I stumbled across Herbert Zachariah Deane, Solicitor 1889 Clonakilty, 1900 Parliamentary Agent for House of Lords. He seems unknown which is surprising.
He is the Son of Barnabas Deane, Gentleman Dunmanway. The Barnabas Christian name runs in the Dunmanway Dense and Deane families as in Durrus whose roots are in Dunmanway. In 1901 his parents are Methodist speak Irish.
It is unclear how he transgressed as a young solicitor? in Clonakilty in 1897 to within 5 years being the leading Parliament Agent and Solicitor in London navigating important Irish cases through the House of Lords in its Judicial Functions
From 1917 he is representing Irish Political Prisoners in London and granted access to Maud Gonne McBride in Pentonville Gaol. It is possible tht he knew Sam Maguire who would have been in London around this time.
IN the 1920s and 1930s he represents the Irish Government in the London Superior Courts adn the Privy Council. The Irish Government managed by the mid 1930 to eliminate any recourse to the Privy Council and Bunreacht na hEireann in 1937 established the Supreme Court as the final count in Irish Legal Affairs until we joined the tem EEC in 1972. The Irish Constitution (or Bunreacht na hÉireann) was ratified by the Irish people in 1937. It is the fundamental law of the State. … It also describes the fundamental rights of every Irish citizen. The Constitution is also part of a wider human rights framework in Ireland.
Early years p, 1
West Cork Practice p, 2
Marriage, p, 4
London Career, Parliamentary Agent, p. 5
A Visit to Maud Gonne McBride and Irish Political Prisoners, p.13
Acting for President DeValera, p. 15
1950, Bankruptcy Proceedings p.16
Removal of Irish Jurisdiction of the Privy Council, p.17
1941, Mrs. Potter is widow of Frederick Eldon Potter, editor Skibbereen Eagle. She is of the Morris, Benduff, Rosscarbery family and a granddaughter of the Durrus Evanson family.
Women’s involvement, p, 2
Ballydehob, p, 17, 29
Bandon, p, 8
Bantry, p, 41
Clonakilty, p, 11
Drimoleague, p, 55
Kinsale, p, 12
Rosscarbery, p, 12, 16, 55
Schull, p, 20, 22, 28
Skibbereen, p, 6, 15, 21, 30, 36
2nd May, Nominations and Withdrawals, p, 37
Durrus/Kilcrohane, May 1914, p, 43
O’Brienite Rowdyism Priests Jeered in Durrus, p. 34
Bantry, United Ireland League, Not Playing the Game, p, 54
Rosscarbery Election Addresses June,p, 55
Election Results, p, 65
Election Related Arson, Brahalish, Durrus, p 67
This is a snapshot including a number of newspaper reports on the lead up and aftermath of the 1914 election for parts of West Cork. it is not exhaustive nor does it deal with the tensions and splits within the Irish Parliamentary Party.
Women are making an appearance. It looks like they are acting within lage family networks some of which probably stretch back to the 18th century and earlier rather than as individuals as would now be the case.
The networks consist of closely linked family groups by marriage. They are largely hidden from view, prosperous dn from early Grand Jury records appear aaas contractors. Despite political and religious differences with the local landowning families and Magistrates they seem from the records to be a good relationship with for example some of the contracting families acting as sureties for Baronial Constables (cess tax collectors) and acting as cess payer representatives.
Within a few short years the country would be transformed by World War 1, the conscription crisis of 1917, the Irish Parliamentary Party supported enlistment. Many of those elected were on recruiting platforms..
Re World War 1 somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 Irish born men died. Denmark, smaller than Ireland, was independent and neutral. The estimate for Danes lost is 700. Res Ipsa Loquitur.
By 1922, the Anglo Irish War had ended with the Treaty between Ireland and the United KIngdom, The Irish Parliament Party was wiped out in the 1917 elections by Sinn Féin. Ireland was partitioned and the Irish Civil War commenced.
Although the Irish Parliamentary Party disappeared, the very detailed information of those named in the newspaper showed that many of their descendants are still active politically in various political parties. Truly politics is in the blood
The first County Councils were formed in 1899 following the passing of the previous year of the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. The Act achieved breakthroughs on many fronts. The right to vote for local elections was extended to all householders including, for the first time at any level of democracy, women.
For the 1899 elections women were able to stand for election to the Rural District Councils which were a sub-division of the Councils proper and a number of women were elected to such positions. Irish women were given the right to vote. But not every woman – just women over 30, who had property rights or a university education.The law that changed things was called the Representation of the People Act, 1918. The act also gave the vote to all men over the age of 21. When it was passed, because of the criteria around a ‘property qualification’, this meant that just 40% of all the women in the UK could vote.
Miss Brown 1913 possibly Mary Brown, Myross.
In the 1914 elections the term assentor used here not distinguishing between proposer adn seconder.
P. H. Bowne, Church St., Baltimore.
Assentor, Mary E. Browne, Baltimore
Timothy Burke, Glounphuca, assentor Mary Daly, Cloncugger
J. O’Shea, Drisheenamore, Skibbereen, assentor, Elizabeth O’Driscoll, Reenacussane
Elected Minnie McCarthy
Candidate Mary Ellen Browne, 1911 possibly shopkeeper, born England has Irish,single aged 50.
Mary O’Neill, Market Square, Ross, in 1911 widow, aged 36, draper and hotel owner, 3 servants, has Irish. Eliza Barry, Ross, 1911 census widow, aged 54, shopkeeper, has Irish.
Edward Roycroft, J.P.,
Mary O’Sullivan, Durrus, 1901 probably widow, publican, 46.
Julia Brown nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, her mother Mercy Peer of Huguenot ancestry, widow husband RIC Sergeant. Dora 2nd woman to qualify as a solicitor in Ireland. Dorothea Browe, later Mrs O’Reilly Mother nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna, Durrus, father Sergeant RIC died of Cholera Mitchelstown Workhouse 1900 leaving 8 children “Apprentices to Jasper Wolfe, Skibbereen, then Crown Prosecutor for West Cork, later independent TD. 1920s, Dorothea Browne, 2nd Woman to Qualify as a Solicitor in Ireland. Her mother was Mrs. Brown, nee O’Mahony, Ahagouna. She went on to found the firm of PF O’Reilly with her husband which is still operational. Her husband later Fine Gael Senator and Taxing Master of the High Court.
He sister, Dr Julia Marcella Browne, daughter of Julia Browne and qualified in 1917 and became the first woman Medical Officer of Health in Stepney in London and presided over a major reduction in maternal mortality,
Agnes Gilhooley, Durrus, 1911 single retired National Teacher, aged 65, has Irish probably sister to James Gilhooly, M.P., Bantry.
Julia Leahy. 1901 census widow 63, shopkeeper, one servant.
C. O’Shea, J.P., Independent.
Margaret Browne, 1911 probably Baltimore, aged 26, wife of Patrick Henry Brown 33 shopkeeper he also ran.
Julia Coughlan, Coolnagurrane. Agnes L. Casey, Inane. Margaret A. Collins, Barnahulla.
An English Traveller in Ireland 1672-4, Observations on hospitality, bragging, housing and sleeping patterns, baptism and death customs, obsession with genealogy, propensity to litigation.
Observations of Breton traveller Jacques Louis de Bougrenet (De Latocnaye) in West Cork, Bandon, Macroom, Dunmanway ‘The Priest’s Leap’ and Bantry 1796, keening at funerals,
Funerals not in chronological order:
Death 1634 of Daniel McCarthy (Mucklagh), Scart Castle, Bantry and Coolnalong Castle, Gearhameen, Durrus. Buried in the Abbey Bantry. P, 5
1733, Sir Richard Cox (1650-1733), Dunmanway, Mná chaointe (Keeners), p.5
1819-1823. From Diary of The O’Donovan, General Richard O’Donovan, of Bawnlahan, Leap. Whiteboys had been caught in a pitched battle with police and troops on January 25th nine had been found guilty of Insurrection Act and hanged.
1842, James Vickery, Molloch, Parish of Durrus, Bantry, p.5
1847. Famine Diary of Doctor O’Donovan, Dispensary Doctor, Skibbereen, West Cork, p. 6
1863, Patrick O’Sullivan, Mill Cove, Castletownbere, Seneschal and agent to Lord Bantry, p.6
1864, Father David Dore, (1784-1864), Parish Priest, Caheragh, p.109
1877, Dr. O’Donovan, Senior, Skibbereen Famine Doctor burial to family crypt of O’Donovan of the Islands. p.109
1885, Miss Caroline Phillips, Durrus, father, owned the Bandon Arms Hotel, p.113
1887, John Copithorne, Cork and Kilcoe, p. 151
1891, James Huthinson Swanton, Ballydehob, Dubli dyed Cheltenham, p. 115
1892, Mrs. Pratt, wife of former Ministerof Durrus, p. 117
1892. Honourable Mrs Bernard of Lord Carbery family, p. 39
1892, Mrs. Jane Dillon ne Roycroft, Bantry and Boultenagh, Durrus wife of Thomas Dillon Poor Law Guardian, extended families involved in politics of long standing culmination with Shawn Dillon, Durrus, in Bantry 1947 Branch of Clann na Poblachta, p.117
1896, Denis McCarthy (Donnacha Talún), Bantry, Letterlickey, Durrus, major business figure, p, 58
1896, Canon Godman, Creagh, p. 128
1897, William Morris, Friendly Cove, Durrus, last of the Morris of Castle Salem/Benduff, Rosscarbery, son in law of Richard Tonson, Potter editor of Skibbereen Eagle relative, p, 60
1897, Mrs .Catherine O’Regan, nee Goggin, Schull, p. 276
1896, John Skinkwin, B.L., Coroner for West Cork, Bandon, brother of Canon Shinkwin prominent cleric Bantry, p. 50
1896, James Flynn, Caherdaniel Bantry buried family crypt Bandon, 121
1897, Father William Keaney, Manch Dunmanway, PP Durrus, p. 65
1898, R. Roycroft, Skibbereen, p. 71
1898, M. Swanton, Glounkilleena, Kilcoe, p.137
1898, Dowager of Bantry, 137
1898, Mrs Hadden, Skibbereen mother of Dr. Hadden, 114
1898, Miss Mary J, Donovan daughter of Dr. Daniel Donovan Famine Doctor, p.145
1899, Mrs Levis, wife of Dr. Wood Levis, Durrus, daughter of Fitzmaurice, solicitor Dunmanway, 72
1899, Richard Havey Townsend, Myross Wood, Leap, p.74
1900 Thomas Dillon, Durrus and Clashadoo, Durrus, Poor Law Guardian, p.138
1900, John Cullinane, Bantry, major business figure descendant of Ballydehob Swantons, p 78
1900 William Sandys Bird, Land Agent, Cadogan hung for his murder, p. 80
1900, Miss O’Grady, daughter of Canon O’Grady, Bantry, p. 84
1900, Mrs Coghlan nee Daly, husband National Teacher D.J. Coghlan. She is great -grandmother of former Irish Times journalist Frank McDonald and his brother Judge Denis McDonald of the Irish High Court. The Kilcrohane Dalys/O’Dalys as well as being Rhymers were probably also Brehons. p, 153
1900,Tomas Dillon, bantry, p. 158
1901 Mrs. Margaret Jennings, Old Court Skibbereen aged 72 born Galway, has Irish, p, 207
1901, Luke Canty, Clashadoo, Durrrus, brother had Canty’s Hotel, Bantry, p. 213
1904, Richard Tobin, Durrus of ‘King Tobin’ family, Kilcrohane, p. 222
1904, Mrs Thomas Young (1799-1904), Rathravane, Methodist has Irish, p. 215
1904, Mrs.Canty, Bantry, p.176
1904, Patrick Hourihane, Dunmanway, p. 169
1904, R.L. Allman, Distiller, Bandon ,p.170
1904, Mrs Jeremiah Hurley, Coonagh, Leap, p.193
1904, John F. Lyons, Bantry uncle of Bantry businessman and historian Paddy O’Keeffe, p. 188
1904, Dr. James Edward Somerville, Bawnlahan, Myross aged 94, former Coroner, p. 220
1904, Mrs. Roycroft, Cove, Derryleary, Schull, mother of Ned Roycroft, J.P., County Councillor, p.179
1905, funeral of Tomas Camier, (1853-1905), Shronagree, Ballydehob, p.226
1906, Daniel McCarthy, Hawthorn Cottage, Drimoleague father major figure in National Teaching circles, 102
1906, Mrs. Hester Hingston (1855-1906), Stouke, Ballydehob, p. 230
1906 John Copithorne, Kilcoe, p. 233
1906, Mrs O’Driscoll, Schull. Father Phil Shanahan, Poor Law Guardians Schull, Phil Shanahan Census Collector, Barony of West Carbery, 1831, p.86
1907, Mrs.Dukelow, Brahalish, nee Sullivan (Hurrig), p. 235
1907, Michael J.Daly,, Drimoleague, p.240
1909, Mrs. Copthorne, Kilcoe, 1651
1910, Timothy Hurley, San Francisco, late Ballycomane, Durrus, p. 255
1911, Anne Copithorne, p. 252
1911, Funeral of Richard Daly, aged 79 , Derrycarron, Ballydehob, p. 258
1912, Funeral of Mrs. Daly, Derrycaroon, Ballydebob probably nee Catherine Williamson, Brahalish, Durrus, p. 261
1912, Mrs. Mary Swanton, Glounakill, Ballydehob, p. 265
1913, Miss May Gilhooly, Bantry daughter of James Gilhooley, M.P., p. 269
1913, Funeral of Rev. R. H.Carroll, KIlmoe (Goleen), and William Roycroft aged 93, Schull, p.266
1915, Mrs. Julia Leahy nee Moss, Durrusp, p.274
1915, Souvenir of Funeral of O’Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), p. 273
1915, Jeremiah O’Mahony, Kilcrohane, merchant, Magistrate, obituary, probate, p. 279
1916, Miss Jane Tobin, Durrus, daughter of Denis McCarthy, and probate, p.299
1917, Mrs. Maggie Jane McCarthy, nee O’Regan, aged 30, Drimoleague, p. 289
1917, D.C.Mccarthy, Drimoleague, p.291
1941, Pat O’Leary, Solicitor, Bantry, p. 301
1943, J. P. Hegarty, Ballrisode, Goleen, p. 305
Death 1634 of Daniel McCarthy (Mucklagh), Scart Castle, Bantry and Coolnalong Castle, Gearhameen, Durrus. Buried in the Abbey Bantry.
Mná chaointe (Keeners) at Church of Ireland and Methodist Funerals 18th and 19th Century, West Cork: Sir Richard Cox (1650-1733), Dunmanway, Mná chaointe (Keeners) Is it possible that Keening is pre Christian. There are references to Keeners being employed at Cox’s funeral in 1733 in Dunmanway. Cox was the founder of Dunmanway and promoter of the linen industry. For someone who was virulently anti Catholic it is also surprising that there is a praise poem dedicated to him as set out below
1842, James Vickery, Molloch, Parish of Durrus, Bantry.
Grandfather died first and though a lad I remained up two nights during which time the usual “wake” was held. It was a sight I can never forget when the old companion of a long and happy life hobbled in, leaning on two sticks, accompanied by a skilled and no doubt a professional keener and both toge
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The Marmins of Skibbereen originate as Normans from around Dundalk. One branch of the family converted to the Church of Ireland anc came to Skibbereen around 1740 to manage the Beecher Estates. From that time on they are very prominent locally
They had a significant coaching establishment as did the Galweys of Skibbeeen and Thomas Vickey of Bantry. The Phillips of Durrus ran a smaller operation and the carriages wee in their yard up to the 1960s. LIke the Marmios they overwintered theri horses n the islands of Dunmanus Bay
Philip Henry Oliver Marmion, (1874-1935), Skibbereen, Vet trained in Scotland. Married Bridget O’Sullivan, who ran a business Catholic and he converted. She died in 1956. West Carbery Hunt owned racehorse ‘Xylophone’. May be father of Reginald, electrical engineer, killed following accident at Ardnacrusha Electrical Station 1935.
Richard Henry (Henry R.) Marmion, (1812-1873), 1869, Rineen, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, Resident, £150, m Grace Elizabeth d Herbert Moore, Tipperary, runs coaching business with brother, agent Townsend and local estates. 1851 signed Skibbereen ‘No Popery’ petition. His father ran vessels which rendered good service during the Famine. 1851 promoter of the Railway to Skibbereen. Marmions came from Dundalk c1740s as agents to Beecher Estates. Father ran shipping vessels during famine giving relief, listed 1886-6. Subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, (5 copies) 1876. Well regarded locally. Clerk of the Union 1855-59, Chairman of Board of Guardians. A Liberal associate of solicitor and MP Mccarthy Downing, and later supported Home Rule. Old Norman family, Dundalk area, migrated to Skibbereen to manage Beecher estate c 1730. His son Philip Henry, a vet who had a famous racehorse Xylophone won the Northumberland Plate.
Thomas Henry Marmion, J.P. Waterford, (1839-1921), born Coronea, Skibbereen, ed Kingston School, Dublin, Queens College Cork, Civil Engineer, m 1. Sarah Hungerford, Skibbereen, edo H. Hungerford, 2. Alice Gertrude d of his first cousin Canon Richard Walter Marmion, Treasurer, dioceses Ross. Active in local affairs including Church of Ireland Dioceses. Executor to his father’s estate Thomas Henry 1880, £100.
Census 1831, At Bandon Special Session of Between 50 and 60 Magistrates. 43 Enumerators Appointed for Cork West Riding.
1821 Census and Statistical Returns
In the Chief Secretary papers there are frequent references to the 1821 census and the poor pay of the enumerators and the supervising role of the Magistrates. In 1821 the procedure required by new legislation was for the Magistrates at Quarter Session, advised by the Co. Law Officer to arrange for the taking of the census. There are also a number of references to the Magistrates making statistical returns but it is not clear what these are.
For the period 1818-1823 there were in excess of 1,700 references to the Magistrates. Many are supporting petitioners for public employment.
Census 1831, At Bandon Special Session of Between 50 and 60 Magistrates. 43 Enumerators were Appointed for Cork West Riding. A gathering of 70 Magistrates of the East Riding resulted in 94 enumerators being appointed
1786. New Post Towns or Additional Services, Bandon, Clonakilty, Kinsale, Skibbereen
1897, Distress Durrus and Kilcrohane Partial Harvest and Potato Failure Seeking Spraying Machines.
John Pratt, M.A. T.C.D., 1875-1902, secured a Commissioners of Public Works loan for land improvement in Clashadoo. Grandfather and father clergymen, native of Midleton, family in Burke’s Peerage. Donated flagon, cup, patten to Parish 1851. Married Eva Murphy, Donemark, executor of the estate of William Samuel Tisdall, Donemark House 1878, £3,000 may be brother in law. 1866. JOHN PRATT~ M.A., V. Durrus and Kilcrohane, vice Freke. The church population is about 430. There are two churches-the parish church, picturesquely situated at the head of Dummanus Bay, and a small church at the north side of the parish, at Rooska, on the south side of Bantry Bay. This latter-was built in 1866. Durrus parish church was enlarged by the addition of a side aisle in 1867, at a cost of £600, and a chancel built as a gift by the Countess of Bandon. Divine Service is held in the parish church twice on Sundays and chief festivals; and on alternate Sundays at Rooska in s UIllIille.r. There is a capital sum 0’£ £1,000, the interest of which goes towards the assessment, which is £134, stipend of Rector, £250 • The present Incumbent receives a “good service” pension. He contributes £40 a year to the curate’s salary. There are three parochial schools, viz., Glebe School, N. B.; Rooska, N.B.; and Mollough, eh. Ed. Socy. Among the parochial organizations are-Branches of Young Women’s Christian Association, and Temperance Society, and a Weekly Men’s Bible Class; and there are services and meetings for C. M. S., S. P. G., Jews’ Society, Prot. Orph. Socy., Ch. Ed. Socy., Hospitals, Dio. Board of Ed’l Island and Coast Socy., etc. There is an excellent Glebe House, prettily situated close to the church. in 47 acres of glebe land. Rent and taxes amounting to about £74 a year. John Pratt, b. at Churchtown, Midleton, 22nd Oct., 1812, son of the Revd. Robt. Pratt, A.B., P. Desertmore (Brady), and grandson of the Revd. James Pratt, A.M., P. Kilnaglory, and R. V. Athnowen (Brady), and great-grandson of Robt. Pratt, Portreve of Castlemartyr. (For this family, vide ” Burke’s Landed Gentry.”) CORK·1 DURRUS AND KILCROHANE-FANLOBBUS. 49 T.CD., B.A., 1835 j M.A. 18e6. Ordained Deacon, 1840, at Killaloe, and Priest 1841, at Limerick. Curate of Kinneigh, 1840-46 j of Kilbrogan, Bandon, 1846-56 j R. Killowen, 1856-58 j R. Kilnagross, Ross. 1858-66 j Precentor of Cork, 1855, and Rural Dean of Gleansanley: He married, in 1841, Charlotte Louisa dau. of Michael Murphy, of Newtown, Bantry, brother of Rev. John Murphy, A.B., Treasurer of Cork, and R. Mogeesha, Cloyne (q. v.); and secondly, Eva, dau. of Francis Cole of Blair’s Cove, Coolculaghta, Co. Cork. Her brother, the Revd. John Francis Cole, is the present Rector of Portarlington. Presumably Glebe Lands: Rev John Pratt mortgage 2nd July 1885 from the Commissioners of Public Works for £60 towards land improvement at Clashadoo witnessed by E.B. Warburton Resident Magistrate, Bantry. (Registry of Deeds 1885/29/19). 1871 attending at Durrus banquet for western tenants of Bandon estate on coming of age of Lord Bernard. Member Royal Society of Antiquaries 1889. Attending funeral of Jane Dillon nee Roycroft (1843-1892) in Bantry.
Rev John McSwiney Curate. 1897-1899
Jeremiah O’Mahony, (1847-1915), Kilcrohane, General Merchant, 1901 four servants, he and son have Irish. Married Honora Moss, Durrus, her father merchant and farmer. Bantry, RIC barracks destroyed by the IRA Guys 1891 merchant, farmer, postmaster. Magistrate 1895. 1911 O’Mahony, has Irish widower one servant, four in 1910. . One of extended family magistrate O’Mahony, Kilcrohane, Bantry, RIC barracks destroyed by IRA Afterwards the Black and Tans came to Kilcrohane seeking information, Frank O’Mahony (late retired solicitor Bantry) was told by his father how he was put up against a wall by an armed Tan but when he told them he was a Magistrate they desisted. (April 2009). Jeremiah Mahony, junior, co-opted 1903 Rural District Councillor. Edward Bayly Warburton (1823-1888), R.M., born Dublin, RIC Officer 1844-1859. listed 1886, Bantry, refusal to approve gun licences to named individuals (one James O’Mahony probably of Kilcrohane a future J.P.) in Bantry are raised in House of Commons by James Gilhooley MP. Probate 1915 to son Frank O’Mahony, merchant and Mary O’Mahony, spinster, £15,234.
1891 Death James (‘The Governor’) Hutchinson Swanton (1815-1891), Rineen Skibbereen, Carrisbrook House, Dublin (Mentioned in James Joyce Ulysses), Memoir of William Feckman and West Cork Methodist References.
James (‘The Governor’) Hutchinson Swanton (1815-1891), Rineen Skibbereen, resident, April 1857, £143. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837. Praised for his personal generosity and practical work in Ballydehob during Famine. James Hutchinson Swanton, 1815 – 1891, son of William Swanton, Ballydehob and Hanna Hutchinson, Clonee, Durrus. Her father, Hugh Hutchinson, landlord and Margaret O’Sullivan, Ballagahadown between Caheragh and Drimoleague. She is probably sister to Eugene O’Sullivan, Gent, middleman on a number of estates including Dunmanway Shouldham Estate. He is a church warden, Drimoleague c 1790. The Hutchinson major property owners in Bantry since at least mid 17th century. Not to be confused with Bantry Hutchins family. Slowly lands including Blackrock House now Bantry House acquired by Richard White (Ancestor of Lord Bantry). Estate sold Landed Estates Court 1850s. 1856 Ballydehob Presentment sessions as Cess Payer. Report on 1850 dinner for Sir Robert Kane, President Queens College. Prominent Methodist. In July 1869, it was agreed that Fifteenth Lodge of Freemasons of Ireland purchased Skibbereen premises from James Hutchinson Swanton for £250. From 1875 Carrisbrook House,Pembroke Ballsbridge. Major businessman, shipowner, miller of Lorriga, Faran, Rineen with McNamara, landowner, Benduff Slate Quarry, Director Provincial Bank, sitting Skibbereen 1861, subscriber (Pembroke Road, Dublin), Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876. Donor to the church bell fund, 1869, St. Nicholas, Cork. (Cork Daily Southern Reporter 26th March 1869). Major land purchaser post Famine. 1881 Executive Committee associated with campaign against intemperance. 1870, 6,049 acres, 122, Pembroke Rd. Dublin and The Grove, Bray, Co. Wicklow.. Died Cheltenham. Probate to James Swanton, Eastview, Glandore, £3,807
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Right Honourable Honourable James 2nd Earl of Bandon, Custos Rotorum, (1785-1856), Castlebernard, FRANCIS (1st EARL of BANDON) and HARRIET (Boyle) had James (heir and 2nd Earl born 14th June 1785 in Bandon and died 31st October 1856 at Castle Bernard) m 13th March, 1809 in Cashel Mary Susan Brodrick eldest daughter of Charles, Archbishop of Cashel and sister of Charles, 6th Viscount Midleton. Mary was born 9th October 1787 and died 23rd April 1870, buried in Bandon. Due to rising war related prices land rents estimated 1811 at £30,000. Succeeded to title and estate after his father’s death in 1830. Following a large Protestant meeting 1834 at Castlebenard nominated to prepare a petition to the British King and Parliament with the Rev. Somers Payne, Councillor Mannix, Lords Berehaven and Bandon. Subscriber Lewis Richard Dowden papers: 1837. 1842 Subscriber Jacksons Co. and City Directory. 1844 Printed handbill/notice , ‘Cork Art Union for the promotion of the fine arts in the South of Ireland’, annual subscription appeal. President is Lord Viscount Bernard MP (Lord Bandon). Printed by W Scraggs, 102 Patricks Street. (1p) Subscriber John Ryan, 1845 ’20 Years of Popish Persecution’. Made huge efforts during the Famine to secure relief. Co. Grand Master Orange Order. Fellow Royal Society 1845. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838 subscriber, 2 copies, 1861 to Smith’s History of Cork. Bandon 1869.
Genealogy of Bernard family courtesy Catherine Fitzmaurie:
John Nash, Esq., Brinny, 1829 member Bandon Brunswick Club. Brinny House was being leased by J.H. Wheatley to Rev. George Nash at the time of Griffith’s Valuation, when it was valued at £30. In October 1854, it, together with the rest of Nash’s property at Brinny, was offered for sale in the Encumbered Estates Court. The house is described in the sale notice as “in good repair”. Lewis refers to it as the seat of J. Nash in 1837. In the late 1770s and 1780s it was the residence of Nash esq. In 1942 the Irish Tourist Association Survey referred to “a semi-derelict old mansion near Brinny Bridge, the reputed residence of Seán Dearg Nash, tyrannical provost of Bandon, 1690-1724″The Nash family seem to have become established in the Bandon area in the seventeenth century. Local sources suggest they may have been from Somerset. His eldest son John married 1844 Mary, daughter of Rev. Somes Payne.