West Cork History

1823.  Daniel O’Connell on the Manor Courts where the party to get the verdict was he ‘who gave the Seneschal and the Jury the most whiskey’.

Manor Courts in West Cork, costs:





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In 1837 a Parliamentary Commission took evidence on the operation of Manor Courts.  It heard evidence from John Jagoe.  He was one of the main witnesses.  He was from Bantry a Fish Merchant, had sat on a Fisheries Commission had engaged in correspondence with Dublin Castle on fisheries and non-denominational education.  His mother was Young of the Bantry Fishing family who probably held the property, a former mill, now the Maritime Hotel on lease from the Bantry Estate. His father originated in Kilcolman, Dunmanway. At one stage he was reputed to have been a shopkeeper on the Bandon Road/Barrack St., Cork.  His only son John became a Barrister. He was…

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