Schull East 1828-1867 Church of Ireland Births, some Marriages

Schull East 1828-1867 Church of Ireland Births, some Marriages.

From Box 25 Microfilm C of I Co. Cork Records National Archives. There are some marriages listed which may be the parents. These are from Dr. Albert Casey’s of Alabama Irish Records Database cited in

Quite a number of Protestants appear in the Catholic records in marriages or as sponsors or witnesses for Catholic friends or neighbours:

Schull East Catholic records:

Anti Catholic Petition Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier May 27th 1828.

The background is heightened political and religious tensions arising from the imminence of Catholic Emancipation.

Judging from the evidence of Daniel O’Connell, a few months before he was elected MP to a British Parliamentary Enquiry, the balance of economic advantage at least in bank deposits and shareholding in the Bank of Ireland had shifted to the Catholics. Also in Cork the Catholic butter and provisions merchants amassed huge fortunes while many of the landlord families were on the edge of insolvency.

1736-1922. Cork Magistrates (Justices of the Peace) Finance/Probate

Cork Magistrates 1199-1922:

Many landlords who constituted large numbers of the Magistrates where is straitened financial circumstances from the 1790s if the example of the smaller Landlords in Durrus, Blairs, Evansons,Hutchinsons is anything to go by. Various deeds give evidence of rent charges, mortgages they give to members of the local class of rising merchants, large farmers such as the Swantons, various O’Sullivans, McCarthys, O’Connells, Levis, Kingston, Shannon families.

The larger estates were often encumbered by jointures (Charges in favour of unmarried daughters), marriage settlements, trusts as well as mortgages.

Portrait of John Philpot Curran (1750-1817), Born Co. Cork, Irish Speaker, Author of Patriotic Verse, Master of The Rolls father of Sarah Curran His Youngest daughter Engaged to Robert Emmet.

1616, Sir Walter Coppinger and Coppinger’s Court, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork and some Coppinger Lawyers, Cork.

West Cork History

1616, Sir Walter Coppinger and Coppinger’s Court, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork.

This article is by Mark Samuel, bases on work he did at the University of London and many thanks to him and courtesy JCHAS 1984. Digital

The Coppingers, Cotters and perhaps the Gallweys are of Hiberno-Danish descent. Some of those with this ancestry still have blonde hair.

The Coppingers assembled vast estates in West Cork primarily by the local land owning families raising mortgages and defaulting. One example is the townland of Ballycomane in Durrus. This had been McCarthy of Scart property, mortgaged to Coppinger and when the Coppingers backed the wrong side in the 17th century their land was forfeit.

Much of the estates ended up with the Evans-Freke family (later Lord Carbery), that family around 1778 presumable for raising money commissioned a survey of their estates. The original book of maps in in the National Library Mapping…

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Corktown, Detroit, Michigan being Revitalised by Henry Ford The Third.

Corktown, Detroit, Michigan


Corktown is the oldest existing neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, though it is only half as old as the city itself. In the 1820s and 30s, with the opening of the Erie Canal and the decreased cost of steamboat travel on the Great Lakes, immigrants began arriving in Detroit in significant numbers and settling downtown. As the number of Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s increased, they began to move west of downtown Detroit into the area now known as Corktown, named after County Cork, Ireland. By the early 1850s, half of the residents of the 8th Ward (which contained Corktown) were of Irish descent. Historically, the neighborhood was roughly bounded by Third Street to the east, Grand River Avenue to the north, 12th Street to the west and Jefferson Avenue to the south.

Initially, detached homes and rowhouses in the Federal style were built, a reflection of the architectural fashion of the time. As the area’s population grew, modest one and two-story Victorian townhouses with Italianate, Gothic and Queen Anne features joined the earlier buildings. Though by the 1890s an increasingly affluent Irish population was scattering throughout the city, and Corktown became home to other ethnic communities. Around 1900, three men from the island of Malta settled there and a number of their countrymen followed. After World War I, plentiful auto industry jobs brought immigrants in with great numbers – many of them settling in Corktown. In the 1920s, Latino populations arriving from the Southwest and Mexico came to Corktown seeking work in Detroit’s auto factories.

Following World War II, city planners proposed demolishing large swaths of the neighborhood for factories. 75 acres of Corktown homes and businesses were demolished and hundreds of residents were displaced in preparation for industrial expansion. The planned industrial development never came to fruition, however, and there were no plans to build new homes in the area. Corktown suffered further in the 1960s, when “urban renewal,” construction of the Lodge Freeway, and business district encroachment swallowed up or flattened dozens of residential blocks. The remaining residential section was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July of 1978 and is designated as a Historic District of the City of Detroit.

Corktown has seen revitalization since the early 2000s, with many new businesses moving into old spaces. Tiger Stadium, longtime Corktown landmark, was demolished in 2009 and replaced by the Detroit Police Athletic League’s Corner Ballpark. Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station, which towers over the neighborhood, was purchased by Ford Motor Company in 2018.

Early Judicial Review, Re Cork Gaol, 28th September 1303.

West Cork History

From Trinity College/Circle, retrieved Calendar Rolls, originals destroyed 4 Courts, Public Records Office, 1922.

Close Roll 32 Edward I

28 Sep. 1304
To the sheriff of Cork.

At the suit of Michael s. of Maurice Eylward, detained in the gaol of Cork because of an appeal made by Joan, widow of Adam Prudfot,de consilio mortisof her husband, the sheriff was ordered to bring the appeal before the K.’s justices at Dublin on the morrow of All Souls, because it ought not to be determined in a court lesser than before the K. or his justices, on which day Michael cannot come unless he is released from gaol. ORDER, that if he receives the said writ to remove the appeal and if Michael gives sufficient mainprize to be before the justices on the…

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1845-1847. Members Ballineen, West Cork,  Agricultural Society from Minute Book.

West Cork History

The article in now available online: 1845-7

These records were transcribed in 1946 by T. Shea and published in the 1946 issue of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.

It was based on the record lent to him by William Daunt of Deriga House, Ballineen.  His uncle Mr. Daunt was secretary of the Society and presumable maintained the records including the townland of the member.

Landlords have enjoyed a bad press in Ireland,. However n West Cork, some and their agent were anxious to promote modern agriculture, new crops, selective breeding, instructors. The various Agricultural Societies normally have a large Landlord representation.


Conner, possibly not a member but gave speeches. The Conners/Connor/O’Connors were agents for the Devonshire Estate but dismissed for alleged malpractice in granting favourable leases to relations. The family may be a scion of the ancient irish O’Conor family or London merchants Conner. Over the…

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Some Notes on the Tobins of Kilcrohane and ‘King Tobin’, Barony of West Carbery.

Some Notes on the Tobins of Kilcrohane and ‘King Tobin’, Barony of West Carbery.

Tobins Kilcrohane, Durrus, Blairs Cove, Whiddy Island, 7th January 2019

1874, Death at 85 of Timothy O’Donovan, J.P., Esq, O’Donovan Cove, Durrus, West Cork, The Last Survivor of the Ancient House of O’Donovan Bawn or Clann Cahill, Justice of the Peace since 1818, and other O’Donovans of Landlord Family of Fort Lodge and Kilcrohane.

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No trace apart from the wall and gates remain of the substantial house of O’Donovan. It is visible on the Ordnance Survey Historical map:,488898,540298,11,8

1874, Death at 85 of Timothy O’Donovan, J.P., Esq, O’Donovan Cove, Durrus, West Cork, The Last Survivor of the Ancient House of O’Donovan Bawn or Clann Cahill, Justice of the Peace since 1818, and other O’Donovans of Landlord Family of Fort Lodge and Kilcrohane.

A fair amount of his original correspondence with Dr. John O’Donovan is in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin.






He was involved in the Election of Rickard Deasy Q.C in 1855:



O’Donovan Genealogy Ardahill (Kilcrohane), the Ardahill, Kilcrohane family probably originate Dunmanway c 1740 not related to the O’Donovan of The Cove. and Fort Lodge

Dr John O’Donovan traces the descent of the O’Donovans back to Eoghan Taidhleach pre 166 A.D. in his appendix…

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