1847. Distribution of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief at Bantry, Castletownberehaven, Castletownsend, Clonakilty, Crookhaven, Dunmanway, Kinsale, Macroom.
Some of the persons charged with distributing relief
Jeremiah O’Connell Esq., Bantry
1840 Secretary Bantry O’Connell Annuity. 1841 vote based on £50 freehold at Upper Lissane. 1842 Secretary of delegation to Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daniel O’Connell with John O’Hea, JP, Clonakilty to address Tory opposition. 1843 letting of Deendonegah House then occupied by Arthur Hutchinson JP contact Jeremiah O’Connell Esq. 1843 dinner for Alderman Lyons, Cork with other leading Liberal figures. Married 1845 Mary Frances daughter of Daniel Murphy, Bellville, Cork by her uncle Dr. Murphy. 1845 Provisional Committee Bantry to Bandon Railway. Signed Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844. Banquet for Liberator in Cork 1845 Address from West Carbery and Bantry by Father Thomas Barry, with Father Freeman, Jeremiah O’Connell, John O’Connell, Bantry, McCarthy Downing, Solicitor, Skibbereen, Daniel Welply Skibbereen. Distributing in Bantry New England Famine Relief 1847. 1850 Ivy Cottage, Bantry. Not sure if same, Jeremiah O’Connell, Esq., J.P., of Beach House, Bantry, co. Cork. Died 1878, at St. Mary’s, Frankfort-avenue, Rathgar, County Dublin.
‘Big’ Patrick O’Sullivan, Millcove: Castletownbere. Died 1863. Lord Bantry Estate appointed as Seneschal Not legally qualified. Parliamentary Report 1837, Eppi. Baronial collector since 1825 deputy Denis Murphy (Irish speaking) as collector. Appointed fit and proper person to conduct 1831 Census with Mr. W. Murphy. Seneschal of Altham, Mill Cove, Berehaven, Bantry and Donemark from 1843. 1841 organising voters from Beara in Conservative interest. Sitting as Grand Juror, Cork 1842, 1844, Cork County Agriculture Society Dinner 1842. Distributing in Beara New England Famine Relief 1847. Millcove. leased by Patrick O’Sullivan from the Earl of Bantry’s estate in 1852 when it was valued at £14. O’Sullivan worked as an agent for the White estate. A deeply unpopular Landlord local tradition has it that he used to blow his bugle outside the Church after Sunday Mass to summon his tenants to draw hay or turf or whatever other task he designated. 1856 Chairman Berehaven Board of Guardians.
The house has been demolished though traces of the stone work can still be seen in the gardens which are now part of an art gallery and sculpture display. He was agent for the Beara part of the Bantry estate working with receivers and banks to Lord Bantry while Augustus Payne from the Upton family operated the rest of the estate. His daughter Christina, who emigrated to the Unites States and became the matriarch of a very rich New York family, before ending her days sadly in a mental home. Ellen O’Sullivan, Convent of Faithful Companions of Jesus, Limerick Chronicle died 6/06/1857, dau of Patrick O’Sullivan of Mill Cove, Berehaven, Laurel Hill. Died Peshwar India 1881 Edward O’Sulllivan, Queen’s Regiment, youngest son of Patrick O’Sullivan, Esq., Millove, Castletownbere, agent to Lord Bantry and Seneschal.
Patrick O’Sullivan was nephew to Captain Paddy O’Sullivan of Faha also Agent to Lord Bantry whose sister was the mother of Peter McSweeney. 1857 Peter McSwiney, the last lineal descendant of the Mac Finin Dubh O’Sullivans (a 400 year old title), after his eviction from Dereen in Kenmare by the Lansdowne Estate, spent his last days in Ahakista Cottage. Patrick O’Sullivan, Lord Bantry’s Agent in Beara, Millcove Castletownbere, Agent to Lord Bantry brought the following to Cork 1841, to vote for Longfield/Leader in a Schooner, ‘Sophia’ via Adrigole and Bantry. Longfield paid expenses. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Murtagh O’Sullivan, Daniel Florence O’Sullivan, Daniel Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Timothy O’Sullivan, Roger O’Sullivan, Timothy O’Sullivan, Simms (Protestant), Denis O’Sullivan, From Adrigole, Daniel Murphy (his deputy Irish speaking), Richard O’Sullivan (Protestant), Daniel Michael O’Sullivan, James Neill, William Murphy, Murtagh Kelly.
Daniel Conner/Connor, 1868, Manch House, Ballineen, Resident, £374. 1840 petition for Catholic Equality. m Patience d Henry Longfield JP, Waterloo, son 1859, Henry Daniel, JP, Barrister, Bencher King’s Inns, listed 1875-6. listed 1843, 1870, 4,196 acres. 1847 distribution of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief for Dunmanway.
John Isaac Heard DL, 1816, listed 1838 , Kinsale, MP Kinsale 1847, High Sheriff, Co. Cork, listed 1843. Son Robert JP, Sheriff 1871, grandson Robert Wilkes, JP, Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. 1840 petition on Catholic Equality. Subscriber 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Disparaging about Manor Courts in Parliamentary enquiry 1837. Supporting Alexander O’Driscoll, JP suspended, Bandon 1841. May be John Heard, Sovereign Kinsale, 1822 seeking funds from Lord Lieutenant for new road to Bandon.
Richard Notter, Rock Island, Crookhaven. Member Provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845. Distributing New England Famine Relief 1847.
John O’Hea Esq, listed 1838, Shannon Square, Clonakilty. 1828 seeking reform of House of Commons. Resigned 1843 over dismissal of Magistrates for attending Repeal Meetings. Testimonial of John O’Hea, Esq., 1847 distribution for Clonakilty of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief. Died Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 1847. Included Thomas Allen, JP, Allin and Co Shannonvale, James Redmond Barry Fishery Commissioner JP Glandore, W.J.F. Barry son of Redmond Glandore, Rev. J. Beamish Kilmalooda, Francis Bennett Clonakilty, William Bennett Clonakilty, John Callaghan Clonakilty, Daniel Clanchy, JP, Charleville, John Coghlan Clonakilty, James Comyn Cobh, C. Connell and Co Ballinascarty, J.Nelson Crofts Clonakilty, Eyre Croke Croker Ballyra, Thomas Deasy Clonakilty, Patrick Desmond Clonakilty, Richard Dennehy, John Donovan Clonakilty, Jeremiah Donovan brother of Rickard Midleton, Rickard Donovan, Clerk of Crown (State Solicitor) Cork, Joseph Dugan Clonakilty, William Ffolliott, M.D. Clonakilty, Henry Franks Clonakilty, Alexander Grant Clonakilty, P.B. Grifin, G.F.Hardy Cork, Miss Anne Gallwey Kilkerran, Charles Gallwey Kilcoleman, Michael Gallwey JP KIlkieran House, Henry Gallwey Greenfield, William Gallwey Kilcoleman, Major Hill Late 54th Regiment Clonakilty, Daniel Kelly Clonakilty, M. Irwin Clonakilty, J.E Lucas Ring Clonakilty, Dr. Lucas Richsfordstown, O.H.Marmion, Skibbereen, Nicholas Daniel Murphy, Cork, Major J.H.O. Moore, 35th Regiment Jersey, Daniel McCarthy Skibbereen, John McCarthy Clonakilty, T. McCarthy Downing Solicitor, Skibbereen, Richard Boyle Norcott Skibbereen, F.J. Power Bank Manager Clonakilty, Rev. J. Quarry, Clonakilty, Patrick Scott Dublin, William Scott Mamore House, Rev. Henry Stewart Rathbarry, James Sweeny Clonakilty, Daniel Sullivan Clonakilty, James Toohig Clonakilty, Winispeare Toye Clonakilty, T.R. Wright Solicitor Clonakilty.
Thomas Somerville Esq. (1797-1882), Drishane House, Castletownsend, son of Thomas, m Harriett Townsend of Castle Townsend in 1822, d Richard Boyle Townsend (1756-1827). Pre 1830, listed 1835 Castlehaven. Signed public declaration in Skibbereen to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Lord Bantry, Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster. 1838, sitting Skibbereen, 1835, 1850. Presentment sessions East Division of West Carbery, Skibbereen 1845. A Thomas Somerville at Bandon Brunswick Constitutional Club 1828, Cork Spring Assizes 1863 HIgh Sheriff as Thomas, Drishane. 1828 application to Dublin Castle re gas supply for Skibbereen. involved with Richard Townsend, Castletownsend and James Redmond Barry, Glandore, in setting up Agricultural and Country Bank in Skibbereen, April 1835. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Chairman Skibbereen Board of Guardians 35 years, 1848-81. Chairing Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting. 1847 distribution for Castletownsend of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief for Dunmanway. Small estate 450 acres. Grand father of Edith Somerville (1858-1949)
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier 27 April 1847