Will 267


Richard Skuse, Derrygarren, Barony of West Carbery, Co. Cork, Farmer, 29th April 1802, Sworn 1st May 1802.

To Michael Albridge (wrong should be Attridge), of Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Woollen Draper, and Jno (John?), Glasheen …Aulin?, Cork City, …..Allen  said County farmer, all his interest in lands at Derrygarren and Ininshbeg (Inishbeg) both in Co. Cork, … held under Head Lease from Cornelius O’Driscoll, Esq. and the latter under Thomas Somerville and Burris Erwin, Esqs., in trust  to pay Testator’s wife Mary Skuse, an annuity of £10 residue of profits from said lands to raise a payment of £40 each to the Testator’s seven daughters, Dorothy, Abigail, Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Ann, Frances, and then to pay the profits to Testator’s son Francis Skuse for life, in default of his  issue to said  seven daughters.    Dwelling house at Derrygarren, furniture to the said wife for life, then the furniture divided between the three youngest daughters Mary, Ann and Frances

Executors: Thomas Somerville, Michael Attridge, Jno Attridge.

Witnesses: Richard Sinnick, Gent. Denis Donoghue servant to said John Denis. John Denis Gent.

Witnesses to Memorial Richard Sinnick, John Denis Gent.

Registry of Deeds Reference 551   395  363727

The Irish Manuscript Commission have digitalised some of their old publications.  This is from a series on Memorials in the Registry of  Deeds.  These survived the destruction of 1922.


Dr. Richard Caulfield, Cork Antiquarian and later Librarian of what is now University College Cork  in his transcriptions of the records of St. Fnbarr’s Cathedral Cork has a number of references to the Attridges of Glasheen and Bandon Road.  They were the arteries to West Cork from the South Gate Bridge of hr City.   Glasheen that time was a thriving centre of the textile industry run by the Shears family two of whom, the brothers were executed for rebelion in 1798.  The family house was later used as a school by Mr. Donolly.

Another name which crops in those records is the Protestant O’Leary family of Glasheen, most likely connected to the family of Art O’Leary of Inchigeela/Macroom.

John Denis is an Attorney at George’s Quay, Cork: