1814. 36 lb. (16 Kg.) cabbage from the Vegetable Ground of Alderman Charles Evanson, Ronaynes Court, Douglas, Durrus Born. Former Lord Mayor of Cork. Interest in Durrus and Kilcrohane Lands.
Evansons of Durrus.
Alderman Charles Evanson Senior, 1793. Listed supporter of Act of Union, 1799. Died 1828 Charlemont, Douglas, son of Nathaniel Evanson, Durrus. Married Harriett Allen 1782, renting Ronaynes Court, Douglas from Christopher 1805. Sheriff 1793. Admitted his brother Nathaniel J.P., as Freeman of Cork on St. Valentine’s Day, 1794. Alderman, Sheriff and Mayor of Cork 1804. Named c 1800 in Quaker records as Church Warden, Christ Church Cork re extracting tithes. 1810 Alderman (Charles) Evanson, Trustee of fund to pay out to reduced Freemen, widows, orphans. His eldest son in 1811 Rev. William Alleyn married the sister of the Provost of TCD, Lyndon MacDonnell. Listed in tree register as having planted 1,100 trees in Durrus/Kilcrohane likely his 5 gneeves at Gurteneas Ahakista. Voted for Hutchinson 1826 election. 1824. Member Hanover Association meeting Cork 1791 re Whiteboys. Funded personally, Douglas in 1820 petitioned the Chief Secretary for more resources. Donor to two Catholic Churches 1826 including building of Rosnacaheragh Catholic Church, Durrus, died Ronaynes Court, August 1828. 1824. Letter from Charles Evanson, Cork, Co. Cork, to Sir Nicholas Colthurst, MP for Cork city, seeking to avail of his influence with the government to secure for his son, Reverend William S Evanson, preferment in the established church ‘either in London, Dublin, or elsewhere’. Emphasises his son’s talents and notes as a resident of the city of London at present, he has attracted the attention of ‘several distinguished Characters’. Continues ‘He is a zealous and hard working Labourer in the Vineyard of our Protestant Constitution’ and in the popular press has actively opposed the propaganda of the Catholic Association. Also alludes to the loss of employment of another son Charles Evanson Jr, who was removed from his office with the public coal yards [Dublin or Cork]. He also stresses his own very considerable financial commitments due to the presence of 9 children and a large extended family. [See also description CSO/RP/1824/1081].
Charles Evanson Junior, 1827 son of Charles J.P., Lord Mayor Cork, Royayne’s Court, Douglas. 1818 late Sheriff, Cork. 1825 Director Cork Coalyard. Member 1832 Cork Friendly Club. Listed 1835. Thanked by Independent Liberal Electors for Impartiality in the 1835 elections. 1840 calling for Testimonial to late William Crawford Cork benefactor. In 1832 he was given a voting entitlement registered at Clonakilty for lands in Dromnea, Kilcrohane, by Nathaniel Evanson valued £20 freeholder at the time of query he was resident in Four Mile Water. In 1835 a rent charge of Durrus lands by Nathaniel Evanson entitling him to vote as £20 freeholder. Attending the 1840 Great Meeting Bantry re Poor Law. 1845 Member and Chairman Co. Assizes, Cork. Attending Famine Relief Meeting Dunmanway 1846. Presentment sessions Ballydehob 1845 address Charlemont. Skibbereen 1847 distress meeting. Assisting 1848 Henry J. Fawcett, Practical Instructor on Husbandry of Visit to Bantry. Cork Quarter Sessions 1856. His son Richard Charles Evanson, RM, Probate 1902 of Mrs. Henrietta Allen Coghlan, widow, Shanagrague, Co. Cork, to Richard retired RM, £624. 1856 passed into Military College Sandhurst, only son of Charles Evanson, J.P., Charlemont, Cork, ed Mr. Moynahan. listed 1842,1843, Son? Charles sitting Douglas 1850, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty). Estates in Douglas and 5 gneeves at Gurteneas, Ahakista sold Landed estates Court in Chancery 1849 and sold 1862. 1856 at the Military College, Sandhurst, four only out of 38 passed. Mr. RICHARD CHARLES EVANSON, of Charlemont, only son of CHARLES EVANSON, Esq., J.P., as one of the successful who passed with distinguished credit. He has been under tuition with Mr. T. Moynihan. Sitting Passage West, 1835,