West Cork History

1560s.  Fiants of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England with West Cork References Multiple Pardons (McCarthys. O’Driscolls/Crowleys/O’Crowleys/Dalys/O’Mahonys/O’Cullanes/Collins for ‘Rebels’.

The format of the surnames is different to that now used.

1595-6, multiple O’Mahonys included Bandon and Mizen area, McCarthys, O’Donovans, Crowleys, from page 204.  Thanks to John Hallisey for drawing attention to this.


Records listed below abstracted by John T. Collins, Cork Historian in the 1930s.

Courtesy History Ireland:

Tudor Fiants

Published in Featured-Archive-PostFeaturesIssue 4 (July/August 2015)Volume 23

A 1590s image of Burt Castle, Co. Donegal. (NAI)

Digitisation has transformed how we practise family history. There are over 120 million Irish historical records on-line. It is now possible to trace and document Irish families to a much earlier date. This has led to renewed interest in early modern records, 1500–1700. One series of particular interest and use to family historians are the Tudor Fiants.

A ‘fiant’ was a warrant by the deputy or…

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