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Goffrey [Jeffryey Betagh1000

Name
Goffrey [Jeffryey Betagh
Surname
Betagh
Given names
Goffrey [Jeffryey
Birth about 1000

Unique identifier
87C44A591DF34147BA3FD45C1CA1336C0BC5

Last change September 16, 200422:29:14

Note
This is Prince Geoffrey [Jeffrey] of Scotland who, according to tradition is descended from Heremon, first King of Ireland. Prince Geoffrey is known to have fought with King Brian Boru at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014AD. ****************** Battle at which the Irish, led by Brian Boru, high king of Ireland, defeated a force of Scandinavians led by the Viking King of Dublin. The victory limited the Scandinavians to their coastal ports. Brian Boru, one of the greatest high kings was killed in the battle. ****************** The use of surnames, in Ireland, dates back to about 1000 A.D. and High King Brian Boru is generally given the credit for having made them popular. Even-though, as western societies expanded the need for a type of surname system is expected to have developed naturally without the intervention of a king. It is at this time that pedigrees become very important & most Irish families have their origins drawn up. The common legend of Milisian descent, supposedly dating back around 1500 years before Christ (2500 years after the fact), is held to be part of the lineage of all families that claim their origin from the original Irish and most from King Heremon, a son of Milisius. (Please note that I have used an arbitrary numbering of the names to keep track of them & the pedigrees used. - Jim Maguire) So then, after [37]King Heremon son of King Milesius of Spain the line of the Descent of Maguire, based on both the "Leabhar Gabhala - The Book of the Talkings" (a history of Ireland from oral traditions), and the "Fermanagh Genealogies" is as follows: [38]Irialfaidh, [39]Ethriall, [40]Follach, [41]Tighearnmhas, [42]Ganbrotha, [43]Smiorghall, [44]Fiachaidh Labhrainne [45]Aonghus Olmucaidh, [46]Maon, [47]Rothachtaigh(991-B.C.), [48]Deman, [49]Siorna Saoghlach(804-B.C.), [50]Oilill Olchaoin, [51]Gallchadh(787-B.C.), [52]Nuadha Fionn Fail, [53]Aodhan Glas, [54]Simeon Breac, [55]Muireadhach Bolgrach Tireach, [56]Fioachaidh Tolgrach(596-B.C.), [57]Duach Laidhghrach(545-B.C.), [58]Eochaidh Buaidhaig, [59]Ughaine Mor(421-B.C.), [60]Cobthach Caol Bhreagh, [61]Meilge, [62]Iarn Gleofhatach, [63]Connla Gruaidhchealgach, [64]Olill Casfiacalach(291-B.C.), [65]Eochaidh Altleathan, [66]Aonghus Tuireach Tamach(226-B.C.), [67]Eanda Aighnach(193-B.C.), [68]Laoga Larc, [69]Beothechta, [70]Blathachta, [71]Asaman Eamhnadh, [72]Roynie Roe, [73]Findguill, [74]Findeoin, [75]Eochaidh Fiedlioc, [76]Lothar, [77]Lugaidh Sriabh Ndearg, [78]Criomthann Niadnar(4-A.D.), [79]Fiacad Gion Fatchtnach, [80]Flacad Fionoud, [81]Tuathal Teachmar the first historicaly reliable name, [82]Fidhlimhidh Reachtmar(160-A.D.), [83]Conn Ceadchadhach (of the hundred battles), [84]Art Aonfhir(185-A.D.) At this time we have Conaire II (170-A.D.), a descendant of Heremon like his wife, Sarah, & his father-in-law, Conn of the hundred battles. He succeeded his father-in-law because Conn's son Art Aonfhir was as yet to young to succeed his father. Conaire II's sons were the three Cairbres and Cairbre Riada was the progenitor of the Dal Riada dynasty in the extreme north of Ulster, which later spread to Alba(Scotland). This is agreed upon as being the first colonization of Alba from the Erainn(Irish). Cairbre Baiscin descendants peopled Corca-Bascin in Western Clare, Cairbre Musc was the progenitor of all of the Septs of the Muscraige (which includes the Corcu Duibne, the kin group which include the Septs O'Shea, O'Falvey, and O'Connell), they peopled the territory of Muskerry (Thanks Patrick O'Shea). To continue, now mainly using the "Fermanagh Genealogies" we come to the name of [1]Cormac MacArt King of Tara(226-268-A.D.) Specifically concerning the Fermanagh families, as might be expected, most trace themselves back to an Oriel origin. This, for the most part, is probably genuine enough. However, since an Oriel line ruled the county, it must have been popular to have Oriel origins. Some of the earlier Leinster Fir Manach must have been tempted to invent an Oriel connection where it did not exist. The Cineal Fearadhaigh, clearly of Ui Neill stock, had an Oriel genealogy composed for themselves, and possibly other families acted likewise. More interesting, however, is that some families gave themselves a Munster origin, like the Cassidys and the McGraths of Pettigo. Did their ancestors really come from Munster and were they planted in Fermanagh, say, in 1004, when Brian Boru visited the county? Or did they just invent Munster ancestors for themselves during the Munster ascendancy, 1014 - 1086? Similarly, is the Ui Neill origin adopted by the Farrys, the Fees, the Treacys and the Corrigans genuine? They could easily have been planted in Fermanagh during the Aileach supremacy, 1000 - 1200, or they could easily have been attracted towards giving themselves a Cineal Eoghain progenitor. The Flanagans of Toora were certainly of Ui Cairpre origin, but was O'Duirnin or O'hEogain of O'Connor blood? We cannot answer these questions. Similarly, the Maguires, who come into our picture towards the end of the thirteenth century. Genealogists give them Oriel ancestors. But were they really of Ulster stock? (FS p.23-24). It makes you wonder if it is all fiction until the time of the Maguire acendency in the 13th century.