West Cork History

Sir Michael Henry Gallwey (1826-1912), Greenfield, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, K.C.M.G., Q.C., Leading Member of the Munster Circuit, Attorney General, Natal, South Africa, Chief Justice, Acting Governor, president Arbitration Commission of the Land Dispute between the Transvaal Republic and the Zulus, brother-in-law of James J. Murphy, Brewer, Cork.

In the King’s Inns admissions papers 1849 he is the oldest son of Henry deceased and Margaret McCarthy. Another example of the persistence of the Gaelic McCarthy Clan since they arrived in Carbery in 1232. he is listed an an alumni of Trinity College Dublin.

Margaret McCarthy married Henry Gallwey of Greenfield, Clonakilty c1824, they had eleven children. Their eldest son, Sir Michael Henry Gallwey ‘was admitted to King’s Inns entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law. He graduated from Trinity College in 1851 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (15). He held the office of Chief Justice of Natal between 1890 and…

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