West Cork History

Timothy O’Donovan, JP. Durrus, West Cork letter 1841 re family Pedigree to Dr. John O’Donovan, Dublin with Unusual Notation of Name Cross between Apostrophe and Fada in Irish.

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 additional information on the query pertaining to the family of O’Donovan, The late General Richard O’Donovan, Lieutenant Colonel of the Enniskillen Dragoons, was undoubtedly the Chieftain of the Clann or Sept of O’Donovan. He died at the family seat of Bawnlahan, Barony of Carbery, County of Cork about 11 or 12 years ago. He was married to a Welch lady her name was Powell by whom he had no issue, he left his estate to his wife and upon her death which happened soon after she bequeathed it to her brother a Major Powell a…

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