Genealogia illustrissimi ac nobilis domini D. Mariana Ô Cruolii caribreo-hiberni è comitatu Corcagensi ex antiquissimis ac fide dignissimis Regni genealogistarum Archivis deprompta studio et opera Thadaei Ô Dinnin Monomiae Antiquarii,
|Main Creator:||O'Dinnin, Thaddeus|
Genealogy made for an Irish emigré, presumably serving in the French Army. The genealoger (and probably the scribe) names himself as Thaddeus O'Dinnin of Munster and he certifies that the genealogy is the true record drawn from the ancient Royal archives. His genealogy, repeated in each language, works backwards from Marian O'Cruoly, through 106 generations far back into antiquity, with Anno mundi dates often provided. Marian O'Cruoly of Cork was one of the many Irishmen who sought his fortune in the armies of France.
Manuscript on paper. Evidence of deliberate removal of leaves in 3 separate places and 2 leaves pasted together. Text in Latin, French and Gaelic. Pedigree presented in multiple red and blue roundels - usually 3 per page. Several contemporary paper slips loosely inserted, one with manuscript text. Bound in contemporary calf, elaborately gilt, sides with ruled borders and massed scroll tools, central lozenges lettered "Miles / De Cruoly", panelled spine, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.
Early ownership inscription: "Ô Shee, Gentilhomme Irlandais, officier au service de S.M. le roi de France". Printed ticket to front pastedown: "M. O'Shea, Colonel en Retraite".
Physical description: 1 volume (111 pages).
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|MS 42,458||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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