Robert Travers Atkin, (1841-1871), born in Fernhill, Clonakilty, the son of William Francis Atkin and his wife Alice Hungerford (née Stewart). In 1863, he emigrated to Queensland, Journalist Member Queensland Assembly. Father of Lord Atkin, Judge 1932 in Landmark Case on Law of Negligence Donoghue v Stevenson. Died of T.B. A monument was erected to his memory by the members of the Hibernian Society of Queensland, of which he was vice-pres. Relative of Thomas Davis. The Wright Brothers of Fernhill, Clonakilty, Lawyers and some Landowners.
Robert Travers Atkin, (1841-1871), he was born in Fernhill, County Cork, Ireland, the son of William Francis Atkin and his wife Alice Hungerford (née Stewart). In 1863, he emigrated to Queensland, He was a well-known journalist and member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, was born at Fernhill, Cork, Ireland, on Nov. 29th, 1841, and died at Sandgate, Qd., on May 25th, 1872. He was a relative of the late Thomas Davis, whose biography has recently been written by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy. He was buried at Sandgate, where a monument was erected to his memory by the members of the Hibernian Society of Queensland, of which he was vice-president.
A monument was erected to his memory by the members of the Hibernian Society of Queensland, of which he was vice-president The inscription on the monument says:
Erected by members of the Hibernian Society of Queensland in memory of their late Vice-president, Robert Travers Atkin, born at Fern Hill, County Cork, Ireland, November 29th, 1841. Died at Sandgate, Queensland, May 25th, 1872. His days were few but his labours and attainments bore the stamp of a wise maturity
This broken column symbolises the irreparable loss of a man who well represented some of the finest characteristics of the Celtic race — its rich humour and subtle wit, its fervid passion and genial warmth of heart. Distinguished alike in the press and parliament of Queensland by large and elevated views, remarkable powers of organization and unswerving advocacy of the popular cause. His rare abilities were especially devoted to the promotion of a patriotic union amongst his countrymen irrespective of class or creed combined with a loyal allegiance to the land of their adoption.
His son Lord Atkin, inscription to him at Fern House Hotel, Clonakilty.
Judge in Landmark case on the Law of Negligence 1932 Donoghue V Stevenson. Donoghue v Stevenson  UKHL 100 was a landmark court decision in Scots delict law and English tort law by the House of Lords. It laid the foundation of the modern law of negligence, establishing general principles of the duty of care.
Wright Brothers Fernhill, Clonakilty:
Maurice Healy in is book the Old Munster Circuit speaks fondly of the Wrights.
The family probably partly descedn from the Protestant Sullivan family of Dunmanway landlowers. Perhaps through tht line they may have come inot possession of lands at Cashelane, Schull.
Their involvment in lands at Coolculagta, Durrus may have been the result of a purchse from the Landed Estates Court.
1855- ,1876, 1911 George Wright Barrister, 1911 County Court Judge, Co. Louth “Dublin, Lower Baggot St., Subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876.
” 1871, 1876, 1884 Henry Wright Solicitor, Fern Hill Subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 187
1850-, 1901 Henry Thomas Wright Crown Solicitor “Fern Hill, 1901 Clonakilty Agricultural Show. ” 1888 application to Dublin Castle for special duty claim. 1850-, 1865 Henry Thomas Wright Kings Inns 1865, Solicitor, Clerk of Crown and Peace for East Riding, Registrar of Cork Local Bankruptcy and Admiralty 3rd son Thomas henry under 17 affadavit father. Fern Hill (now probably Hotel), Clonakilty and Mardyke, Cork. Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, m Ethel second d of Henry James Hungerford, Cahirmore, Rosscarbery, 2 son 3 daughters Pike Biograph, 1909 Week ending Nov. 26, 1887. Mr. J.C. BLAKE’s resignation of the Sessional Crown Solicitorship of CORK, is one of the strongest rebuffs which the Irish Executive has received since Mr. BALFOUR took the business of Government into his own hand. Mr. Henry T. WRIGHT, CLONAKILTY, has been appointed Sessional Crown Prosecutor for the City of CORK, in the place of Mr. BLAKE.
1901 Richard Wright Waterford District Probate Registrar, Barrister Born Co. Cork, 57 “1843, 1844, 1845, 1847, 1858, 1860, 1865 Thomas Richard Wright Solicitor Fern Hill sons Henry Thomas 1850, Thomas Willam 1859, Solicitor. Signed Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844. Assistant 1879 Michael David Kennedy. Also agents for Durrus Estates. Subscriber memorial John O’Hea JP, Clonakilty, 1847. Probate 1880 to widow eliza £12,000. Standard Life Agent 1844
“1866 Richard Wright TCD Kings Inns 1866, Barrister dublin 1890 Fernhill. 1st son Thomas Richard, under 24, affadavit father. Exector mother £1,092, Mary Wright, Ballineen, barrister, Glenageary, Dublin 1890. Related to Dunmanway Wrights and Sullivans by marriage. Through this may have come into lands at Cashelane in Durrus. 1843, 1844, 1845, 1847, 1858, 1860, 1865 Thomas Richard Wright Solicitor Fern Hill sons Henry Thomas 1850, Thomas Willam 1859, Solicitor. Signed Testimonial to Resident Magistrate, John Gore Jones, Bantry, 1844. Assistant 1879 Michael David Kennedy. Also agents for Durrus Estates. Subscriber memorial John O’Hea JP, Clonakilty, 1847. Probate 1880 to widow eliza £12,000. Thomas Richard Wright of Fern Hill, died 1880 he mentions hi
1859-, 1881, 1884, 1914 Thomas William Wright MA Solicitor, Registrar for his brother Hon Justice Wright, King’s Bench, Dublin, 1914 The Square Shannon Square and Fern Hill Clonakilty, apprenticed to father later partner with brother Henry T. Educated Portrora Enniskillen TCD, MA,
1905 Wright Solicitor, Clerk of the Crown and peace (State Solicitor) Landowner Landlord Coolculaghta Durrus slated by Father O’Leary PP Durrus 1905 Comission on Congestion for his treatment of tenants.
1921, 1940 Thomas R. Wright Solicitor Attending Special Injury Claims Clonakilty Quarter Sessions June 1921 “Diarmuid Kingston, RIC in West Cork during War of Independence, 2013.