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Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2008 20:41:29 -0000

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All Born in Hato Nuevo, Rio Piedras ,Puerto Rico :Bruno O'neill Lugo b. 1860-1880? married Victoriana Melendez Garcia b. 1882 ( from Galicia and Asturias, N. Spain) parents of Fransisca O'neill Melendez b. 1909, Paulina O'neill Melendez b. 1905, Ynocencio O'neill Melendez b. 1906, Antonio O'neill Melendez b. 1906 ,Ramona O'Neill Melendez b.1898- 1905?, Leo "Gelo" O'neill Melendez b.? .... Leon O'neill Lugo b. 1873 married Demetria Melendez Garcia b. 1874 parents of Braulio O'neill Melendez b. 1900, Celestina O'neill Melendez b. 1897, Justo O'neill Melendez b. 1902, Adrian O'neill Melendez b. 1903, Serefina O'neill Melendez b. 1905, Lina O'neill Melendez b. 1908, Mercedes O'neill Melendez b. 1909, Jana O'Neill Melendez b. 1905.... Tito O'neill Lugo b. 1887 married Filomena Melendez Garcia b. ? parents of Valerina O'neill Melendez b. 1909, Fransisca O'neill Melendez b. 1906.... Catalino O'neill Lugo b. 1885 married Cecilia LeBron Hernandez b.1883 parents of Isabel O'neill LeBr!
on b.1905, Anastasio O'neill LeBron b. 1908, Juan de Mata O'neill LeBron b. 1898... Manuel O'neill Lugo b. 1880 Widower..... These O'neills parents were born in the Island of Barbados but they were born in Puerto Rico Eugenio O'neill b.1863, Guillermo O'neill b.1894, Juan Antero O'neill b. 1903,Joaquim O'neill b. 1905, Demetria O'Neill b. 1896, Josefa O'neill b. 1897, Eduardo O'neill b. 1899, Gregoria O'neill b.1904, Magdalena O'neill b.1876, Eugenio O'neill y Reyes b. 1898, Elena O'neill y Reyes b. 1898-1902.... This O'neills parents were born in the Island of Tortola but he was born in Puerto Rico: Alfonso O'neill y Manuel married Maria Pastrana parents of Ricardo O'neill y Pastrana b. 1886, Alfonso O'neill y Pastrana b. 1888, Alfred O'neill y Pastrana b. 1889, Emilia O'neill y Pastrana b. 1894, Isabel O'neill y Pastrana b. 1895, Eugenio O'neill y Pastrana b. 1898, Eduardo O'neill y Pastrana b. 1903..... These O'neills are from a town called San German i have no knowledge!
of their origins Enrique O'neill y Lopez b. 1870, Eloisa O'Neill y Lo
pez b. 1884, Juan O'neill y Lopez b. 1879..... These O'neills were born in Rio Piedras ( they have a different account on their origins their oral history has always been that two sons adopted their mothers surname because their father was a Indian and the mother was taken away back to Ireland or Spain because her father did not agree with their marriage) Juan O'neill Santos b. 1880 married Geroniman Rosario Camareno b. 1872 parents of Gregorio O'neill Rosario b. 1893, Jose O'neill Rosario b.1894, Heriberto O'neill Rosario b. 1895, Santiago O'neill Rosario b. 1896, Ulises O'neill Rosario b. 1897, Monseratte O'neill Rosario 1903, Providencia O'neill Rosario b. 1904, Victoriana O'neill Rosario b. 1907, Vicenta O'neill Rosario b. 1903..... These O'neills i have no knowledge of their origins : Juan Irene O'neill Baez b. 1906, Ramona O'neill Baez b. 1907, Leonor O'neill Baez b. 1909, Fransisca O'neill Rodriguez de Merced b. 1870, Jose O'neill Martinez b. 1904, Felipe O'neill Cara!
na b.? .... These O'neills i have no knowledge of their father but their mother Tomasa Mojica Rodriguez b. ? mother of Policarpio O'neill Mojica b. 1888, Ramon O'neill Mojica b. 1894, Octaviana O'neill Mojica b. 1898, Miguel O'neill Mojica b. 1899, Lucas O'neill Mojica b. 1902, Aureliana O'neill Mojica b. 1903....... These O'neills also have no knowledge of their origins Jose Maria O'neill b. 1885 married Benedicta Rodriguez de O'neill b. 1888 parents of Manuel O'neill Rodriguez b.1907, Jesus O'neill y Rodriguez b. 1909..... These O'neills are from the Rio Piedras area: Nicomedes O'neill Ramirez b.1894 married Juana Rosario y Ramirez b. 1853 parents of Fransisca O'neill y Rosario b.1888 , Lucas O'neill Rosario b. 1890, Manuel O'neill Rosario b. 1892.... These O'neills i do not kno if they adopted their mothers name or were sons of a O'neill and Anizeto Merced was their stepfather..... Anizeto Merced b. 1870 married Fransisca O'neill Rodriguez b. 1870 Maria b.1904,Angelina b!
.1901, Julia b. 1899, Fransisco b.1898, Juana b.1895, Modesto b. 1892,
Rufina b.1902, Esteban b.1908 all O'neills There were many O'Neills in the Caribbean especially the O'Neills Counts of Tyrone of the Feardorcha O'Neill line. They lived in the Spanish Netherlands Patrick O'Neill was born in Spanish Netherlands (modern Belgium) in 1622 and given the courtesy title of Count of Tyrone in deference to his father's title which was taken upon the death of Hugh in Rome 1616. Patrick O'Neill and his cousin Eoghan Rua Nill, anglicised as Owen Roe O'Neill (c. 1590-1649) "Red Owen", was a seventeenth century soldier and one of the most famous of the O'Neill family of Ulster O'Neill was the son of Art O'Neill, a younger brother of Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone . As a young man, left Ireland in the Flight of the Earls to escape the English conquest of his native Ulster. He grew up in the Spanish Netherlands and spent 40 years serving in the Irish regiment of the Spanish army. He saw most of his combat in the Eighty Years' War against the Dutch R!
epublic in Flanders, notably at the siege of Arras, where he commanded the Spanish garrison. O'Neill was, like many Gaelic Irish officers in the Spanish service, very hostile to the English Protestant presence in Ireland. Both cousins returned to Ireland during the Irish Rebellion of 1641 to fight in the Irish confedarate Wars. Owen Roe O'Neill was poisoned by the Cromwell supporters and died in 1649. Patrick O'Neill left Ireland and took loyalty and arms for the King of France and moved his family to the Island of Martinique there they lived for 200 years. In the 1641 Irish Rebellion Sir Henry O'Neill remained loyal to the English crown while his sons and brothers played a prominent part in the 1641 Irish Rebellion, resulting in the confiscation his lands were divided up among a number of Cromwellian settlers ; the chief beneficiary was Thomas Ball whose various grants totalled more than 6,000 acres. Sir Henry O'Neill was banished to Connnaught , Ireland . Where he was awa!
rded a estate in Co. Mayo, Ireland. His son Henry O'Neill ( Enrique O'
Neill) in 1755 the 99 years lease on his lands in Meelick, Carrowrory and Carrowconnell expired. Henry (Enrique) O'Neill and his wife Hanna O'Kelly , the daughter of counselor John O'Kelly of Keenagh, co. Roscommon moved his family to Spain about 1758. In the result of a James Knox of Moyne of Killala, Co.Mayo took steps against O'Neills to confiscate his lands.During the Cromwell and the English Protestant laboured to give war with the policy of extermination of the Irish. The inhuman methods of selling Irish has slaves to plantation owners in the Leeward Islands espicially Monseratte and other British governerd Islands. The Leeward Islands lie east of Puerto Rico this gave the perfect opportunity for the veterans of the Irish wars and Spanish Regiments who had fought in the Spanish Netherlands to exact revenge. Sometimes allied with French troops the attacked the British colonies most of the time resulting in the exetermination of English plantation owners and the native i!
nhabitants in these Islands.
The History of the O'Neill of Puerto Rico start from this point
The English controlled St. Croix until 1650. In that year the Spanish sent a fleet of 5 ships and 1,200 men to St. Croix from Puerto Rico and slaughtered everyone! After only 15 years of domination, the English were ousted. The Oral history seems to show that the O'Neills had previous knowledge of the Islands with the names of Rocco , Eammon, Constatino or Conn , Eogan , Edmundo & Gill these were men who first in the Ultonia and Hibernia regiments for the Crown of Spain sometimes allied with the French to eliminate the English from these Islands .
Don Enrique O'Neill (Henry Rua O'Neill) and Dona Hanna O'Kelly were parents of
Arturo O'Neill de Tyrone O'Kelly, Anna O'Neill O'Kelly, Tulio O'Neill O'Kelly, Niall (Nicolas) O'Neill O'Kelly, Sarah O'Neill O'Kelly, Enrique O'Neill O'Kelly and Elizabeth O'Neill O'Kelly.
1. Liet Colonel Arturo O'Neill de Tyrone O'Kelly was born in Dublin,Ireland 1736. 1st Marques del Norte, Governor of the Yucatan in 10.03.1792. He was the successor of Don Jose Sabido de Vargas. Named Governor of West Florida and named into the Supreme Council of War of Spain ( replacing Governor Miguel de Uztaraiz.)
2. Lieut. Colonel Niall (Nicolas) O'Neill O'Kelly was born in 1734 died at Saragossa, Spain.
3. Tulio (Tully) O'Neill O'Kelly born 1743.
4. Anne O'Neill O'Kelly born 1744.
5. Henry (Enrique) O'Neill O'Kelly born 1749.
6. Sarah O'Neill O'Kelly born 1746.
7. Elizabeth O'Neill O'Kelly born 1749 married Tadeo O'Sullivan ,Count of Berehaven, Colonel of the Regiment of Ireland, in Spain.
Here is where the O'Neills of Puerto Rico & the O'Neills of Sevilla lines split.
Don Tulio O'Neill O'Kelly married Catherine O'Keffe y Whalen parents of Arturo O'Neill O'Keffe and Tulio O'Neill O'Keffe
1. Don Tulio O'Neill O'Keffe born in St. Croix 1784. He became a General and won many distinctions during the Peninsular War. He married Dona Manuela de Castilla the daughter of a Spanish Nobel. They became parents of
Don Juan Antonio Luis O'Neill born in 1812 . married Dona Luisa de Salamanca. He latter inherited his mothers titles in 1847. Marques de la Granja, Marques de Caltojar, Count of Benajiar and Marques de Valdeosera. He died in 1877. From then on the deescendants O'Neill of the Fews of Sevilla.
2. Don Arturo O'Neill O'Keffe born 1783 in St. Croix. became Lieut. Colonel in 17.08.1828 in Bayamon , Puerto Rico. He was Knight of the Royal Order of King Carlos III of Spain. He died in Sept 7, 1832 and is buried inthe Roman CatholicChurch of Frederichriste ,Saint Croix . He was married to Joana Chabert Heyliger on April 19,1802 in St.Croix. they became the parents of
a. Tulio Luis O'Neill y Chabert b. 17.06.1808 in St.Croix
b. Arturo O'Neill y Chabert b. 25.08.1820 in Loyza, Puerto Rico baptised in Loyza,Puerto Rico 07.09.1821
c. Micaela Ulpiana O'Neill y Chabert b. 03.04.1825 in Puerto Rico baptised has the daughter of the Marques del Norte in San Juan ,Puerto Rico.
d. Gonzalo O'Neill y Chabert b. 20.08.1829 Rio Piedras , Puerto Rico baptised in 31.03.1830 in San Juan, Puerto Rico his Godfather was Don Carlos Eugenio O'Neill of the Irish Regiments in Granada.
This has been the result of countless years of Genealogical research about my ancestors in Spain & Puerto Rico.

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