West Cork History

Some Cork Wills (1528-1859), destroyed in 1922 copied by William Henry Welply of Balineen, West Cork.

The Welply’s are the McCarthy Mór’s who married Welply’s (a Dutch Man) daughter about 1700 and inherited his large estate in Cork City and Macroom. Welply had no sons and McCarthy assumed the name Welply.

Welply was born in Balineen 1866 and died in Belfast at the age of 90. He was a School Inspector and after Partition opted to serve out his time in Northern Ireland. The wills were copied pre 1922 most are now destroyed. The RCB Library in Rathgar in Dublin have some of his papers including many visits to Archives and Libraries in Ireland and the UK.

This is taken from Dr. Albert Casey’s collection.

In 1945 he was a member of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society with an address in Greenisle, Co. Antrim.


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