Durrus Court/Four Mile Water Court/Brookfield, former McCarthy Muclagh Castle to seaward side, Durrus Court built c 1785 possibly by his brother Nathaniel or father.:




Charles Evanson Esq., Lord Mayor of Cork, Born, Gearhameen, Durrus, Benefactor, 1826, to Father Quin’s Church at Rosnacaheragh, Ahakista, Presentation of Silver Tray, ‘George 3 Irish Silver with two maker’s marks for Robert Breading adn Clerk and West , Dublin, c 1805 inscribed ‘As A Requisition from the Court of D’Oyer Hundred to the Mayor, Sheriffs, and Common Council of the City of Cork, to Confer a Mark of Public Approbation upon the Conduct of Charles Evanson, Esquire, Later Mayor of the City living at Ronayne’s Court, former Treasurer to Cork wide Street Commission.

Lease dated 4th February 1784, James Bernard (later Lord Bandon family), Castle Bernard, Bandon, Nathaniel Evanson, Four Mile Water (Durrus), of Dromnea (Kilcrohane) and Brahalish, Gearmeen, Rossavanna, Rossmore, Coolnahorney (North Clashadoo) the two ploughlands of Coomkeen and Clashadoo and their sub denominations, and Carrigboy for 3 lives, i.e. Nathaniel Evanson his brother Charles (later Lord Mayor of Cork), and Thomas Busteed, eldest son of Thomas Of Ballinrea, witness Henry Allen, Attorney, Cork (probably an Evanson relation)


Charles Evanson, 1793, Charlemont, Douglas, son of Nathaniel Evanson, Durrus.  Married Harriett Allen 1782, renting Ronaynes Court, Douglas from Christopher 1805.  Sheriff 1793. Admitted his brother Nathaniel JP, as Freeman of Cork on St. Valentine’s Day, 1794. Alderman, Sheriff and Mayor of Cork 1804.  Named c 1800 in Quaker records as Church Warden, Christ Church Cork re extracting tithes.  His eldest son in 1811 Rev. William Alleyn married the sister of the Provost of TCD, Lyndon MacDonnell.  Listed in tree register as having planted 1,100 trees in Durrus/Kilcrohane likely his 5 gneeves at Gurteneas Ahakista.   Voted for Hutchinson 1826 election. 1924.  Member 1832 Cork Friendly Club.  Listed 1835. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections. 1840 calling for Testimonial to late William Crawford Cork benefactor.  Member Hanover Association meeting Cork 1791 re Whiteboys.  Funded personally relief work Douglas in 1820 petitioned Chief Secretary for more resources.  Donor to building of Rosnacaheragh Catholic Church, Durrus, sitting Passage West, 1835,

Charles Evanson Junior, 1827son of Charles JP, Lord Mayor Cork, Royayne’s Court, Douglas.  1818 late Sheriff, Cork. 1825 Director Cork Coalyard. Granted in 1835 a rent charge of Durrus lands by Nathaniel Evanson entitling him to vote as £20 freeholder.  Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law.  Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846. Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845 address Charlemont.    Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry.  Cork Quarter Sessions 1856.  His son Richard Charles Evanson, RM, Probate 1902 of Mrs. Henrietta Allen Coghlan, widow, Shanagrague, Co. Cork, to Richard retired RM, £624.  1856 passed into Military College Sandhurst, only son of Charles Evanson, JP, Charlemont, Cork, ed Mr. Moynahan.  listed 1842,1843, Son? Charles sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty).  Estates in Douglas and 5 gneeves at Gurteneas, Ahakista sold Landed estates Court in Chancery 1849 and sold 1850s.  1856 at the Military College, Sandhurst, four only out of 38 passed. Mr. RICHARD CHARLES EVANSON, of Charlemont, only son of CHARLES EVANSON, Esq., J.P., as one of the successful who passed with distinguished credit. He has been under tuition with Mr. T. Moynihan.  

Colonel Richard Charles Evanson, RM, Special RM Limerick 1882, Sitting Newry 1888, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 1890, Probate 1902 of Mrs. Henrietta Allen Coghlan, widow, Shanagrague, Co. Cork, to Richard retired RM, £624.  1856 passed into Military College Sandhurst, only son of Charles Evanson, JP, grandson of Charles Evanson JP, Charlemont, Cork, ed Mr. Moynahan.

Courtesy, Grady Varner, of extended family, Chicago:




Evanson, Chas. Sen. Esq., Alderman. Ronayne‘s Court

Yesterday morning [Mon.] at his seat at Ronayne‘s Court, Charles Evanson, Senior. Esq.,
a truly valuable Citizen, and one of the Aldermen of this city.‘ Cork Constitution 26th August 1828
Evanson, Alderman. Treasurer to the Wide Street Commissioners, a smart canvass for the office of Treasurer to the Wide-street Commissioners, vacant by the death of Alderman Evanson, has been stopped by the determination of that body not to appoint a Treasurer in future, but to lodge their funds in the Provincial Bank. The salary was One hundred and fifty guineas [€13,300 approx in 2013] a year, which with other retrenchments just now made, makes a saving of £200* a year in favour of the public.‘ Cork Constitution 4th September 1828.

[*£200 in 1828=€16,800 approx in 2013. measuringsworth.com & xe.com]


Further Evanson Gathering 1920s: