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Count Redmond O'Hanlon

Posted: 9 Jun 2001 12:04AM GMT
Edited: 13 Sep 2001 6:08PM GMT
Dia Duit Rye.
Redmond, the son of Loughlin O'Hanlon, was born in Poyntzpass, O'Hanlon's Country, Armagh in the year 1640. His mother's surname was Rafferty before marriage. The O'Hanlons were the Chieftains of Armagh and had their Castle in Tandragee from which they ruled to the late 1500s when it was confiscated by the British. In a rebellion in 1641 they recovered the castle but held it only for a short time. It would appear that Redmond's father was killed in the rebellion as Redmond was taken by his mother to the Rafferty home in Magherodougherty situated between Tandragee and Markethill,where he spent his youth. Part of the property at Magherodougherty is still owned by O'Hanlons. A branch of the family emigrated to Australia while some went to America. My mother Anne O'Hanlon was born in 1907 in Magherodougherty.
Redmond became famous as a Tory or Raparee taking back what he believed belonged to him from the rich settlers who were living on O'Hanlon land, and giving the proceeds to the poor. After a notorious incident when his followers killed a man with the surname St.John, who was living in the O'Hanlon Castle, and who had been granted large tracts of O'Hanlon land Redmond was written about in French journals of the day where he was accorded the title "Count" because of his lineage. Although he was not present at the atrocity he was held responsible and a price was put on his head. I have much information on the O'Hanlon Clan. If you are descended from Redmond we are related.
Gerry Lavery.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Rye O'Hanlon 21 Jan 2001 10:23PM GMT 
Graeme ohanlon 14 Apr 2001 6:56AM GMT 
gGrald 9 Jun 2001 6:04AM GMT 
Rye O'Hanlon 10 Jun 2001 2:40AM GMT 
gGrald 10 Jun 2001 10:50AM GMT 
Dorinda O'Hanlon 2 Oct 2001 10:50PM GMT 
Drumintee 20 Aug 2002 1:56AM GMT 
Redmond O'Hanlon 9 Sep 2002 11:25AM GMT 
Dorinda O'Hanlon 1 Oct 2001 10:58PM GMT 
gearaltolabhr... 2 Oct 2001 5:10PM GMT 
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