|About The Matson Family Tree
I believe we are all connected; we just need to find that right link, to take
us there.Please email me if you would like more information or believe that you may have a
connection to the tree thank you Carol.
Most of my family come from Hull England, including myself. Over 10 years ago
I decided to find out, if we have been living in Hull forever. Little did I no
at the time I would find new living family members, first of all I would like
to thank my new cousins and friends who have generously shared their own
research with me, because without them. This site would not be possible; I am
still updating my tree so please keep coming back.
The Matsons origin i am a little unsure of some people say they came from Sweden or
Finland,maybe with the vikings. i am trying to find definet source so please dont
quote me on this.
My mothers maiden name was Hanlon and i have found a souce on this. wheather it is
true is a another thing but i like the fact that i might be connected to the Egyptian
Pharaohs,so this is true for me until i find anything esle.
The Hanlon's are an ancient Irish family. According to tradition, the Hanlons,
and most of the old Irish families, are descended from three Milesian princes
who arrived in the south west of Ireland from Spain in the ninth century BC
and who conquered and ruled the lands they settled in. The Irish legends trace
the history of the Milesians to a Mediterranean people who originally came
from Cyprus. King Miles, after whom the Milesians were named, ruled
territories in Spain and it was two of his sons and a nephew who led the group
who settled in Ireland. Miles was married to a daughter of one of the Egyptian
Pharaohs, so family connections go back a long way.
In feudal Ireland in the first millennium, aristocratic families where
required to trace their genealogy back to the Milesian princes in order to
confirm their feudal rights.
In the early years of the fourth century, three warlike sons of an Irish
feudal lord, Eocaidh Doimlein, who were known as the Three Collas, raided
Ulster and, through conquest, acquired a large territory, comprised of the
modern counties of Louth, Monaghan and Ulster. They defeated Fergus, King of
Ulster, at the great battle of Achalethderg on the borders of Down and Antrim
in AD332. The Collas torched Fergus' palace and assumed sovereignty over
Ulster. The older of the three princes, Colla Uais became King of Ireland in
AD327 and died in AD332. The younger prince, Colla-da-Chroich, remained in
Ulster and administered the territory which became known as the Barony of
Orior. These lands were located, roughly, to the east and south of the modern
city of Armagh.
Colla-da-Chroich appears to have been given the title "hAnluain", which may be
from the old Irish luan or champion. Hanlon is an anglicised rendering of the
old Irish name. Colla-da-Chroich was the first Hanlon. The Hanlon coat of arms
is a green boar on a green hillock and the crest is a lizard. The right to the
lizard crest is given to all families who can claim decent from the Milesian
The Hanlon's (or O'Hanlons) were one of the important feudal families in
Ulster. The Hanlon Chiefs were the hereditary regal standard bearers of
Ulster. They remained important until the protestant government in London
adopted a policy to destroy Catholic power in Ulster by settling protestant
immigrants from Scotland in what is known as the Plantation of Ulster. At that
time most Catholic families had their lands confiscated and allocated to the
new settlers. This happened During the Tudor period under Elizabeth I and
William of Orange
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