Pawnbroker Registrations Cork City and County from 1810s in Cork Interrelated Families as Pawnbrokers and Sureties From Bantry District, Helens, Trenwiths, Bellingham Swan. Link to 1912 Thornton Family Genealogy.
This is from a Parliamentary report. The report summary suggests that in Cork the occupation was not particularly remunerative.
The Thornton family is mentioned. In 1912 one of the family living at Ashton House Blackrock in Cork later the school did a family genealogy listing the Bantry Youngs from mid 18th century, Helens, Trenwiths, O’Sullivans, Attridges, Swantons, Crowleys, Longs among others. This Genealogy recently surfaced in Canada. Some of these names appears in the pawnbroker list.