Tomb Old Caheragh Graveyard, Skibbereen, West Cork, of Timothy McCarthy Downing, Skibbereen Lawyer, Landlord, Margaret Mary  daughter buried died 1868, aged 28 wife of Captain Thomas John Davys, Justice of the Peace Longford,  Roger Downing , Bantry Businessman, Political Activist.

 

Died 1879 Timothy McCarthy Downing Esq Solicitor, MP Prospect House, Skibbereen. Subscriber (5 copies) Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876. Probate to Rev. Charles Davis, Rosscarberry and Francis Joseph McCarthy, Queenstown Esq two of the Universal Legtees Effect under £9,000. Captain John Thomas Davies, JP, Longford, married Margaret Mary McCarthy Downing d Mccarthy Downing, Skibbereen, solicitor, landlord, MP. died 1868, aged 28 buried Old Caheragh. Landed estate sale of Becher Estate sons, Charles Edward b 1845, Francis Henry named as life in a number of leases b 1846  

 

 

 

 

Roger Downing

Proposing Resolution Bantry Catholic Meeting 1826.  Slater 1846 Tobacco Manufacturer, Main St.  Described as wily Kerryman.  Brother of Timothy McCarthy Downing, born Kenmare, Skibbereen Solicitor, MP. and landowner.  The discovery of this object (The Brahalish Brooch) was first reported to John Windele by one of   He reported the find of the Brahalish Hoard in Durrus to John Windle 1843. In a letter dated 4 January 1843, he states ‘You have at top, the size of the piece of Gold found at Brahalish, 4 Mile Water, it weighs 3⅝ ozs avoirdupois Wt. both ends are in the form of a Cup; with a narrow Carving inside of the edges, the outside of the ends, and the greater part if not the entire of the handle are carved as above;You will perceive by the Size and Wt. of the article that it is not Solid, the oining being visible on the inside of the handle, it appears to be of thepurest gold; I need not say that the finder sets a great value on his God Send; he says he is certain of finding more of it; that he dreamt 30 years since that there was gold hidden where he found this article. It would not astonish me, if he rooted up half his farm in search of the precious metal. If this Article lies in your way and that I can be of any assistance in purchasing it, I am at your service. Comment Windele notes that the finder’s name was Owen Sullivan (referred to as Eugene Sullivan by Roger Downing) and that the find-place was the site of an ancient fort, the article having been found under the root of a hawthorn.

Figures in early 19th century Bantry and West Carbery Politics:

 

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