1837 County Record Grand Jury: Sir William W Beecher Bart., Ballygiblin, Robert McCarthy Esq., Carrignavar, George Bruce, Milltown Castle, William Harrington Junior, Crosshaven Cottage, Daniel O’Callaghan Cahirduggan, Benjamin Bousfield Creagh, Doneraile, Sampson French, Cosquinn, Henry Brazier Mitchell, Mitchelsfort, Henry Herrick, Farrenlough, Innishannon, Charles Connell, Cloverhill, Henry Cole Bowen, (Elizabeth Bowen family) Bowens Court, Francis Woodley, Deelish, Richard H Gumbleton, Curryglass, George Daunt, Newborough, St. Augustus Clerke, Overton (Bandon), Thomas Hungerford, Somers Payne, (Land Agent for Lord Bantry among others) Upton (up to recently the property of Rosminian Fathers), Thomas Somerville, Drishane (Skibbereen), Pierce Power Clonmult, Jonas Travers, Butlerstown, Achilles Daunt, Kinsale, Edward Supple, Kinsale, Thomas Knowley, Killeagh, Bartholomew Barry, Kilbolane House, Adderley Beamish, Kilcolman, Samuel P. Townsend, Palace Town, Richard Hill, Doneraile, John Molony, (Possibly Surveying family) Ballinaboy, William Cooke Collis Junior, Castle Cook, John O’Sullivan, Coumatringane (Beara), John Hawkes, Kilcrea, John Leader Junior, Keale, Edward Bedha Thornhill, Castle Kevin, John Nason Junior, Newtown, Simon Davis Crook, Oldtown, Philip Harding, Firgrove (Macroom), Henry Baldwin, Mount Pleasant (Bandon), George Cooper Stawell, (Old Kinsale Family) Old Court, William Barry, Charleville, Thomas Lloyd Williamson, Castleview, Arthur Gethin Creagh, Ballyellis, Richard Donovan, Lisheens (Either Skibbereen or Ballincollig), Joseph Coughlan, (Family originally from Carrigmanus Protestant from 1600 allied to Hulls and Boyle) Ballygarvan, Timothy O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus, Benjamin Sweete, Grenville, Herbert Gillman, Bennett’s Grove, Cornelius O’Brien, Kilcur, Samuel Townsend, Whitehall (Skibbereen), Standish Harrison, Castle Harrison, John Allen, Glandore, Jonas Morris Townsend, Shepperton (Skibbereen).

The Grand Jury performed many of the functions of the modern County Council having a Treasury and Surveying Department. One way of looking at the Jurors are as a type of County Councilor the list shows a wide geographic spread.

The encroachment of the Catholic interest can be seen. Probably by 1790 the Catholics were the dominant economic force in Co. Cork the position strengthened with the relaxation of the Penal Laws and the entry of Catholics to the Legal profession from 1790.

Out of 57 Jurors probably 12 are Catholic Landowners predominantly.

https://durrushistory.com/2014/12/13/first-sign-of-emergence-of-cork-middle-class-offer-in-april-1762-of-200-for-apprehension-of-leader-of-the-levellers-individuals-names-also-list-of-grand-jury-and-agents-april-1765/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/03/29/11284/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/06/30/grand-jury-presentments-1828-for-co-cork-including-provision-for-dispensaries-at-bantry-ballydehob-skibbereen-clonakilty/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/09/01/cesspayers-baronies-bere-and-bantry-carbery-west-cork-1834-the-cess-payers-are-a-mixture-of-middleman-and-strong-farmers/

https://durrushistory.com/2015/06/28/evidence-of-richard-white-esq-bantry-that-the-cork-grand-jury-need-to-raise-90-100000-to-run-county-cork-in-1844/

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