James Lally

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James Lally, Irish soldier and Jacobite, died 1691.

Lally (also O'Mullally) (died 1691) was an Irish landowner and politician from Tuam, County Galway. He was a leading member of the Gaelic clan of the O'Mullallys (in Irish Ó Maolalaidh), which was based in the parish of Tuam, County Galway. Their lands comprised the lands known as Tulach na Dála (Anglicised as Tullindaly, Tullenadaly, Tullaghnadaly, or Tolendal), four miles north of Tuam town.

The eldest of five brothers, he was the son of Thomas Lally and Jane Dillon, sister of Theobald Dillon, 7th Viscount Dillon. Lally sat as representative of Tuam Borough in King James II's Patriot Parliament of 1689. After the Jacobite defeat, his lands were attained and he was declared an outlaw.

He went to France in 1690 with his cousin, the Honourable Colonel Arthur Dillon, in whose regiment, as Colonel-Commandant, he was killed at Montmélian in 1691. His brother, Gerald Lally, followed him to France and was father of Thomas Arthur Lally (1702–1766), Baron de Tollendal and Comte de Lally.

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