West Cork History

Beginning of Political Machine: Disputed Election 1841, Box from West Division of West Carbery, Co. Cork. In some case no vote is registered the person is placed in the relevant camp by an educated guess.

The demarcation between Catholic/Nationalist, Protestant/Pre Union is clear. However in looking at detailed genealogies there is much blurring as a result of intermarriage.

There were comments in the later successful election of Rickard Deasy Q.C. of Clonakilty (later Attorney General for Ireland) that his success was down to Timothy O’Donovan J..P, from O’Donovan’s Cove getting his tenants to Cork to exercise their vote.

Additional detail:



For Leader Longfield

John Abraham Jagoe, Kilronan, Derrycarhoun.

Thomas Baldwin, Skibbereen, Shounlalla. Magistrate:

Thomas Baldwin Esq (1795-1871), 1819, Mardyke/North St., Skibbereen, son of Arthur, sitting Skibbereen, 1835. 1828 application to Dublin Castle re gas supply for Skibbereen. 1841 election voted Longfield/Leader.

William Baldwin, Castletowsend. Possibly…

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