West Cork History

Catherine O’Donovan (1788-1858), Educational Pioneer Clonakilty School of Industry, GranddaughterAlexander O’Donovan Died 1785, of Squince, in the Parish of Myross, the Head of Clann Lochlain, second in seniority to Clann Cathail.

Samuel Jervois who married in 1832 was living:”In Cork, Samuel JERVOIS Esq of Clontuff, to the eldest daughter of Alexander DONOVAN of Squince house Esq”.

Maternal Grandfather:

Timothy Deasy The Elder (c1739-), 1793, Barr’s Hall, Timoleague, 1793, Son Timothy and Ann Donovan m Honoria O’Donovan d Cornelius 1759. First Catholics to be JP since the Treaty of Limerick. Family fortune reputed to be based on smuggling. Daughter Ann married Dr. James Donovan son of Alexander of Squince head of the Clann Lochlann branch second in seniority to the lann Cathal sept. Founded brewery in 1807 at Shannon Square, Clonakilty. Superseded 1810-30

Brother Rickard Donovan:

Richard/Rickard Donovan (1799-1883), Lisheens, Ballincollig, listed 1838, Clerk of the Crown (State…

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