1403 Papal Dispensation for Donatus O’Driscoll as Parish Priest of Castlehaven, as Son of Priest and Unmarried Woman followed by his Son Cornelius who became Parish priest in 1447.  Papal Dispensation as both parents of Noble Birth.   1823.  Affray at Castlehaven Caused by Rev. Morritt’s Extraction of Tithes, Irish Speaking Magistrate Somerville Exhorting Calm, Poem to Commorate ‘Battle of Trá-la-Gough’ (Tralagough)

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From Edith Somerville 1940 history of Somerville family.

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Thomas Somerville Esq. (1797-1882), Drishane House, Castletownsend, son of Thomas, m Harriett Townsend of Castle Townsend in 1822, d Richard Boyle Townsend (1756-1827). Pre 1830, listed 1835 Castlehaven.  Irish Speaking exhorted calm in notorious affray caused by Rev. Morritt tithe extraction.  Signed public declaration in Skibbereen to Alexander O’Driscoll on his removal as Magistrate 1835 with Lord Bantry, Simon White, John Puxley, Arthur Hutchins, Thomas Baldwin, Samuel Townsend Junior and Senior, Richard Townsend Senior, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Timothy O’Donovan, Richard Townsend, Lyttleton Lyster. 1838, sitting Skibbereen, 1835, 1850. Presentment sessions East Division of West Carbery, Skibbereen 1845.  A Thomas Somerville at Bandon Brunswick Constitutional Club 1828,  Cork Spring Assizes 1863 High Sheriff  as Thomas, Drishane. 1828 application to Dublin Castle re gas supply for Skibbereen. involved with Richard Townsend, Castletownsend and James Redmond Barry, Glandore, in setting up Agricultural and Country Bank in Skibbereen, April 1835.  1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland  1837.  Chairman Skibbereen Board of Guardians 35 years, 1848-81. Chairing Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting.  1847 distribution for Castletownsend of New England Relief Committee Famine Relief.   Small estate 450 acres. Grand father of Edith Somerville (1858-1949).

1823.  Affray at Castlehaven Caused by Rev. Morritt’s Extraction of Tithes, Iris Speaking Magistrate Somerville Exorting Calm, Poem to Commorate ‘Battle of Trá-la-Gough’, (Tralagough).

 

 

 

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1403 Papal Dispensation for Donatus O’Driscoll as Parish priest of Castlehaven, as Son of Priest and Unmarried Woman followed by his Son Corneliuswho became Parish priest in 1447.  Papal Dispensation as both parents of Noble Birth

 

 

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