Note from the southern report from the Cork Commercial Courier dated the 29th September.
1832: The Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher, the Roman Catholic Clergy of Muintervara, West Cork, were arrested on Saturday, the 15th September or having attended at a Tithe meeting. Bail was immediately procured in the person of Richard O’Donovan Esq, the Chairman of the late Anti-Tithe meeting in the Parish and Timothy O’Donovan Esq at Ardahill, Kilcrohane.
Rev Richard Quinn P.P. 1818-1849, Incardated from Dioceses of Cashel, commenced registration of births and marriages, built church at Ahakista 1828 and Kilcrohane 1820. One of a number of priests assigned to Cork from tipperary including Fathers Dore, Caheragh, Ryan Drimoleague and Doheny Dunmanway all reformers adn politically active. List of names who subscribed to church in 1826 included a major contribution from Lord Carbery and various members of the Evanson/Beamish families. Involved in famine relief in 1822 with the Earl of Bantry and the Rev Alcock. In the Ordnance Survey house books his house in Clashadoo was one of the few slated. In 1832: The Reverend Messrs. Quin and Kelleher, the Roman Catholic Clergy of Muintervara, West Cork, were arrested on Saturday, the 15th September or having attended at a Tithe meeting. Bail was immediately procured in the person of Richard O’Donovan Esq, the Chairman of the late Anti-Tithe meeting in the Parish and Timothy O’Donovan Esq at Ardahill, Kilcrohane.1833 the Rev Edward Alcock’s Tithe Proctors attempted to seize his bed for non payment of tithes only the intervention of local Protestant neighbours prevented this. They may have been sent by Nathaniel Evanson who owned most of the tithes. Active in O’Connell Tribute with curate Rev. Simon Murphy major contributors Tobin family. 1840 calling for Testimonial to late William Crawford Cork benefactor.
Richard O’Donovan 1818, Fort Lodge, Durrus listed 1838 , son Richard Esq. O’Donovan Cove, and Jane d Alexander O’Donovan, Squince. Father of Richard O’Donovan JP History Brother of Timothy and Dr. Daniel O’Donovan JP He married Maria O’Sullivan on the 15th October 1833, her father was Murty Og, of Ceimatringane House, Castletownbere. She died at Fort Lodge, aged 52, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty). Land record, in Chancery as ‘Donovan’ 1870, 205 acres. Land record, Carrigboy,1870, 193 acres. Member election at Ahakista committee McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen, 1868.
Timothy O’Donovan (1790–1874), 1818, O’Donovan’s Cove, in ruins 1875, Durrus, listed 1838 , son Richard Esq. and Jane d Alexander O’Donovan, Squince. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. Correspondent with Antiquarian Dr. John O’Donovan re O’Donovans of Carbery. Brother of Dr O’Donovan and Richard O’Donovan JP and uncle of Richard O’Donovan JP. His son’s wife is grand daughter to Daniel O’Connell, the mother of his wife was a Miss Lavellan, Co. Limerick, a daughter of Philip Lavellin of Water Park in the County of Cork. Her sister was married to Mr. Puxley of Dunboy Branch. The grandson the present (1860) Mr. Puxley is a man of immense wealth the principal owner of the famous Allihies Mines in the Barony of Bere. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. In 1838 in the Liberal interest where at Bantry voter registration 15 were registered as opposed to 6 ‘Orangemen’ the tenants of Timothy O’Donovan JP were chiefly among those who registered. Among these were probably McCarthys of Tulig later prominent in Nationalist politics of whom John McCarthy (1859-1931) became a leading politician in Nebraska and wrote a poem in praise of Timothy O’Donovan. Attended Great Meeting in Bantry 1840 re Poor Laws. Chaired 1846 distress meeting Bantry on proposition of Father Michael Barry PP Bantry. Landlord and political organiser. Member Election Committee, Rickard Deasy, Clonakilty (later Attorney General) 1855. Member election committee McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen. Land record, 1870, Kate O’Donovan, O’Donovan’s Cove, 1,940 acres and Reps Timothy O’Donovan 1,940 acres. 1874, Death at 85 of Timothy O’Donovan, J.P., Esq, O’Donovan Cove, Durrus, West Cork, The Last Survivor of the Ancient House of O’Donovan Bawn or Clann Cahill, Justice of the Peace since 1818 Probate to daughter Mrs Anne Barry, widow, effects £2,000.