From James Joyce ‘Ulysses’, ‘Dick Adams (Castletownbere born), the besthearted bloody Corkman the Lord ever put the breath of life in’ Journalist, Barrister, Defender of Parnell, Later County Court Judge Limerick and some Bantry Lawyers.

Ulysses: 7.679-80

From Vivien Igoe.

It is ironic that his father was a Customs Officer. On his maternal O’Donovan side the extended family of O’Donovan and Deasy, Clonakilty probably acquired part of their 18th century fortune from smuggling. In the 19th century the families were highly political. Among their members were Magistrates, the first Catholic Clerk of The Crown for Co. Cork since the 17th century, an MP and later Judge.

The Joycean connection probably came from James Joyce’s father who was heavily involved with the Irish Parliamentary Party.



Extended O’Donovan/Deasy family:

Some Bantry Lawyers:

BantryDistrict Inspector area RIC
1819Old Manor Pound referred toMemorial 528228
Manor CourtJohn Jagoe’s evidence to Parliamentary Enquiry very poor reputation, Senescal a tanner, salary c £60-£80 per annum Probably arising from Lord Bantry as Lord of Manaor he directly appoints Seneschal.Manor of Altham, Beara, Granted by Charles 2 to the then Earl of Anglesea, later controlled by the White/Lord Bantry.Manor of Bantry: Patent 1679. Earl of Bantry.Manor of Donemark: Under Earl of Kenmare
Fishing Conservators appointed 1849 KenmareSamuel Daly, Dromleal, Unpaid Inspector (members of family in shipping and Customs service in St Johns, New Brunswick),Water Bailiffs Patrick McSweeney, Bantry for Coomhola Dan Lynch Lisheen for Baalylicker James Crane Paayne Bantry ConservatorWilliam? Everett and Peter Fitzmaurice Conservators for SkibbereenPaddy O’Keeffe
Resident magistratesJ.G. Jones, 1839, Presiding Castletownbere 1839.E.B. Warburton, 1888, RM, Bantry, Constabulary Officer, £675p.aPS Brady 1921
Quarter Sessions 1865In attendance Councillor Gould, Coppinger, MeredithPhillip Harrington, Process Server, 1854.
1870John ActonTanner adn Registrar of MarriagesSlater
B 1843-1908Richard (Dick) AdamsJournalist, Barrister Inns 1873, Judge County Court Limerick 1892, DownBorn Castletownbere, eldest son Brian Port Surveyor, Customs and Excise mother Frances (Fanny) O’Donovan sister of Doctor O’Donovan, Skibbereen their father probably Dr. O’Donovan JP, The Cove, Durrus,Journalist Cork and Freemans Journal, Defended James Fitzharris in Phoenis Park Murders, noted wit. From James Joyce ‘Ulysses’, ‘Dick Adams (Castletownbere born), the besthearted bloody Corkman the Lord ever put the breath of life in’ Journalist, Barrister, Defender of Parnell, Later County Court Judge Limerick

Ulysses: 7.679-80

Buried St. Marys, Kensal Rise, London
1795William BlackfordPossible Attorney or ApothecaryWitnessed a number of deed, White/Sullivan/Dorineau/Roycroft. JOhn and Thomas Blackfort alos mentionedMemorial 319743, 1795
B c 1770William BlairAttorney Parents William Hanora from near Abbey later Blair’s Cove DurrusPossibly witness for Hamilton Blair Minor (Brother?) of lands at Clounties rast Carbery with Rev. Daniel McCarthy married to Sarah Blair his sister. Witness 1795 as Attorney with Rev Danel cCartny of lease of middle farmcoolculaghta, Durrus.Trust for Hamilton Blair Esq., a minor, the lands of Clounties. – Witnesses: Revd Daniel McCarthy (formerly Parish priest Durrus) of Bantry clerk, and William Blair of the same, gent. 50l 535 326634 Lease of 28 December 1795 between (1) Richard Blair
senior and Richard Blair junior, and (2) Richard Hull Lewis of Seatort Esq. Whereby (l) demised to (2) the Middle Farm of Coolcolought (9 gneeves) for 5l years, but if Richard Blair junior have no issue then for the lives of Richard Hull Lewis senior, and Richard Hull Lewis junior and William Lewis his sons, – Witnesses: Revd Daniel McCarthy of Bantry clerk, and William Blair of same, attorney.
c1924Dorothea Browe, later Mrs O’ReillyMother nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, Durrus, father Sergent RIC died of Cholera Mitchslstown Workhouse 1900 leaving 8 children1920s, Dorothea Browne, 2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor in Ireland. Her mother was Mrs. Brown, nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna. She went on to found the firm of PF O’Reilly with her husband which is still operational. Her husband later Fine Gael Senator adn Taxing Master of the High Court.
1921Patrick Sarsfield BradyResident Magistrate, Solicitor in Belfast appointed RM 1910 supporter Joe DevlinBallylickey, IRA had secret phone installed to intercept messages some of his servants in Cumanna bBan, kidnapped in 1921.Later in motor busisness Dublin director Minarí Teo, Castlebar Hat Company
Died 1892David BurleighClerk Petty Sessions, Carrigui (Durrus)Adm to widow Elizabeth Durrus effects £193 3s 5dDaughter to Kildare Place Training College he may have originated from around Innishannon, possibly lived at Beach House, Bantry at one stage.Incident Land War, Durrus, West Cork, 7th January 1886

n the 8th January 1886 it was reported in the Shields Daily Gazette and Shipping Telegraph that ‘moonlighters’ savagely beat Mr. David Burley (Burleigh), the Petty Session Clerk, in search of arms the previous day and no arrests were made.
At that time the Petty Sessions were held in Carrigboy (Durrus), the courthouse is still extant next to Ó Suilleabhaín’s pub. Mr Burley (or Burleigh) lived in Beech House, the large house between the West Lodge Hotel and the cemetery in Bantry.

1701Cornelius CallaghanAdmitted Lincoln’s InnsEldest son of Timothy
1837ClarkeBarristerDublin, son of late Vicar of Bantry.
1787Lionel CookePossible AttorneyIn deeds 1787 White/Cooke/Holmes/BlathfordMemorial 256337
1831John B. Corkery (No Esquire)Appointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Bantry
1833Eccles CuthbertAssistant Barrister, Bantry 1833 Appointed to deal with Special Tithe Sessions. First appointment under new act.
1660…DavenantNotary Public CorkProbably attorneyCaulfield’s Annals of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral
1835DealyPetty Session Clerk, Carrigboy (Durrus)eppi
1850William Justin Dealy, TCDKing’s Inns Admissions, Solicitor 1861, DublinSon William Justin Royal Navy. Married on 4th June 1861 Jane Kingston, 4th daughter of John J. Kngston, Bantry Esq.Under 21, affadavit John Richard1862 appears as a lawyer Wellington Quay, Dublin with Reuben Harvey may be an accommodation addressDied 1899 probate to widow Jane 49, Mount Pleasant Avenue Rathmines. effects £731 (€750,000 in 2014)
1846, 23rd December 1861, DiedPatrick DesmondSolicitor, Desmond, Patrick, 1846 Attorney, New st. (NGC)Wife Esther Jago. 1846 distress meeting Bantry. Brother in law John Jagoe barrister.

1853 railway meeting.

Father of Sister Begnita pioneer women’s education Townsville, Australia and Ellie Desmond who married 1862 in Brisbane Charles J Morris, Surgeon.Skibbereen EagleA Desmond was a large farmee in Bantry District 1830s originated outside district.
1831Timothy Dillon no EsquireAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Dunbawn, Bantry.
1844Alexander DonovanPetty Session Clerk
1831Morgan DonovanAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Bantry
1931Duggan and O’ReillySolicitor
1812Nathaniel EvansonKing’s Inns AdmissionsBrookfield, unclear if it in Bandon or another name for their house at Durrus Court, son Nathaniel JP Mary Baldwin, over 16 Educated Bandon affadavit father
1823Wlliam Baldwin EvansonKing’s Inns AdmissionsBrookfield, unclear if it in Bandon or another name for their house at Durrus Court, 6th son Nathaniel JP, over 16 affadavit father
1821Francis FitzmauriceWitness to deed with Robert Clerke names Sullivan, Trenwith, VickeryMemorial 519261
1931John J. FoleySolicitor
1861Bryan GalweySolicitor?Appearing in Bantry Quarter SessionsSkibbereen Eagle
1720John GalweyLondon Inns, Middle Temple, King’s InnsBantry, 3rd son father Henry Gent, Merchant, Papist, mother Mary Mellefont, Ballingarry (Ballingeary?), John conformed to the Church of Ireland 1729.Admission Middle Temple Register 1661-1781, Vol 1, Linen Hall Library Belfast. Sir Henry Blackhall, ‘The Galweys of Munster’
1813Thomas GodsonWriting Clerk
1851-Timothy HarringtonBarrister, MP. Lord Mayor of DublinChief Assistant Teacher Brandy Hall. Journalist. Parliamentary Party secretry National League 1882, responsible for ‘Plan of Campaign’.Jailed twice. Counsel for Parnell in Parnell Commission.Offered adn refused three official positions Recorder of Dublin, County Court Judgeship, Colonial Governership declined knighthood.
1850James HarrisKings Inns AdmissionsSon Rev Henry Cox, Berehaven Glebe, ed Cork, under 24, Affadavit Roger Harris uncle, many Harris in Cork in legal profession
1869Councillor HazleBarristerBantry Quarter Sessions
1861Maurice HealySolicitorSkibbereen Eagle
1910Gerald J. HegartySolicitor, Main St.
1880sMichael HegartyBaliff Emergency Blacksmith on Boycotted farms during Land League timesDunmanus, gave evidence in trial of Tim Cadogan for murder of Mr. Bird on Saturday the 24th February 1900Trial transcripts courtesy Dan Sullivan
1780, 1798Francis HoskinsCommissioner for AffadavitsDublin Almanac 1798. Dublin Almanac 1780.
1867Elliot Burrowes HutchinsArdnagashel, 22, 5th son of Samuel Esq., St. John’s College, Cambridge.
1724Emanuel HutchinsonFather Hugh, Gent., 3rd sonAdmission Middle Temple Register 1661-1781, Vol 1, Linen Hall Library Belfast
1827Emanuel HutchinsBarister since 1792Probably Ardnagashel or Ballylickey.Dublin Almanac 1827.
1866Peter Burrows HutchinsArdnagashel, 4th son of Samuel Esq Exeter College, Oxford, Called 1870, died 1901Inner Temple
1851Samuel HutchinsBarristerSon Samuel newburgh TCD 1860 aged 20
1863Samuel Newburgh Hutchins TCDInner Temple, Ed Marlborough College 20 in 1860, TCDArdnagashel, 29,TCD, 2nd surviving son of Samuel
1835John JagoeAdmitted Grey’s Inns, Called Dublin 1838.36, only son of John Esq., father Fish Merchant, mother O’Connor probably local landowning family in Bantry adn Slibbereen areas paternal grand mother from Young fish merchant family, Fishery Inspector writer to Chief Secretary promoting non denominational education. may be uncle to Sister Begnita pioneer women’s education Townsville, Australia and Ellie Desmond who married 1862 in Brisbane Charles J Morris, Surgeon.Mother O’Connor. Practising West Cork defending evicted tenants. Married 1826 Anne Dowe. Author of text on irish Fisheries Law. Attending Great Meeting re Poor Law in 1840, Bantry.
1840 speaking at Repeal meeting Skibbereen father also Liberal. Acting Secretary Bantry and Carbery Liberals. Signed Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844.
995 1 Oct. 1842 Lease made between Richard, 1st Earl of Bantry, Glengarriffe and Lord Viscount Berehaven, Bantry House, and John [Jagoe], (Barrister-at-Law), City of Dublin. It is for a house and building ground on the Mill Quay in Bantry town (see attached map), for a term of 200 years from the 25th March, at a yearly rent of £4. 4. 0, payable half yearly on the 25th March and the 29th September. Includes a coloured map drawn on the left margin, no scale given.It shows the leased premises, the adjoining holdings and its position relative to the river, the mill and Main Street; and a draft copy of this lease. Possibly site of Maratime Hotel
1831Charles King esq.Appointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Four Mile Water, (Durrus). Bantry
May 24th 1832John KingstonKings Inns 1857Son of John J. Bantry, ed Cork, affadavit father
1931William J. KingstonSolicitor
1836, 1840John Shea LalorBarristerDublin Morning Register 27 September 1836
Registration Reform Committee Bantry 1836.
Samuel Hutchins, JP, Ballylickey House, (Chairman).
Father Thomas Barry.
Francis Casey (Secretary).
Arthur Hutchins Junior, Ardnagashel.
John Shea Lalor, Barrister, Gurteenroe, Daniel McCarthy, Bantry.
1840 petition on Catholic Equality.
1844James Leary ([Lawyer])Lawyer later in USA998 28 Sept. 1844

Lease made between Richard, 1st Earl of Bantry, Glengariffe Lodge, Richard Viscount Berehaven, Bantry House, and James Leary ([Lawyer]), Bantryt town, for a plot of building ground on the quay in Bantry town. The term is for
100 years from the 29th September 1844. The yearly rent is £1. 10. 0, payablehalf yearly on the 25th March and the 29th September. Plan of the plot of ground on the left margin with its dimensions and the adjoining premises.There is a sketch of the frontage of the house that may be built on the plot.235 BL/EP/B/ Counterpart lease given to tenant on the 27th April 1848. Includes a note attached to the lease relating to court cases in the Bantry Sessins, July 1855, Earl of Bantry v. Dudley Sullivan, McCarthy, Margaret Duggan, and Johanna Duggan. They owe £9 rent on premises in Blackwell Road, Bantry. Same v. Denis Leary, [Cathal] Driscoll, and [John] Harrington. £4. 10. 0 is owed on his leased property in July 1855. Lessee James Leary is in America. Holding was sold to Miss Barrett in July, 1923.

1817Thomas MurphyWriting ClerkNames Robert Nicholas and John Bird (witness to deed an memorial), James, Esther, Avis, Sarah, CookeMemorial 495056
1831Mr.W. MurphyAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Castletownbere
Died 1752Cyprian MorroughWriting ClerkDied Cyprian Morrough, Writing Clerk 1752The Murroughs like the Meades may be one of a number of Cork mercantile families involved in the pilchard fishery.
1798Florence or Alexander McCarthy.AttorneyEmanuel Hutchins, Cregane Castle, Co. Limerick (of Bantry family) Plea for Clemency for Bantry United Irishmen Men, letter 11th August 1799, to The Lord Lieutenant for Bantrymen, Doctor Bryan O’Connor (Independently wealthy) and Attorney, Florence McCarthy. This was against Transportation to Botany Bay for 7 years. Lord Bantry against clemency died of fever in Australia.
1841John NicholsonPetty Session Clerk, Bantry, BerehavenParish Clerk Casteltownbere, 1830, 1831, 1835. Alos in that capacity Thomas Weston, Charles Wade.
Pre 1876Charles O’ConnellResident MagistrateFirst Catholic MP for Kerry wife 2nd daughter of Daniel O’Connell. In 1876 he was dead when his daughter Theresa married Skibbereen Solicitor Thomas Downes he d 1904
1869Thomas A. O’HeaSolicitor, The SquareSolicitor for 1869, Short Lived Mining Boom, Crochavoddera and Ballinaspud Copper and Barytes Mine Company (Limited), Bantry/Durrus, West Cork.
1878-1954Daniel O’LearySolicitor, MP 1916Elected on death of James GIlhooley for O’Brien faction in Irish Parliamentary party.
1931Patrick O’LearySolicitor
1843Edward William O’MahonyMiddle TempleAttending Great Meeting re Poor Law in 1840, Bantry.
Subscriber Anti Poor Law Petition
c1790Daniel O’SullivanBarrister, Magistrate Dominica, West IndiesSon Daniel O’Sullivan and Hanoria 2nd daughter Morgan O’Connell Derrynane sister of Daniel O’Connell.HIs siblings Roger, Alice, Hanoria,Basil Morgan O”Connell, Lakeview Branch, O’Connell Tracts 1946
1844William O’SullivanBarristerCarriganass Castle. Father William Esq. gave evidence to Parliamentary Commission in Bantry 1844 mentioned his son. He said he acquired Carriganass Castle from David Mellifont decd. 1840 previously his family was evicted by Lord Kenmare of lands his family had for hundreds of years, he was now employng many men.William O’Sullivan, Esq., Carriganass Castle, has 500-600 acres from Kenmare Estate.

In 1848 seizing cattle at Scart, Bantry for alleged overdue rent to his father with Daniel, John and Cornelius Manning and Eugene and Stephen Sullivan he was imprisoned for 3 months and fined £20 for assault.

Eppi project
1869Councillor O’SullivanBarristerBantry Quarter Sessions
1836, d 1863Big’ Patrick O’SullivanSeneschal of Altham, Mill Cove, Berehaven, Bantry and Donemark from 1843. Appointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Millcove, Castletownbere. Lord Bantry estate appointed. Not legally qualified. Parliamentary Report 1837, Eppi. Baronial collector since 1825 deputy Denis Murphy (Irish speaking) as collector. Attending Great Meeting re Poor Law in 1840, Bantry.
Daughter Christina, who emigrated to the Unites States became the matriarch of a very rich New York family, before ending her days sadly in a mental home. SQueen’s Regiment. Youngest son of Patrick O’Sullivan, Es., Millove, Castletownbere, agent to Lord Bantry and Seneschal.
Ran Berehaven Estate for Lord Bantry and his English Bankers, Somers Payne ran the rest. In 1841 election rounded up tenants and middlemen from Castletown and Adrigole to vote in the Conservative interest in Cork.Sitting as Grand Juror, Cork 1842, 1844, Cork County Agriculture Society Dinner 1842.
Born c 1791Roger O’SullivanKings Inns AttorneyReendonegan. Clerk to Daniel O’Connell son Daniel and Hanora O’Connell Daniel’s sisterDaniel O’Connell’s letters
1880Samuel J OliverSolicitorMarino StSlater Directory
1875Somers Payne B.L.Barrister Company Director(1853-, Pre 1910, Carrigmahon, Monkstown, son John Warren Payne, Bantry, ed. Rossall, Irish Bar 1875-1883, Director Munster and Leinster Bank, Bandon Railway, m 1879 Edith d John Leslie, Lee carrow, Passage, Paynes originate Upton, Land Agents to bantry and other Estates.
1885John Warren PayneBarrister non practising Land AgentBeech House, Ran in 1885 election against James Gilhooley defeatedSupporters included John Edward Barrett, Carriganass William S Bird, Edward Godgrey Newtown, Richard Orpen Lisheen, John Lannin GeaaraMay be related to Paynes of Upton
1759, 1764, 1780, 1790Henry PuxleyBarrrister from 1763Berehaven, Eldest son John late. 1772 with Thomas Butler both Cork City JP witnesing deeds.Admission Middle Temple Register 1661-1781, Vol 1, Linen Hall Library Belfast
1797, 1827John PuxleyBarrister from 1797BerehavenDublin Almanac 1775. Dublin Almanac 1827.
1792Thomas RuddockWriting masterInnishannon, in deed Memorial 289473
1831Philip Shanahan no EsquireAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Dunbawn, Bantry.
1831Moses StowersAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Bantry
1830-Alexander Martin SullivanBarrister, Journalist, MP2ns son of Daniel. house painter, clerk with relief works, artist, pencil sketcher Valuation Office, reporter Liverpool Daily Post, Editor Nation, Subscriber (3 copies) Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876.Wife Frances d John Donovan New Orleans, d 1884 Dartry, Dublin Associated with William Martin Murphy and Bantry contingent Irish Nationalist Party.English address for probate Keley Lodge, Macaulay Road, Claham, Surrey. Effects in Ireland under £639.
1931Alexander M. SullivanSolicitor
1720-1767Benjamin Sullivan, self styled O’Sullivan Mór, according to Denny LanePossible connection with Dromreagh Durrus. Attorney, Barrister, Notary Public, 1752 Clerk of the Crown for Counties Cork and Waterford. Thomas Harrison writing clerk to him 1742, Married Bridget Limerick daughter of Dr. Limerick, Rector Kilmoe (Ballydehob), 1742Father Philip mother Elizabeth Irwin a Presbeterian, Parish of St Paul. Benjamin Sullivan Senior Esq., eminent Atttorney died London 1767, May have been Recorder of Cork 1765. son Sir Benjamin Sullivan, Kt, Judge Supreme Court Madras, the Right Hon John Sullivan of Richings Park, Co. Bucks, Privy Councillor, MP Old Sarum, Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan Captain RN and MP for Seaford Baronet UK 1804.Protest against him being appointed Freeman as he allegedly did not serve 7 years as an apprentice, 1742, Memorial 77771. May be related to Laurence Sullivan speculation the Laurence was an illegetimate elder brother, d so Lawrence may be variation of Lábhrás a name common among tthe O’Sullivan Beres, Chairman of East India Company. Parlimentary biography gives his address as Dromeragh. (Dromreagh Durrus?) son Benjamin, 2nd son John,Memorial 1764, 161080, Thomas Lloyd Councellor mentioned with John Lloyd Victualler, deed of 1750 mentioned wit George Dunscomb and Nicholas Weekes, Councillor Cork
1869Denis Baylor SullivanAdmitted Inner Temple, London26, Dublin, 5th son of Daniel Esq., and Catherine Baylor, Bantry, described as self taught scholar, house painter and musicianBrother of Nationalist MPs T.D. and A. M. Sullivan, called to Bar 1873, Inner Bar 1889, large practice including Phoenix park Murders, Yachtsman, married daughter of Jeremiah Callanan, late Skibbereen, died at home ‘Dunboy’, Greystones, 19th April 1909.
1826Jeremiah SullivanOfficer for Serving Civil Bills, Bantry.
1826Timothy SullivanOfficer for Serving Civil Bills, Bantry.
1709John SullivanCommissionerBantry or Cork appears on deed
Pre 1754William Sullivan Miss ScofieldAttorney, He later Ards Coomleigh she probably DunmanwayHis lease commence in 1756 between William Sullivan, an attorney who married the daughter of Rev. Schofield who had the lands. The lives in a lease for three lives of Richard Cox, son of the Archbishop of Cashel, and Richard and George sons of Sir Richard Cox of Dunmanway at a rent of £52.Ancestors of Wiliam O’Sullivan, who bought Carriganass Castle from mellifonts in 1817 his son a barrister William . Prominent in Repeal, rack renting middlemen
1734William SullivanCommissioner of OathsWitness of assignmet of lands owned by James Rice decd InnkeeperMemorial 64419 of 1734
1789Thomas TamplinSub-ConstableBantry estate papers
1823-1888Edward Bayly Warburton Resident MagistrateBorn Dublin former RIC Officer from 1844 RM 1859, d BantryWidow Emily probate £1,385
1790John WarnerChief ConstableDeed Bantry papers
1835W.W.WarnerPetty Session Clerkeppi
1727Richard WhiteFather Richard Esq, son and heirAdmission Middle Temple Register 1661-1781, Vol 1, Linen Hall Library Belfast
1721Bruen WorthingtonDeputy RegistrarDeedMemorial 21967
1880 died 17th October 1903Jonas Wolfe brother to John William WolfeSolicitor, Bantry and Pues de Oro Hotel, Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Canary island1880 The Square, Captain I.M. Service, probate to Jonas Wolfe solicitorEffects £858 1s 8dJonas Wolfe Solicitor in 1899 objected to the grant of a licence to the 50th pub in Bnatry on the basis of the loudness of the conerrtina music. he may be the same Jonas who died in England years later leaving a large fortune
1671Benjamin YoungeNotary PublicRegistrar of St. FinbarrsCaulfield’s Annals of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral
1836John YoungSeneschal, Manor of Bantry.Tanner, no profession. John Jagoe in evidence 1837 Parliamentary Report very poor opinion of operation.
1835Robert YoungCommissioner of Affadavits, C.H., E. 18351835 Pettigrew and Oulart Directory
1854Plummer YoungRegistrar of Marriages and Apothecary
1831John Vickery no EsquireAppointed as a fit person to conduct 1831 census.Bantry
1847Vickary YoungSeneschal of BantryFamine relief described attending as late Seneschal
1826Robert WarnerOfficer for Serving Civil Bills, Bantry.Warners also Baronial Constbles, Chief Constables