1832. 20,000 at Great Anti-Tithe Meeting Bantry. Parishes of Caheragh, Kilcrohane, Kilmoe, Schull, Chaired by John Hamilton White Esq., Dromore House, Addressed by Father Michael Barry, Parish Priest Bantry, , Father Michael Begley, arrived with party from Kilmoe (Ballydehob) with a Green Banner welcomed with a Loud ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’, William O’Sullivan Esq., Carriganass Castle, his son Master O’Sullivan aged 16, Richard Young, Protestant Gentlemen, Independent and Public Minded. Mr. O’Regan.
William O’Sullivan Esq., Carriganass Castle, a Middle Man on either the Bantry of Kenmare estate.
John Hamilton White Esq of the Lord Bantry family.
Richard Young probably of the fish merchant and land owning family in Bantry since early 17th century.
1803, Methodist Minister Rev John Rogers, Unpublished Memoir. Preaching on Circuit in West Cork 1803. He married Mary Croston, 1810, Crookhaven Church. Among those mentioned, Skibbereen, Atkins, William and Susan Atkins, John Evans, Ardrally, William Young, Letterscanlan, Cole, Dromore, Roger Young, Thomas Kingston, Caherincrin, Bantry, (where he preached to hundreds), James Vickery, Rooska, William Vickery, Dunbittern, John Skuse, Richard Allin (Allen), Ballyriggard, Richard Roycroft, Kilpatrick, Melvin, English, Schull, Swanton, Ballydehob, Mrs Moore, Newcourt, Mr. Wright, Glandore,
Methodist Minister, Rev. Adam Averill, 1799, on possible Scottish Origin, of West Cork, Swanton family and reputed Scottish Plantation, Castlehaven/Skibbereen c 1690s, Andersons, Hamiltons.
It is interesting that the West Cork Somervilles, descend from a Rev. Somerville who fled to Ireland from persecution in Scotland c 1690 and may coincide if there was such a Plantation.
Re the names Hamilton may be Scottish or a corruption of an old Gaelic name.
The Swantons have a tradition of industry, hard work and dissent which some would say are Scottish virtues.
Justice for Sale, Skibbereen Area, West Cork Evidence of Father Collins, parish Priest,’ I have known Magistrates who had no other visible means of support but the trade they carried on as Magistrates, Receiving Presents to a large amount, having their work done, presents of potatoes, corn and cattle and presents of money too’. Alexander O’Driscoll, ‘Several in That part of the County Called Trading Magistrates, Who are Understood to Sell Justice to the Party Who Pays them Best’ Perjury at Elections Mr. McCarthy, Magistrate from the Westminster Review.
There were calls around this time for a minimum property qualification for Magistrates to avoid the type of temptation alleged. From the early 1820s Petty Session Courts began spontaneously to appear in Cork. They were given a statutory basis later in the decade and supplemented by paid Stipendiary Magistrates who sat with local Magistrates
1714, Disturbances caused by a ‘Clan of loose unaccountable Irish Papists’ who ‘appear with Swords, Cutlashes and Fire Arms, to the Great Terror of the Neighbouring Subjects.’ in Crookhaven, West Cork.
From the catalogue of Marsh’s Library Dublin location of manuscript.
|Contents:||Copy letter from Captain Lewis Lermond in Bantry to Lieutenant Colonel Manning, his superior officer, in Dublin giving an account of disturbances caused by a ‘Clan of loose unaccountable Irish Papists’ who ‘appear with Swords, Cutlashes and Fire Arms, to the Great Terror of the Neighbouring Subjects.’ in Crookhaven, Co. Cork. He encloses with the letter supporting letters and statements by Finin Merigoe, Dermod Merigoe, Kedagh Donovan and Cornelius McMurtigh.|
|Item Note:||Previously p. 47. See also Z3.1.1(11).|
Obituary 1873 Charles O’Regan, Esq, 78, Landlord, Ballydehob, A Fine Old Irish Gentleman Uncle of Charles Roycroft, Magistrate, Macroom,
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|
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1843, Frequency of Petty Session Courts at Carrigboy (Durrus) , Held Every Three Weeks, West Cork, Missed due to Wet Days, Magistrates in Cork, too near Christmas only 5 Sitting Days Missed in 1842.
The local Magistrates were members of the Evanson family, the O’Donovans of O’Donovan’s Cove, The Fort, three brothers and from surrounding areas. It is unclear if the Resident Magistrates were sitting at this time.
The petty Session Court was held on the first floor of the Courthouse from after 1850 when the village was rebuilt by the Bandon estate. Some years later due to the hue crown attending court the floor collapsey. Although there weee injuries no fatalities.
Nineteenth-century copy of Aodh MacAingil’s ‘Scáthán Shacramainte na hAithridhe’ or ‘The Mirror of the Sacrament of Penance’ printed at the Irish press in the college of St. Anthony’s, Louvain, in 1618. Aodh Mac Cathmhaoil OFM (Anglicized: Hugh MacCaghwell, 1571-22 Sept. 1626) was an Irish Franciscan theologian and Archbishop of Armagh. He was known by Irish speakers at Louvain by the honorary name Aodh MacAingil
Courtesy Capuchin Archives:
1796. The Harmful Effects of Peace, Expedition to Bantry Bay No Troops In Action. Various Accounts of French Invasion.
“Effects of peace”; ten figures in two rows soliloquiz on the blessings of peace. The last, a foppish young officer, alludes to the expeditions of Bantry Bay and Fishguard, in neither of which were troops in action. The intention appears to be to show the harmful effects of peace.