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King James’s Irish Army List 1689

King James’s Irish Army List 1689 – John D’Alton



The O’Sheehans were a Sept in Cork and Limerick,
and this Captain is described in his attainder as of
Rathcumaine in the former county.


Note : have not been able to find a reference to a location called “Rathcumaine”.  It may have existed but is no longer known by that name or is spelt differently. soi

Note#2: William Sheehan was a Captain under Colonel John Barrett’s infantry regiment. He is listed on page 684 as one of the eleven captains. There were 24 other officers in this regiment.

“The above Colonel was of the Cork Barrets, and in the parliament of 1689 sat as one of the Representatives of the Borough of Moyallow. His Regiment seems to have been collected from families of the County; but it was, as appears from contemporaneous authority, disbanded a fortnight before the battle of the Boyne;” page 686

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  1. January 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Rath means: a circular enclosure surrounded by an earthen wall: used as a dwelling and stronghold in former times
    Cumaine Fota was a 7th century ecclesiastical travelling preacher in Ireland.

  2. June 4, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Irish – A saint. Son of Fiachna. His father, king of a Munster, who fathered Cumane on his own daughter, ordered that the child be killed but he was rescued and reared by an abbot. When he became a cleric he travelled the country preaching and eventually met and was reconciled with his father. He once went to the court of Guaire, king of Connaught to support Mac Telene’s boast that Munster was superior to Connaught, which he did by sitting on an egg without breaking it. Identified as Cumane, Cumaine Fada, Cumaine Fada, Cumaine Fota or Cumaine Fota.

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