Kings of Tír Eoghain

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Kings of Tír Eóghain aka Tyrone 1185-1616

Meic Lochlainn Kings

Ó Néill Kings

Earls of Tyrone

  • Conn mac Cuinn "Conn Bacach (Conn The Lame), King of Tír Eógain, 1st Earl of Tyrone" O'Neill aka Conn O'Neill, 1st Earl of Tyrone[3](c. 1484–1559)
  • Brien O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, 2nd Baron Dungannon (c. 1540–1562)
  • Sir Hugh "2nd Earl of Tyrone" O'Neill, aka Hugh O'Neill 3rd Baron Dungannon, 2nd or 3rd Earl of Tyrone.[4] (c. 1550–1616) attainted 1608, attainder confirmed by Irish Parliament 1614.
  • Hugh O'Neill, Baron Dungannon (c. 1586–1609) attainted 1608.
  • Hugh O'Neill (c.1550–1616), the attainted Earl.
  • Henry O'Neill (c.1586–1610[6]) Earl Hugh's son by Joan O'Donnell, his second wife; Colonel of the Irish regiment in the Spanish service in Flanders; Knight of Santiago. Accompanied his father in his flight, and was attainted 1608, confirmed 1614. He is omitted from an account of his father's family in 1617; he is noted as dead in 1621
  • Shane O'Neill (Juan, John, Sean: 18 October 1599-27 Jan 1641), Earl Hugh's son by Catherine Magenis, his fourth wife. Succeeded his father as Earl of Tyrone, his brother as Colonel; Knight of Calatrava; Major Domo at Madrid, 1638; died in the siege of Barcelona.

His younger brothers died young: Conn (c.1601–1627) was left behind in the flight, went to Eton, and died in the Tower of London; Brian (1604–1617) went to school in Brussels and was killed there, being found hanged with his hands bound. Hugo Eugenio O'Neill, his son, was legitimated at Shane's death by Philip IV of Spain but died young. Shane's will provided that Hugo Eugenio be taught Irish, so he could be an effective leader of the O'Neills; it also provided an elaborate system of succession if Hugo Eugenio died childless, as did happen.

  • Conn O'Neill (Con, Constantino, died before 1660), son of Cormac O'Neill, the younger brother of Earl Hugh who died in the Tower of London, was named as second heir in Shane O'Neill's will, if Hugo Eugenio died childless; by the law of the Kingdom of Ireland, he would be the last heir to the Earldom, if restored. Since he died before Hugo Eugenio, he does not appear to have called himself Earl, but Owen Roe O'Neill, Earl Hugh's half-nephew and a general in the War of the Three Kingdoms, acknowledged "that all the immediate right to the earldom of Tyrone belongs to Don Constantino, who is in Spain" and that while he lived, Owen Roe himself "could claim nothing".

By 1660, therefore, the Earldom of Tyrone was extinct as well as forfeit. Nonetheless, the last collateral O'Neill descendants of Mathew "Ferdocha" O'Neill, continued to use the title in Spain until 1692.

  • Hugh Dubh O'Neill, (c. 1610 – c.1666), nephew of Owen Roe O'Neill (by his brother Art Oge) and so grandnephew of Earl Hugh, and commander under his uncle in Ireland, where he held
  • Hugh Dubh O'Neill (1611-1660)Limerick against Henry Ireton during a long siege. Petitioned Charles II in October 1660, after the English Restoration, to be restored to the Earldom of Tyrone.
  • Hugh O'Neill (after 1644 – c. 1670), grandson of Owen Roe O'Neill by his son Henry Roe O'Neill. Knight of Calatrava 1667.

Owen O'Neill, grandnephew of Owen Roe O'Neill, whose younger brother Con had a son Brian, father of this Owen. Educated at Rome; executor of a will 1679, died after 1689. After Owen, no-one claimed the Earldom of Tyrone until the 19th century.

  • Don Bernardo O'Neill, (c. 1619 – 1681), colonel of the Irish regiment of Tyrone, nephew of General Eoghan Roe. Born in Armagh, served as a captain in Flanders starting in 1636. Fought in the War of the Confederacy, returned to Flanders and was given permission to raise and Irish regiment in 1663. In 1673, "became Earl of Tyrone after the death of Hugo, son of Henry mac Eoghain Rua". Died 1681 in Barcelona.[12]
  • Eugenio O'Neill, after the death of Don Bernardo in 1681, "the titular colonel was the eighth Earl, a young boy also called Eugenio O'Neill", he was claimed as a grandson of General Eoghan Rua through a son named Brian. He was still a minor and titulary colonel of the Regiment of Tyrone on 18 April 1689.

Barons Power (13 September 1535)

  • Richard Power, 1st Baron Power (died 1539)
  • Piers Power, 2nd Baron Power (died 1545)
  • John Power, 3rd Baron Power (1516–1592)
  • Richard Power, 4th Baron Power (died 1607)
  • John Power, 5th Baron Power (c. 1599–1661)
  • Richard Power, 6th Baron Power (created Earl of Tyrone and Viscount Decies in 1673)

Earls of Tyrone, second creation (1673)

with subsidiaries Viscount Decies (1673) and Baron Power (1535)

  • Richard Power, 1st Earl of Tyrone (1630–1690)
  • John Power, 2nd Earl of Tyrone (c. 1665–1693)
  • James Power, 3rd Earl of Tyrone (1667–1704) (extinct 1704; the heir to the Barony of Power had been outlawed in 1688, so it was forfeit )

Heirs to the barony of Power but for the attainder

  • John Power (died 1724), Mayor of Limerick
  • Henry Power (1699–1742)
  • John Power (died 1743)
  • William Power (died 1755)
  • James Power (died 1757)
  • Edmond Power
  • William Power (1745–1813)
  • Edmond Power (1775–1830)
  • John William Power (1816–1851), MP for Dungarvan and County Waterford
  • Edmond James de la Poer (1841–1915), MP and High Sheriff of Waterford
  • John William Rivallon de la Poer (1882–1939), Lord Lieutenant of Waterford
  • Edmond Robert Arnold de la Poer (1911–1995)
  • Anthony Edmond Rivallon de la Poer (born 1940)

Earls of Tyrone, third creation (1746)

  • [Beresford-126|Marcus "1st Earl of Tyrone" Beresford] Marcus Beresford, 1st Earl of Tyrone (1694–1763) Married 1717, Catherine, daughter of James Power, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, above; created Viscount Tyrone 1720, Earl of Tyrone 1746.
  • George de La Poer Beresford, 2nd Earl of Tyrone (1735–1800), created Marquess of Waterford in 1789


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