The O’Donnells of Ballinamore, Inishkeel, Co Donegal

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  Roger (Rory Rua) O’Donnell, 1763-Oct 1841, Sub-Constable of Boylagh, and his wife Peggy McCool had 9 children.

• John (died young from a burst blood vessel) m Catherine/Kitty O’Donnell (daughter of Dr. John O’Donnell of Letterilly and his wife Bridget ___)

• James ‘Jimmy Rory’ m sister of Seamus Timoney and lived at the Millside, Fintown.

• Nancy ‘Rory’ m Jeremiah O’Donnell (1810-2 Jan 1873) of Laught, Donaghmore. Farmer and Agent for Major John Hamilton on his Ballinamore Estate. Buried Fintown Cemetery - see Headstone and Inscription

        5 known children:

        Roger/Rory (1837-5May1896 San Francisco, body  brought back to Fintown for burial) m Annie __;

        John, (d1920) m Ellen Gallagher of Castlegoland (d 29Jun 1906) - see house #2 1901 Census of Fintown;

        Hugh (drowned in Cumirk River);

        Jeremiah d17 Oct 1884 m Hannah McBride of Dungloe - see house #15 Cloghan Beg, Kilteevoge

        Mary ‘Rory’.
   [Jeremiah and Hugh were drapers, hosiers, grocers and farmers, trading in 1881 as “Jeremiah O’Donnell & Brothers”.]

• Mary ‘Rory’ (educated in Spain)

• Margaret m Patrick O’Donnell of Glashagh More (her 1st cousin)

• Ann ‘Rory’ m Eion O’Donnell of Glashagh More (her 1st cousin)

• Roger

• Dominick [either Dominick or his brother Roger was a military cadet in Spain.]

• Susan ‘Rory’ m Con McLoone.

        2 known children:


        Anne (1830-1917) m Malachy McMahon (1827-1902) - see house # 7 1901 Census of Fintown

1841 Obituary Notice for Roger O’Donnell from the Gentleman’s Magazine. Volume XVI P667

       - Aged 79, Mr. Roger O'Donnell, of Ballinamore, son of the late Hughragh O' Donnell, esq. of Glashaghmore                   


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