The Limrick house is the large one to the left in the 1900 Lawrence photo.

Limrick Family of Union Hall, (earlier Goleen), Kinsmen of Benjamin Sulivan (Ó Sullivan Mór) Beneficiaries of Prize £1 million after Battle of Seringapatam, India and Reach of East India company to West Cork.

The East Company recruited for their Army and Navy well into West Cork  There are references to recruits from the most remote townland from Beara from c 1760.  The Skuse family of Clashadoo Durrus and Deerrynafulla, Ballydehob is descended from an ancestor born in India the father presumably from Glengariff serving as a soldier in the service of the East India Company.



John Limrick, Esq., (1812-1890), 1860, Union Hall, 2nd son of Captain William Somerville Limrick who died 1831, Union Hall, patron Masonic concert, Skibbereen, 1862, sitting Skibbereen 1850, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876. 1870 return, 8,181 acres. Some of his wealth came from his father who, having probably served with Arthur Wellesley (Wellington) at the battle of Seringapatam in 1799, gained a substantial amount of prize money in India. The prize money after Seringapatam was over £1M distributed among the victors. Col. Limrick then became a member of the East India Company on his retirement, maintaining a London address.  Col. Limrick’s brother, Rev Paul Limrick, garrison chaplain at Fort William in Calcutta, is also believed to have owned considerable property in India. I guess that family connections to the Sullivans  (Benjamin Sullivan Cork Attorney self styled Ó Sullivan Mór kinsman to Laurence Sullivan, Chairman East India Company) would have helped.  It  assumed John Limrick’s daughter Lucy inherited his estate which then passed onto the Spaight family.    Executor of brother Dr. William Limrick 1869, £3,000.  Probate  1890 to William Tower Townsend JP, Myross Wood, effects £3,647.


Other Limerick Magistrates:

Rev. Paul Lymerick, 1729, Goleen. m daughter of Doctor Robert Gourney, Prebendary of Comber, daughter Bridget m Sir Benjamin Sullivan (styled Ó Sullivan Mór), Clerk of the Crown Co. Cork and Waterford 1742.


Benjamin Sullivan:


1720-1751, 1767 Benjamin Sullivan, self styled O’Sullivan Mór, according to Denny Lane Attorney, Barrister, Notary Public, 752 Clerk of the Crown (State Solicitor) for Counties Cork and Waterford. Thomas Harrison writing clerk to him 1742, Married Bridget Limerick daughter of Dr. Limerick, Rector Kilmoe (Ballydehob), 1742 Father Philip mother Elizabeth Irwin a Presbeterian, Parish of St Paul. Benjamin Sullivan Senior Esq., eminent Atttorney died London 1767, May have been Recorder of Cork 1765. son Sir Benjamin Sullivan, Kt, Judge Supreme Court Madras, the Right Hon John Sullivan of Richings Park, Co. Bucks, Privy Councillor, MP Old Sarum, Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan Captain RN and MP for Seaford Baronet UK 1804. Protest against him being appointed Freeman as he allegedly did not serve 7 years as an apprentice, 1742, Memorial 77771. May be related to Laurence Sullivan speculation the Laurence was an illegetimate elder brother, d so Lawrence may be variation of Lábhrás a name common among tthe O’Sullivan Beres, Chairman of East India Company. Parlimentary biography gives his address as Dromeragh. (Dromreagh Durrus?) http://corkgen.org/publicgenealogy/cork/potpourri/corkancestors.com/Deathsmarriages2.htm Oldest son Benjamin, 2nd son John,Memorial 1764, 161080, Thomas Lloyd Councellor mentioned with John Lloyd Victualler, deed of 1750 mentioned wit George Dunscomb and Nicholas Weekes, Councillor Cork



Dr. William S. Limrick (1812-1869), Pre 1831, Union Hall, brother of John, family descend from Rev. Limrick in Goleen early 18th century, Probate from Ballinacollah House, Cork to Paul Limrick, Union Hall, JP, brother,  £3,000