Hugh (O'Neill) O'Neall

Hugh (O'Neill) O'Neall (1670 - abt. 1754)

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Hugh O'Neall formerly O'Neill
Born in Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Brother of [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 10 Jun 1732 in Christiana, Delawaremap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Virginiamap
Profile last modified 17 Sep 2019 | Created 18 Apr 2016 | Last significant change: 17 Sep 2019
03:08: Summer (Binkley) Orman edited the data for Hugh (O'Neill) O'Neall (1670-abt.1754). (Merged ONeall-93 into O'Neill-1597: Clear duplicates) [Thank Summer for this]
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Hugh is said to be the son of Brian MacPhelim O'Neill and Eleanor Magennis O'Neill, and is the lost heir of Shane's Castle in Antrim, Ireland. [1] He is also said to be the son of “French John” O’Neill and Charity Dixon. The truth is unknown.

Hugh is thought to have arrived in Delaware in approximately 1730-1735 [2] when he is said to have abandoned duties while a Captain Major in the Royal Navy [3], jumping ship while docked in the Delaware Bay. In doing so, he forfeited rights to the O'Neill fortune in Ireland. He was a descendant of Conn mac Cuinn O'Neill, last King of Tir Eógain (Tyrone). [4]

Other information from O'Neills can be found here [5]

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900


  1. O'Neill Genealogy, by Ron O'Neal
  2. Diller, Corinne Hannah. "Immigrant Ancestors of Miami Valley, Ohio, Quaker Families." In Miami Valley Genealogical Society: Genealogical Aids Bulletin, vol. 13:3 (Winter 1984), pp. 64-67.
  3. J and J Limited Company. Index to Irish Wills. Vol. 1-2. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: J and J Limited Company, 1998.
  4. Albert M. Hyamson. A Dictionary of Universal Biography of All Ages and all Peoples. London, England: George Routledge & Sons Ltd., 1916.
  5. A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire

  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015

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On 18 Aug 2019 at 01:11 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

ONeall-93 and O'Neill-1597 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly the same person. This whole line has been duplicated

Hugh is 22 degrees from Tanya Lowry, 13 degrees from Charles Tiffany and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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