Alexander Clerke (1804-1877), Son of Helena McCarthy and William Clerke, Millowner, Skibbereen, Emigration to Tasmania 1828, Land Owner, Businessman, Magistrate, MP, Extended Family Network of Jagoe, Mahony, Young, Deasy, Long, Bird, Love.
From the early 19th century there was significant emigration of West Cork Landlord families and large farmers and professional people. Names include Cotter of Bantry, Bernard, Baldwins, Sullivans, Kingstons, of Bandon, Jennings of Dunmanway, Townsends of Skibbereen among others.
It was common for emigrants to call their ranches after place names in West Cork as for the Townsends ‘Dunbeacon.’
Brother Thomas, Judge,New York.
Courtesy Jeffrey Briscoe, Hobart, Tasmania.