KING JAMES ARMY LIST

The list is a compilation of the lineage, honors and achievements of the "Wild Geese" of Ireland - some 30,000 or more of them. These people had their lands confiscated by the English and several were DONNELLAN variants.

I received this data with the compliments of:
Joe Gannon
Managing Editor
The Wild Geese Today
http://www.thewildgeese.com
King James Irish Army list mentions a Captain McLaughlin Donnelean, as being one of the captains of Lord Galways infantry regiment. Though later he is listed as Donelan. Sightly different spelling than yours in both cases, but certainly the same name. It says the sept of O'Donelan (once again merely a spelling variation) were chiefs of Clan-Breasail in the Barony of Leitrim, County Galway. They were also said to rule over Hy Tuirtre, a territory lying along the northern shores of Lough Neagh.
McLauglin Donnellan rose to the rank of Colonel and was wounded at the battle of Aughrim. However he did not accompany the army to France, he died in Dublin in 1726. Mclaughlin had a brother, James, who was a captain and later a major in Lord Louth's infantry regiment. He did accompany the army to France. He was killed in Piedmont in 1693. The list of Attainders of 1691, those whose land was forfeited to the English, usually meaning they left with Sarsfield for France, included an Edward Donnelan of Killemane, Co. Galway and a James Donelan of
Ballydonelan.
Joe Gannon
Managing Editor
The Wild Geese Today
http://www.thewildgeese.com

----followed by this from another source (Thanks Mairead):
Subject: Re: [Fwd: Donnellan(s) in King James's Army]]
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 08:11:25 -0700
From: "conaught" <conaught@ix.netcom.com>

Capitaine Donalan - Regiment of Louth
Lieutenant Donnel - Regiment d'Oxburgh

Eventually, I was able to abstract this from the Chapter on Clare's Dragoons in the subject publication, p.323-
"Their eldest son Phillip Phillips , born in 1557, married a daughter of ------O'Gara, Chief of the Barony of Coolavin, in the county of Sligo; and their son Myles, born in 1590, married Mable, daughter of------O'Donnelan of Rossedonelan, County of Roscommon. Walter, the oldest son of Myles and Mable, became a Major in the Army--------"

From the chapter on Lord Galway's Infantry, p. 622-623.
" Captain McLaughlin Donelan:
The Sept of the O'Donelans, from which this Captain descended, were Chiefs of Clan-Breasail in the Barony of Leitrim, County of Galway; and are so located by O'Dugan in his Topographical Poem on Ireland. They also ruled over Hy-Tuirtre, a territory lying along the shores of Lough Neagh, comprising the Baronies of Toome and Antrim, in the County of Antrim. They derive their lineage from Murrough Mullethan, a King of Connaught in the eighth century, from whose time frequent annals of their obits in the Irish Chronicles commemorate them as "Chief Poets' of that Province. In 1412, Tully O'Donelan, then Chief, built the Castle of Ballydonelan on the site, it is related, of a more ancient stronghold of his family. He also built a chapel and a family cemetery at the Abbey of Kilconnell, hence called 'Chapel-Tully'. Melaghlin O'Donelan died at Ballydonelan in 1548; he was father of Dr. Nehemiah, who was educated at Cambridge, and consecrated Archbishop of Tuam on Queen Elizabeth's patent in 1595. He married Elizabeth O'Donnell, daughter of the then Earl of Tyrconnell, and died in 1609, leaving by her, John, his eldest son, and James, who became Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland. John was the great-grandfather of the above officer, who should be more correctly styled, 'Melaghlin Donelan'. He rose to the rank of Colonel, was wounded at Aughrim, and was afterwards comprehended in the Articles of Limerick. He had married Mary, daughter of Robert Dillon, (ancestor of the Lords Clonbrock), and died at his house in Dublin in 1726, leaving issue, through which this family has since been represented, and is now by another Malachy, a minor. James Donelan, the brother of the above officer, was a Captain and afterwards a Major in Lord Louth's Regiment of Infantry. At the close of the campaign he passed into France, where he obtained a commission and rank from Louis the fourteenth, but was killed in Piedmont in 1693.
The Attainders of 1691 included Edward Donnelan of Killenane, County of Galway; with James Donelan of Ballydonelan.
In 1696, Nehemiah Donellan, a collateral of this house, being then a Baron of the Irish Exchequer, was appointed one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal, and had at the same time a grant of lands in the Counties of Galway and Roscommon. In 1703, he was appointed Chief Baron. This Nehemiah was the surviving son of the aforesaid Sir James Donelan, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. He had married Mary, daughter of Alderman John Preston of Dublin, and had issue by her James, John and William Donellan. She died in September, 1684, and was buried in Christ Church.
The petitions preferred against the forfeited estates by Donelans in 1700, were for claims attaching to the confiscations of Lord Bophin, Lord Galway, Hugh Kelly, Sir Edward Tyrrell, and the Earl of Clanricarde. In 1742, Peter O'Donelan was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Clonfert.