Name: John Wesley O'MOLLOY
Birth: ABT 1728 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
Death: 29 SEP 1804 in Robeson County, North Carolina USA
Burial: ABT 1804 Robeson County, North Carolina USA
Note John MALOY and Marion Effie SMITH are my paternal 5th great-grandparents.
Note O'MOLLY, O'MALLEY: The descendant of Malley; Mala, Gaelic, the brow of a hill; Maille, smooth, placid, gentle.
Source Yahn, Gooch, Johnson, Malloy by Duncan Yahn (duncman @ verinet. com)
Source Publication: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Reference Number: IND5413
I found this posted at rootsweb.com about the MALOY / MALLOY name:
We are all descended from Niall of the nine hostages, monarch of Ireland
A.D. 371. Our direct linage is as follows:
Garbri of Liffey
Fiacha born 0300 A.D.
Muiredeach Tireach 0320 A.D.
Eochaid Muigh-medon 0350 A.D.
Niall of the nine hostages ca. 371 death 0404 A.D.
Fiacha mac Niall
Eachadhfinn mac Fiacha
10 generations of leaders unamed by the sagas
Mhuadh (Maolmhuaidh) death 1019
Lorcan O Maolmhuaidh
1051 clan name is Anglicized to O Molloy
Gillabhride O Molloy born 1048 died 1131
one clan leader unamed
Gillacholam O Malloy
Fearghal (Cubhladma) O Malloy died 1131
Aedh Mor O Molloy
Aedh Org O Malloy
Ruaidhri O Molloy
Niall O Molloy died 1425
Aedh O Molloy born 1373
Cosnambach O Molloy died 1497
Cathoir O Molloy born 1490 died 1542
Conall O Molloy born 1540 died 1599
Calbhach (Callagh) O Molloy born 1575 died 1640
Charles (Cahir) O Molloy first clan member educated in "English" schools!
born 1600 died 1695
Arthur O Molloy born 1621 died 1695
Arthur O Molloy born 1650
Terrence O Molloy born 1675
James Dunn Molloy married Elizabeth Hillard born 1675 Offaly county
The name does not switch to the current spelling Malloy until the late
18th and early 19th century.
More about the MALLOY / MALOY name and the location of Jura:
The surname MOLLOY, MULLOY and O'MOLLOY is the anglicized versions of
names distinct from Irish names. The O MAOLMHUAIDH, from "maomauhidh"
meaning Proud Chefain, were part of the norther Ui Neill, the southern
branch of the large tribal grouping claiming descent from Naill of the
Nine Hostages, the fifth century king who supposedly kidnapped St.
Patrick to Ireland. They held power over a large part of what is now
County Offaly, where the surname is still quite common. A second fmaily
were the O MAOIL AODHA, descendant of the devotee to (Saint) Aodh', from
Moal, literally meaning "Bald". A reference to the distinctive tonsure
sported by early Irish monks. As well as MOLLOY, this surname has been
anglicized as MILEY and MILLEA. The name arose in east Connacht, in the
Rosscommon/east Galaway region and remains numerous there today.
Origins of O'MOLLOY were in the County Roscommon and they were princes in
the King's County.
The Isle of Jura is due north of Belfast: 56 degrees Latitude, 6 degrees
Jura is seperated by a relatively narrow Channel from Islay, which is
southermost of the inner Hebrides.
The northern coast of Ireland is clearly seen from Islay. The two islands
then and now would be an easy days sailing.
Some of the above is contributed by: Roy Eastes at
email@example.com 17 August 1998 **Remove -nospam- before
JOHN MOLLOY was from the Isle of Jura, Scotland. They originally came
from Ireland (probably northern region) and moved to Jura. JOHN located
in Robeson County, North Carolina in the Americas circa 1774. His Bible
is still with descendants and states where they were. It also names the
sons ANGUS, CHARLES and daughter CATHERINE.
SOURCE: Marie Mimbs, Pompano Beach, Florida USA
Marion Elizabeth SMITH b: 1722 in County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
in County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
- Daniel Angus MOLLOY b: 1745 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
- Charles MOLLOY b: 10 MAY 1753 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
- Catherine May MOLLOY b: MAY 1756 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
- John Wesley MOLLOY b: 24 DEC 1757 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND
- Barbara Elizabeth MOLLOY b: 1759 in Isle of Jura, County Argyllshire, SCOTLAND