West Cork History

In a recent book, Guardian of the East India Company: The Life of Laurence Sulivan
By George K. McGilvary, the possible Cork origins of Laurence Sulivan are explored. Google Books provides an extract showing the various links.

In one of the books on Sullivan it is suggested that he was an illegitimate older brother to Benjamin Sullivan. It also suggests that his Christian name Laurence (Larry) is the English version of the Irish Leabhrás, a common name in the O’Sullivan Bere family.

Benjamin Sullivan (1720-76( was a State Attorneys for Cork City and County in the early 18th century and he was described as a ‘Kinsman’ to them. His father was Philip and his mother was an Irwin described as a Presbyterian, he was born in the Parish of St. . Two of Benjamin’s sons went to India, his influence did them no harm (is fearr focal sa Chúirt…

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