Proclamation of 11th November 1732 arising from seizure by Richard Tonson, Collector of Customs, Baltimore, West Cork, of 80 Anchors of Brandy from ‘Concert’ and the reseizure of 30 Anchors resulting in death of Customs man France Post and offering reward for apprehension of Murtagh McOwen Sullivan (owner of Concert), John Sullivan Gent Rosmacowen, his son-in-law Dennis McMurtagh Sullivan, Murthogh Sullivan Junior, Thomas Trenwith.
The Trenwith were one of a number of local Protestant families such as the Puxleys, Harmans, Hutchins some of whom were probably in the area in connection with fishing since the close of the 16th century. About 80 years ago a descendant of the Trenwiths died in the USA intestate leaving a large fortune and leading to a great deal of genealogy research in West Cork.
The Proclamations were commonly used in the unusual nature of Ireland from an administrative an legal perspective. Most were lost in 1922 and a project to reconstruct them has been competed. The vast bulk from 1660 to 1820 are now contained int his collection.