Grand Jury Presentments 1807 Sitting at King’s Old Castle, Cork, Presided over County Treasurer,  Robert De la Court, Sanctioning works to Roads, Bridges, Piers, Some Places mentioned, Skibbereen, Ross, Dunmanway, Bantry, Ballydehob, Crookhaven, Macroom some Contractors, Timothy McCarthy, Michael Driscoll, Horace Townsend, Richard Townsend, Denis Nehane, John Arundel, William and John Swanton, Alexander O’Driscoll,, James Creach, John and William Warner, Lord Carbery and John Crowley,

The De La Cours or Delacours were of Huguenot ancestry and were prominent Cork, merchants. lawyers and land owners.

In the 1841 Ordnance Survey orthography of Durrus, the Mallow Delacours are agents for the Hyde Estate , who have property there.

The Grand Jurys were abolished in the 1890s when the County Council took over.  It is clear that the necleus of local administration was functioning in 1807 with a Treasury Department County Surveyor and son on.

Delacours:

http://landedestates.nuigalway.ie:8080/LandedEstates/jsp/family-show.jsp?id=2819

https://durrushistory.com/2014/12/22/cork-grand-juryagents-1765/

https://durrushistory.com/2014/07/26/1803-account-by-j-w-de-la-cour-treasurer-cork-grand-jury-for-money-raised-for-public-works-and-for-militia-bounty-for-militia-soldiers-and-family-subsistence-money-1793-1803/

https://durrushistory.com/2014/07/26/1829-grant-by-grand-jury-for-road-2101-and-bridges-2738-from-bantry-to-castlwtownbere-co-cork/https://books.google.ie/books?id=ADFbAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=hyde+bantry&source=bl&ots=jNAcwgq917&sig=Ox5Jor0XzL3IaIJwfFCiHHUdueQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xfkVVYaREIKqaZePgDA&ved=0CC0Q6AEwBjgK

https://durrushistory.com/2014/07/26/1829-grant-by-grand-jury-for-road-2101-and-bridges-2738-from-bantry-to-castlwtownbere-co-cork/