Testimonial of John O’Hea, Esq., Died Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 1847.  Included Thomas Allen, JP, Allin and Co Shannonvale (Mills?), James Redmond Barry Fishery Commissioner JP Glandore, W.J.F. Barry son of Redmond Glandore, Rev. J. Beamish Kilmalooda, Francis Bennett Clonakilty, William Bennett Clonakilty, John Callaghan Clonakilty, Daniel Clanchy, JP, Charleville,  John Coghlan Clonakilty,  James Comyn Cobh, C. Connell and Co Ballinascarty, J.Nelson Crofts Clonakilty, Eyre Croke Croker Ballyra, Thomas Deasy Clonakilty, Patrick Desmond Clonakilty,  Richard Dennehy, John Donovan Clonakilty, Jeremiah Donovan brother of Rickard Midleton, Rickard Donovan, Clerk of Crown (State Solicitor) Cork, Joseph Dugan Clonaakilty, William Ffolliott, M.D. Clonakilty, Henry Franks Clonakilty, Alexander Grant Clonakilty, P.B. Grifin, G.F.Hardy Cork, Miss Anne Gallwey Kilkerran, Charles Gallwey Kilcoleman, Michael Gallwey JP Kilkieran House, Henry Gallwey Greenfield, William Gallwey Kilcoleman, Major Hill Late 54th Regiment Clonakilty, Daniel Kelly Clonakilty, M. Irwin Clonakilty, J.E Lucas Ring Clonakilty, Dr. Lucas Richsfordstown, O.H.Marmion, Skibbereen, Nicholas Daniel  Murphy Solicitor Cork, Major J.H.O. Moore, 35th Regiment Jersey,   Daniel McCarthy Skibbereen,  John McCarthy Clonakilty, T. McCarthy Downing Solicitor, Skibbereen,  Richard Boyle Norcott Skibbereen, F.J. Power Bank Manager Clonakilty, Rev. J. Quarry, Clonakilty, Patrick Scott Dublin, William Scott Mamore House, Rev. Henry Stewart Rathbarry, James Sweeny Clonakilty, Daniel Sullivan Clonakilty, James Toohig Clonakilty, Winispeare Toye Clonakilty, T.R. Wright Solicitor Clonakilty.

Many of those listed would have been political associates in the Liberal/National movement in the previous 30 years.  Many of those are also related by blood or marriage.

Jeremiah and Rickard Donovan are grandsons of Alexander O’Donovan, Squince  d c 1780 head of Clann Loughlin, 2nd most senior Sept of the O’Donovans.  They are related by marriage to the Clonakilty Deasys of whom Rickard was an MP and Attorney General for Ireland.

The Barrys of Glandore were related by marriage to the Deasys and connected politically with the O’Donovans and Deasys.

Franks is probably related by marriage to the Kearneys of Garretstown House, Kinsale.


John O’Hea Esq, listed 1838, Clonakilty, resigned 1843 over dismissal of Magistrates for attending Repeal Meetings

Many of the others on the list are JPs.