Genealogy of the The O’Hea Family of South West Cork from c 1295 AD.

From John T. Collins, Cork Historian JCHAS 1946.

From Welply Collection:



















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the activity of Magistrates sympathetic or attending a dinner in honour of Daniel O’Connell and Roche a number were superseded or resigned.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, Richford Town, 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, Thomas Richard Wright, Solicitor Clonakilty.

Michael O’Hea, 1895, Rock Cottage, Timoleague, listed 1913.   1901 Officer Clonakilty Agricultural Show.

Walter O’Hea, 1291,  Magistrate in City of Cork in Reign of Edward 11.


Thanks Pat, very interesting. However, the James who was a Magistrate in 1795 I believe was a great grand son of James. He did have a son also James. However, according to a pedigree lodged in National Library, he was born in 1699. A deed dated 1779 mentions James the younger (decd) one of the sons of James. Another son Matthew who married Lucy O’Grady in 1727 also had a son James who died young. Matthew & Lucy also had a son John and a deed dated 1792 mentions a wife Frances and 10 sons, the eldest John who may be Captain of North Cork Militia and James who may have been a magistrate in the 1790s https://www.familysearch.org/…/3:1:3Q9M-CSJW-Q9SR-W…https://www.familysearch.org/…/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSJ4-4RLR…