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Niall, whose designation“ of the nine hos- | enumerated, as some of the castles here tages” arose from his having nine captive alluded to: princes at the same time in his keeping, 1. Geslid Castle. had, with other issue,
2. Erry Castle (ruins). Eogan, or Owen, ancestor of the Great 3. Lemanagh Castle.
O’NIELL, from whom Tir-Owen, or 4. Broghill Castle.
5. Rathlin Castle.
Surnames were first given to distinguish FIACHADA, from whom the O’MULloys. families by Brian Boiroimhe, (the hero of The Mulloy or O’Mulloy family is conse the celebrated battle of Clontarf). The quently of the Heremonean line, and enti- practice was then borrowed by the Germans, tled to the distinctive appellation of Hy- French, and Italians. The name of Mulloy Nialls; a title which in Irish history exclu- is derived from the Irish words “ Mulluagh sively belongs to the descendants of Niall, ah Loah,” i. e. "the front of the battle,” || the Great, and claims for its possessors the and this brave clan, by their unwearied ophighest station amongst the distinguished position to the English in defence of their famili of Ireland.*
hereditary dominions, while a tenable posiThe ancient territory of this family, viz. tion remained, abundantly proved that they Fercall,t (now comprehending the baronies merited the appellation. For a space of of Eglish and Ballyboy, in the King's county) 484 years, that is from 1172 (when the Engwas in their possession from the 5th century lish first got possession of the island) to until long after the invasion of the English 1557, (the 3rd of Philip and Mary), they in 1179; in fact, until about the year 1641, maintained their independence against the the period of the great rebellion; for in the invaders. Indeed, according to Sir James proclamation of attainder, which followed Ware, they were in opposition to the Engthe failure of Roger Moore's insurrection, lish government at a later period, for soon we see enumerated amongst his principal after the appointment of Sir Henry Sidney, abettors the names of Art. O’Mulloy, of as sole lord justice, we find, to use the words Rathlin Castle, and Owen O'Mulloy, of of Sir James,tt “he directed his colours Clonkeene Castle.I
against Arthur O’Mulloy, Lord of Fercally, In the “Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica,” who harboured rebels and began new fac(vol. ii. p. 52.) the territory of Fercall is tions, and a great part of that country being stated to have been 49,235 acres in ex burned and plundered, he conferred the tent. A recent writer of high respectability lordship on Theobald Mulloy, Arthur's broin the “ Beauties of Ireland,” observes, ther, who gave his son as a pledge that he " that there are still in the King's County should be faithful to the queen.” It may some respectable families belonging to the have been that peculiar severity was exerSept of O’Mulloy, and the ruins of many cised by Sir Henry Sidney against this clan, ancient castles attest their former conse- inasmuch as their chief had, according to quence and dignity.” In “Slater's Itine- the authority of the above-mentioned hisrary,” (King's County), as well as in the torian,“ sworn allegiance in the preceding writer above named, we find the following year, 1557, to the queen, and given pledges,
standing, he returned Sir A. Loftus and Sir F. bring up their children in the same." (Vide Rushe, alleging “ that the greatest number of Lodge's Peerage, London edition, 1754). voices given publicly were for them. In which And we further read (in the same work, vol. ii. proceeding on the part of Mac Coughlan and p. 325) that in April, 1576, the Lord Deputy SidO'Mulloy we find this miscarriage, that two gen ney, in his account to the lords of the council of tlemen whose names were returned in the list, the state of affairs in the province of Connaught, upon the reading, disavowed the same, and sub- informs them, that Mac William Ewghter (Sir scribed the other part. Some other also confessed Richard Bourke, ancestor to the Earls of Mayo, he had set his hand to the list after the election elected Lord Mac William Oughter in 1469) was done ; and Sir Terence O'Dempsy being ab- “very willingly came in to him," and "I found sent, gave his voice by proxy to the said Mac him," says he,“ very sensible, though wanting the Coughlan and O'Mulloy, which O'Mulloy cannot English tongue, yet understanding the Latin,” &c. speak English!
&c. This deficiency was not uncommon amongst the * Vide O'Halloran's Hist. of Ireland, O'Conmagnates of the land, for we read that amongst nor's Dissertations, Abbé Geoghegan's History of other articles of agreement by which Munough Ireland, &c. O'Brien, Prince of Thomond, obtained (in June, + See Sir William Petty's Map.'' 1543) the favour of King HENRY VIII., who cre # Vide Hist. of Irish Rebellion, 1661. ated bim in the same year Earl of Thomond, he Keating's History of Ireland. promised. “ that he, his heirs, &c. &c. should use || See Keogh's Antiquities of Ireland. the English habit and manner, and to their know ++ See Annals of Ireland, reign of Queen MARY, ledge, the English language, and to their power, A.D. 1558.
being caused so to do by Thomas Radcliffe, | Lodge, in his Peerage of Ireland, “the Earl of Sussex, then lord lieutenant of Ire- great O'Mulloy, of Ughterhera, in the county land. Indeed we are told by Sir James of Roscommon, knight of the shire and goWare, that fifteen years previously, namely vernor of that county.” At a meeting of
“almost all the great ones of the Irish all the gentlemen of Roscommon, held at extraction did likewise submit themselves Ballintobber, at which Sir Lucas Dillon preto the Lord Deputy St. Leger, and took the sided, we find his name enumerated (together oath of allegiance, as O'Carroll, O'Moore, with the names of Sir Ulick Bourke, Sir L. O'Mulloy, O'Conor, &c. &c.”
Dillon, &c. &c.) amongst those who attended In the “ Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica,” and took an oath“ for maintaining the king's (p. 63), we find it stated as follows: “ The prerogative and the Romish religion." He natives to be tied upon a proviso of forfeiture, m. Margaret Clifford, and had four sons and neither to take upon them any Irish names three daughters, viz. of scignory, as O’Rooke, O'Mulloy, &c. &c. 1. EDWARD, who m. Mary, daughter of &c. nor set up, nor assist any to usurp these
the O'Conor Don, and had a son, names; so jealous were the English of the GREEN MULLOY, who m. Elinor, dau. hereditary claims and dignities by which of Sir Maurice Hurley, knt. and was the Milesian dynasts evidenced the supe
sather of Capt. WILLIAM MOLLOY, in riority of their rights, over those which the the service of James II., who m. Alformer, as settlers, merely derived from son, daughter of Sir Oliver Tuite, conquest.
bart. of Sonnagh, in Westmeath, and In that rare and invaluable MS. entitled, had one son, Theobald Mulloy, cap“ Annals of the Four Masters," which has tain in the service of the king of never been but partially translated into Portugal, d. s. p. English, and which is deposited in the library 11. Conor, of whom presently. of the Royal Irish Academy, a very curious 1. Anne, m. first, to Charles O'Conor, list is to be found of all the chiefs of the esq. of Ballintobber, son of Sir Hugh great Milesian families who were entitled O'Conor, by whom she had issue, to attend the parliament of the whole king
Owen O'Conor, who followed the dom in the year 1585. This is a remark
fortunes of CHARLES II. to Flanable period in Irish history, no other than a
ders, and there obtained a comPale Parliament having been previously
pany in the Duke of Gloucester's held in Ireland. In this list Conall O'Mul
regiment. By the act of settleloy (the then chief of Fercall) is expressly
ment his estates were restored to mentioned. Conall subsequently surren
him. He became subsequently dered his lands to Queen ELIZABETH, and
governor of Athlone, and being had a re-grant thereof by patent in 1590.
sent to England with the troops A younger son of this ancient Sept,
appointed to oppose WILLIAM's CAPT. ANTHONY MULLOY (thirty-third in
landing, was made prisoner and descent from Frachada, son of Niall of the
confined in the castle of Chester, nine hostages, and tenth from Hugh Mor,
where he died in 1690, leaving, or Great O'Mulloy, lord of the territory of
by Lady Taite his wife, no male Fercall, chief of his name) emigrated to the
issue, whereupon his estates decounty of Roscommon in the early part of
volved on his brother. ELIZABETH's reign, and d. 20th July, 1603.
Charles O'Conor, grandfather of Tradition affirms that Capt. Anthony Mulloy
the celebrated Charles O'Conor, was sent into Connaught with powers but
M. R. I. A. little inferior to those of the president of Anne (O'Mulloy) O'Conor wedded, that province, and he is sometimes erro secondly, Edmund Dillon, brother of neously mentioned as the president himself. Theobald, first Viscount Dillon. It is likely he was provost marshal, as he is 11. Mary, m. to Philip Reily, esq. of constantly depicted in the most sanguinary Lisnure, in Cavan, by whom she had colours. This office was some years after a son, John, who m. the eldest daughheld by Sir Charles Coote, father of the ter of Lucas Dillon, brother to the first Earl of Mountrath.
Earl of Roscommon. Capt. Anthony Mulloy (commonly called Jl. Eleanora, m. to Calher Roe M‘DerGreen Mulloy, from the colour of his uni mot, 20th chief of Moylurg (whose form) procured a large grant of land, in
mother was Margaret de Burgo, of cluding the manor of Urthaheera (now Clanricard). Coote Hall), Hughstown (the seat of the The second son, present Coote Mulloy, esq.) &c. &c. He m. Conor MULloy, m. Jane, daughter of Sir Honora Dowell (of the family of Dowell, of Richard Rutledge, of Belleck, near BallyMantua House) and had a son and suc- shannon, by Miss O'Brien his wife, a descessor,
cendant of the house of Thomond, and had WILLIAM O'MULLOY, who is styled a son,
THEOBALD MULLOY (called by corruption Mr. Mulloy wedded in May, 1745, MarTobias), who held the commission of cap- garet, daughter of James Dodd, esq. of tain of horse in King William's army at Ardagh, (of the family of Dodd, of Swallowthe battle of the Boyne (1690). It is stated field, in Berksbire) by Martha, his wife, that Capt. Mulloy, perceiving WILLIAM's daughter of Colonel Auchmuty, an officer horse shot, rode up and gave his own charger in King WILLIAM's army at the battle of to the king, and that for this seasonable the Boyne, and had issue, service his majesty requested he would call Tobias, his heir. at his tent after the action, and choose what James, in holy orders, found dead in ever horse he pleased from the royal stud. his bed unmarried. Mulloy selected one called Kaiser, the king's Coote, aid-de-camp to General Eustace favourite, which William cheerfully gave
at the battle of Gemappe, d. suddenly him, with the housings and pistols. This
in London. horse, which lived to be forty years of age, WILLIAM, now of Oak Port, (see that never was allowed to be ridden by any but
branch.) the old captain, and when he began to get Hester, m. to the late Andrew Kirkstiff, was let run for life. He became so
wood, esq. of Castletown, and left familiar, that he used to come to the hall two sons, of whom the elder, now door and eat bread out of the hand.
lieutenant-colonel of the 64th regiTheobald, alias Tobias Mulloy, appears in ment, m. Emily, daughter of General the list of gentlemen attainted by the ill Coffin, governor of St. John's, North fated JAMES, and in an act for raising the America, and niece of Sir Isaac Cofsum of £120,000 on all lands, tenements, fin, by whom he had one son, Townsand hereditaments, made in 1695, Henry hend Kirkwood, and two daughters. Lord Capel being then lord deputy, Captain Margaret, m. to Thomas Mac Dermott Tobias Mulloy is appointed one of the com
Roe, esq. of Alderford, in the county missioners for the county of Roscommon. of Roscommon, and had two sons and He married twice: by his first wife, a daugh two daughters. ter of Sir -- King, he had no issue; but by Rebecca, m. to John Phibbs, esq. of the second, Frances Harlowe, he had two Lisconny, grandfather, by his first sons, CHARLES, his heir, and William, who
wife, of the present Countess of Nord. at Exeter, a captain in the army. Capt. bury, who inherits his estate. Theobald Mulloy, who was nominated four
Helen, m. to the Rev. P. Birmingham. times successively high sheriff for the county Mr. Mulloy d. 7th January, 1796, and was of Roscommon in the reign of William III. 8. by his son, d. in 1734, and was s. by his son,
Tobias MULLOY, esq. of Hugbstown, b. CHARLES MULLOY, esq. This gentleman 6th May, 1748, who was called to the bar, being at Athlone when some of King James's but never practised. At the period of the officers were raising recruits, was persuaded union he published a pamphlet against Sir to fight for the deposed monarch, and had Hercules Langrish, and in favour of trienthe singular fate of being taken prisoner by nial parliaments, which excited considerable a party of the regiment of horse in which attention at the time of its production. Mr. his father was captain, at the battle of the Mulloy m. Susannah,* daughter of Colonel Boyne. He was then but seventeen, and Arthur Roche, (whose father, George Roche, for his father's sake his life was spared. He represented the city of Limerick in three afterwards served in some of William's parliaments), and has issue, wars, and at the siege of Vigo was wounded
Coote, his heir. in the leg. He m. Hester Adams (of the
Charles, in holy orders, m. 15th May, same family as the American president
1820, Margaret, sister of the late Sir Adams) and had three sons,
Robert King, bart. of Charlestown, John, who m. Miss Cooper, of Cooper's
in the county of Roscommon, and Hill, in Sligo, but had no issue.
had issue, Charles, d. at college.
Charles, Coote, of whom we have to treat.
Coote. Charles Mulloy d. in 1760, aged ninety-two,
Robert. and was s. by his only surviving son,
Margaret. Coote MULLOY, esq. of Hughstown, b. in
Mary. 1720, cornet in Hamilton's dragoons. This
Arabella. gentleman was considered a person of such
Caroline. solid judgment as to be frequently appointed sole arbitrator under the court of chancery,
Mr. Charles Mulloy d. at Collooney and his decisions were ever known to be reversed. The then lord chancellor used
* This Susannah Roche was cousin of the huto say, “ that one such man in every county morous Sir Boyle Roche, so well known in the would prove a national blessing."
Glebe, county of Sligo (of which place is now called Coote Hall) is supposed
place he was rector), in April, 1832. to be the chief of the name of O’Mulloy. Mr. Mulloy d. 10th February, 1825, and When it recollected that William, commonly was s. by his eldest son, the present Coore called the Great O'Mulloy, was, as has been Mulloy, esq. of Hughstown.
already stated, present at a meeting of the The office of hereditary standard bearer to Roscommon gentlemen, held at Balintobber, the crown of England in Ireland, vests in in the year 1641, and that he was one of this family, and Mr. Mulloy, of Oak Port, those, who, upon that occasion, took an is in possession of a drawing copied from an oath for maintaining the Roman Catholic original entry made in a record in the office religion (vide the above mentioned peerage, of arms (Dublin Castle), by Thomas Pres- vol. iv. p. 192), it becomes scarcely matter ton, esq. Ulster king at arms, in the year of surprise, that in the great rebellion which 1634, and attested by Sir William Betham broke out the following year, the possessions (the present Ulster), representing O'Mulloy of this chieftain (if such he may be denomiinvested with the coat armour proper to his nated) should have been forfeited. These office, mounted upon a steed richly capari- possessions consisted of the grant already soned, bearing in his hand the standard of stated to have been made to Captain AnEngland, and upon his shield the family thony Mulloy (ELIZABETH's reign), and
arms. The posterity were known by the name of Urthaheera,
mogeniture devolve possession of the Oak Port family. Thus upon the posterity of Captain Anthony Mul- time has rendered to the descendants of the loy, who, as we have already stated, was the original proprietors, the justice of restoring first of the O'Malloys who settled in Con- to them part of the domains of their ancesnaught, and tenth in descent in the
younger line from the said Hugh Mor. Coote Mulloy, esq. of Hughstown (the
Arms—Arg. a lion rampant sa. between lineal descendant of Captain Anthony) is three trefoils gu. therefore the present chief of his name, and consequently hereditary standard bearer to lar, running by an oak tree,
Crest-A greyhound, gorged with a colthe crown of England in Ireland. The present
Motto-Malo mori quam foedari : the O’Mulloys in the King's county belong to a branch junior to that of which Captain An- translation of the Irish motto is “Fortune thony was the founder, (vide O'Mulloy pe
and opportunity for ever.” digree, office of arms). Brewer, in his Estates-In the counties of Roscommon “ Beauties of Ireland,” adverts to this cir- and Leitrim. cumstance (see vol. ii. Leinster, King's Seat-Hughstown, county of Roscomcounty), by observing that “O'Mulloy, of mon. Wyhteheese, county of Roscommon, (which
MULLOY, OF OAK PORT.
IV. Jane. ·v. Caroline-Adelaide. Mr. Mulloy succeeded to a portion of the real, and almost the whole of the personal property of his father, the late Coote Mulloy, esq. of Hughstown, 7th January, 1796. He is a magistrate for the county of Roscommon, and has twice been excused the office of sheriff.
Lineage. For descept and arms refer to MULLOY Estates-In the county of Roscommon. of Hughstown, Mr. Mulloy, of Oak Port, Seat-Oak Port, in the county of Rosbeing uncle to the present head of the fa common. mily.
LESLIE, OF GLASSLOUGH. LESLIE, CHARLES-POWELL, esq. of Glasslough, in the county of Monaghan, b. 13th September, 1821, succeeded his father 15th November, 1831.
chelle and the expedition of the Isle of Rhee, with the Duke of Buckingham. He was all along conversant in courts, where he learned that address which gave a peculiar grace even to bis preaching. These accomplishments obtained him the favour of many princes abroad; and at home he was particularly happy in that of King CHARLES I., who admitted him into his privy council, both in Scotland and Ireland, in which stations he was continued by King CHARLES II. after the restoration of the royal family. His chief preferment in the church of Scotland was the bishoprick of Orkney, called the bishoprick of the Isles, from
whence he was translated to Raphoe, on the John. Leslie, the founder of the Glass- 1st June, 1633, and was the same year adlough branch of the Leslie family, in Ire- mitted into the privy council of Ireland. land, a descendant of the house of Balquhuir, When he first came to Raphoe, he found in Aberdeenshire, was born in the north of the revenues of it engrossed into the hands Scotland, and educated first at Aberdeen of several gentlemen, who combined toand then at Oxford. Of this distinguished gether to maintain what they had gotten. divine we have the following interesting But, by an expensive lawsuit, he retrieved account in Sir James Ware's History of the rights and estate of the see, and inIreland, edited by Harris. “ John Leslie creased the income of it nearly one-third. spoke French, Spanish, and Italian, with He built a stately palace in his diocese for the same propriety and fluency as the na- himself and his successors, contriving it for tives ; and was so great a master of the strength as well as beauty, which proved Latin that it is said of him, when he was in to be useful afterwards in the rebellion of Spain,“ Solus Lesleius Latine loquitur.” | 1641, and preserved a good part of that He continued twenty-two years abroad, and country, particularly those under bis produring that time was at the siege of Ro- tection in his diocese. Yet he would not