'OConnell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: O'Connell of Aghgore, O'Connell of Ballinabloun, Connell of Ballycarbery, O'Connell of Brentree, O'Connell of Derrynane, O'Connell of Dunmaniheen, O'Connell of Knockeaghna, O'Connell of Tarmons

Commoners reports that "The surname of O'Connell ... emanated from Conal Gabhra, an ancient prince of the royal line of Heber, son of Milesius".
Aodh (Hugh) O'Connell, "lord and chief of the clan" (a 1337)
1. Hugh (Aodh) O'Connell, Chief (a 1343)
  m. Marguerita (dau of Mahon Monevy O'Brien (Menevy O'Brian), Prince of Thomond, by Una, dau of Phelim O'Connor of Corcomroe (Feildlim O'Connor, Prince of Corcumruadh))
  A. Geoffrey O'Connell, Chief (a 1393)
  m. Catherine O'Connor (dau of Mahon O'Connor-Kerry (O'Connor of Traght-y-Connor))
  i. Daniel O'Connell, Chief (a 1421)
  m. Honora Beare (dau of O'Sullivan Beare of Dunboy, Beare & Bantry)
a. Sir Aodh (Hugh) O'Connell, Chief (a 1436, 1490)
  m. Mary McCarthy (dau of Donal-an-Dana McCarthy More, Prince of Desmond)
  (1) Maurice O'Connell, Chief (a 1496)
  m. Juliana O'Sullivan (dau of O'Sullivan More of Dunkerran)
  (A) Morgan O'Connell (a 1496, dvp)
  m. Elizabeth O'Donovan (dau of _ O'Donovan of Cloncahill)
  (i) Aodh (Hugh) O'Connell, Chief (a 1532)
  m1. Mora O'Brien (dau of Sir Teige O'Brien of Bally Corig)
(a) Morgan O'Connell of Ballycarbery (Bally Carbery), Sheriff of co. Kerry (a 1535, 1550)
  m. Helena McCarthy (dau of Donald McCarthy More of Desmond)
  ((1)) Richard O'Connell of Ballycarbery (a 1575) - continued below
  m. Joan McCarthy (dau of Callaghan McCarthy of Carrignamult)
  m2. _ O'Brien (dau of _ O'Brien of Thomond)
  (B) Hugh O'Connell (dsp)
  (2)+ 2 sons
2. Jeffrey O'Connell (a 1337)
3. Shela O'Connel
  m. John O'Mahony Mergagh of Desmond



Richard O'Connell of Ballycarbery (Bally Carbery) (a 1575) - continued above
m. Joan McCarthy (dau of Callaghan McCarthy of Carrignamult by Sheela/Julia, dau of Teige McOwen McCarthy of Drishane)
1. Maurice O'Connell of Ballycarbery, Sheriff of co. Kerry (d 24.07.1607)
  m. Margaret O'Callaghan (dau of Conor O'Callaghan of Clonmeen)
  A. Geoffrey O'Connell of Ballycarbery, Sheriff of co. Kerry (b c1569, d 25.04.1635/9)
  m. Honora McCroghan (dau of _ McCroghan of Littur Castle (MacCrohan of Letter Castle))
i. Maurice O'Connell ' of Dunmaniheen' of Caherbarnagh, later of Brentree, co. Clare
  m. Catherine Barrett (dau of Richard Barrett of Barretstown)
  a. Geoffrey O'Connell of Brentree
  (1) Maurice O'Connell (d Aughrim 1691, Brigadier General)
  m. Catherine Langton (dau of Sir WIlliam Langton)
  (A) Rickard O'Connell (d 1739)
  (2) John O'Connell (d Derry 1689)
  (3) Catherine O'Connell
  m. Henry O'Brien of Bealagh Corrick (Ballycorig)
  b. Richard O'Connell (dsp 1693)
  c. Alicia O'Connell
  m. Denis O'Mahony of Dromore
  ii. Daniel O'Connell of Ahavore (Aghgore in Iveragh)
  m. Alice Segrave (dau of Christopher Segrave of Cabragh, Mayor of Dublin)
  a. John O'Connell of Aghgore, Loher & Derrynane (d 05.1740)
  m. (c1700) Elizabeth Conway (dau of Christopher Conway of Clahane)
  (1) Donal (Mor, 'Big Daniel') O'Connell of Derrynane (b c1701, d 09.1770)
  m. (1718) Maire O'Donoghue (d 1792, dau of Daniel O'Donoghue of Anwyss)
  (A) John O'Connell (b 1725, dvp 02.05.1751)
  m. (01.1748) Mary Falvey (dau of John Falvey of Faha)
  (i) Abigail (Gobnett) O'Connell (b 1750)
m. (before 1770) James Gould of Clonakilty
  (B) Maurice O'Connell of Derrynane (b 1728, dsp 02.1825)
  m. (05.12.1758) Mary Cantillon (dau/coheir of Robert Cantillon of Ballyphilip)
  (C) Morgan O'Connell of Carhen (b 1739, d 27.05.1809)
  m. (16.04.1771) Catherine O'Mullane (d 02.1817, dau of John O'Mullane of Whitechurch)
  (i) Daniel ('the Liberator') O'Connell of Derrynane, Mayor of Dublin (b 06.08.1775, d 15.05.1847, MP) had issue
  m. (24.07.1802) Mary O'Connell (d 31.10.1836, dau of Thomas O'Connell of Tralee) @1@ below
  (ii) Maurice Morgan O'Connell (b 1776, d 1797)
  (iii) John O'Connell of Grenagh (b 06.05.1778, d 06.09.1853) had issue
  m. (02.1806) Elizabeth Coppinger (d 21.12.1863, dau of William Coppinger of Ballyvolane & Barryscourt)
(iv) Sir James O'Connell of Lakeview, 1st Bart (b 10.01.1786, d 28.07.1872) had issue
  The following comes from BP1934 (O'Connell).
  m. (31.03.1818) Jane O'Donoghue (d 15.04.1867, dau of Charles O'Donoghue of the Glens)
  (v) Mary O'Connell (b c1772)
  m. (06.1791) Jeremiah McCartie of Woodview
  (vi) Honoria O'Connell
  m. Daniel O'Sullivan of Reendonegan
  (vii) Ellen O'Connell (b c1777)
  m. Daniel O'Connell of Tralee @2@ below
  (viii) Bridget O'Connell
  m. Myles McSwiney of Drumquinna
  (ix) Alicia O'Connell (b 1788, d 08.12.1862)
  m. (22.01.1812) William Francis Finn (MP)
  (xi) Catherine O'Connell
  m. (19.10.1805) Humphrey Moynihan of Rathbeg & Freemount
  (D) Daniel Charles O'Connell, Count in France (b 21.05.1745, dsp 09.07.1833, '21st child')
  m. ?? (widow of Comte de Bellevue)
  (E) Elizabeth O'Connell
  m. (before 1744) Timothy McCarthy of Ochtermoney & Liss
  (F) Alice O'Connell (b before 1725)
  m. (c1750) John Segerson of Ballinskellings Manor
  (G) Honora O'Connell
  m. (1751) Morty O'Sullivan of Coulagh
  (H) Joan O'Connell
  m. (1744) Charles Sugrue of Fermoyle
  (I) Mary O'Connell
  m. (1762) James Baldwin of Clohina
  (J) Eileen O'Connell (author)
  m1. _ O'Connor of Firies
  m2. (1766) Arthur O'Leary (d 04.05.1773)
  (K) Abigail O'Connell
  m. (1766) Denis O'Sullivan (Major)
  (L) Anne (Nancy) O'Connell (dsp)
  m. (08.1773) Maurice Geoffrey O'Connell of Lative
  (M)+ other issue including Connell (b c1740, dsp)
  (2) Maurice O'Connell of Tarmons, Waterville, co. Kerry
m. Mary Beare (dau of O'Sullivan Beare)
  (A) Daniel O'Connell of Tarmons, later of Cork had issue?
  m. Juliana Gallwey (possibly dau of Patrick Gallwey of Gurteenroe)
  (B) Geoffrey (Maurice) O'Connell of Ballybrack Lodge, Waterville (b 1728, d 18.11.1820)
  m. Bridget Seggerson
  (i) Geoffrey O'Connell of Ardmaning House, co. Cork had issue
  m. (c28.04.1828) Mary Trant (d 1889, dau of Capt. Patrick Trant of Waterview by Clara, dau of Charles Connell) @3@ below
  (ii) Maurice Charles O'Connell of Ballybrack Lodge (b 1763, d 23.10.1849) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (01.11.1826) Mary Barry (dau of Simon Barry of Futze Hill)
  (iii) John Jeffrey O'Connell had issue (1 dau)
  m. "a West Indian lady" (d before 1815)
  (iv) Morgan O'Connell of Cork had issue
  m. Catherine Donovan
  (v)+ 9 other sons and 4 daughters
  (C) Murcheartach (Monty or Moritz) O'Connell (b 1738, d 09.07.1830, Baron of the Holy Roman Empire, Grand Chamberlain)
  m. "an Austrian lady"
  (i) daughter (Canoness in Austria)
  (D) Mary Anne O'Connell
m. _ Roche of Cahirciveen
  (E) daughter
  m. (c1756) Florence McCarthy (son of Thomas of Kilfadamore)
  (F) Honoria O'Connell
  m. William Hayes of Aghatubrid (d 18.09.1812)
  (G) Helena O'Connell
  m. James Sugrue
  (H) Alicia O'Connell
  m. Charles Connell FitzPhilip O'Connell @4@ below
(3) Geoffrey Octave O'Connell (priest?)
  (4) Anne O'Connell
  m. Philip Connell (son of John of Ballinabloun) @5@ below
  (5) Clare O'Connell
  m. _ Fitzmaurice of Duagh
  (6) Elizabeth O'Connell
  m. Cornelius McGillicuddy
  (7) Alice O'Connell
  m. Myles Mahony
  (8) daughter
m. Florence Mahony of Sunday's Well, Killarney
  (A) Ellen Mahony (b c1782, d 12.09.1859, 'only dau') possibly of this generation?
  m. (1824) William Nash (bpt 1796, bur 1871)
  b. Maurice O'Connell of Dunmaniheen, Killorglin (d 1715, Captain)
  m. Ellen O'Callaghan (dau of Colonel Callaghna O'Callaghan of Clonmeen)
  (1) Geoffrey O'Connell of Kilkeeveragh, Portmagee & Dunmaniheen (d 1722)
  m. Elizaeth Conway (dau of Edward Conway of Glenbeigh)
  (A) Maurice O'Connell of Emlaghmore (Imlaghmore) (d 1738)
  m. (09.02.1731) Jane Blennerhassett (dau of Thomas Blennerhassett, m1/2. Jane Hurley)
  (i) Rickard O'Connell of Mount Rivers (d unm)
  (ii) Thomas O'Connell of Rathkeale (co. Limerick) & Tralee (b c1735, d 06.09.1785)
  m1. _ Jeffcit
(a)+ 3 children
  m2. Ellen Tuohy (d 24.02.1836, dau of Edward Tuohy (by Ellen FitzMaurice), m2. John Henry Blennerhassett)
  (d) Rickard O'Connell (d 04.06.1832, Captain, 2nd son of this marriage) had issue
  m. (15.01.1801) Elizabeth Tuohy (d 02.12.1827, dau of David Tuohy)
  (e) Maurice O'Connell (bpt 28.08.1781, d 03.01.1825) had issue
  m1. (sp?) _ Playne (or Ployne)
  m2. (c25.04.1817) Mary Mahony (d 13.05.1862, dau of James Mountain Mahony)
  (f) Mary O'Connell (d 31.10.1836)
  m. (24.07.1802) Daniel O'Connell @1@ above
  (g) Catherine O'Connell (d c18.10.1838)
  m. William Ford of Abbeyfeale
  (h) daughter
m. Patrick O'Mara of co. Limerick
  (i) Elizabeth O'Connell (bpt 12.08.1787, d 02.01.1815)
  m. James Connor (O'Connor) of Cloontariffe
  (j)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 28.08.1778, d unm 11.05.1808, RN), Anne Helena (bpt 28.10.1785)
  (iii) Edward O'Connell
  m. _ Murphy (dau of William Murphy)
  (a) Daniel O'Connell of Tralee (d 15.04.1814) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (17.10.1803) Ellen O'Connell (dau of Morgan O'Connell) @2@ above
  (b) John O'Connell (d San Sebastian 31.08.1813)
  (c) Rickard O'Connell (b c1785, d 18.10.1817) had issue
  m. (c27.08.1806) _ Brice (dau of Edmond Brice of Headfort)
  (iv) Elizabeth O'Connell
  m. Owen McCarthy
  (B) Morgan O'Connell (b c1712, d c20.05.1784, priest of Dingle then Killarney)
  (C) Charles O'Connell of Maghera, co. Clare (b c1714, d 1784)
  m. Marie O'Callaghan (dau of Teigue O'Callaghan of Coolhingane by Maire O'Brien of Ballycorrig)
  (i) Rickard O'Connell in France (dsp c1790)
  m. Jane Burke (dau of James Burke of Strasborough (by Mary, dau of John Foster of Cloncon), m2. Dominick D'Arcy of Rockvale)
  (ii) Jeffrey O'Connell (d unm)
  (iii) Maurice O'Connell of Moyriesk, co. Clare (d before 1808)
  m1. _ Hashie of Limerick (d 20.12.1784)
  m2. (13.08.1791) _ Swyny (dau of Ros Swyny of Moyriesk)
  (a) Charles O'Connell of Ennis & Liscanner (b c1792, d 16.05.1874) had issue
  m. (11.11.1827) Susan Floyd (d 06.04.1861, dau of Richard Floyd of Ennis)
  (b) Rickard O'Connell (b 24.06.1794, d 18.08.1850, Captain)
  m1. (06.06.1816, sp?) Frances Irving (d 10.03.1840)
  m2. (26.06.1841) Elizabeth Quill (d c25.07.1855, dau of Thomas Quill of Tralee & Cork, niece of Jeremy King of Tralee then London)
  (c) Margaret O'Connell (d 08.05.1864)
  m. (01.03.1818) John Finucane of Crag (d 21.05.1866)
  (iv) Daniel O'Connell of Kilmarckerin, Iveragh, co. Kerry
  m. Joan McCrohan (dau of Joseph McCrohan of Drumquin)
  (v) Elizabeth O'Connell (b before 1723)
m. (1745) Jeremy Leene of Dingle & Tralee
  iii. Charles O'Connell of Ballymacleragh (d 1699, youngest son) mentioned by BIFR1976 but not by Commoners
  a. John O'Connell of Ballinabloun (BallyMacgullynavlaune) (a 1726)
  m. Mary O'Sullivan
  (1) Geoffrey O'Connell (2nd son)
m. Clara O'Mahony (dau of Denis O'Mahony of Dromore by Alicia, dau of Maurice O'Connell of Caherbanagh)
  (A) Charles O'Connell of Ballinabloun (a 1802)
  m. Joanna Segerson (dau of John Segerson of the Glen)
  (i) Daniel ('Saggart' or 'priest') O'Connell of Portmagee or Ballinabloun (b 1762, d 07.05.1811) had issue
  m. (16.06.1802) Theresa Lombard (d 01.05.1820) ## possibly here ##
  (ii) Clara O'Connell
  m. Patrick Trant of Waterview (Captain)
  (a) Mary Trant (d 1889)
m. (c28.04.1828) Geoffrey O'Connell of Ardmaning House @3@ above
  (iii) Mary O'Connell
  m. Myles Mahony
  (iv) Catherine O'Connell
  m. William McCarthy (Colonel)
(v)+ other issue - Richard (d young), Geoffrey (Major)
  (2) Philip O'Connell (a 03.1725)
  m. Anne Connell (dau of John Connell of Derrynane) @5@ above
  (A) Charles Philip O'Connell
  m. Alicia Connell (dau of Maurice Connell of Tarmons) @4@ above
  (i) John Charles O'Connell of Foilnageeragh (b 1762, dsp 06.06.1837)
  m. _ Fitzmaurice
  (ii) Sir Maurice Charles Philip O'Connell (b 11.09.1766, d 25.05.1848) had issue
  m. (08.05.1810) Mary Bligh (dau of Vice Admiral William Bligh, widow of ?? Putland)
  (iii) Mary O'Connell (b c1757)
  m. (1776) James Eagar of Clonmeen (son of Francis of Ballinvoher)
  (iv) Honoria O'Connell (b c1770, d 12.08.1835)
  m. John Primrose
  (v) Alicia O'Connell (d c05.12.1857)
  m. Charles O'Connell of Tralee (possibly grandson of Richard possibly son of John of Ballinabloun)
  (3) Maurice John O'Connell (bur 1787)
  m. _ O'Connor Kerry
  (A) John O'Connell of Knockeaghna (d 24.03.1824)
  m. Mary McCarthy (dau of Timothy McCarthy of BallyMcKeag)
  (i) Timothy John O'Connell (b 1784, d 05.05.1865) had issue
  m. Mary Leonard (dau of Michael Leonard of Lisselton)
  (ii) John O'Connell of Knockeaghna had issue
  (iii) James O'Connell
  (4)+ other issue - Daniel (dsp before 11.02.1783), Richard
  iv.+ other issue - Peter of Claghanmacquin, John of Ashtown in co Dublin (dsp)
  B. Richard O'Connell, Bishop of Ardfert

Main source(s): BIFR1976 (O'Connell) with support from Commoners (vol 2, 'O'Connell of Derrynane Abbey', p565+)
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