Some Connor/Conner/O’Connor, Manch, Dunmanway, West Cork, 17th century  Deeds, Wills, With Numerous Local People Named.

There are two theories of the origin of the Connor family, one that they descend from a London Merchant granted lands in Bandon. The other that they are of the ancient O’Connor family.  Only DNA would solve this conundrum.  Descendant of the extended family are prominent in Irish Legal Circles.


As Magistrates:

George Connor, 1751, Ballybricken, Monkstown

James Connor, 1778, Killelough, Fermoy?

Daniel Connor, Manch House, Member Commission on Magistrates 1838. Two Daniel Connors one at Ballybricken.

Daniel Conner/Connor Esq., Ballybricken/Manch House, Dunmanway, Pre 1831.  Listed 1835. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Member Hanover Association meeting Cork 1791 re Whiteboys. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838. Refusal to convict those accused of firing at Orange Parade in Dunmanway regarded as partisan.  Sitting Ballineen, Dunmanway 1835.   County Freeman of Cork voting in Cork City Election 1837. Member Provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845.  Attending Landlord Meeting Bandon Courthouse 1846. Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846.  Voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty), listed 1854 as Manch, sitting Dunmanway 1861 (Connor), listed 1875-6.


Daniel Conner/Connor, 1868, Manch House, Ballineen, Resident, £374.   1840 petition for Catholic Equality.  m Patience d Henry Longfield JP, Waterloo, son 1859, Henry Daniel, JP, Barrister, Bencher King’s Inns, listed 1875-6.   listed 1843, 1870, 4,196 acres.  1847 distribution of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief for Dunmanway.

Daniel Connor, Esq., Ballybricken, Carrigaline/Monkstown, Ex-Officio Poor Law Commissioners 1839,  listed 1843.  Member Provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845

Daniel Conner, 1880, Ballybricken, Monkstown, Cork, Resident, £271 Subscriber as JP Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  Father and son?

Henry Daniel Conner TCD MA KC, (1859-, Manch House, Ballineen, 16 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, son Daniel JP, Manch House, Patience d Henry Longfield JP, Waterloo, Ed Stratford-on-Avon, TCD, King’s Inns, Inner Bar, author Fisheries Law In Ireland, Bencher Chancellor Diocese of Killaloe, m Annie d Rev Goodwin Purcell, Glenanne, Co. Cork, listed 1922.  Henry Daniel Conner, KC, MA, JP, Manch House, Ballineen and 16 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin, eldest son of Daniel Conner, JP of Manch House, and his wife Patience, daughter of Henry Longfield JP of Waterloo, Co Cork.  Born at Manch House on 3rd October, 1859.  Educated at Stratford on Avon and Trinity College, Dublin.  MA, Senior Exhibitioner and Golf Medalist.  Barrister at Law 1882. QC 1899.  Justice of the Peace in Co Cork, Chancellor of the Diocese of Killaloe.  Bencher of Kings Inn. Author of “The Fishery Laws of Ireland” 1892 (2nd edition 1908).  Recreations: shooting and fishing.  Married in 1881, Anne, daughter of Rev. Goodwin Purcell, of Charlesworth and formerly of Glenanore Co Cork and had issue two sons, Daniel Goodwin (Royal Field Artillery) and Henry Longfield and one daughter, Alice Mary.  Clubs:  University, Dublin and County Cork.

Robert Longfield Conner, 1784, Connerville, Dunmanway, possible son Roger and Anne Longfield

Roger Conner, 1757, Connerville, Dunmanway

William Connor, Bandon, Provost,  witness to deed 1740.

William Conner, 1752, Connerville, Dunmanway

William Conner, 1789, Mosestown, Whitegate

William Conner/Connor, Pre 1828, Mishells, Bandon. 1828 Bandon Quarter Sessions. Committee Protestant Conservative Society 1832.  Protestant protest meeting Cork 1834. Protestant Protest Meeting Bandon 1834.  Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837,  listed 1842.  County Freeman Cork City voter Cork City election 1837. As Captain William R. Anti-Repeal Meeting, Dunmanway 1843 as Manch House. 1870, 1,970 acres.