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  • ID: I05275
  • Name: John Wesley O'MOLLOY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1728 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
  • Death: 29 SEP 1804 in Robeson County, North Carolina USA
  • Burial: ABT 1804 Robeson County, North Carolina USA
  • Event: Note John MALOY and Marion Effie SMITH are my paternal 5th great-grandparents.
  • Event: Note O'MOLLY, O'MALLEY: The descendant of Malley; Mala, Gaelic, the brow of a hill; Maille, smooth, placid, gentle.
  • Event: Source Yahn, Gooch, Johnson, Malloy by Duncan Yahn (duncman @ verinet. com)
  • Event: Source Publication: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
  • Reference Number: IND5413
  • Note:
    I found this posted at rootsweb.com about the MALOY / MALLOY name:

    We are all descended from Niall of the nine hostages, monarch of Ireland
    A.D. 371. Our direct linage is as follows:

    Garbri of Liffey
    Fiacha born 0300 A.D.
    Muiredeach Tireach 0320 A.D.
    Eochaid Muigh-medon 0350 A.D.
    Niall of the nine hostages ca. 371 death 0404 A.D.
    Fiacha mac Niall
    Eachadhfinn mac Fiacha
    10 generations of leaders unamed by the sagas
    Mhuadh (Maolmhuaidh) death 1019
    Lorcan O Maolmhuaidh
    1051 clan name is Anglicized to O Molloy
    Gillabhride O Molloy born 1048 died 1131
    one clan leader unamed
    Gillacholam O Malloy
    Fearghal (Cubhladma) O Malloy died 1131
    Aedh Mor O Molloy
    Aedh Org O Malloy
    Ruaidhri O Molloy
    Niall O Molloy died 1425
    Aedh O Molloy born 1373
    Cosnambach O Molloy died 1497
    Cathoir O Molloy born 1490 died 1542
    Conall O Molloy born 1540 died 1599
    Calbhach (Callagh) O Molloy born 1575 died 1640
    Charles (Cahir) O Molloy first clan member educated in "English" schools!
    born 1600 died 1695
    Arthur O Molloy born 1621 died 1695
    Arthur O Molloy born 1650
    Terrence O Molloy born 1675
    James Dunn Molloy married Elizabeth Hillard born 1675 Offaly county
    Ireland.

    The name does not switch to the current spelling Malloy until the late
    18th and early 19th century.

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    More about the MALLOY / MALOY name and the location of Jura:

    The surname MOLLOY, MULLOY and O'MOLLOY is the anglicized versions of
    names distinct from Irish names. The O MAOLMHUAIDH, from "maomauhidh"
    meaning Proud Chefain, were part of the norther Ui Neill, the southern
    branch of the large tribal grouping claiming descent from Naill of the
    Nine Hostages, the fifth century king who supposedly kidnapped St.
    Patrick to Ireland. They held power over a large part of what is now
    County Offaly, where the surname is still quite common. A second fmaily
    were the O MAOIL AODHA, descendant of the devotee to (Saint) Aodh', from
    Moal, literally meaning "Bald". A reference to the distinctive tonsure
    sported by early Irish monks. As well as MOLLOY, this surname has been
    anglicized as MILEY and MILLEA. The name arose in east Connacht, in the
    Rosscommon/east Galaway region and remains numerous there today.

    Origins of O'MOLLOY were in the County Roscommon and they were princes in
    the King's County.

    The Isle of Jura is due north of Belfast: 56 degrees Latitude, 6 degrees
    Longitude.

    Jura is seperated by a relatively narrow Channel from Islay, which is
    southermost of the inner Hebrides.

    The northern coast of Ireland is clearly seen from Islay. The two islands
    then and now would be an easy days sailing.

    Some of the above is contributed by: Roy Eastes at
    uenews-nospam-@ranknfile-ue.org 17 August 1998 **Remove -nospam- before
    e-mailing**
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    JOHN MOLLOY was from the Isle of Jura, Scotland. They originally came
    from Ireland (probably northern region) and moved to Jura. JOHN located
    in Robeson County, North Carolina in the Americas circa 1774. His Bible
    is still with descendants and states where they were. It also names the
    sons ANGUS, CHARLES and daughter CATHERINE.

    SOURCE: Marie Mimbs, Pompano Beach, Florida USA




    Marriage 1 Marion Elizabeth SMITH b: 1722 in County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    • Married: 1743 in County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    Children
    1. Has Children Daniel Angus MOLLOY b: 1745 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    2. Has No Children Charles MOLLOY b: 10 MAY 1753 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    3. Has No Children Catherine May MOLLOY b: MAY 1756 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    4. Has Children John Wesley MOLLOY b: 24 DEC 1757 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
    5. Has No Children Barbara Elizabeth MOLLOY b: 1759 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
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