1863, Goleen Relief Committee, Subscriptions

Early Draft

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It is not immediately obvious why some people from outside the area contribute.  However in most cases there is a local link.  Judge Berwick probably has Symms ancestry.  The Symms as the Dowes/Coughlans/O’Callaghans/Notters are all small Protestant Landlords on Mizen closely linked,   The Cagneys are fabulously wealthy Cork butter merchants and acquire an estate in the area in the 1850s Encumbered Estates Sales

A bit of a mystery is the largest donation of £27 collected by the Rev. Dr. Lynch President of the Irish College in Paris