Michael Gallwey b 1790, Kilkeran, Co. Cork, Brewer and Provider of Royal Mail Coach Service from Cork to Skibbereen and Waterford and his brother Charles b 1811 Major with Sir De Lacy Evan’s Legion against the Spanish Carlists (1835-7)


The Cork Gallwey/Galway family may be of Hiberno-Danish descent like the Cotters and Coppingers. They are remarkable for their survival skills appearing in Cork records from the 13th century and after many changes in religon, wealth are still prevalent not only in Ireland but in branches in France, Spain, Portugal, the West Indies and as well as the usual areas of Irish Emigration.


Charles Gallway, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty)

Christopher Galwey, listed 1838, listed 1843 may be agent to Kenmare estate part in Cork

Dennis Gallwey, Greenfield, Clonakilty, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876. May be Denis McCarthy Gallivey, Greenfield, Clonakilty,  executor of will of Rickard Donovan, Clerk of Crown d 1883, leaving £10,164.

John Galwey of Lota `bred to the law and very eminent in his profession’ was admitted to Gray’s Inn 16 May 1668 and subsequently called to the Bar in Ireland.166  He was M.P. for Cork City in the Parliament of 1689 and a J.P. for the county and city, and was appointed a Commissioner for applotting tax for Co. Cork under King James II’s commission 10 April 1690.  For his adherence to the Jacobite cause he was outlawed in 1690 and his estates forfeited.  I have already related how his outlawry came to be reversed (17 June 1693), how he received a Royal Pardon (1 Aug. 1695), and how he got in and out of trouble with the Irish House of Commons in 1707 for taking young James Cotter to England.  He brought three claims before the Chichester House Commissioners in 1700, of which two were successful.167  His will, dated 7 Feb. 1711, was proved 17 Feb. 1712/13.  He was bur. in the family vault at Rathconev.168  He m. 1674 (‘ marriage Articles of the Lord John Galwey ‘ were dated 14 Jan. 1674) Elizabeth, dau. of Col. William Meade of Ballintubber, Co. Cork, by Elizabeth, his wife, dau. of Sir Robert Travers. Elizabeth Meade was sister of Sir John Meade, 1st Bt. (grandfather of the 1st Earl of Clanwilliam).169  By her, John Galwey had with other issue,


Major John Galwey, listed 1835, Ballincollig, Sub-Inspector of Police,

Michael J. Galwey/Gallwey Esq., Jnr., Esq., Ballina House, Clonakilty, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835, listed 1838, 1843 at Kikeleron House, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty). Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.

Michael Galway, RM, Kilkieran House?, 1861, Skibbereen 1847.  Subscriber memorial John O’Hea JP, Clonakilty 1847.  Attending Railway meeting Drimoleague 1856.

Thomas Hinton Gallwey, 1864, Glenburne, Glanmire, Resident, £90, listed 1875-6.  1870, listed 282 acres.

William Galwey, 1733, Lotta

William Galway, 1775, Mallow

William Galwey, Superseded 1810-30


1839, 1850, 1878 Bryan Galway Solicitor and Borough Coroner, 1845 23 South Mall, 76 South Mall Probably the Bryan Gallway, Kilkerran, Clonakilty, King’s Inns 1823, 5th son of Michael and Eliza Donovan, over 16, Ed Rosscarbery, affadavit father. Daughter Mary married Alexander McCarthy, Solicitor and Town Clerk 1874, son William, King’s Inns, aged 20, 1863 his affadavit 1838 West Riding, Bryan Galway, Crown Prosecutor, Report on 1850 dinner for Sir Robert Kane, President Queens College. Aldwell’s Directory 1845
B 1804, TCD 1827, 1852 Edward Galwey, TCD Attorney Lota, South Mall Patrick Bourke writing clerk Deed Cole Meadstown Cork Archive U 195 Brother William 1833 eldest
1809 F.H.Galway Attorney Prince’s St. West’s Directory 1809-10
1833 Ignatius Gallwey King’s Inns 2ns son William amd Ellen Harding both deceased Pope’s Quay, over 16 ed Everton, Queen’s County, affadavit James McCarthy brother-in-law
1668 John Galway Admitted Grey’s Inns, 1668, Councillor Lota, Son and heir of Edward Gent, MP for Cork 1689, Commisioner to Aplott Tax 1690 under King James, estates forfeit adn later restored. M 1674 Elizabeth d Colonel William Meade, Balymartle?, sister of 1st Bart Sir John Meadead grandfather 1st earl of Clancarthy. May be Counsellor Galwey acting in 1689 for Lord Kilmallock, 1711 Mary Gamble/John Tooker Richard Caulfield
1734 John Gallwey Barrister did not practise Lota, Westcourt, d 1793 KIlkenny, buried Rathcoursey.
c 1850 John Garcia Galwey Stipendary Magistrate, Trinidad Father Richard, Lota, grandfather MP for Kinsale living Lota.
1826 Michael Galway Attorney, possible KIng’s Inns 1820 Deed Alleyne, Armstrong, Beamish, Callaghan, Franks Walsh, King’s Inns 2ns son Patrick, Cork, over 16 other Ellen McCarthy, Ed Dublin affadavit father. Memorial 567821
1556 William Galwey One of 6 clerks of Chancery Also held Customs sinecures in Cork, Kinsale, Limerick Dr. Casey Vol 6, 1685
1688 Councillor Galway Annals of St. Finbarrs refers to his letter 1688 to Sir Thomas Crosby
1414 John Galwey oroner Co. cork John Galwey fz John of Kinsale, who in May 1404 was appointed jointly with John Wynchedon and William Gowlys to enquire into certain matters in the counties of Limerick and Cork.105 In 1412 he, together with John, Meagh and John Wynchedon, was appointed ` to arrest all Irish enemies passing out of Ireland contrary to a statute made that year.106 On 24 May 1414 John Galwey was con­stituted a Coroner in Co. Cork.107 He m. Cecilia — Blackhall HIstory of Galwets
1734 John Galwey Kings Inns Son William Mary Butler m Jane O’Byrne 1739 d 1793 Lived at Lota and Westcourt, Co. KIllenny, 10 children Peerage.com
1700 William Galweay Admitted Grey’s Inns Son and heir of John Esq.
1673- William Galwey Grey’s Inns 1704 Lota, conformed to Church of Ireland,1720, m 1711 Mary d Colonel John Butler, Westcourt, Kilkenny
B 1776 William Galwey Barrister Lota, Freeman of Limerick practised in Cork until1814 Balckhall on Munster Gallweys
1805, 1824 William Galway Attorney Whites St., 1824 South-mall Holden’s Directory 1805 Pigot’s Directory 1824
1766-1865 William Galwey Attorney, Cork to 1814 then Dublin Lota, Freeman Limerick, m 1803, Buttevant, Ann d James Norcott, Springfield.
1833 William Gallwey Kings Inns 1st son William and Ellen harding, Pope’s Quay, both deceased, ed Killarney, affadavi James Mccarthy brother-in;Law, assistant to Peter McLaouglin 1843
1863 Wiliam Gallwey King’s Inns, qualified as Solicitor 1863. Son Bryan solicitor, aged 20 , affadavit father Cork Exaaminer