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Penal Laws in Co. Cork early 18th century, Father Donogh Sweeney, Doctor of Sorbonne, Paris, , arrested like common criminal for saying Mass by Richard Hedges, Macroom, Warrant 16th October 1712. Petition of 1717 of Samuel Potter Innishannon to Lord Liutenant re ‘Bringing to Justice’ two Popish priests Charles Carthy and Teige Mahony for saying Mass and a Popish Schoolmaster Owen Cartie and who has shown great diligence in apprehending and prosecuting many secular and regular Popish clergy

Hedges was associated with the Whites then of Whiddy later Bantry House dn the Blairs Dunmanway/Bantry/Durrus, Davies Macroom and the Fenwicks of Dunmanwya in acquiring large blocks of land from the London Hollow Blade Company. They were later involved in smelting, forest clearing, and Bantry fisheries.

Hedges Estate:

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/estate-show.jsp?id=2804

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/court-action-1738-by-john-english-castletownsend-west-cork-complaining-that-judge-francis-bernard-of-the-exchequer-court-and-his-son-francis-junior-had-leased-lands-to-matthew-oshea-killerane-c/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/public-renunciations-against-popery-and-conversions-in-clonakilty-inniscarra-kilnagross-and-caherconlish-co-cork-1769-70-from-john-t-collins-newspaper-abstracts/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/galwey-public-remounciation-against-evils-of-popery-bantry-co-cork-1730s-the-penal-laws-and-caputo-genocide-in-east-pakistan-1970s-and-the-moranos-crypto-jews-in-spain/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/laurence-sulivan-1713-1786-cork-born-chairman-of-the-east-india-company-and-m-p/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/rent-book-hedges-eyre-estate-macroom-gurteenroe-berehaven-and-galway-1762-1804/

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