West Cork History

Genealogy Chart of James Gallwey, Outlawed in 1690 and Mary O’Mullane, including French Branch descended from Andrew Gallwey born Enniskeane, Co. Cork, 1717, owner of Chateau and Estate at Turbily, improver of Breton Agriculture, host to Arthur Young, son officer in American War of Independence.

The Enniskeane Galweys were Land Agents including to the Dunmanway Shouldhams in the mid 18th century.  The Shouldhams were half McCathy being descended from a McCarthy heiress on the female line.

This is further evidence of the extraordinary spread of the Gallwey/Galway family. They had been prominent Cork Merchants since 13th century and the later family probably built on these links.  Andrew’s father Henry was a Bantry Merchant probably in the Pilchard business.  This had extensive Iberian links as witnessed by the 90 year old Mr. Young’s evidence to a Parliamentary Enquiry in Bantry in 1836 when he testified as to the Young families losses…

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