O'Connell, Donal Mor

Birth Name O'Connell, Donal Mor
Birth Name Donal Mor
Gramps ID I0818
Gender male


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Death 1770    
Event Note




    Family of O‘Connell, Donal Mor and O’Donoghue Dubh, Maire [F0260]
Married Wife O'Donoghue Dubh, Maire [I0817]
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1718    
Person Note

According to a note by Professor Maurice O'Connell, letters editor Daniel O'Connell, Mary Black was born approximately in 1702, had married in 1718 and she died in 1795. The import is from Burke's Irish Family Records that from Tadhg O'Donoghue, brother Séafraidh, chieftain and poet, she descended, it was a great grandfather Tadhg; Tadhg was so Ghriobha married, daughter of Sir Feidhlim O'Neill, commander of 1641 Rebellion in Ulster. Her father, Donnell, Ferriter married Alice, daughter of Edmund Ferriter Ballyferriter.

[http://www.ainm.ie/Bio.aspx?ID=1425 (+ google translate)]


O'Connell was born at Carhen near Cahersiveen, County Kerry to the O'Connells of Derrynane, a once-wealthy Roman Catholic family, which had been dispossessed of its lands.

Among his (the Liberator's) uncles was Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell, an officer in the Irish Brigades of the French Army, a famous aunt was Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill and his younger brother was created a baronet.

Under the patronage of his wealthy bachelor uncle Maurice "Hunting Cap" O'Connell, he studied at Douai in France, and was admitted as a barrister to Lincoln's Inn in 1794, transferring to Dublin's King's Inns two years later.



Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill was a member of the Muintir Uí Chonaill of Derrynane, County Kerry, being one of twenty-two children of Dómhnaill Mór Ó Conaill.


Posted by: Brendan O'Donoghue ()
Date: April 16, 2009 12:41
I think I would look at the family line of Daniel O'Connell

Donal Mor O'Connell, married Maire O'Donoghue and had issue:
Morgan O'Connell, born 1739, married Catherine O'Mullane and had issue:
Daniel O'Connell, "The Liberator", of Derrynane, nr Waterville, end of Iveragh peninsula, SW Co.Kerry, born 6th Aug 1775,

From memory I think that Donal Mor and Marie O'Donoghue had 22 children, because of Irish naming patterns your Daniel could well be related through one of the 22 children.

There is an O'Connell family tree in the National Library and probably the National Archives in Dublin.



Donal Mor, Daniel, became the heir of Derrynane and married Maire Ni Dhubibh - Mary O’Donoghue - the daughter of the prince of Glenfisk.

Daniel and Mary would have 22 children including John, Maurice, Morgan of Carhen, Cahirciveen, Connell who was lost at sea, Count Daniel Charles, Elizabeth, Alice, Honora, Joan, Mary, Eileen, Abigail, and Anne Nancy.




Had a large family including the last col of the Irish brigade (from Anita McCarthy's rough attempt at a pedigree).


DANIEL O'CONNELL, of Darrynane, m. Mary, dau. of O'Donoghue
Dhuv, of Anwys, co. Kerry, and had twenty-two children, of whom i
the following arrived at maturity,

1. John, m. the dau. of O'Falvey, of Faha, co. Kerry, and d. g
May, 1851, aged 26, leaving a dau.

2. MAURICE, successor to his father.

3. Morgan, of Carhen, in the Barony of Iveragh, b. 1739. **
April, 1771, Catherine, dau. of John 6'Mullane,of Whitechurch,
co. Cork, and dying 1809, had (with six daus., Mary, m. Jeremiah
M'Carthy. of Woodview, co. Kerry ; Honora, m. Daniel
O'Sullivan, of Reendonegan, co. Cork ; Catherine, m. Humphrey
Moynihan, of Rathbeg, co. Kerry ; Ellen, m. Daniel O'Connell,
of Tralee ; Bridget, m. Miles M'Swiney, of Kenmare ; and
Alicia, m. 1820, William Francis Finn, M.P. for co. Kilkenny)
four sons,

1. DANIEL, successor to his uncle.

2. Maurice, b. 1776, entered the British Army, and d. on the
expedition to St. Domingo, in 1797.

3. John, of Grenagh, co. Kerry, b. 1779 ; m. Feb. 1806, Eliza-
beth, dau. and heiress of William Coppinger, of Ballyvolane
and Barry's Court, and d. 1859, having by her (who d. 21 Dec.
1863) had issue, two sons and two daus.,

(1) MORGAN JOHN, of Ballylean Lodge, co. Clare, and Barry's
Court, co. Cork, M.P. for co. Kerry 1835-53, Barrister-at-Law,
b. 27 Aug. 1811 ; m. 21 Feb. 1865, Mary Anne, only dau. of
Charles Bianconi, D.L., of Longfield, co. Tipperary. She
d. 28 Jan. 1908. He d. 2 July, 1875, leaving a son,

Mills, Kildysart), J.P. cos. Cork and Clare, now of Bally-
lean and Barryscourt, who on succeeding to the estate
of Longfield at the death of his mother under the will
of her father adopted the surname of BIANCONI by Deed
Poll 27 April, 1908 ; b. 19 Oct. 1871 ; m. 10 Jan. 1894,
Arabella, dau. of T. P. Hayes, of 42, Lansdowne Road,
Dublin, and has issue,

a. Helen, b. 14 Nov. 1895.

6. Mary, b. 22 Dec. 1896.

c. Una, b. 3 Sept. 1898.

(2) John Dominick Patrick (Rev.), b. 25 March, 1828 ; d.

(1) Jane, m. ist, Charles, The O'Donoghue of the Glens, co.
Kerry, Chief of the name, and andly, M'Carthy O'Leary,
D.L., and had issue.

(2) Catherine, m. Samuel Vines, and has issue.

4. James (Sir), of Lake View, Bart, (see BURKE'S Peerage and

4, Connell, b. 1741, drowned at sea, 1765.

5. Daniel, Count O'Connell, Peer of France, Grand Cross of St.
Louis, b. May, 1745, entered the French service in the Royal
Swedois Regt. in 1761, and in 1769 was transferred to Clare's
(afterwards Berwick's) Regiment of the Irish Brigade, with which
he served in Europe and in the Mauritius until 1778, when he was
re-appointed to the Royal Swedois as Lieut.-Col. and was present
in that capacity at the sieges of Port Mahan and Gibraltar ; at
the latter he was on board one of the famous floating batteries and
was severely wounded. He was subsequently appointed Colonel
Commandant of the Regiment of Salm-Salm, a member of a com-
mittee to revise the system of infantry tactics in the French Army,
and was created a Chevalier of the Order of St. Louis. On the
downfall of Louis XVI., Count O'Connell returned to England
and was appointed Col. of the 4th Regt. of thte Irish Brigade
which command he retained until the corps wa. disbanded. He



d. July, 1833, at his stepson-in-law's chateau, near Blois, on the
Loire, aged 88, holding the rank of General in the French and
Colonel in the English service.

1. Elizabeth, m. Timothy M'Carthy, of Liss, co. Kerry.

2. Honora, m. Charles 'Sugrue, of Fermoyle Castle, co. Kerry.

3. Abigail, m. Major O'Sullivan, of the Austrian service.

4. Mary, m. James Baldwin, of Clonhinna, co. Cork.

5. Ellen, m. Arthur O'Leary, of Raleigh, co. Cork.

6. Catherine, m. Mortogh O'Sullivan, of Coulagh.

7. Anne, m. Maurice O'Connell, of Lative, and d.s.p.

8. Alice, m. Thomas Segerson, of Ballinskelligs, Abbey, co.

Mr. O'Connell d. 4 Oct. 1770, and was s. by his eldest son,



Daniel's grandmother was an O'Donoghue, Maura O'Donoghue she married Donal Mor O'Connell and had 22 children, she was the daughter of Daniel O'Donoghue Dhuv of Anwyer. Dhuv probably should be dubh gaelic for black.


This contradicts Anita McCarthy's note that she was the daughter of Geoffrey O'Donoghue.

  1. O'Connell, Morgan [I0820]
  2. O'Connell, Maurice [I0822]
  3. O'Connell, Eibhlín Dubh [I0823]


    1. O'Connell, Donal Mor
      1. O'Donoghue Dubh, Maire [I0817]
        1. O'Connell, Morgan [I0820]
        2. O'Connell, Maurice [I0822]
        3. O'Connell, Eibhlín Dubh [I0823]