1863, 2nd Casualty of US Civil War, Major Andrew Gallwey, son of the late John Gallwey, Esq., Skibbereen.
At Baton Rouge, La., U.S. America, Major Andrew Gallwey, son of the late John Gallwey, Esq., Skibbereen. Having been wounded at the taking of Port Hudson, he was removed to Baton Rouge, where he died on the 9th July, a Christian soldier, fortified by all the rites of the Catholic Church, in the 26th year of his age. His brother Edward was the first victim whose life was sacrificed in the present American war.¹ He was killed at Fort Sumter, on the 13th April, 1861, aged 20 years.—May they rest in peace.
Edward Gallwey was actually the second casualty of the Civil War, having been mortally wounded when a cannon exploded while firing a salute at the ceremony surrendering Fort Sumter to the Confederate forces. The first fatality was Pvt. Daniel Hough who was killed in the same accident. Thus the first casualties of the Civil War were from “friendly fire,” the first deaths from hostile action taking place when the 6th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia forced their way through Baltimore on their way to Washington on the 19th of April 1861.
File of documents arising from a letter from Lord Carbery [John Evans-Freke, 6th baron Carbery], Castle Freke, [Rosscarbery, County Cork], to Sir Francis Leveson Gower, [Chief Secretary], Dublin Castle, pointing to the mistake of uniting the diocesan schools of Cloyne and Ross in 1824 creating one school in Cork city and arguing for dissolving the union, stating that arrangements have been made to reopen the school in Rosscarbery. Also includes correspondence between Dublin castle staff, Richard W Greene, [legal advisor, Dublin], Henry Greville, [Irish Office, London], forwarding certain papers regarding Carbery’s letter, and extracts from the act on the appointment of commissioners for the regulation of the several endowed schools of public and private foundation in Ireland’. Further, includes copy reply to Lord Carbery, stating that his wishes for the schools cannot be effected without an act of Parliament because the Commissioners for the regulation of endowed schools can unite schools but not dissolve unions.
1665 Four Dutch Vessels of ‘Great Force’ hover between Crookhaven and Castlehaven. They burned a Barque. Communication between Coronet Emanuel More to his Kinsman Mr. Hull. Hull and Moore Magistrates.
(Sir) Emanuel More, Renewed 1661, First Baronet, High Sheriff, Cork. Sir Emanuel Moore, 1st Bt. was created 1st Baronet Moore of Ross Carbery, co. Cork [U.K.] on 29 June 1681. Son Emanuel TCD, 1683 aged 17 educated by Mr. Patrickson. 1665 Four Dutch Vessels of ‘Great Force’ hover between Crookhaven and Castlehaven. They burned a Barque. Communication between Coronet Emanuel More to his Kinsman Mr. Hull.1684 committed Daniel O’Donovan Gent., probably Leap to the Co. Cork Assizes for alleged treason for plotting to blow up the King at his Whitehall Lodgings. He was acquitted. Daughter Jane married Thomas Pigot of Chetwynd outside Cork 1717. Patrickson monument in St. Mary’s Church, Dunmanway, West Cork. ‘Here are Deposited the Bodies of Rev. John Patrickson, AM, Chantor of the Cathedral of Cloyne and Ross who Died 1717 aged 73, Martha his daughter By Frances Daughter of Sir Emanuel Moore Bart, and His 2nd Wife daughter of Colonel Robert Phaire Died 1717’
Emmanuel Moore, 1694. Emanuel Moore was created a baronet in 1681. He had been granted 336 acres in 1667 and 218 acres in 1679 in the barony of Carbery, County Cork. His son Sir William Moore was Member of Parliament for Bandon, County Cork. This family appear to have been landowners in the Ross Carbery locality in the early 18th century but were living in the “direst need” by the 1880s according to the death notice of Sir Richard Emanuel Moore, 10th Baronet in the ”Illustrated London News” (8 July 1882, p. 50).
Sir Emanuel Moore, Bart.
Emanuel Moore, 1745, Sirmount, Timoleague in 1762 assembled with Rev. Robert Blight, and 60 Protestant inhabitants against Whiteboys. Member 1751 Rath Club presented gallery to poor of Aherla, Church of Ireland. During the agrarian disturbances of the late eighteenth century, the family was under siege in west Cork from the Whiteboys:
‘Ireland, Cork, April 21st. We hear from Timoleague that the Honorable and Rev. Robert Bligh and Emanuel Moore, Esq., two of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace, together with the Protestant inhabitants of that and the adjacent parishes, to the number of sixty, assembled on Easter Sunday last at Timoleague (where a proper person is to attend to exercise them) in order to prevent any riotous and unlawful assemblies in that quarter, and, as the meetings at mass are very numerous there, they have forbid such assemblies for the future.’ The London Chronicle, Vol.11. 1762. Member as Emanuel Moore bart Hanover Association meeting Cork 1791 re Whiteboys.
Stephen Moore, 1696
Stephen Moore, 1729
Thomas Moor (Downing), 1719
Sir William Moore, Bart, 1692. Emanuel Moore was created a baronet in 1681. He had been granted 336 acres in 1667 and 218 acres in 1679 in the barony of Carbery, County Cork. His son Sir William Moore was Member of Parliament for Bandon, County Cork. This family appear to have been landowners in the Ross Carbery locality in the early 18th century but were living in the “direst need” by the 1880s according to the death notice of Sir Richard Emanuel Moore, 10th Baronet in the ”Illustrated London News” (8 July 1882, p. 50).
Descendant of Sir Richard Hull early 17th century privateer, fishing magnate who probably had associated fisheries in North America. The Hulls were intertwined with the Boyles and Carrigmanus Coughlans. The Tonson/Lord Riversdale family were of this line.
1726, Will of William Hull, Lemcon, Schull, wife Elizabeth, son Richard Edward Hull, nephew Richard Tonson, Tonsontown, Drimoleague, friends Sir Emmanuel Moore, Dunnmore, Bart., Emanuel Moore, Maryborough, Henry Becher, Creagh, Edward Herbert, Killion, Kerry, witnesses, Daniel Donovan, Gent., Dunmanus, Owen Lander, Lemcon, Seneschal Lemcon Manor, Denis Donovan, farmer, Dunmanus, Nicholas Genge, Tonsontown
Edward Richard Hull, 1742, Lamcon Manor, Schull, daughter Elizabeth d 1873 married Thomas Lewis d 1808.
Richard Hull, 1665, High Sheriff, Co. Cork, 1678 Rosscarbery, m Frances Bennett, possibly Sir Richard Hull, Judge of Court of Common Pleas),
Richard Edward Hull, 1875, Lemcon Manor, Schull, son of William, Non-Resident. m Henrietta/Harriett Becher. 1819 Southern Reporter 17 July 1819 “On Saturday 17th inst at Whitechurch, by the Rev James Hingston, jnr, Richard Edward Hull of Lemcon Esq. to Henrietta dau of Richard Becher of Hollybrook Esq.”1822 Signed Petition for new road to Crookhaven to Skibbereen with Hugh Lawton, Augahdown, and James Sullivan Roaring Water. 1827 laid foundation stone for new Catholic Chapel at Ballinaskea, he had partly funded with R. Notter of Cork and given the site free as well as the site for the new Catholic School. Local Protestant landlords refused the use of slate quarries for the church. Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Highly regarded locally. She died 1837, probate 1837 and 1897 to William T. Townsend, J.P., Derry, Rosscarbery rep of husband. 1870 return 2,671 acres. He may have died in 1847. Henrietta 2nd daughter died Sunday’s Well Cork at residence of uncle Rev. James Hinston. Son Richard died 1836 at the Glebe, Bantry of Rev. Henry Sadlier. 1850 Freeman’s Journal Thursday 19th September 1850 “Marriages- September 14 in Cork, John Richard Hedges Becher, Esq eldest son of the Late Henry Becher, Esq of Aughadown, to Lucinda youngest daughter of the Late Richard Edward Hull, Esq of Lemcom Manor, Both of that County.”
William Hull, 1699, Lemcon Manor, Schull, probably William whose will 1726, witnessed by Daniel Donovan, Gent., Dunmanus, Owen Lander, Seneschal Lemcon Manor. Either this William or possibly father, 11th October 1656, an order was given to the Constable of the Parish of Myross, ‘To make a strict enquiry with the parish what Irish Proprietors, wives, Hayres (heirs), and other children as such. And of all persons who have been in arms against or rendezvous to oppose the English since the beginning of the Rebellion. Set down and particularise the age, stature, complexion, and colour of hair of each with the name of where they dwell. Signed Richard Townsend, William Hull.
William Richard Hull, 1768. Lemcon, Schull. Probably eldest son and heir of Richard Edward Hull (deceased by 1765) and Mary. 1796 wrote to Richard White Bantry saying he feared the Whiteboys more than the French. Listed supporter of Act of Union, 1799. 1813 after he read the death sentence on Catherine Donovan he was attacked by at a fair by her friends. (Hibernian Chronicle 4/2/1799), CORK, Committed to the county gaol by Rev. Rich. Townsend, TIMOTHY DRISCOLL, charged with administering unlawful oaths, and with conspiring to take away the lives of Richard and Wm. Hull, Esqrs. Contemporary of Lionel Fleming in Ballydevlin until 1837. 1832 granted Edward Hunt, Kinsale rent charge entitling him to vote at Bandon Assizes over lands at Ballybrack, West Carbery. Probably father of Richard Edward Hull & there is also mention in his will of a nephew Richard Tonson, and a wife [presumably William’s?], Emmanuel Moore & Henry Becher of Creagh. Below [is this still the same document?] Elizabeth Tonson & her daughter Elizabeth Reading, Emanuel Moore, Michael Becher & Richard Tonson. Petition, 1824, John Hull, [Skibbereen, County Cork], to Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant, Dublin Castle, requesting a post of employment under government. Alludes to the services given to the crown by his late father William Hull, who acted as magistrate in the neighbourhood for 22 years, and was especially effective during the disturbances of 1821 and 1822. Recalls also his own exertions as assistant to his father and claims to have been ‘frequently instrumental in the apprehension of some of the most desperate Characters’. Certificates of attestation to character of William Hull added beneath from Richard White, 1st Earl of Bantry, John Evans-Freke, 6th Baron Carbery, and 6 other persons. CSO/RP/1824/1824
William G. Hull, Lemcon Manor, Schull, listed 185?. Possible subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. 1820 signed Memorial for new road Glengariff to Castletownbere.1822 letter from William Hull, magistrate, Leamcon, near Crookhaven, Skibbereen, County Cork, to Henry Goulburn, Chief Secretary, Dublin Castle, advancing opinion on state of law and order in barony of West Carbery and highlighting deficiencies in existing police establishment: protests about the ’defective State of the police System’ and ‘Constables, who are as incompetent as they are unwilling to do the duty assigned them’ and raises concern over unpunished nightly atrocities in district. 1820. 1820. Memorial to Lord Lieutenant by William Swanton, Gortnagrough, Ballydehob, West Cork. High Constable (Rate and Tax Collector), Barony of West Carbery For Relief on Losses Caused to Him in Banking Collapse when He had transmitted Due Amount to County Treasurer, Leslies, Stephen and Roches Bank, Supported by Lord Bantry and Magistrates Timothy O’Donovan (Durrus), William Hull (Schull), Richard Townsend (Skibbereen), Rev. Edward Jones Alcock (Durrus), Nathaniel Evanson (Durrus), Robert Kenny (Bantry). In 1823 he applied for relief of poor of Ballydehob, which he had founded. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. Patron Masonic concert Skibbereen 1862, subscriber as ‘W.H.’, 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Belfast Newsletter 23rd August 1866 noted the death on August 17 of William H. Hull, Esq, J.P., of Leamcon Manor, Skibbereen.
1819. At Bawnlahan, (Bán Leathan/Broad Lea), Skibbereen, West Cork, House of ‘The O’Donovan’, Liutenant General Richard O’Donovan (1768-1829), Potatoes, Using Grufán 4th February, Planting Earlies ‘American’ 19th February, Main Crop after St. Patrick’s Day, Kidney Potatoes, Brown Fancy, Beldrums, White Eyed Potatoes, 1823′ Apple Potatoes’. Using Sea Sand as Fertilizer.
From his diaries at Bath (Avon) Reference Library transcribed Diarmuid Ó Murchadha, courtesy JCHAS, 1988.
Earlier this month I spent a week walking along back roads and across hills through a relatively unknown part of the rural north and west of Ireland. I started at the village of Tynan, west of Armagh city; walked across north Monaghan and the Upper Lough Erne lakeland district in Fermanagh; into west Cavan and down through Leitrim to Carrick on Shannon; and then westwards as far as the village of Coolaney under the Ox Mountains in Sligo. I had intended to continue across Mayo to Ballintubber Abbey and Croagh Patrick, but because of an injury (not serious) was forced to stop there. I will return to complete the walk later in the summer.
What struck me again and again during this walk was how lovely so many Irish villages looked in the brilliant summer sunshine. This is not a fashionable or wealthy part of the country; the opposite, in…
1862, Letter Edward Conner, Ballineen to his Sister in USA?, Names Mentioned: Damery, Fateman, Connelly, Farr, Hayes, Daunt, Collins, Meade. Decourseys, Clark, Gibbs Ross, Dr. Jagoe, Family in St. Johns, New Brunswick, Emigration to Queensland, Charity Sermon in Ballymoney Church in Aid Of Lancashire Cotton Workers, US Civil War.
Courtesy Mark O’Connor:
I am attaching a letter from my gg grandfather’s brother, Edward Conner to this email. I think you may find it interesting as it mentions some practices of the times as well as a lot of people from Ballineen, including Dr. Jagoe, who came to check on my 3 great grandmother when she was sick. It mentions my ancestor’s brother, William Stephens Conner, who had joined the north from the state of Iowa, as a private. Wm had obtained free 80 acres of land, first in Illinois, then again in Iowa. He wanted to fight to preserve the country where he could own land. What Edward did not know, is that my ancestor, Dr John McNamara-Swan Conner (O’Connor), had gone with William to serve as an unpaid doctor for Wm’s unit. The mention of Tom, is Thomas Conner Jr, my gg grandfather’s eldest brother, who stayed in St john, New Brunswick as a teacher, never married, and passed away there. There was also a sister who married a Jagoe from West Cork, however, so far as I know, they had no children.