West Cork History

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Thomas Adderly, (1721-1791) Innishannon, Co. Cork, Industrialist, MP Armagh, Wide Street Commissioner Dublin, Developed flour mill, carpet, linen, silk, salt, corduroy, cotton, industry in Innishannon, involved in setting up Charter School. Collapse of Silk Industry may have Propelled Huguenot Workers Westwards.

Thomas Adderly , Innishannon, Co. Cork, Industrialist, MP Armagh, Collapse of Silk Industry may have Propelled Huguenot Workers Westwards.  After the silk industry collapsed apparently the damp climate did not suit mulberries on whom the silk worms depend the workforce dispersed.   He had introduced Huguenot craftsmen.  The Dukelow name appears in the area early 18th century and it may be that the family later settled in Durrus.  Other Huguenots such as Camier my have been involved.

Magistrates:

Matthew Adderley, 1728, Dromkeene, Bandon.

Thomas Adderly (1712-1791), 1761, Innishannon,   Son Francis and Elizabeth Fowkes, family originate in Alderly, Gloucestershire.  Developed flour mill, carpet, linen, silk, salt, corduroy, cotton…

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