Naghten family genealogy

Chiefs of Maonmagh, Hy-Maine

[1] Arms: Quarterly, 1st and 4th, gu. three falcons close ppr.; 2nd and 3rd, vert three swords ar. pommels and hilts or, one in pale, point downwards, the others in saltire, points upwards. Crest: A falcon close ppr.

FIACHRA FIONN, brother of Lughach who is No. 92 on the (No. 1) "O'Kelly" (Hy-Maine) pedigree, was the ancestor of O'Neachtain and MacNeachtain; anglicised Naghten, Natten, Naughton, MacNaughtan,[2] and Norton.

92. Fiachra Fionn: son of Dallan.

93. Amhailgadh [awly]: his son.

94. Congal: his son.

95. Inleigh: his son.

96. Tuathal: his son.

97. Olioll: his son.

98. Æneas: his son; had a brother named Maoleala ("eala:" Irish, a swan), a quo O'Maoleala, anglicised Swan, Lally, and Mullally.

99. Maolceir: his son.

100. Neachtan ("neach:" Irish, a spirit; "teann," bold, daring): his son; a quo O'Neachtain.

101. Aodh (or Hugh): his son.

102. Fiontain ("fion:" Irish, wine; "teann," daring): his son; a quo O'Fiontain, anglicised Finton.

103. Fearballach ("ballach:" Irish, speckled), meaning the "freckled man:" his son; a quo O'Fearballaighe, anglicised Farrelly, Farley, and Freely.

104. Fergus Fionn: his son.

105. Connor Catha Brian (or Connor who fought on the side of the Monarch Brian Boroimhe [Boru], at the battle of Clontarf, A.D. 1014): his son. This Connor was the first that assumed the sirname O'Neachtain.

106. Amhailgadh [awly]: his son.

107. Awly Oge: his son.

108. Melachlin: his son.

109. Teige, of Loughrea: his son.

110. Hugh (2): his son.

111. Connor (2): his son.

112. Melachlin (2): his son.

113. Awly (4): his son.

114. Donall: his son.

115. Creachmhoill: his son.

116. Cathal: his son.

117. Awly (5): his son.

118. Giollachriosd: his son.

119. Roger: his son.

120. Giolla (or William): his son.

121. Hugh (3): his son.

122. Donogh: his son.

123. Edward: his son.

124. Thomas Naghten, of Crofton House, Hants, England: his son.

125. Arthur R. Naghten, of Blighmont, Southampton, M.P. for Winchester: his son; living in 1878.


[1] Naghten. As showing the wealth and piety in early times of this ancient family, we subjoin a copy of an inscription on a tomb in Drum Church, Athlone: "ONaghten Nobilissimus Satrapes ex Stirpe Hugonii Magni Totius Hiberniae Monarchae Hoc Templum Edificavit Sanctaeque Mariae Dedicavit Anno Domini 550. Sub hoc Tumulo Sepelitur Tandemque Illustrissima Antiquissimaque Ejus prosapia Requiescant in Pace Amen."

[2] MacNaughtan: Some MacNaughtens were of opinion that they were of Pictish origin; and that the family was one of the three clans descended from the old Maormors of Moray—sovereigns of that ancient Pictish race, which, from the earliest times, occupied the district of Moray; in Scotland.