The case was brought by John Jagoe, B.L. on behalf of his wife Anne Dowe. The case concerned the authenticity of a will and related to former Coughlan lands at Carrigmamanus.
1844 Jagoe V Hungerford. Throwing light on Genealogy of Mizen Peninsula Genealogies of mid 18th Century Middlemen, Coughlan, Dowe, Driscoll/O’Driscoll
Ann Dowe was the maternal great granddaughter of Charles Coughlan. His son Richard married Miss Anne Driscoll 1768. Through the O’Driscoll connection the family is connected to a large network of O’Driscoll network of middlemen on Mizen, Skibbereen, Creagh, Caheragh, Catholic and Protestant. Another possibly son Benjamin and Jeremiah. Richard and two sons Richard and Cornelius who died without issue and a sister Alice who married Mr. Josiah Dowe in 1793, their eldest son Richard who died without issue as did Alice and through his daughters were parties to the action, Mrs. Jagoe and Alice Jagoe. Jeremiah Coughlan was a brother of Charles Coughlan and Joshua Dowe was in occupation of the Carrigmanus estate for many years.
Post 1768 Charles Coughlan sons, Benjamin, Richard 1768, married Miss Driscoll marriage settlement lands at Gurrycurihane and Carrigmanus, Richard Coughlan’s Cornelius d 1798, Richard d 1804, daughter Alice m 1803, Joshua Dowe, their daughters Alice and Miss Dowe married John Jagoe, Barrister, Bantry. 1844 Court Action Cork Assizes unsuccessful to recover lands at Carrigmanus
Possibly of extended family:
Magistrate, Daniel Coghlan, Seaview, Kilmoe, Lloyd’s Agent, later J.P. brother Naval Commander Jeremiah Coghlan, gun certificate, Crookhaven (Small Landlords, Protestant since 1600), member fishery committee, alleged to have been a smuggler.
Convert Rolls, Driscoll, West Carbery:
Cornelius Driscoll/Driscole, Gent 1766 Skull of West Carbery Dr. Casey has a marriage 1770 Cornelius Driscoll and Rebecca Williamson Appears in 1766 deed for 3 ploughlands from Richard William Hull, Gunpoint. 1766 Cornelius, Denis, Timothy Driscoll make over 3 ploughlands at Dunbeacon to John Townsend
Alexander O’Driscoll Landlord, Magistrate, Skibbereen, In trouble Again before the Lord Chancellor, He Had 40 Men Dig the Potatoes Of a Defaulting Tenant, while there cattle from a neighbouring farm strayed and were seized by his Drivers, Another Incident of Whipping a Boy on the Hunt. Maintains a Local Vendetta Against Him. Charges Concocted by a certain class of Individuals named ‘The Arbitration Committee of the Repeal Association’ consisting of A Dealer of Tapes and Small Cottons, A Village Schoolmaster, A Ci-Devant Village Saddler, A former Maker of Felt Hats and A Bankrupt Corn Dealer.
The the time there was another local Alexander O’Driscoll prominent in Skibbereen and another alos a Magistrate in Passage outside Cork. It is sometime difficult to see who is who.
The was a whole infrastructure of enforcement of tithes, cess, rents. The tithe proctors, drivers, bailiffs. Every village had a pound. Often a Landlord’s driver at midnight would seize cattle of defaulters and place then in the pound for auction. Not only cattle but eggs were restrained as in the Bandon Estate Records.
In extreme cases as in the tithe agitation of the 1830s the police and military were called in. The Rev. Kenny of Kilmeen had a gun boat called to Clonakilty to enforce tithe collection at Kilmeen.
O’Donovan Rossa in his recollection said it was common for farmers corn to be distrained while in the corn mill or store. This happened to his family.
Our Alexander is probably the one who had the tithes of Durrus and Bantry rented and was seeking military assistance to enforce collection.
CSO/RP/1833/3107. Letter from Alexander O’Driscoll, Skibbereen, [County Cork], to John Roberts, Chief Magistrate, Bantry, [County Cork], requesting police protection to recover lay tithes he has on lease in the parishes of Kilmacomogue [Kilmocomoge] and Kilcrohane, [County Cork].
1826. Donor to Durrus Churches
Pages 453 on:
Captain Alexander O’Driscoll, 1827, Clover Hill, Superseded 1810-30, Restored 1843. Norton Cottage, Skibbereen (two of same name at time), Ancestor Alexander married daughter of McFineen Dubh O’Sullivan, son of Tim ‘The Gauger’, sister Mrs Freke of Baltimore Castle. 1820 signed Memorial for new road Glengariff to Castletownbere. Married to the daughter of Thomas Attridge, Ballydehob. Correspondence with Chief Secretary appealing dismissal of 1820. 1822 subscriber as Clover Hill, Church Building Fund Durrus, he held tithes in Kilcrohane with Rector and Rev. Alleyn Evanson. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. Grand Jury Presentments attending 12 from 1838-1840 at Norton Cottage. Probably engaged with his crew in marine salvage of Clio out of Crookhaven 1825. 1826 City election voted O’Callaghan conservative. Voted 1835 election as out of town Freeman address Shepperton. Public support for him on dismissal 1835 by fellow Magistrates Lord Bantry, Simon White, John Puxley, Samuel Townsend Senior, Samuel Townsend Junior, Hugh Lawton, Thomas Somerville, Rev. Alleyn Evanson, Richard Townsend Senior. Enquiry attended in Bandon 1841 into suspension arising from conduct with Stipendiary Magistrate J. Gore Jones and Sub-Inspector Andrew Creagh attended Earl of Bandon, Lord Viscount Bernard, on. H. White Hedges, Macroom Castle, Henry Bernard, Castle Barnard, Abraham Morris Dunkettle, Captain Henry Wallis, Drishane Castle, Lieutenant Colonel St. John Clerke, Overton House, William Cooke Wallis Junior, Castlecook, Mathias Hendley, Mountrivers, Henry Leader, Mount Leader, George Browne, Coolcower, St. Ledger Aldworth, Newmarket, Charles Evanson, Carlemont, Cork, Sir Thomas Deane, Thomas Hungerford, The Island, Nicholas Dunscomb, Mount Desert, Richard Henry Hedges Becher, Hollybrook, Skibbereen, John Isaac Heard, Kinsale, John Wheeler, Junior, James Gillman, Retreat, MD, Clonakilty, Thomas Herrick, Coolkerry, Captain R.A. Rogers, Petersfield, Michael Gallway, Gurtnagreena, John Nason, G. Nagle, Ballinamona Castle, Samuel Wallis Goold Adams, Jamesbrook, Jeremiah E. McCarthy, Rathduane, William F. Austen, Greenshela, Thomas R. Sarsfield, Ducloyne, Arthur Pery Aylmer, Castlefreke, Thomas Cuthbert Kearney, Garretstown, Joseph Haynes, Maryland House, Charles Connell, Cloverhill, John Barter, Cooldaniel, Francis G. Woodley, Leeds, Lawrence Corban, Maryville, E. Millett, MD, Cove. 1841 supported Conservative Longfield Longueville, Mallow even though Catholic hosted meeting attending John Ross, Rossford, Thomas Morris, Mahonagh, Thomas Wood, Dereeny, Listed 1838, dead….. with address Mount Music/Bunaulin, Caheragh when daughter Kate married Herbert Baldwin Esq., 1845. 1835 Subscriber at Gortnascrena, Skibbereen, Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Suspended for a period as J.P. reinstated after altered by a sitting of over 70 Magistrates in Bandon from both political sides. 1828 Bandon Quarter Sessions. His lands managed by Bird. Member Provisional Committee projected Bandon to Bantry Railway 1845, address Norton Cottage. Believed to have been committed to a debtors prison in Cork by his wine merchant where he died. Norton Cottage was lived in once by Dr. O’Donovan, J.P., and bought 1925 by Jasper Woulfe, Solicitor, Crown Prosecutor and TD,
CSO/RP/1829/905. Letter from the Marquis of Lansdowne [Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquis Lansdowne], Bowood [House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire, England], to Francis Leveson Gower, Chief Secretary, forwarding memorial of nobility, magistrates and gentlemen of counties Cork and Kerry, to Hugh Percy, Lord Lieutenant, requesting the construction of a new line of road from Bantry to Skibbereen, containing 46 signatures, with covering note by Henry Greville, [Irish Office, London]. [Contains list of names not given in this description]
Some of the names are very indistinct
Lansdowne, Marquis of Lansdowne [Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquis Lansdowne], Bowood [House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire, England],
Bantry, Lord Bantry
Berehaven, Richard White (1800-1868), 2nd Earl of Bantry, Lord Berehaven. As Berehaven travelled extensively he was often absent from Bantry. He visited the usual sites of the nineteenth century Grand Tour, also visiting Spain, Russia, the Baltics and Scandinavia. There were two activities he invariably participated in while travelling: sketching and collecting. The latter activity led to the creation of one of the most eclectic collections of art to grace an Irish home.
J. Herbert, Sheriff of Kerry
James Hickson, J.P.
Wiliam Godfrey, Rector of Kenmare and J.P.
Daniel Cronin, J.P.
Daniel Mahony, J.P.
Christopher Gallwey, J.B. lives in Killarney manages Kenmare/Brown Estate in Bantry/Beara
John O’Connell, J.P.
J. D. Godfrey, J.P.
Thomas Marshall, ?, J.P.
Robert Blennerhassett, J.P.
T. C. Bland, J.P.
Thomas H. Fuller
Samuel Mathews, Clerk
Edward Donnell, P.P
Sylvester McSwiney possibly of the extended O’Sullivan family of Beara
Magistrate: Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny, 1799, died 1842. Freeman of Kinsale 1797. Subscriber, at Moviddy, James Mullalla, Review of Irish Affairs 1688-1795. Major figure in road building praised by Horatio Townsend for road work enabling sea sand to go through Kilmeen to interior. Present at enquiry Skibbereen 1823 into enquiry into fatal affray at Castlehaven caused by Rev. Morritt’s tithe extraction. 1822 received £50 for distress in Kilmeen from Lord Lieutenant. 1830 subscriber Robert O’Callaghan Newenham ‘Views of the Antiquities of Ireland’. 1833 tithes. 1831, Ballineen 1835, 1835 Son of Rev. Dr. John Kenny, rector of Kilbrogan which he spent £3. 104 on, his father had married sister of Emmett Archbishop of Tuam. Family based in Bandon area. Subscriber at Kilmeen Glebe where he was rector for 43 years. Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Rector of Durrus for 6 years. Edward Herbert Kenney 1793-1799, a Justice of the Peace 28th May 1799. He was later Rector Rosscarbery and his work in organising relief work (in the famine of 1822) and paying the workers in money or meal was praised by the Parish Priest for his ‘meritorious conduct’. Family buried at Ballymartle. County Freeman Kilmeen of Cork City voting in Cork City Election 1837.
Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny, Rector of Kilmeen, Widely Praised for Work on Road and Bridges enabling Sea Sand to be used as Fertilizer in Interior of West Cork. 1832 calls in Gunboat to Clonakilty, 69th Regiment and Police in Attempt to Collect his tithes at Kilmeen and Ballygurteen.
It is difficult to reconcile his altruism and industry wiht his tithe collecting attempts. Reading the Chief Secretary Papers the military and Dublin Castle Authorities wee thoroughly sick of him and his high handed antics.
Kilmeen Herbert Gillman, Edward O’Brien. Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny £750 entirely to Rev. Edward Herbert Kenny. Special Vestry chaired by Robert Sealy, William Buttomere (Buttimer), John Bateman, John Collins approved no variation for 21 years rector assented. 1833 For 7 years ending 1821 barrel of wheat £1 18 shillings 8 and a half pence grown in said country
Chief Secretary Papers:
CSO/RP/1832/5791. Letters from EH Kenny, Rector of Kilmeen and magistrate, Clonakilty, [County Cork], to Edward Smith Stanley, [Chief Secretary], stating that his bailiff was assaulted while attempting to distrain livestock in lieu of tithe arrears in his parish and that a party of police was stoned while attempting to restore order; seeking the stationing of a military force in the parish and suggesting that the military commanders be appointed to the commission of the peace.
Also letter from Daniel Conner and NS Shuldham, magistrates, to Stanley, reporting on the incident. CSO/RP/1832/6119. Letter from the [Maj Gen Edward Blakeney, Commander in Chief], Major General Commanding, Royal Hospital, [Dublin], to Sir William Gosset, [Under Secretary], forwarding a report [not extant] from Col Wilson, commanding the 65th Reserve concerning the enforcement of tithes at Kilmeen, [possibly County Cork]. CSO/RP/1832/5562.
File containing police reports of a serious attack on the police and military while attempting to assist Rev Edward H Kenny with the enforcement of his tithes at [Ballingurteen, County Cork] CSO/RP/1832/6335.
Letter from [Arthur Chichester, 1st Baron] Templemore, Military Secretary, Royal Hospital, Dublin, to Sir William Gosset, [Under Secretary], referring to military reports from Maj Gen James Douglas and Capt Patience, 65th Reserve at Clonakilty, [County Cork], concerning an unnecessary request made to Capt Patience by Rev EW Kenny, magistrate. Also copy of letter from Gosset, Dublin Castle, to Kenny, Kilmeen, Clonakilty, informing him that the troops should not have been required to march 18 miles on unnecessary business.
In his memoir he states his father an grandfather were absentee landlords,
William Bence Jones (1812-1882), B.L., Lisselane, Clonakilty, London Bar 1837. Attending Landlord Meeting Bandon Courthouse 1846, listed 1854, 1861, listed 1875-6. Subscribing £2 1851 to Clonakilty Infant School. 1858 funded erection of Kilmaloda church. Ross representative with Sampson Beamish, Standing Committee, Diocesan Synod 1871. Boycotted during Land war. Irish agriculturist, b. Beccles, Suffolk; his grand father bought an estate at Lisselane, Co. Cork, and Jones undertook its management in 1838 following embezzlement by agent; built Glenville, the family home, and lived there till 1880; his opposition to relief work – advocating emigration and drainage as alternatives – led to attacks by the Land League, followed by a boycott which he successfully resisted; he strenuously opposing Gladstone’s Irish Land Act of 1881, but left Ireland that year; works include Life’s Work in Ireland of a Landlord Who Tried to Do His Duty (1880); and works on ecclesiastical matters such as What Has Been Done in the Irish Church Since its Disestablishment (1875)
May be descendant of Cork Jones attorney and Droumbeg, Rosscarbery landed family.
West Cork Manors are in detail at page 334 on. The Manors are legacies of the forfeit lands and English Crown Grants to various Estates. The early report contains detailed evidence of the working of the Manor Court mainly not complimentary. The Courts were presided over by Seneschals. generally not legally qualified and often the local Landlord’s Agent.