Randal MacDonnell ( - 1636):
Randal MacDonnell was the son of Sorley Boy and in 1601 inherited his father's lands. He was fostered on the island of Arran, and was known as 'Arranach'. In 1602 he changed allegiance and offered to attack Hugh O'Neill, whom he had formerly supported. He was knighted and in 1603 was granted three hundred and thirty-four thousand acres between Larne and Coleraine. The following year he married O'Neill's daughter, and when O'Neill and O'Donnell fled in 1607, it left him in a perilous position. He turned his attention to improving his estates. He was received well at the court in London, and in 1618 was created Viscount Dunluce, a member of the Privy Council and Lieutenant of the County of Antrim. In 1620 he was made Earl of Antrim. He died at Dunluce and was buried at Bonamargy, Ballycastle, County Antrim.
||10 December 1636