1835 Resolution by Independent Electors (Liberal) of Cork Rickard Deasy and D. Geran Thanking James O’Brien , Thomas Parsons Boland, Charles Evanson, Daniel Connell, George Wade Foot, Richard Donovan, for Their Impartiality in Conducting Recent Election.

Thomas Dennehy Esq., Superceded 1810-30, Belleview, sitting Fermoy 1835, Proposer of Thanks by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections.  Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837, listed 1838, 1842, 1843.  Father of John, Brooklodge, career in India and Richard of Prospect House.

Father James Barry, Parish priest Bantry ordained 1823. Dictionary of Ireland  1837. Thanked Assessors as Independent Liberal Elector for Impartiality in 1835 elections.

James was obviously a man of learning and compassion, and one who was called upon locally to be a spokesperson and advocate for his flock. Even before the Famine he gave evidence to boards of inquiry about the conditions in West Cork, pointing out the miserable diet, lack of proper clothing and housing, poor prospects for employment, the uncertainty of a lease being continued, the lack of compensation to tenants when lands were taken to build new roads, the desire of many to emigrate and the good account they gave of their experiences in their new homes.  He would have read their letters to them, since many of his parishioners were illiterate – his remarks focused on the many advantages of the New World, including a pointed reference to the absence of tyranny. In what seems like a very modern concern with income inequality, he commented on how the rich got richer as their tenants’ lives became ever more difficult.   During the Famine, he and his brother, Father John, also of Schull parish, worked to help establish soup kitchens but insisted that more than soup be served, since the soup was not nutritious enough. Called eating houses, these places fed many people who would otherwise have died, and replaced the hated and ineffective Board of Works schemes that put weak and starving people to hard labour so they could buy their own corn, thus supposedly salvaging their dignity and rescuing them from the evils of pauperism.

 

 

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.  Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections.   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 1842,1843, Son? Charles sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty).

Thomas Parsons Boland Esq., Pre 1831, Pembrook, Passage, sitting Passage West, 1835. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections Ex-Officio Poor Law Commissioners 1839.  Listed 1843.  Member Commission on Magistrates 1838

 

1809, 1824, 1827 James O’Brien Attorney, 1824, 11, Patrick-street South Mall, 1827 writing clerks Denis Sylvester Deasy, Owen Lyons deed Bird Bantry, Memorial 567358. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections West’s Directory 1809 Pigot’s Directory 1824

 

1844 Died George Foot Esq. Barrister-at-Law 1st son Richard and Mary Baldwin, Milford Mallow, later Clerk of the Peace City of Cork. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections Kerry Evening Post, Dr. Casey 2236

 

 

 

1824 Richard/Richard Donovan (1799-1883) Attorney 23, Cooke-street, Cork, Clerk of Crown, Co. Cork. Pigot’s Directory 1824. Subscriber memorial John O’Hea JP, Clonakilty, 1847. May have signed Kings Inns affidavit of Andrew McCarthy, Skibbereen, 1836 son of James, Skibbereen. decd. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections Grandson of Alexander O’Donovan, Squince, Chieftan, ClanLoughlin, junior branch O’Donovans. Son of Dr. Donovan, Clonakilty, first Catholic in this position since 17th century Richard Donovan (1799-1883), Lisheens, Ballincollig, listed 1838, Clerk of the Crown (State Solicitor) for Co. Cork from 1838, son of Dr. Donovan, Clonakilty. Probate to Denis McCarthy Gallivey (Galwey), Greenfield, Clonakilty, £10,164.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1786, 1835 Daniel Connelan Attorney Freeman 1786. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections asuming it is the same.  

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Electors 1835

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