West Cork History

Died, 24th November 1820, Baltimore, Carolina, USA, Dr. Mathew O’Driscoll. of Creagh and Baltimore USA, 64, son of the late ‘The’ O’Driscoll, Creagh brother of Michael O’Driscoll Esq., and Died on the 7th May 1823, at Baltimore House, West Cork, of a Decline induced by too Severe Studies of Medicine which he had completed with great Distinction at Edinburgh Denis O’Driscoll Esq. aged 21, only son of ‘The’ O’Driscoll., Esq., of Baltimore and death of youngest daughter of ‘The O’Driscoll’ July 1826 from The Southern Reporter.

The O’Driscolls are one of the most ancient families in West Cork probably pre Celtic in origin.

Skibbereen Medical:

Skibbereen
1830 Francis Potter Beamish Doctor 1830 Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, anti Catholic petition 1828. Likely Military Surgeon later
David John Berkeley MD Skibbereen Voted 1837 as freeman in County of the City of Cork
Died 1846/7 Dr. Brady MD Doctor. Caheragh Famine fever.

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