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  • ID: I02580
  • Name: John O'MORE
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 15 JUN 1588 in Glasgow, County Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND
  • Death: 1 OCT 1648 in Antrim, County Antrim, IRELAND
  • Event: Note He was a Non-Conformist (must have meant Protestant?).
  • Event: 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
  • Note:
    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
    1698/99.

    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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    The Information below is located on-line at URL:
    http://www.geocities.com/timreynolds35/moorefamilyhistory.html

    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
    Irish.

    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"
    was written.

    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
    include:

    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
    Shannon.

    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
    Milesians.

    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
    Adam.


    Bibliography:

    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,
    18-22. c-2002

    Tracing Our Ancesters - Frederick Haberman

    Jacob's Pillar - E. Raymond Capt. c-1977

    Published Texts at Celt
    www.ucc.ie/celt/publishd.html

    Ancient Ireland: The Milesians
    www.irishclans.com/articles/milesians1.html

    Milesian Genealogies: Annals of the Four Masters - Pat Traynor
    www.rootsweb.com/~fianna/history/milesian.html

    Goireland.com
    www.goireland.com/genealogy/scripts/Family.asp?FamilyID=242

    Old Ireland
    www.ireland.org/irl_hist/default.htm




    Marriage 1 Mary FENWICK b: 12 JUN 1590 in County Antrium, IRELAND
    • Married: 10 AUG 1618 in County Antrim, IRELAND
    Children
    1. Has Children John O'MORE b: ABT 1620 in Antrim, County Antrim, IRELAND
    2. Has Children James O'MORE b: 17 APR 1630 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, IRELAND
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