'McCausland1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: McCausland of Daisy Hill, McCausland of Drenagh (formerly Fruit Hill), MacCausland of Rush (Resh), MacCausland of Strabane, McCausland of Streeve Hill, Gage of Bellarena

Commoners mentions a report (dated 1723) that "the founder of the MacAuslanes in Scotland, was one Buey Anselan, son of O'Kyan, King of Ulster, who ... passed over to Scotland with a body of followers in or about the year 1016" and that he "married an heiress of the name of Denniestoun, and in her right acquired those lands ... and that his successors were all Lairds of Buchanan". Commoners adds that the line ended "with the last of the lairds, John, who flourished in 1682, leaving an only daughter and heiress". Except for that last laird flourishing in 1682 (we show John, last of Buchanan as having died by 1681), this confirms that the McCauslands are an early branch of the Buchanans.
Baron McCauslane of Scotland
1. Andrew McCausland (a 1620, to Ireland)
  A. Alexander McCausland of Resh & Ardstraw, co. Tyrone
  i. Oliver MacCausland of Resh & Strabane, Sheriff of co. Tyrone (d 1722) this line followed by Commoners
  m. Jane Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton, sister of Rev. Andrew)
  a. John MacCausland of Strabane, Stranorlar & Castefin (d 1728, MP)
  m. Amy Jane Norris (dau of Thomas Norris of Down & SPeke)
  (1) Oliver MacCausland of Strabane (d 1756, MP)
  m. Anne Jane Hamilton (dau of William Hamilton of Waterhouse)
(A) John MacCausland of Strabane (d 11.1804, MP)
  m. Elizabeth Span (dau of Rev. William Span of Ballmacove)
  (i) Oliver MacCausland (b 06.11.1757, Rector of Finlargam)
  m. (1785) Hannah Conyngham (dau of Redmond Conyngham of Letterkenny)
  (a) Elizabeth MacCausland
  m. Robert Ogilvy of Wooodbank
  (b)+ other issue - John (b 08.08.1789, Captain RN), Redmond Conynham (cleric), Mary Anne, Letitia, Hannah, Caroline
  (ii) William James MacCausland of Dublin
m. Susan Waters (dau of Rev. J. Waters of Tipperary)
  (iii) Catherine MacCausland (d 14.03.1821)
  m. (20.10.1790) William Conyngham Plunkett, Lord Plunkett, Lord Chancellor of Ireland
  (B) Oliver MacCausland
  m. Jane Murray (dau of William Murray of Mount Murray)
  (i)+ issue - son (dsp), 5 daughters
  (C) Margaret MacCausland
  (D) Alice MacCausland
  m. Charles Eustace (General)
  (2) Alexander MacCausland of Rush
  m. Anne Nesbitt (dau of James Nesbitt of Lifford)
  (A) John MacCausland of Lifford (cleric)
  m1. Mary Burgoyne (dau of Rev. Thomas Burgoyne of Lifford)
  (i)+ 3 daughters
  m2. Hannah (widow of Thomas Gerard)
  (iv)+ other issue - John, 4 daughters
  (B) daughter (a 1814)
  m. _ Shirling
  (C) Anne MacCausland
  m. _ Ball
  (D)+ other issue - Andrew, Henry
  (3) Rebecca MacCausland
  m. Rev. John Hamilton of Newcastle, co, Limerick
  (4) Mary MacCausland
  m. Dr. _ Moore of Londonderry
  b. William MacCausland of Moutfield & Rash (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Hamilton (dau of George Hamilton of Dublin)
  c. Oliver MacCausland of Strabane
  m. _Rachel Hamilton (dau of James Hamilton of Hamilton's Grove)
  (1) RoseMacCausland
  d. Jane MacCausland
  m. _ Sampson
  e. Catharine MacCausland
  m. John Leslie
  ii. Andrew McCausland of Ardochil or Ardecheyl this line followed by BIFR1976 & BLG1886
  m. ?? ("possibly of the family of Conolly of Castletown")
  Before leaving this branch, Commoners mentions that Andrew left a son, Alexander of Ardochill (b c1662, d 07.1762). BIFR1976 & BLG1886 show as follows.
  a. Robert McCausland of Fruit Hill (near Newtownlimavady, co. Derry) (d c1734, Colonel)
  BLG1886 identifies Robert's wife Hannah as dau of William Moore of Garvey, relict of James Hamilton of Strabane, but BIFR1976 identifies her as ...
  m. (07.1709) Hannah (granddau of William Moore of Garvey, widow of James Hamilton)
(1) Conolly McCausland of Fruit Hill (b 21.11.1713, d 27.06.1794)
  m. (10.02.1742) Elizabeth Gage (b c1718, d 1791, dau of Thomas Gage of Macgiligan, sister/heir of Hodson of Bellarena)
  (A) Conolly McCausland, later McCausland-Gage of Fruit Hill (b 03.08.1754, d 1827, 4th son)
  m. (15.01.1778) Theodosia Mahon (d 03.05.1822, dau of Thomas Mahon of Strokestown Park)
  (i) Marcus McCausland of Fruit Hill (name changed to Drenagh) (b 24.04.1787, d 18.01.1862) had issue
  m. (05.09.1815) Marianne Tyndall (d 22.08.1864, dau of Thomas Tyndall of The Fort)
  (ii) Jane McCausland (d 05.1822)
  m. William (not Gustavus) Hamilton (Rector of Drumachose, nephew of Sackville Hamilton)
  (iii) Elizabeth McCausland (dsp)
  m. J. Rose of The Lodge, Newtownlimavady
  (iv) Theodosia McCausland (d 1825)
  m. Charles Tyndall (son of Thomas of The Fort)
(v)+ other issue - Connolly Robert (b 05.11.1789, d 17.081817), Frederick Hervey (b 18.12.1793, d 17.11.1817), Eleanor (d unm 12.12.1818)
  (B) Marcus McCausland, later McCausland-Gage of Bellarena in Magilligan, co. Derry (b 28.08.1755, d 1815)
  m. (24.01.1788) Julia Sterling (d 1839)
  (i) Conolly Gage of Bellarena (d 1843) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (1827) Henrietta Tyndall (dau of Thomas Tyndall)
  (ii) Marcus Gage of Streeve Hill (d 1856, 4th son) had issue
  m. Rachel McCausland (dau of Conolly McCausland of Streeve Hill) @1@ below
  (iii) Robert Gage (Rector of Desertoghill) had issue
m. Ann Olphert (dau of Rev. John Olphert)
  (iv) William Charles Gage of Drummond had issue
  m. (1838) Mary Olphert (dau of Rev. John Olphert)
  (v) Julia Gage (d 11.1830)
  m. (19.01.1826) Sir Hugh Stewart, Bart
  (vi)+ other issue (d unm) - James, Hudson
  (C) Hannah McCausland (b 03.10.1751, d 1826)
  m. (11.11.1778) William Lecky 'of Castle Fin' (MP)
  (i) Jane Matilda Lecky (d 1855) probably of this generation
  m. (1795) John Hamilton Browne of Comer House & Aughentaine (d 1848)
  (D) Elizabeth McCausland (b 16.04.1753, dsp 1800)
  m. (1776) Thomas Skipton of Beech Hill
  (E) Sarah McCausland (b 27.01.1759, d 1823)
  m. (19.09.1777) George Crookshank Kennedy, later Kennedy-Skipton of Skipton Hall
(F)+ other issue - Robert (b 1743), Thomas (b 1745, d 1747), John (b 1749, d 1769), Sarah (b 1746), Sydney (b 25.03.1760, d young), Rebecca (b 1763)
  (2) Marcus McCausland of Daisy Hill, Newtownlimavady (b 07.10.1717)
  m. _ Heyland (dau of Dominick Heyland)
  (A) Robert McCausland
m. (05.1767) _ Smith
  (B) Dominick McCausland of Daisy Hill
  m. (01.1769) Mary Bacon (dau/coheir of Archdeacon Benjamin Bacon of Glebe Hall) ## see here ##
  (i) Robert McCausland, later Bacon (dsp)
  (ii) Marcus Langford McCausland 'of Culmore' had issue
  m. Elizabeth Skipton (d 1836, dau of George Crocckshank Kennedy-Skipton)
  (iii) Mary McCausland
  m. (06.1779) Andrew Knox of Prehen (Lt. Colonel)
  (iv) Letitia McCausland (d 10.1855)
  m1. (17.04.1803) John Beresford Hill (d 04.12.1806, Rector of Langfield & Movill,e son of Sir Hugh, 1st Bart)
  m2. _ Steele (Captain)
  (v) Anna Benjamin McCausland
  m. (28.07.1807) John Olphert of Ballyconnell House, Falcarragh (d 05.06.1851, Rector of Drumachose)
  (C) Sarah McCausland (d 28.12.1821)
  m. Connolly McCausland of Streeve Hill (d 26.03.1796) @2@ just below
  (D)+ other issue
  (3) Frederick McCausland of Streeve Hill (d before 23.01.1784)
  m1. Rachel Hillhouse
(A) Abraham McCausland of Culmore
  (B) Conolly McCausland of Streeve Hill (d 26.03.1796, 3rd son)
  m. Sarah McCausland (cousin) @2@ just above
  (i) Frederick McCausland of Bessbrook, co. Derry had issue
  m. (21.01.1814) Theodosia Stirling (dau of John Stirling of Walworth)
  (ii) Robert McCausland
  m. Matilda (widow of Thomas Dallas)
  (iii) Marcus McCausland (d 09.1822)
(iv) Elizabeth McCausland
  m. Hugh Boyle
  (v) Rachel Jane McCausland
  m. Marcus Gage (d 1856) @1@ above
  (vi) Sarah McCausland
  m. Thomas Twigg (d 1872, Rector of Pomeroy)
  (C)+ other issue
  m2. Jane Cochrane (widow of John Anderson of Derry)
  (D) Sarah McCausland
m. Pitt Skipton
  (E) Jane McCausland
  m. James Anderson
  (4) Sarah McCausland (b 02.06.1710)
  m. William Smith
  (5) Rebecca McCausland (b 04.08.1711)
  m. (04.12.1726) John McClintock of Dunmore
  (6) Hannah McCausland (b 25.12.1712)
  m. (1739) James Stirling of Walworth
  iii. Anne McCausland
  iv. Catherine McCausland
  m. William Colhoun of Newtown Stewart
  v. Margery McCausland
  m. David McClenahan of Newtown Stewart
2. John McCausland (a 1620, to Ireland)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 2, 'MacCausland of Strabane', p58+), BIFR1976 ('McCausland'), BLG1886 ('MacCausland of Drenagh')
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