyces' Country, West Galway.

3. Daniel: eldest son of Redmond; m. Miss O'Sullivan, and had two sons.

4. Daniel, the second son of Daniel, settled in Joyces' Country; m. Miss O'Grady, and subsequently removed to Craughwell, county Galway, where he possessed a large farm and died. This Daniel had four sons and three daughters. The sons were:

I. Richard, who (in 1887) resides in California; is m. and has issue:

I. Daniel, m., and living in 1887.

II. Patrick: second son of Daniel, of whom presently.

III. John, m. in California, and has a numerous issue.

IV. Michael, living in California in 1887; no issue.

The three daughters of Daniel were:

I. Mary, who m. T. Ryne, and had:

I. William Ryne of Chicago;

II. Maria Ryne, who m. M. Ashe, of Galway.

II. Norah, who m. J. Conroy, and had two daughters:

I. Ellen, who m. J. Finnegan of Boston, U.S.A.

II. Honor, who m. T. Healy.

III. Bridget, residing (1887) in New York, unm.

4. Patrick, who died in 1881: second son of Daniel; was twice m. first, to Miss MacGeoghegan, by whom he had one daughter named Ellen, who is m. in India; and, secondly, to Miss Cahill, by whom he had two sons and two daughters. The sons are:

I. Daniel, of whom presently; and

II. Henry-James, living in 1887.

The daughters of Patrick are:

I. Mary-Anne, who married John Gaffy, merchant in Troy, New York.

II. Matilda-Jane, living in 1887 in New York.

5. Daniel MacDonagh: eldest son of Patrick; living in 1887.