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From: "Lyle R. (Andy) Anderson" <>
Subject: Re: Ancestors of Mor O'Connor of Offaly
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:07:42 GMT
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Thank you for your response.
I realized I was most likely barking up the wrong tree with the "Connacht"
I'm now on a path of getting the info I was looking for so I think my
question can be put to bed.
Lyle R. (Andy) Anderson
Stewart Baldwin wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 19:29:59 GMT, "Lyle R. (Andy) Anderson"
> <> wrote:
> >I've ran into a wall in trying to find the ancestral line of
> >"Mor O'Connor of Offaly" the wife of Conchobar, King of Meath and the
> >son of Domnall, Abbot of the Abbot of Clonard d. 1019.
> >They were the parents of Bean Midi O'Melaughlin, the wife of Niall Mac
> >Lochlainn, King of the Tir Coneaill, parents of Muirchertach Mac
> >Lochlainn d. 1166
> >Mor O'connor's father is listed as Conchobar O'Connor, King of Offaly
> >and that is all I can come up with.
> >I've ordered a book regarding the "O'Connors of Connacht" in hopes that
> >the O'Connors of Offaly will be listed there, however, I'm starting to
> >think they are more separate then I originally thought.
> The O'Connors of Connacht and the O'Connors of Offaly were in fact
> completely different, unrelated families who happened to have the same
> surname. The O'Connors of Offaly were not from Connacht, but were a
> Leinster family, a branch of the early medieval dynasty of Uí Failge,
> of which "Offaly" is an Anglicization.
> Stewart Baldwin