West Cork History


Rent Roll of Tenants 1748, Drimoleague, West Cork.  Estate of Robert Sandford, Agent James Harris, Boulteen, Bandon.

Morgan Donovan is one of the O’Donovans, Mountpelier (Douglas, Cork) acquired through Ronayne marriage who converted to the Church of Ireland some of  whose descendants became ‘The O’Donovan’ though disputed among other branches.   Possibly the magistrate:

Morgan Donovan, 1733, possibly Ronayne’s Grove, Great Island, Cobh, widow Mary died 1770.

The Tonsons are descendants of Sir Richard Hull of Leamcon Manor, Schull.  later they lived outside Fermoy.

Tim Donovan may be  relative of Timothy O’Donovan JP of O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus who is buried in the old Caheragh churchyard.

The Kingstons became one of the most numerous families in the area with Church of Ireland, Methodist and Catholic branches.

Dublin Journal 01 Nov 1748.jpg rent roll

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