West Cork History

Lt Col Richard O’Donovan of Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork, son of Daniel O’Donovan, The O’Donovan of Clancahill’ and Jane Beecher, 1768; Major in 6th Dragoons 19 December 1799; Lieutenant-Colonel 2 May 1800; brevet Colonel 25 July 1810; subsequently Major-General 4 June 1813; Lieutenant-General 27 May 1825; Recognised at ‘The O’Donovan’, died Ireland November 1829.

From Evanson (Durrus) family history:

The first Mrs Evanson had sisters, one married the O’Shaughnessy (whose daughter married the O’Donovan, ancestor of the late General O’Donovan); and another married Mr Butler (the family of the Duke of Ormond); and another married Mr J Warren.


His kinsman Timothy O’Donovan, JP, O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus corresponding with Doctor John O’Donovan:

Slightly edited letters to Dr. John O’Donovan, Scholar.

Family History 24039/JOD/278/(iii)

O’Donovan’s Cove,

February 1st, 1841


Your letter of the 18th last should not have remained unanswered for so long but I was waiting to obtain some…

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