1862.  Sale in Landed Estates Court of Charles Evanson Estate, 5 Gneeves at Gurteneas (Akahista, name reputedly given by Kilcrohane Poet Aonghus Ó Dalaigh), Bantry, Including Tenant Listing Richard Tobin of ‘King Tobin Family Kilcrohane, former tenant Dr. Daniel O’Donovan. 1862.

Ó Dalaigh from Dinny O’Regan Rosnacaheragh from his father.

One of the tenants listed is Richard Tobin, this was likely of the King Tobin family Kilcrohane, one small part of their  property portfolio:


Legal Tenure of some of Durrus District Townlands:


Dr. Daniel O’Donovan 1818, Norton Cottage, Skibbereen, listed 1838, son Richard Esq. O’Donovan Cove, and Jane d Alexander O’Donovan, Squince.  Fond of dogs.  Father of Dr. O’Donovan author History of Carbery.  Brother of Timothy and Richard O’Donovan JP and uncle of Richard O’Donovan JP. Daniel O’Donovan MD has land in Knockeens, Glanroon in Griffiths.  Rented Ahakista Cottage fro Charles Evanson.  He was married to a sister of Rickard Deasy of the Clonakilty brewing family, MP. and Attorney General for Ireland and later Judge. Subscriber at Woodview, Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.

O’Donovan Family:


Charles Evanson Senior, 1793.  Died 1828 Charlemont, Douglas, son of Nathaniel Evanson, Durrus.  Married Harriett Allen 1782, renting Ronaynes Court, Douglas from Christopher 1805.  Sheriff 1793. Admitted his brother Nathaniel JP, as Freeman of Cork on St. Valentine’s Day, 1794.  Alderman, Sheriff and Mayor of Cork 1804.  Named c 1800 in Quaker records as Church Warden, Christ Church Cork re extracting tithes.  His eldest son in 1811 Rev. William Alleyn married the sister of the Provost of TCD, Lyndon MacDonnell.  Listed in tree register as having planted 1,100 trees in Durrus/Kilcrohane likely his 5 gneeves at Gurteneas Ahakista.   Voted for Hutchinson 1826 election. 1924.   Member Hanover Association meeting Cork 1791 re Whiteboys.  Funded personally relief work Douglas in 1820 petitioned Chief Secretary for more resources.  Donor to two Catholic Churches 1826 including building of Rosnacaheragh Catholic Church, Durrus, died Ronaynes Court, August 1828.

Charles Evanson Junior, 1827son of Charles JP, Lord Mayor Cork, Royayne’s Court, Douglas.  1818 late Sheriff, Cork. 1825 Director Cork Coalyard. Member 1832 Cork Friendly Club.  Listed 1835. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in 1835 elections. 1840 calling for Testimonial to late William Crawford Cork benefactor.  in 1835 a rent charge of Durrus lands by Nathaniel Evanson entitling him to vote as £20 freeholder.  Attending 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law.  Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846. Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845 address Charlemont.    Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry.  Cork Quarter Sessions 1856.  His son Richard Charles Evanson, RM, Probate 1902 of Mrs. Henrietta Allen Coghlan, widow, Shanagrague, Co. Cork, to Richard retired RM, £624.  1856 passed into Military College Sandhurst, only son of Charles Evanson, JP, Charlemont, Cork, ed Mr. Moynahan.  listed 1842,1843, Son? Charles sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty).  Estates in Douglas and 5 gneeves at Gurteneas, Ahakista sold Landed estates Court in Chancery 1849 and sold 1862.  1856 at the Military College, Sandhurst, four only out of 38 passed. Mr. RICHARD CHARLES EVANSON, of Charlemont, only son of CHARLES EVANSON, Esq., J.P., as one of the successful who passed with distinguished credit. He has been under tuition with Mr. T. Moynihan.  Sitting Passage West, 1835.