1822. Distress payments by lord Lieutenant to Lord Bantry, Lord Carbery, David H. Cox, Dunmanway, Rev. J.A. Jagoe, Schull, Earl Kingston, Glandore, Rev. Alcock, Durrus.




Edward James Alcock   

Rector Durrus, 1805-1842,  son and curate of Rev. Mason Alcock.  May have lived at Sea Lodge, built old rectory (Glebe House) in 1831. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £30 for local distress.  822 involved in famine relief with Father Quinn.  He sat on a committee in Bantry in 1824 to petition against the withdrawal of the bounty on linen production as had been agreed in the Act of Union. Magistrate.  Involved in proselytizing.   Father Quinn’s application 16th November 1830 ED1/13/74/2, signed by for Roman Catholics Richard O’Donovan, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Tobin, Edmond Tobin, Daniel Daly, Richard O’Donovan, John Murphy, John Carthy, Thomas Cormack?, Elias Roycroft, Andrew Caverly, Richard Caverly, Protestants E. Evanson, Richard L. Blair, Thomas Ferguson, Thomas Duklow, Charles Ducklow, John Ducklow. Rev Alcock of the Church of Ireland was asked to consent but declined but his parishioners signed. His proctors, 1833, attempted to seize Father Quin’s bed while mass was being said in is house to secure tithe payment only the intervention of Protestant neighbours stopped it.  Most of the tithes were the property of Nathaniel Evanson so it may be he who sent the proctors otherwise all outstanding tithes collected in one day.  Cess payer representative Barony West Carbery 1834.  1839 Gaming Certificate.  Father in law Henry Jones 1799-1805, late Rector of Lislee his daughter Frances Jane July 1833 married Rev. Edward James Alcock, 1831 at Kilmacabea.

Richard Earl of Bantry, 1843, Glengariff Cottage. 1821 meeting on distress Skibbereen huge praise for Catholic Clergy for contributing to peace.  1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £100 for local distress, £50 for Berehaven. 1824 entertaining Dr. Egan, Co Adjutor Catholic Bishop of Kerry.  1834 Member Committee Cork Protestants.  Signed public declaration to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster.  Member Commission on Magistrates 1838 at Seafield Park.  Brother in law of Lord Viscount Ennismore.

Lord John Carbery (Evans-Freke) 6th Baron Carbery-1845), 1821, Castle Freke, Rosscarbery.  1821 writing to Chief Secretary re disaffection, Castlefreke, Clonakilty, sitting Rosscarbery, 1835. 1822 Lord Lieutenant sends £500 for local distress.  Protestant protest meeting Cork 1834.   Reputed to have bell rung in London church on hearing of death of Father John Power, Parish priest Kilmacabea.  Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. – 1823 Blamed notorious tithe extractor Rev. Morritt for fatal affray at Castlehaven, welcomed Petty Session Courts and urged abolition of Manor Courts.  Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  listed 1843.  Lord of Manor appointing Seneschals.  Member Commission on Magistrates 1838.  Member provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845.   HIs life size statue in Rosscarbery Cathedral has an inscription how he founded schools in various parts of his estates, clothed the surrounding hills with trees and improved agriculture and the amelioration of his countrymen’.  Carberys intermarried with O’Driscoll family.

Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny, 1799.  Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. 1822 received £50 for distress in Kilmeen from Lord Liutenant.  1831, Ballineen 1835, 1835 Son of Rev. Dr. John Kenny, rector of Kilbrogan which he spent £3, 104 on,  his father had married sister of Emmett Archbishop of Tuam.  Family based in Bandon area.  Subscriber at Kilmeen Glebe where he was rector for 43 years. Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  Rector of Durrus for 6 years built Rectory at at his own expense c 1830 occupied to mid 1960s.  Edward Herbert Kenney 1793-1799, a Justice of the Peace 28th May 1799.  He was later Rector Rosscarbery and his work in organising relief work (in the famine of 1822) and paying the workers in money or meal was praised by the Parish Priest for his ‘meritorious conduct’.  Family buried at Ballymartle.  

John Kingston, Curran, Myross, Skibbereen, 1822, mentioned in correspondence with Chief Secretary.  Probably Earl KIngston, Glandore, 1822, aid from Lord Lieutenant for local distress £100. Possibly 1870 return, 1,383  acres.

Abraham Jagoe, Kinrath Cottage, probably signed anti Catholic petitions 1828 various Protestant Protest meetings. Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832. Anti-Repeal Meeting, Dunmanway 1845.    Dunmanway, married to Dora Evanson daughter of Nathaniel Evanson JP, Four MIle Water Court, she died 1863. May be same as one above.  Son John, rector Schull (received Lord Lieutenant aid for Schull distress 1822 £50).  Married Miss Murphy of Newtown, Bantry.


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