1805 Sample Marriage License Bond.


1805 Sample Marriage License Bond.

This is from a large bundle from St. Peters Church Cork, donated to the National Archives.

In the Church of Ireland marriage was by Licence Bond generally for the better off.  For other it was by Banns reading the intention at service three Sundays in a row.  Sometimes Catholics applied for Marriage Licence Bonds for legal reasons.

 

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https://durrushistory.com/2014/03/03/1741-deed-of-contemplated-marriage-rooska-barony-of-bantry-and-bere-west-cork-names-mentioned-varian-vickery-baker-denis-ferguson/

 

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Gillman’s Index to Marriage Licence Bonds – Cork and Ross

Published in 1896-7, Herbert Webb Gillman’s Index to the Marriage Licence Bonds of the Diocese of Cork and Ross contains an index of marriage licence bonds made in Cork and Ross between the years 1623 and 1750. Although the marriages in question were usually between Protestants, the author notes in his preface that some Catholics also entered into these bonds; this might have been the case if, for instance, the couple did not wish to have their banns of marriage read. However, the religion of the parties involved is not indicated in the bonds themselves.

 

 

http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/genealogy/gillmansindextomarriagelicencebonds-corkandross/

 

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Due to circumstances peculiar to the county of Cork, the Marriage

 

Licence bonds between the above dates are in most cases the only

 

official evidence now available of the marriages to which they refer.

 

The best evidence of a marriage in past times is of course the entry

 

thereof in a Parish Register, but in county Cork very few of these

 

registers contain records earlier than about A.D. 1800, and none, except

 

Christ Church, Cork (A.D. 1643 to 1878, but with a large chasm from 1666 to 1708),

 

St. Mary Shandon, Cork (1671 to 1873), St. Multose, Kinsale (1684 to 1875), extend

 

back into the seventeenth century. Kilgariffe (Clonakilty) begins in 1700, but has a

 

chasm between 1753 and 1794. The next best evidence is a Marriage Licence, but

 

the Grant Books for Cork Marriage Licences, preserved in the Public Record Office,

 

only commence in 1750, so that before that date this class of evidence also is wanting

 

in most cases in county Cork.

 

In the absence of Parish Registers and of Marriage Licence Grants, the next best

 

evidence (which in such absence becomes then primary presumptive evidence) is a

 

Marriage Licence Bond. Such a bond had to be entered into before a Bishop would

 

grant his licence for a proposed marriage, because the Bishop was open to an action

 

for damages if he issued a licence for the solemnisation of a marriage against which

 

there existed some ” canonical let or impediment,” or some other legal objection such

 

as a pre-contract of one of the parties to marry some other person; and so, to protect

 

himself, the Bishop required two solvent persons, of whom the intending bridegroom

 

was generally one, to enter into a bond for a sum stated therein—generally propor-

tioned to the status of the parties—that there existed no such impediment or objection.

 

It will thus be seen that the Marriage Licence bonds of the diocese of Cork and

 

Ross from their commencement to A.D. 1750 are of the highest value to genealogists,

 

or to those who have to prove their descent for the purposes of claiming property, or

 

making or proving pedigrees connected with that portion of the county Cork, included

 

in the diocese of Cork and Ross.

 

These bonds contain the names of the respective persons proposing to be married,

 

and of the surety who joins, generally with the intending bridegroom, in the bond, and

 

the residences or parishes of these persons, with occasionally other particulars relative

 

to them. The bonds themselves, to which the subjoined list of names and dates is the

 

Index, are on record in the Public Record Office of Ireland, Four Courts, Dublin; and

 

any person can, on application and payment of the prescribed fees (one shilling per

 

folio) obtain from that office a certified copy of any of these bonds, or of any portion

 

of a bond, e.g. omitting the merely formal part if not required.

 

The nature of the information afforded by these bonds may be gathered from the

 

following copy of one of which I happen to have an official copy : —

 

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1805 Sample Marriage License Bond.

This is from a large bundle from St. Peter’s Church Cork, donated to the National Archives.

In the Church of Ireland marriage was by Licence Bond generally for the better off.  For other it was by Banns reading the intention at service three Sundays in a row. Sometimes Catholics applied for Marriage Licence Bonds for legal reasons.

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Paddy O’Keeffe (1897-1980), Bantry Businessman, Spanish Consul, Historian, Attempt to get McCarthy Castle, Gearhameeen, Durrus Declared a National Monument . Photos 1950s.


Paddy O’Keeffe (1897-1980), Bantry Businessman, Spanish Consul, Historian, Attempt to get McCarthy Castle, Gearhameeen, Durrus Declared a National Monument .  Photos 1950s.

 

 

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UN9T6eUb143ijWS37

 

Courtesy O’Keeffe family, Bantry, Colum Hourihane.

https://durrushistory.com/2015/10/15/title-of-francis-bernard-the-elder-and-francis-bernard-junior-castlemahon-bandon-to-six-ploughlans-at-coolenlong-otherwise-four-mile-water-durrus-and-the-townlands-of-kealties-and-tullagh-muinter/

https://wordpress.com/post/durrushistory.com/29388

 

paddy O’Keeffe:

 

https://durrushistory.com/2018/05/23/map-of-bantry-district-reputedly-1588-analysis-1958-by-bantry-historian-paddy-okeeffe/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2017/01/15/survey-st-finbarrs-graveyard-in-catholic-church-bantry-west-cork-commissioned-by-paddy-okeeffe-1955/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2016/08/02/history-of-whiddy-island-bantry-bay-co-cork-from-1261-from-paddy-okeeffe-papers/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2015/02/03/obituary-by-paddy-madden-of-paddy-okeeffe-1897-1980-businessman-spanish-counsel-historian-local-sources-such-as-bob-triggs-beara-mr-dennis-poet-of-north-side-danny-odonovan-ballycomane-dur/

1825. Bantry, West Cork. Grievance of Opulent Catholics (John O’Connell, Bantry) excluded from Quarter Sessions Juries in Preference to Protestants Former Officers Having No Property but a Half Pay of £40 a Year,


West Cork History

Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier26 March 1825

1825.  Bantry, West Cork.  Grievance of Opulent Catholics excluded from Quarter Sessions Juries in Preference to Protestants Having No Property but a Half Pay of £40 a Year,

Father Collins Evidence to Select Committee of the House of Commons.

The reference to half pay is officers retired from the Napoleonic Wars.  Bantry historian reckoned there were 22 such officers in Bantry including some Catholics.

The reference to man worth £3-4,000 is probably JOhn O’Connell, the brewer McCarthy of Skibbereen:

John O’Connell Esq., Bantry.

Born 1790/1.  1816 deed as John Connell, shopkeeper, eldest son of Jeremiah (shopkeeper) and Catherine, on her death he sells interest in Bantry dwelling house to brothers Morgan 1792-,  (later merchant Liverpool) and Patrick (4th son) 1796, witnesses brothers James (later merchant, Cork), Castletown, Daniel, Reendonegan, all Gents.

1822, property at Glaunathanna leased by William O’Sullivan, Esq., Carriganass…

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Cork Mercantile Chronicle:  4th May 1808. Death of Mrs Mary Duke, relict of the late Edward Duke of Bandon, aged 105 years, she enjoyed the happiness of seeing 177 of her children, grand children and great grand children and was perfect in her intellect to the last moment. 


Newspaper Extract

Cork Mercantile Chronicle:  4th May 1808.  Death of Mrs Mary Duke, relict of the late Edward Duke of Bandon, aged 105 years, she enjoyed the happiness of seeing 177 of her children, grand children and great grand children and was perfect in her intellect to the last moment.

Courtesy Catherine Fitzmaurice, Bandon Genealogy.

 

http://www.bandon-genealogy.com/Duke-family-records-Deaths-Bandon.htm

1829, Schools of The Sunday School Society, Co. Cork


1829, Schools of The Sunday School Society, Co. Cork

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Both the Brookfield probably Bandon and the Durrus School (at Sea Lodge) opened in 1820.   This was probably due to the efforts of the Evansons who lived both at Brookfield in Bandon and Durrus.

Society for the Promotion Education of the Poor 1819

 

Sea Lodge (Durrus) Timothy Daly, 27 from 1824, Catholic recommended by Nathaniel Evanson 65 Patron Nathaniel Evanson Junior (probably in nearly Durrus Court)

 

Timothy Daly may be from Dromnea also part of Evanson Estate in KIlcrohane and was location of O’Daly Bardic School.  Ruins of school still extant just of Sheeps Head way from Durrus Court to Gearhameen, not the Sea Lodge on coast

 

Lemcon Robert Driscoll, 30, from 1820 Catholic recommended Rev A Evanson 79

 

Some West Cork Teachers:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Eg1XT1Z9dnB0wf0B7dGZX_r85d8EwjnpBLxqCv0M9ck/edit#gid=0

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Reputed Soup Pot from Famine Soup Kitchen, Newtown, Bantry.


Reputed Soup Pot from Famine Soup Kitchen, Newtown, Bantry.

 

It is remarkable and a testament to the Irish people that Ireland has gone from famine, pestilence and mass emigration to being one of the most prosperous countries in the world.   It may be the case that in 200 years time countries such as Ethiopia will emulate Ireland.

 

 

https://durrushistory.com/2018/06/23/rev-robert-oliver-and-the-famine-soup-boiler-in-myross-spouses-elizabeth-anne-levis-skibbereen-elizabeth-watkins-driscoll-clonakilty/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/12/17/subscribers-and-rules-of-soup-kitchen-skibbereen-west-cork-1846-2/

https://durrushistory.com/2017/06/04/remnant-of-ardgoeena-ard-na-gaoineheight-of-the-flint-stones-house-of-evanson-family-durrus-west-cork-on-former-ploughlands-of-omahonys/

https://durrushistory.com/2016/03/06/famine-in-skibbereen-west-cork-1847-in-the-parish-of-kilmoe-fourteen-die-on-sunday-three-of-these-are-buried-in-coffins-eleven-are-buried-without-other-covering-than-the-rags-they-wore-whi/

The kitchen was located in Newtown, Bantry in the vicinity of the new Lidl Superkarket:

 

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The pot was probably suspended by chains over a crane.  The pot type was used elsewhere as in around Goleen for boiling fishing nets inn a preserving solution.

An Taoiseach Launches Dunmanway Promotional Video Spearheaded by Local Church of Ireland Parish


Latest News from the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross

A promotional video officially launched by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday 20th July, has already been viewed more than 100,000 times.  The new Dunmanway Tourism Promotional video, which is designed to showcase the highlights of the West Cork town. During his visit to Dunmanway, the Taoiseach visited the Sam Maguire Visitor Experience which includes the burial place of Sam Maguire, and rang the newly installed Sam Maguire Community Bells.

Dunmanway, West Cork, Ireland. 20th July, 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Dunmanway today to see the birthplace and final resting place of Sam Maguire. He also visited the Sam Maguire Bells in St. Mary’s Church. The Rev Cliff Jeffers, Rector of Fanlobbus Union, and the Sam Maguire Community Bells Team posed for a picture with An Taoiseach. Photo: Andy Gibson.

Following the highly successful launch of the “Discover Dunmanway” brochure, website and VIP (Visitor Information Point) earlier this summer (reported

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Edward Townsend Esq., Commissioner Bombay Presidency of The Honourable East India Company, 1810-1882, Cuilnaconarha, Kilmeen, Clonakilty.


Edward Townsend Esq., Commissioner Bombay Presidency of The Honourable East India Company, 1810-1882, Cuilnaconarha, Kilmeen.

Edward Townsend Esq., Commissioner Bombay Presidency of The Honourable East India Company, 1810-1882, Cuilnaconarha, Kilmeen, Clonakilty.

Townsend Family:

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~townsend/tree/record.php?ref=edward+townsend

Kilmeen Church of Ireland:

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https://durrushistory.com/2016/01/30/limrick-family-of-union-hall-earlier-goleen-beneficiaries-of-prize-1-million-after-battle-of-seringapatam-india-and-reach-of-east-india-company-to-west-cork/

 

https://durrushistory.com/2015/12/02/samuel-thomas-heard-1835-1921-of-ballintubber-late-17th-century-formal-gardens-kinsale-co-cork-east-indian-army-surgeon-major-inspired-by-madras-horticultural-gardens-he-created-rossdohan-g-2/

https://durrushistory.com/2016/07/20/1799-general-plummer-young-c-1740-bantry-born-siege-of-seringapatam-india-and-extended-bantry-young-family-fish-merchants-land-owners-apothecaries-and-doctors-in-bantry-since-c-1600/

 

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