Name: John O'MORE
Birth: 15 JUN 1588 in Glasgow, County Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND
Death: 1 OCT 1648 in Antrim, County Antrim, IRELAND
Note He was a Non-Conformist (must have meant Protestant?).
Note JOHN (MOORE) O'MORE, I and MARY FENWICK are my maternal 8th great-grandparents.
Burial: 3 OCT 1648 County Antrim, IRELAND
Reference Number: IND2609
HARRIET (HarrietMI) sends us on another journey to the British Isles.
This family is from Scotland and Ireland. By way of a very brief (and
simplistic) explanation, Northern Island is, even today, a British
'colony.' English landholders were settled on the land in the
seventeenth century, and they attracted Protestant families from the
Scottish lowlands to rent and cultivate their holdings. They became the
genesis of America's vast Scotch-Irish immigration which began about 1740.
***John Moore b. 15 May 1588 in Glasgow, Scotland, d. 01 Oct 1648 in
County Antrim, Ireland, m. MARY FENWICK 10 Aug. 1618. John Moore
emigrated from Scotland to Ireland. He was a Non-Conformist.
The only child I know of is:
1) JAMES MOORE b. 17 April 1630 in County Antrim, Ireland, d. 04 Sept.
1701, m. 01 July 1687 to SARAH GUYON b: 14 March 1647/48, d. 05 Feb
James & Sarah Gunyon MOORE were Quakers and they had at least three childr en.
Children of James Moore & Sarah Guyon:
1) JAMES MOORE b. unknown in County Antrim, Ireland d: Bef 1794 in Sadsbu ry Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; he married ELIZABETH DICKSON.
2) ANDREW MOORE b. Aug. 1688 County Antrim, Ireland, d. 05 Aug. 1753 Sadsb ury, Lancaster Co., PA in Friends Burying Ground; m. (1) 05 April 17 15 in Dunclady Meeting, County Antrim, Ireland to MARGARET WILSON (they h ad 4 children together); m. (2) in PA to RACHEL HALLIDAY.
3) DAVID MOORE b. unknown date in County Antrim, Ireland, d. Bef 07 Sept 1 726 in Pennsylvania. Name of his wife unknown.
SOURCE: Seamus O'MORE of the Clan O'More Society .
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Definition: Moore is a English name which is derived from the word moor
(heathy mountain). O'More is from O'Mordha - O' meaning grandson or
descendant; and mordha meaning stately, noble, or majestic.
The original name in Gaelic was O'Mordha which was changed to O'More and
later Anglicized to Moore - the same name of many families of
Anglo-Norman descent. These Anglo-Norman Moores are called de Mora in
Territory: The O'Mores were originally located in County Leix (now
spelled Laois). They were the leading sept of the Seven Septs of Leix;
the other six - O'Kelly, O'Lalor, O'Devoy or O'Deevey, McEvoy, O'Doran,
and O'Dowling - being tributary to them. The O'More's principle
residence was Dunamase; a castled crag which served as their stronghold.
The territory of Leix originally belonged to the kingdom of Leinster, but
was taken by Ulster and divided into seven tribelands. The O'More family
remained in Leix until they were transplanted to Kerry - after their
subjugation by the English - by a 1609 treaty.
History: The O'More family has a rich ancestral history. Their
eponymous ancestor Mordha was twenty-first in descent from Conal
Cearnach, a great hero of the Red Branch - Royal Knights of Emania. One
of the many legends surrounding Conal tells of him being in Jerusalem and
witnessing Christ's crucifixion. Conal can trace his ancestry back to
Raudhri Mo/r - Roderick or Rory the Great.
Raudri is a direct descendant of Ollam Fodhla. It was Ollam Fodhla who
instituted the Feis Teamhrach - a triennial parliament which met at Tara
to frame new laws and revise public records.
Descending from Mordha are the famous Rory O'Mores. The father and son,
Rory (d.1557) and Rory Og (d.1578) were Irish leaders in the wars against
the Tudor sovereigns. It was Rory Og that inspired the saying "God, and
Our Lady, and Rory O'More!" Another Rory O'More - actual name Roger
Moore - lead the Rising of 1641 and was a strong ally of Owen Roe O'Neill
in the subsequent war. It was about him the Ulster ballad "Rory O'Moore"
Besides having their land taken away by English settlers during the reign
of Elizabeth I; they also suffered a great tragedy at the hands of one
Sir Francis Cosby. He invited the O'Mores, O'Connors and their followers
to a banquet in the Rath of Mullaghmast in Kildare. He had all of them
killed; 180 of the O'Mores alone lost their lives.
In Richard Cronnelly's book "Irish Family History - The Clanna Rory" much
information on the O'More family can be found. Also the Annals of the
Four Masters contain many entries for the their ancestors. Some entries
1016 A.D. Geathini O'Mordha a distinguished chieftain of Leix, was slain.
1171 A.D. Peter O'More, bishop of Clonfert, was drowned in the river
1477 A.D. The son of Anthony O'More, Lord of Leix, was slain near
Maryboro, by the Butlers and O'Conors Faly.
Genealogy: The genealogy of Rory Og O'More: Rory, Melaghlin, David,
Loingscidh, Amergin, Felan, Amergin, Kenny, Kearmach, Mordha, Kenny,
Kearney, Cinedig, Goaithin, Kenny, Cathal, Beraig, Mesgill, Mulathin,
Beraig, Bacain, Augusa, Naosir, Barr, Sarbhalin, Cairtbhe, Cormac,
Lughna, Eoghan, Erc, Baicanart, Lughaidh Laoisagh, Laosagh Ceanmore,
Conal Cearnach, Amergin, Cais, Fachtna, Cathbhadh, Gionga, Raudhri Mo/r.
Being descended from Roderick the Great, makes the O'More family a branch
of the Clanna Rory.
Raudri Mo/r's pedigree is as follows: Sithrich, Fomhar of Dubh,
Feabhardhile, Glas of Carbre, Indereach, Srubh, Ros, Dubh, Fomhar,
Argeadmar, Siorlamh, Fionn, Bratha, Labhrahadh, Caibre, Ollam Fodhla.
Supposition: Legend has it that Ollam Fodhla may have been Jeremiah the
prophet of Israel. In Gaelic ollam means wise, teacher, prophet, or
master poet; and fodhli means law. In Hebrew ollam donotes the
possession of "hidden knowledge" and fola means wonderful. He was the
chief druid, teacher, and lawgiver of his time.
According to the Irish historical books Ollam Fodhla was of the line of
Ir. Ir perished at sea during the Milesian invasion of Ireland. The two
remaining brothers Heber and Heremon gave his share of the Island to his
son Heber Donn. While the genealogy of Heber and Heremon back to Gadelus
- from which the Gauls get their name - is probably somewhat accurate. I
am proposing that Heber means Hebrew; and Heber was named such because
his mother Scota was of Hebrew royality. Second; the share of Ir - for
which Erin gets its name - was to go to the line of Aaron, a Hebrew.
The historical books of Ireland were written long after the pre-Christian
era. While their Christian writers attempted to establish a chronology
for those faraway times; I believe the time-line may be in error for the
following reasons: 1) one person may have been known by more than one
name; 2) probable duplication of names; and 3) the speculation of only
three generations per century.
The Fir Bolgs, Tuatha de Danann, and Milesians were all of Celtic
origin. According to most leading encyclopedias, the Celts arrived in
Ireland bringing with them their knowledge of iron, somewhere between
300-800 B.C. While they all may not have arrived at the same time, I
think there are many similarities between them.
The Fir Bolg brought with them a prophet from Judea; Iarbanel. The
Tuatha de Danann brought with them four treasures - or maybe more: the
stone "Lia Fail", a sword, a sling shot or lance, and a cauldron. I
believe the Stone - Stone of Scone - is Jacob's pillar; the sword -
Excalibur - is David's from Goliath; the sling shot is David's; the
cauldron is Elijah's; and maybe even a harp - harp of Brian Boru - that
is David's. I believe the story of their three chieftains being felled
by the Milesians is rather a name comparison. McCuill = Eimhear or
Heber; MacCeacht = Eiremhon or Heremon, MacGriene = Amhergin or Amergin
or Ollam Fodhla.
The Tuatha de Danann (people of Danu, or tribe of Dan, or people of
Daniel - living at the time of Jeremiah and a very prominent person) may
have arrived at a different location than the main invasion force of the
Jeremiah's job was to warn Israel that it was going into captivity, and
to transfer the line of David and the line of Aaron to a new place; so
that the promises written in God's Word would not be broken. This would
remain until Christ took his throne as King and High Priest.
Conclusion: If Ollam Fodhla was Jeremiah the prophet than the families
of the Clanna Rory can use the Holy Bible to trace their ancestry back to
Irish Families - Edward MacLysaght; pp. 228, 229, plate XXI. c-1972
The Surnames of Ireland - Edward MacLysaght; pp. 221, 304. c-1991
The Story of the Irish Race - Seumas MacManus. c-1966
Irish Family History: The Clanna Rory - Richard F. Cronnelly; pp. 3-14,
Tracing Our Ancesters - Frederick Haberman
Jacob's Pillar - E. Raymond Capt. c-1977
Published Texts at Celt
Ancient Ireland: The Milesians
Milesian Genealogies: Annals of the Four Masters - Pat Traynor
Mary FENWICK b: 12 JUN 1590 in County Antrium, IRELAND
10 AUG 1618
in County Antrim, IRELAND
- John O'MORE b: ABT 1620 in Antrim, County Antrim, IRELAND
- James O'MORE b: 17 APR 1630 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, IRELAND