Genealogy of the McMicking Family

Gilbert McMicking of Miltonise

Gilbert McMicking of Miltonise

MCMICKING, THOS     of Queesnton

Thomas McMicking

of Queenston

ANCESTRY OF CLAN MCMICKING

          

Irish Ancestry Era - Clan Miadhachain

 

Heber ( Éibhear Fionn) – circa 1756 BC – circa 1698 BC

Heber, son of Milesius, becomes joint King of Ireland

One of eight sons of Milesius.  After the death of Milesius, Heber and Heremon divided the country between them, with Heber taking control of the south. They began to reign in 1699 B.C., the first of one hundred eighty three Kings or sole Monarchs that governed Ireland, successively, for two thousand eight hundred and eighty five years from the first year of their reign, to the submission to King Henry II of England, who was also of the Milesian race by his mother Maude, a descendant of Heremon. He was the first Milesian Monarch of Ireland, conjointly with his brother Heremon. Heber was slain by Heremon, Before Christ, 1698.

Conmaol (Conmáel) – circa 1690 BC – 1621 BC

He was the 12th Milesian Monarch ascending c.1650 BC

Eochaidh Faobhar Glas – circa 154O BC - 1472 BC

He was the 17th Milesian Monarch ascending c.1492 BC

Eanna Airgthach (Eanna Airgthach mac Echdach) - circa 1470 BC - 1382 BC

He became the 21st Milesian Monarch ascending c. 1409 BC

Glas MacEanna – 1428 BC - ?

Ros Mac Glas – 1474 BC - ?

Rotheacta (Rotheactha) – 1453 BC -

Fearard (mac Rotheacta O’Conmaol) – 1432 BC

Cas Clothach mac Airer – 1411 BC

Muinemon mac Cas (Cais) – 1390 – 1327 BC

25th Monarch c.1332 BC. Ordained his Nobles to wear gold necklaces.

Fualdergoid (Fáeldergdoit mac Muinemoin) – 1360 – 1327 BC

26th Monarch, c.1327 BC, ordered his Nobles to wear gold rings.

Cas Cedchaingnigh (Cais mac Faeldergdoit) – 1319 BC

He was a learned man; he revised the study of the laws, poetry, and other laudable sciences (which were) much eclipsed and little practised since the death of Amergin Glungheal, one of the sons of Milesius, who was their Druid or Arch-priest, and who was slain in battle by his brother Heremon soon after their brother Heber's death.

Failbhe Iolcorach (Failbe Maccas O’faeldergdoit) – 1236 – 504 BC

Ordered stone walls be built between neighbors'lands.

Ronnach – 1163 BC

Rotheachta (Roitheachtach II)  - d.1090 BC

35th Monarch c.1030 BC, High King of Scotland

Eiliomh Ollfhionach (Elim I) – d.1023 BC

Art Imleach – circa  1054 BC– circa 1002 BC, 38th Monarch c.1013 BC

Son of Elim Olfínechta, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland, who took power after killing his predecessor, and his father's killer, Gíallchad. He is said to have dug seven forts in a reign that lasted twelve[2][3] or twenty-two years,[4] before he was killed in battle by Gíallchad's son Nuadu Finn Fáil. The Lebor Gabála Érenn synchronises his reign with those of Phraortes (665-633 BC) and Cyaxares (625-585) of the Medes.  The chronology of Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn dates his reign to 777-755 BC, that of the Annals of the Four Masters to 1014-1002 BC.

Breas Rioghacta – circa 1030 BC – circa 952 BC, 40th Monarch c.961 BC

Seidnae Innaridh (Seta Inarraid) – circa 1010- 909 BC, 43rd Monarch, c.929 BC,

The first to pay his soldiers and put them under disipline. Previously their pay was what they could get from their enemies.

Duach Fionn (Finn) -  circa 990 – 893 BC

Eanna Dearg (Dearce) – circa 970 – 880 BC, 47th Monarch, c.892 BC,

He died suddenly, with most of his retinue, adoring their gods at Sliabh Mis, B.C. 880.

Lughaidh Iardhonn (Luighdech Iarduinn) – circa 950 – 872 BC

Eochaidh (Eochaid Uarches mac Lugaid) – circa 930 – 843 BC

Lughaidh (Lugaid Lamdearg) – circa 910 - 831 BC

Art Mac Lugdach – circa 890 – 805 BC, 54th Monarch c.811 BC,

slain by his successor, uncle of the 53rd Monarch

Olioll Fionn Mac Art - ?

Eochaidh - ?

Lughaidh Lagha Mac Eochaidh – d.730 BC

Reacht Righ-dearg (Racht Righ-dearg MacLughaidh – d.633 BC, 65th Monarch, c.653 BC,

He was called "Righ-dearg" or the red king, for having a hand in a woman's blood: having slain queen Macha of the line of Ir, and the only woman that held the Monarchy of Ireland. He was a warlike Prince and fortunate in his undertakings. He went into Scotland with a powerful army to reduce to obedience the Pictish nation, then growing refractory in the payment of their yearly tribute to the Monarchs of Ireland; which having performed, he returned, and, after twenty years' reign, was slain in battle by his Heremonian successor, B.C. 633.

Cobthach Caomh (Mac Reacht) - ?

Moghcorb - ?

Fearcorb - ?

Adhamhra Foltcain (Foltcain) – d. 412 BC

Niadhsedhaman, 83rd Monarch cc.319 BC.

In his time, through "the sorcery and witchcraft of his mother, the wild deer were usually driven home with the cows and tamely suffered themselves to be milked every day".

Ionadmaor; ,87th Monarch c.218 BC

Lughaidh Luaighne; 89th Monarch cc.198 BC

Cairbre Lusgleathan

Duach Dalladh Deadha; 91st Monarch c.168 BC

Eochaidh Garbh

Muireadach Muchna

Loich Mor – circa 9 BC – 45 AD

Eanna Muncain – circa ?

Dearg Theine – circa 90 – 150 AD

He had a competitor, Darin, in the Kingdom of Munster, of the line of Ithe. Ithe was the uncle of Milesius and the first (Milesian) discoverer of Ireland. They took turns being Monarch with the other one being governor of civil affairs.

Dearg – circa 105 – 165 AD

Magha Neid (Mogh Nuadat) – circa 145 – 222 AD

During a battle with High King Conn Cead Caha he was forced to flee to Spain where he married the daughter of the King who supplied Magha with an army for his invasion of Ireland.  Despite several encounters, he was defeated and killed by Conn’s forces.  However, the land of Ireland was divided by treaty into two regions – the northern half was designated Leath Cuin (Conn’s Half) and Leath Moghua (Magha’s Half).  

Eoghan Mor [(Owen Mor or Eugene The Great) – circa 190 – 260 AD

Son of Magha Neid (Miadhach).  He was declared a a wise prince and great ruler.

Fiachaidh (Fiacha Mullehan) Muillethan 222 – 290 ad

Illegimitate son of Eoghan Mor.  King of Munster (South)  He resided at Knockgraffon, Tipperary.  He was given a “royal line” by his father despite not being the son of his wife.  

Olioll Flann-beag 

King of Munster for 30 years- circa 275 AD– circa 333 AD

The stepson of Fiachaidh Muillethan. He was the first of this line named in the Regal Roll to be king of both Munsters; for, before him, there were two septs that were alternately kings of Munster, until this Olioll married Sabina, daughter of the Monarch Conn of the Hundred Battles, and widow of Mac Niadh, chief of the other sept of Darin, descended from Ithe, and by whom she had one son named Lughaidh, commonly called "Luy Maccon;"

Lughaidh (Luy Mac Con)– circa300 AD– circa 370 AD

Illegitimate son of Olioll from a Druid woman. Lughaidh is chronicled to have visited Argyll where he fought the Romans while defending the Picts.  It is unclear how large an army Lughaidh may have had or how long he sojourned in Scotland.  Some historians draw a connection to this group of “defenders” as being associated with Fergus Mor mac Eric.  

When he came to man's age, demanded from Olioll, his stepfather, the benefit of the agreement formerly made between their ancestors; which Olioll not only refused to grant, but he also banished Maccon out of Ireland; who retired into Scotland, where, among his many friends and relations, he soon collected a strong party, returned with them to Ireland, and with the help and assistance of the rest of his sept who joined with them, he made war upon Olioll; to whose assistance his (Olioll's) brother-in-law, Art-Ean-Fhear, then Monarch of Ireland, came with a good army; between whom and Maccon was fought the great and memorable battle of Magh Mucromha (or Muckrove), near Athenry, where the Monarch Art, together with seven of Olioll's nine sons, by Sabina, lost their lives, and their army was totally defeated and routed. By this great victory Maccon not only recovered his right to the Kingdom of Munster, but the Monarchy also, wherein he maintained himself for thirty years; leaving the Kingdom of Munster to his stepfather Olioll Olum, undisturbed. After the battle, Olioll, having but two sons left alive, namely Cormac-Cas and Cian, and being very old, settled his kingdom upon Cormac, the elder son of the two, and his posterity; but soon after being informed that Owen Mór, his eldest son (who was slain in the battle of Magh Mucromha, above mentioned), had by a Druid's daughter issue, named Feach (Fiacha Maolleathan as he was called), born after his father's death, Olioll ordained that Cormac should be king during his life, and Feach to succeed him, and after him Cormac's son, and their posterity to continue so by turns; which (arrangement) was observed between them for many generations, sometimes dividing the kingdom between them, by the name of South, or North Munster, or Desmond, and Thomond.

Corc Mac Maoihtain - (circa 330 AD,Ireland – 375 AD,Scotland)

First of Clan MacMiadhachain of Scotland (Dalraida)

     

Scottish Ancestry Era (Clan MacMiadhachain)

 

Corc Mac Maoihtain - (circa 330 AD,Ireland – 375 AD,Scotland)

Denied successorship to the kingdom by his grandfather, he was given chieftanship of three branches of the kingdom in Tipperary along with the title “Maoth Miadhach”.  The three royal residences in Tipperary were Caher, the old name of which was Caher-Dun-Isga; the present castle, on the rock in the Suir, occupies the site of an old circular stone fort or caher, which was destroyed in the 3d century; and that caher was erected on the site of a still older dun or earthen fort. Another was Dun-Crot, which is now marked by the old castle of Dungrod (mentioned above), a comparatively modern edifice, built on the site of the old dun. A third was Knockgraffon, about 3 miles north of Caher, which was the residence of Fiacha Mullehan, king of Munster in the 3d century. The remains of this old palace are still standing, consisting of a very fine higmound; it is celebrated in legend, and the surrounding parish still retains its name—Knockgraffon.

 

He occupied Knockgraffon and his descendants were named Miadhachain. From him the city Cork was supposedly named. To shun the unnatural love of his stepmother, he fled in his youth to Scotland where he married the daughter of the King of the Picts.

 

He took a large number of Miadhachain with him when he migrated to Ayrshire and Carrick on the southwest of Dalraida (Scotland) around 360 AD.  As referenced they took unto themselves the surname “MacMiadhachain” so as to distinguish them from the Miadhachain of Ireland.

 

During the arrival of St Patrick in the region around the fifth century AD, many of the Miadhachain migrated to County Clare (Clare).  Most of the clan, however, settled north in an area known as Ballaghmeighan in County Leitrim, which is now Ballymeehan.  This is the beginning of Clan Meehan which survives to this day. The majority of those who settled in County Clare eventually made their way across the Irish Sea to the lands of Scotland which was ruled by Dal Raida at the time.  Those that settled in Ballymeehan took the surname O’Miadhachain, while those who migrated to Scotland took the surname MacMiadhachain.  In literal terms, both mean “children of Maidhachain”.

 

The migration of the Miadhachain involved a cross country journey which met with not a few skirmishes along the way.  It was actually Corc MacMaccon ur Miadhachain, Fiachaidh’s great grandson, who led this expedition which initially settled on the east coast of Ireland in the region of modern day Dublin.  It is from this area that the Miadhachain crossed the Irish Sea to Scotland, but not all at once and not in a short time.  The clan took several years to totally migrate to the new land during which many did not wait and travelled westward and southward in Ireland and settled in villages in different communities.  This could explain why some O’Miadachains living in Ireland today trace their ancestry through Corc Mac Lughaidh (of whom was named the city of Cork) while others trace their ancestry from Nathfraoch who was Corc Maccoon’s nephew who never left Ireland.

 

Maen (Main) Leamhna MacMaoihtain – (circa 365,Ireland – circa 444 AD,Scotland)

Son of Cork Maccon Maoihtain. Brother of Nathfraoch of Ireland.  He ruled the MacMiadachain with ruthlessness and was responsible for the building of several communities in the region of Carrick, mostly to the south and east toward Ayrshire and Wigtonshire and even into Britian (England).   One of his descendants was “Mor Mhoar Leamhna” the ancestor of the Kings of Scotland and the Kings of England from the Stewart (Stuart) Dynasty.

 

O’Meheen MacLeamhna (Nochmehen) – (circa 403 AD – circa 471 AD,Scotland)

The second of fifteen children of Main Leamhna.  He settled Colmonell.  One family record indicates he had several mistresses and fathered many children whom he “discarded”.  He seized much land formerly under control of the Romans who had abandoned them.

 

Maheaidh Mhor MacMeheen (Nocheen) – (circa 441 AD – circa 500 AD,Scotland)

Died during a battle with rival clans.  Folklore refers to this battle as “The Battle of Miadhach”  where much “blood was shed in victory”.  It is possible that this may be the battle that spurred the introduction a the Clan McMicking motto “We Hae Dune”, which literally could be translated “We have done IT”.  The MacMiadhachain apparently bragged about this victory in battle and mocked other Clans in the region.  It could be also when the Family Crest bearing that name was conceived which supposedly bore “three mailed fists drenched in blood” because it was a practice to send a severed fist to an opposing clan as both a warning and a symbol of victory.

 

Lughils Maheane – (circa 463 AD – circa 521 AD,Scotland)

Richard Lester claims Lughils was Maheadh’s brother and not the father of Gilfachaid.  This could explain why Maheadh MacMeHeen’s recorded grandson is referred to as Gilfachaid MacHeen.

 

Gilfachaid MacMaehen (MacLughils) - (circa 490 AD – circa 555 AD,Scotland)

 

Maheune MacMaoihtain (MacMiadhachain) - (circa 524 AD – circa 602 AD,Scotland)

This is the first known record of MacMiadhachain as a surname.  It appears he lived and owned a large amount of land near Colmonell in Ayrshire, Scotland, 6th century

 

Aucrhtud MacMaheune (Aurchtud MacMiadhachain) -  (circa 565 AD – circa 622 AD,Scotland)

 

Machunmichdh MacAucrhtud (MacArthur) – (circa 609 AD – circa 680 AD,Scotland)

Referred to in some family records as Machun Leamrum

 

Gilhriun MacMiadhachain (circa 655 AD – circa 722 AD,Scotland)

 

Mahun (MacMiadhachain)

First known recorded member of Clan MacMiadhachain from whom the McMicking family are descended.