1952, Enormous Funeral, Skibbereen Closes Down, of Jasper Travers Wolfe, Born 1872, Solicitor, Crown Prosecutor West Cork, Three Times Elected TD, ‘He Had all of Munster as His Client’, First Corkman to be President Incorporated Law Society.


1952, Enormous Funeral, Skibbereen Closes Down, of Jasper Travers Wolfe, Born 1872, Solicitor, Crown Prosecutor West Cork, Three Times Elected TD, ‘He Had all of Munster as His Client’, First Corkman to be President Incorporated Law Society.

The Wolfes are  probably part of the migration of English Protestants  mainly from the West County to the Bandon area from the 1590s.  Ironically many were no conformist.  In time many of these families broke into three separate segments: Church of Ireland, Catholic and Methodist.  From church and other records it is likely that the Wolfes migrated westward from Bandon to the Skibbereen area and to the Mizen from the late 17th, early 18th  century.

Letitia Camier nee Kingston who with her husband Tommy Camier  runs the Gotnagrough Folk Museum outside Ballydehob has the Wolfe Genealogies.  Included is Danno Mahony, Dereenloman, World Wrestling Champion a Wolfe.

Jasper Travers Wolfe Solicitor, Crown Solicitor, TD “Norton, Skibbereen, 1st place Law Society Final Exam, Director Skibbereen Eagle member Governing Body, UCC. subscriber Zenith Marine Disaster, Baltimore, 1895. Returning officer west Cork constituency election agent James Gilhooley MP. 1906 consortium Richard Wheeler Doherty, Solicitor, Bandon, John Walsh, businessman, director Allmans Distillery, Bandon, Hugo Flinn, Fish buyer, Cork, Jasper Travers Woulfe, solicitor, Skibbereen, took over Skibbereen Eagle on death of previous owner. 1914 RDC election nominated by Parish Priest Fr..Michael O’Callaghan. Married Minnie elder d of George George Levis Vickery 2 daughters, grandson wrote biography. Fled to England after IRA threats April 1922 returned months later. Later received £3,000 from a claim of £7,670 for injury to is business and loss of income from the loss of his office for IGC. Letter to Eoin O’Mahony from Jasper Travers Wolfe, solicitor, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, regarding the Dail motion to remove Judge Edward McElligott from office, 1941 May 5. “Jasper Travers Wolfe was born in 1872, the third of nine children of William John Wolfe, a Methodist shopkeeper and his wife Rachel Wood. He was educated at the Bishop’s School, Skibbereen and passed the Law Society preliminary exam in 1888. Indentured in the practice of Thomas Downes, he obtained first place in his final exams, was awarded a gold medal and the Findlater Scholarship and admitted as a solicitor in 1893. His father died in 1894 after a long illness and Jasper established J. Travers Wolfe & Co. shortly after, quickly establishing himself as an expert in land law. ” 1915, attending funeral of Patrick J. Hurley, solicitor, Drimoleague.

His mother was a strict Methods and strongly disapproved of his card playing and moderate whiskey drinking

Daughter;

1952 Dorothy Wolfe Barrister, London “The following evening the Independent candidate Jasper Travers Wolfe (former Crown Prosecutor, later independent TD) addressed a meeting in Bantry. His campaigns were managed by his daughter Dorothy. In later campaigns she would speak personally in Durrus and Dunbeacon. She qualified as a barrister in London and became Lady Ungoed-Thomas when her husband, Solicitor General n the post war Atlee Government was knigh

Son in Law:

1904-1972 UNGOED-THOMAS, (ARWYN) LYNN (1904-1972) He was a British delegate to the Council of Europe in 1949. He served as Solicitor-General in 1949-51 and he was appointed a judge of the High Court in April 1962, a move which precipitated his resignation from the House of Commons. Ungoed-Thomas was born at Carmarthen on 26 June 1904, the son of the Revd. Evan Ungoed-Thomas and Katherine Howells. His father, a minister with the Welsh Baptist denomination, was a minister at Carmarthen for more than forty years. This background undoubtedly moulded Ungoed-Thomas’s views and character. He was in every sense very much the son of the nonconformist manse. Throughout his life he was never to forget that he was Welsh and a nonconformist. “died 1952 Dorothy Woulfe Barrister, London “”The following evening the Independent candidate Jasper Travers Wolfe (former Crown Prosecutor, later independent TD) addressed a meeting in Bantry. His campaigns were managed by his daughter Dorothy. In later campaigns she would speak personally in Durrus and Dunbeacon. She qualified as a barrister in London and became Lady Ungoed-Thomas when her husband, Solicitor General n the post war Attlee Government was knighted.

2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor In Ireland his Apprentice:

1923 Dorothea Browne, later Mrs O’Reilly Mother nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, Durrus, father Sergeant RIC died of Cholera Mitchelstown Workhouse 1900 leaving 8 children “Apprenticed to Jasper Wolfe, Skibbereen, then Crown Prosecutor for West Cork, later independent TD. 1920s, Dorothea Browne, 2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor in Ireland. Her mother was Mrs. Brown, nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna. She went on to found the firm of PF O’Reilly with her husband which is still operational. Her husband later Fine Gael Senator and Taxing Master of the High Court. ” Grandmother Mercy Pier of Huguenot ancestry. “Telegram of sympathy fr her and husband P.F.O’REilly. Funeral 1941, Mrs. Rachel Wolfe nee Wood, Snugboro, Skibbereen, aged 95, mother of Jasper Wolfe, Solicitor buried Aughadown,. Southern Star 25th January 1941 “

At funeral Master JASPER UNGOED-THOMAS,

Grandson author of acclaimed biography:

Stories are still told in West Cork about Jasper Wolfe. He led a remarkable and dangerous existence in the turbulent early years of the twentieth century. A highly successful lawyer in Skibbereen, he was a strong supporter of Home Rule and gave an acclaimed speech at the rally in London in 1912 that launched the Irish Protestant Home Rule movement. After Easter 1916 he was appointed Crown Solicitor for the City and West Riding of Cork, and put the Crown case at the inquest into the murder of the Republican Lord Mayor of Cork. Having been thrice sentenced to death by the IRA, he became a defense lawyer for dissident Republicans after the Civil War. In 1927 he was elected to the Dáil as an Independent candidate. Jasper Wolfe was clever, convivial, and hard drinking. Personally fearless, he was cherished for the stories of his exploits. More seriously, he stood for an Ireland at peace and at ease with itself. ‘This book tells of the amazing relation between the Wolfe and Collins families.”” – Irish American News

Michael R Boland
Partner with Jasper Travers Wolfe, brother of Frederick Boland Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs President General Assembly United Nations. Uncle of late poet Eavan Boland. Funeral of Pat O’Leary, Solicitor,  Bantry, 1941. Fearless campaigner for development of West Cork in 1950s and 60s In Carbery Agricultural Show a class called after his memory “Attending funeral of  1942 Dr. Collins, Leap 1942, James Duggan, P.C., U.C.C., Judge in Sinn Féin Superior Court, Managing Director, Southern Star, Election Committee Michael Collins

1953, Jasper Travers Wolfe

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1843, Lisivard, 1937 Durus Show, 1942, Bandon 1943, Carbery 1946 Bantry, and Clonakilty Shows, 1947 Skibbereen Shorthorn Breeders Show, 1947 Bantry Agricultural Show, 1948, Bantry


Given the destruction and loss of Irish  census records for the 19th century these listings contain huge detail of those exhibiting and their addresses.

Despite the perception of widespread poverty and distress in West Cork from the mid 19th century there wsaa cohort of middling to large farmers.May enjoyed leases and were improvers

In the Bandon area there were those  like in the  Bandon area T.  J. Biggs, Garryhandkerdmore  John Hurley, brewers, William Connor Sullivan. They didn’t agree on politics but worked  together to improve agriculture, bring the railway to Bandon and  endeavour to improve navigation on the Bandon river.

Members Ballineen Agricultural Society 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 presumably maintained the records including the townland of the member.

Minutes of Ballineen, Co. Cork, Agricultural Society 1845-7, ordered that pamphlet on turnips be translated into Irish for some of the Protestant famers, turnips, flax growing plight of labourers, attendance by name and townland 1847 contrasted with 1946 location of families.

From the show listing it is possible to trace new breeds of livestock and plants.

Women are largely invisible in 19th century Ireland but here there are frequent listings in areas such as poultry,fruit and vegetable arts and crafts.

It was common for families to migrate from West Cork to  the more fertile land around Cork Harbour but they continued even for generations to exhibit the in the  local shows.

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1843, Skibbereen Union Farming Society and  Show, p.4

1845, Bandon Union Agricultural Society Dinner including improver T.J.Biggs, Garryhandkerdmore, p.20

1847, Bandon Union Agricultural Society Dinner, p.39

1845-7.Members Ballineen Agricultural Society, p. 31

Minutes of Ballineen, Co. Cork, Agricultural Society 1845-7, ordered that pamphlet on turnips be translated into Irish for some of the Protestant farmers. 

1849, Bandon Union Agricultural Society Dinner, p.50

1856 Skibbereen Agricultural Show reference, p. 61

1860. Munster Flax Society Visit to Bantry Farms 

1863, Agricultural Prizes, Prizewinners, 1896 and 1897 Carbery Agricultural Show, Skibbereen, p. 64

1900 August Durrus Butter Show, p. 70

1909.  Agricultural Improvement, County Premium Boars, Premium Bulls, Extra Premium Bulls, Stallion Asses, Barony of Bantry and Bere, Carbery, p.71

1929, Carbery Show, p.74

1930, Lisivard, p. 94

1937 Durrus Show, p.101

1942, Bandon Show, p. 106

1946, Carbery  Bantry, and Clonakilty Shows, p. 107

1947, Bantry Agricultural Show, p, 138, 145

1947 Skibbereen Shorthorn Breeders Show, 114

A Comment:

Interesting to read some of the newspaper reports about the agricultural shows and the subsequent dinners. I assume ‘removing the cloth and subsequent toasts’ were Freemason traditions but there does seem to have been a large number of toasts followed by ‘drank with much cheering’ so it seems they were really an excuse for a big, all male drinking session but without worries about drinking and driving afterwards.

Bantry, West Cork, Agricultural Show (Taisdáeantas Cuireadgineachta Bheantraí), 1947 names and addresses of competitors, Curriculum of Vocational Educational Committee Day and Evening, Kingdom Show Band in the Stella Ballroom


West Cork History

Bantry, West Cork, Agricultural Show (Taisdáeantas Cuireadgineachta Bheantraí), 1947 names and addresses of competitors, Curriculum of Vocational Educational Committee Day and Evening, Kingdom Show Band in the Stella Ballroom. The show still continues.

Courtesy David Shannon, Rossmore, Durrus

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1915 Quarter Sessions West Cork, Kinsale, Bandon, Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty. 1914, Securities Approved by Public Trustees Ireland, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Siam, Uruguay. 1914 the London Colonial Office Approved Irish Solicitors to Practice in Trinidad and Tobago.


1915 Quarter Sessions West Cork, Kinsale, Bandon, Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty. 1914, Securities Approved by Public Trustees Ireland, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Siam, Uruguay. 1914 the London Colonial Office Approved Irish Solicitors to Practice in Trinidad and Tobago.

These securities appear exotic but frequently turn up in probate records from the 1860s on West Cork wills. The census of 1901 and 1911 often have people living on dividends. In August 1914 when the First World War broke out the music stopped and within a few years many of these securities became worthless beggaring a whole class of people.

Tobago

The Law Society of Ireland has digitised many old records. The Gazette of the 1920s on contain many obituaries of Irish Solicitors who died in places like Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. It seems to have been common to emigrate after qualification. There are none from the USA as Irish qualifications are not recognised. Indeed most US States do not still recognise the qualifications of other states so you need to qualify.

1915 Quarter Sessions West Cork

Circuit Court (IrishAn Chúirt Chuarda) of Ireland as the Circuit Court of Justice under the Courts of Justice Act 1924 and replaced the County Court on the civil side, and quarter sessions and recorder’s courts on the criminal side, as well as some of the jurisdiction of the assizes.

Many of the barristers who attended the quarter sessions lived in Dublin but had local connections:

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1908, Cork Assizes, Lord Chief Justice O’Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrar, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin later Sir James Andrews, was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Great grandson of Thomas Drennan, United Irishman, Poet, Coiner of Phrase ‘The Emerald Isle’


1908, Lord Chief Justice O’Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrars, Theobold William Butler Keaney, 1 Hatch St., Dublin, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin Sir James Andrews, 1st Baronet KC, PC (NI) (3 January 1877 – 18 February 1951) was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Andrews was born in Comber, County Down, the third son of Thomas Andrews, flax spinner, of Ardara, Comber, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of James Alexander Pirrie and Eliza Swan and sister of William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie. He was a great-grandson of the United Irishman leader William Drennan. Although he came from a family of industrialists Andrews chose to study law (his uncle, William Drennan Andrews, had been a barrister and Judge of the High Court of Justice in Ireland). In 1900 he was called to the Irish Bar at King’s Inns.Although he came from a family of industrialists Andrews chose to read law (his uncle, William Drennan Andrews, had been a barrister and Judge of the High Court of Justice in Ireland). In 1900 he was called to the Irish Bar at King’s Inns. He died in Comber in 1951, his estate valued at £40,142 1s. 3d. in England; Northern Irish probate sealed in England, 30 June 1951. The baronetcy died with him.

1908, Cork Assizes, Lord Chief Justice O’Brien, Honourable Judge Andrews, Registrar, James T. Andrews, 1 Waterloo Road, Dublin later Sir James Andrews, was Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and brother of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, John Miller Andrews and Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic. Great grandson of Thomas Drennan, United Irishman, Poet, Coiner of Phrase ‘The Emerald Isle’

William Drennan: Drennan’s Ancestors were the Irish clan Ó Draighnáin, Anglicized to Drennan meaning “grandson of blackthorn”. William was son to Reverend Thomas Drennan (1696–1768), minister of Belfast’s First Presbyterian Church on Rosemary Street, where William was born in 1754.[3] Thomas Drennan was an educated man from the University of Glasgow and was ordained to the congregation of Holywood, Co. Down in 1731. Drennan was heavily influenced by his father, whose religious convictions served as the foundation for his own radical political ideas. His sister, Martha, married fellow future United Irishman Samuel McTier in 1773.

Some earlier Cork Assizes:

Assizes 1273Record in UK Archives SC 8/174/8666Proceedings at the High Court of Justice at Dublin and Cork 1652–1654 for Trying Irish Catholics Arising from Rising of 1641. Mentioned Belgooly, Bandon, GarretstowAssizes 1686, Chief Justice Keating.
Assizes1711, Kings Old Castle, Lord Chief Baron Rockford, John Nutley. March . 1717, Judge John Foster, 1719, Munster Circuit at the Tholsel, Lord Chief Baron Gilbert and Mr. Baron Pockington. August 1731 3 Judges, Rogerson, Ward, KIngs CounselSpring 1749 Justice Yorke, Sergeant Marshall, City Tholsel, County Kings Old Castle. Summer 1749, Sitting Saturday City Tholsel, County Kings Old Castle Baron Dawson, Justice Hassett.1753 Spring. Mr. Justice Arthur Blennerhassett Judge Court of King’s bench 1745 subscriber to Ancient and Present State of Cork, Smith., Summer Mr Lord Chief Justice Caulfield. French, Justice, Mr. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754, Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754) Caulfield, Lord Chief Justice. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754 Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754) Caulfield, Lord Chief Justice. Justice, Lent Assizes 1754 Munster Circuit, County of the City Cork, at the Tholsel, Mon. 8 Apr. CJ (19/02/1754)1754 Bowes, Lord Chief Baron. Justice, Summer Assizes, Munster Circuit, County of Cork, at the King‘s Old Castle, Fri. 16 Aug. 1754 CJ (15/07/1754) Bowes, Lord Chief Baron. Assizes Judge, [no address given] Fri. 16 Aug. 1754 Assizes began Friday 16th August ; Lord Chief Baron Bowes and Boleyn Whitney, Esq; Judges.‘ FCR (1783), 1756, September, Baron Mountney, Judge Smith. 1759 Summer Tholsel for City, KIngs Old Castle County, : Lord Chief Justice Caulfield, French, Clerks, Samuel Owens Esq., Whitefriars St., Wiliam Knox Esq., LoughboyMarch 1768, Judge Clay, Baron Scott.Spring 1770 Mr. Justice Henn

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Herbert Zachariah Deane, Born 1867 Dunmanway. Clonakilty, Solicitor 1889. 1900 Parliamentary Agent for House of Lords


I stumbled across Herbert Zachariah Deane, Solicitor 1889 Clonakilty, 1900 Parliamentary Agent for House of Lords. He seems unknown which is surprising.

He is the Son of Barnabas Deane, Gentleman Dunmanway. The Barnabas Christian name run in the Dunmanway Dense adn other Deane families as in Durrus whose roots are in Dunmanway.In 1901 his parents are Methodist speak Irish.

It is unclear how he transgressed as a young solicitor in Clonakilty in 1897 to within 5 years being the leading Parliament Agent and Solicitor in London navigating important Irish cases through the House of Lords in its Judicial Functions

From 1917 he is representing Irish Political Prisoners in London and granted access to Maud Gonne McBride in Pentonville Gaol. It is possible tht he knew Sam Maguire who would have been in London around this time.

IN the 1920s adn 1930s he represents the Irish Government in the London Superior Courts adn the Privy Council. The Irish Government managed by the mid 1930 to eliminate any recourse to the Privy Council and Bunreacht na hEireann in 1937 established the Supreme Court as the final count in Irish Legal Affairs until we joined the tem EEC in 1972. The Irish Constitution (or Bunreacht na hÉireann) was ratified by the Irish people in 1937. It is the fundamental law of the State. … It also describes the fundamental rights of every Irish citizen. The Constitution is also part of a wider human rights framework in Ireland.

Early years p, 1

West Cork Practice p, 2

Marriage, p, 4

London Career, Parliamentary Agent, p. 5

A Visit to Maud Gonne McBride and  Irish Political Prisoners, p.13

Acting for President DeValera, p. 15

1950, Bankruptcy Proceedings p.16

Removal of Irish Jurisdiction of the Privy Council, p.17

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1914 Local Elections, West Cork, O’Brienite Rowdyism, Priests Jeered in Durrus. Bantry, United Ireland League, Not Playing the Game. Election Related Arson, Brahalish, Durrus.


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Women’s involvement, p, 2

Ballydehob, p, 17, 29

Bandon, p, 8

Bantry, p, 41

Clonakilty, p, 11

Drimoleague, p, 55

Kinsale, p, 12

Rosscarbery, p, 12, 16, 55

Schull, p, 20, 22, 28

Skibbereen, p, 6, 15, 21, 30, 36

2nd May,  Nominations and Withdrawals, p, 37

Durrus/Kilcrohane, May 1914, p, 43

O’Brienite Rowdyism Priests Jeered in Durrus, p. 34

Bantry, United Ireland League, Not Playing the Game, p, 54

Rosscarbery Election Addresses June,p, 55

Election Results, p, 65

Election Related Arson, Brahalish, Durrus, p 67

This is a snapshot including a number of newspaper reports on the lead up and aftermath of the 1914 election  for parts of West Cork.  it is not exhaustive nor does it deal with the tensions and splits within the Irish Parliamentary Party.

Women are making an appearance. It looks like they are acting within lage family networks some of which probably stretch back to the 18th century and earlier rather than as individuals as would now be the case.

The networks consist of closely linked family groups by marriage. They are largely hidden from view, prosperous dn from early Grand Jury records appear aaas contractors. Despite political and religious differences with the local landowning families and Magistrates they seem from the records to be a good relationship with for example some of the contracting families acting as sureties for Baronial Constables (cess tax collectors) and acting as cess payer representatives.

Within a few short years the country would be transformed by World War 1, the conscription crisis  of 1917, the Irish Parliamentary Party supported  enlistment.   Many of those elected were on recruiting platforms..

Re World War 1 somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 Irish born men died. Denmark, smaller than Ireland, was independent and neutral. The estimate for Danes lost is 700.  Res Ipsa Loquitur.

By 1922, the Anglo Irish War had ended with the Treaty between Ireland and the United KIngdom, The Irish Parliament Party was wiped out in the 1917 elections by Sinn Féin.  Ireland was partitioned and the Irish Civil War commenced.

Although the Irish Parliamentary Party disappeared, the very detailed information of those named in the newspaper  showed that many of their descendants are still active politically in various political parties. Truly politics is in the blood

Women’s Involvement

The first County Councils were formed in 1899 following the passing of the previous year of the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. The Act achieved breakthroughs on many fronts. The right to vote for local elections was extended to all householders including, for the first time at any level of democracy, women.

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For the 1899 elections women were able to stand for election to the Rural District Councils which were a sub-division of the Councils proper and a number of women were elected to such positions. Irish women were given the right to vote. But not every woman – just women over 30, who had property rights or a university education.The law that changed things was called the Representation of the People Act, 1918.  The act also gave the vote to all men over the age of 21. When it was passed, because of the criteria around a ‘property qualification’, this meant that just 40% of all the women in the UK could vote. 

Miss Brown 1913 possibly Mary Brown, Myross.

1914 Elections

In the 1914 elections the term  assentor used here not distinguishing between proposer adn seconder.

Baltimore:

P. H. Bowne, Church St., Baltimore.

Assentor, Mary E. Browne, Baltimore

Caheragh:

Timothy Burke, Glounphuca, assentor Mary Daly, Cloncugger

Castlehaven South:

J. O’Shea, Drisheenamore, Skibbereen, assentor, Elizabeth O’Driscoll, Reenacussane

Clonakilty

Elected Minnie McCarthy

Myross:

Candidate Mary Ellen Browne, 1911 possibly shopkeeper, born England has Irish,single aged 50.

Rosscarbery

G. Wycherley

Assentors:

Mary O’Neill, Market Square, Ross, in 1911 widow, aged 36, draper and hotel owner, 3 servants, has  Irish. Eliza Barry, Ross, 1911 census widow, aged 54,  shopkeeper, has Irish.

Schull:

Edward Roycroft, J.P.,

Mary O’Sullivan, Durrus, 1901 probably widow, publican, 46.

Julia Brown nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, her mother Mercy Peer of Huguenot ancestry, widow husband RIC Sergeant.  Dora 2nd woman to qualify as a solicitor in Ireland.  Dorothea Browe, later Mrs O’Reilly        Mother nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, Durrus, father Sergeant RIC died of Cholera Mitchelstown Workhouse 1900 leaving 8 children        “Apprentices to Jasper Wolfe, Skibbereen, then Crown Prosecutor for West Cork, later independent TD. 1920s, Dorothea Browne, 2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor in Ireland.  Her mother was Mrs. Brown, nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna.  She went on to found the firm of PF O’Reilly with her husband which is still operational.  Her husband later Fine Gael Senator and Taxing Master of the High Court.

He sister, Dr Julia Marcella Browne, daughter of Julia Browne and qualified in 1917 and became the first woman Medical Officer of Health in Stepney in London and presided over a major reduction in maternal mortality,

Agnes Gilhooley, Durrus, 1911 single retired National Teacher, aged 65, has Irish probably sister to  James Gilhooly, M.P., Bantry.

Julia Leahy. 1901 census widow 63, shopkeeper, one servant.

Skibbereen

C. O’Shea, J.P., Independent.

Assentors:

Margaret O’Shea.

Margaret Browne, 1911 probably Baltimore, aged 26, wife of Patrick Henry Brown 33 shopkeeper he also ran.

Julia Coughlan, Coolnagurrane. Agnes L. Casey, Inane.  Margaret A. Collins, Barnahulla.

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Funerals Bantry, Skibbereen, Schull, Drimoleague Areas, 1634-1943


An English Traveller in Ireland 1672-4, Observations on hospitality, bragging, housing and sleeping patterns, baptism and death customs, obsession with genealogy, propensity to litigation.

Observations of Breton traveller Jacques Louis de Bougrenet (De Latocnaye) in West Cork, Bandon, Macroom, Dunmanway ‘The Priest’s Leap’ and Bantry 1796, keening at funerals, 

Funerals not in chronological order:

Death 1634 of Daniel McCarthy (Mucklagh), Scart Castle, Bantry and Coolnalong Castle, Gearhameen, Durrus.  Buried in the Abbey Bantry. P, 5

1733,  Sir Richard Cox (1650-1733), Dunmanway, Mná chaointe (Keeners), p.5

1819-1823.  From Diary of  The O’Donovan, General Richard O’Donovan, of Bawnlahan, Leap.  Whiteboys had been caught in a pitched battle with police and troops on January 25th nine had been found guilty of Insurrection Act and hanged.

1842, James Vickery, Molloch, Parish of Durrus, Bantry, p.5

1847.  Famine Diary of Doctor O’Donovan, Dispensary Doctor, Skibbereen, West Cork, p. 6

1863, Patrick O’Sullivan, Mill Cove, Castletownbere, Seneschal and agent  to Lord Bantry, p.6

 1864, Father David  Dore, (1784-1864), Parish Priest, Caheragh, p.109

1877, Dr. O’Donovan, Senior,  Skibbereen Famine Doctor burial to family crypt of O’Donovan of the Islands. p.109

1885, Miss  Caroline Phillips, Durrus, father, owned the Bandon Arms Hotel, p.113

1887, John Copithorne, Cork and Kilcoe, p. 151

1891, James Huthinson Swanton, Ballydehob, Dubli dyed Cheltenham, p. 115

1892, Mrs. Pratt, wife of former Ministerof Durrus, p. 117

1892.  Honourable Mrs Bernard of Lord Carbery family, p. 39

1892, Mrs. Jane Dillon ne Roycroft, Bantry and Boultenagh, Durrus wife of Thomas Dillon Poor Law Guardian, extended families involved in politics of long standing culmination with Shawn Dillon, Durrus,  in Bantry 1947 Branch of Clann na Poblachta, p.117

1896, Denis McCarthy (Donnacha Talún), Bantry, Letterlickey, Durrus, major business figure, p, 58

1896, Canon Godman, Creagh, p. 128

1897, William Morris, Friendly Cove, Durrus, last of the Morris of Castle Salem/Benduff, Rosscarbery,  son in law of Richard Tonson, Potter editor of Skibbereen Eagle relative,   p, 60

1897, Mrs .Catherine O’Regan, nee Goggin, Schull, p. 276

1896, John Skinkwin, B.L., Coroner for West Cork, Bandon, brother of Canon Shinkwin prominent cleric Bantry, p. 50

1896, James Flynn, Caherdaniel Bantry buried family crypt Bandon, 121

1897, Father William Keaney, Manch Dunmanway, PP Durrus, p. 65

1898, R. Roycroft, Skibbereen, p. 71

1898, M. Swanton, Glounkilleena, Kilcoe, p.137

1898, Dowager of Bantry, 137

1898, Mrs Hadden, Skibbereen mother of Dr. Hadden, 114

1898, Miss Mary J, Donovan daughter of Dr. Daniel Donovan Famine Doctor, p.145

1899, Mrs Levis, wife of Dr. Wood Levis, Durrus, daughter of Fitzmaurice, solicitor Dunmanway, 72

1899, Richard Havey Townsend, Myross Wood, Leap, p.74

1900 Thomas Dillon, Durrus and Clashadoo, Durrus, Poor Law Guardian, p.138

1900, John Cullinane, Bantry, major business figure descendant of Ballydehob Swantons,  p 78

1900 William Sandys Bird, Land Agent, Cadogan hung for his murder, p. 80

1900, Miss O’Grady, daughter of Canon O’Grady, Bantry, p. 84

1900, Mrs Coghlan nee Daly, husband National Teacher D.J. Coghlan.  She is great -grandmother of former Irish Times journalist Frank McDonald and his brother Judge Denis McDonald of the Irish High Court. The Kilcrohane Dalys/O’Dalys as well as being Rhymers were probably also Brehons. p, 153

1900,Tomas Dillon, bantry, p. 158

1901 Mrs. Margaret Jennings, Old Court Skibbereen aged 72 born Galway, has Irish, p, 207

1901, Luke Canty, Clashadoo, Durrrus,  brother had Canty’s Hotel, Bantry, p. 213

1904, Richard Tobin, Durrus of ‘King Tobin’ family, Kilcrohane, p. 222

1904, Mrs Thomas Young (1799-1904), Rathravane, Methodist has Irish, p. 215

1904, Mrs.Canty, Bantry, p.176

1904, Patrick Hourihane, Dunmanway, p. 169

1904, R.L. Allman, Distiller, Bandon ,p.170

1904, Mrs Jeremiah Hurley, Coonagh, Leap, p.193

1904, John F. Lyons, Bantry uncle of Bantry businessman and historian Paddy O’Keeffe, p. 188

1904, Dr. James Edward Somerville, Bawnlahan, Myross aged 94,  former Coroner, p. 220

1904, Mrs. Roycroft, Cove, Derryleary, Schull, mother of Ned Roycroft, J.P., County Councillor, p.179

1905, funeral of Tomas Camier, (1853-1905), Shronagree, Ballydehob, p.226

1906, Daniel McCarthy, Hawthorn Cottage, Drimoleague father major figure in National Teaching circles, 102

1906, Mrs. Hester Hingston (1855-1906), Stouke, Ballydehob, p. 230

1906 John Copithorne, Kilcoe, p. 233

1906, Mrs O’Driscoll, Schull. Father Phil Shanahan, Poor Law Guardians Schull, Phil Shanahan Census Collector, Barony of West Carbery,  1831, p.86

1907, Mrs.Dukelow, Brahalish, nee Sullivan (Hurrig), p. 235

1907, Michael J.Daly,, Drimoleague, p.240

1909, Mrs. Copthorne, Kilcoe, 1651

1910, Timothy Hurley, San Francisco, late Ballycomane, Durrus, p. 255

1911, Anne Copithorne,  p. 252

1911, Funeral of Richard Daly, aged 79 , Derrycarron, Ballydehob, p. 258

1912, Funeral of Mrs. Daly, Derrycaroon, Ballydebob probably nee Catherine Williamson, Brahalish, Durrus, p. 261

1912, Mrs. Mary Swanton, Glounakill, Ballydehob, p. 265

1913, Miss May Gilhooly, Bantry daughter of James Gilhooley, M.P., p. 269

1913, Funeral of Rev. R. H.Carroll, KIlmoe (Goleen), and William Roycroft aged 93, Schull, p.266

1915, Mrs. Julia Leahy nee Moss, Durrusp, p.274

1915, Souvenir of Funeral of O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), p. 273

1915, Jeremiah O’Mahony, Kilcrohane, merchant, Magistrate, obituary, probate, p. 279

1916,  Miss Jane Tobin, Durrus, daughter of Denis McCarthy,  and probate, p.299

1917, Mrs. Maggie Jane McCarthy, nee O’Regan, aged 30, Drimoleague, p. 289 

1917, D.C.Mccarthy, Drimoleague, p.291

1941, Pat O’Leary, Solicitor, Bantry, p. 301

1943, J. P. Hegarty, Ballrisode, Goleen, p. 305

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Death 1634 of Daniel McCarthy (Mucklagh), Scart Castle, Bantry and Coolnalong Castle, Gearhameen, Durrus.  Buried in the Abbey Bantry.

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Mná chaointe (Keeners) at Church of Ireland and Methodist Funerals 18th and 19th Century, West Cork:  Sir Richard Cox (1650-1733), Dunmanway, Mná chaointe (Keeners)  Is it possible that Keening is pre Christian.   There are references to Keeners being employed at Cox’s funeral in 1733 in Dunmanway.  Cox was the founder of Dunmanway and promoter of the linen industry.   For someone who was virulently anti Catholic it is also surprising that there is a praise poem dedicated to him as set out below

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1842, James Vickery, Molloch, Parish of Durrus, Bantry.

Grandfather died first and though a lad I remained up two nights during which time the usual “wake” was held. It was a sight I can never forget when the old companion of a long and happy life hobbled in, leaning on two sticks, accompanied by a skilled and no doubt a professional keener and both toge

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