Third Irish Born
or Tomas Ó Ceallaigh
may have been born at Carrickmacross likely about 1620. He
was protestant and he and his wife are mentioned on page 596 in
"The History of Monaghan County" with the bapisism of his
daughter Margaret and his wife Juan and two godmothers named
Marie Wallis and Ura Birne. I suspect Marie Wallis is the
mother of Juan and Ura Birne is the mother of Thomas.
Thomas is also found on the 1663 Parish Mageross Hearth Money
Rolls living Corcuillog in Carrickmaross and also found living
one mile from him is an Owen McGonnell which is the name of the
grandfather of one of my close DNA matches.
I have three 36/37 DNA Marker matches to the Talty surname.
The Talty's have a tradition that two brothers and a sister left
Co Cavan in the 1500s and traveled to Co Clare under the
O'Reilly banner and they received land as a result of an act of
kindness they did and they settled in Co Clare and took the
surname "Talty" meaning a division of land. My DNA match
suggest that the two brothers and sister may have been the sons
and daughter of Thomas O'Kelley and Juan Wallis and it might
have been the Williamitte War that caused their children to
migrate to Co Clare. This is proven and certainly more
discoveries could change this possibility.
Thomas O'Kelley "Gentleman" and Juan Wallis married in Ireland about
and had the following children:
Thomas O'Kelley or
Tomas Ó Ceallaigh was
born about 1657
in Carrickmacross in modern day Co Monaghan
||Margarette O'Kelley 1663 Carrickmacross Co Monaghan
||James Birne O'Kelley born about 1665 in
Carrickmacross Co Monaghan