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.