Dr. Jerry Crowley, Apothecary, North St., Skibbereen possibly originally from Ballyourane, Caheragh, West Cork, Famine Relief, Phoenix Club Swore O’Donovan Rossa in As Member, Extended Family Evans, Haddens

In the early 19th century the demarcation between a doctor and apothecary (chemist) was not clear cut.  There are many references to Doctors who in fact were apothecaries.

Recent DNA evidence may suggest two separate lines of Protestant ancestors.  Firstly the West Cork Landlord families, Cox, Evans,  Jervois, Hull, Robinson and secondly the Armagh weaver families who settled in the triangle Clonakilty/Skibbereen/Dunmanway, Johnson, Williamson, Young among others.,

He may also be of the same extended family as father Crowley from Caheragh who was jailed in the late 1880s during the Land War during a controversial criminal defamation action initiated by the Protestant Minister in Goleen.  Fr. Crowley later went to the USA and became a controversial Catholic bible hall preacher.

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Skibbereen Apothecaries:


1833 …Carey Son aged 2 James William died
1817 Francis Clerke
1824 Jonathan Clarke
1800, 1824 James Crowley North-st Pigot’s directory 1824 Married Sarah Evans, Lissangle, 1810. Probably of Ballyourane, Caheragh family major farmers.
1827 Jermiah Crowley North St Slater’s Directory 1846. Brother James d 1843 of TB. Phoenix Society later Fenains founded in his house, now Cahalane’s hairdressing saloon North St, present were Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, Mortimer Downing, Jeremiah Crowley, Morty Moynihann, Daniel McCartie
1826 Daniel Donovan
1837, 1845 David Hadden Apothecary, Pysician and Surgeon Born 1817, leading Methodist Probably born in wexford as was his brother William Henry who trained as an apothecary and later practised medicine in Walhalla, Australia He married one of the Evan sisters, Lissangle, Caheragh,  James Crowley married Rebecca Evans
B 1828 William Henry Hadden Apothecary, later Doctor in Walhalla, Australia Brother of David, father John, a Methodist missionary, mother Eleanor Evans one of 11 children, born Wexford but appliied to Apothecary’s Hall at age 15 from Skibbereen
1808 Alexander McCarthy 1808 set up own shop 1829 return transcribed by Kae Lewis
1816 John McCarthy
1824 Cornelius O’Driscoll Hollybrook 1829 return transcribed by Kae Lewis May be related to Crowley and Evans apothecaries by marriage
1828 G.A.Rountree
1824 Stephen Sweetnam
1827 Denny Taylor