Genealogy of the The O’Hea Family of South West Cork from c 1295 AD.
From John T. Collins, Cork Historian JCHAS 1946
In the 1788 survey of Freke/Carbery estate the family feature as landowners adjoining estate of substantial tenants:
James O’Hea, 1795, Greenfield. Son of James O’Hea, Kilkerran will dated 1720. Brother James a Barrister other brother John, officer North Cork Militia served in Wexford 1798. 1791 Meeting as ‘James Hea’, at Kings Arms Tavern Cork of Members of Hanover Association (Landowners/Magistrates) re Whiteboys.
John O’Hea Esq, -1847), listed 1838, Shannon Square, Clonakilty. 1828 seeking reform of House of Commons. Honoria Deasy who was a Daughter of Rickard Deasy married John O’Hea (Magistrate from 1838-1843) in 1826 and they had 10 children, the youngest Alfred who was born in 1847 just a few months before the death of his father. Resigned 1843 over dismissal of Magistrates for attending Repeal Meetings. Following a report to the Lord Chancellor regarding the activity of Magistrates sympathetic or attending a dinner in honour of Daniel O’Connell and Roche a number were superseded or resigned. Testimonial of John O’Hea, Esq., 1847 distribution for Clonakilty of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief. Died Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 1847. Included Thomas Allen, J.P., Allin and Co Shannonvale, James Redmond Barry Fishery Commissioner J.P. Glandore, W. J. F. Barry son of Redmond Glandore, Rev. J. Beamish Kilmalooda, Francis Bennett Clonakilty, William Bennett Clonakilty, John Callaghan Clonakilty, Daniel Clanchy, J.P., Charleville, John Coghlan Clonakilty, James Comyn Cobh, C. Connell and Co Ballinascarty, J. Nelson Crofts Clonakilty, Eyre Croke Croker Ballyra, Thomas Deasy Clonakilty, Patrick Desmond Clonakilty, Richard Dennehy, John Donovan Clonakilty, Jeremiah Donovan brother of Rickard Midleton, Rickard Donovan, Clerk of Crown (State Solicitor) Cork, Joseph Dugan Clonakilty, William Ffolliott, M.D. Clonakilty, Henry Franks Clonakilty (Probably of extended Kearney Garretstown House family), Alexander Grant Clonakilty, P.B. Grifin, G.F.Hardy Cork, Miss Anne Gallwey Kilkerran, Charles Gallwey Kilcoleman, Michael Gallwey J.P. KIlkieran House, Henry Gallwey Greenfield, William Gallwey Kilcoleman, Major Hill Late 54th Regiment Clonakilty, Daniel Kelly Clonakilty, M. Irwin Clonakilty, J.E Lucas, Ring, Clonakilty, Dr. Lucas Richsfordstown, O.H. Marmion, Skibbereen, Nicholas Daniel Murphy, Cork, Major J.H.O. Moore, 35th Regiment Jersey, Daniel McCarthy Skibbereen, John McCarthy Clonakilty, T. McCarthy Downing Solicitor, Skibbereen, Richard Boyle Norcott, Skibbereen, F.J. Power Bank Manager Clonakilty, Rev. J. Quarry, Clonakilty, Patrick Scott Dublin, William Scott Mamore House, Rev. Henry Stewart Rathbarry, James Sweeny Clonakilty, Daniel Sullivan Clonakilty, James Toohig Clonakilty, Winispeare Toye Clonakilty, T.R. Wright Solicitor Clonakilty.
Michael O’Hea, 1895, Rock Cottage, Timoleague, listed 1913. 1901 Officer Clonakilty Agricultural Show.