1729. Daniel O’Donovan, ‘The O’Donovan’, Bawnlahan, Skibbereen, West Cork, Renounced Popery, under Penal Laws, 8 Years after his First Marriage to Miss Kearney of Garretstown House, he later married Jane Becher aged 16, from Rolls Office Records Destroyed 1922 and other O’Donovan Renunciations.
In relation to the Kearneys they had the nomination of a minister to a local parish. When around 1820 one of their descendants Rochford converted to Catholicism it caused chaos in the Church of Ireland. It may have been necessary to pass an Act of Parliament to resolve the issue.
|Cornelius Donovan||1769||Kilnagross (Clonakilty)||Public recantation with Tim Collins and Tim Sullivan||Dr. Casey, Vol t John T Collins newspaper references||Public Recantation not clear if it is the same as above alos on same day Denis, Hallsey|
|Denis Donovan||1778||Parish Drodaleague (Drimoleague)|
|Mary Donovan see Mary Ronayne||1733||Wife to Morgan Donovan, Pouthole, C. Cork||The succesors of Montpelier possibly Ronayne’s Court laid claim to the Chieftanship of the O’Donovans, Rev. Morgan O’Donovan made available his collection of deeds going back to the 16th century to Dr. John O’Donovan researchig the O’Driscolls.||On April 29th, 1733, Mary Ronayne “recanted” in the parish
church of Marmullane, Thomas Somerville, curate, being
witness.2 The “Convert Rolls,” Egerton MSS., No. 77, British
Museum, give: “Mary Ronayne, Diocese of Corke, spinster,
‘conformed’ on 29th April, 1733.”
|This branch of the O’Donovans later claimed the Chieftamcy|
|Mary Donovan see Mary Ronayne|
|Bartholomew Donovane, Gent||1709||Son of Daniel Donovane, Co. Corke|
|Daniel O’Donovan, Gent.||1729, recorded Rolls Office 1724.||Banlaghan/Banelehane, (Myross, Skibbereen) Co. Cork||Son of Richard and daugther of the Knight of Kerry. ‘The O’Donovan’ the head of the Clan who in his 60s married firstly Miss Anne Kearney, Garretstown, for the second time Jane Beecher aged 15/6 and had a second large family. He renamed the Estate Castle Jane.||Renounciation after first marriage andThe Kearneys of Garretstown House alos renounced relations the Franks, Rochfords. 49 years before his death.||His grandson Liutenant General Richard O’Donovan, married Miss Powell from Wales, they had no children the estate passed to her nephew. Th tittle of Chieftaan ‘The O’Donovav’ passed to th Monypelier (Douglas) Cork branch.||