Looking up the Church of Ireland records for Bantry I came across Thomas Young Cotter, born in Bantry in 1805.  His father Richard may have been born on Cloyne, Co. Cork and he married Ellen Young in London.  It is possible that she was of the Bantry Young family who were prominent merchants and engaged in the fishing business.  The Youngs are probably in Bantry since at least 1600. Richard was a purser with the Royal Navy in the West Indies and was late joined there by Thomas.

The Bantry Youngs connect DNA wise with the Gosnells, Evans of Ardrala, Youngs of Aughadown and probably Crowleys and O’Sullivan Pritties of Ballyourane, Caheragh.

Foe early Cork Medicals see entries for Bantry under Youngs (Dr. Cotter’s mother people):


Thomas’s medical history is documented in a biography


He had a literary turn editing the South Australian Magazine and The South Australian Almanac.  His father had earlier published ‘Sketches of Bermuda’

From Bryan Richards

According to the Muster List of HMS Cerberus, Richard Cotter was born Abt. 1776 Cloyne County Cork. I now discovered Richard and Ellen Young married twice, once in Bantry and again at what is now known as the Queen’s Chapel Savoy London. Another son Pownal Pellew Cotter was Master of HMS Terror on the 1841 expedition and Cape Cotter in Antarctica was named after him. My wife is descended from his another son James MacNamara Cotter. Ellen is most likely the daughter of Thomas Young a Fish Curer of Main Street Bantry. Ellen died in Bantry 1870, one of her daughters was named Jane Lucy Cotter and when widowed she rented from a John Lucy. Latest theory is her mother was Jane Young nee Lucy.