[Sir] Cahir O’Dogherty

Life
1587-1608 [O’Doherty; lord of Inishown], b. Co. Donegal; supported as chief at his father’s death by Sir Henry Dowcra; knighted by Mountjoy on field of Augher; visited England in 1603 and confirmed in lands by Elizabeth I; m. daughter of Lord Gormanstown and became justice of the peace in Derry; foreman of jury that found the Irish nobles guilty of treason after the Flight of the Earls’; himself charged with treason by Sir George Paulet; struck by Paulet [ODNB ‘insulted by’] in the following year while discussing sale of land; seized Culmore Castle in revenge, and sacked Derry, killing Paulet, all in 1608; shot and killed during engagement with a force despatched from Dublin at Rock of Doon, nr. Kilmacrenan, 5 July 1608. ODNB DIB

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Criticism
Brian Bonner, That Audacious Traitor (Dublin: F.T.N. 1975), 284pp., ill. [De Burca 1997].

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References
News from Lough Foyle in Ireland of the late treacherous Action and rebellion of Sir Carey Adougherty and F. McR. MackDavy with his ransacking and burning of the Cittie of Derry … and the Murder of Sir G. Paulet
(London 1608).

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