1822 Petition of Nathaniel Evanson, For Roadworks Durrus/Kicrohane ‘In View of Want of Work and Deficiency of Food’ and other Evanson Magistrates.
These are from the Chief Secretary papers currently being digitalised. The project was made possible by a bequest from the late Professor Francis J Crowley. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Professor Crowley was educated at Yale and Princeton, and became a professor of French at the University of California at Los Angeles. Both his parents were born in Ireland, and in his will he bequeathed most of his estate to the Republic of Ireland to be used for the preservation of records of the history of the Irish people.
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Rev. Alleyn Evanson TCD AB, -1853) Pre 1828, Four-Mile-Water Court, Durrus, sitting Bantry, 1835. Son of Nathaniel and MAry Townsend Baldwin (1764-1827). Middle Man, Land Agent. While a curate in Schull 1829 he stated that there were 1,200 Protestants in the Parish, Freeman Bandon, 1841 election voted Longfield/Leader. Probate 1853, £5 (may be nominal for conveyancing). Friendly with Father Ryan, Drimoleague features in an account 1836 of journey from Drimoleague written by John Windle in Dublin Penny Journal. After death wife moved to Mespil Estate, Dublin is brother Hungerford and Dr. Henry Baldwin of Cork guardians of young children. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. In 1835 his rent charge over lands at Brahalish Durrus was granted to Henry Baldwin Evanson probably his brother entitling him to vote. Either his sister or cousin Martha Evanson married Rev. John Madras, their grand daughter m 1867 Ann Marie (Millie) Curtis, Magourney she descended from Huguenot Rev. John Madras and married Daniel O’Connell’s grandson, his father was Charles O’Connell, Resident Magistrate, Bantry.
Charles Evanson, Pre 1830, Charlemont, Douglas, son of Nathaniel Evanson, Durrus and admitted his brother Nathaniel JP, as Freeman of Cork on St. Valentine’s Day, 1794. Alderman, Sheriff and Mayor of Cork 1804. HIs son 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. 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, listed 1842, sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty).
Charles Evanson, son of Charles JP, Lord Mayor Cork, prob born Durrus Royayne’s Court, Douglas, 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.
Nathaniel Evanson, 1675, Cromwellians, house at Gearhameen, Durrus, known locally as ‘Durrus Court’. Moved c 1690 from Castledonovan to Durrus.
Nathaniel Evanson, 1799, Four Mile Water, Durrus, 1831, listed at North Main St., Bandon 1824, son Nathaniel Kings Inns 1818 his is Brookfields, probably Bandon. Senior member 1810, Bandon Militia. 1822 petitioning Chief Secretary for road works in Durrus/Kilcrohane in view of want of work adn deficiency of food. 1826 election voted for Hutchinson. In 1835 his rent charge at Dromnea, Gearhameen and Rasavourney, Rossiviree in Durrus was granted to Charles and Abraham Evanson entitling them to vote.
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.