By 1641, however, the family had even lost this possession, for, in that year, John mac Kernan was one of the gentlemen who led the rebels in a siege of Croaghan then occupied by Sir James Hamilton.
West Bréifne covers north Co Leitrim and the two baronies in Co Cavan, Tullyhunco and Tullyhaw.
Larry is from Co Fermanagh and Gus & Michael (NJ) are from Scotland according to their verbal family history.
The first identifiable Kernan ancestor of the Utica Kernans is Bryan Kernan, gentleman of Ned, in the parish of Killeshandra, Barony of Tullyhunco, Co Cavan, Ulster.
Deducing from historical leases that Bryan's oldest son, John was of age by 1763, Bryan was most likely born c.