1859. Landed Estates Court Sale of Estate (567 acres) of Thomas Hungerford at Inchafune (Keelnareliga, Gutteeetown,The Commons, Monanearig Bog), East Carbery, 3 Miles East Dunmanway, West Cork, Maps, Among Names, Bryan, Butler, Carroll, Crowley, Cullinan, Donegan, Driscoll, Dullet, Gillman, Holmes, Jagoe, O’Callaghan, McCarthy, Dr. Morrison, Murphy, Santry, Swanton. Possible connection between Judge Robert Swanton, New York and Cork Dunscomb family.
The Solicitors are Tuckey and Dunscomb in Cork. Re the lives in Leases there are Swantons named. Judge Robert `swanton, United Irishman and Judge Marine Court in New York and his US Citizenship papers signed by a Dunscomb suggesting a family relationship.
|1858||Tuckey and Dunscomb||Attorneys, 54 Grand Parade, 1859 54 South Mall||Acted Landed Estate sale Cox Estate Dunmanway 1858. Tuckey probably the young attorney also a proctor of Consistory Court 1850. 1859 sale Landed Estates Cort ThomasHungeford Inchafune, Dunmanway.||Dunscomb had a house at Mount Desert. Lee Road||1800 atttestation for USA citizenship of Robert Swanton, United Irihman Ballydehob later Jude NY, taken by Dunscomb Clerk NY may be connected|
1853, Landed Estates Court Sale of Estate of Joseph Bennett, including Kilbrogan/Kilronan, Dunmanway, Northagill (Gortnadihn, Kilfadean, Knockenagh, Shreelane Parish of Kilmacabea), West Cork, along line of proposed Dunmanway to Drimoleague Railway, Maps, Major Tenant Listing.
1601. Reputed Ambush and Massacre of O’Sullivan Bere Troops at Bishopsland Bridge, Caheragh, West Cork, by O’Mahonys, returning from The Battle of Kinsale. This is in local tradition. After the battle local people tended to the survivors some married in locally adn are the origin of some of the Caheragh O’Sullivans.
Plan of the Siege and Battle of Kinsale (Ceann Sáile) 1601, Petition to the Pope in 1484 requesting that no more clergy be sent from Bath to St. Multose and that only native clergy be appointed as English clergy could not administer sacraments in Irish, Prosperity in the 18th century, Shipping News in ‘A Short History of Kinsale”
1833, Properties Rented from Protestant Episcopal See of Cork 6 Ploughlands at Kilcrohane 3 Ploughlands at Crookhaven by Richard de La Coer, John Bowen, 9 Ploughlands Schull, Probably Mannions Island Carbery Island. Rev. John E Orpen , Lisheen.
De la Coer was probably from Mallow and became bankrupt shortly after.
These rentals can be see in the books of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral Cork at the National Archives and the RCB Library Dublin. Given their location it is possibly they were once the property of the College of Youghal and Norman in origin.
Tomb Old Caheragh Graveyard, Skibbereen, West Cork, of Timothy McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen Lawyer, Landlord, Margaret Mary daughter buried died 1868, aged 28 wife of Captain Thomas John Davys, Justice of the Peace Longford, Roger Downing , Bantry Businessman, Political Activist.
|Died 1879||Timothy McCarthy Downing Esq||Solicitor, MP||Prospect House, Skibbereen. Subscriber (5 copies) Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876.||Probate to Rev. Charles Davis, Rosscarberry and Francis Joseph McCarthy, Queenstown Esq two of the Universal Legtees||Effect under £9,000. Captain John Thomas Davies, JP, Longford, married Margaret Mary McCarthy Downing d Mccarthy Downing, Skibbereen, solicitor, landlord, MP. died 1868, aged 28 buried Old Caheragh.||Landed estate sale of Becher Estate sons, Charles Edward b 1845, Francis Henry named as life in a number of leases b 1846||
Proposing Resolution Bantry Catholic Meeting 1826. Slater 1846 Tobacco Manufacturer, Main St. Described as wily Kerryman. Brother of Timothy McCarthy Downing, born Kenmare, Skibbereen Solicitor, MP. and landowner. The discovery of this object (The Brahalish Brooch) was first reported to John Windele by one of He reported the find of the Brahalish Hoard in Durrus to John Windle 1843. In a letter dated 4 January 1843, he states ‘You have at top, the size of the piece of Gold found at Brahalish, 4 Mile Water, it weighs 3⅝ ozs avoirdupois Wt. both ends are in the form of a Cup; with a narrow Carving inside of the edges, the outside of the ends, and the greater part if not the entire of the handle are carved as above;You will perceive by the Size and Wt. of the article that it is not Solid, the oining being visible on the inside of the handle, it appears to be of thepurest gold; I need not say that the finder sets a great value on his God Send; he says he is certain of finding more of it; that he dreamt 30 years since that there was gold hidden where he found this article. It would not astonish me, if he rooted up half his farm in search of the precious metal. If this Article lies in your way and that I can be of any assistance in purchasing it, I am at your service. Comment Windele notes that the finder’s name was Owen Sullivan (referred to as Eugene Sullivan by Roger Downing) and that the find-place was the site of an ancient fort, the article having been found under the root of a hawthorn.
Figures in early 19th century Bantry and West Carbery Politics:
Exactly two years ago I wrote a piece for this Journal – A Moment in Time – remarking on the very specific changes that we become aware of at the end of the summer: the holiday homes being closed up and shuttered; the boats being taken off their moorings and stored away in the boatyard; the shorebirds returning to their winter quarters. I finished up by pointing out that our own summers never end: we enjoy living in Cappaghglass just as much in the darker, colder days at the turning of the year as we do when the sun is high in the heavens.
Top – starting point: Rossbrin Cove on a gray day. Bottom – The Old Mine Road wearing its raincoat
It is an idyllic life and we are privileged to have the quiet boreens to ourselves in all weathers. We have talked about Rossbrin Cove so often…
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