Appointment of Rate Collectors 1852 by Bantry Union, Co. Cork, Florence O’Leary, Poundage 6d in the £, Thomas Dillon, Durrus and Kilcrohane 4d.
The Dillons lived at Clashadoo, Durrus and were intermarried with Roycrofts of Boultenagh, Rooska and Bantry and Cantys. The family has a large tomb in Moulivard Graveyard (Durrus East). Thomas Dillon also appears as a member of the Bantry Board of Guardians, looking after the workhouse among other things
Thomas is probably an ancestor to Miss Dillon who had a pub in Bantry near the old railway station and extensive property. She left this to her late nephew Shawn Dillon of Clashadoo who in the late 1940s was heavily involved in Clann na Poblachta.
The Dillons may be of the same family as that of the lady who married one of the Bantry Whites in the 1770s. The marriage was set aside as having been performed by a ‘Popish priest’.
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