Crowley Wills, 1743, proved 1751, Daniel Crowley, Timoleague and HMS Elizabeth, brother Denis, 1749 Demetrius (James) Crowley, Cadiz, Spain advised to go to Cork for health, son Peter, Schedule of Assets, 1786, Thomas Crowley, Priest of Coolnagurrane, Parish of Abbeystrewry has interest in lease of Coolnagarrane leaves to nieces Joanna and Mary Crowley or in default their brother Timothy Crowley, Shopkeeper, Skibbereen, to be interred in Caheragh. 1795 proved 1796, Timothy O’Crowley, Skibbereen, children, Thomas, Daniel, Timothy, Cornelius, Catherine, Mary, to be buried in the family tomb in Caheragh.
1795 proved 1796, Timothy O’Crowley, Skibbereen, children, Thomas,
Cornelius, may be a hatter in numerous deeds.
Mary, to be buried in the family tomb in Caheragh.
These are in a bundle in the National Archive and were transcribed at the old Public Records Office pre 1922. Possibly for legal title purposes. Three of those seem to be people of substance. The likelihood is all were related.
The Caheragh Crowleys may be related to the Crowleys of Ballyourane, Caheragh who in the tithe applotments c 1830 were one of the largest tenant farmers in West Cork. They may be of the same line as apothecaries Jerry and James Crowley (‘Dr’ Jerry one of the founders of Phoenix Society), North St., Skibbereen of whom James married Rachel Evans of Lissangle around 1805.
IN the old Caheragh graveyard there are many of the old Catholic gentry families O’Donovan of Ballaghadown, Caheragh and O’Donovan’s Cove, Durrus, O’Regan’s, Barrett’s Colomane.
Transcripts of Wills, to be updated