1823. Inquest into Affray Occasioned by the Rev. Robert Morritt, Rector of Creagh and Castlehaven, Notorious Extraction of Tithes, Caused at Castlehaven, West Cork, at which Fatalities Occurred, Stones Placed into Mouths of Killed Policemen, Press Excluded from Publishing Preliminary Investigation on Morritt’s Motion.
Rev. Robert Morritt, Creagh Glebe, Skibbereen, Pre 1821. Letter 1821 to Chief Secretary re lawlessness in Creagh, lack of military forces and poor calibre of police. Notorious tithe extractor whose actions led to an affray at Castlehaven in which life was lost. At the subsequent hearing into affray he accepted that the Skibbereen Magistrates were hostile to him. Later Rector Castlehaven where he was almost universally hated for tithe extraction. He was reported as having neighbouring magistrates hear 600 summons against his parishioners re tithes owing. Lord Carbery in 1823 said Morritt was English in that year he had extracted £2,300 out of his tithes of £2,700. He seems to have resigned his living some time after. Later Paris 1828 Defamation action while in English Protestant Establishment In Paris against three Anglican Clergymen
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier 11 September 1823