1829. Death of The O’Donovan, General O’Donovan in his 61st Year, Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork. and Passing of Chieftainship of Clann Cathal to Montpelier (Douglas, Cork) Branch.
He married a Miss Powell from Wales and on his death the estates passed out of the family ending up ultimately with her nephew.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Claringbould Powell, (1801-1902), 1874, Bawnlahan (O’Donovan Estate), Leap, Resident, £67, 2nd. son Major Edward Powell and Eleanor d James B. Buchanan, m Mary Ann d Lieutenant-General Hutchesson, oldest son Rev. Francis Perry Hutchesson b 1843, Newcastle. Estate to Powells from Lieutenant-General O’Donovan (The O’Donovan) on death of his widow to her brother Major Powell. Probate last address 2, Alfred Place, Dover, in Ireland £1,886. Land record, 1870, 2,475 acres.
Doctor John O’Donovan queries into family:
On the General’s death the Chieftainship passed to the ‘Montpelier’…
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