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