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Allinghams of Ireland

Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 3.0
CLARKB Project Version 149
May 1, 2000

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First Generation

1. Hugh1 Allingham (#903) was born in probably, England probably before 1590. Hugh died in maybe, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Hugh settled in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland probably around 1612.(1) His name appeared as "part of a charter formed by Sir Arthur Chichester which created an incorporation in Ballyshannon ... 30 Sept. 1612."

It's entirely possible that Hugh Allingham may already have been residing in Ireland when the charter was formed in 1612. He may have been an Elizabethan soldier, or have come to Co. Donegal through some other settlement program. But no evidence is known to support any such speculation.

Articles about William Allingham (1824-1876) of Ballyshannon, the poet, say that his family had been in Co. Donegal from Elizabethan times, having come from Hampshire. However, no particular references were cited. John O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees; the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation, 5th ed. (1976), p.690, lists families in Ireland at the close of the 17th century, including Allingham. It refers to MS. Vols. F.3.23, F.3.27, F.4.18 in Trinity College, Dublin, for "much information in relation to the genealogies of the Anglo-Irish families who settled in Ireland since the English invasion."

See Allinghams in England for information about English members of the family who have no known connection to the Irish branch, including emigrants from England to other continents.

No document connects Hugh Allingham to the descendants alleged in this report, but no other early Allingham is known in Ireland, and so the present author has proceeded as if Hugh were the one and only progenitor of the line.

The author has arbitrarily assigned those Allinghams found in the records of Donegal in places North of Ballyshannon as descendants of Hugh's son John. Allinghams subsequently found around Ballyshannon may generally be connected through deeds, wills, marriage contracts, etc. to Hugh's son Edward.

Allinghams who later settled in adjacent counties may well be descendants of Edward. On the other hand, it's possible that Hugh had more than two sons - the names James and Francis occur frequently among his descendants. The author has constructed a hypothetical son of Hugh to cover all of these possibilities, and assigned the otherwise unconnected Allinghams as his descendants.

The reports are divided at the third generation. Within those separate reports, an effort has been made to maintain consistency with the generation numbers. That is to say, for example, that a person of unknown parentage in the third generation of the Fermanagh or Leitrim or Sligo report, may well be the child of someone in the second generation in one of the Donegal reports, where those of the third generation may be his siblings (or if of the same name, may even be himself!)

Hugh Allingham had the following children:

Second Generation

2. John2 Allingham (Hugh1) (#5113) was born in probably, Co. Donegal, Ireland around 1620.

John Allingham is listed on the Hearth Money Roll of 1665 in Drumhome Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland.(2)

John Allingham had the following child:

3. Edward2 Allingham (Hugh1) (#5114) was born in probably, Co. Donegal, Ireland around 1620.

Edward Allingham is listed on the Hearth Money Roll of 1665 in Kilbaron Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland.(3)

Edward Allingham had the following child:

4. Son of Hugh2 Allingham (Hugh1) (#1026) was born in probably, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, Ireland before 1630. See his father's family for more information. Son died in probably, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

All of the Irish Allinghams of Counties Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo are collected for convenience under this common ancestor. An effort has been made to preserve syncronicity of generations in all of the Ireland reports, so a number of dummy ancestors have been inserted at the start of the county pages. Actually, the early generations in the Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo reports may well have been residents of Donegal.

Where dates are unknown, 25 years are estimated between parents and children. Lacking other information, deed grantors are guessed to be about age 50; grantees about age 25. Marriages are guessed to occur around age 25.

The author must note that, since writing the above paragraph some time ago, and constructing the descent accordingly, he has encountered the learned opinion of experienced Irish researchers that the typical rural Ireland male probably married around age 30, and his first wife may have been as much as five years his senior. This recent insight may become incorporated into the reports in a somewhat inconsistent manner, as time permits, before generational synchronicity can be achieved.

Son of Hugh Allingham had the following children:

Notes and References

1. Calendar of Stae Papers - James I, 1611-1614, cited by Maxine McBryan ( in email to Ralph D. Clark, 24 Aug 1998, Allinghams, (hereafter cited as McBryan, 8/24/98, State Papers of James I).
2. Hearth Money Roll for 1665 of Co. Donegal, P.R.O. Dublin, microfilm 1949, West Los Angeles Family History Center, Los Angeles, CA, LDS Film 100.181, G.O. Vol. 538 (hereafter cited as Donegal, 1665, Hearth Money Roll).
3. Ibid.



Allingham, Edward (i5114), b.1620-
Allingham, Grandson of Hugh, of Fermanagh (i7979), b.1660-
Allingham, Grandson of Hugh, of Leitrim (i6153), b.1660-
Allingham, Grandson of Hugh, of Sligo (i7978), b.1660-
Allingham, Hugh (i903), b.1590-
Allingham, John (i5113), b.1620-
Allingham, Son of Edward (i8000), b.1660-
Allingham, Son of Hugh (i1026), b.1630-
Allingham, Son of John (i5467), b.1670-

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