Name: Ferdoragh or Mathew O?Neill
Suffix: 1st Baron Dungannon
Cause: Killed by his brother Shane O?Neill
Change Date: 20 APR 2006
aka Maitiu "An Feardorcha".
Ferdorcha / Matthew, 1st Baron of Dunganon. Born the son of the Smith O'Kelly. After the death of O'Kelly, his wife revealed that Fedorcha was actually Conn's son. Conn accepted the confession of Mrs. O'Kelly and appointed Fedorcha his Tanist.
He was slain by his brother Sean (Shane) "the Proud" in 1558. Fedorcha had married Joan, daughter of Cunonnacht "the Coarb" Maguire, dynast of Fermanagh. She married 2nd: Henry O'Neill of the Fews and 3rd: Sir Owen O'Gallagher of Ballyshannon, hereditary Marshal to the O'Donnell kings.
Shane O?Neill (1530??1567), the eldest son of Con O?Neill, 1st earl of Tyrone, carried on a bitter feud with his father after Con accepted Henry VIII?s nomination of Con?s illegitimate son, Matthew, as baron of Dungannon and heir to the O?Neill title. Shane?s agents murdered Matthew in 1558, but when Con died in 1559, the English recognized Matthew?s eldest son, Brian, as his successor.
Father: Con Bacach O?Neill b: 1484
Mother: Alison Mrs O?Kelly
- Aedh or Hugh ?The Great? O?Neill b: ABT 1550 in Dungannon