West Cork History

1824, Half Pay Officers from Napoleonic Wars Bantry District.

The initial HP is half pay.  Lieutenant Daniel O’Donovan may have been the last survivor of the Irish Brigades.  After the French Revolution they were give the option of transferring en masse to the British Army retaining their rank.

Post Napoleonic War Officers on Half Pay Bantry, West Cork 1824 and Lieutenant Daniel O’Donovan, Keelevenougue, last of the Irish Brigade d 1830s.

On the Catholic Gentry and Middle Class in 1828 some months before he was elected to the British parliament Danae O’Connell giving evidence to a Select Committee sasdi that most of the cash on deposit adn most of the share in the Bank of Ireland was held by Catholics.   He was complaining that of the management staff only four trainees were Catholic.

Pigot’s Directors lists,
Lieutenant Stephen Bourke, Chief Constable, North-street,

Lieutenant Thomas Bourke, Surgeon half Pay, Blackrock…

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