THE O’DONOGHUES DUFF

The person to whom granted: Possibly Tadhg, the brother of Geoffrey of the Glens (c.1620-78) who died in France in 1729.
His grandson, Donal (Daniel) Duff O’Donoghue of Dromcarbane and Doocarrig, County Kerry, died in 1762.

Current person entitled: A direct descendant is Roderick O’Donoghue who lives in Suffolk in England.

The blazon:  A garb between in the dexter a fox rampant facing sinister a snake erect facing dexter, in chief an osprey alighting
Translation: A sheaf of wheat between on the right a fox standing on its hind legs facing on its left a snake erect facing right, on the upper part of the shield an osprey alighting.
The colour of the field and charges are not specified and we have assumed the same as the Glens.

The crest: Not known
The motto: Not known
Where and when first registered: Not known
Research carried out: This shield has been found as a seal (see right) on a property deed registered in October 1762 by Donal Duff and his wife Alice (née Ferriter).  Checked in February 1996.
Ongoing questions: What were the Duffs’ crest and motto?

Sources and acknowledgements:
Register of Deeds and Exchequer Decrees – Book 216, Page 529, Deeds No. 143973 and 143974.
O’Donoghue, Roderick

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