1783, Listing of Voters in Cork City Election.
1783, Listing of Voters in Cork City Election.
1743, Genealogy of Rev. John Sullivan of Sunville, Bandon?, 1875 Papers on Application of Rev. Leonard Leonard Leader Sullivan otherwise Leonard Leader, Honorary Chaplin of Volunteer Fortress in India, of Taking the Name Leader Instead of Sullivan.
This application was not uncommon the background inheriting property on the maternal line subject to a genealogical condition. A similar situation arose with McCarthy/Welply and further North Westmeath/Cavan in the Ancient Princes of The Kingdom of Breffni O’Reilly/Nugent.
Photos of Notarised Documents:
1744 Denis O’Cullane aged 24 Drimoleague claim to ancient properties in East Carbery, mother, Mary Dawly (Daly) from the Ulster Office reference National Library Manuscript LibraryGenealoica Manuscript No. 139. Timothy O’Cullane noblese depositions testifying his descent. It may have been done for the purpose of enrolling him later in a European Genealogy Office or to keep up an ancient claim to estates. There was considerable expense in getting the deponents to Cork to sign in the present of a Notary Public, that would enable to document to be recognised internationally.
Interestingly the Yeomen referred to are generally substantial tenant farmers, Catholic and Protestant. The Catholic Yeomen are often descended of the old Gaelic Gentry, they tend to marry within the group often travelling widely as the Tobins of Kilcrohane marrying the Fitzgeralds of Baltimore ancestors of JFK.
To whom it may concern
We theunder named do hereby certify that Timothy O’Cullane now of Gurrane in the parish of Dromaleauge (Drimoleague) Barony of West Carbery County of Cork and Kingdom of Ireland is by the common fame and estimation of the country undisputedly the true and only heir in a line of Descent of that branch of the family of O’Cullane formerly known and distinguished by the name of Kealiceligh he the Timothy being by the unquestionable authority of ancient people whose testimony we verily believe the lawful and only son of Denis who was the son and Heir of Daniel was the son and The Heir of Denis MacDermod O’Cullane otherwise called Kealkuciligh who we are credibly informed and verily believe from the publick report and acknowledgement of the neighborhood was the the ancient proprietor to and in possession of Ballyncoursey and many other lands in East Carbery and Elsewhere.
Signed at the bottom by Rickard O’Donovan (after his name looks like ’P’), John …(Jones?) feeble signature indistinct, aged 88 years, Richard Townsend and Matt O’Hea
Next page an affidavit made before Jonas Stawell Esquire, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland by Dennis Carty of Ballynascarty in said county Yeoman Samuel Forde of Croghane in said County Yeoman and Laurence Lyne (Pre 1810 John Crowley, Ballyourane, Caheragh married Norry Lyne probably from Barryroe, possibly the same line. She may also link to O’Mahonys of Carrigmanus)
of Cloghnakilty of said County Yeoman
Sworn at 2nd May 1744 at Kilbrittain before me Jonas Stawell.
I know the above deponents and take them to be honourable men, and men of veracity and therefore I believe that they have deposed above, given under my hand the day above
I knew Denis O’Cullane late of Knockskeagh being a Tennant of my Father’s and I take up on me to certify ye he was reputed to be a Proprietor of ye Estate belonging to the ancient family of yr O’Cullanes commonly distinguished and known by you title of Kealiecligh. I do likewise very well know Denis McCarthy and Samuel Ford two of ye Deponents of ye above affidavit and I do certify they are men of of such veracity that I should acquiesce in their testimony of any thing that might be credible as I am persuaded which has been sworn in this stead is dated at Corke ye 9th day of May 1744
On the Eleventh day of May 1744 personally appeared Denis McCarthy of Ballynascarty in the County of Cork farmer aged about 55 years and Samuel Forde of Croghane (Crohane,The ancestral townland of Henry Ford, Detroit is at Crohane, Ballinascarthy, Co. Cork.) in the Said County farmer aged about 52 years, who, on each of whom voluntarily disposed on the Holy Evangelist of God, that they very well know take to Teige O’Cullane now of Gurrane in the parish of Dromaleague, Barony of West Carbery, County of Corke and Kingdom of Ireland aged about 24 years and that the said Teig is the eldest son and heir of Denis O’Cullane late of Cruiskagh in the Parish of Killmeen Barony of said County aforesaid Gentleman deceased by Mary Dawly (Daly) otherwise O’Cullane his wife, and these appearers say it is the common report and they verily believe it to be true that the said Denis was the eldest son and heir of Daniel O’Cullane formerly of Ballimoney (Ballymoney) in the Barony of East Carbery and County aforesaid Gent., adn these appearers say that the last mentioned Denis O’Cullane was reputed to be the Eldest Son and heir , and that these appearers do verily believe the said last mentioned Denis to be the eldest son heir of Daniel McDermod O’Cullane deceased who as they believe was the ancient Proprietor of the Lands of Ballycoursey aforementioned held and enjoyed the said lands at Ballycoursey after the death of his father the said Daniel McDermod O’Cullane, and these appears further to say that for the reasons hereinbefore set forth, the said Teig O’Cullane in this attestation first mentioned is to the best of these appearances apprehension and judgement, and is allowed to be a lineal Descendant the true Lawful and only Surviving heir of the said Daniel McDermod O’Cullane otherwise Cealieclagh
Which I Attest Being Thereunto Certified
Kilmeen Townland, Parish Rossmore, Barony East Carbery, West Division:
The Ó Coileáin sept were lords of Uí Conail Gabra, that is the baronies of Connello in Co Limerick. Pressure from the Geraldines at the in the 13th century caused them to move to West Cork, near their kin, the O’ Donovans. The picture becomes complicated because the Ó Cuileáin sept of the Corca Laoidhe, according to MacLysaght (‘Irish Families’ series, 1980, 1982) already inhabited this area!
The picture becomes more complex still: according to Woulfe, a number of Ó Coileáin had earlier moved to West Cork in 1178.
In the 1659 ‘Census’ of William Petty, we find the following among the ‘Principal Irish Names’ of that document:
Small County, Cullane 10; Connologh barony, O Cullane & O Collane 35, O Colleane 6.
Ibawne and Barrymore barony, O Cullane 12; Killbrittaine, Cullane & O Cullane 24; Barrymore, O Cullane 28.
Ballinacarriga Castle, 1585
This is a four storey, six level tower house with an east-facing doorway. On this face of the castle, a sheela-na-gig is positioned high above and to the right of the door between and to the right of the top two right-hand windows (there are three windows above each on this side). Inside at the 2nd storey level, carving in the window embrasure is of a female figure accompanied by five roses, thought to be of Catherine O’ Cullane, wife of Randall Hurley, and her five children. Also at this level are intricate and geometric designs. At the fourth storey level, carvings include The Instruments of the Passion of Christ, figures thought to be St John, St. Mary and St. Paul and the initials RM CC and the date 1585. These are thought to be the initials of Randal Muirhily (Hurley) and Catherine O’Cullane.
From a Census of Ireland 1659 with supplementary material from the Poll Money ordinances 1660-1661, Bandon
O Cullane (13)
Seán Ó Coileáin/John Collins, the Silver Tongue of Carbery, poet and schoolmaster was probably of the extended family.
Séan Ó Coileáin (1754-1817), Carbery Poet, ‘The Silver tongue of Munster’, born into an Ireland of Broken Abbeys, Roofless Churches, Battered castles, Burnt Houses, Deserted Villages united in common Poverty.
|Type of deed||Date of current deed||25 Jun 1724||Vol||Page||Memorial|
|Lease + Release||Date of earlier deed||39||547||26937|
|No||Role(s) in earlier deed(s)||Role in current deed(s)||Family name||Forename||Place||Occ or title||A|
|A||P1||P1||HONNER||Col John||of||Crohane, Co Cork|
|B||P1||HONNER||John (jun)||of||Gurranard, Co Cork||son + heir of A|
|C||P2||MOORE||Col Emanuel||of||Maryburrow, Co Cork|
|D||P3||MOORE||Emanuel (Sir)||of||Dunmore, Co Cork||bart|
|F||P2||HONNER||William||of||second son of A|
|G||mentioned||HONNER||Martha (ow MOORE)||of||daughter of C|
|H||W||CARTHY||Charles (jun)||of||Clagagh, Inchadinmy Island, Co Cork||farmer|
|I||W||HUNGERFORD||Thomas||of||Cahermore, Co Cork|
|Abstract||By deed dated 26 Apr 1721 between said A, and F memorial 20491 and in consideration of a marriage that had already taken place between B + G and a marriage portion of £200, land being conveyed to trustees. Sworn 9 Jul 1724|
|MS||MS||Date registered||14 Sep 1724||Date abstract added||20131227|
Estates Maps of The O’Donovan (later Powell), 1727, Bawnlahan, Parish of Myross, and Drinagh, all in Baronies of Carbery, West Cork, with some Tenant Listing and Features, Sand Quays, ‘Danish Fort’, Old Road to Ferry and Blind Harbour.
Part of O’Donovan Estate Parish of Myross, Co. Cork.
Survey 15th March 1727. Traced at Castletownsend 30th September 1810, JP.
This is a map of the two ploughlands of Bawnlahan showing 4 sub denominations.
Coolagon 102 acres
Banlahan (Bawnlahan) 116 acres
Coolblan 88 acres
Cuppogh (Cappagh) 114 acres
Total 420 acres
Mentioned Castle Ive.
Adjoining townlnds, Adagh, Brade, Cooldoragh, Ffornight, Lisstarkane,
A Survey of the Ploughland of Killglinny in the Parish of Kilmacabea for Daniel O’Donovan, Esquire, by me Sa Gosnell, 20th August 1762.
Townlands abutting Ballyroe, Corrunn, Knuckskeagh, Garluneendohige
South Part, 468 acres
Disputed, 31 acres
South part, 225 acres
Whole Contains 725 acres
He renamed the estate house ‘Castle Jane’.
Taken from map 1st August 1765, Courelickey, Drenagh (Drinagh)
Disputed lands at Curelickey 201 acres (Plan 1) equal to 335 English acres. Shown townland of Toughbawn, church Drinagh.
A Survey of the Lands of Killyling in the Barony of East Carbery and County of Cork part of the estate of Daniel O’Donovan, Esquire,Containing Seven Hundred and Five Acres One Rood and Twenty Perches English Statute Acres 705 acres one rood 20 perches, Survey saem June 19th 1769. By me John Mollowny.
Protracted by a scale of 40 perches to an inch.
References to the within map
That part No.1 held by Dermod Donoghue, Contains, 160 acres
That part No.2 held by Daniel Hea, Contains, 86 acres
That part No.3 held by Batt Kean, Contains, 140 acres
That part No.4 the north west division of the mountains, Contains, 143 acres
The part No 5,the south west division on the west side of road, 166 acres
Total amount 705 acres
Townlands mentioned, Ballyaroe, Gorteenadooge Knocklagh,
Map of part of the Lands of Coolagon being a Sub Denomination of the Lands at Bawnlahan now held by William Clarke from Madame O’Donovan, situate in the Parish of Myross, Barony of East Division of West Carbery, and County of Cork,March 31st 1831 by Daniel Donovan.
Now in Mr. Clarke’s possession, 32 acres
North Plot of Mr.French’s Holding, 2 roods
South Plot of Mr. French’s Holding, 4 acres
Total Statute Measure, 37 acres
Survey 27th June 1832 of Part of the Estate of Curriglas, Sub Denomination of Curraghalicky, Parish of Drinagh, Co. Cork. Estate of Edward Powell, Senior, Esquire, in contemplation of Leases to be granted by him. Survey by Robert T. Wolfe. Laid down by a scale 40 perches to an inch.
Townlands mentioned Coomatholin, Pike, Curraghalicky
Denis Connolly, now Edward Ellis, 46 acres
John Connolly, Bawn, now Edward Ellis, 38 acres
John Connolly, America, now John Nyhan, 46 acres
Timothy Healy, 137 acres
Daniel McCarthy, 57 acres
Cornelius Burke(e), now John Ellis , 46 acres
Jeremiah Connolly, Mick, now Daniel Mccarthy, 35 acres
Jeremiah Connolly, Bawn, 45 acres
Jeremiah Connolly, Denis, 44 acres
Peter Connolly, 9 acres
Total Statute Acres 485
Estate at Coomathalis, Parish of Drinagh, Barony of East Carbery of Major Edward Powell, surveyed 1835 Robert T. Wolfe.
Estate at Coomathalis, Parish of Drinagh, Barony of East Carbery of Major Edward Powell, surveyed 1835 Robert T. Wolfe.
Names on map, James Hurley, Ellis, Attridge?, Robert…,.
William Wolfe’s farm 150 acres
Robert J. Wolfe’s farm 114 acres
Thomas Northridge 133 acres
North part … lot 130 acres
Bog reserved 5 acres
..Hurley? 72 acres
Total 611 acres
Surrounding townlands, Keelnacolly, Corrigfada, Corrigagrinane, Kippagh, Pike, Colrigla, Knuckmora,
1835 Map of part of Estate of Bawnlahan. Property of Major Powell. Surveyed by O’D(onovan) Blackstaff. Scale 20 perches in an inch.
Features mentioned Pound (used of holding cattle and livestock distrained for arrears of cess, rent, tithes). Old road to Castletownsend, ferry, blind harbour. Lackeehreagh wood. Ruins of old Chapel. Cappagh Sand Quay. Farenaught Sand Quay. Labourers Houses. Paddocks of Bawnlahan.
Beakeenmaca Bridge. Danish Fort. Gurteenagreanny Wood.
Names mentioned William Woulfe, Robert …., James Casey’s fields. John Casey. William Wolfe
Jerry Stoucagh Farm, excluding William White’s lot 46 acres
William White’s exclusive of Casey’s fields 20 acres
James Casey 7 acres
Cornelius Casey including Bawn and house 80
John Casey 8 acres
Peter Hegarthy (Hegarty) 10 acres
Michael Reagh 12 acres
Charles Reagh 6 acres
Jerry Donovan 9 acres
Jerry Donovan 54 acres
John Rogers 8 acres
Timothy Rogers 8 acres
Samuel Rogers 8 acres
Timothy Rogers 8 acres
Jerry Stoucagh Paddock 36 acres
Poverty of the 1870s, Brahalish, Durrus, West Cork, An Old Man Eyeing Up a Rat for Dinner.
From Jack Dukelow, 1866-1953, Brahalishand Others Charlie Dennis Poet, Batt the Fiddler and others stories
When Jack Dukelow, from Rossmore, he was a boy in the 1870s at the Rock of the Road a local landmark, in Upper Brahalish there was a little hut where an old man lived. Jack looked in and was shouted at by the old man. He came back later and the man said that he had his eye on a rat that he hoped to kill and eat for his dinner but Jack frightened him away. Jack got four potatoes from his father which the old man put into a black pot boiling over the fire.
Rock of the Road.
In years gone by people would gather on top in those times there no furze bushes there.
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From the collection of Dr. Albert Casey, Bermingham, Alabama, USA
The Crowley and Dalys, Clients of McCarthys. Bantry Dealys/Dalys Possibly from East Galway. Dalys (Rhymers to McCarthys and O’Mahonys) to Dromnea Kilcrohane, under McCarthys held 36 Plouglands, Crowleys Sept of McDemotts, Roscommon later McCarthys, to Ballyounane, Caheragh.
The starting point:
Old Caheragh Church and Caheragh Poets in Irish, Na Baróidigh, (Seán, Seámus, Riocárd) Lissane, Donnacha, Muiris and Paul Ó h-Anngáin, Donnacha Ó Briain, Diarmuid Ó Crualaoich (Crowley), Mícheál Óg Ó Longáin (lived later Glanmire), Church Bell Provided by Patrick Rocky Mountain O’Brien of Dromore. The old church was built by Fr. Dore, one of a number of Tipperary Priests seconded to the Dioceses of Cork. Father Dore appears as an elector for O’Connell/Roche in the 1841 election. It is believed that the church was built with stones from Ballyourane Castle formerly a McCarthy castle.
The Crowleys are a sub Sept of the McDermotts of Roscommon. DNA from the extended Crowley family of Balllyourane, Caheragh confirms links to families with names common in East Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Mayo. Some time aground 1200 probably a relatively small number migrated to West Cork reputed mercenaries. They intermarried and increased and multiplied. The core Crowley area, according to names density is between Dunmanway and Bandon. The Caheragh branch is at the western extremity and the location of the old Mccarthy Castle in Balluourane, suggests they were clients of the McCarthys. The size of the Ballyourane holding, which in Lord Bandon tenure post 1710 one of the largest in the Baronies of Carbery would suggest an important branch.
‘Dr’ James and his brother Jerry Crowley were apothecaries (pharmacists) and did minor medical matters and were know as Doctors are likely of this line. James c 1805 married Rachel Evans of Lissangle, Caheragh. This is likely the same line as those of Ardagh, Aughadown. Her sister married one of the Haddens who probably originated in Wexford. Another sister married a McCarthy, another apothecary in Skibbereen. The Skibbereen Hadden line were Methodists, apothecaries later Doctors and surgeons in Ireland, UK and Australia. Dr. Jerry was the founder of The Phoenix Society and swore O’Donovan Rossa in as a member.
It is likely that the maverick priest Fr. Jeremiah Crowley was of the line. He was active as a curate in the Schull area in the 1880s was prosecuted for criminal defamation at the suit of a Protestant Minister and jailed. He was a folk hero. On his return from Cork Jail he had a frosty relationship with his Parish Priest. He left for the USA and became a Bible Banging Preacher denouncing the evils of the Church of Rome in the 1910s.
The Ballyourane Crowleys are linked by DNA to the Bechers, Jervois, Evans, Hull and Cox families as well as the Gosnells, Youngs, Williamsons some of those likely of Armagh weaving background. This would suggest Protestant maternal ancestors pre 1800.
Around 1850 the Durrus Estates formerly owned by the McCarthys returned to the control of Lord Bandon after the Evanson lease expired. Lord Bandon’s agents settled a number of families from other parts of the Western Bandon Estates in farms becoming vacant. The Western Bandon Estate was assembled by purchase early 1700s by Francis Berard of Bandon a successful Dublin Lawyer. It contains at the Western end clusters of isolated townlands widely geographically dispersed. One of the new tenants were a branch of the Ballyourane Crowleys, O’Mahonys from Ballyourane or Carrigmanus and a branch of the Dalys of Drumnea of Kilcrohane. These were significant moves as the lands were formerly rented to Protestant families. There are suggestions that each of these families had some kind of relationship with the Bandon Estate or were of senior lineage within their families in former times. Due to lack of documentary knowledge this is speculative.
Deaths Caheragh, probates indicate affluence:
|1679||Owen Carthy||Ballisrane or Balliorane (Ballinorane)||Cork and Ross Wills 1584-1800|
|1693||Teige Mahony||Caheragh||Gent||Dr. Casey, Vol 6.|
|1693||Teige Crowly||Caheragh||Farmer||Dr. Casey Vol 6 1185|
The family were enticed to Kilcrohane c 1300 by the McCarthys and awarded 36 ploughlands at a nominal rent. The family ran the Bardic school at Dromnea. All was lost after 1641. However Donagh Daly a Gentleman appears in a Becher deed 1708. The was a Daly family late 18th early 19th century at Altar on the Mizen peninsula. They were Protestant as were quite a number. This family had the largest grave in Altar Churchyard and memorials in the Church. A son in the 1840 went to Cambridge, became a Minister in the Church of England and died young. These Dalys may have been middlemen under the Bechers. In 1820 a Daly ran a school at Sea Lodge in Durrus unusually this was under the patronage of Nathaniel Evanson. He may have been of the Dromnea line.
I am indebted to Michael Daley for pointing out that there is a confirmed genetic link between the Junior Kilcrohane Daly branch and (1) Daly family who document Bandon as the geographical origin of their late 18th and early 19th century ancestors.
On the Kilcrohane Dalys, at this time, we accept the long held, documented view that the Dalys of Kilcrohane constitute an independent adoption of the Daly surname. The up-to-date gathered evidence on this line of inquiry within the current Daly Surname Study supports this view.
From Michael Daley. The Finnyvara, Clare & East Galway Dalys share the same Y-DNA signature and we posit these Dalys were an original Teffia/Tethba branch of the Southern Ui Neill. They did have a split in the early 18th century in which the Dunsandle branch assimilated the Established Church and disassociated with their Gaelic culture to maintain their land holdings. And, indeed the Dalys who governed New Brunswick (Malachy Bowes Daly and others) were of this specific Dunsandle branch. In fact, anecdotally, they are responsible for the reference to the Miramichi River in NB as the local Shannon River, deep within the oral history of the area.
And, it is somewhat accepted without examination that the Dealy Brig of Bantry would have been these Galway Dalys, but it is historically and genetically uncertain. It is fact that they adopted the DEALY variation in pronunciation and English orthography while operating their line of work in the Bantry area. But, this was entertained ONLY to distinguish their family origins from the local Dalys, not their allegiances. So, they very well could have been Gaelic preserving and Catholic cousins of the Dunsandle Dalys of the fishery industry made aware of the human social/business need to be provided. Regardless, it is known, the Dealy Brig transported West Cork Irish to New Brunswick, including Dalys, and all of these transportees/famine emigrants from Cork highly unlikely to author the Miramichi/Shannon comparison.
1840. Ballygurteen Fair, Dunmanway
This is the Grant to Sir Walter Coppinger of the former McCarthy Cloghane lands mainly around Caheagh. The McCarthys took a mortgage from Coppinger, defaulted and he went into possession. He engaged in surrender and re grand and acquire title in 1616. Unfortunately for him be backed the wrong horse in 1641 and the land was forfeit . A large part became the Evans , Lord Carbery estate in the 18th century.
Ploughlands, Seisreaghs or Carrows, Tates or Ballyboes, Sessiaghs, Gneeves and Acres. The following is a Table showing these divisions: — 10 acres = 1 Gneeve. 2 Gneeves = 1 Sessiagh. 3 Sessiaghs = 1 Tate or Ballyboe. 2 Ballyboes = 1 Ploughland, Seisreagh or Carrow (120 aacres). 4 Ploughlands = 1 Ballybetagh or Townland 30 Ballybetaghs = 1 Trioca cead or Barony.
Patent 13, James 1.